Rule & Ordinances

(i) In the case of a student who is selected as a member of the N.C.C. to participate in the annual N.C.C. Camps or is deputed to undertake Civil Defence work and allied duties or in the case of a student who is enrolled in the National Service Scheme and is deputed to various public assignments by or with the approval of the Head of the institution concerned or a student who is selected to participate in sports or other activities organised by the Inter-University Board or in national or international fixtures in games and sports approved by the Vice-Chancellor or a student who is required to represent the University at the Inter-University Youth Festival, or a student who is required to participate in periodical training in the Territorial Army or a student who is deputed by the College to take part in Inter-College sports or fixtures, debates, seminars, symposia or social work projects or a student who is required to represent the College concerned in debates and other extra-curricular activities held in other Universities or such other activities approved by the Vice-Chancellor for this purpose, in calculating the total number of lectures etc. delivered in the College, or in the University, as the case may be, for his course of study in each academic year, the number of lectures etc., in each subject delivered, during the period of absence for that purpose shall not be taken into account.

(1) (i) The scheme for Internal Assessment shall be followed in the regular stream only, with exclusions as per the Appendix, and shall be applicable to the students admitted from the academic session 2003-04 onwards (i.e. to begin with for the first year students) in both undergraduate and post-graduate degree courses. This scheme of Internal Assessment shall not be applicable to the School of Correspondence Course and Continuing Education, Non-Collegiate Women's Education Board and Non-Formal Education Cell (formerly External Candidates Cell). The specific Ordinances pertaining to schemes of examinations of various courses shall stand amended, mutatis mutandis, to the extent of internal assessment as laid down in this Ordinance, subject to exclusions referred to above.

(ii) Internal Assessment marks shall be shown separately in the Marks Sheet issued by the University and these marks shall be added to the annual/semester examination marks for determining the division of the student.

(2) 25% of the maximum marks in each paper in undergraduate courses shall be assigned for Internal Assessment and the remaining 75% marks for the annual/semester University Examination; the time duration and other modalities of the annual/semester Examination with respect to this 75% component shall remain as per existing schemes of examination for various undergraduate courses.

(i) (a) There shall be 10% weightage assigned to House Examinations to be conducted by each college, for all subjects in Pass course and B.Sc. (General) and all papers of the main Subject in Honours courses.

(b) The duration of each paper in the House Examination shall be the same as the duration in the University Examination. The maximum marks for each paper of the House Examination shall be 100 or the same as the maximum marks in the corresponding University Examination.

(c) The University reserves the right to scrutinize some or all the scripts of any paper in any course in a College during the period of retention of papers, Which duration shall be till declaration of results by the University, a copy of the question paper shall be sent to the Examination Branch of the University and the College shall maintain a proper record of the question papers of the House Examination.

(ii) (a) Each student shall be assessed on the basis of written assignments/tutorials as well as on the basis of project reports/term papers/ seminars. There shall be 10% weightage for such written assignment; and project reports /presentations/term papers/ seminars. Each student shall be given at least one written assignment per paper in each term, subject to a maximum of 12 written assignments per year for all the papers taken together.

(b) Where the maximum marks in a paper are less than 100, for example 50 marks, the nature of written assignments/ tutorial work shall stand adjusted pari passu.

(iii) There shall be 5% weightage for regularity in attending lectures and tutorials, and the credit for regularity in each paper, based on attendance, shall be as follows:

More than 67% but less than 70% : 1 mark

70% or more but less than 75% : 2 mark

75% or more but less than 80% : 3 mark

80% or more but less than 85% : 4 mark

85% and above : 5 mark

[Medical certificates shall be excluded while calculating credit towards marks to be awarded for regularity, though such certificates shall continue to be taken into account for the purpose of calculating eligibility to appear for examinations as per the existing provisions of Ordinance VII.2.9.(a)(ii).]

(iv) There shall be a Moderation Committee for Internal Assessment in each College, discipline-wise, which shall comprise of the senior most teacher in the department, the teacher-in-charge of the department and the previous teacher-in-charge of the department: provided that if, for any reason, the membership of the Committee falls below 3, the Principal of the college shall nominate suitable members from among the teachers of that department/college to fill the vacancies.

