Regulation

ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI

CREDIT SYSTEM
AFFILIATED COLLEGES

The following Regulations are applicable to all Engineering Colleges affiliated to Anna University, Chennai (other than Autonomous Colleges) and to all the University
Colleges of Engineering of Anna University, Chennai.

2008 Regualtion2013 Regualtion2013 Regualtion(PG)

UG (B.E. / B. Tech.) REGULATIONS 2008

DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING / TECHNOLOGY

1. PRELIMINARY DEFINITIONS AND NOMENCLATURE

In these Regulations, unless the context otherw ise requires:

I) “Programme” means Degree Programme, that is B.E./B.Tech. Degree Programme.

II) “Discipline” means specialization or branch of B.E./B.Tech. Degree Programme, like Civil Engineering, Textile Technology, etc.

III) “Course” means a theory or practical subject that is normally studied in a semester, like Mathematics, Physics, etc.

IV) “Director, Academic Courses” means the authority of the University who is responsible for all academic activities of the University Departments for implementation of relevant rules of this Regulations.

V) “Head of the Institution” means the Principal of the Campus.

VI) “Chairperson” means the Head of the Faculty.

VII) “Head of the Department” means head of the Department concerned.

VIII)“Controller of Examinations” means the authority of the University who is responsible for all activities of the University Examinations.

IX) “University” means ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI.

2. ADMISSION

2.1 Candidates seeking admission to the first semester of the eight semester B.E. / B.Tech.

Degree Programme:

Should have passed the Higher Secondary Examinations of (10 +2) Curriculum (Academic Stream) prescribed by the Government of Tamil Nadu with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as three of the four courses of study under Part-III or any examination of any other University or authority accepted by the Syndicate of Anna University as equivalent thereto.

(OR)

Should have passed the Higher Secondary Examination of Vocational stream (Vocational groups in Engineering / Technology) as prescribed by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

(OR)

Should possess the Diploma in Engineering / Technology awarded by the State Board of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu or any other authority accepted by the Syndicate of the university as equivalent thereto.

2.2 Lateral entry admission

(i) The candidates who possess the Diploma in Engineering / Technology awarded by the State Board of Technical Education, Tamilnadu or its equivalent are eligible to apply for Lateral entry admission to the third semester of B.E. / B.Tech. in the branch corresponding to the branch of study.

(OR)

(ii) The candidates who possess the Degree in Science (B.Sc.,) (10+2+3 stream) with Mathematics as a subject at the B.Sc. Level are eligible to apply for Lateral entry admission to the third semester of B.E. / B.Tech.

Such candidates shall undergo two additional Engineering subject(s) in the third or fifth and fourth or sixth semesters respectively as prescribed by the respective Faculty. (See Annexure – I).

3. PROGRAMMES OFFERED

A candidate may be offered a programme in any one of the branches of study approved by the University (See Annexure – II), and offered by that college where the candidate is admitted.
Programmes offered in Anna University, Chennai are mentioned in Annexure – II.

4. STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES

4.1 Every Programme will have curricula with syllabi consisting of theory and practicals such as:

(i) General core courses comprising mathematics, basic sciences, Engineering sciences,  humanities and engineering.

(ii) Core courses of Engineering/Technology.

(iii) Elective courses for specialization in related fields.

(iv) Workshop Practice, Computer Practice, Engineering Graphics, Laboratory work, Industrial training, Seminar presentation, Project work, Educational tours, Camps etc.

(v) NCC / NSS / NSO / YRC activities for character development

There shall be a certain minimum number of core courses and sufficient number of elective courses that can be opted by the student. The blend of different courses shall be so designed that the student, at the end of the programme, would have been trained not only in his / her relevant professional field but also would have developed as a socially
conscious human being.

4.2 Each course is normally assigned certain number of credits with 1 credit per lecture period per week, 1 credit per tutorial period per week, 1 credit for 2 periods of laboratory or practical or seminar or project work per week (2 credits for 3 or 4 periods of practical) and 1 credit for 2 weeks, 2 credits for 4 weeks and 3 credits for 6 weeks of
industrial training during semester vacations.

