A case of ragging has been reported at a college affiliated to the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) in Vadodara. A student pursuing a post graduate course at Parul Institute of Pharmacy has claimed that he was ragged by a bunch of students who call themselves ‘Parul Gang’.
Registrar of GTU, Dr Gitesh Joshi, said the incident happened on September 7. “The student was passing from near the college building, when a bunch of senior students dragged him and beat him up,” Joshi said. The student has also complained that the Parul Gang members snatched his glasses and harassed him.
Interestingly, the victim did not inform college authorities but rang up the University Grants Commission’s anti-ragging helpline. As soon as his complaint was registered, UGC informed GTU authorities who swung into action. Joshi said they have informed the principal and the anti-ragging committee of the college has been asked to conduct an inquiry.
“They have to submit a report within 24 hours, and the deadline ends by late Tuesday evening. The course of action, if any, will be decided only after we get the report,” said Joshi. He said that this was the first such incidence of ragging in a GTU-affiliated college.