DISCIPLINARY RULES FOR THE INMATES OF THE HOSTELS The following rules shall apply to both MALE and FEMALE students residing in the hostels. Violation of any rule will make the inmate liable to disciplinary action including expulsion from the hostels and also from institution.
Every student must remember that the hostel is the home of the student on the campus and therefore, he/she should behave himself/herself on the campus as well as outside in such a manner as to bring credit to him/her and to the institution.
The dorm parents will be in charge of the dormitory. All students will be expected to respect and obey all requests of them in accordance with Policies and Administrative Rules and Guidelines.
Any rule or activity not covered in these policies will be left to the discretion of the dormitory staff for fair and necessary discipline.
Residents shall occupy the rooms only after allotment is made by the hall warden concerned. Change of room may be permitted in exceptional cases, provided it is deemed necessary/justified by the Chief Warden. Unauthorised occupation of any room or exchange of rooms shall be treated as serious violation of disciplinary rules of the hostels. Residents found guilty of such violation of the hostel rules shall be expelled from the hostels without any further enquiry.
Accommodation in the hostel cannot be claimed as a matter of right. Students who disturb peace and violate the rules of the hostels on the campus will be expelled from the hostels.
Ragging of any kind inside and outside the campus is severely punishable as per the Ragging Act, 1997 and 2002. As such students are advised not to indulge in such activity.
The consumption or storage or supply of liquor or any sort of intoxicant is strictly prohibited and if found guilty, the offenders will be dealt with severely, including prosecution.
Residents shall not get involved in arguments or otherwise interfere with the duties of the employees of the hostel. If there is any complaint or suggestion to be made, it shall be made to the warden concerned.
Hostellers will follow the daily routine of the hostel and school unless exempted on medical grounds or recommendation of the Hostel Warden.
No student will be allowed to enter the hostel during school hours.
Hostellers will not be allowed to keep and take medicines / tonics without the knowledge of the Hostel Warden / Medical Officer.
Electrical gadgets like heater, kettles, irons or any other such appliances will not be allowed in the hostel.
Cupboards will be arranged neatly. Surprise checks will be made by the Hostel Warden. Any extra items, other than those specified in the hostel kit will be confiscated.
All should make sure that the lockers are safely locked at all times.
Students who misplace or lose any of their belongings should report the matter immediately to the Hostel Warden. Every possible effort will be made to trace the item. However, the school does not take any responsibility for recovery of the lost item. Students are not permitted to keep any cash on their person.
Any hosteller falling sick, will report to the school clinic. Emergency cases will immediately be taken care of by the Hostel Warden.
Lights will be switched off at 10: 00 PM.
Students are required to converse only in English at all times in the school campus, so as to acquire proficiency in the spoken language.
Compulsory Study Hours: 7:10 A.M. to 8:15 A.M., 5:30 P.M to 7: 25 P.M., 8:45 P.M. to 9.30 P.M. in respective study rooms under supervision of floor wardens/ attendants / teachers. On the examination days the study timings can be extended for study in the common hall. However all lights in the rooms must be switched off at 11: 00 P.M. All students must maintain silence during these hours.
Students are not permitted to leave their dormitory after lights out, except with the express permission of the Warden.
Birth Day Celebrations: After dinner in the dining hall.
Students will be penalised for vandalism on the walls, usage of foul language, and unruly movement in the corridors or any other form of vandalism.
Gum is not allowed on the campus. Violation of the Dress Code may be subject to disciplinary action. MP-4’s, PSP’s, Gaming Systems, money, gold ornaments or any other electronic devices are not allowed on campus. Gambling, selling, buying, or trading anything at school is strictly forbidden. This includes cards, toys, games, and food items.
Students should keep their hands off other students at all times, including horse-playing and/or play-fighting.
Verbal and physical harassment is strictly prohibited. Harassment includes teasing, intimidation, name-calling, and vulgarity, profanity, pushing, slapping, or facing off.
