CHANAKYA NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY (DISCIPLINE AND CONDUCT) RULES
(To be effective from March 1, 2011, as approved by the Executive Council of CNLU)
I. Hostel Rules
- These Rules shall apply to all students residing in the halls of residence (“hostel residents”) of the University and shall come into force from the date of notification of the said Rules, by the University.
Search and Seizure:
The Chief Warden and the Wardens have the right to search the rooms of any hostel resident and seize goods, materials and substances the possession of which are illegal or amount to an offence under the provisions of these Rules. No prior intimation is required to be given to the residents for such search and seizure.
Hostel timing and consequences of violation:
- All hall residents are required to be present within the University premises by 7.00 pm. • All hall residents are required to be present within the hostel premises by 9.00 pm. Please note that the hostel gate shall open only at 6.00 am in the morning, except in situations of emergency.
- Only in exceptional circumstances and with a written permission from the Warden, may a student be exempted from the aforementioned deadlines.
- Any resident violating the abovementioned deadlines shall be fined an amount of Rs. 500 (Five Hundred Rupees) and/or be suspended for 5 (five) working days from the University.
- All hostel residents leaving the University premises during the day time shall make requisite entries both at the time of exit and entry, mentioning the time of exit from the premises and the time of entry into the premises in the Register maintained with the Warden for the said purpose.
- Hostel residents who wish to apply for leave of absence from the hostel during the weekends, gazetted holidays or otherwise, shall submit a written application to the Warden atleast one day prior to the date from which such leave is being sought.
- All applications for leave must be made only to the Warden. If any resident leaves his/her application with an unauthorized person, the absence shall be considered unauthorized and the defaulting resident shall be liable to a fine of Rs. 500 (Five Hundred Rupees) and/or suspension for 5 (five) working days.
Meeting with Parents/Local Guardian:
- Parents/local guardians are allowed to visit their wards on campus during the visiting hours which would be between 2 pm and 7pm on weekdays and between 9 am and 7 pm on weekends and holidays.
- Parents shall meet their wards in the common hall of the hostel and not in their rooms or other parts of the hostel.
- Parents/local guardians may visit their wards beyond the visiting hours only with the prior permission of the Warden.
- No person other than the local guardian/parent is allowed to meet a hostel resident, unless such person has a written authorization from the parent/guardian of the concerned student.
- Residents are strictly prohibited from letting their visitors or any other person reside within the hostel premises without a prior written permission from the Warden. Violation of the same, shall invite strict action.
- Misbehaviour: Any hostel resident who misbehaves with fellow students, other residents of the hostel or with any person working in the hostels including the security staff, mess staff, cleaners and others, shall be liable to pay a fine of Rs. 500 (Five Hundred Rupees) and/or suspension for 5 (five) working days. Repeated misbehavior shall amount to expulsion from the halls of residence and parents of the misbehaving hostel resident would be informed.
- Nuisance: Any hostel resident who causes nuisance (including playing loud music, bursting fire crackers, behaving in an unruly manner or littering the hostel premises) shall be fined a sum of Rs. 500 (Five Hundred Rupees). Repeated Nuisance shall result in expulsion from the halls of residence and parents of the concerned hostel resident would be informed in this regard.
- Consumption and possession of intoxicants: Any hostel resident found consuming or in possession of tobacco, cigarettes, narcotics, alcoholic beverages and other intoxicants within the University premises shall be fined Rs. 500 (Five Hundred Rupees) and/or be suspended for 5 (five) working days from the University. The parents/local guardian of such hostel resident shall be informed.
- Substance Abuse: Any hostel resident found using substances, apart from tobacco and alcohol, which are known to have an intoxicating effect, for any purpose other than medicinal ones, shall be fined Rs. 500 (Five Hundred Rupees) and/or be suspended for 5 (five) working days from the University.
- Explanation: In case any intoxicating substance is being used for medicinal purpose a medical prescription evidencing such usage shall be produced by the defaulting hostel resident.
- Ragging: Any student found to be engaging in the act of ragging shall be suspended for 5 (five) working days from the University and the parents/local guardian of the defaulting student shall be informed about such misbehaviour.
