Rules and regulation

THE DETAILS OF ADMISSION PROCEDURE

ADMISSION ELIGIBILITY

Students seeking admission into B.A., B.Sc and B.Com Honours courses must have cleared Class XII of SSC/ICSC/CBSE or any other equivalent degree in (10+2) pattern from recognized institutions. Admission is strictly done on merit and mere submission of the forms does not ensure admission. Students seeking admission into B.Com course must have a Commerce/Science background or Arts with Mathematics. Students with Vocational Subjects background are not allowed to pursue Science Course.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

After a careful scrutiny of the submitted application forms, the Admission Committee prepares and publishes the Merit List and admit the students if found eligible in all respects according to the Merit List. The enlisted students must take admission within the stipulated time span as notified. Failing to do so leads to the forfeiture of the seat. Admission committee also decides whether or not to publish the Second Merit List by seeing the availability of seats as per the intake capacity of the college.

REGISTRATION

Registration forms provided by the University have to be filled up by the students within the stipulated time and have to be submitted to the college office. The forms are then forwarded to the University for registration of the candidates. The cases of students failing to register themselves under Sikkim University are deemed as incomplete admission.

WITHDRAWAL AND TRANSFER

Students wishing to discontinue and withdraw in the mid-session must apply to the Principal in writing. Subsequently, their names will permanently be removed from the college register. In doing that, they must surrender the Identity Card and Library Membership Card issued to them. Students applying for Transfer Certificate must submit an application to the Principal at least three days before along with a transfer fee of Rs. 50/. In such cases, only the caution deposits are refunded and all other money forfeited to the college. The caution deposits have to be claimed within one month of leaving the college otherwise no claim is entertained later on.

THE COMBINATION OF SUBJECTS

The students taking admission in the B.A. and B. Sc Honours Courses need to choose any available subjects as their Honours subject and two others as their optional subjects. In addition to Honours and Optional subjects, students also have to study three compulsory subjects- Compulsory English, Eastern Himalayan Studies and Environmental Studies.

The following is the scheme of subject combination for B.A. Course. Students have to choose any one subject from each group as have been categorized below.

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GROUP A GROUP B GROUP C
English Geography Political Science
Nepali History Sociology
Bhutia Physical Education Education
Limboo Journalism & Mass Communication Economics
Lepcha

SUBJECT COMBINATION FOR B.Sc. HONOURS:

Honours Optional 1 Optional 2
Physics Chemistry Mathematics
Chemistry Physics Mathematics
Mathematics Physics Chemistry
Botany Zoology Chemistry
Zoology Botany Chemsitry

This is to be noted that Honours subject as well as rest of the Subject Combination are allotted at the time of admission as per the availability of seats.

INTAKE CAPACITY

  1. The total number of available seats in B.Sc (Hons) is : 120
  2. The total number of available seats in B.Com (Hons) : 150
  3. The total number of available seats in B.A. (Hons) is : 500

EXAMINATION AND SEMESTER-WISE SUBJECT PATTERN

The college, in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Sikkim University follows the Semester pattern. The course structure followed semester-wise is depicted in the following table:

SEMESTER-WISE DISTRIBUTION OF THE SUBJECTS

1.B.A. HONOURS

I Semester(M) II Semester(S) III Semester(M) II Semester(S) V Semester(M) VI Semester(S)
OPTIONAL 1

Paper I

OPTIONAL 1 Paper II OPTIONAL 1 Paper III Compulsory English EVS EHS
OPTIONAL 2

Paper I

OPTIONAL 2

Paper II

OPTIONAL 2

Paper III

Honours

Paper IV

Honours

Paper VI

Honours

Paper VIII

OPTIONAL 3

Paper I

OPTIONAL 3

Paper II

OPTIONAL 3

Paper III

Honours

Paper V

Honours

Paper VII

Honours

Paper IX

2.B.Sc. HONOURS

I Semester(M) II Semester(S) III Semester(M) II Semester(S) buy pills V Semester(M) VI Semester(S)
OPTIONAL 1

Paper I

OPTIONAL 1 Paper II OPTIONAL 1 Paper III Compulsory English EHS EVS
OPTIONAL 2

Paper I

OPTIONAL 2

Paper II

OPTIONAL 2

Paper III

Honours

Paper IV

Honours

Paper VI

Honours

Paper VIII

OPTIONAL 3

Paper I

OPTIONAL 3

Paper II

OPTIONAL 3

Paper III

Honours

Paper V

Honours

Paper VII

Honours

Paper IX

3.B.Com. HONOURS

I Semester(M) II Semester(S) III Semester(M) II Semester(S) V Semester(M) VI Semester(S)
Compulsory English EVS EHS Business Maths

