Ragging is legally banned. It is a punishable offence. In view of the increasing number of events of ragging, the University Grants Commission has passed the UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009. Ragging is 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, or including in rowdy or indiscipline activities by any student which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student or asking any student to do any act which such student will not in any 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, with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing of power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student. 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;
Provided that where the persons committing or abetting the act of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment. The students are advised to consult Committee in case of emergency.