Ragging leads to HATE. That is the worst kind of feeling to have against anyone. Nobody knows the individual strengths and weaknesses. What might seem ‘mild’ to one may be really ‘harsh’ on another. For instance, there are a few students who are very sensitive and cannot even tolerate their own family members pulling their legs. So, when they are subjected to ragging sessions, where they are teased and their self-respect is attacked, they resort to extreme steps like suicide. Physical abuse is the worst kind of ragging.
Remember!! The Central Government has said, "We intend to abolish the practice of ragging and/or harassment from all Colleges and Institutions, in an effort to clean up the social stigma that it causes. In no other country's education institutions ragging takes place except in India. We intend to introduce stricter laws against ragging. Our objective is to make the campus areas free from any social injustice, mental, physical and/or sexual harassment that thousands of students face each year during their first few months in college. The enactment of the 'Prevention of Ragging in Colleges and Institutions Bill, 2005' would see the decline and finally abolition of ragging on campus areas"
A happy College Life to all students!!!
Quality Homoeopathic Medical Education and moral values being the core driving ethics of Solan Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, towards turning out professionals of high caliber with strong sense of ethical judgments. Social integration of students’ population coming from different parts of the country with most diverse cultural and social back grounds becomes a matter of prime importance.
This policy encourages socialization of students to the academic environment of the institution, simultaneously discouraging and preventing any negative acts on parts of senior students, which goes against the basic purpose of Socio academic integration. The ‘anti- ragging policy’ adopted by the institution therefore is aimed at:
For the purpose of this policy ;
Principal, Administrative Officer and Departmental Incharges, during their discussions with parents/guardians, admission aspirants/ fresh students at the time of counseling meets, new batch inaugurals and other such occasions, should invariably assure the students and parents about full protection and support against any attempts of ragging by seniors while briefly introducing the ‘Anti Ragging Policy’ of the institution. The efforts during such meets be directed towards achieving socio-academic integration of new students with the specific merit oriented environment of mutuality and trust of the institution.
Seniors, be encouraged to organize, “Welcome Party” for new entrants. For this purpose an organizing committee will be constituted, out of senior students to whom, a senior faculty member will supervise. Such a party, by senior students, be organized within first month, of the beginning of academic session.
The institution has a ‘Mentoring Cell’- functioning under guidance of Senior Faculty and in direct supervision of the Principal. There are two senior student (one male and one female) mentors for a specified group of 10 junior students. Membership to the ‘mentoring cell’ by senior students would be on voluntary basis by inviting applications and nominating membership on yearly basis.
Each mentor should identify all vulnerable locations, and ensure keeping a constant vigil and watch at such locations including monitoring of the atmosphere and the environment at eating ‘Joints’ (Canteens, Cafes, ‘khoka’, Dhabas etc). Hostel/ accommodations, where freshers are accommodated, are required to be carefully guarded if necessary, by posting security personnel and placed in charge of a warden.
The candidates accepting the offer of the admission have to sign the following undertaking :-
I certify that I have gone through the ‘Anti Ragging Policy’ of the Solan Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, and I agree to sign the declaration regarding the ‘Anti Ragging’ and also submit the same countersigned by my parents/guardians at the time of admission.
I am aware that ragging is banned in the Solan Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital and if I am found guilty of ragging, I will be liable for appropriate punishment, which may include expulsion from the institution.
Signatures of the candidate
I am aware that ragging is banned in the Solan Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital and if my son/daughter/ward namely
…………………………………… is found guilty of ragging, he/she will be liable for appropriate punishment which may include expulsion from the
Signature of the parent/guardian
A three member enquiry committee, (of which one will be a female member) to be nominated by the Principal will investigate all reported cases of ragging, in such a way, so as to maintain confidentiality to the extent practicable under the circumstances. The investigations should start within 3 days of reporting the incident and reports finalized by the ‘Enquiry Committee’ pinpointing the involvement of the accused along with recommendations relating to the punishment will be submitted to the Principal within a period of 2 weeks. In exceptional circumstances, The Principal may grant extension to the time limit under information to the complainant and the accused.
The process of enquiry should be such to ensure that principles of natural justice are adhered to.
Based on the report of enquiry submitted by the ‘Enquiry Committee’, the Principal will be empowered to impose any of the punishment/(s) listed below or any other kind of punishment, which he may consider to be appropriate.
Appeal with regards to any action taken against the accused at any level and / or against the punishment awarded under this policy by the Principal, shall lie with the Chairman, which should be filed within a period of two weeks from such an action or award of punishment.
Chairman of the Solan Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital will posses the sole authority for any interpretation, modification, or amendment to the policy depending upon the need from time to time. He will also posses powers to exercise his discretion with respect to any or all of the clauses of this policy.