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Rules & Regulations
 
 
 
   
8.
EXAMINATION (Course Work):
 
Course contents, if revised, shall be approved by the DPC of each department and by the other relevant bodies. The teacher concerned will be responsible for determining the details of the course
i.
There will be two - three semesters in each year, winter, spring and summer (optional), of 16-18 weeks each (winter and spring) with a minimum of 14-16 weeks for the course work, summer semester will be of 8-10 weeks. The DPCC shall regulate the commencement of the semesters. The first semester shall normally start on second Monday of September each year and terminate by first week of January. The second semester shall start on the 4th Monday of the January and its examinations shall be held in 3rd week of May. Summer semester shall commence in third week of June and end by fourth week of August. For MS / M.Phil two semesters of course work and one-two semesters of research / internship (6 credit hours) will be mandatory which normally has to be completed within two years.
ii.
For Ph.D., from the second Monday of September, the students who have maintained CGPA = 3.0 in M.S / M.Phil shall undertake additional course work/ Research techniques training (in case of Experimental Sciences) equivalent to 18 credit hours. In case of commencement of research/ internship/ project in summer semester Ph.D. course work shall start in Spring semester.
iii.
There shall be a Comprehensive Examination within one month after completing the Ph.D. course work
iv.

The student will write and submit synopsis for Ph.D. research work within six months of completing the Ph.D. course work.

v
There shall be two examinations for each course during each semester. These examinations shall be termed as mid semester (mid-term) and the final term. The mid semester examination shall be held during 8th week of each semester. The final examination is to be held at the end of the semester. (Marks: Mid term 35%, home assignments 25%, Final examination 40%). In addition to these examinations, the teacher shall give home Assignments, term papers, quizzes etc. The result of a course will be submitted after one week of examination and result will be notified after two week of completion of examination. The DPC shall be responsible for supervising the teaching, examination and their related matters. The DPC may also review the evaluation of any student/class if it deems appropriate within one week of submission of result. The result of semesters as well as comprehensive examinations shall be communicated to DPCC within two weeks of announcement of result
MS / M.Phil:
  A) All courses given in the first year (1st & 2nd semesters) will be designated by 500.
  B) All courses given in the second year (3rd & 4th semesters) will be designated by 600.
 
All courses will be preceded by 2-4 alphabets to be decided by the Departments / Centres / Institutes / Colleges / School indicating the title of the degree/ area of specialization.
Courses will be divided into following categories:
a)
Compulsory
b)
Core / Minor
c)
Major
d)
Elective

