The Prime University Student Code of Conduct has been formulated with the goal of upholding standard mission of smooth disciplinary activities. It is the responsibility of the Prime University to prepare the “Students Code of Conduct” and make that available to all members to the University community so that in case of violations and subsequent convening of the “Disciplinary Committee” measures and procedures may be clear to all parties concerned. The violations of code of conduct shall invoke disciplinary process as prescribed in these rules. Sanction will be commensurate with the seriousness of the offence and may include suspension or extreme, expulsion from the university. Repeated offences justify increasingly severe sanction

The following shall be considered as offences under this code of conduct:

  • Entering the University premise without Identity Cards
  • Smoking or taking liquors, drugs, etc. inside the University premises.
  • playing cards
  • Writing, drawing or painting on any university property
  • Putting on attire that is lewd, indecent, or obscene
  • Cheating in the Examinations
  • Disorderly conduct, including obstructive and disruptive behaviour that interferes with teaching, research, administration, or other university or university-authorized activity
  • Failure to comply with the directions of authorized university officials in the performance of their duties, including failure to identify oneself when requested to do so; failure to comply with the terms of a disciplinary sanction; or refusal to vacate a university facility when directed to do so
  • Unauthorized entry, use, or occupancy of university facilities
  • Interfering with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment or participation in university-sponsored activities and causing the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur; or Injuring that person, or damaging his or her property; or “Fighting words” that are spoken face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener or listeners in personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener or listeners to the speaker
  • Intentionally obstructing or blocking access to university facilities, property, or programs
  • Engagement, solicitation, initiation, encouragement, abetment, organization, facilitation, provocation of any sort of political activity inside and in the adjacent area of the university premises
  • Dishonest conduct including, but not limited to, false accusation of misconduct, forgery, alteration, or misuse of any university document, record, or identification; and giving to a university official information known to be false
  • Assuming another person’s identity or role through deception or without proper authorization. Communicating or acting under the guise, name, identification, e-mail address, signature, or other indications of another person or group without proper authorization or authority
  • Knowingly initiating, transmitting, filing, or circulating a false report or warning concerning an impending bombing, fire, or other emergency or catastrophe or transmitting such a report to an official or an official agency
  • Unauthorized release or use of any university access codes for computer systems, duplicating systems, and other university equipment
  • Actions that endanger one’s self, others in the university community, or the academic process
  • Unauthorized taking, possession, or use of university property or services or the property or services of others
  • Damage or destruction of university property or the property belonging to others
  • Unauthorized setting of fires on university property; unauthorized use of or interference with fire equipment and emergency personnel working on such occasions
  • Unauthorized possession, use, manufacture, distribution, or sale of illegal fireworks, incendiary devices, weapon or other dangerous explosives, drugs
  • Acting with violence
  • Aiding, encouraging, or participating in a riot;
  • Harassment
  • Stalking or hazing of any kind whether the behaviour is carried out verbally, physically, electronically, or in written form

  • Stalking is defined as repeated, unwanted contact in the forms of, including but not limited to, phone calls, e-mail, physical presence, and regular mail
  • Hazing is defined as any conduct that subjects another person, whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or psychologically, to anything that may endanger, abuse, degrade, or intimidate the person as a condition of association with a group or organization, regardless of the person’s consent or lack of consent.
  • Physical abuse of any person, including the following:

  • the use of physical force or violence to restrict the freedom of action or movement of another person or to endanger the health or safety of another person;
  • physical behaviour that involves an express or implied threat to interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in university-sponsored extracurricular activities or causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur;
  • physical behaviour that has the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of interfering with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in university-sponsored extracurricular activities or causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur;
  • sexual assault, including while any party involved is in an impaired state;
  • sexual contact with another person, including while any party involved is in an impaired state.

Gambling or any other game or any other activity with the element of betting

Violation of other disseminated university regulations, policies, or rules

A violation of any criminal law

Engaging in or encouraging any behaviour or activity that threatens or intimidates any potential participant in a judicial process

Possession and distribution of unauthorized printed materials inimical to public interest.

Membership in political subversive organization

It is the responsibility of every faculty member to advance and disseminate knowledge through his/her professional activities. A faculty member should always try to give his/her best to the students and to the university. A faculty member should always adhere to honest dealing and fair play. A faculty member in good conscience should have the freedom of expression of opinion.

