General Rules and Regulations
Amrita University’s unique quality lies in its tradition of merging rigorous academic training with India’s spiritual and cultural heritage. This being said, students, faculty, and staff follow a code of conduct to help maintain the reverential ambiance of the University.
In order to uphold the sanctity of the institution, all students attending Amrita are expected to take note of the following:
- Classes commence every day with a universal prayer of Vedic Hymns. All students are required to be in their classrooms before the start of prayers every morning.
- All students are required to wear their ID cards during class hours but could be asked to produce their ID card anytime.
- All students are expected to dress decently during holidays and non-class hours on campus and in the hostel Mess Halls.
- Consumption of non-vegetarian food on campus is prohibited, so is smoking, gambling, the use of tobacco/tobacco products, alcohol, illegal drug use, and the use or possession of any and all intoxicants.
- Reading, possessing, or circulating any vulgar or obscene material, in any media format, is banned on campus.
- All students are expected to live in their designated hostel or guesthouse for the course of their study. Students are not permitted to live in rented houses, hotels, or lodges - either alone or in groups.
- Ragging students is a criminal offense and is banned on campus. Ragging includes tormenting students by harsh and abusive words, engaging in rough play, physically assaulting students, using physical force or aggression on students, exhibiting indecent gestures or behavior, and exposing students to ridicule and contempt.