Desciplinary Policy

Academic Honesty

Any act that is intended to gain unfair academic advantage. Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Any attempt to give or obtain assistance in a formal academic exercise, like an examination.
  • Disseminating or receiving answers, data, or other information by any means other than those expressly permitted by the teacher, as part of any academic exercise.
  • Copying answers, data, or other information (or allowing others to do so) during an examination, quiz, laboratory experiment, or any other academic exercise, in which the student is not expressly permitted to work jointly with others.
  • Assuming another individual's identity or allowing another person to do so on one's own behalf for the purpose of fulfilling any academic requirement or in any way enhancing the student's grade or academic standing.
  • Using any device, implement, or other form of study aid during an examination, quiz, laboratory experiment, or any other academic exercise, without the teacher's permission.
  • Deception or providing false information to a teacher concerning a formal academic exercise, e.g., giving false excuse for missing a deadline or falsely claiming to have submitted work.
Deliberately presenting work, words, ideas, theories, etc., derived in whole or in part from a source external to the student as though they are the student's own efforts. Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Failing to use proper citations as acknowledgment of the true source of information presented in a paper, assignment, or any other academic exercise.
  • Presenting any work completed in whole or in part by any individual, group or organization other than the student, as though the work is the student's own, in any academic exerc
  • Buying, selling, bartering, or in any other fashion obtaining or distributing material to be used fraudulently as part of any academic exercise
Falsifying or fabricating data, records, or any information relevant to the student's participation in any course or academic exercise, or tampering with such information as collected or distributed by a teacher. Examples of academic misconduct include, but are not limited to the following:
  • 0 Falsifying, or attempting to falsify attendance records, graded exercises of any kind, or any information or document that is relevant to smooth operation of the academic system.
  • Inventing, fabricating, or falsifying data as part of completion of any academic exercise.
  • Bribery or paid services. Giving assignment answers or Sabotaging or acting to prevent others from completing their work. This includes cutting pages out of library books or willfully disrupting the experiments of others.
  • The teacher (under intimation to the HoD) can award a "zero" in a specific instrument of academic evaluation, such as, assignments, quizzes, project deliverables, etc. if evidence of academic dishonesty or cheating is found.
  • If the teacher refers a case of cheating (through the HoD) to the Department Disciplinary Committee (DDC), then the maximum punishment can be award of 'F' grade in that course.
  • If the HoD refers the matter to the Campus Disciplinary Committee (CDC), then the maximum punishment can be award of 'F' grade in all the courses taken in that semester and suspension from the university rolls in the next semester.
  • An extreme act of dishonesty, e.g., paying someone to get access to a question paper before the examination or cheating again after being punished for it, will result in expulsion from the University.
  • A student who is found guilty of an academic or other violation by a Disciplinary Committee is disqualified from any academic honor, e.g., a medal or scholarship.