Discipline Rules

Discipline Rules

Discipline and Attendance

Students are expected to adhere to guidelines for discipline, prohibition of ragging and gender sensitization as per Delhi University Ordinance XV (B), (C) and (D) as mentioned in University Bulletin (2008-2009). For any complaints regarding discipline and ragging the College Complaints Committee constituted as per ordinance XV(D) should be contacted.

Students are required to fulfell the attendance requirements as prescribed in ordinance VII (Page 320 of the Delhi University calender) to be eligible to sit for the Annual Examinations. The required canditions shall not be deemed to have been satisfied unless the candidate has attended not less than two-thirds (66.6%) of the lectures and tutorials delivered.

Maintenance of Discipline among Students of the University

Objectives of the policy

The Vice-Chancellor may delegate all or such powers as he/she deems proper to the Proctor and to such other persons as he/she may specify in this behalf.All powers relating to discipline and disciplinary action are vested in the Vice-Chancellor.

Without prejudice to the generality of power to enforce discipline under the Ordinance, the following shall amount to acts of gross indiscipline:

  • physical assault, or threat to use physical force, against any member of the teaching and non-teaching staff of any Institution/ Department and against any student within the University of Delhi;
  • carrying of, use of, or threat to use of any weapons;
  • any violation of the provisions of the Civil Rights Protection Act, 1976;
  • violation of the status, dignity and honour of students belonging to the scheduled castes and tribes;
  • any practice-whether verbal or otherwise-derogatory of women;
  • any attempt at bribing or corruption in any manner;
  • willful destruction of institutional property;
  • creating ill-will or intolerance on religious or communal grounds;
  • causing disruption in any manner of the academic functioning of the University system;
  • ragging as per Ordinance XV-C. maintenance of discipline and taking such action in the interest of maintaining discipline as may seem to him/her appropriate, the Vice- Chancellor, may in the exercise of his/her powers aforesaid order or direct that any student or students.
  • be expelled; or
  • be, for a stated period rusticated; or
  • be not for a stated period, admitted to a course or courses of study in a College, Department or Institution of the University; or
  • be fined with a sum of rupees that may be specified; or
  • be debarred from taking a University or College or Departmental Examination or Examinations for one or more years; or
  • that the result of the student or students concerned in the Examination or Examinations in which he/she or they have appeared be cancelled.

The Principals of the Colleges, Heads of the Halls, Deans of Faculties, Heads of Teaching Departments in the University, the Principal, School of Correspondence Courses and Continuing Education and Librarian shall have the authority to exercise all such disciplinary powers over students in their respective Colleges, Institutions, Faculties and Teaching Departments, in the University as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the Institutions, Halls and teaching in the concerned Departments. They may exercise their authority through, or delegate authority to, such of the teachers in their Colleges, Institutions or Departments as they may specify for these purposes.Without prejudice to the powers of the Vice-Chancellor and the Proctor as aforesaid, detailed rules of discipline and proper conduct shall be framed. These rules may be supplemented, where necessary, by the Principals of Colleges, Heads of Halls, Deans of Faculties and Heads of Teaching Departments in this University. Each student shall be expected to provide himself/herself with a copy of these rules.

Without prejudice to the powers of the Vice-Chancellor and the Proctor as aforesaid, detailed rules of discipline and proper conduct shall be framed. These rules may be supplemented, where necessary, by the Principals of Colleges, Heads of Halls, Deans of Faculties and Heads of Teaching Departments in this University. Each student shall be expected to provide himself/herself with a copy of these rules. At the time of admission, every student shall be required to sign a declaration that on admission he/she submits himself/herself to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Vice-Chancellor and the several authorities of the University who may be vested with the authority to exercise discipline

At the time of admission, every student shall be required to sign a declaration that on admission he/she submits himself/herself to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Vice-Chancellor and the several authorities of the University who may be vested with the authority to exercise discipline

Ord.XV-C. Prohibition of and Punishment for Ragging

  • Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited, within the premises of College/Department or Institution and any part of Delhi University system as well as on public transport.
  • Any individual or collective act or practice of ragging constitutes gross indiscipline and shall be dealt with under this Ordinance.

