Ragging is viewed very seriously in all quarters as a barbarous, criminal and antisocial activity and students indulging in ragging will face very severe action. An Act called the Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997 has been passed by the Tamilnadu Legislature. The Act provides for imprisonment of upto 2 years and a fine upto Rs. 10,000 Upon the Supreme Court’s directions in SLP No. 24295 of 2006 dated 16.05.2007 and in Civil Appeal No. 887 of 2009 dated 08.05.2009 the UGC has made out detailed regulations (dt. 17.06.2009) in this regard and has published the same in the Gazette of India dated 4th July, 2009. The College is bound by these regulations
UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION
UGC REGULATIONS ON CURBING THE MENACE OF RAGGING IN
HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, 2009
(Under Section 26 (1)(g) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956)
New Delhi - 110 002, the 17th June 2009
PREAMBLETo prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging including 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, or indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student or 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, 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, in all higher education institutions in the country, and thereby, to provide for the healthy development, physically and psychologically, or all students, the University Grants Commission, in consultation with the Councils, brings forth this Regulation.