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Code of Conduct

Titus II Teachers College, Tiruvalla, requires all the students enrolled for the Undergraduate and Post Graduate Programmes of Education to act as responsible citizens. Each student is expected to maintain the decorum of a College of Higher Education and be constantly reminded of the fact that they are to shape the future of a Nation by transforming young minds in classrooms with the essential skills all across the globe. From the time of admission the students are automatically placed under the guidelines and are expected to adhere to the Student’s code of conduct, rules, policies and regulations which are specified from time to time. Students are to familiarize themselves with all the policies and procedures which are consistent with the mission and vision of the College.

Jurisdiction

The Institute shall have the jurisdiction over the conduct of the students associated /enrolled with the Institute and to take cognisance of all acts of misconduct including incidents of ragging or otherwise which are taking place on the Institute campus or in connection with the Institute related activities and functions.

Objectives of the Code are to

  • Make the enrolled students aware of their personal conduct while at College or outside.
  • Help students recognize the need for developing adult behavior in their relationship with their teachers, peers, schools and other stakeholders.
  • Prevent occurrences of unethical behavior against which students may be subjected to disciplinary actions.
  • Create awareness of the committees that closely monitor misbehavior with respect to ragging, use of drugs, and other related conduct of indiscipline.
  • Clarify the functions of the Grievance Redressal Cell.
General Discipline and Ethical Conduct
  • At the time of admission, each student must sign a statement accepting this Code and by giving an undertaking that
    • he/she shall be regular and must complete his/her studies in the Institute.
    • In the event, a student is forced to discontinue studies for any legitimate reason, such a student may be relieved from the Institute subject to written consent of the Principal
    • As a result of such relieving, the student shall be required to clear pending hostel / mess dues and if a student had joined the Institute on a scholarship, the said grant shall be revoked.
  • All students are expected to respect and value the rights of others and conduct themselves as responsible citizens.
  • Choosing to join the College community obligates each student to abide by a code of respectful behavior and to treat themselves as teachers and model right relationship with peers, teachers, schools and stakeholders.
  • Students must come to college with their identity cards.
  • Ethical behavior in campus is mandatory. Coming very early or leaving very late without adequate reasons is not permissible.
  • Students must leave the campus before 6 p.m. and reach the campus only after 8.30 a.m. or as directed by the College authorities.
  • No student is permitted to leave the campus without prior permission from the teacher-in-charge and the same must be noted in the Movement Register.
  • The College encourages civilized discourse but forbids all acts of violence, threatening conduct, and physical interference with the facilities or functions of the College campus. If protestors (or anti-protestors) resort to the use of violence or physical interference, College officials may, without delay, invoke the use of legitimate authority to remove all violators.
  • Political activities in college is banned.
  • Smoking, drinking and use of narcotics is strictly prohibited in the campus and not encouraged among students pursuing to become teachers.
  • Students must be regular in remitting fees related to exams and other fees. Late payment is liable to be fined.
  • Attendance in classrooms is mandatory. Relaxation is possible only under medical grounds.
  • Thievery of any sort will be treated as gross misbehavior. Respect for other’s property, money, goods must be part of the ethical behavior of prospective teachers.
  • Bullying and use of foul language of no sort will be tolerated in the campus or outside the campus by students on roll.
  • Accepting membership of terrorist groups or factions that spell danger will be treated very strictly.
  • Any act of discrimination (physical or verbal conduct) based on an individual’s gender, caste, race, religion or religious beliefs, colour, region, language, disability, or sexual orientation, marital or family status, physical or mental disability, gender identity, etc. will be punished strictly and the student is liable to be removed from the rolls.
  • Rash driving is strictly prohibited in the campus.
Dress code
  • Students are to maintain modesty in their bearing and dressing.
  • Female students are to wear Sari or Churidar with shawl. Saree is a must during their internship and Practical exams. Leggings, Jeans, T-Shirts are not allowed as part of their formals.
  • Male students are to wear formal pants and shirts buttoned till their neck. No Jeans or T-shirts are permitted during Academic sessions.
During examinations
  • No student will be permitted to enter the examination hall without their hall tickets.
  • All acts of misconduct during exams including cheating, copying, sharing notes etc. is liable to be punished and the student could be debarred from appearing for the examination.
  • The time schedule has to be strictly adhered to. Students are to be present in the campus at least half an hour before the commencement of the examination.
