Policy

Admission Policy

  • The Application forms must be filled out and all relevant documentation along with 2 passport size colour photographs need to be submitted. Any incomplete application form will delay the admission process.
  • No student is permitted to attend class until all enrolment procedures have been fully completed.
  • Full assistance and guidance are provided to help applicants choose the right course that best matches their aspirations and potential. Prior to admission, students have to clear their entrance test upon which they will be called for interviews to assess their stability for their chosen programme of study.
  • The cornerstone ensures that all information provided by applicants during and after the process of admission is kept confidential.
  • Applicant must provide proof of ID such as birth certificate or a passport for admission.
  • Cornerstone College has the right to reject the application of any applicant who may pose a danger to the college.
  • All applicants should have cleared the Level3 or equivalent 12th standard.
  • Cornerstone reserves the right to refuse the admission to any student without giving reason. Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply for admission the following term.
  • Admission is processed solely on the basis of the principle of fairness and the equal opportunity policy.
  • All students are required to pay the full course fee before the start of the course or make arrangements for instalments (if appropriate) in accordance with the college fee policy.

Assessment Policy

  • Internal Assessment is defined as the process where Assessor makes judgements on evidence produced by students against required criteria for the BTEC qualification. All College devised assessment materials must be internally and/or externally verified before being issued to students.
  • Completed student assignments will be assessed internally, be subject to internal verification and external moderation by the awarding body.
  • Students must be left in no doubt that any grade awarded will be subject to internal and/or external scrutiny, (moderation) and that ultimately the final decision rests with the awarding body.
  • The Assessor is responsible for ensuring that assessment processes are consistent and transparent, that evidence is valid, sufficient,authentic and the judgement of evidence is valid and reliable.
  • Students will be given an interim deadline for each assignment. Following feedback a new deadline will be set after which the work is assessed and the outcome entered on the student study sheet. The assessment decisions are then internally verified according to the procedure outlined below. There is a further opportunity to improve assignments before the final deadline.
  • All coursework must be handed in on the stated date. If work is handed in late, the Academic team in accordance with the policy on Coursework will take decision about whether it should be marked.

Assessment Late Submission Policy

  • For the purpose of Cornerstone International College, these rules will apply in order to persuade student to submit their completed work either as a soft copy or hard copy. The details of the late submissions are summarized as following.
  • If student submits a piece of coursework after the deadline but within two days, he/she will be given a warning to not to repeat it. If the same repeats again he will be charged Rs.1000/- as late submission fee.
  • Coursework submitted later than two days after the deadline will not be considered and the student has to re-sit for that particular unit.
  • Under unavoidable contingency circumstances like natural calamities, Health reasons student will be given extension to submit the work. The lead internal verifier will decide the deadline for the coursework and the request shall be submitted in the written format and later attached to the coursework.

Student Plagiarism Policy

“Plagiarism” means to use another person’s inventions ideas or writing and claim it as your own.

Policy on Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the breach of the rules of this college. All works, which contain plagiarism, may cause an assignment to be deemed void resulting in no mark being given for it. Please note that plagiarized work is not your own work. If you have any doubt about the nature of plagiarism please discuss the issue with your module tutor or course co-ordinator.

Some examples of plagiarism:-
  • Handing in someone else’s work as though it is your own
  • Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving them credit
  • Failing to put a quotation inside quotation marks
  • Giving correct information about the source of quotation
  • Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not
  • Changing the words of an original source is not sufficient to prevent plagiarism. If you have retained the essential idea of an original source, and you have not cited it, then no matter how drastically you may have altered its context or presentation, you have still plagiarized.
To avoid plagiarism you must not:-
  • Cut and paste from electronic journals, websites or other sources to create a piece of work.
  • Use someone else’s work as your own.
  • Reuse essays or practical work of other people or your own (this is self-plagiarism).
  • Employ someone else to produce work for you.
  • Produce a piece of work based on someone else’s ideas without citing them.
You can avoid plagiarism by:-
  • Clearly indicating all authors, title, publishers and dates of any work that is included in your written work.
  • When summarizing other person’s work in your assignment you must acknowledge the original author.
  • Clearly cite the sources of information included in your assignment.
  • Always provide a full reference list as an appendix to your work including all the books or articles you have read or quoted in your text.

Attendance Policy

It is important that students, staff and parents/carers have a shared understanding of the importance of attending College.

  • The attendance policy establishes:
  • The expectation of acceptable attendance for students of the College.
  • The roles and responsibilities of College staff and students with regard to attendance.
Policy Statement:
  • The principles guiding this policy are:
  • All students shall be treated fairly and openly.
  • All students are responsible for their own attendance.

Academic Classes:

If a student misses a number of classes for any specific Unit and/or is showing signs of not progressing appropriately (e.g. not submitting formative or summative assessment on time or not participating in any class work or online forums), the Assessor may report the concerning progression to the Accounts Team. The appropriate Adviser will contact the student by phone or email in regards to their attendance and in order to determine if the student is at risk of not meeting the academic requirements of the Unit. students are required to attend at least 75% of their classroom sessions.

Practical classes:

Students are required to attend at least 75% of their practical skills sessions. students who do not attend 75% of practical skills sessions will be asked to repeat the Unit to ensure they have sufficient practical experience. Practical classes are clearly identified in the Unit Outline.

Please note: A leverage of 10% attendance is given to the students who are undergoing medical treatments, which are evidenced in the form of a medical certificate.

Dress Code policy

To maintain the good image of the University, students are reminded to be appropriately attired in a manner befitting the status of university students as well as the occasion, when you are on campus.

You should dress appropriately in lecture theatres / tutorial rooms / laboratories / workshops / library / offices. For example,

Clothing
  • You must not expose your midriff, chest, upper thigh or show visible cleavage or undergarment
  • You must not wear clothes that are transparent (see-through)
  • Your clothes must not bear any vulgar, offensive or obscene prints or language
Footwear

You must not wear flip-flops or slippers (thong sandals are allowed unless proscribed)

Students shall not wear anything that prevents ready identification such as full-face motorcycle helmets, masks or veils.

In addition to the above, students shall adhere to the safety guidelines issued by their respective Schools on appropriate attire and footwear for laboratories/ workshops.

The following are examples of appropriate dress for various occasions:
  • Classroom, Cafeteria, Student Center and University offices - neat, modest, casual or dressy attire. (eg. Jeans Pant/Shorts/Skirts & half/full sleeves shirt/ sleeveless top)
  • Interviews - business attire. (Full suit with pant/skirt)
  • Social/Recreational activities, Residence hall lounges (during visitation hours) - modest, casual or dressy attire.