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Anti-Ragging Policy at IIFM

The Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) Bhopal is a premier national institution striving continually to achieve excellence in environmental and natural resource management education. IIFM endeavors to create highly motivated professionals by providing world class education in an enabling and enlightened environment that apart from fostering technical excellence, enshrines core life values of truth, integrity, respect for human rights & dignity, compassion and cooperation. IIFM has always prided itself in having a culture of academic excellence where people nurture each other through mutual camaraderie and cooperation. In this backdrop, IIFM views ragging as a highly despicable and aberrant activity that has no place whatsoever in the institute’s academic environment. The institute therefore pursues a Zero Tolerance policy towards ragging.

What Constitutes Ragging?

Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:

  • any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student;
  • Indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student;
  • asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student;
  • any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher;
  • exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
  • any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students;
  • any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person;
  • any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, posts, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student;
  • any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.

Anti Ragging Measures at IIFM

IIFM has taken strict measures to prevent ragging and monitor student activity to ensure that the IIFM campus remains free from any incident of ragging. Some of the key measures taken by the institute include constitution of anti-ragging committee and anti-ragging squads, surprise checks, keeping a constant vigil, orientation of students, staff and contractual staff about ant-ragging measures.

How to Report Incidents

If any individual believes that he or she has been subjected to ‘ragging’ (as outlined in item 2 of this leaflet) or has knowledge of any such incident, such person (who may have a victim or has otherwise observed / known about “ragging”) shall report the same orally or file a written complaint with the Chairperson of the Anti-Ragging Committee or member of the anti- ragging committee who can then contact the Chairperson of the Anti-Ragging Committee for action.

Enquiry Procedure

Complaints so received will be investigated by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the Institute or if required by any other duly constituted enquiry committee / institutional body constituted /authorized by the Director of the institute for the purpose. All complaints/reported cases of ragging will be investigated in such a way, so as to maintain confidentiality to the extent practicable under the circumstances. The investigations should start maximum within 3 days of reporting of the incident and reports finalized by the ‘Enquiry Committee’ pinpointing the involvement of the defaulter along with recommendations relating to the punishment will be submitted to the Director of the institute maximum within a period of 4 weeks from the filing of the complaint.

Contact Information

Any student can get in touch with the Chairperson/Members of the Anti-Ragging Committee using the following contact details:

Prof K K Jha

Chairperson of the Anti-Ragging Committee

Personal Meeting
Office Room 59 – (Main Building)
Wardens Office – (Student Hostel Complex)

Telephone

Office Intercom – 443
Warden’s Office Intercom – 433
Email: jhakk1959@iifm.ac.in

Members of Anti-ragging Committee:

Dr. Yogesh Dubey
Office Room: 45, Intercom: 388
Email: ydubey@iifm.ac.in
Dr. Madhur Raj Jain
Office Room: 70, Intercom: 315
Email: madhur@iifm.ac.in
Dr. Ashutosh Verma
Office: Room 89, Intercom: 370
Email: ashutosh@iifm.ac.in
Chairperson PFM/MRM Chairperson FPM Cell