College Rules

Disciplinary rules
   Students are hereby instructed to strictly follow the disciplinary rules of the College.  One is not expected to plead that one is not aware of the existence of  such rules. Ignorance of rules is no excuse. Students are expected to read the notice board on a day to day basis. It is the duty of every student to abide by the rules and regulations of the college and conduct himself/herself with decency and decorum.  Violation of the rules will result in disciplinary action against the offenders and imposition of punishment including dismissal.
A. Identity Cards Compulsory
 All students admitted to the college shall compulsorily wear their Identity Cards whenever they are present on the college campus. All  payments, issue of certificates, mark lists etc., will be made only on production of the Identity Card.  The Identity Card shall be surrendered to the office at the  time of claiming the refund of caution deposit or issuing of Transfer Certificate/Qualifying Certificate, whichever is earlier.
B. Mobile Phones Banned
          The use of mobile phone is strictly prohibited on the college campus as per Government order. Offenders will be levied with fine and the mobile phone will be confiscated.
C. Mandatory Dress Code      
          There is no prescribed uniform for the students. Students  should wear decent dress, preferably saree or churidar by girl students and pants/dhoti and shirt by boys. Showy clothes, T-Shirts with colour prints, and caps are to be avoided. Boys shall not tuck up their dhoti while they are on the campus.
D. Outsiders not Permitted
          Outsiders are not permitted to meet any of the staff or students on the college campus without the permission of the Principal.
   Students shall not bring any outsiders except the parent/guardian to the college premises for any purpose whatsoever without the permission of the Principal.
E. Character and Conduct
1.        Conduct Certificate will not be issued as a matter of course.  It has to be earned by the students good conduct and behaviour. The decision of the Principal shall be final regarding this matter.
2.        Students shall greet both teaching and nonteaching staff on the occasion of their first meeting them during the day.
3.        When the Principal or teacher enters a classroom, students shall stand greet and keep standing till they are asked to sit down.
4.        Every morning we begin our work  with  the recital of the National  Anthem followed by a prayer song.  When the bell goes at 9.30     a.m., all the members of  the staff and students are expected to  keep standing in silence till the prayer song ends.
5.        Students should be seated in their respective class rooms before  the teaching hour commences.
6.       Students should be seated in their respective class rooms by  9.25a.m. and should not leave the classes except during intervals.
7.        When a student wants to enter or leave the classroom while the  class is on, he/she shall do so only after getting the permission  of  the teacher.
8.        During the absence of the teacher and while moving from one class to another, students are expected to keep silence.
9.        Students shall not loiter on the verandahs or college premises during working hours for any reasons whatsoever.
10.     Students are advised to use the library during free periods. 
11.     Students shall not enter any class other than their own. 
12.     No indecent representation shall be made by any  student towards any other student either in words, letters, gestures or by any other means.
 
