Code of Conduct

The college is a place where a Diaspora of students and faculty engage themselves in teaching, learning, research and other extensional activities. The students being the wealth of the college should positively contribute to a learning atmosphere in which every student’s idea, interest and principle is valued and respected. Every student has a privilege to assert their rights and enjoy the facilities given to them. But liberty and freedom should not be misused. Hence, raises a need of a ‘Student Code of Conduct.’ The student code of conduct sets out certain rules, regulations and principles for the students to which, they have to adhere ; failure to which the student will have to face serious consequences and disciplinary action from the college authorities.

JSSLC being an Autonomous College functions on this base and has formulated the code of conduct for the students, and expects good conduct from its student fraternity in and outside the campus.

  1. Discipline:

Self- discipline is the outcome of good education. Hence, the college expects its students to acquire certain principles:

  • Respect the teachers, staff and fellow students.
  • Abide by the regulations of the institution.
  • Maintain dignity and decorum in the classroom.
  • Not to indulge in activities which cause damage to the college property.
  • Being punctual and respecting the National Anthem.
  • Active Participation in all the activities of the college.
  • Promote social well – being.
  • Regular updating of information announced on the notice board and web page of the college.
  1. Dress code:

The final year students of the college should adhere to the dress code. The students should wear black and white on all days except on Saturdays and on special occasions.

  1. Attendance:

The students have to attend the classes regularly in accordance with the time table. Attendance is marked for every subject and updated online daily. The students have to take prior permission or forward the leave application in case of inconvenience to the head of the institution.  The students and parents are intimated by the class teacher regarding shortage of attendance. The students who fail to secure 75% of attendance will not be allowed to appear for their examinations.

  1. Safety and security:

The safety of each student is ensured in our college. The entire campus is monitored by CC Cameras and round the clock manual security is at stake in order to cater for an effective learning environment. However, one should take care of his individual safety and the college will not be responsible for unforeseen and careless incidents.           .

  1. Parents’ Teachers Meet:

We believe that both teachers and parents are responsible for bringing out the best in a student. So, the college authorities see to it that the parents accompany their children at the time of admissions and re admissions every year. Apart from this a ‘parent teacher meeting’ is also convened, in order to give information and receive feedback from the parents. Added to this the class teachers are in regular touch with the parents to inform them regarding attendance and performance of their children.

  1. Weekly Assembly:

The college creates an opportunity for both staff and students to exchange views in a platform called Weekly Assembly, which is the unique feature of our college. It is mandatory for everyone in the college to participate in this weekly programme on every Saturday. The programme instils in all a sense of patriotism and oneness. It also boosts the morale of the students as they are appreciated for their achievements.

  1. Anti-ragging:

The college strictly abides by the regulations of the government and affiliating University regarding Ragging. The college has constituted an Anti- Ragging Committee which continuously monitors such activities which defames a person and takes action against those involved in such activities.

The following are the regulations of The Anti Ragging Cell:

Ragging is a Criminal Offence and lowers the Standards of Education. Any act resulting in:

  • Mental / physical /sexual abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Indecent behaviour
  • Criminal intimidation / wrongful restraint
  • Undermining Human Dignity
  • Financial Exploitation / Extortion

Any student indulging in ragging can be:

  • Expelled from the institution
  • Banned from the hostel
  • Scholarship can be withdrawn
  • Denied admission to any institution
  • Prosecuted for criminal action
  1. Mobile phones:

Though cell phones have become a necessity of the modern world, it has to be used judiciously. The use of cell phones is allowed in the lounge, waiting room and parking area; its use in any manner is strictly prohibited in the classrooms, corridors and library. In case of its use in these areas the following regulatory action can be taken by Mobile squad committee.

The students are hereby strictly warned to avoid using mobile phones in any manner in the class rooms, corridors and library.

Any students found using mobile phone will strictly be penalised as follows:

First time – Rs.500

Second time – Rs.750

Third time – Rs. 1000 and his or her mobile will be confiscated.

  1. 8.0 Examination:

8.1          At the end of each semester, examination shall be conducted for those students, who have fulfilled the course requirements.

