Anti Ragging Policies

Anti Ragging Policies

The Institute practice a zero tolerance to any kind of ragging in Campus and its hostels which is ensured through closed monitoring by anti-ragging committee and squad as well as through undertakings from students and parents as per guidelines of AICTE.

What Constitutes Ragging

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

  1. Any conduct by any 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 ;

  2. 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 ;

  3. 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 ;

  4. Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher ;

  5. Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students ;

  6. Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students ;

  7. 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 ;

  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 to fresher or any other student ;

  9. 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 or any other student.

As per directive of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in SLP No. 24295 of 2006 dated 16.05.2007 and in Civil Appeal number 887 of 2009 dated 08.05.2009, F. No. 37-3/Legal/AICTE/2009 and subsequent Notification dated 01.07.2009 on the subject: Prevention and Prohibition of ragging in technical Institutions, Universities including Deemed to be Universities imparting technical education.)


Punishment for Ragging

Actions to be taken against students for indulging and abetting ragging in Technical Institutions, Universities including Deemed to be University Imparting Technical Education

  1. The punishment to be meted out to the persons indulged in ragging has to be exemplary and justifiably harsh to act as a deterrent against recurrence of such incidents.

  2. Every single incident of ragging a First Information Report (FIR) must be filed without exception by the institutional authorities with the local police authorities.

  3. The Anti-Ragging Committee of the institution shall take an appropriate decision, with regard to punishment or otherwise, depending on the facts of each incident of ragging and nature and gravity of the incident of ragging.

  4. Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level shall be any one or any combination of the following :

    1. Cancellation of admission

    2. Suspension from attending classes

    3. Withholding / withdrawing scholarship / fellowship and other benefits.

    4. Debarring from appearing in any test / examination or other evaluation process.

    5. Withholding results.

    6. Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.

    7. Suspension / expulsion from the hostel

    8. Rustication from institution for period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters.

    9. Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution.

    10. Collective punishment : when the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential raggers.

(As per directive of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in SLP No. 24295 of 2006 dated 16.05.2007 and in Civil Appeal number 887 of 2009 dated 08.05.2009, F. No. 37-3/Legal/AICTE/2009 and subsequent Notification dated 01.07.2009 on the subject: Prevention and Prohibition of ragging in technical Institutions, Universities including Deemed to be Universities imparting technical education.)

Constitution of Anti-Ragging Committee – 2017–2018

The Government of West Bengal has enacted Anti Ragging Law, "West Bengal Prohibition of Ragging in Educational Institutions Act 2000" to prevent ragging at the Educational Institution. Further, the Government has directed all Heads of educational institution of the State to form Anti Ragging Committee to implement strictly and punish the students indulging in ragging activities stringently as per the provision of the law.

The Supreme Court in its order, dated the 16th May 2007, has ordered a crackdown on ragging on campuses across the country. The court made it compulsory for Colleges and other educational institutions to register FIRs and said exemplary punishment should be awarded to offenders, so that it acts as deterrent.

In pursuance of the above orders and directives, an Anti-Ragging Committee has been reconstituted as per AICTE norms for the academic year 2017–2018 with the following members:

Sl. No. Name Designation Status in Anti-ragging Committee Contact No.
1. Prof. (Dr.) Sutapa Mukherjee Principal, BPPIMT Chairperson 9051099052
2. Mr. Subrato Kangsabanik OIC, Baguiati P.S. Member, (Police Administration) 9073343311
3. Mr. Rantideb Sengupta Journalist, Bartaman Member (Local Media) 9836389171
4. Mr. R. K. Ghosh President, Green World, Ichapur, Howrah – 711 104 Member (NGO) 9874856778
5. Mr. Sudipta Saha Parent Member – (Parent) 9804939469
6. Ms. Aparna Ghosh Professional  Counselor Member 9830435480
7. Dr. Nandita Sanyal Associate Prof. & HOD, EE, BPPIMT,Co-ordinator Member 9830073184
8. Dr. Ananya Kanjilal Associate Professor & HOD, CSE,BPPIMT Member 9674284109
9. Dr. Sabnam Sengupta Associate Professor & HOD,IT, BPPIMT Member 9433076680
10. Dr. Ivy Majumdar Associate Professor & HOD,ECE, BPPIMT Member 9433853964
11. Dr. Soumya Paul Associate Professor & HOD, MCA, BPPIMT Member 9830287122
12. Dr. Rupa Paul Associate Professor,BPPIMT Member 9831712644
13. Mr. Arup Ratan Bera STA, BPPIMT Member 9830489819
14. Mr. Soumitra Singh STA, BPPIMT Member 9231396652
15. Mr. Tushar Dhanuka, 4th yr. IT Student Member 9038473599
16. Mr. Panchwat Kumar,4th Yr. EE Student Member 7059863030
17. Mr. Kushal Karmakar, 3rd Yr. MCA Student Member 8509462995
18. Mr. Aman Kumar Singh, 3rd Yr. CSE Student Member 9883811114
19. Ms. Tamishra Ray, 4th Yr. CSE Student Member 9748720131
20. Mr. Manab Chatterjee, 3rd Yr. ECE Student Member 9804059713
21. Mr. Sasank Kumar, 4th Yr. ECE Student Member 8777080690
22. Dr. Subhasish Pradhan Registrar (Actg.) — BPPIMT Member 9051447144

The Functions, Duties and Responsibilities :

Power of the Committee has been elaborately stated and explained in the Act as mentioned in AICTE guidelines (2017-2018). Any case of ragging within the premises of the Institute as well as its authorized hostels will come under the purview of the Committee. In case of emergency, Founder Trustee & Chief Mentor / Principal / Registrar (Actg.) / Co-ordinator & Deputy Co-ordinator may be contacted on Phone Nos. as given below :

Founder Trustee & Chief Mentor : 98310 31310
Principal : 90510 99052
Registrar (Actg.) : 90514 47144
Co-ordinator, Anti-ragging Squad : 98300 73184
Deputy Co-ordinator, Anti-ragging Squad : 98317 12644