Admissions 2021

Anti-Ragging Committee

The legal definition of ragging is as follows:

'Ragging' means the doing of any act which causes, or is likely to cause any physical, psychological or physiological harm of apprehension or shame or embarrassment to a student, and includes
    (a) Teasing or abusing of playing Practical joke on, or causing hurt to any student.
    (b) Asking any student to do any act, or perform anything, which he/she would not, in the ordinary course, be willing to do or perform.

Ragging is different from other crimes because the motive is solely to get perverse pleasure. 
Following types of abuses and activities will be termed as ragging:

  • Physical abuse, for example, forcing to eat, drink or smoke, forcing to dress or undress.

  • Verbal abuse, for example, swear words and phrases, direct or indirect derogatory references to the person's appearance, attire, religion, caste, family or chosen field of study.

  • Forced activity, for example

    • Chores for seniors e.g. copying notes, cleaning rooms, etc.

    • Missing classes. Not being allowed to study.

    • Staying awake late or getting up at unreasonable times.

    • Singing or dancing or performing in any other way.

    • Using foul language or shouting or cheering loudly.

    • Misbehaving with strangers, particularly women.

    • Reading or browsing porno-graphic/objectionable material

  • Lifestyle restrictions, for example

    • Not allowing certain kinds of clothing or accessories e.g. jeans, belts etc.

    • Enforcing rules regarding shaving or oiling hair. Forcing certain kinds of dress.

    • Restricting access to parts of the hostel e.g. common room.

    • Requiring certain modes of address i.e. seniors should be called Sir or Ma'am.

    • Requiring a particular wake-up time.

  • Conversational mind-games. Particular forms of interaction in which a senior or set of seniors manipulates the conversation so as to humiliate the first year student or make him/her feel stupid or insecure or generally threatened.

Observation and Directives of the Supreme Court:

The Supreme Court of India has observed that enrolment in academic pursuits or a campus life should not immunize any adult citizen from the penal provisions of the laws of the land.
According to the directions of the Supreme Court, if any instance of ragging is brought to the notice of the administration or the faculty, it is legally binding on the institute to report the matter to the Local Police.

Our Directives to the seniors:

  • Any interaction between fresher’s and seniors where the seniors are friendly, welcoming and non-aggressive is encouraged.
  • Seniors may solicit participation in clubs and other activities by announcing promotional events at well designated times and places. However, no fresher should be forced to attend. Participation by fresher’s can only be voluntary.
  • Seniors are expected to maintain self-imposed discipline and restraint. In particular, they must be careful about:
    • Any "interaction" outside public areas.
    • Visiting fresher’s rooms during the interaction period, or inviting fresher’s to their rooms.
    • Forcing fresher’s to sing, dance or perform in any way under the guise of "talent search" or "interaction".
    • Being over-enthusiastic about making fresher’s participate in student activities - cultural or sports.

As per AICTE notification in regard to prevention and prohibition of ragging in institutions, dated 1st July, 2009 (F.No.37-3/Legal/AICTE/2009) and Letter No. F.1-15/2009 (ARC) pt-III dt: 29th April, 2014, the committee has been re-constituted to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging including any conduct by any 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, in campus.

Following are the members of Anti-Ragging Committee for the Academic Year 2020-21:

Name

Designation

Appointed as:

Dr. Sunil Puliyakot

Director

Head of the Committee

Mr. Vijayakumar

Sub – Inspector of Police, Info park Police Station

Representative of Police Administration

Mr. Muhammed Babu

Reporter, Malayala Manorama, Kochi

Local Media Representative

Ms. Meena Kuruvila

Project Manager, Rajagiri outREACH

NGO Representative

Dr. Aviral Tiwari

Associate Professor

Faculty Representative

Fr. Francis Manavalan

Asst. Director

Faculty Representative

Ms. Geetha Ravikumar

Parent of Devika Ravikumar ( PGDM 2019-21, batch A)

Parent Representative

Mr. Alex  P. Joseph

1st Year PGDM Student

Student Representative

Ms. Jeewa Sunny

2nd Year PGDM Student

Student Representative

Ms. Vineetha Ambika

Junior officer, Internal Quality Assurance Cell

Non-teaching Staff

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