RULES & REGULATIONS

INTRODUCTION

The aim of the rules and regulations is to streamline the academic process and student’s conduct during the programme duration. It is mandatory for all the students to go through the rules and regulations and ensure strict compliance.  The rules and regulations cover all the academic stages of the student with special reference to the following –

  • Programme Overview
  • Induction
  • GEC
  • Academic Delivery
  • Assignments
  • Traineeship
  • Skills & Attitude Training
  • Cutting Edge Camps
  • End Term Assessment & Certification

 PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

WLCI professional programmes are substantially different in structure and content from that of traditional business schools. You will be introduced to the core business functions and will have the option to specialize in Marketing / Finance / Human Resources. During the programme, you will be given a thorough understanding of the processes and the skills required to become an effective and result- oriented professional.

The programme is conducted over 4 levels of approximately six months duration each. The levels are as under –

  • Semester I - Advanced Certificate Level I
  • Semester II - Advanced Certificate Level II
  • Semester III - Professional Certificate Level I
  • Semester IV - Professional Certificate Level II

During the first two levels of the programme, you will develop a strong foundation in core business functions of Marketing, Finance and HR and during the third and the fourth level you will then have the opportunity to specialize in any one profession of Marketing/ Finance / Human Resource and also super specialize in an area of your choice within these.

INDUCTION

  • The Course will commence with a 5-day Induction Program, which will aim at apprising the students with the Academic Process and rules & regulations.
  • The Induction Program will cover the following aspects:
    • Introduction to WLCI
    • Ability Creation Process Overview;
      • Knowing- Pre study- Conduct modalities
      • Doing – Conduct of Workshop, Assignments & Skills & Attitude Training
      • Being - Traineeship – Eligibility, Rules & Assessment process
    • Coaching, Rules & Regulations and Code of Conduct
    • Test – Induction process
  • All students are required to attend the 5-day Induction Program.
  • It is mandatory to qualify the Induction test, scheduled at the end of the Induction Program.
  • On completion of the Induction program, it will be assumed that the students have understood the Academic process and the guiding rules.

GROOMING, ETIQUETTE AND COMMUNICATION (GEC)

  • On completion of the Induction Program, the students will undergo a Program on ‘Grooming, Etiquette and Communication’ (GEC). It is a 4 week curriculum, targeted to impart basics of professional life, in an effort to prepare the students in obtaining traineeships with premier organizations.
  • The GEC training will be followed by an online test and personal interview (PI). The students will be required to qualify the online test as well as the personal interview, in order to be eligible for traineeship.
  • The student will be given 2 chances to clear the online test. In case a student fails to qualify the online test, it will be his/her responsibility to improve.
  • After the requisite improvement, the student will be given additional chances to appear in the online test/PI. The delay in qualifying the online test/PI will in turn delay the traineeship process, for which the student will be responsible.   

TRAINEESHIP

On being selected for the traineeship, the students undergo skills related training at the workplace. The students attend classes in the morning (8 to 10 am) and work as trainee in the evening (12 to 6 PM). Working as a trainee ensures that the students acquire hands on skills in their respective specialization. They also get to understand that requirements of an actual work environment, which is fairly different from a classroom.

TRAINEESHIP RULES

  • Each student is required to sign the Consent Form before appearing for an interview.  Should a student get selected and not join thereafter, or leave anytime during the period of traineeship, he/she will not be  given another chance for traineeship till all other students in his/her batch are given at least one interview chance.

Besides that, such students will also pay WLCI a sum of Rs.5000/- (Rupees Five thousand only) as compensation for expenses and effort incurred in getting him/her the traineeship. 

