UGC is all set to hold a film making contest in an attempt to spread the awareness about the ill practice of ragging and its harmful consequences.
A letter in same regard was issued by the UGC to all the vice-chancellors of the university and higher education institutions.
According to the reports of HT, the commission will constitute an expert committee which will select the best three films from the entries and awards of Rs 5 lakh, Rs 3 lakh, and Rs 2 lakh, respectively, would be given to the chosen best films.
According to the rules the film will be a property of UGC but the credits will be given to the maker of the movie. These movies will be uploaded on the website of the UGC.
"The university can promote its students and faculty to develop films on ragging. The entries could be from the university departments and affiliated colleges. The universities, through an internal selection procedure, will select the best entries to be sent to UGC. The films may be documentary/fiction films of about 5-10 minutes," read the letter by Dr Pankaj Mittal, additional secretary, UGC.
Institutes have been asked to participate in the initiative and send the best three entries from their university and institution to the UGC by November 30.
"The UGC has also taken several steps, including effective launch of media campaign, for preventing ragging. Films in ragging are also uploaded on UGC website for use by higher education Institutions," reads the letter.