Code of Conduct

Specific to Vivekananda School of Law & Legal Studies

The students of VSLLS are required to follow the dress code as prescribed twice in a week i.e. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Dress Code: White shirt with black trousers.

  1. Rules for the conduct of Moot Court selection of team to participate in various competitions:

    VIPS has a Moot Court Society and its office bearers nominated by the Institute, select student team to participate in various competitions. Following procedure is prescribed for selecting teams for various Moot Court Competitions:-

    1. Participation in Intra Moot Activities

      • Every student who desires to participate in the Moot Court Competition can do so by registering in the Intra Moot Court Competitions.

      • Moot memorials/files are the property of the society, therefore any kind of distortion, mutation or destruction of these memorials/files would become actionable.

      • Participating teams will be given one month for the preparation of moot activities. It is mandatory for them to attend three training sessions on oral arguments and memorial writing.

      • The result of the competition will be announced on the day of the competition.

      • The advocates/alumni who have more than 3 years of experience will be called to judge the moot competitions.

      • No student will be given attendance for preparing in the moot activities. Attendance will only be given for the day of participation in the activities.

    2. Participation in International/National Moot Activities in India.

      • Only those students who have participated in the Intra Moot Court activities will be given the opportunity to participate in the National Moot Court Competitions.

      • The teams have to undergo a three tier-screening process for getting selected in the national moots.

      • Selected teams shall be provided with one faculty, who will guide them in preparing the memorials for the competitions.

      • A team, once selected is not allowed to back out from the competition. In case a team or any member of the team does so, without any reasonable cause, will not be allowed to participate in any other national moot activity for one year.

      • A team or member of a team, if found guilty of misconduct during national moot court competition, will not be allowed to participate in any activity for one year.

      • All selected teams have to bear the charges of registration fee and travel allowance.

      • In case a team wins the National Competition, it can apply for re-imbursement of Registration Charges.

      • Teams have to submit winning trophy to the Institute.

    3. Participation in International Moot Activities outside India.

      • There shall be separate selection process for the competitions held outside India.

      • All selected teams have to bear the charges of registration fee and travel allowance.

      • In case a team wins the competition, it can apply for partial re-imbursement of travel allowance.

      • Teams have to submit the winning trophy to the Institute.

    4. Office Bearers of the Society

      • The office bearers of the society shall be selected on the basis of active participation in the organization of the National/International Moot Competition by the Institute.

      • The responsibility of the office bearers shall be to conduct training sessions for the participants.

      • In case office bearers are participating in any of the Moot activities, they will remain suspended as office bearers.

  2. Legal Aid Clinic

    The institute has set up a permanent Legal Aid Clinic to provide free legal services to the needy and persons belonging to Economically Weaker Section of the society. Law students visit nearby villages and Jhuggi Clusters to disseminate knowledge about the purpose and activities of the clinic set up at VIPS.

    The basic Code of Conduct specific to Legal Aid Clinic to be followed by the students is as under:

    • Students who register themselves for the Legal Aid Clinic have to attend all duties assigned and sessions organized by Vivekananda School of Law & Legal Studies .

    • Only students registered in Legal Aid Clinic will be allowed to participate in the Para-Legal session.

    • It is mandatory for IX and X Semester students to do one week Legal Aid duty.

    • Students are expected to maintain dignity and decorum in the Legal Aid Clinic.

  3. Dispute Resolution & Client Counselling Committee – Clinical Legal Centre

    The theoretical knowledge of law cannot be divorced from practical application thereof. In fact, to know the alternative dispute resolution procedures it is imperative to be informed of adjudication method. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), though still in its nascent stage, is the future of adjudication. The Clinical Legal Center has been set up at VSLLS with the aim of helping the students, as future lawyers to imbibe this crucial skill. To that purpose, the Center aims to:

    • Increase awareness as to the significance of ADR

    • Promote settlements of dispute through ADR

    • Make budding lawyers, who are generally trained with the art of fighting in the battlefield of court; understand that court driven adjudication is not the only mode of settlement of disputes.

