Nirma University has a zero tolerance policy towards ragging. Ragging is strictly prohibited inside and outside the university campus. The University strictly follows the guidelines on ragging issued by the Honorable Supreme Court of India and University Grants Commission (UGC).
Definition of Ragging
As per the Supreme Court of India, “Ragging is any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness to any student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which cause or likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the psyche of a fresher or a junior student.” Further, the UGC has notified via the 3rd amendment in UGC Regulations on 29th June 2016 to expand the definition of ragging by including the following:
“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.”
Anti-Ragging Mechanism at the University
The University has the provision of anti-ragging mechanism, both at the university level and the institute level. The University has a Monitoring Cell, which is headed by Director General.
Department of Design
Department of Design has an Anti-Ragging Committee, which is headed by the HoD. At the Department level, there are two more committees: Anti-ragging Squad and Anti-Ragging Mentoring Cell.
The Anti-Ragging Committee, Anti-Ragging Squad and Anti-Ragging Mentoring Cell actively function to curb the menace of ragging at the Department of Design.
Faculty Coordinator: Prof Kanupriya Taneja
Contact Number : 079-71652325