MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY STUDENTS CODE OF CONDUCT RULES - 2005

Mahatma Gandhi University Circular No 162 / 2004 / 2 / Elen. dated 16th February 2005
a) No student of a college shall get himself 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 organising students or to cause gathering inside the college campus for the purpose of doing any activities as defined in Rule 4(6) 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 those 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 student wings. The participants in the strikes as aforesaid 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 rooms, office or any other place inside the campus and obstruct and interfere or cause disturbance and nuisance to the ordinary functioning of the institution.

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 clas of students have committed misconduct as referred to rule 1 above and that the Principal is satisfied that there is prima facie enough material in the allegation against thedelinquent student, he shall immediately pass an order suspending student/students from the colege.
(c) If the Principal is satisfied that the delinquency alleged in the cmoplaint 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 mater and to submit the report immediately.
(d) The Enquiry officer so appointed shall conduct enuiry withouut delay after gathering oral or witten evidence from the complainant as well as person against whom the allegations/delinquency, were made. the Enquiry Officer also shall give fair and reasonable oppertunity to all the parties and shall submit a report to the Principal without unnessary 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 cerificate
3. Dismissal from the college.
In the eve 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 disfigre the class rooms, compound wall, or other buldings, inside the college campus by pasting posters or writting on the wallsin 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 inany 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 thee damages so caused. The aforesaid imposition of fine is without prejudice to the liablity of the delinquent student for prosecution under preventions of the Indian Penel Code or under the provitions of Prevention of Damage to Public Properties Act. The damaged so fixed by the Principal shallbe recovered as arrears ofland revenue and in the event of non-payment, the recovery proceedings shall be taken against the person resposible.

STUDENTS CODE OF CONDUCT
1. All students admitted to the college must acquaint themselves with the rules and regulations of the college. They will be bound by these rules.
2. Students are expected to carry their identity cards while they are in the campus. The identity cards must be produced whenever demanded by the Principal or other competent authority.
3. Every student shall attend classes regularly and punctually. Any student being absent from classes for two days or more consecutively shall report the same to the group tutor.
4. Students are expected to wear only modest dress.
5. The conduct of students in the College campus should conform to the highest standards of courtesy, decency and dignity. Students are expected to maintain the noble traditions of the College by maintaining discipline and respecting the staff as well as visitors.
6. Students should occupy their seats in their respective class rooms immediately after the first bell. All are expected to participate in the prayer by standing in the class and keeping silence.
7. Students are not allowed to loiter on the verandah or stand crowding in the premises during free hours. They have to remain in the reading rooms or the waiting room or their own class room keeping complete silence.
8. Students are expected to co-operate in keeping the college building and the campus neat and tidy. Writing or making marks on the walls or funiture is strictly prohibited.
9. Prior permission of the Principal is necessary for:-
a. Entry of vehicles in the campus during the working hours of the college.
b. Organising or attending special meetings, entertainments or social functions in the College or in its premises.
c. Using loud speakers, megaphones etc. in the college or in its premises.
d. Inviting persons who are not members of the staff of the college for any function in the college.
e. Collection of subscription of any kind from the students or members of the staff.
f. Putting up any notice on any notice board in the college or elsewhere in its premises.
g. Placing any paper, book or periodical in the Reading Room of the College or circulating these in college in any manner.
10. Notice signed or countersigned by the Pricipal and published on the college notice board is to be brought to the attention of the students and staff.
11. Students are not allowed to use or carry mobile phones in the campus.
12. Any student suspended from the college shall not enter the college or its premises during the period of suspension except with the written permission of the Principal.
13. Students are forbidden from engaging in any activity which would interfere with the work and smooth functioning of the college.
14. The authority of the Principal in matters of discipline extends to the conduct of students outside the college.
15. Whenever a medical certificate has to be produced by a student it should be from a regisered medical practioner.
16. Rise from your seats when the teacher enters the class - room and remain standing till the takes his seat or till you are allowed to sit down. Greet your teacher appropriately when he / she comes.
17. No student will enter or leave the class - room when the session is on without the permission of the teacher concerned.
18. Nothing is more appreciated in a student than courteous and mannerly behavior. Give due respect to your teachers and the other staff members of the college. Greet them when you meet them inside or outside the Campus. Remember, it is rude behavior to enter a room without being asked to, not to say “Thank you” when, something is done for you, to jump from queues, to scrambler 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 humped someone.
19. Students are strictly prohibited to be in the college campus with folded dhotis.
20. Smoking, consumption of liquor, use of different items of pan masala etc. are injurious to health, are strictly prohibited in the college campus.
21. Do not disfigure the walls, doors, windows, furniture etc. with graffiti, bills, engravings etc. Learning not to damage property whether public or private is one of the primary requirements of civilized behavior.
22. Do not submit mass petitions to the Principal. If you have any grievance or complaint, let your representatives meet him
23. Any student who is persistently insubordinate, who is repeatedly or wilfully mischievous, who is guilty of fraud or malpractice in connection with examinations or who, in the opinion of the Principal, is likely to have unwholesome influence on his fellow students, shall be removed from the rolls.