8.2          Distribution of marks

Maximum marks:                                                100 marks

External component:                                          70 marks

Internal Components:                                         30 marks

Distribution of internal components

Exercise – I           04 marks

Exercise – II         04 marks

Exercise – III        04 marks

Exercise – IV        04 marks

Exercise – V         04 marks

Attendance            05 marks

(Essay, Pick & Speak, MCQ, Viva-Voce, Practical & Class notes)

Distribution of marks for Attendance:

76%  – 80%                         1 mark

81%  – 85%                         2 marks

86%  – 90%                         3 marks

91%  – 95%                         4 marks

96% and above                    5 marks

Amendment to Examination Regulations relating to Grading System

8.1 Credit based Grade System Scheme :

  1. The evaluation shall be as per Grading System. The total marks scored by the students in CIA and SEE shall be converted into letter Grades.
  2. A letter Grade is basically a qualitative measure (an alphabet/letter) indicating the performance of a student.
  3. Student shall be evaluated in a 7 point scale with corresponding Grade Points given below.

Table no.1

Sl. No.    Performance         Grade     Percentage of Marks obtained          Grade point

  1. Outstanding     A+                         Above 90-100                           10
  2. Excellent     A                          Above 75-Below 90                  09
  3. Very Good     B+                       Above 66-Below 75                   08
  4. Good                     B                         Above 56-Below 66                   07
  5. Average C+                       Above 51-Below 56                    06
  6. Poor                     C                          >= 45-<=50                                    05
  7. Fail                     D                          Below 45                                       00
  8. The credit for each course including seminar and clinical courses shall be 4.
  9. The grade points given in Table 1 shall be used in the evaluation of credit points earned by the student in a course. These credit points shall be used to calculate the SGPA (Semester Grade Point Average) and CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average).
  10. Earning of Credit:

A student shall be considered to have completed a Course successfully and earned the credits if he/she secures an acceptable letter grade in the range A+, A, B+, B. C+, C, D. Letter grade, ‘D’ in any course implies Detaining/ failure of the student in that course and no credits earned.

  1. SGPA is equal to the credit index for a semester divided by total number of credits registered by the student in that semester. Thus, SGPA   can be calculated as follows:

Table no.2 (Model)

Sl. No.    Subjects                 Course Credits     Marks obtained   Grade     Grade Points         Total Credits

1                  V                                     4                                  68              B+              8 x4                        32

2                 W                                     4                                  48              C                 5 x4                        20

3                 X                                       4                                  56              B                7 x4                        28

4                 Y                                       4                                  65              B                7 x4                        28

5                 Z                                       4                                  72              B+              8 x4                        32

Total      20           61.8                        34           140:- 20

SGPA      7.0

SGPA= Course Credits X Grade points (for all courses in the semester)

Course Credit (for all courses in the semester)

SGPA= 140:- 20=7.0

  1. CGPA gives the sum total of credit indices of all the previous semesters divided by the total number of credits registered in all these semesters. Thus, CGPA can be calculated as follows:

Table no.3 (Model)

Sl. No.    Semester               SGPA

1              I semester             6.7

2              II semester            6.1

3              III semester          5.9

4              IV semester          6.9

5              V semester            7.3

6              VI semester          5.8

7              VII semester         7.6

8              VIII semester        8.1

9              IX semester           7.3

10           X semester            6.4

Total      68.1

CGPA=Total sum of SGPA of all semesters

Total Number of Semesters

CGPA= 68.1:- 10 SEMESTERS= 6.8CGPA

  1. Award of Class:

Award of classes can be ensured by providing equivalence of the average of SGPA and CGPA with Percentage or Class.  As per our regulations First Class with Distinction, First Class, Second Class, and Pass Class shall be awarded as follows:

Table no.4

Sl. No.    Grade points         Class

1              4.5 to 5.0               Pass class

2              5.01 to 5.99          Second Class

3              6.00 to 6.99          First Class

4              7.00 and above    First Class with Distinction

9.0 Evaluation (Theory):

9.1          An Examination Committee shall be constituted by the Principal for the smooth functioning of the examination process.  There shall be a single   valuation for all theory papers, with a provision for review of the answer   scripts up to 10% by a different examiner. The candidate may prefer a    revaluation by paying a prescribed fee.

