An Anti ragging cell has been setup in the college to assist students for ragging related complaints and to ensure that no Ragging incidence takes place anywhere in the institute campus.
||Name of the member
||Prof. Rashmi Patil
||Prof. Rashmi G
||Mr. Praveen Hadapad
||Miss. Priya Nayak
RAGGING IS BANNED IN THE INSTITUTION
What is Ragging?
Ragging is a form of harassment that involves seniors bullying or intimidating juniors, particularly in educational institutions. It can have serious negative effects on the victims, including psychological trauma, physical injury, and even suicide.
Here are some of the effects of ragging:
1. Psychological trauma: Ragging can cause psychological trauma in the victim, leading to anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
2. Physical harm: Ragging can result in physical harm to the victim, including injuries, bruises, and cuts.
3. Loss of confidence: Victims of ragging often suffer from a loss of confidence, which can impact their academic and personal lives.
4. Poor academic performance: Ragging can cause a decline in academic performance due to the stress and trauma experienced by the victim.
5. Fear and intimidation: Victims of ragging may experience fear and intimidation, leading to a sense of insecurity and vulnerability.
6. Suicidal tendencies: In extreme cases, victims of ragging may experience suicidal tendencies due to the trauma and stress caused by the harassment.
Overall, ragging can have serious and long-lasting effects on its victims. It is important to raise awareness about the harmful effects of ragging and take measures to prevent it from occurring in educational institutions.
PUNISHMENT FOR RAGGING
In our institute if any student is found indulging in any activity ,which comes in the category of ragging, then the punishment is also as per the Honarable Supreme court's guidelines, which may be
1. Fine: A student found guilty of ragging may be required to pay a fine as a penalty.
2. Suspension: Students who engage in ragging may be suspended from the institution for a specified period of time.
3. Expulsion: Students who engage in serious cases of ragging may be expelled from the institution.
4. Criminal charges: In some cases, ragging may lead to criminal charges, which could result in imprisonment for the guilty parties.
5. Blacklisting: Institutions may blacklist students found guilty of ragging, making it difficult for them to get admission to other institutions.
MEASURES TO ELIMINATE RAGGING
Eliminating ragging requires a concerted effort from all stakeholders, including educational institutions, students, parents, and law enforcement authorities. Here are some measures that can be taken to prevent and eliminate ragging:
1. Awareness campaigns: Educational institutions can launch awareness campaigns to educate students about the harmful effects of ragging and the legal consequences of engaging in it.
2. Strict policies: Institutions can develop strict anti-ragging policies and enforce them effectively. This may include setting up anti-ragging committees, conducting regular orientation sessions, and appointing student mentors to assist new students.
3. Peer counseling: Students can be trained to act as peer counselors and assist new students in adjusting to campus life. This can help prevent instances of ragging.
4. Prompt action: It is important to take prompt and strict action against students found guilty of ragging. This can include suspension, expulsion, and criminal charges as appropriate.
5. Parental involvement: Parents can be involved in preventing ragging by educating their children about the negative effects of such behavior and supporting institutions in their efforts to prevent it.
Summary of activities conducted by Anti-Ragging Cell in academic year 2022-23
1. Workshop was conducted on Anti- ragging:
On 10/01/2023, Professor Pralhad Tol conducted a workshop on anti-ragging and legal punishments. The workshop aimed to create awareness about the harmful effects of ragging and the legal consequences of indulging in it.
During the workshop, Prof. Tol discussed various laws and regulations related to ragging, such as the Anti-Ragging Act of 1997 and the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC). He emphasized the need for strict enforcement of these laws and for creating a safe and welcoming environment for all students.
The workshop also discussed the various types of ragging, such as physical, verbal, and psychological, and their impact on the victims. Prof Tol urged students to speak up and report any incidents of ragging to the authorities.
In addition, the workshop discussed the legal punishments for ragging, which include fines, suspension, expulsion, and even imprisonment in some cases. Prof Tol stressed the importance of taking ragging seriously and following the rules and regulations set forth by the authorities.
Overall, the workshop was a valuable learning experience for students and faculty alike, helping to create a safe and respectful campus environment free from the harmful effects of ragging.
2. Drama was performed
On 10/01/2023, BCA 3rd semester students performed a drama on the theme of anti-ragging. The drama aimed to raise awareness about the harmful effects of ragging and promote a safe and welcoming environment for all students.
The drama portrayed different scenarios related to ragging, such as physical, verbal, and psychological abuse. The performers depicted the emotional trauma and distress experienced by the victims of ragging, and the negative impact it can have on their academic and personal lives.
