The latest controversy is the Students’ Conduct and Disciplinary code published in the NITC website. Not a day passes, and we have alumni expressing their opinions known about the code of conduct. Everyone opposes it.
NITC Campus is a “Smoking free Campus”.Isn’t there a rule that smoking in public places is banned? So what’s new in this rule?
Students are not permitted to use mobile phones in the class room, Library, Computer Centre, Examination Halls, etc. They may use such gadgets judiciously.Technology has caught up with the students to cheat the hi-tech way exams and class tests, but we are yet to see technology (jammers?) installed in the classrooms, exam halls to prevent them.
Students shall not indulge in any undesirable activity and shall maintain highest standard of discipline.
Students shall refrain from all activities considered as ragging which is a criminal offence.And all of you who argue about the healthy after-effects of ragging, I have to say that a stranger who called himself part of the Nazi group and called me names which I would later go on to find were the ‘extreme non-veg’ variety did not help me one bit in my first few days in the institute. I don’t even want to go into his body-language and gestures. The experience just made me keep away from the stranger and his friends for the next 3 years and then heave a huge sigh of relief when he finally left the college. I am sure the unluckier ones who get beaten up just because they are from a particular state would agree with me too about the not-so-healthy effects of ragging.
Possession or consumption of narcotic drugs, tobacco, alcohol and other intoxicating substances are strictly prohibited in the Campus and hostels.
Students are prohibited from indulging in anti-institutional, anti-national, antisocial, communal, immoral or political expressions and activities within the Campus and hostels.
Students shall not deface, disfigure, damage or destroy or cause any loss in any manner to or regarding public, private or Institute properties.
Engaging in gherao, keeping under captivity or illegally confining any official of the Institute is prohibited.
No student shall enter or leave the classroom when the session is on without the permission of the teacher.
Students shall only use the waste bins for dispensing waste materials within the Campus including classrooms, hostels apnd offices.
As you read through these rules, did it occur to you that these are some of the basic manners expected out of a person anywhere in public? And isn’t it shameful that we have reached a point where we have to write it down, beat drums and publicise it and enforce public manners?
But then, there’s another side to the story too. Consider some of these rules for instance.
No student shall exert undue influence on fellow students.No student shall collect money either by request or by coercion from others within the campus or hostels.
How would the clubs function without money from students?
…… Students should refrain from sitting on places such as parapets, stairs, footpaths etc.
Rajpath wouldn’t be as beautiful without the students in it. But yes, it will be good riddance to all those hooligans who used to wait for any form female to let out their sexual frustrations verbally!