Ragging is a Criminal Offence as per Karnataka Educational Act 1983 and Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. Manipal Academy of Higher Education Ensures Strict Compliance on the Prevention of Ragging in any form.
Definition: 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. Supreme Court of India has defined ragging as a criminal offence.
All students admitted to constituent colleges of Manipal Academy of Higher Education and their parents are hereby informed to go through the guidelines on anti ragging here.
Penalty for Ragging: No person who is a student of an educational institution shall commit ragging. Supreme Court of India has ordered that 'if any incident of ragging comes to the notice of the authority, the concerned student shall be given liberty to explain and if his/her explanation is not found satisfactory, the authority would expel him/her from the institution'.