ON MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
FOR APPOINTMENT OF TEACHERS AND OTHER ACADEMIC STAFF IN UNIVERSITIES
AND COLLEGES AND MEASURES FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF STANDARDS IN
Te be published in the Gazette of India
Part I I I Sector 4
University Grants Commission
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
No.F.3 - -- 1/2009
30 June, 2010
15.1. The workload of the teachers in full employment should not be less than 40 hours a week for 30 working weeks (180 teaching days) in an academic year. It should be necessary for the teacher to be available for at least 5 hours daily in the University/College for which necessary space and infrastructure should be provided by the University/College. Direct teaching-learning process hours should be as follows:
Assistant Professor 16 hours
Associate Professor and Professor 14 hours
15.2 A relaxation of two hours in the workload may, however, be given to Professors who are actively involved in extension activities and administration. A minimum of 6 hours per week may have to be allocated for research activities of a teacher.
16.0 SERVICE AGREEMENT AND FIXING OF SENIORITY
16.1. At the time of recruitment in Universities and Colleges, a service agreement should be executed between the University/College and the teacher concerned and a copy of the same should be deposited with the Registrar/Principal. Such service agreement shall be duly stamped as per the rates applicable.
16.2. The self-appraisal or linked Performance Based Appraisal System (FBAS) methodology shall form part of the service agreement/Record.
16.3 Inter-se seniority between the direct recruited and teachers promoted under CAS
The inter-se seniority of a direct recruit shall be determined with reference to the date of joining and for the teachers promoted under CAS with reference to the date of eligibility as indicated in the recommendations of the selection committee of the respective candidates. The rules and regulations of the respective Central/State Government shall apply, for all other matters of seniority.
17.0. CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
I. TEACHERS AND THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Whoever adopts teaching as a profession assumes the obligation to conduct himself / herself in accordance with the ideal of the profession. A teacher is constantly under the scrutiny of his students and the society at large. Therefore, every teacher should see that there is no incompatibility between his precepts and practice. The national ideals of education which have already been set forth and which he/she should seek to inculcate among students must be his/her own ideals. The profession further requires that the teachers should be calm, patient and communicative by temperament and amiable in disposition.
(i) Adhere to a responsible pattern of conduct and demeanour expected of them by the community':
(ii) Manage their private affairs in a manner consistent with the dignity of the profession;
(iii) Seek to make professional growth continuous through study and research;
(iv) Express free and frank opinion by participation at professional meetings, seminars, conferences etc. towards the contribution of knowledge;
(v) Maintain active membership of professional organizations and strive to improve education and profession through them;
(vi) Perform their duties in the form of teaching, tutorial, practical, seminar and research work conscientiously and with dedication;
(vii) Co-operate and assist in carrying out functions relating to the educational responsibilities of the college and the university such as: assisting in appraising applications for admission, advising and counseling students as well as assisting the conduct of university and college examinations, including supervision, invigilation and evaluation; and
(viii) Participate in extension, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities including Community service.
II. TEACHERS AND THE STUDENTS
(i) Respect the right and dignity of the student in expressing his/her opinion;
(ii) Deal justly and impartially with students regardless of their
political, economic, social and physical characteristics;
(iii) Recognize the difference in aptitude and capabilities among students and strive to meet their individual needs;
(iv) Encourage students to improve their attainments, develop their personalities and at the same time contribute to community welfare;
(v) Inculcate among students scientific outlook and respect for physical labour and ideals of democracy, patriotism and peace;
(vi) Be affectionate to the students and not behave in a vindictive manner towards any of them for any reason;
(vii) Pay attention to only the attainment of the student in the assessment of merit;
(viii) Make themselves available to the students even beyond their class hours and help and guide students without any remuneration or reward;
(ix) Aid students to develop an understanding of our national heritage and national goals; and
(x) Refrain from inciting students against other students, colleagues or administration.
III. TEACHERS AND COLLEAGUES
(i) Treat other members of the profession in the same manner as they themselves wish to be treated:
(ii) Speak respectfully. of other teachers and render assistance for professional betterment:
(iii) Refrain from lodging unsubstantiated allegations against colleagues to higher authorities; and
(iv) Refrain from allowing considerations of caste, creed, religion : race or sex in their pfofessional endeavour
IV. TEACHERS AND AUTHORITIES:
(i) Discharge their professional responsibilities according to the existing rules and adhere to procedures and methods consistent with their profession in initiating steps through their own institutional bodies and/or professional organizations for change of any such rule detrimental to the professional interest;
(ii) Refrain from undertaking any other employment and commitment including private tuitions and coaching classes which are likely to interfere with their professional responsibilities:
(iii) Co-operate in the formulation of policies of the institution by accepting various offices and discharge responsibilities which such offices may demand;
(iv) Co-operate through their organizations in the formulation of policies of the other institutions and accept offices;
(v) Co-operate with the authorities for the betterment of the institutions keeping in view the interest and in conformity with dignity of the profession;
(vi) Should adhere to the conditions of contract;
(vii) Give and expect due notice before a change of position is made; and
(viii) Refrain from availing themselves of leave except on unavoidable
grounds and as far as practicable prior intimation, keeping in view their
responsibility for completion of academic schedule.
