Saturday, August 7, 2010

Code of Conduct for AMU Students

Aligarh Muslim University Students Conduct and Discipline Rules 1985
(Approved by the Academic Council at its meeting hold on 6.10.1985)

1. Title of the Rules:

These Rules shall be called “The Aligarh Muslim University Students Conduct and Discipline Rules, 1985.
2. Date of Commencement:
These Rules shall come into force with immediate effect.
3. Applications of Rules:
These Rules shall apply to all the students of the University, whether admitted before the date of enforcement of these Rules or afterwards.

Indiscipline and Misconduct
4. Acts of Indiscipline and Misconduct:

Any act of misconduct committed by a student inside or outside the campus 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) Damaging or defacing University property or the property of members of the University or any other property inside or outside the University campus.
(iii) Engaging in any attempt at wrongful confinement of teachers, offices, employees and students of the University or camping inside or creating
nuisance inside the boundaries of houses of teachers, officers and other members of the University.
(iv) Use of abusive and derogatory slogans or intimidatory language or incitement of hatred and violence or any act calculated to further the same.
(v) Ragging in any form
(v) (i) “The word ‘ragging’ means the action of teasing, playing a practical joke upon someone or holding comic parades and other activities during certain period of a College term to raise money for charity”

Ragging includes Display of noisy, disorderly conduct, teasing excitement by rough or rude treatment or handling, including in rowdy indisciplined activities which causes or likely to cause annoyance undue hardship, physical or psychological harm or raise apprehension or fear in a fresher or asking the students to do any act or perform something which cause him/her shame or embarrassment or danger to his/her life. Forms of ragging to address senior or ‘Sir’ perform mass drills; copy class not for the seniors; sever various errands; do menial jobs for the seniors; asks/answer vulgar questions; force to look at pornographic pictures to freshers out of their innocence; force to drink alcohol, scalding tea, etc. to do acts which an lead to physical injury, mental torture or death; strip kiss or do other obscenities.
(vi) Eve teasing or disrespectful behaviour to women or girls students;
(vii) An assault upon, or intimidation of, or insulting behaviour towards a teacher, officer, employee or student or any other person.
(viii) Causing or colluding in the unauthorized entry of any person into the campus or in the unauthorized occupation of any portion of University premises, including hostels or halls of residence, by any person;
(ix) Getting enrolled in more than once course of study simultaneously in violence of the University rules;
(x) Committing forgery, tampering with or misuse of the University documents or records, identification cards, etc.,
(xi) Furnishing false certificate or false information to any office under the control and jurisdiction of the University;
(xii) Consuming or possessing alcoholic drinks, dangerous drugs or other intoxicants in the University premises.
(xiii) Indulging in acts of gambling in the University premises;
(xiv) Possessing or using any weapons such as knives, Lathis, iron chains, iron rods, sticks, explosives and fire arms in the University premises.
(xv) Arousing communal, caste or regional feelings or creating disharmony among students;
(xvi) 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.
(xvii) Tearing of pages, defacing, burning and destroying of books of any library or seminar.
(xviii) Unauthorised occupation of hostel, rooms or unauthorised acquisition or use or University furniture in one’s hostel room or elsewhere.
(xix) Accommodating guests or other persons in hostels without permission of the Provost or Warden.
(xx) Improper rendering of accounts for money drawn from or through any office under the control and jurisdiction of the University.
(xxi) Coercing the Medical Staff to render Medical Assistance to persons not entitled to the same or any other disorderly behaviour;
(xxii) Any act of moral turpitude;
(xxiii) Any offence under law;
(xxiv) Committing any of the offences specified in the examination (Control of Unfair Means and Disorderly Conduct) Regulations of the University.
(xxv) Violation of the Traffic Rules as notified by the Proctor.
(xxvi) Improper behaviour while on tour or excursion.
(xxvii) Pasting of posters or distributing pamphlets, handbills etc. of an objectionable nature or writing on walls and disfiguring buildings, and
(xxviii) Any other act which may be considered by the Vice-Chancellor or the Discipline Committee to be an act of violation of discipline.

Part III

Officers authorized to take disciplinary action
5. Without prejudice to the powers of the Vice-Chancellor as specified under Status 35(1), (2), (3) of the Statutes, the following persons are authorized to take disciplinary action by way of imposing penalties as specified in part IV of these Regulations;
1. Deans of the Faculties/Dean, Students’ Welfare
2. Principals of the Colleges/Institutions
3. Chairmen of the Departments of Studies
4. Proctor
5. Librarian, Maulana Azad Library
6. Provosts of Halls of Residence and N.R.S.C.
7. Secretary, University Games Committee
8. Any other person employed by the University and authorised by
the Vice-Chancellor for the purpose.
6. (i) Any penalty enumerated in Rule 7 may be imposed by the
Vice-Chancellor upon the recommendation of the Discipline
Committee constituted under Ordinances (Academic) Chapter
(ii) Penalties other than those specified in Clause (ix), (x), (xi), (xii) and (xiii) of Rule 7 may also be imposed by any of the Officers enumerated in Rule 5, within their respective jurisdictions.
(iii) Penalties on the offences relating to Examination will be dealt by the relevant bodies.
Part IV
7. Nature of Penalties:
The following penalties may, for act of indiscipline or misconduct or for sufficient reasons, be imposed on a student, namely:
i) Written warning and information to the guardian
ii) Fine upon Rs. 500/- which may extent upto Rs. 2,500/-
iii) Suspension from the Class/Department/College/Hostel/Mess/Library/ or availing of any other facility
iv)Suspension or cancellation of Scholarships, fellowship or any financial assistance from any source or recommendation to that effect to the sanctioning agency
v) Recover of pecuniary loss caused to University Property
vi) Debarring from participation in Sports/NCC/NSS and other such activities
vii) Disqualifying from holding any representative position in the Class/College/Hostel/Mess/Sports/Clubs and in similar other bodies
viii) Hostel shift and Hall shift
ix) Sent down
x) Expulsion from the Department/Faculty/Hostel/Mess/Library/ Club for a specified period
xi) Debarring from an examination
xii) Issue of Migration Certificate
xiii) Expulsion from the University for a specified period
xiv) Disqualifying from further studies, or prohibition of further admission or re-admission.


8. Any student against whom a charge of misconduct has been made may be suspended from the rolls of the University by the Vice-Chancellor, pending enquiry or pending trial or a cognisable offence by a court of law.
9. No penalty, provided in Clause (x), (xi), (xii), (xiii) and (xiv) of Rule 7 shall be imposed without giving the student a reasonable opportunity of being heard.
10. A review of disciplinary action/actions initiated against a student would lie with the officer issuing the orders, within seven days, and an appeal would lie against the orders of the authorities mentioned in these Rules (except the Vice-Chancellor) to the Discipline Committee.


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