(Following are the policies that students should strictly abide by while they are students of MI College. Policies and regulations will be revised from time to time and changes brought. These changes will be notified to the students via the College website and for one month’s duration it will be in the notice board of both campuses.)
CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT
The purpose of the Code of Student Conduct (the Code) is to define the responsibility of all those students studying at MI College (MIC) to act in a manner that respects the rights, safety and wellbeing of others. The Code lays out in detail the general rules and guidelines the students should follow as students of MIC. These principles and values can only be realized in an atmosphere of respect, safety and security.
THE CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT
MIC expects all students of the College to respect, follow and act according to the Code. The Code should be strictly followed by all, whether they are part time or full time students, and regardless of the duration of the course (whether the students do a long or short term course).
The Code applies to all MIC students whether they are in a campus in Male’, atolls or abroad. It also applies in official functions and trips of the College.
Failure to follow and act according to the Code may result in having to take disciplinary action against the student. (Details of the disciplinary action are explained the Student Disciplinary Policy).
THE COLLEGE EXPECTS YOU (THE STUDENT):
- To attend all class sessions – if you have an emergency and/or if you feel too sick to attend class, please phone the reception or Class Representative to inform the Lecturer about your condition. You will be disqualified to attend exams of any module if you haven’t attended at least 80% of that module.
- To get to your lessons on time – punctuality is of utmost importance. Your attendance will be noted in the register if you are 10 minutes late and you will be marked absent if you get late by15 minutes or more.
- To arrive at your lesson with the appropriate equipment – file, pens, books and any other materials/equipment that might be needed for your lessons.
- To switch off and put away your mobile phone, MP3 player, and remove earphones.
- To listen and concentrate, without eating and drinking, and disturbing other students.
- To participate in all teaching and learning activities.
- To use appropriate language for a learning environment.
- To support your fellow students by letting them express their views without being intimidated or laughed at.
- To use any equipment carefully, following all safety instructions, and to put it away after use.
- To come back promptly after breaks.
- To carry your student ID card at all times, specially when attending classes, exams, practical lessons outside campus premises, etc.
- To wear decent clothes when attending classes and functions of the College.
- To follow without fail the reasonable instructions of a member of staff.
- To follow the laws, rules and regulations of Islam and those practiced in the Maldives.
THE CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT STRONGLY REQUESTS YOU (THE STUDENT) NOT TO:
- Get involved in any theft of property or any other dishonest acts.
- Deliberately or by negligence do any activity that will cause damage to any buildings, equipment, books or furnishings or any property that belongs to the College or to others.
- Use, sell or carry on person any intoxicating substances such as alcoholic substances and narcotic drugs of any type in all settings where a College activity is taking place.
- Interfere in any way with hardware, software or data belonging to or used by the College or other students.
- Smoke within the buildings/campuses of the College or any centres used for activities of the College.
- Get involved in any cheating, or copying in exam halls.
- Get involved in any plagiarism or copying of the work of other students when doing assignments and projects.
- Make any unduly noisy or any unruly behaviour or the use of foul or abusive language;
- Disrupt any class or any other activity of the College.
- Any bullying (including cyber bullying), intimidation, taunting, verbal abuse or the use of any violence or threat of violence towards any person.
- Any behaviour which is socially or sexually offensive or which is offensive to those with learning and/or physical disabilities or impediments.
- Any behaviour which could bring the College into disrepute.
- Any illegal act which may have an adverse effect on the work of the College or on other students.
- Significant drop in attendance which has a negative effect upon academic performance. MIC expects students to attend all lessons. Attendance below 90% is a cause for concern. Where a student is warned about their attendance but there is no improvement then a student’s place at the College could be at risk.
- This is not an exhaustive list and each incident will be reviewed individually.
ENROLMENT AND RETENTION POLICY
Following is the Enrolment and Retention Policy of the College. All the College Students should follow this policy on all matters related to enrolment and retention of students.
