Discipline includes the observance of good conduct and orderly behaviour by the
students of the University. The following and such other rules as framed by the
University from time to time shall be strictly observed by the students of USTM:
1. Every student of USTM shall maintain discipline and consider it his/her duty
to behave decently at all places. Men students shall, in particular, show due
courtesy and regard to women students.
2. No student shall visit places or areas declared by USTM Office as ï¿½Out of
Boundsï¿½ for the students.
3. Every student shall always carry his / her Identity Card issued by the
authority. Every student, who has been issued the Identity Card shall have to
produce or surrender the Identity Card, as and when required by Teaching and
Library Staff and the Officials of the University.
4. Any student found guilty of impersonation or of giving a false name or found
guilty of forgery shall be liable to disciplinary action.
5. The loss of the Identity Card, whenever it occurs, shall immediately be
reported in writing to the USTM office.
6. Ragging in any form is prohibited in the University and those found indulging
in act(s) of ragging shall be punished.
Breach of Discipline, inter-alia, shall Include:
(i) Smoking, using Mobile Phone or carrying eatables are not allowed inside the
studios/ control room, laboratories or classrooms. Students shall maintain
professional decorum and consider it their duty to behave decently at all times
and places. No instances of misbehaviour or sexual harassment shall be
tolerated. The rules for discipline and classroom behaviour will be given at the
time of admission.
(ii) Irregularity in attendance, persistent idleness or negligence or
indifference towards the work assigned;
(iii) Causing disturbance to classes, offices, libraries, auditoriums, play
grounds etc. ;
(iv) Disobeying the instructions of teachers or the authorities;
(v) Misconduct or misbehavior of any nature at the time of elections to the
student bodies or at meetings or during curricular or extra-curricular
activities of the University;
(vi) Misconduct or misbehavior of any nature at the Examination Centre;
(vii) Misconduct or misbehavior of any nature towards a teacher or any employee
of the University or any visitor to the University;
(viii) Causing damage to, spoiling or disfiguring the property/ equipment of the
(ix) Inciting others to do any of the aforesaid acts;
(x) Giving publicity to misleading accounts or rumors amongst the students;
(xi) Mischief, misbehavior and / or nuisance committed by the residents of the
(xii) Visiting places or areas declared by USTM as out of bounds for the
(xiii) Not carrying the Identity Card issued by USTM without any valid reason;
(xiv) Refusing to produce or surrender the Identity Card as and when required by
any Staff of the University;
(xv) Any other conduct anywhere, which is considered to be unbecoming of a
student. Students found guilty of breach of discipline shall be liable to such
punishment, as FINE, CAMPUS BAN, EXPULSION, OR RUSTICATION.
(xvi) However, no such punishment shall be imposed on an erring student unless
he is given a fair chance to defend himself. This shall not preclude the
Vice-Chancellor, USTM from suspending an erring student during the pendency of
disciplinary proceedings against him.
(xvii) All powers relating to discipline and disciplinary action in relation to
student shall vest in Vice-Chancellor, USTM However, the Vice-Chancellor, USTM
may delegate all or any of his powers as he deems proper to the Discipline
Committee as the case may be or any other functionary of the University.
(xviii) Powers relating to discipline/misconduct shall be regulated by
respective statutes of the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya ACT of
(Xix) All admissions shall be subject to vetting of past conduct of the
applicant by the concerned Department of the University.
Note : In order to maintain peace and to ensure academic stability on the
Campus, the character antecedents of all applicants shall be duly scrutinised by
the concerned Department of the University and the department reserves the right
to deny applicants with tainted record of indiscipline, admission(s) on the
rolls of the University.