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Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

1REGULTATION RELATED TO MAINTENANCE OF DISCIPLINE AMONG STUDENTS


This Code of Conduct for Trinitians has been formulated in accordance to the norms of the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University’s  Ordinance 3: ’ Maintenance of Discipline Among Students’

2.  POWERS VESTED IN THE DIRECTOR OF TRINTIY INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

The Director of the Trinity Institute of Professional Studies has the authority to exercise all such disciplinary powers over the students in the Institute.

 3. ACT OF INDISCIPLINE AND MISCONDUCT

(i) Without prejudice to the generality of the power to maintain and enforce discipline, under the above referred Ordinance, the following shall amount to acts of indiscipline or misconduct on the part of a student of the Institute:

(a) physical assault, or threat to use physical force, against any member of the teaching or non-teaching staff of the Institute or against any student of the affiliating University or any other affiliated or non-affiliated Institution.

(b) remaining absent from the class, test or examination or any other curricular or co-curricular activity which he is expected to participate in;

(c) carrying of, use of or threat to use, any weapon;

(d) misbehaviour or cruelty towards any other student, teacher or any other employee of the Institute, affiliating University or an employee of any other affiliated College/Institute;

(e) use of drugs or other intoxicants except those prescribed by a qualified doctor;

(f)  any violation of the provisions of the Civil Rights Protection Act, 1976;

(g) indulging in or encouraging violence or any conduct which involves moral turpitude;

(h) any form of gambling;

(i) violation of the status, dignity and honour of a student belonging to a scheduled caste or a scheduled tribe;

(j) discrimination against any student or a member of staff on grounds of caste, creed, language, place of origin, social and cultural background or any of them;

(k)    practising casteism and untouchability in any form or inciting any other person to do so;

(l)      any act, whether verbal or otherwise, derogatory to women;

(m)    drinking or smoking;

(n)    any attempt at bribing or corruption of any manner or description;

(o)    willful destruction of  property of the Institute or affiliating University or any other affiliating Institution/College;

(p)    behaving in a rowdy, intemperate or disorderly manner in the premises of the Institute or those of  the affiliated University or any other affiliated College/Institute, as the case may be, or encouraging or inciting any other person to do so;

(q)    creating discord, ill will or intolerance among the students on sectarian or communal grounds or inciting any other student to do so;

(r)    causing disruption of any manner or description of the academic functioning of the Institute.

(s)    indulging in or encouraging any form of disruptive activity connected with tests, examinations or any other activity of the Institute or the affiliating University or any other affiliated College/Institute.

(t)     truancy and unpunctuality; and

(u)    ragging as defined in this regulation
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(ii) The Director may amend or add to the list of malpractices under Clause (i) above

4. PENALTIES FOR BREACH OF DISCIPLINE

 
Without prejudice to the generality of his powers relating to the maintenance of discipline and taking such action in the interest of maintaining discipline as deemed appropriate to him.

(i) The Director of the Institute may in the exercise of his powers aforesaid, order or direct that any student:

(a) be expelled from the Institute, in which case he shall not be readmitted to the  Institute from where he is expelled but it shall not preclude his admission to any other affiliated College or Institution;

(b) be, for a stated period, rusticated in which case he shall not be admitted to any other affiliated institution, till the expiry of the period of rustication;

(c) be imposed with a fine of a specified amount of money;


(d)be debarred from taking a University examination or examinations for one or more years.

(ii) On the recommendations of the Director of the Institute, the Vice-Chancellor of the affiliating University, in exercise of his powers, may also order or direct that the result of the student concerned of the examination or examinations at which he has appeared, be cancelled.

5. DECLARATION TO BE SIGNED BY A STUDENT

At the time of admission, every student shall be required to sign a declaration on oath that he shall submit to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Director of the Institute as also the authorities of the affiliating University.

6. TOTAL PROHIBITION OF RAGGING AND PENALTIES THEREOF

                                             
(i) Ragging in any form shall be strictly prohibited within the premises of the Institute, in any part of the affiliating University as well as on public transport, or any other place, public or private.

(ii)Any individual or collective act or practice of ragging shall constitute an act of gross indiscipline and shall be dealt with under the provisions of this Regulation.

(iii) Ragging, for the purposes of this Regulation, shall ordinarily mean any act, conduct or practice by which the dominant power or status of senior students is brought to bear upon the students who are in any way considered junior or inferior by the former and includes individual or collective acts as practices which:

(a) 
Involve physical assault or threat to use physical force;

(b) Violate the status, dignity and honour of students, in particular female students and those belonging to a scheduled caste or a scheduled tribe;

(c) Expose students to ridicule or contempt or commit an act which may lower their self-esteem; and;

(d) Entail verbal abuse, mental or physical torture, aggression, corporal punishment, harassment, trauma, indecent gesture and obscene behaviour. 

(iv) The Director of the Institute shall take immediate action on the receipt of any information that ragging has taken place or is likely to take place.

(v) Notwithstanding anything contained in Clause (iv), the Chairman of the Board of Discipline of the Institute may also Suo moto inquire into any incident of ragging or likelihood of such incident and make a report clearly pinpointing, among other details, the identity of the student or the students who were involved in the incident and the nature of the incident. 

7. CONSTITUTION OF THE BOARD OF DISCIPLINE

(i) The Board of Discipline shall  comprise:

(a) The Director of the Institute- Chairman.

(b) Two Senior Teachers of the Institute to be nominated by the Management Committee of the Society running the Institute-Members.

(c) One Senior Lady Teacher of the Institute to be nominated by the Management Committee of  the Society running the Institute-Member.

(d) A Senior Teacher from the School to which the student/s involved in the act of indiscipline or misconduct pertains/pertain.

(ii) The nominated members shall hold office for a period of two years and a vacancy occurring in the Board of Discipline shall be filled for the remaining period of the term of the member whose departure has caused the vacancy.

(iii) Three members of the Board of Discipline including the Chairman shall form the quorum.

(iv) In the absence of the Chairman, the senior most member of the Board of Discipline shall act as a Chairman.

8. FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD OF DISCIPLINE


(i) The Board shall perform the following functions:

(a)To consider matters concerning maintenance of discipline among the students of the Institute.

(b)To enquire into the acts of indiscipline or misconduct committed by a student or students whenever such cases are referred to the Board of Discipline by the Administrative Heads of different Schools Director of the Institute/Any other Competent Authority Trinity Institute of Professional Studies, and submit their findings, conclusions, and recommendations for the quantum of punishment under provisions of this Regulation.

(c) To supervise and monitor the disciplinary climate prevailing in the Institute.

(d) To take preventive and precautionary steps such as issue of notices, warnings, instructions, etc. for the purpose of forestalling acts of individual or collective indiscipline, misconduct and ragging, etc.

(e) To maintain liaison with the police authorities and the concerned departments of the Government, neighbouring Institutions and the concerned authorities of the University regarding maintenance of law and order in the Institute.

(f) To perform such other functions as may be assigned to it by the Director of the Institute from time to time. 

(ii) The decision in each case shall be conveyed by the Chairman/Convener of the Board of Discipline concerned, communicating the penalty or penalties, if any, imposed on a student or students.

 (iii) A student or students who are aggrieved with the penalty imposed upon them may appeal to the Director-General whose decision in this regard shall be final and binding on the parties.