  • Ethical behavior during the conduct of exams is essential. All Records prepared by the student themselves must be placed for scrutiny.
  • Both in-semester and final exams must be appeared by the students.
  • All electronic gadgets are prohibited during written exams.
Use of social media in campus
  • Students are to use social media respectfully and responsibly without posting derogatory comments about other individuals from the Institute on the social media or indulging in any such related activities having grave ramifications on the reputation of the Institute.
  • Prior permission from the teacher-in-charge is essential before students post anything in the official groups of the College.
  • No activity harming the Institution’s reputation must be followed by students.
  • Students are expected not to interact, on behalf of the Institute, with media representatives or invite media persons on to the campus without the permission of the Institute authorities.
  • Students are not permitted to either audio or video record lectures in class rooms or actions of other students, faculty, or staff without prior permission.
  • Students are not permitted to provide audio and video clippings of any activity on the campus to media without prior permission.
  • No sort of cybercrime committed by students will be tolerated. It may lead to suspension from the rolls.
  • Mobile phones are strictly prohibited except for use for classroom teaching and learning and needs to be switched off when not required.
Participation in Student Union activities
  • All students must actively participate in the student Union activities and treat one another with respect.
  • Leadership must always entail a mind to cooperate with all students well and keep the union staff advisor informed of all activities.
  • All programmes are to be chalked out jointly and with prior permission.
  • The conduct of all activities must be done in a manner that upholds the decorum of the College.
  • No widespread campaigning is permitted with regard to college elections.
  • All competitions conducted in Colleges must be arranged in a proper manner and the decision of the Judges will be final.
Internship/Induction programmes
  • No student is exempted from the School Induction or Internship Programmes.
  • Attendance is mandatory.
  • The student must oblige with all the rules and regulations of the school and treat every student and teacher with respect.
  • Students are to reach the schools at the time permitted by the head of the Institution and do everything without siding any particular faculty member.
  • Completion of the portions allotted is mandatory.
  • No leave is permitted during these practical sessions.
  • All Records and work being executed in schools must be done with the prior sanction of the Subject teacher and the Optional teacher.
  • A healthy relationship is to be maintained with students at school. No indulgence of any sort will be treated lightly.
  • Sincerity in execution of the tasks specified is a must.
  • The dress code of Sari for Female students and formal Pants and shirt for men is mandatory during Internship.
  • Mobile phones are strictly prohibited during internship/induction in the school campus.
  • Where the classes are online, the recorded lessons must be shared with the Subject teacher of the school before posting it to the student’s group.
  • All duties besides teaching must be taken up joyfully.
Library rules and regulations
  • The Library is under the supervision of the College Librarian.
  • Silence must be observed in the Library so as to create a peaceful atmosphere for individual reading and study.
  • The students must ensure that the books borrowed are returned or renewed on time. Failure to do so will incur fine.
  • The borrower will be responsible for any damage caused to the book and will have to pay a fine for that.
  • If a Book is lost by the borrower, the loss must be reported immediately to the Librarian.
  • The fine for losing a book is:
    • Pay three times the face value in the case of Books published before 1-1-1944.
    • Pay two times the book’s value in the case of Books published after 1-1-1944.
    • If the Book’s value cannot be ascertained , the Principal will fix the price on the basis of the market price of similar publications at the time of fixation. (Vide circular No.P.G6/45921/84/Coll.Edn./9-11-84 of the Directorate of Collegiate Education, Government of Kerala)
    • If one book out of a set is lost and cannot be replaced by the cost of replacing the whole set will be recovered from the person responsible for the loss.
    • No book shall be kept for more than 14 days in the student’s custody.
    • The Principal/Librarian may recall any book lent to the student anytime.
    • All library books must be returned by the end of the ACdemic year( March31) for physical verification.
    • Periodicals and books from the special collection section and reference only cannot be borrowed.
Covid protocol
  • Strict adherence to covid protocol as specified by the university, UGC and government has to be adhered to.
  • Wearing of a face mask is essential, maintaining social distance is inevitable and self-sanitization is desirable.
  • Essential to keep the campus clean and the surroundings safe and healthy.
  • Sharing of goods is strictly disallowed.
  • Any instance of ill-health has to be notified to the college authorities immediately. Faking the truth will make the student liable for stringent punishment.
Anti-ragging

