Anti-Ragging Cell should be one of the important part of Educational Institution’s mechanism. As per the guidelines of UGC under the Act of 1956, which is modified as UGC regulations on curbing the menace of Ragging in higher Educational Institutions, 2009, establishment of Anti-Ragging Cell is very compulsory.
NEEDS AND OBJECTIVES OF ANTI RAGGING COMMITTEE
Every institution must have an Anti-Ragging Committee and an Anti – Ragging Squad. There should be a Monitoring Cell on Ragging at the University Level that would coordinate with the affiliated colleges and institutions under its domain. Regulations shall have to be enforced strictly, and penal consequences for the heads of the institutions/administration of the institution who do not take timely steps in the prevention of ragging and punishing those who rag. Not only the students, but also the faculty must be sensitized towards the ills of ragging, and the prevention thereof. Non-teaching staff, which includes administrative staff, contract employees, security guards etc., have also to be regularly sensitized towards the evils and consequences of ragging; In the, light of the increasing number of private commercially managed, lodges or hostels outside campuses, such hostels and management must be registered with the local police authorities and permission to start such hostels or register them must necessarily be recommended by the Heads of educational institutions. It should be mandatory for both local police, local administration as well the institutional authorities to ensure vigil on incidents that may come within the definition of ragging
1) The College shall take strict action including but not limited to criminal proceedings and/or cancellation of admission against those found guilty of ragging and/or of abetting ragging and the burden of proof shall hereby lie on the perpetrator of alleged ragging and not on the victim.
2) An offense of Ragging may be charged either on a written complaint by the affected or on independent finding of the Anti-Ragging cell. You can register a complaint by directly contacting the chairman of the Anti-ragging cell.
1) To ensure compliance with the provision of UGC regulation 2009 at the institute level.
2) To monitor and oversee the performance of anti-ragging squad in prevention of ragging in the institution.
3) To conduct on the spot enquiry in to any incident of ragging. To make surprise raids on hostels, and other places vulnerable to incidents and having the potential for ragging.
4) To conduct an on-the-spot enquiry into any incident of ragging referred to it by the faculty or student or parent or guardian, as the case may be: and the enquiry report along with recommendations shall be submitted to the Head of the Institution for action.
5) To ensure the display of posters on Institution and Department Notice Boards and other prominent designated places.
6) To offer services of counseling and create awareness to the students
The process includes,
- ‘Head of the educational institution’ means the Principal or the Headmaster or the person responsible for the management of that educational institution;
- ‘Ragging’ means doing of any act, by disorderly conduct, to a student of an educational institution, which causes or is likely to cause physical or psychological harm or raising apprehension or fear or shame or embarrassment to that student and includes-
- Teasing, abusing or paying practical jokes on, or causing hurt to, such student; or
- Asking a student to do any act or perform something which such student will not, in the ordinary course willingly, do.
- Penalty for ragging.- Whoever commits, participates in, abets or propagates ragging within, or without, any educational institution shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extent to two years and shall also be liable to a fine which may extent to ten thousand rupees.
- Dismissal of student.- Any student convicted of an offence under section 4 shall be dismissed from the educational institution and such student shall not be admitted in any other educational institution for a period of three years from the date of order of such dismissal.
- Suspension of student.
- Whenever any student or , as the case may be, the parents or guardian, or a teacher of an educational institution complaints, in writing, of ragging to the head of the educational institution, the head of that educational institution shall, without prejudice to the foregoing provisions, within seven days of the receipt of the complaint, enquire into the matter mentioned in the complaint and if, prima facie, it is found true, suspend the student who is accused of the offence, and shall, immediately, forward the complaint to the police station having jurisdiction over the area in which the educational institution is situate, for further action.
- Where, on enquiry by the head of the educational institution, it is proved that there is no substance prima facie in the complaint received under sub-section (1), he shall intimate the fact, in writing, to the complainant.
- Deemed abetment.- If the head of the educational institution fails or neglects to take action in the manner specified in section 6 when a complaint of ragging is made, such person shall be deemed to have abetted the offence of ragging and shall, on conviction, be punished.
5. MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE
|Principal||Smt. Sabana Backer|
|Vice Principal||Dr. Aneeb K Jose|
|Teachers In Charge|| Nikhil S(Dept of Commerce)|
Nishamol P.E(Dept of Computer science)
Divya M Nair(Dept of English)
Surya S(Dept of Mathemathics)
Athira Krishnan G(Dept of BBA)
Soumya Mariam Jose(Dept of Psychology)
Viji Viswan(Dept of BFT)
Anna Anjana Varghese(Dept of MBA)
|Students in Charge||Anand Kumar Vinod, Gokul Krishna|