Following members constitute the Code of Conduct Monitoring Committee for the academic session 2020-21
- Fr. Dr. Joshi Varghese – Administrator
- Dr. M. G. Roymon – Principal
- Dr. Mariam Jacob – Convenor- Grievance and Redressal Cell
- Dr. Debjani Mukherjee – IQAC Coordinator
Code of Conduct for Administration
The Code of Conduct of Administration of St. Thomas College applies to all members of the Governing Board and similar Management Bodies and Administrator of the college. The members –
- Shall carry out their functions with integrity, independence and good faith and shall act in the best interests of the college.
- Shall act responsibly and fairly with the care, diligence, loyalty and prudence of a reasonable individual.
- Shall make every reasonable effort to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest.
- Shall respect the confidentiality of information received in the performance of their duties as well as the confidentiality of the deliberations in which they participate.
- Shall be impartial and should maintain complete transparency.
Code of Conduct for Principal
Principal, the Head of the College, is solely responsible for addressing and resolving all issues concerned with the stakeholders of education. The following professional conduct is expected from the Principal –
- Act with the highest standards of honesty and ethical conduct while working on the college premises and at offsite locations such as workshops, seminars and social events, or at any other place where the staff are representing the College.
- Avoid any activities that would involve stakeholders in any practice that is not in compliance with the Vision and Mission of the College.
- Maintain transparency, good character and mannerisms in and outside the college premises.
- Must respect the person, privacy of students, parents and staff members of the College.
- Should treat Students, Parents and Staff members with courtesy and sensitivity to their rights, duties and aspirations.
- Should respect the dignity, rights and opinions of staff members and students.
- Shall not use the position and property of the institution for personal benefits.
- Maintain confidentiality of classified information.
- Do not seek favours or ex-gratia services from students, suppliers or contacts of college and university.
Code of Conduct Applicable To Employees – Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff
1.Every employee shall be subjected to the general rules laid down by this Service Rules with regard to the discipline and conduct of the employees.
- Every employee shall shoulder the responsibility of maintaining proper discipline imparting value-based education and be instrumental in the character formation of the students in accordance with the spirit and interest of the institution.
- The College is a religious minority educational institution established, managed and run by St. Thomas Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Mission, Bhilai. An employee shall not act in a manner that might in any way be disrespectful, harmful or otherwise damaging to values, principles, faith and interests followed by the management of the institution.
- No employee shall, except in accordance with any general or special order of the College or in the performance in good faith, of the duties assigned to him/ her, communicate directly or indirectly any official document or any part thereof or information to any other person to whom she/he is not authorized to communicate such documents or information.
- Every employee of the College shall at all times, conform to and abide by the rules of the College and shall observe, comply with and obey all lawful orders and directions which may, from time to time, be given to him/her in the course of official duties by any person or persons under whose jurisdiction, superintendence or control the employee may, for the time being, be placed.
Every employee of the College amongst others shall –
- Preserve exemplary moral character, maintain absolute integrity and devotion to duty and so live as to be a credit to the institution and an inspiration to others, especially the student community.
- Faithfully discharge his/her duties to the best of his/her abilities and abide by the rules and regulations of the institution and as per the instructions and guidance of the Administrator/Principal who in turn implicitly and explicitly can supervise the work of the Staff.
- Show proper respect as civilities to all persons having any dealings or connections with the institution.
- Organise and promote all college activities which foster a feeling of universal brotherhood among students.
- Be regular and punctual in respect of one’s duty and mark the attendance registers as per existing practice in the institution.
- Devote the whole period entrusted to him/her to teaching the subject matter. For this prior preparation is indispensable.
- The teaching staff shall devote their time to develop and improve the academic status of the college and participate in organizing academic programs such as seminars, paper presentations and research.
- Take his/her stand against the unhealthy and anti-social customs and practices in modern society and strive his/her best to instil in the minds of students, the principles of co-existence , co-operation, mutual respect, justice, service to society etc.
- Shall at all times conduct himself/herself soberly and temperately while on the College premises and show proper respect and civility to all concerned.
- Shall use his utmost endeavours to promote the interests of the College and to maintain and promote the good reputation thereof.
- Be a learner throughout life not only to enrich his/her own life, but also of those placed in his/her care.
- In addition to the duties of teaching and allied activities every teacher shall strive to make themselves available to the students/College and management by organising useful and relevant programmes, add-on courses, skill development programmes etc.
- Be impartial in his/her relations with the pupils and be sympathetic and helpful to less fortunate and the backward ones.
- Submit in writing his/her permanent as well as present mailing address to the Manager at the joining. Any change of the address has to be duly informed.
- Teaching faculty taking leave shall arrange classes with the consent of Head of the department.
- All leave applications on should be duly recommended by the Head of the Department or leave may not be sanctioned. The Head of the Department shall seek permission for their leave from the Principal.
- If any employee is in occupation of any residential premises whether college owned or lease, immediately on termination of employment with the College, the employee shall hand over to the College the vacant possessions of the premises. Failing which the College shall have the right to recover possession of the premises by any process of eviction considered appropriate in the circumstances by the arrangement.
- Before leaving for holidays or employment, all records shall be kept up-to-date by the staffand the library books, textbooks any teaching aids that are issued should be returned to the Department or to the Librarian before drawing the salary. On failure to do so, the cost shall be recovered from the employee from his/her emolument, be it salary or terminal benefits.
- All staff members shall help the College authorities to maintain discipline and inculcate good habits.
Every employee of the College amongst others shall not-
- Knowingly or wilfully neglect his/her duties or express words or action of insubordination or disobedience on a reasonable order or discharge of duty.
- Keep in person or take out of the college, any document of the institution either original or copies without an explained written permission of the Principal.
- Keep in person or take out of the college, any equipment or material without an explained written permission of the Principal.
- Represent the college without the written permission of Principal/Administrator/Chairman.
- Sign any document or financial vouchers on behalf of the institution unless authorised in writing by the Principal/Administrator/Chairman.
- Ordinarily be permitted to bring their children to college during working hours. Prior permission shall be taken from the Principal/ Administrator in case of emergency.
- Cancel any class without prior permission of the Head of the Institution.
- Discriminate against students on grounds of caste, creed and place of origin, political, social, religious, cultural, linguistic backgrounds or for other reasons.
- Incite students against other students or teachers, colleagues or the Management.
- Approach the higher authorities of the Institution or Government in connection with any matter connected with the College except through the Principal.
- Apply for or accept any job of remunerative character from any sources other than College.
- Organise or attend any meeting during the College hours in the College premises except when permitted by the Head of the Institution.
- Give corporal punishments.
- Take students for picnics/tours/party etc. without the permission of the Head of the Institution .Engage in any other business, trade, occupation, private tuition, service of any nature whether full-time, part-time, honorary or advisory and further will not hold any office of profit or participate in any commission or agency of such business directly or indirectly. Written permission from the Chairman shall be obtained if any employee would like to engage in above said activities which are not against the interest of the College.
- Ask for or accept any contribution or otherwise, associate himself/herself with raising funds or making any collection whether in cash or kind.
- Enter into monetary transactions with students or their parent and exploit his/her influence for personal benefits.
- Striking work alone or in combination with other employees or inciting them to strike work in contravention of the provisions of any law or rules having the force of law.
- Engage in any act prejudicial to the interests of the College or Management.