Rules of College (i.e., Admissions, Examinations, Library, Others)

CIRCULAR ON SALIENT FEATURES OF RAGGING ACT:

The Attention of all the students is invited to the following salient features of Ragging Act notified by Govt. of A.P all the students should invariably furnish the signed undertaking that he is aware of the relevant instructions/regulations against ragging as well as punishments for ragging.
1. "Ragging means doing as act which causes or is likely to cause insult or annoyance of fear or apprehension or threat or intimidation or outrage of modesty or injury to a student.
2. Ragging is prohibited within or outside of Educational institution in the state.
3. Whenever any student complains of ragging to the Head of the Educational institution such head or manager shell enquire into the same forthwith and if the complaint is prima facie found true, shall suspend the student or students complained against for such period as may be deemed necessary.
4. The decision of the head of the institution or the person responsible for the management of the educational institution is final.
5. Penalty for ragging.
a). Whoever with the intention of causing ragging or with the knowledge that he is likely by such act to cause ragging commits or abets ragging shall be punishable as per Andhra Pradesh prohibition of Ragging Act 1997 (Act 26 of 1997).
b). The students convicted of an offence under section 4 of Andhra Pradesh Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997 and punished with imprisonment for a term shall be dismissed from the educational institution..
c). The student convicted of an offence under section 4 of Andhra Pradesh Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997 and punished with imprisonment for a term of more than six months shall not be admitted in any other educational institution.
d). Any student dismissed from a college for ragging should be debarred from seeking admission in any other course of study in any college/university located in the state.
6. Any boy or girl student should keep the identity card issued by the concerned educational institution in his/her possession and offer the samefor verification as and when demanded by any authority of the institution or hostel or any member of the staff of the institution or hostel who is authorised to verify the Identity of the concerned student.
7. No person who is not a student of the concerned educational institution shall be allowed to enter the premises of that educational institutions or its hostel without obtaining prior permission of the Principal of that institute, provided that the parents or the guardian of the students shall not be required to take such permission in writing.
8. Any student found to be indulging into any ragging activity shall be suspended immediately after communication is sent to him under the signature of the principal of the concerned educational institution stating that he is alleged of indulging into ragging activity. Such student shall be debarred from entering the campus of the educational institution or its hostel, except on any day at any time when he called upon by the authority of the school or by the Parents Committee for tendering explanation or for defending his case.
9. Ragging is recognizable offence. The same may be reported to the Police. However, the police should be called in or allowed entry in the campus at the instance of the head of the institution or the person in charge. The police also deal with such incidents when brought to its notice for action by keeping in mind that they are dealing with students, but not as criminals. The action of the Police should never be violent and always be guided by correctional attitude.
10.It is mandatory for the institution, where the incident of ragging is reported, to file a First Information Report (F.I.R) before the local Police authorities such reports should also be made to the Civil Authorities and Higher Police authorities for taking necessary action in the matter.

PUNISHMENTS::

Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the institution, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level shall be any one or any combination of the following..
1) Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.
2). Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits.
3). Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process.
4). Withholding results.
5). Suspension/expulsion from the hostel..
6). Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.
7). Fine ranging between Rupees 25,000/- and Rupees 1 Lakhs

EXAMINATION HALL :

1) Students should carry their Identity Card into the examination hall (both during Mid Semester and Semester end Examinations).
2) Students are expected to be in their respective seats at the stroke of the first bell.
3) Students are expected to maintain pin-drop silence in the examination hall.
4) Students are strictly prohibited from any sort of malpractice in the examination hall.
5) No students should carry Mobile Phone to the Examination Hall.
6) No student will be allowed into exam Halls without college uniform (Except on Wednesday)

RULES OF ATTENDANCE:

a) Theory : 1) Although an attendance of 75% is sufficient for being admitted to the Semester end examinations, the college insists on regular attendance at all classes.
Therefore, no student should be absent from classes without valid reasons.
2) If a student is absent even for one period either in the morning session or in the afternoon session, he/she will lose half - a day's attendance.
3) If a student is absent for one period in the morning and another period in the afternoon of the same day, he/she loses the whole day's attendance.
4) Permission for representing the college in extracurricular activities like sports, games, cultural festivals NCC, NSS etc. should be obtained in advance from the principal with a letter of request, duly recommended by the teacher councelor concerned.
5) Names of the students falling short of attendance would be displayed on the notice board at the end of each month.
b) Practicals :
The minimum attendance for practicals is 90% of the total practical’s conducted during the academic year.

