Actions to be taken against students for indulging and
abetting ragging in Technical Institutions, Universities including Deemed to be University Imparting Technical Education
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.
Every single incident of ragging a First Information Report (FIR) must be filed without
exception by the institutional authorities with the local police authorities.
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.
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 :
Cancellation of admission
Suspension from attending classes
Withholding / withdrawing scholarship / fellowship and other benefits.
Debarring from appearing in any test / examination or other evaluation process.
Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
Suspension / expulsion from the hostel
Rustication from institution for period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters.
Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution.
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.)