COLLEGE RULES AND REGULATIONS
The following rules and regulations are applicable to all students of the college.
1. The Principal is the ultimate disciplinary authority in the college.
2. Ragging is banned on the college campus. Anyone found guilty of ragging and /or abetting ragging is liable to be punished as per the directive of the UGC and Govt. Any incident of ragging will be dealt with seriously. The culprits will be dismissed from the college and a case will be filed with the local police authorities.
3. The college prohibits political activities on the campus and forbids students from conducting and attending political meetings within the college campus.
4. As per the Govt. order No. Rt/No.346/05/ Higher Edn. dt.1-3-2005 students are not allowed to use mobile phone on the campus and bring their vehicles to the restricted areas of the college
5. Students shall compulsorily wear the prescribed college uniform on all working days except Wednesdays. Uniform symbolises unity and uniformity, not diversity. It also indicates equality and a sense of belonging to the institution. Uniform provides a special identity. Hence it is a source of pride and responsibility, not liability . Parents are to see that the uniform and hairstyle of their wards are in tune with modesty and dignity that every Newmanite shall possess.
6. No celebration be arranged in the campus without the written permission of the Principal.
7. Programmes by External agencis / professional groups/paid programmes such as D J, musical events shall not be permitted inside the campus. No type of fund raising by the students should be permitted, as these practices lead to extortion and misuse of funds.
8. Bike race / motor car race / elephant procession or similar activities shall not be permitted inside the campus / Hostel premises.
9. No type of vehicles shall be used during celebrations inside the college campus / hostel.
10. All celebrations in the campus will be under the supervision of the Principal or the staff disignated by him.
11. Students will be allowed to bring their vechiles only upto the designated parking area. Entry beyond that point is strictly prohibited.
12. The public and former students will be permitted access to the college only for genuine reasons. They will not be allowed to enter the class rooms.
13. Students shall not invite Police or Media Persons to the campus on their own.
14. Students shall not use the emblem / Photo of the college in the transaction of the social media (Facebook, Whats App etc)
15. The Principal reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant for any course without assigning any reason, if he or she feels that admission of that person is detrimental to the interest and discipline of the College.
16. In the interest of the institution and for the sake of
discipline, the Principal is entitled to take any punitive action on any student for his/her misconduct.
17. Misconduct shall include:
a) Staying away from classes without sufficient reason.
b) Disrespectful behaviour towards the staff
c) Provoking students to strike and participating in strike, dharna etc. in the college.
d) Loitering in the verandas during free hours and creating disturbance to the classes in progress.(During free hours the students are expected to make use of the library)
e) Disorderly behaviour in the class.
f) Organizing tours without the permission of the Principal
g) Organizing meetings in the college or displaying notices on the college notice board without the permission of the Principal.
h) Blocking gates/doors or passages which would restrict the mobility of staff and students in the college.
i) Involvement in manhandling or harassing fellow students.
j) Disturbing the functions in the auditorium by shouting, howling or dancing.
k) Resorting to any kind of malpractice in the examinations.
I) Collecting money from staff or students without the permission of the Principal.
m) Distributing leaflets, hand- bills or other materials and displaying banners and posters inside the campus.
n) Scribling offensive, abusive or obscene words or figures on black boards or any kind of writing on the walls or other places in the college or the college campus.
18. Smoking, consumption of alcoholic beverages and use of narcotic drugs are strictly prohibited. Criminal proceedings will be taken aganist those found under the influence of alcohol or narcotic drugs within the campus.
19. Vandalism and destruction of college property will be severely dealt with and material loss will be fully recovered with fine.
20. The college campus and classrooms should always be kept neat and clean. Students should see that no damage is done to college property including plants and trees in the campus. Scribbling on wall and furniture is strictly prohibited.
21. The college is not responsible for the loss of textbooks, note books, tiffin boxes, clothes, money, ornaments etc.
22. Discourtesy towards any member of the staff or any act, which affects the discipline and tone of the college, will be seriously viewed and in extreme cases they are sufficient reason for dismissal from college. Immorality, grave insubordination, contempt for authority, wilful damage to college property, malpractice in examinations etc., are sufficient reasons for immediate dismissal.
