THE CODE OF ETHICS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE UNIVERSITY
The effectiveness of a University in delivering quality education and achieving the targets set by it will substantially depend on the ethical standard that the faculty and employees displays in day to day discharge of their duties. It is in this belief that a code of conduct has been drawn that will provide general framework of ideals and expectations expected of them. The code of ethics is intended to be a self-imposed discipline within which the faculty members and others may exercise academic independence.
- CONTENT COMPETENCE A faculty member should maintain a high level of subject knowledge and must ensures that the content is current, accurate, and appropriate with reference to the requirement of the course of study.
- PEDAGOGICAL COMPETENCE A pedagogically competent faculty member; precisely communicates objectives of the course to students; • is aware of alternative instructional methods and strategies; and • selects method of instruction that is effective in achieving the objectives.
- STUDENT COMPETENCE A faculty member must understand that his/her responsibility is the intellectual development of students in his area of expertise and to avoid all covert or overt actions and approaches detrimental to student’s development.
- DUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH STUDENTS A faculty member must not enter into any dual relationships with the students as it may not only impair his/her objectivity but may also lead to actual or perceived favouritism.
- CONFIDENTIALITY Matters communicated in confidence must not be revealed without the consent of the student. However, an exception to this code may be resorted to only in legitimate academic interest or if there is a reasonable certainty that releasing such information is in overall interest of the university or its students.
- RESPECT OF COLLEAGUES All members of University community are required to uphold the dignity of their colleagues and should perform their duties in coordination and cooperation of their colleagues.
- IMPARTIAL ASSESSMENT OF STUDENTS Assessment of student performance has a very significant impact on their careers and lives and hence due care must be taken to ensure that the assessment is valid, fair and congruent with the course objectives.
- RESPECT OF THE INSTITUTION All the employees of the university must respect the values, the goals and the policies laid down by the University.
- SCHOLASTIC INTEGRITY The controversial issues must always be examined objectively, rather than confining to or emphasizing on the one’s own perception and beliefs and the opinion of the students must be given due weightage in deciding their issues.
- SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY The university employees must be aware that the ultimate purpose of education is the overall development of the civil society.
- IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) There shall be no Intellectual Property Rights with the teachers for the material used to teach the course within the University.
The decision of the Vice Chancellor on all matters concerning to interpretation of these rules shall be final.