Following the guidelines stated in UGC REGULATIONS ON CURBING THE MENACE OF RAGGING IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, 2009; M C College, Barpeta is committed to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging within the premise of the institute.
The institute has an anti-ragging committee in place to act on the matters related according to the guideline.
Students are made aware of the topic by means of awareness meetings, anti-ragging sign board and anti-ragging notices in the college website.
Definition of ragging according to the stated document (Clause 3):
Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts: a. any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student.
Indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student.
Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student.
Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher.
Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students.
Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person.
Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student.
Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.
The principal of M C College, Barpeta will report the occurrence of the incident of ragging to the District Level Anti-Ragging Committee and the Nodal officer of the Gauhati University.
The institution will also continue with its own enquiry initiated under clause 9 of the stated Regulations and other measures without waiting for action on the part of the police/local authorities and such remedial action will be initiated and completed immediately and in no case later than a period of seven days of the reported occurrence of the incident of ragging.
Disciplinary actions against raging (Clause 9.1)
The Anti-Ragging Committee of the institution will take an appropriate decision, in regard to punishment or otherwise, depending on the facts of each incident of ragging and nature and gravity of the incident of ragging established in the recommendations of the Anti-Ragging Squad.
The Anti-Ragging Committee may, depending on the nature and gravity of the guilt established by the Anti-Ragging Squad, award, to those found guilty, one or more of the following punishments, namely;
Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.
Withholding/ withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits.
Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or other evaluation process.
Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel.
Cancellation of admission.
Rustication from the institution for period ranging from one to four semesters.
Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period. Provided that where the persons committing or abetting the act of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment.
3. An appeal against the order of punishment by the Anti-Ragging Committee can be made:
In case of an order of an institution, affiliated to or constituent part, of a University, to the Vice-Chancellor of the University.
In case of an order of a University, to its Chancellor.
In case of an institution of national importance created by an Act of Parliament, to the Chairman or Chancellor of the institution, as the case may be.