(3)With the introduction of Internal Assessment, the maximum marks for the University Examination in each paper shall stand reduced accordingly.

(4) The promotion criteria shall be as per the existing Ordinances for University Examinations, as applicable to respective courses. In addition, the same criteria shall apply to the total of the University Examination and the Internal Assessment, taken together.

(5) (i) There shall be a Monitoring Committee for Internal Assessment at the University level consisting of the Dean of Colleges as the Chairperson along with three other Deans one of whom shall be a member of the Executive Council, and the Controller of Examinations as Member-Secretary. The Committee shall monitor the receipt of Internal Assessment marks from various colleges and ensure timely compliance. If a College fails to submit the Internal Assessment marks in time, the University shall not declare the result for such a course in that College. The responsibility for non-declaration of the result of any course in the college in such circumstances will be solely that of the college.

(ii) There shall be a Monitoring Committee for Internal Assessment in every College, which shall be chaired by the Principal of the College and will be made up of the Vice-Principal (and in case there is no Vice-Principal, the Bursar), Secretary Staff Council, and two senior faculty members to be nominated by the Principal. This Committee shall be responsible for the entire process of Internal Assessment in the College, including redressal of grievances, if any.

(6) (i) In the case of students who repeat one or more paper(s), or all papers of Part I or Part II or Part III, the Internal Assessment marks shall be carried forward.

(ii) In the following special cases, in lieu of Internal Assessment, students shall be awarded marks (for the previous years’ papers) in the same proportion as the marks obtained in that paper in the University Examination: (a) Students who migrate from other Universities to the University of Delhi in the IInd Year; (b) Students who fail in the Part I Examination of Honours Courses and join Pass/General Courses in the IInd year; and (c) Students who transfer from 1st year Pass/General Courses to Honours Courses in the 2nd year. (iii) Students who migrate from non-formal streams in the University of Delhi (i.e. School of Correspondence Courses and Continuing Education, Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board and Non-Formal Education Cell, formerly External Candidates Cell) to the Regular stream and vice versa, shall carry as such the marks obtained in the preceding year(s).

(7) Tutorials shall be held regularly for the post-graduate courses of the University by the concerned Department in cooperation with Colleges; and at least 25% marks shall be assigned for Internal Assessment in each paper of the post-graduate courses. The Internal Assessment in the post-graduate courses may be based on regularity and attendance; class tests and house examination; and written assignments, projects/term papers/seminars/ fieldwork. Post-graduate courses where the weightage of Internal Assessment is 25 per cent or more, Departments may continue with the existing schemes.

(8) In the case of a student who is selected as a member of the N.C.C. to participate in the annual N.C.C. Camps or is deputed to undertake Civil Defence work and allied duties, or in the case of a student who is enrolled in the National Service Scheme and is deputed to various public assignments by or with the approval of the Head of the institution concerned, or a student who is selected to participate in sports or other activities organized by the Inter-University Board or in national or international fixtures in games and sports approved by the Vice-Chancellor, or a student who is required to represent the University at the Inter-University Youth Festival, or a student who is required to participate in periodical training in the Territorial Army, or a student who is deputed by the College to take part in Inter-College sports, fixtures, debates, seminars, symposia or social work projects, or a student who is required to represent the College concerned in debates and other extra-curricular activities held in other Universities or such other activities approved by the Vice-Chancellor, the following provision will apply:

(i) A student in the categories listed above, will have to fulfill the requirement of written assignments and projects/term papers/ seminars/field-work with the flexibility, however, that he/she may, if necessary, be allowed additional time for submission of written assignments. (ii) A student in the categories listed above, who is unable to write the House Examination on account of his/her participation in such aforesaid activities may be assessed by the College through an alternative mode in lieu of the House Examination. This may be done only in exceptional circumstances. (iii) A student in the categories listed above, will get the benefit of attendance for Internal Assessment for the classes missed as per the existing provisions of Ordinance VII.2.(9)(a)(i).

(9)(i) The University reserves the right to review, and if necessary moderate the marks in Internal Assessment in any paper/ papers in any College/Department.

(ii) The respective University Moderation Committees in each subject shall moderate, if necessary, the Internal Assessment marks across Colleges.

