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CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR FACULTY MEMBERS
The basic purpose of education is to create skill and knowledge and awareness of our glorious national heritage and the achievements of human civilization, possessing a basic scientific outlook and commitment to the ideals of patriotism, democracy, secularism, socialism and peace, and the principles enunciated in the preamble to our constitution. Higher education has to produce leaders of society and economy in all areas of manifold activities with a commitment to the aforesaid ideals. Higher education should strive for academic excellence, and progress of arts and science. Education, research and extension should be conducted in conformity with our national needs and priorities and ensure that our best talents make befitting contributions to international endeavour on societal needs.
RIGHTS OF THE FACULTY MEMBERS
Faculty members should enjoy full civic and political rights of our democratic country. Faculty members have a right to adequate emoluments, social position, just conditions of service, professional independence and adequate social insurance.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF PRINCIPAL
The Principal shall
Always align the College activities with the Vision and Mission of the College.
Any important decision regarding the higher level of administration has to be taken only after consultation with the Manager.Any decisions regarding functioning of the college has to be taken in consultation with the Staff Council.
An unbiased and transparent approach has to be followed in all matters.
Grievances of the faculty members, non-teaching staff, and students have to be addressed promptly.
Dignity and decorum of the office have to be maintained.
All the important initiatives, system changes have to be communicated to the stakeholders.
Meeting with the stakeholders has to be convened at least once a year.
Action taken report on the feedback of stakeholders has to be discussed in an open forum.
No financial dealing should be done without the knowledge of the Finance Committee.
The principal should delegate the responsibility of managing the College to Vice Principals when on leave.
Financial Assistance or funds for College Development provided by the philanthropists should not be accepted personally.
Should not involve in any political activities or encourage any pressure groups within the College.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF FACULTY MEMBERS
Whoever adopts teaching as a profession assumes the obligation to conduct him/her in accordance with the ideals of the profession. A teacher is constantly under the scrutiny of his students and the society at large. Therefore, every teacher should see that there is no incompatibility between his / her precepts and practice. The national ideals of education which have already been set forth and which he/she should seek to inculcate among students. The profession further requires that the faculty members should be calm, patient and communicative by temperament and amiable in disposition.
Faculty Members shall
Adhere to a responsible pattern of conduct and demeanour expected of them by the community;
Manage their private affairs in a manner consistent with the dignity of the profession;
Seek to make professional growth continuous through study and research;
Express free and frank opinion by participation at professional meetings, seminars, conferences etc. towards the contribution of knowledge;
Maintain active membership of professional organisations and strive to improve education and profession through them;
Perform their duties in the form of teaching, tutorial, practical and seminar work conscientiously and with dedication;
Co-operate and assist in carrying out functions relating to the educational responsibilities of the college and the university such as: assisting in appraising applications for admission, advising and counselling students as well as assisting in the conduct of examinations, including, invigilation and evaluation.
Participate in extension, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities including community service.
Present in the campus by first bell and adhere to their respective class timings.
FACULTY MEMBERS AND STUDENTS
Faculty Members shall
Respect the right and dignity of the student in expressing her opinion;
Deal justly and impartially with students regardless of their religion, caste, political, economic, social and physical characteristics;
Recognise the difference in aptitude and capabilities among students and strive to meet their individual needs;
Encourage students to improve their attainments, develop their personalities and at the same time contribute to community welfare;
Inculcate among students scientific outlook and respect for physical labour and ideals of democracy, patriotism and peace;
Be affectionate to the students and not behave in a vindictive manner towards any of them for any reason;
Pay attention to only the attainment of the student in the assessment of merit;
Make themselves available to the students even beyond their class hours and help and guide students without any remuneration or reward;
Aid students to develop an understanding of our national heritage and national goals and
Refrain from inciting students against other students, colleagues or administration.
FACULTY MEMBERS AND COLLEAGUES
Faculty Members shall
Treat other members of the profession in the same manner as they themselves wish to be treated;
Speak respectfully of other faculty members and render assistance for professional betterment;
Refrain from lodging unsubstantiated allegations against colleagues to higher authorities;
Refrain from allowing considerations of caste, creed, religion, race or sex in their professional endeavour.
