Jadavpur College But To Implement Ragging Probe Panel Recommendation

A college official stated the proposed disciplinary steps weren’t but carried out.


One month after the dying of an undergraduate scholar on the Jadavpur College boys’ hostel allegedly after ragging by seniors, the suggestions made by a committee to cease the menace are but to be carried out because the varsity is ready for the Government Committee assembly to vet these proposals.

The Government Committee (EC) is the very best decision-making physique of the premier college.

Officiating Vice-Chancellor Buddhadeb Sau stated, “The committee has made sure suggestions equivalent to disciplinary motion in opposition to some college students and earmarking some hostels for freshers and a few others for seniors. Now we have to attend for the EC assembly to see all of the suggestions mild of the day.” The committee was arrange after the dying of the 17-year-old on August 10 after falling from the second-floor balcony of the boys’ foremost hostel the earlier night time. His household alleged that he was a sufferer of ragging.

Requested when the EC assembly will happen, Mr Sau stated, “We hope it is going to be held quickly.” Mr Sau instructed PTI that the college has the intent to place in place steps like putting in CCTVs at strategic factors like entry gates of the campus and close to hostel buildings however there’s a process and mechanism for that.

A college official stated whereas the proposed disciplinary steps, together with expulsion of 4 college students and suspension of 1 yr for a number of others, weren’t but carried out, the boys’ foremost hostel has already been transformed to accommodate undergraduate first-year college students solely.

The committee, which submitted its report final week, had recommended that 4 college students be expelled for his or her alleged involvement within the August 9 incident of ragging, and that the college lodge FIRs in opposition to six former college students who had been staying within the hostel illegally and performed a job within the ragging, the official stated.

These 4 college students to be expelled have been arrested.

Concerning the set up of CCTVs, the officiating VC stated that an IT agency of the West Bengal authorities has already been awarded the contract.

“We won’t expedite the method of putting in. Ask the corporate for any replace,” he stated when requested in regards to the potential date when the CCTVs will come up on the campus and why they weren’t but arrange, one month after the incident.

Jadavpur College Academics’ Affiliation Common Secretary Partha Pratim Roy instructed PTI that it has submitted a memorandum to the officiating VC with proposals like forming an anti-ragging committee and squad and making it energetic, common counselling of scholars, notably freshers, enhancing hostel infrastructure and administration, organising a 24×7 helpline and set up of CCTVs.

“Now we have seen in media studies that the upper training division allotted Rs 37 lakh to the college for CCTV set up at sure factors. We additionally heard that the JU authorities have given the contract to put in CCTVs. However until this date, no discussions had been held in regards to the spots the place the CCTVs will come up,” Roy stated.

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