Standards of Scholarship And Professionalism

Standards Of Scholarship And Professionalism

The reputation and pride of the institute depends on the manner in which each member of the community conducts himself / herself, both within and outside the premises of the institute. Classroom, extracurricular, and professional relationships must be based on the values and principles of mutual respect and acceptance, and also on the affirmation of the personal rights of all members of the community.

As responsible members of the IMT Hyderabad community, all students are expected to handle their academic, professional and personal matters independently by themselves.

Interference from parents and / or other family members in academic matters pertaining to the institute amounts to demeaning the maturity of students and is strictly discouraged.

1. Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging

It has been Institute’s endeavor to keep it free from any act of ragging among students on its premises or outside. All students are hereby advised not to indulge in any act of ragging including any conduct by any student, which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student or an act of indiscipline causing annoyance, hardship or psychological harm, etc. to any fresher or any other student.

I. Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts

  • Any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student.
  • Indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities by any student or students, which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student.
  • Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student.
  • Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher.
  • Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
  • Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students.
  • Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, and stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person.
  • Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, posts, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student.
  • Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.

II. Administrative action in the event of ragging

The Anti-Ragging Committee of the institution shall take an appropriate decision, in regard to punishment or otherwise, depending on the facts of each incident of ragging and nature and gravity of the incident of ragging.

The Anti-Ragging Committee (which is being constituted through a separate order) may depending on the nature and gravity of the guild established by the Anti-Ragging Squad, award, to those found guilty, one or more of the following punishments, namely:

  • Cancellation of admission
  • Suspension from attending classes
  • Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits
  • Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process
  • Withholding results
  • Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
  • Suspension/expulsion from the hostel
  • Rustication from the institution for period ranging from 1 to 3 trimesters
  • Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution
  • Collective punishment: when the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential raggers

III. Anti-Ragging committee of the Institute shall consist of the following:

Name of the Committee Member


Phone No.

Landline No.

Prof. (Dr.) K. Sriharsha Reddy




Prof. (Dr.) Nikhil Rastogi

Chairperson- Disciplinary & Academic Counselling Committee



Prof. (Dr.) Rambalak Yadav

Warden - Boys Hostel



Prof. (Dr.) P Steven Raj

Warden - Boys Hostel



Prof. (Dr.) Shabnam Priyadarshini

Warden - Girls Hostel



Prof. (Dr.) Sarath Babu

Chairperson-PGDM (Executive) Program



Prof. (Dr.) Romina Mathew

Chairperson – Examination Committee



Prof. (Dr.) Tumpa Dey

Area Chairperson - HRM



Mr. Sarat Kumar

Incharge – Administration and Maintenance



Ms. Padma Sundari

In Charge – HR



Dr. Maratha Raghuveer Aclianta (NGO Representative)

Social Worker


Mr. V Bhaskar

ACP — Shamshabad Police Station



Mr. A Ravindra Seshu (Media Representative)

Senior Reporter, Khammam District

90637 18675

Parent Representative



Sr. Student Representative

IMT Hyderabad

Sr. Student Representative

IMT Hyderabad

Jr. Student Representative

IMT Hyderabad

The Anti-Ragging squad shall be responsible for maintaining vigil, oversight and patrolling functions and shall remain mobile, alert and active at all times.

It shall be the duty of the Anti-Ragging Squad to make surprise raids on hostels and other places vulnerable to incidents of and having the potential of, ragging and shall be empowered to inspect such places.

It shall be the duty of the Anti-Ragging Squad to conduct an on-the-spot enquiry into any incident of ragging referred to it by any student and the enquiry report along with the recommendations shall be submitted to the Anti-Ragging Committee of the Institute for action as specified in the Policy.

In case of an appeal against the order of punishment by the Anti-Ragging Committee, the discretionary power shall lie with the Director.

This policy comes in force from the date of issue of this Circular as an immediate measure to prohibit ragging in the Institute.

2. Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is fundamental to a successful academic community. Students should recognize their responsibility to uphold highest standards of intellectual honesty and to report apparent violations to the appropriate persons. The following are the descriptions and examples of behaviours that are inconsistent with academic integrity.

  • Malpractices in the examination hall - Giving or receiving of any unauthorized assistance or providing or obtaining unfair advantage in examinations. It includes the use of unauthorized materials during exams, unauthorized possession of a test paper prior to the test date, copying from other students' answer books, or talking to other students during exams
  • Multiple submissions of the same work - Submission of work that was prepared for one course for credit in another or to submit the same work for credit in two courses, without permission from the concerned faculty member(s)
  • Fabrication and deception - The falsification of data, information or any untruth either verbally or in writing with respect to any academic work including giving a false excuse for missing a deadline or falsely claiming to have submitted work
  • Attempts / Facilitation - Any attempt toward or facilitation of any act of academic dishonesty are also cases of academic dishonesty. It includes facilitating a student's efforts to cheat in an examination, facilitating another in an act of plagiarism, or facilitating the falsification of data or other information
  • Sabotage - Acting to prevent others from completing their work. It includes, but is not limited to cutting pages out of library books or willfully disrupting the work of others.

All such cases of malpractices will be reported to the Chairperson-Examination Committee for necessary action.

3. Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the copying of the language, structure, ideas, or thoughts of another and representing the same as one's own original work. Examples of plagiarism include: failing to use quotation marks when directly quoting from a source; failing to document distinctive ideas from a source; fabricating or inventing sources; and copying information from books and the internet.

4. Sexual Harassment

  • Sexual harassment has come to be widely condemned as a form of human rights violation, and as an infringement on life and liberty as defined by the Constitution of India
  • Sexual harassment by any member of the institute is prohibited
  • Without feeling constrained by specific definitions, any person who believes that his or her professional work or personal values are compromised by sexual harassment should feel free to report the matter to internal committee.
  • Any complaint in this regard will be given due cognizance and appropriate action will be taken against the guilty by Chairperson Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)

5. Smoking, Alcohol and Contraband

  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in all public areas in the campus.
  • Possession and consumption of alcohol by students inside the campus or outside the immediate campus premises is banned
  • Possession and consumption of contraband, narcotics, and psychotropic drugs is illegal and is banned.

6. Dressing and Grooming

  • Appropriate dressing and grooming can aid us in projecting a professional image. Dress or clothing, includes all articles of clothing, accessories, bags, or visible body art. Grooming includes attention to hygiene, neatness, as well as care and presentation of the skin, hair, and nails
  • While we believe that the way of dressing should be, at best, left to individual, it requires the students to be dressed in a dignified manner conducive to a business school environment. Students need to cultivate an appearance that expresses motivation and professionalism
  • Students are required to be dressed in business formals or business casuals in the classrooms as well as in other areas where academic activities take place. Clothes like shorts, Bermuda’s, flip flops, bathroom slippers etc., must be avoided
  • Students will be given identification (ID) cards in Term I. Students are expected to wear their ID cards inside the campus and should always carry it with them when they go outside the campus.

7. Mobile Phones in Classroom

  • Students are not allowed to use their mobile phones in the classrooms.
  • Students may use their laptops for their digital requirements and may also use the network connectivity in the class. However, to do so, use of mobile phones or any similar hand-held devices will not be allowed in the class.

If any student violates the abovementioned regulations with respect to professional behavior indicated in this section, it will be referred to the Disciplinary Committee and will be liable for the punishment awarded by the committee. Refer to section I-3.2 for further details on possible punitive actions.

The institute will not be held responsible if a student gets involved in activities which are illegal as per the law of the land, resulting in action by regulatory authorities like the police.

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