IIT Kharagpur believes in treating its students like young adults. In general most students find life orderly and congenial in the campus. While the students, as adult citizens of the country enjoy their rights, they also are expected to be aware of their responsibilities. The institute will not support any act that is illegal as construed by the law of the land. The institute will also not support the transgression and violation of any prohibition imposed by the institute administration from time to time. As adults, the students are expected to have a fair sense of which act is legal and what is illegal. They should conduct themselves both inside and outside the institute in a manner that is befitting of an institute of this stature. In addition to being mature and responsible in conduct, the students are expected to respect the rights of the other members of the IIT community. The institute encourages an all round development of students' personality and their progressive and creative thinking. At the same time, in order that they effectively discharge civic responsibilities, the Institute sets its own terms of conduct that must be adhered to by the students. The institute can take action, if these terms are violated, through different Senate Committees.
The Committee shall recommend appropriate measures in each case to the Chairman of the Senate for awarding the punishment.