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The ICFAI University Jaipur Students' Code of Conduct & Discipline Rules, 2018

Part-I General
1. Title of Rules: These Rules shall be called "The ICFAI University Jaipur Students' Code of Conduct & Discipline Rules, 2018".

2. Date of Commencement: These Rules shall come into force with effect from 01.08.2018.

3. Application of these Rules: These Rules shall apply to all categories of students of the University, whether admitted before or after the date of commencement of these Rules. Explanation: For the purpose of these Rules student shall include Research Scholars pursuing Ph.D. Program.

(A) Indiscipline and Misconduct
4. Acts of Indiscipline and Misconduct: Any act of misconduct committed by a student shall be an act of violation of discipline of the University. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, violations of the discipline shall include:

i. Disruption of teaching, student examination, research or administrative work, curricular or extra-curricular activity or residential life of the members of the University, including any attempt to prevent any member of the University or its staff from carrying on his or her work; and any act reasonably likely to cause such disruption.

ii. Use of unfair means or malpractices in examination. Any of the following events (inclusive but not exhaustive) shall constitute 'unfair' practice(s) during examinations:

a) Possessing unauthorized material like notes, small slips in pockets or on body, or, in any other form, like cell phones, vanity bags and purses, whether used or not.

b) Copying from other students.

c) Allowing/enabling other students to copy from one's paper.

d) Taking or giving any kind of assistance to other students.

e) Communicating with the students in or outside the examination hall during examination time.

f) Referring to any notes, slips or other sources in the wash room.

g) Visiting any place other than wash room during examination.

h) Indiscipline and disruptive conduct.

i) Resorting to any other unfair means to cause or obtain advantage.

iii. Damaging or defacing University property or the property of members of the University or any other property of teachers, officers, employees and students of the University inside or outside the University campus.

iv. Engaging in or any attempt at, wrongful confinement of teachers, officers, employees and students of the University or camping inside and creating nuisance inside the boundaries of houses of teachers, officers and other members of the University.

v. Use of abusive and derogatory slogans or intimidating language or incitement of hatred and violence or any act calculated to further the same.

vi. Committing any act of cyber crime like damage or cause to be damaged any computer, computer system or computer network, data, computer data base or any other programmes residing in such computer, computer system or computer network; steal e-mail IDs and passwords of any person, impersonation, sending defamatory, objectionable and obscene messages, mails etc., and any other act which is punishable under Information Technology Act, 2000 as amended from time to time and for the time being in force.

vii. Ragging in any form.

Explanation: Anyone indulging in ragging is liable to disciplinary action including rustication from the University and to criminal prosecution under the relevant laws. UGC Directives on ragging is appended as Annexure-1 to these Rules.

viii. Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment like eve-teasing of women amounts to violation of rights guaranteed under Articles 14, 15 of the Constitution of India is appended as Annexure-3 to these Rules.

ix. An assault upon, or intimidation of, or insulting behavior towards a teacher, officer, employee or student or any other person.

x. Causing or colluding in the unauthorized entry/trespass of any person into the campus or in the unauthorized occupation/trespass of any portion of University premises, including hostels or residence, by any person.

xi. Getting enrolled in more than one course of study simultaneously in violation of the University rules.

xii. Committing forgery, tampering with or misuse of the University documents or records, identification cards etc.

xiii. Furnishing false certificate or false information to any office under the control and jurisdiction of the University.

a) Procurement, possession, distribution and / or consumption or inducement to use of tobacco, cigarettes and alcohol in any form in the Campus or entering the campus in an inebriated condition shall constitute a serious misconduct for which mandatory fine of Rs 5,000/- in the first instance, Rs 10,000/- as fine in a repeat offence, shall be imposed after due opportunity is given to the student to explain his conduct. In case of third misconduct of a similar nature, along with the fine of Rs. 10,000/- the mandatory punishment of expulsion from the Hostel for maximum of 3 months shall be imposed, after due enquiry.

b) Procurement, possession, distribution or use of narcotic drugs within the Campus shall constitute a very serious misconduct for which mandatory punishment shall be expulsion from the Department/ Hostel for 3 months after due enquiry. A repeat misconduct of this nature shall be expulsion from the University after due enquiry. The above actions are without prejudice to criminal prosecution under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 as appended as Annexure-2 to these Rules.

