Anti-Ragging Disclosure

As per the notification of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) dated 25.03.2009 in connection with prevention and prohibition of ragging in technical institutions, universities including deemed to be universities imparting technical education, notify that: All concerned are requested to make note that ragging is totally banned and anyone found guilty of ragging and/or abeting ragging is liable to be punished.

Maharashtra State Act against Ragging Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act,1999 which is in effect from 15th May 1999 has the following provision for Action against Ragging:

a) Ragging within or outside of an educational institute is prohibited.

b) Whosoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets or propagates ragging within or outside any educational institute shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term up to 2 yrs and/or penalty which may extend to ten thousand rupees.

c) Any student convicted to an offence of Ragging shall be dismissed from education for 5 years from the date of order of such dismissal.

d) Whenever any student or, as the case may be, the parent or guardian or a teacher of educational institution complains, in writing, of ragging to head of the educational institution, the head of the educational institution shall, without prejudice to the forgoing provision, within seven days of the receipt of the complaint, enquire into the matier mentioned in the complaint and if, prima facie, it is found true, suspend the student who is accused of the offence, and shall, immediately forward the complaint to the police station having jurisdiction over the area in which the educational institution is situated, for further action. Where on enquiry by the head of the educational institution, it is found that there is no substance, prima facie, in the complaint received; he/she shall intimate the fact, in writing, to the complainant. The decision of the head of educational institution shall be final.

e) If the head of the educational institution fails or neglects to act in the manner specified in the section "d" when a complaint of ragging is made: such a person shall be deemed to have abetted the offence and shall conviction, be punished as provided for in section "b" above.