Students Rules and Regulations

Students are hereby instructed to strictly follow the rules and regulations 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.

Political Activities

Political/Organisational Activities Court Verdict Banning political activities in the College campuses Judgement No. WA-535/2003 dated 26-05-2003 by the Honourable High Court of Kerala

1. Political activities are strictly prohibited in and around the college campus. All students of this college are hereby informed that all sorts of political activities, and other activities of students’ organizations supported by political parties are banned in this college campus.
2. Students are strictly prohibited from taking part or participating in any agitation, demonstration, strike, dharna, gherao and such activities which will disturb the classes or cause threat to the peaceful atmosphere of the College campus.
3. Students shall not bring or fix flags, placards, leaflets, pamphlets, notice boards, banners, posters or any publicity material of any political parties or any organizations in and around the campus.
4. Any political campaigning or defaming the name of the college via SFI / KSU or any such political parties through social media is strictly prohibited. Its violation will leads to cancellation of candidature and will initiate disciplinary actions.
5. No political /organisational activities shall be permitted in the campus except those official activities which are specifically permitted or sponsored by the college authorities.
6. is forbidden to organize or attend meetings other than the official ones which are specifically permitted by the college authorities.
7. All expressions or activities which are immoral, anti-social, communal and anti-national are strictly prohibited in the College campus.

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.
Prevention of Ragging in Institutions
As per the decision of the supreme court of INDIA ragging is strictly prohibited
What is considered as ragging?
As per the UGC Regulations, 2009 and its continuous modifications, ‘Ragging’ constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:
i. Any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student;
ii. Indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student;
iii. Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student;
iv. Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher;
v. Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
vi. Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students;
vii. Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person;
viii. Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student;
ix. Any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground of colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background. Ragging is prohibited inside or outside the Educational Institution. Whoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets or propagates ragging within, or outside the Educational Institution shall
on conviction will be punished. All the students are strictly warned against getting involved into such an unbailable crime and all are requested to desist from such activities for not endangering their future. Collection of contribution in any form or demanding anything in kind from any students is totally banned.

Character and Conduct

1. Students shall greet all the staff members on the occasion of their first meeting with them during the day.
2. College timing is from 8.00am to 1.30pm and students should be present in the classrooms in the prescribed time. Students should be seated in their respective class rooms before the teaching hour commences and should not leave the classes except during intervals.
3. Students should be seated in their respective class rooms by 7.55 a.m. After the second bell, during the time of the College Anthem, all should keep standing in perfect silence and reverence.
4. 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 concerned teacher.
5. During the absence of the teacher and while moving from one class to another, students are expected to keep silence.
6. Students shall not loiter/wander in the verandahs or college premises during working hours for any reasons whatsoever.
7. Students are advised to use the College Library during free periods and strict silence should be maintained in the College Library.
8. Students shall not enter any class rooms other than allotted to them.
9. No indecent representation shall be made by any student towards any other student in words, letters and gestures or by any other means.
10. Conduct Certificate will not be issued on merely completion of academic programme (Course). It has to be earned by the student’s good conduct and behaviour. The decision of the Discipline Committee shall be final regarding this matter.

Attendance and Leave

1. Students should be regular and punctual in attending classes. A working day is divided into five periods.
2. Attendance will be marked at the beginning of each hour by the teacher engaging the class.
3. Any leave must be obtained in advance from the HoD/ Principal in writing in the prescribed leave form. No leave will be granted unless the Principal is satisfied with the reason stated. If a student is not able to submit the leave in advance, then they should submit the leave form on the succeeding working day.
4. A student abstaining from classes without proper intimation of leave for more than ten consecutive working days will have his/her name removed from the rolls.
5. Student shall not take leave of absence unless it is absolutely necessary. Irregularity in attendance may result in the loss of term days, which will end in the loss of a year.
6. Application for leave of absence should be submitted in the prescribed form to the HoD through the tutor concerned well in advance. Bona fide applications will be positively considered subject to regulations and will be forwarded to Controller of Examinations (CoE).
7. Applying for leave of absence does not imply that the leave will be granted.
8. In the case of medical leave, the leave letter should be submitted along with the medical certificate issued by a registered medical practioner, within a week from the commencement of medical leave.
9. Leave for Academic/ Sports/ Arts/ NCC/ NSS/ activities will be granted only to those students who have availed prior sanction from the Principal through the proper channel duly recommended by the concerned authority for representing the College or University or higher levels for various seminars/ workshops/ camps/ programs and such other extracurricular activities within or outside the campus. Student should submit a copy of leave sanction order by the Principal along with the proof of participation in the event to the Controller of Examination’s office not later than one week after the event.
10. If one teaching hour is missed it is equal to missing half a day’s attendance. i.e. If a student misses any one teaching hour in first three periods, student will miss half a day’s attendance. If a student misses any one teaching hour in fourth or fifth period, student will miss half a day’s attendance. If a student misses one teaching hour in first to third period and in fourth or fifth, the student will be considered as full day absent.
11. The certificate of attendance and progress required for admission to the end semester examination will in no case be granted unless:
a. The student has secured attendance of not less than 75% of the total number of working in the semester.
b. The Principal consider that the student’s progress and conduct have been satisfactory.
12. Student should get a minimum of 75% of the attendance in a semester to appear for end semester examinations.
13. Candidates between 65% to 75% other than the allowed leave can apply for condonation of shortage to the Principal only if the absence is on medical ground or reasons beyond the control of the student. Necessary Medical Certificate is to be attached along with the application form. Condonation of shortage of attendance can only be availed once for a two year programme and twice for a three year programme. Candidates less than 65% is not eligible for condonation.
14. No student is expected to approach the Principal or the Vice Principals/CoE/ College office in person for enquiry on attendance. In case of any doubts or grievances, they may approach the Tutor or HoD.