Ragging for the purposes of this Ordinance, ordinarily means any act, conduct or practice by which dominant power or status of senior students is brought to bear on students freshly enrolled or students who are in any .way considered junior or inferior by other students and includes individual or collective acts or practices which-

(a) involve physical assault or threat to use of physical force;

(b) violate the status, dignity and honour of women students;

(c) violate the status, dignity and honour of students belonging to the scheduled castes and tribes;

(d) expose students to ridicule and contempt and affect their self esteem;

(e) entail verbal abuse and aggression, indecent gestures and obscene behaviour.

The Principal of a College, the Head of the Department or an Institution, the authorities of College, of University Hostel or Halls of Residence shall take immediate action on any information of the occurrence of ragging.

Notwithstanding anything in Clause (4) above, the Proctor may also suomoto enquire into any incident of ragging and make a report to the Vice-Chancellor of the identity of those who have engaged in ragging and the nature.

The Proctor may also submit an initial report establishing the identity of the perpetrators of ragging and the nature of the ragging incident.

If the Principal of a College or Head of the Department or Institution or the Proctor is     satisfied that for some reason, to be recorded in writing, it is not reasonably practical to hold such an enquiry, he/she may so advise the Vice-Chancellor accordingly.

When the Vice-Chancellor is satisfied that it is not expedient to hold such an enquiry, his/her decision shall be fine.

On the receipt of a report under Clause (5) or (6) or a determination by the relevant authority under Clause (7) disclosing the occurrence of ragging incidents described in Clause 3 (a), (b) and (c) the Vice-Chancellor shall direct or order rustication of a student or students for a specific number of years.

The Vice-Chancellor may in other cases of ragging order or direct that any student or students be expelled or be not for a stated period, admitted to a course of study in a college, departmental examination for one or more years or that the results of the student or students concerned in the examination or examinations in which they appeared be cancelled.

In case any students who have obtained degrees of Delhi University are found guilty under this Ordinance appropriate action under Statute 15 for withdrawal of degrees conferred by the University shall be initiated

For the purpose of this Ordinance, abetment to ragging whether by way of any act, practice or incitement of ragging will also amount to ragging.

All institutions within the Delhi University system shall be ob1igated to carry out instructions/directions issued under this Ordinance, and to give aid and assistance to the Vice-Chancellor to achieve the effective implementation of the Ordinance

 

PROHIBITION OF AND PUNISHMENT FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT: ORDINANCE XV(D)

  1. SHORT TITLE AND EXTENT

The present ordinance is based on the Policy against Sexual Harassment by the Delhi University and seeks to maintain and create an academic and work environment free of sexual harassment for students, academic and non-teaching staff of the Delhi University. The ordinance will also apply to outsiders and residents, on the Delhi University campus, to the extent specified herein these rule and procedures.

  1. DEFINITIONS

“Students” includes regular students as well as current ex-students of Delhi University.

‘Teaching staff’ include any person on the staff of the Delhi University or any colleges or institution affiliated to it, who is appointed to a teaching and/or research post, whether full time, temporary, ad-hoc, part-time, visiting, honorary, or on special duty or deputation and shall also include employees employed on a casual or project basis

Non-Teaching Staff’ includes any person on the staff of the Delhi University or of any colleges or institutions affiliated to it, who is not included in the teaching staff. It includes employees who are fulltime, temporary, ad-hoc, part-time, visiting honorary, or on special duty or deputation, and employees employed on a casual or project basis.

