1.1.     Admission Regulations

1.1.1.  General Rules

A candidate seeking admission in any program shall apply online as per the following procedure.

  • Candidates     shall      register     himself/herself      through     the     University     website , on admission portal by filling the online registration form.

  • After completing registration, candidate will be able to fill the Admission Application Form and upload the required documents.
    • After submitting the application, the system will generate a challan form, to be printed by the candidate.
    • The applicant shall deposit the prescribed admission processing fee on auto-generated challan in the bank and upload it to the admission portal.
    • The candidate will  be able to check the status of his/her application online.
    • If the candidate’s name appears in a merit list, then within due date he/she has to submit all required documents and deposited fee challan to the admission office and follow any other instructions provided by the admission office.
    • All selected candidates will be granted provisional admission.
    • In case of revelation or discovery at any stage before or after graduation, of forged, fake, and/or tempered degree, certificate, documents, or any incorrect information provided by candidate, he/she shall stand expelled from the university; his/her graduate status null and void, or any decision made by the university authorities. Furthermore, candidate shall be liable to legal action under the law and he/she shall also stand disqualified to seek admission in any university of Pakistan, as may deem suitable by the university authorities.
    • In case of expulsion, removal from the university rolls and/or graduate status null and void, a student shall have no right to claim any compensation and/or damages including but not limited to fees and dues.

  • The university reserves the right to rectify/correct any error, omission or clerical/typographical mistake at any stage. In case, a candidate/student becomes ineligible or fall out of the merit due to aforementioned correction(s) by the university, he/she shall be removed from the rolls of the University at any time or any decision made by university authorities.
    • Conditional admission(s) may be granted in any discipline/degree program with the approval of the Vice Chancellor.
    • The university reserves the right to start or discontinue any program / discipline. In case of discontinuation of a program, such candidates may be offered to apply for admission in other discipline/program where vacant seat(s) are available, if the candidate fulfills the admission eligibility criteria for the desired program/discipline.
    • The University may open second phase of Admission as it may deem fit, with the approval of the vice-chancellor.

1.1.2.  Equivalent Examinations

  • The University recognizes the following examinations as equivalent to the Intermediate (Pre- Engineering) examination with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry of the Pakistani Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education, and Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE) by the Punjab Board of Technical Education Lahore
    • Intermediate (Pre-Engineering) Examination of the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Azad Kashmir.
    • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
    • British General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
    • Intermediate (Pre-Medical) with Mathematics as an additional course.
    • American High School Graduation Diploma (12th Grade) or equivalent.

Such applicants are required to attach an equivalence certificate showing marks with the application for admission issued by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC).

1.1.3.  Eligibility Criteria and Merit Determination for Admission

1.1.4.  Basic Criteria of (4 Years) B.Sc. Engineering Technology Programs

A candidate must fulfill the eligibility criteria to get admission in any discipline/program at MCUT. The eligibility criteria and merit determination for all disciplines/ programs are provided, which may be revised from time to time with the approval of concerned authorities.

The need blind admission policy based on merit only and open to all candidates regardless of religion, race, creed and financial resources. The entry requirement to the program shall be assessed to ensure that the students accepted are at the minimum qualifications required for training and education as an Engineering Technologist. It is to be ascertained whether the students being admitted in the program qualify the minimum eligibility criteria prescribed by NTC for various programs and whether the merit is strictly being followed.

NTC has set the following minimum requirements for admission into any Engineering Technology program: –

For all Engineering Technologies:

  • 50% marks in F.Sc. (Pre-Engineering) or Equivalent Qualification A-level / ICS / DAE / B.Sc. (Excluding sports and Hafiz-e-Quran)
    • Qualifying the Entry Test Institutions are expected to have well laid-out and transparent procedure to compute overall merit for admission into a Engineering Technology Program. The HEI may work out weighted for admission in respect of students who meets minimum requirements for admission as follows:

Induction Weightage: 70% weightage to F. Sc. Or Equivalent / ICS / DAE / B.Sc. 30% to Entry Test

The student should have at least 50% overall adjusted admission marks computed from above ratios.

Equivalence of the Examination passed by the candidate shall be determined by Inter Board Chairmen Committee (IBCC) and eligibility by the concerned HEI.

Two marks will be deducted from (percent academic) marks obtained out of 100 marks for each late year to a maximum of five (05) years

The candidate should produce a certificate from a well-established institution to the effect that he/she is Hafiz-e-Qur’an. Moreover, Departmental Admission Committee shall interview the candidate and make sure that the candidate had learnt the Holy Qur’an by heart and could recite it from whatever portion he/she is required to recite.

