Code of Student Behaviour
- (i) Every student is duty-bound to abide by the policy and guidelines regarding the responsible use of social media. Lack of knowledge of University policies will not be accepted as an excuse for failure to comply with the Code of Conduct. Any non-compliance by the students shall be subject to appropriate reprimand and disciplinary action.
- (ii) Any Social media content affecting the life, liberty, and privacy of any other person or any disregard for the organization must be avoided. The students must take moral responsibility for their speech, action, and though
(a) Punctuality- Students are required to be punctual for their classes as well as for seminars, presentations and assessments, and tests. No student can remain absent from the class except with the prior permission of the HOD/Wardens on a prescribed form.
(b) Academic Offences- The following are considered serious offenses at Sri Sri University and may result in immediate dismissal from the course
(c) Plagiarism- Plagiarism is when a student submits work i.e., research, essays, and assignments, that is stolen; attempts to pass off another’s ideas or words as his/her own or uses another’s work or idea without properly crediting the source. Plagiarism would be quantified into the following levels in ascending order of severity for the purpose of its definition:
- Level 0: Similarities up to 10% – Minor similarities, no penalty
- Level 1: Similarities above 10% to 40%
- Level 2: Similarities above 40% to 60%
- Level 3: Similarities above 60%
(i) Students engaging in any form of activities construed as cheating, copying, assisting others, or receiving any form of assistance during examinations will be subject to disciplinary action.
(ii) Any breach of regulations relating to examinations and assessments, whether committed intentionally or unintentionally, will be regarded as a ‘gross misconduct’ and a flagrant violation of the Code of Academic Integrity. The Controller of Examinations/Dean will refer the matter to the Disciplinary Committee, who can take punitive action deemed necessary.
Signing in by proxy during classroom attendance or elsewhere by students amounts to forgery of signature and will be treated as a criminal offense by Sri Sri University. Students involved in such forgery will be liable to prosecution.
- (i) Minimum 75% attendance (in lectures, tutorials, and practical classes) is required for appearing in university and semester/trimester examinations.
- (ii) Students, who do not have the required attendance (calculated on the basis of combined schedules of theory and practical hours), will not be permitted to appear in the final university examinations.
- A 10% relaxation in attendance may be given at the discretion of the Vice-Chancellor under special circumstances on the recommendation of the Dean/HoD.
- Students who do not attend classes for more than seven days without duly sanctioned leave shall find their names struck off from the university’s rolls. They will have to re-deposit their admission fee in order to continue, subject to other eligibility conditions being satisfied.
- Attendance at seminars and guest lecturers is compulsory for students.
For students, who desire to withdraw from the program during the academic year without a valid reason, the full fees for the entire duration of the program have to be deposited while seeking withdrawal. This provision will be subservient to any specific provision of the UGC in this regard.
Code of Conduct Inside the Laboratory
- Students are required to maintain silence at all times in the laboratory.
- Students will occupy the computer systems as identified by the Lab-In-Charge of the laboratory.
- Each Student will login with his/her username and password.
- Where the students have carried storage devices such as pen-drives and CDs, the same will be tested for any presence of computer viruses or any other undesirable content.
- Students should not attempt to access IT-servers. IT server rooms are out of bound to students.
- Students shall not indulge in hacking or retrieval of sensitive information, destruction of data or computer programs from systems and IT-servers located in the Computer Laboratory or anywhere else on the campus.
- The Internet facility at the University is provided purely for academic purposes and knowledge acquisition. Students will not use this facility for sending unproductive, provocative, or illegal electronic mails or indulge in undesirable web-chatting.
- Whenever a student has copied any data or computer program from a system, the same should be shown to the Lab-In-Charge for verification or approval.
- (xi) The Lab-In-Charge, System Administrators inside the Computer Laboratory or the University is not responsible for the loss of any personal property of the students.
- Beverages and food are prohibited inside the Computer Lab.
- Mobile phones and tabs are prohibited inside the Computer Lab. The violation of this rule will result in the confiscation of the instrument and the expulsion of the student from the Lab. The instrument will be returned to the student only at the end of the course.
- Chatting and talking are prohibited in all Computer Laboratories of the university.
