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Student Conduct & Discipline

The students enrolled in CASE have an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the Pakistan's cultural moorings and Islamic morality and values. He/she is expected to generate lively academic and non academic activities, which are in conformity to the Islamic injunctions of haqooq-ullah and haqooq-ul-ibad. His/her efforts must be aimed at developing a kinship amongst the student community to reap the rich harvest of fraternity for years to come.

At CASE any deviation from prevalent norms of discipline is not taken lightly. The students are expected to charter a safe and disciplined course so that they could pursue their studies without any let or hindrance and find enough time for their co-curriculum activities to harness their energies in the right channel. The modern technical education, aimed to enrich Islamic values and character qualities coupled with active co-curricular activities is perceived as a recipe for the development of worthy leaders of tomorrow.

 

Inherent Authority

The Institute reserves the right to take necessary and appropriate actions to protect the safety and well being of the campus community. Actions considered inimical to the Institute and subject to discipline, fall into the categories of academic and non academic misconduct. The Student Code of Conduct clearly defines these expectations and outlines the adjudication process. The purpose of the Student Code of Conduct is to educate all members of the CASE community and to maintain an environment conducive to academic excellence. If there is a complaint of unprofessional conduct regarding a student, the Registrar Office can suspend the student immediately and refer the case to the Disciplinary Committee.

 

Jurisdiction

Academic misconduct relevant to any Institute's activity will be addressed wherever it may occur. Non academic misconduct includes the acts identified in the Code of Conduct section whenever such acts:
  • Occur on Institute premises
  • Occur at Institute sponsored activities
  • Occur at Group or Organization Activities
  • Create a clear (or present danger of) material interference with the normal or orderly processes of the Institute or its requirements of appropriate discipline

Academic Honesty

Intellectual/academic work in every discipline involves the use of others' thoughts, work, and experimental results, published and unpublished. Academic honesty requires that such use be frankly and fully acknowledged. Failing to make such acknowledgment constitutes academic dishonesty. This policy is designed to make clear, the seriousness of the institute's commitment to academic honesty.

 

Cheating

The use of unauthorized or prohibited material in any academic exercise like examinations would be considered as cheating. Unless told otherwise by their instructors, students should assume that examinations are to be completed without the use of books, notes, or conversation with others. Students, who use or attempt to use unauthorized information in any academic exercise, including but not limited to scheduled exams, would be charged with cheating. Some other forms of cheating are:
  • Copying homework assignments from another student
  • Accessing another student's computer and using his/her program as one's own
  • Looking at another student's paper during an examination
  • Communicating, in any form, with other students during the examination
  • Looking at text or notes during an examination unless specifically allowed by the teacher or invigilator

Plagiarism

Taking words, ideas, figures, or materials from other sources and presenting them as one's own without acknowledging the source is called plagiarism. Any failure to accurately and completely document all uses of source materials in an academic exercise like project assignments or research work constitutes plagiarism and academic dishonesty.

 

Penalties for Academic Dishonesty

Students found guilty of academic dishonesty will be subject to disciplinary action, the severity of which will depend upon the seriousness of the offence and may include, but not limited to, cancellation of a part or the whole of the attempted paper, assignment of an "F" Grade in that course, cancellation of registration in that semester or even dismissal from the program.

 

Class Room Behavior

The primary responsibility for managing the class room environments rests with the instructor. Students causing disruption in the class may be directed to leave the class for the remaining period. Depending upon the seriousness of the matter the instructor may also file a complaint with the Chairman against the student. The Chairman may deal with the case himself, impose additional fine or extend suspension from class or forward the case to the Discipline Committee.