  • Students will be sent to a maximum of three interviews for their traineeship, and the final decision to take students as trainee rests on the organization only. In case of non-selection in these interviews, the students will be sent for further interviews only on written clearance from the Traineeship Department.
  • On selection, students are expected to join the organization they are first selected in.
  • Post Graduate Business Stream Students who are not in Traineeship (i.e. Project in lieu of their Traineeship grading). Students who are not on traineeship shall submit an Industry Project, in lieu of their Traineeship Grading. The company and the Industry Project problem shall be allocated by the concerned Head of Department / Faculty at the Campus.
  •    Leave at work :
    • Casual / Sick Leave:   the student will be granted leave as per the rules of the company and after written permission from the organization.
    •  Examination Leave:  The student is entitled to leave during the examination and is required to take a written approval from the organization at least one month before the examination. The examinations are normally held in the second week of December and May.
    •  Special Lectures / Seminars: In case of special lectures and seminars, the student shall take leave from work only after getting an application for the same signed by the Campus Director and getting a written approval from the company. The student will submit a photocopy of the approval from the organization to the traineeship department before taking and leave from work.
  • A student can be barred from placement/future placement if he/she:
    •  Terminates his/her traineeship with the partner organization.
    •  Fails to join an organization on a particular date.
    •  Does not complete the resignation formalities.
    •  Does not perform satisfactorily at the workplace.
    •  Does not adhere to the rules and regulations of the organization/ College.
  • If a student is barred from placements/ future placements, he/she will not be sent for any future interviews/ will not be eligible for placement / future placement.
  • Termination of Traineeship: The student will continue working in the partnering organization for a period of two years. He/ She can resign after giving a months’ notice, to both the College and the organization, and after prior approval from the Campus Director. In such a case, the student will not be barred from future placement.
  •  Once barred from placement, a student can be considered for future placement only on approval from the Campus Director. In such cases, it will be the prerogative of College to ascertain and decide the genuineness if the reasons submitted by the student and only then would the student be considered for future placement and his/her result would be declared. For each future placement, the student will have to pay a placement fee of Rs. 5,000 /- (five thousand rupees only)
  •  Interview: Before going for an interview, a student is required to meet and take clearance from the placement coordinator. The student is expected to be formally dressed when going for an interview. A student must reach for an interview at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time and must also carry a copy of his bio-data with him/her.
  • Problems at work: Any problem, faced by the student at the workplace should be reported to the Campus Director and the Traineeship Department, in writing, within one working day.

CONDUCT OF WORKSHOPS

Workshops

After completion of the GEC module, the students will undergo the academic classes for the core subjects.

  • There will be NO BREAK in the two hour class from 08:00 am – 10:00 am.
  • The students are required to be punctual and report to campus before 08:00 am for the workshop.
  • A three hour workshop has 1 hour of supervised pre-study and 2 hours of academic delivery which is to be followed diligently.

Pre-Study

Pre-study is a supervised self directed learning wherein the students are expected to cover subject knowledge and gain understanding of the theory before the workshop. The pre-study is conducted one day prior to the workshop.

Pre-study aims to help the students understand the theoretical framework to be able to execute process in their chosen professional areas.

Pre-study Rules

  • It is mandatory for all the students to be present in the pre-study hour in the campus.
  • The students are expected to devote at least one hour in self-study in addition to the pre-study at the campus.
  • There will be a separate attendance taken for this pre-study hour.
  • The students will be required to take the Quiz test during the workshop which will check the comprehension of the student on pre-study.
  • The Quiz test will be graded and then discussed by the faculty during the workshop.

ATTENDANCE RULES

1.         Punching on Biometric Machine

  • It is compulsory for every student to punch in their attendance in the biometric machine.
  • The attendance generated through biometric machine will be considered along with class attendance (AIS) for calculating his/her attendance in the module and determining the eligibility status to sit in the ETA for that module. Attendance in both biometric and AIS will be compulsory.

2.         Attendance Rules

  • A student must have minimum 70% attendance in a module in order to be eligible to appear in the ETA.
  • Students not permitted to attend classes, due to fees not paid, shall be treated as absent and no concession will be granted for the same.
  • Leave - Students are allowed a maximum of 10 days leave per semester as per the following break up:
    • Medical Leave – 5 days.
    • Casual Leave – 5 days.
    • A student is required to take prior permission in writing for leave.
    • In case leave required is for more than 1 day, the application has to be signed by the Parent / Guardian. The HOD will sign in case of outstation students. 