9.2          In case of any other grievance, the same shall be referred to the   Examination Committee and the decision of the Committee shall be final.  The detailed notification relating to examination schedule shall be issued by the Examination Committee from time to time.

10.0  Evaluation   (Clinical Programmes):

  1. Clinic – I Drafting, Pleadings & Conveyance
  2. Drafting of Pleadings                                         :               45 Marks
  3. Drafting of Conveyancing                                                 :               45 Marks

iii.           Viva                                                                                        :               10 Marks

10.1b.     Clinic – II Professional Ethics and Professional Accounting System

  1. Two Tests(2x 40)                                                            :               80 Marks
  2. Case Analysis/Assignment :               10 Marks

iii.           Viva                                                                        :               10 Marks

10.2 c.    Clinic –III Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems

  1. Two Tests (2×30)                                                            :               60 Marks
  2. Simulation exercises                                                       :               20 Marks

iii.           Viva                                                                                :               20 Marks

  1. Clinic –IV Litigation Advocacy and Internship
  2. Moot Court :               30 marks
  3. Observance of Trial in two cases, one Civil and one Criminal : 30 marks

iii.           Interviewing techniques and Pre-trial preparations and Internship diary             :               30 marks

  1. Viva :               10 marks

The Clinical Evaluation Committee shall conduct the evaluation of clinical programmes.

11.0 Internship:

Each registered student shall undergo internship for a period of 20 weeks during the entire period of study. The internship shall be under an NGO, Trial and Appellate advocates, judiciary, legal regulatory authority, legislature or parliament, other legal functionaries, market institutions, Law firms, companies, local- self governments and any other bodies stipulated from time to time.

12.0 Promotion Scheme:

  1. Minimum for a pass in each paper shall be 45%. The candidate shall secure a minimum of 40% in External component (i.e. 24 marks in Theory for 2014 batch & 28 marks in Theory for 2015 batch ).

Passing Criteria: (IA + 40% in Theory put together 45 marks)

  1. For declaration of First Class with distinction, First Class, Second Class and Pass Class; the aggregate of the total marks secured by a candidate in all the semesters shall be taken into account.

The award of classes shall be as under:

75 % and above                                                   First class with Distinction

60% and above but less than 75 %                 First class

50% and above but less than 60 % Second class

45% and above but less than 50 % Pass class

  1. c) A student who fails to secure a minimum of 45% in any course shall be declared as failed.
  2. d) Students who have failed in a course may be permitted to appear for supplementary examination of each End Semester Examination. The candidate may appear for the examination by paying the prescribed fee.
  3. c) Students who are desirous to improve  IA marks shall:
  • Redo the paper by  taking  Admission by paying the prescribed fee (within double duration)
  • Shall comply with attendance regulations.
  • Those who have completed the course only can redo the course.
  • Not more than three Papers are permitted.

13.0 Requisites for Promotion

The candidate to be promoted to the subsequent semesters should have fulfilled all the conditions of previous semesters including the payment of examination fee. However,

  1. The candidate to be promoted to the Fifth semester should have cleared all the courses of First & Second Semesters (I Year) respectively.
  2. The candidate to be promoted to the Seventh semester should have cleared all the courses of Third & Fourth Semesters (II Year) respectively.
  3. The candidate to be promoted to the Ninth semester should have cleared all the courses of Fifth & Sixth Semesters (III Year) respectively.

14.0  Awarding Degree:

After the successful completion of the course, the Karnataka State Law University, Hubballi shall award the Degree. However, the college issues the statement of marks at the end of each semester.

15.0 General:

A student who is admitted to the course shall successfully complete the course within 10 years from the date of his/her admission.

15.1 Prohibition against lateral entry and exit

There shall be no lateral entry on the plea of graduation in any subject or exit by way of awarding a degree splitting the Honors Degree course, at any intermediary stage of Honors Degree course.

