Code of Conduct

The Code of conduct at BHOPAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE-PHARMACY is designed to maintain the quality and integrity of the College and Pharmacy profession. Matriculation to the BITS- Pharmacy is manifestation of acceptance of the Code of conduct and its implications

  • The purpose of the Code of conduct is to stimulate and promote the ideals of honesty and integrity. If all students and faculty fulfill their respective responsibilities as described in the Code, the culture of honesty and integrity that is so important to the success of the pharmacy profession will be maintained.
  • The Code of conduct is based on the principle that a student, when placed on his or her honor, will not violate that trust. It is the obligation of the student or faculty member not to violate the Code of conduct nor aid in any violation, and an ethical and professional obligation to report any violation seen or suspected
  • Students in the BITS- Pharmacy are responsible for upholding the principles of the Policy Statement on Scholastic Dishonesty and Ethical Conduct in the College namely:
    • To understand the definition of scholastic dishonesty.
    • To understand the instructions for each assignment, quiz, or examination.
    • To refrain from committing any acts of scholastic dishonesty.
    • To take appropriate action when acts of scholastic dishonesty are observed.
    • To understand the importance of confidentiality in pharmacy practice and the ramifications of breaching patient trust.
    • To engage in appropriate classroom and laboratory conduct.
  • . Faculty in the BITS- Pharmacy are responsible for upholding the principles of the Policy Statement on Scholastic Dishonesty and Ethical Conduct in the College, namely:
    • To communicate clearly in writing the instructions for each assignment.
    • To design examinations that minimize the opportunity for scholastic dishonesty.
    • To evaluate assignments on the basis of reasonable expectations given the difficulty of the assignment.
    • To actively and consistently enforce the University rules governing scholastic dishonesty.
    • To be familiar with the scholastic dishonesty policy.
    • To actively and consistently promote a classroom environment conducive to learning.

POLICY STATEMENT ON ETHICAL CONDUCT AND SCHOLASTIC INTEGRITY IN THE BITS - PHARMACY

INTRODUCTION

For more than a decade, the BHOPAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE-PHARMACY has played a pivotal role in assuring that pharmacy students receive unsurpassed educational opportunities to prepare them for current and future practice environments. The College offers a rigorous and expansive professional curriculum preparing students to become progressive pharmacists. Opportunities for graduate studies are available at both the Bachelor's and Master's level while advanced industrial training is offered in reputed pharmaceutical industries.

Pharmacy practitioners enjoy a special trust and authority based on the profession's commitment to a code of ethical behavior in its management of client affairs. The inculcation of a sense of responsible professional behavior is a critical component of professional education, and high standards of ethical conduct are expected of pharmacy students. Students who violate University rules on scholastic dishonesty not only violate that special trust, but are also subject to disciplinary penalties, including failure of the course involved and dismissal from the college and/or the University. Since dishonesty harms the individual, fellow students, and the integrity of the University and the College, policies on scholastic dishonesty are strictly enforced.

It is in all students' interest not to commit acts of scholastic dishonesty and to discourage others from committing such acts. Each dishonest act can harm the quality and reputation of the College of Pharmacy and thereby lower the value of the honest work of all other students. In a culture of dishonesty, it is impossible to know whether achievements were honestly earned or accomplished through unethical means. In such a culture, grades are not a valid indicator of achievement, and the final degree is not a valid indicator of a minimum level of knowledge. Were the BITS - Pharmacy to acquire a reputation for tolerating dishonesty, it would devalue the degrees of all present and future alumni.

Maintaining the quality and integrity of the BITS- Pharmacy is not the only reason why it is important to emphasize ethical conduct. The pharmacy curriculum prepares students for a profession in which honesty and ethical behavior are essential characteristics. The value that pharmacists provide is directly related to the amount of trust the public confides in them. Thus, it is important for students to develop a strong sense of ethics while in college and to carry it with them into the workplace. Students who have completed their education in a culture of ethical behavior should easily make the transition to a culture of ethical behavior as employees.

It is impossible to create an environment that is completely free of opportunities and temptations to behave unethically. In order to maintain the reputation and quality of a degree from the College, it is the responsibility of each individual to understand the definition of unethical behavior and to resist all temptations to behave unethically. This is easier to do in an atmosphere of honesty, where each student is confident that all other students are also behaving ethically. If all students and faculty fulfill their respective responsibilities as described in this policy statement, the culture of honesty that is so important to the success of the Pharmacy profession will be maintained.