V. TEACHERS AND NON-TEACHING STAFF:
(i) Teachers should treat the non-teaching staff as colleagues and equal partners in
a cooperative undertaking, within every educational institution; and
(ii) Teachers should help in the function of joint staff-councils covering both teachers and the non-teaching staff.
VI. TEACHERS AND GUARDIANS
Try to see through teachers' bodies and organizations, that institutions maintain contact with the guardians, their students, send reports of their performance to the guardians whenever necessary and meet the guardians in meetings convened for the purpose for mutual exchange of ideas and for the benefit of the institution.
TEACHERS AND SOCIETY
(i) Recognize that education is a public service and strive to keep the
informed of the educational programmes which are being provided;
(ii) Work to improve education in the community and strengthen the
community's moral and intellectual life ;
(iii) Be aware of social problems and take part in such activities as would
conducive to the progress of society and hence the country as a whole;
(iv) Perform the duties of citizenship, participate in community activities
shoulder responsibilities of public offices;
(v) Refrain from taking part in or subscribing to or assisting in any way
activities which tend to promote feeling of hatred or enmity among different communities, religions or linguistic groups but actively work for National Integration.
The UGC Regulations on Minimum Qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for the maintenance of standards in higher education, 2010 published in the Gazette of India Part III sector 4 dated 30th June, 2010 applies to all teaching and non teaching staff of K. R. Sapkal College of Management Studies, Sapkal Knowledge Hub, Nashik.
Punctuality and Attendance
Publication of Research Papers & Books and Participation in Research Projects, Seminars, Conferences etc.
Violation or non observance of the service rules will invite punishment either in the form of censure or deferment of increment or suspension or termination from service after a due enquiry at the discretion of the management.
The Management appeals to all staff members to work as a team in institution-building and in upgrading our institution into one of Excellence in Higher Learning.
While the students as adult citizens of the country enjoy their rights, they also are expected to be aware of their responsibilities. The institute will not support any act that is illegal as construed by the law of the land. As adults, the students are expected to have a fair sense of which act is legal and what is illegal. They should conduct themselves both inside and outside the institute in a manner that is befitting an institute of this stature. In addition to being mature and responsible in conduct, the students are expected to respect the rights of the other students of IBS community. The Institute encourages an all round development of students’ personality and their progressive and creative thinking. At the same time, in order that they effectively discharge civic responsibilities and virtues, the institute sets it’s own terms of conduct that must be adhered to by the students.
A student indulging in ragging can be subjected to:
This Handbook indicates the standard procedures and practices of the K.R. Sapkal College of Management Studies (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. 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 off-campus violating the ideal student conduct and discipline as laid down in this Policy and other regulations, as if the conduct has occurred on campus which shall include
The Institute, while determining whether or not to exercise such off-campus jurisdiction in situations enumerated hereinabove, the Institute shall consider the seriousness of the alleged offense, the risk of harm involved, whether the victim(s) are members of the campus community and/or whether the off campus conduct is part of a series of actions, which occurred both on, and off-campus.
3. Ethics and Conduct
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 A student should abide by the following :
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 off-campus which can affect the Institute’s interests and reputation substantially.
The various forms of misconduct include:
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, private residences of staff/professors etc. offices, classrooms, computers networks, and other restricted facilities and interference with the work of others is punishable.
3.10 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.
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 one or more of the following disciplinary actions based on the nature of misconduct.
4.1 WARNING - Indicating that the action of the said delinquent student was in violation of the Code and any further acts of misconduct shall result in severe disciplinary action.
4.2 RESTRICTIONS -Reprimanding and Restricting access to various facilities on the campus for a specified period of time.
4.3 COMMUNITY SERVICE - For a specified period of time to be extended if need be. However, any future misconduct along with failure to comply with any conditions imposed may lead to severe disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion.
4.4 EXPULSION - Expulsion of a student from the Institute permanently. Indicating prohibition from entering the Institute premises or participating in any student related activities or campus residences etc.
