Prohibition of Ragging

Navajyothi strictly prohibits any ragging and encourages anti-ragging movements. NJC follows the Kerala Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1998.

An Act to prohibit ragging in educational institutions in the State of Kerala.

Preamble - WHEREAS it is expedient to prohibit ragging in educational institutions in the state of Kerala.

Prohibition of Ragging

Ragging within or outside any educational institution is prohibited. Penalty for Ragging: Whoever commits, participates in, abets or propagates ragging, within or outside any educational institution shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extent to two years and shall also be liable to a fine which may extent to ten thousand rupees.

Dismissal of Student: Any student convicted of an offence under section 4 shall be dismissed from the educational institution and such student shall not be admitted in any other educational institution for a period of three years, from the date of the order of such dismissal.

Suspension of Student: (1) Whenever any student or as the case may be, the parents or guardian or a teacher of an educational institution complaints in writing, of ragging, to the head of the educational institution the head of the educational institution, shall without prejudice to the foregoing provisions, within seven days of the receipt of the complaint, enquire into the matter mentioned in the complaint and if, prima facie, it is found true, suspend the student who is accused of the offence, and shall immediately forward the complaint to the police station having jurisdiction over the area in which the educational institution is situated, for further action.(2)When on enquiry by the head of the educational institution, it is proved that there is no substance prima facie in the complaint received under sub-section (1), he shall intimate the fact, in writing, to the complainant. Deemed Abetment: If the head of the educational institution fails or neglects to take action in the manner specified in section 6 when a complaint of ragging is made, such person shall be deemed to have abetted the offence of ragging and shall, on conviction, be punished as provided for in section 4.

Power to make rules: (1) The Govt, may by notification in the gazette make rules for carrying out all or any of the purposes of this Act. (2) Every rule made under this act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before the Legislative Assembly, while it is in session for a total period of fourteen days, which may be comprised in one session or in two successive sessions, and if before the expiry of the session in which it is so laid, or the session immediately following, the Legislative Assembly makes any modification in the rule or decides that the rule should not be made, the rule shall, thereafter, have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be, so, however that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.

Repeal and Saving: (1) The Kerala Prohibition of Ragging Ordinance, 1998 (2 of 1998) is here by repealed .(2) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or deemed to have been done or any action taken or deemed to have been taken under the said Ordinance shall be deemed to have been done or taken under this Act. (Received the assent of the Governor on 23rd day of April 1998 and published in the Kerala Gazette Extraordinary No. 1007 dated 24th June, 1998)

All Celebrations in the campus, including Union activities, should be held only after getting prior permission from the Head of the Institution of the College, Celebrations of any type should be communicated to the Head of Institution through concerned Staff Advisor at least five working days prior to the event, with programme details, guests attending source of funds, expenditure estimates etc. The 'Discipline Committee' should monitor and supervise the celebrations in the college. Students' Union activities should be supervised by a Committee chaired by the Head of the Institution with Staff Advisor as Convenor, and HoDs and Discipline Committee members.

All students have to wear identity tag in the college.
No type of vehicles should be used during celebrations inside the college Campus/Hostels.
Students' vehicles will be allowed only up to the designated parking area. Entry beyond that point is strictly prohibited. The college authorities must provide security for the vehicles parked in the parking area. Expense in this regard will be met from College Fund/PTA Fund.

Public including former students, will be allowed to enter the college campus only for genuine reasons. They will not be allowed to enter the class rooms and hostel rooms in any case.

Programmes by External agencies/Professional group/Paid programmes such as DJ, Musical events should not be permitted inside the campus. No type of fund raising from the students should be permitted, as these practices lead to extortion and misuse of funds. Technical festivals should be limited to Technical activities. There is no restrictions for students' programmes. Bike race/motor car race/elephant procession or similar activities should not be permitted inside the Campus/Hostels. In the interest of security of students, Police may be informed in advance about all festical celebrations. Counselling service/Social work service may be arranged to cope with student problems. Individual/group counselling may be arranged. Anti Ragging awareness programmes must be conducted. Activities like NSS/NCC/Yoga/Sports may be encouraged. For all Students' programme in the campus, presence of teachers is mandatory. The Students' Programme should not be permitted beyond 9 p.m.