Seat Allocations for B.Sc. Engineering Technology Programs


Sr. No No of Quota Seats Percentage No. of Seats
1 All Punjab basis (DAE) 40% 20
2 All Punjab basis (FSc) 40% 20
3 Tribal Area 4% 02
4 Employee Son Seats (Teaching Staff) 2% 01
5 Employee Son Seats (Non-Teaching Staff) 2% 01
6 Pak Army 2% 01
7 Disable 2% 01
8 Sports 2% 01
9 Other Provinces 2% 2% 01
10 AJK 2% 2% 01
11 GCT/MCKRUT Ex-Stuents 2% 2% 01
Total No. of sets of each Technology 100% 50

1.1.5.  Basic Criteria for BS (4-Yrs) Program

Sr. No. Progress Academic Qualification
1 BS                Computer Science. F.Sc. With Pre-Engineering OR ICS with 50% marks or above.MCUT recognized   valid   aptitude Test (ECAT) OR MCUT Entry Test.

    2). 2% quota for 3 years Diploma of Associate Engineering having at least 60% marks.
2 BBA. F.Sc./F.A/I.Com/DBA OR equivalent with 50% marks or above. MCUT recognized   valid   aptitude Test (ECAT) OR MCUT Entry Test.
3 BS Mathematics. F.Sc. With Pre-Engineering OR ICS with Mathematics with 50% marks or above.MCUT recognized valid aptitude Test (ECAT) OR MCUT Entry Test.2% quota for 3 years Diploma of Associate Engineering having at least 60% marks with Mathematics.
4 BS Physics. F.Sc. With Physic and Mathematics OR ICS with Physics and Mathematics  with 50% marks or above.MCUT recognized valid aptitude Test (ECAT) OR MCUT Entry Test. c) . 2% quota for 3 years Diploma of Associate Engineering with Physics and Math securing at least 60% marks.
5 BS Chemistry. F.Sc. With Chemistry OR ICS with Chemistry with 50% marks or above.MCUT recognized   valid   aptitude Test (ECAT) OR MCUT Entry Test.

1.1.6.  Merit calculation

Merit (%) =0.70B + 0.30A

A= {(Marks obtained in Entry Test) / (Total Marks of Entry Test)} x 100

B= {(1/4th of marks obtained in Matriculation + marks obtained in FA/FSc or equivalent + *20 marks for Hafiz Quran)/ (1/4th of Total marks Matriculation + Total marks in FA/FSc or equivalent)} x 100

In Formula “B” applicants applying on provisional basis, the marks obtained in F.A/F.Sc. Part-I annual/supplementary, 2021 or equivalent examination shall be included for merit calculation.

Two marks will be deducted from (percent academic) marks obtained out of 100 marks for each late year to a maximum of five (5) years.

The candidate should produce a certificate from a well-established institution to the effect that he/she is Hafiz-e-Qur’an. Moreover, Departmental Admission Committee shal interview the candidate and make sure that the candidate had learnt the Holy Qur’an by heart and could recite it from whatever portion he/she is required to recite.

1.1.7.  Basic Criteria for Diploma holders

Merit (%) =0.70B + 0.30A

A= {(Marks obtained in Entry Test) / (Total Marks of Entry Test)} x 100

B= {(1/4th of marks obtained in Matriculation + marks obtained in DAE + *20 marks for Hafiz Quran)/ (1/4th of Total marks of Matriculation + Total marks of DAE)} x 100

1.1.8.  Applicant’s Gender

All applicants regardless of gender are eligible to apply for admission.

1.1.9.  Credit for Hafiz-e-Quran

Up to 20 marks will be added to the academic marks in H.S.S.C/B.Sc. or equivalent examination of an applicant who is Hafiz-e-Quran. He will get the benefit only if he/she has:

  1. Filled in the necessary check box (option) provided in the application form;
  2. Appeared before the Hafiz-e-Quran Committee for oral test carrying zero to twenty marks and the Committee has awarded marks according to the degree of his/her proficiency.

