In order to ensure the dignity of the students and the educational standards of the colleges, the tendancy for ragging has to be curbed.For this purpose, the Government of Kerala, vide G. O. (Rt.) No. 1943/05/H. Edn.,dated 21-11-2005 ordered the constitution of the following committees:
1. State Level Committee comprising of–
(i) The Principal Secretary (Higher Education) (Chairman).
(ii) The Director of Collegiate Education (Member)
(iii) The Director of Technical Education(Member)
2. Committee at the College or Institution level consisting of–
(i) Principal (Chairman)
(ii) Senior Head of Department to be nominated by the Principal (Convenor)
(iii) A lady faculty member
(iv) PTA nominee
(v) A nominee of the management.
The following guidelines were also issued:
The institution committee shall–
(a) Keep continuous watch and vigilance for ragging incidents so as to prevent its occurance.
(b) Promptly deal with the incidents of ragging brought to the notice and summarily punish the guilty by putting forth its findings/suggestions before the authority competant to take action.
(c) Ensure complaince of the provisions of the Kerala Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1998.
An undertaking will be obtained from the students and their parents regarding prevention of ragging in the institution before the commencement of each academic year. A printed leaflet will be given to freshers and their parent/guardian at the time of admission detailing when and to whom one has to turn for information and guidelines along with address and telephone numbers of such officers.The Managements, Principal and Teaching staff will constantly interact with freshers to instill confidence in their minds. The head of the Institution will address the meeting of teachers, parents and students to enhance the awareness and ensure prevention of ragging in the institution. Under the Kerala Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1998 any person convicted of ragging shall be liable to be punished with imprisonment up to two years along with fine.
UGC Norms regarding Antiragging