Ragging complaints in varsities, higher educational institutions doubled in 3yrs
The number of complaints of ragging reported to University Grants Commission (UGC) and higher educational institutions (HEIs) has doubled in the last three years, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today informed Rajya Sabha. Of the total of 1,839 ragging complaints, 423 were received in 2015 (most of them being from West Bengal), 5,215 in 2016, and 901 in 2017, Javadekar said. Here's more.
What action was taken against the culprits?
"Of the total complaints of ragging, students have been punished in 812 cases, including suspension in 309 cases," Javadekar said. "On receipt of a complaint of ragging, the educational institution concerned constitutes an anti-ragging committee to investigate the incident. On the basis of the report, the institution takes action against the culprits and if requested, sends an action-taken-report to HRD Ministry," he added.
Universities from where no complaints were received
During the three years, no complaints were received from the institutions or varsities in Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Lakshadweep.