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Rules & Regulations

Dress and Behaviour

i) It is desired that boy students attend the college with shirt tucked into pants and with polished leather shoes, fastened with Iaces.
ii) It is advised that girl students wear sari or churidar with chunni.
iii) Student's dress should be nearer the desired/advised dress.
iv) No boy student should attend the college in a dress, which, in the opinion of the college authorities is casual or informal; eg: collarless or pocketless T -shirts/cargos/casual jeans/ flashy costumes/indecently short, short sleeved and tight fitting dress etc. Students should button up their shirts completely. However, the collar may not be buttoned up.
v) Lady students should not attend the college in jeans, skirts or any casual wear.
vi) Students should not attend the college in slippers or canvas shoes.
vii) Students are banned from bringing Camera Cell phones to the College. They are also prohibited from using ordinary cell phones in the college. Any one violating this rule shall be expelled forthwith from the class and will be penalized as per the college rules.
viii) Students should develop good manners and etiquette.
ix) They should show proper respect to teachers and other elders and conduct themselves both inside and outside the college in a way that befits professional students, upholding their, their parents and the honour and dignity of the college.
x) Students should respect their teachers by standing up whenever the teacher enters the classroom.
xi) Students should observe certain decencies and social niceties, eg: offering their seat to their teacher when they find him/her standing in the bus they are travelling in, etc.
xii) Students should cultivate the habit of greeting each other, also their teachers whenever they meet or come across for the first time in the day.
xiii) Students should not stand in corridors and lobbies in groups blocking the way or loiter about the corridors/lobbies idling away their time.
xiv) Students should park their vehicles in the parking provided for the same. The speed limit for motor vehicles inside the college is 15kmph and more than two persons should not travel on a twowheeler motor vehicle.Students shall register their motor vehicles with Dean Student Affiars and only such vehicles are permitted into the campus.
xv) Students should not deface or damage or cause the same to be done to the college property. Defacing/damaging of college property like library books, laboratory and other college equipment, classroom benches, desks, chairs, electrical fittings, walls of the college building etc. shall be viewed not only as an act of serious indiscipline but also as an act of offence, and in addition to the cost recovery for the same from the students, very serious disciplinary action including suspension or any action the college may deem fit shall be taken against such student. The college shall not hesitate to have recourse to any action that ensures the above. The word “deface” means to spoil the appearance of something by damaging its surface or by drawing or by writing or sticking up posters on it, etc,
xvi) Students should not spoil the cleanliness of classrooms.
xvii) Students should not carry books, instruments in plastic carry bags and should minimize the use of plastics.
xviii)Students shall not pluck the leaves and flowers from the plants of the college gardens. They should not even unintentionlly uproot any plant in the college.
xix) Outsiders are prohibited from entering the college or hostels without permission and students should not involve others except their parents /guardians in matters relating to the college.
xx) Students should not involve in any untoward individual or group activity, including strikes and demonstrations.
xxi) Students should not involve in or form groups or arrange meetings based on caste, religion, region etc., either inside or outside the college.
xxii) Students should not make any anonymous or multiple signature representations to the college.
xxiii) Students should not indulge in verbal or physical abuse of fellow students or college staff either inside or outside the college. Students should not involve outsiders or cause outsiders to involve in verbal or physical abuse of fellow students or college staff either inside or outside the college. The violation of these rules will attract the most severe punishment, including summary dismissal from the college.
xxiv) Students should not involve in ragging (details given under ragging).
xxv) Smoking and consumption of alcoholic drinks are strictly prohibited in the college and hostels. The attention of the students is drawn to the Parliament enactment “The cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act 2003 which came into existence from 01-05-2004”. A copy of the act is placed in the library for students’ reference.
xxvi) “Cleanliness is Godliness”. Students should cultivate meticulous cleanliness.
xxvii) “Courtesy costs nothing but earns goodwill”. So, be courteous in dealing with others.
xxviii) “Energy saved is energy generated”. Switch off the lights and fans in the classrooms and labs when not required. Also, do not waste water.

Books & Personal Computers

Students should buy at least one text book for each subject; if affordable possess a notebook or a desktop personal computer. The teacher can demand the student to produce proof for possessing at least one text book for their subject.

