CIB committee to submit report on ragging to SC

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Chennai, Feb 22: The seven-member expert committee, headed by former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Chief P K Raghavan to find out the means and methods to prevent ragging in college campuses, will submit its report before the Supreme Court in the first week of April.

Talking to reporters, after a meeting with parents, students and college management representatives here today, Mr Raghavan said the Committee had visited Guwahati, Kolkata, Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Bhopal and Kochi, where they received some constructive suggestions from the participants to prevent ragging.

He said one of the views raised prominently was framing of a legislation to combat the ragging menace.

Some participants suggested that there should be friendly interaction between the seniors and freshers in colleges.

The other members of the Committee include Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) Director Sanjay Govind Dhande, Maulana Azad Medical College (New Delhi) Dean A K Agarwal, Ramjas College Principal Rajendra Prasad, SNDT Women's University (Mumbai) Vice- Chancellor Chandra Krishnamurthy and Former Madras University Vice-Chancellor S Sathikh.

The Committee with Union HRD Ministry Joint Secretary Sunil Kumar as the Member-Secretary was appointed by the Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry as per the direction of the Supreme Court.


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