Student Discipline & Code of Conduct

Code of Honour

Every Student Must Observe the Following Code of Honour

1.

He must be loyal, faithful in his religious duties and respect the conviction of others in matters of religion.

2.

He must be loyal to his country and refrain from doing anything which might lower its honour and prestige.

3.

He must be truthful and honest in dealings with all people.

4.

He must respect the elders and be polite to all especially women, children, old people, the weak and helpless.

5.

He must respect his teachers and others in authority in the University.

6.

He must keep clean in body and mind, standing for clean speech, sport and habits.

7.

He must help his fellow beings especially those in distress.

8.

He must devote himself faithfully to his studies.

9.

He must observe thrift and protect property.

Acts of Indiscipline

Punishable Under University Rules

1.

No Student shall


a)

Smoke in the class room, laboratory, workshop, library, examination hall, convocation hall and during studio work or academic functions.


b)

Consume alcoholic liquor or other intoxicating drugs within the University Campus or a hall of residence or during the instructional, sports or cultural tours, or survey camps, or enter any such place or attend any such tour or camp, while under the influence of such intoxicants.


c)

Organize or take part in any function within the University campus or a hall of residence, organize any club or society of students except in accordance with the prescribed rules and regulations.


d)

Collect any money or receive donations or pecuniary assistance for or on behalf of the University or any University organization except with the written permission of the Vice Chancellor.


e)

Stage, incite or participate in any walkout, strike or other form of agitation against the University or its teachers and officers.

2.

A Student Who


a)

Commits a breach of any of the rules of conduct specified in these regulations; Or


b)

Disobeys the lawful order of a teacher or other person in authority in the University; Or


c)

Habitually neglects his work or habitually absents himself from his classes without reasonable cause; Or


d)

Willfully damages University property or the property of a fellow student or any teacher or employee of the University; Or


e)

Does not pay the fees, fines or other dues levied under the University ordinances rules and regulations; Or


f)

Does not comply with the rules relating to residence in the hostels or halls of residence or the rules relating to the wearing of uniform or academic dress; Or


g)

Uses indecent language, wears immodest dress, makes indecent remarks or gestures or behaves in a disorderly manner; Or


h)

Commits any criminal, immoral, or dishonorable act whether within the University campus or otherwise which is prejudicial to the interest of the University.

Shall be guilty of an act of indiscipline and shall be liable for each such act to one or more of the penalties under the General Discipline Rules.

Authority to Check Indiscipline

1.

Every Member of the Teaching Staff Shall


Have the powers and it shall be his duty to check disorderly or improper conduct or any breach of the rules by students occurring in any part of the precincts of the University. Should such misconduct occur in room when the student is under the charge of a demonstrator, the latter shall report the matter without delay to the Chairman of the Department.

2.

The Librarian shall


Be responsible for maintenance of order in the Library. In case of disorderly conduct or any breach of rules, he may require the student so offending to withdraw from the library for the remainder of the day and shall immediately report the offence to the Chairman of the Library Committee.

3.

The Senior Warden/Warden and the Resident Tutor shall


Be responsible for maintenance of order among the students in halls of residence or hostels.

4.

The Director of Physical Education shall


Be responsible for the maintenance of order among the students on or near the play grounds or while otherwise under his charge.

5.

Committee of Discipline


There is a Committee of Discipline to deal with serious cases of indiscipline. It consists of the following members as per University of Engineering an Technology, Punjab Act V of 1974:-


a)

Chairman to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor


b)

Two Professors to be nominated by the Academic Council;


c)

One member to be nominated by the Syndicate;


d)

Director Students Affairs (Member/Secretary)


e)

Senior Tutor of the University; and


f)

Senior Warden of the University Hostels.

The term of office of members of the Committee excluding ex-officio members shall be two years. The quorum for a meeting of the Committee of Discipline shall be four members. The functions of this Committee are:-

To propose Regulations to the Academic Council for the conduct of University Students, Maintenance of Discipline and breach of discipline; and to perform such other functions as may be prescribed by Regulations

Penalties for Acts of Indiscipline

The penalty or penalties imposed shall be appropriate and proportioned to the nature and gravity of the Act. The penalties which may be imposed and the authority or authorities competent to impose each kind of penalty are specified below:-

Penalty

Authority Competent to Impose

the Penalty

a).

Exclusion for class room, Laboratory, Workshop or field work for the periods concerned, for not more than four such consecutive periods.

Teacher Incharge

b).

Exclusion from the game or the Field for not more than one week.

Incharge of the Game

c).

Exclusion from Instructional or Sports Tour or Survey Camp.

Teacher Incharge or Head of Department / Chairman

d).

