CODE OF CONDUCT HANDBOOK FOR STUDENTS
The Code of Conduct is a set of rules, regulations, policies and principles that outline the student’s rights, responsibilities and the expected standard of behavior inside the campus. Each student is responsible to know, observe, abide by, and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct stipulated by the institution. The College has made this Code of Conduct, as well as its other policies and procedures, available to its students. The code of conduct reflects the vision and mission of the college. The issue of the Conduct certificate on completion of the programme shall not be taken for granted. It has to be earned by student’s good conduct.
CORE VALUES AND PRINCIPLES
- Moral and spiritual uprightness: The College gives much importance to moral and spiritual values. Spiritual and moral values are highly cherished attributes to a wholesome personality and the college gives adequate orientations towards achieving these goals.
- Integrity: Madeenathul Uloom Arabic College expects honesty and integrity from every student in their academic endeavors such as class attendance, examinations, assignments, seminars and project works. Students must complete their academic work independently unless specifically instructed otherwise.
- Inclusiveness The College is committed to promoting a culture of mutual respect and inclusiveness in the campus. The College will uphold the rights and freedoms of all the members of the College community to work and study free from discrimination and harassment, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion or nationality.
- Security and Peace: Madeenathul Uloom Arabic College will always assure a secure and peaceful ambiance to the academic community. Those found in violation of college policies and trying to disrupt the prevailing peaceful atmosphere will be subjected to appropriate sanctions, including removal from the college rolls and contact with law enforcement authorities, if required. The College will extend appropriate support to those who are affected by acts of violence.
- Commitment to Justice, Fairness and Equity: Madeenathul Uloom Arabic College underscores justice, fairness and equity in all aspects. The college has a very effective redress mechanism to deal with Physical or Psychological assaults of any kind like ragging, threats of violence or harm, discrimination etc. All rules, regulations and procedures regarding student conduct must embody the principles of procedural fairness.
- Secular and Democratic values: The College upholds secular and democratic values. It provides a congenial ecosystem to internalize and foster these values. Any attempts on the part of students leading to impair communal harmony will be taken seriously and shall meet appropriate disciplinary action.
General Code of Conduct
All students are expected to respect and value the rights of others and conduct themselves as responsible citizens. Choosing to join the College community obligates each student to abide by a code of respectful behaviour.
- Dress Code
There is no prescribed uniform for students in the college. However, they are expected to wear clean, modest and decent dress while coming to college. T-Shirts with color prints, and caps are to be avoided. Boys shall not tuck up their dhoti while they are on the campus. Girls have to observe modesty and propriety in their dress code.
- Use of Mobile Phones
As per the government and Hon. High court orders, use of Mobile phones is strictly restricted on the college campus. Mobile phones which are brought by the students to the campus will be confiscated and disciplinary action will be taken against the defaulters.
- Entertaining Outsiders on the Campus
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.
- Attempts to Defraud
Any such activity intended to misrepresent any official document or identification used
by or issued by the College will meet appropriative punitive actions.
Bullying is systematic intentional behaviour that threatens, intimidates, or is intended to threaten or intimidate others. Such acts of bullying shall not be allowed in the campus and if any student is detected to engage in such activities will meet appropriate punitive actions including referring the case to police.
- Copyright Infringement
Students must respect copyright laws that protect publishers, software owners, artists, and writers. The use of College resources to infringe upon copyright laws (print, digital, and Internet) is prohibited. This applies to all forms of electronic media including, but not limited to, software, electronic encyclopaedias, image files, video files and sound files.
The College encourages civilized discourse and debate. However, the College will not tolerate any mass assemblies or demonstrations that disrupt the classroom experience, work environment, or movement of others. The College also forbids all acts of violence, threatening conduct, and physical interference with the facilities or functions of the College campus. If protestors (or anti-protestors) resort to the use of violence or physical interference, College officials may, without delay, invoke the use of legitimate authority to remove all violators.
- Ethical and Acceptable Use of Technology
The use of technology resources is subject to all federal, state and local laws, and to the applicable policies and guidelines issued by the institution.
Involvement in gang-related activities includes, but is not limited to, the display of gang symbols, gang paraphernalia, colours, signs, or graffiti. Behaviour on or about College premises or at College-sponsored events that creates conflict or an atmosphere of intimidation, or creates a clear and present danger to life or property, or disrupts orderly operation, is prohibited.
