Anti Ragging Prevention & Prohibition Rules – Anti Ragging Committee, JCDV, Sirsa
- UGC Public Notice No. F. 1-127/2011 (Anti Ragging) dated 04 July 2009.
- AICTE Notification No. F. No 37-3/Legal/AICTE/2009 dated 01 July 2009.
- These rules are framed as part of the UGC and AICTE guidelines to prevent, prohibit and eliminate the scourge of ragging in JCDV, Sirsa.
What Constitutes Ragging
- Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:-
- 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;
- Indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities by any student or students which cause 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;
- 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 other student;
- Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher;
- Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
- Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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 mechanism to monitor, prohibit and prevent ragging in JCDV Campus, including colleges, hostels, playgrounds and common areas will be as given.
The following will constitute Anti-Ragging Committee in JCDV:
- Dr. Shamim Sharma, – Chairman
- Managing Director, JCDV
- Dr. Himanshu Monga – Member
- Director/Principal, JCD Memorial College of Engineering
- Dr. Rajeshwar Chawla – Member
- Principal, JCD Dental College
- Dr. Jai Parkash – Member
- Principal, JCD. (PG) College of Education
- Dr. Pradeep Snehi – Member
- JCD Memorial(PG) College
- Dr. Kuldeep Singh – Member
- Principal, JCD Institute of Business Management
- Dr. Vinnay Lather–Member
- Principal, JCD Memorial College of Pharmacy
- *Local Media Representative
- *Police Representative
- *Civil Representative
- *NGO Representative
- *Parents Representative
- *Fresher Students Representative
- *Senior Students Representative
Note: Representatives above (*) are to be nominated by name every time the committee comes into play to enquire into a ragging incident.
The following shall constitute the Anti Ragging Squad of JCDV:
- Dr. Rajeshwar Chawla, Principal, JCD Dental College
- Dr. Rajender Kumar, Associate Professor, JCD PG College of Education
- Dr. Sunita Sukhija, A.P., JCD IBM
- Dr. Deepti Pandita, Associate Professor, JCDM College of Pharmacy
- Er. Gurpreet Singh, HOD, EEE, JCDM College of Engg.
- Er. Rinkle Garg, AP/HOD, Mech. Engg.
- Sh. Deepak Mehta, AP, JCD Memorial College
- Sh. Harpal Singh, Security Officer
- Anti Ragging Squad will carry out surprise raids on hostels and other places vulnerable to incidents and having the potential for ragging and shall have the powers to inspect such places.
- It shall also be the duty of the Anti Ragging Squad to conduct on-the-spot enquiry into any incident of ragging referred to it by the Managing Director, or any of the Principals of constituent colleges or any faculty or student or parent or any service provider as the case may be; and the enquiry report along with recommendations shall be referred to the Anti Ragging Committee for action.
Every college shall have a Mentoring Cell of student’s volunteers to be mentors for freshers at the rate of one Mentor for six freshers and one mentor of a higher level for six mentors of the lower level.
Action to be taken against students for indulging and Abetting Ragging
- The punishment to be meted out to the persons indulged in ragging has to be exemplary and justifiably harsh to act as a deterrent against recurrence of such incidents.
- For every single incident of ragging, a First Information Report (FIR) must be filed without exception with the local police authorities.
- The Anti-Ragging Committee shall take an appropriate decision, with regard to punishment or otherwise, depending on the facts of each incident of ragging and nature and gravity of the incident of ragging.
- Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offense as established, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging shall be any one or any combination of the following:
(i) Cancellation of admission.
(ii) Suspension from attending classes.
(iii) Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits.
(iv) Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation processes.
(v) Withholding results.
(vi) Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
(vii) Suspension/Expulsion from the hostel.
(viii) Rustication from the institution for period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters.
(ix) Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution.
(x) Collective punishment: when the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential raggers will be resorted to.
Measures for prohibition and prevention of Ragging.
- All Principals are requested to take measures for prohibition and prevention of ragging as laid down in the UGC & AICTE notifications referred to in these Rules.