Important: The above medical/casual leave will not be factored in while calculating 70% attendance. The 30% absence caters for such eventualities (medical etc.).

4.         Student Absence – Follow-up Actions

  • In case a student is absent for a day, a mail will be sent to the student concerned on the same day.
  • In case a student is absent for more than 3 days, a mail to the student and a  registered letter to the parents will be sent at his residential address by the Campus Director.
  • The student is required to acknowledge and respond to the above mails/letters. 

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION RULES

The primary objective of the assignments is to enable the students to apply their knowledge to solve the given problem in a practical manner.  These are designed to provide ongoing practice and assessment during the programme. There are two assignments for each module- Formative Assignment A and Module assignment B.

1.         Assignment A: Students are required to submit Assignment A on the 7th day of module commencement.

  • Any submission after 7th day till the 10th day will be graded ‘P’/’R’.
  • Submission after the 10th day of module commencement will not be accepted and will be graded as ‘F’.

2.         Assignment B: Students are required to submit Assignment B on the 3rd day after module completion.

  • Any submission after 3rd day till the 7th day will be graded ‘P’/’R’.
  • Submission after the 7th day of module completion will not be accepted and will be graded as ‘F’.

3.         The student graded ‘F’ in assignment B will not be permitted to appear in the ETA of that module. He/she will be required to appear in the re-sit exams along with the ETA of the next semester. During the intervening period, the student will submit the pending assignments which will be graded as ‘F’ or ‘P’.

CUTTING EDGE CAMP

In keeping with the unique model of WLC India, we aim to provide our students a professional edge over others. In pursuant to achieve this AIM, Cutting Edge Training Camp will be conducted at Level I, II & III in different semesters during the PDBM course duration. It will help enhance the students’ Knowledge, Skills & Attitude to make them thorough professionals, thus creating a ‘win – win’ situation both for the employers and the students. In order to obtain certification from WLC India, attending the Cutting Edge Camp is a MANDATORY requirement for all students and will carry 10% weight age towards overall assessment. 

Broad Structure of the Camp

The program will be run as a residential camp. The broad structure of the camp and the administrative/logistic details are covered in succeeding paragraphs.

Aim: Cutting Edge camp has been designed at three levels in a highly progressive manner with the training objectives as under:

  • Level-I.                Understanding own strengths and weaknesses in order to develop Life, Career and Learning Plan.
  • Level-II.    Attitudinal Transformation training.
  • Level-III.   Super specialisation training in the selected subjects.    

RULES FOR ATTENDING CUTTING EDGE CAMP

  • Attending Cutting Edge Camp is a MANDATORY requirement for all students and it will carry 10% weight age in overall assessment per semester.
  • The students will make travel arrangements on their own expenses well in advance, based on the Camp Schedule.
  • Students are permitted to report to CAMP one day prior to the scheduled date of reporting. The accommodation will be provided strictly for the duration of the camp.
  • The students will be required to sign an Indemnity Bond, which will lay down the student and college responsibility during the conduct of the camp.
  • During the Camp students will not permitted to move out of the campus without a prior written permission from CEC officials at HO.
  • Meals will be provided by local canteen at a nominal cost and will be charged from the students based on the canteen rates.
  • The cost of to and fro travel to NOIDA will be borne by the students, and they shall be responsible for all aspects of safety, security, loss or health during their travel. WLC India will not be liable for any such case.
  • Students should not carry expensive items and take care of their valuables themselves. WLC India will not be responsible for any loss or theft during the camp.
  • Consumption of Alcohol, controlled substances and smoking is strictly prohibited during the camp. A strict disciplinary action will be initiated against the defaulters.
  • Damage to Campus and Hostel Infrastructure will not be accepted under any given circumstances and will invite penal deduction from the Individual/Entire Batch.
  • Unruly behavior and misconduct with Trainers/Wardens and fellow students will not be accepted and strict disciplinary action will be initiated against the defaulters.
  • Girls and Boys are forbidden to enter each other’s dormitory.
  • Parents/Relatives are not allowed to visit the Hostel.
  • Students are required to give an undertaking of the CAMPUS Director as Annexure – 1 attached.

