Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:-
a. Any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or
by an act which has the effect of treating or handling with rudeness a fresher
or any other student.
b. Indulging in rowdy or undisciplined 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
c. Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in a 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.
d. Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular
academic activity of any other student or a fresher.
e. Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the
academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
f. Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a
fresher or any other student by students.
g. 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.
h. Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, posts, 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
i. Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or
any other student which or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure of
showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any
Actions to be taken
against students for indulging and abetting ragging in technical institutions
Universities including Deemed to be University imparting technical education:-
1. The punishment to be meted out to the persons indulged in ragging has to be
exemplary and justifiably harsh to act as a deterrent against recurrence of such
2. Every single incident of ragging a First Information Report (FIR) must be
filled without exception by the institutional authorities with the local police
3. The Anti-Ragging Committee of the institution shall take an appropriate
decision with regard to punishment or otherwise, depending on the facts of each
incident of ragging and nature and gravity of the incident of ragging.
4. a) Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established the
possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level
shall be any one or any combination of the following:-