Prevention of Ragging in Educational Institutions - Guideline issued by UGC - Circular Dt: 14.04.2011(AUT, Chennai)

Anti-Ragging Policy of SVCE

Ragging in any form is totally prohibited in and outside the campus of Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering. It is the objective of every member of SVCE community consisting of the Management, Faculty and Staff members and as well as all students and their parents/guardians to make the College a 'ragging free' Institution and ensure a conducive environment for freshers to adapt to the changes that the college life may demand on them and grow up along with their seniors.

The College is committed to follow all Regulations and Guidelines promulgated by the UGC and other higher authorities from time to time. The college will not permit or condone any incident of ragging in any form and will take all necessary and required measures to achieve the objective of eliminating ragging, within the institution or outside. The College will follow the Ugc Regulations on curbing the menace of ragging in Higher Educational Institutions , 2009.(F.1-16/2007(CPP-II) dated 17th June, 2009) and take stringent action against those found guilty of ragging and/or abetting ragging, actively or passively, or being part of a conspiracy to promote ragging, in accordance with these and other Regulations in force..

What constitutes Ragging?

As defined by the UGC, Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:-

  1. 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;
  2. Indulging in rowdy or indisciplined 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;
  3. 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;
  4. Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher;
  5. Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
  6. Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students;
  7. 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;
  8. 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 ;
  9. Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other studen twith 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.

Punishments that may be awarded for Ragging.

Every incident of ragging will be investigated by one of the Anti ragging Squads who will go into the details and submit all relevant information to the Principal along with their findings and recommendations.

On receipt of the recommendation of the Anti Ragging Squad or on receipt of any information concerning any reported incident of ragging, the Principal will determine if a case under the penal laws is made out and if so, either on his own or through a member of the Anti-Ragging Committee authorised by him in this behalf, proceed to file a First Information Report (FIR), within twenty four hours of receipt of such information or recommendation, with the police and local authorities, under the appropriate penal provisions relating to one or more specified clauses of the UGC Regulations, for further action.

Further, the Anti-Ragging Committee of SVCE will, depending on the nature and gravity of the guilt established by the Anti-Ragging Squad/s, award, to those found guilty, one or more of the following punishments, namely:-

  1. Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.
  2. Withholding/ withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits
  3. Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or other evaluation process.
  4. Withholding results.
  5. Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
  6. Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel.
  7. Cancellation of admission.
  8. Rustication from the institution for period ranging from one to four semesters.
  9. Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.

Where the persons committing or abetting the act of ragging are not identified, the college will resort to collective punishment.

(As per UGC Regulations, an appeal against the order of punishment by the Anti-Ragging Committee of SVCE lies with the Vice-Chancellor of Anna University, Chennai)

SRI VENKATESWARA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Pennalur, Sriperumbudur Taluk – 602 117. Ph: +91-44-27152000

Anti- Ragging Information leaflet – I

31.07.2015
A. Anti-Ragging Policy of SVCE

Ragging in any form is totally prohibited in and outside the campus of Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering. It is the objective of every member of SVCE community consisting of the Management, Faculty and Staff members and as well as all students and their parents/guardians to make the College a 'ragging free' Institution and ensure a conducive environment for freshers to adapt to the changes that the college life may demand on them and grow up along with their seniors.

The College is committed to follow all Regulations and Guidelines promulgated by the UGC and other higher authorities from time to time. The college will not permit or condone any incident of ragging in any form and will take all necessary and required measures to achieve the objective of eliminating ragging, within the institution or outside. The College will follow the UGC REGULATIONS ON CURBING THE MENACE OF RAGGING IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, 2009.(F.1-16/2007(CPP-II) dated 17th June, 2009) and take stringent action against those found guilty of ragging and/or abetting ragging, actively or passively, or being part of a conspiracy to promote ragging, in accordance with these and other Regulations in force.

B. Advice to all I year students

ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS ARE ADVISED TO BE AWARE OF ANTI-RAGGING MEASURES AND REPORT ANY DIFFICULTY TO THE COLLEGE AUTHORITIES AS BELOW IN PERSON OR BY MOBILE PHONE AT THE EARLIEST.

