Sheila Raheja Institute of Hotel Management

Affiliated with University of Mumbai

Life at SRIHM

General Regulations

  • There are two ways to view the implementation of rules in an institute• The first would be to see them as confines, limitations, restrictions and perhaps even as an imposition of superiority
  • The other outlook, which is more mature, positive and progressive is that rules are intended to create a harmonious and disciplined atmosphere respecting the independence of all yet not allowing individuals to act in ways that are disadvantageous, detrimental or disruptive to others within the organisation or the organization itself
  • Remember, today, as students, you are following rules, a few years later, as a supervisor/manager/proprietor; you would be involved in creating and implementing them yourself
  • So why not appreciate them today so that we can expect the same from others in the future??
  • We would, on our part, request students to view the following rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in a constructive and optimistic manner keeping in mind that discipline is indeed the cornerstone to improvement and progress

General Rules

  • On admission, every student must obtain an Identity Card which will be provided by the Administration Office. Students must always wear/display their identity card in the Institute premises. Students need to submit their identity card for checking/inspection to college authorities when requested. Faculty members or their representatives have the authority to collect the student identity cards in case of indiscipline or /late coming• It is mandatory for students to attend all lectures in college. Selective attendance of lectures is not an option at Sheila Raheja Institute of Hotel Management. Students are not permitted to loiter in the Institute premises while classes are in progress. This includes circumstances such as a class finishing ahead of scheduled time, absence of a lecturer, being disallowed for a lecture or other similar reasons. Students are obliged not to disturb other classes or colleges within the building premises. Recreational facilities are off limits to students during academic hours.
  • No society or union shall be formed in the Institute and no person would be invited to address a meeting or tour the property without the prior permission of the Principal. • Meetings arranged among the students themselves in the Institute, have to be presided over by a responsible person and the agenda of such meetings must be previously approved by the Principal.
  • Students should not communicate any information or write about matters regarding the Institute or its administration to the press or to any competitive college.
  • Non-compliance with rules of the Institute can be penalized by the imposition of fines and/or appropriate disciplinary action as the management deems fit.
  • Students shall not undertake outdoor catering orders nor attend outdoor catering waiting for assignments in their private capacity during the tenure of their study at the Institute without written permission from the Principal. Strict action is liable against students who indulge in this practice
  • Lunch provided in the Institute is training food and is not a statutory obligation on the part of the Institute
  • Norms and rules concerning detaining, promotion, passing, ATKT and failing of students are as per the regulations laid down by the University. This includes not allowing a student to appear for examinations in the event of (i) not attaining the minimum attendance for the year/semester (ii) outstanding fees and other dues (iii) poor conduct (iv) non-submission of coursework such as journals and assignments.
  • No justifications, defenses, pretexts or explanations (including medical reasons) shall be accepted if a student fails to appear for internal assessments and evaluations. Such absenteeism or its consequences may preclude the student from qualifying to appear for the final examination of a particular year/semester.
  • Although the college assumes the safety of the students in  the Institute premises, the management will not be held responsible for any accident that may befall any student. In case of any such incident, the college shall take all steps to ensure speedy administration of first aid or medical help for the student at the premises or at a nearby hospital. Such charges would have to be eventually reimbursed by the student to the college.
  • While studying in the institute, if a student is found indulging in anti-national activities contrary to the provisions of Acts and Laws enforced by the Government, he/she shall be expelled from the institute without any warning by the Principal.
  • Candidates applying for seats reserved for Backward Class mentioned in the rules should note that only those candidates who have documented proof that they belong to the caste and communities shall be eligible for concession.
  • If any of the statements made or any information supplied in connection to a candidate’s admission is at any time, found to be false or incorrect, the candidate will not be considered for admission and if already admitted, his/her admission shall be canceled, fees forfeited and he/she may be expelled from the institute by the Principal.
  • It is mandatory for all students to read the notices displayed on all notice boards in the institute on a daily basis.
  • On admission, the candidates shall be governed by all the Rules of the Institute intended for students.
  • The Institute reserves the right to amend, add or cancel any of the above rules if it deems necessary. Matters not covered in the existing rules will rest at the discretion of the Principal whose decision shall be absolute, final and binding.
  • Violation of any of the rules, regulations and guidelines listed above are liable for penal action that would be decided as per the severity of such contraventions.
  • The college maintains student records in as much detail as possible. These documents relate to the academic record and progress of the students, attendance reports, opinions/comments of faculty, any breaches of discipline, infractions of rules, misdemeanors, confiscations of property, misconduct and violations of rules, systems and procedures; in addition to meritorious acts, laudable performance, praiseworthy contributions, appreciations and commendations earned during their tenure at Sheila Raheja Institute of Hotel Management. Further, these records may be used by the institute to prioritize internship placement in the second year, recommending students for jobs during campus interviews in the final year and while complying with employment reference checks or requests by students for letters of recommendation.
  • Theft and pilferage: Any theft of college property or property belonging to any other student within the education complex shall be viewed as a major transgression and treated with utmost gravity. Such theft might be cash, goods, software, information or consumable supplies of which you are not the owner and will be subject to disciplinary action according to the severity of the deed. The rule extends to cover the consumption of any raw material (food or beverage ingredients) intended for food/beverage preparation in any food production or service area or any finished food or beverage product made by you or any other student, without the express permission or sanction of the lecturer/instructor.
  • Loss of cash or monetary equivalents, uniforms and other personal property of a student including journals, textbooks, files, assignments, electronic items (including mobile phones, laptops etc) whether allowed or expressly disallowed by the Institute shall not be the responsibility of the college authorities. Students are required to look after their own belongings that they bring to the college.
  • Any changes in student’s personal details (cell phone numbers of self or parents, residential or correspondence address) must be communicated to the college administrative office at the earliest to enable updation of college records.
  •  Students must never change into or out of their uniforms in any place other than their designated locker rooms.

