UGC spreads Net to curb ragging

The Supreme Court has directed the government to initiate several measures for combating ragging. One of the directives was to develop a website that would serve as a nationwide helpline against ragging, Thorat said here on Saturday.

He was speaking to presspersons on the sidelines of a conference on ‘Dr B R Ambedkar and social justice in modern India: Policies, institutions and experiences,’ at Mangalore University.

All the colleges, universities and educational institutions in the country should furnish information pertaining to ragging and court hearings against students accused of ragging, which would be uploaded into the portal.

The website, to be developed and maintained by the UGC, will also provide complete details on the students pursuing education.

‘Take pledge’

The students will be made to take a pledge that they will not indulge in ragging. The call centre for registration of complaints has already become functional.

Replying to a query, Thorat said a committee has already identified the Universities with Potential for Excellence for 2011. A final decision in the matter will be taken at the earliest, he added.

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