23. Students should carry at all times college identification cards which should be shown to the staff and to the watchman when demanded.
24. When the students meet a member of the staff within the campus or outside, they will greet him/ her as a mark of respect.
25. Students are expected to keep decency and decorum in their dress and behaviour.
26. Students have to occupy their seats by the second bell at the commencement of morning and afternoon sessions. The teachers will be present in the class before the third bell. Observance of strict silence during morning prayer is compulsory.
27. If the teacher is absent, the class leader should inform the Head of the Department / Principal for alternative arrangements
28. Late comers should not enter the class room, nor should any student leave the class room, without the permission of the teacher in charge of the class.
29. In any case, late comers will not be given attendance
30. Parents/ guardians are expected to respond to the calls from the college authorities, from time to time.
31. Teachers hold the responsibility of maintainig discipline in their classes.
32. The members of the College Union are chosen from among the class representatives (one boy and one girl) who are directly elected from each class.
33. A Call to the auditorium or conference halls for any programme must be promptly and strictly responded. No one is to remain in the classrooms or elsewhere during such occasions.
General Rules and Regulations
1. Any unavoidable movements on the verandahs (to the library, laboratory, auditorium, activity rooms etc.) during class hours have to be in silence. This is to avoid disturbance to neighbouring classes.
2. No Student shall enter another class room without prior permission.
3. Every student has to participate in atleast two of the co-curricular activities offered in the college.
4. No Student is allowed to remain in the campus after 5.30 p.m.
5. Students are not allowed to bring their vechiles beyond the parking slot as per the order of the Hon. High Court and Govt.
6. Any student persistenly insubordinate, repeatedly or will fully mischievous, guilty of fraud or malpractice in examinations shall be removed from the rolls.
7. Students are expected to spend their free time in the library. They should not loiter along the corridor or crowd along the verandah.
8. No student shall leave the campus during the working hours without permission of the Principal. He/She shall not be sent home without the written request by the parent/guardian.
9. Strict silence must be observed in Chapel and Library. Chapel and its premises are used only for prayer.
10. Discipline and decorum is expected from the students during programmes convened in the auditorium or else where.
11. Prior permission from the Principal is essential to take part in inter – collegiate competitions or in live photographic modelling, Fashion shows or Radio/T.V. programmes.
12. It is the responsibility of the student to earn a conduct certificate. It is not issued as a matter of right. Conduct certificate is issued on the basis of an overall evaluation by the teachers concerned.
13. The Principal shall have the right to issue Transfer Certificate to a student admitted to the college without an application from the students or the guardian at any time during the course of his /her study in the college without assigning any specific reason.
14. For acts of misbehavior the principal may impose such punishment as fines, cancellation of attendance, withholding of terms certificate, forfeiture of educational concession and scholarship, suspension and expulsion.
15. The Principal or other duly constituted college or hostel authorities may frame and issue from time to time disciplinary rules of permanent or temporary character regulating the conduct of students within and outside the college and the Hostel Premises with a view to maintaining the credit and reputation of the college and the hostels.
16. Cleanliness in classrooms, verandahs, and premises is essential. Avoid leaning against walls and door-ways. Students shall desist from disfiguring the class rooms, the furniture, compound walls and buildings or any part of the college campus by pasting poster’s fixing nails or writing on them. They shall also desist from disfiguring the compound walls of neighboring building.
17. Legal action will be initiated against those who destruct or cause to destruct the properties of the college under existing laws including the prevention of Damage to Public Property Act 1984.
18. Students who are charged in criminal offence and are under suspension shall not be allowed to enter the campus without permission.
19. Students guilty of going over to other colleges or institutions to take part in acts of indiscipline such as organizing demonstrations or strikes will be deemed especially culpable and be punished accordingly.
20. Students from other institutions and outsiders should take prior permission with valid identity proof to meet the Principal and staff members. Students from other institutions and outsiders shall not meet or interact with the students of the college inside the campus without the prior written consent of the Principal.
