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There will be formally structured committees and groups as under:-

  • Anti-ragging committee (1)
  • Anti-ragging squads (1 for Boys’ Hostel, 1 for Girls Hostel)
  • Mentoring Cell (17-18 Mentor groups, 1 for every 6 new students)
  • Welcoming Committee

In case any incident of ragging takes place, the Head shall take prompt and appropriate action against the person(s) whose dereliction of duty lead to the incident.

(e)In addition to penal consequences, departmental enquiries be initiated against such heads institutions / members of the administration / faculty members / non-teaching staff, who display an apathetic or insensitive attitude towards complaints of  ragging.

Anti-ragging committee (ARC) (para 6.4.1 of ibid Regulations)

(a) Composition. Anti-ragging committee will comprise of the following:-

  • The Dean
  • Rep of Mil Police
  • Rep of Civ Police
  • Faculty members
  • Parents of students
  • Senior students
  • Fresher students

Duties The anti-ragging committee shall carry out the following functions:-

  • To ensure compliance with the provisions of Medical Council of India (Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging in Medical Colleges/ Institutions) Regulations, 2009, particularly with reference to para 6.4.
  • To ensure compliance with the provisions of Medical Council of India (Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging in Medical Colleges/ Institutions) Regulations, 2009, particularly with reference to para 6.4.
  • To monitor the anti ragging activities in the institution.
  • To consider the recommendations of the Anti-Ragging Squad and take appropriate decisions, including spelling out suitable punishments to those found guilty.
  • The Committee will meet, record minutes, and meet with The Dean as per the following periodicity:-
    • aa)For the first three months after admissions: Fortnightly
    • For the next three months:  Monthly
    • For the next six months:  Quarterly
  • Anti-ragging squad (para 6.4.2 of ibid Regulations)
  • Composition. There will be two Anti Ragging Squads, one for the girl’s and another for boy’s hostel. The anti-ragging squad will comprise of the following:-
    • One faculty member
    • Respective Hostel Wardens
    • One Resident Doctor
    • Hostel Staff
    • Non teaching staff
    • Senior students
  • (b)Duties. The anti-ragging squad shall carry out the following functions:-
    • It shall work under the overall guidance of the Anti-Ragging Committee
    • The Squad shall have vigil and patrolling functions.
    • It shall be kept mobile, alert and active at all times and shall be empowered to inspect places of potential ragging and make surprise raids on hostels and other hot spots.
    • It will conduct regular and surprise checking at various places, hostels and class rooms from time to time, and will appraise the ARC.
    • It shall carry out on-the-spot investigation into any incident of ragging and make recommendations to the ARC.
    • It shall conduct anonymous random surveys among freshers to check whether the Campus is indeed free from ragging.
    • It shall ensure that anti-ragging posters are displayed in designated places.
    • It shall occasionally dine with the newcomers in the hostels to instill confidence among them.
    • It shall provide a report to the Anti-Ragging Committee every day for the first month and thereafter as directed by The Dean.
  • Mentoring Cell Mentoring Cell will be established in compliance of para 6.3.2 of MCI Regulations 2009. Its composition and duties are as under:-
    • (a) Mentoring cell will be constituted as under for each group of 6 fresher students:-
      • (i) One faculty member
      • (ii)Tiers of Mentors as the number of batches in the institution, at the rate of 1 Mentor for 6 freshers and 1 Mentor of a higher level for 6 Mentors of the lower level, as follows:-
      • (aa) Third Level (4th Year students): 1 x Mentor for 4 Mentors of 3rd Year Mentors
      • (ab) Second Level (3rd Year students): 1 x Mentor for 4 Mentors of 2nd Year Mentor
      • (ac) First Level (2nd Year students): 1 x Mentor for 6 freshers, grouped as per room allotment (16 mentors for 100 freshers, i.e, 14 mentors for 6 freshers and 2 mentors for 8 freshers)
    • (iii)Selection of the mentors will be done as per para 17 of ACMS Student Mentor Program
  • (b) Functions. The Mentoring Cell shall carry out the following functions:-
