GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

The minimum work load for a full time student is eighteen (18) units per semester while the maximum is twenty four (24). Permission to carry additional units has to be sought from Senate through the Department and the Faculty.

All courses offered and taken are to be evaluated and, all marks obtained shall be recorded in numerical scores and duly graded. A student’s academic performance shall be assessed through: written examinations, and continuous assessment. The written examinations towards the end of each semester in which the courses are taught, shall be for a duration of between two and through hours per course. For the continuous assessment; any one or all of intra-semester tests, assignments, presentations or term-papers, attendance, etc. may be used. For the purpose of computing the final grade score of a student in any course, the maximum mark obtainable shall be 100%. But the continuous assessment in each course shall normally carry 30% (but not more than 40%) while the written examination shall normally be 70% (but not less than 60%). Results of written examinations become authentic official records only after due approval by the University’s Senate.

Any student who does not make a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 1.00 at the end one semester shall be placed on first probation marked as P(i). If the student at the end of two consecutive semesters still does not make a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 1.00, he/she shall be placed on second probation marked as P(ii). If such student fails again to achieve a CGPA of 1.00 at the end of the second probation period i.e. the third consecutive semester, he/she shall be given a ‘warning’ marked as (W). If the student still fails to achieve a GPA of 1.00 after the ‘warning’, (i.e. the fourth semester) he/she shall be asked to withdraw from the Programme and advised to seek a cognate programme /department where he/she may be admitted. In each of the cases stated above, the affected student shall be duly informed of his/her status after the approval of such results by Senate.

To obtain a degree from the Programme,

i. a student must have passed a minimum of 145 Units (including all the GST and FSS courses); for the four year programme ,

ii at least 109 Units (including all the GST and FSS courses) for the three- year course.

At least, two-thirds of this number of units should come from the subject area in which the degree is

Being obtained. He/she must also have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of not less than 1.00.

The class of degree shall depend on the Cumulative Grade Point Average obtained of each student. The following classes of degree shall be awarded:

First Class Honours 4.50 +

Second Class Honours (Upper) 3.50 – 4.49

Second Class Honours (Lower) 2.50 – 3.49

Third Class Honours 1.50 – 2.49

Pass 1.00 – 1.49

Failure Below 1.00

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