Culture and community

We foster a collegial environment for all of us to live, learn and work productively together. 

We are a community characterised by care and respect for one another. We believe in cooperation, reflection and dialogue. We foster a caring attitude in our relationships within the university, and with the world outside. 


We believe in harmonious relationships even in the face of dissent and discord in all our personal and professional relationships. It is our view that it is in the spirit of dialogue that our community can grow. We have high standards and expectations of dialogue in our community, and we believe dialogue allows for quality of interpersonal relationships as in academic performance.

Academic integrity

Academic discourse relies on the free expression of all ideas and opinions. Inherent to free expression is mutual respect. 

Respect for others includes acknowledging their material, including ideas, images and language, taken from electronic, text, and visual sources. Teachers respect student work when it reflects independent reflection and analysis. Students show respect for others’ work in part by properly identifying the source of ideas, language, and images taken from other sources. 

Of course, respect for oneself and for the work of others forbids any copying of another student’s work and submitting it as one’s own. We encourage students, faculty and staff members to uphold values of integrity and honesty and believe that giving and receiving bribes/​gifts in exchange for favours is a corrupt practice.


Justice and equity are fundamental guiding principles of the University. Any form of discrimination based on religion, caste, gender, sex, community, beliefs, disability or any other factor unrelated to academic requirements is contrary to our principles. 

Sexual Harassment

We nurture an environment based on respect for individual dignity and space. Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual conduct, unwelcome acts of physical intimacy, unwelcome oral or textual requests for sexual favours, graphic representations of a sexual nature, and other visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. We pro-actively build awareness on this issue and offer counselling services with regard to sexual attitudes and behaviour. 

We have a sensitive and strong redressal process for sexual harassment in accordance with the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH) at the Workplace Act of 2014. All members of the University, irrespective of gender and sexual orientation, can seek redressal against sexual harassment at the University.

If you have any questions, concerns, clarifications, or wish to file a formal complaint, please feel free to get in touch with any member of the PoSH Committee or write to posh@​apu.​edu.​in.

Bullying, Intimidation and Ragging

We nurture an environment in which every individual is ensured of her right to live with dignity and respect and is free from vulnerability to any kind of bullying, intimidation or ragging.’ We work proactively towards prevention of such practices and provide a sensitive and strong system of redressal in the event such incidents occur.

The University nodal officer for ragging related complaints can be contacted as below:

Kalyani Sekharkalyani.​sekhar@​apu.​edu.​in+919880055466

Email id for reporting ragging complaints : antiragging@​apu.​edu.​in

The UGC toll free number for complaints against ragging is 1800−180−5522

More details: helpline@​antiragging.​in | www​.anti​rag​ging​.in

The UGC guidelines on prevention of ragging in higher education institutions is provided here.