Lal Bahadur Shas­tri Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy for Women

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UNI­VER­SITY OF KERALA

B.Tech DEGREE COURSE — 2008 SCHEME

REG­U­LA­TIONS 

  
1. CON­DI­TIONS OF ADMIS­SION

Can­di­dates for admis­sion to the B.Tech degree course shall be required to have passed the Higher Sec­ondary Exam­i­na­tion, Ker­ala or twelfth Stan­dard V.H.S.E., C.B.S.E., I.S.C. or any exam­i­na­tion accepted by the uni­ver­sity as equiv­a­lent thereto obtain­ing not less than 50% in Math­e­mat­ics and 50% in Math­e­mat­ics, Physics and Chemistry/​Bio– technology/​Com­puter Science/​Biol­ogy put together, or a diploma in Engi­neer­ing awarded by the Board of Tech­ni­cal Edu­ca­tion, Ker­ala or an exam­i­na­tion rec­og­nized as equiv­a­lent thereto after under­go­ing an insti­tu­tional course of at least three years secur­ing a min­i­mum of 50 % marks in the final diploma exam­i­na­tion sub­ject to the usual con­ces­sions allowed for back­ward classes and other com­mu­ni­ties as spec­i­fied from time to time.

2. Dura­tion of the course

i) The course for the B.Tech Degree shall extend over a period of four aca­d­e­mic years com­pris­ing of eight semes­ters. The first and sec­ond semes­ter shall be com­bined and each semes­ter from third semes­ter onwards shall cover the groups of sub­jects as given in the cur­ricu­lum and scheme of examination.

ii) Each semes­ter shall ordi­nar­ily com­prise of not less than 400 work­ing peri­ods each of 60 min­utes duration.

iii) A can­di­date who could not com­plete the pro­gramme and pass all exam­i­na­tions within Ten (10) years since his first admis­sion to the B.Tech pro­gramme will not be allowed to con­tinue and he has to quit the Pro­gramme. How­ever he can be read­mit­ted to the first year of the pro­gramme if he/​she sat­is­fies the eli­gi­bil­ity norms applic­a­ble to the reg­u­lar can­di­dates pre­vail­ing at the time of readmission.

3. Eli­gi­bil­ity for the Degree

Can­di­dates for admis­sion to the degree of bach­e­lor of tech­nol­ogy shall be required to have under­gone the pre­scribed course of study in an insti­tu­tion main­tained by or affil­i­ated to the Uni­ver­sity of Ker­ala for a period of not less than four aca­d­e­mic years and to have passed all the exam­i­na­tions spec­i­fied in the scheme of study.

4. Sub­jects of Study

The sub­jects of study shall be in accor­dance with the scheme and syl­labi prescribed.

5. Eval­u­a­tion

Can­di­dates in each semes­ter will be eval­u­ated both by con­tin­u­ous assess­ment and end semes­ter Uni­ver­sity exam­i­na­tion. The indi­vid­ual max­i­mum marks allot­ted for con­tin­u­ous assess­ment and Uni­ver­sity exam­i­na­tion for each sub­ject is as pre­scribed by the scheme of study.

5.1 Con­tin­u­ous Assess­ment (C.A)

The marks awarded for the con­tin­u­ous assess­ment will be on the basis of the day-​to-​day work, peri­odic tests (min­i­mum two in a semes­ter) and assign­ments (min­i­mum of three – one each from each mod­ule). The fac­ulty mem­ber con­cerned will do the con­tin­u­ous assess­ment for each semes­ter. The C.A. marks for the indi­vid­ual sub­jects shall be com­puted by giv­ing weight age to the fol­low­ing parameters.

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The C.A. marks for the atten­dance (20%) for each the­ory, prac­ti­cal and draw­ing shall be awarded in full only if the can­di­date has secured 90% atten­dance or above in the sub­ject. Pro­por­tion­ate reduc­tion shall be made in the case of sub­jects in which he/​she gets below 90% of the atten­dance for a sub­ject. The CA marks obtained by the stu­dent for all sub­jects in a semes­ter is to be pub­lished at least 5 days before the com­mence­ment of the Uni­ver­sity exam­i­na­tions. Anom­alies if any may be scru­ti­nized by the depart­ment com­mit­tee and the final CA marks are for­warded to the uni­ver­sity within the stip­u­lated time.

