A Government Aided Recognised Minority Educational Institution | Medium of instruction is English | Established & Run by Milli Educational Organisation | Estd: 1992
Affiliated to the University of Calcutta

Human Value & Professional Ethics

The virtues that direct us to consider the human element in our interactions with other people are known as Human Values. These human values include things like listening, openness, affection, empathy, respect, acceptance, consideration, and love for other people. Ethics deals with the morality aspect of human behaviour. It is a subfield of philosophy concerned with "systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior." On the other hand, Morality can be defined as a set of guidelines or precepts drawn from a set of rules found in a specific philosophy, religion, or society. It may also originate from an individual's standards of belief.

According to Greek philosophy, morality was formed from a set of welfare principles that were upheld in order to promote the greatest good of the human race. Over the years, the concept of ethics, morality and professional standards takes into account the ethical impact of the development of science and technology on collective as well as individual behaviour too.

Milli Al-Ameen College (For Girls) has been associated with a humanity-oriented mission aimed towards alleviating the status of the marginalized communities and empowering women towards a better future. Our College inculcates soft and empathetic feelings for its stakeholders. It inculcates habits of patience, morality, discipline, responsibility, and emotional intellect amongst its students. Our College is a family where ethics provides a rational exposition of right or wrong, good or bad, obligatory or non-obligatory parts of voluntary actions performed by a social human being or a group of persons.

Currently, growing complexities of social structure and multi-dimensional human actions have given rise to a new tradition of ethical studies, called Applied Ethics. The practical side of moral issues is known as Applied Ethics. It is ethics in the context of real-world behaviour and moral considerations in the fields of leadership, technology, health, law, and both public and private life. Applied ethics has expanded the study of ethics beyond the realms of academic philosophical discourse. Nowadays, ethical codes of conduct exist in almost every profession.

Professional ethics is an important branch of Applied Ethics. It is a recognized code of behaviour that outlines how professionals should work toward their shared goals in order to achieve their maximum potential. However, this code of behaviour also shields the professionals from some outside influences. To put it succinctly, this code of conduct addresses the issue of cooperation across all performance levels. The entire professional society, individuals of the same profession, and the rights, obligations, and duties of the human race are all included in professional ethics.


According to the UGC guidelines, the following CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS needs to be followed by all Government-Recognized Colleges and Universities:

I. Teachers And Their Responsibilities:

Whoever adopts teaching as a profession assumes the obligation to conduct · himself / herself in accordance with the ideal of the profession. A teacher is constantly under the scrutiny of her/his students and the society at large. Therefore, every teacher should see that there is no incompatibility between her/his precepts and practice. The national ideals of education which have already been set forth and which she/he should seek to inculcate among students must be her/his own ideals. The profession further requires that the teacher should be calm, patient and communicative by temperament and amiable in disposition.

Teacher should:

  1. Adhere to a responsible pattern of conduct and demeanor expected of them by the community;
  2. Manage their private affairs in a manner consistent with the dignity of the profession;
  3. Seek to make professional growth continuous through study and research;
  4. Express free and frank opinion by participation at professional meetings, seminars, conferences etc., towards the contribution of knowledge;
  5. Maintain active membership of professional organisations and strive to improve education and profession through them;
  6. Perform their duties in the form of teaching, tutorials, practicals, seminars and research work, conscientiously and with dedication;
  7. Discourage and not indulge in plagiarism and other non-ethical behaviour in teaching and research;
  8. Abide by the Act, Statute and Ordinance of the University and to respect its ideals, vision, mission, cultural practices and tradition;
  9. Co-operate and assist in carrying out the functions relating to the educational responsibilities of the college and the university, such as: assisting in appraising applications for admission, advising and counselling students as well as assisting the conduct of university and college examinations, including supervision, invigilation and evaluation; and
  10. Participate in extension, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, including the community service.

II. Teachers And Students

Teachers should:

  1. Respect the rights and dignity of the student in expressing her/his opinion;
  2. Deal justly and impartially with students regardless of their religion, caste, gender, political, economic, social and physical characteristics;
  3. Recognise the difference in aptitude and capabilities among students and strive to meet their individual needs;
  4. Encourage students to improve their attainments, develop their personalities and at the same time contribute to community welfare;
  5. Inculcate among students scientific temper, spirit of inquiry and ideals of democracy, patriotism, social justice, environmental protection and peace;
  6. Treat the students with dignity and not behave in a vindictive manner towards any of them for any reason;
  7. Pay attention to only the attainment of the student in the assessment of merit;
  8. Make themselves available to the students even beyond their class hours and help and guide students without any remuneration or reward;
  9. Aid students to develop an understanding of our national heritage and national goals; and
  10. Refrain from inciting students against other students, colleagues or administration.

III. Teachers And Colleagues

Teachers should:

  1. Treat other members of the profession in the same manner as they themselves wish to be treated;
  2. Speak respectfully to other teachers and render assistance for professional betterment;
  3. Refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations against colleagues to higher authorities; and
  4. Refrain from allowing considerations of caste, creed, religion, race or sex in their professional endeavour.

IV. Teachers And Authorities

Teachers should:

  1. Discharge their professional responsibilities according to the existing rules and adhere to procedures and methods consistent with their profession in initiating steps through their own institutional bodies and / or professional organisations for change of any such rule detrimental to the professional interest;
  2. Refrain from undertaking any other employment and commitment, including private tuitions and coaching classes which are likely to interfere with their professional responsibilities;
  3. Co-operate in the formulation of policies of the institution by accepting various offices and discharge responsibilities which such offices may demand;
  4. Co-operate through their organisations in the formulation of policies of the other institutions and accept offices;
  5. Co-operate with the authorities for the betterment of the institutions keeping in view the interest and in conformity with the dignity of the profession;
  6. Adhere to the terms of contract;
  7. Give and expect due notice before a change of position takes place; and
  8. Refrain from availing themselves of leave except on unavoidable grounds and as far as practicable with prior intimation, keeping in view their particular responsibility for completion of academic schedule.

V. Teachers And Non-Teaching Staff

Teachers should:

  1. Treat the non-teaching staff as colleagues and equal partners in a cooperative undertaking, within every educational institution;
  2. Help in the functioning of joint-staff councils covering both the teachers and the non-teaching staff.

VI. Teachers And Guardians

Teachers should:

  1. Try to see through teachers' bodies and organisations, that institutions maintain contact with the guardians, their students, send reports of their performance to the guardians whenever necessary and meet the guardians in meetings convened for the purpose for mutual exchange of ideas and for the benefit of the institution.

VII. Teachers And Society

Teachers should:

  1. Recognise that education is a public service and strive to keep the public informed of the educational programmes which are being provided;
  2. Work to improve education in the community and strengthen the community's moral and intellectual life;
  3. Be aware of social problems and take part in such activities as would be conducive to the progress of society and hence the country as a whole;
  4. Perform the duties of citizenship, participate in community activities and shoulder responsibilities of public offices;

Refrain from taking part in or subscribing to or assisting in any way activities, which tend to promote feeling of hatred or enmity among different communities, religions or linguistic groups but actively work for national integration.