C. Telephone Numbers of Anti-Ragging Committee Members
College staff:

  1. Dr. S. Ganesh Vaidyanathan, Principal, 99403 14727; College Extn: 103.
  2. Dr. K.Pitchandi, Controller of Exams, 8148817595; College Extn: 402.
  3. Dr. K.R. Santha, Vice Principal & HOD/EE, 9444742059  College Extn: 250
  4. Prof. K.V. Sivanarayana, Dean (Student Welfare) & Professor/MR, 94441 93853, College        Extn: 504
  5. Dr. D.Balasubramanian, HOD/IT, 9940890203; College Extn: 350
  6. Dr. S. Sampath Krishnan, Deputy Warden, Hostels & HOD/AP, 94442 45284; College         Extn: 170
  7. Mr. V. Seenu, Instructor/ME, 94445 76658
  8. Mr. M. Srinivasappa, Mechanic/MR, 9444250595

Official / Invited Members:

  1. Tahsildar, Sriperumbudur Taluk Office, Sriperumbudur – 602 105. (Rep of Civil Administration) Ph: 044-2716 2231.
  2. Inspector of Police, Sriperumbudur Police Station, Sriperumbudur – 602 105.                           Ph. No: 2716 2224.
  3. Dr. S. Vidhya Prakash, NGO: Environment monitoring and Action Initiating. 1-4, Apollo flats, Thirumangalam, Anna Nagar West, Chennai -40. Mobile No: 98401 65141

Students of senior classes:

  1. Mr. Tarun Chinmai S, IV Year B.E (Computer Science – C Batch), President, Students’ Association, 91-9442159301, tchinmai7@gmail.com
  2. Mr.Chidambaram SP, III Year, B.E (Automobile), General Secretary, Students’ Association,   91-9840058109, chidu95@gmail.com
  3. Ms.Soundarya A III-Year, IT 'B' Joint Secretary 91-9789562858, soundaryaathimuthu@gmail.com.
  4. Mr.Siddarth Kumar.S, III B.E (CS – C), Sports Secretary, Students’ Association.

 

Invited Parents:

  1. Mr. Kalpesh. K. Devey, F/o. Kunal Devey, IV B.E., Automobile Engineering, #16, Kathedral Garden Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-34. Ph: 93818 03305.
  2. Mr.N.R.Venkateswaran, F/o Ms.Ranjani, III B.E (ECE), M/s Vision Engineering (Madras) Pvt. Ltd., 6/1, Shanthi Nagar Main Road, Moonlight, Ramapuram, Chennai-89. Ph: 94440 40946.
  3. Ms.D.Kayalvizhi M/o. ArunlPrasad, II year, Mechanical Engg. #116/1, Rajaji Street, Kumaran Nagar, Padi, Chennai – 50. Ph: 9841689192.

D. Anti-Ragging Squad
S. No  Name                                Designation                 Dept.           Mobile No.              College
                                                                                                                                                    Extn.
1        Dr.S.Ganesh Vaidyanathan       Principal           EC                       99403 14727               103
2        Dr.K. Pitchandi       COE         ME                       8148817595               402
3        Dr. J. Venkatesan                    Asst. Dean (SW)      AE                       9444339292                450
4        Dr. B. Thilaka                          Asst. Dean (Exam)  AM                       9444246996                156     
5        Mr.V.Senthivelan                      Asst. Professor          MR          9884773837                855

E. Anti-Ragging team in Hostel:
Resident Tutors & Deputy Warden (Boys Hostel):

S. No             Name                           Designation                 Dept.   Mobile No       College
Extn.

1        Dr.S.Sampath Krishnan                       Dy. Warden                 AP       9444245284    170
2        Mr.S.Kumaravel                      Dy. Warden                 EE        9940695670    251
3        Mr.T.Annamalai                      Asst. Professor             EE        9944779572    251
4        Mr.M.Ramanjaneyalu Kolla     Asst. Professor             AE       9655061821    454
5        Mr.S.Rajasekar                                    Asst. Professor             CH       9445936312    560
6        Mr.G.Suresh                            Asst. Professor             ME       9597641113    411
7        Mr.J.Sivarampandiyan             Asst. Professor             ME       9500686941    411
8        Mr.M.Arul Kumar                    Asst. Professor             ME       9600427745    411
9     Mr.P.Arul                                 Asst. Professor             EC       9884372131    201
10      Mr.A.Sureshkumar                  Asst. Professor             EE        8220341828    251

