Prohibition of Ragging

Ragging within or outside any Educational institution is strictly prohibited.

PENALTY FOR RAGGING

Whoever, with the intention of causing ragging or with the knowledge that he is likely by such act to cause ragging, commits or abets ragging and thereby –

  • teases or embarrasses or humiliates a student shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees or with both; or
  • assaults or uses criminal force to or criminally intimidates a student shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees or with both; or
  • wrongfully restrains or wrongfully confines or causes hurt to a student shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees or with both; or
  • causes grievous hurt to or kidnaps or abducts or rapes or commits unnatural offence with a student shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees; or
  • causes death or abets suicide shall be punished with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years and with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees.

DISMISSAL OF STUDENTS

  • A student convicted of an offence under section 4 and punished with imprisonment for a term shall be dismissed from the educational institution.
  • A student convicted of an offence under section 4 and punished with imprisonment for a term of more than six months shall not be admitted in any other educational institution.

SUSPENSION OF STUDENT

  • Without prejudice to the foregoing provisions, whenever any student complaints of ragging to the head or manager of an educational institution, such head or manager shall inquire into or cause an inquiry to be made into the same forthwith and if the complaint is prima facie found true, shall suspend the student or students complained against for such period as may be deemed necessary.
  • The decision of the head or manager of the educational institution under Subsection (1) shall be final.

ABETMENT

  • If the head or the manager of an educational institution fails or neglects to take action in the manner specified in subsection (1) of section 6, such person shall be deemed to have abetted the offence and shall be punished with the punishment provided for the offence.
  • If a student commits suicide due to or in consequence of ragging, the person who commits such ragging shall be deemed to have abetted such suicide. Prohibition of Ragging in Educational Institutions Act 26 of 1997

SALIENT FEATURES

  • Ragging within or outside any Educational institution is prohibited.
  • Ragging means doing an act which causes or is likely to cause insult or annoyance or fear or apprehension or threat or intimidation or outrage of modesty or injury to a student.
  • Punishment for different types of Ragging:

Note:

  • A student convicted of any of the above offences, will be expelled from the college.
  • A student imprisoned for more than six months for any of the above offence will not be admitted in any other college.
  • A student against whom there is prima facie evidence of ragging in any form will be suspended from the college immediately.
S.NO Nature of Ragging Punishment
1 Teasing, Embarrassing and humiliating Imprisonment up to 6 months or fine up to Rs.1,000/- or both
2 Assaulting or using criminal force or criminal intimidation Imprisonment up to 1 year or fine up to Rs.2,000/- or both
3 Wrongfully restraining or confining or causing hurt Imprisonment up to 2 years or fine up to Rs.5,000/- or both
4 Causing grievous hurt, kidnapping or abducting or rape or committing unnatural offence Imprisonment up to 5 years or fine up to Rs.10,000/-
5 Causing death or abetting suicide Imprisonment up to 10 years or fine up to Rs.50,000/-