21. Students from other institutions and outsiders disrupting any academic activity or functioning of the college office or any unit thereof, shall be treated as infringing on the rights of college authorities to run the institution in a good manner for the public interest. All such deeds will be treated as infringement of the rights of students especially those belonging to orphan, SC/ST’s and other backward communities to have uninterrupted education. Legal actions including contempt of court will be initiated in all such cases.
22. There shall not be any discrimination against any community or category of students of the college and immediate stringent action will be taken against the erring students / officials/ faculty members.
23. Outsiders including police and media shall not enter the campus without the permission of Principal.
24. Photography / video / audio recording and playing in the campus is strictly prohibited. Programs in the college shall be covered only by the persons officially authorized by the Principal.
25. Students are not allowed to bring vehicles into the campus. They have to park their vehicles at the allotted place at their own risk. Stunting and racing of vehicles within and in a radius of 200 metres outside the campus are strictly banned. Students and staff have to register their vehicle number and licence number with the security. Parking permits will be issued to physically handicapped students and they have to park their vehicles at the area allotted.
26. The Security Personnel / designated college staff are authorized to inspect the records of the vehicles entering the campus and register the details in the gate register.
27. The College Council and Parent Teacher Association can advice Principal on internal matters of the college.
28. Complaints of students will be looked into if they are presented through the proper channel. Collective petitions, however will not be allowed. Students and staff members can make use of the grievance redressal mechanism available in the college.
29. The college authorities reserve the rights to amend, repeal or modify any of the above rules.
30. The Principal reserves the right to amend and alter the Rules and Regulations at par with the timely requirements.
31. It is the responsibility of the students and staff to get informed of all the rules and notifications of the college from time to time. Ignorance of these rules is not condoned.
32. The Principal is the final authority to interpret the rules and regulations in the best interest of the institution.
GOOD MANNERS AND CONDUCT
1. When a student meets a member of the teaching staff of the college within the campus or outside, it is a matter of politeness that he/she should greet him/her.
2. When a teacher enters the class, the students must keep standing until the teacher has invited them to sit down or he/she himself/herself has occupied his/her seat.
3. Students should keep with them the texts and note books required for classes they attend.
4. No student shall leave the classroom during a lecture without the permission of the teacher.
5. Students who happen to have no class should not loiter in the corridors or campus during class hours. They must either go to the Library and read or retire to their hostels.
6. Students are forbidden to attend or organise any meeting in the college or to collect money for any purpose without the permission of the Principal. They should not circulate among the students any notice or petition or paste it anywhere in the college premises without the written sanction of the Principal.
7. Students are not allowed to make a complaint in a body or to address any authority in a collective petition. Such combined action is subversive of good order. They should always be respectful to seniors and superiors, polite and courteous to all, ready to oblige and should show themselves lovers of good order and decorum.
8. Habitual negligence in college work, dishonesty, obscenity in word or act or any other acts of misconduct will invite severe disciplinary action.
9. Students are forbidden from making any mark on the furniture or on the walls or any part of the College premises or to spill ink on the floors or litter the class rooms and grounds.
10. Students are expected to keep decency and decorum in their behaviour, dress, hair style etc.
ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE
1. The College works from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. For the purpose of attendance, all working days will be considered as full working days irrespective of the number of hours. Absence during one hour either from the forenoon or the afternoon session will be considered half a day of absence. Late comers will not be given attendance.
2. Semester certificate of attendance and progress required for admission to university examination as well as promotion shall not be given unless the applicant has attended at least 75% of the working days of the semester and the Principal is satisfied with the student’s progress and conduct.
3. Leave for one hour may be obtained from the tutor. Application for longer periods of absence must be made to the Principal. Application for sick leave for more than three days should be supported by a medical certificate. The certificate should be submitted immediately after the treatment. Certificates delayed and dubious will be summarily rejected.