- Prospective students whose application forms are accepted at the front office and who are verified as eligible for the cause will be informed of the date that they have orientation and to pay the Registration Fee on or before the orientation (please refer to Payment and Fee Procedures).
- All new students are requested to attend the orientation session. The session will include informing the students about the College policies, rules and regulations. The Management will orient the students on these aspects. The Coordinator/Lecturers will explain to the students their course, the different modules, how they are expected to attend and work, etc. The students will be issued the timetable for the first few days of the course during orientation.
- The students are expected to attend classes according to schedule. A MC should be provided if students are unable to attend classes for sickness.
- If any student wants to quit his/her studies, he/she should inform the Dean in writing the reasons for quitting. The Dean should speak to the student and find out if there is any possibility of retaining the student.
- If any student decides to quit due to a problem associated with the College, the Vice Rector should see whether it is a valid reason and if it is, steps should be taken to overcome the problem.
ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION POLICY
The following is the Assessment and Evaluation Policy of MI College. All students and lecturers should follow this Policy in their Assessment and Evaluation procedures.
- All students should hand in their completed assignments/projects and other work (hereafter referred to as assignments) to the respective Lecturer or front office (hereafter received as the receiver) before the deadline. The receiver must have a list of students who had to handover the assignment and should sign the receipt of each assignment in the presence of the student when he/she hands over the assignment. The receiver should also write the time of the handover in a separate column in his/her list.
- Students MUST handover the assignments to the receiver before 9:00 pm on a date that has been informed to the students when the assignment was given. If a student is unable to complete the assignment by the due date for medical reasons, the student should inform the office of the reason before the due date. If the student couldn’t complete his/her assignment within a week of the due date due to medical reasons, he/she would be given a new date to complete her assignment on presenting the MC together with an explanatory letter of the delay.
- Failure to handover the assignment will result in the following penalties:
a) 2 marks will be deducted for late assignments.
b) In addition to the 2 marks, 1 mark will be deducted per day until one week
c) Assignments WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED one week after the due date.
- All assignments should have a cover page. This page should contain the name of the course and batch number, title of the assignment, student’s name and student ID number.
- Students must report to the exam hall 30 minutes prior to the exam. They will be admitted to the hall only after presenting their student ID cards to the allocated official .
- Exam halls should have enough space in between each student and, students should not speak, pass notes or copy from each other.
- The final overall marks for any module would be 100%. Fifty percent of the assessment would be allocated for course work (such as assignments, projects, presentations, etc.) and the remaining 50% would be allocated for examinations. At MIC, grades and marks are awarded as below. These are not individual tests or assignment marks but the total overall assessment.
|1||85-100||High Distinction||HD||Outstanding and excellent performance|
|2||75-84||Distinction||DI||Performance is excellent but not outstanding|
|3||65-74||Credit||CR||Acceptable high performance|
- Students who get between 49% – 47% (borderline marks) could be given a re-sit by appealing his/her case to the Vice Rector. A failed student could only take one re-sit. If he/she fails in the re-sit he/she would have to re-do the module again. MI College will not administer a second or third re-sit. Students will have to pay MVR350.00 for a re-sit for each module. A student should not be given a re-sit unless his/her case has been reviewed by the Vice Rector and unless the re-sit fee has been paid.
- If students wish to re-check their exam papers, he/she should apply for the re-check. A fee of MVR250.00 will be taken for the re-check of any paper.
- Students who get 46% or below and those who fail in the re-sit MUST re-do the module. To re-do the module, the student would have to join another batch who has not yet done the module. A fee, depending on the duration of the module has to be paid in a lump sum to be enrolled in another batch. (Please refer to Payment and Fee Procedures.)
- For official reasons, the Registrar will do a moderation of the marks. Hence, the raw marks that a student has achieved might differ from the marks that he/she gets after moderation. His/her final marks will be the marks obtained after moderation.
STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE POLICY
The following is the Student Attendance and Leave Policy of the College. All students should follow this policy while enrolled in the courses/programmes of this Institute.
