Code of Conduct
All students are prohibited from engaging in conduct resulting in, or leading to, any of the following:
a. Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty encompasses all cases of violations of the
University Policy on Academic Dishonesty by committing, or attempting to
commit, academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating,
plagiarism, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty of others and
b. Abuse, Assault, Threatening Behaviour
These include intentionally or reckless acts endangering,
threatening or causing physical or mental harm to any person, or
oneself, on the University premises or at University-sponsored
activities, or intentionally causing reasonable apprehension of such
harm including, but not limited to abusive language and/or physical or
verbal intimidation, harassment, coercion.
c. Firearms, Explosives and Other Weapons
On NUST Campuses, there is a total ban on illegal or unauthorized
use, possession, or storage of firearms, explosives (including, but not
limited to fireworks), other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on
the University premises, whether or not the possessor is duly licensed
to hold that firearm.
d. Violation of Disciplinary Sanction
This means knowingly violating terms of any disciplinary sanction imposed in accordance with NUST Statutes.
e. Furnishing False Information, Forgery or Unauthorized Use of Documents
Intentionally furnishing false information to the University and
its officials; or misusing affiliation with the University to gain
access to outside agency/services; or using false information or
University resources to compromise the name of the University. Forgery,
unauthorized alteration, or unauthorized use of any University document
or electronic transmission, or instrument of identification, or academic
and non-academic records, signatures, seals, or stamps thereof.
f. Disorderly Conduct or Indecent Behaviour
Engaging in disorderly or indecent conduct; breaching of peace; or
aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on
University premises or at University-sponsored functions/activities. Any
unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or
video record of any person while on University premises without his or
her prior knowledge.
Theft, or attempted theft, of property or services on University premises or at University-sponsored activities.
h. Damage to Property or its Destruction
Intentionally or recklessly destroying or damaging, or
attempting to destroy or damage, University property or the property of
others on University premises or at University-sponsored activities.
j. Non-Compliance with Official Direction
Failure to comply with reasonable direction of University officials acting in performance of their duties.
k. Violation of University Regulations and Policies
Violating University regulations or policies including amendments and additions adopted since the date of publication.
Distribution, possession, and consumption of
alcohol/drugs/intoxicants on University premises or at
m. Unauthorized Access to Facilities
Unauthorized access or entry to, or use of, University facilities
and equipment. Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to
any University premises, facilities or equipment; or, unauthorized entry
to or use of University premises.
n. Unauthorized Use of Computer or Electronic Communication Devices
Theft or other abuse of computer facilities and resources including, but not limited to:
(1) Unauthorized access to a file, with the intention of using, reading or changing the contents, or for any other purpose.
(2) Unauthorized transfer of a file.
(3) Use of another individual’s identification and/or password.
(4) Interference with the work of another student, faculty member or University official.
(5) Sending obscene, abusive or threatening messages.
(6) Transmission of computer viruses.
(7) Interfering with normal operation of the University computing system.
(8) Unauthorized duplication of software or other violation of copyright laws.
(9) Unauthorized access to, or unauthorized, mischievous or
malicious use of University computer equipment or networks, or
electronic communication devices, or the use of such equipment or
devices to gain unauthorized access to, and/or use of, off-campus
o. Provoking Others to Misconduct
Intentionally using words or actions to incite or encourage others to
violent or retaliatory behavior, or other acts of misconduct.
p. Identification/Registration Cards
Failure to wear, or to produce or surrender the identification card upon the request of a University official.
Bringing an animal into any University building, with the exception
of animals used for authorized laboratory purposes, or animals being
used for security purpose for which express permission has been granted.
Demonstrations exceeding the bounds of free assembly and
demonstrations engaging in unlawful acts that cause or imminently
threaten injury to person or property, infringes on the rights of other
members of the University community leading to or inciting others to
disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any campus building or
s. Political Activities
Unauthorized use of University facilities or equipment for political activities.
It covers the following:
(1) Passing remarks, placing visual or written material, aimed at a specific person or group:
i with the intention of causing harm to the person or group; and/or,
ii creating an environment which limits a student’s educational opportunity.
Making unwanted verbal or physical advances or explicit derogatory
statements toward individuals, which cause them discomfort or
humiliation or which interfere with their educational opportunity.
(3) Physical assault
Unauthorized and/or illegal exchange of money favors or services as a result of an organized or unorganized game or competition.
Smoking is prohibited on University premises for which a policy directive has been issued.
w. Abuse of the Student Conduct System
Abusing the student conduct system including, but not limited to:
(1) Failure to obey the notice from a University official to
appear for a meeting or hearing as part of the student conduct system.
(2) Falsification, distortion or misrepresentation of information
before a hearing body or designated hearing officer of the University.
(3) Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a hearing proceeding.
(4) Causing a violation of University Code of Conduct hearing to convene in bad faith.
x. Indecent Behavior on the Campus
Indecent behavior exhibited on the campus including classes,
cafeteria, laboratories etc., defying the norms of decency, morality and
religious/cultural/social values by single or group of students.
y. Damage to the university fixtures/furniture, scribbling/carving
on desks, wall chalking, misusing of lab/university equipment, etc.
z. Use of mobile phones in class rooms, examination halls, labs and library thus disrupting the calm of these places.
2. Off-Campus Conduct
Conduct occurring off-University premises be such that it should not affect the interest/image of the University
3. Enforcement of Code of Conduct
Matters of indiscipline would be referred to the concerned
institution or NUST authorities authorized to check indiscipline matters
and decide on them in line with NUST policy, rules and regulations.
Parents of those students who disobey authority and violate the code of
conduct will be informed. Students may be held accountable for the acts
of misconduct of their guests while on University premises or at
University-sponsored activities. Students who are charged with
violations of this Code are subject to disciplinary action in accordance
with NUST rules/regulations/statutes.
4. Punishment or Penalty for Acts of Ill-Discipline
Punishment or penalty for acts of ill-discipline shall be according
to the gravity of the case and may be any one or more of the following:
a. Minor Punishments
(1) Warning in Writing: Notice to the offender,
orally or in writing, that continuation or repetition of prohibited
conduct may lead to further disciplinary action.
(2) Probation: Probation for a specific period.
(3) Fine: Fine which may amount up to Rs.10, 000?
(4) Hostel Suspension/Permanent Removal: Expulsion from the hostel for a specified period, or permanent removal from the residence hall.
(5) Withholding of Certificate: Withholding of a certificate of good moral character.
(6) Removal of Privileges: Deprivation from the privileges enjoyed by the students.
(7) F Grade: Award of “F” grade in a paper.
b. Major Punishments
(1) Expulsion: Expulsion from the class for a specific period up to one semester.
(2) Fine: Fine this may amount up to Rs.50, 000.
(3) Exam Result: Cancellation of examination result.
(4) Rustication: Expulsion or rustication from the institution for a specific period.
(5) Degree: Non-conferment of degree/transcript.
5. Other sanctions or a combination of above-mentioned punishments as deemed appropriate.
6. Disciplinary Process
a. Case Referrals. Each case of ill-discipline shall be reported
to the head of the institution through HOD or the warden of the hostel.
Any charge should be submitted as soon as possible after occurrence of
the alleged violation, preferably within 24 hours of the violation.
Those referring cases are normally expected to serve as complainant and
to present relevant evidence in disciplinary hearings before the
NUST/Institution Discipline Committee. Depending on the gravity of the
case, head of the institution will decide to award minor punishment at
the institution level or refer the matter to NUST Discipline Committee
for decision by the competent authority for major punishment.
b. Hearing of Disciplinary Cases
A disciplinary hearing is a formal process conducted by the
Institution Discipline Committee. This formal process is designed to
gather and consider relevant information regarding the alleged
violation/s of the Code and to determine and recommend a punishment.
Every effort will be made to expedite proceedings pursuant to
allegations within a reasonable period.
NUST//Institution Discipline Committee will recommend the
punishment according to the gravity of the case after giving the
defaulter full opportunity to give his point of view. This must be done
before recommending the punishment to head of the institution/Rector.
An appeal against the decision of Discipline Committee’ can be
filed with head of the institution /Rector within fifteen days of
announcement of the decision.
7. Federal/Provincial Laws and Ordinances
Violation of a Federal/Provincial law or ordinance will be dealt accordingly under these laws.
8. Gender Mixing
Students are strictly reminded to follow the accepted social and
cultural norms of the society. Undue intimacy and unacceptable
proximity, openly or in isolated areas will not be tolerated. The
tendency of taking advantage of common places like cafeteria, and shops
etc. is objectionable and undesirable. Also students are advised to
avoid movement in mix groups in the campus after sunset.
It is the responsibility of all to keep the Campus environment
clean and tidy. No littering or trash should be carelessly thrown or
left on the Campus premises. The designated waste boxes should be used
to deposit the refuse.
All individuals and teams involved in sports are expected to show
sportsmanship, respect, consideration and appreciation towards their
opponents, team-mates, officials and University staff at all times.
a. Under no circumstances should a player or sportsperson react in
a violent manner nor use any form of foul or abusive language, whether
it is directed at a member of staff, match official, opponent, playing
colleague, team official or spectator.
b. Individuals signing the player registration form are agreeing
to abide by this code of conduct and will accept that any deviation
from these rules will result in disciplinary action by the University.
c. Persons under the influence of drugs are not permitted to
participate in sports activities at the University and as such the
defaulters shall be liable to disciplinary action by NUST.
d. On a final note, please remember that no referee, umpire or
official is perfect. , you won't agree with every decision that is made
and, just like players, the umpires and sports officials too may make
11. Dress Code
In order to maintain academic dignity and sanctity of the
institution, students and staff of the university are required to wear
decent dress keeping in view the local cultural values. The dress
restriction is not an attempt to impose any rigidity or regimentation
but is congenial to the spirit of discipline which is the cardinal
feature of life style at NUST campuses. The purpose of Dress Code is to
provide basic guidelines for appropriate work dress that promotes a
positive image of NUST besides allowing flexibility to maintain good
morale, respect, cultural values and due consideration for safety while
working at laboratories. In compliance of the dress code, students
a. Wearing tight or see-through dress.
b. Wearing Shorts, or sleeveless shirts.
c. Wearing Tee-Shirts/dress bearing language or art, which
appears to be provocative or indecent and is likely to offend others?
d. Wearing shabby or torn clothing.
e. Wearing jogging or exercise clothing during classes.
f. Putting on excessive makeup or wearing expensive jewellery.
g. Wearing untidy, gaudy or immodest dress in classrooms, cafeteria and university offices.
h. Wearing unprofessional attire in formal programs and interviews.
12. All faculty members, administrative staff, support staff and
students are expected to monitor this code of conduct and report any
disregard or violations thereof to the institution/ headquarter NUST for
taking appropriate corrective action/remedial measures.
Students are advised to adopt the habit of exchange of Islamic
greetings i.e. “Assalamualaikum/ Walakumusalam” while meeting and
interacting with colleagues/ faculty and staff of the university. This
is an important aspect of Islamic etiquette & obligation and should
so reflect in our lives.
b. Safe Driving
Students are advised to avoid reckless driving on the campus and
should abide by the laid down speed limits and sign postings to avoid