198 ragging complaints to UGC in 2016: Mahendra Nath Pandey

By: | Published: July 25, 2016 6:57 PM

University Grants Commission (UGC) received 198 complaints of ragging this year, of which the maximum 33 came from Uttar Pradesh followed by 31 from Kerala, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

 "Due to the extensive efforts taken to curb the menace of ragging, the number of ragging complaints has come down," Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey said. (PTI)?Due to the extensive efforts taken to curb the menace of ragging, the number of ragging complaints has come down,? Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey said. (PTI)

University Grants Commission (UGC) received 198 complaints of ragging this year, of which the maximum 33 came from Uttar Pradesh followed by 31 from Kerala, the Lok Sabha was informed today. “Due to the extensive efforts taken to curb the menace of ragging, the number of ragging complaints has come down,” Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey said. Quoting data, he said UGC had received 423 complaints related to ragging in 2015, 543 in 2014 and 640 in 2013. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) received two complaints of ragging in 2016 — one from UP and another from Bihar, he said in a written reply. Responding to another question, Pandey said the post of Vice Chancellor is vacant in three central universities — Visva Bharati, Mizoram and Pondicherry University.

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