According to Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act No.33, 15th May, 1999 Ragging in strictly prohibited. Ragging means display of disorderly conduct, doing of any act which cause or is likely to cause physical or physiological harm or raise apprehension or fear or shame or embarrassment to student in any educational institution and includes (1) Stressing, abusing, treating or playing practical jokes or causing hurt, such student or (2) asking a student to do any act or perform something which such student will not, in the ordinary course willingly to do.
Prohibition or ragging: Ragging within or outside of any educational institution is prohibited.
Penalty for ragging : Whoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in abets or propagates ragging within or outside any educational institution shall on conviction be punished with an imprisonment for a term which may extent to two years and shall also be liable to a fine which may extent to ten thousand rupees.
Dismissal of students: Any student candidate of an offence under section 4 shall be dismissed from the educational institution for a period of five years from the date of order of such dismissal.
Suspension of Student: If the student is found guilty in such case he/she shall be terminated from the institution.