NIT Jalandhar endeavours to provide all faculty, students and staff with a modern, fully networked computing and IT environment for academic use.
Users of NITJ computing, networking and IT facilities are expected to abide by the following rules, which are intended to preserve the utility and flexibility of the system, protect the privacy and work of students and faculty, and preserve our right to access the international networks to which the system is connected. In case of complaints, appropriate action to be taken will be decided and taken by the person in-charge of the facility in consultation with the Director, Dean of Planning & Development, Dean of Students Welfare and System Administrator as appropriate.
Faculty, staff, and students with authorized accounts may use the computing and IT facilities for academic purposes, official Institute business, and for personal purposes so long as such use
does not violate any law, Institute policy or IT act of the Government of India.
does not interfere with the performance of Institute duties or work of an academic nature (as judged by the NIT, Director).
does not result in commercial gain or private profit other than that allowed by the Institute.
Users are expected to respect the privacy of other users and they may not allow any other person to use their password or share their account. It is the users' responsibility to protect their account from unauthorized use by changing passwords periodically and using passwords that are not easily guessed. Sharing of passwords for any purpose whatsoever is strictly prohibited. Users may share the required files through a sharing software with proper ACL(Access control list).
Any attempt to circumvent system security, guess others’ passwords, or in any way gain unauthorized access to local or network resources is forbidden. Users may not use another person's computing account, attempt to forge an account identity, or use a false account or e-mail address.
Transferring copyrighted materials to or from the NITJ systems without express consent of the owner is a violation of international law. In addition, use of the internet for commercial gain or profit is not allowed from an educational site. If done so, it will be sole responsibility of the user.
Downloading and installing of new software has to be done with the explicit consent of the respective facility in-charges. Installation of unlicensed software on NITJ facilities, or on individual machines connected to the NITJ network, is strictly prohibited.
Setting up of any facility requiring password transmission over clear text is prohibited.
To the extent possible, users are expected to use only their official email addresses provided by NIT Jalandhar for official communications with other members of the Institute.
It is forbidden to use electronic mail and other network communications facilities to harass, offend, or annoy other users of the network, including impeding their computing systems, software, or data. Chain letters are not allowed. Neither is any form of commercial advertising, or soliciting allowed. Spamming is strictly disallowed. Subscribing to mailing lists outside the Institute is an individual’s responsibility. Subscribing someone else to any group outside NIT Jalandhar is illegal.
It is forbidden to send frivolous or academically unimportant messages to any group. Broadcast of messages to everyone in the system is allowed only for academic purposes and emergencies. Violations of this (as decided by concerned authorities) will result in immediate freezing of user's account for an extended period as determined by the authorities.
Recreational downloads and peer to peer connections for recreational purposes are banned.
Shared email accounts for any purpose whatsoever are not allowed. Any special accounts, if need to be set up for conferences and other valid reasons as determined by the institute authorities, must have a single designated user.
To the extet possible, users are expected to connect only to the official NITJ WiFi network for wireless access. Setting up of unsecured WiFI systems on the NITJ network is prohibited in accordance with a Government of India ban.
Users are expected to take proper care of equipment, and are expected to report any malfunction to the staff on duty or to the in-charge of the facility. Users should not attempt to move, repair, reconfigure, modify, or attach external devices to the systems.
NO FOOD OR DRINK is permitted in the laboratories. Smoking is strictly prohibited. Also making noise either through games/ music or even talking and/ or singing loudly is prohibited.
Playing of Games in Institute laboratories or using Institute facilities is strictly prohibited. Internet chat is also banned.
Display of offensive material (either on computer screens or through posters etc.) is strictly disallowed and serious action will be taken against offenders.
Violations of policy will be treated as academic misconduct, misdemeanor, or indiscipline as appropriate. Depending upon the nature of the violation, the institute authorities may take an action by issuing a warning through disabling the account. In extreme cases, the account may be completely deleted and/ or the user prohibited access to IT facilities at NITJ, and/ or sent to the Institute disciplinary action committee as constituted by the Institute authorities.
The policy may change as and when it is considered appropriate and new policies or the changes in policy will take effect immediately after a brief announcement by any means, e-mail, printed notices, or through the news groups.