UGC helpline receives ragging complaint from SISTech

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Sep 2017 10:34:32


Staff Reporter,

University Grant Commission (UGC) anti ragging helpline received fresh ragging complaint from student of Sagar Institute of Science and Technology (SISTec) affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidalaya (RGPV) on Saturday.
According to RGPV, Dean Student Welfare (DSW) Manju Singh college director has been asked to probe the matter and identify the accused as well as victim. She said that matter is being scrutinised and accused would be punished. Three days back, two fresh ragging complaints were received from Madhav Institute of Technology and Science (MITS) Gwalior and Sagar Institute of Research Technology and Science (SIRTS).

Adding the two fresh cases, Madhya Pradesh topped the list of ragging cases across country with 55 complaints during year 2017. Recently first year students of SIRT filed ragging complaint with UGC anti-ragging helpline and said they are being physical and mental harassed by senior students. They alleged that second, third and fourth year student did not let them sleep till 3 am at night and pressurize them to dance in a closed room. Complainant said seniors rag their juniors under influence of alcohol. College management and RGPV
authorities tried to investigate the matter but in lack of identity of accused and complainant, case is still be investigated.

DHE has already asked universities and affiliated colleges to inform about the ragging issue to anti ragging cell and local police station. The department said, as per data of anti ragging committee, number of ragging incidents in educational institutes of Madhya Pradesh is quite high so it is a serious matter. DHE asked vice chancellors and registrars of universities to ensure ragging free campus. It may be mentioned that UGC has send state wise list consisting of the number of cases of ragging reported from various states in last seven years.

The commission expressed concern on the fact that number of ragging cases reported from Madhya Pradesh state is quite high. UGC said this is not acceptable and is adversely affecting the higher education system of the country. The commission asked DHE to intervene in the matter to ensure that the concern is addressed in a time bound manner and state becomes a ragging free state at the earliest.