KERALA UNIVERSITY OF
Prevention and Prohibition of ragging in colleges affiliated to Kerala
University of Health Sciences.
OBJECTIVE : In view of directions of Hon”ble
Supreme Court in SLP No 24295 of 2006 dated 16/05/2007 and civil appeal no 887
of 2009 dated 8/05/2009 to prevent, prohibit and eliminate the scourge of
is a criminal offence as per the Supreme Court Verdict. It adversely impacts
the standards of higher education. So it is mandatory to implement anti ragging
measures and monitoring measures in every college.
to your kind notice that, as it is a collective responsibility to ensure that
the effective measures are taken to prevent ragging in each college, please
take the following steps and sent a report of action taken within a month.
conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by any
act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness to a
fresher or any other student.
Asking any student to do any act which such
student will not in the ordinary course do or generating a sense of shame to
fresher or any other student.
by a senior student that prevents or disturbs the regular academic activity of
any other student or fresher.
the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic
tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher by other
of physical abuse, including sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping,
forcing obscene causing bodily harm or any other damage to health or person.
or abuse by spoken words, emails, posts and public insult to a fresher.
Any act that affects the mental health and
self confidence of a fresher or any other student.
Measures for prevention of
prospects issued for admission shall clearly mention that ragging is totally
banned and any one found guilty of ragging or abetting ragging is liable to be
printed under taking should be filled up and signed by the student and parent/
guardian that he/she is aware of the law regarding the prohibition of ragging
as well as the punishments.
College has to keep the undertaking and copy shall be made available to the
university if needed.
batch of fresher should be divided into small groups and group shall be
assigned to a member of staff. The staff member shall interact with them and if
any problem faced by fresher and extent necessary help.
Fresher’s should be lodged in a separate hostel block wherever possible if such
facilities are not available the college shall ensure that seniors are not
access to fresher and warden shall strictly monitor this.
institution should engage or seek the assistance of professional councillors to
council fresher’s in order to prepare them for the life ahead, particularly for
adjusting to life in hostels.
the commencement of academic session head of the institution shall convene a
meeting of head of departments, wardens, representative of students and parent
teachers association committee members to discuss the measures to be taken to
prevent ragging and steps to be taken to identify the offenders and punish them
student admitted shall be given a
printed information booklet detailing when and whom he/she has to turn for help
and guidance for various purposes. ( warden, head of the institution, members
of anti ragging committee PTA president address and telephone numbers)
make aware the dehumanising effect of ragging big posters stating the approach
of institution shall be displayed on notice boards, hostel and other common
Tighten security in all vulnerable locations.
devices may be permitted in hostels, residential areas to provide to the
students particularly fresher to reach out for help from teachers, parents and
ragging committee : Every college shall constitute a committee known as anti
ragging committee to be nominated by principal and consisting representatives
of faculty members, parents, students (seniors and freshers ) non teaching
staff, local media, non govt organisation involved in youth activities, hostel
wardens. Both male and female shall be in the committee.
details of anti ragging committee to be made available in the notice board.
duty of the committee is to ensure the preventive measures are properly taken
and monitor anti ragging squad .
prevention of ragging, constitute smaller bodies known as anti ragging squad
nominated by the Principal maintaining vigil, oversight and patrolling
function, alert and active at all times.
can be a faculty member, non teaching staff and a student member. The duties
are to make surprise raids on hostels and other vulnerable places having the
potential for ragging.
teachers association has to be formed by the Principal, which will help to
prevent ragging. It is the duty of parent teachers association to ensure all
the preventive measures were properly taken by anti ragging committee and anti
head of the institution along with administrative authorities shall take
adequate measures for prevention of ragging. Any lapse on the part shall make
them liable for criminal action for negligence of duty.
email a report whether ragging happened or not to the university dean student
Actions to be taken against
students for indulging ragging
1 On getting information about
ragging, Principal may convene a meeting of HODs and if the information is
correct, immediately convene meeting of anti ragging committee.
2 The anti ragging committee of the
college shall take an appropriate decision, with regard to punishment or
otherwise, depending on the facts of each incident of ragging on its nature and
3 Depending upon the nature and
gravity, the possible punishments at the college level can be
I, Suspension/ expulsion from the
Ii, Suspension from attending
Iii, Every single incident
of ragging a first information report (F I R ) must be filed by the institutional authorities
with local police authorities.
iv, Cancellation of
v, Debarring from appearing
in any test/ examination
Vi, Expulsion from the
An appeal against the order
of punishment by the anti ragging committee shall lies
I, in case of a order of a college, to
the Vice –Chancellor of Kerala University of Health Sciences .
Ii, in case of a order of university,
to the chancellor.
Dean Student Affairs
send monthly report /nil report to Dean SA in the above e-mail.