If a college does not prevent ragging, certain measures can be taken against it. This can be done either by the University with which the college is affiliated or the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Measures by the University
If a college which is affiliated with a University does not take measures to prevent ragging, the University can take the following actions1:
- Withdraw the affiliation or other privileges
- Prohibit the students of that college from being awarded a degree recognized by that University. However, the University Grants Commission will make arrangements to ensure that other students are able to pursue their studies.
- Withhold any grants allocated/given by the University to the college
- Any other appropriate penalty within the powers of the University
Measures by the University Grant Commission
The UGC (University Grant Commission) can take the following steps against any college/university which is not adopting measures to prevent ragging2:
- Withdraw the declaration of fitness required to receive grants
- Withdraw any allocated grants
- Declare the college/university ineligible for any general or special assistance programs
- Inform the general public (for example, through the newspaper) that the college/university does not possess minimum academic standards
- Take any other appropriate penalty within the powers of the University Grants Commission