According to the norms framed by All India Council Technical Education (AICTE), Anti-Ragging committee is constituted comprising of the following members for the academic year 2017-18.
Committee members for Aided Section
|Sr. No.||Name of Faculty||Designation|
|1||Mr. Mohd. Ali||Chairman|
|2||Mr. D. K. Ibrahim||Member|
|3||Ms. Jothi Jagaldas||Member|
|4||Mr. Sayyed Arshadul Quadri||Member|
|5||Mr. Mohd. Tousif Shaikh||Member|
Committee members for Un-Aided Section
|Sr. No.||Name of Faculty||Designation|
|1||Mr. Mohd. Irfan Ansari||Chairman|
|2||Mr. Irfan Khan||Member|
|3||Mr. Mujibullah Khan||Member|
|4||Ms. Sadaf Shaikh||Member|
|5||Mr. Zubeda Shaikh||Member|
ACTION AGAINST RAGGING
Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act 1999 which is in effect from 15th May 1999 has the following provisions for Action against Ragging:
- Ragging within or outside of any educational institution is prohibited.
- Whosoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets, or propagates ragging within or outside any educational institution shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term up to 2 years and/or penalty, which may extend to ten thousand rupees
- Any student convicted of an offence of ragging shall be dismissed from the institution and such student shall not be / admitted in any other educational institution for a period of five years from the date of order of such dismissal.
WHAT CONSTITUTES RAGGING
Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:
- 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.
- 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.
- Asking any student to do any act which student in the ordinary course will not 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.
- Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher.
- Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
- Any act of financial extortion or forceful burden of expenditure put on a fresher or any student by other students.
- 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.
- 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.
Actions to be taken against students for indulging and abetting ragging in technical institutions:
- 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.
- Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process.
- Withholding results.
- Rustication from the institution for a 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.