Academics
Rules & Regulations
GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE STUDENTS
  • Students, both boys and girls, should come to the college decently dressed up adhering to our cultural values.
  • At the first bell, students shall go to their respective classes and take their seats so as to be present when the teacher enters.
  • Students shall occupy the seats assigned to them in the alphabetical order and shall not change them without the permission of the teacher.
  • Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each hour.
  • A student who is not in the class when attendance is taken will be marked absent.
  • Late-comers will not be admitted to the class without an admission slip from the Principal or a person authorized by him for the purpose.
  • No student shall leave the classroom during a lecture without the permission of the teacher.
  • Students should not loiter on verandahs, corridors, staircase and other passages as it disturbs the academic atmosphere in the campus.
  • While moving from one class to another, strict silence must be observed.
  • When students are free, they are expected to go to the Library.
  • Students are expected to read the circulars put up on various Notice Boards in the college, and ignorance of any circular will not be accepted as an excuse for failing to comply with it.
  • Use of cell phones by students inside the classrooms, is strictly prohibited. Cell Phones will be confiscated, if students are found using them inside the classrooms.
  • The Campus is free from Tobacco and Alcohol, therefore students are advised to avoid smoking and consuming alcohol which are injurious to health.
  • Students shall not involve in any form of ragging inside or outside the College campus

Ragging is a serious criminal offence that involves severe punishment in the form of dismissal from the College and Police action that can result in imprisonment as per the provisions of Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Ragging Act 1997

  • Those who bring vehicles to the college are advised not to indulge in rash driving inside the campus. Strict action will be taken against those involved in rash driving.
  • Students will have to remit course fees on time. Names will be struck off the rolls who do not remit the fees even after the last date of payment of fees with fine.
  • Students are forbidden to organise any meeting in the college or collect money for any purpose without the prior permission of the Principal.
  • Students shall hand over to the College Office any property found in any place in the College campus.
  • Great care must be taken in handling equipment / apparatus in the labs. All breaking, losses and damages must be reported at once to the Head of the Department.
  • Every student should possess identity card with his/her photo affixed on it duly attested by the principal. Students are expected to wear their rope identity cards whether inside or outside the class. The identity card shall be shown on demand, in the College Office, Library, and while participating in inter-collegiate events. Identity card shall be carried by the students to the University Examination hall. Identity card shall be shown to the security staff manning the gates.
  • A grievance redressal mechanism exists in the institution. Students are advised to approach the faculty-in-charge of Grievance Redressal cell for getting their grievances or problems addressed.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
  • A student requiring leave for a portion of a class must apply to the teacher in person before the class begins.
  • A Student requiring leave for a whole session or more must apply for it in writing to the Head of the Department.
  • All leave application must be sent in the prescribed form ,available in the College Office,
  • A student who applies for long leave on grounds of illness must attach a medical certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner with his/her leave application form. In any case, the medical certificate must reach the College Office within 5 days of the student's return to the classes. Medical Certificates submitted later will not be accepted. Production of the medical certificate will not automatically enable a student to get condonation of shortage of attendance.
  • Students will be fined for absence without leave and fined heavily for such absence at the beginning and the end of a semester or before and after a College holiday.
  • Continued absence without leave for more than 10 working days will render a student liable to have his / her name struck off the rolls of the College.
ELIGIBILITY TO APPEAR FOR THE END SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
  • A student will be eligible to appear for the End Semester Examinations at the end of a semester only if,
  • He / She puts in at least 75% attendance in classes.
  • He / She shows satisfactory progress in studies, in all tests and examinations conducted by the College / Department during the semester and secures at least reasonsable minimum marks in them.
  • His / Her conduct in the College during the semester has been satisfactory.
  • Condonation of attendance will be granted by the Principal for those Students who have gained more than 60% of attendance but below75% on submission of a letter of request along with medical certificates. However, the Principal reserves the right to grant condonation subject to the conduct and academic progress of the students.
  • On any account students who have secured less than 60% of attendance will not be permitted to appear for the End Semester Examination. They have to Re-do the course after getting permission from the University.
DISCIPLINARY REGULATIONS
  • Students should abstain from active participation in party or communal politics.
  • The Principal may frame and issue from time to time disciplinary rules of a permanent or temporary character which regulate the conduct of the students on the rolls, so far as such rules seem necessary to maintain the creditability, usefulness and reputation of the College or hostel.
  • The Principal shall have full power to inflict the following punishments in the interest of the students or the Institution: Fine, loss of attendance, loss of term certificate, suspension or expulsion.
  • Students should not indulge in any activity leading to the disruption of peace and discipline, or dislocation of the normal functions or meetings. Those who are found guilty of violation of this rule will attract any of the punishments mentioned above.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRINCIPAL
  • The Principal should ensure that the development plans of the College, both long-term and short-term, with respect to the academic programmes are duly processed and implemented through relevant authorities, bodies, committees and its members.
  • It is the responsibility of the principal to ensure that observance of the acts, statutes, ordinances, regulations, rules and other orders issued there under by the University authorities, other regulatory bodies and the Management, from time to time.
  • The Principal has to assure the competence and effectiveness in the whole of administrative plans and assignments. Administration of the academic programmes of the College as well the general administration of the College has to be under the purview of the Principal.
  • As the head of College, the Principal has the responsibility of addressing and resolving all issues concerned with the partakers of education.
  • The Principal has the responsibility to ensure that ample importance is given to the gender sensitivity measures in all the activities of the College.
  • With regard to the disciplinary measures, the Principal has the authority to take all the necessary actions as per the direction of the regulatory authority. In this regard he/she should take actions, which should be impartial and he/she should maintain complete transparency.
  • The Principal has the responsibility to deliver leadership, direction and co-ordination within the College.
  • Principal has the responsibility for the smooth conduct of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities of the College.
    Code of Conduct for Teacher and other Persons Employed an a College.
    [See sub-rule (I) of rule 12 of the Tamil Nadu Private Colleges (Regulation) Rules, 1976]

