Code Of Conduct
A) CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRINCIPAL, TEACHERS, NON TEACHING STAFF AND STUDENTS
- The Principal should always be honest, fair, objective, supportive, protective and law abiding.
- Should implement new ideas and plan to execute the college vision andmission.
- Should promote democratic values on campus and make the campus a liberatory and emancipatory space.
- Listen to staff and student’s ideas and set a supportive tone.
- Ensure that the staff and students are aware of rules, policies and procedures laid down by the college.
- Should be just and fair in interactions with staff and students.
- Should establish effective channels of communication and ensure ease of access to staff and students.
I. Teachers should :
- Adhere to a responsible pattern of conduct and demeanour expected of them by the academic community.
- Seek professional growth through study and research.
- Contribute to knowledge building through meaningful participation and sharing of ideas at professional meetings, seminars, conferences etc.
- Maintain active membership of professional associations and organisations and build networks and alliances within academia.
- Perform their duties in the form of teaching, tutorial, practical and seminar work and carry out all responsibilities assigned by the institution in matters relating to admission, invigilation and assessment.
- Participate in extension, co-curricular and extra – curricular activities including community service.
II. TEACHERS AND THE STUDENTS
- Teachers should accord dignity and respect to all students across gender, caste, class, religious and ethnic locations.
- Respect students’ rights to freely express their opinions.
- Be just and impartial with students regardless of their religious, caste, political, economic, social locations.
- Celebrate diversity within classrooms not just in terms of social locations but also in terms of capabilities and strive to meet their individual needs.
- Encourage students to improve their academic performance and also contribute towards the community.
- Inculcate among students a spirit of critical inquiry and the constitutional ideals of democracy, patriotism and peace;
- Not humiliate, belittle, objectify or body shame students.
- Be mindful of the fact that each student is different and they have different boundaries and sensitivities.
- Treat students with kindness and compassion.
III. TEACHERS AND COLLEAGUES
- conduct themselves with absolute dignity and decorum in their dealings with senior and junior colleagues and students.
- Speak respectfully of other teachers and render assistance for professional betterment;
- Be mindful of prejudices along caste, class, gender, ability and ethnic lines and not allow them to interfere in their discharge of duties.
IV TEACHERS AND NON-TEACHING STAFF:
- Teachers should treat the non-teaching staff as colleagues and equal partners.
- Teachers should help in the functioning of committees and cells comprising both teachers and the non-teaching staff.
V. TEACHERS AND SOCIETY
- recognise that education is a public service and therefore should keep the public informed of the educational programmes which are being provided;
- be aware of social problems and take part in such activities as would be conducive to the progress of society and the country as a whole;
- perform the duties of citizenship, participate in community activities and shoulder responsibilities of public offices;
- Refrain from taking part in or subscribing to or assisting in any way activities which tend to promote feeling of hatred or enmity among different communities, religions or linguistic groups.
- All Staff members employed in the Institute shall discharge their duties efficiently and diligently as per the rules and regulations laid by college.
- All Staff members should display the highest possible standards of professional behaviour.
- Punctuality and discipline is of utmost importance.
- Every Staff member shall maintain the appropriate levels of confidentiality with respect to student and staff records and other sensitive matters.
- Every Staff member should be respectful and dignified in interactions with students, teachers and colleagues.
- Staff members must refrain from any form of harassment or discrimination based on existing legislative norms relating to gender/sexuality/age/marital status.
B) GENDER POLICY
The institution recognizes gender as a student’s social identity that can be male, female, trans or non-binary. Given the systemic nature of gender discrimination our approach to gender issues has been an integrated and holistic one, focusing on challenging gender stereotypes and subverting common sense perceptions of culturally prescribed gender roles. We believe in integrating and embedding gender concerns within every activity on campus including teaching, research and administration. Every constituency within the campus, that is, students, teaching and non-teaching staff is sensitized on gender issues on a regular basis through workshops, interactive sessions and a short-term certificate course.
The Gender Issues Cell exists as a mandated body as per Section 3.2 (15) of UGC Guidelines (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of women employees and students in higher educational institutions) Regulations, 2015. The Gender Issues Cell (GIC) works in close association with Internal Committee which addresses all complaints of sexual harassment within the Institute as per Section 4 of the UGC Guidelines (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of women employees and students in higher educational institutions) Regulations, 2015.