APPENDIX TO ORDINANCE VIII-E
LIST OF EXCLUSIONS

1. Faculties (All Courses)

  • Medical Sciences
  • Technology
  • Management Studies
  • Education (except B.A. Pass in Education)
  • Law
  • Ayurvedic & Unani Medicine

2. Departments (All Courses)

  • Department of Nursing - Faculty of Sciences
  • Department of Fine Arts - Faculty of Music
  • Department of Pharmacy - Faculty of Science
  • Department of Home Science - Faculty of Science

3. Degree Courses

  • B. Sc. (H) Bio-Medical Sciences
  • B.Sc. (H) Physiotherapy
  • B.A.(H) Journalism
  • B.A. (H) Mass Media & Communications.

(1) All powers relating to discipline and disciplinary action are vested in the Vice-Chancellor.

(2) The Vice-Chancellor may delegate all or such powers as he/she deems proper to the Proctor and to such other persons as he/she may specify in this behalf.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of power to enforce discipline under the Ordinance, the following shall amount to acts of gross indiscipline:

  • (a) physical assault, or threat to use physical force, against any member of the teaching and non-teaching staff of any Institution/ Department and against any student within the University of Delhi;
  • carrying of, use of, or threat to use of any weapons;
  • any violation of the provisions of the Civil Rights Protection Act, 1976;
  • violation of the status, dignity and honour of students belonging to the scheduled castes and tribes;
  • any practice-whether verbal or otherwise-derogatory of women;
  • any attempt at bribing or corruption in any manner;
  • wilful destruction of institutional property;
  • creating ill-will or intolerance on religious or communal grounds;
  • causing disruption in any manner of the academic functioning of the University system;
  • ragging as per Ordinance XV-C.

(4) Without prejudice to the generality of his/her powers relating to the maintenance of discipline and taking such action in the interest of maintaining discipline as may seem to him/her appropriate, the Vice-Chancellor, may in the exercise of his/her powers aforesaid order or direct that any student or students:

  • be expelled; or
  • be, for a stated period rusticated; or
  • be not for a stated period, admitted to a course or courses of study in a College, Department or Institution of the University; or
  • be fined with a sum of rupees that may be specified; or
  • be debarred from taking a University or College or Departmental Examination or Examinations for one or more years; or
  • that the result of the student or students concerned in the Examination or Examinations in which he/she or they have appeared be cancelled.

(5) The Principals of the Colleges, Heads of the Halls, Deans of Faculties, Heads of Teaching Departments in the University, the Principal, School of Correspondence Courses and Continuing Education and Librarian shall have the authority to exercise all such disciplinary powers over students in their respective Colleges, Institutions, Faculties and Teaching Departments, in the University as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the Institutions, Halls and teaching in the concerned Departments. They may exercise their authority through, or delegate authority to, such of the teachers in their Colleges, Institutions or Departments as they may specify for these purposes.

(6) Without prejudice to the powers of the Vice-Chancellor and the Proctor as aforesaid, detailed rules of discipline and proper conduct shall be framed. These rules may be supplemented, where necessary, by the Principals of Colleges, Heads of Halls, Deans of Faculties and Heads of Teaching Departments in this University. Each student shall be expected to provide himself/herself with a copy of these rules.

(7) At the time of admission, every student shall be required to sign a declaration that on admission he/she submits himself/herself to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Vice-Chancellor and the several authorities of the University who may be vested with the authority to exercise discipline under the Acts, the Statutes, the Ordinances and the Rules that have been framed there under by the University.

(1) Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited, within the premises of College/Department or Institution and any part of Delhi University system as well as on public transport.

(2) Any individual or collective act or practice of ragging constitutes gross indiscipline and shall be dealt with under this Ordinance.

(3) Ragging for the purposes of this Ordinance, ordinarily means any act, conduct or practice by which dominant power or status of senior students is brought to bear on students freshly enrolled or students who are in any, way considered junior or inferior by other students and includes individual or collective acts or practices which:-

  • involve physical assault or threat to use of physical force;
  • violate the status, dignity and honour of women students;
  • violate the status, dignity and honour of students belonging to the scheduled castes and tribes;
  • expose students to ridicule and contempt and affect their self esteem;
  • entail verbal abuse and aggression, indecent gestures and obscene behaviour.

