Ahead of opening,colleges set up anti-ragging cells

With classes for the new batch of undergraduate students set to begin on July 23,Delhi University,with the help of police,has made arrangements to check ragging incidents in colleges.

Written by Aditi Vatsa | New Delhi | Published: July 13, 2012 1:10 am

With classes for the new batch of undergraduate students set to begin on July 23,Delhi University,with the help of police,has made arrangements to check ragging incidents in colleges.

“We have requested colleges and departments to form anti-ragging committees and squads. The colleges have been given a set of guidelines to ensure that incidents of lawlessness are firmly dealt with,” said Professor Usha Rao,Proctor of Delhi University.

“The punishment for ragging includes suspension or expulsion and/or cancellation of the degree. Penal action will also be taken against the culprits,” said Rao.

Posters,listing the anti-ragging helpline number,contact details of the university information centre and the joint control room in North and South Campus,have been put up in colleges and at various points on the university campus,including the Metro station.

Sindhu Pillai,DCP (North),said,“As part of the anti-ragging drive,we have provided posters to colleges. We will have a meeting with all the college principals on July 15.”

The Delhi Police is also planning to organise a mime show to raise awareness on the issue. “A mime show was held on the South Campus last year. We are planning to have one in North Campus this year,” said Pillai.

While SRCC has already installed 16 CCTV cameras on its premises,Hindu College is busy installing 14 CCTV cameras on their grounds.

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