& Stats

Functional Areas of Business Direct Tax Law

& Practice

F.A. F.A. II C. Accounting Intl

Business

Auditing Entrepreneurship Development
M. Economics Business Law Business

Mgmt

Indian Financial System Cost and Mgmt. Accounting Financial Mgmt

Abbreviations used:

M: Monsoon Semester (Odd); S: Spring Semester(Even);

EVS: Environmental Studies; EHS: Eastern Himalayan Studies

ATTENDANCE REGULATION

As per the University Regulations, 75% of attendance of the total classes held in each subject/paper in a particular semester is a must. Not attaining this mark, a student is debarred from sitting in the examination. In such case, a student has to repeat the entire examination for the subject in the next subsequent semester applicable.

ANTI-RAGGING

The Sikkim University Anti Ragging Regulations are based on various observations and decisions of the Hona��ble Supreme Court of India to curb the menace of ragging in Educational Institutions.

The following are the key observations made by Hona��ble Supreme Court of India on the menace of ragging in Educational Institutions and measures to curb it.

  • Ragging adversely affects the standards of higher education.
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  • Primary responsibility for curbing ragging rests with academic institutions themselves.
  • Incentives must be available to the institution for curbing the A�menace and there should be disincentives for failure to do so.
  • Enrolment in academic pursuits or a campus life should not immunize any adult citizen from penal provisions of the laws of the land.
  • Ragging needs to be perceived as a failure to inculcate human A�values from the schooling stage.
  • A concerted action is required at the level of the school, higher eductaional institution, district admministration, university, A�state and central governments.
  • Media and civil society should be involved in this exercise.

The decision and directions of the Hona��ble Supreme Court have been adopted by the University Grants Commission in the Expert Committee meeting held on 13th April 2009 and circulated to all the Universities vide No F.1-16/2007 (CPP-II) dated 17th June, 2009 titled a�?UGC Regulations on curbing the menace of ragging in Higher Educational Institutions 2009a�? (under Section 26 (1) (g) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956). This regulation underlines that a�?Ragging in all its forms shall be totally banned in the entire institution, including its departments, constituent units, all its premises (academic, residential, sports, canteen, etc) whether located within the campus or outside and in all means of transportation of students whether public or private and the institution shall take strict action those found guilty of ragging and /or of abetting ragginga�?.

 

The Recommendations of Shri R. K. Raghavan Committee:

 

Hona��ble Supreme Court had constituted a high level committee to study and recommend the measures to prevent ragging in the educational institutions and punishes those indulges into it. This committee headed by Shri R. K. Raghavan has classified ragging into four and recommended the following punishments:

 

1. Verbal Ragging: When senior causes mental harassment, discomfort for the junior by forcing him/ her to answer unacceptable / personal questions, dance, sing, etc. is said to rag the junior. It also includes within its ambit a�?cyber ragginga�?.

  • Punishment: 1 year imprisonment or fine

2. Severe Verbal Ragging: Where the mental harassment, discomfort is to such A�an act as forces the junior to withdraw from the college.

  • Punishment: 7 year imprisonment with fine.

3. Physical Ragging: Any act by the senior towards the junior which inflicts bodily A�injury on the junior, like beating the junior, hitting him/ her with objects, etc.

4. Sexual Ragging: where the senior asks the junior to do an act which damages sexual dignity of the junior.

  • Punishment: 7 year rigorous imprisonment and fine.

 

By following the instructions of Supreme Court and the UGC in toto, Sikkim University has already been implemented the same by formulating its own Rules and Regulations to curb the menace of Ragging in the University. This booklet carries the full text of these regulations titled a�?Sikkim University Anti-Ragging Regulations 2009 a�� 10 to curb the menace of Ragginga�?. Sikkim University Anti-Ragging Regulations a�� 2009 a�� 10 In exercise of the power conferred by Sikkim University Act, 2007, the Executive Council of SIKKIM UNIVERSITY 6TH Mile, Tadong P.O., Gangtok, Sikkim (INDIA) hereby makes the following Regulations, namely SIKKIM UNIVERSITY Anti-Ragging Regulations 2009-10 to curb the Menace of Ragging.

 

1. Title, commencement and applicability

 

1.1 These regulations shall be called the a�?SIKKIM UNIVERSITY Anti-Ragging Regulations

2009-10 to Curb the Menace of Ragginga�?.

