IMT expects its students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and conduct. In particular, students are required to:
Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s ideas, words, projects, artwork, phrasing, sentence structure or other work without properly acknowledging the ownership (source) of the property (item). Plagiarism is considered as academic misconduct. Students should understand what the plagiarism is and take well informed steps to avoid it.
Plagiarism can take various forms. The main categories of use of unreferenced work that could be construed as an act of plagiarism can be summarized as:
Plagiarism Check Process at IMT
All work submitted by students is accepted on the understanding that it is their own. Plagiarism is considered as a serious academic offense at IMT-Dubai. All IMT-Dubai students should adhere to high standards of academic integrity that includes referencing and acknowledging other’s work, good literature review procedures while submitting assignments, projects or case studies.
The plagiarism check process can be listed as:
Classroom interaction and active participation in all course related activities is a key contributor to the learning process. Therefore, students are not only expected to attend all classes regularly but are also strongly encouraged to actively participate in case discussions, presentations, and all other classroom activities.
IMTD encourages students to attend all classes. Attendance is regularly monitored by the Program Office and updated regularly. The students are required to maintain a minimum attendance of 75% in each course.
Exceptions are granted on medical grounds/unavoidable official duty (valid documents required) by the Program Chair. The maximum limit of such exception is 25% of the total classes in a course. The students shall ensure their presence during case study/project presentations/ group activities or any other internal assessments.
IMTD is committed to foster diverse, equitable and inclusive environment in its engagement with students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders. The institution endeavors to work together to address the challenges of the future by eliminating barriers to success and promoting a culture of compassion, inclusivity and mutual respect.
In adherence to this policy, it facilitates collaborative learning and research by multicultural students, faculty and staff and promotes welcoming learning environment for people of determination. In this regard the following specific policies are followed:
IMTD follows a zero-tolerance policy in regards to corruption and bribery in all its operations. IMTD mandates that all its employees shall stay away from corruption and bribery in any form. All members of the BoG and the Advisory Board, employees and students shall conduct all activities honestly, fairly and professionally.
Articles 234-239 of the UAE Federal Law 3/1987 (popularly known as the UAE Federal Penal code) provide legal framework to deal with the cases of corruption and bribery. An act of bribery is committed if an individual accepts or promises a gift/benefit/ other grant, whether directly or indirectly, in exchange for committing or neglecting an act in violation of his/her duties either for his own benefit or for the benefit of any other person, entity or establishment.
IMTD mandates that all employees and other relevant stakeholders of the institution shall not directly or indirectly be involved in any of the following activities in exchange of any gift/benefits/ grants either in cash/kind.
Dealing with Government Departments/ Entities
IMTD mandates that only authorized employees shall deal with Government departments/ entities on its behalf. While dealing with Government departments/ entities the concerned employee shall comply with the requirements of Articles 234-239 of the UAE Federal Law 3/1987 and all other applicable UAE Laws and Regulations. In case of any confusion regarding any applicable laws and regulations, the concern employee should contact the Director for necessary clarifications. It is to emphasize that offering gift/benefit/other grant, whether directly or indirectly, to a public servant is a punishable offence under the UAE Federal Law 3/1987 which may lead to imprisonment.
IMTD supports all employees, students, vendors and other stakeholders to act as a whistleblower in case they suspect any instance of bribery and corruption or they are victim of bribery and corruption. They should immediately report the matter to the Director (email@example.com). The Director shall not disclose the identity of any whistleblower and protect whistleblower from any vindictive action. In the case of bribery/ corruption involving the Director, the whistleblower may inform the matter to the Chairman BoG (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Due Diligence and Action
The following procedures shall be followed for conducting due diligence and necessary action in reported cases of corruption and bribery involving students, employees and third-party vendors:
In case any member of the Student Grievance Committee/ Employee Grievance Committee is involved in the reported corruption/bribery case, he/she shall not be part of the committee till the matter is disposed of.
In consonance of the zero-tolerance policy towards corruption and bribery, the following actions shall be taken in the proven cases of corruption and bribery:
Student Code of Conduct
I. Student Behavior
IMT takes a very serious view of misbehavior and has a clearly mentioned policy on what constitutes unacceptable behavioral practices. Guidelines have been provided to the students about the same. Please refer to Standards of Personal Conduct which will be put in a form of a declaration separately duly signed by the students at the time of Registering into the Program.
II. Standards of Personal Conduct
Students of IMT are expected to meet the highest standards in their personal conduct. In particular, students are required to:
III. Code of Conduct for Residential Students
Residential students staying in the hostels provided by the Institute, please refer to the Residence Living Manual for the rules and regulations. Any legal implications of the student’s behavior are their own and the institute does not take any responsibility for the same. Further violation of the prescribed code of conduct is a valid ground for disciplinary action against the student and may even lead to expulsion from the Institute.
IMTD is committed to safeguard the wellbeing of its students and employees and other stakeholders who use its premises and services from the risk of being drawn into radicalization, terrorism, or extremism. In particular, young people can be drawn to extremism by being exposed to people, messages or literature that espouse radical behavior. Institution may be the target of hybrid threats through a mix of physical attacks, cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns attempting to radicalise the political narrative.
Physical and digital infrastructure that are widely used in daily life (e.g. energy, transport, healthcare, residential hostel, class rooms etc.). It must be protected and made resilient against both physical and cyber-attacks. In order to safeguard and prevent radicalization among young students, following approach comprising of detection, awareness and control to ensure a safe environment for students and all stake holders.
Detection – Early detection of radicalization is very important for its control and minimize the associated risks. All employees and students of IMTD are frequently made aware of early signs of radicalization among the youth. Employees and students are advised to report any behaviour change among their close contacts that include the following:
Awareness – All students are informed about the policy and on radicalization and its consequence on their and others’ wellbeing. The awareness is built through sessions during orientation at the time of enrollment as well as periodic workshop by professionals.
Control-Any person detecting or suspecting radicalization in any form is required to report the matter to Director/ Dean/Program Chair/Student Service Executive/Head Administration/Student Counsellor immediately. In absence of the Director, the matter must be reported to Dean and the Head of Administration. The competent authority such as Student Counsellor/ Third party expert on the matter shall be consulted for investigation internally. The institution reserves the right to take necessary disciplinary actions against those student/employees presenting safeguarding concerns.
Such cases may be reported to local authorities, if deemed, for necessary action and the institution reserve the right to share the information relating to the students/employees with the investigating agencies.
The institution shall comply with any governmental requirements issued on safeguarding students/ employees and other stakeholders from all forms of abuse.
I. Tuition and Other Fee
The admission offer letter issued to the student contains all information regarding fees, other applicable charges and payment schedule. Students may opt for different modes of fee payment. For details see Section 9 F. In case of wire transfer Student’s Roll no. & name should be clearly mentioned. Bank charges are to be borne by the remitter.
Student Tuition and other fees are applicable to students completing the Program within the normal duration. Should the course of studies be extended, the student will be liable to pay for all additional Tuition and other fees including Residence:
II. Late Fee Policy
It is the responsibility of students to pay all fees on time or else late fee charge as mentioned below shall be applicable.
|Details for Late Fee Charges|
|PARTICULARS||Late Fee for delay of every 15 days*|
|Amount in AED|
|Late Fee – Outstanding Fees AED 501 – 10000||100|
|Late Fee – Outstanding Fees AED 10001 – 20000||200|
|Late Fee – Outstanding Fees AED 20001 – 30000||300|
|Late Fee – Outstanding Fees AED 30001 – 40000||400|
|Late Fee – Outstanding Fees AED 40001 – 50000||500|
|Late Fee – Outstanding Fees AED 50000 Onwards||750|
|* For example, the outstanding fee of a student is AED 9900 which falls under the slab AED 501- 10000. Late fee under the slab is calculated as below:|
|Period of Delay||Late Fee|
|1 to 15 days||AED 100|
|16 to 30 days||AED 200|
|31 to 45 days||AED 300 and so on.|
Fee communicated to the students at the time of admission is normally not increased during the regular study period. In case of an increase, the maximum annual limit for any increase is capped at 15%. In case of re-admitted students, fee structure of that time is applicable.
III. Fee Refund Policy
This Refund policy is applicable irrespective of whether the student attended the classes or not after the commencement of the Program.
III. Deferral Policy
If a student requests for a deferral of his/her admission, then she/he shall have to pay additional charges (refer to Section VI Miscellaneous fee below). The deferment request is subject to approval of the Dean- Academics. In the case of deferral any utilized fee will be held as non-refundable credits in the student account for a period of one year after which the unutilized fee shall be retained by the institution.
The primary objective of scholarships at IMTD is to promote recruitment and retention of high academic achievers. IMTD provides following scholarships based on merit and achievements of the students:
Specific details of various other scholarships are announced at the beginning of the academic year after approval of the BoG. Additionally, IMTD honors various discounts for the students holding FAZAA, ESAAD, ALSAADA etc. cards.
This information is widely disseminated on websites, admission brochures and marketing collaterals.
V. Miscellaneous Fees/Charges
IMTD charges fees for miscellaneous services which are approved by the Director from time to time. The details of these fees are included in offer letter of the students and also displayed in electronics / physical Notice Board.
VI. Disputes and Arbitration
The Institute’s decision on any and every subject will be final and binding and disputes of any nature shall be dealt with under the UAE jurisdiction.