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RAGGING FREE CAMPUS

If ragging is a crime then learning to accept exploitation is a bigger crime.

If education, and particularly Higher Education is to serve as the lever to the greater surge forward of the Indian nation, the scourge of ragging which corrodes the vitals of campuses needs to be curbed.

Ragging is a social evil causing an ill effect on the student community which have psychological and physical effect on a student.

Affidavit must be submitted by every student and Parent/ Guardian separately as per clause 5,  sub-clause 3 & 4 of the AICTE REGULATION to the counselor assigned to them in the college.

For students availing hostel accommodation affidavit must be submitted by students as well as Parent/ Guardian as per clause 5, sub-clause 6 of AICTE REGULATION to the Hostel Warden assigned to them in the college.

Anti-ragging rules from statutory bodies are provided as follows:

As per the orders of the Supreme Court, Government of India UGC, AICTE, Govt. of Karnataka, VTU “Ragging” is a criminal offence leading to Non-bailable Imprisonment”.

The offence of ragging is not only punishable under Section 116 of the Karnataka Education Act, 1983 but also punishable under various provisions envisaged in Section 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 302, 305, 306, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 346, 347, 354, 359, 368, 448, 451 & 506 of the Indian Penal Code.

RAGGING CONSTITUTES ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING ACTS

Ragging means causing, Inducing, compelling or forcing a student, whether by way of a practical joke or otherwise, to do any act which detracts from human dignity or violated his person or exposes him to ridicule or to forbear from doing lawful act, by intimidating wrongful restraint, wrongfully confining or injuring him or by using criminal force to him or by holding out to him any treat of such intimidation, wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement, injury or the use of criminal force Section 2 (29) of K E A – 1983.

Sl.no Name & Designation Position
1 Dr. Manjunatha, Principal Chairman
2 Ms. Aruna Machani,
Director-Admissions, Branding & Marketing
Member
3 Dr. R.J. Anandhi, Prof & Dean Academics Member
4 Dr. Sanjeev Sharma, Prof & Dean QASDC Member
5 Dr. Revathi Shankar, HOD – BSH-Physics Member
6 Police Inspector – Marathalli Member
7 Ms. Karthik – Parent Member
8 Mr. Nanjundaiah , Retired BEO Member
9 Ms. Shanthy P – Girls Hostel Warden Member
10 Mr. Ramesh Babu – Boys Hostel Warden Member
11 Mr. Basi Reddy Chandra Mouliswar Reddy (1NH19CV021) – Student Member
12 Ms. Shaik Anju Minayar (1NH19IS143) – Student Member
13 Mr. Tarun Batra, Chief Operating Officer Member Secretary
The Punishment for the students who are involved in ragging are:

Ragging in any form is totally prohibited in the campus. Ragging menace is a criminal offence & such of the students who are involved in such obnoxious practice are liable to be rusticated from the college. Severe action will be initiated against the students who are indulging in the ragging. The preventive measures have been taken to tackle ragging. An Anti – Ragging Committee and anti-ragging squads have been formed to prevent ragging. A student seeking admission to the college and hostel forming a part of the institution shall have to submit affidavits duly signed by him / her and also from his/her parents/guardians in the prescribed format as per the regulations.

ANTI-RAGGING DAY

As per an AICTE initiative, New Horizon College of Engineering organized an event to observe the Anti-Ragging Day on the 12th of August 2023 from 11.30 pm to 1.00  pm. Prior to this, Poster Designing and Essay Writing competitions were conducted in the College on the 3rd and 4th of August 2023 to support this initiative with the theme   “ SAY NO TO RAGGING”. The highlights of the event included:
  • Principal, Registrar, HoDs, COO, Staff, and Students participated in this event
  • Speech by the Chief Operating Officer, Group Captain Tarun Batra, on Ragging and the Precautions against ragging including the measures taken by the college to provide a ragging-free environment to all students.
  • Address by the Principal, Dr. Manjunatha, followed by prize distribution to the winners of the events previously conducted on account of the Anti-Ragging
  • The posters made by students for the competition were also displayed to the audience and it was decided to put them up in the college and hostel notice boards.
  • Presentation by the student counsellors, Ms. Manasa and Ms. Regina, on Ragging and its ill effects on students’ physical and mental health followed by a video talking about ways to overcome ragging.
In conclusion, the event definitely made its mark to educate students and the faculty members about ragging, the zero-tolerance policy towards ragging, the effects of ragging, and the precautions that can be taken to put an end to it.
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