Indore: Colleges failing to submit ragging report may lose affiliation

Indore: With fixing 5th of every month as last date for submitting monthly report on ragging, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has directed its affiliated colleges to comply with the deadline or be ready to face action. “The action could be even termination of affiliation,” said dean of student welfare at DAVV, Dr LK Tripathi.

“University Grants Commission (UGC) regulations require colleges to file a monthly report on ragging incidents taking place on their campuses with their respective universities. Even in case of zero ragging incidents on its campuses, a college still stands liable to file a monthly report mentioning the status. At any rate, filing of monthly ragging report is a must for every college,” said Tripathi.

“Many colleges are found violating this norm. We have warned them of strict action if they continue to do so,” he added. Earlier, in absence of a fixed date for submission of monthly ragging report, the colleges would email them to the university on any day in a month. But now, the university has set a deadline for submission.

“By 5th of every month, the report should be submitted to DAVV,” Tripathi said. Notably, Madhya Pradesh ranks second in the country with maximum number of ragging cases being registered in its colleges. According to UGC data, MP witnessed as many as 62 cases of ragging since January this year. With 97 cases, Uttar Pradesh tops the list.

In 2016, MP reported as many as 55 cases of ragging, a considerable increase from its previous year’s figure of 48. The data further reveals most of the ragging cases are reported from cities like Bhopal, Satna, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Indore. Concerned over growing graph of ragging in MP, the state government has recently directed all the universities in the state to put more efforts in controlling the menace. DAVV has tightened noose on colleges to comply with the government directive.

Colleges to be categorised

The DAVV has decided to divide its affiliated colleges in three categories on the basis of their regularity in submitting monthly report on ragging. Colleges submitting monthly report within the deadline will be put in Category-I, while Category-2 will be awarded to the colleges filing ragging report after the deadline. Colleges not filing the report at all will be put under Category-3. “Apart from taking action against the errant colleges from our end, we would also forward their names to the department of higher education, requesting the regulatory authority to cancel the NoC granted to them,” Tripathi said.

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