Prof A.K.Sarial, Vice-Chancellor exhorts students to maintain glorious tradition of ragging free CSKHPAU campus

A University level anti-ragging committee meeting was held at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture Universityon 7 October. Prof A.K.Sarial, Vice-Chancellor while chairing the meeting, informed that the university has a glorious tradition of being a ragging free campus for the last eight years and exhorted all concerned to maintain this tradition with vigil and diligence. He informed the members that all required measures have been taken to prevent ragging in the University. The Vice-Chancellor told that as per the legal and statutory requirements, monitoring cell on ragging has been made functional and a committee for promotion and monitoring of inter-action has been constituted in addition to anti-ragging squad and anti-ragging women squad at the University level. Such committees have also been formed at college and hostel level. Requisite affidavits concerning ragging have got filled from the students and undertakings have also been taken from all employees.

While expressing his satisfaction of not getting any adverse feedback about the incidents of ragging, he advised the students to avail all helpline numbers in case of any need. Prof Sarial also advised the senior students to guide the new students about semester system and other academic matters. He got independent feedback from the new students.

Shri Manoj Kumar, Registrar, while welcoming all the members informed about the laws concerning ragging and told that anti-ragging provisions have been printed in the prospectus and included in academic regulations.

Almost all three dozen members, including new and senior students, wardens and police department representatives actively participated in the proceedings and gave feedback.

Deans of the constituent colleges, Students Welfare Officer, Librarian, Joint Director (Information & Public Relations), President and Secretary, Non-teaching employees union and some parents of newly admitted students attended the meeting.