Code of Conduct for Students

Code of Conduct for Students


  1. 1. Every morning we begin our work with a prayer song. Come to attention when the song begins and keep standing till it ends, wherever you are in the campus, whether in the class or outside. Classes will be held from 9.45 am to 3.30 pm. The time, from 8.45 am to 9.45 am and 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm will be tutorial time.
  2. 2. Every student shall behave and conduct himself/herself in the College and in the hostel in a dignified and courteous manner and should be respectful to the teachers. Rise from your seats when the teacher enters the classroom and remain standing till he takes his seat or till you are allowed to sit down. Greet your teacher appropriately when the teacher enters the class. Rise again and say ‘Thank you, Sir’ when the teacher leaves the classroom. Greet your teachers when you meet them inside and outside the campus. Please note, it is rude behaviour to enter a room without being asked to, not to say ‘Thank you’ when something is done for you, to jump queues, to scramble for seats in the bus, to get past a person at a door or passage without saying ‘Excuse me’ or not to say ‘sorry’ when you have bumped into someone.
  3. 3. Consumption of narcotic drugs, tobacco, alcohol etc. is strictly prohibited in the campus and the hostel and action will be initiated against those who are found to have consumed them.
  4. 4. Students are prohibited from indulging in anti-institutional, anti-national, anti-social, communal, immoral or political expressions and activities within the campus and the hostel.
  5. 5. Learning not to damage property, whether public or private, is one of the primary requirements for civilized behaviour. Students shall not disfigure/damage or destroy the public or the college properties. In the event of such damage or destruction, the cost of such properties will be recovered from the student(s) concerned. Disciplinary action will also be taken against the delinquents.
  6. 6. Unauthorized entry of outsiders into the campus as well as the hostel is strictly prohibited. Without specific permission of the authorities, students shall not bring outsiders to the College or the hostel.
  7. 7. No one shall bring, distribute or circulate any notice, pamphlet, leaflet etc. within the campus or the hostel. The possession, distribution or exhibition of any object which is per se obscene within the campus or the hostel is also actionable offence.
  8. 8. Students are strictly prohibited from organizing, attending or participating in any activity or agitation sponsored by the politically based student organizations. Mahatma Gandhi University Students’ Code of Conduct Rules-2005 introduced vide UO. No. 162/2004/2/Elen. dated 16 February 2005 has laid down rules for maintaining discipline in all Colleges affiliated to the university, which will be binding on all students of the College
  9. 9. Nobody shall exhibit any type of banners, flags, boards etc. inside the campus, gates and on the compound walls. Similarly, students are prohibited from disfiguring the walls of the College building.
  10. 10. The College being a temple of learning and an exclusive academic zone, nobody shall respond to any call for any form of strike or agitation including slogan shouting, dharna, gherao, burning of effigy or indulge in anything which may harm the peaceful and serene atmosphere of the institution and shall eschew violence within the campus and hostel.
  11. 11. Any student who is found to exert undue influence on fellow students will be strictly dealt with.
  12. 12. No student will enter or leave the classroom when the session is on without the permission of the teacher.
  13. 13. Students absenting themselves without submitting proper leave application for more than ten working days will have their names removed from the rolls. They may be readmitted only at the discretion of the principal.
  14. 14. Use of mobile/cell phones within the campus is prohibited. Violation of the ban would entail seizure of the same with fine. Misuse of IT including e-mails and social media is also strictly prohibited.
  15. 15. There is a students’ grievance redressal cell in the College. In case the students have any grievance or complaint they may approach the head of the department first and if not satisfied, the principal. The principal will at his discretion refer the matter to the students’ grievance redressal cell.
  16. 16. Students who are charged in criminal offence or are under suspension will not be allowed to enter the college campus without the permission of the principal.
  17. 17. The Principal shall have the power to declare holiday for the College if he is convicned that peaceful academic functioning of the College cannot be carried on.
  18. 18. Any case of criminal activity or breach of law and order in the campus will be reported to the police and the police shall register case and initiate action against the offenders.
  19. 19. Students should not litter the campus; rather place them only in the respective waste bins for degradable and plastic items. This campus is yours and you are duty bound to keep it clean.
  20. 20. All UG and PG students are required to wear their prescribed uniforms on all working days.
  21. 21. Students must park their vehicles only at the allotted space in the campus.
  22. 22. Any student who is persistently insubordinate, repeatedly or wilfully mischievous, guilty of fraud or mal-practice in connection with examinations or who, in the opinion of the principal, is likely to have an unwholesome influence on his fellow students, shall be removed from the rolls. The removal shall be either temporary or permanent according to the gravity of the offence.
