Anti Ragging Measures

Ragging is a practice in educational institutions that involves existing students baiting or bullying new students. In the name of introduction or initiation, millions of students are brutally abused in many educational institutions. Historically originated, probably, to generate fellow-feeling or camaraderie and the ability to work in a team, it has metamorphosed into something else. It often takes a malignant form wherein the newcomers may be subjected to psychological or physical torture.

Under the pretext of ‘welcoming’ new students to the college, ragging is a notorious practice that gives senior students an excuse to harass their junior counterparts and make them easy targets to satiate their own perverse sadistic pleasures.

What Is Ragging

( As defined by the Honourable Supreme Court of India )

Any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written, or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness any other student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological or physical harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student.

How are Freshers / Juniors Protected?

Today, 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 pre-emptive measures in our institution to curb ragging includes submission of undertaking by all students and their parents, at the time of admission, taking oath not to indulge in ragging.

A fresher should become a soldier in the fight against  ragging

An Anti-Ragging Cell is set up comprising Principal, Chief Student Counsellor, Senior Faculty Members and Staff.

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.

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 any one 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 other evaluation process
  • Withholding of 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 raggers.

In addition, 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.

THE INSTITUTIONAL LEVEL ANTI-RAGGING COMMITTEE 2013-14

Vidya Pai C.
Principal
School of Arts and Sciences
9164470702
R. Balamurugan
Chairperson
Computer Science
9741104143
Sri Ranjini S.
Vice Chairperson
Management and Commerce
9880320293
Ganesha K
Faculty
Computer Science
9740976963
Bipin Nair B. J.
Faculty
Computer Science
8792424380
Sandhya P.
Faculty
Management and Commerce
8904481323
Rekha Bhat
Academic Co-Ordinator
School of Arts and Sciences
9480057344
Sunil Lakshman
Chief Student Counselor
School of Arts and Sciences
8861423333
Bhagesh A. B.
Physical Education Trainer
School of Arts and Sciences
9844030348
Rajeev K.
Warden
Boys Hostel
8050199325
Deepthi Jayaprakash
Warden
Girls Hostel
9901470385
Shantha Govindan
Warden
Girls Hostel
8095959848
OTHER MEMBERS
Vishnu E. Diwakar
MCA
Semester V
Akhil K. M.
BCA
Semester V
Archana R.
B.Com
Semester V
Raghunath
MCA
Semester I
Mithun Nair
BCA
Semester I
Mr. Visveswaran Vaiyapuri
Emeritus Asst. Professor
Computer Science
8951619452

Responsibilities :

Complying with the directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and Intercampus Note, AMRITA:UO/2012, dated 06.07.2012 the above Anti-ragging Committee is formed for overseeing the implementation of the recommendations of the Anti-ragging Verdict.

This committee comprising teaching faculty, administrators and women representatives will monitor the measures taken by the College for prevention of ragging, will look into the specific instances of ragging and complaints of ragging; and suggest appropriate action / punishment against individuals who indulge in ragging.

THE INSTITUTION LEVEL ANTI-RAGGING SQUAD: (2013-14)

R. Balamurugan
Chairperson
Computer Science
9741104143
Bipin Nair B. J.
Faculty
Computer Science
8792424380
Sandhya P.
Faculty
Management and Commerce
8904481323
Manishankar S.
Asst. Professor
Computer Science
9995900376
Satish Kumar V.
Center Head
CIR
9945342565
Visveswaran Vaiyapuri
Emeritus Asst. Professor
Computer Science
8951619452
Manoj V. N.
System Admin
9035234367
Rajeev P. Menon
Lab Instructor
8904506400
Bhagesh A. B.
Physical Education Trainer
9844030348
Deepthi Jayaprakash
Warden
Girls Hostel
9901470386
Unni Krishnan
Warden
Boys Hostel
8867288829
Shantha Govindan
Warden
Girls Hostel
8095959848

Responsibilities :

Complying with the directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and Intercampus Note, AMRITA:UO/2012, dated 06.07.2012 and ASAS the above Anti-ragging Squad is formed for overseeing the implementation of the recommendations of the Anti-ragging Verdict.

This squad comprising teaching faculty / supporting staff, administrators and women representatives (various sections of the campus community) will have vigil, oversight and patrolling functions. It will be mobile, alert and active at all times and is empowered to periodically inspect places of potential ragging. It will make surprise raids on hostels and other hot spots. The squad shall investigate incidents of ragging, make recommendations to the Institution level Anti-ragging committee and shall work under the overall guidance of the said committee.

The squad will visit various potential locations and hostels (as decided by the team), both inside and outside the Amrita campus, regularly on all days (on rotational basis), from 8am to 10pm; will continuously monitor the situation and report to the anti-ragging committee from time to time.

Say 'No' to Ragging

Let’s join hands to eradicate ragging

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