Hazing means any act that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of an individual (including, without limitation, an act intended to cause degradation, cruelty, or humiliation), or that destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation in, admission to, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, a group or organization. Hazing is prohibited in the College.
- Illegal or Unauthorized Possession/Use of Alcohol and DrugsThis includes the unauthorized use, possession, manufacturing or distribution of illegal drugs (under federal or state law), controlled substances, narcotics, or alcoholic beverages or being under the unauthorized influence of the same on campus. Prohibited conduct includes the use of a prescription drug if the prescription was not issued to the student, and sniffing toxic vapours.
- Illegal or Unauthorized Possession/Use of Weapons
The College prohibits the possession, use, control or distribution of any weapons, including but not limited to, firearms, pellet guns, air pistols/rifles, explosives, dangerous chemicals, knives, stilettos, dirks, brass knuckles, licensed weapons, or other objects or instruments possessed for use as a weapon.
- Indecent or Obscene Behaviour
Such behaviour that includes, but is not limited to, indecent exposure, urinating or defecating in public, voyeurism, possessing, distributing and displaying obscene images, videos or audios etc. will not be entertained and will meet disciplinary action
Representing or acting on behalf of the College or another individual when not authorized to do so is prohibited.
- Misuse or Unauthorized Possession or Use of Public or Private Property
The following acts shall be taken seriously and will meet appropriate disciplinary and legal action.
- Theft or the taking or unauthorized use or possession of public or private property or unauthorized use or acquisition of services;
- Conduct that defaces, destroys, damages, or litters any property of the College or any property of an individual or group.
Rioting includes, but is not limited to, such conduct as using or threatening violence to others, damaging or destroying property, impeding or impairing fire or other emergency services, or refusing the direction of authorized personnel. Involvement in rioting cases may be referred to the law and order authorities concerned.
- Safety Violations
Conduct which endangers the health or safety of any person(s), including, but not limited to:
- Intentionally or recklessly starting a fire or causing an explosion;
- Misusing fire safety equipment, fire escapes or elevators;
- Intentionally or recklessly endangering the welfare of any individual;
- Intentionally or recklessly obstructing fire, police, or emergency services;
- Using, possessing, or storing dangerous chemicals, fireworks, or explosives;
- storing weapons on the campus
- Utilizing any instrument in a manner that endangers or tends to endanger any person;
- Obstructing the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
- Complicity in Violating the Student Code of Conduct
The College does not condone any complicit behaviour that assists or results in a violation of this Code. Such behaviour includes attempting, aiding, abetting, conspiring to commit, hiring someone to commit, or being an accessory to any act prohibited by this Code. If a student has knowledge of another student, individual, or group committing or attempting to commit a violation of this Code, he or she is required to dissociate from the situation and report it to the College.
- Classroom behavior and Conduct
- When the Principal or teacher enters a classroom, students shall stand, greet and keep standing till they are asked to sit down.
- Students should be seated in their respective class rooms before the teaching hour commences.
- Students should be seated in their respective class rooms by 9.45a.m. and should not leave the classes except during intervals.
- 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.
- During the absence of the teacher and while moving from one class to another, students are expected to keep silence.
- Students shall not mill around on the verandahs or college premises during working hours for any reasons whatsoever.
- Students are advised to use the library during free periods.
- Students shall not enter any class other than their own.
- No indecent representation shall be made by any student towards any other student in words, letters, and gestures or by any other means.
- Attendance and Leave
- Students should be regular and punctual in attending classes.
- Attendance will be marked at the beginning of each hour by the teacher engaging the Class.
- Students who do not have at least 75% of attendance are not eligible to appear for University examinations.
- 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.
- 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.
- Applying for leave of absence does not imply that the leave will be granted.
- 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.
- In the case of medical leave, Medical Certificate should be submitted along with the application for leave or soon after the medical treatment is over.
- Students who could not attend classes on account of their participation in NSS/Club 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
- No student is expected to approach the Principal or the Principal’s office in person for enquiry on attendance. In case of any doubts or grievances, they may approach the tutor concerned.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Principal shall have the power to inflict the following punishments upon the offenders: fine, cancellation of attendance, withholding the term certificate, forfeiting educational concession and scholarship, suspension, arbitrary issue of T.C. without the application from the student or guardian, and expulsion.
- Political Activities
Political activities are strictly prohibited on the college campus. As per the order of the Honorable High Court of Kerala on writ appeal No. 535/2003 and judgment 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 publicity material of any political parties or student organisations to the campus.