4.5 MONETARY PENALTY- May also include suspension or forfeiture of scholarship/fellowship for a specific time period.
4.6 SUSPENSION- A student may be suspended for a specified period of time which will entail prohibition on participating in student related activities, classes, programs etc. Additionally, the student will be forbidden to use various Institute facilities unless permission is obtained from the Competent Authority. Suspension, may also follow by possible dismissal, along with the following additional penalties.
4.7 Ineligibility to reapply for admission to the Institute for a period of three years, and
4.8 Withholding the grade card or certificate for the courses studied or work carried out
If the delinquent student is aggrieved by the imposition of any of the aforementioned penalties, he/she may appeal to the Director.
The Director may decide on one of the following:
5.1 Accept the recommendation of the committee and impose the punishment as suggested by the Committee or modify and impose any of the punishments a as stipulated in this Code which is commensurate with the gravity of the proved misconduct, Or
5.2 Refer the case back to the committee for reconsideration. In any case the Director’s decision is final and binding in all the cases where there is a possible misconduct by a student.
The Institute values academic integrity and is committed to fostering an intellectual and ethical environment based on the principles of academic integrity.
Academic Integrity encompasses honesty and responsibility and awareness relating to ethical standards for the conduct of research and scholarship.
The Institute believes that in all academic work, the ideas and contributions of others must be appropriately acknowledged.
Academic integrity is essential for the success of the Institute and its research missions, and hence, violations of academic integrity constitutes a serious offence.
6.1 Scope and Purpose
The Institute has a coherent and an effective anti-ragging policy in place which is based on the ‘UGC Regulation on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 [hereinafter referred to as the ‘UGC Regulations’]’.The UGC Regulations have been framed in view of the directions issued by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India to prevent and prohibit ragging in all Indian Educational Institutions and Colleges.
The said UGC Regulations shall apply mutatis mutandis to the Institute and the students are requested kindly to
7.1 Ragging constitutes one or more of the following acts:
7.2 ANTI-RAGGING COMMITTEE, as constituted by the Director and headed by students affairs advisors shall examine all complaints of anti-ragging and come out with recommendation based on the nature of the incident. The committee shall be headed by students affairs advisors, and can have as its members, the HOD, Faculty Advisors, Chairperson of the concerned Department.
7.3 ANTI-RAGGING SQUAD To render assistance to students, an Anti-Ragging Squad, which is a smaller body, has also been constituted consisting of various members of the campus community. The said Squad shall keep a vigil on ragging incidents taking place in the community and undertake patrolling functions. Students may note that the Squad is active and alert at all times and are empowered to inspect places of potential ragging, and also make surprise raids in hostels and other hotspots in the Institute. The Squad can also investigate incidents of ragging and make recommendations to the Anti-Ragging Committee and shall work under the guidance of the Anti-Ragging Committee.
7.4 A student found guilty by the committee will attract one or more of the following punishments, as imposed by the Anti-Ragging Committee:
7.5 An Appeal against the any of the orders of punishment enumerated hereinabove shall lie to: i) In case of an order of an institution, affiliated to or constituent part, of the Institute, to the Director of the Institute.
8 SEXUAL HARASSMENT
The Institute’s Policy on prevention and prohibition of sexual harassment at workplace, 2016 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the students of the Institute Students should note that sexual misconduct or harassment encompasses a range of conduct, including but not limited to sexual assault, unwanted touching or persistent unwelcome comments, e-mails, or pictures of an insulting or degrading sexual nature, which may constitute harassment, which shall depend of the circumstances of each case.
9 STUDENT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
Any student of the Institute aggrieved by any acts of sexual harassment, misconduct or ragging as defined and summarised hereinabove can approach the Student Grievance Redressal cell at the Institute. Further, any student who is aware of any violations must report the same to the Cell. The Cell shall consist of members as appointed by the Director. Said grievance must be in writing and should be made within 60 days from the day of the alleged violation. The Cell shall take cognisance of the grievance and inform the Committee formed to enforce this Code or the Internal Complaints Committee, in cases of any sexual harassment complaints.
10 STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNANCE
As Students are members of the Institute campus, they have a substantial interest in the governance of the Institute. The Code, policies and the varied procedures laid down herein intends that the principle of student involvement in governance in both administrative and academic areas is essential and it is pivotal that Students must be, at all junctures, be encouraged to put forth their views and advice, for an informed decision making. Student Participation is encouraged and must be strengthened through the involvement of students in all levels. Therefore, all students who are a part of the Institute and who are going to be enrolled in the Institute are advised to uphold the policy and inform the Institute of any violations and assist individually and collectively to improve the quality and effectiveness of this Code and appended policies.