Through the drama, the students emphasized the need for creating a culture of respect and tolerance on campus, where every student is treated with dignity and kindness. They also highlighted the various measures that can be taken to prevent ragging, such as awareness campaigns, strict enforcement of anti-ragging laws, and promoting healthy interactions among students.
The drama was well-received by the audience, comprising students, faculty, and staff. It sparked a conversation about the issue of ragging and the importance of promoting a safe and inclusive campus environment. The performance was a testament to the creativity and talent of the BCA 3rd semester students, who used their skills to raise awareness about an important social issue.
3. Essay Competition
On 13/02/2023, an essay writing competition was conducted on the topic "Effects of Ragging". The competition aimed to encourage students to reflect on the harmful effects of ragging and to promote a safe and welcoming campus environment.
Participants were given two hours to write an essay on the topic. The essays were judged based on their content, organization, language, and originality. The competition was open to all students, and there was a good turnout of participants.
The essays submitted were a testament to the creative and critical thinking abilities of the students. They explored the different types of ragging, such as physical, verbal, and psychological, and their negative impact on the victims. The essays also discussed the social, academic, and psychological consequences of ragging, such as anxiety, depression, and trauma.
The essays highlighted the importance of promoting a culture of respect, inclusivity, and tolerance on campus, and the need for strict enforcement of anti-ragging laws. They also suggested various measures that can be taken to prevent ragging, such as awareness campaigns, counseling sessions, and mentoring programs.
The judges had a difficult time choosing the winners, as all the essays were of high quality and showed a deep understanding of the topic. However, three winners were selected based on their overall presentation and content.
The essay writing competition was a great success, as it allowed students to express their thoughts and ideas on an important social issue. It also helped to raise awareness about the harmful effects of ragging and promote a safe and inclusive campus environment. The competition was a testament to the intellectual and creative potential of students and the power of education to bring positive change in society.
Total forty students participated in the essay competition. Prof Neeta Math and Prof M.M.Kinagi were the judges for the competition.
Archana Biradar from BCA 3rd sem took first prize, Akshata Kulkarni from Bcom 5th sem took second prize and Narasing Shindhe took 3rd prize in this competition.
4. Showed a short film on anti-ragging. KOI TO HO
On 21/02/2023, a short film “KOI TO HO” on ragging was shown under the guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The film aimed to create awareness about the harmful effects of ragging and promote a safe and welcoming campus environment.
The film depicted the negative impact of ragging on the victims and their families. It showed how ragging can cause emotional trauma, anxiety, and depression, and affect the academic and personal lives of students. The film also highlighted the various measures that can be taken to prevent ragging, such as awareness campaigns, strict enforcement of anti-ragging laws, and promoting healthy interactions among students.
The film was well-made, with excellent cinematography and sound design. The actors delivered convincing performances that effectively portrayed the emotional and psychological impact of ragging. The film was also accompanied by a discussion session, where students, faculty, and staff shared their thoughts and experiences related to ragging.
The film and discussion session were a valuable learning experience for everyone who participated. It helped to create a dialogue about the issue of ragging and promote a culture of respect and inclusivity on campus. The film was a testament to the power of visual media to raise awareness about important social issues and bring about positive change in society.
5. Awareness Program regarding ragging- showed a short-film. THE UNSIGHTED
On 01/03/2023, an awareness program was conducted to address the issue of ragging on college campuses. As part of the program, a short film “THE UNSIGHTED”
was shown to create awareness about the negative consequences of ragging.
The film depicted various scenarios related to ragging, such as physical, verbal, and psychological abuse. It showed how ragging can have a detrimental effect on the mental and emotional health of students, and how it can affect their academic performance and personal lives. The film also highlighted the legal repercussions of ragging and the strict actions that can be taken against those who engage in such behavior.
Following the screening of the film, a discussion session was held where students, faculty, and staff shared their thoughts and experiences related to ragging. The program emphasized the importance of creating a safe and welcoming campus environment, where every student is treated with dignity and respect. It also highlighted the measures that can be taken to prevent ragging, such as awareness campaigns, counseling sessions, and strict enforcement of anti-ragging laws.
The program was well-organized, with informative and engaging presentations by experts in the field of education and psychology. The film was an effective tool for creating awareness about the issue of ragging and sparking a dialogue about the measures that can be taken to prevent it. The program was a testament to the commitment of the college authorities towards promoting a safe and inclusive campus environment, and their efforts towards creating responsible and empathetic citizens.