- The Students are expected to be present for all classes.
- If a student is absent for more than three days, a letter addressed to the Vice Rector and explaining the reason for being absent must be submitted to the front office (or in the case of sickness a medical certificate from a practicing doctor).
- If students don’t attend for 80% or more of classes, they are not eligible for exams. Hence, all students should achieve 80% or more of attendance.
- Students who don’t receive 80% or more of attendance, will have to re-do their modules or achieve the required percentage through compensation classes with a Lecturer to cover the missing lessons.
- Compensation classes may or may not be arranged due to the availability of Lecturer(s). The Vice Rector should be notified by the Dean/Coordinator if compensation classes are required.
Students are not entitled to take leave during study time as this will interrupt studies, miss classes, etc. MIC has an institutional break (usually towards the end of the year) and students are advised to make use of this break to take leave.
Sick leave should not exceed one week and the College will only accept sick leave on the grounds of a MC. Students cannot be granted sick leave by just saying they are sick.
The following regulations shall be strictly followed by students of MI College when attending College:
- When attending classes, male students are expected to be decently dressed. They can wear trousers/jeans and shirts/T-shirts. They should be properly groomed and any unpleasant body odour shall be eliminated. While excessive hair colouring is not encouraged, any type of stud piercing is not allowed. Footwear of all types are allowed except bathroom slippers. Male students are also encouraged not to keep their hair long.
- Female students too should wear decent and suitable student clothing. Short skirts, see through clothes, dresses without arms, etc. are not allowed inside the College premises. Excessive hair colouring should be avoided by female students, too.
PAYMENT AND FEE PROCEDURES
The following are the Payment and Fee Procedures of the College. All students should follow this procedure in regard to payments of tuition and other fees. Please note that fees are subject to change.
- The Students are expected to pay a Registration Fee once they are enrolled in a course. The Registration Fee is different for different courses.
- The Registration Fee is non-refundable. If a student decides not to attend classes after paying the Registration Fee, it cannot be taken back.
- Tuition fees could be paid monthly, on a semester basis or for the whole course together. If paying on a monthly basis, all students are expected to pay their fees before the 10th of each month. If paying on a semester basis or for the whole course, the payment has to be done at the beginning of the semester/course.
- A fine of MVR150.00 will be levied on students if they don’t pay by the 10th of each month.
- If a student decides to drop the course at any time, fees paid so far are non-refundable.
- Failure to pay fees for more than one month will result in the suspension of the student from attending classes until all overdue fees are paid.
- Students will be suspended from attending exams if there are outstanding fees by the exam date.
- Certificates and Transcripts of students would be held by the College if students have outstanding fees.
- Students who have difficulty in paying fees, could appeal his/her case to the Vice Rector in writing and the Vice Rector would review the case and decide on what could be done to ease the payment.
- Students who are enrolled in foreign courses and in local courses that require an exam fee should pay the fee in time for him/her to participate in the exam.
- The College will not take any responsibility if students are unable to pay fees and are not permitted to sit for exams.
EXAM RE-SITS, REPEATING MODULES AND RE-CHECK OF EXAM PAPERS
- A fee of MVR350.00 will be taken for the re-sit of each module. Only students who have failed in an exam with borderline marks (between 49% – 47%), and requests the Vice Rector to give a re-sit are eligible for a re-sit.
- Students who get 46% or below are not entitled for a re-sit but must re-do the module. If a student wishes to re-do the module, and if given the chance, he/she should pay a fee according to the duration of the module, and half of the standard monthly fee. (For example, if the standard monthly payment of the course is MVR1400.00 and if the module duration is one month, then the student should pay MVR700.00 for the one month that he/she would attend classes.)
- While re-doing modules, students are not expected to pay on a monthly basis but should pay their fees together in a lump sum at the beginning of attending classes.
- If a student wishes for a re-check of any exam paper, the student should pay MVR250.00 per paper.