Code of Professional Ethics

Professional code prescibed/suggested by statutory bodies/regulatory authorities for different profession

  1. The college comes under 2(f), 12(B) of the UGC act 1956.
  2. The recruitment, service, promotion, superannuation and the liike are governed by the UGC, Mahatma Gandhi University and Government of Kerala as promulgated from time to time.
  3. The appointements are made as per UGC norms and reservation principles in accordance with the Mahatma Gandhi University statutes, 1997, Kerala State and Subordinate Service Rules and Kerala Service Rulels.

I. TEACHERS AND THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES

Whoever adopts teaching as a profession assumes the obligation to conduct himself / herself in accordance with the ideal of the profession. A teacher is constantly under the scrutiny of his students and the society at large. Therefore, every teacher should see that there is no incompatibility between his precepts and practice. The national ideals of education which have already been set forth and which he/she should seek to inculcate among students must be his/her own ideals. The profession further requires that the teachers should be calm, patient and communicative by temperament and amiable in disposition.

Teachers 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 organizations and strive to improve education and profession through them;

(vi)  Perform their duties in the form of teaching, tutorial, practical, seminar and research work conscientiously and with dedication;

(vii)  Co-operate and assist in carrying out functions relating to the educational responsibilities of the college and the university such as: assisting in appraising applications for admission, advising and counseling students as well as assisting the conduct of university and college examinations, including supervision, invigilation and evaluation; and

(viii)  Participate in extension, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities including community service.

 

II. TEACHERS AND THE STUDENTS

Teachers should:

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

(ii)   Deal justly and impartially with students regardless of their religion, caste, political, economic, social and physical characteristics;

(iii)  Recognize 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 outlook and respect for physical labour and ideals of democracy, patriotism and peace;

(vi)  Be affectionate to the students 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; and

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

III. TEACHERS AND COLLEAGUES

Teachers should:

 

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

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

(iii)   Refrain from lodging unsubstantiated allegations against colleagues to higher authorities; and

(iv)   Refrain from allowing considerations of caste, creed, religion, race or  gender in their professional endevours.

 

IV. TEACHERS AND AUTHORITIES:

Teachers 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 organizations 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)  Co-operate 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 organizations in the formulation of policies of the other institutions and accept offices;

(v)  Co-operate with the authorities for the betterment of the institutions keeping in view the interest and in conformity with dignity of the profession;

(vi)   Should adhere to the conditions of contract;

(vii)  Give and expect due notice before a change of position is made; 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. TEACHERS AND NON-TEACHING STAFF:

 

(i)   Teachers should treat the non-teaching staff as colleagues and equal partners in a cooperative undertaking, within every educational institution; and

(ii)  Teachers should help in the function of joint staff-councils covering both teachers and the non-teaching staff.

 

VI. TEACHERS AND GUARDIANS

 

Teachers should:

(i)    Try to see through teachers' bodies and organizations, 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. TEACHERS AND SOCIETY

Teachers should:

 

(i)    Recognize 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 feeling of hatred or enmity among different communities, religions or linguistic groups but actively work for National Integration.

 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

 

Students:

  1. Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of discipline and dignified behavior inside the college campus. They shall abide by the rules and regulations of the College and should act in a way that highlights the discipline and esteem of the college.
  2. All the students are expected to be present in the class well within time.
  3. No student shall enter or leave the classroom when the session is on without the permission of the teacher concerned.
  4. All the students shall wear their identity cards.
  5. Harassing juniors, ill treatment to other fellow students or any other such forms of ragging is objectionable and liable to be treated as a criminal offence by the law enforcing agency as per the directive of the  UGC, Govt of  Kerala and the Honourable Supreme Court of India.
  6. Misbehaviour towards girl students, use of threat or violence against members of the staff or fellow students will be considered as very serious cases of misconduct.
  7. Consumption of intoxicants in any form or smoking or chewing tobacco or pan masala is strictly prohibited.
  8. It is strongly advised to refrain from activities such as scribbling or noting on walls, door or furniture which would deface the college and destroy the academic ambience.
  9. Vandalism and destruction of college property will be strictly dealt with and material loss will be fully recovered with fine.
  10. Activities of any sort shall not be organized in the campus without prior permission from the principal.
  11. Discourtesy towards any member of the staff, or any act which affects the discipline of the college will be seriously viewed and in extreme cases they are sufficient reasons for dismissal from college.
  12. Immorality, grave insubordination, contempt for authorities and willful damage to college property are sufficient reasons for immediate dismissal.
  13. (malpractice, students vehicles, campus cleanliness) 
     

CODE OF ETHICS IN RESEARCH

The institution insists on clarity of thought whereby the hidden areas of traditional and modern schemes of knowledge can be unearthed and brought to the limelight. Research should invariably focus on the modes of execution of relevant policies intended towards the wellbeing of the entire society built on the firm foundation of true knowledge that embraces the whole universe beyond every aspect of limitation –‘ vasudhaiva kudumbakam.’
Codes and Policies for Research Ethics

  • Strive for honesty, integrity and responsibility in methods and procedures used for collection, analysis and reporting of data
  • Maintain and strive for professional competence and expertise.
  • Openness, Confidentiality and Legality.