1.2 This Regulation shall come into force with immediate effect.

1.3 This Regulation shall be applied within the campus area of Sikkim University and all the

institutions affiliated to Sikkim University, including the academic, residential, sports,

canteen or other shops available in the University/ college or campus or outside

and to all means of transportation of students.

 

2. Policy, Aims and Objectives

 

2.1 Anti-ragging Policy: Ragging is strictly banned in the premises of Sikkim University and

all its affiliated institutions. If anybody found indulging in such activities, strict action will

be taken irrespective of the extent.

2.2 The objective of the regulation is to prevent all forms of ragging in the premises of Sikkim

University and the institutions/ colleges affiliated to it and also take proper action and spell

out suitable punishments to those found guilty.

2.3 This regulation aims to root out ragging in all its forms from the Sikkim University and the

institutions affiliated to Sikkim University by prohibiting ragging by law and preventing

its occurrence by following the provisions of the Regulations of Supreme Court, UGC

and Sikkim University.

 

3. Definitions order urispas flavoxate

 

3.1 a�?Universitya�? means SIKKIM UNIVERSITY 6th Mile, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim (INDIA)

established by an act of Parliament of India and the Nine colleges/ institutions affiliated to it.

3.2 a�?Head of the Institutiona�? means a�?Vice Chancellora�� in the University and Principal in the affiliated colleges.

3.3 Ragging means the following:

a�?Any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness any other student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such student will not in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior studenta�?.

 

4.Punishable ingredients of ragging

 

As per the Sikkim University Anti-Ragging Regulations, the following are the punishable ingredients of ragging

4.1 abetting to ragging;

4.2 Criminal conspiracy to rag;

4.3 Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging;

4.4 Public nuisance created during ragging;

4.5 Violation of decency and moral through ragging;

4.6 Injury to body, causing hurt or grievous hurt;

4.7 Wrongful restraint;

4.8 Wrongful confiniement;

4.9 Use of criminal force;

4.10 Assault as well as sexual offences or even unnatural offences;

4.11 Extortion;

4.12 Criminal trespass;

4.13 Offences against property;

4.14 Criminal intimidation;

4.15 Attempts to commit any / all of the above mentioned offences against the victims.

4.16 All other offences following from the definition of Ragging.

 

5. Measures for prohibition of ragging

 

The University shall strictly observe the provisions of these regulations in addition to provisions made by Centre or State Governments for the prohibition of ragging. University shall constitute Anti- Ragging Committees and Anti-Ragging Squads in all the institutions under Sikkim University. Strict disciplinary actions shall be taken against those found guilty of ragging and / or of abetting ragging.

 

6. Measures for Prevention of Ragging

 

The University shall collect undertaking from all the students and parent/ guardian in the given format (see annexure) to the effect that they are aware of the law in this regard and agrees to abide by the punishment meted out to his/ her ward in case the student is found guilty of ragging and / or abetting ragging. A student seeking admission to the hostel shall have to submit another undertaking to the Warden concerned hostel along with his/ her application for hostel accommodation. The Institute shall identify, properly illuminate and man all vulnerable locations. Besides the faculties/ departments/ units of the Institute shall have induction arrangements (including those which anticipate, identify and plan to meet any special needs of any specific section of students) in place well in advance of the beginning of the academic year with a clear sense of the main aims and objectives of the induction process.

 

7. Anti- Ragging Committee

 

7.1 The Anti-Ragging Committee-

 

The University forms Anti-Ragging Committee in all the Affiliated institutions/colleges and hostels to effectively prevent ragging. The Anti-Ragging committee shall be headed by the Head of the Institution (Principal in case of College and dean in case of teaching school) and shall consist of representatives of the faculty members, parents, new students (freshers) as well as seniors and non- teaching staff. It shall monitor the anti- ragging activities in the institution and take appropriate disciplinary actions.

 

7.2 The structure of the Anti-Ragging Committee in the colleges affiliated to Sikkim University-

 

The Principal of the College will be the Head of the Anti-ragging Committee. It shall consist of the Head of the Departments, two representatives of faculty members (one male and one female), representatives of the parents (one for each batch of students), students (one girl and one from each batch) and non teaching staff one male and one female). The Committee shall take appropriate decisions, including spelling out suitable punishments to those involved in ragging and found guilty.

