COLLEGE RULES & REGULATIONS

 1. GENERAL DISCIPLINE

S.A.R.B.T.M. Govt. College is your foster mother; the campus is your home. Apart from your parents, the teachers are the people most concerned about you and most interested in your future. Do your best to preserve the calm academic atmosphere of the campus. Every member of the College should carefully note the following rules and accepted traditions and try to respect them both in letter and in spirit.

  1. All students of the College shall behave always and everywhere with respect for their teachers and love for the country. They shall pay special attention to good manners, courteous behavior, modest dress, order, and cleanliness and shall do everything to maintain the dignity of the human person and the good name of the institution. They shall respectfully follow the instructions issued by the Principal and other competent authorities, from time to time.
  2. Each class will be entrusted to a Class Teacher. Besides, students will also be divided into groups and entrusted to the care of a tutor.
  3. Students shall greet teachers within the College premises, and also when they meet them in public.
  4. Students should wear Identity Cards always while in the campus and produce them on demand for inspection by any member of the staff. Identity cards are essential for taking library books, voting at college union election, refund of caution deposit etc. Duplicate cards will be issued only in extra-ordinary circumstances on formal application establishing the loss of the original and on payment of a fine of Rs. 50/-.
  5. The first bell is rung 5 minutes before the commencement of each session, and the second bell, at the hour of commencement. By the second bell all students will occupy their seats. At the end of both the morning and evening sessions there are two bells.
  6. Students shall be punctual and earnest in attending classes and other academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  7. Students who happen to have no classes are not to loiter about during class hours; they must be in the Library. Outside class hours and library hours, women students must always remain in the waiting rooms.
  8. Students shall prudently avoid bad company which leads to failure in study, character, and life.
  9. Students shall not enter classes other than theirs.
  10. Lingering on the College roads, the courtyard and the corridors are to be meticulously avoided in order to enable free passage and smooth functioning of the college. Ill-mannered noise-making in the college premises is to be avoided.
  11. The campus is plastic free. Plastic glasses, plates etc. are not permitted in the campus.
  12. No member shall throw any waste material on the floor or ground, but shall drop them in the waste baskets and bins provided for the purpose.
  13. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the campus. Consumption of liquor and other narcotics are banned in the campus and will entitle disciplinary action.
  14. Strict disciplinary action will be taken against students bringing outsiders to the college campus without prior permission of the Principal.
  15. Students shall not collect money for any purpose from any other student or public without the permission of the Principal.
  16. Students are not allowed to bring or use mobile phones in the campus. Teachers can confiscate such mobile phones in case of violation.
  17. Students are not allowed to address as a group any college authority. Such action is subversive of orderly academic life.
  18. No student shall enter or leave a class without the permission of the teacher. Students should submit Leave Application to the Class Teacher when they absent themselves for a day or more.
  19. No information may be submitted for publication in newspapers, magazines, journals, or other media in the name of the college without the permission of the Principal.
  20. Students are forbidden to organize or attend any meeting in the college campus, circulate any notice or petition of any kind, display posters, banners or boards, use megaphone / loudspeaker, and paste or write anything in the college campus and premises without the permission of the Principal. No student, on any account, shall make chalk, pen, ink or pencil marks or drawing on walls and furniture.
  21. No student of the college shall stage or indulge in any activity like dharna, gherao, etc. and obstruct entry to the college campus, class rooms, office, or other places inside the campus. This shall be treated as misconduct.
  22. Any student who is persistently insubordinate, who is repeatedly or willfully mischievous, who is guilty of fraud or malpractice in connection with examinations or who, in the opinion of the Principal, is likely to have an unwholesome influence on his fellow students, shall be removed from the rolls. The removal shall be either temporary or permanent according to the gravity of the offence.
  23. For unbecoming activities and serious offences, punishment may range from heavy fines, to suspension from classes, withholding term certificate, and in extreme incorrigible cases expulsion from the college. Any destruction to properties will be compensated from the student. If the culprit could not be identified, a common fine will be levied.
  24. All students are welcome individually to bring to the notice of the Principal / Grievance Redress Cell, in the right spirit, any reasonable grievance or difficulty they might have.

2. EXAMINATIONS, INTERNAL ASSESSMENT, AND TEST PAPERS

  1. The primary purpose of examinations and test papers is to continuously evaluate the academic merit of the students and also to give them positive feedback for future improvement.
  2. Exemption from attendance at examinations and test papers is granted only by the Principal.
  3. Malpractice in test papers and examinations will be regarded as a serious breach of discipline.
  4. College scholarships/ prizes/ concessions, etc. will be awarded only to those students who appear for the internal, model and terminal examinations and test papers of the college.
  5. There are 6 semesters in the undergraduate programme. Each semester will have 90 working days under the five day system. Each semester examination will be done in two parts, namely, the continuous internal evaluations and the external evaluation at the end of each semester.
  6. Every student shall complete the internal assessment including assignments and/or seminars according to schedule. A record of the internal assessment marks will be maintained by the teachers. Regular attendance is a part of internal assessment. Students are expected to write test papers at regular intervals.
  7. The promotion and selection of candidates for University Examination will be on the basis of a) The progress as testified by evaluations throughout the course (b) Regularity of attendance and (c) Good conduct and behaviour.
  8. Candidates who do not register their names for the University Examination of the semester/ year will not be permitted to continue the course of study in the next year.

