Ragging is a criminal offence as per the Supreme Court verdict. In view of the directions of the Honble Supreme Court in SLP No. 24295 of 2006 dated 16-05-2007 and in Civil Appeal number 887 of 2009, dated 08-05-2009, Bholabhai Patel College of Computer Studies BCA department, brings forth these Regulations.
What constitutes Ragging-"Causing, inducing, compelling or forcing a student, whether by way of practical joke or otherwise, to do any act which detracts from human dignity or violates his/her person or exposes him/her to ridicule from doing any lawful act. By intimidating, wrongfully restraining, wrongfully confining, or injuring him or by using criminal force on him/her or by holding out to him/her any threat of intimidation, wrongful confinement, injury or the use of criminal force."
Ragging in all its forms is totally banned in this institution including in its departments, constituent units, all its premises (academic, residential, sports, kiosks, cafeteria and the like) whether located within the campus or outside and in all means of transportation of students whether public or private. The institution shall take strict action including but not limited to criminal proceeding and/or cancellation of admission against those found guilty of ragging and/or of abetting ragging and the burden of proof shall hereby lie on the perpetrator of alleged ragging and not on the victim. An offence of Ragging may be charged either on a written complaint by the affected or on independent finding of the Anti Ragging Squad.
Punishable Ingredients of Ragging:
Abetment / instigation to ragging
Criminal conspiracy to rag
Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging
Public nuisance created during ragging
Violation of decency and morals through ragging
Injury to body, causing hurt / mental trauma or grievous hurt
Use of criminal force
Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences
Offences against property
Attempt to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim
Physical or psychological humiliation Any act / abuse by spoken words, e-mails, snail mails, blogs, public insults etc.
Any act that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of a student
All other offences following from the definition of "Ragging".
Punishments against Ragging: Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the Institution, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging shall be any one or any combination of the following:
Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges
Withholding / withdrawing scholarship / fellowship and other benefits Forfeiting Campus Placement opportunities / recommendations
Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process
Withholding of results
Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival etc.
Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel
Cancellation of Admission
Rustication from the institution for a period, ranging from 1 to 3 years
Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specific period
Fine of Rupees 5,000/-
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.
In addition, in case of every single incident of ragging, a First Information Report (FIR) will be filed with the local police authorities. The possible punishment includes rigorous imprisonment (in compliance with the order of Supreme Court of India)
Helpline : Dr. N. N. Jani - 9426216639
Shivani Trivedi - 9898661507
In the case of any ragging incident, the students may immediately call and bring it to the above persons notice for necessary help, guidance and actions.
The freshers / junior students are hereby instructed that they should move in groups within the academic areas / campus, should not respond to the calls from seniors, should not participate in any kind of "freshers party" (unless otherwise approved by the management) anywhere inside/outside the campus, resist from doing anything against their will even if ordered by the seniors and that, they have nothing to fear as the institution cares for them and shall not tolerate any atrocities against them.
THE INSTITUTION LEVEL ANTI RAGGING COMMITTEE (2010-11)
1. Dr. N. N. Jani - Director
2. Ms. Shivani Trivedi Coordinator BCA
3. Police Inspector, Sector-21, Gandhinagar
THE INSTITUTION LEVEL ANTI RAGGING SQUAD: (2010-11)
1. Mr. Abhijeet Jadeja - Lecturer
2. Ms. Jaimini Kulkarni - Lecturer
3. Ms. Rebakah Jobdas Lecturer
Responsibilities : Complying with the directives of the Honble Supreme Court of India and RGUHS Notification dated No:AUTH/427/2009-2010 dated 01.08.2009 and DCI Notification No: DE-167-2008/A10119 dated 27.03.2009, the above Anti-ragging Squad is formed for overseeing the implementation of the recommendations of the Anti-ragging Verdict.
This squad comprising teaching faculty / supporting staff, administrators and women representatives (various sections of the campus community) will have vigil, oversight and patrolling functions. It will be mobile, alert and active at all times and is empowered to periodically inspect places of potential ragging. It will make surprise raids on hostels and other hot spots. The squad shall investigate incidents of ragging, make recommendations to the Institution level Anti-ragging committee and shall work under the overall guidance of the said committee.
The squad will visit various potential locations and hostels (as decided by the team), both inside and outside the institutes campus, regularly on all days (on rotational basis), from 9am to 9pm; will continuously monitor the situation and report to the anti-ragging committee from time to time.
BHOLABHAI PATEL COLLEGE OF COMPUTER STUDIES
BCA DEPARTMENT - Gandhinagar
Undertaking from the students as per the provisions of anti-ragging verdict by the Honble Supreme Court of India
I, Mr./Ms. __________________________________ Regn. No. ___________ Course/Program_______________________, a student of B. P. College of Computer Studies BCA Department, Gandhinagar do hereby undertake on this day _____ month _______________ year __________ the following with respect to the above subject of the institute.
1. That I have read and understood the Institute Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging, B. P. College of Computer Studies BCA Department (available at http://www.bpccs.org/), prepared as per the directives of the Honble Supreme Court of India on anti-ragging and the measures proposed to be taken in the above reference
2. That I understand the meaning of ragging and know that ragging in any form is a punishable offence and the same is banned by the Court of Law.
3. That I have not been found or charged for my involvement in any kind of ragging in the past. However, I undertake to face disciplinary action/legal proceedings including expulsion from the Institute if the above statement is found to be untrue or the facts are concealed, at any stage in future.
4. That I shall not resort to ragging in any form at any place and shall abide by the rules/laws prescribed by the Courts, Government of India and the authorities of the Institute for the purpose from time to time. Date: Signature of Student I hereby fully endorse the undertaking made by my child/ward.
Signature of Student:
I hereby fully endorse the undertaking made by my child/ward.
Signature of Mother/Father: