Undergraduate Studies


  • Academic Calendar for Undergraduate (UG) Studies

 

The academic year is ordinarily divided into two semesters each having duration of ordinarily not less than 13 teaching weeks. There are final examinations at the end of each semester. The academic schedule for the year is prepared as per following guidelines:

 

         Semester-I

 No. of Weeks

Classes

13

Mid-semester recess

1

Recess before examination

2

Semester Final Examination

2.1 **

Publication of result

 1.6

 

20

Inter-semester Recess and Preparation for next semester

1

 

 

Semester-II

 No. of Weeks

Classes

13

Mid-semester recess

1

Recess before examination

2

Semester Final Examination

2.1 **

Publication of result

 1.6

 

20

Inter session break, Ramjan and other

Vacations throughout the session

 

11 

 

 

                                               Total =

52

         There are at least two examination dates in a week

      **The digit after the decimal indicates number of days.

 

  • Duration of Course and Course Structure (UG)

 

The undergraduate courses extend over a period of four academic years (8 semester), each of a normal duration of one calendar year, which is divided as necessary for the purpose of academic program and conduct of examinations. Teaching for the courses is reckoned in credits and the credits allotted to various courses are determined by the Committee of Courses and Studies with the following guidelines:

 

Nature of Course

Contact hour

 No. of Credit

i)  Theory Lecture

1 hour/week

1

ii)  Tutorial

1 hour/week

1

iii)  Independent

Lab/Sessional/design

3/2 hour/week

2 hour/week

3 hour/week

0.75

1

1.5

 

iv)  Combined theory

and lab/Sessional

Credits may be calculated on the basis of number of credits assigned to i), ii) and iii)

v)  Project/thesis

6 hour/week

3

vi)  Field work

 2 weeks of field work

1

 

The total number of credits that a student has to complete successfully for the award of B. Sc. Engineering degree is 160.

 

  • Distribution of marks for a given course

 

The distribution of marks for the given course is as follows:

 

i)  Theory courses:

 

Class participation and attendance 
  10%
Quizzes/Class tests   
20%
Semester Final Examination (3 hours duration)
70%
     Total      
100%


 

     ii)Independent laboratory/Sessional/design/field work courses:

 


Class participation and attendance
10%
Quizzes/viva voce
15%
Viva voce (Conducted by Dept.)
25%
Performance/reports
50%
Total    
100%

     

                               

 

    iii)Project and thesis:

 

Viva voce (conducted by a viva voce committee)
30%
Supervisor (internal examiner)
50% 

External examiner (any other teacher of the department/

Examination committee)

20%


    Total     
100%


 

  • Grading System

 

The following letter grade system is used to assess the performance of the students:

 

Numerical grade

Letter grade

Grade point

80% or above

A+ (A Plus)

 4.0

75% to less than 80%

A (A Regular)

 3.75

70% to less than 75%

A- (A Minus)

 3.5

65% to less than 70%

B+ (B Plus)

 3.25

60% to less than 65%

B (B Regular)

 3.0

55% to less than 60%

B- (B Minus)

 2.75

50% to less than 55%

C+ (C Plus)

 2.5

45% to less than 50%

C (C Regular)

 2.25

40% to less than 45%

D

 2.0

Less than 40%

F

0