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Anti Ragging Committee


Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging in the BMSIT&M Campus and Hostels


Objective

Ragging of students admitted to BMSIT&M Campus & hostel is totally prohibited and banned both in the campus and in the hostels. Any violation by the students / hostelites will be viewed very seriously and punished under rules in force. The punishment will be severe / harsh even to the extent of rusticating the students from the institution and forfeiting all kinds of refundable deposits.

The hostelites shall visit different websites with reference to ragging, as mentioned below:

1.1. The regulations have been notified vide No F,1-16/2009 ( CCP-II) dated 21.10.2009.(www.ugc.ac.in)
1.2. Directions of Honourable supreme court in SLP No 24295 of 2006 dated 16. 05. 2007.
1.3. Civil appeal No.887 of 2009 dated 08.05.2009
1.4. AICTE-www.aicte-india.org/anti.htm
1.5. VTU-www.vtu.ac.in

The above mentioned regulations are mandatory and shall apply to all the hostelites. The BMSIT & M hostels management has taken necessary steps for the implementation and monitoring of mechanism provided in the above regulations and ensures its strict compliance.

The BMSIT& M hostel management has erected suitable hoarding / bill boards / banners at prominent places within the whole college campus to exhort the hostelites to prevent from ragging and also has indicated the names of wardens and their telephone Nos. to be contacted in case of ragging.

Ragging in all its forms has been totally banned in the entire hostels, constituent units, college premises (Mess, rooms, corridors, reading room, TV room, gym, lifts, parking area, lawns, etc.) of BMSIT&M campus.

Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts ;

2.1. Any conduct by any hostelite or hostelites 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 hostelite or hostelites.
2.2. Indulging in rowdy or indiscipline activities by any hostelite or hostelites 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 hostelite or hostelites.
2.3. Asking any hostelite or hostelites to do an 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 hostelite or hostelites.
2.4. Any act by a senior hostelite or hostelite that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other hostelite or hostelites or a fresher.
2.5. Exploiting in any manner the services of a fresher or any other hostelite or hostelites for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of hostelites.
2.6. Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other hostelite or hostelites by other hostelite or hostelites;
2.7. Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, and stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health of person/s.
2.8. Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, posts, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture of fresher or any other hostelite or hostelites.
2.9. Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other hostelite or hostelites with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority by a hostelite or hostelites over any fresher or any other hostelite or hostelites.

In order and to curb ragging there are several committees established both in the college and hostels. They are as follows:


3.1. Core committee/Anti ragging (at the institutional level)
The core committee consists of Principal as its Working President, Vice Principal as its member and Chief Warden (CW) & Campus Manager (CM) as its convener. The committee meets on weekly basis to ascertain any issue relating to ragging; review the report submitted by various anti ragging committee; to take appropriate decisions to ensure ragging free campus. An under taking by way of an affidavit from all the students / hostelites (including freshers) and their parents is obtained.
3.2. Hostel anti-ragging committee. (At the hostel level)
The hostel anti-ragging committee consist of CW & C M and the committee of hostel wardens as its members. The committee monitors and prevents any form of ragging in the hostels takes appropriate decisions, including spelling out suitable punishments to the hostelites found guilty. They ensure to hostel for a regular/ periodical meetings / counselling / orientation for hostelite (freshers & seniors), conduct random visits; monitor and cooperate with the flying squads.
3.3. Flying Squads
The flying squads nominated by the Principal (Working President) ensures vigil, alert, active and patrolling functions during surprise visits for about two months in the beginning of the semester and likely to be continued based on the necessity. It reports in writing to the chairman of the hostel anti-ragging committee, to the core-committee and as its next meeting or earlier based on the situation and informs the Chairman of the hostel anti-ragging committee.

3.4.1. The wardens pay regular visits do periodic meetings/ counselling and orientations for students fresher’s and seniors.
3.4.2. The security personnel posted at the vulnerable places ensure intense patrolling at odd hours during early months of academic sessions.
3.4.3. Anonymous random surveys will be conducted by the wardens or design its own methodologies of conducting such surveys.
3.4.4. Fresher’s welcome be organized in the hostels by senior students and the hostel management together immediately after the admissions.
3.4.5. A student seeking admissions to the hostels has to submit an affidavit at the time of allotment of room that he/she is also aware of the law in this regard to that he will abide by the punishment meted out if he / she is found guilty of ragging and / or it’s abetting ragging as in Annexure-II of the application.
3.4.6. The parents also submit an affidavit during the allotment of the room that their son/daughter/ward will not indulge in any act of ragging, as in Annexure-III of the application.

Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offense as `will be established by the anti-ragging committee of the hostels, the possible punishment for those found guilty of ragging at the hostel level shall be anyone of or combinations of the following:

4.1. First the matter will be brought to the notice of the Chief Warden & Campus Manager by the deputy wardens (anti-ragging committee).
4.2. Then the matter will be informed to the parents/guardian by the wardens who shall ask them to come to the Hostels within 48 hours.
4.3. The matter shall also be informed to the Principal, concerned HOD’s and their Proctor.
4.4. The matter shall also be informed to the placement officer debarring the candidate from appearing in any tests / examination and expelling him from any placement opportunities.
4.5. Till the parents or guardians arrive, he/she will be suspended from the mess and will be provided separate accommodation with minimum living & food facilities.
The anti-ragging committee of the hostels may recommend for further punishments as follows:
4.6.1. Suspension from the mess.
4.6.2. Expulsion from hostels (for feiting any kind of refunds or deposit).
4.6.3. Recommend to the college for cancellation of admission, suspension from attending classes.
4.6.4. Withholding /withdrawing scholarships/fellowship and other benefits.
4.6.5. Debarring him from representing the institution in any regional, national, international meet, tournament, youth festival etc.
4.6.6. Rusticating from the institution for a period ranging from 1 to 4 semester.
4.6.7. Fine ranging from Rs.25,000/- to Rs.50,000/-.