* Teasing / Ragging Banned *

* Don't Love Raggers *

* Raggers are Sadists *

* Don't Marry Raggers *

"Ragging" means the following (UGC, 2009):

Any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness any other student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such student will not in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student.

Causes of Ragging

  • Lack of proper goal
  • Unaware of life value
  • Lack of serious concern from managements
  • Fail to implement punishments
  • Poor management at hostels
  • Political interferences
  • Media
  • Caste and Religion
  • Lack of personality training

Problems of Junior Students

  • Hostel environment
  • Homesickness
  • Fears
  • Tensions
  • Uncleared doubts
  • Educational problems
  • Health problems
  • Financial problems
  • Family responsibilities
  • Suicidal tendency
  • Love affair
  • Loss of mother/father/others

Responsibilities of Seniors

  • If possible Try to solve their problems
  • Don't create one more problem i.e. Ragging /Teasing
  • Clear study problems
  • Give guidance for good future
  • Extend Friendship
  • Create caste and religion free Environment

Types of Teasers/Raggers

  • Adamant persons
  • Addicts
  • Homosexuals
  • Immoral persons
  • Sadists
  • Selfish persons

Diseases that may attack Raggers

  • Heart problems
  • Lung problems
  • Liver problems
  • Cancer
  • Mental disorders
  • Sexual diseases
  • Head-ache Insomnia
  • Rheumatic pains


  • Organisation of fresher's day at an early date
  • Constitution of college development committee with teachers, senior and junior students
  • Organisation of personality development programs (in addition to job oriented skills)
  • Organisation of frequent cultural programs
  • Promotion of value based education
  • Strict implementation of punishments

Punishable Ingredients of Ragging (UGC, 2009)

  • Abatement 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 or grievous hurt
  • Wrongful restraint
  • Wrongful confinement
  • Use of criminal force
  • Assault as well as sexual offenses or even unnatural offenses
  • Extortion
  • Criminal trespass
  • Offenses against property
  • Criminal intimidation
  • Attempts to commit any or all of the above mentioned offenses against the victim(s)

All other offenses following from the definition of "Ragging".

Punishments (UGC, 2009)

Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offense as established by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the institution, 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
  • Withholding/ withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits
  • Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
  • Withholding results
  • Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
  • Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel
  • Rustication from the institution for period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters
  • Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution
  • Fine of Rs. 25,000/-
  • 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.

For help visit:


Society Against Violence in Education (SAVE)

Coalition to Uproot Ragging from India (CURE)

* Hate Ragging : Make Friendship *