4. Absence without leave is punishable.
5. Absence for ten consecutive working days will result in the removal of the name from the rolls.
6. Duty leave for participating in Arts/Sports events will be granted only to students representing the College or the University in various competitions. In such cases, leave applications should be submitted to the Principal in advance and it should be recommended by the teacher in charge.
1. Students not residing with parents may reside in approved hostels. They may, also reside with local guardians subject to the approval of the Principal. Students are forbidden to reside in unapproved private lodgings. Approved lodges will be subjected to inspection by the staff member appointed for the purpose.
2. They should submit full information regarding their residence to the college office at the time of admission. Any subsequent change in residence may be made only after informing the Principal.
1. Hostel accommodation is available for girl students. Admission to the hostel is to be sought separately and sufficiently early. Application forms may be collected from the college office. The forms, after being filled in, should be given to the college office. Admission is confirmed only after remitting the admission fee and the first instalment of fee. Hostel fee has to be paid on a monthly basis. Clearance of Hostel dues is essential for issuing Hall ticket, T.C and other certificates.
2. Admission is only for one academic year. The warden reserves the right to grant or deny admission/readmission, without assigning any reason.
3. Parent/Guardian should be present at the time of admission/readmission.
4. Residents are bound to comply with all the rules of the hostel set down by the warden.
5. Residents should strictly observe the study time (6.00 am to 8.00 am and 8.00pm to 10.30pm).
6. Residents are not permitted to receive or entertain guests including their class/college mates without the prior written permission from the warden.
7. Residents should return to the hostel by 5.30pm after their classes.
8. Use of mobile phone is strictly controlled in the hostel. Residents are directed not to use mobile phone between 8.00pm and 5.00am.
9. Attendance position of the residents will be periodically checked and those who are found to be irregular in the class will not be permitted to continue in the hostel.
10. Residents will not have the choice to select their room and room mates. The room and room mates will be changed and shuffled after each semester.
11. It is the responsibility of the residents to ensure that the room allotted to them are very tidy. Electrical fittings, furniture and other facilities provided in the room should remain intact. Residents will be heavily fined for the loss or damage of hostel property. They are not permitted to make their own alterations in the room.
12. Attitude and relationship of the residents with the employees of the hostel should be cordial and positive.
13. Residents shall make the entries in the movement register kept at the hostel while leaving the hostel and returning to the hostel.
14. Residents who wish to stay in the hostel during vacation should get prior permission from the Warden.
15. Hostel dues of each month should be cleared before 10th of next month. Defaulter names will be removed from the hostel roll.
16. Readmission will strictly be on the basis of performance in the University/College level examinations, percentage of attendance for the previous semester and their character and behavior in the hostel and the college.
17. Ragging is a criminal offence (Govt. Order No. 1157/12/86 H. Edn) and the names of the accused will be forwarded to the police. They will be immediately dismissed from the hostel and the college.
18. Grievances, Complaints, Suggestions by the residents can be brought to notice of the Warden.
19. Getting admission in the college doesn’t ensure admission in the hostel. Hence students are directed to enquire about the availability of hostel facility before they take admission in the college.
20. Decision of the Warden pertaining to all matters of the hostel will be final.
IDENTITY CARD & UNIFORM
1. Students must always wear their identity cards on their neck whenever they are on the campus. Students found without Identity card will be charged a fine of Rs. 500/-They are essential for bus concession, payment of fee entry into the library, loan of books, voting at college union election, refund of caution deposit etc. Duplicate cards will be issued only in extraordinary circumstances, on formal application establishing the loss of the original and on payment of Rs. 150/-. Identity card must be surrendered when the T.C. is issued.
2. Students shall compulsorily wear the prescribed college uniform on all working days except Wednesdays. Uniform symbolises unity and uniformity, not diversity. It also indicates equality and a sense of belonging to the institution. Uniform provides a special identity. Hence it is a source of pride and responsibility, not liability. Parents are to see that the uniform and hairstyle of their wards are in tune with modesty and dignity that every Newmanite shall possess.
1. Students in need of any certificate shall apply in the prescribed form worth Rs. 5/-. . Applicants for unusual certificates will have to pay service charge of Rs. 100/.
