22 Mar :Ragging a fellow student can end ones’ academic career in the country with University Grants Commission (UGC) recommending debarring of a guilty student from getting admission for life in educational institutes.Stipulating that students can be expelled from an institute and debarred from taking admission to any other institute after found guilty of the offence, the UGC draft regulations also provides for cancellation and rustication of students for a period from one to four semesters.
"The regulations will be discussed at the meeting of 17 different councils, including Medical Council of India (MCI), AICTE and state councils, next month. The regulations will be implemented after being approved by the councils, which are monitoring higher education in the country," UGC Chairman Prof Sukhadeo Thorat said in New Delhi on Sunday.
Besides asking for written undertakings from the students and the parents while seeking admission that they know the law on ragging and would abide by the same, a report on the behavioural pattern of the applicant should also be a part of the admission application as per the regulations.
The regulations say that the institutions need to set up anti-ragging squads and sensitise students against ragging.If an institution fails to comply with the provisions of regulation, the affiliating university can withdraw the affiliation or recognition.