1.1.10.  Tie-Breaker in Case of Equal Merit Precaution/Score

If two or more candidates have equal merit percentage/score up to three places of decimal, then tie breaker in the following order will be considered:

  1. The candidate with higher percentage of marks in the latest degree/certificate on the basis of which the candidate applied for admission (e.g. Intermediate, if the candidate applied for a BS program).
  2. The candidate with higher percentage of marks in the degree/certificate immediately before the latest degree/certificate on the basis of which the candidate applied for admission (e.g. Matriculation, if the candidate applied for a BS program).
  3. A coin flip or lucky draw among the candidates, as seems appropriate, in the presence of candidates.
  4. Age factor can be considered

1.1.11.  Transfer of Degree Program/Discipline

In case an applicant who has already secured admission in any program and appears in another merit list, he/she will submit a written application to Admission Office within due time and his/her admission and semester fee will be transferred to the desired discipline/program. Mutual transfer can be allowed on submission of written application within 15 days after commencement of classes, if both applicants have higher merit score than the closing merit of respective degree programs after fulfilling the eligibility criteria.

1.1.12.  Variation in Seats

The University authorities may exercise their right at any time to increase or decrease the number of seats allocated to any program and there shall be no appeal against such a decision.

1.1.13.  Reserved Seats

The University under Government policy directives may admit students against open merit seats. The reserved seats are mentioned-above table. The reserved seats may be created / revised from time to time with approval of the competent authority. In case reserved seat(s) remain vacant, these seat(s) will be transferred to open merit. The fraction will be rounded upward to the whole number.

1.1.14.  Interpretation

If any question arises regarding the interpretation of these regulations, the matter shall be deliberated by the academic administration consisting of Convener Admissions Committee, Registrar, Dean, and Vice Chancellor, and their decision thereon shall be final.

1.1.15.  Removal of Difficulties

If any difficulty arises in giving effect to any of the provisions of these Regulations, the Vice Chancellor in individual cases may make such decision, not inconsistent with the spirit of these Regulations, as may appear necessary for the purpose of removing the difficulty, provided that such a decision is not ultra vires of the Mir Chakar Khan Rind University of Technology, Dera Ghazi Khan, Act 2019.

Student Discipline Regulations

1.2.     Student Discipline Regulations

The university endeavors to develop a sense of individual responsibility on the part of each member of its community and seeks to enhance active participation of all segments, faculty, students, administration, in maintaining such standards, towards fostering and sustaining an environment of honor and trust across the spectrum. While representing himself/herself as a member of MCUT community, the student will maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity. He/she will strive for these standards in his or her representations, academic pursuits, and respect for the property and individual rights of others. The student will uphold and actively follow the specific principles described in the Code.

The purpose of a code of ethics within an organization is to define acceptable standards and provide general principles of professional behavior which should be followed by members of the organization in order to act in an appropriate moral way and to preclude misconduct. In other words, a code of conduct outlines for the members of an organization how to become true professionals by applying ethical concepts in everyday professional practice, thus enriching their respective assignments. Whereas, without an institutional code of ethics, it remains impossible for an organization or institution to regulate the ethical conduct of its members across the spectrum. As a progressive and forward-looking institution, MCUT ardently believes in nurturing in its student’s wholesome ethical discipline with a focus on inculcating in them the virtues of diligence, service, integrity, fairness, decency, respect, competence and excellence.

The MCUT Code of Ethics and Conduct for students flows from a set of values which include our core values as well as other universally accepted values. The MCUT core values embody our vision and mission. These core values permeate all our activities and form a benchmark to value our efforts. These core values are the qualities that we want to maximize in our students, faculty, officers and non-teaching staff. Furthermore, we believe that these core values will allow us to transform our society into an advance one. Our core values are:

  1. Rule of Law: All our business is in accordance of the Law
  2. Merit: All our activities  are based on true implementation of a merit-based decision making
  3. Innovation: Pursuing new creative ideas that have the potential to change the world. iv) Integrity: Acting with honesty and honor without compromising the truth.

  • Commitment: Committing to great product, service and other initiatives that impact lives within and outside the organization.
  • Community: Contributing to society and demonstrating corporate social responsibility.
  • Diversity: Creating a workplace culture where all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources and can fully contribute to the organization’s success.
  • Empowerment: Encouraging students/employees to take initiative and give their best. Adopting an error-embracing environment to empower employees to lead and make decisions.
  • Ownership: Taking care of the University and staff as if they were one’s own.
  • Safety: Ensuring the health and safety of students/employees and going beyond legal requirements to provide an accident-free workplace.