GENERAL RULES OF THE LIBRARY:

1) All the students are expected to become registered members of the Library.
2) The borrowed books should be returned within 15 days as stamped on the due date slip.
3) An overdue charge of Rs. 1/- per book per day will be collected from the defaulter
4) Defaulters will not be allowed to borrow books unless they clear the over dues.
5) While borrowing library books, students are expected to check the condition of the books. If any damage is noticed, it must be reported at the issue counter immediately or else the borrower will be held responsible for any damage noticed at the time of return the books.
6) Journals will not be issued but can be read only in the reading room.
7) Presentation of the Identity Card is compulsory for using library, reference section & Reading room.
8) he books in the reference section must be handled with care.
9) The reference books are to be used only within the reference section.
10) The library will be kept open on all working days from9.00 am to 6.00 pm with a lunch break of one hour from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
11)All students must return their library books atleast for 15 days or before the even semester examinations. The students who fail to settle their library dues shall be dealt accordingly.

IDENTITY CARD & UNIFORM:

Every student will be provided with an Identity Card at the time of admission, which he/she must keep as long as he/she is a student of this college. Whenever he/she approaches the Office/Library/Departments on academic and administrative matters, he/she must produce his/her Identity Card. No request will be entertained without the production of the Identity Card. The Identity Card should also be brought for taking any examination, i.e. Internal Assessment and Theory or Practical’s of semester end examinations along with the Hall Ticket and College uniform.

FEE REGULATIONS:

1. Every student shall pay the whole fee each year if her/his name is on the rolls of the institutions.
2. Fees will be collected once at the beginning of the year. Tuition fee Rs. 250/- per semester is compulsory.
3. Absence from the college with or without leave forms is no ground for exemption for the operation of this rule.
4. Fees once paid cannot be refunded.
5. Names of the students who have not paid the whole amount due from them after the last day announced for payment are liable to be struck off the rolls. They shall be re-admitted, however after payment of fines and re-admission fee subjected to the availability of seat and other conditions.
6. If a student is once admitted & take T.C. in the middle of the academic year, he/she has to pay the entire fee specified for the course.

ACADEMIC PLAN:

As the college is Autonomous in nature it has adopted the semester system. The Academic year is divided into two semesters each consists of 90 Instructional days. The odd semester is from June to October and the even semester is from November to March. Each semester is a complete unit by itself. The Instructional methods include conventional lecturers, classroom interactions, Mana TV programmes, guest lectures, seminars, field study etc. The syllabus & Model Question Papers will be provided by the respective departments.

SEMSETER SYSTEM:

Semester wise system of instruction and examination has been introduced in this college with effect from 2000-2001. All Student who joined in this autonomous college will be covered under rules & regulations of the systems. The whole academic year is divided into two semesters. Syllabus has been framed semesterwise and instruction is imparted accordingly. Thus, for all the three years of Degree course put together, there will be six semesters. Final Examination is conducted at the end of each semester and it is called semester End Examinations. The marks obtained by a student in the entire course of study i.e. six semesters, will decide his/her passing class.

REGULATIONS ON COLLEGE CAMPUS:

1. ID card must be worn by the students at all times while on campus.
2. The use of Cell Phones is strictly banned inside the classrooms and on the corridors.
3. Any kind of unruly behaviour, physical violence, harassment of women, and damage to college property will be dealt with very severely by the college.
4. Students are expected to be dressed neatly in formals or semi-formals that is appropriate for an educational institution. Any forms of vulgarity, obscenity of dress with offensive wordings are strictly banned on campus.
5. Motorised Vehicles of students should be parked only at the allotted space near the main gate.