University of Calcutta

Konnagar, Hooghly, West Bengal | ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Anti-Ragging Cell

About the cell

Ragging, as defined by Ordinance XV-C, is any act, conduct, or practice whereby senior students who have dominant status or power are used against new students or students who are in any other way viewed as junior or inferior by other students. This includes both individual and group acts or practices which may include

  • Physical assault or threat to use physical force
  • Violating and affecting the dignity and status of women students
  • Violating and affecting the dignity and status of students belonging to reserved classes (SC/ST/OBC/EWS)
  • Exposing students to mockery and disrespect, which has an impact on their self-esteem.
  • The use of aggressive language, suggestive body language, and obscene behaviour.

Ragging is illegal and absolutely prohibited in all forms. Any incident of ragging needs to be reported right away to the Anti-ragging committee which will take on from there and henceforth will carry on the further procedures with certainty and with no biased attitude.

The directives of the University of Calcutta, its Acts, Ordinances and the Guidance of the relevant orders of the Supreme Court of India will be strictly adhered to, in all matters related to ragging. Any individual or collective act or practice of ragging constitute gross indiscipline and shall be dealt with as per Ordinance of the University.

If a student or a group of students who have graduated from the University of Calcutta are discovered to be engaging in the practice of ragging as defined by the Ordinance, then he/she/they maybe be subjected to appropriate action for the revocation of their university degrees.

Every year, the Anti-Ragging Committee is established, and it employs a number of preventative measures to stop ragging on the college campus. It guarantees that, in accordance with the Honourable Supreme Court of India's directions, all UGC policies pertaining to reducing the threat of ragging in higher educational institutions are put into effect. The complaint boxes are positioned in the College in prominent and useful locations. The College has become a strict no-ragging zone as a result of the installation of CCTV cameras at various locations, the constant vigilance of security guards, as well as teaching and non-teaching staff members, who follow the principal’s instructions and make rounds in the different areas of the College. Punishment of ragging is suspension or expulsion or cancellation of Degree or Penal Action.

According to the Ordinance, the College Principal is empowered to act right away if he/she receives any information of ragging. If a student is proven to be ragging freshers, then he/she may be expelled, rusticated for a set amount of time, or their exam results may be annulled.




Ragging Complaint Mechanism:

Send a written complaint to the college's complaint box or the anti-ragging committee convenor

Call 24×7 National Anti-Ragging Helpline No. 1800-180-5522

Call 100 or inform your nearest PCR van

Send an e-mail at:

UGC Circular: 2601452_ARC_English.pdf (

UGC Letter: Revised procedure for students to file online Anti Ragging Affidavit.

Step-by-step guide:

8408691_Step-by-step-guide-on-How-to-fill-Online-Anti-Ragging-Undertaking.pdf (

Format of anti-ragging declaration (Calcutta University)



Anti - Ragging Committee 2022-23

Dr. Srikanta Samanta (Principal/Chairperson) Dr. Soma Roy Chaudhury (Convenor)
Dr. Subrata Mandal (Jt. Convenor) Sri Malay Ray (TCS)
Dr. Mahua Ganguly SK Shahadat Hossain
Sri Dilip Kr. Roy Sri Apurba Majumder (Govt. Nominee)
Sri Ashis kr. Dey (NTS) Officer-In-Charge of Uttarpara Police Station
Sri Abishek De (Advocate, Calcutta High Court) Sri Nilanjan Mukherjee (NGO member, Excel Mediskills)