2. Ordinarily a notice of 24 hours is necessary for issue of certificates. No certificate will be sent by post unless the transmission charges are prepaid.
3. Transfer certificate should be issued only after the payment of all dues to the College and the College hostel.
4. Transfer Certificates of students expelled from the college will be sent to the Registrar of the university and the matter will be reported to the guardians. Duplicate T.C. will be issued only on very extra-ordinary circumstances and would be charged Rs.100/-
5. Conduct Certificates will be issued only on recommendation of the tutor. It is the responsibility of the students to earn a good conduct cetificate. It is not issued as a matter of right.
6. S.S.L.C. book, Mark list or other qualifying certificates have to be claimed at least within a year after leaving the college. The college office cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss to the certificates left unclaimed by the student.
Collection and Payment of Fees
1. Fee shall be collected at the begining of each semester (i.e., June and December)
2. Fee for the whole semester will be levied from the students who leave the College in the course of a semester.
3. Each instalment of fees shall be paid on the date notified in the college calender / notice board. All cash transactions in the office will be closed at 2.30 p. m. every day.
4. Students seeking admission have to pay the prescribed fee at the time of admission. Students joining the college in the middle of a semester have to pay the fees due from them from the beginning of the semester.
5. Receipts signed by the accountant will be issued to the students at the time of payment of fees and the students must keep them safe and produce them on demand.
6. Mistakes if any, in the receipts issued for payments made should be pointed out then and there, and should get corrected on the spot. Complaints made later will not be entertained.
7. Tution fees will be collected in two instalments. The first instalment including the special fees prescribed will be collected from the students of junior classes, viz. I.D.C and I.P.G. classes, at the time of admission, and from students of senior classes, within a period of seven consecutive working days commencing from the re-opening of the College after the semester break. Particular days will be allotted to each class.
8. If any student fails to pay the fees or special fees on the due dates, he / she shall be liable to pay fine of Rs. 5/- along with the fees on or before the 10th day after the due date. If the 10th day happens to be a holiday, the next working day will be counted as the 10 th day.
9. If the fee with the fine of Rs. 5/- is not paid on or before the tenth day after the due date, an additional fine of Rs. 10 /- will have to be paid and the fee and the fine should be paid on the eleventh day after the due date.
10. If the fee and fines are not paid on the 11th day or within 15 days from that date, the name of the student will be entered in a special register of defaulters. The attendance of the student would also be taken every day as usual and his/ her attendance or absence would be marked. If the student settles the arrears of fees with fine before the last opportunity given for such settlement, he/she would be granted attendance as per actual presence or absence recorded. The students, who fail to settle the dues to the college till the last date prescribed, will not be sent up for the University Examination or promoted to the next higher class as the case may be. The last opportunity for clearing one instalment will be at the date previous to the due date for the succeeding instalment. A student will be admitted to the next semester only if he / she clears the dues for the previous semester before the commencement of the next semester.
Note:- Re-admission fee for a student whose name is removed off the rolls for reasons other than default in payment of fees will be Rs. 100/
Rules 9 and 10 will not be applicable to students enjoying full fee concession by virtue of their community when they are subsequently awarded with scholarships / fee concessions.
11. Every student shall be liable to pay the prescribed fee for the whole semester or any part of which his / her name is on the rolls of the College.
12. The Caution Deposit at the rates prescribed is to be paid on admission. Refund of caution deposit may be applied for on completion of the course or on leaving the College on transfer certificate. The caution deposit will be refunded after adjusting dues, if any, and on surrender of identity cards. Caution deposit remaining unclaimed after six months of the due date for completion of the course will be forfeited. Excess caution deposit, if any, on change of course of study would be refunded on sanction of such change.
13. SC/ST/OEC/KPCR students, who discontinue their studies before concession being granted by the govt., will be required to pay all fees before their transfer certificates are issued.
14. Students joining under self-financing stream are not eligible for fee concession, except SC/ST/OEC students who join under merit quota.
15. Collective common fives will be imposed on all the students of the college to realise the loss caused to furniture, tools and apparates of college due to the reckless handling of the college proparties.
