Mathematics Department Honour Code
Students of the Mathematics Department are expected to practice highest ethical and moral standards. In order to maintain the sanctity of these standards, students are expected to sign a declaration after reading and understanding the honour code below. The Department reserves
the right to amend this code as and when required. Amendments will be brought to the notice of all stakeholders.
Honour code for in-class/take home exams
A student should not
- Communicate with another student while she/he or the other student is writing an
in-class/take home exam unless explicitly given permission by the instructor of the
- Carry or use any unauthorized material such as chits, tablets, calculators (unless
explicitly permitted) during the exam (in the exam hall or outside),
- Tamper with official documents such as corrected answer booklets, grade sheets or
- Impersonate another student during exams, or forge signatures of other students, faculty
Honour code for Individual academic activities
Individual activities include, but are not limited to, course homeworks, individual course projects,
presentations, individual research projects, and Masters/PhD theses. A student will
- work independently, with utmost sincerity on these activities.
- not copy/falsify/fabricate information/ideas in any of these activities.
- reveal all sources (persons/textbooks/materials found on the internet) used in creation of the work.
- not disseminate information gathered/submitted in the course of these activities with a view to facilitate unfair practices.
- accept sole responsibility for the entire work.
Honour code for Group activities
Group activities are those conducted by more than one student. These include, but are not limited to, in-class/take-home group course projects/lab assignments, data collection, reports, presentations, research projects, research presentations. All members of a group will
- participate in all aspects of the group activity with utmost sincerity.
- obtain consent of all members of the group with regard to division of work.
- not copy/falsify/fabricate information/ideas in any aspect of these activities.
- reveal all sources (persons/textbooks/materials found on the internet) used in the course of the activities.
- not disseminate information gathered/submitted towards any of these activities with a view to facilitate unfair practices.
- accept equal responsibility for all the activities and all information/ideas gathered/submitted towards these activities, in their entirety.
Breach of the honour code
Breach of one or more of the above honour codes will be reported to DUGC/DPGC, as appropriate.
- In considering cases involving copying from other students, whether between individuals
(in individual activities) or between groups (in group activities), the information giver and
receiver will NOT be distinguished from each other, in terms of the punishment awarded.
- Copying from reports of previous years, books and journals or plagiarism of any kind will
be construed as breach of this code.
- For group activities, every member of the group will be held equally responsible for the
work in its entirety. Claiming ignorance about another group member’s misdemeanor will
not be accepted as grounds to escape punishment.
- Student will not be allowed to take up any administrative post across the Institute (including CR, Math. association posts, etc.).
- If the student is found guilty while holding an administrative position, the student will step down.
- No Objection Certificate (NOC) for any further assignment/internship will be denied.
- For individual activities:
- After the first proved instance of breach, an FR grade will be awarded in the
- After the second proved instance of breach, the student will be referred to Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC) with a suitable recommendation such as rustication for a certain period or even expulsion from the Institute.
- For group activities, DUGC/DPGC will make specific punishment recommendations
which will be of the same order of magnitude as that for individual activities.
Declaration & Signing of Honor Code
On my honor as a student of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, I hereby declare that
- I have read and understood the
Declaration of Academic Honesty I signed at the time of joining.
- I have read and understood the Department Honor Code.
- I am aware that if found guilty of breaching this honor code, I will be penalized as per due process, without any further warning.
Signature of the student