The Institute has a coherent and an effective anti-ragging policy in place which is based on the ‘UGC Regulation on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 hereinafter referred to as the ‘UGC Regulations’]’.The UGC Regulations have been framed in view of the directions issued by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India to prevent and prohibit ragging in all Indian Educational Institutions and Colleges. The said UGC Regulations shall apply mutatis mutandis to the Institute and the students are requested kindly to follow the same. Ragging constitutes one or more 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 any 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 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 a student;
  • any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any student;
  • exploiting the services of a 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 student by other students;
  • any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, 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, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to any other student ;
  • any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of 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 other student.

Anti-ragging Committe

Anti-Ragging Cell is constituted to remind students the consequences of ragging come out with recommendation based on the nature of the incident. Orientation programmes are conducted to create awareness for students and parents in the First semester and before the commencement of the academic year.

Anti-narcotic Cell

The college prohibits unauthorized use, possession, manufacturing or distribution of illegal drugs, controlled substances, narcotics, or alcoholic beverages or being under the unauthorized influence of the same on campus. Prohibited conduct includes the use of a prescription drug if the prescription was not issued to the student, and sniffing toxic vapors.

The anti-narcotic cell of the college has been constituted to ensure a drug- free campus by imposing a total ban on the possession, consumption or use of drugs and alcohol by staff or students of the college, within or outside the campus/hostels. The major objectives of this club is to ensure a drug free campus and to engage the students in anti- narcotic activities and to motivate them to become volunteers of anti-narcotic activities in their life. The duties of the anti-narcotic cell include organizing awareness programmes in the college and hostels with the help of government authorized agencies/ organizations and also educating the students about the ill-effects of narcotic products.

MUKTHI - The Anti-Narcotic Club of Titus II Teachers College, Tiruvalla

# Committee Members Designation
1 Dr. Anita Mathai Chairperson/Principal, Titus II Teachers College
2 Dr.Suramya Mathai Co-Ordinator/Assistant Professor, Titus II Teachers College
3 Tomin John Johnson Committee Member/Student
4 Gibina Jacob Committee Member/Student
5 Sabin Mathews Committee Member/Student
6 Sethulakshmi S Committee Member/Student
7 Anju Elizabeth Antony Committee Member/Student
8 Ashish Varghese Committee Member/Student
Grievance Redressal Mechanism

The Grievance Redressal Cell is an initiative taken by the University Grants Commission that facilitates students / complainants to lodge his or her grievance, send reminder and view status on action taken with regard to their grievance(s). The College has constituted a Grievance Redressal Cell in tune with the UGC instructions. The basic aim of the cell is to ensure transparency in admissions, prevent unfair practices in the institution and provide a mechanism for redressal of the grievances of the staff and students.
The College values the feedback given by students, staff and stakeholders that improve the teaching learning scenario and provides a safe and healthy environment for interaction. Every grievance that comes to our notice either orally or in writing are treated with utmost urgency depending on the complaint to be addressed.
The aggrieved person is free to place his/her grievance in a Grievance Redressal box which is locked. The box is checked daily and grievances if any, are discussed in the grievance redressal committee. Actions that can be taken immediately is done so without delay. The name of the student who places a complaint is never disclosed unless of course required by the learner himself or herself.
Students can also send their grievances through mail.

Committee Members

Staff Representative: Dr. Sunila Thomas, Associate Professor
Student Representatives:

Discipline Committee

The discipline committee comprises the Principal, and two to three senior faculty members, representative of the Administrative staff, and student representative. The general behavior of students is monitored, and misbehavior, if any, is notified to students. The Discipline committee meets regularly to discuss and implement corrective actions as and when required.