Sexual Harassment in any form will not be tolerated. Sexual Harassment is any unwelcome verbal or physical advances of a sexual nature.
Involvement in gang activity is strictly prohibited. Behaviours such as intimidation, drugs, graffiti, and use of gang names, monikers, symbols or signs will be deemed gang-related.
Acts, articles of attire, or the displays of symbols, emblems, or signs depicting hatred and violence are prohibited. Hate violence is an act that interferes with the exercise of an individual’s civil rights, defacing or damaging personal property, or actions against persons because of the victim’s gender, race, religion, nationality, or ethnicity.
Inmates are prohibited from writing slogans or any writings obscene drawings on the hostel walls and rooms. Heavy penalties will be imposed on students/group of students indulging in such writings.
Inmates should not play cricket, football etc., in the common halls and inside or in front of hostels. It causes damage to the hostel property; Heavy penalty will be imposed and will be collected from all students who indulge in those activities.
Students will not be allowed to keep mobile phones. A fine of Rs. 5000/- will be imposed on defaulters and the mobile phone will be confiscated. If the offence is repeated it will lead to expulsion from the hostel.
Weapons of any kind are prohibited and severe consequences for use or possession will result. Everyday items used as weapons or to cause harm will result in consequences.
Students must be well groomed and wear clean and well pressed uniforms during school time.
RULES TO FOLLOWED IN DORMITORY
Observe the dormitory activity schedule. Dormitories will close at 10:00 P.M each night. Students must return to their dormitories prior to this time. If there are special circumstances that require entering or exiting the dormitories past this time, then the students involved must obtain leave from their dorm parents and register with the appropriate duty personnel at the door.
Maintain dormitory noise levels. Students may not partake in activities that would disturb the studying or quality of rest of other inhabitants in the dormitories. These include but are not limited to loud talking or shouting, horseplay, and loud music.
Smoking and consumption of alcohol are strictly prohibited.
Students are prohibited to use the dormitories to conduct any illegal activities or to engage in any illegal activities within campus premises
Students are prohibited from using high-consumption electric appliances. The indoor storage of flammable and explosive materials and hazardous chemicals is strictly prohibited. If any violations result in leakage, fires, or any major accidents, the student resident is required to compensate for all damages and losses done. Serious violations may respond to criminal charges and face judicial punishments.
Students may not damage or alter any dormitory rooms. Violators will pay the compensation for repairs and face penalties as seen fit by the authorities.
Maintain cleanliness and tidiness inside the dormitory rooms and common areas. Do not litter within the premises of the dormitories or vandalize any walls or building surfaces. Trash or debris may not be thrown outside any windows.
Students must respect and comply with dormitory management and service personnel. Due to their nature of work and work-related necessities, these personnel must not be refused to enter student apartments; student cooperation is expected.
RULES TO BE FOLLOWED IN A STUDY HALL
All books, school bags, study accessories etc must be in the study hall when study commences. No one may walk around or borrow books etc from other learners.
Study hall teachers are not to release a student to another teacher or area unless that student has a legal pass signed by a teacher. A study hall sign-out list should be maintained. It should indicate the whereabouts of all assigned students.
Teachers are asked to supervise study classes in a manner which creates an atmosphere in which work may be accomplished.
Study halls are to be reasonably quiet and orderly. Do not allow study hall to become a “social hour.”
The reading of comic books, card playing, backgammon, etc. are not permitted inside the study hall during the prep timings
All study hall teachers are expected to follow up on students’ whereabouts during a study period and, where necessary, are to file appropriate disciplinary referrals with the Director.
RULES TO BE FOLLOWED IN THE REFECTORY
Hostellers will enter the Dining Hall in proper dress and behave in a disciplined and orderly manner.
Occupy only the table allotted
Each hosteller will begin the meal after prayers.
Chairs must be put back neatly on conclusion of the meal.
GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
School students are expected to be appropriately groomed and dressed at all times. It is recommended for the sake of personal hygiene and preventing infestations in the hair that girl keeps their hair cut short. Trimming their hair may be done on Home weekends and long holidays, when they are allowed to visit home. Boys too will keep their hair cut short and tidy.
For senior girls (V-XII) ponytail or plaited hairstyle and for boys buzz cut or brush cut. The fringe, when straightened /combed down, must not hang in the eyes. Expensive jewellery should not be worn to school since they could be lost or stolen.
Wearing tattoos, studs, coloring of hair are strictly prohibited and will invite heavy penalty.
Wrist bands bangles, goggles, fancy pins; Mehandi, etc. are strictly not allowed to be worn in the school. However girls may wear small Bindi and small earrings.
Except for No Uniform Days, School Uniforms of the specified School colours are compulsory. Shirts must be properly buttoned and tucked into trousers.
After school hours, during the games/sports activity periods, students will change into their sports outfit which is the recommended track suit.
After wash and clean up students can change into casual wear, where a pair of jeans and a loose T-shirt is recommended.
In winter, the school uniform has a pullover along with the school blazer. After school hours, students can wear warmer clothes. No casual pullover other than the school provided is allowed.
The academic calendar is divided into 2 terms. There will be vacation breaks for Dusserah, Christmas and summer when children will go home, unless a short excursion or a field trip has been organized where attendance is compulsory.
A student may not be allowed to go out of the school premises for any other reason, unless accompanied by a teacher and other students for a field trip or excursion.
In case of a serious illness, the school doctor will be attending to the child, and if on his recommendation the child needs to be sent home, parents will be informed to come to the school and take the sick child home till he/she recovers.
Two days authorized leave may be granted in a year, for attending a marriage ceremony of a close member of the family-own/siblings, father’s brother/sister and mother’s brother/sister. In case of death of an immediate family member, or a religious ceremony being observed at home for a special occasion.
Disruption of studies during term-time is not encouraged and should be kept to the minimum.
A Compulsory ‘Gate Pass’ issued by the Administration Office is to be produced whilst a student leaves the School Campus.
A student who is returning after an absence is required to bring a letter signed by his parent or guardian giving the date(s) and reason for absence.
Utmost cleanliness must be observed in school premises. Throwing litter, pieces of paper, seeds and skins of fruits is strictly prohibited. Use the dustbins.
Writing or scribbling on walls and desk, benches or anywhere else is strictly prohibited.
Any kind of damage done by pupils to the school equipments, furniture, building, etc. will have to make good and penalty shall be decided by the Principal.
Strict regularity, implicit obedience, politeness, courtesy in speech and conduct and cleanliness of books, dress and person are rigidly insisted upon.
Silence must be observed in the corridors and on the stairs during class hours. They should not be found talking in between periods.
No books (other than Text or Library books), newspapers or periodicals must be brought to School. Any objectionable literature found in possession of the student justifies dismissal.
The school shall not be held responsible for books, money, clothes and other articles that are lost. Students must look after their own things. It is not advisable for pupils to have money, valuable articles or jewellery with them. Harmful or lethal objects should not be brought to school. Beware; it is criminal to carry harmful or lethal objects.
Mobile Phones are not permitted in the school premises. Any student found carrying a mobile phone, the phone will be confiscated and a heavy penalty will be levied on the parents.
Pupils are answerable to the School Authorities for their conduct both in and even outside the School. Hence misbehaviour in public places and conveyance is punishable. Every student should endeavour to keep up high tone of the school, by excelling in good manners and deportment.
Students must not run around inside the school building. They must observe silence while walking through the corridors or while going up and down the staircase.
The School Infirmary is run by full-time registered Nurses. A regular weekly visit by a qualified medical practitioner ensures proper health maintenance of all within the residential school. Their primary functions are to identify, treat, refer, and follow-up students with health problems
It is necessary to change socks daily. Only Sikh students who wear turbans will be allowed to keep a beard. The other boys should be clean shaven.
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