The following lapses shall constitute improper conduct on the part of the teaching staff of Government Colleges, namely:-
Failure to perform his/her academic duties such as invigilation work, coming to the class without preparation to conduct lecture classes, practical classes, assessment and guidance and refusal or willful delay in the execution of any work allotted to the teacher by the authority concerned in connection with Colleges/University Examinations;
Gross partiality in assessment of students, deliberately over-marking or under-marking or attempting at victimization on any grounds;
Inciting students against other students, colleagues or against the University or the State Government or the Central Government: Provided that the expression of difference of opinion on principles at seminar, or other place, where students are present shall not be deemed to constitute improper conduct;
Raising questions of caste, creed, religion, race or sex in his relationship with his colleagues and trying to use the above considerations for improvement of his prospects;
Refusal to carry out the decisions of appropriate administrative and academic bodies and/or functionaries of the University, which are not against the provisions of any law for the time being in force.
(Source: Sec. 49A, Kerala Government Servants’ Conduct Rules, 1960- Personal and Administrative Reforms Department)