FACULTY MEMBERS AND AUTHORITIES
Faculty Members shall
Discharge their professional responsibilities according to the existing rules and adhere to procedures and methods consistent with their profession in initiating steps through their own institutional bodies and/or professional organisations for change of any such rule detrimental to the professional interest;
Refrain from undertaking any other employment and commitment including private tuitions and coaching classes which are likely to interfere with their professional responsibilities;
Co-operate in the formulation of policies of the institution by accepting various offices and discharge responsibilities which such offices may demand;
Co-operate through their organisation in the formulation of policies of the other institutions and accept offices;
Co-operate with the authorities for the betterment of the institutions keeping in view the interest and in conformity with dignity of the profession;
Should adhere to the conditions of contract;
Give and expect due notice before a change of position is made and
Refrain from availing themselves of leave except on unavoidable grounds and as far as practicable with prior intimation, keeping in view their particular responsibility for completion of academic schedule.
FACULTY MEMBERS AND NON-TEACHING STAFF
Non- Teaching Staff is expected to be on the campus during working hours.
Behaviour towards students and other staff should be polite, decent, and dignified.
No meeting can be convened in the college premises without the permission of the Principal.
Non-Teaching Staff is not expected to involve themselves in any political organisations or interest groups that are against the vision and mission of the College.
Non- Teaching Staff should not distribute any notice or pamphlet on the campus without the permission of the Principal.
Queries of outsiders should be responded to promptly and quickly.
Green Protocol of the College should be followed in the office.
Work assigned should be carried out in a time-bound and efficient manner.
The staff is expected to report to the Principal any difficulties/ concerns or grievances.
FACULTY MEMBERS AND GUARDIANS
Faculty members should try to see through faculty members’ bodies and organisations that institutions maintain, contact with the guardians of their students, send reports of their performance to the guardians whenever necessary and meet the guardians in meetings convened for the purpose for mutual exchange of ideas and for the benefit of the institution.
FACULTY MEMBERS AND SOCIETY
Faculty members shall
Recognize that education is a public service and strive to keep the public informed of the educational programmes which are being provided;
Work to improve education in the community and strengthen the community’s moral and intellectual life;
Be aware of social problems and take part in such activities as would be conducive to the progress of society and hence the country as a whole;
Perform the duties of citizenship, participate in community activities and shoulder responsibilities of public offices;
Refrain from taking part in or subscribing to or assisting in any way activities which tend to promote feeling of hatred or enmity among different communities, religions or linguistic groups but actively work for National Integration.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS
Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of discipline and dignified manner of behaviour inside as well as outside the College campus and hostels. They shall abide by the rules and regulations of the College and should act in a way that highlights the discipline and esteem of the College.
A working schedule from Monday to Friday in the day order is followed.
Classes are scheduled from 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Each day will begin with a prayer. The students shall maintain complete silence and remain standing during the prayer.
All the students are expected to be present in the class well within time and late coming will result in loss of attendance for the corresponding hour.
Students shall rise from their seats when the teacher enters the class room and remain standing till the teacher takes her/his seat or they are allowed by the teacher to sit. Silence shall be observed during class hours.
Teachers shall be greeted appropriately when the teacher enters and leaves the class room.
Each session shall start with a short prayer. No student shall enter or leave the class room when the session is on without the permission of the teacher concerned.
Announcements to attend a programme must be promptly and strictly responded to.
Students are expected to check the Notice Boards every day.
If a teacher is absent, the class prefect should inform the concerned Department.
Each class will be entrusted to a Class Teacher.
Each student will have a mentor.
Students should follow the Green Protocol.
Strict silence should be observed in the Chapel and Library.
Discipline and decorum are expected from the students during programmes convened in the auditorium or elsewhere.
Strikes and similar demonstrations are not allowed.
Students having lab sessions, have to report to the lab directly in time and they are not expected to go to the class room during lab hours. Use of apron/lab coats is recommended for safety measures during lab sessions.
In the events of Student seminars/project presentations etc., it is compulsory that all the students of the concerned class be present for the entire session.
Students can leave the campus during class hours only after getting a gate pass from the Principal and HoD, or the tutor and after making entry in the Gate Register maintained by the gate keeper.