5.2. End Semes­ter Uni­ver­sity Examinations

i) There will be Uni­ver­sity exam­i­na­tions at the end of the first aca­d­e­mic year and at the end of every semes­ter from third semes­ter onwards in sub­jects as pre­scribed under the respec­tive scheme of exam­i­na­tions. Semes­ter classes shall be com­pleted at least 10 work­ing days before the com­mence­ment of the Uni­ver­sity examination.

ii) The exam­i­na­tion will be held twice in an year –April/​May ses­sion (for even semes­ter) and October/​November ses­sion (for odd semes­ter). The com­bined 1stand 2nd semes­ter is reck­oned as equiv­a­lent to an even semes­ter for the pur­pose of con­duct of exam­i­na­tion and the Uni­ver­sity exam­i­na­tion will be held dur­ing April/​May. How­ever VII and VIII Semes­ter exam­i­na­tion will be con­ducted in both the ses­sions. This sched­ule will not be changed.

iii) A stu­dent will be per­mit­ted to appear for the uni­ver­sity exam­i­na­tion only if he/​she sat­is­fies the fol­low­ing requirements

a. He/​she must secure not less than 75%attendance in the total num­ber of work­ing peri­ods dur­ing the first year and in each semes­ter there­after and shall be phys­i­cally present for a min­i­mum of 60% of the total work­ing peri­ods. In addi­tion, he/​she also shall be phys­i­cally present in at least 50% of total work­ing peri­ods for each subject

b. He must earn a progress cer­tifi­cate from the head of the insti­tu­tion of hav­ing sat­is­fac­to­rily com­pleted the course of study in the semes­ter as pre­scribed by these regulations

c. It shall be open to the Vice-​Chancellor to grant con­do­na­tion of short­age of atten­dance on the rec­om­men­da­tion of the head of the insti­tu­tion in accor­dance with the fol­low­ing norms

d. The atten­dance shall not be less than 60% of the total work­ing periods

e. He/​she shall be phys­i­cally present for a min­i­mum of 50% of the total work­ing periods

f. The short­age shall not be con­doned more than twice dur­ing the entire course

g. The con­do­na­tion shall be granted sub­ject to the rules and pro­ce­dures pre­scribed by the uni­ver­sity from time to time.

h. The con­do­na­tion for com­bined 1st and 2nd semes­ters will be reck­oned as a sin­gle con­do­na­tion for atten­dance purposes.

iv) A stu­dent who is not per­mit­ted to appear for the Uni­ver­sity exam­i­na­tions for a par­tic­u­lar semes­ter due to the short­age of atten­dance and not per­mit­ted by the author­i­ties for con­do­na­tion of short­age of atten­dance shall repeat the semes­ter when it is offered again. This pro­vi­sion is allowed only once for a semester.

v) The uni­ver­sity will con­duct exam­i­na­tions for all sub­jects (The­ory, Draw­ing & Practical)

vi) The scheme of val­u­a­tion will be decided by the chief exam­iner for the­ory /​draw­ing subjects

vii) For prac­ti­cal exam­i­na­tions, the exam­in­ers together will decide the marks to be awarded. The stu­dent shall pro­duce the cer­ti­fied record of the work done in the lab­o­ra­tory dur­ing the exam­i­na­tion. The eval­u­a­tion of the can­di­date should be as per the guide­lines given in the syl­labus for the prac­ti­cal subject.

6. Let­ter Grades

For each sub­ject in a semes­ter, based on the total marks obtained by the stu­dent in the Uni­ver­sity exam­i­na­tion and Con­tin­u­ous assess­ment put together a let­ter grade (S, A+, A, B+, B, C+, C, D, E and F) will be awarded. All let­ter grades except ‘F’ will be awarded if the marks for the Uni­ver­sity exam­i­na­tion is 40 % or above and the total mark (C.A marks + Uni­ver­sity Exam mark) is 50 % or above. No absolute mark will be indi­cated in the grade card. Let­ter grade cor­re­spond­ing to total marks (C.A marks+ Uni­ver­sity Exam mark) and the cor­re­spond­ing grade point in a ten-​point scale is described below.

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7. Grade Point Aver­age (GPA) and Cumu­la­tive Grade Point Aver­age (CGPA)

Grade point aver­age is the semes­ter wise aver­age points obtained by each stu­dent in a 10-​point scale. GPA for a par­tic­u­lar semes­ter is cal­cu­lated as per the cal­cu­la­tion shown below.

GPA

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Cumu­la­tive Grade point Aver­age (CGPA) is the aver­age grade points obtained by the stu­dents till the end of any par­tic­u­lar semes­ter. CGPA is cal­cu­lated in a 10-​point scale as shown below.

CGPA

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GPA and CGPA shall be rounded to two dec­i­mal points. The Grade card issued to the stu­dents shall con­tain sub­ject num­ber and sub­ject name, cred­its for the sub­ject, let­ter grades obtained, GPA for the semes­ter and CGPA up to that par­tic­u­lar semes­ter. In addi­tion to the grade cards for each semes­ter all suc­cess­ful can­di­date shall also be issued a con­sol­i­dated state­ment grades. On spe­cific request from a can­di­date and after remit­ting the pre­scribed fees the Uni­ver­sity shall issue detailed mark to the indi­vid­ual candidate.

