Uttar Pradesh to check ragging in engineering, medical colleges

July 18th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, July 18(IANS) A committee of the Uttar Pradesh legislative council will visit universities and colleges across the state to inquire into cases of ragging, an official said Friday. “The committee will start its state-wide inspection visits July 19,” Om Prakash Sharma, a council member, told IANS.

“We have learnt about incidents of ragging in several engineering and managements institutes of Kanpur, Lucknow and Allahabad,” he added.

The council’s seven member anti-ragging committee will initially visit universities and colleges in Meerut, Ghaziabad, Noida, Mathura, Kanpur, Allahabad and Lucknow districts.

After inspecting the educational institutions, a show-cause notice would be served to those found to have failed in adopting adequate measures to counter ragging.

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