16.0 Miscellaneous:

The orders, notifications issued by the Karnataka State Law University from time to time are applicable to such matters which are not covered under the rules and regulation of autonomous college, provided they are in conformity with the provisions of Karnataka State Law University Statutes and UGC and BCI guidelines on autonomy and approved by the Academic Council and the Governing Body of the college as the case may be.

Examination Regulations:

Admission Regulations:

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE FIVE YEAR B.A., LL.B. (HONS.) & B.B.A.,LL.B.(HONS.) DEGREE PROGRAMMES

In exercise of the powers conferred under Sec 6.4 of Statutes relating to Autonomous Colleges and Institutions of Mysore University, 1999 & under Sec 6.4 of Karnataka State Law University Act 2009, the Academic Council of J.S.S. Law College (Autonomous) frames the following regulations:

1.0          Title :

These Regulations may be called ‘JSS Law College (Autonomous)    Regulations’ governing the five year B.A.,LL.B.(Hons.) and B.B.A.,LL.B(Hons.) Degree Programmes

1.1          Commencement & Extent

These Regulations come into force from the academic year 2016-17.

2.0 Duration of the Programme:

The duration of the B.A, LL.B. (Hons.) and B.B.A.,LL.B(Hons.) programme is five years.

Each academic year shall be divided into two semesters.

Each semester shall consist of 16 weeks of teaching, two weeks of preparation.

3.0    Eligibility:

(a) An applicant who has successfully completed Pre-University course or Senior Secondary School course (‘+2’) or equivalent course from recognized State Boards of India or outside or from Senior Secondary Board or equivalent body, constituted or recognised by the Union or by the State Government or from any equivalent institution from a foreign country recognised by the government of that country for the purpose of issue of qualifying certificate on successful completion of the course, may apply for and be admitted into the course.

Provided that applicants who have obtained +2 Higher Secondary Pass Certificate or First Degree Certificate after prosecuting studies in distance or correspondence method shall also be considered as eligible for admission to the course.

Provided further that the applicants who have obtained 10+2 or graduation or post graduation through open Universities system directly without having any basic qualification for prosecuting such studies are not eligible for admission to the course.

(b) Minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination shall not be below 45% (44.5% and above shall be treated as 45%) of total marks in case of general category applicants and 40% (39.5% and above shall be treated as 40%) of total marks in case of SC and ST applicants.

4.0 Admission Procedure:

Admission to the course shall be made strictly on the basis of the merit taking into account total marks obtained in the qualifying examination. Provided that while making admission to the course reservation policy of the Government of Karnataka governing admission to higher educational institutions issued from time to time shall be applied.

4.1   Admission for Foreign Nationals:

Foreign Nationals seeking admission are eligible for admission, provided the prescribed eligibility conditions are fulfilled. The admission committee shall determine the equivalence for eligibility.

5.0    Intake & Reservation:

The intake of the B.A.,LL.B.(Hons.) & B.B.A.,LL.B(Hons.) Programmes shall be three sections of 60 students each, subject to the rules made by the Government.

6.0   Attendance:

6.1          Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in every course.

6.2          If a student fails to attend any course, including seminar courses, for at least 75% of the total classes held, he/she shall be declared as disqualified to write the theory examination and shall be required to re-register for the course when it is next offered.

6.3          The student having less than 75% of attendance may seek relaxation on justifiable grounds. The Examination Committee may consider the following grounds.

  1. Representing the college in any inter-college, inter-University, National or International academic events;
  2. Attending any University / College related activity;
  3. Attending any programme in NSS & NCC, Moot Court, Legal Aid, Lok Adalath, preparation of Public Interest Litigation etc.,

7.0    Medium of Instruction:

The medium of instruction is English.

