This document indicates the standard procedures and practices of the Arts Commerce and Science College, Kiran Nagar, Amravati (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Institute’) for all students enrolling with the Institute for pursuing varied courses. All students must know that it is incumbent upon them to abide by this Code of Ethics and Conduct (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Code’) and the rights, responsibilities including the restrictions flowing from it. That the Institute’s endeavour by means of enforcing this Code is to pioneer and administer a discipline process that is egalitarian, conscientious, effectual and expeditious; and providing a system which promotes student growth through individual and collective responsibility. All Students are requested to be well conversant with this Code, which can be also reviewed on the official website of the Institute.
2.1 The Institute shall have the jurisdiction over the conduct of the students associated /enrolled with the Institute and to take cognisance of all acts of misconduct including incidents of ragging or otherwise which are taking place on the Institute campus or in connection with the Institute related activities and functions.
2.2 Institute may also exercise jurisdiction over conduct which occurs on or off-campus violating the rules of conduct and discipline as laid down hereafter which shall include
a) Any violations of the Sexual Harassment Policy of the Institute against other students of the Institute.
b) Physical assault, threats of violence, or conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person including other students of the Institute;
c) Possession or use of weapons, explosives, or destructive devices
d) Manufacture, sale, or distribution of prohibited drugs, alcohol etc.
e) Conduct which has a negative impact or constitutes a nuisance to members of the surrounding off-campus community.
3.1 This Code shall apply to all kinds of conduct of students that occurs on the Institute premises including in University sponsored activities, functions hosted by other recognized student organizations and any off-campus conduct that has or may have serious consequences or adverse impact on the Institute’s Interests or reputation.
3.2 By signing the form of admission, each student deem to have read accepted this Code and thereby deem to have an undertaking that
a) he/she shall be regular and must complete his/her studies in the Institute.
3.3. Institute believes in promoting a safe and efficient climate by enforcing behavioural standards. All students must uphold academic integrity, respect all persons and their rights and property and safety of others; etc.
3.4 All students must deter from indulging in any and all forms of misconduct including partaking in any activity on or off-campus which can affect the Institute’s interests and reputation substantially. The various forms of misconduct include:
a) Any act of discrimination (physical or verbal conduct) based on an individual’s gender, caste, race, religion or religious beliefs, colour, region, language, disability, or sexual orientation, marital or family status, physical or mental disability, gender identity, etc.
b) Intentionally damaging or destroying Institute property or property of other students and/or faculty members
c) Any disruptive activity in a class room or in an event organised by the Institute
d) Unable to produce the identity card, issued by the Institute, or refusing to produce it on demand by campus security guards or teachers
3.5 Participating in activities including
a) Organizing meetings and processions without permission from the Institute.
b) Smoking on the campus of the Institute
c) Possessing, Consuming, distributing, selling of alcohol in the Institute and/or throwing empty bottles on the campus of the Institute
d) Parking a vehicle in a no parking zone or in area earmarked for parking other type of vehicles
e) Rash driving on the campus that may cause any inconvenience to others
f) Theft or unauthorized access to others resources
g) Misbehaviour at the time of student body elections or during any activity of the Institute.
h) Engaging in disorderly, lewd, or indecent conduct, including, but not limited to, creating unreasonable noise; pushing and shoving; inciting or participating in a riot or group disruption at the Institute.
3.5 Students are expected not to interact, on behalf of the Institute, with media representatives or invite media persons on to the campus without the permission of the Institute authorities.
3.6 Students are not permitted to either audio or video record lectures in class rooms or actions of other students, faculty, or staff without prior permission.
3.7 Students are not permitted to provide audio and video clippings of any activity on the campus to media without prior permission.
3.8 Students are expected to use the social media carefully and responsibly. They cannot post derogatory comments about other individuals from the Institute on the social media or indulging in any such related activities having grave ramifications on the reputation of the Institute.
3.9 Theft or abuse of the Institute computers and other electronic resources such as computer and electronic communications facilities, systems, and services which includes unauthorized entry , use, tamper, etc. of Institute property or facilities, offices, classrooms, computers networks and interference with the work of others is punishable.
3.10 Damage to, or destruction of, any property of the Institute, or any property of others on the Institute premises.
3.11 Making a video/audio recording, taking photographs, or streaming audio/video of any person in a location where the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, without that person’s knowledge and express consent.
3.12 Indulging in any form of Harassment which is defined as a conduct that is severe and objectively, a conduct that is motivated on the basis of a person’s race, colour, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition.
4. If there is a case against a student for a possible breach of code of conduct, then a committee will be formed to recommend a suitable disciplinary action who shall inquire into the alleged violation and accordingly suggest the action to be taken against the said student. . The committee may meet with the student to ascertain the misconduct and suggest appropriate disciplinary actions based on the nature of misconduct.