1.2.1.  Discipline and Respect for Law:

Discipline is a cardinal law of nature visible, among other things, in the orderly working of celestial bodies. Discipline is necessary in all walks of life, and forms the core of other virtues like punctuality, cleanliness and dress-code. If people do not observe discipline, the entire social fabric would crumble like a house of cards. All along physical discipline, far more important are the virtues of moral and intellectual discipline. Moral and intellectual disciplines show in the sublime traits of self-restraint, honesty, fortitude, forbearance, integrity and courage. No society or organization can function and prosper smoothly unless its members demonstrate a sense of sound discipline. Discipline is necessary for becoming good citizens and, more importantly, good human beings. Respect for law, which means not merely not doing something negative but actually doing something positive, is a manifest expression of discipline. In fact, discipline and respect for law are the distinguishing features of civilized societies across the globe. MCUT urges its entire community of members to observe in letter and spirit the University discipline. Respect for authority, strict observance of the rules and regulations of the University, as well as due respect to law of the land are expected all times in all situations.

While it is desirable that students should acquaint themselves with the MCUT Student Code of Ethics and Conduct in entirety to deepen their understanding, they are specifically required to study the code of conduct and internalize the guidelines provided therein. Significant violation or persistent deviation from this Code of Ethics and Conduct by a University student will constitute

misconduct and will be a cause for disciplinary action. An appropriate mechanism built around appropriate procedures along with suitable corrective actions exists at the University to deal with such deviations and violations of the prescribed code of ethics and conduct.

1.2.2.  Jurisdiction

This code applies to the on-campus conduct of all registered students, including the individuals using university academic resources. The code also applies to the off-campus conduct of students in direct connection with:

  1. Academic course requirements or any credit-bearing experiences, such as internships, field trips, study abroad, or student teaching.
  2. Any activity supporting pursuit of a degree, such as research at another institution or a professional practice assignment.
  3. Any activity sponsored, conducted, or authorized by the university or by registered student organizations.
  4. Any activity that causes substantial destruction of property belonging to the university or members of the university community, or causes or threatens serious harm to the safety or security of members of the university community.
  5. Any activity in which a police report has been filed, a summons or indictment issued, or an arrest has occurred for a crime of violence.
  6. The University reserves the right to administer the code and proceed with the hearing process even if the student withdraws from the university, is no longer enrolled in classes, or subsequently fails to meet the definition of a student while a disciplinary matter is pending.
  7. Students continue to be subject to city, state laws while at the University, and violations

of those laws may also constitute violations of the code. In such instances, the University may proceed with university disciplinary action under the code independently of any criminal proceeding involving the same conduct and may impose sanctions for violation of the code even if such criminal proceeding is not yet resolved or is resolved in the student’s favor.

1.2.3.  Definitions

  1. “University premises” includes all lands, buildings, facilities, and resources owned, leased, managed, or operated by the University.
  2. “Student” includes an individual who has paid an acceptance fee, registered for classes, or otherwise entered into any other contractual relationship with the University to take instruction, conduct research or undertake project.

It further includes persons who are eligible to receive any of the rights and privileges afforded a person who is enrolled at the university, including, but not limited to, those individuals admitted to the University and attending orientation programmes.

Student status lasts until an individual graduates, is dismissed, or is not in attendance for two (2) complete, consecutive semesters.

“Student” also includes registered student organizations.

1.2.4.  Prohibited Conduct

Any student found to have engaged, or attempted to engage, in any of the following conduct while within the University’s jurisdiction, wil be subject to disciplinary action by the University. Any student who abandons an attempt or prevents the prohibited conduct from occurring under circumstances that demonstrate a complete and voluntary renunciation of the prohibited conduct will not be subject to disciplinary action by the University.

1.2.5.  Academic Misconduct

Any activity that tends to compromise the academic integrity of the University or subvert the educational process. Examples of academic misconduct include, but are not limited to:

  1. Violation of course rules as contained in the course syllabus or other information provided to the student;
  2. Knowingly providing or receiving information during tests/ examinations; or the possession and/ or use of unauthorized materials during those examinations (including mobile phones or written material).

