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CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS

The regulations set forth in this section are aimed to secure the good order necessary for the effective pursuit of knowledge, to help the students attain the level of quality work required from them and to ensure proper functioning of the entire system. The student’s registration in the college is considered an expression of willingness to abide by all the rules and regulations prevailing in the college. Every student, therefore, is committed to the observance of these rules. A student is in the college primarily to achieve academic excellence and develop his total self for the service of his fellowmen. The standard set before each student presupposes maturity, responsibility and judicious use of all the opportunities made available by the college.

CODE OF CONDUCT

1) The students should maintain strict discipline in the campus which is fitting for an academic environment.

2) Important notices will be posted on the college website and respective notice boards. It is the responsibility of the students to read these notices and to respond immediately if summoned through them. All administrative, departmental and activity bulletin boards are for official use only. To tamper with them is a serious offence.

3) Sudents should pay the fees as per the schedule published on the college website and notice board.

4) Students are summoned during the class time ordinarily by means of a call slip signed by the principal. Unless otherwise indicated in the call slip, it is understood that the student is wanted only at the end of the period.

5) It is the responsibility of the students to treat college property with care. They should help keep the buildings and the campus neat and clean. Any damage done by a student to the property of the college or of others must be compensated either by repair or by replacement. Besides, if the situation warrants, the offenders will be subjected to other disciplinary measures.

6) If a teacher is not in class at the prescribed time, the students should wait quietly inside the class room for 10 minutes. After this lapse of time, the students may consider themselves dismissed from this particular class and the monitor shall report the teacher’s absence to the principal. However, if the class is notified of the teacher’s time of arrival, the students are obliged to wait until the time designated.

7) Free periods are not meant for any games (indoor or outdoor), nor for loitering in the corridors, sitting in the garden or in and around the canteen. Students are advised to make use of the library during free periods. Those who prefer to sit in the class room for doing academic work shall not in any way cause disturbance to the neighboring class. The eastern hemisphere of the garden is open for all, but the western hemisphere is reserved for the girls.

8) There shall be no movement of students on the corridors of the college building while lecture is in progress in the class rooms.

9) All students should read and understand the library regulations.

10) Hostel inmates should strictly adhere to the rules and regulations of the hostel separately available in this handbook and also with hostel warden.

11) Congregating at the entrance of the college gate, sitting on the steps of the staircase, on the steps at the portico and sitting on the parapets along the corridor leading to library block, create a bad impression and, therefore, are to be avoided.

12) A teacher may send a student out of class when the teacher has evidence of the student’s continued misbehavior and the reentry to the class should be with the written permission from the principal.

13) Students while in the campus should wear their identity cards and identity card must be produced for all transactions in the college. Habitual defaulters will be penalized.

14) Movement of vehicles in the college campus shall be at a moderate speed. Two -wheelers should be parked only in the parking area. Students may not park four -wheelers / three - wheelers in the college campus without the explicit permission of the principal.

15) Academic excellence and discipline are the main concern of this institution. Any conduct or activity that may adversely affect the excellence, discipline and well-being of the institution will be strictly dealt with.

16) All political activities and organizational activities are strictly prohibited in the college campus. Student organizations are not recognized by the college authorities. Their requests / demands shall not be entertained by the college authorities. However, those organizations and activities that are complementary to the academic pursuit can be permitted by the principal.

17) Use of cell/ mobile phone is prohibited inside the college campus. Such device/gadget shall be kept switched off before entering the campus. Cell phones with camera are banned inside the campus by the state government. In event of any violation of the above rule, action will be taken including confiscation of the device/ gadget and imposition of fine.

18) Nobody shall disrupt the academic atmosphere of the college under any circumstances. Any such activities that may hamper the academic ambience of the institution will be dealt with seriously. Such misconduct would entail major punishment including expulsion from college. If necessary, criminal prosecution also will be invoked.

19) Destruction of college properties would entail civil as well as criminal proceedings against the delinquents.

20) Nobody shall instigate or engage in activities such as strike, demonstration, agitation, slogan shouting, dharna, gherao etc. Within the college campus.

21) College union election shall be conducted under indirect mode/ parliamentary system. No external or political interference shall be permitted.

22) All legal and reasonable grievances of the students or staff will be addressed by the college authorities. In the event of any such grievance, the student can approach the respective class teacher or the students’ grievance reddressal committee existing in the college.

23) Teachers are directed to insist the compliance of the above rules strictly. Violations if any shall be reported to the principal forthwith.

24) Ragging and harassment in all its forms both inside and outside the campus are criminal offences warranting prosecution apart from disciplinary proceedings.

25) Smoking, chewing /use of tobacco or tobacco products, pan parag, drugs and such other narcotic items; consumption of liquor etc. Including all such products that are either banned, illicit or injurious to health are strictly banned inside college campus. Nobody shall enter the college campus after consuming liquor or any drug or under intoxication. The above rules are applicable to students, teachers and other staff of the college.

26) Students are forbidden to organize or attend any meetings other than those organized by college, in the campus. On no account may outsiders be invited to address the students inside the campus, without the consent of the principal.

27) There is no prescribed uniform for boys. Nevertheless, it is the responsibility of the students to attend class dressed appropriately for any academic function. Girls, however, may follow the special guidelines given to them in this regard. They shall wear plain sarees or churidhars, whenever they come to college, whether to attend class or to read in the library.

28) Students should maintain the campus environmental friendly and should refrain activities detrimental to environment.

29) Crackers or firework of any magnitude may not be sent off or exploded in the campus.