  • Every teacher or other person employed in a college shall discharge his duties efficiently and diligently and shall conform to the rules and regulations. (I-A) It shall be the duty of a teacher or other person employed in a private college to do any work in connection with an examination conducted by the University or any college, which he is required to do by the Vice-Chancellor or the Registrar of the University / by the Principal of the College, as the case may be.
  • No teacher or other person employed in a college shall absent himself from his duties without prior permission, In case of sickness or absence on medical grounds, a medical certificate to the satisfaction of the college authorities shall be produced within a week.
  • No teacher or other person employed in a college shall engage directly or indirectly in any trade or business. In the case of remunerative work like private tuition, etc, specific sanction of the college authorities in writing shall be obtained.

    (A) No teacher or other person employed in a college shall send any application for employment under any other agency, except through the committee.

    (B) The committee shall not withhold any such application. It shall, however, be open to the committee to prescribe reasonable conditions for relieving him.

  • When a teacher or other person employed in a college seeks to accept honorary work without detr0069ment to his duties, prior permission of the committee in writing shall be obtained.
  • A teacher or other person employed in a college, when involved in criminal proceedings, shall inform the committee of such proceedings.
  • No teacher or other person employed in a college shall engage himself in any political activity. He shall not associate with any political party or any organization which takes part in politics or shall subscribe to, or assist in any other manner, any political movement. •
  • No teacher or other person employed in a college shall contest or participate in or canvas for any election. Such restriction will not, however, apply to the teachers in respect of elections to the teachers’ constituencies.
  • No teacher or other person employed in a college shall bring or attempt to bring any political or other influence on his superior authority in respect of his individual service interests.
  • No teacher or other person employed in a college shall engage himself or participate in any activity which is anti-secular or which tends to create disharmony in society or in any demonstration which is prejudicial to the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of States, friendly relation with foreign States, public order, decency or morality or which involves contempt of Court, defamation or incitement to an offence].
  • No teacher or other person employed in a college shall indulge in any criticism of the policies of the Government either directly or indirectly or participate in activities which bring disrepute to the Government.
  • Explanation - Adoption of legitimate methods of ventilating grievance shall not be considered as criticism of the Government.
CODE OF CONDUCT AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR TEACHING STAFF


    Code of Conduct and Professional Ethics for Teaching Staff in the University / Colleges
    (ANNEXURE IV: Government of Tamil Nadu, Department of Education, Manuscript Series 1988, G.o.No: 1169, Dated 28th June 1988)

