Code: 326

Estd: 1983


RAGGING IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE (AS PER THE SUPREME COURT VERDICT) TOLL FREE HELPLINE: 1800 – 180 – 5522 [Ragging is an offence under penal code and under section 116 of the Karnataka Education Act, 1983 (Karnataka Act No.1 of 1995)] "Causing, inducing, compelling or forcing a student, whether by way of practical joke or otherwise, to do any act which detracts from human dignity or violates his/her person or exposes him/her to ridicule from doing any lawful act. By intimidating, wrongfully restraining, wrongfully confining, or injuring him or by using criminal force on him/her or by holding out to him/her any threat of intimidation, wrongful confinement, injury or the use of criminal force." "Ragging in all its forms is totally banned in this institution in all the departments, hostels, premises, (academic, residential, sports, kiosks, cafeteria and the like) whether located within the campus or outside and in all means of transportation of students whether public or private. The institution shall take strict action including but not limited to criminal proceeding and/or cancellation of admission against those found guilty of ragging and/or of abetting ragging and the burden of proof shall hereby lie on the perpetrator of alleged ragging and not on the victim. An offence of Ragging may be charged either on a written complaint by the affected or on independent finding of the Anti Ragging Squad. This Institution is bound by the All India Council for Technical Education (Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging in Technical Institutions, Universities including Deemed to be Universities imparting technical education) Regulations 2009. .

• Abetment / instigation to ragging
• Criminal conspiracy to rag
• Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging
• Public nuisance created during ragging
• Violation of decency and morals through ragging
• Injury to body, causing hurt / mental trauma or grievous hurt
• Wrongful restraint
• Wrongful confinement
• Use of criminal force
• Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences
• Extortion
• Criminal trespass
• Offences against property
• Criminal intimidation
• Attempt to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim
• Physical or psychological humiliation
• Any act / abuse by spoken words, e-mails, snail mails, blogs, public insults etc.
• Any act that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of a student.
• All other offences following from the definition of "Ragging".

Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the Institution, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging shall be any one or any combination of the following:
• Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges
• Withholding / withdrawing scholarship / fellowship and other benefits
• Forfeiting Campus Placement opportunities / recommendations
• Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process
• Withholding of 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 a period, ranging from 1 to 3 years
• Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specific period
• Fine of Rupees 25,000/-
• Collective punishment: When the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential raggers.

Complying with the directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and AICTE Notification, the above Anti-ragging committee is formed for overseeing the implementation of the provisions of the Anti-ragging Verdict.. This committee comprising teaching faculty, administrators and women representatives will monitor the measures taken by the Institute for prevention of ragging, will look into the specific instances of ragging and complaints of ragging; and suggest appropriate action / punishment against individuals who indulge in ragging.

Anti-Ragging Committee

Name of the member Contact No. Authority Position
Mr. B. V. Rajendra Kumar, Principal,
Aryabharathi Polytechnic,
98456 33796 Head of the Institute Chairman
Sri. Manjunath, Sub Inspector,
Jayanagar Police Station,
0816 2293389 Local Police Authority Member
Sri Dharanendra Kumar, Corporator,
Ward No.28, Tumakuru City Corporation,
98844 85862 Civil Authority Member
Sri R. Vishwanathan, Journalist,
"Sreematha" , 5th Main,Nrupathunga Extention,
Shettihalli Main Road, Tumakuru.
99644 58779 Local Media Member
Dr. Lokesh Babu,
Vathsala Foundation,
Sneha Mano Vikasa Kendra,
S S Puram, Tumakuru.
98450 95979 Non Govt. Social Organization Member
Mr. Hanumanthaiah M,
Aryabharathi Polytechnic,
98445 31969 Dean(Student Activity) Member
Mr. MohanKumar D C,
Aryabharathi Polytechnic,
94487 48940 Non-Teaching Staff Member
Mr.Suman P,
First Year Student(EEE).
98863 88967 First Year Student Member
Mr. Kishor M B,
Third Year Student(C.Sc.& Engg.).
89511 96222 Final Year Student Member
Mr. Chotelal Yadav,
Madanayakana Hally,
95902 89188 Parents Member
Mr. Srinivas,
6th Cross,
99726 35321 Parents Member

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