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Press Release

RAGGING COMMITTE TO VISIT GUWAHATI ON 5TH FEB.

Guwahati, 2nd February, 2007

Pursuant to an order of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated November 27, 2006, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri R.K. Raghavan (former Director, CBI) to look into the issue of ragging and suggest means of prevention in educational institutions. The composition of the Committee is as under:

1. Shri R.K. Raghavan
Former Director, CBI.
Chairman
2. Prof. Sanjay Govind Dhande
Director, IIT, Kanpur
Member
3. Dr. A.K. Agarwal
Dean, Maulana Azad Medical College,
New Delhi.
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4. Dr Rajendra Prasad
Principal, Ramjas College
New Delhi.
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5.Dr. Chandra Krishnamurthy,
Vice-Chancellor, SNDT Women’s University.
Mumbai.
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6. Prof. S. Sathikh,
Former Vice-Chancellor, Madras University,
Chennai.
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7.Shri Sunil Kumar
Joint Secretary
Department of Education
Member- Secretary

The Committee primarily seeks to examine the following broad aspects of ragging: -

  1. Means and methods of prevention of ragging.
  2. Possible action that can be taken against persons indulging in ragging, and
  3. Possible action that can be taken against college/university authorities in the event of ragging.

In addition, the Committee will also examine and consider all aspects relating to the conduct of students indulged in ragging, such as aspects affecting the academic atmosphere in the educational institutions. The Committee proposes to hold public discussions on the above mentioned issues at Guwahati on 5th February, 2007 at 02.30 P.M in Room No. 303, Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara, Guwahati. All the interested persons may attend and may voice their suggestions and comments. Such persons are also requested to give their representations in writing.

In addition, the Committee hereby also invites suggestions from members of the public in respect of the above mentioned issues. All persons interested in this exercise may please provide their suggestions in a typed format not later than February 20, 2007 at postal address: Director (Higher Education), Room No. 522, C-wing, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi. All suggestions and comments can also be E-mailed at anupamab@nic.in or ragging.edu@nic.in.

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