31 October 2018
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The penalties which may be imposed and the authorities competent to impose each kind of penalty are specified below;

Officers’ Powers to Impose Penalties

  • Vice Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor shall have the powers to impose any of the penalties listed in these regulations/rules without referral to the any disciplinary committee of the University or refer the case to relevant body for making recommendations.

  • Other officers / authorities

S. No.


Authority competent to impose

Officer Responsible for Notification


Cancellation of Admission

Vice Chancellor



Expulsion from the University

Vice Chancellor



Removal from the classroom, laboratory, workshop or field work for the periods concerned or for not more than four such consecutive periods

Concerned Instructor



Withdrawal from games for not more than one week

In charge of the game

Director Sports


Withdrawal from educational or sports tour or survey camp

Chairman or Chairperson / Director/Principal/In-charge of the tour/camp



Removal from the Department/ Institute/ College for a period not exceeding 02 weeks

Chairman or Chairperson/ Director/ Principal



Removal from all classes or any class in any Department or Institute or college for a period not exceeding 02 weeks

Chairman or Chairperson/ Director/Principal



Withdrawal from Library for not more than 02 weeks

Head of Section/Officer concerned

Librarian or Head of Section


Removal from the hostel for a period not exceeding 02 Weeks




Removal from the hostel for a period not exceeding One Semester




Fine not exceeding Rs.1000/-

Teacher, resident warden hostel superintendent, staff advisor, research supervisor Deputy Provost, Assistant Provost (Women), Senior Warden, Director/Deputy Director Sports Committee or Librarian.

Concerned HoD


Fine not exceeding Rs. 5000/-

Chairman/Director / Principal concerned

Concerned HoD


Fine not exceeding Rs. 10,000/-


Concerned HoD


Fine up to Rs. 100,000/-

Vice Chancellor

Concerned HoD


Cancellation of remission of fees or University scholarships.

Vice Chancellor

Concerned HoD


Removal from a position of authority in University.

Provost, Chief Proctor, HoD, Head of Section

Concerned HoD


Expulsion/rustication from a College / University teaching Department / Institutes

Principal, Chairman, Director or Discipline committee with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor.

Concerned HoD


  • Procedure in Case of Breach of Discipline

Teachers/officers of the University in whose presence or in relation to whom an act of indiscipline has been committed or who obtains knowledge of such act or report or otherwise, may deal with the case himself/herself or if in his view;

  1. The case is one which can be more appropriately dealt with by another authority; or
  2. A penalty is severer than that he is competent to impose is called for in the case; he/she shall follow the procedure outlined below:
  3. If he is not among the HoDs. He shall refer the case to the HoD concerned. Who may deal with it himself /herself or refer it to the appropriate authority?
  4. If he/she is him/herself is HoD, he/she will deal with it himself/herself or refer it to the Vice-Chancellor table to be copied


Rustication, Expulsion and Cancellation of Admission

  • Rustication

On account of misconduct/breach of discipline, a student may be rusticated from a course or a degree programme with the approval of the competent authority. In case of rustication from a course / subject the concerned HoD shall be the approving authority while rustication from the degree programme shall require approval of the Vice Chancellor. In all such cases, the concerned Head of Teaching Department shall have the authority to notify the students rusticated from a course or study programme for a period not exceeding one semester. In case of rustication for a semester, the student may resume his studies in the start of next regular semester

Tuition fees shall not be reimbursed for the period of rustication.    

  • Expulsion
  1. If a student committed such an offence which in the opinion of the HoD demands expulsion from the College/Department/Institute, the case shall be reported to Central Discipline Committee of the University. The Vice-Chancellor shall have powers to sanction expulsion for a period as deemed fit.
  2. The Vice-Chancellor may expel a student for a misconduct or gross breach of discipline either himself or on the report and recommendations of the Discipline Committee.
  3. The period of expulsion will be counted from the date of issue of such notice by the concerned HoD.
  4. Name of the expelled student(s) shall be immediately removed from the roll of University and no fee shall be charged from him for the subsequent semester(s) during the period of expulsion.
  5. At the end of period of expulsion, the student may resume his studies. However, the resumption could only be made in the start of a regular semester.

In all such cases, the concerned Head of Teaching Department shall have the authority to notify the students expelled from the University with copies to all concerned offices/authorities.


  • Cancellation of Admission

In case of gross misconduct, the Vice chancellor may grant approval to the cancellation of admission either on the recommendations of the University Discipline Committee or without any referral.



An appeal against any punishment shall be made to the Vice Chancellor within 15 working days of the notification of the decision. The Vice Chancellor shall have the authority to extend the period of appeal on case to case basis.

The decision of the Vice Chancellor against the appeal shall be notified by concerned HoD with copies to all concerned.    

Examination Offences:

Cases of indiscipline inside / in the premises of the examination hall(s) or use of unfair means shall be dealt with by the Examination Discipline Committee. Such cases shall be initially reported to Departmental Discipline  Committee constituted by the HoD under the KUST Statutes.

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