Punctuality

i) Latecomers are not allowed to the classes.
ii) Students should maintain strict silence and be attentive in the classroom.
iii) Students should be present in the classroom by the time the teacher enters the classroom.
iv) Students should apply for leave of absence through the counsellor well in advance and avail leave only after it is sanctioned by the Head of the Department. Any student who avails leave or absents to the class may be given assignment on the topics that have been covered in the class which he/she should compulsorily submit, failing which, action shall be taken against the student.
v) If any student absents to the classes without prior sanction of leave by the Head of the Department, the student should meet the Head of the Department on the following day and enter the reasons for his/her absence and sign in the register maintained for this purpose.
vi) The Head of the Department may take appropriate action, including imposing a fine as applicable for each class absent. If this is repeated for more than three times, the student may not be permitted to attend classes till he/she brings his/her parents and the matter explained to the Head of the Department. vii) Students unable to attend the college due to genuine/valid reason should inform and apply for leave within 3 days of the occurrence of such reason and produce supporting evidence to that effect within 3 days after he / she starts attending classes. Any supporting evidence produced afterwards will not be considered.
viii) The college may grade the students with respect to attendance in the following way. More than 95% -excellent, 90-95% -very good, 85-90%-good, 75-85%-satisfactory. The same will be mentioned in the student’s certificate when required.
ix) Students may not be given testimonials or recommendation letters, except in genuine cases if the attendance is less than 90% in the first three years or by the time of requirement of the testimonial / recommendation letter.
x) The student’s attendance record will be submitted to the companies conducting campus interviews, if they ask for the same. Students may not be even recommended for campus interviews, except in genuine cases, if the attendance is less than 90% during the first three years.
xi) The students are informed that they have to fulfil the minimum attendance requirement of 75% in aggregate of all the subjects. They are advised to refer to the Academic Regulations, Course Structure and Detailed Syllabus Book supplied by the University for regulations governing the attendance.

Library & Information Center

TIMINGS : Monday to Saturday : 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
Sundays & Holidays : 8.00 am to 6.00 pm

Students, after taking admission into the college should apply for library membership by filling and signing the application form availabe in the circulation counter of the library. The filled in application forms shall be submitted to the librarian through the Head of the Department concerned.Three books will be issued to each B.Tech. / MCA/MBA student, and four books to each M.Tech. student for a period of 2 weeks. One reference book/journal/magazine will be issued to student for overnight study. In addition to these, one extra book will be issued to the first three academic top rankers of each branch in each semester. A facility to reserve books for borrowing is also availabe for the members. Books will be issued against bar coded identity cards only. A member who damages bar coding should make a written report to the librarian. A duplicate bar code will be issued on payment of penalty as per the library rules.

Admission to the Library

i. Students should compulsorily carry their Identity Cards to the library.
ii. Students should enter their roll number and name in the gate register and sign in the same before entering the library.
iii. Printed matter and personal belongings such as printed books / papers, bags, etc., or any other material which the librarian objects to should not be carried into the library. They should be kept on the shelves provided at the entrance of the library; if they are carried inside the library, they will be confiscated and treated as library property.

Other Rules & Regulations

i. Strict silence should be maintained inside the library.
ii. Students shall not misplace books from their positions in the racks.
iii. Students must satisfy themselves about the physical condition of the books before borrowing. The last borrower shall be held responsible for any damage or mutilation noticed at the time of return of books.
iv. Borrowed books are not permitted to be taken inside the library unless they are to be returned.
v. Books borrowed should be returned in good condition and before the due date, failing which, fine will be levied as per the rules of the library.
vi. Students are prohibited from bringing Cell Phones to the library. Penalties will be imposed on students bringing cell phones to the library, in addition to confiscating them.
vii.Late Return of Books : Fine will be collected from the members for late return of books as per the library rules. If any member does not return the books within two weeks from the due date, the member will forfeit the borrowing facility for the rest of the semester for the number of books late returned.
viii. If the borrowed book is damaged or lost, the student shall be liable to replace the book or pay double the ruling cost of the book immediately, along with the fine payable.
ix. Reference books with a single copy and periodicals are issued on loan for overnight use only.
x. The librarian may take appropriate action under intimation to the Principal on any member found misbehaving in the library. xi. The infringement of the library rules shall make the student forfeit the privileges of membership of the library in addition to the action taken as per the disciplinary rules of the college.
xii. Outsiders should have prior permission from the Principal to enter or use the college library.
xiii. Students who do not return in time the reference books and journals taken on overnight issue will be fined as per library rules.

Ragging

Students should not involve in ragging. Ragging is uncivilized besides being an offence.

i. Ragging is prohibited as per Act 26 of A.P. Legislative Assembly 1997.
ii. Ragging entails heavy fine and / or imprisonment.
iii. Ragging invokes suspension and dismissal from the college.
iv. Outsiders are prohibited from entering the college and hostel without permission.
v. Girl students must be in their hostel rooms by 5.00 pm in the first few months of their joining the college.
vi. Suspended students are debarred from entering the campus except when required to attend enquiry and to submit an explanation.
vii. Whenever any student complains of ragging, that complaint shall be enquired into or an enquiry shall be caused to be made into the same forthwith and if the complaint is prima facie found true, the student or students complained against shall be suspended for a period as may be deemed fit.
viii.Students shall give an undertaking to the college that he/she shall not indulge in ragging.
ix. Student’s parent/guardian shall also give an undertaking that he/she shall see to it that to the best of his/her ability that his/her son/ daughter/ward shall not indulge in ragging and also comply with all the guidelines, rules and regulations concerning prevention of ragging.
x. All students should carry identity cards with them both inside and outside the college.

