What is Ragging?

  • Any conduct by a student or students whether by words spoken or written by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student.
  • Indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student.
  • Asking any student to do an 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 of such fresher or any other student.
  • Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts, and disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher.
  • 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 of burden put on a fresher or any other student by students.
  • Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, and stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures causing bodily harm or any danger to the health of the person.
  • Any act or abuse by spoken words , emails, posts , public insults, which would also include deriving perverted pleasures, vicarious or sadistic thrill for actively or passively participating in the discomfiture  to fresher or any other student.
  • Any act that affects the mental health or self confidence of a fresher or any other student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority and superiority by a student over a fresher or any other student.
DISCIPLINARY ACTION / PENALTY FOR INDULGING IN THE ACT OF RAGGING
  • On getting the information of ragging, the Principal may convene the meeting of the HOD’s.
  • On getting the information of ragging, the Principal may convene the meeting of the HOD’s.
  • If the information is correct immediately convene the meeting of the anti-ragging committee.
DEPENDING UPON THE NATURE AND GRAVITY, THE POSSIBLE PUNISHMENTS AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL CAN BE
  • Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel
  • Suspension from attending classes
  • In every single incident of ragging a first information report (F I R)must be filed by the institutional authorities with the local police authorities.
  • Cancellation of admission
  • Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination
  • Expulsion from the college Suspension from attending classes
  • An appeal against the order of punishment by the anti ragging committee shall be made to the Vice –Chancellor of the Kerala University of Health Sciences. His/her decision in the matter shall be final
MEASURES TO CURB RAGGING IN THE CAMPUS AND THE HOSTEL
GENERAL MEASURES
  • Advertisement of admission (Anti ragging Law is included)
  • Prospectus( Anti-ragging Law is included)
  • Application Form (Consent from parents and candidates regarding Anti-ragging measures to be obtained  in English/Malayalam)
  • Conduct Certificate/ Transfer Certificate ( Report on  behavioural  pattern of applicant, Punishment for ragging/violent/aggressive behavior)
  • Hostel –
    1. Consent from parents and candidates regarding Anti ragging measures to be obtained  in English/Malayalam
    2. Arrangement of segregation of freshers from immediate seniors.
  • Reconstitution  of Anti ragging Committee  before commencement of each academic year
  • Formation of Squad
  • Formation of ant ragging Monitoring cell
  • Induction Programme  for Freshers including parents.
  • Freshers day ( to be conducted within 2 weeks).
  • Anonymous  random Surveys.
  • Hostel- Registration( with local police to be done).
  • Phone facility  for the warden  and freshers
  • Empowerment  warden
MEASURES TAKEN DURING THE COMMENCEMENT OF ACADEMIC YEAR
  • Prepare Seniors through formal ant ragging sessions ( Signature to be obtained from the candidates )
  • Conduct Anti ragging campaigning   through displaying Posters( showing ragging act- regulations, act and punishment, helpline) in the Notice Board, hot place, hostel, canteen etc ,
  • Conduct Seminars and role plays related to Anti ragging measures.
  • Form Monitoring cell.
MEASURES TAKEN ON ADMISSION OF FRESHERS
  • Provide printed leaflet to fresher’s ( Helpline,  Antiragging measures, Safety Measures taken by the Institution)
  • Conduct Joint sensitization  programme for Freshers and Seniors.
  • Provide regular counseling to freshers and seniors by faculty and professionals.
  • Conduct Classes on personality development.
  • Encourage the students to report to the authority on incidence of ragging.
MEASURES TO BE TAKEN AT THE END OF ACADEMIC YEAR
  • Send letter to parents ( regarding Law of ragging/ punishments) and requesting parents to inform their ward to desist from indulging in ragging, when they come back at the beginning of next Academic session.
  • Form  monitoring cell (1 mentor  for 10 freshers and 1 mentor from higher level for 10 mentors)
  • Plan and implement Ant ragging measures for the  next academic year.
MEASURES TAKEN IN THE HOSTEL
  • Conduct soft skill and communication skill classes to wardens.
  • Provide Phone facility to warden and freshers.
  • Display of Posters containing  rules and regulations of ragging/punishment  in the notice board at places like corridors,  dining hall, study hall etc
  • Appoint  resident faculty,  if any
  • Make surprise visits by the HOD, and assigned faculty.
MONITORING MECHANISM
ANTI RAGGING COMMITTEE

The college shall constitute a committee known as anti ragging committee .The members are

  • Principal
  • Vice principal
  • Class Coordinators
  • Hostel warden
  • SNA in charge
  • Local Police(if available)
  • Student representatives
  • Non teaching staff
  • Parent of fresher and parent of senior student
  • Social worker ( if available)

Nb:The details of anti ragging committee shall be made available on the notice board. The duty of the committee is to ensure that the preventive measures are properly taken and monitored by anti ragging squads.

ANTI RAGGING CELL

Anti ragging cell has been constituted with the following members

  • Principal
  • Vice principal
  • Class coordinators
  • Wardens
  • Resident teacher
  • Nonteaching staff
ANTI RAGGING MONITORING CELL

A monitoring cell has been constituted with the following members

  • Principal
  • Vice principal
  • Class coordinators
  • Wardens
  • Senior student representative
  • Resident teacher
  • Non teaching faculty
ANTI RAGGING SQUAD

Smaller bodies known as anti ragging squads are nominated by principal for maintaining vigil, oversight and patrolling function and they must remain alert and active at all times.

MEMBERS OF THE ANTI RAGGING SQUADS
  • Principal
  • Vice principal
  • Class coordinators
  • Hostel Wardens
  • Resident teacher in the hostel
  • Representative from the students

The head of the institution along with administrative authorities shall take adequate measures for prevention of ragging. Any lapse on their part shall make them liable for criminal action for negligence of duty.

CONTACT US AT :

Principal : Dr. Susan Jose  –  9447175881/ 0471 3081021

Vice Principal : Prof.Graceamma Joseph – 9447009067  / 0471 3081022

CLASS CO-ORDINATORS  :

First Year – Ms. Nimmy P S – 9496780783

Second Year – Ms. Stalin Lyse . R . J   – 9447001917

Third Year – Ms. Jessy Thomas  – 9447411537

Fourth Year –  Ms. Sobha Sasidhar  – 8281973787

ANTI RAGGING HELPLINE : 1800-180-5522

0471-2420275 (Mangalapuram Police Station)

CONTACT  NO. OF HOSTEL WARDENS :

Ms.Rajeswari Clement : 9207744366

Ms. Ambika : 9605064510 / 9947033577

Click here to download Anti ragging Declaration Form