- To promote a nuanced understanding of gender as a social location and how it intersects with other marginal locations of caste, class, disability and ethnicity.
- To ensure equitable access and use of resources, sustain spaces for conversations around gender and sexual identities through regular gender audits and sensitization programmes.
- To support a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of sexual harassment.
- Identify discriminatory behaviour towards persons in gender marginal locations, including cis-women, trans-persons or those with non-normative sexualities and expressions.
- To strengthen institutional mechanisms that redress incidents of gender-based discrimination.
- Train and sensitize students who can champion gender awareness through workshops and other activities.
- To support advocacy on gender sensitization and establish collaborations and linkages with women’s rights and trans advocacy groups.
- To establish a Women’s Studies and Research Centre.
C) RESEARCH POLICY
Research helps to create new avenues in knowledge, promotes critical thinking and innovation and enhances the teaching learning experience. The Research Policy of KC facilitates interdisciplinary dialogue and research across disciplines, building cultures of teaching and research that recognise different aspects of being a teacher, researcher and scholar. Recognizing the need for transformative research, a ‘Research Committee’ has been constituted which encourages action oriented and collaborative research that touches people’s lives in significant ways and creates a just social order. A robust and dynamic research culture exists across all departments which conduct activities to develop and promote scientific temper and research aptitude of all scholars.
- To provide a conducive and rigorous research environment in college.
- To enrich the teaching learning process through empirical experiences of both students and faculty.
- To encourage faculty members to publish research papers in journals of repute and to undertake various research projects of social, scientific and academic importance.
- To encourage students and teachers across colleges, to share their research insights, including discussions on theory and method, at research forum like ‘Anubhav’ and to publish research papers and essays in ‘Srujan’ and other research journals of the college.
- To develop a spirit of critical enquiry amongst students by incorporating research component in the syllabi of every subject and introducing a research component in structured programmes like Jigyaasa-Science Honors Program (SHP) and Certificate Programme for Commerce and Arts (CPCA).
- To organize seminars/conferences/workshops on research methodology, academic writing and publication, research ethics etc.
- To identify and share information about different research and funding opportunities announced by various academic, research, industry, or government organizations like UGC, DBT, DST, BIRAC, ICSSR and so on.
- To promote collaborations with international and national institutions of higher learning and to promote research-based linkages with industry.
- To create an awareness about patents and Intellectual Property Rights and motivate researchers to apply for patents.
- To encourage more teachers to apply for recognition as research guides and for departments to apply for recognition as research centers.
- To encourage faculty to undertake consultative research projects.
- To ensure quality, integrity and ethics in research, strictly prohibiting plagiarism at all levels and providing online tools to facilitate its monitoring.
D) THE POLICY AND THE PROCEDURE FOR MAINTAINING AND UTILIZING PHYSICAL ACADEMIC AND THE SUPPORT FACILITIES
These policy guidelines aim at equitable allocation and efficient utilization of available facilities and infrastructure. This will result in a quality learning and working environment for students, faculty and staff. This policy also provides a framework for the optimal use of physical assets as well as regular review of the infrastructural needs of the college. Maintenance of infrastructure, equipment and other facilities is either carried out at institutional level or AMC basis. College allocates budget at the beginning of the academic year for all infrastructural requirements.
- Establish standard operating procedures for the use of physical and academic facilities.
- Optimize the utilization and maintenance of college facilities.
- To periodically review the needs of infrastructure and plan for the future.
This policy applies only to the use of those facilities located on campus
College infrastructure is divided into following categories:
|Infrastructure type||Responsible person|
|1||Common Facilities including Office, Classrooms, Lift, Seminar Hall, Conference room, Academic and Administrative Offices, Resource Rooms etc.||Registrar|
|2.||Departments and Laboratories||Heads of Department|
|3.||Library and Study room Librarian||Librarian|
|4.||Sports facility||Sports Director.|
Utilization and Maintenance of Common Physical Facilities
- College has open space available at the ground floor which is generally utilised for some common programs of the college like celebration of Independence Day, Republic Day or any other open gathering whenever required. On other days, this facility is available for the purpose of the parking of staff vehicles.
- The utilisation of common facilities like Seminar Hall, Conference rooms and Auditorium is allotted for the programs of college by the Registrar of the college on the basis of availability.
