Ragging is the term used for the so-called "initiation ritual" practiced in higher education institutions across the world. Every one uses different terms for ragging. Ragging involves abuse, humiliation, or harassment of new entrants or junior students by the senior students. It often takes a malignant form where in the newcomers may be subjected to physiological and physicalIy 2009, the University Grants Commission of India imposed regulations upon Indian universities to help curb ragging and launched a toll-free 'anti-ragging helpline'. Unlike various complex forms of bullying, ragging is easily recognizable.
Types of ragging:-
1. Dress code ragging - The freshmen are asked to dress in a specific dress code for a particular period of time. The dress code prescribed is generally unusual, e.g. dressing completely in white or black with the hair oiled and combed in a particular style, dressing shirts that do not contain stripes, dressing long skirts for girls. Dress code ragging may make freshmen feel uncomfortabl