Academic integrity refers to ethical standards and policies that govern how people work and interact in the academic institution/university. The essence of academic integrity lies in following honest practices, not just by students but also by teachers, in all aspects of the learning and teaching process.
The Symbiosis International (Deemed University) emphasizes on ‘facilitating intellectual stimulation to generate, maintain and disseminate knowledge’ as one of its major goals in contribution to the academic world.
The essence of learning and academic enterprise is based on using the ideas of others to stimulate and develop your own. Hence, all academic work is collaboration and therefore academic dishonesty focuses on those acts that demean or invalidate fruitful collaboration.
Types of Academic Dishonesty:
Students are obliged to not only abstain from any form of academic dishonesty but also uphold the principles of academic integrity and encourage other students to do the same.
Students are responsible for knowing the academic integrity policy and may not use ignorance of the policy as an excuse for academic dishonesty.
Students facing charges of academic dishonesty may be served with punishments ranging from lowered grades and term disqualification to expulsion from the college, depending on the nature and degree of the offence.
In case of a possible act of dishonesty that the faculty member comes across:
The faculty will meet with the student, discuss the matter and may decide to either revise the charge/ penalty or drop the charge altogether. In a situation, where the faculty believes that the violation deserves a penalty:
a. For a first offence, the penalty is in the form of (depending on the faculty’s decision):
b. In the event of an offence being committed a second time, the faculty will report the act to the Academic Review Committee and Social Conduct Review Committee. The committee shall then call a meeting with the student in which he / she will be given an opportunity to plead his / her case. The penalty for a second offence includes (depending upon the Review Committee’s decision):
c. A third offence will lead to suspension or dismissal of the candidate from the School depending on the review committee’s decision.
As responsible members of one of India’s most reputed universities, students are expected to maintain the ideals of academic and social conduct not only within the school premises but also in their dealings with members of society in general.
This code of conduct is drawn in line with SI(DU)’s guidelines and the students are required to comply with it in letter and spirit.
As per the guidelines of SI(DU) the student dress should befit the institute that they represent. They shall not be permitted to wear revealing clothes. Students not adhering to the dress code will not be allowed to attend classes and will forfeit the attendance for the classes missed. For repeated violations over 3 warnings, students will have to appear and explain their behavior to the Social Conduct Review Committee and accept punishments deemed appropriate by the committee.
Every student must have attended minimum 80% of the total number of classes conducted by the faculty. The student will not be eligible for assessment, if he/she fails to put in the required attendance. The concession in attendance is meant to take care of medical leave and leave on personal grounds including the demise of immediate family, etc.
Students are expected to fill in the leave form and submit the same to the SSLA office. Attendance will be granted on medical grounds only in extreme cases subject to the expert opinion of Symbiosis Centre for Health Care (SCHC).
On no account will students be allowed to remain absent for any continuous assessment conducted by the school. The student will be entirely responsible for such absence. Faculty will not be responsible for repeating any assessment missed by the student irrespective of the reason. Absence from classes and assessments will be detrimental to the overall performance and final grades of the student.
No student should leave the city without the prior permission (written) of the concerned authority. Students will also have to take prior permission to remain absent from any activity of SSLA.
Students should be punctual and must be in their seats at the commencement of all classes.
Leave on medical grounds
Note: The total number of lectures missed on the grounds mentioned above should not in any case exceed 20%. Grant of permission does not mean that the absence has been condoned for the purposes of computing attendance. However, cases under point 6 / 7 may be treated as exceptions.
Leave Travel Concession
Since Railway rules prescribe that travel concession will be allowed only for designated vacations, such concession forms will not be made available for travel in between official school vacations, whatever be the reason.
Absence from Guest lectures, Seminars, Workshops and Presentations
Attendance for Guest lectures, Seminars, Workshops and Presentations is compulsory.
SSLA and SI(DU) urge students to understand the spirit of wearing identity cards:
Any act of indiscipline, insubordination or misbehavior, by any student, will result in severe penalties/punishment:
Anyone found indulging in ragging in any form within or outside the campus, shall be instantly expelled from the SI(DU). (Ref: The Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1999)
The following persons will be eligible for making use of the college Library:
Readers’ suggestions will be appreciated and welcomed. Readers desirous of proposing any title or others types of additions to the materials of the library may do so by filling the details of the ‘Books Suggestion Form’ available with the office.
Note: For the smooth functioning of the Library and for collective convenience, the
Head/Librarian/Office holds the power to suspend the use of the Library to the readers found negligent regarding any of these rules or who fails to cooperate with the Library staff.
Important notices and information regarding the library as well as changes, if any, will be notified from time to time on the Notice Boards.
The Student Review is SSLA's student-run magazine that was founded for the purpose of generating debate in the college by bringing out and cementing ideas that simmer in its common areas, classrooms and corridors. By objectively analyzing issues relating to politics, economics, history and international relations, the TSR team is dedicated to informing its audience and inculcating a broad social consciousness.
Writers: Upasana Rangarajan, Upasana Mukherjee, Malavika Rangarajan, Atmadeep Sengupta, Deepro Roy, Shailee Priyadarshi, Mahima Srikanth, Shrita Pathak, Abhimanyu Hazarika, Hannah Ashraf, Yarshna Sharma, Sharanya Subramanian, Ananya
Sub-editors: Abhimanyu Hazarika, Nidhi Ranjalkar, Chetna Anand, Upasana Rangarajan, Anwisha Thakur
Graphics & Cartoons: Deepakshi Datta and Shivangi Murthy
Editors: Ayush Tiwari and Tejas Devamane
The SSLA Newsletter is a student driven project that aims to ensure that everyone (including parents, students and corporate partners) are aware of all the things happening at SSLA. It's essence lies in capturing all events that SSLA not only participates in but organises as well so as to give a holistic idea to those who could not be present for any event. If one has any doubts about how college life at SSLA is – the newsletter is the answer to them all!
A home is where the heart will belong for a while and in a strange city, a friendly abode is what every student would wish for. Viman Nagar and its periphery is almost an extended campus for SSLA students and neighboring Symbiosis colleges where you’ll see a student in every corner of the area. And it is in this cultural territory of Symbiosis that the hostels are situated.
Living in the vicinity of the campus, in a lively community is a great jumpstart to students' learning experience in SSLA; the girl’s hostel is conveniently located near the college building and comprises of furnished rooms, a mess serving four meals in a day, lounge areas, kitchens and laundry facilities. There is a beauty parlor, among the less obvious things, which saves them both time and money!
The campus organizes various stress busting activities for the students. Apart from recreational indulgences like badminton sessions, table tennis or television, students might also choose to grab a cup of coffee, hot chocolate or appetizers at any time of the day at the miniature Café Coffee Day outlet located inside the hostel.
A recent kind gesture that was an instant hit was homing adorable puppies within the hostel to provide students therapeutic company.
SSLA does not provide a boys hostel, as yet. However, multiple paying guest accommodations and residential apartments for shared rent are available in and around Viman Nagar.
The girl’s hostels are located in Viman Nagar and Sakore Nagar in Pune.
During the end of December or beginning of January, current residing students are required to fill the hostel allotment form that is released by the authorities. There is a specific date for submission of the forms. On the due date students are required to submit their forms mentioning their preferred room number and who they want to share the rooms with.
The hostel list is released around march, confirming rooms.
Rooms for the symbiosis girls hostel are confirmed on the basis of college attendance, CGP grade, hostel attendance and hostel conduct. If the student is short-listed for the room, they are required to pay the fees by the deadline decided by the authorities.
Hostel Fees for the Academic Year 2018-19
Mess Fees for the Academic Year 2018-19
DD / at par cheque to be drawn in favour of “Symbiosis Society”
NEFT Facility Available
DETAILS OF BANK ACCOUNT OF CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION FOR NEFT/RTGS TRANSACTION OF HOSTEL, MESS & BUS FEES
Weekdays and Sundays: 10:00 pm.-
Late night rules shall apply after 10 which requires a mail to be sent, to the warden, by your parents.
Saturdays / days before holidays: 11:00 pm.-
Late night rules shall apply after this time which requires a mail to be sent to the warden by your parents.
Night out shall be permitted by the Campus Administrator only under following conditions and circumstances:
In case of parents wanting to stay in the guest rooms allocated by the Hostel, the student needs to inform the warden of the days and dates that his/her parents would be visiting. This applies to any guest but identification is required mostly when anyone other than immediate family needs to stay. It’s advisable to inform a week or more before the arrival as the rooms are allotted on first come first serve basis.
The petite Cafe Coffee Day inside the Hostel Campus in Viman Nagar provides the much required coffee and snacks to the girls for entire night and part of the day.
This tuck shop provides tit-bits required by the girls such as food, drinks, stationery, toiletries etc. It opens in the morning and functions till around midnight.
There is regular water and electricity provided in all the rooms provided the girls make use of this facility judiciously.
The hostel promotes activeness among the girls by providing sports facilities such as a half basketball court and badminton courts along with shuttlecocks and badminton racquets. Table tennis tables along with a pool table is also provided for in the hostel common space.
Internet services, both wireless and cable, are provided to the girls residing within the hostel. They are provided with their own respective IDs and passwords to login in through the Captive Portal.
The hostel provides maids which clean up the rooms regularly except on Sundays.
The lawns with the swings and various spaces spread along the B wing and C wing provide areas for the girls to relax and enjoy the weather.
There are multiple television sets provided for in both the B and C wing, which provide entertainment for the girls.
Students are required to pay the mess fee for one year, in advance, at the time of admission to the hostel. If a student is sick, a written application by the student endorsed by the director and medical certificate by the SCHC should be given to the supervisor in order to have food served to the room.
A Mess Committee comprising of the director, warden, campus administrator, faculty and students of various institutes of a campus will be constituted. The mess committee will decide the menu, check food quality from time to time, maintain a record of such inspections and give feedback for improvement of food quality and other aspects of mess and dining.
Only members of the mess are permitted to dine in the mess. Outside food / dabbas are strictly forbidden in the Mess. Members are expected to inform their absence/dining out or night out to the Mess Supervisor well in advance, to avoid wastage of food.
Guests are allowed in the mess only with prior permission of the campus administrator and on payment of the charges applicable.
These timings shall be strictly adhered to by all hostellers.
The campus has a fully equipped gym in addition to other sporting grounds and recreational facilities.
The gym provides the following facilities:
The gym is governed by specific rules which one needs to adhere to in order to register for this facility.
Students availing the gym facility are required to get a health card issues by the Symbiosis Centre for Health Care, located on campus.
* Personal trainers are certified to have a varying degree of knowledge of general fitness involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They provide motivation to students by setting goals and providing guidance throughout their exercise routines. These trainers are accessible to members for training/ fitness/ nutrition/ health advice and consultation. Personal trainers can help devise a customized fitness routine, which categorically includes a nutrition plan to help health aspirants achieve their devised goals. Access to personal trainers generally involves an additional hourly charge.
One of the defining parts of the Symbiosis campus is Symbieat, the canteen. The canteen within the campus, serves a variety of snacks, drinks and meals, both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian. The range of cuisine is wide and the seating area is spacious. Students can get lunch, dinner and everything in between. The usual Indian culinary favorites are of course supplemented with some extremely popular Chinese dishes. Whether you're looking for a cup of coffee, a simple sandwich, or a complete meal, you don't have to leave the campus. In addition to the standard canteen, you will also be able to find a juice counter and a Georgia coffee shop within Symbieat. You enter the most colourful place in college and are greeted by the friendliest people behind the counter which makes spending time in the canteen even more enjoyable. It’s a hub of gossip and chilling with your friends while eating food between classes. The place strives to be healthy and avoids junk food as much as possible.
The Symbiosis Society is committed to providing healthcare facilities and medical aid. Each Symbiosis Campus is equipped with a functioning health center. In case of emergencies, medical and if required, financial support is available for each student. At least one doctor is present on campus 24x7. Additionally, each student is provided with medical insurance. For more details on the medical insurance provided, click on the link given below.
Here at SSLA, we take the health of our students very seriously. Apart from catering to physical health with a state-of-the-art, in-house healthcare centre, we also give a lot of importance to our student’s mental health. It is not a secret that sometimes the work that comes with being a student can take a toll on one’s mental health. To ensure that students at SSLA are able to make the most out of the time they have in college, the Symbiosis Centre for Health Care has a counsellor available on request. However, we are currently working on getting an in-house counsellor to make things for our students easier. Apart from counsellors, the student council’s Grievance officer as well as our faculty are always willing and open to students talking to them about the hardships and difficulties they might be facing.
Pune is a hub of entertainment with innumerable things that can be written down on the bucket lists. Whether it's catching a gig at the Classic Rock Coffee Co., attending the last set at the NH7 Weekender festival, taking up a trek in the vicinity, strolling around the lazy lanes of the old town or taking a ride down to Lonavala to catch the sunrise, there is no drought in the number of things that one can do while living in this eventful city.
Closer to home, Viman Nagar is always bursting with activity. Phoenix Marketcity, at a comfortable walking distance from the Symbiosis campus, has everything you’ll ever need. Grab a tub of fresh ice-cream from the Naturals store or chill at any of the scores of cozy cafes in the neighborhood.
To gain a more authentic experience towards Pune in India’s precolonial times, the old Pune, encompassing Shaniwar wada, Vishrambaug wada, and various other Peths carry the capacity to recreate the heritage, which the country has owned and maintained.
