[MTC Global] We hope UGC App curbs the ragging menace: City collegians

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar launched an anti-ragging mobile appintroduced by the University Grants Commission (UGC) recently to stop ragging on campuses. As the new academic session is about to begin in most of the city colleges, we asked students on how useful this app will be in curbing the ragging menace.

This application is on the android platform and is a handy tool to counter ragging incidents. Collegians can register the complaints on the app as soon as they come across any ragging incident and action will be taken accordingly.

Shikha Shah, who is currently studying electronic engineering from Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management says, "What I liked about the app is the fact that victim or anybody who has witnessed the incident can register a complaint along with the videos and photographs to validate the case. And only the guilty will be punished. I feel, instead of making ragging incidents viral on any random social networking site, why not take advantage of a platform given to us and seek solution from the right person? More and more students should download the app and help curb the ragging menace."

Many a time, students who get bullied by their seniors or even classmates, do not report or speak up simply out of fear. So, this mobile application will prove beneficial to such students as they can directly register their complaint through this app, feels a student of Dr Ambedkar Law College Rajdeep Mantha, who has already downloaded the app. He says, "Majority of the students have android phones today and this app functions way faster than a website. It is high time students who behave inappropriately with other students face the music. Students can not only register their complaints but also keep a tab on their complaint's status. Another factor which makes this app appealing is that those who have faced ragging in the past and for some reason didn't report the same back then can also log in and register their complaints now."

Even educationists feel that this app will instill fear in those who indulge in nasty acts. principal of Raisoni College of Engineering Dr Preeti Bajaj, who welcomes this move by the government says, "Every year, during the admission process, we do sign an undertaking from new students as well as from their respective parents that students will not indulge in activities like ragging. However, this app will only simplify the procedure as it comes handy and many will think twice before ragging others because it can now land them into serious trouble."

​Source: TOI​

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