Anti-Ragging Initiative

What Constitutes "RAGGING"

Any of the following acts 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.

  • Any verbal, written, or physical act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student.

  • Indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm to any fresher or any other student.

  • Asking any fresher or any other student to do any act which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment.

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

  • 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 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, the 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.


  • Physical abuse- physical assault, forcing to eat, drink, smoke, forcing to dress or undress.

  • Verbal abuse- foul language, swear words and phrases direct or indirect derogatory references to the person’s appearance, attire, religion, caste, family, chosen field of study, etc.

  • Forced activity- chores for seniors e.g. copying notes, cleaning rooms etc. Forcefully not being allowed to attend classes, or not being allowed to study. Keeping anyone stays awake late or making anyone get up at unreasonable times. Forcefully making anyone sing, dance, or perform in any other way.


  • Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.

  • Withholding/ withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits.

  • Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or another 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 period ranging from one to four semesters.

  • Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.

  • Imposing a fine.

  • Registration of the case against the accused.

UGC/Supreme Court Guidelines

Anti-Ragging Committee

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