xv. Indulging in acts of gambling or carrying of beverages other than in sealed condition into the University premises.

xvi. Possessing or using or threatening to use any weapons of offence such as knives, Lathis, iron chains, iron rods, sticks, explosives and fire arms etc. in the University premises or any other lethal weapons.

xvii. Arousing communal, caste or regional feelings or creating disharmony among students.

xviii. Not disclosing one's identity when asked to do so by an employee or officer of the University who is authorized to ask for identity.

xix. Tearing of pages, defacing, burning and destroying of books of any library or seminar.

xx. Unauthorized occupation of hostel rooms or unauthorized acquisition or use of University furniture in one's hostel room or elsewhere.

xxi. Accommodating guests or other persons in hostels without permission of the Director/Dean/Additional Registrar or Warden.

xxii. Any act of moral turpitude.

xxiii. Any offence under law.

xxiv. Improper behaviour while on tour or excursion/ internships/ official visits.

xxv. Pasting of posters or distributing pamphlets, handbills etc. of an objectionable nature or writing on walls and disfiguring buildings, and furniture of university

xxvi. Obscene or indecent behavior.

xxvii. Any practice derogatory to human dignity and personal privacy, any practice- whether verbal, gestural or otherwise, derogatory to women.

xxviii. Any act or attempt of bribing or corruption in any manner.

xxix. Forming unlawful assembly and sharing common object, the act which constitutes an act of indiscipline.

xxx. Any other act which may be considered by the President or any other officer delegated in this behalf by the University to be an act of violation of discipline.
(B) Discipline In Classes
i. The student shall not leave the class during the lecture hour and in case he/she leaves the class, the faculty has a right to mark absent and refuse to permit him/her again in the class.

ii. Sleeping or chit-chatting in the classroom shall not be tolerated. In such cases, the faculty concerned may ask the student to leave the classroom and mark him/her absent.

iii. The use of cell phone in the classroom and library is strictly prohibited. Use of cell phone in classroom/library shall be considered a serious indiscipline. The faculty concerned, and/or the proctor/chief proctor shall have the right to seize the cell phone and inflict an appropriate penalty.

iv. The use of laptop during the class/lecture is strictly prohibited except with the permission or on direction of the concerned teacher.

v. Carrying of beverages is strictly prohibited in the classrooms, Labs and Library.

vi. All the students shall be in formal dress/ Uniform and wearing of Identity Cards is compulsory. Shorts, Bermudas, Short Skirts, any body revealing dresses, slippers etc do not fall in the category of formal dress.

(C) Rules of Library
The Library shall be open daily from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm except on Saturdays, Sundays and other public Holidays or as per the directions of the Authorities concerned. The following shall be the rules of the library, to be observed strictly:

i. Complete silence is to be maintained.
ii. Sleeping, talking/chatting, discussion or using mobile phones inside the library is strictly prohibited. All the mobiles or cell phones must be switched off in the library and reading room.

iii. Earphones, headphones and I-pods etc. are not allowed.

iv. Eatables and Beverages are not allowed.

v. Personal books and other belongings are not allowed inside the library, except notebook, laptop or certain papers, with the permission of the librarian.

vi. Library computer is not for non-academic uses.

vii. Books should be handled with care and there should be no marking with pen or pencil in any book.

viii. Books from the reference section will not be issued in any case to any member including the staff and students. The books tagged as "Reference book/ Not to be issued" can be read inside library only.

ix. Each student can borrow a maximum of four books at a time against his/her library card for fourteen days only.

x. Re- Issue of books will not be allowed on the day of return.

xi. A reserved book will be held on return for only one day after it is received in the library.

xii. Re-Issue / return of books will be done till 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday.

xiii. If any book is not returned within 5 working days after the due date, no book will be issued to that student till the book (s) due is/are returned.

xiv. The librarian may re-call a book at any time, even before its due date.

xv. The faculty members will be issued not more than eight books at a time for a period of one month.

xvi. The visiting faculty/ non- teaching staff will be issued not more than two books at a time for a period of two week.