(4) The Principal of a College, the Head of the Department or an Institution, the authorities of College, of University Hostel or Halls of Residence shall take immediate action on any information of the occurrence of ragging.

(5) Notwithstanding anything in Clause (4) above, the Proctor may also suo moto enquire into any incident of ragging and make a report to the Vice-Chancellor of the identity of those who have engaged in ragging and the nature of the incident.

(6) The Proctor may also submit an initial report establishing the identity of the perpetrators of ragging and the nature of the ragging incident.

(7) If the Principal of a College or Head of the Department or Institution or the Proctor is satisfied that for some reason, to be recorded in writing, it is not reasonably practical to hold such an enquiry, he/she may so advise the Vice-Chancellor accordingly.

(8) When the Vice-Chancellor is satisfied that it is not expedient to hold such an enquiry, his/her decision shall be final.

(9) On the receipt of a report under Clause (5) or (6) or a determination by the relevant authority under Clause (7) disclosing the occurrence of ragging incidents described in Clause 3 (a), (b) and (c) the Vice-Chancellor shall direct or order rustication of a student or students for a specific number of years.

(10) The Vice-Chancellor may in other cases of ragging order or direct that any student or students be expelled or be not for a stated period, admitted to a course of study in a college, departmental examination for one or more years or that the results of the student or students concerned in the examination or examinations in which they appeared be cancelled.

(11) In case any students who have obtained degrees of Delhi University are found guilty under this Ordinance appropriate action under Statute 15 for withdrawal of degrees conferred by the University shall be initiated.

(12) For the purpose of this Ordinance, abetment to ragging whether by way of any act, practice or incitement of ragging will also amount to ragging.

(13) All institutions within the Delhi University system shall be obligated to carry out instructions/ directions issued under this Ordinance, and to give aid and assistance to the Vice-Chancellor to achieve the effective implementation of the Ordinance.

1. SHORT TITLE AND EXTENT

The present ordinance is based on the Policy against Sexual Harassment by the Delhi University and seeks to maintain and create an academic and work environment free of sexual harassment for students, academic and non-teaching staff of the Delhi University. The ordinance will also apply to outsiders and residents, on the Delhi University campus, to the extent specified herein these rules and procedures.

2. DEFINITIONS

(i) 'Students' includes regular students as well as current ex-students of Delhi University.

(ii) "Teaching staff" include any person on the staff of the Delhi University or any colleges or institution affiliated to it, who is appointed to a teaching and/or research post, whether full time, temporary, ad-hoc, part-time, visiting, honorary, or on special duty or deputation and shall also include employees employed on a casual or project basis.

(iii) "Non-Teaching Staff" includes any person on the staff of the Delhi University or of any colleges or institutions affiliated to it, who is not included in the teaching staff. It includes employees who are full-time, temporary, ad-hoc, part-time, visiting, honorary, or on special duty or deputation, and employees employed on a casual or project basis.

(iv) "Member of the University" includes all those included in categories (i)-(iii) above.

(v) "Resident" includes any person who is a temporary or permanent resident of any of the accommodations or premises allotted to an employee by the University of Delhi or by any of its affiliated colleges or institutions.

(vi) "Outsider" includes any person who is not a member of the University or a resident. It also includes, but is not limited to, any private person offering residential, food and other facilities to students, teaching staff or non-teaching staff of the Delhi University or any college or institution affiliated to Delhi University.

(vii) "Campus” includes all places of work and residence in the Delhi University or any College or institutions affiliated to the Delhi University. It includes all places of instruction, research and administration, as well as hostel, health centres, sports grounds, staff quarters and public places (including shopping centres, eating places, parks, streets and lanes) on the Delhi University campus or the campus of any college or institution affiliated to the Delhi University.

(viii) "Sexual harassment" includes any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour, whether directly or by implication and includes physical contact and advances, a demand or request for sexual favours, sexually-coloured remarks, showing pornography or any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.

