1. 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, threat to use any weapons;
(c) any violation of the provisions of the Civil Rights Protection Act, 1976;
(d) violation of the status, dignity and honour of students belonging to the scheduled castes and tribes.
(e) any practice-whether verbal or otherwise-derogatory of women;
(f) any attempt at bringing 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;
(j) ragging (see page X for details)
2. In the interest of maintaining discipline, the Vice-Chancellor, may 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. be for a stated period not admitted to a course or course 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 the student concerned in the examination(s) in which he/she has appeared be cancelled.
3. The Principals of the Colleges, Heads of the Halls, Deans of the 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 of 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 departments. They may exercise their authority through, or delegate authority to, such of teachers in their Colleges, Institutions or Departments as they may specify for these purposes.
4. 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 Act, the Statutes, the Ordinances and Rules of the University.
PROHIBITION OF AND PUNISHMENT FOR RAGGING: ORDINANCE XV-C
1. Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited, within the premises of College/Department or Institution and any part of Delhi University system as well as on public transport.
2. Any individual 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 status of senior students is brought to bear on students freshly enrolled or students who are in any ways considered junior or inferior by other students and includes individual or collective acts or practices which
- involve physical assault or threat, use of physical force;
- violate the status, dignity and honour of women students;
- violate the status, dignity and honour† of students belonging to the scheduled castes and tribes;
- expose students to ridicule and contempt and effect their self esteem
- entail verbal abuse and aggression, indecent gestures and obscene behaviour.
4. The Principal of a College, the Head of the Department of an Institution, the authorities of College of University hostel or halls of 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 any incident of ragging and make a report to the Vice-Chancellor of the identity of those who have engaged in ragging and the nature of 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 or 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 so 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 at 3(a), (b) and (c), the Vice- Chancellor shall direct or order rustication of the student/s for a specific number of years.
10. The Vice-Chancellor may in other cases of ragging other or direct that any student or students be expelled or be not for a stated period admitted to a study in a college, departmental examination for one or more years or that the results of the students or students concerned in the examination or examination in which they appeared be cancelled.
11. In case any students who have obtained degrees of Delhi University are found guilty under this Ordinance under Statues 15 appropriate action for withdrawal of degrees conferred by the University will 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.†
All matters / complaints relating to Sexual Harassment shall be dealt with under the provisions of Ordinance XV-D of the University of Delhi laid down in accordance with the Policy on Sexual harassment.
Definition of Sexual Harassment
The following constitute sexual harassment:
I. When submission to unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favours, and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature are, implicitly or explicitly, made a term or condition of teaching/ guidance, employment, participation or evaluation of a personís engagement in any University activity.
II.When unwelcome sexual advances, and verbal, non-verbal and / or physical conduct such as loaded comments, remarks or jokes, letters, phone calls or e-mails, gestures, exhibition of pornography, lurid stares, physical contact, stalking, sounds or display of a derogatory nature have the purpose and/ or effect of interfering with and individualís performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
III. When a person/s uses, with a sexual purpose, the body or any part of it or any object as an extension of the body in relation to another person without the latterís consent or against the personís will, such conduct will amount to sexual assault.
IV. When deprecatory comments, conduct or any such behaviour is based on the gender identity/ sexual orientation of the person and / or when the classroom or other public forum of the University is used to denigrate/ discriminate against person(s), or create a hostile environment on the basis of a personís gender identity/ sexual orientation.
This Ordinance shall be applicable to all complaints of sexual harassment made:
I. By a member of the University against any other member of the University irrespective of whether the harassment is alleged to have taken place within or outside the campus.
II.By a resident against a member of the University or by a member against a resident irrespective of whether the sexual harassment is alleged to have taken place within the campus.
III. By an outsider against a member of the University or by a member of the University against an outsider if the sexual harassment is alleged to have taken place within the campus.
IV. By a member of the University, against an outsider if the sexual harassment is alleged to have taken place outside the campus. In such cases the Committee shall recommend that the University/college authorities initiate action by making complaint with the appropriate authority.
Procedure for Registering Complaints
I. All complaints must be brought by the complainant in person. The exception for this will be in cases of forced confinement of the person. In exceptional cases, third party/ witness complaints may by entertained.
II.If the complainant wishes s/he can be accompanied by a representative.
III. Employees not covered by UUCC, CCC and CPC can approach the ACC directly.
IV. The Vice-Chancellor can refer any complaint to any of the Committees including the Apex Committee.
V. A Complainant can go directly to the Apex Committee. However, in such cases, which should be exceptional, the complainant should give reasons for doing so.†
I. University Unit Complaints Committee (UUCC)/ College Complaints Committee (CCC)/ Central Pool Complaints Committee (CPCC)/ Apex Complaints Committee (ACC) may ask the College/ University to suspend the alleged harasser from an administrative post/ class if his / her presence is likely to interfere with the enquiry.
II.The victim of sexual harassment shall have the option to seek transfer of the perpetrator or her/ his own transfer where applicable.
III. Notwithstanding the contents of any other ordinance relating to service conditions etc., the head of the institution upon receipt of the enquiry report, shall refer toe same to the Governing Body/ Executive Council (EC) and take disciplinary action on the basis or recommendations of the Complaint Committees provided that in the case of termination of service the existing rules of the university will also be forwarded.
IV. The disciplinary action shall be commensurate with the nature of the violation.†
* For details on Ordinance XV (D) consult University Calendar Vol. I, 2004.
1. An application for obtaining information under the Right to Information Act, 2005 can be made to the Central Public Information Officer.
2. The prescribed fee for filing the application is Rs 10/- by way of cash against proper receipt or by way of bank demand draft or bankerís cheque or Indian Postal Order payable to the Registrar, University of Delhi at Delhi.
3. An appeal can be preferred before the 1st Appellate Authority against the decision of the Central Public Information Officer.
4. Manuals prepared under Section 4(1) (b) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 are available on the website of the University www.du.ac.in and in the office of the Assistant Registrar (Establishment) and Assistant Registrar (Information), New Administrative Block, University of Delhi, Delhi-II 0007.
Shri Jay Chanda,
Assistant Registrar (Information) & Central Public Information Officer, New Administrative Block, University of Delhi, Delhi Ė 110007.
Phone No. 011-27667623
Fax No. 011-27667524
Ms. Alka Sharma
Registrar & 1st Appellate Authority,
Old Vice Regal Lodge,
University of Delhi, Delhi - 110007
Phone No. 011-27667853
Fax No. 011-27666350
Subject: Admission of the OBC candidates
1. The OBC candidates shall be given a relaxation in the minimum eligibility in the qualifying examination and in the minimum eligibility (if any) in the admission entrance test to the extent of 10% of the minimum eligibility marks prescribed for the General Category candidates. For example, if the minimum eligibility for admission to a course is 50% for the General Category candidates, the minimum eligibility for the OBCs would be 45% i.e. (50% less 10% of 50%).
2. All those OBC candidates who meet the minimum eligibility marks in the qualifying examination and the minimum eligibility marks (if any) in the entrance test shall be eligible for admission in the order of their merit, keeping in view the availability of seats reserved for them.
3. If the seats reserved for the OBCs remain vacant, the said seats shall be filled with the OBC students. Only if OBC candidates possessing the minimum eligibility marks are not available in the OBC category then the vacant OBC seats shall be converted into General Category seats in accordance with the admission schedule notified by the University.