4.3 Each semester curriculum shall normally have a blend of lecture courses not exceeding 7 and practical courses not exceeding 4. However, the total number of courses per semester shall not exceed 10.

4.4 For the award of the degree, a student has to earn certain minimum total number of credits specified in the curriculum of the relevant branch.

4.5 The medium of instruction is English for all courses, examinations, seminar presentations and project / thesis / dissertation reports except for the programmes offered as Tamil Medium courses. 

5. DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

5.1 A student is ordinarily expected to complete the B.E. / B.Tech. Programme in 8 semesters (four academic years) but in any case not more than 14 Semesters for HSC candidates and not more than 12 semesters for Lateral Entry Diploma / B.Sc. Candidates.

5.2 Each semester shall normally consist of 90 working days or 450 periods of 50 minutes each. The principal shall ensure that every teacher imparts instruction as per the number of periods / hours specified in the syllabus and that the teacher teaches the full content of the specified syllabus for the course being taught.

5.3 The Head of the Institution / Principal may conduct additional classes for improvement, special coaching, conduct of model test etc., over and above the Specified periods. But for the purpose of calculation of attendance requirement or writing the end semester examinations (as per clause 6) by the students 450 periods conducted within the
specified academic schedule alone shall be taken into account and the overall percentage of attendance shall be calculated accordingly.

The University Examination will ordinarily follow immediately after the last working day of the semester commencing from I semester as per academic schedule prescribed from time to time.

5.4 The total period for completion of the programme reckoned from the commencement of the first semester to which the candidate was admitted shall not exceed the maximum period specified in clause 5.1 irrespective of the period of break of study (vide clause 18.3) in order that he/she may be eligible for the award of the degree (vide clause 15).

6. REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF THE SEMESTER

6.1 A Candidate who has fulfilled the following conditions shall be deemed to have  satisfied the requirements for completion of a semester.

Ideally every student is expected to attend all classes and secure 100% attendance.  However, in order to give provision for certain unavoidable reasons such as Medical /participation in sports / personal, the student is expected to attend atleast 75% of the classes during any semester commencing from First semester.

6.1.1 Therefore, he/she shall secure not less than 75% (after rounding off to the nearest integer) of overall attendance taking into account the total number of 450 periods in a semester within 90 working days in all courses put together attended by the candidate as against the total number of periods in all courses offered during the semester (vide clause 5.3)

6.2 However, a candidate who secures overall attendance between 65% and 74% in that current semester due to medical reasons (prolonged hospitalization / accident / specific illness / Participation in Sports events) may be permitted to appear for the current semester examinations subject to the condition that the candidate shall submit the medical certificate attested by the Head of the Institution. The same shall be forwarded to the Controller of Examinations, Anna University, Chennai for record purposes.

6.3 Candidates who secure less than 65% of overall attendance shall not be permitted to write the University examination at the end of the semester and not permitted to move to the next semester. They are required to repeat the incomplete semester in the next academic year, as per the norms prescribed.

7. CLASS ADVISER

To help the students in planning their courses of study and for general advice on the academic programme, the Head of the Department of the students will attach a certain number of students to a teacher of the Department who shall function as Class Adviser for those students throughout their period of study. Such Class Advisers shall advise the students and monitor the courses undergone by the students, check the attendance and progress of the students attached to him/her and counsel them periodically.  If necessary, the Class adviser may also discuss with or inform the parents about the progress of the students.

8. CLASS COMMITTEE

8.1. Every class shall have a class committee consisting of teachers of the class concerned, student representatives and a chairperson who is not teaching the class. It is like the ‘Quality Circle’ (more commonly used in industries) with the overall goal of improving the teaching-learning process. The functions of the class committee include

  • Solving problems experienced by students in the class room and in the laboratories.
  • Clarifying the regulations of the degree programme and the details of rules therein particularly clause 5 and 6 which should be displayed on college Notice-Board.
  • Informing the student representatives the academic schedule including the dates of assessments and the syllabus coverage for each assessment.
  • Informing the student representatives the details of Regulations regarding  weightage used for each assessment. In the case of practical courses (laboratory / drawing /project work / seminar etc.) the breakup of marks for each experiment / exercise /module of work, should be clearly discussed in the class committee meeting and informed to the students.
  • Analyzing the performance of the students of the class after each test and finding the ways and means of solving problems, if any.
  • Identifying the weak students, if any, and requesting the teachers concerned to provide some additional help or guidance or coaching to such weak students.