- Students are prohibited from visiting any sites that do not add learning value or are illegal. Students should use the Computer Laboratory only for academic learning and research. Activities of the students on the campus network are tracked using monitoring software for regulatory purposes.
Laboratory and Workshop Rules and Regulations
- Students are to report for the required laboratory and workshop sessions on time.
- Students are required to wear laboratory/workshop uniforms as prescribed by the department concerned. Care should be taken by the students to wear heavy-duty shoes to prevent accidents in the workshop (if applicable).
- All Laboratory equipment/workshop machinery/appliances/chemicals need to be handled with care
- Students must intimate the Faculty/Laboratory Assistant/Workshop Assistant of any breakage or malfunctioning of equipment immediately.
- In case of any damage caused to equipment/machinery/appliances, the price of the same will be recovered by the University from the student concerned.
- Students should adhere to the instructions given by the faculty/laboratory technician/ workshop technician during the laboratory session/class.
- Students are required to report to the laboratory/workshop sessions with their record notebooks and must proceed to work silently on their experiments, either individually or in designated groups. Any unruly behavior, such as unnecessary talking in the laboratory/workshop is strictly prohibited.
- All materials used in the laboratory/workshop are the property of the university and should not be taken out of the laboratory/workshop except under the guidance of a faculty member in charge and with the permission of the Head of the Department.
- Students absenting themselves from any laboratory/workshop session cannot claim to be permitted to re-do the experiments as a matter of right. The discretion/decision of the Head of the Department will be final in this regard.
(a) Students of Sri Sri University are prohibited from interacting or speaking on behalf of the University, with any media organization or publication. All such queries should be forwarded to the Executive Registrar (ER) as the ER is authorized to address the Media.
- Students are also not allowed to invite any media person on their own, without the written permission of the Head, Public Relations of the University.
- Photography/Videography without the knowledge of the person, inviting outside media, or engaging an outside person or any media to video record activities of a person without prior permission is an offense likely to be punished under the law.
- Exhibiting or emailing pornographic material or using obscene text messages etc. is not acceptable by the University, and is a criminal offense punishable under law. Recording, exhibiting, broadcasting, or displaying such materials causes injury, distress, or damage to the reputation of the University and harms its self-image, as also of the community of scholars and learners. This includes, but is not limited to, taking video or photographic images in shower/locker rooms, residence hall rooms, and restrooms. The storing, sharing and distribution of such unauthorized recording by any student by any means are strictly prohibited.
- All provisions in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as applicable to the IT-sector will also be binding on the students.
Responsible Use of Social Media
(a) Social media sites, like most other websites, are public and easily searchable. In addition to students and other key constituents of the University, sites may also be searched by future employers, aspirants of the University as well as personal acquaintances of the students, faculties, and staff. The use of social media brings with it a greater need for personal responsibility, particularly when engaging in online discussions or web chats as well as when exchanging or posting information using web-based platforms. While the University has clear guidelines and policies regarding certain aspects of its operations, e.g., academic policies by students, IT, and Library, among others, these do not explicitly cover all the aspects of the usage of social media. The Social Media Policy and Guidelines are to be followed by all students of the University. The primary purpose of this policy is: –
(i)To encourage the good and responsible practice of the use of social media.
(ii)To protect the interests of the University and its stakeholders including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other secondary stakeholders.
(iii) To promote effective and innovative use of social media.
Social Media Regulations
(i) Students are allowed only to post meaningful and respectful comments; no spam or remarks that are off-topic or offensive shall be passed on to social media.
(ii) Students should respect and honor proprietary information, content, and confidentiality
(iii) When disagreeing with other’s opinions, keep it appropriate, polite, and respectful.
Care in Posting of Content
(i) Students shall ensure that their efforts to be conversational do not violate Sri Sri University’s privacy, confidentiality, and proprietary guidelines.
(ii) Students shall seek permission to publish or report on content (academic and administrative) that are meant to be private or internal to the University.
- All statements must be true and not misleading and all claims must be substantiated and approved.
- Confidentiality of all academic and administrative content must be maintained at all times by students. Whenever in doubt, they should approach the University authorities.
- Students should never comment on anything related to academic or administrative matters without the appropriate approval of the University authorities.