    Dress Code

    The dress code for the ADR competitions will be business formals. All the participants are strictly required to adhere to the dress code.

    Intra level ADR Competitions

    The skills of effective counselling, negotiating and apropos mediating is sought to be instilled as a part of routine development towards the career growth of law students.

    • Each year an intra-level competition of Negotiation, Client Counselling, or Mediation is organised.

    • Student (having attendance as per the rule) of VSLLS who desires to participate in the Intra -level competition can do so by registering in the said competition.

    • The culmination of the intra-level competitions leads to identification of the students who have an interest in such competitions. Hence a merit list is drawn and the winners of the intra events get preference while screening students for the representation in the national and/or international ADR events outside college.

    National level ADR Competitions

    VIPS Dispute Resolution and Client Counselling Competition is a platform exclusively dedicated for creating awareness about various alternatives and expeditious ways of resolving disputes. The event aims at bringing together students, academicians and scholars from across the country to explore new facets in the field of dispute resolution. The event is scheduled to be organised in the Even semester each year.

    • The Organising Team of the said national event comprises of the Core Team, Committee heads- Coordinators and volunteers.

    • The Student Organising team is constituted by adhering to a streamlined procedure comprising of nominations, screening and interview meeting with the Faculty Organising Team and the Past year Student Organising Team.

    • Participation in the intra and national level competitions of Negotiation, Client Counselling, or Mediation is one of the criteria along with the attendance to shortlist the members of the Student Organising Team.

    • Familiarity of the student with the ADR competition also gives an added advantage to the student. Hence, the students who undertake the Mediation, Negotiation trainings, workshops organised by or outside the college are also given preference in the screening process.

    PS: No student whether participant in the Intra-competitions and/or member of the Organising Team in the intra or DRCC gets attendance for the preparation for the event. However, for the days of the competition the On-duty attendance is granted.

Specific to Vivekananda School of Information Technology

The MCA and BCA programmes at VIPS are right blend of both academic and professional learning. The students undergo through rigorous academic work complemented by intensive project works, industrial exposures and value added workshops/seminars. At VIPS, education is considered as an instrument of social change, which is our hallmark. We not only teach students to be High Quality Professionals but also to be socially responsible citizens. The MCA and BCA programmes concentrate on a sound theoretical background as well as good practical exposure to students in the relevant areas. They are intended to provide a modern industry based education in applied computer science.

AIMS:

  • To equip the students to face the fast paced field of IT and provide them a platform to enhance their skills.

  • To create entrepreneurs with ethical values.

  • To take up software development and consultancy based live projects and further strengthen the Industry – Institute collaboration.

Beyond The Books…..

Value added workshops and seminars …..

Workshops, Seminars and Invited Talks are regularly organized for students to enhance their Technical as well as Soft Skills. These activities not only offer an exposure and an insight of the industry, but also provide them with the necessary inputs to chisel themselves into valued professionals.

Interpersonal Skills and Activities

Activity is the only road to knowledge.” — George Bernard Shaw

Due care on overall Personality Development and Attitude Building is given at VIPS.

  • Talk by eminent personalities from different walks of life on the importance of communication skills, career guidance, preparation for industry and other related areas are regularly organized.

  • Regular aptitude and analytical tests are conducted in the institute for enhancing the IQ as well as EQ of the students to help them in the recruitment process.

  • Group Projects are organized for students to develop team spirit.

  • Activities like Technical Paper Presentation, Extempore, Creative Writing, Group Discussion, Mock Interview, Quiz, Software Case Studies and its Designs are organized regularly, to inculcate and enhance all round personality development of students.

Student Teacher Interaction Committee

In a teaching institution there should be a good rapport between the teacher and the taught. They should be able to freely communicate with each other. They must understand and appreciate each other’s viewpoint not only on academic matters but also in matters of general interest. The Institute encourages students to come in close contact with teachers.

