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Code of professional ethics

Code of professional ethics

Code of Conduct

Faculty and their responsibilities

Whoever adopts teaching as a profession assumes the obligation to conduct herself in

accordance with the ideal of the profession. A faculty member is constantly under the

scrutiny of her students and the society at large. Therefore, every teacher should see that

there is no incompatibility between her precepts and practice. The national ideals of

education which have already been set forth and which she should seek to inculcate among

students must be her own ideals. The profession further requires that the teacher should be

calm, patient and communicative by temperament and amiable in disposition.

Teacher should

(i) Adhere to a responsible pattern of conduct and demeanour expected of them by the

community

(ii) Manage their private affairs in a manner consistent with the dignity of the profession

(iii) Seek to make professional growth continuous through study and research

(iv) Express free and frank opinion by participation at professional meetings, seminars,

conferences etc., towards the contribution of knowledge

(v) Maintain active membership of professional organisations and strive to improve

education and profession through them

(vi) Perform their duties in the form of teaching, tutorials, practical, seminars and research

work, conscientiously and with dedication

(vii) Discourage and not indulge in plagiarism and other unethical behaviour in teaching

and research

(viii) Abide by the Act, Statute and Ordinance of the University and to respect its ideals,

vision, mission, cultural practices and tradition

(ix) Co-operate and assist in carrying out the functions relating to the educational

responsibilities of the college and the university, such as: assisting in appraising

applications for admission, advising and counselling students as well as assisting the

conduct of university and college examinations, including supervision, invigilation and evaluation and

(x) Participate in extension, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, including

community service.

II. Faculty and Students

Faculty should

(i) Respect the rights and dignity of the student in expressing her/his opinion

(ii) Deal justly and impartially with students regardless of their religion, caste, gender,

political, economic, social and physical characteristics

(iii) Recognise the difference in aptitude and capabilities among students and strive to

meet their individual needs

(iv) Encourage students to improve their attainments, develop their personalities and at the

same time contribute to community welfare

(v) Inculcate among students scientific temper, spirit of inquiry and ideals of democracy,

patriotism, social justice, environmental protection and peace

(vi) Treat the students with dignity and not behave in a vindictive manner towards any of

them for any reason

(vii) Pay attention to only the attainment of the student in the assessment of merit

(viii) Make themselves available to the students even beyond their class hours and help

and guide students without any remuneration or reward

(ix) Aid students to develop an understanding of our national heritage and national goals

(x) Refrain from inciting students against other students, colleagues or administration.

III. Faculty and Colleagues

Faculty should

(i) Treat other members of the profession in the same manner as they themselves wish to

be treated

(ii) Speak respectfully to other teachers and render assistance for professional betterment

(iii) Refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations against colleagues to higher

authorities

(iv) Refrain from allowing considerations of caste, creed, religion, race or sex in their

professional endeavour.

IV. Faculty and Authorities

Faculty should

(i) Discharge their professional responsibilities according to the existing rules and adhere

to procedures and methods consistent with their profession in initiating steps through their

own institutional bodies and / or professional organisations for change of any such rule detrimental to the professional interest

(ii) Refrain from undertaking any other employment and commitment, including private

tuitions and coaching classes which are likely to interfere with their professional

responsibilities

(iii) Cooperate in the formulation of policies of the institution by accepting various offices

and discharge responsibilities which such offices may demand

(iv) Co-operate through their organisations in the formulation of policies of the other

institutions and accept offices

(v) Cooperate with the authorities for the betterment of the institutions keeping in view the

interest and in conformity with the dignity of the profession

(vi) Adhere to the terms of contract

(vii) Give and expect due notice before a change of position takes place and

(viii) Refrain from availing themselves of leave except on unavoidable grounds and as far

as practicable with prior intimation, keeping in view their particular responsibility for

completion of academic schedule.

V. Faculty and Non-Teaching Staff

Faculty should

(i) Treat the non-teaching staff as colleagues and equal partners in a cooperative

undertaking, within every educational institution

(ii) Help in the functioning of joint-staff councils covering both the teachers and the non-

teaching staff.

VI. Faculty and Guardians

Faculty should

(i) Through teachers’ bodies and organisations, try to ensure that institutions maintain

contact with the guardians, their students, send reports of their performance to the

guardians whenever necessary and meet the guardians in meetings convened for the

purpose for mutual exchange of ideas and for the benefit of the institution.

VII. Faculty and Society

Faculty should

(i) Recognise that education is a public service and strive to keep the public informed of

the educational programmes which are being provided

(ii) Work to improve education in the community and strengthen the community’s moral

and intellectual life

(iii) Be aware of social problems and take part in such activities as would be conducive to

the progress of society and hence the country as a whole

(iv) Perform the duties of citizenship, participate in community activities and shoulder

responsibilities of public offices

(v) Refrain from taking part in or subscribing to or assisting in any way activities, which

tend to promote feelings of hatred or enmity among different communities, religions or

linguistic groups but actively work for national integration.