Yenepoya(Deemed to be University) does not tolerate ragging of any sort and intends to take all possible and precautionary measures to ensure that University Campus/Hostels are ragging free.
Yenepoya(Deemed to be University) would like to educate the students, especially the freshers and their immediate seniors about the implications and negative aspects of ragging.
The Anti Ragging booklet is issued to the students keeping in mind the above aspects. All the students are instructed to go through the contents of the Booklet and understand the implications of ragging and refrain from any act that may be termed as ragging with a view to maintain a salubrious atmosphere in the University conducive to professional and
higher studies. University Grants Commission has prepared the model Regulations known as UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009.
Reproduced hereunder is the excerpts and from the said UGC Act.
COVERAGE: The provisions under this Act apply to all the constituent Colleges (YMC/YDC/YNC/YPC including YMCH). It also covers the academic, residential,playgrounds, canteen etc., located within the Yenepoya(Deemed to be University), transportation of students - whether public or private.
Objectives: To prohibit any conduct by the student/s 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 indisciplined activities causing or likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension there of.
- Asking any students to do any aetthat has the effect of generating shame/torment/embarrassment
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 indisciplined activities by any students 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 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;
- 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 orforceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by 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 as any other danger to heath or person;
- Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student;
- Any act that effects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.
- Our advertisements calling for applications for entrance test/admission to the course contain appropriate clause on ragging.
- The University/College brochures and prospectus also contain similar clauses on ragging.
- The application form for enrolment contain an undertaking on ragging to be signed by the candidate and also by the parent/guardian.These are obtained before admission to the course.
- Students seeking admission to hostel will have to give additional undertaking that they would refrain from ragging.
- At strategic points in the campus, posters are being exhibited highlighting negative aspects of ragging.
Surprise visits to hostels by the Flying squads:
A Flying Squad is constituted consisting of teaching staff, Hostel Wardens, Campus Administrative Officer and Registrar. The Flying Squad conducts visits to the hostels without any notice with a view to have firsthand knowledge on the behavior of the students/hostellers and happenings in and around the hostels. The Flying Squad submits its report for taking corrective steps/disciplinary action as may be expedient.
A strict vigil is maintained at all levels to ensure that the University/College campuses as well as hostels are ragging free.
Administrative action in the event of ragging
The institution shall punish a student found guilty of ragging after following the procedure and in the manner prescribed herein under:
- The Anti-Ragging committee of institution shall take an appropriate decision,in regard to punishment or otherwise, depending on the facts of each incident of ragging and nature and gravity of the incident of ragging established in the recommendations of the Anti-Ragging Squad.
- The Anti-ragging Committee may,depending on the nature and gravity of the guilt established by the Anti-Ragging Squad,award, to those found guilty ,one or more of the following punishments, namely:
a) Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.
b) Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits.
c) Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process.
d) Withholding results.
e) Debarring from representing the institution in any regional,national or international meet,tournament,youth festival etc.
f) Suspension/expulsion from the hostel.
g) Cancellation of admission.
h) Rustication from the institution for period ranging from one to four semesters.
i) Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.