O. 157. Maintenance of discipline and good conduct by students
(Under section 87 and Section 39 (III) of the Poona University Act, 1974).
- Every student, during term of the course, shall be under disciplinary jurisdiction of the
Competent Authority which shall take appropriate action, in case of indiscipline, misconduct on part of
- Definitions :–In this Ordinance unless the context otherwise requires,
‘Student’ means and includes a person who is enrolled as such by the University, Affiliated
Col1ege or Recognized Institution, for receiving instructions and or qualifying for any degree
or diploma or certificate of the University.
Note :–This includes External Students also.
- ‘Institution’ means and includes University/Affiliated College/Recognized Institutions as the
case may be, inclusive of Campus, Hostels, Play-grounds, Laboratory, Libraries, Gymnasium
- ‘Competent Authority’ for the purposes of this ordinance means and includes Head of the
Teaching Department of the University, Principal of the Affiliated College, Head of the
Recognized Institution, for the concerned students as such other persons, vasted with the
authority by Vice-Chancellor for external students.
Provided in respect of mis-conduct regarding University examination, Executive Council Shall only
be Competent Authority.
- Obligations of the Students : Every student, shall all times,
- Conduct himself properly,
- Maintain proper behaviour,
- Observe strict discipline both within the campus of the Institution, Hostel and also outside,
in Buses, Railways-Trains or at public places, or at picnic Educational Trips arranged by the
Institution or at Play Grounds.
- Ensure that no act of this consciously or unconsciously brings the Institution or any
establishment or authority connected with it into disrepute.
- Any act of a student which is contrary to the provisions of clause (3) Shall constitute
misconduct and/or indiscipline, which terms shall mean and include, among others, any one or more of
the acts jointly or severally, mentioned hereinafter, namely :
- Any act that directly or indirectly causes or attempts to cause disturbance in the lawful
functioning of the Institution.
- Habitual un-punctuality in attending lectures, practicals, tutorials, and other courses as may
- Repeated absence from lectures, tutorials, practicals, and other courses as prescribed.
- Occupation of any building such as, hostel room, residentital quarter or such other
accommodation in the premises owned or hired by the institution, without prior permissions from the
1 .The Ordinance has came into force w.e.f. 20.05.1988.
2 & 3. Clauses were deleted w.e.f. 28.07.1989.
- Permitting or conniving with any person not authorised to occupy any hostel-room,
residential quarter, or any accommodation or any part thereof of the Institution.
Securing admission in the Institution, to any undergraduate or post graduate
programme or any other course by fabrication or suppression of facts or
- Obstruction to any student or group of students in his or their legitimate activities
as such, whether in the classroom, laboratories, fields, play-grounds, gymnasium or
places of social and cultural activity within the campus of the Institution.
- Suppressing material information or supply of false information to the Institution,
for seeking any privilege.
- Possessing or using any fire arms, lethal weapons, explosive, or dangerous or
corrosive substance on the premises of the Institution.
- Possessing or consuming any poisonous or stupifying drugs or intoxicant in any
form in the Institution.
- Ragging, bullying or harrasing any student in Institution or outside thereof.
- Indulging in any act as would cause annoyance, embarrassment to any other
student, or member of the authority of the Institution, to staff member or any
member of the family of the staff.
- Indulging in any act of violence, assault, intimidation or threatening in the
Institution or Hostels or outside thereof.
- Destroying or attempting to destroy or tamper with any official record or document
of the Institution.
- Conduct, unbecoming of the student, at any meeting or special functions or sports
and cultural activities arranged by the Institutions or at any other public place.
- Stealing or damaging any farm produce or any property belonging to the
Institution, staff member of the Institution or any other student.
- Instigating violance or participating in any violent demonstrations or violent
agitation or violent strike in the Institution.
- Instigating or participating in any gherao of any official or staff member of the
- Violation of any of the Rules and Regulations of the Institutions or orders of the
- Gambling in any form in the Institution.
- Disorderly behaviour in any form or any act specifically forbidden by the Competent
- Refusal to appear to give evidence before Enquiry Officer appointed by the
Competent Authority with respect to a charge against him.
- Any act violating any provision of the Poona University Act, 1974, Statutes,
Ordinances, Rules made thereunder.
- Conviction, in the Court of Law for criminal offence, involving moral turpitude.
- Any other act not specifically mentioned hereto before which. whether by
commission or omission, as would in the circumstances of the case be considered
by the Competent Authority as an act of miscondut and/or indiscipline.
(5) The Competent Authority may impose any one or more of the following
punishment/s on the students found guilty of misconduct, indiscipline, in proportion thereof:
- Fine not exceeding Rs. 300/–
- Cancellation of the scholarship/award/prize/medal, awarded to the student by the
concerned Institution, with prospective effect.
- Expulsion from the concerned Institution,
- Debarring from admission to a course or courses of study in the concerned
Debarring from appearing for examination or examinations, conducted by the
Institution concerned, for a specific period, not exceeding five years.
- Cancellation of the result of the student concerned in the examination of the
concerned Institution, in which he has appeared.
- Rustication from the Institution for the period. not exceeding five years.
6. If the Competent Authority is satisfied that there is a prima facie case for inflicting
penalties, mentioned in Clause No. 5, may itself or through other person/ persons, authorised
by it, for this purpose, shall make enquiry, in following manner :
- Due notice in writing shall be given to the student concerned about his alleged act of
- Student charged shall be required within 15 days of the notice to submit his written
representation about such charge/s.
- If the student fails to submit his written representation within specified time limit,
the enquiry may be held exparte.
- If oral evidence of the witness against student is recorded by the Enquiry Authority,
the student charged shall be given an apportunity to cross examine the witness
- If the student charged, desires to see the relevant documents, such of the
documents, as are being taken into consideration or are to be relied upon for
purposes of are proving the charge or charges, may at the discretion of the Enquiry
Authority, be shown to him after the notice as provided in sub-clause (1) above is
furnished to him.
- The student charged shall be required to produce documents, if any, in support of
his defence. The Enquiry Authority may admit relevant evidence, documentary or
otherwise at any stage before the final orders are passed.
- Legal practitioner shall not be allowed to appear on behalf of the student charged, in
the proceedings before the Enquiry Authority.
- Enquiry Authority shall record findings on each implication of misconduct or
indiscipline, and the reasons for such findings and submit the report along with
proceedings to the Competent Authority.
- The Competent Authority on the basis of findings, shall pass such orders as it deems
7. Provided procedure prescribed above need not be followed and all or any of its
provisions may be waived in the following circumstances:–
- When the student charged admits the charges in writing.
- When the order of punishment is to be based on facts which have led to the
conviction of the student charged, for the offence involving moral turpitude.
- When the student charged has absconded or for any other reasons it is
impracticable to communicate with him.
- If in the opinion of the Competent Authority, a punishment or fine not exceeding
Rs. 50/- or Reprimand Censure, Warning is sufficient.
(8) If the punishment of rustication is imposed on a student by Principal of the
College/Head of the Institution/Head of the Teaching Department of such other person in
whom the authority is vested by the Vice-Chancellor for external students, such a student shall
be entitled to prefer an appeal to the Vice-Chancellor, if the punishment is imposed by the ViceChancellor,
student shall be entitled to prefer an appeal to the Executive Council of the
University within thirty days of the receipt of the notice of the punishment.
(9) In respect of such student, Head of the Institution shall maintain record of the
(10) The Institution shall on each occasion of any punishment being imposed on
any student, intimate by a letter, to be sent Under a Certificate of Posting, the fact of
such imposition to the parent or guardian of such student on the address available in
the college records.
(11) A copy of these rules shall be supplied to each student at the time of his
admission to the Institution and a receipt for the same shall be obtained from the
student. This receipt shall form a part of the record of admission of the student.
(12) If any foreign student is admitted for any course, concerned Institution shall
send copy of the rules to concerned foreign embassy and department of external