Muralidhar Girls' College

P-411/14 Gariahat Road Ballygunge Kolkata-700029

Muralidhar Girls' College

P-411/14 Gariahat Road Ballygunge Kolkata-700029

Objectives of the Code of Conduct

The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to provide all members of Muralidhar Girls’ College, Kolkata 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 MGC community are expected to observe a strong sense of professional ethics and service.

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 Muralidhar Girls' College is as follows -

  1. Academic growth of the college and active participation in teaching- learning activities of the college.
  2. Admission of students as per established norms and maintenance of discipline in the institution.
  3. Management and improvement of library, laboratory, gym etc.
  4. Supervision of curricular and co-curricular activities for the development of well balanced personality of the students.
  5. Maintaining all expenditures and receipts of accounts and preparing statement of accounts as per requirement.
  6. Cooperation with the faculty members to conduct all evaluation related jobs of the university like - setting question papers, moderation and evaluation according to statutes, regulations, rules and other orders as assigned by the University.
  7. Looking after the general welfare of teaching and non- teaching staff and maintaining their service book as per the directives issued by the government.
  8. To protect the collective interest of all stakeholders and to improve the quality of teaching- learning in the interest of the institute.
  9. Provide equal treatment to all the stakeholders to avoid any discrimination regarding caste, creed, race sex or religious identity.
  10. To maintain the essence of social justice and generate a sense of alertness among all the stakeholders of the college so that incidents of sexual harassment of women at workplace can be minimised, prevented and prohibited.
  11. Build harmonious relationship between the college and the adjoining community in order to ensure spontaneous and prosperity of the institution.
  12. To inspire and encourage the faculty members to take up minor and major research projects, publish original research papers, arrange for seminars, workshop etc.
  13. To take up different environmental issues for developing deeper understanding of the ecosystem and take action for environmental conservation.
  14. Upgrade the infrastructural facilities to enhance the quality of teaching-learning.
  15. Neutral in judgement, maintain transparency and accountability with honesty and discipline.

Code of Conduct for Teachers

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. But they are also subject to the guidelines provided by UGC for college teachers. As per UGC guidelines whoever adopts teaching as a profession assumes the obligation to conduct himself/herself in accordance with the ideals of the profession. A teacher is constantly under the scrutiny of students and the society at large. Therefore, every teacher should see that there is no incompatibility between his/her precepts and practice. The basic ethical values underlying the code are care, trust, integrity and respect; embodying those aspects relevant to the teacher, who is entrusted with social responsibility.

Responsibility towards students

  1. The primary aim of the teaching profession is to educate. This attitude should be directed towards the specific needs of each student. Teachers should help the students beyond class hours without accepting any remuneration.
  2. The teacher shall not prevent any student from expressing his viewpoint although it may differ from that of his own. On the contrary, the student should be encouraged for constructive criticism.
  3. The teacher should try to develop an educational environment. Equal treatment should be provided to all students irrespective of caste, creed, religion, gender or socio- economic status. There should not be any partiality or vindictive attitude towards any of them.
  4. The teacher’s aim should be to inspire students to generate more interest and develop a sense of inquiry in the pursuit of knowledge.
  5. The teacher should instil a scientific and democratic outlook among her/his students, making them community oriented, patriotic and broad minded. This is a part of her/his social responsibility.
  6. Above all a teacher should conform to the ethos of his/her profession and act in a dignified manner as the society has entrusted her/him with their children.
  7. There should be regular interactions with the guardians of the students as this is necessary for the improvement of the students and the Institution.

Responsibility towards professional integrity

  1. Teachers must maintain ethical behaviour in professional practice by accurately representing certifications and other qualifications.
  2. Honesty should not be compromised in research. Plagiarism is an evil that cannot be accepted at any cost. Teachers should try to improve the quality of research.
  3. Private tuitions should be avoided as they negatively impact upon the quality of college teaching.
  4. The teacher must respect the confidentiality of all information regarding exam affairs as well as matters dealing with colleagues and students unless legally or legitimately demanded.

Professional collaboration towards colleagues

  1. Teachers should be respectful and cooperative towards their colleagues, assisting them and sharing the responsibilities in a collaborative manner
  2. Teachers should discharge their responsibilities in accordance with the established rules outlined by the higher authorities and adhere to the conditions of contract.

Responsibility towards code of professional ethics

  1. Seek continuous professional growth through study and research.
  2. Perform their duties in the form of teaching tutorial, practical and seminar work conscientiously and with dedication.
  3. Cooperate and assist in carrying out functions relating to the educational responsibilities of the college and the university, such as: assisting in appraising application, advising and counselling students as well as assisting in the conduct of college and university examinations, including supervision, invigilation, and evaluation.
  4. Adhere to a responsible pattern of conduct and behaviour expected of them of the community, and manage their private affairs in a manner consistent with the dignity of the profession, particularly so with the advent of online digital social media communications.
  5. Express free and frank opinion by participation at professional meetings, seminars, conferences, etc. towards the contribution of knowledge; and maintain active membership of professional organizations and strive to improve education and profession through them.
  6. Participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, including community service.