  1. “Member of the University” includes all those included in categories i – iii above.
  2. “Resident” includes any person who is a temporary or permanent resident of any of the accommodations or premises allotted to an employee by the University of Delhi or by any of its affiliated colleges or institutions.
  3. “Outsider” includes any person who is not a member of the University or a resident. It also includes, but is not limited to, any private person offering residential, food and other facilities to students, teaching staff or non-teaching staff of the Delhi University or any college or institution affiliated to Delhi University.
  4. “Campus” includes all places of work and residence in the Delhi University or any college or institutions affiliated to the Delhi University. It includes all places of instruction, research and administration, as well as hostel, health centres, sports grounds, staff quarters and public places (including shopping centres, eating places, parks, streets and lanes) on the Delhi University campus or the campus of any college or institution affiliated to the Delhi University
  5. “Sexual harassment” includes any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour, whether directly or by implication and includes physical contact and advances, a demand or request for sexual favours, sexually-coloured remarks, showing pornography or any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature. Explanation: “Sexual harassment” shall include, but will not be confined to, the following:

 

  • When submission to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature are made, either implicitly or explicitly, a ground for any decision relating to employment, academic performance, extracurricular activities, or entitlement to services or opportunities at the Delhi University.
  • When unwelcome sexual advances, and verbal, non-verbal and/or physical conduct such as loaded comments, remarks or jokes, letters, phone calls or e-mail, gestures, exhibition of pornography, lurid stares, physical contact, stalking, sounds or display of a derogatory nature have the purpose and/or effect of interfering with an individual’s performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
  • When a person uses, with a sexual purpose, the body or any part of it or any object as an extension of the body in relation to another person without the latter’s consent or against the person’s will, such conduct will amount to sexual assault.
  • When deprecatory comments, conduct or any such behaviour is based on the gender identity/sexual orientation of the person and/or when the classroom or other public forum of the University is used to denigrate/discriminate against a person or create a hostile environment on the basis of a person’s gender identity/sexual orientation.

3. SCOPE OF THE ORDINANCE
This Ordinance shall be applicable to all complaints of sexual harassment made:

by a member of the university against any other member of the university irrespective of whether the harassment is alleged to have taken place within or outside the campus.ii.by a resident against a member of the university or by a member against a resident irrespective of whether the sexual harassment is alleged to have taken place within or outside the campus.iii.by an outsider against a member of the University or by a member of the university against an outsider if the sexual harassment is alleged to have taken place within the campus.iv.by a member of the university, against an outsider if the sexual harassment is alleged to have taken place outside the campus. In such cases the Committee shall recommend that the university college authorities initiate action by making a complaint with the appropriate authority. Further the committee will actively assist and provide available resources to the complainant in pursuing the complaint.

 

4. COMPLAINT MECHANISMImplementation of the University policy against sexual harassment shall be achieved through:

i. College Complaints Committees, which shall be set up in each college of the University of Delhi as complaints and redressal bodies.
ii. University Units Complaints Committees, which shall be set up in clusters of University Departments/Centres as complaints and redressal bodies.
iii. Central Pool Complaints Committees, which shall be complaints and redressal bodies (one each for the North and South Campuses) for those units that are not affiliated to any college/department/institution and have not been included in either CCC or UUCC
iv. The Apex Complaints Committee, which shall be an apex regulatory and appellate body of the University of Delhi for redressal and resolution of complaints1.

5. REDRESSAL

i.UUCC/CCC/CPCC/ACC may ask the College/University to suspend the alleged harasser from an administrative post/class if his/her presence is likely to interfere with the enquiry.

ii.The victim of sexual harassment shall have the option to seek transfer of the perpetrator or her/his own transfer where applicable.iii.Notwithstanding the contents of any other ordinance relating to service conditions etc., the head of the institution upon receipt of the enquiry report, shall refer the same to the Governing Body/Executive Council (EC) and tak disciplinary action on the basis of recommendations of the Complaint Committees provided that in the case of termination of service the existing rules of the university will also be forwarded.iv.The disciplinary action shall be commensurate with the nature of the violation.  A.In the case of University/college employees, disciplinary action may be in the form of :i)Warningii)Written apologyiii)Bond of good behaviouriv)Adverse remarks in the Confidential Reportv)Debarring from supervisory dutiesvi)Denial of membership of statutory bodiesvii)Denial of re-employmentviii)Stopping of increments/promotionix)Reverting, demotionx)Suspensionxi)Dismissalxii)Any other relevant mechanism.  B.In case of students, disciplinary action may be in the form of:i)Warningii)Written apologyiii)Bond of good behaviouriv)Debarring entry into a hostel/campusv)Suspension for a specified period of timevi)Withholding resultsvii)Debarring from examsviii)Debarring from contesting electionsix)Debarring from holding postsx)Expulsionxi)Denial of admissionxii)Declaring the harasser as “persona non grata” for a stipulated period of time.xiii)Any other relevant mechanism  C.In the case of third party harassment, the University/college authorities shall initiate action by making a complaint with the appropriate authority.1.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 in disciplined activities 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, hoso sexual 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, post, 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 affect 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 student.

