“ 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 any student, indulging in rowdy or indiscipline activities which cause or are 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 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”.
Anti Ragging Cell was formed in the institution for the welfare and security of the students though, Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, is a ragging free zone. Albeit, an Anti Ragging Cell was formed as per the norms of the University to uphold student dignity and as their security. As, ragging is a criminal offence and UGC has framed regulations, on curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational institution, in order to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging. The regulations have been notified vide No. F. 1-16/2009 (CPP-II) dated 21.10.2009 and are available on UGC website www.ugc.ac.in
“Ragging in essence is a human rights abuse... In present times shocking incidents of ragging have come to the notice... The student is physically tortured or psychologically terrorized...”
Supreme Court of India (Feb 11, 2009)
The Honorable Supreme court of India perhaps has given a more comprehensive meaning of ragging as under:
"Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts: