Say ‘NO’ to ‘RAGGING’
Meaning and definition of ragging
The Supreme Court defined ragging in the Vishwa Jagriti matter (1999) as, "Any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness any other student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such student will not in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student." ( Raghavan Committee Report, 2007, para. 3.19).
Other organizations/bodies working in this field have also attempted to define ragging, the variety of definitions being reflective of differences in perspective and interpretation. In 2007, the Committee of Consultants to Raghavan Committee considered ragging "neither a means of familiarization nor an introduction with freshers, but a form of psychopathic behavior and a reflection of deviant personalities. Further, ragging reproduces the entrenched power configurations prevalent in civil society" (Raghavan Committee Report, 2007).
According to the UGC Regulation on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Institutions, 2009, ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:
• 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.
• 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.
• 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, torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student.
• Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or 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 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, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person;
• Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, posts, or public insults would also include deriving perverted pleasure and vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student.
• Any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground of color, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background.
• We declare that:
The college authority is very proud to say that BCDA College of Pharmacy & Technology, Hridaypur, Barasat, Kolkata -700127 is a ragging free academic institution and committed to uphold this tradition at any cost.
• Our prospect:
“Ragging is an offense – Why risk your beautiful career”. Be sensitive & intellect; keep patience & confidence and stay protected from ragging; protect others too.
• We are inactive of Basic Measures against ragging
1. Constitution of anti-ragging committee, anti-ragging squad
2. A clear mention of anti-ragging warning in the institution's prospectus and information booklets /brochures shall be ensured.
3. Preparation of e-admission booklet or brochure, e-leaflets of your institutions
4. Display of banners/posters at conspicuous plaques in the campus to create awareness on anti-ragging measures amongst
5. Installation of CCTV cameras at vital points.
6. Online UGC affidavit & Offline affidavit all of our students
7. Anti Ragging Awareness Program