Quit playing games with freshers!

Wanting to have fun ragging freshers? Watch out as colleges this year are set to install cameras to spy such incidents.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2006 16:10 IST

Senior students planning to have fun by ragging fresh entrants in the Delhi University (DU) colleges will have to cheat spy cams this year, if they want to go scot-free!

The University authorities have asked all 79 colleges under the institution to take all necessary steps, including installation of spy cameras in their campuses, to avoid any 'unsolicited' attempt of seniors on the fresh entrants.

"There is a standing guideline for every college as to what steps should be taken to check any ragging incident. Besides, we have specially asked all colleges to be on guard by taking all necessary steps, including installing hidden cameras, to check such incidents," Dean of Students Welfare Prof Satinder Vij said.

He said every college has a discipline committee to sensitise students not to rag their juniors, as it is a 'criminal offence'.

This apart, many colleges have already installed hidden cameras at strategic places in their campuses to detect the offenders.

"Any unsoilicted attempt, verbal or physical, by the senior students should be discouraged. Very often, ragging takes place under the cover of interaction. We are discouraging that also," he said.

There has been a significant fall in the number of ragging cases in the colleges under Delhi University during the last three years, he said. Last year, not a single ragging case had been reported, he said.

"Despite all the efforts, if any student innvolves in ragging, due punishment will be given depending on the nature of the case," he warned.

First Published: Jun 15, 2006 12:43 IST