- College has two Lifts available with Liftman and used as per the requirement. In busy hours both the lifts are available for all stakeholders. Students are allowed to use lift to go up only. Lift facility follows First Come First Serve basis with two queues (One for student and the other for staff) with some exceptions.
- Sports facilities can be used with the permission and on the basis of allotted time by the Sports Director of the college.
- Registrar, being the maintenance head, prepares the routine and specific maintenance schedule for all physical infrastructure and allocates duties to the respective staff.
- The maintenance schedules are executed with the support of both internal and external agencies.
- College has appointed a person to look after the facilities like Seminar Hall and Auditorium. This staff brings to the notice of the Registrar any maintenance that has to be done. These requirements are then put before the Principal for approval.
- On the basis of the type of work and budget either the Principal or the Management takes care of the allotment of work.
- This standard operating procedure of maintenance is followed at all places.
Policies of Academic and Support Facilities
Utilization and Maintenance of Class Rooms:
Classrooms are utilised for the purpose of conducting regular lectures and are allotted on the basis of time table and student strength.
- Non-teaching staff is responsible for the cleanliness and the maintenance of the class rooms.
- An Infrastructure Committee has been appointed to supervise the maintenance of the equipment and infrastructure of the college.
- All infrastructures related complaints are communicated to the Infrastructure Committee.
Utilization and Maintenance of Laboratories (Dry and Wet):
- Laboratories are allotted for Practical sessions based on a timetable given by college.
- Standard Operational Procedure for handling various chemicals, equipment and instruments are to be strictly followed.
- Stock register is maintained and updated regularly.
- Stock verification and inspection has to be carried out by the departments at the end of the Academic Year.
- Old outdated equipment, chemicals and instruments are discarded by standard procedure.
- Safety training for support staff is conducted periodically.
- The maintenance of computer laboratories is taken care of by the laboratory in-charge. System administrators have been appointed to take care of the repair and maintenance of all computers and servers.
- Annual Maintenance Contracts (AMC) are made for various equipment and software e.g. photocopier machine and internet facilities.
Utilization and Maintenance of Library:
- At the end of every year the Librarian informs all Departments and asks them to keep ready the requirement of books for the forthcoming academic year.
- Library can procure books on demand from faculty and students. After getting an approval from the Heads of Departments, the book list with price is submitted to the Principal for further action. After getting the budget approval, books are purchased for the library.
- The First Year students are instructed to procure an Identity card which also enables access to the library.
- A student can borrow 2 books and one magazine, at a time, for a period of one week. They can renew the book for another week if there is no reservation for that particular book. If they fail to return the book on time, a nominal fine is charged.
- Students can borrow books from the reference section for a day.
- Faculty can borrow any number of books and journals at any time.
- All the functions of the library, i.e. book borrowing and lending etc., are monitored by a fully automated library software.
- Library opens from 8 am to 7 pm on normal working days and on holidays from 8: 30 am to 4 pm throughout the year.
- The college library reading room is one of the few libraries to be open throughout the year even during holidays.
- Library membership is necessary to use the library. A barcode number is issued to the users which is attached to the college ID card.
- During annual maintenance if any books are found missing through students / faculty they are fined as per the cost of the book.
- Weeding out of the books is done at the end of the academic year so that space is created for new books. Worn out and out of the syllabus books are weeded out periodically with the approval of the faculty. Old books are bound and kept. Pest control, dusting and cleaning are done on a regular basis.
- Stock taking is done regularly.
E) ADMISSION POLICY
Kishinchand Chellaram College is a Linguistic Sindhi Minority College, administered under the provisions of the Indian Constitution, to promote the welfare of the Minority community.
As per the Judgement dated 12th October 2017 of the Honourable Bombay High Court vide Writ Petition No. 1726 of 2001, Minority Colleges do not need to set aside seats for Backward Classes. This is reiterated by the University of Mumbai Circular (No.Aff./Recog.I/Admission/(2018-19)/10/of 2018), dated 30th May 2018.
This Judgement renders null & void the Directives regarding Reservation of Seats given by the
University of Mumbai vide Circular No. Spl. Cell / (68) / 218 / 2005 dated 3rd June, 2005 [i.e., SC (13%) / ST (7%) / DT(A) (3%) / NT(B) (2.5%) / NT(C) (3.5%) / NT(D) (2%) / OBC (19%) / SBC (2%)