Government/University Grants Commission (UGC), guidelines notified vide no.F.1-16/2009 (CPP-II) dated 21-10-2009 on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 (Under Section 26(1) (g) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956) are strictly implemented at Mar Baselios Christian College of Engineering and Technology.
According to the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts which may cause or is likely to cause physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student:
- Any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student
- Indulging in rowdy or indiscipline activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student.
- Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student.
- Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher
- Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
- Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students
- Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person.
- Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student.
- Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other 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.
Measures to prevent Ragging:
- Students and parents submit anti ragging related affidavits to the Institution at the time of admission
- Awareness programs are conducted and Anti ragging act is read out in the class during the induction and orientation programs for fresher and senior students.
- Anti-Ragging regulations are displayed in the prominent places in the campus and hostels and on the Institute’s website.
- Anti-Ragging Committee is constituted to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Regulations as well as the provisions of any law for the time being in force concerning ragging; It will also to nominate, monitor and oversee the performance of the Anti-Ragging Squad in prevention of ragging in the Institution.
- Anti-Ragging Squads will be called upon to make surprise raids in hostels and other blocks vulnerable to incidents of ragging and shall report to the Principal.
- Anti-Ragging Committee Squads are empowered to conduct an on-the-spot enquiry into any incident of ragging referred by the Principal and the enquiry report along with recommendations shall be submitted to the Anti-Ragging Committee for action.
• Principal’s decision that a person has indulged in ragging shall be final.
• Ragging cases will be reported to Police.