ANTI-RAGGING

The Lords University has constituted an Anti-Ragging Committee to prevent and prohibit
ragging in its institutions. The committee members can be easily approached through their
email or telephone (contact details available on website). The committee members are well
trained to handle such sensitive cases and are directed to emphasize among students that
ragging of any form will not be tolerated in this University and is strictly banned. Any
student of the University found indulging and / or abetting any form of ragging shall be
meted out with exemplary and justifiably harsh punishment including debarring such
students from taking admissions in any institutions of higher learning in the country.
The Supreme Court of India has defined ragging as a criminal offence.
Ragging is any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which
has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness to any student, indulging in
rowdy or undisciplined activities which cause or likely to cause annoyance, hardship or
psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student
and  which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as
to adversely affect the psyche  of a fresher or a junior student. Supreme Court of India has
defined ragging as a criminal offence.
Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti-Ragging
Committee of the University, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging at
the University level shall be any one or a combination of the following:
1. Cancellation of admission
2. Suspension from attending classes
3. Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits
4. Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process
5. Withholding results
6. Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international
meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
7. Suspension/expulsion from the hostel
8. Rustication from the institution for a period as may be determined by appropriate
authority
9. Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any
other institution of the University
10. Fine of Rupees 25,000/-
11. Collective punishment: when the persons committing or abetting the crime of
ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment as a
deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential raggers.
As a preventive measure, all the existing students, freshers and their parents/guardians shall
submit an undertaking in the prescribed form in the beginning of the academic session
itself, failing which the concerned student will not be allowed to attend classes until he/she
and his/her parents/guardians submit the said Undertaking.