  • Every teacher shall, at all times, maintain absolute integrity and devotion to duty. He shall be strictly honest and impartial in his official dealings.
  • Every teachers shall be present at the place of his duty during the prescribed working hours. No teachers shall be absent from duty without prior permission or grant of leave except for valid reasons or unforeseen contingencies.
  • Every whole-time teacher of the College /University may be called upon to perform such duties as may be assigned to him beyond the prescribed working hours and announced holidays including Sunday without claim for additional remuneration
  • No teacher shall leave his head quarters except with the previous permission of proper authority even during leave or vacation.
  • Whenever leaving station, a teacher shall inform the Principal / Head of the Department or the Registrar, if he is himself the Head of the Department, the address where he would be available during the period of his absence from station.
  • Every teacher shall devote himself diligently to his work and utilize his time to the service of the College/University and to the cause of education and give full co-operation in all academic programmes and other activities conducive to the welfare of the student community.
  • Every teacher shall engage classes regularly and punctually and import lessons so as to maintain and strengthen standards of academic excellence. His academic duties shall include guidance and instruction to students in the form of Tutorial/Seminars/Practical’s and assessment/examination./valuation work assigned to him by the College/University authorities.
  • Every teacher shall participate fully and enthusiastically in the corporate life of the College/University and shall perform any other curricular or extra-curricular work related to the College/University as may be assigned to him by the University authorities.
  • No teacher shall discriminate against any pupil on grounds of caste, creed, sect, religion, sex, nationality or language. He shall also discourage such tendencies among his colleagues and students.
  • Every teacher shall help the College/University authorities in enforcing and maintaining discipline among students.
  • No teacher shall incite students against other students, teacher or College/University authorities. This does not interfere with the right of a teacher to express his opinion on principles in seminars or other places where students are present.
  • Every teacher shall assess impartially the performance of students in tests, examinations, assignments, practical’s, dissertations, theses. Etc. he should not indulge in over-making, under making or other attempts at victimization on any ground.
  • No teacher shall resort to unauthorized use of College/University resources or facilities for personal, commercial, political or other purpose not related to the College/University.
  • No teachers shall resort to threats of physical harm forcible detention, harassment or intimidation of any staff or students of the College/university with the intention of interfering with the performance of his duties.
  • No teacher shall refuse to carry out the decision of the appropriate administrative or academic bodies of the College/university.
  • No teacher shall violate the canons of intellectual honesty such as misappropriation of the writings and research findings of others.
  • No teacher shall take active part in politics, so as to cause interference in the discharge of his duties nor shall be in any manner associate himself with any movement or organization which is or tends directly or indirectly to be subversive of law and order or the interest of higher education.
  • No teacher shall without previous intimation to the College/University stand for election or accept nomination to any local body, legislature of the State or Parliament not shall be in any manner force his subordinates or students against their will for the canvassing of his election.
  • No teacher shall engage himself or participate in any demonstration or activity which is prejudicial to the sovereignty or integrity of India, the security of the State, the friendly relation with foreign Status, public order, decency or morality or which involves contempt of Court, deformation or incitement to an offence.
  • No teacher shall in any radio broadcast or in any document publish anonymously or in his own name or in the name of any other person or in any communication to the press make any statement or public utterance or express an opinion.
    • Which is in the nature of character assassination reflection on the personal life of his superiors, or
    • Which is in the nature of criticism of individuals as distinct from policy decision? Provided that nothing in this rule shall apply to any statement made or view expressed by a teacher in his official capacity or in the due performance of the duties assigned to him on academic matters.
  • No teacher shall except in accordance with any general or special orders of the College/University or in the performance in good faith or duties assigned to him divulge or communicate directly or indirectly any official documents or other confidential information whatsoever to any teacher or to any other person to whom he is not authorized to divulge or communicate such document or information.
  • No teacher shall except with the previous permission of the College/university authorities, engage himself directly or indirectly in any business or private or accept any other employment.
  • Every teacher shall on his first appointment to the College/ University and thereafter individually submit a return in the prescribed form in details of movable, immovable and valuable property owned, acquired or inherited by him or held by him on lease or mortgage, either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family or in the name of any other person.
  • No teacher shall except with previous sanction of the College/University accept or permit his wife or any other member of his family to accept from any person any gift of more than grilling value. The interpretation of the term “trifling value” shall be the same as laid down in the Government Servants conduct rules.
  • No teacher shall speculate in any business nor shall be make or permit his wife or any members of his family to make any investment likely to embarrass or influence him in the discharge of his official duties.
