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Odisha asks to expel students for ragging inside college campus

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Bhubaneswar: Following a UGC report revealing Odisha in top five list in campus ragging, the State government took prompt action asking the authorities to expel students involved in ragging on premises of the educational institutions.

Higher Education Minister Ananta Das today directed the department secretary to release a circular to all the colleges to initiate action against the students for ragging the juniors inside the campus.

With the move, the students if found guilty of ragging their juniors will face expulsion from the college.

Also, the strong action will be taken against the students involved in ragging incidents.

According to a grievance report submitted at the UGC, Odisha has ranked fourth among five States in the list of campus ragging in India.

The statistics based on the grievances lodged with the UGC under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) between 2013 and 2017 revealed that total 207 allegations were reported from Odisha during the years, out of which most of the complaints were from the educational institutions affiliated to Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT).