Ragging has some positive effects, but it should be discouraged.
Effective steps need to be taken to deal with this problem.
There are a few senior students in every hostel who do not take enough interest in studies. The truth is that in some cases, ragging has occasionally ended in fighting, serious injuries, and even deaths, leading to the ruin of some brilliant carriers.
Senior students tease the new students about their looks and manners.
The Supreme Court has taken a strong stand tocurb ragging. India’s first and only registered anti ragging NGO, Society against Violence in Education SAVE has claimed that ragging is widely and dangerously prevalent in engineering and other academic institutions, mainly in the hostels.
For such cases, there are certain punishments in UGC’s anti ragging guidelines which include a fine up to rupees twenty five thousand, cancellation of admission, withholding of scholarship debarring from appearing for examinations, suspension or explosion from hostel and rustication from institution for period of one or four semesters.
A few of them are made to bow before the senior students and are forced to greet them with folded hands.
Sometimes the eatables brought by the new students are eaten by the seniors in the formers presence.
Ragging generally takes place in colleges and hostels. Young students enrolled in India’s 504 universities are plagued by ragging.
There are many tales of torture and humiliation that are associated with ragging. At the start of every academic session, the media brings the news of suicides by new entrants, who no longer can bear the disgrace, ignominy and dishonor inflicted on them by their seniors.