8.2 The class committee for a class under a particular branch is normally constituted by the head of the department. However, if the students of different branches are mixed in a class (like the first semester which is generally common to all branches), the class committee is to be constituted by the Principal.

8.3 The class committee shall be constituted within the first week of each semester.

8.4 At least 4 student representatives (usually 2 boys and 2 girls) shall be included in the class committee.

8.5 The chairperson of the class committee may invite the Faculty adviser(s) and the Head of the department to the meeting of the class committee.

8.6 The Principal may participate in any class committee of the institution.

8.7 The chairperson is required to prepare the minutes of every meeting, submit the same to Principal within two days of the meeting and arrange to circulate it among the students and teachers concerned. If there are some points in the minutes requiring action by the management, the same shall be brought to the notice of the Management by the Head of the Institution.

8.8 The first meeting of the class committee shall be held within one week from the date of commencement of the semester, in order to inform the students about the nature and weightage of assessments within the framework of the Regulations. Two or three subsequent meetings may be held in a semester at suitable intervals. The Class Committee Chairman shall put on the Notice Board the cumulative attendance particulars of each student at the end of every such meeting to enable the students to know their attendance details to satisfy the clause 6 of this Regulation. During these meetings the student members representing the entire class, shall meaningfully interact and express the opinions and suggestions of the other students of the class in order to improve the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process.

9. COURSE COMMITTEE FOR COMMON COURSES

Each common theory course offered to more than one discipline or group, shall have a “Course Committee” comprising all the teachers teaching the common course with one of them nominated as Course Coordinator. The nomination of the course Coordinator shall be made by the Head of the Department / Principal depending upon whether all the teachers teaching the common course belong to a single department or to several departments. The ‘Course committee’ shall meet in order to arrive at a common scheme of evaluation for the test and shall ensure a uniform evaluation of the tests. Whereever feasible, the course committee may also prepare a common question paper for the internal assessment test(s).

10. SYSTEM OF EXAMINATION

10.1 Performance in each course of study shall be evaluated based on (i) continuous internal assessment throughout the semester and (ii) University examination at the end of the semester.

10.2 Each course, both theory and practical (including project work & Viva voce Examinations) shall be evaluated for a maximum of 100 marks. The project work shall be evaluated for a maximum of 100 marks.

10.2.1 For all theory and practical courses including project work, the continuous internal assessment will carry 20 marks while the End Semester University examination will carry 80 marks. Project work may be allotted to a single student or to a group of students not exceeding 4 per group.

10.3 The University examination (theory and practical) of 3 hours duration shall ordinarily be conducted between October and December during the odd semesters and between April and June during the even semesters.

10.4 The University examination for project work shall consist of evaluation of the final report submitted by the student or students of the project group (of not exceeding 4 students) by an external examiner followed by a viva-voce examination conducted separately for each student by a committee consisting of the external examiner, the guide of the project group and an internal examiner.

10.5 For the University examination in both theory and practical courses including project work the internal and external examiners shall be appointed by the University.

11. PROCEDURE FOR AWARDING MARKS FOR INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

For all theory and practical courses the continuous assessment shall be for a maximum of 20 marks (consisting of 15 marks for tests/experiments and 5 marks for attendance). The above continuous assessment shall be awarded as per the procedure given below:

11.1.

(a) Theory Courses

Three tests each carrying 100 marks shall be conducted during the semester by the Department / College concerned. The total marks obtained in all tests put together out of 300, shall be proportionately reduced for 15 marks and rounded to the nearest integer (This also implies equal weightage to all the three tests).