Student Wardship Programme

At VIPS, each student is provided personalized attention through the Student Teacher Wardship programme, where a teacher is assigned for every student to monitor and facilitate his/her all round development.

Virtual Campus Powered by iCampus and iLearn

iCampus is a people centric portal, capable of seamlessly integrating information about faculty, students and alumni. iCampus offers a platform for connecting with the campus anywhere anytime. In addition to it, an online Learning Management System, iLearn based on the principles of open learning and collaboration is also available. iLearn provides Virtual Academic Platform, with all the course information, lecture notes and syllabus posted online. iLearn is also used to conduct internal trainings and tests.

Collectively, iCampus and iLearn make sure that the right information reaches the right audience at the right time. It also exhibits our firm commitment towards delivering a world class education experience at VIPS.

Labs

The Institute provides ample up to date technical resources allowing its students to develop, practice and apply their technical proficiency. VIPS campus provides the following well-maintained and spacious laboratories with appropriate teaching-learning facilities:

Computer Labs

  • The Institute has four computer labs and latest version of all required software as per MCA and BCA course requirements are installed on all systems under MSDN academic alliance with Microsoft. Any other software required by students for project-work or research-work is also made available. Laboratories are available to students in working hours on all working days. The Labs are connected to the cyberspace with a high speed, dedicated 50 Mbps WiMax radio link from Tata Communications.

Digital Systems Lab

  • To allow students to understand digital system hardware components and designs, VIPS has a separate Digital Systems Lab which is equipped with PAL/ GAL trainer, 8085 microprocessor kits, etc.

Lab Instructions

  • Bags should not be carried to the labs.

  • Students will be responsible for the systems allotted to them.

  • Systems should be used for academic purposes only.

  • Mobile phones should be switched off.

  • Eatables and Beverages are not allowed in the lab.

  • Use of pen drive is strictly prohibited.

  • Systems should be shut down properly before leaving the lab.

  • Default setting of the systems (i.e. wallpaper, desktop and screensaver) should not be changed.

  • Playing Digital Games in the Lab is strictly prohibited.

  • Students should get an application signed by the Dean (IT) and subject teacher for working after the Lab session.

Failure in complying with any of these rules will result in termination of the privileges and strict action will be taken against the violator(s).

Specific to Vivekananda School of Journalism and Mass Communication

VIPS Studio Network

VIPS has a network of studios for audio, video and photo production. The video studio offers an opportunity to students to gain hands-on experience of television production. The studio floor is well equipped with a pre-fabricated news reading and chat-show set up and proper green-rooms. The students can also use the Chroma screen to familiarize themselves with authentic news studio environment. Professional lighting equipments and facilities are also available in the studio. It offers the possibilities of live multi-camera shooting, through the Production Control Room (PCR).

In the Audio Studio the students can learn and practice audio recording, mixing and editing. The Non Linear Editing (NLE) setup offers professional video editing environment with Final Cut Pro (FCP) systems. There is a separate Photo Studio to help the students in learning still-photography.

The endeavour at VIPS is not only to fulfill the requirements of the curriculum, but also to offer the scope of going beyond the same through a dynamic learning environment, complete with the latest infrastructure.

Rules & Regulations

  1. Before entering the studio, students shall take off their footwear and place it on the shoe rack. Bags should also be kept in the pigeonholes outside the studio.

  2. Mobile phones must be switched off before entering the studio.

  3. No eatables are permissible inside the studio.

  4. Students shall maintain complete silence inside the studio.

  5. Students should check the availability of the studio, a day before their requirement.

  6. Students would be given entry inside the studio only if, either a lab class is mentioned in the timetable or they possess a written permission from the Dean.

  7. Entry to the students would be given only on display of their ID Cards.

  8. Students are not allowed to access the equipments inside the studio in the absence of the Studio Supervisor.

  9. For Group activity, entry would be allowed to the entire group with a log entry in the log register.

  10. Once inside the studio, students are required to enter their details in the login register; thereafter they will be allowed to work.

