Complaining Against Ragging

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022

For ragging, you can complain to the college authorities, the national helpline or the police. Please note that another person can also complain on your behalf.1 You can complain to the following authorities:

National Anti-Ragging Helpline

The University Grants Commission has set up2 a helpline number and email address that you can reach out to, in case you are being ragged. The helpline number is 1800 – 180 – 5522, and the email address is helpline@antiragging.in. 

Online Complaint 

The University Grants Commission has set up a web portal where you can lodge an online complaint. To lodge a complaint, go here, where you will be asked to give certain details, like your name, the college, the details of the incident, etc. Try to give as much detail as you can.  You can also track your complaint here by clicking on “Track Complaint”.

Anti-Ragging Squad 

You can lodge a complaint with your college’s Anti-Ragging Squad. The Squad will investigate3 the complaint, determine the nature of the case and its severity, and give its recommendations to the Anti-Ragging Committee. The Committee will then punish the students responsible for ragging.4

Please note that you can also approach any member of the faculty or the Head of the college to complain about ragging as well.5

Police 

In case of a serious case of ragging, you can complain to the police, and file an FIR against the student(s) responsible for ragging you. In such a case, the police will investigate the matter, and take required steps to punish the students responsible for ragging.

  1. Section 6.2 (g), the UGC Regulations On Curbing The Menace Of Ragging In Higher Educational Institutions, 2009.[]
  2. https://www.ugc.ac.in/page/helpline.aspx[]
  3. Section 9.1 (a), the UGC Regulations On Curbing The Menace Of Ragging In Higher Educational Institutions, 2009.[]
  4. Section 9.1, the UGC Regulations On Curbing The Menace Of Ragging In Higher Educational Institutions, 2009.[]
  5. Section 9.3, the UGC Regulations On Curbing The Menace Of Ragging In Higher Educational Institutions, 2009.[]

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