Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Students

  1. All students are required to carry their identity cards in the college.
  2. Maintain discipline and good conduct inside the college premises.
  3. Be regular in the classes. It is mandatory to attend 2/3rd of the lectures (including tutorials) and Practicals, separately, to be eligible to appear in the University examinations.
  4. No student shall enter or leave the classroom when the lecture is in session without the teacher's permission.
  5. Lights and fans should be switched off while leaving the classrooms and labs.
  6. Keep the campus neat and clean. Do not litter and put the waste in the designated waste baskets marked for paper, e-waste and others.
  7. Eatables are not allowed inside the classroom and labs.
  8. Mobile phones are not allowed when a lecture is in session.
  9. Refrain from making noise in corridors while teaching is in progress in other classes.
  10. Refrain from scribbling or writing on smart boards, walls, doors, and furniture.
  11. Handle the furniture, equipment, fixtures and appliances carefully to avoid any personal injury or damage to the property.
  12. Please follow all safety protocols displayed in the laboratories.
  13. Attendance in seminars, special lectures and functions organized by the college is compulsory.
  14. Absence from college due to medical reasons should be followed by submission of a certified medical certificate immediately at the time of joining.

Code of Ethics

Teachers and their Responsibilities

Whoever adopts teaching as a profession assumes the obligation to conduct · himself/herself according to the ideal of the profession. A teacher is constantly under the scrutiny of her/his students and the society at large. Therefore, every teacher should see that there is no incompatibility between her/his precepts and practice. The national ideals of education which have already been set forth and which she/he should seek to inculcate among students must be her/his ideals. The profession further requires that the teacher should be calm, patient and communicative by temperament and amiable in disposition.

Teacher should

i. Adhere to a responsible pattern of conduct and demeanour expected of them by the community;

ii. Manage their private affairs in a manner consistent with the dignity of the profession;

iii. Seek to make professional growth continuous through study and research;

iv. Express free and frank opinions by participating in professional meetings, seminars, conferences etc., towards the contribution of knowledge;

v. Maintain active membership of professional organisations and strive to improve education and profession through them;

vi. Perform their duties in the form of teaching, tutorials, practicals, seminars and research work, conscientiously and with dedication;

vii. Discourage and not indulge in plagiarism and other non-ethical behaviour in teaching and research;

viii. Abide by the Act, Statute and Ordinance of the University and respect its ideals, vision, mission, cultural practices and tradition;

ix. Co-operate and assist in carrying out the 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 university and college examinations, including supervision, invigilation and evaluation; and

x. Participate in extension, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, including community service.

II. Teachers and Students

Teachers should:

i. Respect the rights and dignity of the student in expressing her/his opinion;

ii. Deal justly and impartially with students regardless of their religion, caste, gender, political, economic, social and physical characteristics;

iii. Recognise the difference in aptitude and capabilities among students and strive to meet their individual needs;

iv. Encourage students to improve their attainments, develop their personalities and at the same time contribute to community welfare;

v. Inculcate among students scientific temper, spirit of inquiry and ideals of democracy, patriotism, social justice, environmental protection and peace;

vi. Treat the students with dignity and not behave in a vindictive manner towards any of them for any reason;

vii. Pay attention to only the attainment of the student in the assessment of merit;

viii. Make themselves available to the students even beyond their class hours and help and guide students without any remuneration or reward;

ix. Aid students to develop an understanding of our national heritage and national goals; and

x. Refrain from inciting students against other students, colleagues or administration.

III. Teachers and Colleagues

Teachers should:

i. Treat other members of the profession in the same manner as they wish to be treated;

ii. Speak respectfully to other teachers and render assistance for professional betterment;

iii. Refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations against colleagues to higher authorities; and

iv. Refrain from allowing considerations of caste, creed, religion, race or sex in their professional endeavour.

IV. Teachers and Authorities

Teachers should:

i. Discharge their professional responsibilities according to the existing rules and adhere to procedures and methods consistent with their profession in initiating steps through their institutional bodies and/or professional organisations for change of any such rule detrimental to the professional interest;

ii. Refrain from undertaking any other employment and commitment, including private tuition and coaching classes which are likely to interfere with their professional responsibilities;

iii. Co-operate in the formulation of policies of the institution by accepting various offices and discharging responsibilities which such offices may demand;

iv. Co-operate through their organisations in the formulation of policies of the other institutions and accept offices;

v. Co-operate with the authorities for the betterment of the institutions keeping in view the interest and in conformity with the dignity of the profession;

vi. Adhere to the terms of the contract;

vii. Give and expect due notice before a change of position takes place; and

viii. 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 the academic schedule.

