Berhampur, August 25 (LocalWire): To do away with ragging in the campus, authorities of MKCG Medical College here have tried a unique concept. They entrusted senior students to take up the responsibility to ensure a ragging-free environment.
‘We have already discussed with the officials of the students’ union to take the responsibility and ensure an anti-ragging campus,’ said dean-cum-principal of the medial college, Radha Madhab Tripathy.
‘We advised them not to engage in any such activity with the juniors which would tarnish the image of the institute. We asked them to be polite to the juniors,’ he added.
Besides, it was also decided that all new comers – the first year MBBS students – would be accommodated in two separate hostels for boys and girls.
Anti-ragging committee and anti-ragging cell have been constituted in the college.
Around 50 teachers have also been entrusted the duty to look into the well-being of the students.
Each teacher will take the responsibility of at least ten first year MBBS students.
Medical College authorities have taken these steps as they have already received at least three ragging complaints this year, while video clips showing ragging of junior students by the seniors at Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology Burla, went viral recently.
‘All the complaints regarding ragging in our college has been complied and also solved,’ said Tripathy.
He said the introductory class of the first year students along with their parents would be held on 28 August.
‘In the meeting, we will convey the anti-ragging measures taken by the college authorities to install confidence among the new comers,’ he said.
‘We will apprise them what constitutes ragging and what they should do in case of emergency,’ he added.
In order to sensitise the students about a ragging-free campus, the authorities have decided to put up boards carrying anti-ragging messages and display the telephone numbers of some of the senior professors who should be informed during any emergency.
All the 250 MBBS seats in MKCG Medical College have been filled up this year.
After a week-long foundation course for freshers from 28 August, the regular classes will commence.
Apart from these steps, CCTV cameras have also installed in all hostels and different areas of the college, which will also check ragging in the campus, he said.
‘We have taken all steps to prevent ragging and to ensure a ragging-free campus,’ Tripathy added.