Exclusion from the Department for a period not exceeding two weeks

Head of Department / Chairman

e).

Exclusion from the Library for not more than two weeks.

Chairman, Library Committee

f)

Exclusion from all classes or any Class in any Faculty for a period not exceeding two weeks.

Dean of the Faculty

g).

Exclusion from the Hall of residence for a period not
exceeding six months.

Resident Tutor

h).

Exclusion form the Hall of residence for a period not
exceeding one year

Senior Warden / Warden / Director Students Affairs

i).

Suspension or removal from a position of authority in
a Hall of Residence

Resident Tutor / Warden / Senior Warden

j).

Suspension or removal from a position of authority
in the Students Union

Director, Students Affairs

k).

Suspension or removal from a position of authority
in the University Sports.

President Sports committee

l).

Cancellation or Remission of fee or University Scholarship

Dean of the Faculty

m).

Fine upto Rs. 1000/-

Lecturer / Resident Tutor

n).

Fine upto Rs. 2000/-

Assistant Professor / Warden

o).

Fine upto Rs. 3000/-

Associate Professor

p).

Fine upto Rs. 5000/-

Chairman of Teaching Department/ Professor / Senior Warden / Director Students Affairs.

q).

Fine without limit

Dean of the Faculty

r).

Rustication from the University for a period not exceeding six months

Associate Professor

s).

Rustication from the University for a period not exceeding one year.

Chairman of a Teaching Department / Professor
/ Committee of Discipline

t).

Rustication for any period

Dean of Faculty

u).

Expulsion from the University

Committee of Discipline

General Discipline Rules Relating to Students

1.

When a case against a student is referred to the Committee of Discipline, the Committee may, if it deem fit, suspend the student from University Rolls and / or direct him to vacate the Hall of Residence till it has taken a decision in the case.

2.

The Vice-Chancellor shall have the power to impose any of the penalties mentioned in "Penalties for Acts of Indiscipline" or to refer any case to the Committee of Discipline.

3.

A Teacher or officer mentioned in "Penalties for Acts of Indiscipline" in whose presence or in relation to whom an act of indiscipline is committed or who obtains knowledge of such act on a report or otherwise, may deal with the case himself or if in his view:-


a)

The case is one which can be more appropriately dealt with by another authority; or


b)

A penalty or penalties severer than those which he is competent to impose are called for in the case; he shall follow the procedure specified below:-


If he is not the Dean of the faculty he shall refer the case to the Dean who may deal with it himself or refer it to the appropriate authority.

If he is the Dean of the Faculty, he shall refer it to the appropriate authority or the Committee of Discipline.

4.

No Student shall be rusticated or expelled from the University, unless he has been allowed reasonable chance of replying to the accusation against him.

5.

When in the opinion of the Committee of Discipline, the penalty of rustication or expulsion is not called for in a case referred to it, it may impose any other penalties mentioned in "Penalties for Acts of Indiscipline".

6.

When a Teacher or an Officer has imposed penalty/penalties on a student under "Penalties for Acts of Indiscipline", the later shall not be liable to a higher or an additional penalty unless the offending student has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the proposed action.

7.

An appeal against the imposition of penalty may be made within a week's time to the teacher who imposed the penalty. In case the student is not satisfied with his decision/revision he may appeal to the Chairman, Discipline Committee who shall place it before the Discipline Committee for its consideration and decision within a maximum of six weeks to dispose of the case. A final appeal against the imposition of penalty may then be made to the Committee as provided in Rule 11(i) of the General Discipline rules relating to students.

8.

An appeal against a decision imposing a penalty mentioned in clauses (r) and (s) of "Penalties for Acts of Indiscipline" shall lie with a Committee consisting of the Vice-Chancellor and the Deans of Faculties. No appeal shall lie against a decision of an authority imposing a penalty other than that mentioned in sub-rule (i) of this rule except on the ground that such authority has imposed a penalty which it was not competent to impose.

9.

An appeal on the ground that an authority has imposed a penalty which it was not competent to impose shall lie to the Vice- Chancellor. No appeal by a student shall be entertained, unless it is presented within fifteen days from the date on which the decision is communicated to him provided that the Vice-Chancellor may for valid reason extent this period.

10.

The Vice-Chancellor or any teacher or officer to whom the Vice-Chancellor may delegate his powers may direct a student to pay compensation for any loss of or damage to property belonging to the University or fellow student or to an employee of the University, caused by a willful act or gross negligence of the student and if the student does not pay such compensation within a reasonable time, the Vice-Chancellor may expel him from the University.

11.

