Anti-ragging Ordinance

July 30, 2018 by  
Filed under Anti Ragging Information

Anti-ragging Ordinance


To prohibit ragging in educational institutions in the State of Kerala

  •  Short title, extend of commencement –

(1)    This ordinance may be called the Kerala Prohibition of Ragging Ordinance, 1997

(2)    It extends to the whole of the State of Kerala

(3)    It shall come into force at once

  •  Definition – in this ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires “ragging” means display of disorderly conduct, doing any act which causes or is likely to cause physical or psychological harm or raise apprehension or fear or shame or embarrassment to a student in any educational institution and includes;

(a)    teasing, abusing or playing practical jokes on or causing hurt to such student;


(b)    asking the student to do any act or perform something which such student will not in the ordinary course willingly do.

  •  Prohibition of ragging – Ragging within or without any educational institution is prohibited.
  •  Penalty for ragging – whoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets or propagates ragging within, or without, any educational institution, shall, on conviction be punished with imprisonment or fine which may extend to ten     thousand rupees.
  •  Dismissal of students – Any student convicted of an offense under section 4 shall also be dismissed from the educational  institution and such student shall not be admitted in any other educational institution for a period of five years from the date of order of such dismissal.
  •  Suspension of student: (1) without prejudice of the foregoing provisions, whenever any student complains of ragging to the head of an educational institution or to any other person responsible for the management of educational institution, such head of the educational institution or person responsible for the management of the educational institution shall inquire into the same immediately and if found true shall suspend the student, who has committed the offence, from the educational institu tion.

(2) The decision of the head of the educational institution, that any student has indulged in ragging under subsection (1) shall be final.


  •  Deemed Abetment: If the head of the educational institution or the person responsible for the management of the educational institution fails or neglects to take action in the manner specified in sub-section (1) of section 6 when a complaint of ragging is made, such persons shall be deemed to have abetted the offense of ragging and shall, on conviction, be punished as  provided for in section 4.