IIHM is uncompromising in its efforts to ensure high standards of morality & discipline among Its students. This section will tell students what to do, and what will happen, if the institute wishes to take disciplinary action against them. Although we hope that they will never need to act on these codes, it is very important that this section is carefully read.
The institute has the power to refer students to a Disciplinary Committee If it feels that there are grounds to do so. The student’s attendance may or may not be required at such Disciplinary Committee hearing. They shall have the right to submit a written statement if they find that the students are the subject of a complaint through the Code of Discipline. If the student finds difficulty or does not understand this section, please contact the designated Group Tutor. He/she will be pleased to assist.
All students of IIHM are subject to the Immediate jurisdiction of their respective Group Tutor and ultimately to the Director in respect to their studies and their code of conduct. It is a condition of entry to the Institute that each student shall conform to the published rules and regulations and any further amendments or revisions to the same.
Designated Group Tutors, respective academic faculty, subject tutors and other Institute staff shall be entitled to deal with disciplinary matter of a minor nature related to a breach of the regulations pertaining to their designated area of control. Penalties for minor offences, which may be administered by those above, shall include:
(a) Warning & Admonition
(c) Disqualification from using related facilities/attending related classes for up to a maximum of one month, administered with consent of Group Tutor.
Information about all such penalties will be informed to the Group Tutor within 2 working days of administering of the same for his/her reference. The Group Tutor reserves the right to call and counsel the student in question for further investigation.
Where an offence is considered to be serious misconduct, it shall be referred to the Associate Director/Admin Manager, who shall decide whether the offence is to be regarded as minor offence or serious misconduct. Thereafter, it shall be referred to the Disciplinary Committee composed of:
(a) Director / Deputy Director
(b) Associate Director – Administration
(c) Group Tutor
(d) Up to 2 co-opted members to give expert advice, but the adviser may not take part in decision.
The Disciplinary Committee shall deal with serious misconduct including, but not restricted to, the following:
Theft; Fraud; Deliberate falsification of records; Fighting or assault on another person; Smoking inside the Institute premises; Deliberate damage to Institute property of a serious nature; serious negligence causing unacceptable loss, damage or injury;
Academic dishonesty during, before or after any examination or in preparing any academic work, or providing assistance for the same; Being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs; Using unacceptable language within the Institute premises; Any attendance, assessment or assignment related Irregularities; Breach of discipline during Casual Training or Industrial Training; Any act of insubordination / defiance of authority.
The Disciplinary Committee is empowered to impose the following penalties:
(a) Monetary fines, if appropriate
(b) Suspension from attendance at the Institute for a period of up to six months
(c) Exclusion from specified Institute facilities/related classes for a specific period
(d) Expulsion from the Institute
(e) A penalty or sanction suspended subject to satisfactory conduct.
The Director Is empowered to suspend from attendance at the Institute any such student believed to be guilty of serious misconduct or persistent breach of Institute regulations, pending a Disciplinary Committee Judgment.
All Judgments passed by the Disciplinary Committee shall be Informed to the concerned student In writing within 3 working days of the hearing and a copy of the same will be appended to his/her personal file/academic history for future reference.
Minimum attendance of 85% is required to be maintained by all students in both theory and practical classes. Any student who fails to secure 85% attendance in either theory or practical sessions will be debarred from appearing in the examinations and shall not be promoted under any circumstances, including medical grounds.
The students are required to inform their designated Group Tutor of:
(a) Proposed absence in advance, through prior application from guardian. Please note that birthdays, marriage ceremonies or excursions are not sufficient reason for prolonged absence, unless approved by Group Tutor.
(b) Absence due to illness, specifying the cause of absence in writing from guardian/Hostel warden.
(c) Absence due to illness for over 3 days or absence during Assessment Examinations with a medical certificate and a note from the guardian/Hostel warden.
(d) Important – absenteeism on Medical grounds without legitimate prescriptions, doctors certificates or hospitalization records will not be considered under any circumstances. Students must submit these documents immediately on rejoining the Institute after any illness.
If the above information is not passed on the designated Group Tutor, the Institute authorities may view the same as ‘Serious Misconduct’ and refer the matter to the Disciplinary Committee.
Students remaining absent continuously for more than a month without permission are liable to be excluded from the Institute rolls.
Punctuality in attending classes is insisted upon. Late comers will be sent back home unless prior permission is obtained from group tutor. Please be in the college before 9AM. Attending morning assembly is mandatory.
No students will be allowed to leave the college premises on the strength of a letter of request from his/her guardian, unless sanctioned by the Group Tutor.
All students must attend participatory/interactive sessions or tutorials and seminars organised by the Institute where attendance will be strictly monitored.
It remains the students’ responsibility to understand and acknowledge attendance requirements for a specific course/ semester and ignorance of the same will not be accepted as a reason for non-compliance with the attendance regulations and procedures of the Institute. Guardians are requested not to appeal to the Institute authorities for consideration regarding inadequate attendance percentage of their wards.
Leave taken for medical circumstances will be adjusted at the time of final exam board .Records will be kept with the group tutor. Maximum attendance towards medical circumstances will be considered as per seriousness and hospitalization/epidemic .Total attendance, theory and practical classes must be maintained as per institute requirements.
