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Honour Code

Honour Code is a set of values which is expected to be followed by IIT Gandhinagar students. It is not a set of rules dictated by the Institute. It’s a way of life, created, governed and respected by the students. The Honour Code is based on the simple premise that, people will do the right thing under all circumstances. The students affirm to uphold the highest principles of honesty and integrity in all their endeavors and foster an atmosphere of mutual respect. The students will not take undue advantage of another individual of the IITGN community, be personally and academically honest and treat others with respect and courtesy and neither give nor receive unauthorized aid explicitly, but be responsible and speak out against any unjust practice.

We, the students of IIT Gandhinagar, affirm that we will uphold the highest principles of honesty and integrity in all our endeavors and foster an atmosphere of mutual respect. We will not take undue advantage of another individual of the IITGN community. We will be personally and academically honest and treat others with respect and courtesy. We will neither give nor receive unauthorized aid explicitly or implicitly for any academic activities. We will not only pledge our honesty to the Institute and its community, but we will also be responsible and speak out against any unjust practices among us.

Violation of the Honour Code

Some of the examples of conduct that might be regarded as being in violation of the Honour Code include:

  • • Unauthorized Access: Possessing, using, or exchanging improperly, acquired written or verbal information for completing any assignment or during any examination.
  • • Unauthorized Collaboration: Unauthorized interaction with another Student or Students for the fulfillment of academic requirements.
  • • Plagiarism: Submission of material that is wholly or substantially identical to that created or published by another person or persons, without adequate credit notations indicating the authorship.
  • • Forgery: Forgery, alteration or misuse of any Institute document relating to the academic status of the student, for e.g.-resume- paddings, false sickness certificates.
  • • Physical, verbal and emotional abuse, bullying ragging, indecent conduct, harassing etc.
  • • Indecent commenting or sharing on/against any student, staff, faculty on any public forum on the internet or elsewhere.
  • • False claims: half-truth/unjust claiming credit.
  • • Acting in a manner aimed at eliminating competition, for e.g.by wrong and motivated inputs etc.
  • • Unauthorized use of facilities and stealing.
  • • Any aid to the violation of the honour code.
Instances mentioned above are just meant to provide an idea as to what might be considered a violation of the Honour Code. By no means is it a comprehensive list.


Sanctions for violating the Honour Code

Any violation of the Honour Code may invite sanctions. Some examples of sanctions for violation of the Honour code are:

  • • Expulsion/Suspension from Institute, Hostel, and Student Activities
  • • Monetary fine
  • • Suspension of the Career Development Service
  • • Denial of Institute scholarships/awards/medals
These sanctions are indicative. However, any disciplinary committee would make recommendations considering each instance of violation individually.