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Rules and Regulations

The following rules and regulations apply to all students, regardless of their academic level, who are enrolled at St. Antony's College of Arts and Science for Women. Please note that these rules are subject to change as necessary


  • i. All students are required to submit the full fees for each semester by the specified deadline. Failure to do so will result in automatic removal from the college rolls.

  • ii. New students must pay the full amount of the first semester fees before their enrollment, and this payment is non-refundable.

  • iii. If a student withdraws from the college during a semester, there will be no refund or remission of any portion of the semester fee, and the entire course fee must still be paid.

  • iv. Additionally, all students must pay the semester examination fee as prescribed by the University to the University account.

Class Timings

  • i. Each semester is comprised of 90 working days, excluding the semester examination period. These 90 days are further divided into 15 cycles, with each cycle consisting of 6-day segments labeled A, B, C, D, E, and F.

  • ii. During each working day, there are two sessions: the morning session runs from 9:20 am to 1:00 pm, and the evening session extends from 1:30 pm to 3:45 pm.

  • iii. The first warning bell for classes is sounded five minutes prior to the start of both the morning and evening sessions. The second bell marks the precise beginning of the class hour. Additionally, a bell signals the end of each class period.

  • iv. Upon hearing the first warning bell before each session, students are expected to promptly proceed to their respective classrooms and take their seats, ensuring they are present when the professor arrives. Gatherings in groups outside the class or in the verandahs should be avoided until the second bell rings.

  • v. In between class periods, students are discouraged from loitering around the campus. If they need to access facilities like drinking water or restroom, they should do so quickly. If there is a need to change classrooms, they should move expeditiously.


  • i. Punctual attendance is a fundamental expectation for all students at this college.

  • ii. Students are required to provide advance notice if they must be absent from their classes.

  • iii. Faculty members will record attendance at the start of each morning and afternoon session.

  • iv. Any student not present when attendance is taken will be marked as absent. Even an absence of one hour results in a loss of attendance for that entire session.

  • v. Students who arrive late to class will only be admitted with an admission pass issued by the principal. No admission will be granted to students arriving more than 10 minutes late.

  • vi. At the conclusion of each semester, the attendance of each student will be calculated. Periodic notifications about absences will be sent to the parent or guardian of the student for their awareness and appropriate action.

Leave of Absence

  • i. To request leave, students must complete an application form in advance and submit it in person to the principal. The application should provide a clear reason and be signed by the student, with a counter-signature from a staff member, parent, guardian, or hostel director. If the absence is due to illness and lasts for three days or more, a medical certificate must be submitted.

  • ii. Unnotified absences will result in immediate notification of parents or wardens, and disciplinary actions such as fines or suspension may be imposed. If a student is absent for 10 consecutive days, she may be removed from the college's enrollment.

  • iii. Students needing to leave class during a session for a significant reason must obtain permission from the principal before doing so.

Leave on ‘Other Duty’

Students who represent the college in various competitions will receive attendance credit for the respective periods. To do so, they must complete the appropriate forms, obtain the Professor-in-charge's countersignature, and submit them to the principal before leaving the college for their participation in other events. Failure to follow this procedure will result in the loss of attendance credit, and these students will be marked as absent.


Any student, whether current or former, who wishes to obtain a transfer or conduct certificate must submit a request in the prescribed format to the college office.

Please note that certificates will not typically be issued with less than 48 hours' notice. If you require the certificate to be sent by post, please provide a stamped, self-addressed envelope along with your signed application. For transfer certificates, it is also essential to have a parent's signature as it is a necessary requirement.


St. Antony’s College of Arts and Science for Women operates as a collaborative community involving staff, students, and management, working towards a common objective. Life within the campus should be guided by unity, mutual trust, and cooperation among these stakeholders. While fostering this environment, several important points should be observed:

  • i. All students must adhere to the regulations concerning attendance, library usage, college fees, examinations, tests, and hostel rules for hostel residents.

  • ii. During class hours, students are not permitted to loiter or walk along the verandahs of the college, especially on the ground floor.

  • iii. Classrooms are not designated areas for midday meals. Students should use the designated dining areas for this purpose.

  • iv. Strict silence should be maintained during class hours within the classrooms.

  • v. Students of St. Antony’s are expected to exhibit courtesy and politeness to all.

  • vi. When a lecturer or any staff member enters a classroom, students should stand up and remain standing until invited to sit or until the lecturer takes a seat. Students should also rise when the lecturer departs.

  • vii. Leaving the classroom during a lecture is not permitted without the lecturer's permission.

  • viii. College property and furniture must be handled with care. Any damage will incur liability for the cost of repairs or replacement. Stealing college property or belongings of others is a serious offense and will result in immediate disciplinary action.

  • ix. Bicycles, scooters, and similar vehicles should be parked in designated areas and not left anywhere within the campus.

  • x. Students with a criminal record will not be allowed to continue their studies at the college.

  • xi. According to the educational rules of the Tamil Nadu Government, the Principal has the authority to impose various penalties, including fines, loss of term certificates, suspension, and expulsion from the college, in cases of rudeness, misconduct, or severe breaches of conduct rules.

  • xii. Engaging in activities that disrupt peace, discipline, or normal operations within the college or hostel premises is strictly prohibited and will be dealt with severely.

  • xiii. Ragging, in any form, is strictly forbidden. Perpetrators of ragging will face immediate and severe consequences.

  • xiv. Students found guilty of (i) using rude language toward college or hostel staff or (ii) assaulting or attempting to assault staff or fellow students will be expelled from the institution.

  • xv. Students are expected to dress neatly, either in traditional or modern attire. However, garments such as jeans, leggings, t-shirts, tight sleeveless undershirts, midis, and mini-skirts are not allowed.

  • xvi. Students will be issued identity cards, which they must wear at all times while on campus.

College Office

The central administrative office in the college handles various matters such as admissions, fee payments, certificates, and attendance. Students should contact the relevant clerks to address their concerns as needed. It is important for students to observe the specified office hours and approach the office accordingly to conduct their business./p>


To ensure the efficient use of the library for everyone, the following rules must be adhered to:

  • i. Each student is issued two library cards for borrowing books.

  • ii. The library is open on class days from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

  • iii. The library remains closed on Sundays, government holidays, and during the summer vacation.

  • iv. Books can only be borrowed by presenting the borrower's identity card, which is provided at the beginning of the academic year. If the card is lost, the librarian must be informed immediately; otherwise, the owner will be held responsible for any books borrowed using the lost card.

  • v. Upon receiving a book, students should inspect it and promptly report any previously unnoticed damage to the library assistant. Failure to do so will make the student responsible for the damage when discovered later.

  • vi. Writing in the margins or underlining in library books is strictly prohibited. If a book is significantly damaged, the student will need to replace it at their own expense.

  • vii. Books must be returned on or before the due date indicated on the book. Failure to return books on time will result in a fine of Rs. 2 per book per day. No further book loans will be allowed until all fines are settled.

  • viii. When returning a book, members should retrieve their library card at the same time. As long as the library card is in the possession of the library assistant, the member will be held accountable for the book's safety and condition.

  • ix. Library members are not permitted to lend library books to others, whether inside or outside the college. Violation of this rule may lead to suspension of library membership or fines, as appropriate.

  • x. Students are allowed to borrow either two books or two volumes of a single book at a time for home reading.

  • xi. Reference books must be read in the library reading room and cannot be taken outside. After use, they must be returned to the library assistant in person.

  • xii. Strict silence must be maintained within the library's reading room, and any discussions should be conducted outside the library premises.