Estd : 1947
Affiliation : West Bengal State University
 

Basirhat College 
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CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE STUDENTS OF BASIRHAT COLLEGE

To uphold the reputation of the institution and to fulfil the mission and vision of the institution, the Code of conduct aims to create an egalitarian atmosphere conducive to the academic and cultural development of students. The students enrolled in this institution are expected to adhere to the stated conduct and cooperate with the college administration in enforcing the following rules and regulations.
i. Students must be punctual and regular in attending classes, tutorials, tests, and examinations.
ii. 75% attendance must be maintained to appear for their semester exams as per CBCS.
iii. Students must not enter or leave the classroom without permission of the teacher.
iv. They must not impersonate during roll call or use unfair means during examinations.
v. Students must treat all the staff and fellow students with courtesy and respect.
vi. They must maintain silence and order in academic buildings and avoid disrupting teaching, research, or administrative work.
vii. They must not loiter or stand in corridors during class hours.
viii. They must not invite outsiders or friends from other institutions to the college.
ix. They must not paste posters, write on walls, or deface college property in any way.
x. It is their duty to keep the campus clean and dispose of waste properly. Care should be taken to maintain the cleanliness of Toilets.
xi. The College Campus is a plastic-free zone. Littering is strictly forbidden and anyone found littering will have to pay a fine to be decided by the Administration.
xii. Any act of stealing, damaging or destroying college property will be dealt with severity.
xiii. Students must be respectful towards our National Heritage, National Flag and National Song.
xiv. Students must dress decently and display their identity cards visibly at all times within the campus.
xv. Students are not allowed to use mobile phones within the campus during class hours. They must switch off their phones or keep them in silent mode.
xvi. Moreover, students should be careful and courteous while making any comments about college or individuals associated with the College.
xvii. Students need the College authorities' permission before communicating with media representatives or inviting media persons on the campus.
xviii. Students need prior permission to record audio or video of class room lectures or actions of other students, faculty or staff. Students need prior permission to share audio and video clips of any campus activity with media.
xix. Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited in the institute.
xx. Students must avoid any kind of discrimination, whether physical or verbal, against someone because of their gender, caste, race, religion, or political affiliation; their colour; their region; their language; their disability; their sexual orientation; their marital or family situation; or any other characteristic.
xxi. Smoking, chewing tobacco products, consuming alcohol or drugs, or any other substances within the campus is strictly banned.
xxii. Students are expected to uphold academic integrity by properly acknowledging and citing the sources of ideas, results, materials, words, or codes ofothers. The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to provide all members of Basirhat College, Basirhat North 24 Parganas with a common set of guidelines to promote professionalism in keeping with the general aims of the institution, its identity, and missions. The aim of this Code is to provide a suitable environment for teaching, learning, and well-being of growing learners. With these objectives and aims, the members of Basirhat College are expected to observe a strong sense of professional ethics and service.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE GOVERNING BODY

The College is managed by a regularly constituted Governing Body/Administrator. The composition functions and other condition pertaining to the Governing Body shall be as per norms of the affiliating University West Bengal State University and Higher Education Department. The Code of Conduct for the Governing Body of the college is enlisted below:
i. Decisions and resolutions made by the Governing Body are obligatory.
ii. The governing body should act to approve the mission and strategic vision of the College, long-term academic plans.
iii. The body is formed to monitor performance of the College and quality assurance arrangements which should be, where possible and appropriate, benchmarked against other Colleges.
iv. The members of Governing Body shall maintain their integrity, transparency, mannerism and good image.
v. No property of the College is to be used for personal benefits.
vi. The members of the Governing Body can obtain service from the College employees as and when required for the benefit of the College.
vii. If any member of Governing Body needs any primary information from College, he/ she shall communicate with the Principal and will not have any oral or written communication with other employees.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE PRINCIPAL

Principal of a college has got multifaceted roles and responsibilities as administrator, supervisor, custodian and inspirer. Being the academic and administrative head of the institution the Principal follows certain Code of Ethics as proclaimed by the University Grants Commission, Ministry of Human Resource Development and West Bengal Service Rules. In view of the mission and vision of the college the Code of Conduct for the Principal of Basirhat College is as follows –
i. Development of the college and active participation in teaching- learning process of the institution.
ii. Admission of students as per established norms and maintenance of discipline in the institution.
iii. Supervision of curricular and co-curricular activities for integrated development of the students.
iv. Cooperation with the faculty members to conduct all evaluation related jobs as assigned by the University.
v. To protect the collective interest of all stakeholders and to improve the quality of teaching-learning in the interest of the institute.
vi. Provide equal treatment to all the stakeholders to avoid any discrimination regarding caste, creed, race, gender or religious identity in a marginalized area of North 24 Parganas.
vii. Build harmonious relationship between the college and local community in order to ensure spontaneous and prosperity of the institution.
viii. To inspire and encourage the faculty members in personal and institutional academic development on one hand and promoting environmental awareness, conservation of res etc.
ix. To take up different environmental issues for developing deeper understanding of the local ecosystem and take action for environmental conservation.
x. Upgrade the infrastructural facilities to enhance the quality of teaching-learning.
xi. Neutral in judgement, maintain transparency and accountability with honesty and discipline.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR TEACHING STAFF
 
Being the employees of a state-aided general degree college in West Bengal, the teachers of this College should follow the code of conduct laid down in West Bengal Universities and Colleges (Administration and Regulation) Act, 2017 along with the guidelines provided by UGC for college teachers. As per UGC
guidelines whoever adopts teaching as a profession assumes the obligation to conduct him/her in accordance with the ideals of the profession.
i. No Faculty member may engage in any activity that violates the law of the land.
ii. No Faculty member must engage in private trade such as conducting Tutorial classes in private with intention to earn money.
iii. Every Faculty member must discharge his or her official duties as per the direction of the competent authority and honour the hierarchy of the Reporting Order.
iv. Teachers must commit himself / herself towards the responsibilities both as educator and mentor to the primary stakeholder.
v. They should be present on all working days and be on time for all official duties.
vi. Leave of absence must be properly applied for and duly permitted by competent authority to be considered bona-fide.
vii. Every Faculty member must constantly update himself or herself in his / her discipline and be aware of innovative teaching methodologies to do full justice to the dissemination of the prescribed syllabus.
viii. Every Faculty member must be aware of the ratio of advanced and slow learners in respective classes and modify the teaching methods to reach out to each group so that each student receives the best.
ix. Every Faculty member must exercise self-control, extend mutual respect, preserve dignity in dealing with competent authority, parents, guardians, primary stake holders, non-teaching staff and any other person who may approach them for official interaction.
x. Faculty members should not engage themselves in political or anti-secular activities.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR NON-TEACHING STAFF

i. The Teaching support staff should be loyal and sincere towards the policies of the college.
ii. They should be honest and punctual towards their professional duty and should not involve in works other than College duties within college hours.
iii. Any leave should be availed with prior intimation following institutional regulation.
iv. They should not engage themselves in political or anti-secular activities.
v. Should not show any ill-mannered, antagonistic, or rude behaviour towards their non- teaching colleagues, teaching staff, or students.
vi. Should be responsible for the protection of college equipment and furniture.
vii. Should not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol during office hours.
viii. Should be respectful towards the confidentiality of certain matters like examination related documents or any other confidential documents of College etc.
ix. Should not show any biases towards gender, caste, or religion.
x. Should work collaboratively with all teaching staffs when required.