Govt. College, Nalwa

Code of conduct for Teachers


All teacher are expected to know and follow the outlined code of conduct for their profession. 

A. Commitment to the Profession

·         Conduct yourself in a reasonable manner in the development of Haryana Government policies affecting education.

·         Do nothing in your private or public pursuits which will bring your profession to disrepute.

·         Keep in confidence, information that had been obtained in the course of professional service, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.

·         Offer advice and give helpful criticism as the need arises. In this matter you have a special responsibility to teachers in training and junior colleagues.

·         Open confrontation of whatever nature must be avoided.

·         You should neither allow other employment to impair the effectiveness of your professional service, nor permit commercial exploitation of your professional position.

·         Keep all records accurate and up to date.

·         All correspondence addressed to the DGHE should be channeled through the Head of institute, in the first place.

·         The meeting of deadlines must be given priority, and thoroughness in the preparation of required documents is crucial.

·         Professional growth is absolutely necessary and must be given priority.

·         Devote full working time to your vocation; teaching effort and time on task are essential for success.

B. Commitment to Colleagues

·         Treat your colleagues as professional equals, regardless of their status.

·         Treat your colleagues with courtesy at all times.

·         If you are a Head, behave in such a manner that you earn respect. Win it by upholding integrity, dignity, decorum and efficiency at all levels.

·         Respect the functional superiority of those set in authority over you.

·         In correcting a subordinate, do not make the intent known to others, unless it is necessary.

·         Be impartial in your decision with members of staff.

·         Cliques and fractions among members of staff will not be tolerated.

·         Do not discriminate on grounds of race, colour, creed, or national origin, nor interfere with the free participation of colleagues in the affairs of their association (s).

·         Do not deliberately distort evaluation of colleagues.

C.  Attendance, Leave and Absence

·         If you want to visit the DGHE Haryana, do so on the days specified and with prior permission.

·         Be regular and punctual. Attendance should be faithfully recorded. Teacher should report for duty at least fifteen minutes before the session begins.

·         The Head has the prerogative of temporarily assigning a member of staff to teach a class in the absence of a teacher timetable to do so, providing that the member of staff is professionally and academically able to do so.

·         Prior approval in writing should be obtained before proceeding on leave. In case of illness or emergency, inform the Head without undue delay.

·         Do not abuse leave concessions.

·         Report you resumption of duty promptly.

D. Commitment to Students

In fulfilling your obligation to students –

·         Place high value on and demonstrate to students commitment for excellence in work, manners and achievement.

·         Encourage students to practice respect for other and to be thoughtful and helpful at all times, especially in relation to the aged and the handicapped.

·         Encourage students to exercise discipline.

·         Help students to develop a sense of responsibility, self reliance and independence.

·         Encourage students to show respect for all forms of duly constituted authority.

·         Demonstrate patriotism and appreciation of freedom with responsibility.

·         Help students to differentiate right from wrong and justice from injustice.

·         Encourage students to show respect and appreciation for personal and public property.

·         Assist students to exercise tolerance as they strive for understanding of other’s ideas and beliefs.

·         Strive for consistency, firmness and understanding in disciplinary dealings with pupils.  

·         Instill a feeling of pride in self, institution  and community.

·         Help students to understand and appreciate that the development of acceptable attitudes and standards is more important than blind obedience to rules.

·         Strive to develop mutual courtesy and respect between teachers and pupils.

·         Dealing justly with each student and treat each with courtesy and consideration.

·         Work towards developing and promoting good human relations and qualities.

·         Do not encourage undue familiarity with students.

·         Do not smoke, drink or eat during teaching sessions in the presence of students.

·         Do nothing by precept or example likely to corrupt student.

·         Stimulate the spirit of enquiry, the acquisition of knowledge and understanding and the thoughtful formulation of worthy goals.

·         Respect the confidentiality of information about a student or his home and with hold it, unless its release serves a professional purpose benefits the student, or is required by law.

·         Undertake to constantly pursue the improvement of learning facilities and opportunities.

·         Make responsible efforts to protect students from conditions harmful to health and safety.

·         Do not use the facilities of the institution  to tutor students privately, for gain.

·         Do not discriminate on grounds of ability, race, colour or creed.

 E.  Commitment to the Community

The Teaching vocation occupies a position of public trust. Education is effective when college and community co-operate in a constructive manner.

·         Adhere to any responsible pattern of behaviour accepted by the community for professional persons.

·         Perform the duties of citizenship, and participate in community activities with due consideration.

·         Discuss controversial issues from an objective point of view; keep your class free from partisan opinions.

·         Respect the community in which you are employed and be loyal to the college.

·         Work to improve education in the community and to strengthen the community’s moral, spiritual and intellectual life.

·         Encourage the community to participate in the life of the college.

·         Co-operate with approved agencies concerned with student Welfare.

·         Conduct professional business through recognized educational and professional channels.