    • (i) Anti-Ragging. Mentors will interact with the mentees allotted to them every day to find out whether they are facing any problems or difficulties. They will dispel fears about ragging, and fresher students will be assured that there is zero tolerance for ragging in ACMS. Mentors will follow the ACMS Student Mentorship Programme.
    • (ii) The staff members should interact individually with each member of the group on a daily basis for ascertaining the problems and difficulties if any faced by the fresher in the institution and extending necessary help. They will make surprise visit to the rooms in the hostel where the members of the group are lodged.
    • (iii) It will counsel individually the first year students regularly regarding likely problems of adjustment in a new situation in life and studies, the environment, traditions ,dos, and don’ts, work pressure, etc; allay misconceptions and fears about ragging.
    • (iv) It will provide information regarding contact number of relevant officials. It will also arrange to hand over the printed information booklet and leaflets about anti-ragging measures, induction and orientation programmes to the new students.
    • (v)Student mentors have the following roles
      • (aa) To act as a role model and assist with the delivery of ACMS mentoring activities. They will visit their mentees in the hostel with the faculty member . They will introduce themselves to the freshers and orient the freshers in the presence o f the faculty member.
      • (ab)They will aid the new students to settle down and make a smooth and peaceful transition to college life, and help them with adjustment with a new environment.
      • (ac) They will act like peer counsellors for the new students.
      • (ad) They will challenge negative behaviours on the part of his mentees appropriately and promote observance of  the College Code of Conduct for Students.
      • (ae) They will provide information regarding contact number of College authorities and also hand over any printed information booklets, leaflets, etc. about anti-ragging measures/ induction programmes and orientation programmes to the new students.
      • (af) In case any students are found to be prone to ragging, mentors will immediately alert Warden. It will also counsel such students and suggest methods for adjustment or lodging suitable complaints.
  • (vi) Mentors of the senior batches along with the faculty member will oversee the working of the mentoring cell of the college.They will participate and attend training and periodic mentor support workshops as required.
  • (vii)Reporting. Mentoring Cell will report to The Dean once a week week in the first two months of the academic session and thereafter monthly.
  • Freshers’ Welcoming Committee (Ref para 6.6 of ibid Regulations)
    • (a) A freshers welcoming committee will be established as a measure for encouraging healthy interaction between freshers and seniors.
    • (b)Composition.
      • (i) College Counsellor
      • (ii)Faculty in charge Cultural Club
      • (iii)Faculty in charge Culture Club
      • (iv)Wardens
      • (v)Class Representatives of senior batches
    • (c)Functions.
      • (i) To actively monitor, promote and regulate healthy interaction between the freshers and senior students. (Modalities will be prepared by the Committee.
      • (ii) Organize freshers’ welcome party preferably within the first two weeks of the beginning of the academic session, for proper introduction to one another and where the talents of the freshers are brought out properly in the presence of the faculty, thus helping them to shed their inferiority complex, if any, and remove their inhibitions.
  • Parent – Teacher Association Parent- Teacher association will be constituted at the start of the academic session in ACMS.
    • (a)Composition and designations
    • (i)President : A parent
    • (ii)President : A parent
    • (iii)Secretary : A faculty member (OIC Trg)
    • (iv) Joint Secretary : A parent
    • (v) Treasurer : Faculty member
    • (vi) Members : Three parents and three faculty
  • (b) Functions.
    • (i) To advocate to all parents for prompt reporting any incident of ragging.
    • (ii) To foster good relationships between parents and ACMS.
    • (iii) To discuss various issues pertaining to students.
    • (iv) To offer recommendations to the college authorities on appropriate issues.
    • (v) To provide feedback to The Dean regarding any incident of ragging.
  • (c) The names of people in PTA will be published in College Orders and parents will be requested to formulate its agenda and schedule of meetings as per the convenience of all members.