The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir affirms that the central purpose of a Faculty is the pursuit of truth, the discovery of new
knowledge through scholarly research, the teaching and overall development of students. However, the establishment and maintenance of a community where there is freedom to teach and to learn is dependent on maintaining an appropriate sense of order that allows for
the pursuit of these objectives in an environment that is both safe and free of invidious disruption.
Rules and regulations are necessary to mark the boundaries of this needed order
The University reaffirms its commitment to:
The code applies to the on-campus conduct of all students and
registered student organizations. The code also applies to the off-campus conduct of students and registered student organizations
in direct connection with:
The university reserves the right to administer the code and
proceed with the hearing process even if the student withdraws
from the university, is no longer enrolled in classes, or subsequently
fails to meet the definition of a student while a disciplinary matter
Students continue to be subject to city, state, and federal laws
while at the university, and violations of those laws may also
constitute violations of the code. In such instances, the university
may proceed with university disciplinary action under the code
independently of any criminal proceeding involving the same
conduct and may impose sanctions for violation of the code even
if such criminal proceeding is not yet resolved or is resolved in the
Students have a duty to familiarize themselves with the rules
and regulations of the University that determine what their
Violation of the aforementioned terms of conduct is an offence
under the Code, subject to disciplinary sanction. The above terms
apply with equal force to individual students and student groups
As members of the UAJ&K, students enjoy the following rights:
Right to Academic Freedom
Students have the right to freedom of expression as
defined in the University calendar, and a right to
freedom of assembly and association, as long as the
exercise of such freedoms does not interfere with the
effective conduct of classes, complies with University
policies and respect for the rights of others.
Rights Concerning Educational Process
-While students are required to know the material
presented by the teacher, students are also free to
reserve and express personal judgment in a constructive
- While faculty and administrators have decision making
authority in educational matters, students may make
suggestions in a constructive manner regarding revising
and improving the educational process.
- Students have the right to be informed of grading
criteria and to fair evaluation by the teacher, as well as a
right to appeal a grade based on mathematical error or
misapplication of grading criteria.
- Students have a right to protection against unauthorized
disclosure of information contained in their financial,
medical, and educational records.
Rights Pertaining to Student Organizations
- Students shall be free to organize and join student
organizations to promote their common interests
within the framework of the Student Council. Student
organizations shall be free to examine and to discuss all
questions of interest in accordance with laws defined in
- Recognized student organizations may be afforded the
privilege to use available University buildings, facilities
and services after teaching hours in accordance with the
University administrative policies and procedures.
Freedom from Harassment
- Students have a right to be free from any kind of
harassment by any member of the University’s
community and have the right to apply to the
Disciplinary Committee for redress.
- Students have a right to due process in any University
proceeding against them. This includes the right to
be heard, a right to review and decision by impartial
persons or bodies, and a right to adequate notice.
- Students have a right to file a grievance regarding the
violation of any student right with the Disciplinary
Committee in accordance with its procedures.
It shall be the responsibility of each student to become familiar
with the provisions of this Code. Upon enrollment at UAJ&K
each student will be given a copy of the Code and will sign a form
acknowledging that he/she has read, understood and agreed to
follow this Code.
All students must:
In order to maintain academic dignity and sanctity of the
institution, students and staff of the university are required to
wear decent dress keeping in view the local cultural and religious
values. The dress restriction is not to impose any rigidity or
regimentation but is in accordance with the spirit of discipline,
punctuality and religious matter. Purpose of Dress Code is to
establish the basic guide lines for appropriate work dress that
promotes a positive image of UAJ&K and also allow maximum
flexibility to maintain good morale, respect, cultural/religious
values and due consideration for safety while staying at all
campuses. All the female students essentially wear a Gown with
headscarf. The color of the gown and headscarf will be different
for different disciplines.
To abide by the student dress code, student should not:
Engaging in verbal, electronic, visual, written or physical
behavior directed at an individual or group that, in the view
of a person of reasonable sensibilities, is likely to provoke or
otherwise result in, a negative or injurious response, mental
or emotional distress, or related reaction or consequence.
Creating an intimidating or demeaning situation or
environment or inflicting personal, social, academic,
psychological or emotional harm,or undue stress.