 

7.3 The functions of the Anti-Ragging Committee in the Colleges affiliated to Sikkim University-

 

This Committee is assigned to Collect Undertaking from Students and Parents during the time of admissions and the beginning of every academic year. The Committee should report the University on any ragging case noticed within 24 hours. It should conduct enquiry, if necessary and take disciplinary action against the culprit(s) within 48 hours of occurrence of ragging/ receiving any complaint. The committee shall maintain the copy of all the ragging related documents with them and should submit the original of all the documents (complaint received enquiry report if any, action taken report, etc), to the Chairman, Anti-ragging Committee, Sikkim University within 7 days. The Committee also organize awareness programmes a�� seminars/ workshops/ posters and banners a�� in the college and organzise interactive sessions between junior students and senior students in the presence of teachers.

 

8. Anti- ragging Squads (colleges, teaching departments and hostels)

 

8.1 The Anti-Ragging Squad shall be nominated by the Head of the institution with such representation as considered necessary and shall consist of members belonging to the various sections of the campus Community.

8.1.1 The structure of the Anti a�� Ragging Squad: The anti-ragging aquad shall be headed by the Dean of students or senior faculty members. Faculty members (both male and female) and students will also be members in the squad.

8.1.2 The functions of Anti-Ragging Squad

8.1.2.1.The Squad will have vigilant, overseeing and patrolling functions.

8.1.2.2.The squads shall be mobile, alert and active at all times during their assigned duty hours and shall be empowered to inspect places of potential ragging and make surprise raids on hostels and other hot spots.

8.1.2.3. This squad will observe various places in the campus (canteen, library, stadium, common A�rooms, academic blocks, etc.)

8.1.2.4. Regular interaction with junior students

8.1.2.5. Collect information on ragging from all possible sources.

8.1.2.6. The Convener of each squad should report any incident of / information on ragging immediately A�to the Chairman of the College level anti-ragging committee.

8.1.3. Anti-Ragging Squad in the Hostels.

The Chairman of the College Level Anti-Ragging Committee is assigned to form Hostel Level Anti- Ragging Committee/ squad(s). Other wardens and representatives of inmates will be members in this committee/ squad. This squad will collect information on ragging in the hostel and report immediately to the Chairman of the College Level Anti-Ragging Committee.

 

9.Method of Action

 

Immediately after receiving the complaint from the victim or from the anti ragging squad, the Chairman of college level committee should form an enquiry committee should form an enquiry committee consists of members from anti-ragging committee and squad. The enquiry committee should conduct preliminary enquiry and submit the report within 24 hours. The college level committee should take immediate disciplinary action against the culprit, once the report is received.

 

10.Punishments

 

Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti- Ragging Committee of the Institute, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging at the Institute level shall be any one or any combination of the following:

10.1 Cancellation of admission

10.2 Suspension from attending classes

10.3 Withholding/ withdrawing scholarship / fellowship and other benefits

10.4 Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or other evaluation process

10.5 Withholding results

10.6 Debarring from representing the Institute in any regional, national or international

meets, tournament, youth festival, etc

10.7 Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel.

10.8 Rustication from the Institute for period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters.

10.9 Expulsion from the Institute and consequent debarring from admission to any other

Institute.

10.10 Fine of Rs 25,000 to 1 lakh

10.11 Collective punishments: when the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging

are not identified, the Institute shall resort to collective punishments as a deterrent to

ensure community pressure on the potential raggers.

11. Final Appellate Authority

 

The Vice Chancellor, Sikkim University, Tadong, Gangtok shall be the final appellant authority. The Vice Chancellor, Sikkim University shall be competent to make any addition or any alteration in the a�?SIKKIM UNIVERSITY Anti-Ragging Regulations 2009-10 to curb the Menace of Ragginga�?

EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION MECHANISM

In the semester system, a student is continuously evaluated through University First, Second Sessional Tests and University End Term Examination. The marking for every individual paper in each semester is done in the following way:

Pattern of Evaluation Weight age (Marks/ Percentage)
University I Sessional Test 25
University II Sessional Test 25
University Term-End Examination 50
Total 100

PROMOTION AND COMPLETION OF THE COURSE

  • A student has to secure an aggregate 40% of marks and must score at least 40% of marks in individual subject/paper to get promoted to the immediate next semester. However, securing at least 30% of marks in each paper in the University End Term Examination is a must.
  • Students who fail to appear in either of the two sessional tests or both will be debarred from sitting in the University End Term Examination.
  • After successful completion of the First Semester, students shall have to take admission to the Second Semester and subsequently to the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Semesters.
  • After successful completion of each semester, students have to take subsequent admission into the next semesters and fill up the semester programme cards on the stipulated dates notified by the college authority failing to which they might be debarred from sitting in the University examination.
  • Students who successfully complete their course within six semesters will be awarded the degree.
  • Unsuccessful students have to discontinue the course and their names will be removed from the college register. However, they can seek for fresh admission once again with the University Registration Number remaining unchanged and should come under the fresh admission criteria.