15. Fee once paid will not be refunded, exept caution deposit.
DETAILS OF FEES
Tuition fee is payable in two instalments on dates shown in the college calendar. Tuition fee can also be paid in full along with the first instalment. Chart 1 and 2 provides the details relating to the fee payable by a student during an academic year.
Fee Structure I DC II DC IIIDC I PG II PG
1 Tuition Fee 1000 1000 1000 1800 1800
2 Admission Fee 75 - - 150 -
3 Library Fee 100 100 100 100 100
4 Stationary Fee 50 50 50 50 50
5 Medical Insp. Fee 5 - 5 5 -
6 Athletic Fee 100 100 100 100 100
7 Calendar 30 30 30 30 30
8 Magazine 50 50 50 50 50
9 Association 50 50 50 50 50
10 Uty. Students Welfare Fund 20 20 20 20 20
11 Uty. Union 50 50 50 50 50
12 College Union 20 20 20 20 20
13 Audio Visual 25 25 25 25 25
14 Group Accident Policy 10 10 10 10 10
15 Sports Affiliation 150 150 150 150 150
16 Student Aid Fund 5 5 5 5 5
17 Matriculation 100 - - - -
18 Uty. Affiliation Fee 300 - - 350 -
19 Caution Deposit 360 - - 600 -
20 Women’s Study 5 5 5 5 5
21 Laboratory Fee
Mathematics 300 300
Physics 400 400 250 1200 1200
Chemistry 400 400 250 1200 1200
Botany 550 550 250 - -
Zoology 550 550 250 - -
B.A., B.Com 500 1145+360 500 2505
B.Sc Maths 500 1445+360 500 2805
B.Sc Phy., Chem 500 1545+360 500 2905
B.Sc Bot, Zool. 500 1695+360 500 3055
B.Com, Com. Appl. 11250 300 11250 22800
B.Com Tax, Co-op, B.A. Com. Eng 9000 300 9000 18300
B.A, B.Com 500 665 500 1665
B.Sc Maths 500 965 500 1965
B.Sc Phy., Chem 500 1065 500 2065
B.Sc Bot., Zool. 500 1215 500 2215
B.Com Com. Appl 11250 530 11250 23030
B.Com Tax, Co-op, B.A. Com. Eng 9000 530 9000 18530
B.A, B.Com, B.Sc Maths 500 670 500 1670
B.Sc Phy, Che., Bot., Zoo. 500 920 500 1920
B.Com Com. Appl 11250 530 11250 23030
B.Com Tax, Co-op, B.A. Com. Eng 9000 530 9000 18530
M.A., M.Com., M.Sc Maths 900 1170+600 900 3570
M.Sc Phy., Chem. 900 2370+600 900 4770
M.Com, M.Sc Maths (SF) 18750 600 18750 38100
M.A. M.Com, M.Sc Maths 900 665 900 2465
M.Sc Phy, Chem. 900 1865 900 3665
M.Com, M.Sc Maths (SF) 18750 830 18750 38330
FEE CONCESSIONS, STIPEND & SCHOLARSHIPS
1. Students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and converts from them are eligible for full fee concession, lumpsum grant for purchase of books, and monthly stipends at the rate fixed by the Govt. from time to time.
2. They will have to produce a certificate of nativity and community (if these are not specified in their S.S.L.C. book) from the Village Officer concerned. Proper applications with necessary certificates have to be submitted within the prescribed time, to the Harijan Welfare Department through the Principal.
3. The Lumpsum grant and monthly stipend will be released to the students only on the basis of their good conduct, attendance and progress in studies, as certified by the principal.
4. Poor students of Other Backward Communities and Farward communities who are bona fide subjects of Kerala State, are eligible for full fee concession as per Kumara Pillai Commission Report (KPCR).
5. They will have to produce the necessary nativity and income certificates (below Rs.1,00,000/- for both UG & PG) from the Village Officer. They also will have to submit proper applications together with necessary certificates within the prescribed time.