2.Administrative action in the event or ragging :-2.1.The institution shall punish a student found guilty or ragging after following the procedure and in the manner prescribed hereinunder:

a. The Anti-Ragging Committee of the institution shall take an appropriate decision, in regard to punishment or otherwise, depending on the facts of each incident of ragging and nature and gravity of the incident of ragging established in the recommendations of the Anti-Ragging Squad.
b. The Anti-Ragging Committee may, depending on the nature and gravity of the guilt established by the Anti-Ragging Squad, award, to those found guilty, one or more of the following punishments, namely.
  1. Suspension form attending classes and academic privileges.
  2. Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits.
  3. Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or other evaluation process.
  4. Withholding results.
  5. Debaring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival etc.
  6. Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel.
  7. Cancellation of admission.
  8. Rustication from the institution for period ranging from one to four semesters.
  9. Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution fro a specified period.

Provided that where the persons committing or abetting the act of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment.

c. An appeal against the order of punishment by the Anti-Ragging Committee shall lie,
  1. In case of an order of an institution, affiliated to or constituent part, of a University, to the Vice-Chancellor of the University.
  2. In case of an order of a University, to its Chancellor.
  3. In case of an institution of national importance created by an Act of parliament, to the Chairman or Chancellor of the institution, as the case may be.

2.2.1.Where an institution, being constituent of , affiliated to or recognized by a University, fails to comply with any of the provision of these Regulations or fails to curb ragging effectively, such University may take any one or more of the following actions, namely.

i. Withdrawal of affiliation/ recognition or other privileges conferred.
ii. Prohibiting such institution from presenting any student or students then undergoing any programme of study therein for the award of any degree/diploma of the University.

Provided that where an institution is prohibited from presenting its student or students, the Commission shall make suitable arrangements for the other students so as to ensure that such students are able to pursue their academic studies.

iii. Withholding grants allocated to it by the university, if any.
iv. Withholding any grants cancelled through the university to the institution.
v. Any other appropriate penalty within the powers of the university.

2.2.2.

2.2.2. Where in the opinion of the appointing authority, a lapse is attributable to any members of the faculty or staff of the institution, in the matter of reporting or taking prompt action to precent an incident of ragging or who display an apathetic or insensitive attitude towards complaints of ragging, or who fail to take timely steps, whether required under these Regulations or otherwise, to prevent an incident or incidents of ragging, then such authority shall initiate departmental disciplinary action, in accordance with the prescribed procedure of the institution, against such member of the faculty or staff.

Provided that where such lapse is attributable to the Head of the institution, the authority designated to appoint such Head shall take such departmental disciplinary action, and such action shall be without prejudice to any action that may be taken under the penal laws for abetment of ragging for failure to take timely steps in the prevention of ragging or punishing any student found guilty of ragging.

2.3.The Commission shall, in respect of any institution that fails to take adequate steps to prevent ragging or fails to act in accordance with these Regulation or fails to punish perpetrators or incidents of ragging suitably, take one of more of the following measures, namely.

i. Withdrawal of declaration of fitness to receive grants under section 12B of the act.
ii. Withholding any grant allocated.
iii. Declaring the institution ineligible for consideration for any assistance under any of the general or special assistance programmes of the Commission.
iv. Informing the general public, including potential candidates for admission, through a notice displayed prominently in the newspapers or other suitable media and posted on the website of the Commission, declaring that the institution does not possess the minimum academic standards.
v. Taking such other action within its powers as it may deem fit and impose such other penalties as may be provided in the Act for such duration of time as the institution complies with the provisions of these Regulations.

Provided that the action taken under this clause by the Commission against any institution shall be shared with all Councils.

