● The Revised Anti-Ragging Policy of JKKN Dental College and Hospital aims to create a safe and supportive environment that is free from any form of ragging. This policy is committed to preventing, prohibiting, and addressing incidents of ragging to ensure the physical and mental well-being of all students. Additionally, the policy promotes awareness through the display of contact information for the Nodal Officer of Anti-Ragging and encourages the use of online procedures for filing the Anti-Ragging Affidavit and accessing guidance in case of ragging.

● This policy applies to all students, faculty members, staff, and stakeholders of JKKN Dental College and Hospital. It covers all areas and activities within the institution’s premises, including classrooms, hostels, common areas, transportation, and off-campus events or activities associated with the institution.

Policy Guidelines:
Definition of Ragging:
● a. Ragging refers to any act of physical or mental abuse, bullying, humiliation, or harassment inflicted on students by individuals or groups, including seniors, causing physical or psychological harm, discomfort, or apprehension.
● b. It includes activities that disturb the peace, create fear, or affect the academic or personal life of the victim.
Prohibition of Ragging:
● a. JKKN Dental College and Hospital maintains a strict zero-tolerance policy towards ragging in any form. Ragging is strictly prohibited, and individuals found involved in ragging activities will face disciplinary action.
● b. All members of the institution’s community are expected to comply with this policy and report any incidents of ragging promptly.
Prevention Measures:
● a. Awareness programs and orientation sessions will be conducted for new students, highlighting the consequences of ragging and the importance of a ragging-free environment.
● b. Anti-ragging committees and squads will be formed to monitor and prevent incidents of ragging, ensuring a safe environment for students.
● c. The institution will collaborate with local authorities and community organizations to create awareness about the harmful effects of ragging and promote a culture of respect and empathy.
Reporting Mechanism:
● a. A dedicated Anti-Ragging Committee will be established to receive and address complaints related to ragging.
● b. Students can report incidents of ragging through multiple channels, including a confidential helpline, email, physical complaint boxes, and an online reporting system.
● c. Contact information for the Nodal Officer of Anti-Ragging, including email address and contact number, will be prominently displayed on the institution’s website and in campus areas such as Admission Centre, Departments, Library, Canteen, Hostel, and Common facilities to create awareness and facilitate reporting.
Complaint Investigation and Action:
● a. The Anti-Ragging Committee will conduct impartial and thorough investigations into reported incidents of ragging.
● b. The investigation process will include gathering information, interviewing witnesses, and examining any available evidence. ● c. Prompt disciplinary action, as per the institution’s rules and regulations, will be taken against individuals found guilty of ragging, which may include suspension, expulsion, legal consequences, or imprisonment of up to 3 years, a fine of up to Rs.25,000/-, and dismissal from the educational institution, depending on the severity of the offense and in accordance with the prevailing laws and regulations.
Support and Counseling:
● a. The institution will provide support and counseling services to victims of ragging, ensuring their physical and mental well-being. ● b. Timely intervention and assistance will be provided to help victims overcome the trauma of ragging and continue their studies without disruption.
Awareness and Education:
● a. Regular awareness campaigns, workshops, and seminars will be conducted to educate students about the consequences of ragging and foster a culture of mutual respect and cooperation.
● b. Online resources, including an E-admission booklet or brochure and E-leaflets, will be provided to admitted students, giving details on guidance in case of ragging instead of traditional print/hard copies.
Compliance and Review:
● a. JKKN Dental College and Hospital will ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations related to ragging prevention. ● b. The policy will be periodically reviewed and updated to align with best practices and address emerging challenges.

Dr.S.Elanchezhiyan, Principal


Dr.B.Sasirekha, MDS Dr.P.K.Sasikumar ,MDS
Dr.C.Dhinesh Kumar,MDS