DSU believes in creating an academic environment with student discipline being at the heart of it. Keeping the students busy with learning, sports and recreational activities is important to have a disciplined student life. A number of clubs besides sporting facilities including state-of-art gym, all for use of the students are created. Strict norms to ensure discipline is practiced with security, CCTV cover in every area of the campus.
- All students shall be required to conduct themselves in a manner befitting the students of DSU, a institution of high reputation, within and outside the precincts of the institution.
- Students should follow the prescribed dress code by DSU while in the campus and also have to wear ID card issued by the College.
- Unsocial activities like ragging in any form shall not be permitted within or outside the precincts of the institution and the students found indulging in them shall be dealt with severely and dismissed from the institution.
- The following additional acts of omission and /or commission by the students within or outside the precincts of the college shall constitute gross violation of code of conduct which is punishable.
- Lack of courtesy and decorum, as well as indecent behaviour.
- Wilful damage of property of the Institution/Hostel or fellow students.
- Possession, consumption or distribution of alcoholic drinks or any kind of hallucinogenic drugs, smoking.
- Mutilation or unauthorized possession of library material, like books
- Hacking in computer systems (such as entering into other persons’ area without prior permission, manipulation and/or damage of computer hardware and software or any other Cyber-crime etc.).
- Use of Mobile in the college Academic area.
- Unauthorized fund raising and promoting sales.
- Any other considered by the college as of gross indiscipline.
In each case above, the punishment shall be based on the gravity of offence covering from reprimand, levy of fine, expulsion from Hostel, debar from examination, rustication for a period, to outright expulsions.
The reprimanding authority for an offence committed by students in the Hostels and in the Department or the class room shall be respectively, the Warden of the Hostels and the Head of concerned Department.
DSU consciously recognizes that ragging is a social evil causing devastating effects on the student fraternity, both psychological & physical. Ragging is a disorderly conduct, whether by words spoken or written, or by an act. Teasing, ill-treating or handling with rudeness, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or trauma to raise fear or apprehension in a fresher or a junior student. Ragging has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the psyche of a fresher or a junior student.
DSU categorically decrees that all its campuses, hostels, centers, transport buses are free from ragging and has taken / willing to take all possible administrative steps to curb ragging & indiscipline. DSU will strictly follow the UGC guidelines and has done/willing to do all that it takes to root out ragging. An exhaustive anti-ragging regulation is put in place & practiced.
With respect to the Reference to clause (g) of sub – section (I) of Section 26 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, and AICTE notification vide curricular no. F. No. 37-3/legal /AICTE/2009 dated 25/03/2009, all regulations will be followed strictly in the institute to root out ragging in all its forms.
Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:
- Any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student;
- Indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student;
- Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student;
- Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher;
- Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
- Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students;
- Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person;
- Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, posts, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student;
- Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.
Actions to be taken on students who indulge in ragging are:
- Every single incident of ragging a First Information Report (FIR) will be filed without exception by the institutional authorities with the local police authorities
- Depending upon the nature and the gravity of the offence as established the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging shall be any one or any combination of the following:
- Cancelation of admission.
- Suspension from attending the classes.
- Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process.;
- Suspension/Expulsion from the hostel.
- Rustication from the institution for period from 1 to 4 semesters.
- Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution.
- Collective punishment: when the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall report to collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential raggers.