Code of Conduct

Absolute discipline is the mission of Sahrdaya College and to fulfil this, the following general rules are insisted on students.

  1. Attitude of respect and love should be reflected in the behaviour towards the staff, elders and peers.
  2. Ragging in any form is a criminal offense and is strictly banned inside the campus. Students can make use of guidance, counselling & student representative’s meeting with Executive Director, Principal, Vice Principal, HODs, Animators, teachers or Redressal Cell, in case of complaints. Discipline should be maintained in the college campus even during college functions, events & activities.
  3. College working time is from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. and starts with a morning assembly which is mandatory for all students. They should be punctual & are obliged to obey the rules and regulations of the College.
  4. Possession or usage of mobile phone, any removable data storage device or hardware attachments for software operations are strictly prohibited inside the campus.
  5. No guests /visitors shall be allowed with the students in the class /or on campus on working days.
  6. Disruption of or improper interference with the academic, administrative, sporting, social or other activities of the Institution shall be punished.
  7. Using abusive language and creating nuisance in the premises of this institution, disturbing the peace and independent rights of the fellow students and faculty members shall be deemed as an act of indiscipline.
  8. During work hours, students are not allowed to move around in the campus. After the commencement of the class, they are not allowed to enter or go out of the classroom without the prior permission of the Principal.
  9.  Sahrdaya insists on dress code and ID card in campus for all students. The uniform should be purchased from the college and students should wear the uniform on all days. They should also follow the dress code while going out for official programmes representing the college viz. study tour, competitions, social service, placement test etc.
  10. English shall be the language of communication inside the campus. Speaking in other languages is restricted.
  11. Cleanliness in classroom is essential. Students are advised to take utmost care while handling college articles. Avoid writing and posting notices on desks, benches and walls. Any damage to the property should be compensated by the students. The students are prohibited from displacing articles / furniture from their proper places in the classroom or laboratory. At the end of every semester the classroom furniture, articles and fixtures will be inspected and damages if any, must be compensated by the students / entire class.
  12. Candidates will be permitted to appear for the university examinations only if he/she secures attendance not less than 75% in each semester. Students are required to keep 5 copies of the leave application at the beginning of each semester. The prescribed leave application filled & duly signed by the parent/ guardian should be submitted to the Principal. The students should clear all the dues in every semester before submitting the application for the university examinations and for getting the hall ticket.
  13. Politics is not allowed in the campus.  The students are prohibited from organizing or attending meetings in the college, distributing notices and collecting money for any purpose without prior permission of the Principal.
  14. Anti-social activities like consumption of alcohol, drugs, smoking, manhandling (including unnecessary dragging or pushing one another) will be strictly dealt with.
  15. Students using two or four wheelers for commuting to college should submit an application in the prescribed form with all details. The speed limit inside the campus is 20km/hr and students using vehicles should reach the campus before 8.50 a.m. Students are not permitted to leave their vehicles in the college porch under any circumstances and they are not allowed to drive 2 or 4 wheeler inside the campus beyond the permitted parking areas.
  16. Parents/Guardians are allowed to meet the students only with prior permission and they are supposed to wait in the front office lobby.
  17. In the interest of the institution and for the sake of discipline, the college is entitled to take any punitive action on any student for his/her misconduct.

Misconduct shall include:

  • Staying away from classes without sufficient reason.
  • Disrespectful behaviour towards the staff and fellow students.
  • Loitering in the verandas during free hours and creating disturbance to the classes in progress. (During free hours the students are expected to make use of Biblioteca)
  • Disorderly behaviour in the class.
  • Blocking gates/doors or passages which would restrict the mobility of staff and students in the college.
  • Involvement in manhandling or harassing fellow students.
  • Creating disturbances during functions/programmes by shouting, howling or dancing.
  • Resorting to any kind of malpractice in the examinations.
  • Collecting money from staff or students without the permission of the Principal.
  • Distributing leaflets, hand-bills or other materials and displaying banners and posters inside the campus.
  • Vandalism and destruction of college property will be severely dealt with and material loss will be fully recovered from the concerned.
  1. Immorality, Irregular attendance, insubordination to teachers, habitual inattention to class work, contempt for authority, wilful damage to college property, obscenity in word or deed, malpractice in examinations etc; are sufficient reasons for permanent or temporary dismissal of a student.
  2. Latecomers should not enter the classroom, without the permission of the teacher in charge of the class. In any case, latecomers will not be given attendance. Parents or guardians are expected to respond to the calls from the college authorities, from time to time.
  3. The members of the College students’ council are chosen among the class representatives (one boy and one girl) who are directly elected from each class. A call to the auditorium or conference hall for any programme must be promptly and strictly responded to. No one should remain in the classroom or elsewhere during such occasions.
  4. Discipline and decorum is expected from the students during programmes convened in the auditorium or elsewhere.
  5. It is the responsibility of the student to earn a conduct certificate. It is not issued as a matter of right. Conduct certificate is issued on the basis of an overall evaluation by the teachers concerned.
  6. Students who are charged with the criminal offence and are under suspension shall not be allowed to enter the campus and hostel without permission.
  7. Students from other institutions or outsiders shall not meet or interact with the students of the College inside the campus and hostel without the prior written consent of the Principal.
  8. There shall not be any discrimination against any community or category of students of the College and immediate stringent action will be taken against the erring students.
  9. Photography /video/ audio recording/ playing on the campus and in the college bus is strictly prohibited. Media coverage of programmes held in the college shall be done only by authorised personnel.
  10. Students are not allowed to bring 4 wheelers and 2 wheeler vehicles above 350cc into the campus. They have to take vehicle pass to park their vehicle at the allotted place at their own risk. Stunting and racing of vehicles with in and in a radius of 200 metres outside the campus are strictly banned.
  11. Complaints of students will be looked into if they are presented through the proper channel. Collective petitions however will not be allowed.
  12. During the absence of the teacher as well as while moving from one class to another, care should be taken to observe silence.
  13. Observance of strict silence during morning assembly is compulsory. Morning assembly is mandatory for students.
  14. Hostel rules – Hostel authorities may frame and issue from time to time disciplinary rules of permanent or temporary character regulating the conduct of students within and outside the College and the hostel premises with a view to maintain the discipline, credit and reputation of the College and the hostel.
  15. College Students’ council election will be conducted according to the Lyngdoh committee report dated 26 may 2006.
  16. Semester certificate of attendance and progress required for admission to university examination as well as promotion shall not be given unless the applicant has attended at least 75% of the working days of the semester. Absence of 10 consecutive working days without information will result in the removal of the name from the rolls.
  17. The College authorities reserve the rights to amend, repeal or modify any of the above rules. It is the responsibility of the students to get informed of all the rules and notifications of the college from time to time. Ignorance of these rules is not condoned.

