Despite assurance and counter assurance by Government and Student’s Union bodies the state of Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of ragging cases in the educational institutions particularly in technical, polytechnic and medical colleges as per report released by University Grant Commission.
UP has allegedly reported 573 cases of ragging in the state. However, West Bengal is on 2nd position with 381 cases and even after strict measures Madhya Pradesh (MP) managed to get the 3rd position with 317 cases. The report was prepared after collecting the data of past seven years.
Boys have registered more complaints as compared to girls. According to the reports of 2015-2016, out of twenty-two complaints, only two were files by the girls in MP. Likewise, from the year 2009 to 2014, 296 ragging cases were registered of which 276 were filed by boys and only 20 came from girls.
As per the report, the majority of cases have been reported to have taken place in medical and engineering colleges.
If considering the data from last five years, Uttar Pradesh tops with 404 complaints. While West Bengal is second with 268 cases and Odisha is third with 284 complaints.
To prevent ragging at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, students are made to sign an anti-ragging undertaking with other mandatory documents. The undertaking was also signed by the parents of these students.