 

Student Code of Conduct

A student of CASE will be required to observe the following code of conduct:
  • Respecting the culture and tradition of Pakistan and its Ideology and refraining from doing anything, that is repugnant to its honor and prestige in any way.
  • Respect for convictions and traditions of others in matters of religion, conscience and customs while observing your own religious duties/customs
  • Truthfulness and honesty in dealing with other people
  • Respect for elders and politeness to all, especially to women, children, elderly, the weak and the handicapped.
  • Special respect for teachers and others in authority in the Institute.
  • Cleanliness of body, mind, speech and habits.
  • Helpfulness to fellow beings
  • Devotion to studies and prescribed co-curricular activities.
  • Observance of thrift and protection of public property

Prohibited Acts

The following acts are prohibited for students:
  • Smoking on premises of the Campus
  • Use of alcoholic drinks or other intoxicating drugs within the Campus or during instructions, sports or cultural tours or survey camps or entering such places or attending any such tour or camp
  • Use of mobile phones in classrooms
  • Organizing or taking part in any function inside the campus or organizing any club or society of students except in accordance with the CASE prescribed rules and regulations.
  • Collecting any money or receiving funds or pecuniary assistance for or on behalf of the Institution except with the written permission of the Executive Director or any other person authorized on his behalf. Staging, inciting or participating in or abetting any walkout, strike or other form of agitation against the Institute, its teachers, officers or authorities, inciting anyone to violence, disruption of the peaceful atmosphere in any way, making inflammatory speeches or gestures which may cause resentment, issuing of pamphlets or cartoons casting aspersion on the teachers or staff or its authorities / bodies or doing anything in any way likely to promote rift and hatred among the students, issuing statements in the press, making false accusations or lowering the prestige of the Institute .
  • Theft of any item, which is the Institute's property, including unauthorized taking away of library/laboratory equipment. Indulging in acts involving chalking of premises or display of posters/leaflets/ notices jeopardizing the maintenance of good order and discipline at the Institute premises.
  • Scratching or doodling with sharp tools the vehicles parked in the premises or in the Institute Car Parking areas or putting on nasty notes etc.
  • Fighting/quarreling with other students.
  • Carrying or displaying weapons, firearms, crackers and any explosive or incendiary material in the Campus.
  • No political activity of any nature be organized, arranged or enacted within the premises of Institute or when out of the Institute premises on a visit/tour/activity organized by the Institute.

Acts of Indiscipline

A student is considered to have committed an act of indiscipline in the following instances:
  • Commits a breach of conduct specified in the regulations
  • Disobeys the lawful orders of a teacher or other person in authority
  • Willfully damaging the public property or property of fellow students or any teacher, employees or the staff of the Institution or the property lying within the precincts of the premises.
  • Does not pay on-time the fees, fines, or other dues payable under the laid down rules and regulations.
  • Uses indecent language, wears immodest dress, makes indecent remarks or gestures or behaves in a disorderly manner; or commits any criminal, immoral or dishonorable act (whether committed within the Institute or outside)or any act which is prejudicial to the interests of the Institute.
  • Displays lack of respect for the other fellow students.

Action Against Misconduct

Every member of the faculty, the staff and the student Proctors have the responsibility as well as the power to check any disorderly or improper conduct or any breach of the regulations by students in any part of the Institute/Campus or outside when on a visit that has been sponsored or organized by it. Misconduct in a classroom when a student is under the charge of a teacher shall not be allowed and punitive action, if found guilty, may be initiated depending upon the seriousness of the misconduct and in accordance with the procedure and powers of punishment listed subsequently in this chapter. Faculty members have been given powers to warn students and also to forward observation slips about the bad conduct of any student.

 

Proctoral System

There is a Proctoral system in place to be implemented once its details are finalized. It is purported to be administered by a team of Faculity members. A senior teacher is appointed as Chief Proctor. He is assisted by a number of Staf Proctors in enforcing discipline in the Institute and its premises. He has the powers to impose and penalize the students found guilty of misconduct or involved in any unlawful activity. He maintains active contact with the students.

 

Student Dress Code

It is compulsory for all students to wear a proper dress. Students who are not properly dressed shall not be allowed to enter the Institute Campus.
  • Female Students
The Female Students shall wear dress which should be in line with Pakistani culture and religious traditions.
  • Male Students
The male students should wear shirt with trouser and dress shoes. They may also use shalwar, kamiz and dress shoes, preferably with waist coat.
 

Students ID Card

Students are issued ID Cards. They are required to produce these on demand. Student's particulars; Enrollment Number, UET Registration Number and Program are embedded in barcodes of the Card. In case of its loss the student must immediately report to the student affairs department who will make arrangements for issuance of a new card after payment of a fine of Rs 500.

Students must display a Card to identify them, when in the Campus and while attending all the activities organized by the Institute.