Identity Cards

1. All students admitted to the college shall compulsorily wear their Identity Cards whenever they are present in the college campus and produce it on demand by the authorities or persons authorised to do that.
2. All services like payments, issue of certificates, mark lists etc., will be made only on production of the Identity Card.
3. 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.

Mobile Phones

(High Court of Kerala [WP(c)23377/09)
1. The use of mobile phone is strictly prohibited in the college campus on the basis of the orders issued by varoius authorities including the Honourable High Court of Kerala [WP(c)23377/09]. Offenders will be levied with fine and the mobile phone will be confiscated. A surprise inspection Squad is formed to implement the rule. Handbook and Calendar 38
2. Breach of the law invites disciplinary action along with fine as follows.
a. If caught for the first time simple fine of Rs. 500/-.
b. If caught for the second time, a fine of Rs. 1000/- will be fined and the Mobile set will be confiscated for three months and SIM Card will be returned.
c. If caught for a third time mobile set will be confiscated permanently and necessary disciplinary action will also be initiated.

Dress Code

1. Students should wear modest and decent dress. Lungies, shorts, 3/4ths, Bermudas, round neck printed T-shirts, low waist and lacerated /torn pants, revealing and skin tight costumes are not entertained in the campus. Wearing of caps while in the classrooms is not allowed. Students shall not tuck up their dhoti while they are in the college campus.
2. Uniform Dress code expresses professionalism. A professional appearance helps to develop self-confidence and promote an environment of mutual respect and dignity. The Governing Council may deem it fit to propose a uniform dress code for the students. Wherever a uniform dress code has been proposed all the students shall abide by it.

Visitors

1. Students shall not bring any outsiders except the parent/guardian to the college premises for any purpose whatsoever without the permission of the Principal.
2. Outsiders are not permitted to meet any of the staff or students in the college campus without the permission of the Principal.
3. Other than staff members, present students and permitted personals, no one is allow

General Rules

1. Students are not to be permitted to go out of the campus during class hours without exit slip. In case of emergency the exit slip will be issued by the Class Tutor.
2. Smoking and consumption of alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited in the campus. Students shall not use or bring tobacco or its products, alcohol / intoxicating drinks or narcotic substances to the college. Any violation will lead to disciplinary action.
3. Any student who is found under consumption of Alcohol or Drugs will be suspended with immediate effect and further disciplinary actions will be initiated. If found guilty student will be dismissed.
4. Students shall not go on tour, picnic, excursion and study tour without the prior sanction and approval of the Principal. Tours are restricted to one in the entire period of programme and it is also advised to take up the tour by the end of the end semester. Study tour is a part of the academic activity and is permitted as per the curriculum.
5. Non academic activities are allowed only after the academic hours .
6. Prior written permission of the Principal is necessary for organizing any meetings, entertainment programmes, functions in the college; and for distributing notice or putting up any notice in the notice board.
7. Prior sanction should be obtained from the management for using halls, class rooms or any other infrastructure for meeting / entertainment programs / functions in the college.
8. Students shall not write or make any marks or stick posters in the  walls or any part of the college property.
9. Students shall not cause any loss or damage to the college property. Intentional causing of loss or damage will be considered a serious misconduct. Disciplinary action will be initiated against the offenders and will be liable for recovery of the loss. The loss or damage thus caused to the college articles will be made good by realizing double the value of loss or damage from the student/s concerned. Unintentional causing of loss or damage will result in the recovery of loss or damages from the offenders.
10. As per the Higher Education Department directives, Cinematic dances and fashion shows are not permitted in the campus.
11. Congregating at the entrance of the college gate and sitting in the portico and the steps of the staircase are to be avoided.
12. Student vehicles will be allowed only up to the designated parking area. Entry beyond that point is strictly prohibited. Entry of vehicles is banned in the notified areas of the College Campus. Breach of law invites legal and disciplinary action.
13. Students are prohibited from defaming the college, college authorities, staff or students through any media (online/social/ printed/verbal etc.). Disciplinary action will be taken against those students who disobey this rule.
14. Any student who is persistently insolent or insubordinate or willfully and repeatedly commits mischief or is guilty of fraud or malpractice or who in the opinion of the Principal is likely to have an unwholesome influence on his fellow students or tarnish the reputation of the institution shall be removed from the rolls. The removal shall be either temporary or permanent subject to the gravity of the misconduct.
15. In case any student has any grievance or complaint they shall approach the tutor first. On receipt of the complaint the matter will be discussed in the department level grievance redressal committee and necessary action may be taken. In cases where the matter is not concluded in 1st level the same may be forwarded to the College level grievance redressal committee headed by the principal will take the appropriate decision. Governing Council will the appeal authority and the decision of the Governing Council shall be final on all such matters.
16. In the interest of the institution and for the sake of discipline, the Principal is entitled to refuse admission to any applicant,  to suspend, to dismiss or take any other punitive action on any student for his/her misconduct.
17. The Governing Council shall be the final authority in the interpretation of the College rules. Matters not covered by these rules are left to the discretion of the Governing Council. And decision of Governing Council shall be final and binding.

