The College Discipline Committee (Examinations) will enquire into the charges of malpractice against such the candidates reported during semester examinations. The punishment will be based on the existing system followed by the University. The following is the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Code as it relates to sanctions against malpractice.
1. If a student is found talking or laughing in the hall, or trying to copy from his neighbour’s script, he/she will be warned, and if the invigilator deems it fit, the student will have to move to a different seat.
2. If a student is found copying from some manuscript of printed sheet or from any other incriminating material, or is found possessing any such material, he/she will stop writing the examination, produce a statement in writing about his/her case, and leave the hall.
The invigilator concerned will seize the incriminating material, confiscate the Hall ticket, Identity Card and answer script of the student, and provide a statement of his own along with the student and that of the Chief Superintendent who will forward it to the Controller of Examinations with his endorsement.
The student may be permitted to appear for the subsequent papers of the sitting conditionally. Later, the student will be asked to appear before the Discipline Committee (Examinations) to decide the sanctions against him/her for malpractice. The sanction will vary according to the gravity of offence, ie., from being debarred from one paper or all the papers of one semester, or to being debarred from two or three subsequent semesters if necessary.
3. Post examination discovery of malpractice will be referred to the Controller of Examinations by the examiner. The Controller will refer the matter to the Discipline Committee (Examinations) for a decision. (The rules prevailing in Manonmaniam Sundaranar University regarding malpractice and those framed by the Academic Council of Scott Christian College (Autonomous) will serve as guidelines)