Code of Conduct
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
- Faculty members should treat the non-teaching staff as colleagues and equal partners in a cooperative undertaking, within every educational institution.
- Faculty members should help in the function of joint staff- councils covering both faculty members and the non-teaching staff.
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.