- Damage to university and hostel property: Any hostel resident who causes damage to or destroys any property of the University in the halls of residence or those belonging to the halls of residence shall be liable to make good for the loss caused by such damage including replacement of the damaged property.
- No hostel resident is permitted to keep any vehicle (two-wheeler or four-wheeler) on campus, whether outside the halls of residence, academic block or anywhere else. In case any private vehicle is brought to the campus to drop any student, the vehicle should leave immediately. Any vehicle belonging to a hostel resident if found on campus shall be confiscated and would be returned on the payment of a fine of Rs. 1000 (One Thousand Rupees) and/or suspension for 5 (five) working days from the University.
- All complaints regarding housekeeping must be entered into the register maintained for the purpose. Orally conveyed complaints shall not be entertained. • Use of Electric appliances (including press, cooler, electric kettle etc.) shall not be permitted without a prior written permission from the Warden. Possession of any electric appliance without the commensurate permission shall be liable to be seized.
- It is the responsibility of all hostel residents to put off lights and fans when not required in the hostel rooms, dining hall, wash rooms, galleries etc. Residents of those rooms, whose lights and/or fans are switched on in their absence from the room, shall be fined Rs. 200 (Two Hundred Rupees).
- Halls have been allotted within the hostel premises for hostel residents to organize birthday parties or other celebrations, which are not violative of these Rules. No celebration shall take place in any other area of the hostel than the halls notified for the said purpose. The violation of the said rule shall invite a fine of Rs. 1000 (One Thousand Rupees).
- Night attendance in the halls of residence is compulsory. Every resident is required to individually mark their attendance in the concerned attendance register, between 8.15 pm and 9.15 pm every night of their stay within the premises of the halls of residence. Any student failing to abide by the Rule would be considered absent from the halls of residence and would be liable to pay the penalty for unauthorized absence.
- All hostel residents are required to submit duplicate keys of their rooms with the Warden so that in cases of emergency or when the keys of the rooms are lost by the concerned hostel resident such duplicate key may be used.
- It is expected of the hostel residents to conduct themselves in manner commensurate with University’s reputation and invaluable position as a national law school. Students are expected to dress and conduct themselves in a manner that is decent and dignified and reflects positively on their sense of maturity and responsibility.
- If hostel residents have any positive suggestions for the improvement of the academic environment or facilities in the halls of residence, the same may be submitted in the form of a written application. It is assured that any such reasonable suggestion shall be appreciated, entertained and efforts shall be made to act upon them.
II. Academic Rules Boycott of Exams:
- Any student boycotting any exam conducted by the University shall be fined Rs. 5000 (Five Thousand Rupees) and/or suspension for 5 (five) working days.
Unfair means during exams:
- Any student found using unfair means while appearing for any exam conducted by the University shall be liable to pay a minimum fine of Rs. 1000 (One Thousand Rupees) and/or cancellation of that paper for that student for the given academic year.
- Any student found to be behaving in an unruly manner with any teaching or non-teaching staff shall be liable to pay a minimum fine of Rs. 1000 (One Thousand Rupees) and/or suspension for 3 (three) working days.
- Use of cell phones:
- Any use of cell-phones in the academic block including the class rooms is strictly prohibited. Anyone found using a cell-phone in the academic block shall be liable to pay a fine of Rs. 200 (Two Hundred Rupees).
- Any student participating in curricular/co-curricular activities shall be entitled to a maximum leave of 8 working days in 1 (one) semester. The leave shall be granted only when document evidencing the participation of the student in the given activity is furnished.
III. Moot-Court Rules:
- Student(s) registering to represent the University in national and international moot-court competitions and thereafter not participating in the competition without seeking prior permission from the University (Faculty-in-charge) in this regard shall be barred from representing the University in moot-court competitions for the next academic year. Such student(s) shall also be barred from participating in the intra-university moot court selections.
- Any student participating in a moot court competition shall be entitled to reimbursement for expenses incurred in the moot-court competition and academic leave only if the student has reached the semi-final stage of the competition or beyond.
- This rule for reimbursement of expenses and academic leave shall also be applicable to all other competitive events including literary and debating, sports and cultural events, where students represent the University.
IV. Discretion of the Vice-Chancellor:
- In all the aforesaid matters the Vice-Chancellor of CNLU would be the final authority and his decision shall be final and binding in all matters.
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