ANTI RAGGING COMMITTEE
An anti-ragging committee is constituted in accordance with the stipulations of UGC, government of Kerala, the Director of College Education and Kannur University, headed by the Principal. As per the direction issued by the University, Circle Inspector of Police, Sub Inspector of Police, representative of media, representative of parents, students, teaching and non-teaching staff shall be the members of the committee. The committee thus constituted shall make the students aware of the evil of ragging and will take precautions against incidents of ragging among students. Freshers shall be put under the supervision of the committee. Any students who is found guilty of ragging shall be expelled from the college and the matter will be reported to the police immediately. Convener of this committee is Sri. Bibin Antony, Asst. Prof. of Physical Education.
KERALA RAGGING PROHIBITION ACT -1998.
The prominent parts from the Kerala Ragging prohibition Act 1998 is appended below for the benefit of the students and their parents.
II(B) By ragging it is meant any physical or mental torture or any disorderly conduct towards any student of an educational institution causing apprehension, dread, humiliation or agitation in him/her. It can be any harassment like insulting, teasing, bullying or manhandling. It can also be forcing upon him/her to do something which he/she voluntarily won’t do normally.
III.Prohibition of Ragging
Ragging is prohibited both inside and outside the institution.
IV. Punishment for ragging
Any student involved in ragging /persuades others for ragging or advocates ragging /either inside or outside an educational institution shall be subject to a punishment of not more than two years imprisonment in addition to a penalty of not over Rs 10,000.
V. Dismissal of a student
A student subject to the punishment under section iv is liable to be dismissed from the institution and shall be barred from being admitted to any other institution for a period of three years from the date of receipt of the dismissal order.
VI. Suspension of a student
If a student/parent/guardian or any teacher of the institution forwards a written complaint to the head of the institution , he has to make an urgent inquiry into the matter within 7 days of the receipt of such a complaint. If the allegation is proved to be correct , the accused must be suspended with immediate effect and the matter must be reported to the police for further proceedings.
If the head of the institution refuses to take action in the manner described under section VI or is negligent in initiating any steps, he is to be treated as one abetting the crime and is liable to be punished under section IV