Academic Policy Manual
Policy for Lodging Complaint
Gender Harassment Policy
Support & Services for Students with Disability
Social Media Policy
Drugs and Tobacco Abuse Policy
Punishment(s) for Disciplinary Breach/Affair
Policy Regarding The Change of Registration of Courses
IU Volunteers Policy
GENDER HARASSMENT POLICY
Iqra University believes in equality which is among core values that we foster. Since establishment we are equal opportunity employers and as academic institution we condemn any sort of discrimination.
Since the law (Act No. IV OF 2010) made public on March 11, 2010 we are strictly complying to the act mentioned.
As per Directives of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan the Gender Harassment Policy is being made known to all students and employees along with complaint form.
Click Here to Download the Policy and Complaint Form.
Click Here to Download the HEC Policy on Protection Against Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Institutions.
Click Here to Download the Protection Against Harassment Of Women At The Workplace ACT 2010.
Click Here to Download the Amended Protection Against Harassment Of Women At The Workplace ACT 2010.
Dr. Salima Barkat (Chairperson)
Dr. Mirza Amin ul Haq
Dr. Shams Hamid
Dr. Mirza Amin ul Haq
Ms. Mufarrah Malik
You can also report your complaints (related to Gender Harassment) at dedicated Helpline: 02138734088
Support & Services for Students with Disability
We at Iqra University values diverse identities and experiences, and honors disability as an important aspect of human diversity. Following the HEC Policy for Student with Disabilities at HEI 2021, we affirmed our commitment to ensure that each member of the University’s community shall be permitted to work and/or study in an environment free from any kind of illegal discrimination – including race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. We aim to provide equal learning opportunities to students with disabilities regardless of their functional and/or physical limitations to foster a conducive and supportive learning environment for students with disabilities.
Click Here to Download the HEC Policy For Students with Disabilities.
Click Here to Download the IU Support & Services for Student with Disabilities.
Click Here to Download the IU Disability Assessment Form.
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
All students of Iqra University are required to abide by the following rules/ guidelines for the use of social media on the internet
Students are not allowed to create any page or ID that resembles with any of the Iqra University official page(s) and/or site and/or ID.
Students are not allowed to create, represent or join any political or religious group being identified as the student of Iqra University.
Students are not allowed to discuss or post comments about any staff or faculty member of Iqra University and their family members on any social media site.
Students must seek official approval from the management before putting any official information on their site/Page(s). However, approval is not needed if the information has been taken from official site.
Posting or displaying of any content such as images or text that in any way defame the university, its faculty, staff or other students is strictly prohibited. All postings are just like speaking at a public forum hence the dignity of Iqra University must not be compromised.
Policy matters of the university must not be talked about on any social media site.
Students are not allowed to use social media being Iqra representative (s) for fund raising (requesting/collecting funds) within / outside the University for any Natural Calamity until and unless they are permitted by the Office of the Registrar.
Safeguarding passwords and IDs are students’ personal responsibility and will not be considered as an alibi in case of violation of social media policy.
Any other act/deed/discussion on social media which may bring defamation to Iqra University.
DRUGS AND TOBACCO ABUSE POLICY
Iqra University promotes healthy practices for social and mental wellbeing of its stakeholders.
It strictly prohibits the use, production, sale, distribution, dispensing, or possession of illegal drugs on its premises (campuses, classrooms, hostels, playgrounds, libraries, laboratories, cafeterias
& transport, etc.). The university abides by the HEC’s Policy on Drug and Tobacco Abuse 2021.
Click Here to Download the HEC Policy on Drugs and Tobacco Abuse in HEIs (2021).
You can also report your complaints (related to Drug and Tobacco Abuse) at dedicated Helpline: 02138734088
PUNISHMENT(S) FOR DISCIPLINARY BREACH/AFFAIR
Failure to follow the above guidelines would be considered as violation of University Policies and disciplinary action will be taken that may lead to termination of admission from the University.
