Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Pursuant to an order of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated November 27, 2006, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri R.K. Raghavan (former Director, CBI) to look into the issue of ragging and suggest means of prevention in educational institutions. The composition of the Committee is as under:

1. Shri R.K. Raghavan Chairman
Former Director, CBI.

2. Prof. Sanjay Govind Dhande Member
Director, IIT, Kanpur

3. Dr. A.K. Agarwal -do-
Dean, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.

4. Dr Rajendra Prasad -do-
Principal, Ramjas College, New Delhi.

5. Dr. Chandra Krishnamurthy, -do-
Vice-Chancellor, SNDT Women’s University. Mumbai.

6. Prof. S. Sathikh, -do-
Former Vice-Chancellor, Madras University, Chennai.

7. Shri Sunil Kumar Member- Secretary
Joint Secretary, Department of Education

The Committee primarily seeks to examine the following broad aspects of ragging: -
(a) Means and methods of prevention of ragging.
(b) Possible action that can be taken against persons indulging in ragging, and
(c) Possible action that can be taken against college/university authorities in the event of ragging.

The Committee will also examine and consider all aspects relating to the conduct of students indulged in ragging, such as aspects affecting the academic atmosphere in the educational institutions. The Committee proposes to hold public discussions on the above mentioned issues at Jaipur on 15th February, 2007 from 11.00 a.m. onwards in the Senate Hall, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. All the interested persons may attend and may voice their suggestions and comments. Such persons are also requested to give their representations in writing.

In addition, the Committee hereby also invites suggestions from members of the public in respect of the above mentioned issues. All persons interested in this exercise may please provide their suggestions in a typed format not later than February 23, 2007 at postal address: Director (Higher Education), Room No. 522, C-wing, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Shastri Bhavan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi. All suggestions and comments can also be E-mailed at or

Department of Higher Education, Ministry of HRD
New Delhi; Magh,23,1928;February,12,2007


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