UGC Regulation on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 and as per the provisions of anti-ragging verdict by the Hon’ble Supreme Court vide SLP No (s) 24295 of 2006 University of Kerala Vs Council, Principals’, Colleges, Kerala and Ors (With SLP© No. 24296-99/2004 and W,P. (Crl) No. 173/2006 and SLP (C) No. 14356/2005).
Ragging means the following
Any conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness another student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such student will not in the ordinary course and which has the effect or causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student.
Punishable ingredients of ragging:
- Abetment to ragging
- Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging
- Violation of decency and morals through ragging
- Wrongful restraint
- Assault as well as sexual offence or unnatural offences
- Criminal trespass
- Criminal intimidation
- All other offences following from the definition of "Ragging"
- Attempts to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim(s)
- Criminal conspiracy to ragging
- Public nuisance created during ragging
- Injury to body, causing hurt or grievous hurt
- Use of criminal force
- Offences against property
- Physical or psychological humiliation