Hyderabad: Mere poster campaign will not curb ragging, said Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University vice-chancellor after ten students were suspended from the hostel on Friday for ragging juniors.
Educational experts said that there should be strict monitoring to curb ragging in institutions. JNTU was one of the first varsities to install CCTVs in hostels and the step helped in nabbing the culprits.
Praveena Reddy, an educational expert, noted, “The university continues to monitor students. However, every year we see cases of ragging. The idea of a senior showing power over a junior is wrong. There should be constant interaction between juniors and seniors.”
The university authorities said that they will increase the preventative measures. N. Yadaiah, registrar of JNTU, said, “We have appointed more security personnel in the hostels and have ensured that students who were caught have been suspended from the hostel.”
Students said that there is ‘harmless’ ragging in every campus. Nabhan Salam, a second year student, said, “We often have an informal session for introduction with our seniors in the hostel. We joke around and they make us do silly things. A better bond is formed this way but this cannot be termed as ragging unless a student feels humiliated.”...