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Anti-ragging

In order to curb the bad practices such as ragging on the University campus and in its affiliated colleges, the University authorities are committed to strictly take serious actions on the matter as supported by the law and follow UGC Regulation on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 (http://www.ugc.ac.in/page/ragging-related-circulars.aspx) as well as Goa Prohibition of Ragging Act, 2008 and the amendments carried out thereafter.

All concerned must know what constitutes 'ragging'. Any or in multiples of the following acts constitutes ragging:

  • 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, or 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, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student.
  • Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a 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. Following functionaries are in place with defined responsibilities:

Anti-Ragging Committee

  • Ensure the compliance of provisions pertaining to UGC Regulations on curbing the menace of Ragging as well as the provision of the Goa Prohibition of Ragging Act 2008 (and amendments)
  • Monitor, oversee and guide the anti-ragging squad

Anti Ragging Squad

  • Make surprise raids on hostels, other hot-spots to inspect places of potential ragging on the campus
  • Conduct an on-the-spot enquiry* into any incident of ragging referred by any person and submit an enquiry report along with recommendations to the Anti-Ragging Committee for action under clause (a) 9.1 of UGC Regulations on curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 and other relevant Rules/State Acts in force

* by observing a fair and transparent procedure and the principles of natural justice by giving adequate opportunity to all those involved and witnesses besides varify facts, documents and views and such other relevant information as required

Monitoring Cell

Co-ordinate with the affiliated Colleges and institutions to curb the menace of ragging

  • Invite reports from the heads of the educational institutions in regard to the activities of the functionaries at their end,
  • Conduct orientation programmes, counselling sessions, the incidents of ragging, the problems faced by the wardens or other officials.
  • Keep abreast of the decisions of the District level Anti Ragging Committee.
  • Review the efforts made by the institutions to publicize anti-ragging measures, soliciting undertakings from parents and students for each academic year to abstain from ragging activities or willingness to be penalized for violations
  • Function as the prime mover for initiating action on the part of the appropriate authorities of the Goa University for amending its Statutes or Ordinances or Bye-laws as the case may be and to facilitate the implementation of Anti-Ragging measures at the level of the institutions
  • Send the status reports periodically to the state level monitoring cell at the frequencies laid down with the support on logistics and smooth functioning from the Academic (College) section

Helpline

Contact details of the person from the Goa University and affiliated colleges

Anti-Ragging helpline at the UGC and national level