The Principal/Director of the Institution should always be honest, fair, objective, supportive, protective, and law-abiding. He/she should have the following traits:
- Chalk out policy and plan to execute the vision and mission of the institute.
- Finalize the Institute Academic Calendar in line with the University calendar.
- Ensure quality in education and academic activities.
- Ensure that the staff and students are well aware of rules, policies, and procedures laid down by the institute and enforce them accordingly.
- Monitor the overall discipline and administration of the Institute.
- Form various institute-level committees and appoint chairperson/coordinators for their smooth functioning.
- Convene meetings of different Cells/Clubs as and when required.
- Motivate faculties to enhance their knowledge by attending various training programs.
- Create an environment conducive to research-oriented academic discussions and thus promote research activities in the institution to add new innovations.
- Responsibly address, attend to, and resolve all issues concerned with the stakeholders of education.
- Be fair in his/her actions to all the members of faculty, non-teaching staff, and students.
- Carry himself/herself with the highest integrity and has to exhibit outstanding and strong leadership skills.
- Be fair while sharing the awards/credit and other responsibilities on merit.
DEAN/REGISTRAR/ HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT:
- The HoD should finalize the Departmental Academic Calendar in line with the Institution's Academic calendar and implement academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities accordingly.
- The HoD should assign duties of teaching and non-teaching staff of the Department and ensures the allocation of workload (theoretical and practical load) to all faculty members and technical assistants as per the Institution's guidelines.
- The HoD conveys the guidelines for the academic delivery, conduct, and evaluation of the examinations.
- The HoD should ensure that all faculty members record all academic activities in the course files as per the guidelines.
- The HoD should coordinate with the teaching and non-teaching staff of the department for the smooth conduct of academic, practical curricular, and extracurricular activities of the department.
- The HoD should ensure that the faculty follows the lesson plan in true spirit.
- The HoD should ensure the proper conduct of Theory and Practicals. He/she ask for the requirement regarding the infrastructure, library books, and equipment for discussion with the Director to procure them.
- The HoD should ensure the completion of all tasks assigned by higher authorities within the time frame.
- The HoD should listen to the student’s ideas and set a supportive tone.
- The HoD should ensure the discipline and administration of the Department.
- The HoD should ensure the implementation of the Mentor-mentee system in the Department.
- The HoD should work continuously for the up-gradation of the Department.
- The HoD should be fair in his/her actions to all the members of faculty, non-teaching staff, and students as per the Institution's guidelines.
- The HoD will ensure the punctuality of Staff and students in the Lectures and Laboratories.
- In case HOD is on leave, he/she should ask the senior-most person in the department, in writing, to take the charge.
- The HoD will ensure that no faculty should be involved in discrimination in the assessment of students, deliberately over/under marking or attempt of victimization due to any reason, getting involved in Anti academic activities such as leaking out Questions and answers to the exam, selling self-written/ Xerox notes to students, etc.
- The code of conduct of the faculty members will also be applicable to the Head of the Department.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR FACULTY:
- Every faculty shall, at all times, maintain integrity, be devoted to duty, and also be honest and impartial in his / her official dealings.
- A faculty shall, at all times, be well-mannered in his/ her dealings with the higher authorities, with other members of staff, students, and with their parents/guardians of students.
- The faculty shall dedicate all time and energy to developing and improving his/her academic and professional competence. The Institution will provide all possible support to staff for the same.
- The faculty shall perform his academic duties such as preparation of lectures, demonstrations, assessment, and guidance to research, tutorials, and encourage the pursuit of learning in the students.
- The faculty will also carry out administrative and supervisory work including maintenance of records or any such duties befitting the status of a faculty as assigned by the higher authority.
- A faculty has prime responsibility to help the College authorities to enforce and maintain discipline and good habits among the students
- Unless otherwise stated specifically in the terms of appointment, every faculty member is a whole-time faculty of the Institute and may be called upon to perform such duties as may be assigned to him/her by the competent authority beyond the scheduled working hours and on holidays and Sunday.
