Ban on Ragging

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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 to any student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which cause or 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 the 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. Supreme Court of India has defined ragging as a criminal offense.

Ragging is not only anti-social activity but also a criminal offense. SDM University campus is declared ragging-free. The management and students are striven hard so far to maintain this status. Any creativity which may be construed as ragging will attract severe action including expulsion and criminal charges. The University condemns this inhuman behavior of ragging and has taken steps beyond the obligatory requirements as directed by Courts / Governments / Regulatory Bodies / Universities to prevent and make this campus free of ranging. However, students' co-operation is very essential to maintain this as a campus free from ragging. The students are requested and not to hesitate to bring to the notice of the management any such activity one which himself/herself faced and having seen without any fear.

Ragging is a Criminal Offence as per the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India and the Karnataka Educational Act 1983. SDM University ensures Strict Compliance on the Prevention of Ragging of any Form.

Penalty for Ragging

No person who is a student of an educational institution shall commit ragging. Supreme Court of India has ordered that "if any incident of ragging comes to the notice of the authority, the concerned student shall be given liberty to explain and if his/her explanation is not found satisfactory, the authority would expel him/her from the institution"


No leniency will be shown to the offenders involved in ragging. All students are requested to note and co-operate in keeping our university and its constituent colleges free from Ragging. Names of the officials with photographs and telephone numbers to be contacted in case of emergency and regulations are printed in the orientation handbook given by the institution.

Statutory Requirement

As per the statutory requirement candidate/parent has to submit the anti-ragging affidavit/undertaking at the time of admission.

Compliance to Anti-Ragging Regulations of Regulatory Bodies

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