 END TERM ASSESSMENT (ETA)

There shall be an End Term Assessment (written exam) on each module, at the end of each level.

ETA Eligibility

1.         As per the existing policy, the following are the academic pre-requisites to be eligible to appear in the ETA:

  • Minimum 70% attendance in a module
  • Timely submission of assignment as per the laid down time schedule.
  • Fee to be paid as applicable.    

2.         In case a student does not meet any of the above criteria, he/she will not be allowed to appear in the ETA.

3.         Eligibility Criteria – PCL-II

    • PCL-II being the final semester, it is mandatory to clear all modules of ACL-1 & ACL-2 in order to be eligible to appear in the PCL-2 ETA.
    • In case the student has not cleared in any of the modules of ACL-1 or ACL-2, he/she will not be allowed to appear in ETA of PCL-2.In this regard, the Re-sit exams conducted along with PCL-1 ETA will be factored in.
    • However, in case of any pending module of PCL-1, the student may be permitted to appear in the Re-sit exams along with ETA of PCL-2, subject to meeting other conditions.

4.         Criteria to declare a student ‘Fail’

  • The overall assessment of a student is based on the following:
  • Assignments                      : 25%
  • ETA (written exam)           : 25%
  • Traineeship/Project          : 25%
  • Skills & Attitude                : 25%
  • In case the student fails in any of the above criterion, he/she will be declared ‘Fail’.
  • As regards the assessment of a module, it is mandatory to be awarded minimum ‘P’ grade in both assignment A & B and clear the written exam. In case, a student gets ‘R’ in assignment B even after the second attempt or ‘F’ in written exam (ETA), he/she will be declared ‘Fail’ in that module. Such a student will not be allowed to appear in the ETA and will be required to appear in the re-sit exams along with next semester ETA. During this period the student will re-submit the assignment.
  • In case a student fails in four or more modules in a semester, he/she will be required to repeat the semester
  • In case a student fails in six or more modules in the first year (including ACL-1 & ACL-2), he/she will be declared Fail in the first year. Hence, such a student will be required to repeat the year.
  • RESIT EXAMS

Re-sit exams are conducted in order to provide a second chance for the students to appear in the ETA. Students are allowed to appear in the re-sit exams along-with ETA of the following semester

Conditions for Re-sit Examinations

  • In case a student has attendance between 40% and 69% in a module, he/she may be permitted to appear in the Re-sit exams during the next semester ETA.
  • In case the student has less than 40% attendance, he/she will be required to attend ‘Make-up’ classes of that module for which the requisite fee payment will have to be made prior to commencement of the classes. He may then appear in the Re-sit exams.

 GRADING SYSTEM

D: Distinction,   M: Merit,    P: Pass,    RW: Result Withheld,   AB:  Absent,     R: Refer,    F: Fail

    • D: Distinction:

In order to achieve a DISTINCTION the student must:

  • Check validity when collecting, analysing and processing complex information/data.
  • Evaluate and synthesize relevant theories and techniques to generate & justify.
  • Show an individual approach in presenting and communicating work coherently, using technical language fluently.
    • M: Merit:

In order to achieve a MERIT the student must:

  • Use a range of methods and techniques to collect, analyse and process information.
  • Apply & analyse detailed knowledge and skills, using relevant theories and techniques.
  • Coherently present and communicate work using technical language accurately.
    • P: Pass:

In order to achieve a PASS the student must:

    • A pass grade is achieved by meeting all the requirements defined in the assessment criteria for each unit.
    • RW: Result withheld:
    • Result can be withheld for non-compliance with rules, e.g. Assignments not submitted, Industry Project not submitted, etc.