  • No teacher shall lend money at interest to any person nor shall be borrow money from any person with whom he is likely to have official transactions beyond the financial ceilings.
  • A teacher shall go manage his private affairs as to avoid habitual indebtedness or insolvency. When a teacher is found liable to arrest from debt or has recourse to insolvency or when it is found that a moiety of his salary is continuously being attended, he way be liable for disciplinary action which legal. Proceedings for insolvency shall forthwith report full facts to the college/University.
  • A teacher who gets involved in some criminal proceedings shall immediately inform the College/University irrespective of the fact whether he has been released on bail or not.
  • A teacher who is detained in Police custody whether on criminal charge or otherwise for a period of longer than forty eight hours shall not join his duty unless he gets written permission from the College/ University be deemed to have been suspended from the date on which he was taken to Police custody.
  • No teacher shall except with the previous sanction of the College/University have recourse to any Court of law or the Press for the vindication of any official act which has been the subject matter of adverse criticism or an attach of defamatory Character.
  • A teacher intending to marry a person who holds a citizenship of another foreign counter shall seek prior permission of the management of the College/University.
  • No teacher who has a wife living shall contract another marriage without first obtaining the permission of the College/University not withstanding that a subsequent marriage is permissible under the personal and religious law for the time being applicable to him.
  • Whenever a teacher wishes to put forth any claim or seeks redressal of any grievance or of any wrong done to him, he must forward his case through the proper channel.
  • No teacher shall be a signatory to any joint representation addressed to the authorized for redressed of any grievance or any other matter.
GUIDELINES FOR TEACHING & NON-TEACHING STAFF ISSUED BY THE MANAGEMENT
  • All teaching & non-teaching staff of the college shall be governed by the terms & conditions of the agreements on Form 7(a), 7(b), 7(c) of the Tamil Nadu Private Colleges Regulation Act 1976 according to as they are permanent teaching, temporary teaching or non-teaching staff respectively.
  • All teaching & non-teaching members of staff shall observe the instructions regarding the attendance issued by the Regional Deputy Director of Collegiate Education.
    • That all teaching staff shall sign the attendance at the beginning of the College session namely before 9.30 A.M. and they shall be available in the college during the working hours of the College. (9.30 A.M. to 3.30 P.M)
    • All non-teaching staff shall sign the attendance at the beginning of the College before 9.00 A.M. and shall be in the work spot for 8 (Eight) hours irrespective of the hours of functioning of the College.
    • No teaching & non-teaching staff shall absent themselves without written prior permission of the Principal as a matter of course.
    • All teaching & non-teaching staff members shall obtain the permission in writing of the Principal if they want to attend late or leave the College early after signing the attendance.
    • If the teaching & non-teaching staff members are absent without taking prior written permission of the Principal, they shall be liable for cut in casual leave or earned leave as the case may be.
    • Any habitual late coming or absence without proper permission will be viewed seriously and appropriate action will be taken.
    • All leave application letter proposals for faculty, improvement scheme etc., or examination on other duty shall be submitted well in advance to the Principal for processing and getting the approval of the Management in time.
  • (a) No member of the staff shall address any correspondence directly either to the Management or the Government authorities. Such correspondences should always be routed through the principal.
  • (b) All members of the staff intending to represent matters to Government or any other authorities shall take the prior written permission of the Management for the purpose.
  • All members of the staff are requested to refrain from any activity which will lead to the disruption of the peace and calm of the Campus and shall not indulge themselves in activities prejudicial to the interest of the Institution or other individual staff members like incitement, abuse, and assault including reference to Community.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS
  • They should come in time and supervise the Lecturers in their Departments to ensure that they come in time, take classes in time and do their duties properly.
  • The books prescribed by the University for each year should be procured through the Library and made available in the Department.
  • Each year and each Semester, bearing in mind the general needs of the college the lesson plan for the Department should be determined and given to the Lecturers beforehand. This should be handed over to the Principal two days before the reopening of the College.
  • Keeping in mind the lessons to be taken and those that have been taken the examinations should be conducted and the students’ progress reports in the prescribed form should be ready and, with the signature of the HOD, should be sent to the parents through the Principal. When they are returned by the parents they should be kept in the files of the departments.
  • It is very necessary to make sure every day, in the morning and in the evening that the Lecturers and students have done their duties. If for any unforeseen reason the HOD is not able to be present, he/she should ask the senior-most person in the department, in writing, to do this supervision.
  • After the results of the University Exams are published, the Heads of Departments should examine the results of their Departments and discuss with the other Lecturers in the Department of frequent meetings how to improve the progress of the students and take follow-up action.
  • The HOD should maintain the movements register of the Lecturers.