Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts as per the AICTE / UGC act:

  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 student;
  2. Indulging 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 student;
  3. 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;
  4. Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular
    academic activity of any other student or a 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 students;
  6. Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or
    any other student by students;
  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, 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;
  9. 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


Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established, the possible punishments as per AICTE / UGC Section 9 for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level, shall be any one or any combination of the following:

  1. Suspension from attending classes
  2. Withholding / withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits
  3. Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation
  4. Withholding results
  5. Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or
    international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc
  6. Suspension / expulsion from the hostel
  7. Cancellation of admission
  8. Rustication from the institution for period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters
  9. Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to
    any other institution
  10. Fine ranging between Rs. 25,000/- and Rs. 1, 00,000/-
  11. Collective punishment: when the persons committing or abetting the crime
    of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective
    punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential

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