  11. Students are not allowed to step on any cables, electrical cords or wires.

  12. Students are not allowed to touch set-up controls of any equipment.

  13. After completion of their work / session, students shall enter the time of logout in the log register.

  14. No student will be allowed to leave the studio without permission from the supervisor.

  15. After completing their work, students will leave the work place clean and clutter free.

Studio Floor, Production Control Room (PCR) and Photo Lab

Students have to take maximum care with the equipments they are using. Students causing any damage to the equipments, will be penalised.

Non-Linear Editing Labs

  • Once the students are allowed entry, they will be assigned an editing suite to work on. The student/ group will be responsible for any damages to the system during their session.

  • Students have to seek editing slots at least three days in advance.

  • No student/group will be allowed to work on the editing system beyond their fixed time slots.

Equipment Issuing Process

If a student requires any equipment for use outside the campus, the following process has to be followed:

  1. Students have to first check the availability of the required equipments from the subject teacher and the studio supervisor.

  2. The group/student should write a formal application to the Dean BA(JMC) mentioning the following:

  • Equipments required

  • Date, time and duration of requirement

  • Area/ Location where the equipment will be taken to

  • Group involved in the activity

  • How the equipments will be transported to the location

  • Date and time of returning the equipments

  1. The group should get this application signed from the Dean BA(JMC) and the subject teacher.

  2. The original application (signed by all mentioned in pt.3) has to be submitted to the studio supervisor one day before the date of requirement.

  3. The group/ student has to contact the Studio Supervisor at least one hour before the time of requirement.

  4. The group has to enter the time of issue in the Equipment issue register.

  5. Group/ student will be responsible for any damages to the equipments.

  6. At the time of returning the equipments, they will be checked for damages and the group has to enter the time of return and its status on return in the Equipment issue register.

  7. Any delay in return of equipment will invite penalty including fine.

For breach of discipline or violation of any of the above rules, Dean, VSJMC may award suitable Penalties/Punishments including payment of fine or debarring the students to enter the Studio/Lab for the whole semester.

Specific to Vivekananda School of Business Studies

The school of Business Studies equips the student with updated knowledge of business environment and essential managerial skills needed to succeed in the competitive corporate world. It provides exposure to techniques and tools needed to take effective business decisions and craft business strategies that enable business growth through innovation and sustainability.

The school adopts outcomes based education where the teaching – learning pedagogies are focused on student involvement and engagement. Faculty are trained to impart participative learning through techniques like group projects, role plays, simulations, presentations etc. Students are encouraged and mentored by faculty to undertake serious field research projects to sharpen their analytical and reasoning skills. Students thus get acquainted with basic research skills using latest softwares. Students are trained on latest tools like Advanced Excel for Financial Modeling and R Language for Research Methodology as a part of their curriculum.

To ensure and foster a harmonious and nurturing learning experience on campus, students of BBA (G) and B.Com (H) are expected to abide by the following norms of Code of Conduct:

  1. Dress Code

The prescribed dress-code for students is black business suit, executive blue coloured shirt, black shoes with a tie. Students of VSBS are expected to be formally dressed for their classes everyday. The Prescribed Uniform is applicable strictly on every Tuesday and Friday of every week. Uniform is also compulsory for any co-curricular activity planned on campus. Casual dresses will not be allowed for any activity including Guest Lectures, Workshops, Training Programs, Interviews, Presentations etc

  1. Class Discipline

Class attendance is a critical component of assessment. Students need to come to the classes on time. Late entry will not be permitted and the students will be marked absent.

Students must come prepared with readings/chapters that have been communicated to them before the class. For Group assignments the students must ensure that all members of the group work together cohesively to complete the tasks. Presentations, Role plays and simulations will be an inherent part of the pedagogy and students are expected to abide by all instructions communicated to them from time to time. Students must submit all their assignments on or before the deadline given to them. All late submissions will attract penalties.

