In 2017 29,368 students had entered university and in 2018 30,101 students had entered university. However, in comparison to the number of students who had dropped out, it is a staggering number, the UGC stated.
Due to the increase in sexual harassment during ragging, a large number of students drop out of university.
In order to control this situation, the UGC has introduced a centre to report ragging, a hot line and an e-mail.
To date, over 700 complaints of ragging has been received and the UGC has taken measures to notify the relevant university administration for action and to find ways of resolving these issues.