  1. Knowingly providing or using unauthorized assistance in the laboratory, on field work, in studies or on a course assignment.
  2. Submitting plagiarized work for an academic requirement. Plagiarism is the representation of another’s work or ideas as one’s own; it includes the unacknowledged word-for-word use and/or paraphrasing of another person’s work, and/or the inappropriate unacknowledged use of another person’s ideas.
  3. Submitting substantially the same work to satisfy requirements for one course or academic requirement that has been submitted in satisfaction of requirements for another course or academic requirement without permission of the instructor of the course for which the work is being submitted or supervising authority for the academic requirement.
  4. Falsification, fabrication, or dishonesty in creating or reporting laboratory results, research results, and/or any other assignments.
  5. Serving as, or enlisting the assistance of, a substitute for a student in any graded assignments;
  6. Alteration of grades or marks by the student in an effort to change the earned grade or credit;
  7. Alteration of academically related University forms or records, or unauthorized use of those forms or records.
  8. Engaging in activities that unfairly place other students at a disadvantage, such as taking, hiding or altering resource material, or manipulating a grading system; and Violation of programme regulations as established by departmental committees and made available to students.
  9. Violation of instructions/guidelines included in the University/institutional/students’ handbook etc. Endangering Health or Safety
  10. Endangering behavior: Taking or threatening action that endangers the safety, physical or mental health, or life of any person, or creates a reasonable fear of such action. Relationship violence or intimate partner abuse may constitute endangering behavior.
  11. Stalking: Engaging in a pattern of unwanted conduct directed at another person that threatens or endangers the safety, physical or mental health, or life or property of that person, or creates a reasonable fear of such a threat or action.

  • Sexual harassment: Sexual harassment of fellow students and other people on the campus. Sexual harassment includes sexual advances, sexual solicitation, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
  • Indecent exposure: Defined as the exposure of the private or intimate parts of the body in a lewd manner in public or in private premises when the accused may be readily observed.
  • Destruction of Property: Actual or threatened damage to or destruction of university property or property of others, whether done intentionally or with reckless disregard.
  • Dangerous Weapons or Devices: Storage or possession of dangerous weapons, devices, or substances including, but not limited to, firearms, ammunition, or fireworks.
  • Dishonest Conduct: Dishonest conduct, including, but not limited to: knowingly reporting a false emergency; knowingly making false accusation of misconduct; misuse or falsification of university or related documents by actions such as forgery, alteration, or improper transfer; submission of information known by the submitter to be false to a university official.
  • Theft or Unauthorized Use of Property: Theft, or the unauthorized use or possession of university property, services, resources, or the property of others.
  • Failure to Comply with University or Civil Authority: Failure to comply with legitimate directives of authorized university officials, law enforcement or emergency personnel, identified as such, in the performance of their duties, including failure to identify oneself when so requested; or violation of the terms of a disciplinary sanction.
  • Drugs: Use, production, distribution, sale, or possession of drugs in a manner prohibited under law. This includes, but is not limited to, the misuse of prescription drugs.
  • Alcohol: Use, production, distribution, sale, or possession of alcohol in any manner.
  • Unauthorized Presence: Unauthorized entrance to or presence in or on university premises.
  • Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct: Disorderly or disruptive conduct that unreasonably interferes with university activities or with the legitimate activities of any member of the university community.
  • Hazing: Doing, requiring, or encouraging any act, whether or not the act is voluntarily agreed upon, in conjunction with initiation or continued membership or participation in any group that causes or creates a substantial risk of causing mental or physical harm or

humiliation. Such acts may include, but are not limited to, use of alcohol, creation of excessive fatigue, and paddling, punching or kicking in any form.

  • Abuse of Student Conduct System: Abuse of any university student conduct system, including but not limited to:
  • Failure to obey the summons or directives of a student conduct body or university official.
  • Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a student conduct body.
  • Disruption or interference with the orderly process of a student conduct proceedings.
  • Knowingly instituting of a student conduct proceeding without cause;
  • Discouraging an individual’s proper participation  in, or use of, a university student conduct system.
  • Influencing the impartiality of a member of a student conduct body prior to, and/or during the course of a student conduct proceeding.
  • Harassment and/or intimidation of a member of a student conduct body prior to, during, and/or after a student conduct proceeding.
  • Failure to comply with one or more sanctions imposed under the code of student conduct.
  • Influencing another person to commit an abuse of a university student conduct system.
  • Violation of University Rules: Violation of other published university regulations, guidelines, policies, or rules, or violations of federal, state, or local law. These university regulations, guidelines, policies, or rules include, but are not limited to, those which prohibit the misuse of computing resources, sexual harassment, rules for student groups or organizations, and residence hall rules and regulations.
  • Riotous Behavior: Participation in a disturbance with the purpose to commit or incite any action that presents a clear and present danger to others, causes physical harm to others, or damages property. Proscribed behavior in the context of a riot includes, but is not limited to:
  • Knowingly engaging in conduct designed to incite another to engage in riotous behavior; and Actual or threatened damage to or destruction of university property or property of others, whether done intentionally or with reckless disregard; and Failing to comply with a directive to disperse by university officials, law enforcement, or emergency personnel;

and Intimidating, impeding, hindering or obstructing a university official, law enforcement, or emergency personnel in the performance of their duties.

