Student Charter

The students are important stake holders in any educational institution or system of learning. It is only through the students that any educational system can realize its aims and objectives by enabling them to inculcate and develop requisite standards of academic and professional competence coupled with the values of social, cultural, human and national importance.

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Rajiv Gandhi Government College, Chaura Maidan, Shimla – 171004 has adopted the following Student's Charter to enunciate the responsibilities of the institution towards its students and to lay down the duties and obligations of the students towards the college. The Students' Charter is a document/an organ which defines and confers rights, responsibilities and privileges of the students of the college with a view to achieve their holistic growth as individuals as well as social beings.
A)           RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INSTITUION TOWARDS THE STUDENTS
Rajiv Gandhi Government College, Shimla-4 shall endeavour to provide to its students:
i)             Healthy atmosphere for their academic, individual and collective growth and development.
ii)            Make students aware of the value and purpose of education as enshrined in the vision, goals, programmes of study, instructional methodology and various co-curricular, extra-curricular and extension activities undertaken by the college from time to time as outlined in the Annual calendar of Activities.
iii)           To provide free access to the students to every kind of information about college/university statutes, ordinances, acts, regulations, policies, procedures and curricula as in force from time to time.
iv)           To inculcate amongst the students values of social responsibility, religious and cultural tolerance and other values of human and national importance as enshrined in the Constitution of India and the vision document of the University Grants Commission.
v)            To adopt a student centric approach in teaching-learning methodology and follow continuous assessment system to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the students and to provide remedial measures.
vi)           To develop the competence of the students at different levels, especially with regards to their a) linguistic competence, b) logical and analytical ability, c) scientific temperament and d) entrepreneurship.
vii)          To provide support and guidance to the students through continuous mentoring viz. regular tutorials, remedial courses and career counseling.
viii)         To provide add-on, state-of-the-art courses and skill oriented courses to the students to enable them to face them the challenges of the future, like a) enhancing the soft skills of the students, b) starting new courses in the fields of journalism, multi-media, advertising, floriculture, silviculture, horticulture, vermicomposting, green house technology and rainwater harvesting/environmental conservation.
ix)           To provide the students adequate exposure to the state-of-the-art teaching-learning methodology by developing smart classrooms, IT and Language labs, access to online educational resources along with Wi-Fi connectivity for the same in the college library and faculty corners.
x)            To receive constant feedback from the students and other stakeholders like the Parent-Teacher Association, the Old Students' Association for improving and strengthening the activities of the institution and to act upon the same in an empathic and pragmatic manner.
B)            RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STUDENTS TOWARDS THE INSTITUTION
All students of the college are expected to observe the following in the larger interest of the institution:
i)             a) To understand, appreciate and follow the vision and goals of the institution as enshrined in the courses of study being offered and the value and purpose of the academic and other activities of the institution, which are primarily designed for their growth, development and welfare.
b) To have a clear and adequate knowledge of various programmes of study, admission policy, program completion requirements, assessment mechanisms and other student services of the college.
c)  To undertake regular and intense study of their course material. They are also expected to maintain faith and ability to carry on with the courses of study offered by them with the help of their teachers and the college administration.
ii)            To adhere to the general norms of the institution with regards to the courses of study, time schedule (including the time frame fixed for admission, co-curricular/extra-curricular and extension activities, payment of college and other dues, attendance in the class rooms, appearance in class tests/house exams, etc.), ordinances/rules/acts of H.P. Government/ H.P. University/UGC as framed and implemented from time to time.
iii)           To abide by the decision of the college administration in case any grievances, individual or pertaining to more than one student/group and to help the college administration in implementing various programmes/schemes for institutional growth.
iv)           To make optimum use of learning resources available in the college and to participate actively in academically enriching programmes such as seminars, workshops, debates, extension activities, training programmes and other related activities.
v)            To participate in Continuous Internal Assessment process, class/house tests for the assessment of their strengths and weaknesses and opt for remedial measures suggested by the teachers.
vi)           To provide honest/unbiased feedback on the quality of teaching and various other activities undertaken by the college, both in a formal as well as informal way, whenever they are solicited for the same.
vii)          To contribute to the enrichment of institutional life of the college through their active engagement in all the student related activities of the institution as outlined in Part A of this Students' Charter.
viii)         Not to indulge in acts of Ragging or make use of any kind of intoxicants in and around the institution.
ix)           Not to shout slogans, damage college property, deface walls or desks, spit or spread litter in the campus, or indulge in other acts of violence which tend to disrupt academic and general atmosphere of the college and amount to unlawful or criminal acts.
To follow the moral and constitutional values as enshrined in our multidimensional culture and the Constitution of India including respect for diversity of ideas/thinking, inculcation of an inclusive culture without any preconceived notions of caste, creed or religion.
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