Anti-Ragging Mechanism



The National Anti-Ragging Helpline was launched on 20th June, 2009 under the “UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009”. Based on information obtained from the National Anti Ragging Helpline established by the University Grants Commission (UGC), 409 complaints on ragging have been registered through the Helpline.

The Government has issued directions to regulatory bodies to implement major recommendations made by the Committee headed by Dr. R.K. Raghavan to look into the issue of ragging and suggest means of prevention in educational institutions. The Government has also requested the Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police of all State Governments/Union Territories to comply with the directions of the Supreme Court of India.

The University Grants Commission has notified, on 17th June, 2009, its regulations namely “The UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009”. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Medical Council of India (MCI) and Dental Council of India have also notified anti-ragging regulations 1.7.2009, 3.8.2009 and 13.8.2009 respectively. Pharmacy Council of India has issued the guidelines to curb the menace of ragging in pharmacy colleges/institutions. UGC’s regulations are binding on universities as well as institutions affiliated thereto. Institutions such as the Indian Institutes of Technology which do not come under purview of the UGC or under any of the statutory councils have also been advised to adopt the UGC regulations with appropriate modifications.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Kapil Sibal,


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