After passing out high school or higher secondary there is a long discussion in every home about where their child is going to study, their hostel, etc. Some students are lucky enough to get admission wherever they want to. Others get in their less preferred choices. Truth is however that maximum of these Hugh reputed colleges are equally good bad the faculties are equally qualified as their less glamorous counterparts. The only difference is that some of these emerge out to get more name and fame due to many situations. So it an article we will discuss about What is Ragging, How to face it, Emergency Support, Precautions, How to over it and many other related topic of ragging.
WHAT IS RAGGING?
In common parlance, ragging means playing practical jokes on somebody or
teaching someone a lesson. According to the Chambers English Dictionary,
Ragging is an outburst of organized horseplay, usually in defiance of authority, riotous festivity, especially of under-graduates in British Universities, associated with the raising of money for charity.
According to the Reader’s Digest Great Encyclopedia Dictionary,
“Ragging means a noisy disorderly conduct, annual parade of students in fancy dress to collect money for charity, playing rough jokes, or throwing into wild disorder a person’s room etc.
The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India perhaps has given a more comprehensive
meaning of ragging as under:
“Ragging is any disorderly conduct, whether by words spoken or written, or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness any student, indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities which cause or are likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the psyche of a fresher or a junior student.”
UNIVERSITY GRANT COMMISSION (UGC) ON RAGGING
The UGC has identified new acts that constitute the offence and said the menace is not confined to seniors alone.
Disagreeing with the belief that only seniors commit ragging, the UGC’s new regulation says ragging involves “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.”According to the latest notification issued by the UGC, the inclusion of various types of harassments has made the definition of ragging more elaborate.
“This has been done as per the suggestion of Supreme Court-appointed R K Raghvan Committee keeping in view the change in methods of committing the offence and instances of students of the same batch committing the offence,” a senior UGC Official told. As per the regulations, any act of physical abuse including all its variants: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person would amount to ragging.
Any act by student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student and exploiting the fresher’s for completing the academic task assigned to an individual or a group of students also amount to the offence.The act of abuse by spoken words, email, 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 will amount to ragging.
Tips to face Ragging?
1-At first you should be prepared mentally for any situation.
2-Then make friendship with the new students like you as more as possible. The friend circuit enrich your mental freshness.
3-You should make a polite body language to all the senior , junior students. A few students( generally seniors ) will try to fun with you. Enjoy it politely.
4-Generally these situation saturated for one to six month. In few situation they will make misbehave to you. You ignore it casually. If the misbehave will reform to torture (both physically and mentally) then you should inform it to the principal, class teacher, ragging protest committee( if there is any), hostel super(if you are a residential student).
5-Beside this you communicate with your guardians continuously. If you will find that the situation is terrific then you should consult with your guardians obviously.
6- If your senior or group of senior is ragging you out of the limit then you should take help of police and other government organisation.
Mind it that ragging is a social disease now. And many steps are being taken to stop it. But it is time sensitive . It can’t stop at a moment. Also mind it that many students suffer from it. So don’t be hopeless or silly. You don’t consider any such situation as humiliation for your personality. Take it easy.
Steps to take police help
1-Firstly, Discuss everything with your parents or guardian. But if situation came that you can’t connect if your parents or guardian then go to teacher or principal. They will definitely help you because they also have to maintain college reputation.
2-Then call at anti ragging national helpline number 1800-180-5522 by ugc or call police at 100. And don’t be afraid that what the senior with you when the case is over. He will do nothing even he start respecting you. And if he do again he will punished with minimum 6 month jail.
3- You can also mail on national government email helpline by ugc at firstname.lastname@example.org and file complain against ragger.
4- If and teacher, principle or any the faculty found guilty during case they will also punished too. Even licence of college can be cancelled.
Steps to be taken by the Schools
A school life is very very important and essential for a child and his future. So it is also the responsibility of the school and the teachers to grow good behavior,thinking and mentality into the students.
- A teacher must be extra careful if she is teaching primary classes as its the time when a child’s mentality grows the most.
- When the child reaches his teenage life ,the teacher should have a friendly relation with the students.
- Powerpoint presentations on Life skills should be shown by the teachers at least twice a weak as it will grow positive thinking and moral values like truth, peace, love etc.
