"RAGGING means doing an act which causes or is likely to cause insult or annoyance of fear or apprehension or threat or intimidation or outrage of modesty or injury to a junior student."
In exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (g) of Sub-Section 26 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, the University Grants Commission hereby makes the Regulations “UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions” in force with immediate effect.
To root out ragging in all its forms from universities, colleges and other educational institutions in the country by prohibiting it by law, preventing its occurrence by following the provisions of these Regulations and punishing those who indulge in ragging as provided for in these Regulations and the appropriate law in force.
Ingredients of Ragging :
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 any one or any combination of the following:
|NATURE OF RAGGING
|Teasing, embarrassing and humiliating
|Imprisonment up to 6 months or fine up to Rs.1,000.00 or both
|Assaulting or using criminal force or criminal intimidation
|Imprisonment up to 1 year of fine up to Rs.2,000.00 or both.
|Wrongfully restraining or confining or causing hurt
|Imprisonment up to 2 years or fine up to Rs.5,000.00 or both.
|Causing grievous hurt, kidnapping or rape or committing unnatural offence
|Imprisonment up to 5 Years and fine up to Rs.10,000.00
|Causing Death or abetting suicide
|Imprisonment up to 10 Years and up to Rs. 50,000.00