STRICT DIRECTIVE from the Supreme Court and implementation by the authorities at the professional institutes has helped in curbing menace of ragging this year. None of the senior students at any of the institutes has dared to flout the anti-ragging directives.
Vice-chancellor of Chandra Shekhar Azad Agriculture and Technology University (CSA) Dr MM Agarwal told Hindustan Times that no case of ragging was reported either from CSA or from the Etawah colleges affiliated to the university. He said anti-ragging squads were given full administrative powers to immediately initiate action against the erring students. These squads were on constant vigil.
The senior student committees were also taking care of the freshers placed under their supervision. He said following the freshers’ meet, scheduled for August 25 on the campus, all apprehensions of ragging would be eliminated.
At the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI), director Dr RP Singh goes round the campus to ensure that there is no indiscipline at the institute. While going around the campus on Friday, the director took to task about 20 students for indecent behaviour. He warned them of expulsion if they repeated the offence.The stern attitude of the Ambedkar Institute of Technology for Handicapped director Dr RK Trivedi has discouraged ragging activities at the institute. Many a fresher told Hindustan Times that while the institute rules offered protection, the seniors did not harass them.
At the GSVM Medical College, barring issuing ‘disciplinary’ diktat to the newcomers, the seniors refrained from unleashing any mental or physical harassment. Similarly, ragging was also absent at IIT-K.