IMPORTANT UNIVERSITY RULES

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT: ORDINANCE VIII-E

1.1. The scheme for Internal Assessment shall be followed in the regular stream only, with exclusions as per the Appendix (at Page 6), and shall be applicable to the students admitted from the academic session 2003-04 onwards (i.e. to begin with for the first year students) in both undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. This scheme of Internal Assessment shall not be applicable to the School of Correspondence Course and Continuing Education, Non-Collegiate Womenís Education Board and Non-Formal Education Cell (formerly External Candidates Cell). The specific Ordinances pertaining to schemes of examinations of various courses shall stand amended, mutatis mutandis, to the extent of internal assessment as laid down in this Ordinance, subject to exclusions referred to above.

1.2. Internal Assessment marks shall be shown separately in the Marks Sheet issued by the University and these marks shall be added to the annual/semester examination marks for determining the division of the student.

25% of the maximum marks in each paper in undergraduate courses shall be assigned for Internal Assessment and the remaining 75% marks for the annual/semester University Examination; the time duration and other modalities of the annual/semester Examination with respect to this 75% component shall remain as per existing schemes of examination for various undergraduate courses.

2.1.1.There shall be 10% weightage assigned to House Examinations to be conducted by each college, for all subjects in Pass course and B.Sc. (General) and all papers of the main Subject in Honours courses.

2.1.2.The duration of each paper in the House Examination shall be the same as the duration in the University Examination. The maximum marks for each paper of the House Examination shall be 100 or the same as the maximum marks in the corresponding University Examination.

2.1.3.The University reserves the right to scrutinize some or all the scripts of any paper in any course in a College during the period of retention of papers, Which duration shall be till declaration of results by the University, a copy of the question paper shall be sent to the Examination Branch of the University and the College shall maintain a proper record of the question papers of the House Examination.

2.2.1.Each student shall be assessed on the basis of written assignments/tutorials as well as on the basis of project reports/term papers/seminars. There shall be 10% weightage for such written assignment; and project

reports/presentations/term papers/seminars. Each student shall be given at least one written assignment per paper in each term, subject to a maximum of 12 written assignments per year for all the papers taken together.

2.2.2. Where the maximum marks in a paper are less than 100, for example 50 marks, the nature of written assignments/ tutorial work shall stand adjusted pari passu.

2.2.3. There shall be 5% weightage for regularity in attending lectures and tutorials, and the credit for regularity in each paper, based on attendance, shall be as follows:

More than 67% but less than 70% -1mark

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 shall be excluded while calculating credit towards marks to be awarded for regularity, though such certificates shall continue to be taken into account for the purpose of calculating eligibility to appear for examinations as per the existing provisions of Ordinance VII.2.9.(a)(ii).]

2.2.4.There shall be a Moderation Committee for Internal Assessment in each College, discipline-wise, which shall comprise of the senior most teacher in the department, the teacher-in-charge of the department and the previous teacher-in-charge of the department: provided that if, for any reason, the membership of the Committee falls below 3, the Principal of the college shall nominate suitable members from among the teachers of that department/college to fill the vacancies.

3. With the introduction of Internal Assessment, the maximum marks for the University Examination in each paper shall stand reduced accordingly.

4. The promotion criteria shall be as per the existing Ordinances for University Examinations, as applicable to respective courses. In addition, the same criteria shall apply to the total of the University Examination and the Internal Assessment, taken together.

5.1. There shall be a Monitoring Committee for Internal Assessment at the University level consisting of the Dean of Colleges as the Chairperson along with three other Deans one of whom shall be a member of the Executive Council, and the Controller of Examinations as Member-Secretary. The Committee shall monitor the receipt of Internal Assessment marks from various colleges and ensure timely compliance. If a College fails to submit the Internal Assessment marks in time, the University shall not declare the result for such a course in that College.

The responsibility for non-declaration of the result of any course in the college in such circumstances will be solely that of the college.

5.2. There shall be a Monitoring Committee for Internal Assessment in every College, which shall be chaired by the Principal of the College and will be made up of the Vice-Principal (and in case there is no Vice-Principal, the Bursar), Secretary Staff Council, and two senior faculty members to be nominated by the Principal. This Committee shall be responsible for the entire process of Internal Assessment in the College, including redressal of grievances, if any.

6.1. In the case of students who repeat one or more paper (s), or all papers of Part I or Part II or Part III, the Internal Assessment marks shall be carried forward.

6.2. In the following special cases, in lieu of Internal Assessment, students shall be awarded marks (for the previous years papers) in the same proportion as the marks obtained in that paper in the University Examination:

6.2.1.Students who migrate from other Universities to the University of Delhi in the IInd Year;

6.2.2.Students who fail in the Part I Examination of Honours Courses and join Pass/General Courses in the IInd year; and

6.2.3.Students who transfer from 1st year Pass/General Courses to Honours Courses in the 2nd year.

6.3. Students who migrate from non-formal streams in the University of Delhi (i.e. School of Correspondence Courses and Continuing Education, Non-Collegiate Womenís Education Board and Non-Formal Education Cell, formerly External Candidates Cell) to the Regular stream and vice versa, shall carry as such the marks obtained in the preceding year(s).

7. Tutorials shall be held regularly for the post-graduate courses of the University by the concerned Department in cooperation with Colleges; and at least 25% marks shall be assigned for Internal Assessment in each paper of the post-graduate courses. The Internal Assessment in the post-graduate courses may be based on regularity and attendance; class tests and house examination; and written assignments, projects / term papers / seminars / fieldwork. Post-graduate courses where the weightage of Internal Assessment is 25 per cent or more, Departments may continue with the existing schemes.

8. 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 extracurricular activities held in other Universities or such other activities approved by the Vice-Chancellor, the following provision will apply :

8.1. A student in the categories listed above, will have to fulfil the requirement of written assignments and projects/term papers/seminars/field-work with the flexibility, however, that he/she may, if necessary, be allowed additional time for submission of written assignments.

8.2 A student in the categories listed above, who is unable to write the House Examination on account of his/her participation in such aforesaid activities, may be assessed by the College through an alternative mode in lieu of the House Examination. This may be done only in exceptional circumstances.

8.3 A student in the categories listed above, will get the benefit of attendance for Internal Assessment for the classes missed as per the existing provisions of Ordinance VII.2.(9)(a)(i).

9.1. The University reserves the right to review, and if necessary moderate the marks in Internal Assessment in any paper/ papers in any College/Department.

9.2. The respective University Moderation Committees in each subject shall moderate, if necessary, the Internal Assessment marks across Colleges.

 

Appendix to Ordinance VIII-E

List of Exclusions

1. Faculties (All courses)

a. Medical Sciences

b. Technology

c. Management Studies

d. Education (except B.A. Pass in Education)

e. Law

f. Ayurvedic & Unani Medicine

2. Departments (All Courses)

a. Department of Nursing -Faculty of Sciences

b. Department of Fine Arts -Faculty of Music

c. Department of Pharmacy -Faculty of Science

d. Department of Home Science -Faculty of Science

3. Degree Courses

a. B. Sc. (H) Bio-Medical Sciences

b. B.Sc. (H) Physiotherapy

c. B.A.(H) Journalism

d. B.A. (H) Mass Media & Communications.

 

MAINTENANCE OF DISCIPLINE AMONG STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY: ORDINANCE XV-B

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.†

 

PROHIBITION OF AND PUNISHMENT FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT: ORDINANCE XV-D

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.

Scope of the Ordinance

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.†

Redressal

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.

 

RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

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

 

Notification

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.