POLICY REGARDING THE CHANGE OF REGISTRATION OF COURSES
It should be noted that there are no charges for change of courses, sections and timings as long as the online system is open. The students are advised in their own interest to carry out the registration of courses before the University locks and closes the online registration. The online registration will be closed four days before the official date of commencement of the semester.
The following policy regarding the change of registration of courses is approved for all programmes after the close of online registration:
Any modification in registration after the close of online registration and up to the end of the first week of commencement of classes. Rs. 500/- per subject.
Any modification during the second week of the commencement of classes. Rs. 1,000/- per subject.
Late registration for any reasons after the close of online registration. Rs. 500/- per subject.
Late registration for any reason in the second week after the commencement of classes. Rs. 1,000/- per subject
Note: Please note that no registration or change registration will be allowed after the end of the second week of commencement of classes.
Any changes made after the closing of online registration is subject to availability of the desired course / section.
The payment will be made in the Askari Bank located on the Campus. The Programme Coordinators will change only after the student submits the paid fee voucher.
IU VOLUNTEERS POLICY
The event organizers need to request for volunteer support from Iqra University (IU) at least 10 days in advance with JD.
IU volunteers will be wearing IU badges/blazers during the event and may wear other brands’ item for publicity.
The event organizers will provide certificate of participation to the volunteers and acknowledgment in vote of thanks mentioning Iqra University.
IU volunteers will provide support for maximum 06 hr shift between 9:00am-11:00pm.
Food and refreshment for the volunteers will be provided by the event organizers.
IU or volunteers will not be held responsible for any damage and loss incurred during the event.
IU volunteers will only perform duties outlined in the job description.
Transportation will be provided by the organizers for late night events.
IU volunteers’ safety will be the responsibility of the event organizers.
POLICY FOR LODGING COMPLAINT
Iqra University is committed to maintaining a conducive environment for learning, teaching, and working. This includes ensuring that our staff, faculty, and students can communicate and voice concerns freely, with the assurance of confidentiality, fairness, and due process. In line with this commitment, we present this policy document to guide how complaints against faculty and staff are to be lodged and handled.
Iqra University does not entertain anonymous complaints against faculty and staff members.
Complaints from IU employees terminated from job or involved in any wrongdoing during their job will not be entertained.
Complaints from people who are not associated with Iqra University in any capacity will not be entertained.
Complaints from Students expelled from the University on disciplinary or academic grounds will not be entertained either.
All complaints must be lodged by an individual who identifies themselves with complete details, thus taking responsibility for the accusations being made.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that complaints lodged are valid and genuine, and not based on hearsay, personal vendetta, or misunderstandings. By requiring the complainant to identify themselves, the policy aims to encourage open, honest communication and safeguard the integrity of the complaint process.
This policy applies to all students, faculty, and staff members of Iqra University.
- Complaint Lodging: Complaints against students, faculty and staff must be lodged formally, in writing, by the individual making the complaint. The complaint should include the complainant’s full name, their role or position within Iqra University, and contact details. Complaints shall be submitted at the following email addresses:
For Staff & Faculty: email@example.com
For Students: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Confidentiality: Iqra University will maintain the confidentiality of the complainant to the extent permitted by law and to the extent possible while conducting a thorough investigation.
- Protection from Retaliation: Iqra University will not tolerate any form of retaliation against individuals who lodge a complaint in good faith. Any instances of suspected retaliation should be reported immediately.
- Complaint Review: Complaints will be reviewed and investigated by committee constituted by the University, depending on the nature of the complaint. The complainant may be contacted for further details or clarification as needed.
- False Allegations: Iqra University takes allegations against faculty and staff seriously. False allegations can harm innocent individuals and undermine the integrity of this process. Anyone found to have made false allegations deliberately may face disciplinary action.
Non-compliance with this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion for students or termination for faculty and staff members.
This policy will be reviewed periodically to ensure its effectiveness and to make necessary updates as required.
Approval and Amendment
This policy is approved by Iqra University’s governing body. Amendments to this policy can only be made with the approval of the governing body.
This document is controlled by Iqra University’s governing body. The latest version of the document will always be available from Iqra University’s official website or upon request.