"When will people begin to see that hurting someone does not make you a bigger person; it just makes you a weaker link." (Sarah Moore)
Ragging constitutes one or more of the following acts:
- Any conduct by a student or a group of students, whether by words spoken or written, or by an act that amounts to teasing, treating or handling with rudeness of a freshman, or any other student.
- Indulging in rowdy or aggressive behaviour/activity by a student or group of students which causes or is likely to cause humiliation, inconvenience and hardship, physical and psychological harm or instil fear or the apprehension thereof in a freshman, or any other student.
- Coercing a student to do an act which in the normal course is not permitted, and has the effect of causing/generating a sense of shame, or embarrassment, etc., which would adversely affect the physique or psyche of a freshman or any other student.
- An act or acts by a (senior) student, or a group of students that prevent, disrupt or disturb the regular academic work of a freshman, or any other student.
- Exploiting the services of a freshman, or any other student, for completing the academic tasks assigned to a particular student, or a group of students.
- Financial extortion, or an act of placing a freshman or any other student against his/her will, in a position of financial burden by a student or a group of students.
- An act of physical and mental abuse including physical aggression and sexual abuse such as stripping, forcing to perform obscene and lewd acts and/or gestures or homosexual or heterosexual sexual acts in private or in public which lead to bodily harm or mental and emotional distress and thereby putting the person in physical danger or emotional withdrawal.
- Through the spoken word, or by the abuse of the print or the electronic media such as Email, What’s App, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, etc., pass on insults and character assassination of
- others, especially of a freshman or any other student.
- Any act that affects negatively the mental health and self-confidence of a freshman or any other student with or without the intent to derive sadistic pleasure or a feeling of superiority over them by a student or group of students.
- Any act of discrimination, partiality and partisanship including bullying and exclusion targeted against a freshman or any another student on the basis of colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including the transgender person/s), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth, place of residence, economic background, and/or religion.
"Hazing is an extraordinary activity that, when it occurs often enough, becomes perversely ordinary as those who engage in it grow desensitized to its inhumanity." (Hank Nuwer)
The Anti-Ragging Committee of the Institution shall take appropriate and decisive action, depending on the circumstances and the facts of each incident of ragging, and the nature and gravity of the incident of ragging established by the Anti-Ragging Squad of the Institution in its recommendations.
The Anti-Ragging Committee may, depending on the nature and gravity of the guilt established by the Anti-Ragging Squad, award to those found guilty, one or more of the following punishments, namely;
- Suspension from attending classes and/or the academic privileges.
- Withholding/withdrawing Scholarship/ fellowship, and other benefits.
- Debarring from appearing in Test/s, or examination/s or the other evaluation process.
- Withholding results.
- Debarring from representing the Institution in a 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 one to four Semesters.
- Expulsion from the Institution and the consequent debarring from admission to any other Institution for a specified period.
- A hefty fine to bear the cost of counselling/ and/or the medical treatment of the victim/s.
N.B.: Provided that where the persons committing or abetting the act of ragging are not identified, the Institution shall resort to collective punishment.
"Hazing is both testing and training to subordinate self to the team." (Warren Farrell)