DEVA MATHA COLLEGE
Kuravilangad P.O. Kerala, India
Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
Office: +91 4822-230233, 232951
Fax : +91 4822-232951
Email: principaldmck@gmail.com

Code of conduct - Students

RULES FOR GENERAL DISCIPLINE
 
1. Students of Devamatha College Kuravilangad are expected to reach the college sufficiently early for the classes. On reaching the college they should go to the class-rooms or library and engage themselves in some academic work. They should not wander about the college or talk in loud voice to disturb others.
2. Classes will be held from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 1.15 p.m. to 3.15 p.m. 3.15 p.m. to 5 p.m. will be treated as tutorial hours.
3. Students are expected to behave in an exemplary manner within the college and outside.
4. Every day, classes begin with a prayer song. Students are requested to come to attention when the song begins and keep standing so till it ends. Students are expected to reach the class rooms before the prayer song commences. Students outside the class rooms too are expected to join the prayer song by standing attention.
5. Students are expected to stand up when the teacher enters the class-room and remain standing till the teacher takes his/her seat or till they are allowed to sit down by the teacher.
6. Greet the teacher appropriately when he/she comes to the class. Say “Good Morning” or “Good After-noon” depending on whether it is fore-noon or afternoon. Say “Thank you, sir” when the teacher leaves the class room. Greet teachers appropriately when you meet him/her outside the class-room also.
7. No student shall enter or leave the class-room when the session is on without the permission of the teacher.
8. Howling or shouting is not allowed within the college campus.
9. Students are expected to spend their free hours in the library or in the readingroom. They should not loiter along the corridor or crowd along the verandah.
10. Do not disfigure the walls, doors, windows, desks, tables and other items of furniture with graffiti, engravings etc.
11. Unauthorized crowding or assembly or procession inside the campus is strictly prohibited.
12. Politically based students’ organisations or outfits are not allosed within the campus. Students are strictly prohibited from organising, attending or participating in any political activity within the campus.
13. The College being a temple of learning and a zone of knowledge, no student shall resort to any form of strike/ agitation / gherao or shouting slogans within the campus.
14. The principal will have the power to declare holiday for the college in case of emergencies.
15. In the matter of discipline, the decision of the principal shall be final.
16. Students shall wear their ID tag within the campus, failing which a fine of Rs. 50/- will be imposed.
17. Students shall dress modestly and properly.
18. No students shall enter another’s class room without prior permission.
19. Students absenting themselves from the class without proper leave application for more than 10 days shall be removed from the rolls. Re-admission of such students is the discretion of the principal.
20. No student is allowed to remain in the campus after 5 p.m.
21. Students are not allowed to bring their vehicles beyond the college gate as per the order of the Honourable High Court of Kerala.
22. Consumption of drugs, alcohol, tobacco etc. is prohibited in the campus. Action will be initiated against those who indulge in such practices.
23. Any case of criminal activity or violation of law and order in the college campus will be reported to the police.
24. Any student persistently insubordinate, repeatedly or wil-fully mischievous, guilty of fraud or malpractice in exams shall be removed from the rolls. The removal shall be either temporary or permanent depending on the gravity of the offence.
25. As per Government directions, no mobile phone will be permitted within the college campus for students. Students are therefore requested not to bring mobile phones to the college campus. Students and their bags will be searched randomly for mobile phones, in case of suspicion. The mobile phones thus collected from students will be confiscated. It can be recovered only by the parents of the students concerned on giving a fine of Rs.500 each and a written guarantee that this will not be repeated again.
 
RAGGING IN THE CAMPUS IN ANY FORM IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND IS PUNISHABLE BY LAW
THE KERALA PROHIBITION OF RAGGING ACT, 1998 (Act 10 of 1998)
 
An act to prohibit ragging in educational institutions in the State of Kerala.
Preamble – Whereas it is expedient to prohibit ragging in educational institutions in the State of Kerala.
Be it enacted in the Forty-ninth Year of the Republic of India as follows-
 