6. Poor students can apply for assistance from college SAF in the month of August.
7. Benefits of the ‘Students’ welfare Scheme’ launched in connection with the Ruby Jubilee of the College, will be made available to poor students who happen to undergo prolonged and expensive medical treatment or who fall victims to natural calamities.
8. Fee concession is not available for students joining under self-financing stream except those belonging SC/ST/OEC catergories who have joined under merit quota.
EXAMINATION & PROMOTION
1. The following points will receive special consideration in deciding promotion and selection of candidates for University Examinations:- (a) The progress as testified by marks throughout the course (b) Regularity of attendance (minimum 75%) and (c) Conduct and behaviour.
2. Candidates who do not register their names for the Unty. examination of the semester will not be permitted to continue the course of study in the next semester.
3. Candidates who register their names for the Isemester examination and who do absent themselves will not be eligible for “improvement” as per provisions in the regulations.
4. Candidates who have appeared for the first semester examination will be allowed to appear again for the first semester examination for improvement, only along with the same semester examination in the next year and on registering for that semester Examination.
5. The provisions contained in (3) and (4) above will be applicable in the case of candidates appearing for the subsequent semester examinations.
6. Cancellation is permitted only for examinations, the results of which are published by the University. Cancellation will be permitted only part wise and not paper wise or group wise.
STUDY TOURS / EXCURSIONS / PICNICS
Study tours conducted by the College are part of the academic programme. The following instructions should be strictly followed by the students with regard to study tours:
1. Students are not permitted to organize or conduct excursions or picnics without the knowledge and consent of the Principal.
2. Study tours will be organized by the respective Departments.
3. Written consent in the prescribed form should be obtained from the guardians by all students going on excursion.
4. A detailed programme of travel, stay, places of visit, names of participantsetc. should be submitted to the Principal before proceeding on a tour or excursion.
5. No student from another class will be permitted to join a class going on excursion.
6. For a batch of students having a strength of more than 20, two regular teachers shall accompany the team.
7. A lady escort (regular teaching faculty) is compulsory in case there are any girl student in the tour team.
8. As far as possible, study tours shall be conducted during the months of November and December.
9. Final year students are allowed to organize study tours for a maximum period of 48 hours.
10. Junior class students are allowed to organize study tours for a maximum period of 12 hours in a year only on holidays.
11. No tour be organized without the prior permission of the tutor, Head of the Department and the Principal
12. Booking of vehicles and arrangements for stay while on tour should be made only after consultation with the teachers in charge.
13. The students shall obey all the directions given by class teacher / teachers accompanying them.
14. Any act of indiscipline while on tour shall be considered as an act of indiscipline committed on the campus and will attract punitive action.
15. The use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco is strictly prohibited while on tour.
16. When the tour party returns at night, the approximate time of arrival should be intimated to the night watcher.
17. The Principal has the right to cancel or to make any modification in the tour programme at any time.
Mahatma Gandhi University Students’ Code of Conduct – Rules 2005 – Extracts
1. Prohibition on Political Activity inside the campus
(a) No student of a college shall get involved in any political activity by himself or abet the said activity to be carried on by fellow students inside the campus in any manner whatsoever and any such activity is hereby banned inside the campus.
(b) Taking part in any political activity by organizing students or to cause gatherings inside the college campus for the purpose of doing any activities shall constitute serious indiscipline. Every member of such a gathering shall be individually liable and responsible for the gross indiscipline in this regard and the Principal shall have the power to take disciplinary action against students who indulge in the aforesaid activities.
(c) It shall constitute gross indiscipline to call for and appeal to strike based on policies and ideologies that may be preached by the political parties or their sister organizations or students wings. The participants in the strike as aforesaid shall be dealt with by the disciplinary authority and they shall be imposed appropriate punishment as provided in these rules.
(d) No student of a college shall stage or indulge in any activity like Dharna, Gherao, obstructing entry to and from any class room, office, hall or other places inside the campus and such activities shall be treated as misconduct.
