Anti- Ragging

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Ragging

Ragging is a practice found in the educational institutes by the senior students to the freshers. To welcome the newcomers to the new place, this tradition is followed. It is 'initiation rituals' followed in Asian countries. To know their field of study and to know the team spirit the new entrants will be ragged formerly. Nowadays, it involves abuse, humiliation and harassment of junior students. It often takes a malignant form wherein the newcomers may be subjected to psychological or physical torture. It has ruined countless lives and careers. Educational institutes should follow some measures to maintain a healthy environment among the seniors and juniors.

Anti-ragging measures

Ragging is now defined as an act that violates an individual student's dignity. Dress code ragging, verbal abuse, physical abuse, Academic performance are the matter of punishable crime under Ragging. To save the lives of the innocent students, Honourable Supreme court in civil appeal No. 887 of 2009, passed the judgement wherein guidelines were issued for setting up of a central crises Hotline and Anti-Ragging.

Students should get educated including moral values and human principle for controlling himself from these types of sadistic behaviours.

How are Freshers / Juniors Protected?

An Anti-Ragging Cell is set up comprising Principal, Senior Faculty Members and Staff, Parents, Public and student representatives as per the act.

In the case of any ragging incident, the students may immediately call and bring it to the notice of the members of the Anti-Ragging Committee for necessary help, guidance and actions.

Students can file a complaint against the person who has hurt him or her emotionally, physically or mentally with the Anti-Ragging Cell that is set up in the college.

One of the preventive measures in our institution to control ragging includes submission of undertaking by all students and their parents, at the time of admission, taking an oath not to indulge in ragging.

Punishment for Ragging:

Ragging within or outside the educational institution is prohibited. Whoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets or instigates ragging inside or outside the educational institution shall be suspended, expelled or rusticated from the institution and shall also be liable to fine. The punishment includes rigorous imprisonment, cancellation of admission, suspension from attending classes, withholding/ withdrawing fellowships/ scholarships and other financial benefits, withholding or cancelling the results.

Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the Institution, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging shall be anyone or any combination of the following:

  • Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges
  • Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits
  • Forfeiting Campus Placement opportunities/recommendations
  • Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or another 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 a period, ranging from 1 to 3 years
  • Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specific period
  • Fine of Rupees 25,000/-

Collective punishment: When the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential triggers.

Besides, in case of every single incident of ragging, a First Information Report (FIR) will be filed with the local police authorities. The possible punishment includes rigorous imprisonment (in compliance with the order of Supreme Court of India)

In the case of any ragging incident, the students may immediately call and bring it to the notice of the members of the Anti-Ragging Committee for necessary help, guidance and actions.

The freshers / junior students are hereby instructed that they should move in groups within the academic areas/campus, should not respond to the calls from seniors, should not participate in any kind of "freshers' party" anywhere inside/outside the campus, desist from doing anything against their will even if ordered by the seniors and that, they have nothing to fear as the institution cares for them and shall not tolerate any atrocities against them.

Institutional Level Anti Ragging Committee 

SNo.
Name
Position
Category
Present Designation /Occupation
Mobile Number
E-mail ID
1
Dr. Suresh R K
Chairman
Campus Director
Campus Director
9442110920
2
Dr Ganesan T
Principal
Principal
Principal
9600808801
3
Mr. Siva Sankaran M
Member
Police Department
Police Inspector
9442322888
4
Mr. Rajasekaran I
Member
Revenue/Taluk/ Civil/Officers
Thasildar
9445000688
5
Mr. Balasubramanian. C
Member
Official of NGO
Official of NGO
9443120368
6
Mr Edward
Member
Representatives of Parents
Member
9344581079
7
Mr. Ramasamy Pillai
Member
Representatives of Parents
Member
9488453209
8
Mr. Vengat. K. P
Member
Representatives of Students
Member
8608684624
9
Ms. Sree Lekshmi A. S
Member
Representatives of Students
Member
9159755905
10
Mr. Ramesh D
Member
Representatives of Non-Teaching
Physical Director
9751853949