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UNIVERSITY RULES, ORDINANCES & POLICIES FOR STUDENTS
IMS Unison University believes in fostering a professional environment in which students, faculty and staff members work together to achieve academic excellence. The University grooms the students to understand and practice self-responsibility to be fully equipped for a successful global career. Therefore, it is vital that every student accepts accountability and commitment to maintain discipline, decorum and conformity to all the Rules, Ordinances and Policies of the University.
ADMISSION & ENROLLMENT RULES:
- The students shall be admitted to the University subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the University.
- Every student shall be allotted a registration number as per the program (courses of studies) to which he has been admitted. Such a registration number shall act as the "Roll number" of the student. This roll number shall only be allotted to the student by the University on his payment of all applicable fees & deposits and the submission of all documents and certificates as prescribed at the time of admission to the program.
- A student registered for a program (courses of study), shall continue to remain registered for such a program, till he passes out the program or he withdraws from the program or as specified by the Ordinances made in this regard.
- Every student admitted to the University shall be allotted an "Enrollment number" after paying the enrollment fee as prescribed by the University and submission of all the requisite documents certifying his eligibility to the program being admitted.
- If the student has passed his previous qualification from other University, he shall submit the original Migration certificate from that University before allotment of the enrollment number.
- Student already enrolled with the University need not re-apply for enrollment provided that he has not migrated to another University.
- A student enrolled with the University shall continue to remain the student of the University till he obtains migration certificate from the University.
- If a student desires to join the University on the basis of transfer of credits from other Institutes/Universities during the program, he shall be examined by the Equivalence Committee as per the procedure laid down in Ordinances of the University for his admission.
Every student will be given a copy of Program Ordinances, Curriculum and Syllabi, which specifies all the academic requirements and provisions for the Program of study. The same is available on the University website (www.iuu.ac). The student and parent(s) must read these documents so that they are well aware of the academic requirements of the University. The students are required to comply with all the ordinances and guidelines issued by the University from time to time.
Few important points (from the Program Ordinances) are outlined below:
- Every eligible student shall be required to register for the Courses at the beginning of each academic term (semester/trimester/summer), on the dates specified in the Academic Calendar and/or notifications issued by the University from time to time in this regard.
- The process of registration is prescribed in the Program Ordinances of the University and all the students shall mandatorily follow the same.
- A student will be permitted to register for the academic term only after clearance from the Finance Department of the University for all fees/ dues/ other charges as may be applicable.
- Registration is critical as it implies that the student is eligible and included in the nominal rolls for the specific academic term (semester/trimester/summer). Failure to comply with the registration process within the stipulated time as mentioned below will result in late fine/striking off the name of the student from the rolls.
- Registering late for the program with late fee shall not entitle any student to claim for the benefit of attendance in the program.
- The sole responsibility for registering in person and in time as specified in the Academic Calendar in a semester/ trimester/summer term will be that of the student.
|Registration in the Academic Term
|Within 3 days of the date of commencement of the Academic term as per the academic calendar
|Fourth day upto 7 days of the date of commencement of the Academic term as per the academic calendar
|Eighth day upto 15 days of the date of commencement of the Academic term as per the academic calendar
|Sixteenth day upto 30 days of the date of commencement of the Academic term as per the academic calendar
|After 30 days of the date of commencement of the Academic term as per the academic calendar
|The name of the student shall be struck-off from the rolls of the University for the Academic term
In order to maintain high standards and academic excellence, all students must attend every lecture, tutorial and practical classes. However, to account for late registration, self sickness, family calamity or other contingencies, the attendance requirement will be a minimum of 75% of the classes actually held in each course.
Provided further that if a student has been officially deputed to participate / represent University outside, he/she may be given relaxation in attendance requirement subject to a maximum of 10% by the Vice Chancellor on all account including medical exigencies on the recommendations of the Head of the Department/Dean of the School concerned.
A student with attendance less than required (i.e. 75% in normal cases and 65% with permission of the Vice Chancellor) in a course during the academic term will not be permitted to appear in the End Term examination and will be awarded "F" grade in that course irrespective of his/her performance in the Sessional (Continuous Evaluation) including Mid Term Examination.