The Institute will always seek to address student complaints fully and promptly. If students find themselves in difficulty or do not understand something in this section, do not hesitate to contact the designated Group Tutor for help.
IIHM endeavors to provide all its students with warm, welcoming, hospitable, safe, Informative and accessible environment. It is hoped that students do not have cause to complain about the standards of well-rounded education provided to you. However, we acknowledge that problems can occur from time to time. If and when they do, the following procedures should be followed.
(a) INFORMAL PROCEDURE
We hope that individual complaints will be resolved amicably at the informal stage. If there is a complaint about any non- academic issue, should approach their Group Tutor for further assistance.
If there is an academics related problem or complaint, students are encouraged to approach the respective faculty concerned, the departmental H.O.D. or concerned Group Tutor for suggestions and assistance.
If students have complaint about a specific individual, they are encouraged to speak with them directly in the first Instance. In exceptional circumstances, they can approach your Group Tutor for an amicable settlement of the matter.
If students have a complaint about an Institute service, they should approach the designated department in- charge through your elected/selected Class Representative.
(b) FORMAL PROCEDURE
If students remain dissatisfied having pursued the informal approach, then they should put their complaint in writing and submit it to the Group Tutor who will consult the relevant persons to resolve the complaint at this stage.
If the group Tutor cannot provide an acceptable and fair solution within a maximum period of 7 days, he/she shall refer the matter to the Administrative Manager.
In exceptional situations, the complaint may be further referred to the Director, who may appoint a nominee to investigate the complaint. A decision reached at this stage will be accepted as final and binding on all the parties concerned.
At all times complaints will be dealt with as tactfully as possible, and confidentiality will be maintained within the constraints of the procedure.
SCOPE OF COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
The above procedure shall not be used to make the following types of complaints:
(a) Complaints about academic decisions by Board of Examiners
(b) Complaints by the group of students as joint petition, although the Institute may, at its discretion, decide to consider complaints as a group.
(c) Complaints submitted by third party not affected by the individual complaint.
It is expected that Formal Complaint procedure will only be used as a last resort, once all informal channels of complaint handling have been adequately explored.
• Students are not allowed to use cell-phones in the campuses if caught will be kept for 7 days. Camera phones are absolutely prohibited and will be seized by the college & returned to guardians only.
• Indulging in theft, fraud, deliberate falsification of records, fighting or assault on another person or usage of obscene language within the premises of the Institute or in the Hostels will amount to Serious Misconduct.
• Smoking inside the Institute premises or any area, which is deemed to be an extension of the Institute premises, is strictly prohibited.
• Precautions should be taken to avoid accidents. Deliberate damage to Institute property of a serious nature, including damaging or mutilating books borrowed from the Institute library or accidents due to serious negligence causing unac- ceptable loss, damage or injury will amount to Serious Misconduct and will entail monetary and/or disciplinary measures.
• Academic dishonesty during, before, or after any examination or in preparing any academic work or assignment, or providing assistance to others for the same may lead to the student/s in question being summarily suspended and referred to the Disciplinary Committee without warning.
• Being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs will also lead to the student being expelled without warning.
• Any attendance, assessment or assignment related irregularities would be strictly dealt with. Missing an assessment or missing an assignment submission deadline will lead to a drastic reduction in your overall attendance percentage and disciplinary action, including debarment from appearing in examinations.
• Breach of discipline during Casual Training or industrial Training is strictly discouraged.
• Acts of Insubordination/defiance of authority will be strictly dealt with.
• Ensure that you return all books borrowed from the Institute library with in the period specified. Not complying with this rule may result in canceling of Library borrowing privileges.
• Do not use the Institute telephone for making calls of a personal nature, unless authorised by designated Institute personnel.
• Maintain silence and decorum in class. Do not be the cause of disturbance in your class, or to others attending classes in your proximity.
• Parents and guardians are requested to approach Faculty member-ln- charge, HODs or Group Tutors with prior appointment only.
• English is the language of choice at IIHM. Please ensure that you speak In English only inside the Institute premises. Students not complying with the same may be charged with fines or otherwise penalized.
• College gate will be closed at 9.00 AM. Late comers should go back for the day. Please do not bother the Administration/Group tutors.
The students are required to undergo 22 weeks Industrial Training in the second year. The training may take place anywhere in India or abroad. The Institute will help the students in securing the training. The decision of the Institute In placing the students is final and binding. All students are required to submit a report on the (Supervised Work Experience) Training. A student may be sent on training in any batch in second year as per the discretion of the Institute. If a student’s training is terminated by the hotel due to misconduct or continuous absence he/she shall be responsible for completing his training in any other hotel arranged by him. The Institute will not take any responsibility in such cases.
Student/Staff Consultative Committee
For effective management of courses in the Institute and for continuous improvement in the quality of course operation, a SSCon Committee conducts meetings once in every 2 months at the Institute. The SSCon Committee consists of a convenor, the course leader, the dy. course leader and six student representatives from each stage of the course (e.g. year one, year two & year three). The student/staff consultative committee considers the operation of the course as well as the aspects of student welfare. Minutes of this committee constitute a standing Item on the agenda of every course committee meetings.