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Library > Rules of the Library

The  following shall be the rules of the library, to be observed strictly: 

  1. Complete silence is to be maintained.
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  3. Talking,discussion or using mobile phones is not allowed.
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  5. Eatables and drinks (tea and soft drinks) are not allowed.
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  7. Sleeping inside the library is strictly prohibited.
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  9. Earphones,headphones and I-pods etc. are not allowed.
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  11. Library computer is not for non-academic uses.
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  13. Violation of library rules will result in strict disciplinary action.
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  15. Mutilation of Books is a serious misconduct and the student found mutilating the books shall personally be liable for replacement, repair or renovation of the books or periodicals and can also be fined by an appropriate  authority.
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  17. Any default in return of the books and bare Acts will be subjected to a fine of Rs. 10/- per day. In genuine cases of delay, the Assistant Librarian may reduce/ waive off the fine, on receiving a written request from the student concerned.
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  19. Personal books and other belongings are not allowed inside the library, except notebook, laptop or certain papers, with the permission of the librarian.
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  21. The Library shall be open daily from 8 am to 12.00 midnight except on Sundays and other public Holidays.
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  23. Librarian is the final authority to maintain order and discipline in the library. The Librarian can designate a particular act as an act of indiscipline in the library and ask the student concerned to leave the library and/or impose any other  appropriate punishment.
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  25. In case of loss of/damage to books, the price of the latest edition of the book will be charged on the user.


RULES REGARDING PROCEDURE OF BORROWING BOOKS  FOR MOOT COURT  COMPETITIONS

1. In order to borrow books from the Library for the purposes of any Moot Court Competition, a
Moot Court Account may be opened with the Library.
2. Such a Moot Court Account can be opened only after the release of the moot court problem/
compromis/ record/ fact sheet or similar document. In the event a team wishes to open an account
with the Library prior to the release of the documents mentioned herein, permission will be required
from any Senior Member of the MCC.
For the purposes of this Rule, and any other Rule pertaining to Moot Court Accounts with the
Library, a Senior Member is any member of the MCC who is in the fifth year.
3. To open a Moot Court Account with the Library, a participant will be required to fill a form kept
with the Library, inter alia, specifying the subject matter/s to which the issuance of books will be
restricted.
4. The form will have to be first signed by any Senior Member of the MCC. Such Senior Member
reserves the right to check the problem/compromis /record /fact sheet or similar document of the
moot before providing the signature. Further, they may reduce the scope of the subject matter/s
depending upon the aforementioned documents. This is in order to verify that the subject matters
specified in the form are only those that concern the particular Moot Court Competition.
5. After obtaining the signature of the senior member, permission from the Chairperson of the MCC
must also be obtained. This form shall then be submitted with the Librarian/Assistant Librarian or
any member of the Library Staff upon which the Moot Court Account will be opened.
6. In the event, during the course of the preparation for the moot, there arises a demand for books
outside the subject matter/s specified in the form, permission to issue books of such other subject
matter will have to be sought from any Senior Member of the MCC. Pursuant to receiving such
permission, the form shall be amended.
7. The number of books a team can issue at a time will not exceed twice the number of team
members. Thus, if a team comprises ‘n’ numbers, the maximum number of books that can be issued
at a time is ‘2n’.
8. In the event, for reasons specifically mentioned, a team requires more books, permission will be
required from any Senior Member of the MCC.
9. A book once issued in a Moot Court Account can be retained by a team for a maximum of ten
days. While a book is issued, the Librarian/Assistant Librarian or any other member of the Library
Staff will maintain a record of the demand for the book. At the end of the ten-day period, the book
will have to be returned to the Library and re-issuance of the same will only be done in the event
there is no demand for the book in the library. This Rule will be relaxed for the books issued for the
semester break.
10. The books issued must necessarily be returned within a week of any team member’s arrival after
the completion of the moot. On failure of the same, a fine will be imposed for each such book
beginning from the end of the period of one week.
11. At no time can a team issue more than one copy of a book.
12. The Librarian/Assistant Librarian and Senior Members of the MCC reserve the right to check all
Moot Court Accounts at any time to ensure that there has been no violation of any of these Rules.
13. In the event that a team has requested the University for passwords to online databases such as
HeinOnline, such password cannot be shared with any other person including students of the
University and other students taking part in any other Moot Court Competition.
14. Repeated violation of any of these Rules attracts any penalty as the Chairperson of the MCC or
the Librarian may deem fit and may include, debarring of the repeating offender from subsequent
Intra University Moot Court Competition and closing of the Moot Court Account.

RULES GOVERNING USAGE OF MOOT COURT DISCUSSION ROOMS
1. GENERAL
1.1 “Team” shall mean those teams participating in moot court competitions as allocated by the Moot Court Committee [“MCC”].
1.2 The access to Moot Court Discussion Rooms [“MCDRs”] shall be restricted only for the purpose of preparation for moot court competitions, and access shall be available to teams, coaches and any other persons involved in such preparations. The Library Staff shall monitor the same.
1.3 The teams wishing to use the MCDRs shall obtain approval from the Chairperson of the MCC and the Assistant Librarian, in the form attached. The same shall be submitted to the Library Staff. A copy of the form shall be retained by the team.
1.4 The names of all students using the MCDRs and their corresponding times of entry and exit shall be entered in a register maintained for this purpose by the Library Staff on every occasion that they wish to use the MCDRs.
1.5 Students wishing to use the MCDRs for any other purpose apart from preparation for moot court competitions shall seek permission from the Registrar. The same shall be submitted to the Library Staff.
2. USAGE
2.1. At least two (2) members of the same team must be present in order to use the MCDRs.
2.2. No team shall be allowed a continued use of the MCDRs for more than six (6) hours in a day.
2.3. Teams wishing to seek an extension shall obtain the permission from the Library Staff for the same, for an additional two (2) hours.
2.4. No student shall be allowed to bring library books into the MCDRs without making an entry in the register kept for this purpose by the Library Staff.
2.5. No student shall be allowed to carry bags, drinks or eatables into the MCDRs.
3. PENALTY & DISPUTES
3.1. The team shall be liable for a fine (as determined by the Assistant Librarian and the Chairperson of the Moot Court Committee), or be barred from using the MCDRs for a period as deemed fit by the Assistant Librarian, or both, if any member of such team is found to be using the MCDRs in contravention of these Rules.
3.2. Any other student found using the MCDRs in contravention of these Rules shall be liable for a fine (as determined by the Assistant Librarian and the Chairperson of the Moot Court Committee), or be barred from using the MCDRs for a period as deemed fit by the Assistant Librarian, or both.
3.3. The Assistant Librarian and the Chairperson of the Moot Court Committee shall decide any disputes arising with regard to usage of MCDRs.


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