ANNEXURE- I  AFFIDAVIT BY THE STUEDENT

1. ____________ (full name of student with admission /registration / enrolment number) S/O D/O Mr./Mrs./Ms._______________________________________, having been admitted to _____________ (name of the institution), have received a copy of the UGC Regulations on Curbing the Meance of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009, (hereinafter called the “Regulations”) carefully read and fully understood the provisions contained in the said Regulations.
2. I have also, in particular, perused clause 7 and clause 9.1 of the Regulations and aware as to what constitutes ragging.
3. I have also, in particular, perused clause 7 and clause 9.1 of the Regulations and am fully aware of the penal and administrative action that is liable to be taken against me in case I am found guilty of or abetting ragging, actively or passively, or being part of a conspiracy to promote ragging.
4. I hereby solemnly aver and undertake that
4.2. I will not indulge in any behaviour or act that may be constituted as ragging under clause 3 of the Regulations.
4.3. I will not participate in or abet or propagate through any act of commission or omission that may be constituted as ragging under clause 3 of the Regulations.
5. I hereby affirm that, if found guilty of ragging, I am liable for punishment according to clause 9.1 of the Regulations, without prejudice to any other criminal action that may be taken against me under any penal law or any law for the time being in force.
6. I hereby declare that I have not been expelled or debarred from admission in any institution in the country on account of being found guilty of, abetting or being part of a conspiracy to promote, ragging: and further affirm that, in case the declaration is found to be untrue, I am aware that my admission is liable to be cancelled.
Declared this _________________ day of _________________ month of _________________ year.

Signature of deponent

Name:____________ VERIFICATION Verified that the contents of this affidavit are true to the best of my knowledge and no part of the affidavit is false and nothing has been concealed or misstated therein.

Verified at _______________ (place) on this the ____________ (day) of __________________ (year)

Signature of deponent

Solemnly affirmed and signed in my presence on this the ____________ (day) of _____________ (month), ____________ (year), after reading the contents of this affidavit.

OATH COMMISSIONER

ANNEXURE-II  AFFIDAVIT BY PARENT / GUARDIAN

1. Mr./Mrs./Ms.______________________ (full name of parent/guardian) Father/mother/guardian of, ____ (Full name of student with admission/ registration/ enrolment number), having been admitted to ___________________________________________(name of the institution), have received a copy of the UGC Regulations on Curbing the Meance of Ragging in Higher Educational Institution, 2009, (hereinafter called the ‘Regulations”), carefully read and fully understood the provisions contained in the said Regulation.
2. I have, in particular, perused clause 3 of the Regulations and am aware as to what constitutes ragging.
3. I have also, in particular, perused clause 7 and clause 9.1 of the Regulations and am fully aware of the penal and administrative action that is liable to be taken against me in case I am found guilty of or abetting ragging, actively or passively, or being part of a conspiracy to promote ragging.
4. I hereby solemnly aver and undertake that
a. I will not indulge in any behaviour or act that may be constituted as ragging under clause 3 of the Regulations.
b. I will not participate in or abet or propagate through any act of commission or omission that may be constituted as ragging under clause 3 of the Regulations.
5. I hereby affirm that, if found guilty of ragging, I am liable for punishment according to clause 9.1 of the Regulations, without prejudice to any other criminal action that may be taken against me under any penal law or any law for the time being in force.
6. I hereby declare that I have not been expelled or debarred from admission in any institution in the country on account of being found guilty of, abetting or being part of a conspiracy to promote, ragging: and further affirm that, in case the declaration is found to be untrue, I am aware that my admission is liable to be cancelled.
Declared this __________________ day of ___________________ month of _________________ year.

Signature of deponent
Name :______________

VERIFICATION
Verified that the contents of this affidavit are true to the best of my knowledge and no part of the affidavit is false and nothing has been concealed or misstated therein.

Verified at ____________________ on this the ________________ of _____________, year___________

Signature of deponent

Solemnly affirmed and signed in my presence on this the ________ of __________,____________, after reading the contents of this affidavit.

OATH COMMISSIONER