CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
I – Teachers and their Responsibilities:
Whoever adopts teaching as a profession assumes the obligation to conduct him/her 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/her 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.
Every faculty member should work within the college policies and practices to satisfy the vision and mission of the University. Code of Conduct for teaching is mainly governed by the, Statutes, Ordinances and UGC Regulation-2018.
- 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 counselling students as well as assisting the conduct of the University and college examinations, including supervision, invigilation and evaluation; and
(viii) Participate in extension, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities including community serv.
II: Teachers and the Students
- Respect the right and dignity of the student in expressing his/her opinion;
- Deal fairly and impartially with students regardless of their religion, caste, political, economic, social and physical characteristics.
- Recognize the difference in aptitude and capabilities among students and strive to meet their individual needs;
- Encourage students to improve their attainments, develop their personalities and at the same time contribute to community welfare;
- Inculcate among student’s scientific outlook and respect for physical labor and ideals of democracy, patriotism, and peace;
- Be affectionate to the students and not behave in a vindictive manner towards any of them for any reason;
- Pay attention to only the attainment of the student in the assessment of merit;
- Make available to the students even beyond their class hours and help and guide students without any remuneration or reward;
- Aid students to develop and understanding of our national heritage and national goals; and
- Refrain from inciting students against other students, colleagues or
III. Teachers and Colleagues
- Treat other members of the profession in the same manner as they themselves wish to be treated;
- Speak respectfully of other teachers and render assistance for professional betterment;
- Refrain from lodging unsubstantiated allegations against colleagues to higher authorities; and
- Refrain from allowing considerations of caste, creed, religion, race, or sex in their professional Endeavour.
- Teachers and Authorities:
- 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;
- Refrain from undertaking any other employment and commitment including private tuitions and coaching classes which are likely to interfere with their professional responsibilities;
- Co-operate in the formulation of policies of the institution by accepting various offices and discharge responsibilities which such offices may demand;
- Co-operate through their organizations in the formulation of policies of the other institutions and accept offices;
- Co-operate with the authorities for the betterment of the institutions keeping in view the interest and in conformity with dignity of the profession;
- Should adhere to the conditions of contract;
- Give and expect due notice before a change of position is made; and
- 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.
- Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff:
- treat the non-teaching staff as colleagues and equal partners in a cooperative undertaking, within every educational institution; and
- help in the function of joint staff-councils covering both teachers and the non- teaching staff.
- Teachers and Guardians
- 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.
- Teachers and Society
- Recognize that education is a public service and strive to keep the public informed of the educational programs which are being provided;
- Work to improve education in the community and strengthen the community’s moral and intellectual life;
- 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;
- Perform the duties of citizenship, participate in community activities and shoulder responsibilities of public offices; and
- 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 for Non-Teaching/Administrative Staff
- (i) Code of Conduct for non-teaching staff is mainly governed by Department of Higher Education Uttarakhand Government.
- (ii) All Staff members should display the highest possible standards of professional
- (iii) They should be punctual and disciplined towards their
- (iv) Every Staff member shall maintain the appropriate levels of confidentiality with respect to student and staff records and other sensitive matters.
- (v) All Staff members must refrain from any form of unlawful discrimination relating to gender/sexuality/age/marital status in their behaviour towards their colleagues, teaching staff and students.
- (vi) All members of the staff shall refrain from verbal, non-verbal and/or physical misconduct of a sexual nature in their interactions with students, other department staff, and visitors at the college. The college has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual harassment.
- (vii) Respect the right and dignity of the student for assisting them any kind of help/guidance etc.
- (viii) Speak respectfully and behave with polite with every employee of the university. (The principal, teachers, students, visitors, parents etc.)
- (ix) Staff should maintain the positive relationship with all colleagues & teaching staff and the students of the college.