V. Teachers and Non-Teaching Staff

Teachers should:

i. Treat the non-teaching staff as colleagues and equal partners in a cooperative undertaking, within every educational institution;

ii. Help in the functioning of joint-staff councils covering both the teachers and the non-teaching staff.

VI. Teachers and Guardians

Teachers should:

i. Try to see through teachers' bodies and organisations, that institutions maintain contact with the guardians and their students, send reports of their performance to the guardians whenever necessary and meet the guardians in meetings convened for mutual exchange of ideas and the benefit of the institution.

VII. Teachers and Society

Teachers should:

i. Recognise that education is a public service and strive to keep the public informed of the educational programmes which are being provided;

ii. Work to improve education in the community and strengthen the community's moral and intellectual life;

iii. 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;

iv. Perform the duties of citizenship, participate in community activities and shoulder responsibilities of public offices;

v. Refrain from taking part in subscribing to or assisting in any way activities, which tend to promote feelings of hatred or enmity among different communities, religions or linguistic groups but actively work for national integration.

Code of Professional Ethics

Teachers and their responsibilities

Whoever adopts teaching as a profession assumes the obligation to conduct himself/herself according to the ideal of the profession. Teachers are under constant scrutiny of the students and the society at large. So, the actual practices must be in alignment with the expected conduct. A teacher’s ideals must inspire students to inculcate behaviours as laid out in the national ideals of education. The dignity of the profession further requires that the teacher be calm, patient and communicative by temperament and be amiable in disposition.

Professional Conduct and Growth:

● Adherence to Standards: Maintain conduct and demeanour expected by the community.

● Continuous Development: Pursue ongoing professional growth through study, research, and active participation in educational forums.

● Ethical Integrity: Strictly avoid plagiarism and unethical behaviours in teaching and research.

Responsibilities Towards Education:

● Commitment to Teaching: Perform teaching duties conscientiously and with dedication.

● Adherence to University Standards: Abide by university regulations and contribute positively to the institution's vision and mission.

Engagement and Contribution:

● Active Participation: Engage in professional meetings, seminars, and conferences to contribute knowledge.

● Membership and Improvement: Maintain active membership in professional organizations to enhance education.

Interaction with Students:

● Respect and Fairness: Respect students' rights, opinions, and individual characteristics impartially.

● Support and Encouragement: Recognize diverse aptitudes, encourage competence, and contribute to their overall development.

● Inculcate Values: Foster ideals of democracy, social justice, and environmental protection among students.

Collaboration with Colleagues:

● Respect and Cooperation: Treat colleagues with respect, assist in their professional growth, and avoid unfounded allegations.

● Inclusive Environment: Promote an inclusive environment regardless of caste, creed, religion, race, or sex.

Relationship with Authorities:

● Adherence to Rules: Fulfill professional responsibilities according to existing rules and procedures.

● Cooperation and Contribution: Collaborate with authorities for institutional betterment while upholding professional dignity.

Interaction with Non-Teaching Staff:

● Equal Partnership: Treat non-teaching staff as colleagues, fostering cooperative relationships within the educational institution.

Engagement with Guardians:

● Maintain Contact: Facilitate communication between institutions and guardians, sharing students' performance reports when necessary.

● Mutual Exchange: Engage in meetings with guardians for mutual exchange of ideas benefiting the institution.

These guidelines encapsulate the essence of the detailed code of conduct, focusing on professional integrity, commitment to education, respectful interactions, and collaborative engagement within the educational community.

Non- Teachers and their responsibilities

Code of Conduct for non-teaching staff is mainly governed by the University of Delhi's Acts, Statutes, Ordinances, and Service Rules.

Integrity and Professionalism: Employees must maintain absolute integrity, demonstrate devotion to duty, and behave in a manner becoming a college employee. Punctuality and disciplined work habits are expected.

Confidentiality: All employees must uphold strict confidentiality regarding student and staff records as well as other sensitive matters.

Non-discrimination: Employees should refrain from any form of unlawful discrimination based on gender, sexuality, age, or marital status in their interactions with colleagues, teaching staff, and students.

Zero Tolerance for Sexual Misconduct: No verbal, non-verbal, or physical misconduct of a sexual nature is tolerated. The college has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual harassment.

Attendance and Leave: Employees must obtain prior permission for any absence from duty, except for valid reasons or unforeseen contingencies.

Misconduct Definitions: Acts such as taking or giving bribes, providing false information, insubordination, damage to college property, interference with safety devices, disorderly behaviour, gambling, smoking on campus, engaging in criminal offences, or any subversive acts against discipline or good behaviour will be treated as misconduct.

These guidelines aim to set clear expectations for employee behaviour, ensuring a safe, respectful, and professional environment within the college premises.