IPGME&R Kolkata has a Zero tolerance policy towards ragging. In accordance with the National Medical Commission (Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging in Medical Colleges and Institutions) Regulations, 2021, procedures and systems are in place to prevent ragging, receive complaints of ragging, if any, investigate ragging complaints and deal with identified offenders.
As students of a reputed educational institution, specially a medical college, it is expected that freshly admitted students will not submit to ragging and when they become seniors with the passing years will not engage in ragging their juniors. It is imperative that all healthcare personnel show exemplary behaviour in upholding the dignity of human beings and serve as role models for the society. Medical students also come under the ambit of healthcare personnel.
As per NMC regulations ragging is defined as ‘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 other student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such student will not in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student.
The actions that may constitute ragging include, but are not necessarily limited to:
any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student;
indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student;
asking any student to do any act which such the student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student;
any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher;
exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students;
any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students;
any act of physical abuse including all variants of it, such as, sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person;
any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, snail-mails, blogs, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student;
any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground of colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background;
any act that undermines human dignity and respect through humiliation or otherwise;
any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student;
any other act not explicitly mentioned above but otherwise construed as an act of ragging in the letter and spirit of the definition for ragging
Every student and his / her guardian must read and understand the text of National Medical Commission (Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging in Medical Colleges and Institutions) Regulations, 2021. Download the regulations here.
Students and guardians must also submit, separately, undertaking related ragging. Download the forms here.
The Undertakings (student and guardian) will be collected from each student on the 1st day. Unless these undertakings are received, Roll Number will not be allotted to the student concerned. It is the duty of the student to ensure that Antiragging Undertakings have been received by the Dean’s Office.
Notice issued on 19.11.2022
Dean of Student Affairs