Each Departments / Centres / Institutes / Colleges / School shall decide its own compulsory, core/ minor, major and elective subjects. The courses offered by a Departments / Centres / Institutes / Colleges / School shall be announced with a short description of each course along with time, day, class room, name of the teacher, semester and credit hours.
  C)
A regular student will normally be required to take workload (for course work) of six to twelve credit hours in each semester.
  D)
At the end of the first semester a student must obtain a minimum Grade Point average (GPA) of 2.50 to be promoted to the second semester. In order to qualify a course GP 2.30 required.
  E)
In case a student is able to obtain GPA of 2.30 or more but less than 2.50 he / she will be promoted to the second Semester on probation. The candidate, who fails to secure 2.30 GPA in the first Semester shall stand automatically dropped from the rolls.
  F)
At the end of the second semester, a student must obtain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.50 and must also pass at least 50% of the courses offered by him / her in order to be promoted to the third semester. If any of the preceding two conditions is not complied with by a student then he / she shall be removed from the rolls of the Departments / Centres / Institutes / Colleges / School.
  G)
In the 3rd or 3rd and 4th semesters a student will carry out research work / internship under the supervision of his / her supervisor and submit research thesis / report / project by the end of 3rd or 4th semester.
  H)
In the third semester a student will also be required to repeat those courses of the first semester in which he/she had failed and maintains CGPA of 2.50 failing which his / her name will be removed from the Departments / Centres / Institutes / Colleges / School.
  I)
In the fourth semester, a student will be required to repeat those courses of the second semester in which he / she had failed and maintains CGPA of 2.50 failing which his / her name will be removed from the Departments / Centres / Institutes / Colleges / School.
  J)
A student, who completes all the courses and has not been required to repeat any course(s), obtains CGPA of less than 2.50 but not less than 2.30 at the end of the 4th semester, may be allowed to repeat up to two courses (varying 2-6 credits) in which he / she had obtained the lowest grades, in order to improve the CGPA so as to obtain the minimum of 2.50 failing which he / she shall not be awarded degree and removed form the rolls of the Departments/ Centres/ Institutes/Colleges/ School.
  K)
A student who had earned 'F' grade in a course in 1st semester may be allowed to take one additional course during the 2nd /3rd semester with the permission of the DPC of the Departments / Centres / Institutes / Colleges / School.
  L)
A student who had earned 'F' grade in a course in 2 nd semester may be allowed to take one additional course during the 3 rd /4 th semester with the permission of the DPC of the Departments / Centres / Institutes / Colleges / School.
  M)
The teacher shall send a copy of the activity record of the courses on prescribed Proforma to the DPC, Chairman / Director / Principal at the end of each semester.
  N)
After two semesters (24 credit hours) of course work, research work/ internship of six credit hours will be carried out in third and fourth semesters. Title of the thesis / report/ project will be recommended by DPC / Board of Studies routed through DPCC for the approval of the Vice-Chancellor. Thesis / report shall be submitted within six weeks after the termination of fourth semester (as the case may be). In case of genuine reason on the recommendation of the supervisor, DPC, DPCC Vice Chancellor can give extension up to six months for the submission of thesis/ report/ project. Evaluation of thesis will be by External Examiner . Board of Examiners for the examination of thesis shall be appointed by the Vice Chancellor out of the panel recommended by DPC concerned routed through DPCC. Evaluation normally be completed within six weeks of submission of the theses.
  O)
Only those students who scored CGPA = 2.5 will be awarded MS/ M.Phil. Degree
PhD:
A)
Candidate has to complete 18 credit hours course work, qualify comprehensive examination and carry out research for 2-4 years.
B)
All courses given in the Ph.D programe will be designated by 700
C)
A regular student will normally be required to take workload of eight to fifteen credit hours in each semester. Eighteen credit hours course work must be completed within two semesters
D)
At the end of the first semester a student must obtain a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 to be promoted to the second semester. In order to qualify a course GP 2.70 required.
E)
In case a student is able to obtain GPA of 2.80 or more but less than 3.00 he / she will be promoted to the second Semester on probation. The candidate, who fails to secure 2.80 GPA in the first Semester, shall stand automatically dropped from the rolls.
F
At the end of the second semester, a student must obtain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 and must also pass all the courses offered by him / her in order to be promoted to the third semester for research. If any of the preceding two conditions is not complied with by a student then he / she shall be removed from the rolls of the Departments / Centres / Institutes / Colleges / School.
G
A student, who completes all the courses and has not been required to repeat any course(s), obtains CGPA of less than 3.00 but not less than 2.80 at the end of the 2 nd semester, may be allowed to repeat one course (varying 2-4 credits) in which he / she had obtained the lowest grades in the next semester, in order to improve the CGPA so as to obtain the minimum of 3.00 failing which he / she shall not be awarded degree (or allowed to continue research work) and removed from the rolls of the Departments / Centres / Institutes / Colleges / School.
H
A student who had earned 'F' grade in a course in first semester may be allowed to take one additional special course in second semester.
I
The teacher shall send a copy of the activity record of the courses on prescribed proforma to the DPC, Chairman / Director / Principal at the end of each semester.
No student will take any course unless he has cleared the pre-requisite for it as determined by the respective Departments / Centres / Institutes / Colleges / School.
ix
A course may range from one credit hour to four credit hours.
x
The minimum number of contact hours for course work will be 14 per Semester for one credit hour course.
xi
One credit hour stands for at least one hour class contact per week per semester. For practical / laboratory work, 3 hours shall be considered equivalent to one credit hour.
xii
Only those students, who have attended not less than 75% of lectures and practicals separately in each course, shall be eligible for admission to such examination.
xiii
A teacher shall report the names of the students who are absent from the lectures/practicals continuously for 14 days (consecutive two weeks) to the Chairman/ Director/ Principal of the Departments/ Institutes / Colleges / Centres / School concerned who will forward the names of the student/s to the Dean/DPCC to enable him/her to strike off the names of such student/s. The Dean/DPCC may for valid reasons readmit such a student/s on the recommendation of DPC.
xiv
The scripts of each examination shall be shown to the students concerned by the teacher and taken back immediately. The Department concerned shall keep such record for one year.
xv
The teacher shall send the final award list to the Chairman /Director /Principal of the Departments/ Institutes / Colleges / Centres / School who will forward it to the DPCC, Controller of Examinations for notification and a copy to the respective Dean.
 

 
 
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