Code of Conduct of Faculty

Faculty members as teachers and researchers

1. The first responsibility of the faculty of the Centre for Development Studies is the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge through teaching and research.

2. They must be conscientious in the preparation and organization of their subject matter and should revise this periodically in the light of developments in their fields.

3. They must respect the right and dignity of the student in expressing his/her opinion.

4. They must deal justly and impartially with students regardless of their religion, caste, social, economic, political and physical characteristics.

5. They must recognize the difference in aptitude and capabilities among students and strive to meet their individual needs; encourage students to improve their attainments, develop their personalities and not behave in a vindictive manner towards any of them for any reason; refrain from inciting students against other students, colleagues or administration.

6. They must inculcate among students scientific outlook;

7. They must encourage the free exchange of ideas between themselves and their students. They must always be fair to their students. It is unethical for them to utilize the work of students in a publication without appropriate attribution.

8. They must keep in confidence all privileged information gained about a student, whether concerning academic progress, personal life or political and religious views. When acting as referees, they must strive to be fair and objective.

9. They must maintain highest professional integrity and etiquette, especially in their publications

Faculty and Colleagues

1. The faculty must treat their colleagues in the same manner as they themselves wish to be treated;

2. They must refrain from lodging unsubstantiated allegations against colleagues to higher authorities; and

3. They must refrain from allowing considerations of caste, creed, religion, race or sex to affect their professional endeavour.

4. They should defend the right of their colleagues to academic freedom.

Faculty and Administrative Staff

1. Faculty should see the non-teaching staff as colleagues and equal partners in a cooperative undertaking, and

2. Faculty should help in the function of joint staff-councils covering both faculty and the administrative staff.

Faculty and the Centre for Development Studies

1. Faculty should adhere to a responsible pattern of conduct and demeanour within the Centre, towards all members of the community – students, academic and non-academic colleagues, towards members of the community who are both junior and senior to them, as also to the Director, Registrar and all those holding an official position.

2. Faculty members have an obligation to the Centre to participate in the life of the Centre, in its governance and administration through membership on committees and organizations at all levels, provided that this participation is consistent with the discharge of their primary responsibilities and with their own abilities.

3. Faculty have a responsibility to abide by the rules and regulations established for the orderly conduct of the affairs of the Centre, provided that these rules and regulations do not infringe the academic freedom of faculty and students.

4. The Centre endeavours to provide a working and learning environment that is supportive of scholarship and research and the fair treatment of all members of the community. The basis for interaction among all members of the Centre is mutual respect, co-operation and understanding. Harassment of any kind violates fundamental rights, personal dignity and personal integrity. The Centre considers harassment to be a serious offence which is subject to disciplinary action.”