NON-CREDIT COURSEA student is facilitated to attend classes beyond his/her discipline in the non-credit scheme of the course structure. Though marks or grades are not awarded through examination, the concerned department may provide certificate if a student desires the same.

GRADING SYSTEMThe Sikkim University has introduced and implemented the Grading System of evaluation at examinations of all the students. Following this, students are given GRADES in lieu of percentage and divisions which will enhance the transparent nature of the Examination and Evaluation pattern lowering the chances of studentsa�� narrow trailing from the better result. The Grading System is as follows:

Marks in Percentage Grade Grade Point
a�? 95 O 10
a�? 85 but <95 A+ 9
a�? 75 but <85 A 8
a�? 65 but <75 A- 7
a�? 55 but <65 B+ 6
a�? 45 but <55 B 5
a�? 35 but <45 B- 4
a�? 25 but <35 C+ 3
a�? 15 but <25 C 2
<15 C- 1

SEMESTER SYSTEM

THE SEMESTER SYSTEM

Under the new semester system, there will be centralized examination system. The semester system makes the students more accountable and therefore more focused on the course work. Accountability will also help to control absenteeism considerably. Course work is also intensive and performance oriented compelling the student to keep up with the lectures and assignments on a daily basis. The will lead to a more personal interaction between teachers and students resulting in a more comprehensive social and academic atmosphere.

ADVANTAGES

  • Rigorous and one-on-one and continuous system of evaluation.
  • Assignments must be completed within the stipulated time frame
  • In the end of the year examination module, students tend to take their courses lightly, which is not true of the semester system.
  • Trains students to excel and build up confidence.
  • Institutional attachment increases sharply.
  • Increased numbers of courses, leading to a broader based education

ZERO SEMESTER

A student is required to complete his/her Degree within 6 Semesters (3 years). However, under extra-ordinarily special circumstances, a candidate may ask for a zero semester. Each of these cases is referred to the academic council of the University for its decision on such request. Under such a situation a student has to repeat the entire semester. Students asking for zero semester should apply in the prescribed format to the Sikkim University through the Head of the institution.

IMPROVEMENT PAPER

Students who fail in one or two subjects are given opportunity by the University to sit for an improvement in the concerned subject in the immediate relevant semester. However, from 2013 onwards, a second chance is also given to the students to sit for improvement who fail to improve in their first attempt. In doing so, the students have to undergo all the segments of the examination like the Mid-Semester Examination, II Sessional Test and the End Semester Examination.

SEMESTER BREAK

The University has also allowed the students to avail the facility of Semester Break. In some extra-ordinary situations, if a student has to discontinue his study for some time and wishes to resume again, he/she can apply for Semester Break. However, to avail this facility, one must have passed at least one semester. Semester Break can be taken up to ten years.

COLLEGE UNIFORM

1. SHIRT: Off White in Colour

2. TROUSER: Gray in Colour

3. BLAZER: Dark Green with College Monogram

4. SWEATER: (BOYS) Dark Green Full/Half Sweater with College Monogram

5. SWEATER:(GIRLS) Dark Green Half/Full Open Sweater with College Monogram

6. TIE: Dark Green with Off White Star Dots

7. SOCKS: Full Black

8. BELT: Black

9. SHOES: Black Formal Leather Shoes without Heels

10. TRACK SUITS (ONLY FOR THE STUDENTS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION WITH THE DESIGN/COLOUR PRESCRIBED BY THE COLLEGE)
UNIFORM RULES:

  • Uniform is a college obligation. It can only be used for college activities and misuse of the same may invite serious penalty.
  • One should always adhere to the prescribed uniform pattern. Disobedience to this will strictly be monitored by the disciplinary provisions of the college.
  • Untidy hair-cut, unprescribed shoes, exaggerated application of cosmetics and highlighted colour application on hair will be strictly taken action against.
  • Be tidy and disciplined.
  • The girl students shall also wear trousers.

UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION

A student when enrolled in the College is provided with a University Registration Form which needs to be filled in and submit to the University through the college. Once registered, his/her Registration number will remain the same as long as the student wishes to study under Sikkim University. In cases like Re-admission, Semester Break, and Zero Semester also, the number continues to be the same.