Sunday, May 20, 2007

[NDTV] Ragging: UGC to issue instructions

Press Trust of India

With the Supreme Court asking educational institutions to register FIRs against students indulging in ragging, the University Grants Commission (UGC) is set to issue strict instructions to all universities to implement the court's order.

''We will issue instructions to the universities soon, asking them to strictly implement the direction of the Supreme Court in letter and spirit,'' said UGC Secretary TR Kem.

''As soon as we get a copy of the court's order, we will issue the instructions to the universities within two to three days.''

There are about 275 universities under the UGC.

The IITs, meanwhile, are set to approach the Union Human Resource Development Ministry to seek a uniform policy for them to implement the order.

''We will move the ministry seeking a uniform mechanism for all IITs to implement the ruling,'' IIT-Delhi Registrar Rajendra Singh said.

He said the IIT here sets up an anti-ragging committee every year and a similar panel will be formed this year too.

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