Ragging within or outside of any educational institution is prohibited.
Whosoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets or propagates ragging within or outside any educational institution shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term up to 2 years
and/or penalty which may extend to ten thousand rupees.
Any student convicted of an offence of ragging shall be dismissed from the educational institution and such student shall not be admitted in any other education institution for a period of five years from the
date of order of such dismissal.
Whenever any student or, as the case may be, the parent or guardian or a teacher of an educational institution complains in writing of ragging to the head of the educational institution, the head of the educational institution shall without prejudice to the foregoing provisions, withing seven days of the receipt of the complaint enquire into the matter mentioned in the complaint and if prima facie it is found true, suspend the student who is accused of the offence and shall immediately forward the complaint to the police station having jurisdiction over the area in which the educational institution is situated, for further action. Where on enquiry by the head of the educational institution, it is found that there is no substance, prima facie, in the complaint received; he/she shall intimate the fact, in writing to the complainant. The decision of the head of the educational institution shall be final.