- All content associated with students shall be consistent with their position in the Department and with the University’s values and professional standards.
(viii) Unprofessional postings by others on a student’s social media page may reflect very poorly on the student. Please monitor another’s postings on your profile and strive to ensure that the content does not get viewed as unprofessional. It may be useful to block such postings from individuals.
(ix) Students are to monitor their peers by alerting them to any unprofessional or potentially offensive comments made online or on social media platforms. You are required to protect the good name of your University as well as that of yourself, your peers, and your friends.
- Students are required to follow through on this document both in letter and spirit. One must remember that digital footprints are not easy to erase. That may impact both personal lives and careers that they themselves wish to build as well as the legacy that they want to create for their alma mater
(i) Daily Wear
Informal: Trousers + full/half sleeve shirts + shoes/sandal with back strap + belt (optional) (However, students may put on lounge suit or a combination)
In addition, to the dress code prescribed above, boys may put on jeans + full/half sleeve shirts/T-shirt (with/without collars)
(i) Daily Wear
Saree / salwar suit / leggings + long kurti + dupatta / long frock / business formal [trousers/long skirt +Full /half sleeve shirt + blazer (optional)] + appropriate foot wear.
In addition, to the dress code prescribed above, girl students may put on jeans + full/half sleeve shirts/T-shirt (with/without collars)
The above dress codes are to be followed in Academic areas and Kaivalya (kitchen). However, students may put on full track pants + T-shirt for dinner at Kaivalya (kitchen).
Guidelines for Campus Discipline
(i) Wearing the identity card issued by the University inside the campus is compulsory.
(ii)Follow the rules, regulations, and notices issued by the university authorities. Misbehaving with faculty, staff, students or visitors will attract disciplinary action.
(iii) Refrain from using disrespectful, abusive, and foul language in the classrooms, corridors, cafeteria, library, laboratories, university campus, and hostels.
(iv) Willful damage to university property: classrooms, laboratories, hostel rooms, corridors, toilets, common rooms, or university walls will attract strict disciplinary action.
(v) Stealing, gambling, taking or giving unauthorized loans, collecting money are illegal activities and punishable by law.
(vi) Sri Sri University has zero-tolerance for smoking, drinking alcohol, drug abuse, and chewing pan masala/gutka inside the campus premises. These activities are strictly prohibited and will invite strict disciplinary action, including heavy fines.
(vii) Refrain from littering or spitting in and around the campus.
(viii) Refrain from trespassing, jumping over the boundary wall, damaging fences and barricades.
(ix) Observe driving and parking rules as issued by the Government inside the campus.
(x) Wearing of helmet by both rider and pillion while driving two-wheelers inside the campus is mandatory.
(xi) Students are not allowed to conduct unauthorized meetings, strikes, agitations, picketing, acts of gherao, or vandalism whether on or off-campus.
(xii) Keeping and carrying unauthorized weapons, explosives, firearms that can cause harm to life and property are strictly prohibited. Bursting crackers inside the campus are prohibited.
(xiii) Do not furnish false or misleading information to a member of the faculty, staff, student, or law enforcement official acting in an official capacity.
(xiv) Comply with orders or directives of SSU officials, Institute hearing bodies, Institute Security Personnel, or any other law enforcement officers acting in the performance of their duties.
(xv) Unauthorized use of private or institute facilities including, but not limited to telephone, internet, computing equipment, and accessories and any mode of communication.
(xvi) Possession, duplication, or use of keys to any SSU premises without authorization; entry or use of Institute premises without permission.
(xvii) Unauthorized use, abuse, or interference with fire protection equipment or other safety equipment which could result in death, injury, or substantial property damage.
(xviii) Conducts that endanger the health or safety of members of the SSU community or other persons.
(xix) Discriminations against any member of the SSU community, or a visitor, through biased or prejudicial behaviors related to the person’s race, color, nationality, sex, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation.
(xx) Ensure that the landscaping and greenery are not damaged. Do not pluck flowers on the campus.
(xxi) Do not go out in large groups that are difficult to control. If you get involved in unpleasant situations, you are not the only one to be affected. You end up creating a bad impression of the university.
(xxi) Non-Vegetarian food is strictly prohibited on campus.