Ragging is a criminal offence which can destroy a student physically as well as emotionally. Many students have committed suicide after being victims of ragging by their seniors in colleges and universities. As per Karnataka Educational Act 1983 and the directive of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, Women’s Christian College, Kolkata, ensures strict compliance on the prevention of Ragging in any form in its campus.
Ragging means “causing, inducing, compelling or forcing a student, whether by way of practical joke or otherwise, to do any act which detracts from human dignity or violates his/her person or exposes him/her to ridicule from doing any lawful act. By intimidating, wrongfully restraining, wrongfully confining, or injuring him or by using criminal force on him/her or by holding out to him/her any threat of intimidation, wrongful confinement, injury or the use of criminal force” as per Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1999. Ragging in all its forms is totally banned in this college .The college shall take strict action including but not limited to criminal proceedings and/or cancellation of admission against those found guilty of ragging and/or of abetting ragging and the burden of proof shall hereby lie on the perpetrator of alleged ragging and not on the victim. An offence of Ragging may be lodged either on a written complaint by the affected or on independent finding of the Anti Ragging Cell.
The College is bound by the UGC Regulations on ‘Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions 2009’. The college has founded an Anti – Ragging Cell which governs the prevention of any means of Ragging either within or outside the college. The cell comprises of
Dr. Ajanta Paul, Principal & Secretary, Women’s Christian College
Dr. Sudeshna Biswas. Associate Professor, Dept of Economics
Dr. Tumpa Mukherjee, Convenor, Assistant Professor, Dept of Sociology
There have been no incidents of Ragging in this college till date.