The Syndicate may for special reason re-admit a student rusticated or expelled from the university under these rules, if otherwise eligible.

Migration Regulations & Rules

1.

Subject to the provision of Regulations, the Vice Chancellor may admit a student to the University by migration from other Universities or Institutions according to the regulations.

2.

Admission by migration to classes other than first year class shall not be allowed ordinarily after the expiry of four weeks from the commencement of the session.

3.

No student shall be admitted by migration from a University or Institution in Pakistan unless he produces a "No Objection Certificate" and Good Moral Character Certificate to the effect that the student has not been debarred from taking University examinations and suspended or not expelled or rusticated from the University or Institution from which he intend to migrate and that no disciplinary action is pending against him.

4.

a)

An application for admission by migration shall be accompanied by a detailed marks certificate showing the examinations passed by the applicant at his parent university. The applicant is required to be in good standing with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 out of 4.0.


b)

Only those students who possess academic record comparable with admission requirements of this University (for their particular Entry Session) shall be considered for admission by migration subject to availability of seats in the concerned department.


c)

The grounds for migration shall constitute changes in circumstances which render it practically impossible for the student to continue his studies in his parent University or Institution.

5.

A student desiring to leave this University in order to join another University or Institution shall apply to the Dean of the Faculty concerned on the prescribed form after payment of prescribed fee of Rs. 500/- for ordinary case and Rs. 1000/- for urgent case (nonrefundable).

6.

No migration certificate shall be issued unless the student has cleared all University dues.

7.

In case of student who has been debarred from taking University examination or has been expelled or rusticated, no migration certificate shall be issued so far as the punishment is in force.

8.

The Dean of Faculty concerned shall be competent to issue a migration certificate on the prescribed form.

9.

A student who has obtained Migration Certificate from the University but has not secured admission in another institution may be readmitted to the University in the class to which he can be admitted under the regulations provided that his absence from the current teaching session of that class does not exceed four weeks and further that he surrenders the Migration Certificate.

10.

Any change / addition/ modification, if made, in the above regulations, will also be applicable.

Fee Regulations

1.

Periods of fees and Other Charges


All recurring fees and charges are payable at beginning of Fall semester and Spring semester. Separate fees are charged for subjects studied during summer semester on per subject basis. The hostel charges are payable for the period of occupation, a part of term/semester being counted as full term/ semester. Rent and electricity charges for fans are payable for six months. Electricity charges for room heaters are payable for the winter season for four months.

2.

Registration in a Semester


Each department would register students at the beginning of each semester after proof of payment of all applicable recurring fees and charges for the semester. Students who do not submit their dues during the prescribed period shall have their names struck off the rolls of the university and they shall have to pay the re-admission fee along with the fees and fine before readmission. Registration of students during summer semester or as sit-in students or as casual students shall be made on submission of proof of payment of dues on per subject basis.

3.

Semester Freezing and Relegation Charges


Students freezing their studies for one semester shall continue to pay all recurring fees and charges as applicable to regular students. Whereas students freezing their studies for two consecutive semesters shall pay a lump sum Admission Retaining fee of Rs 5,000/= only. However, upon joining the next junior class they shall continue to pay recurring fees as regular students along with the next junior session. (That is, they will pay an additional amount of Rs 5,000/= over and above the fees payable for the duration of their studies). Relegated students shall continue to pay recurring fees and dues along with regular students. On successful completion they would have paid recurring dues for one additional year.

4.

Refund of Securities


The University security, library security, hostel security and mess securities are refunded when a student leaves the university after completion of his degree or the hostel (in case of mess security) after deduction of outstanding dues of the university, library or the hostel, respectively.

5.

Refund on Admission Cancellation


The University security, library security, hostel security and mess securities are refunded when a student cancels his admission before completion of his degree. In addition, tuition fee would be refunded as per the following schedule:


a)

Full (100%) fee refund if admission canceled upto 7th day of convening of classes or registration in the department (whichever is later).


b)

Half (50%) fee refund if admission canceled from 7th to 15th day of convening of classes or registration in the department (whichever is later).


c)

No fee refund if admission canceled from 16th day onward from the day of convening of classes or registration in the department (whichever is later).


The interest free loan amount deposited, over and above the tuition fee, by the candidate would be refunded after deduction for months availed at the university. For the purpose of counting availed months, a portion of a month shall be counted as one full month. All other dues and fees deposited shall not be refunded including migration fee charged from migrated students.

GENERAL NOTES

Admission Retaining Fee (for students freezing their studies for one academic year) of Rs. 10,000/- will be included in other charges head of tuition and expenses.

Any charges/addition/modification, if made, in the above regulation, will also be applicable.