Library regulations:

  • Students, staff and visitors shall sign in the register while entering the Library and students should possess identity card with them while using the Library.
  • Students, staff and visitors shall leave all their belongings at the property counter before entering the Library. No valuables should be left in the property counter.
  • Members are responsible for any damage caused by them to the Library property. In case of loss of borrowed book, the student has to either replace the book or pay double the cost of the book.
  • The physical condition of the book should be checked while checking out. Mutilation of pages, if found, is to be brought to the notice of the circulation in-charge. Otherwise, the borrower himself / herself shall be responsible for mutilation of the book if detected afterwards.
  • Underlining, marking, folding of pages, etc. in the book is strictly prohibited.
  • Students shall borrow books other than reference materials, rare books, and valuable books. Book Bank books will not be issued to students, other than SC/ST students.
  • Two books will be issued on production of their Borrower’s Cards and Borrower’s Cards are not transferable.
  • If the borrowed book is not returned on or before the due date, a fine of ₹ 2.00 per day will be charged.
  • Books borrowed for photocopying/ classroom reference should be returned within two hours and books borrowed for overnight study should be returned before 9:30 am on the next day. Otherwise a fine of Rs. 100/- per day would be charged.
  • If the Borrower’s Cards are lost, a fine of ₹ 100.00 would be charged to issue the duplicate cards.
  • Members leaving the Library should stop at the exit, so that the materials borrowed/ taken by them may be checked.
  • Every table is meant for only TWO readers to sit. Anybody who violates this will attract a penalty of ₹ 100.00 per head.
  • The use of snacks, biscuits, chocolates, water bottles, and other beverages are prohibited. It attracts the penalty of ₹ 100.00.
  • The use of Mobile Phones is strictly penalized as follows. For the first time ₹ 500.00, second time ₹ 750.00, and the third time ₹ 1,000.00 and also his/ her mobile will be confiscated.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR FACULTY

  INTRODUCTION

 The Code of Conduct intends to guide and help the faculty to set out certain standards of professionalism, which they have to comply with when they are within and outside the college. It helps in the well being of the college and staff. It ensures trust among its stakeholders and assures them of their wellbeing in the institution.

General rules:

  1. The staff should be aware of the policies of the institution and they should abide by it.
  2. They should portray high standards of professionalism as they represent an institution.
  3. There should be a good rapport with the colleagues in order to have a steadier work flow and functioning of the college.
  4. The staff should not show any kind of discrimination among the students.
  5. The staff should maintain integrity in all their professional relationship.
  6. No faculty member other than the head of the institution is entitled to send any form of information to the media which may lead to embarrassment of the institution. In matters of publicity the head of the institution can authorize any staff member to delegate on his behalf.
  7. The faculty should not misuse their position for their personal gains.
  8. The staff should be watchful in the use of words which may dishonor or defame the institution.
  9. They should not force their opinion on students and other stakeholders.
  10. They should be punctual and disciplined.
  11. It is mandatory to sign manually and by electronic means at 9.30am and 4.30pm.
  12. The teachers have to update the students’ attendance daily in the register and online.
  13. Casual Leave can be applied with prior permission.
  14. The faculty has to work beyond the scheduled time, Sundays and general holidays if the situation demands.
  15. The staff should not involve in the promotion of any political party or ideologies.
  16. Evaluation of the papers, invigilation, setting of question papers and entry of marks is a mandatory work of the respective subject teacher.
  17. The head of the institution will address the queries and problems of the staff.
  18. Maintenance of confidentiality with respect to students and staff records and other sensitive matters by the staff is mandatory.
  19. Verbal, sexual abuse, racial discrimination, physical assault, or any other act on students or other staff members will be dealt seriously and is an offence.
  20. Any academic activity can be organized by the teachers with the permission of the head of the institution.
  21. All the staff members should comply with the dress code.
  22. It is the duty of the employees to respect and safeguard the property of the college.
  23. The staff members should take additional responsibilities entrusted to them like the various Clubs and Committees.
  24. The staff should maintain fairness in their evaluation process.
  25. The teachers should submit the lesson plan for their respective subjects to the head of the institution and follow it accordingly.
  26. Syllabus of the prescribed subject of each teacher should be completed within the stipulated date.
  27. All the staff members have to attend the meetings convened in the college periodically.
  28. The teachers should respond cautiously to the stakeholders of the institution like parents, students, public and the statutory bodies of the college.
  29. The teachers should update themselves according to the changing needs of the education policies by attending various refresher courses, faculty development programmes, orientation courses, training, etc.
  30. The faculty is required to visit library and hostel to address the grievances of the students.