Any willful attempt or threat to inflict injury upon the person of
another, when coupled with an apparent present ability to do so,
and any intentional display of force such as would give the victim
reason to fear bodily harm constitutes an assault. An assault may
be committed without actually touching or striking, or doing
bodily harm. Self-defense may be a mitigating factor to this
charge, depending on the circumstances.
An encounter in which physical contact occurs or is threatened
between two or more persons with weapons, blows or other
personal violence and that may include pushing, shoving, and
other acts of physical abuse. Self-defense may be a mitigating
factor to this charge, depending on the circumstance.
Stalking can either be physical or electronic.
Unauthorized Entry, Use, or Trespassing
Entering or using University facilities or property, or property in
the custody or control of the University, for an improper purpose,
or without proper authorization, or assisting others in doing so.
Organization and Event Registration
Failing to comply with policies and regulations governing the
registration of student organizations, events on campus, or the use
of University facilities or resources.
Failure to Comply/Non-Compliance
Unauthorized, Use of Computer or Electronic Communication
Theft or other abuse of computer facilities and resources including,
but not limited to:-
a. An attempt to have access to the question paper before the
b. Use/possessionof unauthorized reference material during
c. Any form of communication by the examinees with any
one in or outside the test/examination room while the test/
examination is in progress.
Unauthorized entry into faculty’s office in un-authorized/unethical or that of his staff with the intention of having an access to
or tempering with the official record/exam paper etc.
Contempt of, or Interference with any Disciplinary Program
Actions or Activities
Presenting False Testimony
Knowingly making false statements regarding a disciplinary
matter before, during or after the disciplinary adjudication
Abuse of the Student Conduct System
Abusing the student conduct system including, but not limited
Political meetings, distribution of posters and political material
and use of loudspeakers are not allowed inside campus premises.
ENFORCEMENT OF CODE OF CONDUCT
Matters of indiscipline would be referred to the Faculty/university
authorities, which are authorized to check indiscipline matters
and decide as per University rules, regulations and policy. Parents of those students who disobey authority and violate the code
of conduct will be informed. Students may be held accountable
for the acts of misconduct of their guests while on University
premises or at University-sponsored activities. Students who are
charged with violations of this Code are subject to disciplinary
action as per Universityrules/regulations/Statutes.
PUNISHMENT OR PENALTY FOR ACTS OF
Punishment or penalty for acts of ill-discipline shall be according
to the gravity of the case and may be any one or more of the
Probation. Probation for a specific period.
Fine. Fine this may amount up to Rs.3000.
Hostel Suspension / Permanent Removal.
from the hostel for a specified period, or permanent removal
from the residence hall.
Withholding of a certificate of
good moral character.
Removal of privileges.
Deprivation from the privileges
enjoyed by the students.
F Grade. Award of “F” grade in a paper.
A disciplinary hearing is a formal process conducted by the
Discipline Committee. This formal process is designed to
gather and consider relevant information regarding the alleged
violation/s of the Code and to determine and recommend a
punishment. Every effort will be made to expedite proceedings
pursuant to allegations within a reasonable period.
Right to appeal
A student found to have violated this code has the right to appeal
the original decision. An appeal of a decision must be submitted
in writing and to the Vice Chancellor, within ten (10) calendar
days after the date on which written notice of the decision is sent
to the student. Each student shall be limited to one appeal. The
decision of the Vice Chancellor is final.
Possible dispositions by the appeal officer
The Vice Chancellor may, after a review of the record, uphold the
original sanction, dismiss the original sanction, or impose a lesser
sanction. Vice Chancellor may also remand the case to the original
hearing body or refer the case to a new hearing officer or panel to
be reheard. If possible, a new hearing officer or panel should be
different from the one that originally decided the case. If a case is
reheard by a hearing officer or panel, the sanction imposed can be
greater than that imposed at the original hearing.
1. Periodic Review
The Faculty Code of Conduct Committee will conduct a full
formal review of the Code at least every one (1) year or at such
other times as it deems appropriate to determine if the Code
should undergo a full revision process.
2. Procedure for Revision
If it is determined that the Code is in need of full revision, the
procedure for developing a new document for recommendation
to the Board of Trustees will be as follows:
3. Forwarding for Approval
The final document will be forwarded, through the Dean to
the Vice Chancellor for final review and for presentation to the
Syndicate for approval.