Punitive Actions For Indulging in Ragging
Under the provisions of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India Orders in SLP (Civil) No 24295 & 24296 of 2004 , any student found indulging in Ragging ,his /her admission may be cancelled and the student may be expelled from the Institution, besides other disciplinary action as deemed fit by the College Authorities. The College may also get an FIR registered with the police against students suspected of indulging in Ragging.
The Supreme Court has defined “ragging” as “any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act having an effect of teasing ,treating or handling with rudeness any other student, indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities which cause 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 students will not do 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.”.
Precautionary Advise to Freshers
Dear Freshers, We welcome you once again to the IITT fraternity. Many of you may have apprehensions about hostel life, particularly about your "interactions" with the seniors in the first few weeks. For your benefit we would like to highlight the fresher-senior interaction at IITT
While it is desirable that freshers and seniors should get to know each other, this must happen in a mutually friendly manner. Any interaction between freshers and seniors where the seniors are friendly, welcoming and non-aggressive is encouraged.
On the other hand, if a fresher is forced to do anything which results in his/her mental discomfort, it should be interpreted as ragging which is banned by a ruling of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India. Please be firm and say "no" to any aggressive behavior without any fear or hesitation.
There is absolutely no reason for you to put up with any form of aggressive interaction. Please contact Anti Ragging Cell or you can even contact your hostel warden at any time to report any ragging. If you want to leave an anonymous note about ragging that you have witnessed or experienced, please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org. It will help us to curb aggressive interaction more effectively if you are not hesitant to provide details.