Ragging: Prohibition, Prevention and Punishment
The University Grants Commission vide its letter no F.1-16/2007 (CPP-II) dated June 17, 2009 has reiterated the ban on ragging of students in Institutions of Higher Learning. The students are therefore directed to strictly desist from any kind of ragging.
Forms of Ragging:
Display of noisy, disorderly conduct, teasing, excitement by rough or rude treatment or handling, including rowdy, undisciplined activities which cause or likely to cause annoyance, undue hardship, physical or psychological harm or raise apprehensive fear in a fresher, or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such a student will not do in the ordinary course and which causes him/her shame or embarrassment or danger to his/her life, etc.
Punishment for Participation in/or Abetment of Ragging :
1. Cancellation of admission.
2. Suspension from attending classes.
3. Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits.
4. Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process.
5. Withholding results.
6. Debarring from representing the institution in any national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
7. Suspension/expulsion from the hostel.
8. Rustication from the institution for periods varying from 1 to 4 semesters or equivalent period.
9. Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution.
10. Fine up to Rs. 25,000/-
Counselling Cell of our college addresses the mental health and adjustment problems of our learners in an effective manner providing them with much required guidance and timely support from authorities. Variety of psychological and psycho social issues like anxiety, behavioural problems, inter-personal relationship problems, substance abuse and addiction, depression and so on which are common among the student community can be discussed with the counsellor. Learners can also seek guidance for handling confusion about the career options available, academic performance anxiety, handling loss of parent, health problems etc. Most of the cases are solved by timely intervention and regular therapy. Based on the severity of the problem some learner’s are referred to mental health professionals for further treatment. Parents and teachers can also refer the learners to the counselling cell for absenteeism and lack of focus/concentration.