Provided further that no student of Law programs shall be allowed to take end term examination in a course if the student concerned has not attended minimum of 70% classes held in the course concern as also the moot court room exercises, tutorials and practical training conducted in the subject taken together. Provided further that if a student for any exceptional reasons fail to attend 70% of the classes held in any subject, the Vice Chancellor may allow the student to take the End Term Examination if the student concerned attended at least 65% of the classes held in the course concern and attended 70% of classes in all the courses taken together.
A student with attendance less than 75% in a subject upto the conduct of the respective Mid Term examination(s) will not be permitted to appear in the Mid Term examination(s) for that particular subject(s) under any circumstances.
CONTINUOUS EVALUATION, EXAMINATIONS AND PROMOTION:
The University follows the system of Continuous Evaluation, Examination & Promotion to maintain high standards of academic quality.
The process of Continuous Evaluation, Examinations and Promotion is prescribed in the Program Ordinances and all the students shall mandatorily follow the same.
A copy of the Program Ordinances shall be handed over to each student at the time of commencement of the Program and is also available on the University Website. Any further changes in the Program Ordinances shall be notified to all students separately.
CO-CURRICULAR & EXTRA –CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
The University is committed to the overall development and transformation of each student by providing different mandatory co-curricular activities like Value Added Programs, Personality Development Programs etc., and extra-curricular activities such as Sports, Cultural, Hobby Clubs, etc. Some Programs include mandatory National Study Tour, Internships and other Training Programs.
- Attendance and participation in all such activities is compulsory.
- Any student who does not fulfill the minimum attendance requirement of 75% in such activities may not be awarded the Certificates for such activities and will not be eligible for Placement facility of the University.
ANTI RAGGING POLICY
Definition of Ragging
“Any conduct by any student or students, whether by word spoken or written or by an act,which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any otherstudent. Exploiting the students from completing academic task and financial extortion.Any act of physical abuse including all its variants – sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, andstripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other dangerto health of a person. Any act that prevents disrupts or disturbs the regular academicactivity of other students”.
Ragging is a cognizable offence and IMS Unison University will take strict action againstoffenders.
- Pursuant to the directives of the Honorable Supreme Court and in accordancewith the UGC Regulations, on curbing the Menace of Ragging in HigherEducational Institutions, 2009, the University has constituted the Anti-RaggingCommittee and Anti-Ragging Squads for overseeing the strict and meticulousimplementation of all the directives. The members of the anti-ragging committeeand anti-ragging squads along with their mobile numbers are being displayed forthe benefit of the students specially the newly admitted students.
- The University educates the students enrolled in various programs at thebeginning of each academic year about the Anti-Ragging Policy and zerotolerance for ragging at the University.
- Each student as well as his/her parents/guardian, are mandatorily required tosubmit separate undertakings in the form of an affidavit at the time of admissionto the effect that they are aware of the prohibition of ragging and thepunishment prescribed both under penal laws as well as under theseregulations.
- Anti-ragging hoardings, banners, billboards are displayed at prominent places inthe University campus, including hostels, canteens, messes, cafeterias, buses,playgrounds, lawns, labs, etc.
- Surprise checks of hostels/canteens/cafeteria/bus stop are carried out regularly.
- A close and regular liaison is maintained with the local police to guard againstthe incident of ragging. FIR will be lodged in police station on all reportedragging cases.
- Daily briefing of fresher’s is carried out by counselors and coordinators.
- An anti-ragging committee of the students is also formed.
- In case any student encounters ragging by any of the senior students, he/she isimmediately required to contact the members of the anti-ragging committee,who will take an immediate corrective action and necessary proceedings will beinitiated against the culprits engaged in ragging activities.
Punishment for Ragging
- Lodging FIR against offender.
- Rigorous Imprisonment for up to 3 years (under court of law).
- Fine up to Rs. 2,50,000/-.
- Expulsion from the IMS Unison University and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution.
POLICY FOR PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
IMS Unison University is committed to creating and maintaining a community in whichstudents and employees can work together in an environment free of violence, harassment,exploitation, intimidation and stress. This includes all forms of gender violence, sexualharassment and discrimination on the basis of sex/gender or amongst the same sexmembers.
The IMS Unison University Policy on Prevention of Sexual Harassment has been framedkeeping the following objectives in view:
- To comply with the directives of the Honorable Supreme Court.
- To establish an effective mechanism for the prevention and redressal of sexual harassment cases and other acts of gender based violence at the University.