xvii. Any default in return of the books will be subjected to a fine of Rs. 5/- per day. In genuine cases of delay, Librarian may reduce/ waive off the fine, on receiving a written request from the student concerned.

xviii. Mutilation of Books is a serious misconduct and the student found mutilating the books shall personally be liable for replacement, repair or renovation of the books or periodicals and can also be fined by an appropriate authority.

xix. Librarian is the final authority to maintain order and discipline in the library. The Librarian can designate a particular act as an act of indiscipline in the library and ask the student concerned to leave the library and/or impose any other appropriate punishment.

xx. In case of loss of/damage to books, the price of the latest edition of the book will be charged on the user.

xxi. Any item taken out of the library may be checked by the security personnel at the exit

xxii. Violation of library rules will result in strict disciplinary action.

Part III
Officers authorized to take disciplinary action
5. Without prejudice to the powers of the President as specified under the University Rules, the Director/Dean/ Head of Department of the concerned Faculty/Administration is authorized to take disciplinary action by way of imposing penalties as specified in part IV of these Rules, based upon the findings of the Disciplinary Committee on the act of misconduct / indiscipline.

6. Penalties for the offences relating to examinations shall be dealt with by the relevant bodies.

Part IV Penalties 7. Nature of Penalties: The following penalties may, for act of indiscipline or misconduct, be imposed on a student, namely:
i. Written warning and information to the guardian.

ii. Fine of which may extend up to Rs. 15,000/- or as per gravity of the indiscipline.

iii. Recovery of pecuniary loss/damage/destruction caused to University Property.

iv. Suspension or cancellation of Scholarships, fellowship or any financial assistance from any source or recommendation to that effect to the sanctioning agency.

v. Suspension from the Class/Department/College/Hostel/Mess/Library/Lab or from availing of any other Facility.

vi. Expulsion from the Department / Faculty / Hostel / Mess/ Library / Club for a specified period.

vii. Disqualification from placement process, or from holding any representative position in the Class/College/Hostel/Mess/Sports/Clubs and in similar other bodies.

viii. In case of malpractice and using unfair means in examination, cancellation of Student Registration for the Course/Program or non-registration for the subsequent semester along with any other punishment as may be decided.

ix. Issue of Transfer Certificate.

x. Expulsion from the University for a Specified Period.

xi. Disqualification from further studies, or prohibition of further admission or re-admission.

8. Any student against whom a serious charge of misconduct has been made may be suspended from the hostel/rolls of the University by the disciplinary authority mentioned at Para 5, pending enquiry or pending trial on a cognizable offence by a court of law.

9. No penalty, provided in Clauses (vii), (viii), (ix), (x) and (xi) of Rule 7, shall be imposed without due enquiry and without giving the student a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

10. All serious cases of indiscipline / misconduct shall be intimated to the parents/guardian of the concerned students by email / letter by the Administration / Student Services department at the earliest.

Part V
Constitution of Disciplinary Committee and Procedure for Disciplinary Action

11. A Disciplinary Committee shall be constituted by the President for the purpose of inquiring and investigating into complaints of misconduct/ indiscipline.

i. Three members nominated by the President from a panel of twelve members (3 each from the ICFAI Law School, ICFAI Business School, ICFAI Tech School and the Administrative wing) shall form quorum for each Disciplinary Committee, out of whom one member shall be from the Administrative Wing.

ii. The Disciplinary Committee shall inquire/investigate into the complaint and submit a report not later than 15 working days of its constitution along with its findings, whether the concerned found guilty or not, to the concerned Director/Dean/ Head of Department of the concerned Faculty/Administration to which the student belongs.

iii. The said Director/Dean/ Head of Department of the concerned Faculty/Administration based on the report of the Disciplinary Committee may take appropriate decision on penalty and communicate the same within a period of seven working days of the receipt of the aforesaid report.

iv. An appeal shall lie against the orders of the authorities mentioned in these Rules to the President, whose decision shall be final. The Appeal shall be preferred/ submitted within 10 days from the date of Order passed by the concerned authority.

