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Haryana government takes initiatives to curb ragging

Published On: 26 Jul 2012 | Last Updated On: 26 Jul 2012

The state government of Haryana on July 24, 2012 issued ant-ragging guidelines warning all educational institutes to prevent ragging in campus. As per the directives, heads of institutes found indulged in ragging will be put behind the bars for 6 months along with the charges of huge fine. The fine will vary from Rs 2 lakh for schools and colleges to Rs 5 lakh in case of universities.

From now onwards, the head of an educational institute will be liable for prohibiting ragging in schools. At the time of admission all the students will be asked to sign an affidavit to abstain them from ragging.

Anti-ragging committees would be formed in all colleges and schools to look after that they comply with the orders.

Those found involved in ragging would be liable for compulsory suspension for atleast 2 semesters or an academic year apart from other punishments. The violators will also be subject to criminal cases.

IIT-Patna prohibits ragging on campus

IIT-Patna (IIT-P) inducted its first batch of MTech and PhD students on July 24, 2012. Welcoming the freshers, director of the institute stressed that the institute strictly prohibits ragging on campus. Strict actions will be taken against those violating the rules.

Sources from IIT-P revealed that a new campus of IIT-P will come up in 2 years. The new campus will have all world class infrastructure, central library, laboratories, classrooms, rejuvenation center and sports complex. The institute would soon achieve a faculty to student ratio of 500:5000.

The institute has a round-the-clock mess and the menu is prepared by the students. IIT-P has also partnered with hospitals and ambulance facility is available to meet the emergencies.

In 2011, around 95% of the engineering students were placed with an annual salary of maximum Rs 16.5 lakh. IIT-P has collaborated globally with Louisiana State University, USA, University of Houston, USA, University of New South Wales, Australia, University of North Texas, Denton, USA, National University of Singapore, Singapore and University of Saskatchewan, Canada. A minimum of 15-20% of engineering students of IIT-P are taken by these universities as summer interns every year.

Source: Indian Express/Times of India

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