- To create and foster an environment at the University that is completely free of sexual harassment in its various forms and to generate public opinion against all forms of gender-based violence.
- For the purpose of this policy “Sexual Harassment” shall include, but will not be confined to the following:
- Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or verbal or physicalconduct of a sexual nature made, either explicitly or implicitly, in return for a termor condition of teaching/guidance, employment, participation or evaluation of aperson’s engagement in any University activity;
- When unwelcome sexual advances and/or verbal, non-verbal, or physical conductsuch as loaded comments, remarks or jokes, letters, phone calls or through e-mail orany other communication mediums, gestures, showing of pornography, lurid stares,physical contact or molestation, stalking, sounds or display of a derogatory nature,have the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s performance or ofcreating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment;
- Forcible physical touch or molestation; Eve teasing, innuendos and taunts, physicalconfinement against one’s will and any other act to impinge upon one’s privacy;
- Any act or conduct by a person in authority and belonging to one sex which deniesor would deny equal opportunity in pursuit of education or career development, orotherwise making the environment at the University hostile or intimidating to aperson belonging to the other/same sex.
- This Policy is applicable to all allegations of Sexual Harassment made by astudent, against a student, employee or third party, irrespective of whetherSexual Harassment is alleged to have taken place within or outside theUniversity premises.
- The University has constituted a Committee for Prevention of SexualHarassment to take cognizance of complaints about sexual harassment, conductenquiries, provide assistance and redressal to the victims, recommend penaltiesand take action against the harasser, if necessary.
- The disciplinary action shall be commensurate with the nature of the violationand could be in the form of warning, suspension or even expulsion from theUniversity.
STUDENT DISCLIPINE AND CODE OF CONDUCT:
The University is committed to ensuring a conducive and transforming environment for the overall development of the student. Academic discipline and personal code of conduct is expected from every student. For the well-being of the student community, any violation of discipline and code of conduct will be strictly dealt with, including expulsion from the University.
STUDENT DRESS CODE
- Personal grooming and uniform dress code is very essential for self-esteem, sense of belongingness, pride in the University and readiness for professional life.
- The University has prescribed a Uniform Dress Code for all students. A separate fee is charged by the University for Uniform and every new student will be provided with the following: 3 Black trousers, 3 full-sleeved white shirts, 1 Blazer, 1 Tie, 1 Pullover, 1 Bag, 1 T-shirt and 1 Tracksuit.
- The student must be in the uniform (black trouser, full sleeved white shirt, University tie and formal black shoes) while in the University campus on all regular class days (Monday to Saturday) and on any special activities or events held on non-working days. Additionally, the University blazer, pullover or tracksuit may be worn as and when required.
- Students representing the University in special events and competitions, in the University Campus or outside, must wear the University uniform and the University blazer.
- Decorum of the University uniform should be maintained at all times by the students.
- Loose tie-knot, folding of shirt / blazer sleeves is not permitted.
- Attire and hair must be neat and tidy. Hairstyle should not be bizarre. Students will be asked to have their hair altered immediately, if they are found with inappropriate styles. Male students should have a neat haircut at all times with appropriate hair length. However, religious practices may be observed.
- Any kind of tattooing or graffiti on person or University Uniform is prohibited and strict action will be taken in case of violation.
- For games, sports and other similar activities, the students must wear the University T-shirt and/or tracksuit as required.
- No student will be permitted to enter the University if not attired in the University uniform. A caution notice will be issued to a student violating the dress code. Subsequent violation will result in disciplinary action against the student.
- The student will not be permitted to wear any casual/personal clothing in the University campus, except the boarders in the hostel compound.
STUDENT IDENTITY CARD
- Every student is provided with a University Identity Card. The student should wear and display the Identity Card at all times in the University campus.
- A student will not be allowed into the University campus without the Identity Card.
- A student must produce the Identity Card to use any University facility like Library, Infirmary, etc.
- A student must return the Identity Card to the University Academic Cell at the time of passing out/withdrawal/ expulsion or when asked for. In case of failure to do so, deposits will be forfeited and certificates will not be issued.
- Every student should preserve the Identity Card and not give it to any other student or outsider for any purpose. Any misuse of the University Identity Card (self or others) will lead to disciplinary action on the student, to the extent of expulsion from the University.
- The University reserves the right to ask the students to surrender their Identity Card without assigning any reason.