Explanation: "Sexual harassment" shall include, but will not be confined to the following:

  • When submission to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature are made, either implicitly or explicitly, a ground for any decision relating to employment, academic performance, extracurricular activities, or entitlement to services or opportunities at the Delhi University.
  • When unwelcome sexual advances, and verbal, non-verbal and/or physical conduct such as loaded comments, remarks or jokes, letters, phone calls or e-mail, gestures, exhibition of pornography, lurid stares, physical contact, stalking, sounds or display of a derogatory nature have the purpose and/or effect of interfering with an individual's performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
  • When a person uses, with a sexual purpose, the body or any part of it or any object as an extension of the body in relation to another person without the latter's consent or against the person's will, such conduct will amount to sexual assault.
  • When deprecatory comments, conduct or any such behaviour is based on the gender identity/sexual orientation of the person and/or when the classroom or other public forum of the University is used to denigrade/discriminate against a person or create a hostile environment on the basis of a person's gender identity/sexual orientation.

3. SCOPE OF THE ORDINANCE

This Ordinance shall be applicable to all complaints of sexual harassment made:

  • by a member of the University against any other member of the University irrespective of whether the harassment is alleged to have taken place within or outside the campus.
  • by a resident against a member of the University or by a member against a resident irrespective of whether the sexual harassment is alleged to have taken place within or outside the campus.v
  • by an outsider against a member of the University or by a member of the University against an outsider if the sexual harassment is alleged to have taken place within the campus.
  • by a member of the university, against an outsider if the sexual harassment is alleged to have taken place outside the campus. In such cases the Committee shall recommend that the University college authorities initiate action by making a complaint with the appropriate authority. Further the committee will actively assist and provide available resources to the complainant in pursuing the complaint.

4. COMPLAINT MECHANISM

Implementation of the University policy against sexual harassment shall be achieved through:

  • The Apex Complaints Committee, which shall be an apex regulatory and appellate body of the University of Delhi for redressal and resolution of complaints.
  • University Units Complaints Committees, which shall be set up in clusters of University Departments/Centres as complaints and redressal bodies.
  • College Complaints Committees, which shall be set up in each college of the University of Delhi as complaints and redressal bodies.
  • Central Pool Complaints Committees, which shall be complaints and redressal bodies (one each for the North and South Campuses) for those units that are not affiliated to any College/Department/Institution and have not been included in either CCC or UUCC.

5. REDRESSAL

(i) UUCC/CCC/CPCC/ACC may ask the College/University to suspend the alleged harasser from an administrative post/class if his/her presence is likely to interfere with the enquiry.

(ii) The victim of sexual harassment shall have the option to seek transfer of the perpetrator or her/his own transfer where applicable.

(iii) Notwithstanding the contents of any other ordinance relating to service conditions etc., the head of the institution upon receipt of the enquiry report, shall refer the same to the Governing Body/Executive Council (EC) and take disciplinary action on the basis of recommendations of the Complaint Committees provided that in the case of termination of service the existing rules of the University will also be forwarded.

(iv) The disciplinary action shall be commensurate with the nature of the violation.

NOTE: The composition of the Committees, mode of election/nomination powers, duties and procedure to be followed is outlined in the Appendix to Ordinance XV-D, which will be read as part and parcel of Ordinance XV-D.

A. In the case of University/College employees; disciplinary action may be in the form of:

  • Warning
  • Written apology
  • Bond of good behaviour
  • Adverse remarks in the Confidential Report
  • Debarring from supervisory duties
  • Denial of membership of statutory bodies
  • Denial of re-employment
  • Stopping of increments/promotion
  • Reverting, demotion
  • Suspension
  • Dismissal
  • Any other relevant mechanism.

B. In case of students, disciplinary action may be in the form of:

  • Warning
  • Written apology
  • Bond of good behaviour
  • Debarring entry into a hostel/campus
  • Suspension for a specified period of time
  • Withholding results
  • Debarring from exams
  • Debarring from contesting elections
  • Debarring from holding posts
  • Expulsion
  • Denial of admission
  • Declaring the harasser as “persona non grata” for a stipulated period of time.
  • Any other relevant mechanism.

C.In the case of third party harassment, the University/College authorities shall initiate action by making a complaint with the appropriate authority.

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