(e) No student shall shout slogans inside the class rooms, office or any other place inside the campus and obstruct and interfere or to cause disturbance and nuisance to the ordinary functioning of the institution. These activities shall be treated as misconduct.
2. Procedure for imposition of punishment
(a) The Principal of the college shall be the disciplinary authority in respect of the students in the college.
(b) If, it comes to the notice of the Principal that a student or a class of students have committed misconduct as referred to in Rule 1 above and that the Principal is satisfied that there is prima facie enough material in the allegation against the delinquent student, he shall immediately pass an order suspending student/students from the college.
(c) If the Principal is satisfied that the delinquency alleged in the complaint requires further investigation/enquiry, he shall report the matter to the College Council. After reporting the matter and after seeking the views of the Council referred to above the Principal shall appoint a competent teacher/teachers to enquire into the matter and to submit the report immediately.
(d) The Enquiry Officer so appointed shall conduct enquiry without delay after gathering oral or written evidence from the complainant as well as person against whom the allegations/delinquency, were made. The Enquiry Officer also shall give fair and reasonable opportunity to all the parties and shall submit a report to the Principal without unnecessary delay. After the receipt of the report, the Principal shall consider the report and take appropriate action, which he deems fit including the imposition of the following punishments.
1. Imposition of fine
2. Issuance of compulsory transfer certificate
3. Dismissal from the college.
In the event of imposition of punishment of dismissal or compulsory issuance of transfer certificate, the Principal shall forward the order along with the report to the University.
3. Prohibition of damage to property
The student shall not disfigure the class rooms, compound wall, or other buildings, inside the college campus by pasting posters or writing on the walls in connection with any activity. They shall not damage or destroy any furniture, equipments and other materials inside the college campus. In the event of any student indulging in any such activities, a fine shall be imposed on him, to be fixed by the Principal of the College after evaluating the extent and magnitude of the damages so caused. The aforesaid imposition of fine is without prejudice to the liability of the delinquent student for prosecution under the provisions of the Indian Penel Code or under the provisions of Prevention of Damage to Public Properties Act. The damage so fixed by the Principal shall be recovered as arrears of land revenue and in the event of non-payment, the recovery proceedings shall be taken against the person responsible.
GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
HIGHER EDUCATION (G) DEPARTMENT
Higher Education - Rules and Regulations for the Smooth Functioning of the Campus (extracts)
No. 26433/Gl/15/H.Edn. Dated,Thiruvananthapuram, 12.10.2015.
Ø AllCelebrations in the campus, including Union activities, should be held only after getting prior permission from the Head of the Institution. Celebrations of any type should be communicated to the Head of the Institution through concerned Staff Advisor at least five working days prior to the event, with programme details. guests attending, source of funds, expenditure estimates etc. The ‘Discipline Committee’ should monitor and supervise the celebrations in the college.
Ø Students’ Union activities should be supervised by a Committee chaired by the Head of the Institution with Staff Advisor as Convener, and HoDs and Discipline Committee members.
Ø All students have to wear identity tag in the college.
Ø No type of vehicles should be used during celebrations inside the college campus/ hostels.
Ø Students’ vehicles will be allowed only up to the designated parking area. Entry beyond that point is strictly prohibited
Ø If any complaint is received from Hostel inmates or from the public to the Head of the Institution about the misbehavior of students and about activities like keeping weapons, consuming alcohol, using drugs in campus/hostel rooms etc., steps will be taken as per the rules in force
Ø CCTV Cameras will be installed in selected common places such as Entrance/Exit gate of the College and Hostel.
Ø Public, including former students, will be allowed to enter the college campus only for genuine reasons. They will not be allowed to enter the class rooms and hostel rooms in any case.
Ø Programmes by external agencies/professional groups/paid programmes such as DJ, musical events should not be permitted inside the campus. No type of fund raising from the students should be permitted, as these practices lead to extortion and misuse of funds.
Ø Bike race/motor car race/elephant procession or similar activities should not be permitted inside the campus/hostels.
Ø In the interest of security of students, police may be informed in advance about all festival celebrations.
Ø For all students’ programmes in the campus, presence of teachers is mandatory