Govt. Polytechnic College, Behram


Established by the Government of Punjab

Affiliated with PSBTE & IT, Chandigarh & AICTE, New Delhi.

Rules and Regulations


For each student to enjoy the full benefits of the facilities placed at his disposal, he must abide by the rules and regulations of the institution. These are solely designed to safeguard the welfare and privileges of students and those of the fellow students and are liable to change without notice from time to time. The students are advised to keep themselves informed about the day-to-day instructions given to them through notice boards and Institute website at A plea of ignorance of any rule cannot be accepted as an excuse for breaking it.

1. Students are expected to behave with decorum and to pay due respects to their faculty and other staff members. Every member of staff has the authority to forbid disorderly behaviour either within or outside the Institution and must be immediately obeyed by students in such circumstances.
2. Talking loudly, loitering or congregating in the institute premises or any other mode being a source of disturbance and annoyance to others is not permitted.
3. Smoking, consuming of alcohol, Tobacco is not allowed either in the Institution, Examination Hall, or in the hostel premises.
4. Late arrival or early departures from a class are recorded as absence from the class for the period concerned.
5. It is misdemeanor, to interfere with any apparatus or enter any department other than directed, is not allowed.
6. No student has any authority over the employees of the Institution, Survey instruments, tools and other apparatus/equipment of laboratories and workshops must be left in good order after use. Damage caused due to mishandling shall be charged as fine.
7. All students must attend any industrial visit arranged for them unless previously exempted by the Principal and notes on the visit shall be submitted within a fortnight after visits.
8. Students themselves only are responsible for their own belongings/property whilst in the Institution and Hostel premises. No responsibility shall be accepted for any loss or damage to student’s property.
9. Student shall observe all safety precautions. The Polytechnic is not responsible for accidents for whatever nature in the Polytechnic or Hostel or Workshop or Laboratories.
10. The studies at the Institute require attention and diligence on the part of students. A student neglecting his studies and showing unsatisfactory progress, will be given two warnings after which if he fails to improve, he will be liable for expulsion from the Institution.

11. The Conduct inconsistent with general ethics or persistent neglect of work or failure to respond promptly to official notices shall be punished with levy of fines and even expulsion from the Institution.
12. Students are advised to deposit all cash with the Local Post Office /Bank and draw the requirements from time to time. The institution is not responsible for any loss by theft or otherwise.
13. No Institute society shall be formed without the permission of the Principal.
14. The decisions of the Principal shall be final in all matters concerning the Institute’s administration and regulation.


(According to the Supreme Court Judgment in SLP by VishwaJagriti Mission in 2001)

“Ragging is strictly prohibited. In the event of ragging at college campus/ hostels, an FIR will immediately be lodged at the concerned police station and the defaulter student will be expelled promptly from college. The victim student must report ragging case immediately to the Principal.”

A student admitted to a Govt. Polytechnic College/Institution, at the time of his/her joining the classes, will submit an undertaking in form given at Appendix III, signed by the Father, mother and student and duly attested by the Executive Magistrate. Separate undertaking may be asked for by the Principal for Hostellers.

Ragging is “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 to 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 student.”

Various Types of Ragging: The Raghvan Committee constituted by the Hon'ble Supreme Court has mentioned the following types of ragging:

• Ragging has several aspects with, among others, psychological, social, political, economic, cultural, and academic dimensions.
• Any act that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of a student should be considered within the academics related aspect of ragging; similarly, exploiting the services of a junior student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of seniors is also an aspect of academics related ragging prevalent in many institutions, particularly in the professional institutions in medicine.
• Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a junior student by senior students should be considered an aspect of ragging for ragging economic dimensions.
• Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person can be put in the category of ragging with criminal dimensions.
• Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, snail-mails, public insults should be considered with in the psychological aspects of ragging. This aspect would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to others; the absence of preparing 'freshers' in the run up to their admission to higher education and life in hostels also can be ascribed as a psychological aspect of ragging - coping skills in interaction with seniors or strangers can be imparted by parents as well. Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of students also can be described in terms of the psychological aspect of ragging.
• The political aspect of ragging is apparent from the fact that incidents of ragging are low in institutions which promote democratic participation of students in representation and provide an identity to students to participate in governance and decision making within the Institute bodies.
• The human rights perspective of ragging involves the injury caused to the fundamental right to human dignity through humiliation heaped on junior students by seniors; often resulting in the extreme step of suicide by the victims.


• Ragging is not ice-breaker for the fresher and not a harmless fun but cuts deep into the mental health of the ragged.
• Ragging obtaining in educational institutions is neither a means of familiarizations not an introduction with freshers, but a form of psychopathic behaviour and a reflection of deviant personalities, which reproduces the entrenched power configurations prevalent in the civil society.
• Migration certificate of students should mention whether any punishment had been meted out for ragging in previous institution.
• An annual undertaking to be signed by each student whether fresher or senior, and his/her parent(s) jointly stating that each of them have read the relevant instructions/regulations against ragging as well as punishments, and this if the wad has been found guilty, he/she should be proceeded against (Specimen of Undertaking attached at Appendix III)
• Undertaking should be provided in English as well as in the vernacular language.
• The burden of proof will lie on the perpetrator and not on the victim to prove that ragging did not take place.
• Punishment to be meted out will be exemplary and justifiably harsh.


Depending upon the severity of the case, following punishments may be awarded:

• Suspension from attending the classes.
• Individual or collective fines.
• Withholding/withdrawing scholarships, fellowship and other benefits.
• Debarring from appearing in any test/examination and other evaluation process.
• Withholdings results.
• Debarring from representing the institution in any national and international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
• Suspension/expulsion from the hostel.
• Rustication from the institution for periods varying from one or more semesters.
• Cancellation of admission.
• Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution.
• Recommendation of registration of FIR against the ragger under the various provisions of IndianPenal Code.