Code of Coduct


Policy Statement

Emmanuel College strives to uphold its core values and inculcate in students a culture of being honest and transparent in their personal and professional life, respectful of the opinions and beliefs of others, practicing their profession with conscience and dignity, and making their contributions to the society with accountability and commitment.


The purpose of this document is to provide the code of conduct and ethics for the students of Emmanuel College, Vazhichal, Kudappanamoodu P.O., Thiruvananthapuram. All students are expected to be aware of this code and abide by it to enable the institution to meet its own clearly stated objectives, standards and performance targets within a supportive environment.


Management, Principal and the faculty; related Committees

Code of Conduct

Orderly behaviour on campus will improve one’s self-esteem and will help in having good inter-personal relations. The high level of discipline consistent with the superior standards of the Centres of Excellence in Higher Education shall be maintained on the campus. The following guidelines on conduct will help in maintaining discipline on campus and they shall be adhered to by all.

Rules and guidelines

  • All students are expected to follow Courteous behaviour, an essential ingredient of Professional Competence. Dishonesty, obscenity in word or act or any other acts of misconduct will invite disciplinary action.
  • Students shall wear the prescribed uniform whenever on the campus.
  • Students shall wear the ID cards while on the campus.
  • Students should not loiter in the corridors or on the campus during class hours. They should make use of their free time by using the Library facilities or other facilities for extra-curricular activities.
  • Habitual negligence of College work, absence from internal examination, non- submission of assignments, frequent absence from classes, etc., will be reported to the parents and if not corrected, may lead to discontinuance from the program.
  • Students, if they have any grievance and personal problems shall bring them to the notice of the Faculty Advisor or the College authorities individually; but should not have recourse to collective complaints or petitions to anybody within or outside the College.
  • Students are forbidden from attending or organizing any meeting in the College or in its premises or collecting money for any purpose without the permission of the Management.
  • Political activity in any form, under any banner is not permitted in the campus.
  • Willful damages to property and equipment will have to be compensated for. Pasting of posters and notices on walls or disfiguring the building and campus, in any form are forbidden.
  • Students organizing tours on their own accord without permission is banned. Any act contrary to this rule will invite strict disciplinary action.

Breach of Code of Conduct

Breaches of the rules relating to the conduct of students shall be subject to preliminary investigation by the Principal/Manager or his nominee or a relevant Committee. Based on the preliminary investigation the following actions could be taken:

a.Dismiss a complaint.

b.Impose any penalty permitted by the rules of the College.

c.Refer the complaint to the Principal/College Council accompanied by a written report for further decision.

d.Issue a caution which shall not be recorded on the student’s record.

e.Refer the matter to the police or other authorities.

Prevention of Ragging

Ragging, in any form is prohibited by law. The Govt. of Kerala has banned ragging in Educational Institutions / Hostels vide the Kerala Prohibition of Ragging Act 1998 Section 3 which makes ragging punishable as follows:

a.Imprisonment up to a term of 2 years

b.A fine up to Rs.10000/-

c.Dismissal from the Institution. The students so dismissed shall not be admitted to any other Educational Institution for three years.

Anti-ragging Committee and Anti-ragging Squad

In compliance with the UGC regulations Anti-ragging Committee and Anti-ragging Squad have been constituted to prevent the menace of ragging. The squad conducts frequent patrolling in the common areas of the campus and maintains vigil to prevent the occurrence of ragging. The squad will also have the responsibility to investigate incidence of ragging, if any.

Rules and guidelines

Students shall not indulge in any of the following activities, which are treated as ragging:

  • Any act that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of a student.
  • Exploiting the service of a junior student by a senior student or a group of senior students.
  • Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a junior student including fund-raising for organizations.
  • Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: annoying, playing, practical jokes, sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts or gestures.
  • Any act of abuse by spoken words or any other means.
  • Any word or act that causes hurt to the dignity of the individual.
  • Entering without permission any class other than the one assigned to a student.
  • Forcing a student to boycott class without his/her consent to participate in strike, demonstration, dharna, etc.

Reporting Cases of Ragging

The complaints or information with regard to ragging could be oral or written and even from third parties. The burden/responsibility of proving his/her innocence rests with the accused. Complaints can be lodged with the Principal, HoDs, Faculty Advisor or any of the members of the Anti-Ragging Committee. In the event of a student being booked in a criminal offence and being suspended from the College, he/she will be re-instated only after his/her obtaining clearance certificate from the Enquiry Committee concerned.

Sexual Harassment

Students should note that sexual misconduct or harassment encompasses a range of conduct, including but not limited to sexual assault, unwanted touching or persistent unwelcome comments, e-mails, or pictures of an insulting or degrading sexual nature, which may constitute harassment, which shall depend of the circumstances of each case.

Professional Ethics and Academic integrity

As an institution with a vision to mould professionals as epitomes of noble values, the Institute gives importance to professional ethics and is committed to fostering a vibrant learning environment based on the principles of social commitment. Academic Integrity encompasses honesty and responsibility and awareness relating to ethical standards for the conduct of academic work. The Institute believes that in all academic work, the ideas and contributions of others must be appropriately acknowledged. It is expected that the students adhere to the ethical standards.