AB: Absent:

  • In such cases, a student shall submit a written document (medical certificate, leave application etc.) to support the reason for his/her absence.
  • The document needs to be verified & approved by the Campus Directors / HOD’s.
  • The same shall be submitted in a soft copy to the Examination Head at Head Office.
    • R: Refer:
  • In such cases, a student can re-appear for the same Module/Assignments/Integrated Assignments/Projects only with the main ETAs (after 6 months).
  • If a student is not satisfied with his/her grades, he/she can request a re-evaluation of the same by paying a nominal fee.
  • The Answer sheets submitted for re-evaluation shall be sent to the Head Office for rechecking and updated declaration of the results.
  • The Campus Director shall ensure the confidentiality of the courier and the proper delivery of the same.
  • At Head Office, Examination Head is responsible for the receiving; re-evaluation and sending the Answer sheets back to the respective campuses.

F:  Fail:

  • If, after all Refer opportunities, as per rules, the student still fails to clear a Module, he/she shall be declared as ‘Failed’.

TIME LIMIT FOR COMPLETION - PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

The time limit for completion of Professional Programme will be determined by the following parameters:

      • Any student enrolled for the ‘Professional Programme in Business Management’ course can complete her/his course within 3 years of course commencement.
      • There will NOT be any Re-sit examinations BEYOND the stipulated period of 3 years.
      • After 3 years, she/he will have to Re-register for the course and complete pending modules as per the then existing course structure.

 CODE OF CONDUCT

  • The student is responsible for attending classes, and maintaining discipline in and around the College. The student must maintain the dignity of the College, and not cause any damage to the College property.
  • The student is responsible for all personal property such as laptops or other gadgets carried to the College. Use of Laptops or other gadgets in the College premises should be for academic use only. Use of these devices in the classroom will only be with the permission of faculty.
  • The College will not be liable for any loss/damage due to closure or disruption caused by any industrial action, Governmental action, fire, flood, act of God, force majeure or for any other reason not in the control of the College.
  • The College reserves to itself the right to change, amend, add-to, delete any requirement for support services and syllabi of the course, as it may deem fit.
  • The students will be responsible for attending classes, and maintaining discipline in and around the College and being attired in a decent and respectable manner, and conducting himself/herself in a proper and respectable manner and not causing any disruption of classes or disturbance to other students.
  • Students will abide by the assessment carried out by the College periodically. An appeal system is also available to the students.
  • Students causing any breach of this agreement and/or the terms and conditions applicable to him/her would be deemed to have voluntarily withdrawn from the College and would not be entitled to any compensation from the College whatsoever.
  • In case a student leaves the College without completing the course, he will not be entitled to any certification.
  • Students must show courtesy to faculty, peers and employees at work and uphold human values.
  • Failure to attend a minimum of 70% of classes, not following dress code, cheating, using abusive language or behavior, threats, assaults, harassments, theft, use of drugs/alcohol or being involved in any other criminal activity by any student, or supporting/instigating any of the above inside or outside the College premises, as the case may be, would constitute a breach on the part of the student. For students who fail to secure 70% attendance may not be allowed to sit for the End Term Assessment.
  • Students represent the College and the values and ethics of the institution. They are hence expected to uphold the dignity of their institution.

isciplinary Actions on Breach of Code of Conduct

These may take the following forms:

    • For minor offences (e.g., late for workshops, misbehavior, incorrect dress, etc.)
      • Warning Letter / Warning email
      • Letter to Parents
    • For major offences (E.g., Drinking /Smoking / Drugs in Campus, Physical Assault, Ruckus, Theft, Damage to property, etc.)
      • Suspension for up to 7 days. (Loss of Attendance due to suspension shall be the responsibility   of the concerned student. No dispensation shall be granted for the same.)
      • Monetary Fines (For damage to Property, etc.)
      • Being disallowed from continuing the course. No refund of fees shall be given in such a case.