UNIVERSITY CLASS TIMINGS
- The Class timings are generally from 9:15 am to 4:30 pm from Monday to Saturday. Backlog Courses/ Special Training Programs, Co-curricular/Extra-Curricular activities and extra classes are conducted from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm from Monday to Saturday. The University reserves the right to extend the class timings in the academic interest of the students.
- Class time-table will be published at the beginning of each academic term.
- Every student must be present inside the classroom on time for every class. Students who arrive late will not be permitted into the class and will be marked absent for that class.
- University shall conduct the classes/activities, etc., as per the Annual Academic Calendar issued at the commencement of the academic year. However, the University shall reserve the right to make any changes in the academic calendar.
STUDENT DISCIPLINE IN THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
- Every student has to observe discipline, decorum and proudly contribute to the academic ambience and prestige of the University. Students must treat each other with dignity and spirit of friendship and brotherhood to create and nurture harmonious student community.
- Every student must respect the faculty members and every staff member of the University.
- A student shall not indulge in any act of indiscipline which includes:
- Violation of Rules, Ordinances and Policies for Students of the IMS Unison University.
- Misbehavior with a fellow student, faculty or staff or any person in the University.
- Breach of an Undertaking or Declaration.
- Refusal to obey the directions of the competent authorities.
- Physical assault or threat to use physical force against any officer, academic staff, administrative staff, other employee or student of the University.
- Shouting, whistling, use of verbal/written abuses, derogatory or un-parliamentary language/ terms against any officer, academic staff, administrative staff, other employee or student of the University.
- Carrying, or use of, or threat to use, any weapons, prohibited items or chemicals.
- Any violation of provisions of the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955.
- Violation of status, dignity and honor of students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
- Any gender - related verbal or other derogatory act.
- Creating ill-will or intolerance on religious or communal grounds.
- Involvement fanatically in religious, political and group activities (based on caste, creed & place of residence) is against the code of conduct of the University and use of the campus for above mentioned purpose is strictly forbidden.
- Distribution of literatures including CD, Cassettes pertaining to his/her religions, political views and group views are not permitted.
- Any act of bribery or corruption.
- Any kind of betting/gambling.
- Any act of malpractice related to any examination conducted by the University.
- Willful damage to any property of the University.
- Littering in the campus including classrooms.
- Causing disruption in any manner in the functioning of the University.
- Bunking of classes/ University activities, loitering or being present in unauthorized places such as cafeterias, dhabas, etc., whether in campus or outside campus during the classes/activity are in progress.
- Possession and/or use of banned/prohibited substances such as tobacco products, alcohol, narcotics, etc., within the premises of the University, including in-campus or out-campus hostels of the University.
- Any other act of commission or omission, which constitutes indiscipline in the view of the Disciplinary Authority.
- Any such act of indiscipline will be investigated by the Disciplinary Committee of the University. Based on the seriousness of the act of indiscipline, the disciplinary action on the guilty student shall be imposed which may range from fine, suspension to expulsion from the University.
- All powers relating to discipline & disciplinary action shall vest with the Vice Chancellor who may delegate all or such powers, as he deems fit, to such other Person/Committee as he may specify in this regard.
- The Vice Chancellor may, on the recommendation of a Committee constituted in this regard or on his own, order or direct that any student found guilty of indiscipline:-
- Be kept under disciplinary probation for a stated period; or
- Be suspended for a stated period; and/or
- Be fined monetarily with a specified amount; and/or
- That the result of the concerned student in the examination in which he has appeared be withheld for a stated period or cancelled; and/or
- Be debarred from one or more examinations conducted by the University; and/or
- Be debarred for a stated period; or
- Be expelled from the University; or
- Any other punishment which the Vice Chancellor may deem fit.
- In case a student is found guilty of indiscipline and is punished as stated above, his/her scholarship (if awarded) under the University Scholarship Policy shall be withdrawn with immediate effect. He/she shall be liable to refund all amount received as Scholarship from the University from the date of admission.
- The decision of the Vice Chancellor regarding punishment shall be final and not open to question.
DAMAGE TO UNIVERSITY PROPERTY
- For wilful breakage and damage to the University property, the replacement cost along with a fine will be imposed on the errant student. However, in case of accidental breakages, only the replacement cost of the article will be charged.
- If an individual is not identified, then same will be charged to the entire group of students involved.
- The decision of the Vice Chancellor in such cases shall be final.