- No faculty shall be absent from duty without prior permission. Even during leave or vacation, he/she may be called back in the interest of the department. Besides leaving the station, a faculty should inform the Principal/Director in writing through the concern of the Head of Department, giving the contact details at which he/she will be available during the period of his/her absence from the station.
- Faculty will abide by the rules and regulations of the institution and shall keep the respect of the Institute above all at all times. No faculty shall make any statement, publish or write through any media which may have adverse criticism of any policy or action of the institute.
- No faculty, except with the prior permission of the competent authority, engages, directly, or indirectly in any trade or business or any private tuition, or undertakes any employment outside his/her official assignments.
- No faculty should be involved in discrimination in the assessment of students, deliberately over/under marking or attempt of victimization due to any reason, getting involved in Anti academic activities such as leaking out Questions and answers to the exam, selling self-written/ Xerox notes to students, etc.
- Drugs/ tobacco or tobacco products, alcohol, or any such agents are totally prohibited.
- No faculty should involve in the practice of discrimination based on castes, creed, religion, race, or sex in his conduct with the students and his colleagues, and trying to use the above for his benefit results in a negative environment inside the college.
FACULTY GUIDELINES FOR TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS
- Teach from university-prescribed text /reference books.
- Teach in English only and encourage the students to speak in English.
- Distribute the Lesson Plan for the course among students at the start of the semester.
- Follow the lesson plan as much as possible. Record the variation, if any, of the lesson plan with lesson delivery.
- Make the students understand the significance of the course you are teaching by giving real-life and analogy examples.
- Make the subject interesting by using ICT (Information Communication Technology) such as NPTEL, youtube videos in lecture classes so that students’ attendance improves in theory /lab classes and they perform better in MST(s)/University examination.
- Encourage the students to ask questions in class, and address their doubts/difficulties.
- Cover 100% syllabus well in time and conduct revision/ remedial classes for some days before university examinations.
- Cover content beyond syllabus by taking the latest technology details by referring to sources like the Internet, National /International Journals, Published Papers, etc.
- Late comer students may be allowed to attend the class but habitual late comers must be reported to the HOD.
- Switch off your mobile during the conduct of Theory /Lab classes.
- Tutorial sheets should comprise problems, generally numerical, to cover the application of the theory taught in class. Part of the tutorial sheet problems must be completed during the tutorial period.
- Students must study the write-up on the experiment (from the Lab manual) before the conduct of the experiment.
- Evaluation of record of student’s lab work must be regular. The award given must be properly maintained.
- Announce the syllabus for MST at least one week before the start of MST.
- Students' answer books for MST must be evaluated properly within a week of the conduct of the test. Deficiency in the answer to questions must be recorded in the answer book.
- Evaluated answer books must be shown to the students. Their concerns, if any, must be addressed. Each student puts signatures on the answer book after having seen the evaluated answer book.
- At the end of each unit Quiz may be given to evaluate students' understanding.
- Give assignments to students in any of the following forms:
- Questions based on concepts and applications. Give at least one or two questions, answers for which are not available directly from Text Books.
- Asking the students to prepare reviews on different topics and give presentations on the same in the class using ppt.
- Asking the students to prepare projects to exhibit the principle/application of the theory taught in the class.
INCLUSIVE TEACHING LEARNING
Assignments are generally based on the concepts covered in the class and is directed towards developing reading /practicing habits amongst the students and sharpening their analytic skills. Through group assignments, students learn to work in a team and also learn to take decisions exploiting the competence of each other.
Knowledge of students can also be checked through multiple choice-based questions.MCQs also help students work in stressful situations when time is a constraint.
Through a case study, students are exposed to a situation that is similar to an area life situation where a protagonist is required to make a decision based on certain facts and figures. Some facts and figures are usually available in the case study itself but in order to solve the case the students are generally required to gather more information so as to get insight into the problem. The case study method of teaching helps develop analytic skills amongst the students. The students get to know how to make a decision in a critical situation while working under certain constraints.
Group discussions help cultivate assertiveness among the students. Further through group discussions, students learn to carry an idea, think critically about the opportunities and challenges in a particular situation, appreciate the thoughts and ideas pondered by their peers and help increase their level of confidence. Group discussions also prepare students for job interviews.
