Merchant Institute of Technology

Anti- Ragging Cell

“The most inhumane act is the offence of Ragging on a human being by an inhuman creature.”



Ragging is a criminal offence as per Educational Act 1983 and Hon'ble Supreme Court of India. Merchant Institute of Technology, Piludara ensures strict compliance on the prevention of Ragging in any form.

Ragging" means "Causing, inducing, compelling or forcing a student, whether by way of practical joke or otherwise, to do any act which detracts from human dignity or violates his/her person or exposes him/her to ridicule from doing any lawful act. By intimidating, wrongfully restraining, wrongfully confining, or injuring him or by using criminal force on him/her or by holding out to him/her any threat of intimidation, wrongful confinement, injury or the use of criminal force" as per Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1999. Gujarat Government has also adopted the Gujarat Educational Institutions (Prohibition of Ragging) Bill, 2013, to ban ragging in the state.By anti ragging 3rd amendment dated 29th June, 2016 in UGC Regulations on Curbing the menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 the following have been added to the definition of Ragging - 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.

Ragging in all its forms is totally banned in this college including in its departments, constituent units, all its premises (academic, residential, sports, cafeteria, etc.) whether located within the campus or outside and in all means of transportation of students whether public or private. The college shall take strict action including but not limited to criminal proceeding and/or cancellation of admission against those found guilty of ragging and/or of abetting ragging and the burden of proof shall hereby lie on the perpetrator of alleged ragging and not on the victim. An offence of Ragging may be charged either on a written complaint by the affected or on independent finding of the Anti Ragging Cell.

The College is bound by the UGC Regulations on 'Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions 2009'. The college has founded an Anti – Ragging Cell which governs the prevention of any means of Ragging either within or outside the college. There have been no incidents of Ragging at Merchant Institute of Technology, Piludara, till date.

All students admitted to the college and their parents are hereby informed to go through the guidelines on anti ragging:

Click here for UGC guidelines

It is mandatory for all the students and parents to submit an affidavit in the prescribed format given on https://www.antiragging.in/Site/Affidavits_registration_form.aspx and submit the affidavit on the day of admission at the college office. Failing to comply with the above requirements will result in cancellation of admission.

Please note that there are two affidavits – one to be submitted by the student and another to be submitted by the parent.

Important Anti-Ragging Documents

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Anti-Ragging Documents

1

Supreme Court Order of Anti Ragging

2

UGC Regulations on ‘Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions 2009’

3

UGC pubic notice regarding ragging in hindi

4

UGC public notice regarding ragging dated 11/07/11



Women Harassment Cell

PURPOSE AND FUNCTION

To facilitate a gender-sensitive and congenial working environment at SPIT, Piludara so that women at work place are not subjected to gender specific discrimination or sexual harassment.

WHAT CONSTITUTES HARASSMENT?

Any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (physical, verbal or any other form) which violates a womens dignity and interferes with her ability to operate freely at work. Harassment would also include gender based discriminatory behaviour.

WHO CAN APPROACH THE CELL?

Any woman employee academic/ non-academic (including contractual, casual and temporary) or female student of SPIT, Piludara.

HOW TO LODGE A COMPLAINT?

The person concerned can personally approach/ telephone/ write/ e-mail any member of the Cell. Alternatively, e-mail can be sent to womencell@spitcp.ac.in. The name of the complainant will be kept CONFIDENTIAL