Ragging is strictly prohibited under Ordinance XV (8) and XV (C) of the University of Delhi. Any complaint regarding ragging should immediately be reported to the Principal, Convener, Students Advisory Board or Teacher-in-charge of the Department concerned. Complaints of sexual harassment should be reported to the College Complaints Committee set up under the Women Development Centre of the College.
- Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited, within the premises of College/ Department or Institution and any part of Delhi University system as well as on public transport.
- Any individual or collective act or practice or ragging constitutes gross indiscipline and, shall be dealt with under this Ordinance.
- Ragging for the purpose of this Ordinance, ordinarily means any act, conduct or practice by which dominant power or status of senior students is brought to bear on students freshly enrolled or students who are in any way considered or inferior by other students and includes individual or collective acts or practices which
- involve physical assauIt or threat or use of physical force;
- violate the status, dignity and honour of women students;
- violate the status, dignity and honour of students belonging to the scheduled castes and tribes;
- expose students to ridicule and contempt and affect their self-esteem;
- entaiI verbal abuse and aggression, indescent gestures and obscene behaviour.
- The Principal of a College, the Head of the Department or an Institution, the authorities of College or University Hostel or Halls or Residence shall take immediate action on any information of the occurrence of ragging.
- Not with standing anything in Clause (4) above, the Proctor may also suo moto enquire into any incident of ragging and make report to the Vice-Chancellor of the identity of those who have engaged in ragging and the nature of the incident.
- The Proctor may also submit an initial report establishing “the identity of the perpetrators of ragging and the nature of the ragging incident”.
- If the Principal of a College or Head of the Department or Institution or the Proctor is satisfied that for some reason, to be recorded in writing, it is not reasonably practical to hold such an enquiry, he/she may so advice the Vice-Chancellor accordingly.
- When the Vice-Chancellor is satisfied that it is not expedient to hold such an enquiry, his/her decision shall be final.
- On the receipt of a report under Clause (5) or (6) or a determination by the relevant authority under Clause (7) disclosing the occurrence of ragging incidents described in Clause 3 (a), (b) and (c), the Vice Chancellor shall direct or order rustication of a student or students for a specific number of years.
- The Vice-Chancellor may in other cases of ragging order or direct that any student or students be expelled or be not for a stated period, admitted to a course of study in a college, departmental examination for one or more years or that the results or the student or students concerned in the examination or examination in which they appeared be cancelled.
- In case where students who have obtained degree or diploma of Delhi University are found guilty under this Ordinance, appropriate action will be taken under Statute 15 for withdrawal of degree or diploma conferred by the University.
- For the purpose of this Ordinance abetment to ragging will also amount to ragging.
- All Institutions within the Delhi University System shall be obligated to carry out instructions/directions issued under this Ordinance, and to give aid and assistance to the Vice-Chancellor to achieve the effective implementation
Order of the Vice Chancellor in pursuance of Ordinance XV-C: Where incident(s) of ragging are reported to the Vice Chancellor by any authority under this Ordinance, the student(s) involved in ragging, shall be expelled for a specified term, designated in the order, non-students involved in reports of ragging win be proceeded with under the criminal law of India; they will also be rendered ineligible for a period of five years from seeking enrollment in any of the institutions of the University of Delhi. Students against whom necessary action is taken under this note, will he given post decisional hearing, with strict adherence to the rules of natural justice.”
The directives of the University of Delhi, its ordinances, and the guidance of the relevant orders of the Supreme Court of India will be strictly adhered to in matters related to ragging.
NO RAGGING BECAUSE :
- Ragging is an evil in Educational Institutions.
- Ragging is an act against humanity.
- Ragging is not the right way to welcome Fresher’s in the college.
- Ragging is not desirable in educated society.
- Ragging is not the proper way to get yourself introduced to the Freshers.
- Ragging hurts Freshers in all ways vis. mentally, physically, psychologically
- Ragging means you are playing with the sentiments of the newcomers.