  • Political, sectarian or ethnic activism in the form of gatherings, demonstrations, walks or riots on university premises

xl. Recording of Images without Knowledge: Using electronic or other means to make a videoor photographic record of any person in a location where there is a reasonable expectationof privacy without the person’s prior knowledge, when such a recording is likely to cause injury, distress, or damage to reputation. 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/or distributing of such unauthorized records by any means is also prohibited.

1.2.6.   Enforcement of Student Code of Ethics and Conduct Authority to Check for Acts of Indiscipline

All faculty members, administrative staff, support staff and students will be expected to monitor the observance of this code of conduct and report any such disregard or violations to relevant University authorities for taking appropriate action/remedial measures. Matters of indiscipline would be referred to the University authorities, which are authorized to check indiscipline matters and decide as per university rules, regulations and policy. Parents of those students who disobey authority and violate the code of conduct will be informed. Students may be held accountable for the acts of misconduct of their guests while on university premises or at university-sponsored activities. Students who are charged with violations of this Code of Conduct are subject to disciplinary action as per University Every member of the faculty shall have the power to check any disorderly or improper conduct of, or any breach of the regulations, by students in any part of the University or outside when the visit is sponsored or organized by it. Misconduct in a classroom when a student is under the charge of a teacher shall not be allowed and a punitive action such as a fine, removal from the classroom or a punishment of greater magnitude may be imposed as decided by the authority so empowered.

1.2.7.  Discipline Committee

The Vice Chancellor may constitute, and revise from time to time, a Discipline Committee in accordance of the provisions of the Act. The Discipline Committee is to act as an inquiry committee to investigate reported cases of violation of discipline and code of conduct by students of the University and make its recommendations in accordance with university rules and regulations. In cases referred to the Discipline Committee, after due inquiry, it will recommend the punishment according to the gravity of the case after giving full opportunity to the defaulter to give his/her point of view before recommending the punishment.

1.2.8.  Procedure in Case Of Breach Of Discipline

A teacher, a staff member or officer in whose presence or in relation to whom an act of indiscipline has been committed or who gets to know of such an act, may deal with the case himself/herself, or if in his/her view the case is one which can be more appropriately dealt by another authority or which warrants a penalty of greater magnitude than he/she is competent to impose, shall refer the case to the Discipline Committee.

1.2.9.  Case Referrals

All cases of serious breach of discipline will be referred to the Discipline Committee for investigation. A case should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation takes place, preferably within 24 hours of the violation. Those referring cases are normally expected to serve as complainant and to present relevant evidence in disciplinary hearings before the Discipline Committee.

1.2.10.  Procedure for Disciplinary Hearing

  1. A disciplinary hearing is a formal process conducted by the Discipline Committee. This formal process is designed to gather and consider relevant information regarding the alleged violation(s) of the Student Code of Ethics & Conduct and to determine and recommend a punishment. Every effort will be made to expedite proceedings pursuant to allegations within a reasonable period.

  1. When a case against a student is referred to the Discipline Committee, it may, with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty, if it deems fit, suspend the student from the classes till the finalization of the case.
  2. The Discipline Committee shall submit its report to the HOD in four parts i.e. Summary of the Case, Proceedings, Findings, and Recommendations. The report shall attempt to document, as much as possible, the matters relevant to the case and the inquiry as conducted by the Discipline Committee.
  3. If the Awarding Authority for the punishment recommended by the Discipline Committee is the Dean/VC, the HOD shall forward the report to the Dean with his/her recommendations. If the case involves students from more than one department then all of the HODs concerned shall make their recommendations.
  4. If the Discipline Committee recommends Rustication/Expulsion of the student or any other major punishment, the Dean shall forward the report to the Vice Chancellor with his/her recommendations. In all cases where penalties are awarded by the President Student Discipline Committee/HOD/Dean, the report shall be forwarded to the Vice Chancellor for information.