Classroom

  • Students must not attend classes other than their own without the express permission of the lecturers concerned.• It is compulsory for students to attend theory and practical classes, demonstrations and functions even when these are scheduled before or beyond regular Institute hours, within or outside the Institute premises irrespective of holidays and off days. These include field visits, educational tours, indoor and outdoor catering assignments and college functions arranged by the Institute
  • Students are obliged to submit assignments/projects/reports/term work by or before the stipulated due date and appear for all examinations/tests/evaluations. Remaining absent for academic assessments, co-curricular and extracurricular activities without prior permission of the Principal, will lead to a loss of marks in evaluation.

Attendance and leave

  • Punctuality and Attendance in every lecture is expected of students and is the hallmark of a hospitality professional. Students must be present in their respective classrooms before commencement of a lecture. A first bell is meant to serve as an alert to students to proceed to their lecture room/practical lab. By or before the second bell, all students must be in their respective classrooms/practical labs or else they may be refused entry to the lecture/practical and shall be marked absent for the relevant lecture hours. These warning bells are only sounded before the commencement of college each morning and prior to the post-lunch afternoon session• Absence from college or college activities without pre-sanctioned leave (as per due procedure) is considered, as a breach of discipline. Unauthorized leave is liable for monetary fines. As per general leave policy, no leave will be granted except in case of illness or crisis. Permission must be obtained from the Principal or other assigned staff member who will review the application of leave and make a decision based on the past records of the individual and present exigency.
  • Absence due to ill health must be informed to the designated person (for notification) before 10 am on the first day of such illness. Such information may be telephonically communicated by the student or his/her parent/guardian. In case of sickness/illness extending to more than one day, the student must keep the Institute informed from time to time. During such absence, students are advised to keep abreast of academic progress in the college through their friends. On recommencing, an authentic medical certificate endorsed by a competent doctor must be submitted for the record if such medical leave is three days or more.
  • No student may leave the Institute premises during working hours without written permission/gate pass from the Principal or other assigned staff member. Breach of this rule is liable to disciplinary action.
  • The Institute implements a Student Leave Card system wherein all leave availed by students (pre or post sanctioned) is recorded. Students are requested to understand the requirements of this system and are required to assume the responsibility of filling and maintaining their own leave card completely and in a timely manner.