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 and will invite disciplinary action.
2. Any student, who is found to have conducted himself/herself in any indecent or disorderly manner inside or outside the class room
or in and around 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 and the matter will be reported to the authorities for punitive actions.
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.
Disciplinary procedure:
Normally any act of indiscipline shall be reported to the respective class tutors by a student, a teacher, or any person inside or outside the institution. On receipt of the complaint the matter will be discussed in the department level committee and necessary action may be Taken. In cases where the matter is not concluded in 1st level the same may be forwarded to the College level grievance redressal committee headed by the principal will take the appropriate decision. Governing Council will the appeal authority and the decision of the Governing Council shall be final on all such matters.

Rules Regarding Malpractices in Examinations

Malpractices in the examinations are punishable. The following action will be taken against the students who indulge in malpractice.
1. Bringing any material relevant to the examination with the intention of copying or attaching unauthorised sheets in the answer script or tampering the answer sheets or copying from other students’ answer scripts will initiate disciplinary action which will lead to the cancellation of the whole semester and debarment for maximum of three chances based on the enquiry report.
2. Using filthy language in the answer script will lead to cancellation of the concerned paper.
3. Manhandling or threatening the invigilator or any other official or impersonation will initiate permanent debarring and the matter will be reported to the police.
4. Helping others to answer questions in the examination hall will result in the student being debarred for two to four chances
5. Tampering the answer scripts of other students will result in debarment for six chances or permanent debarment or reporting to the Police.
6. Disturbing a candidate from outside or inside the examination hall will result in the cancellation of registration of the student or debarment for two chances.
7. Shouting answers from outside / inside the examination hall will result in the cancellation of registration of the student or debarment for two chances and / or reporting to the police.
8. Stealing answer sheets or additional sheets or question papers or examination-related objects/documents will result in the cancellation of Registration of the student or debarring for two to four chances and/ or reporting to the police.
9. Purposefully changing the seating arrangement in the examination hall and sitting in the wrong seat will result in debarment for one chance.

Library Rules

1. Strict silence should be maintained in the Library.
2. All members of the staff and students are entitled to use the library for consultation and for taking books on loan.
3. The library will be open on all working days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4. Each student will be given two borrower’s tickets. They should be surrendered to the library before the end of the academic year.
5. General Library is following open access system. Students who possess identity cards and borrower’s tickets can select and borrow  Handbook and Calendar 46 books from the open access section from 10.00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6. Students should strictly follow the direction of the staff of the open access section for its smooth running.
7. Only FIVE students will be allowed to enter the open access section at a time.
8. On receiving a book from the open access section the student must examine it to see whether it is damaged. The borrower of the books will be held responsible for damages that may be detected on their return.
9. The period of loan for books is generally 14 days. But the books on great demand may have to be returned earlier as decided by the Librarian.
10. A student who fails to return a book on the day on which it falls due shall be fined Rs. 1 for every day the book is kept beyond that date.
11. A student who damages a book shall be fined in proportion to the damage.
12. If a book is lost by any borrower, he must replace it by the latest edition and within the time fixed by the Librarian.

Fee Regulations

1 Tuition fee for all Courses should be paid in lump sum at the beginning of the semester / academic year.
2. The fee must be paid on the dates prescribed in the notification from time to time. If any student fails to pay the fees or special fees on the due date, he shall be liable to pay a fine of Rs.50/- along with the fees, if the payment is made within 10 days of the due date and thereafter an additional fine of Rs.100/- If the 10th day happens to be public holiday, the next working day will be counted as the 10th day. Rs. 500/- will be imposed as readmission fee from those who fail to remit the tuition fees even after the allowed date of remittance of fees with fine.
3. If the fees and fine of an installment are not paid before the last date given for payment of that installment, the name of the student will be removed from the rolls of the College with effect from the date following the expiry of the period and the student will not get the benefit of attendance from the date of removal from the rolls of the College. If the student is to be readmitted he/she has to apply for the special permission of the Principal and also has to remit all the arrears of fees with fine. The re-admitted students will get the benefit of attendance only from the date of re-admission.
4. Every student is liable to pay the prescribed fee for the whole term.
5. Fees shall be paid on the dates notified even if discontinues. All cash transactions will be closed at 3.30 p.m. every day.
6. The student shall preserve receipts of fee payments and produce whenever required by the Principal.