On admission to the University, students must obtain their identity cards from the Admission Branch. This card should be carried by the students at all times, and produced when required.
Any change of address must be immediately brought to the notice of the Dean/Medicine and Admission Branch.
Students have to conform to the rules of the Hospital and other institutions they may visit during the course.
Students should maintain proper standards of conduct, dress and behaviour.
The Dress and appearance of the students should be appropriate and confirm to the Medical Profession.
Dress code is applicable during working hours and whenever academic sessions are under way within the Faculty premises. Male students are expected to wear appropriately fitting shirts, trousers, socks and shoes. Hair should be neatly cropped, combed and the face well shaven. T shirts, jeans, slippers and sneakers (sports shoes) are to be avoided.
Female students are expected to wear appropriately fitting simple skirts, blouse, frocks, churithar, or sari and respectable foot wear. Hair should be neatly combed and tied. T Shirts, miniskirts, divided skirts, skinnies are to be avoided. The above dress code should be adhered to at all times including when students engage in Community / Field Activities or during activities representing the Faculty or the University and during any official engagements including examinations.
The above dress with white overcoat and name tag should be worn for all clinical appointments and during practical sessions.
Students must obtain their record books from the Office of the Dean. It is the responsibility of the student to see that the attendance at classes and clinical work is entered in the book at the end of each term or clinical appointment and is certified by the appropriate teacher. A student will not be allowed to take an examination if the attendance at relevant teaching sessions is not certified as adequate.
A student should not absent himself without leave. Students who require leave should apply in writing to the Dean through respective coordinators with copies to relevant Heads of Departments in advance. For clinical appointments, the leave should be recommended by the respective consultant. If the absence is due to unforeseen circumstances, the leave application should be submitted at the earliest opportunity.
In case of illness of more than three days a medical certificate issued by the University Medical Officer should be submitted to the Dean.
If a student falls ill just before or during any examination (in course or end of course), he/she should present himself/herself to the University Medical Officer or if in a hospital, the Medical Officer responsible. The University Medical Officer and the Dean should be informed immediately. When necessary the University Medical Officer shall arrange for the candidate to appeal before a Medical Board. Students should note that the medical certificate will be valid only if issued or certified by the University Medical officer.
Student attendance will be marked in all teaching sessions but attendance.
The attendance will be evaluated at the end of terms 3 and 4. The students should have 80 % attendance in each and every component of all subjects including PPDS I. Students whose attendance is found to be less will be instructed to follow the course with the subsequent batch. If such student fails to show 80% attendance in the repeated period, that student will be referred to a special committee of three Senior Teachers to analyse the problem of the student and to suggest a course of action. The suggestion will be placed before the Faculty Board and the Senate for final decision. All students who repeat the course will lose eligibility for class at the first examination for medical degrees unless the Faculty Board and the Senate accept the explanation given by the student as valid.
The attendance of the para-clinical courses [including the PPDS phase II] will be evaluated at the end of the Terms 7, 10 and 11. The students should have 80% attendance in each and every component of all subjects including PPDS I. Students whose attendance is found to be less will be instructed to follow the course with the subsequent batch. If such student fails to show 80% attendance in the repeated period, that student will be referred to a special committee of three Senior Teachers to analyse the problem of the student and to suggest a course of action. The suggestion will be placed before the Faculty and the Senate for final decision. All students who repeat the course will lose eligibility for class at the first examination for medical degrees unless the Faculty Board and the Senate accept the explanation given by the student as valid.
The attendance at the pre professorial clinical appointments will be assessed at the end of the postings. Students with less than 90% attendance in any clerkship and the absence up to the balance 10 % not approved by the consultant, the student will have to repeat the appointment with the same consultant if that consultant is agreeable or under another consultant who will accept the student and sign the completion of the appointment.
The clinical coordinator will permit students to go over to professorial appointments only on satisfactory completion of the prescribed pre-professorial appointments. Students who fail to commence professorial appointments with the proper batch loose eligibility for class unless the excuse given by the student is accepted by the Faculty and Senate as valid.
The attendance at the professorial appointments will be evaluated at the end of the rotations and students with less than 90% attendance and the absence for the balance 10% not approved by the consultant will be requested to follow the professorial course with the subsequent batch without eligibility for class unless the excuse submitted by the student is accepted by the Faculty board and the Senate as Valid.
All students following the course of Medicine can apply for accommodation in medical Hostels: Kanagasuntharam Hostel for Male Students and Sivagnanasundram Hostel for Females. Even though these hostels are placed in the same compound, they will remain two separate hostels administered by separate wardens and sub-wardens.
All wastes, including sanitary pads and left over food, should be disposed in containers kept for the specific purpose and they should not be thrown indiscriminately all over the hostel leading to un-hygienic consequences and blocking of the waste water channels