Anti Ragging Committee
"Ragging is any unruly 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 any 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, 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 a junior student."
(Comprehensive meaning of ragging by The Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.)
OBJECTIVES OF THE COMMITTEE
To eliminate the Attitude of Ragging, the following understanding of the term 'Ragging' is of prime importance. Ragging is inclusive of 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, or indulging in rowdy or in disciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student or 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, 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, in all higher education institutions in the country, and thereby, to provide for the healthy development, physically and psychologically, of all students.
Cancellation of admission.
Expulsion from class or hostel or both.
Restriction from institution.
Elimination from campus placement.
Denial letter of recommendation or character certificates for higher studies or for employment purpose.
Mentioning in transfer Certificate or employers feedback from about the students participation/ non-participation in ragging.
Depriving for participation in cultural and other activities at college/ University.
Deprivation of scholarship/Fellowship/Financial Support.
FRESHER'S INTERACTION @ PCEM DO'S AND DON'TS
What is ragging?
Anything that may cause a fresher physical or mental discomfort due to an act of a senior. In particular, • Physical abuse, for example, forcing to eat, drink or smoke, forcing to dress or undress.
– Verbal abuse, for example swear words and phrases, direct or indirect derogatory references
to the person's appearance, attire, religion, caste, family or chosen field of study.
– Forced activity, for example
– Chores for seniors e.g. copying notes, clean-ing rooms etc.
– Attending extra-curricular events to cheer hostel teams.
– Missing classes. Not being allowed to study.
– Staying awake late or getting up at unreasonable times.
– Singing or dancing or performing in any other way.
– Using foul language or shouting or cheering loudly.
– Misbehaving with strangers, particularly women.
– Reading or browsing pornographic/objectionable material.
– Lifestyle restrictions, for example
– Not allowing certain kinds of clothing or accessories e.g. jeans, belts etc.
– Enforcing rules regarding shaving or oiling hair. Forcing certain kinds of dress.
– Restricting access to parts of the hostel e.g. common room.
– Requiring certain modes of address i.e. seniors should be called Sir or Ma'am.
– Requiring a particular waking time.
– Conversational mind-games. Particular forms of interaction in which a senior or set of seniors manipulates the conversation so as to humiliate the first year student or make him/her feel stupid or insecure or generally threatened.
– Any interaction between freshers and seniors where the seniors are friendly, welcoming and non-aggressive is encouraged.
– Seniors may solicit participation in clubs and other activities by announcing promotional
events at well designated times and places. However, no fresher should be forced to attend. Participation by freshers can only be voluntary.
– Seniors are requested to maintain self-imposed discipline and restraint. In particular, they should be careful about:
– Any "interaction" outside public areas.
– Visiting freshers' rooms during the the interaction period, or inviting freshers to their rooms.
– Forcing freshers to sing, dance or perform in any way under the guise of "talent search" or
– Being over-enthusiastic about making freshers participate in BRCA, BSA and other activities.