Mandatory reading material for all students of IIT Kharagpur
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 any thing, 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. Ragging is also different from other crimes as it is actively promoted by certain sections of the society.
Following types of abuses and activities will be termed as ragging:
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 us to report the matter to the Local Police.
Any incident of ragging at IIT Kharagpur may be reported either to Dean (Student Affairs) or at Anti-ragging Toll Free Helpline: 1800-180-5522.
Our Directives to the Seniors:
Acknowledgement: IIT Delhi anti-ragging announcements available on IITD website.