The area where SSLA is located is home to many artsy, like-minded people who will make your life more full of hues and fun. There are endless places to eat at, to suit all pockets. Head over to Koregaon Park for some vibrant cafes and theme restaurants, hit the Hard Rock Cafe for some good music and food, walk in the green lanes of Kalyani Nagar and just fulfill your inner traveller desires through this city. It won’t take much time for Pune to settle in your heart.
If you are a foodie then you’re in luck, for the SSLA campus is either situated in, or not to far from an area that is overcome with scores of restaurants and cafes that are a delight to devour food at.
With a rich and unconventional café culture, Vimannagar, with places such as the Korean Café - Café Peterdonuts or Café Where Else - home to music and pet lovers, Viman Nagar is the place to be!
Vimannagar with the areas surrounding it – be it Kalyani Nagar, with its vegetarian and vegan eateries or Koregaon Park with its North Indian, Asian and European cuisines, has always invited and retained gourmets of different kinds. Hence, the city is also a place that carries the ability to break the monotony of hostel food.
So get your weapons (spoon, fork, knife, chopsticks or whatever one eats with) ready and your stomach eager, Pune will not disappoint you when it comes to food.
SSLA has tie-ups with multiple associations and has regular seminars and workshops. There are book launches and signing sessions by the British Council, slam poetry workshops by the Pune Slam Poetry Association and many such activities that stimulate intelligence. There are institutions like the Goethe-Institute and Instituto Hispania in the city, which allow students to learn new languages. The Pune International Film Festival which takes place during the month of January every year helps the exchange of ideas, cultures, arts, debates etc. through the screening of a plethora of films and post screening discussions.
Libraries such as the Jayakar library in the Pune University campus, which is one of the largest in Maharashtra, and libraries set up during the period of colonization, like the Cowasjee Dinshaw library, gives aspiring historians a good insight to the past.
The city has a unique culture in the field of museology, with museums and a historical gallery such as the Aga Khan palace, located close to the campus. To receive a more regional heritage experience, the Peshwa Museum located in Parvati Hills, which depicts the times of the Peshawari very well.
There’s only the need to pick up your travelling bag and have Google maps on your phone along with updates about the events in the city and you’ll be set to go and harbour your intellect to be sharper as well knowledge to be vaster.
Pune, being the cultural capital of Maharashtra, is famous for its love of music, art, dance and theater. Numerous events, workshops, film festivals and exhibitions dot the cultural calendar of the city.
Students at SSLA itself have in the past, interned with organizations like the Gyan Adab center, which focuses on celebrating different types and genres of literature and poetry, in various languages. The organization frequently organizes dramas, musical events, ghazals and poetry festivals throughout the year. Thus, for people interested in poetry, regional music and performing arts, all you need to do is step out of your rooms and the city is waiting to enthrall you!
Events such as the Pune Biennale, storytelling circles, drum circles and poetry workshops are sure to keep you engaged! Head over to Pagdandi books cafe to catch their special literary sessions and workshops every weekend!
With festivals like the Ganesh festival, especially at the grand and popular Dagdusheth temple, The Pune festival that takes place in the month of September every year, and the Savai Gandharva music festival, you are sure to find many opportunities to soak in the culture of Pune.
But on one hand, where the city is so extremely rich with regional and local cultures and elements of history, it also welcomes transregional and transnational arts through various national and international performing arts concerts, such as live concerts by Hindi playback singers, the NH7 weekender, Dance concerts by the Shiamak Davar dance group etc.
This city hands over to you the kind of space, that becomes a home to people of tastes, interests and likings from a wide and diverse spectrum.
For the big spenders and the shopaholics, Pune truly is the place to be. Whether you are in search of high end branded stores like GAP, H&M or Sephora or for flea markets, Pune does not disappoint. With it’s wide range of malls, shopping centres and even old style flea markets, the variety for prospective buyers and shoppers is virtually endless. The only difficult time a shopaholic will have in Pune is deciding where to do their shopping and how much to buy!
The conveniently located Phoenix Market City and Pune’s largest mall, Amanora Town Centre are just some of Pune’s multiple shopping complexes, each housing food courts, entertainment zones, cinemas and a multitude of stores covering every product within every price range.
Local markets like Junna Bazaar, FC Road and MG Road, ideal for street shopping, have a variety of shops which do not leave the buyer short for choices by any chance. The options for buyers and shoppers in the city are almost limitless, and the prospect of so many shopping havens is absolutely mouthwatering.
So what are you waiting for? Get out and explore the wonderful city before it’s too late!