Institutional Code of Conduct
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE STUDENTS
The students’ code of conduct is prepared for with the objective to create an orderly atmosphere for the students to function in a democratic, disciplined, vigilant and in an effective manner. The code of conduct comprises the instructions obliging the students enrolled for various courses in the college and must abide by the same. It is pertinent for the students to be aware of the rules and regulations, protect their rights and become more responsible towards the institution. The code should be adhered to by all the students enrolled in various courses in the college, while they are in campus as well representing college off-campus.The code is available on the college official website for students’ reference.
Guidelines of Conduct
- The student has to be regular and shall fulfil the attendance norms. As per norms of University of Mumbai, students are required to maintain minimum attendance of 75% in each subject failing which the Institute reserves the right to detain the student.
- Students must not indulge in any activities amounting to violation of college rules and regulations, maintain integrity and avoid any form of misconduct affecting institute’s standing. Disciplinary action will be taken against student/s found violating rules of conduct.
Forms of misconduct are as follows:
2.1. Violation of college rules , regulations and any act of theft or damage causing loss to the college property, property of faculty and other students.
2.2. Non-possession of Identity card issued by the college or refusal to produce the same on demand by authorities.
2.3. Use of abusive language, physical violence, bullying, threatening, acts of discrimination on the basis of gender, caste, religion, race, language, color, sexual orientation, disabilities (physical or mental), or any act endangering life or personal safety of others.
2.4. Violations of rules and non-compliance of decisions related to Sexual Harassment and Internal Complaints Committee, Anti-Ragging, Grievance Redressal and Unfair Means during examinations.
2.5. Consumption, sale, possession and use of drugs, tobacco, smoking, alcohol, weapons, or any destructive devices including unauthorised possession of such objects contrary to the prevalent legal regulations.
2.6. Acts of indulgence in gambling, forgery, providing misleading/incorrect information.
2.7. Use of media or technology for academic purpose, extracurricular activities and promotional activities without proper permission.
2.8. Non- adherence to the dress regulations prescribed by the Institute as given below:
- Girls – (Skirts / Frocks / Shorts) above Knee length are not allowed, crop tops, tops with- off-shoulder/low necks/backless, torn jeans are not allowed.
- Boys – Shorts / Trousers above knee length / three-fourths are not allowed.
2.9. Accessing, storing, viewing, transmitting and/or circulating any pornographic and/or obscene material.
2.10. Any disruptive act/s thereby hampering teaching learning process in the campus.
Ruia Anti-Ragging Committee is set up as per the guidelines of the University of Mumbai. Ragging is banned as per the Supreme Court Ruling (Civil Appeal No. 887 of 2009) and Mumbai University Circular No. CONCOL/286, dated 23rd July 2009) and under Section 26 (1) (g) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956) New Delhi,110002, the 17th June 2009.
As per the Gazette of India, July 4, 2009, UGC defines What constitutes Ragging. - Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:
- Any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating, or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student.
- Including in rowdy or in-disciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student.
- Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student.
- Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts, or disturb the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher.
- Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
- Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students.
- Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gesture, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person.
- Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student.
- Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority, or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.
- With or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority, or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.
An offence of Ragging may be charged either on a written complaint by the affected or on independent finding of the Anti-Ragging Squad.
Duties of the Anti-Ragging Squads:
a) To be Vigilant at all hours including at odd hours all around the Campus and other places vulnerable to incidents of, and having the potential of, ragging and shall be empowered to inspect such places,
b) Conduct anonymous random surveys among freshers to check whether the Campus is indeed free from ragging,
c) To conduct an on-the-spot enquiry into any incident of ragging referred to it by the Head of the institution or any member of the faculty or any member of the staff or any student or any parent or guardian or any employee of a service provider or by any other person, and the enquiry report along with recommendations shall be submitted to the Anti-Ragging Committee for action under clause (a) of Regulation 9.1 of UGC,
d) To ensure the display of posters/tabs on Main and Departmental Notice Boards and Other places such as Canteen, Library, Sports Lounge, Gymnasium, Bus stops and Other prominent designated places,
e) Also, to monitor the welfare of fresh students outside the campus,
f) Any other activity the Anti Ragging Committee might delegate to the Squad.
The Committee aims to eliminate ragging in all its forms from college by prohibiting it under these Regulations, preventing its occurrence and punishing those who indulge in ragging as provided for in these Regulations and the appropriate law in force.
Rules: Unfair Means Inquiry Committee
Unfair Means Inquiry Committee is formed as per O.5050 of University of Mumbai. The Committee has been constituted in keeping with the statutory requirements of the University of Mumbai. The committee functions as a recommendatory body and submit its recommendations in the form of a report to concerned competent authority which will take action against students caught practicing unfair means during examinations or resorting to malpractices in examinations.
“Unfair means” includes one or more of the following acts or omissions on the part of students/during the examination period.
a) Possessing unfair means material and or copying there from.
b) Transcribing any unauthorized material or any other use thereof.
c) Intimidating or using obscene language or threatening or use of violence against invigilator or person on duty for the conduct of examination or manhandling him/her or leaving the examination hall without permission of the supervisor or causing disturbances in any manner in the examination proceedings.
d) Unauthorized communicating with other examinees or anyone else inside or outside the examination hall.
e) Mutual/Mass copying
f) Smuggling-put, either blank or written, or smuggling-in of answer books as copying material.
g) Smuggling-in blank or written answer book and forging signature of the Jr. Supervisor thereon.
h) Interfering with or counterfeiting of University/College/ Institution seal. Or answer book or office stationery used in the examinations.
i) Insertion of currency notes in the answer books or attempting to bribe any of the persons connected with conduct of examinations.
j) Impersonation at the University/ College/ Institution examination.
k) Revealing identity in any form in the answer written or in any other part of the answer book by the student at the University or college or institution examination.
l) Or any other similar act/s and/or omission/s which may be considered as unfair means by the competent authority.