Shridevi Institute of Engineering and Technology

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Ragging is deemed a criminal offense according to a ruling by the Supreme Court. It falls under the penal code and Section 116 of the Karnataka Education Act, 1983 (Karnataka Act No. 1 of 1995), which defines ragging as:

"Causing, inducing, compelling, or forcing a student, whether through practical jokes or otherwise, to engage in any act that undermines human dignity, violates their person, or subjects them to ridicule while performing any lawful act. This includes intimidation, wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement, injury, or the use of criminal force, as well as threats thereof."

All forms of ragging are strictly prohibited in this institution, including within its departments, constituent units, and all premises (academic, residential, sports facilities, kiosks, cafeteria, etc.), whether on-campus or off-campus, as well as in all modes of student transportation, whether public or private. The institution will take stringent measures, including but not limited to criminal proceedings and/or cancellation of admission, against those found guilty of ragging or aiding ragging. The burden of proof lies with the alleged perpetrator of ragging, not the victim. Ragging offenses may be charged based on a written complaint by the affected party or on independent findings of the Anti-Ragging Squad. The institution is obligated by the UGC to address any acts that impede, disrupt, or disturb the regular academic activities of students, along with any other offenses falling under the definition of "ragging."

Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offense as established by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the Institution, the possible punishments for those found guilty or ragging shall be any one or any combination of the following:


  1. Being barred from attending classes and academic activities.
  2. Loss or withdrawal of scholarships, fellowships, and other benefits.
  3. Missing out on campus placement opportunities and recommendations.
  4. Ineligibility to appeal in tests, examinations, or other evaluation processes.
  5. Delayed release or withholding of academic results.
  6. Inability to represent the institution in regional, national, or international events.
  7. Temporary suspension or expulsion from campus accommodation.
  8. Admission cancellation.
  9. Dismissal from the institution for a duration of 1 to 3 years.
  10. Expulsion from the institution and prohibition from enrolling in any other institution for a specified period.
  11. Imposition of a fine amounting to Rs. 25,000.
  12. Collective punishment: If the individuals involved in ragging cannot be identified, the institution may resort to collective punishment as a deterrent, encouraging community pressure against potential raggers.
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