30) Any student may be suspended, dismissed or expelled from the college at any time during the year for the following offences: a) stealing. B) any form of cheating or dishonesty. C)any form of public immorality in campus or during a college function. D)possessing or bringing into campus pornographic material. E)bringing alcoholic or any intoxicating beverages into the campus. Coming into the campus under the influence of alcohol or prohibited drugs and misbehaving. F) bringing or carrying within the campus fire arms or any lethal weapon. G) physical assault on others. H) gross and deliberate discourtesy to college personnel or students on or off the campus. I)possession or use or trafficking of drugs on the campus. J) vandalism in campus or of college property. K) gambling on campus. L)tampering with and / or falsification of school or public documents. M) preventing or threatening students or college staff or authorities from discharging their duties, or from attending classes or from entering the college premises. N) frequent and contemptuous disregard of this disciplinary code or any single offense considered serious in this same code. O) any other ground similar or analogous to the foregoing.

31) Study tours may be arranged by the final year students (iii dc and ii p.g.) with the consent of the class teacher and head of the department and prior approval of the principal. Students will not be allowed to go on tour unless they are accompanied by a member of the teaching staff. If girls are present for study tour either a lady staff or parent (preferably mother) of any girl student should accompany. Tours may not be conducted on working days. But in the case of three-day tour, one working day may be included.

32) Students are free to meet, write to and talk to the principal individually about issues related to them or the college administration. But they may not make any complaint in a body or through a collective petition.

33) Everyone is free to follow and practice a religion of his choice but external worship other than catholic is not allowed in the college or hostel.

34) Students may not organize programs for collecting funds nor may they make any kind of fund - collection in the campus, without the explicit prior permission of the principal.

WARNING AGAINST RAGGING

Ragging is strictly prohibited in the college campus. Ragging means doing of any act, by disorderly conduct, to a student of an educational institution which causes or likely to cause physical or physiological harm or raising apprehension or fear or shame or embarrassment to that student and includes (i) teasing, abusing, or playing jokes on, or hurting, a student; or ii. Asking a student to do any act or perform something which such student will not, in the ordinary course, willingly do. If any incident of ragging comes to the notice of the authority, the concerned student will be given liberty to explain and if his/her explanation is not found satisfactory, the student will be expelled from the institution. Any written complaint obtained regarding ragging will also be forwarded to the police authorities. College will not be responsible for the criminal proceedings initiated in this regard. Students in distress due to ragging related incidents can call the national anti-ragging help line (ugc crisis hotline).

 

24x7 toll free number* 1800-180-5522

(helpline@antiragging.in) for any other information regarding ragging please visit ugc web site, i.e www.ugc.ac.in and www.antiragging.in

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR TEACHING STAFF

  • Teachers are the pillar stones on which an academic institution is built. They are public figures always under the scrutiny of students and society. Students look for role models in them and it’s the duty of teachers to be. Following is the code of ethics to be followed by christ college teachers.
  • Teachers should have a decent relationship with students, colleagues and non-teaching staff based on reverence and trust.
  • Teachers should be unbiased towards students in all their activities including teaching, evaluation and guidance.
  • Should not involve in any political activities inside the campus.
  • All members of teaching staff should maintain cordial relationship with parents and should interact with them constantly in matters relating to academics and character.
  • Actions of teaching staff should comply with rules and regulations set by university of calicut and ugc.
  • Teaching staff should be keen to professionally upgrade themselves in their subject by undergoing faculty development programmes and attending seminars and workshops.
  • All members of the teaching faculty are expected to be updated with new teaching methods including ict.
  • Dressing of teacher should be modest highlighting the dignity of a teacher and should wear identity card when they are in the campus.
  • Teachers should refrain from criticizing and rebuking other teachers in front of students and colleagues.
  • Teachers are expected to have a friendly relationship with students but with a professional distance.
  • Teachers should take part in programs and functions organized by the college and are expected to involve in the disciplinary issues of students.
  • Members of teaching staff are expected to have concern on the safety of students in discharging their duties as class teacher or club coordinator.
  • Teachers should be ready take administrative duties entrusted up on them by principal and head of the department/programme coordinator.
  • Apart from the regular duties of teaching teachers are expected to have additional responsibilities as vice principal, dean, head of the department / programme coordinator, mentor, chief mentor (class teacher), research guide, club coordinator, committee conveners and committee members. Teachers in such capacities are entrusted to follow the guidelines associated with such policy documents.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SUPPORT (NON-TEACHING) STAFF

  • The support staff of Christ College has prominent role in maintaining a conducive atmosphere in the campus where teachers and administrators can discharge their duties at their best and students can avail all the necessary services provided by the college.
  • Support staff (non-teaching staff) of Christ college include staff in the administrative office, examination office, IQAC office, laboratory support staff, it supports staff and library support staff.
  • Staff should discharge their duties in accordance with regulations from college, university of Calicut and government of Kerala.
  • All members of support staff should go through duty list available with the office superintendent and should adhere to them.
  • The general working time of support staff is from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The necessary support staff to open classrooms and office should report to duty as per the schedule and timing intimated by principal and office superintendent. 
  • Members of support staff should refrain any political activities within the campus.
  • All actions of support staff in the campus should be unbiased and they are expected to be polite and helpful to the students.
  • Prior permission should be obtained from authorities before taking leave of any form so that alternative arrangements can be done.
  • All members of support staff are expected to take part in programmes and functions organized by the college.
  • It is mandatory for all the support staff to wear the identity cards when they are in the campus.
  • The support staff in the department/computer labs should prepare well in advance for the practical sessions. Should work in close coordination with teacher in charge to help students during their lab sessions.
  • Any misconduct of students should be reported to authorities as early as possible.


 

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