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ANTI RAGGING POLICY

Ragging is a cognizable offense and Presidency University will take strict action against offenders

Anti Ragging Measures

Pursuant to the directives of the Honourable Supreme Court of India and in accordance with the UGC Regulations, on curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009, the University has constituted the Anti-Ragging Committee and Anti-Ragging Squads for overseeing the strict and meticulous implementation of all the directives. The members of the anti-ragging committee and anti-ragging squads along with their mobile numbers are being displayed for the benefit of the students specially the newly admitted students.

Definition Of Ragging

“Any conduct by any student or students, whether by word spoken or written or by an act, which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student. Exploiting the students from completing academic tasks and financial extortion. Any act of physical abuse, including all its variants – sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, and stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health of a person. Any act that prevents disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of other students”.
The University educates the students enrolled in various programs at the beginning of each academic year about the Anti-Ragging Policy and zero tolerance for ragging at the University.
Each student, as well as his/her parents/ guardian, are mandatorily required to submit separate undertakings in the form of an affidavit at the time of admission to the effect that they are aware of the prohibition of ragging and the punishment prescribed both under penal laws as well as under these regulations.
Anti-ragging hoardings, banners, billboards are displayed at prominent places in the University campus, including hostels, canteens, messes, cafeterias, buses, playgrounds, lawns, labs, etc.
Surprise checks of hostels/canteens/cafeteria/bus stop are carried out regularly.
A close and regular liaison is maintained with the local police to guard against the incident of ragging. FIR will be lodged in a police station on all reported ragging cases.
Daily briefing of fresher’s is carried out by counselors and coordinators.
An anti-ragging committee of the students is also formed.
In case any student encounters ragging by any of the senior students, he/she is immediately required to contact the members of the anti-ragging committee, who will take an immediate corrective action and necessary proceedings will be initiated against the culprits engaged in ragging activities.

The composition for Anti Ragging Committee and Anti Ragging Squad are as follows:

Anti ragging Committee

S.No

Name

Designation

Membership

1

Prof. Dr. Radha Padmanabhan

Vice Chancellor

Chairperson

2

Prof. Dr. Ishwara Bhat

Pro Vice Chancellor

Member

3

Prof. Dr. C. Prabhakar Reddy

Dean, School of Engineering

Member

4

Prof. Dr. Sapna S

Dean, School of Law

Member

5

Dr. D.C. Kiran

Associate Professor, SOE

Member

6

Dr. Shilpa.N

Associate Professor, SOE

Member

7

Mr. Bhavan Kumar M

Assistant Professor, SOE

Member

8

Dr. Bipasha Maity

Associate Professor, SOM

Member

9

Dr. JayaKrishna Udupa.H

Associate Professor, SOM

Member

10

Mr. Sajal Sharma

Assistant Professor, SOL

Member

11

Mr. Mrityunjay Mayank

Assistant Professor, SOL

Member

12

Mr. Anil Kumar

Assistant Registrar

Member Secretary

Punishment For Ragging
  1. Lodging FIR against offender.
  2. Rigorous Imprisonment for up to 3 years (under court of law).
  3. Fine up to Rs. 2, 50,000/- .
  4. Expulsion from Presidency University and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution.
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