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MUMBAI: Even before IIT Bombay implements many recommendations of a committee set up by it to suggest guidelines for academic and professional ethics by students, the chemical engineering department has come out with its own `department academic honour code.’
The code of honour sets out strict penalties for violators who will get ‘fail’ grades and face rustication for a stipulated period.
The honour code says, “Students will be not be allowed to take up any administrative posts such as class representative general secretary across the institute. If the student is found guilty while holding an administrative position, the student will step down. No objection certificate for any further assignment or internship will be denied.
“For individual activities, in case of first proved instance of breach, fail grade will be awarded in the respective course. For a second proved instance of breach, a student will be referred to the disciplinary action committee with a suitable recommendation such as rustication for a certain period or even expulsion from the institute.’’
Coming down heavily on copying, the code makes it clear that both sides – the giver and receiver – will face same severe punishment.
The IIT Bombay Senate has yet to take up the recommendations of the committee it appointed to suggest guidelines for professional and academic ethics.