Please note that Ragging is prohibited as per Act 26 of A.P Legislative Assembly, 1997., ragging is a criminal offence and punishable with one year imprisonment. The Supreme Court of India has also defined ragging as a criminal offence.
All students admitted to the University colleges of Engineering and their parents are hereby informed to go through the guidelines on anti ragging:
It is mandatory to fill in an Anti Raging Undertaking online, please visit;
Definition of student ragging
Any conduct by a student, whether by words spoken or written or by an act which includes physical abuse, lewd acts, teasing, rough or rude treatment, indulging in rowdy, undisciplined and obscene activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, undue hardship, physical or psychological harm or mental trauma or raise apprehension or fear in a fresher /junior student or other students or forcing a student to do any act which such a student is not willing to do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment or danger to a students life or adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student.
Punishable acts of ragging
- Abetment /instigation to ragging /criminal conspiracy to rag.
- Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging.
- Public nuisance created during ragging, or violation of decency and morals.
- Injury to body, causing hurt /mental trauma.
- Wrongful restraint, confinement.
- Use of criminal force /assault /sexual offences /unnatural offences.
- Extortion /criminal trespassing or intimidation /offences against property.
- Attempt to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim.
- Physical or psychological humiliation.
- Any act /abuse by spoken words, e-mails, snail mails, blogs, public insults etc.
- Any act that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of a student.
Punishments against ragging
Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti-ragging Committee of the institution, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level shall be any one or any combination of the following :
- Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges
- Withholding /withdrawing scholarship
- Debarring from appearing in any test/examination
- Withholding of results
- Suspension/expulsion from the hostel
- Cancellation of admission
- Rustication from the institution
In addition, in case of every single incident of ragging, a First Information Report (FIR) will be filed with the local police authorities. The possible punishment includes rigorous imprisonment (in compliance with the order of Supreme Court of India)
UGC Videos on Anti-Ragging :