- 'Merit' and 'Ethics' being the core driving values of ICFAI University, towards turning out professionals of high caliber with strong sense of ethical judgments, social integration of student population coming from different parts of the country with most diverse cultural and social back grounds, becomes a matter of prime importance. 'Ragging' a social menace, as such has no place in academic environment of the University and concerted efforts are required to be in place to prevent its occurrence at any point of time. Hence the need for a balanced anti-ragging policy to be adopted by the University.
- Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, during December 2007 has expressed concern over the incidents of ragging occurring in higher educational institutions and the need to eliminate it altogether. The report of the Raghavan Committee constituted as per directions of the Supreme Court of India has already been adopted by the University Grants Commission.
- The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has taken a serious note of the incidents of ragging and is of the view that stern action should be taken against those indulging in ragging so that the these incidents are not repeated and exemplary punishment is meted out to those indulging in it. Strict implementation of the guidelines issued by Hon'ble Supreme Court on this issue has also been stressed by the Ministry.
- Ragging is a criminal offence and lowers the standards of education. The 'anti-ragging policy' adopted by the University takes care of preventive, procedural and punitive aspects of ragging based on the guidelines provided by Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, recommendations of the Raghavan Committee, instructions/guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission, Ministry of HRD (Govt. of India).
This policy encourages socialization of students to the academic environment of the University, simultaneously discouraging and preventing any negative acts on parts of senior students, which goes against the basic purpose of Socio academic integration. The 'anti-ragging policy' adopted by the University therefore is aimed at:
- Creation, Development and nurturing a conducive, socio-academic environment within the student population.
- Generating and maintaining a high level of confidence within new entrants and their parents/guardians to perceive that fresh entrants to the University are welcome and provided support, rather than being harassed and intimidated.
- Keeping in place an integrated system to discourage and prevent any negative acts like ragging by the seniors, which disrupts socio-academic integration of new entrants.
- Prescribing deterrent measures for any violation of the Anti-Ragging Policy by way of disciplinary measures.