NOTICE FOR PREVENTION AND PROHIBITION OF RAGGING
All students of ‘Ideal Institute of Engineering’ are hereby informed:-
As per directives of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and also WEST BENGAL ACT XIII OF 2000,
RAGGING IS IMMORAL, RAGGING IS ILLEGAL, RAGGING IS CRIME.
What Constitute Ragging?
(Clause – 4 of notification of AICTE for prevention and prohibition of ragging F.No.37-3/Legal/AICTE/2009 dated 1/7/2009 in accordance with the directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Indian in SPL No. 24295 of 2006 dated 16/5/2007 and in Civil Appeal No. 887 of 2009 dated 8/5/2009).
Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:
a) 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
b) Including in rowdy or undisciplined 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 students;
c) 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 or such fresher or any other student.
d) Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity
of any other student or a fresher;
e) Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks
assigned to an individual or a group of students.
f) any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other
student by students.
g) Any act or 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.
h) Any act or abuse by spoken words, email, posts, 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.
i) 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.
Action to be taken against students for indulging and abetting ragging:
(Clause – 8 of notification of AICTE for prevention and prohibition of ragging F.No.37 3/Legal/AICTE/2009 dated 1/7/2009 in accordance with the directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in SPL No. 24295 of 2006 dated 16/5/2007 and in Civil Appeal No. 887 of 2009 dated 8/5/2009).
- The punishment to be meted out to the persons indulged in ragging has to be exemplary and Justifiably harsh to act as a deterrent against recurrence of such incidents.
- Every single incident of ragging a First Information Report (FIR) must be filed Without exception by the institutional authorities with the local police authorities.
- The Anti-Ragging Committee of the institution shall take an appropriate decision, with Regard to punishment or otherwise, depending on the facts of each incident of ragging and nature and gravity of the incident of ragging.
- Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established the possible Punishments for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level shall be any one or any Combination of the following:-
- Cancellation of admission
- Suspension from attending classes
- Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits
- Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process
- Withholding results
- Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or International meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
- Suspension/expulsion from the hostel
- Rustication from the institution for period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters
- Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution.
- Collective punishment: when the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not indentified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential raggers.
Jurisdiction of Institution Authority for Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging:
Recommendation No. 5.22 of the Judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Civil Appeal No. 887 of 2009 dated 8/5/2009
“We recommend that 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. Managements of such private hostels should be responsible for non-reporting of cases of ragging in such premises. Local authorities as well as the institutional authorities should be responsible for action in the event of ragging in such premises, just as they would be for incidents within campuses. The Committee also recommends that besides registering private hostels as stated above, the towns or cities where educational institutions are located should be apportioned as sectors among faculty members, as is being done by some institutions, so that they could maintain vigil and report any incidents of ragging outside campuses and en route while ‘freshers’ commute”.
Anti Ragging Committee/ Anti Ragging Squad:
As per recommendation No. 5.18 of the Judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Civil Appeal No. 887 of 2009 dated 8/5/2009. An Anti Ragging Committee has been constituted under the Charimanship of the Principal of Ideal Institute of Engineering. Apart from the representatives of faculty member, non-teaching staff, parents representatives and students. the (i) D.M. (Krishnagar) Nadia, (ii) S.D.O. (Kalyani), (iii) SDPO (Kalyani) (iv) IC (Kalyani), (v) Mr. Nirmal Ghosh, Senior Reporter, Sambad Pratidin are also the members of Anti Ragging Committee, as per aforementioned directives.
Anti Ragging Squad has also been formed as per aforementioned recommendation of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
“ALL THE STUDENTS ARE THEREFORE ADVISED AND INSTRUCTED NOT TO INDULGE OR INVOLVE IN ANY TYPE OF RAGGING.”