Wednesday, June 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Guidelines on ragging issued
Tarun Gill

New Delhi June 25
All the ‘futchas’ (freshers) of Delhi University can heave a sigh of relief. The Proctor has issued guidelines to all Principals of Colleges, including Deans of Faculties and Provosts of Halls/ Hostels, to ensure that incidents of ragging and eve teasing are addressed with firmness. The guidelines will be in force during the new academic session commencing from July 16, 2002. The guidelines stipulate that all matters relating to discipline in the university or affiliated colleges and institutions will be governed by Ordinance XV (B), which defines the acts of gross indiscipline.

Detailed rules of discipline and conduct shall be framed at the local level by the Deans of Faculties/ Principals/HODs/ Provosts and hostel Wardens.

Under Ordinance XV (B), the local heads shall exercise all disciplinary powers in their respective institutions. Further, they may identify a Disciplinary Resource Person (DRP) in each college/hostel/department. The DRP may directly interact with the Proctor’s office at the university level. Along with the DRP, a Disciplinary Resource Committee (DRC) will also be formed which shall be expected to maintain law and order inside the college/department. The committee shall facilitate the process of induction of new entrants and all related activities. Vigilance squads may be constituted in addition to the DRC. Such squads may be specifically instructed to take timely action to prevent incidents of ragging and eve teasing. The squads could also be directed to take care of activities in and around institutional premises, including cafeteria, student common room and other places where students are likely to organize groups.

The guidelines also underscore that special care must be taken to avoid harassment of any student on the basis of caste, sex, religion etc. In this regard, preventive rather than punitive action is favoured.

``The Supreme Court, in its orders, clearly says that there should not be any ragging in college premises. To ensure compliance with the apex court’s orders, these guidelines have been issued by the Delhi University,’’ disclosed Dr. Hema Raghavan, Dean, Student Welfare, Delhi University.

“For the last three years colleges have been taking steps to ensure that ragging does not take place. In this, they have also been successful to a large extent. But as long as the students are not harassed, ragging is healthy’’ she added.



DU first admission cut-off list out 
Our correspondent

New Delhi June 25
The first cut-off list for various undergraduate courses of more than eighty colleges of Delhi University was announced today, ending a week of nervous waiting game for the applicants. As expected, the minimum cut-off marks were the highest in economics, physics and mathematics in all the colleges where the courses are offered.

The cut-off marks for economics (Hons) in Hindu College was fixed at 84 per cent for students of humanities stream and 89 per cent for students with science background. In physics (Hons), the minimum percentage has been fixed at 86 per cent while for mathematics (Hons), the cut-off is 81 per cent.

For Hansraj College, the minimum eligibility for economics (Hons) is 89 per cent for Arts students, 92 per cent for the students of science and with mathematics at 85 per cent.

At the Lady Sri Ram College for Women (LSR), minimum cut-off for economics is 90 per cent and mathematics is 83 per cent

As far as commerce is concerned, the cut-off at Sri Ram College of Commerce for B.Com (Hons) is 90.7 per cent and 89.5 per cent for economics.

The minimum marks requirement for admission to Miranda House is 85 per cent for economics with 80 per cent in mathematics.

At Jesus and Mary College, it is 94.2 Per cent for economics for science students and 87.2 for the Arts students. For mathematics (Hons), the cut-off is 82 per cent.

S.G.T.B Khalsa cut-off for mathematics is 72 per cent and 83 per cent for economics. At the Gargi College, the minimum eligibility for marks is 90 per cent for microbiology (Hons) and 86 per cent for B.Com (Hons) for commerce students.

Sri Venketeshwera College announced its minimum cut –off marks on Monday.

The minimum requirement of marks for admission in economics (Hons) rose by 1 percent. The cut-off at Daulat Ram College is 84 per cent for the students of sciences for economics (Hons), 86 per cent for B.Com (Hons) for commerce students.

For Ramjas College, the minimum cut-off for B.Com (Hons) is 85 per cent for commerce students and 89 per cent for the science students. 



Distance education study centre set up

Faridabad, June 25
The `Aadiyaman Education and Research Institute (AERI), located at Tigaon Road here, has been set up as a study centre for various courses of distance education of the Madurai Kamaraj University for the coming academic session. According to a spokesperson of the AERI, courses like part-time MBA, MCA, BCA, BBA, M.Phil, MA, M.Com, MSC (Maths), B.Lib, M.Lib and P.G. diploma in various disciplines would be available for the students.

Education will be provided through `open system’ where a candidate with no formal qualification could get admission in the various courses on basis of eligibility test. It was stated that annual examination would also be held here. TNS



Ruckus mars Mikka Nite 
Vipin Sharma

Rohtak, June 25
Vandalism committed by pop hooligans and subsequent lathi charge by the police, marred the ‘Mikka Nite’ programme organized at Highway Dhani restaurant, located on the outskirts of the town last night. Apart from others, the event was sponsored by Smart Power Card. Mr Mikka, the youngest brother of renowned Punjabi pop singer, Daler Mehendi, was in the town to enthrall the audience with his Punjabi numbers.

Even as he encouraged the audience to dance, certain over enthusiastic people climbed on the stage. The police had to resort to lathi charge to disperse them on many occasions. Several prominent citizens including journalists had to face the fury of the police. Subsequently, the nuisance created by the unruly crowd led to the cancellation of the show.

According to information, the disorder was created because the organizers oversold the entry tickets to the show. Several people possessing valid entry ticket could not get to see the show. Meanwhile, it was learnt that the Excise and Taxation Department had issued notice to the organisers of the programme for evasion of entertainment tax.


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