As per the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act 1999 Ragging is strictly prohibited. Further, in view of the directions of the Honourable Supreme Court in SLP No. 24295 of 2006 dated 16-05-2007 and in Civil Appeal number 887 of 2009, dated 08-05-2009 to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging, in exercise of the powers conferred under section 23 read with section 10 (b), (g), (p) and (g) of AICTE Act, 1987, the All India Council for Technical Education has notified regulation for prevention and prohibition of ragging in AICTE approved technical institutions vide no. 37-3/Legal/AICTE/2009 dated 01.07.2009 available on AICTE web-portal. http://www.aicte-india.org/anti.htm download. Accordingly, all candidate seeking admission in SFIT are required to submit an "Affidavit" in the prescribed format duly signed by the candidates and parent/ guardian to the effect that they are aware of the law regarding prohibition of ragging as well as the punishments, and that he/she, if found guilty of the offence of ragging, is liable to be punished appropriately, which could even include expulsion from the college.
Students are advised to visit UGC Website www.ugc.ac.in for more information on the regulations regarding ragging in Higher Educational Institutions. The UGC has uploaded 4 short films and one documentary film to counsel students on ill effects of ragging on its website. These films are available on the following link ugc.ac.in/page/Videos-Regarding-Ragging.aspx