Prohibition of Ragging in Educational Institutions - Act 26 of 1997
Promulgated by A.P.Legislative Assembly - Salient Features

i) Ragging within or outside any educational institution is prohibited.
ii) Ragging means doing an act which causes or is likely to cause insult or annoyance or fear or apprehension or threat or intimidation or outrage of modesty or injury to a student.
iii) Abetment of ragging
iv) Criminal conspiracy to rag
v) Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging
vi) Public nuisance created during ragging
vii) Violation of decency and morals through ragging
viii) Injury to body, causing hurt or grievous “hurt”
ix) Wrongful restraint
x) Wrongful confinement
xi) Use of criminal force
xii) Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences
xiii) Extortion
xiv) Criminal trespass
xv) Criminal intimidation
xvi) Attempts to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim(s)
xvii) Physical or psychological humiliation
xviii)All other offences following from the definition of “Ragging”.

Punishments :-
Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offences as established by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the institution, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level shall be any one or any combination of the following:
i) Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges
ii) Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits
iii) Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process
iv) Withholding results
v) Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament,youth festival, etc. vi) Suspension/expulsion from the hostel
vii) Cancellation of admission
viii)Rustication from the institution for a period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters.
ix) Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period
x) Fine ranging between Rs.25,000/- and Rs. 1 lakh
xi) Collective punishment: When the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment. Note: The full text of Act 26 is placed in the college library.


Computer Center

i) Students should leave their footwear outside before entering into the computer centre.
ii) Students should not enter the computer centre with their personal belongings, like bags etc.
iii) They should maintain strict silence and cleanliness in the computer centre.

Laboratories

i) Students are expected to be punctual and regular to lab classes.
ii) Students are expected to carry out all the experiments prescribed by the University.
iii) They should attend the lab fully prepared, with clear concept of the theory underlying the experiment and other experimental details with a pre-plan on how to carry out the experiment, after consulting the lab manual.
iv) Observation notebooks should be neatly maintained.
v) Experiments must be recorded only in the books approved by the departments/college.
vi) Observation notebook should be compulsorily shown to the teacher-in-charge of the lab and got signed by the teacher at the end of the experiment.
vii) Records must be submitted as per the schedule prescribed by the teacher-in-charge of the lab.
viii) Students should get their records certified before appearing for the end examination.
ix) Students should attend the lab classes only in the uniform prescribed by the departments/college; Khaki uniform with shirt neatly tucked into pants for boy students and khaki overcoat for girl students for workshops and labs in ME department; and white overcoat for girl students for all labs in the other departments. Boy students, while attending the lab classes should tuck their shirt into their pants and wear leather shoes fastened with laces.
x) Students should not move from one table to another.
xi) Student should handover the equipment to the technician in good condition before leaving the lab.
xii) Students should maintain utmost cleanliness in the lab.
xiii) Breakages/damages to equipment should be reported immediately to the lab-in-charge.
xiv) Students should clear all dues to the lab before taking end practical examinations to avoid complications at a later date. xv) They should clean the workbench soon after the experiment is over.
xvi) Waste material, if any, should not be strewn on the floor of the laboratory. Students should use the waste material baskets kept for the purpose.
xvii) Experiments should be carried out following all the instructions meticulously and observing all the precautions to avoid personal injuries and damage to equipment.
xviii) For practical subjects there shall be continuous evaluation during the semester for 25 internal marks and 50 semester end examination marks. Of the 25 marks for internal, 15 marks shall be awarded as follows: Day to Day Work 10 and Record-5 and 10 marks to be awarded by conducting an Internal Laboratory Test. The End Examination shall be conducted by the teacher concerned and external examiner.

Identity cards

Students will be given identity cards after their joining the college. They should wear identity cards all the time in the college.
Not wearing identity cards attracts punishment.

Transfer of candidates

Transfer of candidates, not exceeding one per cent of the total strength of I year, from one college to another is permitted only at the II year stage within the University only. Students applying for transfer should be willing to pay the remaining fee for the entire four year course to the institution being relinquished and also for the remaining period to the institution to which the transfer is sought. A medical certificate is required from the civil surgeon of the government hospital.

Transfer is only in that branch of engineering in which the student is studying. Transfers to university colleges and NITs are not permitted. Transfer at III or IV year stage may be considered on case by case basis. Applications for transfer received from 1st of April of every year till the last date of the month in which examinations are completed at 1st / 2nd/ 3rd year levels shall only be considered.

Others

Undertaking from students and parents A student who has taken admission in this institute shall be deemed to have agreed to the rules and regulations of the institute as given in this HANDBOOK and also those framed from time to time.Students and their parents/guardians should execute an undertaking in the prescribed format that they shall abide by all the rules and regulations of the college. Letters to Parents Parents/ guardians will be communicated of the performance of their son/ daughter/ ward in attendance and examinations through letters from time to time. Parents are advised to do the needed as follow up action. They should approach the college for any information/suggestions regarding their son’s/daughter’s/ ward’s conduct and performance in the examinations. In case of poor academic performance and / or attendance, the student and the parent / guardian should promptly respond to and comply with the reports and suggestions for improvement as and when informed. Names and Addresses Students should write their name and their parents names only as entered in SSC whenever required for any purpose.

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