3. KERALA RAGGING PROHIBITION ACT 1998

For the information of the students and their parents, the pertinent parts from the Kerala Ragging Prohibition Act published in 1998, forbidding ragging in the educational institutions of Kerala are quoted below.
Any physical or mental torture or any disorderly conduct towards any student of an educational institution causing apprehension, dread, humiliation or agitation in him / her will constitute “ragging”.

  1.  It can be any harassment like insulting, teasing, bullying,or manhandling.
  2.  It can also be forcing upon him / her to do something which he/she voluntarily won’t dare to do normally.
  3.  Prohibition of Ragging: Ragging is prohibited both inside and outside an educational institution.
  4.  Punishment for Ragging: Any student involved in ragging/ persuades others for ragging or advocates ragging /either inside or outside an educational institution shall be subject to a punishment of not more than two years imprisonment in addition to a penalty of not over Rs. 10,000.
  5. Dismissal of a Student: A student subject to the punishment under section (4) is liable to be dismissed from the institution and is barred from being admitted to any other institution for a period of three years from the date of receipt of his / her dismissal order.
  6. Suspension of a Student: If a student / parent / guardian or any teacher of the institution forwards a written complaint to the head of the institution, he has to make an urgent enquiry into the matter within 7 days of receipt of such a complaint. If the allegation is proved to be correct, the accused must be suspended with immediate effect and the matter must be referred to the police for further proceedings.
    6 (1)   As is said in sub-section, if a written complaint is received by the head of the institution, he has to make a detailed enquiry and if it is found baseless, the complainant must be informed of it in writing.
  7. Abetting: If the head of the institution refuses to take action in the manner described under section 6 or is negligent in initiating any steps, he is to be treated as one abetting the crime and is liable to be punished under Section 4.

WHAT CONSTITUTES RAGGING?

Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:

  1.  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;
  2. Indulging in rowdy or activities of indiscipline 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;
  3. 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;
  4. Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher;
  5. Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
  6. Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students;
  7. 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;
  8. Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, posts, 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
  9. Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.

ANTI – RAGGING CELL

The College traditionally maintains and fosters healthy and friendly relations among students. If any grievance arises from students especially from freshers, regarding the violation of rules in this regard, the anti-ragging cell will take necessary steps.

GRIEVANCE REDRESS CELL

There is provision for the redress of grievance at four levels. Complaints shall be brought to the notice of the teacher concerned in the first instance. If the student is not satisfied with the decision, he/she may appeal to the Departmental Grievance Redress Cell, which has as members, the Head of the Department, the Class-teacher and the teacher concerned. The student will also have the freedom to make further appeal to the College Level Grievance Redress Cell.

4. ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCE

(a) ATTENDANCE

  1. The working day is divided into two sessions, the fore-noon session of three periods and the after-noon session oftwo periods.
  2. Attendance will be marked at the beginning of each period by the teacher engaging the period.
  3. Late comers may be denied attendance for the period, or marked late at the discretion of the teacher concerned.
  4. Students need not be admitted into a lecture if they are more than ten minutes late.
  5. For the purpose of attendance, all working days shall be counted as whole day irrespective of the number of working hours. The days that will be taken into account are those marked as working days in the College Calendar or notified by the Principal (special class will not count for extra attendance).
(b) ABSENCE
  1. Absenting one self from one hour in any session will be considered as half day’s absence.
  2. Students are informed that they should get 75% of attendance in each semester, and should they fall short, the deficiency will be condoned only where the Syndicate is satisfied that the absence was for reasons beyond the control of the student. For other conditions, refer concerned university rules.
  3. Leave for one hour may be obtained from the lecturer in charge. Application for longer leaves should be made to the Principal. Application for sick leave for more than three days should be supported by a reliable medical certificate. Any eligible leave should be claimed with supporting documents at the end of every month.
  4. Before taking leave from class, leave application should be submitted to the class teacher concerned.
  5. Leave for absence from college terminal examination should be obtained from the Principal after being recommended by the professor in charge.
  6. Students absenting themselves without leave for more than 10 working days will have their names removed from the rolls. They may be readmitted at the discretion of the Principal, in which case they will have to pay the re-admission fee of Rs. 50 and all college fees due before they are re-admitted.
  7. The Attendance and Progress Certificate for each semester shall not be granted unless the student has got three-fourth of the attendance prescribed by the college in the course for instruction and for physical training; to the satisfaction of the authorities and his/her progress and conduct have been satisfactory.
(c) RE-ADMISSION TO COURSES FOR STUDENTSDISCONTINUED STUDIES

Students who discontinue their studies can re-join the same course after prior sanction from the University concerned. After re-admission the examination can be written in continuation to the previous ones provided the scheme and the syllabus remain the same. Otherwise, all the courses will have to be attempted again. Readmission fee of Rs.50/- and all other fees except caution deposit must be remitted.

(d) DAMAGES OF FURNITURE BY STUDENTS DURING STRIKE PERIOD – REALISATIONOF COST FROM STUDENTS.


(GO (Rt) No.42/83/H.Edn. dated 05/01/1982)

In the G.O. cited Government have requested to give necessary instructions to the Principal of the Government and Private College for realization of the loss caused to furniture, tools and apparatus of colleges during strike period due to violent action of students. As per the G.O. the Principals of all Government and Private Colleges are requested to give wide publicity to the orders among the students and impress on them that the loss in such cases will be made good by imposing collective fines on all the students of the college.    

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