Responsibility towards Support Staff

Teachers should accord the same respect and treatment to the non-teaching staff as they do to their fellow teachers. The Institution should hold joint meetings between teachers and non- teaching staff before upholding any decision regarding the College.

Code of Conduct for Students

  1. Students are required to maintain regular attendance to be eligible for appearing in the University Examination.
  2. A student attending at least 60% of the total number of classes held shall be allowed to appear at the concerned Semester Examinations and she has to pursue admission to the same Semester in the very next year for attending the classes and appearing at the said Semester Examination.
  3. Such attendance will be calculated from the date of commencement of classes or the date of admission, whichever is later.
  4. Students must wear and display visibly their Identity Cards during college hours inside the campus.
  5. Students are expected to treat the members of the staff and their fellow students with courtesy both in and out of the college.
  6. Student must be in their classes and take their seats at the beginning of each period. They must not enter or leave the class room without permission.
  7. College property, furniture, library books, etc. must be treated by students with due care.
  8. Rules for the conduct of examinations placed on the Notice Board must be strictly observed.
  9. Students are required to check the Notice Board for important announcements.
  10. Students are expected to be formally and decently dressed while in the college.
  11. Smoking, chewing tobacco products, playing cards, spitting and loitering are strictly prohibited inside the college and shall invite severe disciplinary action.
  12. Students must be respectful towards our National Heritage, National Flag and National Song.
  13. Polite and respectful behaviour towards the Principal, teachers and non-teaching staff of the College and their fellow students is expected from a student of Bethune College. They must not use any kind of abusive behaviour or language. They should refrain from any activities which may dishonour the Institution.
  14. All students are expected to follow the Attendance Rules of the College as per directives of the University of Calcutta. If a student remains continuously absent for more than 10 days without prior permission or intimation, her name may be struck off from the college register.
  15. In this Pandemic situation Students must adhere to the prescribed COVID Protocols.
  16. Every Student must carry the Identity Card issued to her inside the College Campus. The I-Card is a proof of her status as a Student of Bethune College and contains important information about her.
  17. Ragging in any form is strictly Prohibited and is a punishable offence. Anti- Ragging rules following UGC guidelines is to be maintained by the students. Submission of Anti Ragging Declaration is mandatory for all students. Any incidence of Ragging should be immediately reported to the Anti Ragging Cell of the College.
  18. It is the responsibility of the students to keep the campus clean. Care should be taken to maintain the cleanliness of Toilets. 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.
  19. Any kind of discriminatory behaviour on the basis of Caste, Creed and Religion will not be tolerated.
  20. Students must go through the Prospectus, departmental and students’ Notice Board as well as the college website regularly for information.
  21. Students are expected to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the College Library. (See Prospectus for details)
  22. Students must handle the College property, furniture, laboratory equipment, glassware, library books etc. with utmost care.
  23. Students are expected to be decently dressed within the College Campus.
  24. Students are not allowed to use cell phones and other electronic gadgets during class lectures and practical classes inside the classrooms / laboratories. Use of cell phones is strictly prohibited in the examination hall.
  25. Students should take care of their personal belongings. Authority is not responsible for any loss of personal property.
  26. Students must inform their guardians regarding Parent-Teacher Meetings when notified by the College.
  27. Students of the College are expected to participate in college activities like Seminars, Workshops, Training programmes, Certificate Courses etc. They should also be present during observation of Independence Day, Republic Day and other Commemorative events. Their active participation in College events like NSS programmes, Sports, Fest and other cultural functions will be highly appreciated.
  28. Students must take note that each floor of the college and the library is under CCTV surveillance.

Code of Conduct for Non-Teaching Staff

All non-teaching staff should follow the Code of conduct stipulated by the West Bengal State Government. Following are Codes of conduct of Teaching support staff as stipulated by the Muralidhar Girls’ College, Kolkata, West Bengal.

  1. The Teaching support staff should be loyal and sincere towards the policies of the college.
  2. They should be honest and punctual towards their professional duty and should not involve in works other than College duties within college hours.
  3. Any leave should be availed with prior intimation following institutional regulation.
  4. They should not engage themselves in political or anti-secular activities.
  5. Should not show any ill-mannered, antagonistic, or rude behaviour towards their non- teaching colleagues, teaching staff, or students.
  6. Should be responsible for the protection of college equipment and furniture.
  7. Should not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol during office hours.
  8. Should be respectful towards the confidentiality of certain matters like examination related documents or any other confidential documents of College etc.
  9. Should not show any biases towards gender, caste, or religion.
  10. Should work collaboratively and seek help of all teaching and non-teaching staff at the time of their difficulties rather than taking actions in their own.
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