The ICFAI University Jaipur

UGC Directives de?ning and prohibiting ragging are as follows:

1.De?nition of Ragging:
Ragging includes display of noisy, disorderly conduct, teasing, rough or rude treatment, indulging in rowdy, undisciplined and obscene activities which cause or are likely to cause annoyance, undue hardship, physical or psychological harm or mental trauma or raise apprehension or fear in a fresher or other students, or forcing a student to do any act which such a student is not willing to do or which cause him/her shame or embarrassment or danger to his/her life or limb, or indulging in eve teasing.

2. Prohibition of Ragging:
Ragging within or outside the education institution is prohibited.

3. Penalty for Ragging:

Whoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets or instigates ragging within or outside any educational institution shall be suspended, expelled or rusticated from the institution and shall also be liable to ?ne which may extend to Rs.10000/-. The punishment may also include:

i) cancellation of admission,
ii) suspension from attending classes
iii) withholding/withdrawing fellowship/scholarship and other ?nancial bene?ts, withholding or cancelling the results.

Provided that except suspension, a student may be expelled only after an opportunity of hearing is given to such student. The inquiry in this regard shall be completed within a period of two weeks. Provided further that if such ragging takes place during the course of any test or examination, such student may be permitted to undertake the test or examination, but the result shall be subject to any decision which may be taken in that regard. Suspension may be resorted forthwith having regard to the nature of the complaint made or information received by the Head of the Institution or from a Warden of any hostel or member of the Proctorial staff or any other person. The decision to suspend or expel or other punishment shall be taken by the Head of the Institution.

4. Deemed Abetment:
If any member of the staff responsible for the management of the institution or its hostels neglects to take action, shall be deemed to have abetted ragging. In such a situation, disciplinary action may be taken against such member of the staff.

5. Undertaking:
Every student shall give an undertaking in writing to the Head of the Institution at the time of admission or commencement of the academic session every year to the effect that (s)he shall neither indulge himself/herself or instigate any other student in ragging or create nuisance to the academic atmosphere of the Institution.

6. Head of the Institution shall be responsible to take immediate action on receipt of the complaint/information about any instance of ragging and shall dispose of the complaint expeditiously, not exceeding two weeks. The inquiry may be conducted by the Head of the Institution himself or through his nominee or nominees The Head of the Institution/Warden of the hostels should immediately lodge an FIR in respect of offences regarding which action may be taken under the Indian Penal Code. The aforesaid action would be in addition to and not in lieu of the disciplinary action which may be taken by the Institution.

The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985

Offences Penalty Sections of the Act
Production, manufacture, possession, sale, purchase, transport, import inter-state, export inter-state or use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances Small quantity - Rigorous imprisonment up to 6 months or fine up to Rs. 10,000 or both. More than small quantity but less than commercial quantity - Rigorous imprisonment up to 10 years + fine up to Rs. 1 Lakh. Commercial quantity - Rigorous imprisonment 10 to 20 years + fine Rs. 1 to 2 Lakhs Prepared opium -17
Opium -18
Manufactured drugs or their preparations-2l
Psychotropic substances - 22 
Repeat offence One and half times the punishment for the offence. Death penalty in some cases. 31 Death - 31A
Consumption Of drugs Cocaine, morphine, heroin – Rigorous imprisonment up to 1 year or fine up to Rs. 20,000 or both. Other drugs- Imprisonment up to 6 months or fine up to Rs. 10,000 or both. Addicts volunteering for treatment enjoy immunity from prosecution 27
Punishment for violations not elsewhere specified Imprisonment up to six months or fine or both 32

Sexual harassment like eve- teasing of women amounts to violation of rights guaranteed under Articles 14, 15 of the Constitution of India.

Where such conduct amounts to a specific offence under the Indian Penal Code or under any other law, the Institution shall initiate appropriate action in accordance with law by making a complaint with me appropriate authority. In particular, it should ensure that victims or witnesses are not victimized or discriminated against while dealing with complaints of sexual harassment.

The victims of sexual harassment should have the option to seek transfer of the perpetrator or their own transfer.

The ICFAI University, Jaipur is committed to providing for all women who fall within its jurisdiction including its, academic, non - academic staff and students a place of work and study free from sexual harassment, intimidation and exploitation. Every woman shall have a Right to be free from Sexual Harassment and the Right to Work in an environment free from any form of Sexual Harassment.


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