Anti- Ragging Cell
Ragging is a form of an abuse on the newcomers of educational institutions in India, an action of scolding, teasing, criticizing or nagging a person generally committed by the senior students. In pursuance to the Judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated 08/05/2009 in Civil Appeal No. 887/2009, the University Grants Commission has framed “UGC Regulations on curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational institutions, 2009” which have been notified on 4th July, 2009 in the Gazette of India. These regulations are mandatory for all Universities/Institutions. The UGC has made it mandatory for all students/parents to submit anti-ragging related affidavits to the institutions at the time of admission. In connection to the regulation of UGC, Government of West Bengal has taken some strict steps to stop the ragging in different educational institutes in the state for the last few years. In a recent notification Memo No.FD-763/2018 dated 19.07.2018 Education Directorate has instructed The Principals/Vice Principals/OICs/TICs of both Government and Government-Aided college to take measures against Ragging. Government General Degree College Singur has an Anti-ragging Cell headed by Prof. Gargi Mukhopadhyay. This has been constituted as per the existing UGC norms. At the beginning of every academic year both the freshers and the senior students of the College are made aware of the ragging related rules and regulations Government General Degree College Singur organizes this Anti-ragging Campaign in collaboration with NSS Unit of this college every year in the college campus. Newly admitted students and their Guardians participate in this campaign. Admission committee of the college is also involved in this campaign. Guardians and students fill up an Anti-ragging declaration on (Rs. 10.00) stamp paper affidavit in front of a lawyer. In total, this programme is a grand success and a new approach on behalf of Government General Degree College Singur and perhaps successful since there is no incident of ragging reported till date.