Ragging is a criminal offence as per the Supreme Court verdict. Ragging in all its forms, within or outside the institution / campus, is totally banned. Ragging is an offence under penal code and Karnataka Education act 1983.
Definition of Student Ragging : Any conduct by a student, whether by words spoken or written or by an act which includes physical abuse, lewd acts, teasing, rough or rude treatment, indulging in rowdy, undisciplined and obscene activities which cause or are likely to cause annoyance, undue hardship, physical or psychological harm or mental trauma or raise apprehension or fear in a fresher / junior student or other students or forcing a student to do any act which such a student is not willing to do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment or danger to student’s life or adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student.
Whoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets or instigates ragging inside or outside the educational institution shall be punished. Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the institution, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level shall be any one or any combination of the following: