Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering
Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering

Ethical Policies

Ethical Policy and Assessment

Professional ethics is a very relevant subject of today’s environment of conflict and stress in the profession, with obligations to be met by one person in many directions. This topic will certainly improve one’s ability and judgment and refine one’s behavior, decisions, and actions in performing the duty to the family, organization, and to the society. Ethics generally refers to the study of moral and values. Ethics is a matter of action or behavior. It is an activity and also an area of enquiry.  


PO8- Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.


Professional ethics encompass the personal, organizational and corporate standards of behavior expected of professionals. Professionals and those working in acknowledged professions, exercise specialist knowledge and skill. Engineering ethics is the study of the moral issues and decisions confronting individuals and organizations engaged in engineering and the study of related questions about the moral ideals, character, policies, and relationships of people and corporations involved in technological activity.

The ethical elements of the students are assessed separately from each course and attainment levels are calculated. The weighted average of ethical policy attainment levels from all the courses for a particular batch is calculated and mapped to PO8 directly.

The following are the elements which are considered for the assessment of ethical policy.

  1. Regularity - Students must be regular and punctual in the class. He/she must not be late. No student is allowed to engage in any other activity during the class time. Any emergency should be brought into the attention of the faculty in time. – Attendance is the tool.
  2. Submission - Students must submit the assignment or perform in the assignment test. Late submission or absenteeism cannot be entertained. Any sort of causalities may be informed accordingly. – Comparison of submission/performance time with the schedule is the tool.

Ethical Policy: - Assessment

  1. Student attendance is assessed based on the given marks for each student as full credit for attendance >/=90%, and for lower attendance in proportion to the attendance percentage (out of 50).
  2. Timely Submission - assignment may be done based on the timely submission of the document/attending the assignment test in the stipulated time schedule. 5% marks (of the maximum marks of the assignment) may be reduced for each belated day (out of 50).

The sum total of each student is taken which is out of 100. The following table shows the calculation.

Roll No. of student


A (50)


B (50)















From these scores calculate the attainment level as shown below.

Attainment Level Low (1)       : 60% students scoring more than 75 (A+B) from the table.

Attainment Level Medium (2): 70% students scoring more than 75 (A+B) from the table.

Attainment Level High (3)      : 80% students scoring more than 75 (A+B) from the table.

Class Attendance and Participation

  1. Regular class attendance is strongly advised and is necessary for students to fully grasp many of the course concepts.
  2. Please be on time to class.
  3. If you miss a class session, it will be your responsibility to find out the materials that were covered.
  4. Students in attendance are expected to be active participants in the course. This participation includes:
  • Contributing to class discussions,
  • Providing insight into the class discussion topics,
  • Raising questions, and
  • Relating class material to personal experiences and other course topics.

Submission and Extension

  • Assignment/Tutorial must be submitted in prescribed format on or before the due date and time.
  • A standard penalty as described above will be applied to late submission without approved extensions
  • Extensions must be applied in written format or through official email.
  • Extensions are not granted automatically
  • Extension requests must be supported with appropriate documentation to justify extreme circumstances

Policy on Computer Failures

Moodle accounts are provided for each student

  • Computer failures (e.g. server failures, network failures, power outages, etc.) are a fact of life. Plan your work (labs, assignments, seminars, course project etc) to be able to cope with this degree of uncertainty. Short failures will be considered to be part of the normal course of events

Policy on Cheating

Any incidence of cheating in this class will be severely dealt with. This applies to class work, quizzes, and assignment. The minimum penalty for cheating will be that the student will not obtain any credit for that particular assignment (This means that if in an quize and/or assignment a student is found to have cheated, he/she will obtain zero in that quiz and/or assignment).