The following lapses shall constitute misconduct on the part of a faculty member:

  • Willful failure to perform the academic duties assigned to him/her in accordance with the Act, Statutes and Ordinances.
  • Victimization of and discrimination against students, colleagues and other staff.
  • Inciting of student(s) against other student(s), colleague(s), the University administration and its employee(s). A faculty member, however, shall have the right to express his/her opinion and ventilate differences on matters of principle in meetings, seminars or formal assemblies of students.
  • Raising question of caste, creed, religion, race or sex in his/her relationship with students, colleagues and other staff.
  • Refusal to carry out the decisions of competent authorities/bodies and officers of the University in due exercise of their functions, made in accordance with the Act, Statutes and Ordinances. A faculty member shall, however, have the right to express his/her difference with the policies and decisions of the authorities and officers of the University.Notwithstanding anything herein before contained, bona fide criticism or expression of opinion by any faculty member shall not constitute misconduct.

The following acts shall constitute breach of Code of Conduct:

  • Knowingly or wilfully neglecting his duties;
  • Propagating through his teaching lessons or otherwise, communal or sectarian outlook, or inciting or allowing any student to indulge in communal or sectarian activities;
  • Discriminating against any student on the ground of caste, creed, language, place of origin, social and cultural background, or any of them;
  • Indulging or encouraging any form of malpractice connected with examinations or any other university activity;
  • While being present in the University absenting himself/herself (except with the previous permission of the proper authority) from classes which he/she is required to attend.
  • Remaining absent from the University without leave or without the previous permission of the authority. Provided that where such absence without leave or without the previous permission is due to reasons beyond the control of the faculty member concerned, it shall not be deemed to be a breach of the Code of Conduct if, on return to duty, the faculty member has applied for and obtained, ex-post facto, the necessary sanction for the leave.
  • Accepting any job of a remunerative character from any source other than the university or giving private tuition to any student or other person or engaging himself in any business.
  • Engaging himself as a selling agent or canvasser for any publishing firm or trader.
  • Asking for or accepting any contribution or otherwise associating himself with the raising of any fund or making any other collections, whether in cash or in kind, in pursuance of any object whatsoever, except subscription from the members of any association of faculty members.
  • Entering into any monetary transaction with any student or his parent/guardian; exploiting his influence for personal ends; or conducting his personal matters in such a manner that he has to incur a debt beyond his means to repay; and
  • Accepting or permitting any member of his family or any other person acting on his behalf to accept any gift from any student or his parent/guardian or any person with whom he has come into contract by virtue of his position in the university.
  • explanation

  • The expression “gift” shall include free transport, boarding, lodging or other service or any other pecuniary advantage provided by any person other than a near relation or personal friend having no dealings with him in connection with the university.
  • note:
    A casual meal, lift or other social hospitality of a casual nature shall not be considered a “gift”.
  • On occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, funerals or religious functions when the making of a gift is in conformity with the prevailing religious or social practices, a faculty member may accept a gift.
  • Practicing or inciting any student to practice casteism, communalism or untouchability;
  • Causing or inciting any other person to cause any damage to the university property;
  • Behaving or encouraging or inciting a student, faculty member or an employee to behave in a rowdy or disorderly manner in the university premises;
  • Committing or inciting an act of violence, or any act which involves moral turpitude;
  • Organizing or attending any meeting during the working hours except where he is required or permitted by the authority to do so;
  • *Not punching attendance machine on time at the arrival in the university premise and on the departure from the university campus;
  • * Not devoting the requisite number of teaching hours as assigned according to the teaching load;
  • *Using abusive language, quarrelling or displaying riotous behaviour;
  • * Committing acts of insubordination and defiance to lawful orders;
  • * Making false accusations against a person, whether after being provoked or otherwise;
  • * Misappropriating university property, or committing acts of theft, fraud or embezzlement of funds;
  • * Obstructing employees of the university staff from performing their lawful duties and indulging in any sort of agitation to coerce or embarrass university authorities and staff;
  • * Divulging confidential matters relating to the university;
  • * Possessing weapons, explosives or any other objectionable material in university premises; and
  • * Engaging in any activity that is not in conformity with the character and traditions of the Prime University.

    Every faculty member shall

  • be punctual in attendance and in respect of his class-work and also for any other work connected with the duties assigned to him and
  • abide by the rules and regulations of the university and also show due respect to the constituted authorities.

