ANTI – RAGGING
UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION
BAHADURSHAH ZAFAR MARG
NEW DELHI 110 002
UGC REGULATIONS ON CURBING THE MENACE OF RAGGING IN HIGHER
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, 2009
(under Section 26 (1)(g) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956)
Dated 17th June, 2009.
In view of the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of “University of Kerala v/s. Council, Principals, Colleges and others” in SLP no. 24295 of 2006 dated 16.05.2007 and that dated 8.05.2009 in Civil Appeal number 887 of 2009,and in consideration of the determination of the Central Government and the University Grants Commission to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging including 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, or indulging in rowdy or indiscipline activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student or 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, 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 all higher education institutions in the country, and thereby, to provide for the healthy development, physically and psychologically, of all students, the University Grants Commission, in consultation with the Councils, brings forth this Regulation. In exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 26 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, the University Grants Commission hereby makes the following Regulations, namely;
1. Title, commencement and applicability.-
2. These regulations shall be called the “UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009”.
3. They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. They shall apply to all the institutions coming within the definition of an University under sub section (f) of section (2) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, and to all institutions deemed to be a university under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, to all other higher Educational institutions, or elements of such universities or institutions, Including its departments, constituent units and all the premises, whether being Academic, residential, playgrounds, canteen, or other such premises of such Universities, deemed universities and higher educational institutions, whether Located within the campus or outside, and to all means of transportation of Students, whether public or private, accessed by students for the pursuit of Studies in such universities, deemed universities and higher educational Institutions