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Kashmir Tibbia College,Hospital & Research Center

Under The Aegis Of New Kashmir Educational Society

Anti-Ragging Policy

The College is aware of the fact that prevention and prohibition of ragging in institutions imparting higher education in the country is a great concern of all authorities including the law enforcing agencies. Regulations have been framed by various apex bodies of higher education in the country in order to root out ragging in all its forms in the universities and its affiliated colleges in the country by prohibiting it by enacting law too. In this context, the Report submitted by the Raghavan Committee constituted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in SLP No. 24295/2006 is relevant. Hon’ble Supreme Court of India accepted the various recommendations made by the Raghavan Committee and made it mandatory for the concerned to implement the following recommendations.

1.       The punishment to be meted out has to be exemplary and justifiably harsh to act as a deterrent against recurrence of such incidents.

2.       Every single incident of ragging where the victim or his parent/guardian or the Head of Institution is not satisfied with the institutional arrangement for action, a First Information Report must be filed without exception by the institutional authorities with the local police authorities. Any failure on the part of the institutional authority or negligence or deliberate delay in lodging the FIR with the local police shall be construed to be an act of culpable negligence on the part of the authorities by the Courts. All efforts should be made to ensure that cases involving ragging are taken up on priority basis to send the correct message that ragging is not only to be discouraged but also to be dealt with sternness.

Hence, it is emphasized that ragging of and among students of this College in any form at any place will not be tolerated and it is banned.

 

What constitutes Ragging

 Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:-

1.       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 students.

2.       Indulging in rowdy or in-disciplined 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.

3.     Asking any student to do any act which such student will not do in the ordinary course 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 on such fresher or any other student.

4.       Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of other student or an fresher.

5.       Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of seniors.

6.       Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student.

7.       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.

8.       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;

9.       Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of fresher or any other student with or without any intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing of power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.

10.   Any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground of color, race, religion, cast, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional, origins, linguistic, identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background.

 

Measures for prohibition and prevention of Ragging in the college

 The College is having an Anti Ragging Committee headed by the head of the College. If the committee finds that prima facie there is a case of ragging on the Complaint it received, the committee will take immediate action including the filing of FIR with the local police depending on the seriousness of the case.

 The college has also constituted an anti-ragging squad for maintaining vigil, oversight and patrolling functions so as to remain mobile, alert and active at all times. It is the duty of the anti-ragging squad to be called upon to make surprise raids at any places vulnerable to incidents of, and having the potential of, ragging and is empowered to inspect such places. It is also the duty of the anti-ragging squad to conduct an on-the-spot enquiry into any incident of ragging referred to it by the Head of the Institution or any member of the faculty  or any member of the staff or any student or any parent or guardian or any employee of a service provider or by any other person, as the case may be; and the enquiry report along with recommendation shall be submitted to the anti-ragging committee for action under relevant provision of the anti-ragging regulations.

 Any student of Kashmir Tibbia College, Hospital & Research Centre found indulging and / or abetting any form of ragging shall be meted out with exemplary and justifiably harsh punishment including debarring such students from taking admissions in any institutions of higher learning in the country.

 

Administrative action in the event of Ragging

 Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the College, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging at the College level shall be any one or any combination of the following:-

Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges

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

Cancellation of admission

Rustication from the institution for a period ranging from one to four semesters.

Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period provided that by the persons committing or abetting the act of ragging or not identified, the Institution shall resort to collective punishment.

 As a preventive measure, all the existing students, freshers and their parents/guardians shall submit an undertaking in the prescribed form in the beginning of the academic session itself failing which the concerned student will not be allowed to attend classes until he/she and his/her parents/guardians submit the said undertaking.

 All the students of Kashmir Tibbia College, Hospital & Research Centre, are advised to abide by the instructions scrupulously to ensure a healthy academic atmosphere and make it a ragging free campus.

 Strict observance of the instructions and cooperation with the College authorities in its efforts to ensure a “Ragging Free College Campus” is highly solicited.