Anti-Ragging Cell

  • Anti-Ragging Cell

About Cell

Darshan University has a zero-tolerance policy towards ragging. Ragging is strictly prohibited inside and outside the university campus. The University strictly follows the guidelines on ragging issued by the Honourable Supreme Court of India and UGC "University Grants Commission (Regulations on Curbing the menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions), 2009" and constituted Anti-Ragging Cell.

What constitutes Ragging

As per the provision of section-3 of UGC (Curbing the menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2009, Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:

  1. Any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student;
  2. Indulging in rowdy or indiscipline activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student;
  3. Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student;
  4. Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher;
  5. Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students;
  6. Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students;
  7. Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person;
  8. Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student;
  9. Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other 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;
  10. Any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground of colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background.

Anti-Ragging Mechanism at the University

The University has the provision of anti-ragging mechanism, both at the university level and the institute level. The University has a Monitoring Cell, which is headed by Provost. Each institute has an Anti-Ragging Committee, which is headed by the Director of the Institute. At the institute level, there are two more committees: Anti-ragging Squad and Anti-ragging Mentoring Cell.

The academic year begins with the meeting of Monitoring Cell that discusses and decides the guidelines related to the anti-ragging measures in line with the guidelines issued by the UGC. Every institute, in turn, plans and implements the anti-ragging measures at the institute level.

Anti-Ragging Measures

  1. All the students admitted to the University have to observe and abide by the rules prescribed by the University and the respective Institute.
  2. Each student and his parent are required to submit an online undertaking every academic year.
  3. To enhance familiarity and acclimatise the fresher to the academic and social environment of the campus, each institute organises an orientation programme in the first week of the new academic calendar.
  4. Different communication mechanisms are used to disseminate the information about the anti-ragging measures being followed at the University.
  5. Regular interaction and counselling sessions are held with the students to make them comfortable in the new environment and to detect any signs of ragging.
  6. The anti-ragging squad regularly visits the hostels, canteen/mess area, and sports ground to detect signs of ragging. In addition, there are surprise inspection at hostels, canteens, rest-cum-recreational rooms, toilets, bus-stands, etc to prevent ragging and any undesirable behaviour or incident.

Anti-Ragging Committee

Sr. Member Designation
1 Dr. Nilesh Gambhava
Academic Director, Darshan University
2 Prof. Mansukh Barasara
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, DIET
3 Dr. Ashvin Makadia
CoE, Darshan University
4 Mr. Darshan Sheth
Chief Warden (Hostel)
5 Mr. Dhirendra Kalaria
Ex. President, P.H. Engineers Association, GWSSB, Gandhinagar
6 Mr. Digvijaysinh Jadeja
PA to Judge
7 Mr. Dhaval Thesia
Managing Director, Saarthi Education Foundation
8 Mr. Vaghji Patel
Engineer, Gujarat State Police Housing Corp.
9 Representative of students nominated by chairperson as when and required Member
10 Mr. Hardik Lakhani
Administrative Officer

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