Anti Ragging Cell
RAGGING MEANING AND DEFINITION
Ragging means display or disorderly conduct,doing any act which causes or is likely to cause physical or psychological harm or rise apprehension or fear or shame or embracement to a student.
Teasing,abusing or causing hurt to any student or asking the student to do any act or perform something which such student will not do in the orinary course willingly are also ragging.
- Ragging is strictly prohibitted in the campus and Hostel.
- Any student who dirwctly or indirectly commits or involves in ragging within or outside the campus,shall on conviction be punished.
- Any student convicted of an offence shall also be dismissed from the institute.
‘Ragging’ involves any act which causes, or is likely to cause any physical, psychological or physiological harm (of apprehension or shame or embarrassment) to a student, and includes the following:
- Teasing or abusing of playing practical joke on, or causing hurt to any student.
- Asking any student to do any act, or perform anything, which he/she would not, in the ordinary course, be willing to do or perform.
Ragging is different from other crimes because the motive is solely to get perverse pleasure.
Following types of abuses and activities will be termed as ragging:
- Physical abuse, for example, forcing to eat, drink or smoke, forcing to dress or undress.
- Verbal abuse, for example, swear words and phrases, direct or indirect derogatory references to the person’s appearance, attire, religion, caste, family or chosen field of study.
- Forced activity, for example
- Chores for seniors e.g. copying notes, cleaning rooms, etc.
- Missing classes. Not being allowed to study.
- Staying awake late or getting up at unreasonable times.
- Singing or dancing or performing in any other way.
- Using foul language or shouting or cheering loudly.
- Misbehaving with strangers, particularly women.
- Reading or browsing porno-graphic/objectionable material
- Lifestyle restrictions, for example
- Not allowing certain kinds of clothing or accessories e.g. jeans, belts etc.
- Enforcing rules regarding shaving or oiling hair. Forcing certain kinds of dress.
- Restricting access to parts of the hostel e.g. common room.
- Requiring certain modes of address i.e. seniors should be called Sir or Ma’am.
- Requiring a particular wake-up time.
- Conversational mind-games. Particular forms of interaction in which a senior or set of seniors manipulates the conversation so as to humiliate the first year student or make him/her feel stupid or insecure or generally threatened.
The Supreme Court of India has observed that enrolment in academic pursuits or a campus life should not immunize any adult citizen from the penal provisions of the laws of the land. According to the directions of the Supreme Court, if any instance of ragging is brought to the notice of the administration or the faculty, it is legally binding on the institute to report the matter to the Local Police.
As per AICTE notification in regard to prevention and prohibition of ragging in institutions, dated 1st July, 2009 (F.No.37-3/Legal/AICTE/2009) and Letter No. F.1-15/2009 (ARC) pt-III dt: 29th April, 2014, the committee has been re-constituted to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging including any conduct by any 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, in campus. Following are the members of Anti-Ragging Committee for the Academic Year 2021-22:
Emergency Contact Helplines
Principal: Dr.N Karunakaran
Registrar: Ajith Kumar K R
Hostel warden: Kanakavally
Police station: Munnad