The Anti-Ragging Cell, KISS-DU observed Anti-Ragging Week from 12th August to 18th August 2023 with the aim of creating awareness on the guidelines and norms of anti-ragging as stated in the UGC notification. The university organized various sensitization and awareness activities on Anti-Ragging Day followed by Anti-Ragging Week. The main thrust area was to encourage the students not to get involve in ragging, how to curb the menace of ragging, reporting of cases (if any) and promote a positive and friendly environment on campus.

The week long programme started with a welcome note to all the new comers. The event was graced by Professor Deepak Kumar Behera, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Prashanta Kumar Routray, Registrar, Dr. Snigdharani Panda, Chairperson Council of Deans, Members of Anti-Ragging Cell, Deans of all Schools and members of the IQAC team.

Professor Behera oriented the new students about the organization, courses and multifarious activities conucted. Dr. Snigdharani Panda briefed the students about the anti-ragging guidelines and norms. She elaborated the Anti-Ragging guidelines prescribed by the UGC. The students were well oriented about the rules, measures which are to be followed mandatorily in the campus, thereby ensuring a harmonious and safe atmosphere for all.

The interaction with the students included particulars about reporting mechanism, counselling and support and about the existence and responsibilities of Anti-Ragging Cell in the University campus.

Students from the seven schools participated in various competitions throughout the week like essay writing, poster making, drawing, slogans, short documentary acts with the theme being the hazards, social risk and legal consequences resulting due to  ragging. The student members of the Anti-Ragging Cell with other volunteers made arrangements to make the weeklong event successful.

The winners of various competitions were awarded prizes. The outcomes of the event comprised knowing the roles and responsibilities of the students for enhancing campus safety measures, to encourage open dialogue and to be empathetic towards the well being of their peers. The programme winded up with a commitment to maintaining a peaceful, cordial and respectful atmosphere on  campus.