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 specifies 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
b) Carrying of, use of, or threat to use, any weapon
c) Any violation of the provisions of the Civil Rights Protection Act, 2076
d) Violation of the status, dignity and honour of students belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Tribes
e) Any practice-whether verbal of otherwise-derogatory to women
f) Any attempt at bribing or corruption of any manner
g) Wilful destruction of institutional property
h) Creating ill-will or intolerance on religious or communal grounds
i) 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 power 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:
a) Any student or students be expelled; or
b) Any student or students be, for a stated period rusticated; or
c) Any student or students be not, for a stated period, admitted to a course or courses of study in a college, department or institution of the University; or
d) Be fined with a sum of rupees that may be specified; or
e) Be debarred from taking a University or College or Departmental Examination or Examinations for one or more years; or
f) That the result of student or students concerned in the Examination or Examinations in which he/she or they have appeared be cancelled.
5. The Principals of the College, 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 Department. 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 purpose.
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 any 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 the dominant power or status of senior students is brought to bear on students freshly enrolled or on students who are in any way considered junior or inferior by other students and includes individual or collective acts or practices which:
a) involve physical assault or threat or use of physical force,
b) violate the status, dignity and honour of students,
c) violate the status, dignity and honour of students belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Tribes,
d) expose students to ridicule and contempt and affect their self-esteem, and
e) 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 a College, of a university Hostel or Hall or 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 inquire into any incident of ragging and make a report to the Vice-Chancellor about the nature of the incident of ragging and also identify those engaged in 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 of 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 inquiry, he/she may advise the Vice-Chancellor accordingly.
8. When the Vice-Chancellor is satisfied that it is not expedient to hold such an inquiry, 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 result of the student or students concerned in the examination or examinations in which they have appeared, be cancelled.
11. In case of students who have obtained Degrees of Delhi University are found under this ordinance committing an offence under Statute 15 appropriate action for withdrawal of Degrees conferred by the University may be taken.
12. For the purpose of this Ordinance, abetment to 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.
Attendance is compulsory for students pursuing any course at the undergraduate level as per University of Delhi rules. The University Ordinance VII, Clause 2-A, part (ii) states that the Principal of the College shall have the power to strike off the name of a student who is grossly irregular in attendance in spite of warning or when the absence of the student is for such a long period that he/she cannot put in requisite percentage of attendance.
(a) Subject to the provisions of sub-clauses
(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 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 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.
(ii) The Principal of a College may consider, on the basis of the Medical Certificates produced, exceptionally hard cases of students who had fallen seriously ill or had met with an accident during the year disabling them from attending classes for a certain period, with a view to determining whether the lectures etc. delivered during the said period, or a part thereof, could be excluded for purposes of calculation of attendance of the year and decide each case on its own merits.
(b) A college shall notify on the notice board the final attendance position of each of its students within three days of the dispersal of the classes in the last session of the academic year. Not later than five days, thereafter, a student may, by an application to the Principal of the college, claim benefit of exclusion of lectures under sub-clause (a) above on grounds to be specified and accompanied by the relevant documents. All such applications submitted within time shall be considered and disposed of by the Principal of the College at least 3 days prior to the commencement of the examination, in which the student is intending to appear.
(c) The benefit of exclusion of lectures contemplated in categories (i) or (ii) of sub-clause (a) above, either separately or jointly, shall in no case exceed 1/3 of the total number of lectures delivered.
(d) In the case of a married woman student who is granted maternity leave, in calculating the total number of lectures delivered in the College or in the University, as the case may be, for her course of study in each academic year, the number of lectures in each subject delivered during the period of her maternity leave shall not be taken into account:
That 5% weightage be given for regularity in attending lectures and tutorials. That 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 marks
*75% or more but less than 80% - 3 marks
*80% or more but less than 85% - 4 marks
*85% and above - 5 marks
Medical Certificates and Attendance
(a) Medical certificates for calculation of attendance should be handed in within a week of rejoining after illness, and should be accompanied by a fitness certificate. In no case will a medical certificate be taken into consideration for calculation of attendance after the attendance for that term has been finalised.
(b) The original copy of the medical certificate should be given by the student to the Administrative office, and a copy of the medical certificate MUST be given by the students to the Teacher-in-Charge of the concerned department.
Medical certificates are valid only for calculation of attendance for the 66% eligibility criteria that enables students to sit for the annual examinations. They are not factored in for calculating the 5 marks awarded (as explained above) for attendance in the Internal Assessment Scheme.