Thursday, June 4, 2009

Punjab actions


Excerpt from Gulf News

Chandigarh: Photos of noted scholars highlighting college prospectuses may be the norm but Punjab University (PU) has made a drastic departure from this practice by dedicating a whole page in its catalogue to the 'baddies' of the institution.

With an aim to curb hazing on campus, university authorities have decided to publish photographs of students who indulge in hazing or other anti-social activities on a black page.

"To deter students from taking part in ragging we will publish the photographs of past culprits in the varsity's prospectus," Naval Kishore, dean of students' welfare, PU said on Tuesday.

"Before taking admission, students have to fill an affidavit that they would not indulge in any kind of violent activity on campus and parents have to take the responsibility of their wards. Otherwise the university would be free to take strict disciplinary action against the defaulters," he said.

Half a dozen students were expelled from the varsity for hazing during the last academic session.

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