All leave applications (Regular & Medical) shall be submitted in time, for sanction by HoD and concerned teachers. Application for medical leave shall be accompanied by valid medical certificates.
All the students shall wear their identity cards, well displayed. Identity badge is a public document and any teaching staff and non-teaching staff shall have the right to peruse it. Denial of that alone invites disciplinary action.
Any dress code violation noticed within the campus will attract a fine of Rs.300 and could initiate further disciplinary actions.
As per the Govt. order, students shall not bring powered vehicles inside the campus.
Students are expected to maintain silence in the academic buildings to maintain the decorum and, any deviant behaviour such as hooting, whistling, loitering etc. will be treated as an instance of indiscipline.
For independent study, students are expected to use the class rooms, library or the demarcated areas of the academic building and shall not resort to sitting in staircases or circulation areas where they could interfere with the free movement.
Students are encouraged to make use of the library, common computing facilities and to involve in professional body activities or any program authorized by the college beyond class hours.
Access to academic buildings beyond the above timing and on holidays without written permission from the concerned HoD will be treated as a case of indiscipline.
All the students are advised to follow the Assumption College Mobile Phone Policy and bring to the notice of the authorities, violations if any.
Accessing Social Networking Sites such as Facebook, Twitter etc. is prohibited within the college campus however access to these sites are permitted in hostel building during time slots specified by the hostel wardens.
Keep the campus neat and clean. Do not put any waste anywhere in the campus except in the waste baskets kept. Any violation of this shall invite a fine.
Consumption of intoxicants/psychotropic substances in any form or smoking or using chewing gum etc. are strictly prohibited.
It is strongly advised to refrain from activities such as scribbling or noting on walls, door or furniture which could deface the college and destroy the academic ambience.
Carefully handle the furniture, equipment, fixtures and appliances of the college and lab.
Careless handling/misuse of the above could result in personal injuries or damage to property
Follow safety precautions near moving machines and electrical installations. In the event of damage of property, the responsible students will have to bear the cost of replacement/repair with fine.
Students are not permitted to arrange any unauthorized celebrations and decorations of any magnitude in the campus.
Students are not permitted to distribute or display any material such as posters, banners, pamphlets from outside both physically and electronically in the campus without the permission of the competent authority.
Students are expected to make use of academic, co-curricular and extracurricular facilities available to the optimum levels. This will certainly make them physically fit, academically competent, mentally alert and socially sensitive.
Students who intend to represent the college in intercollegiate events shall take prior permission from the concerned head of the department. Participants for inter collegiate events will be selected based on parameters such as academic performance, attendance, character, existing academic pressure and competence of the student in the proposed event for participation.
‘On duty’ leave applications will not be entertained beyond 10 working days from the actual date of leave under any circumstance. The maximum number of on duty leave admissible is restricted to 10 days per semester.
During semester examinations of 3Hr period, students have to occupy the seat 15 minutes before the commencement of the examination and students are not allowed to leave the hall before two and half hours from the beginning of the exam.
The College Union will be formed as per Lyngdoh Committee recommendations approved by the Honourable Supreme Court of India. It will be based on a parliamentary (indirect) system given in Section No.6.2.4 of Lyngdoh Committee recommendations.
Political activity in any form is not permitted in the College campus. Unauthorized meetings, propaganda work, processions or fund collections are forbidden within the College, hostels, and outside the college.
Harassing juniors, ill treatment to other fellow students or any such form of ragging is objectionable and liable to be treated as criminal offence by the law enforcing agencies as per the directives of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.
Pay all types of fees, mess bills etc. in advance or in time, which will avoid fines.
Any violation of the above rules will invite penalty in the form of warning, fine, or any course of corrective measure as found suitable by any staff member or higher authority of the College.
Expulsion from the College is enough for expulsion from the hostel.
In case of any instance of noncompliance of existing rules or any observed matter/behaviour that deviates from the vision and mission of Assumption, all the staff members are empowered to initiate disciplinary procedure by filling in a standard form which in turn may lead to the constitution of an enquiry committee and further proceedings.
Students can voice their grievances in the Grievance Redressal Cell/ put the grievances in the boxes or can personally meet the Principal.
Any complaints regarding sexual harassment shall be reported to the Internal Complaints Committee.