(1) Short title, extent and commencement –
      (a) This Act may be called the Kerala Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1988.
      (b) It extends to the whole of the state of Kearala.
      (c) It shall to be deemed to have come in to force on the 23r d day of October, 1997
(2) Definition – In this Act, unless the context otherwise required-
    (a) Head of the educational institution means the Principal or the Headmaster or the person responsible for the management of that educational institution.
      (b) Ragging means doing of any act, by disorderedly conduct, to a student of an educational institution, which          causes or is likely to cause physical or psychological harm or raising apprehension or fear or shame or embarrassment to that student and includes.
      (i) teasing, abusing or playing practical jokes on , or causing hurt to such student
      Or
     (ii) asking a student to do any act or perform something which such student will not in the ordinary course, willingly, do.
(3) Prohibition of ragging- Ragging within or without any educational institution is prohibited.
(4) Penalty for ragging- Whoever commits, participates in, abets or propagates ragging within, or without, any educational institution shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years and shall also be liable to a fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees.
(5) Dismissal of student- Any student convicted of an offence under Section 4 shall be dismissed from the educational institution and such student shall not be admitted in any other educational institution for a period of three years from the date of order of such dismissal.
(6) Suspension of student- (a) Whenever any student or, as the case may be, the parents or guardian, or a teacher of an educational institution complaints, in writing, of ragging to the head of the educational institution, the head of that educational institution shall, without prejudice to the foregoing provisions, within seven days of the receipt of the complaint, enquire into the matter mentioned in the complaint and , if, prima facie, it is found true, suspend the student who is accused of the  offence and shall, immediately forward the complaint to the police station having jurisdiction over the area in which the educational institution is situated, for further action.
   (b) Where, on enquiry by the head of the educational institution, it is proved that there is no substance prima facie in the complaint received under sub section
         (1), he shall intimate the fact, in writing, to the complainant.
(7) Deemed abatement – If the head of the educational institution fails or neglects to take action in the manner specified in section 6 when a complaint of ragging is made, such person shall be deemed to have abetted the offence of ragging and shall, on conviction, be punished as provided for in Section 4 
(8) Power to make rules,- (i) The Government may, by notification in the Gazette, make rules for carrying out all or any of the purposes of this Act.
    (ii) Every rule made under this act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before the Legislative assembly, while it is in session for a total period of fourteen days which may be comprised in one session or in two successive sessions, and if before the expiry of the session in which it is  so laid, or the session immediately following, the legislative Assembly makes any modification in the rule or decides that the rule should not be made, the rule shall, thereafter, have affect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.
(9) Repeal And Saving- (i) The Kerala prohibition of Ragging Ordinance, 1998 (2 of 1998), is hereby repealed.
    (ii) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or deemed to have been done or any action taken or deemed to have been taken under the said Ordinance shall be deemed to have been done or taken under this Act.
 

 

ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE

        Attendance will be marked at the beginning of each period by the teacher engaging the class. Attendance will not be granted to students who report after 9.45 am in the first hour.
 
         If a student is absent for one hour it will be treated as absence for half a day, and if his absence is for two hours or more, it will be treated as absence for one full day. A student requiring leave for only a particular period may be granted such leave by the teacher concerned. Application for leave for more than one period must be made to the principal in the prescribed form and it should reach him by 10 am.. When absence is due to some unforeseen cause the application must be submitted as early as possible, and in no case, later than the first day of the student’s return to the college.
 
       Absence without leave from any examination or from the composition or practical work will be reported by the teachers concerned to the Principal. Leave of absence from a term - examination should be obtained from the Principal. A student absenting himself for a period exceeding five working days whether with leave or without leave should, on his return to the college, report to the Principal. A student absenting himself without leave for more than ten consecutive days will have his/her name removed from the rolls, and he/she may be readmitted on payment of College dues, if any. Every application for leave shall be countersigned by the students guardian and recommended by the staff guide or the head of the department.
 
        The minimum attendance prescribed by the University is 75% of the working days in the Academic year. Exemption from shortage of attendance ( subject to a maximum of 20 days ) can be granted by the Syndicate on recommendation by the Principal, provided leave has been applied for and granted for such absence on satisfactory grounds. Such condonation will be granted for such absence on satisfactory grounds, but only once during a course. Duty leave for Physical Education activities will be granted only to athletes representing the college or universities in various matches,
tournaments, and/or sports events. A student deputed to participate in matches, tournaments and sports events should submit his leave application duly recommended by the Director of Physical Education for necessary action, not later than one week after the event. The maximum period for which duty leave can be granted to a student for sports and athletics is limited to 10% of the total number of working days.
 
IDENTITY CARD
 
     An Identity card along with a tag will be issued to the student at the time of admission. It is the responsibility of the student to see that the card is duly attested by the principal. The student should wear this card while on the campus and produce the same on demand for inspection by any member on the staff. If a student is found not wearing the identity tag, he shall be fined an amount of Rs. 50/-. If the card is lost, a duplicate can be obtained on payment of Rs.100/-. It may be borne in mind that the Identity card will be required on many occasions such as, voting at the College Union Elections, claiming Hall Tickets, Mark Lists, Certificates, Scholarships, Stipends and the like.
 
STUDENTS’ GRIEVANCE REDRESS COMMITTEE
 
There shall be a students’ grivance redress committee constituted by the Principal. The chairman of the said committee shall be the Principal. The committee shall consist of three teachers nominated by the college council of whom one shall be a lady teacher. The chairman of the college union as well as the secretary shall be the exofficio members of the said committee. The committee shall meet once in every month and evaluate the steps taken or frame guidelines of general instructions or directions for the maintenance of peaceful atmosphere in the campus.
(As per M.G. University order No. 162/04/2/dt 16/2/05)