F. Attendance and  Leave
1.       Students should be regular and punctual in attending classes. 
2.       Attendance will be marked at the beginning of each hour by the      teacher engaging the class.
3.       If one  teaching hour is missed it is equal to missing half a days attendance.  
4.       Students who do not have at least 75% of attendance are not eligible to appear for university examinations.
5.       A student abstaining from classes without proper  acknowledgment of leave for more than fourteen consecutive working days will have his/her name removed from the rolls.
6.       Application for leave of absence should be submitted in the prescribed form to the Principal  through  the Tutor concerned. Bona fide applications will be positively considered subject to          University regulations.
7.       Applying for leave of absence does not imply that the leave will be granted. 
8.       Application for  condonation of shortage of  attendance may be forwarded to the University only if the absence is on medical ground and necessary Medical Certificate is attached.
9.       In the case of medical leave, Medical Certificate should be sub- mitted along with  the application for leave or soon after the medical treatment is over.
10.    1Students who could not attend classes on account of their             participation in NCC / NSS activities, sports and games, university arts festivals, seminars,  workshops  and such other extracurricular activities within or outside the campus may                submit an application for leave to the Principal, through proper channel. Bona fide applications will be positively considered subject to University regulations.
11.    .No student is expected to approach the Principal or the Principals office in person for enquiry on attendance. In case of any doubts or grievances, they may approach the Attedance Controller.
   G. Political Activities Banned
                Political activities are strictly prohibited on the college campus.  As per the order of the Honourable High Court of Kerala on writ appeal No. 535/2003 and judgement  on review petition dated 20 February 2004,  all strikes, demonstrations, agitations, dharnas, gheraoes and the like are banned on  the college campus.  Students who violate the above rules are liable to be dismissed from the college.  Therefore, students shall keep away from all sorts of agitations like strike, disturbing classes, taking out processions, uttering slogans etc. on the college premises.  They shall not bring flags, placards, leaflets, pamphlets, notice boards, banners, posters or any pubilicity material of any political parties or student organisations to the campus.
                Court Verdict Banning political activities on the campus
                Judgement No. WA-535/2003 dated 26-5-2003
                by the Honourable High Court of Kerala 
                Managements and the Principals of  various colleges maintain the stand that they have got a fundamental right to establish and administer educational institutions under article 19 (1) (a) of the Constitution of India to lay down regulatory measures in  the
                administration of their educational institution and that the students organisations like SFI, ABVP, KSU etc. have no legal right to interfere with the rights guaranteed to the management under article 19 (1) (a) of the Constitution of India.
                We are of the view that banning political activities within the campus and forbidding the students from organising or attending meetings other than the official ones within the campus is not designed to prohibit any of the fundamental rights of the students guaranteed under article 19 (1) (a) or 19 (1) (c).  it is not a total prohibition of any fundamental right, but only reasonable restriction confined to college campus and the code of conduct cannot be flouted in the name of any other freedom or the rights guaranteed under article 19 (1) (a) or 19 (1) (c). restrictions are only reasonable and designed to promote descipline in the educational institution so that the objectives of the educational institution could be achieved and wisdom of laying down those restriction cannot be challenged by the student after getting admitted to the educational institution.
   The Kerala University Act, Statutes, Ordinances and other legislations governing the affiliated colleges and the educational agencies or the State Government have not recognised  SFI, KSU, ABVP, AISF, NSC, MSF etc. Organisations like SFI, KSU, ABVP, AISF, NSC, MSF etc. are separate legal entities and there is no legal relationship between them and the management of an educational institution or the State Government. They have no fundamental or other statutory rights to carry on their organisational activities within the premises of an educational institution established and administered by various educational agencies in the State as well as the State Governmen.
                The High Court of Kerala had recorded the affidavit filed by the Principal Secretary to the Educational department in the Judgement of the Honble Mr. Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and the Honble Mr. Justice K. Padmanabhan Nair, on Friday the 15th December 2006 - WP (C) No. 22222 of 2006 (U).
                Measures suggested by the State Government are to be welcomed while upholding the right of the managements to stall organisational activities of students organisations like SFI, ABVP, KSU etc. directly or through their member students within the campus. Strike, Dharna, Gherao etc. indulged in by students within the campus can also be prevented and State Government and Universities have got a legal obligation to protect the rights of not only the management, Principals and the teaching faculty of the affiliating colleges but also that of Government owned colleges and educational institutions and  to take appropriate measures to enforce those rights.                               
   H. Ragging: A Serious Criminal Offence
                Students shall not indulge in ragging or in any other activities causing harassment or difficulties to the fellow students in the college.  Any student involving in ragging activities will  have  to face penal proceedings in accordance with the provisions in the Ragging Prohibition Act  of  the Govt. of Kerala.          
I. Other Rules & Regulations  
1.               Smoking and consumption of alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited on the campus. Students shall not use or bring tobacco or its products, intoxicating drinks or narcotic substances to the college.
2.               Students shall not go on  tour, picnic or excursion without  the written permission of  the Principal.
3.               Prior written permission of the Principal is necessary for organising processions, meetings, entertainment programmes, functions in the college;   for collecting funds from the students/staff;  and for distributing notice or putting up any notice on the noticeboard.
4.               Students shall not cause any loss or damage to the college property. Intentional causing of loss or damage will be considered a serious misconduct. The offenders will be proceeded aganist for the same and will be liable for recovery of the loss. Unintentional causing of loss or damage will result in the recovery of loss or damages from the offenders.
5.               Students shall not write or make any marks on the walls or any part of the college property. If found guilty they are liable to be punished and the expenses for the repair work will be recovered from the offenders.
6.               Cinematic dances and fashion shows are not permitted on the campus.
7.               Congregating at the entrance of the college gate and sitting on the portico and the steps of the staircase are to be avoided. 
8.               Students are free to follow and practise any religion of their choice but external worship other than catholic is not allowed in the college.
9.               A student who has  any complaint against any other student, teaching staff or nonteaching staff shall represent the same either in writing or orally to the Tutor, HOD, Discipline Committee or to the Principal directly.  Such representations can be made by the  Parents/Guardian of the students also.
J. Misconduct and Disciplinary Actions
1.        Students are bound to obey the directions, issued from time to  time, by the Principal, Teachers and the authorities.  Disobedience  to such directions would amount to serious misconduct.
2.        Any student, who is found to have conducted himself/herself in any indecent or disorderly manner inside or outside the class room in the college premises is liable to be proceeded against for the said misconduct.
3.        A teacher may send a student out of the class if                  the student misbehaves in the class. If  any student is sent out of the class, the teacher and the student shall report the matter to the Principal. 

 

4.        The Principal shall have the power to inflict the following punishments upon the offenders: fine, cancellation of attendance, withholding  the term  certificate, forfeiting education concession and scholarship, suspension, compulsory issue of T.C. without the  application from the student or guardian, and expulsion. 



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