Resident Tutors & Deputy Warden (Girls Hostel):
1        Ms.K.Chamundeeswari                        Asst. Warden               MS       9944348280    825
2        Ms.V.M.Megala                       Asst. Professor             IT                                 940
3        Ms.M.Sugacini                         Asst. Professor             IT                                 940
4        Ms.A.Indumathi                       Asst. Professor             IT         9994454683    994
5        Ms.Pangajam                           Lady PTI                      P.Ed                             940

 

F. Toll Free Help lines:
Anti Ragging - Toll Free Help Line telephone Numbers: 18001805522
email at: helpline@antiragging.in
(Prof.K.V.Sivanarayana)
Dean – Students’ Welfare

Anti Ragging - Toll Free Help Line telephone Numbers: 18001805522

email at: helpline@antiragging.in>

  • List of Mentors

    The following students will be mentors from II year of all departments.

  • Affidavits to be signed by Student and Parents

    As per UGC Regulations, all students and their parents are required to complete the Affidavits placed below and submit them for Principal's Signature, on the day of their joining the college.

    In case of students admitted under Anna University single window counseling system, they as well as their parents are required to submit these affidavits on or before 7th Sep 09.

    ANNEXURE - I
    AFFIDAVIT BY STUDENTS

    I, ______________________________ (full name of student with admission/registration/enrolment number) s/o d/o Mr./Mrs./Ms. ______________________________, having been admitted to Sri venkateswara college of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, have carefully read and fully understood the provisions contained in the UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009, (hereinafter called the "Regulations").

    1. I have, in particular, perused clause 3 of the Regulations and am aware as to what constitutes ragging.


    2. I have also, in particular, perused clause 7 and clause 9.1 of the Regulations and am fully aware of the penal and administrative action that is liable to be taken against me in case I am found guilty of or abetting ragging, actively or passively, or being part of a conspiracy to promote ragging.


    3. I hereby solemnly aver and undertake that

      1. I will not indulge in any behaviour or act that may be constituted as ragging under clause 3 of the Regulations.

      2. I will not participate in or abet or propagate through any act of commission or omission that may be constituted as ragging under clause 3 of the Regulations.


    4. I hereby affirm that, if found guilty of ragging, I am liable for punishment according to clause 9.1 of the Regulations, without prejudice to any other criminal action that may be taken against me under any penal law or any law for the time being in force.


    5. I hereby declare that I have not been expelled or debarred from admission in any institution in the country on account of being found guilty of, abetting or being part of a conspiracy to promote, ragging; and further affirm that, in case the declaration is found to be untrue, I am aware that my admission is liable to be cancelled.

    Declared this __________ day of __________ month of __________ year.

     

    ____________________

    Signature of deponent
    Name:

    VERIFICATION

    Verified that the contents of this affidavit are true to the best of my knowledge and no part of the affidavit is false and nothing has been concealed or misstated therein.

    Verified at ____________________ (place) on this the __________ (day) of __________ (month), __________ (year ) .

     

    ____________________

    Signature of deponent

    Solemnly affirmed and signed in my presence on this the __________ (day) of __________ (month), __________ (year ) after reading the contents of this affidavit.

     

    OATH COMMISSIONER/PRINCIPAL

     

    ANNEXURE - II
    AFFIDAVIT BY PARENT / GUARDIAN

    I, Mr./Mrs./Ms. ______________________________________ (full name of parent/guardian) father/mother/guardian of , _________ ___________________________ (full name of student with admission/registration/enrolment number), my son/ daughter having been admitted to Sri Venkateswara college of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, have carefully read and fully understood the provisions contained in the UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009,(hereinafter called the "Regulations").

