Anti-Ragging Committee

Anti Ragging Rules and Regulations

Ragging is totally prohibited in Sasurie College of Arts and Science, and anyone found guilty of ragging and/or abetting ragging, whether actively or passively, or being a part of a conspiracy to promote ragging, is liable to be punished in accordance with Maharashtra anti ragging act, as well as under the provisions of any penal law for the time being in force. ?

What is Ragging?

“Ragging in essence is a human right abuse…….in present times shocking
incidents of ragging have come to the notice …..The student is physically
tortured or psychologically terrorized….”

Supreme Court of India (Feb. 11 2009)

Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:
  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, 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
  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
  10. Any act of physical or mental abuse targeted at another student on grounds of colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth /residence, or economic background
Punishable Ingredients of Ragging:
  1. Abetment to ragging
  2. Criminal conspiracy to rag
  3. Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging
  4. Violation of decency and morals through ragging
  5. Injury to body causing hurt or grievous hurt\Wrongful restraint
  6. Wrongful confinement
  7. Use of criminal force
  8. Extortion
  9. Assault/sexual offences/Unnatural offences
  10. Criminal intimidation
  11. Offences against property
  12. Attempt to commit any or above of the offences
  13. Any offence flowing from the definition of ragging
Punishments under Indian Penal Code against acts of Ragging:
  • 294 – Obscene acts and songs
  • 323 – Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt
  • 324 – Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon or means
  • 325 – Punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt
  • 326 – Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapon
  • 339 – Wrongful Restraint
  • 340 – Wrongful Confinement
  • 341 – Punishment for Wrongful Restraint
  • 342 – Punishment for Wrongful Confinement
  • 506 – Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder
Administrative Action In The Event Of Ragging:
  1. Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges
  2. Withholding/ withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits.
  3. Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or other evaluation process.
  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 one to four semesters.
  9. Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period?
  10. Fine up to Rs. 25,000/-
  11. Imprisonment – six months to  three years
  12. Where the persons committing or abetting the act of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment?
Procedure for handling complaints:
  1. Informing the Chairperson (within 2 hours of receipt of complaint)
  2. ARC will conduct a preliminary on the spot enquiry and collect the details, submit the
  3. Preliminary report to the chair person (within 24 hours)
  4. ARC will conduct a detailed enquiry gather evidences and submit its report along with the recommendations to the chairperson in 15 days.
  5. The Chairperson will take action as per the recommendations.
  6. If the victim student / parent are not satisfied with the action taken by the committee, a FIR should be filed with the local police
Anti-Ragging Committee Members:
1 Dr. R. Ramkumar Chairperson & Principal 9442593813
2 Mr. L. Parthasarathy Coordinator & HOD CS 8344177503
3 Mrs. C. Hema Member & HOD English 8870480228
4 Mr. N. Rajkumar Member & Physical Director 8870986783
5 M. Sharukeerthi Student Representative 9363516213
6 M. Kavidharshini Student Representative 8681928810
Functions and Responsibilities of Anti-Ragging Committee
  1. To ensure compliance with the provisions of the anti-ragging regulations as well as the provisions of any law for the time being in force concerning ragging.
  2. To monitor and oversee the performance of the Anti-Ragging Squad in prevention of ragging in the Institution.
Anti Ragging Squad
Functions and Responsibilities:
  1. To create awareness among the fresher’s.
  2. To explain the senior students regarding the adverse effects of ragging and punishments involved.
  3. To display anti ragging notices in various location of the campus.
  4. To conduct surprise raids in hostel and other places.
  5. To conduct an on-the-spot enquiry into any incidents of ragging referred to it by any member of the faculty or any student or any parent or guardian or any employee of a service provider as the case may be; and the enquiry report along with recommendations shall be submitted to the Anti-Ragging Committee for action