8. Min­i­mum for a pass

a) A can­di­date shall be declared to have passed a semes­ter exam­i­na­tion in full in the first appear­ance if he/​she secures not less than 5.5 GPA with a min­i­mum of ‘E’ grade for the all indi­vid­ual sub­ject in that semester.

b) A can­di­date shall be declared to have passed in an indi­vid­ual sub­ject of a semes­ter exam­i­na­tion if he/​she secures grade ‘E’ or above.

c) A can­di­date who does not secure a full pass in a semes­ter exam­i­na­tion as per clause (a) above will have to pass in all the sub­jects of the semes­ter exam­i­na­tion as per clause (b) above before he is declared to have passed in that semes­ter exam­i­na­tion in full.

9. Improve­ment of Grades

i) A can­di­date shall be allowed to re-​appear for a max­i­mum of two sub­jects of a semes­ter exam­i­na­tion in order to improve the marks and hence the grades already obtained sub­ject to the fol­low­ing conditions

a) The can­di­date shall be per­mit­ted to improve the exam­i­na­tion only along with next avail­able chance.

b) The can­di­date shall not be allowed to appear for an improve­ment exam­i­na­tion for the sub­jects of the VII & VIII semesters

c) The grades obtained by the can­di­date for each sub­ject in the improve­ment chance he has appeared for or the already exist­ing grades –whichever is bet­ter will be reck­oned as the grades secured.

d) First & Sec­ond semes­ter will be counted as a sin­gle chance and they can improve a max­i­mum of three subjects

ii) A can­di­date shall be allowed to repeat the course work in one or more semes­ters in order to bet­ter the C.A. marks already obtained, sub­ject to the fol­low­ing conditions

a) He/​she shall repeat the course work in a par­tic­u­lar semes­ter only once and that too at the ear­li­est oppor­tu­nity offered to him/​her.

b) He/​she shall not com­bine this course work with his/​her reg­u­lar course work

c) He/​she shall not be allowed to repeat the course work of any semes­ter if he has already passed that semes­ter exam­i­na­tion in full

d) The C.A marks obtained by the rep­e­ti­tion of the course work will be con­sid­ered for all purposes

iii) A can­di­date shall be allowed to with­draw from the whole exam­i­na­tion of a semes­ter in accor­dance with the rules for can­cel­la­tion of exam­i­na­tion of the Uni­ver­sity of Kerala.

10. Clas­si­fi­ca­tion of Suc­cess­ful candidates

i) A can­di­date who qual­i­fies for the degree pass­ing all the sub­jects of the eight semes­ters within five aca­d­e­mic years (ten con­sec­u­tive semes­ters after the com­mence­ment of his/​her course of study) and secures not less than 8 CGPA up to and includ­ing eighth semes­ter (over­all CGPA) shall be declared to have passed the B.Tech degree exam­i­na­tion in FIRST CLASS WITH DISTINCTION

ii) A can­di­date who qual­i­fies for the degree pass­ing all the sub­jects of the eight semes­ters within five aca­d­e­mic years (ten con­sec­u­tive semes­ters after the com­mence­ment of his/​her course of study) and secures less than 8 CGPA but not less than 6.5 CGPA up to and includ­ing eighth semes­ter shall be declared to have passed the B.Tech degree exam­i­na­tion in FIRST CLASS.

iii) All other suc­cess­ful can­di­dates shall be declared to have passed the B.Tech Degree exam­i­na­tion in SEC­OND CLASS

iv) Suc­cess­ful can­di­dates who com­plete the exam­i­na­tion in four aca­d­e­mic years (Eight con­sec­u­tive Semes­ters after the com­mence­ment of the course of study shall be ranked branch-​wise on the basis of the CGPA in all eight semes­ters put together. In the case of a tie in the CGPA the total marks of the stu­dents who have got same CGPA shall be con­sid­ered for final­iz­ing the rank.

Stu­dents who pass the exam­i­na­tion in sup­ple­men­tary exam­i­na­tion are also cov­ered under this clause.

11. Edu­ca­tional Tour

a) The stu­dents may under­take one edu­ca­tional tour prefer­ably after fourth semes­ter of the course and sub­mit a tour report

b) The tour may be con­ducted dur­ing the vaca­tion /​hol­i­days tak­ing not more than 5 work­ing days, com­bined with the vaca­tion /​hol­i­days if required. Total num­ber of Tour days shall not exceed 15 days.

c) The tour period shall be con­sid­ered as part of the work­ing peri­ods of a semester.

12. Revi­sion of Regulations

The uni­ver­sity may from time to time revise, amend or change the reg­u­la­tions, cur­ricu­lum, scheme of exam­i­na­tions and syl­labi. These changes unless spec­i­fied oth­er­wise, will have effect from the begin­ning of the aca­d­e­mic year /​semes­ter fol­low­ing the noti­fi­ca­tion of the University.