Presentations increase the level of confidence in the students. Presentations are generally based on cases, situations, and assignments. Thus along with confidence, public speaking presentations also help in enhancing analytical skills.
The project can be a live project, mini project, simulation-based project, or a small working assignment termed a project. Whenever a project is assigned to the students, students are expected to be foresighted, think critically, and evaluate the Situation in hand in totality. Through projects, students learn to handle a situation and to appreciate the relative importance of different factors affecting the value of the project.
A seminar is generally a presentation by students on certain topics. Topics may be predefined or may randomly be taken by the student. The seminars help in enhancing knowledge, confidence, and public speaking skills.
In certain courses, the knowledge of students is tested through a written test. Students are assigned different questions and are evaluated on the basis of a written test taken by the students.
ATTENDANCE POLICY RELATED TO STUDENTS
- Attendance should be taken in the First 15 min.
- Attendance will be counted from the first day. No benefit will be given to late registered students.
- Attendance will be counted for the scheduled lectures and tutorials in each theory subject. Practical / Lab attendance will be counted separately because it is an independent subject.
- Any mass bunk will be treated as absence, because as per the University norms scheduled lectures to form the denominator for computing the percentage of attendance.
- In case of serious illness requiring admission to the hospital during the semester or caught in natural calamity the students must inform in writing to the HOD, giving specific proof of the illness or natural calamity immediately within three days of attending the classes after illness or calamity. Any application submitted thereafter will not be accepted.
- Attendance is compiled at the end of every month of the semester. If a student is unable to maintain the minimum required attendance of 75% in any subject during any fortnight then the same must be brought to the notice of the student and mentor through the Mentor/Class in charge.
GUIDELINES FOR COURSE FILE
All faculty members have to prepare a Subject Course File. The faculty in charge of the laboratories are responsible for preparing Lab Manuals in line with the university syllabus.
Subject Course File should include the following:
- University syllabus copy
- University question papers of last 03 years
- Academic Calendar
- Faculty Time Table
- Lesson Plan, to be prepared with allocation of number of hours devoted to each Unit as per university syllabus
- Content Beyond Syllabus covered/to be covered in class
- List of registered students
- Quiz question paper(s) and result (minimum 3 quizzes are to be conducted)
- Tutorial sheets
- Identification of Academically Weak Students and Fast learners
- Action taken for improvement of Academically Weak Students
- Efforts made to help fast learners to achieve university merit positions
- Monthly students attendance report
- Subject Notes
- Vision and Mission of Department
- PEO, PO and PSO
- CO-PO Mappings
- Syllabus Mapped with CO
- MST question papers
- MST questions mapping with COs
- MST's results
- Micro-level analysis of MST’s result
- 05 representative Answer Books of MST’s
- Assignments / alternate method of assessment such as Project work.
- Assignments mapping with COs
- Assignments Result
- Report on action taken on MST results such as a change in teaching pedagogy if any.
- Micro-level analysis of Assignments
- Action Taken report on analysis of Assignments
- Data related to previous Batches
- Course University Results Analysis of last 03 years
- Course Assessment Report
- Students must carry their ID cards always and produce it when asked for.
- Greet faculty and elders whenever you meet them, in a proper manner.
- Maintain cordial, friendly and healthy relationships among peers.
- All students, Day Scholars and Hostlers are expected to reach campus 5 minutes prior to the start of college at 9:00 am and attend all Theory / Labs / Tutorials.
- Students are not permitted to sit and chat in the public places of the campus.
- Modesty in dress is expected in the campus to avoid undue attention.
- Crowding on the roads in the campus is prohibited.
- All the students are expected to wear college uniform on Wednesday, college functions and on industrial visits.
- All vehicles entering the campus will be subjected to security checks.
- Students should park their Vehicles (Cars/Two wheelers) only at allotted parking areas.
- Students are not allowed to roam on their vehicles inside the campus.
- Indulging in violence, smoking and using abusive language is prohibited on the campus. It may attract disciplinary action as per the rules.
- Use dustbins for disposal and do not spit on the roads of the campus.
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