CLUBS & CELLS

Anti-Ragging Cell

ANTI RAGGING CELL

In conformity with Supreme Court judgements and directions, UGC guidelines and State Government Instructions, St. Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur is following ‘Zero-Tolerance policy’ towards ragging. Any student of St. Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur accused and found guilty of ragging, will be severely dealt with, in accordance with the Provisions of the Law.

Ragging has ruined countless innocent lives and careers. It is now defined as an act that violates or is perceived to violate an individual student’s dignity. Ragging is totally banned in the campus and anyone found guilty of ragging and/or helping ragging is liable to be punished as it is criminal offence. St. Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur ensures strict compliance on the prevention of Ragging in the form.

Vision

To build a ragging free environment by instilling the principles of democratic values, tolerance, empathy, compassion and sensitivity to that students become responsible citizens

Mission

To create an atmosphere of discipline by passing a clear message that no act of ragging in college premises.

Objectives

  • To prohibit any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student.
  • To bring out an awareness among the students about the consequences of ragging.
  • To keep a constant eye and vigilance over ragging so as to prevents its occurrence.
  • To address any ragging issues immediately and taken action as advised by the committee.
  • Anti-Ragging Cell executive meeting will held at thrice in a year.

Anti-Ragging Policy

According to the UGC Regulation on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Institutions, 2009, ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:

  • Any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student.
  • Indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student.
  • Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student.
  • Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher.
  • Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
  • Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students.
  • Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person;
  • Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student.
  • Any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground of colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background.

Punishments

According to the UGC Regulation on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009, depending on the nature and gravity of the guilt established by the Anti-Ragging Squad, those found guilty may be awarded one or more of the following punishments, namely;

  • Warning , writing apology letter
  • Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.
  • Withholding/ withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits.
  • Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or other evaluation process.
  • Withholding results.
  • Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
  • Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel.
  • Cancellation of admission.
  • Rustication from the institution for period ranging from one to four semesters.
  • Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.

Powers and Functions: Anti ragging

  • To uphold and comply with the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and be vigilant on any acts amounting to ragging;
  • To publicize to all students and prevalent directives and the actions that can be taken against those indulging in ragging;
  • To consider the complaints received from the students and conduct enquiry and submit report to the Anti- Ragging Committee along with punishment recommended for the offenders;
  • Oversee the procedure of obtaining undertaking from the students in accordance with the provisions;
  • Conduct workshops against ragging menace and orient the students;
  • To provide students the information pertaining to contact address and telephone numbers of the person(s) identified to receive complaints/distress calls;
  • To offer services of counseling and create awareness to the students;
  • To take all necessary measures for prevention of Ragging inside the Campus.

Committee members

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Name Designation Address Contact No.
01 Dr. Mejoy Jose Convenor Asst. Professor 9946038236
02 Dr. (Sr.) Julie Andrews J.Convenor Asst. Professor 8281524500
03 Sr. Jisha Joseph Member Asst. Professor 8304045924
04 Dr. (Fr.) Stishin K. Paul Member Asst. Professor 9846183441
05 Dr. Sreejith Raj Member Asst. Professor 9809800877
06 Mr. Antu P.J Member Senior Supdt. 9446455384
07 Mr. Joseph C.T Member Lab. Assi. HG 9349565480
08 Mr. Joyson O.J Member Clerck 9747921245
09 Student Representative Member

Activities

Conducting an awareness program consequences of ragging on every year

1st week of September.

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