Punishable ingredients of ragging.
Abetment to ragging
Criminal conspiracy to rag
Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging
Public nuisance created during ragging
Violation of decency and morals through ragging
Injury to body, causing hurt or grievous hurt
Assault as well as sexual offences or even unnatural offences
The Medical/Dental College/Institution/ University shall strictly observe, the provisions of the Act of the Central Government and the State Governments, If any, or if enacted and/ or for the time being in force, considering ragging as a cognizable offence under the law at par with rape and other atrocities, against women and ill-treatment of persons belonging to the SC/ST and prohibiting ragging in all its forms in all institutions.
Ragging in all its forms shall be totally banned in the entire Medical/Dental College/ institution/University including its departments, constituent units, all its premises (academic, residential ,sports, canteen, etc) whether located within the campus or outside and in all means of transportation of students whether public or private.
The Medical/Dental College/Institution / University shall take strict action against those found guilty of ragging and/ or of abetting ragging.
Every institution shall have an Anti-Ragging Committee and an Anti -Ragging Squad All matters of discipline within teaching institutions must be resolved within the campus except those impinging on law and order or breach of peace or public tranquility, all of which should be dealt with under the penal laws of the land.
The Medical / Dental College/Institution University shall arrange for regular and periodic psychological counseling and orientation for students (for freshers separately, as well as jointly with seniors) by professional counselors during the first three months of the new academic year. This shall be done at the institution and department/ course levels. Parents and teachers shall also be involved in such sessions.
Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the institution, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level shall be anyone or any combination of the following:
Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges
Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits
Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or other evaluation processes.
Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel
Cancellation of admission
Rustication from the institution for period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters
Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specific period.
Fine of Rs. 25,000/- or Rs. 1 lakh.
Collective punishment: When the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified the institution shall resort to collective punishment.