The Supreme Court of India (SCI) has issued very strict instruction to curb the menace of ragging in institutes. All students and the parents are to read and understand its importance very carefully. Any student violating these instructions shall be immediately expelled from the institute and no claim of any nature is admissible to such students :
- The SCI in the writ petition (Civil) No. 656 of 1998 passed an order in 2001 in which it ordered educational institute : "Ragging is banned in institution and any one indulging in ragging is likely to be punished appropriately, which punishment may include expulsion from the institute, suspension from the institute or classes for a limited period or fine with a public apology ".
- Undertaking to be filled up and signed by the candidate to the effect that he/she is aware of the institution approach towards ragging and the punishments to which he/she shall be liable, if found guilty of ragging. A similar undertaking shall be obtained from the parent/guardian of the applicant.
- The SCI passed an order on May 2007 where ragging has been declared a punishable offence and anyone indulging into ragging shall be rusticated immediately.