Anti-ragging measures are essential to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for students in college premises. Ragging is a criminal offense and UGC has framed regulations on
curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational institutions in order to prohibit, prevent
and eliminate the scourge of ragging. In pursuance to the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme
Court of India dated 08.05.2009 in Civil Appeal No. 887/2009, the UGC has notified
“Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009”.
What constitutes Ragging ?
Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:
- a. any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student;
- b. indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities by any student or students which
causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to
raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student;
- c. asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do
and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or
embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any
- d. any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic
activity of any other student or a fresher;
- e. exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic
tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
- f. any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any
other student by students;
- g. any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual
assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or
any other danger to health or person;
- h. any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which would also
include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or
passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student ;
- i. any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other
student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power,
authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student
The Anti-Ragging Committee of DES SNFLC aims to strictly prevent and address instances
of ragging within the college premises effectively and to ensure a zero-tolerance approach
The objectives of the anti-ragging committee are as follows:
- 1. Awareness and Prevention: The committee aims to create awareness among students
about the consequences of ragging and the importance of maintaining a respectful
- 2. Complaint Handling: The committee acts as a platform for students to report incidents
of ragging confidentially. It ensures that the complaint process is hassle-free,
providing a safe space for victims to seek assistance.
- 3. Investigation and Disciplinary Action: The committee investigates reported incidents
of ragging promptly and impartially. If found guilty, appropriate disciplinary actions
are taken against the perpetrators, adhering to the UGC guidelines and legal
- 4. Counselling and Support: The committee offers counselling services to victims of
ragging to help them overcome the trauma and regain their confidence. It also
provides support to students who may face psychological or emotional distress due to
As per UGC Regulation, the college is empowered to take following actions against the
students found guilty of ragging-
- Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.
- Withholding/ withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits.
- Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or other evaluation process.Withholding results.
- Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
- Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel.
- Cancellation of admission.
- Rustication from the institution for period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters.
- Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.
- Fine which may extend up to Rs.2.5 Lakh. Provided that where the persons
committing or abetting the act of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort
to collective punishment
The Anti- Ragging Committee works in collaboration with the college administration, local
authorities, and the police. The college also has Anti-Ragging Squad in place.