Next Line Keeping in view the fast changing scenario in professional/educational institutions regarding effective checks against possible ragging, and the government of Himachal Pradesh ordinance to that effect, the old anti-ragging, committee has been revamped with immediate effect.
The committee shall take immediate and prompt steps to prevent any case of ragging in the college and if any case of ragging is reported or brought to its notice by any students, parent or guardian in writing, suitable action will be initiated within 24 Hours after prima faci establishing that such an incident has actually taken place. Senior college students as well as outsiders can be proceeded against by filing an FIR with the Police and suspending the offending students.
The matter shall also be reported to higher authorities. Convicted students will be expelled from the college and can face 3 years imprisonment or fine of Rs. 50,000/- or both, and also can’t seek admission in any recognised institution of the state of Himachal Pradesh for 3 years. Also Character Certificate (in original) from the institution last attended shall be must while seeking admission to this college.
These provisions will also be incorporated in the forthcoming prospectus-cum-admission form and each student/parent/guardian will be assumed to be aware of these provisions before seeking admission.
Ragging in and outside the college campus/hostel to roads/approaches leading there is strictly prohibited. If any student is found indulging in ragging directly, the college authorities shall be obliged under rule 22, 17, (a) (b) (c) (d) of H.P./University ordinance to expel the guilty students from the college/hostel. Ragging includes any type of physical or mental torture inflicted by an individual or group, either words or in conduct, and any person who aids or abets such actions shall also be guilty of ragging. All students who have been admitted to the college/hostel shall be deemed to have given the following undertaking: “I have gone through the rules and regulations regarding ragging and discipline of the University/College/Institution and I hereby solemnly affirm that I will not indulge in any act of ragging/indiscipline and that if I am found guilty of such offences as are covered under these rules, I will have no claim against the order of rustication/expulsion from the college/hostel. Vide UGC letter No. F-8-1/97 (C.P.P.-II) dated 7-7-2001 for the implementation of the Supreme Court guidelines regarding curing the ragging menace in educational institutions.