1.2.11.  Punishment or Penalty For Acts Of Indiscipline

Punishment or penalty for acts of indiscipline shall be according to the gravity of the case and may be any one or more of the following:

  1. Minor Punishments
    1. Warning in writing: Notice to the offender, verbally or in writing, that continuation or repetition of prohibited conduct may result in further disciplinary action.
    1. Probation: Probation for a specific  period.
    1. Fine: Fine which may amount up to Rs. 10,000.
    1. Hostel Suspension/Permanent Removal: Expulsion from the hostel for a specified period, or permanent removal from the residence hall.
    1. Withholding of certificate: Withholding of a certificate of good moral character.
    1. Removal of privileges: Deprivation from the privileges enjoyed by the students.
    1. F Grade: Award of “F” grade in a paper or course.
  2. Major Punishments

  1. Fine: Fine which may amount up to Rs. 25,000/-
    1. Exam Result: Cancellation of examination result.
    1. Rustication: Rustication from the University for a specific period.
    1. Degree: Non conferment of degree/transcript.
    1. Expulsion: Expulsion from the University.
    1. Other sanctions or a combination of above-mentioned punishments as deemed appropriate may also be prescribed.

A student guilty of an act of indiscipline shall be liable to the penalties or promulgated through written orders/notifications with the indicated Awarding and Appellate Authorities.

Penalties, Awarding Authority, and Appellate authority

1.2.12.  Appeals

  1. An appeal against the penalty may be filed by the student with the Appellate Authority within 30 days of announcement of the punishment. No appeal by a student shall be entertained unless it is presented within 30 days from the date of communication of the decision, provided that the Vice Chancellor may, for valid reasons, extend this period.
  2. No appeal shall lie against the decision of an authority imposing a penalty other than

rustication or expulsion except on the grounds that such authority imposed a penalty which it was not competent to impose.

  1. An appeal on the grounds that an authority imposed a penalty which it was not competent to impose, shall lie with the body or person of higher authority than the one who imposed the penalty.

1.2.13.  Rustication

  1. Rustication may be awarded up to a maximum of 3 years. The penalty when imposed on a student shall always mean a minimum loss of one semester as far as his/her appearance in the examinations is concerned. The actual period of absence from the University will, however, depend upon the time of the academic year when the penalty is imposed.
  2. The student under rustication will have the option of rejoining the University at the beginning of the semester/academic year after the completion of rustication period,

provided suitable courses are available in the regular semester’s list of courses being offered. It shall be obligatory on the part of the University to re-admit the student if he/she wishes to rejoin.

  1. No fee shall be charged from a rusticated student for the time period during which his/her name remained struck off the rolls. However, the previously deposited fee will not be refunded.
  2. No student shall be rusticated from the University unless he/she has been allowed a reasonable chance of defense against the accusations.

1.2.14.  Expulsion

  1. The Dean of the Faculty shall report the name of the student who has been found guilty of an offence warranting expulsion to the Vice Chancellor stating the reasons for the proposed action, who will then have the authority to sanction expulsion after allowing reasonable chance to the student to defend himself/herself against the expulsion.
  2. The name of the expelled student will immediately be removed from the University rolls, and fee for remaining month(s) of the semester will not be refunded.
  3. A student expelled from the University will not be re-admitted to any of the University’s constituent or affiliated units.
  4. Cases of expulsion will be registered in university records and announced to all constituent and affiliated units.

1.2.15.  Compensation For Loss

The Dean of the Faculty, or any teacher or officer to whom he may delegate the powers, may instruct a student to pay compensation for any loss or damage to property belonging to the University, public authority, a fellow student or an employee of the University, caused by a willful act or gross negligence of the student. If the student does not pay such compensation within a specified period, the Dean of the Faculty will proceed against the student in the manner as prescribed in these regulations.

1.2.16.  Interpretation

If any question arises regarding the interpretation of these regulations the matter shall be deliberated by the academic administration consisting of Head of the Department, Controller of Examinations, Registrar, Deans and Vice Chancellor and their decision thereon shall be final. In all cases where the regulations are silent, the decision of the Vice Chancellor shall be final.

1.2.17.  Removal Of Difficulties

If any difficulty arises in giving effect to any of the provisions of these Regulations, the Vice Chancellor in individual cases may make such decision, not inconsistent with the spirit of these Regulations, as may appear to necessary for the purpose of removing the difficulty, provided that such a decision is not ultra vires of the Act.