Academic Conduct Rules


Decorum and discipline must be maintained within the academic premises at all times. Institute property such as books, notebooks, laboratory equipment, laboratory notes, and so on must be treated with due care and diligence. Mobile phones are not permitted during classes, laboratories, and/or examinations.


Class Schedules

A schedule for all classes and laboratories will be announced at the beginning of each semester. Changes to this may be announced from time to time as necessary. Classes and laboratory sessions will usually be held as per the announced schedule and will start and finish at the designated times. Instructors may re-schedule a few classes after giving adequate notice to the entire class.


Honour Code

All students must adhere to an honour code to ensure that the evaluation of learning and research can be carried out in a fair manner. At the start of each semester each student will affirm the acceptance of this honour code by affixing her/his signature to the code in the prescribed format.

Students must not use unfair means to increase their marks/grades. The seating plan which is announced for each examination must be followed. No notes and books are allowed to be present with a student during examinations except as specifically permitted by the instructor. Violations of these rules will be brought before the Unfair Means Committee constituted for each examination. 



Plagiarism is defined as the copying of material from other sources without attribution and/or acknowledgment and presented as one’s own contribution.

IISER Mohali considers plagiarism a serious offence. Any evidence of plagiarism in term papers or in theses (or in any other context of learning, exposition and research) will be dealt with severely after a thorough investigation by a committee constituted on a case-by-case basis by the Academic Senate (or by the Chairman, Academic Senate on behalf of the Academic Senate).


Contact Information

During the semester, communication from the office of Dean Academics to the student will take place over the Institute-assigned e-mail address. Students must supply an up-to-date postal address for their parents or legal guardian for out-of-semester communication.


Attendance and Leave

Students must attend all classes for all courses that they are registered for unless they have obtained leave of absence after applying for it by citing a specific reason.

Students who receive scholarships via the Institute may find that their scholarship is deducted on a pro-rata basis in the case of absence without leave.

Students undertaking course work are permitted a maximum of five days of leave of absence for non-medical reasons. In case of illness, a student can obtain medical leave providing that a certificate is obtained from an authorised medical practitioner for the entire period. Such a certificate must be counter-signed by the Institute Medical Officer.

Students who are carrying out PhD Thesis research are subject to the leave rules governing their individual fellowships.

Students should be aware that there will be no make-up classes, tutorials, quizzes or laboratory sessions conducted for the period when they are on leave. (For examinations, see below.)

Prolonged absence without leave may lead to termination or suspension of the student’s programme or scholarship.