- Children Films like “Taare Zamin Par” and “Salaam Bachche “ should be shown from time to time.
- When the child is fully grown that is he is in class 11 or 12,at that time he must be given extra classes on moral value and positive thinking.
- A school must arrange extra classes for student of 11-12 to be taken by various organizations like Brahma Kumari,Sahaj Yoga etc.
- The school must try to enroll students in various courses like “Art of Living” founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar etc.
- The school must also arrange extra classes to be taken by Anti Ragging Squad.
As Colleges and Universities are places of higher educations so it is difficult for them to arrange classes on moral value. The Institutes can only take precautions such that Ragging does not occur.
These are the few steps which should be taken by the institutes and the students to eradicate this menace.
Steps to be taken by Institutes
- Rules are already made by the government now it is the duty of the colleges and institutes to supervise these rules. The colleges/Universities must set up a supervising committee to look after the implementation of Raghavan’s committee.
- It will be the duty of the supervising committee to inspect the classes and hostels time to time and strict action to be taken if someone caught red-handed.
- The college/University campus should be fitted with hidden video cameras so that strict supervision can be kept in the corridors and classes.
- The college must seek the assistance of professional counsellors at the time of admissions to counsel ‘freshers’ in order to prepare them for the life ahead, particularly for adjusting to life in hostels. At the commencement of the academic session the Head of the technical Institution, University shall convene and address a meeting of various functionaries/agencies, like Wardens, representatives of students, parents/guardians, faculty, district administration including police, to discuss the measures to be taken to prevent ragging and steps to be taken to identify the offenders and punish them suitably.
- The Anti-ragging helpline phone numbers must be printed out and given to each and every student as well as posted on the walls.
- The 1st year and 2nd year hostels must be separated completely and no seniors shall be allowed to enter the hostel without permission.
- The principal must select a student representative who will represent the 1st year student in front of the principal and will discuss the problems.
- If someone is found ragging then he/she shall be immediately rusticated.
Steps to be taken by Parents
- The parents must seek the help of a counselor before admitting their wards to tell them how to cope up with Hostel Life
- Parents should visit their wards from time to time.
- If their ward is suffering from suicidal tendency or depression then he’she should be immediately taken under custody of a Phsycatrist or Counselor.
- The parent must visit the supervising committee and discuss with them if their ward is facing some difficulty.
Steps to be taken by Student themselves
- It is the soul responsibility of the student themselves to raise their voice against ragging. Ragging is something which is not at all tolerable.
- If someone has been ragged then he or she must immediately contact the anti ragging squad and the higher authorities of the institutes.
- They must know that Suicide is not the ultimate way and must face the problem with courage
Anti-Ragging Affidavit (Mandatory for all Students)
1. It has been made mandatory by the AICTE and by the Hon’ble Supreme Court that each student is to provide an affidavit on a Non-Judicial Stamp Paper of Rs.10/- duly attested by oath commissioner (in the notary in their own home town) to the effect that he would not indulge in any ragging activities (Format 1). It has also been made mandatory for the parents to give a similar affidavit on a Non-Judicial Stamp Paper of Rs.10/- duly attested by Oath Commissioner saying that their wards would not indulge in any such ragging activities (Format 2). Separate formats have been designed for both the students and parents.
2. This information along with the formats of the affidavits and Regulation of AICTE has already been sent to all students through their e-mail addresses.
3. The affidavit forms and regulations of AICTE can also be downloaded from the appropriate link on the ABES Engineering College website (Http://ABES.ac.in). Students and parents are advised to read carefully the Regulations of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) which was notified vide F.No. 37-3/Legal/AICTE/2009 dated 01July 2009 and is available on ABES website and submit the affidavits in original to the Class Coordinators of their class latest by 09th April 2012.
4. The affidavits of both the students and parents are to be submitted together to the class coordinators. Single affidavit of either the student or the parents will not be accepted.
Record of complaint
Total Complaints Status (18-Apr-2012 To 02-Jul-2019)
|Total Complaints Received:||4733|
|Complaints Active In Call Center:||49|
|Complaints Active In Monitoring Agency:||2|
|Complaints Active In UGC:||1|
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