    1. I have, in particular, perused clause 3 of the Regulations and am aware as towhat constitutes ragging.


    2. I have also, in particular, perused clause 7 and clause 9.1 of the Regulations and am fully aware of the penal and administrative action that is liable to be taken against my ward in case he/she is found guilty of or abetting ragging, actively or passively, or being part of a conspiracy to promote ragging.
    3. I hereby solemnly aver and undertake that
      1. My ward will not indulge in any behaviour or act that may be constituted as ragging under clause 3 of the Regulations.

      2. My ward will not participate in or abet or propagate through any act of commission or omission that may be constituted as ragging under clause 3 of the Regulations.


    4. I hereby affirm that, if found guilty of ragging, my ward is liable for punishment according to clause 9.1 of the Regulations, without prejudice to any other criminal action that may be taken against my ward under any penal law or any law for the time being in force.


    5. I hereby declare that my ward has not been expelled or debarred from admission in any institution in the country on account of being found guilty of, abetting or being part of a conspiracy to promote, ragging; and further affirm that, in case the declaration
      is found to be untrue, the admission of my ward is liable to be cancelled.

    Declared this __________ day of __________ month of __________ year.

     

    ____________________

    Signature of deponent
    Name:
    Address:

    Telephone / Mobile No.:

    VERIFICATION

    Verified that the contents of this affidavit are true to the best of my knowledge and no part of the affidavit is false and nothing has been concealed or misstated therein.

    Verified at ____________________ (place) on this the __________ (day) of __________ (month), __________ (year ).

     

    ____________________

    Signature of deponent


    Solemnly affirmed and signed in my presence on this the __________ (day) of __________ (month), __________ (year ) after reading the contents of this affidavit.

     

    OATH COMMISSIONER/PRINCIPAL

     

    Extracts from "UGC regulations on curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 dt.17.06.2009"

    Para 3. What constitutes Ragging:- Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:

    1. 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;


    2. indulging in rowdy or indisciplined 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;


    3. 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;


    4. any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher;


    5. exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.


    6. any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students;


    7. 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;


    8. 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 ;


    9. 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.

    Para 7. Action to be taken by the Head of the institution:- On receipt of the recommendation of the Anti Ragging Squad or on receipt of any information concerning any reported incident of ragging, the Head of institution shall immediately determine if a case under the penal laws is made out and if so, either on his own or through a member of the Anti-Ragging Committee authorised by him in this behalf, proceed to file a First Information Report (FIR), within twenty four hours of receipt of such information or recommendation, with the police and local authorities, under the appropriate penal provisions relating to one or more of the following, namely;

    1. Abetment to ragging;
    2. Criminal conspiracy to rag;
    3. Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging;
    4. Public nuisance created during ragging;
    5. Violation of decency and morals through ragging;
    6. Injury to body, causing hurt or grievous hurt;
    7. Wrongful restraint;
    8. Wrongful confinement;
    9. Use of criminal force;
    10. Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences;
    11. Extortion;
    12. Criminal trespass;
    13. Offences against property;
    14. Criminal intimidation;
    15. Attempts to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim(s);
    16. Threat to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim(s);
    17. Physical or psychological humiliation;
    18. All other offences following from the definition of ragging.

    Provided that the Head of the institution shall forthwith report the occurrence of the incident of ragging to the District Level Anti-Ragging Committee and the Nodal officer of the affiliating University, if the institution is an affiliated institution.

    Provided further that the institution shall also continue with its own enquiry initiated under clause 9 of these Regulations and other measures without waiting for action on the part of the police/local authorities and such remedial action shall be initiated and completed immediately and in no case later than a period of seven days of the reported occurrence of the incident of ragging.

    9. Administrative action in the event of ragging:-

    9.1 The institution shall punish a student found guilty of ragging with any of the following academic institutional punishments:-

    1. Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.
    2. Withholding/ withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits.
    3. Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or other evaluation process.
    4. Withholding results.
    5. Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
    6. Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel.
    7. Cancellation of admission.
    8. Rustication from the institution for period ranging from one to four semesters.
    9. Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.

    Provided that where the persons committing or abetting the act of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment.