Steps to curb ragging in Universities
390 cases of ragging, including death or maiming of students, were reported in different colleges of the country during the last year, including the States of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh which have reported higher number of cases.
UGC has sent letters dated 28.7.2015 and 10.2.2016 to the Chief Secretaries and the Education Secretaries of the concerned States where the ragging cases reported are high.
UGC is taking action on punishment for ragging as per UGC’s Regulation on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Education Institutions, 2009. In cases and situations where the provisions of the Indian Penal Code are attracted, appropriate action is also taken. The UGC has also recently expanded the definition of ‘ragging’ by bringing out the Third Amendment of its Anti-Ragging Regulations on 29.6.2016.
This information was given by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.