A ‘member of staff’ should be understood as including but not limited to any individual who is working within the University under a formal contract of employment or as a casual paid worker or a graduate student working as teaching assistants to whom the University offers any of the privileges or facilities normally available to its employees. “Accused Student” means any student accused of violating the Student Code of Conduct. “Academic Misconduct” means the violation of university policies involving academic integrity and include.
a. Intentional tampering with grades, resubmitting assignments for more than one class without the permission of the faculty members.
b. Intentionally taking part in obtaining or distributing any part of a test that has not been administered.
e. Knowing furnishing false information to a University Official.
g. Forgery, alteration or unauthorized use of University documents, records, keys student identification, key cards or services.
h. Creation or distribution of false identification and
i. Failure to comply with the terms of any sanction imposed in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
“Cheating” means any act of deception by which a student misrepresents or misleadingly demonstrates that he or she has mastered information on an academic exercise that he or she has not mastered. Cheating include but are not limited to:
a. Giving or receiving unauthorized help in an academic exercise.
b. Use of sources or resources beyond those authorized by the Faculty Members in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments,
c. Acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the University faculty or staff, and
d. Engaging in any behavior specifically prohibited by a faculty member in the course syllabus or class discussion.
“Complainant” means any person who submits a complaint alleging that a student violated the Code/Rules/Regulation of the University. The Complainant need not be a person who was the victim of the alleged violation.
“Drug” means a controlled substance or its immediate precursor as defined under section 2 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.
“Fabrication” means the intentional use of information that the author has invented when he or she states or implies otherwise, or the falsification of research or other findings with the intent to deceive.
a. Intentionally subjecting a person to offensive physical contact.
b. Unreasonable insults, gestures, or abusive words, in the immediate presence, and directed to, another person that may reasonably cause emotional distress or provoke a violent response (including but not limited to electronic mail, conventional mail and telephone) except to the extent such insults, gestures or abusive words are protected expression or
c. Other types of prohibited discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and sexual harassment as defined.
“Plagiarism” means using the ideas or writings of another as one’s own and includes, but is not limited to:
a. The use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement and
b. The unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
“Policy” means the written rules and regulations of the University and includes polices made from time to time
a. The Student Code of Conduct.
b. Rules of Hostel/Residence.
c. Information posted by the University on its web pages.
d. Computer Acceptable Use Policy .
e. Library Rules
f. Student Handbook (if any) and
g. University Administrative Rules.
“Officers of the University” means a person having assigned University responsibilities who is performing their University assignment including the Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Head, Academic Affairs and Faculty Coordinators of the Societies and Committees established for smooth functioning of the University.
“University Premises” includes all land, buildings or grounds owned, leased, operated, controlled or supervised by the University including adjacent sidewalks and streets.