Healthcare Systems Management - HCSM

Policies and Procedures

CPSP has its own policies and procedures and reserves the right to revise them as and when needed.


  • All students of the college shall have to abide by the poli- cies and regulations of the college.
  • Breach of rules, misconduct, irregularity in time keeping, idleness, lack or un-reasonable progress in studies etc., will render a student liable to disciplinary action including expulsion or rustication from the program.


Class Timings

During contact period, the classes will be held from 08:30am to 05:00pm, Monday through Saturday.


  • Students are required to attend lectures, seminars and field trips during the course of contact period. Attendance would be taken for each class immediately at the start of the class.
  • The eligibility criteria for appearing in the semester exams is 80% attendance individually in all subjects in the semester.


  • Students should ensure their full attendance during the contact session.
  • Students requiring leave must seek approval prior to the commencement of the semester.
  • In case of any emergency, leave can be granted solely at the discretion of administration.
  • Any short leave or late arrivals must be documented on the leave application.


Enrolment in the program (MCPS-HCSM) last for five years and students are required to finish the program within this time frame. If a student fails to obtain a minimum CGPA of 3.0 in five years of duration, he/she shall be terminated from the program.

Student-At-Large (SAL)

A student is considered as Student-at-Large (SAL), if he/she has not completed the MCPS- HCSM program within 2 years and wishes to complete the remaining courses of the program later. The status of SAL is valid for a period of 5 years from the day of enrolment in the program. SAL shall be charged “Complete Package per Course” for each course.

Professional Behavior

Student Card

It is compulsory to prominently display student identity card in the college premises. Students are not allowed to participate in program activity without the student card. In case of loss of card, student shall be charged Rs.100/for issuing of duplicate card.

Academic Misconduct


Cheating is an act of obtaining high grades by using dishonest means; it includes

  • Copying, in part or whole from other students’ examination paper, mathematical analysis, research or creative project etc.
  • Submitting as one’s own work in research or creative project by borrowing purchasing or steeling.
  • Consulting notes, sources or materials, including use of electronic devices, not specifically authorized by the instructor during examination.
  • Employing a surrogate to take an examination, write a paper or do mathematical analysis.
  • Falsification or misrepresentation on class attendance or role sheets.


Plagiarism is an act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for academic work by presenting the work of another as one’s own without the necessary and appropriate acknowledgment. More specifically, plagiarism is:

  • An act of incorporating the ideas, words or sentences or paragraphs without appropriate acknowledgment and representing the product as one’s own work.
  • An act of representing another’s intellectual work such as a computer program, photographs, drawing, sculpture or research.
  • Using someone else’s work as your own, without citing the source. This includes direct copying, rephrasing and summarizing.
  • Not indicating directly quoted passages or ideas even while citing the work as a general source.
  • Both parties to plagiarism are considered equally guilty; the one who has allowed copying his / her work and the one who has copied his / her work.

The CPSP maintains a strict policy on academic impropriety. Based on zero tolerance for such activity, any student found in cheating or plagiarism during examination and/or other academic exercise is liable to disciplinary action to the extent of being expelled from the CPSP and declared ineligible for readmission.

Standardized Procedures for Plagiarism Check

  • All assignments inclusive of Original article/dissertation will be submitted along with the plagiarism report in the formative assessment, whereby the students will be in-formed and guided accordingly for any deficiency observed.
  • In the summative assessment if the similarity index is 20% or above than all plagiarized assignments/dissertations shall be sent to the disciplinary committee for further action. Therefore students are advised to have Similarity Index checked before submitting all assignments.

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