  1. Student Teacher Interaction

The Institute encourages students to meet their teachers regularly. Each student will be allotted a class coordinator who will also be a mentor to the class. In case of any difficulty the student must reach out to the class coordinator or concerned faculty or the Dean and share the concerns. All the concerns will be listened to with patience and care. The institute strives to resolve all concerns and issues amicably and for the betterment of the students.

  1. Skill Enhancement Training

Students must utilize the opportunities of career counselling and skill enhancement training programs that are organized on campus regularly. The institute organizes training programs on latest softwares, Digital Marketing, Data Analytics, GDPI Training, Mock GDs & PIs, CAT/GMAT Assistance on campus. Students are requested to use these facilities for their career planning and progression.

  1. Interpersonal Skills and Activities

Students get ample opportunities to participate in activities like Technical Paper Presentations, Extempore, Debates, Creative Writing, etc to develop their personality comprehensively. Students must try to reach out to students or faculty coordinating these events to participate and coordinate these events and thus take advantage of these experiential learning prospects available on campus.

Specific to Vivekananda School of Economics

Students are required to engage in responsible social conduct that reflects credit upon the College community and to model good citizenship in any community. Students will be involved in group-work, project driven learning and in special workshops as well as field based research and analyse economic issues globally. Students of Economics should observe the following Code of Conduct

  1. Adherence to Policies

Students are expected to:

  • Familiarize themselves with the College policies relevant to them;

  • Adhere to those policies to the best of their ability and assist and encourage fellow students to adhere to the policies;

  • Draw perceived problems with the policies to the attention of their faculty, who will take concerns to the Dean.

  1. Participation and Conduct

Students are expected to:

  • Arrive in class on time. If for any reason they are late in arriving, they should enter with minimal disruption.;

  • Participate co-operatively in classroom activities;

  • Bring any concerns about any class situation or about the course to the attention of the faculty in a timely manner, and in an atmosphere that is non-confrontational and respectful of issues of confidentiality. Specifically, students should avoid repeated in-class interruptions that disrupt the progress of learning;

  • Comply with College regulations regarding prohibition of food and drink in the classroom.

  1. Classroom Activities

Students should complete assignments, projects, and any other classroom activities set by the faculty for evaluation, on time. If a student is unable to complete the work in the designated time, he/she should discuss this matter with the faculty in advance of the due date.

  1. Dress Code

Students of School of Economics are expected to be in formal dress. The dress-code for students is black business suit, executive Purple colour shirt on Mondays and Fridays.

Specific to Vivekananda School of English Studies

The School of English Studies (VSES) stimulates, enhances and nurtures the interpretative, expressive and critical skills of the students within a rigorous English Honours course that takes them through the best in world literatures. The faculty at VSES engage the students in identifying, analysing, interpreting and describing the texts within the historical, social, geographical and cultural contexts in order to enhance their ability to read, understand and reflect on texts from different perspectives. Regular internal assessments, class presentations, intense tutorial sessions and a packed timetable are the hallmark of the department. Woven within the pedagogy is the exciting tapestry of co-curricular calendar of varied literary activities. Students of BA English (H) should observe the following Code of Conduct specific to VSES.

  1. Dress Code

Students of VSES are expected to be in decent formal dress.

  1. Class Discipline

Students are expected to acquaint themselves with the College rules, regulations and policies relevant to them and strictly adhere to those policies to the best of their ability. As the students of VSES are expected to apply critical and theoretical approaches to the reading and analysis of literary and cultural texts in multiple genres they are expected to come prepared to the class with extra readings on the topic previously communicated to them. Group co-ordination and cohesion is necessary for all group tasks and assignments.

Class attendance is a critical component of assessment. Students need to be punctual and regular in their classes. They must strictly adhere to the deadlines for submission of their assignments.

  1. Student Teacher Interaction

The department encourages students to maintain regular contact with teachers. Apart from giving their hundred percent into the department’s curriculum and its co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, the faculty members also foster and encourage a healthy engagement with our students through mentoring.

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