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Disciplinary Issues

Faculty members, students and non-academic staff are expected to maintain discipline in the institute at all times. It is everyone’s duty to discourage acts of indiscipline and report them to the concerned authority. At IIT Delhi there are different bodies responsible for disciplinary matters.


Ragging is a criminal offence and IIT Delhi has zero tolerance for it. Ragging may involve abuse, humiliation, or harassment of new entrants/junior students by other students. It often amounts to psychological or physical torture and is deleterious to newcomers’ health and happiness. If you witness any such activity, you must stop it and report it to Dean of Students Affairs Office to for follow-up action. Click here to view the anti ragging policies at IIT Delhi.

Equal Opportunity

IIT Delhi identifies itself as an Equal Opportunity Employer. Students and faculty members may come from around the country and the word. All must be treated with respect, irrespective of their gender, caste, race, etc.

Initiative for Gender Equity and Sensitisation (IGES) is the gender initiative and support cell of IIT Delhi, which ensures that IITD campus maintains a safe and inclusive culture free from violence and discrimination. It also aims to hold meaningful discussions and provide support on gender, sexuality, and related issues.

Sexual Harassment

The “Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act (2013)” is the law of the land. This Act provides protection against sexual harassment of women at the workplace. It mandates redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and related matters. View the Handbook on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, Government of India Ministry of Women and Child Development.

View the detailed rules and procedure for prevention, prohibition and punishment of sexual harassment of women at IIT Delhi. This document lists the duties of the institution, the complaint mechanism (Internal Complaints Committee) and its powers and duties. See page 25 of this document to see the procedure to register a complaint.

Disciplinary issues in academics

All faculty members must nurture a culture of honesty in the classrooms, labs, and outside. It is useful to explicitly and regularly articulate these values, and to communicate the consequences of non-compliance.

Disciplinary issues span circumventing of any rules, and include cheating in examination, assignments (plagiarism), harassment of students, staff, or faculty members, etc. Faculty member can handle minor infringements individually, but must bring major violations to the academic unit (through the Head) and the institute (through Dean of Academics, Students, or Faculty).

Conflict of Interest

Faculty members must comply with the institute's conflict of interest policy. Faculty members are required to be transparent about all their engagements within the institute and outside, including ones involving direct or indirect financial transactions. For outside engagements, due approval must be sought from Dean (Faculty).

Any potential or perceived conflict of interest among their multiple roles at IIT Delhi and their roles outside must be declared to Dean (Faculty) through the Head of the academic unit. See the institute form for reporting conflicts of interest.

Here is a summary of Faculty conduct rules:

For more information on Conduct Rules of government employees, see Schedule B of the Statutes