A teacher has to lead by example and should reflect his/her vocation that calls for higher standards of ethics, responsibility and accountability. The Code of Conduct for the teaching staff defines exactly what conduct is expected of all the teachers.

Teachers shall:

  1.  Abide by the rules and regulations of the institution and show respect to the constituted authority, diligently carrying out instructions issued to him/her.
  2. Be punctual in respect of his/her work in the campus or any other workconnected with the duties assigned to him/her by the Principal.
  3. Realize that he/she is a member of the team that shall develop an academic life inside the campus.Adequate preparation for the classes is a mandate and a teacher must be competent and confident in their profession.
  4. Participate in Extension programmes, Workshops, Seminars and FDPs, Refresher Programmes and make sure her/his professional growth continues through study and research.
  5. Not divulge confidential matters relating to the institution or department.
  6. Wear their identity cards while at the campus.
  7. Maintain fidelity to the Code by taking proactive steps when having reason to believe that his/her colleague may be approaching or is involved in an ethically compromising situation.
  8. Communicate effectively with students, colleagues, parents and the management in a manner that is professional, collaborative and supportive, and is based on trust and respect.
  9. Be vigilant in identifying, addressing and reporting inappropriate and illegal materials/images in electronic or other forms in accordance with the Indian Penal Code.
  10. Leave from the campus only after the departure of all students.
  11. Be strictly impartial in monitoring the performance and attendance of his/her students. He/she shall also assist them in carrying out other academic, co-curricular, and organizational activities that duly upholds human dignity, equality, as well as assure spiritual, emotional and cognitive development of their students.
  12. Be available even beyond their class hours and thereby ensure support and guidance particularly to the slow learners without any remuneration or reward.
  13. Increase students’ access to the curriculum,resources and activities to ensure quality and equitable educational experience.
  14. Notindulge or encourage any form of malpractice connected with examinations or other campus activities. They shall not incite, abet, assist or motivate his/her students or colleagues towards any unhealthy activity against the College Management.
  15. Recognize the difference in aptitude and capabilities among students and strive to meet their individual needs and encourage students to improve their attainments, develop their personalities and at the same time contribute to community welfare.
  16. Be respectful of each other and render assistance for professional betterment. They shall refrain from lodging unsubstantiated allegations against colleagues to higher authorities
  17. Treat non-teaching staff as colleagues and ensure their participation in the faithful execution of order and decorum inside the campus.
  18. Help in the function of joint staff-councils covering both teachers and the non-teaching staff.
  19. Keephealthy and regular interaction with the guardianto ensure academic achievement and social competency of their wards. No teacher shall by act or deed, harass, degrade or insult guardians for any reason whatsoever or act in a manner unbecoming of his/her vocation.
  20. Exercise integrity through their professional commitments, responsibilities and actions.

The Non-teaching staffs are required to cater to the needs of the students as well as to complement teachers’ professional roles and responsibilities.A professionally effective relationship between teaching and non-teaching personnel is essential to meet the diverse needs in the best interest of the students’ community. They shall:

  1. Remain loyal to the college authorities by being punctual and reliable in all duties.
  2. Be honest in words and actions, hence integral in their service.
  3. Respect and maintain the hierarchy of administration.
  4. Create strong and healthy relationships with the authority, staff and students.
  5. Maintain dignity by treating students with care and kindness. They shall attend the students’ grievances and act immediately.
  6. Be transparent, responsible, unbiased and impartial towards all students, parents, teachers, colleagues and the management.
  7. Report to the office in time. Absenteeism and unpunctuality by an employee will burden his/her colleague as well as the institution.
  8. Be ready to work beyond office hoursand even onholidays,if the situation demands.
  9. Not indulge in any activity to the discredit of theinstitution.
  10. Respect and honour the dignity of women staff. They shall abstain themselves from sexual harassment which attracts stringent punishment.
  11. Respect Principal and facilitate him/her in the administration of the college.
  12. Practise mutual respect, trust and confidentiality.