Campus Regulations

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT:

 Preamble:

Students of Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University are required to be decent and dignified in their behaviour, dressing and manners in keeping with the reputation and expectation of the University.

Prohibition of Ragging:

As per the directions of the Supreme Court, various Government circulars and the law, ragging and sexual harassment is strictly prohibited and it amounts to penal offence. University Administration views these actions as serious issues for disciplinary proceedings leading to expulsion from the University and penal proceedings.
Ragging is strictly prohibited on Campus. Any case of ragging should be brought to the notice of the authorities. Anyone indulging in ragging is liable to disciplinary action including rustication from the University and to criminal prosecution under the relevant laws.

UGC Directives defining and prohibiting ragging are as follows:
Ragging includes display of noisy, disorderly conduct, teasing, rough or rude treatment, indulging in rowdy, undisciplined and obscene activities which cause or are likely to cause annoyance, undue hardship, physical or psychological harm or mental trauma or raise apprehension or fear in a fresher or other students, or forcing a student to do any act which such a student is not willing to do or which cause him/her shame or embarrassment or danger to his/her life or limb, or indulging in eve teasing.

Punishment for Ragging:

Whoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets or instigates ragging within or outside any educational institution shall be suspended, expelled or rusticated from the institution and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to Rs.10,000/-. The punishment may also include i) cancellation of admission, ii) suspension from attending classes iii) withholding / withdrawing fellowship / scholarship and other financial benefits, withholding or cancelling the results.

Provided that except suspension, a student may be expelled only after an opportunity of hearing is given to such student. The inquiry in this regard shall be completed within a period of two weeks. Provided further that if such ragging takes place during the course of any test or examination, such student may be permitted to undertake the test or examination but the result shall be subject to any decision which may be taken in that regard. Suspension may be resorted forthwith having regard to the nature of the complaint made or information received by the Head of the Institution or from a Warden of any hostel or member of the Proctorial staff or any other person. The decision to suspend or expel or other punishment shall be taken by the Head of the Institution.

Undertaking:

Every student shall give an undertaking in writing to the Head of the Institution at the time of admission or commencement of the academic session every year to the effect that (s)he shall neither indulge himself/herself or instigate any other student in ragging or create nuisance to the academic atmosphere of the Institution.

Responsibility of Faculty:

If any member of the staff responsible for the management of the institution or its hostels neglects to take action, shall be deemed to have abetted ragging. In such a situation, disciplinary action may be taken against such member of the staff.

Head of the Institution shall be responsible to take immediate action on receipt of the complaint/information about any instance of ragging and shall dispose of the complaint expeditiously, not exceeding two weeks. The inquiry may be conducted by the Head of the Institution himself or through his nominee or nominees. The Head of the Institution/Warden of the hostels should immediately lodge an FIR in respect of offences regarding which action may be taken under the Indian Penal Code.

The aforesaid action would be in addition to and not in lieu of the disciplinary action which may be taken by the Institution.

Tobacco, Alcohols and Drugs Prohibited:

A.P. University of Law campus (Academic Block, Hostels) is strictly non-smoking zone and consumption of any type of Alcohol or other drugs of narcotic nature is strictly prohibited.

Possession and consumption of tobacco, liquor, drugs, narcotics etc. is prohibited on campus. Anyone found in possession of or consuming or abetting consumption of tobacco, liquor, drugs and narcotics or any other prohibited drug is liable to punishment including rustication from the University.

Decorum:

Students are expected to behave in a decorous manner with fellow students in general and with student of the opposite sex in particular, on and outside the campus. In decorous behaviour with students, Administrative staff or Faculty will be seriously viewed. Students must wear University Uniform on Tuesdays and when required by the University. Students are expected to dress decently on and outside the campus.

Damage to University Property:

Any damage to the property of the University will be severely dealt with. Anyone damaging any property in the University or the Hostels is liable to punishment which may include fine, suspension from hostel or even from the University.

The cost of the damaged property shall be recovered from the resident(s) guilty of the damage to such property.

Leave Out:

Students should not go out of station without prior permission. They can visit their homes or local guardians after obtaining written permission.
Students should return to the hostels by 8.30 p.m. and if anyone is not present in the hostels by that time, the matter will be reported to their parents immediately.

Residents are permitted to leave the Campus for night outs on weekends/holidays. The residents should apply for leave of absence to the Warden during notified timings only. Students are strictly advised to take permission on Saturday during tea break for Sunday night out. Students should return to campus by 6.00 p.m. Any application for leave of absence from the Hostel shall be made only to the Warden / Academic Coordinator.

Hostel:

Male students of the University are not permitted to enter the hostels of Girls and Girl students are not allowed to enter the hostels of Boys.

Students are generally not permitted to take leave during working days. In exceptional cases, parents should send a written request addressed to the Vice-Chancellor/Registrar and only on his approval, they can avail leave. In such cases, students will not be granted attendance credit.

Use of Mobiles:

The use of cellular phones by the students is permitted with the view that they can be in touch with their parents and University Administration also can contact them for any need, but it is noticed that some students are misusing the facility and are spending time in conversations with outstation friends for hours together till late in the night. This attitude is strictly forbidden. Cellular phones shall not be used in the premises of academic block.

Travel Concession:

The travel concession to the students is available only to and from the University to the place of residence for the vacation as notified in the academic calendar and to travel for academic programmes representing the University.

 






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