    Nothing contained in Rules (1) & (2) above shall be deemed to take away or curtail the rights of a faculty member:

  • to appear at any examination to improve his qualifications on permission from the relevant authority;
  • to become, or to continue to be, a member of any literary, scientific or professional organization; and
  • to make any representation for the redress of any bona fide grievance, subject to the condition that such representation is not made in any rude or unbecoming language.

    Breach of any condition specified in Rules (1) and (2) shall be deemed to be a breach of the Code of Conduct. :

  • *All the faculty members are expected to be exemplary in their public and private lives. Their loyalty, sense of dedication and integrity of character at all-time should be an inspiration to their students. The faculty members shall attend to their duties with care and commitment, be punctual in attendance and dutiful in respect of classes and also for any other work connected with the duties assigned to them by the authority. They shall abide by the rules and regulations of the university and carry out the lawful orders and also show due respect to the constituted authorities.

The general conduct and behaviour of the Prime University employees in carrying out their work is an important yardstick by which the performance, honesty, integrity, and impartiality of the Prime University is judged and public trust maintained. It is important therefore that our core values underpin the day to day activities of the University.

The employees of the Prime University should abide by this Code and must maintain the highest standards of integrity by:

  • ensuring that their conduct does not bring the integrity of their position or the University into disrepute;
  • not using their position or the resources of the University for personal gain for the benefit of persons / organizations unconnected with the Prime University or for the benefit of competitors; and
  • Avoiding conflicts of interest.
  • acting in a way that enhances public trust and confidence;

The employees of the Prime University must be punctual in attending office or any other kind of duties assigned to them. An employee shall be treated unpunctual if he/she:

  • remain absent from duty without permission;
  • show negligence or indifference in discharging duties; and
  • overstaying the leave without intimation.
  • The employees of the Prime University should maintain public confidence in performing their work by:

  • discharging their duties with diligence, efficiency and courtesy;
  • making impartial decisions based on examination of facts, merits and law relating to each matter;
  • serving the University conscientiously, honestly and impartially; and
  • conforming to the highest standards of public service ethics in the performance of their duties.
  • The following activities of the employees of the Prime University shall be considered as misconduct:

  • Showing insubordination alone or in combination with others, to any lawful or reasonable order of the competent authority
  • Unauthorized use of University property
  • Causing wilful loss to University property
  • Misappropriation of fund of the University
  • Any activity which creates indiscipline or moral degradation
  • Involvement in any other activity which is considered to be detrimental to the interest of the University
  • Soliciting gifts directly or indirectly
  • Every care must be taken by employees to ensure that any acceptance of hospitality from outside organizations or persons does not influence them, and could not reasonably be seen to influence them, in discharging their functions.

    All employees must:

  • show reasonable care for University property, resources, and funds and not use them, or permit their use, for unauthorized or non-official purposes;
  • incur no liability on the part of the Prime University without proper authorization; and
  • observe in full and at all times the rules governing the making of claims and payments of any kind to them, whether of salary, overtime, allowances including travel and subsistence.
  • Employees must devote their full attention and energy to official duties during working hours. Employees are obliged to attend at work as required and not to absent themselves from duty without authorization.
    Employees shall not engage in any gainful occupation, other than as an employee of the University that might impair the performance of his / her duties, conflict with the interests of the University or be inconsistent with the discharge of his / her duties as an employee of the University.
    Employees shall follow the principles of respect for others, collegiality, equality, a responsibility to maintain a courteous, efficient and impartial workplace and a duty to uphold the law.
    Employees shall carry out such duties as are assigned to them from time to time in relation to their employment and such assignments as are related to the performance of such duties as provided for in their general terms and conditions of employment.
    In dealing with students and the public, employees must treat individuals equally, with courtesy and in an impartial fashion.
    Employees must also show due respect for their colleagues at work and should bring positive working atmosphere.
    Information provided by an employee in his or her written application and at the interview must be correct in every respect. Where this is found not to be the case, the University reserves the right to initiate the disciplinary procedures which may result in dismissal, or take such other action as it considers appropriate in the circumstances. The University reserves the right to require employees to provide evidence of academic and / or other qualifications at any time.
    An employee who is charged or convicted of an indictable criminal offence must report that fact to the registrar of the university. If such information necessitates an investigation, it will be conducted in accordance with the principles of fair procedures and natural justice. This Code applies to all employees whether full-time or employed on an atypical basis (e.g. temporary, part-time or fixed-term contract etc.). It also applies where relevant to employees on different forms of leave. Breaches of the Code may result in the Disciplinary Procedure which may result in dismissal.