Ragging Free Campus

Ragging is a Criminal Offence

Ragging in any form is a criminal offence. Students indulging in ragging will be suspended from the college / hostel pending enquiry. They will be permitted to enter college / hostel after enquiry with re-admission and penalty. Depending on the severity of the case the culprits will be handed over to the police or expelled from the college / hostel.

Tamil Nadu Government Gazwtte (Extra Ordinary)

The following Act of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly received the assent of the Governor on the 14th February 1997 and is hereby published for general information.

An Act to prohibit ragging in educational institutions in the State of Tamil Nadu is as follows:

1. (i) This Act may be called the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997

(ii) It extends to the whole of the State of Tamil Nadu

(iii) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 9th day of December 1996

Definition

2. In this Act unless the context otherwise requires, “ragging means display of noisy, disorderly conduct, doing any act which causes or is likely to cause physical or psychological harm or raise apprehension or fear, shame or embarrassment to a student in any educational institution and includes Teasing, abusing, playing practical jokes on, or causing hurt. Asking the student to do any act or perform something which such student will not in the ordinary course willingly do

Prohibition of ragging

3. Ragging inside or outside any educational institution is prohibited

Penalty for ragging

4. Whoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets or propagates “ragging” inside or outside any educational institution shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years and also be liable to a fine which may extend to twenty five thousand rupees

Dismissal of student

5. Any student convicted of an offence under section 1 shall also be dismissed from the educational institution and such student shall not be admitted in any other educational institution

Suspension of student

6. i) Without prejudice to the foregoing provisions, whenever any student complains of ragging to the Head of an educational institution, or to any other person responsible for management of the educational institution, such Head of the educational institution or person responsible for the management of the educational institution shall enquire into the same immediately and, if found true,shall suspend the student who has committed the offence from the educational institution

ii) The decision of the Head of the educational institution or the person responsible for the management of the educational institution that any student has indulged under sub-section (1) shall be final

Deemed abetment

7. If the Head of an educational institution or the person responsible for the management of the educational institution fails or neglects to take action in the manner specified in sub-section (1) of section 6 when a complaint of ragging is made, such person shall be deemed to have abetted the offence of ragging and shall be punished as provided in Section 4

8. The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Ragging Ordinance, 1996 is hereby repealed. Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any action taken under the ordinance shall be deemed to have been done or taken under this Act