UGC REGULATIONS ON CURBING THE MENACE OF RAGGING IN
HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, 2009.
Under Section 26 (1)(g) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956)
In view of the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of “University of Kerala v/s. Council, Principals, Colleges and others”
in SLP no. 24295 of 2006 dated 16.05.2007 and that dated 8.05.2009 in Civil Appeal number 887 of 2009,and in consideration of the determination
of the Central Government and the University Grants Commission to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging including 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, or indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance,
hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student or 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, with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or
showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student, in all higher education institutions in the country,
and thereby, to provide for the healthy development, physically and psychologically, of all students, the University Grants Commission, in consultation
with the Councils, brings forth this Regulation.
In exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 26 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, the University Grants Commission hereby makes the following Regulations, namely;