  23. 23. Identity card. At the time of admission, the students will be provided with an identity card. Students are required to wear College identity cards while in the campus. Students are not permitted to enter the campus without wearing their identity cards. For availing of any service from the College, identity card is mandatory for students. Identity card should be produced for verification when it is asked for by any member of the College staff. If a student loses his/her identity card, a duplicate should be obtained immediately on payment of Rs. 100/-
  24. 24. Except with the specific permission of the principal, no student shall collect money either by request or by coercion from others within the campus or the hostel.
  25. 25. Students are expected to spend their free hours in the Library/Reading Room.
  26. 26. All types of ragging and eve-teasing are strictly prohibited. Such cases will be reported immediately to the police.
  27. 27. Attendance will be marked at the beginning of each period by the teacher engaging the class. Late-comers may be given or refused attendance for the period at the discretion of the teacher concerned. If a student is absent for one hour, it will be treated as absence for half a day and if his absence is for two or more than two hours, it will be treated as absence for one full day.
  28. 28. A student requiring leave for a particular period may be granted such leave by the teacher concerned. A student who is present cannot leave without permission.
  29. 29. Application for leave must be countersigned by the student’s guardian and recommended by the tutor or the teacher-in-charge of attendance or the HoD and is to be submitted to the principal immediately after the return from his/her leave. For hostel students, the warden’s recommendation is sufficient. Application for leave for more than a period of five or more consecutive working days must be made to the Principal in the prescribed form as early as possible, and in no case late than 9.30 am on the first day of the student’s return to the College.
  30. 30. Absence without leave from any examination or from the composition or practical work will be reported by the teachers concerned to the Principal. Leave of absence from a term examination should be obtained from the Principal. A student absenting himself/herself from the College even for a day should submit the leave application to the Principal, duly signed by the teacher in- charge.
  31. 31. A student absenting himself/herself without leave for more than ten consecutive days will have his name removed from the rolls and he may be re-admitted on payment of college dues, if any.
  32. 32. Duty leave. All applications of duty leave duly recommended by the concerned teacher must be submitted within one weekafter the event. . The maximum period for which duty leave can be granted to a student for sports is 10% of the total number of working days.Benefit of attendance may be granted to students attending University / College Union co-curricular activities by treating them as present for the days of absence, on production of participation/attendance certificates, within one week from competent authorities and endorsed by the head of the institution. This is limited to a maximum of 10 days per semester and this benefit shall be considered for internal assessment also.
  33. 33. Condonation.Students having a minimum of 75% average attendance for all the courses only can register for the examination. Condonation of shortage of attendance to a maximum of 10 days in a semester subject to a maximum of 2 times during the whole period of the programme may be granted by the university on valid grounds. This condonation shall not be counted for internal assessment.Those students who are not eligible even with condonation of shortage of attendance shall repeat the semester along with the next batch after obtaining readmission.
  34. 34. Place of residence and Hostel. Students not residing with their parents or in the hostel should normally reside with their local guardians. Students are strictly forbidden to reside in unapproved lodgings. Those desiring to reside in approved lodgings must obtain the permission of the Principal. Students shall submit to the College office in the prescribed form obtainable there, full information regarding their residence. Any subsequent change in residence can be made only with the written permission of the principal. Any girl student seeking admission to the college hostel (Pavana Matha Women’s hostel), shall apply directly to the warden after securing permanent admission in the College. The application form for the same is to be downloaded from the college website. Women students can find accommodation in the hostel located just opposite the college also. In all matters of admission, accommodation and disciplinary action against the boarders, the Principal’s ruling will be final. A hosteller leaving the College is not entitled to T.C. and caution money unless he/she produces a certificate from the warden that his/her dues to the hostel have been fully paid. If a student residing in the hostel absents himself/herself from the classes without bonafide reasons he/she shall be asked to quit the hostel. Dismissal from the hostel for grave misconduct will entail similar punishment in the College and punishment in the College for misconduct of boarders will entail similar punishment in the hostel also. Three percentage of the total seats in the hostel is reserved for handicapped students.
  35. 35. As per the UGC Regulations on Curbing Ragging 2009, ‘Ragging’ constitutes one or more of any of the following acts: (a) Any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act of rudeness towards a fresher or any other student. (b) Indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student. (c) Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect or causing in generating a sense of shame, or torment or embracement so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student. (d) Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student including a fresher. (e) Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or group of students. (f) Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students. (g) Any act of physical abuse including all variants of sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forced obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person. (h) Any act or abuse by spoken words which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student. (i) Any act that the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.