Anti Ragging Campaign

“Causing, inducing, compelling or forcing a student, whether by way of practical joke or otherwise, to do any act which detracts from human dignity or violates his/her person or exposes him/her to ridicule from doing any lawful act. By intimidating, wrongfully restraining, wrongfully confining, or injuring him or by using criminal force on him/her or by holding out to him/her any threat of intimidation, wrongful confinement, injury or the use of criminal force.


Ragging is a criminal offence as per the Supreme Court verdict. Ragging is an offence under penal code and under section 116.

Punishable Ingredients of Ragging:

  • Abetment / instigation to ragging.
  • Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging.
  • Public nuisance created during ragging.
  • Violation of decency and morals through ragging.
  • Injury to body, causing hurt / mental trauma or grievous hurt.
  • Wrongful restraint.
  • Wrongful confinement.
  • Use of criminal force.
  • Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences.
  • Extortion
  • Attempt to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim
  • Physical or psychological humiliation
  • Any act / abuse by spoken words, e-mails, snail mails, blogs, public insults etc.
  • Any act that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of a student
  • All other offences following from the definition of “Ragging”.

Punishment Against Ragging

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.

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