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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Value Education Theme of 6th August, 2014”

 “Pledge to make Marian College kuttikkanam a ZERO Ragging Campus

In the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, University Grants Commission (UGC) passed UGC REGULATION ON CURBING THE MENACE OF RAGGING IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, 2009. According to UGC Regulation, 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;
b.              indulging in rowdy or undisciplined 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;
c.               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;
d.              any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher;
e.              exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
f.               any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students;
g.              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;
h.              any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, posts, 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;
i.                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.

Administrative action in the event of ragging:-

1.     Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.
2.     Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits.
3.     Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
4.     Suspension/expulsion from the hostel. Cancellation of admission.
5.     Rustication from the institution for period ranging from one to four semesters.
6.     Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period. 

Let us take a pledge to make Marian College a ZERO Ragging Campus…..
I student of Marian College Kuttikkanam voluntarily pledge: That I will not indulge in Ragging in any form. That I will not tolerate Ragging in any form. That if an act of Ragging comes to my notice in any form I shall intervene to stop it there and then. That I will report any and every act of Ragging that comes to my notice directly or indirectly to the anti Ragging committee forthwith. That my objective is to make Marian College kuttikkanam a ZERO Ragging Campus. That I solemnly commit myself to this pledge on this day of 6th August, 2014.

Fr James Kozhimala