VPM's R. Z. Shah College of Arts, Science & Commerce
Mithagar Road, Mulund(E), Mumbai - 400081
(Affiliated to University of Mumbai)

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Rules to be followed in Computer Labs:

BE RESPECTFUL! Always treat the computer lab equipment AND your teacher and classmates the way that you would want your belongings and yourself to be treated. 

No food or drinks near the computers. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Enter the computer lab quietly and work quietly. There are other groups and individuals who may be using the computer lab. Please be respectful. 

Surf safely! Only visit assigned websites. Some web links can contain viruses or malware. Others may contain inapropriate content. If you are not certain that a website is SAFE, please ask a teacher or other adult.

Clean up your work area before you leave. All cords should be placed on the tables (not hanging off the sides). Headphones should be placed on the CPU/tower or monitor. Chair should be pushed under the tables. All trash, papers, and pencils should be picked up. 

Do not change computer settings or backgrounds. 

Ask permission before you print. 

SAVE all unfinished work to a cloud drive or jump drive. Any work that is saved to the computer will be deleted when the computer is powered off or updated at the end of the day.

If you are the last class of the day, please POWER DOWN all computers and monitors. 



Following behavior will be considered misuse or inappropriate use of computing resources in computer labs 

  1. Intentionally interfering with the normal operation of computer resources at College or trusts or on any network accessible from computer equipment at College or trusts.
  2. Excessive use of computer resources, including ignoring posted workstation time limits, using more than one workstation at a time, playing games on workstations when they are needed for College-related assignments, or similar activities.
  3. Attempting to access without authorization, discover the password, or otherwise circumvent the security of computer systems, accounts or files at College or trusts on any network accessible from computer equipment at College or trusts.
  4. Using computer resources for personal profit-making activities not related to the mission of the College. Using electronic mail or other forms of computer-based communication to impersonate, deceive, or defraud another user, or to send messages which are harassing, abusive, or obscene.
  5. Using or copying computer software or any other copyrighted material (such as music, movies, etc.) in a manner which violates IPC (Indian Penal Code) copyright laws or Software vendor licenses.
  6. Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials is illegal and exposes you to civil and criminal penalties.
  7. Using computer resources to copy and plagiarize the intellectual output (programs, written assignments, etc.) of other persons.
  8. Using computer resources to violate any state, federal, or international laws, or the published policies of other host institutions or networks.
  9. Using computer resources in a manner inconsistent with the "College or trusts Standards of Conduct" as published in the College or trusts Student Handbook.
  10. The HOD/Coordinator/Principal should be contacted for clarification of these guidelines or to report guideline violations.












CHEMISTRY LAB   

Rules to be followed in Chemistry Lab:

Students should behave in a mature and responsible manner at all times in the laboratory. or wherever chemicals are stored or handled. All inappropriate behavior is especially prohibited.

Students must follow all verbal and written instructions carefully.  If you are unsure of the procedure, ask your teacher for help before proceeding.

Students should not touch any equipment or chemicals unless specifically instructed to do so. 

Students must not eat, drink, apply cosmetics or chew gum in the laboratory. 

Wash hands thoroughly after participating in any laboratory activities. 

Students must perform only those experiments authorized by the teacher. 

Students will receive training related to the locations and operating procedures for all applicable laboratory safety equipment and personal protective equipment. 

Handling chemicals and equipments:

1. Students must properly dispose of all chemical waste as directed.

2. Students must wear ANSI-approved eye protection whenever chemicals, heat or glassware are used by either the teacher or students in the laboratory. Students should wear appropriate personal apparel at all times in the laboratory and also avoid wearing loose or flammable clothing; long hair should be tied back.

3. Students must report any incident (including all spills, breakages or other releases of hazardous materials) to the instructor immediately, no matter how insignificant it may appear. This should include all injuries such as cuts, burns or other signs of physical harm.

4. Students must never remove chemicals, equipment or supplies from the laboratory area.

5. Students must carefully examine all equipment before each use and report any broken or defective equipment to the teacher immediately.

Heating substances:

1. Students must never reach over an exposed flame or hot plate, or leave a flame or hot plate unattended.

2. Students must never point a test tube or reaction vessel of any type toward another person.

RESPONSE TO VIOLATIONS OF THE STUDENT LABORATORY CODE OF CONDUCT:

1st Offense: Verbal reprimand from the teacher, with a written record of the violation maintained. The teacher will review the rule with the student. If this is a serious violation which may have caused harm to human health or the environment, the parent or guardian will also be notified. 

2nd Offense: The student will be suspended from laboratory work immediately and sent to the appropriate HOD, with a disciplinary referral from the teacher. Written notification will be sent to the parent or guardian, with information specifying the consequences should a third offense occur. The student will not be permitted to return to laboratory work for one week, with alternative work assignment(s) to be provided in a supervised setting as determined by the building administration. 

3rd Offense: The student will be suspended from laboratory work immediately and sent to the appropriate Vice Principal/Principal, with a disciplinary referral from the teacher. Written notification will be sent to the parent or guardian, and a mandatory conference will be scheduled with the parents, teacher and building administrator. Depending on the result of that conference, the student may be suspended from laboratory operations for the remainder of the school year. If this occurs, the student will be assigned alternative work assignment(s) to be provided in a supervised setting as determined by the building administration. In addition, the student may be required to schedule an alternative laboratory science. 







PHYSICS LAB: WILL BE UPDATED BY 20.11.2020