Any student subject to Ragging/Bullying/Cyber Bullying or directly or indirectly distressed by any act of Ragging/Bullying/Cyber Bullying or any student, parent/guardian, faculty, non-teaching staff including support staff who is witness to or aware of any act of Ragging/ Bullying/Cyber Bullying, should immediately bring such incidents to the notice of the institution through the No-Ragging/Bullying/Cyber Bullying Committee. The names, contact numbers/email details of the members of the Committee and other professionals namely the Director, Executive Administrator, Dean of Students, will be published on posters, notice/bulletin boards in each campus.
A report will be documented by the No-Ragging/Bullying/Cyber Bullying Committee and sent to the Director for further action. It will be kept confidential. Enquires into all reported incidents will be conducted and concluded within 7 working days. If required by law, DBSoM may also report the incident to the police or other authorities for criminal action to be initiated.
The Supreme Court of India has observed that enrolment in academic pursuits or a campus life should not immunize any adult citizen from the penal provisions of the laws of the land. According to the directions of the Supreme Court if any instance of Ragging/Bullying/Cyber Bullying is brought to the notice of the administration or the faculty, it is legally binding to report the matter to the local Police.
Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established, the possible punishments as per AICTE / UGC Section 9 (UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009) for those found guilty of Ragging/Bullying/Cyber Bullying at the institutional level, shall be any one or any combination of the following:
Provided that where the persons committing or abetting the act of Ragging / Bullying / Cyber Bullying are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment.