Every student is expected to study to the best of her / his ability and to fulfill the academic requirements of the College. It is the expectation of the College authorities that each student will realize the value of self-control and discipline. Registration at the College implies agreement on the part of the student to willingly accept and observe reasonable standards of accountability, good conduct and appearance. The following rules and regulations apply to all students studying at the National College of Arts (Lahore and Rawalpindi campus) irrespective of the year of admission.
1. It is the responsibility of all students to read and comply with the rules and regulations of the College.
2. Tuition fee, fines, etc. must be paid by the dates notified by the College office. Should a student fail to pay the dues by the dates notified he/she will have to pay a fine of Rs.100 per day. Students whose fees are in arrears by more than seven days after the due date notified, shall liable to be struck off the College Rolls without any notice and shall not be allowed to attend any lectures, studio sessions or examinations in the College.
3. It is the responsibility of the student to attend every lecture, studio session and examination.
4. Attendance in classes is mandatory and should not be less than 75% in each course.
5. Students who fail to meet the 75% attendance requirement in a course will not be permitted to sit for examinations/ submit exam assignments, which will result in failing the examination/course.
6. The concerned teacher/faculty may report a student’s continuous absence of more than 3 days to the Head of the Department. The students should be warned verbally/ writing in case he/she misses three lectures consecutively. A student habitual of coming late or being absent should not be allowed to sit in class without the approval of the Head of the Department.
7. In case a student is absent for ten consecutive days without any intimation to the concerned faculty/teacher, his/her name shall be struck off from the Department rolls. Re-admission shall be allowed only after the approval of the competent authority. The student shall have to pay the prescribed re-admission fee/dues.
8. Students’ attendance record shall be maintained by the concerned department on regular basis. The department shall notify the list of students with less than 75% attendance at least one week prior to the commencement of the Final Examination.
9.An application for sick leave exceeding one day must be supported by a medical certificate from the College Medical Officer and both must be submitted to the Head of Department and approved by the Principal before the absence can be recorded as authorized in the attendance register.
10. Leave of absence may be granted to a student after assessment of reason for leave by the committee of the Heads of the Departments.
11. Application for special leave shall be addressed to the Principal and submitted in writing to the Registrar at least two days in advance with the recommendations of the Head of the Department. Each absence will be authorized after the approval of the Principal.
12. A student participating in any co-curricular activity within or outside the college, with the prior approval of the HOD/Director/ Coordinator such as debate/sports/ performance/exhibition of national or international level, his/her attendance shall be marked present for those particular days only. However, the student is expected to submit the assignments of the said period otherwise he/she shall be marked absent for that period.
13. All students will purchase their own equipment and material required for coursework.
14. The College authorities shall not be held responsible for the safekeeping of the private property of students.
15. Students shall compensate to the satisfaction of the Principal; any damage or loss they may cause to the property of the College.
16. Students’ work executed in the College must be placed at the disposal of the College authorities. Such work may be returned to a student for his/her portfolio by the Principal on the written request of the student. Work done in the College shall not be used for the purpose of any examination or evaluation of any institution other than the National College of Arts and any examination other than the one for which the work was originally intended.
17.No posters, banners, handbills, pamphlets or any offensive material shall be displayed or distributed in the College premises or any of its hostels and/or posted/shared on press/electronic/social media without permission of the Principal, otherwise strict disciplinary action will be taken.
18. No student of the College shall hold any concert, screening, exhibition of work/publication outside the College without having first obtained written permission of the Principal.
19.The College Identity Card must be carried by the students and presented whenever so required by the College authorities. A fine of Rs. 500 shall be charged for the loss of an identity card and the issuance of a duplicate. The word “duplicate” will be mentioned on the Student ID card, in case a duplicate card is issued.
20. Every student shall surrender her/his College Identity Card to the College office before she/he leaves the College on any account, failing which the refundable amounts (securities, etc.) of the student concerned shall be confiscated.
21. A student will not be awarded the degree/ transcripts/provisional certificates until all the books/equipment/material issued from the library/archives/lab are returned.
22. Any student found guilty of indiscipline, misconduct or misbehavior impeding the smooth running of the College shall be liable to be put on Social Probation and/or any other punishment as may be deemed fit by the concerned committee.
23. Severe/Repeated violation of discipline or misconduct by any student during her/his course of studies at the College shall render her/him liable to expulsion from the College.
24. Any student involved in ragging (physical or mental torture) shall be liable for disciplinary action to the extent of expulsion from the College.
25. No student body/association/society shall exist or function in the College without permission of the Principal.
26. The internet service provided by the College cannot be used for transmitting, retrieving or storing any communication of a defamatory, discriminating, harassing or unethical nature. Any student involved in such activity shall be liable for disciplinary action to the extent of expulsion from the college or will be treated as per cyber crime policy.
27. The display or distribution of any information related/connected to College through printed/electronic/social media requires permission of the Principal. Any violation that College authorities deem offensive shall be liable for disciplinary action to the extent of expulsion from the College.
28.No outsider shall enter the College/ Hostel or address students of the College except on the invitation of the Principal.
29. Smoking and use of any kind of drugs is strictly prohibited in the college/ hostel premises, in case of violation strict disciplinary action to the extent of expulsion will be taken or will be treated as per “Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-smokers Health Ordinance 2002”.
30. The College observes the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan’s sexual harassment policies. In case of violation, strict disciplinary or legal action will be taken.
31.The Plagiarism Policy recommended by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) is endorsed by NCA that will be applicable in its true spirit.
32.The College reserves the right to introduce new or amend existing rules at any time.
The National College of Arts shall award the degree to the student who fulfills the following conditions:
(i) Has successfully completed/passed total credit hours/courses of the degree within the prescribed duration of the degree program.
(ii) Has scored a final Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.0 out of 4.0.
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