The Academic Council is the highest academic body of the University and is responsible for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examination within the University. Academic Council is an authority as per UGC regulations and it has the right to take decisions on all academic matters including academic research.
Academic Year: It is the period necessary to complete an actual course of study within a year. It comprises of two consecutive semesters i.e., Even and Odd semester.
Audited Course: It is a course of study which neither has evaluation component nor a grade.
Backlog Course: A course is considered to be a backlog course if the student has obtained a failure grade (F).
Basic Sciences : The courses of foundational nature in the areas of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology etc., are offered in this category.
Betterment : Betterment is a way that contributes towards improving the students’ grade in any course(s). It can be done by either (a) re-appearing or (b) re-registering for the course.
Board of Studies : Board of Studies (BOS) is an authority as defined in UGC regulations, constituted by Vice Chancellor for each of the department separately. They are responsible for curriculum design and update in respect of all the programs offered by a department.
Branch of Study: It is a branch of knowledge, an area of study or a specific program (like Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering etc.)
Certificate course : It is a course that makes a student gain hands-on expertise and skills required for holistic development. It is a mandatory, non-credited course for the award of degree.
Change of Branch : Change of branch means transfer from one’s branch of study to other.
Compulsory course : Course required to be undertaken for the award of the degree as per the program.
Course : A course is a subject offered by the University for learning in a particular semester.
Course Handout : Course Handout is a document, which gives complete plan of the course. It contains the details of the course viz. Course title, Course code, Pre-requisite, Credit structure, team of instructors, Course objectives, Course rationale, Course Outcomes and the relevant syllabus, textbook(s) and reference books, Course delivery plan and session plan, evaluation method, chamber consultation hour, course notices and other course related aspects. In essence, course handout is an agreement between students (learners) and the instructor.
Course Outcomes : The essential skills that need to be acquired by every student through acourse.
Credit : A credit is a unit that gives weight to the value, level or time requirements of an academic course. The number of ‘Contact Hours’ in a week of a particular course determines its credit value. One credit is equivalent to one lecture hour per week or two hours per week of tutorials/ self-learning/ practical/ field work during a semester.
Credit point : It is the product of grade point and number of credits for a course
Credit Transfer : The procedure of granting credit(s) to a student for course(s) undertaken at another institution.
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) : It is a measure of cumulative performance of a student over all the completed semesters. The CGPA is the ratio of total credit points secured by a student in various courses in all semesters and the sum of the total credits of all courses in all the semesters. It is expressed up to two decimal places.
Curriculum : Curriculum incorporates the planned interaction of students with instructional content, materials, resources, and processes for evaluating the attainment of Program Educational Objectives.
Degree : A student who fulfills all the Program requirements is eligible to receive a degree.
Degree with Specialization : A student who fulfills all the Program requirements of her/his discipline and successfully completes a specified set of Professional elective courses in a specialized area is eligible to receive a degree with specialization.
Department : An academic entity that conducts relevant curricular and co-curricular activities,
Detention in a course : Student who does not obtain minimum prescribed marks in continuous in-semester evaluation and /or minimum prescribed attendance in a course shall be detained in that particular course.
Dropping from the Semester : A student who doesn’t want to register for the semester should
Elective Course : A course that can be chosen from a set of courses. An elective can be Professional Elective, Open Elective, Management Elective and Humanities Elective.
Engineering Sciences : The courses belonging to basic evolutionary aspects of engineering from Mechanical Sciences, Electrical Sciences and Computing like Engineering Mechanics, Data structures, Network Theory, Signal Analysis etc…
Grade : It is an index of the performance of the students in a said course. Grades are denoted by alphabets.
Grade Point : It is a numerical weight allotted to each letter grade on a 10 – point scale.
A student who fulfills all the Program requirements of her/his discipline and successfully completes a specified set of additional courses within the same program is eligible to receive an Honors degree.
Humanities Elective : A course offered in the area of Liberal Arts.
Industrial Training : Training program undergone by the student as per the academic requirement in any company/firm. It is a credited course.
Industrial Visit : Visit to a company/firm as per the academic requirement.
In-Semester Evaluation : Summative assessments used to evaluate student learning, acquired skills, and academic attainment during a course.
Make-up Test : An additional test scheduled on a date other than the originally scheduled date.
Management elective : A course that develops managerial skills and inculcates entrepreneurial skills.
Mini project : Mini Project is a credit-based course that a student has to undergo during his/her academic term, which involves the student to explore in a discipline belonging to their research interest within their program area.
Minor Degree : A student who fulfills all the Program requirements of her/his discipline and successfully completes a specified set of courses from another discipline is eligible to receive a minor degree in that discipline.
Multi- Section Course : Course taught for more than one section
Open Elective : This is a course of interdisciplinary nature. It is offered across the University for all programs.
Over loading : Registering for more number of credits than normally prescribed by the Program in a semester.
Practice School : It is a part of the total program and takes one full semester in a professional location, where the students and the faculty get involved in finding solutions to real-world problems. A student can choose Project/Practice School during his/her 7th or 8th semester of his/her Academic Year to meet the final requirements for a degree.
Professional Core : The courses that are essential constituents of each engineering discipline are categorized as Professional Core courses for that discipline.
Pre-requisite : A course, the knowledge of which is required for registration into higher level course
Professional Elective : A course that is discipline centric. An appropriate choice of minimum number of such electives as specified in the program will lead to a degree with specialization.
Program : A set of courses offered by the Department. A student can opt and complete the stipulated minimum credits to qualify for the award of a degree in that Program
Program Educational Objectives : The broad career, professional, personal goals that every student will achieve through a strategic and sequential action plan.
Project : Course that a student has to undergo during his/her final year which involves the student to undertake a research or design, which is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim. It is a credit based course.
Project based laboratory : Project Based Laboratory is a student-centric learning methodology that involve students in design, problem-solving, decision making, and investigative activities; gives students the opportunity to work in teams, over extended periods of time; and culminate in realistic products or presentations
Re-Appearing : A student can reappear only in the semester end examination for the Theory component of a course, subject to the regulations contained herein
Registration : Process of enrolling into a set of courses in a semester/ term of the Program.
Re-Registering : A student desiring to repeat a course is permitted to do so, subject to the regulations contained herein.
Semester : It is a period of study consisting of 15 to 18 weeks of academic work equivalent to normally 90 working days including examination and preparation holidays. The odd Semester starts normally in July and even semester in December.
Semester End Examinations : It is an examination conducted at the end of a course of study.
Single Section Course : Course taught for a single section
Social Service : An activity designed to promote social awareness and generate well-being; to improve the life and living conditions of the society.
Student Outcomes : The essential skill sets that need to be acquired by every student during her/his program of study. These skill sets are in the areas of employability, entrepreneurial, social and behavioral.
Substitution of Elective course : Replacing an elective course with another elective course as opted by the student.
Summer term : The term during which courses are offered from May to July. Summer term is not a student right and will be offered at the discretion of the University.
Term Paper : A ‘term paper’ is a research report written by students that evolves their course based knowledge, accounting for a grade. Term paper is a written original research work discussing a topic in detail. It is a credit based course
Under-loading : Registering for lesser number of credits than normally prescribed by the Program in a semester
Withdraw from a Course : Withdrawing from a Course means that a student can drop from a course within the first two weeks of the odd or even Semester (deadlines are different for summer sessions). However s/he can choose a substitute course in place of it by exercising the option within 5 working days from the date of withdrawal.
For an academic program the curriculum is the basic framework that will stipulate the credits, category, course code, course title, course delivery (Lectures / Tutorials / Practice / Project/ Self Study / Capstone Design etc.), in the Choice Based Credit System. However all such are essentially designed, implemented and assessed on Outcome Based Education Framework.
B.Tech program is spread over a span of 8 semesters.
Each semester is of, approximately 18 weeks duration and each semester is classified as:
Odd Semester (July – December)
Even Semester (December/January – April/May).
In addition to the above mentioned semesters, the university may offer summer term during May and June.
All courses are offered under three categories vis-à-vis. even, odd and dual semester courses.
Subject to the maximum permissible limit in each course, as specified by the University from time to time, students have independence to choose courses of their own choice prescribed by the University.
From 3rd Semester, onwards a student can register for a maximum of 7 credited courses or 26 credits (whichever is less), this however is other than audited and certificate courses per semester. This is not applicable when student exercises the overloading option (while doing project work/practice school/Minor degree/Honors degree program/specialization).
A student can choose Major Project/Practice school only during 7th or 8th semester.
Every course has a Lecture-Tutorial-Practice (L-T-P) component attached to it.
Based upon the LTP structure the credits are allotted to a course using the following criteria
i. Every lecture hour is equivalent to one credit.
ii. Every Tutorial/Practice hour is equivalent to half credit.
iii. If the calculated value of credit is a fraction, it is rounded to the lower number.