Indore : Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) which at present conducts surprise inspections only at its hostels to check incidents of ragging would now go beyond the hostels. It will now carry out surprise inspections at colleges too to contain the menace.
Dean Student Welfare Laxmikant Tripathi said that a committee has been constituted to monitor incidents of ragging in colleges.
This committee will also conduct surprise inspections of colleges to contain the incidents of ragging. “We will pay surprise visits to the canteens and hostels of the colleges to check if junior students are been treated well by their seniors,” he said.
Tripathi said that unlike previous years, the DAVV’s role in ragging cases would restrict to obtaining weekly reports only from colleges. “We will go beyond that and will take suo moto action if need be,” Tripathi said.
He said that the university is for zero tolerance on ragging. The Department of Higher Education has given strict instructions to the colleges and the university to take all steps required to prevent ragging incidents.
Divisional commissioner Sanjay Dubey had recently taken a meeting of the university officials and Indore division additional director (higher education) RS Verma and instructed that ragging cases should be dealt with sternly.Collector has also been instructed to hold monthly meeting on ragging cases.
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