(b) Practical Courses:

Every practical exercise / experiment shall be evaluated based on the exercise / experiment prescribed as per the syllabi and the records of work done maintained. There shall be at least one test during the semester. The criteria for arriving at the internal assessment marks (15 marks) shall be decided based on the recommendation of the class committee and shall be announced at the beginning of every semester by the Principal.

(c) Internal Assessment for Theory Courses with Laboratory Component:

The maximum marks for Internal Assessment shall be 15 in case of theory
courses with Laboratory component. If there is a theory course with Laboratory component, there shall be three tests: the first two tests (each 100 marks) will be from theory portions and the third test (maximum mark 100) will be for laboratory component. The sum of marks of first two tests shall be reduced to 30 marks and the third test mark shall be reduced to 30 marks. The sum of these 60 marks (Vide clause 11) may then be arrived at for 15 and rounded to the nearest integer.

11.2 Project Work:

The Principal shall constitute a review committee for each branch of study. There shall be three reviews (each 100 Marks) during the semester by the review committee. The student shall make presentation on the progress made by him / her before the committee. The total marks obtained in the three reviews shall be reduced for 15 marks and rounded to the nearest integer. (This also implies equal weightage to all the three
assessments), 5 marks shall be given for Attendance (Clause 11.3).

11.2.1 The project report shall carry a maximum 30 marks (same mark shall be awarded for the report submitted to every student within the project group) while the viva-voice examination shall carry 50 marks. (Marks are awarded to each student of the project group based on the individual performance in the viva-voce examination).

Attendance Review I Review II Review III End semester Examinations
        Thesis
Submission (30)
Viva-Voce (50)
        Internal External Internal External Guide
5 5 5 5 15 15 16.66 16.66 16.66

11.3 Attendance
The remaining 5 marks for attendance shall be awarded as given below:
Theory and Practical courses and Project Work

Attendance Percentage Marks
76% to 80% of attendance 1 mark
81% to 85% of attendance 2 marks
86% to 90% of attendance 3 marks
91% to 95% of attendance 4 marks
96% to 100% of attendance 5 marks

11.3 Every teacher is required to maintain an ‘ATTENDANCE AND ASSESSMENT RECORD’ which consists of attendance marked in each lecture or practical or project work class, the test marks and the record of class work (topic covered), separately for each course.

This should be submitted to the Head of the department periodically (at least three times in a semester) for checking the syllabus coverage and the records of test marks and attendance. The Head of the department will put his signature and date after due verification. At the end of the semester, the record should be verified by the Principal who will keep this document in safe custody (for five years). The University or any inspection team appointed by the University may inspect the records of attendance and assessment of both current and previous semesters.

12. REQUIREMENTS FOR APPEARING FOR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS

A candidate shall normally be permitted to appear for the University Examinations of any semester commencing from I semester if he/she has satisfied the semester completion requirements (subject to Clause 6) and has registered for examination in all courses of the semester. Registration is mandatory for semester examinations as well as arrear examinations, failing which the candidate will not be permitted to move to the higher semester.

A candidate who has already appeared for any subject in a semester and passed the examination is not entitled to reappear in the same subject for improvement of grades / marks.

13. PASSING REQUIREMENTS

13.1 A candidate who secures not less than 50% of total marks prescribed for the courses with a minimum of 45% of the marks prescribed for the end-semester University Examination in both theory and practical courses (including Project work), shall be declared to have passed the Examination.

13.1.1 If a candidate fails to secure a pass in a particular course, it is mandatory that he/she shall register and reappear for the examination in that course during the subsequent semester when examination is conducted in that course; he/she should continue to register and reappear for the examinations in the failed subjects till he / she secures a pass.

13.1.2 The internal assessment marks obtained by the candidate in the first appearance shall be retained and considered valid for all subsequent attempts till the candidate secure a pass. However, from the 3 rd attempt onwards if a candidate fails to obtain pass marks (IA + End Semester Examination) as per clause 13.1 then the passing requirement shall be as follows:

The candidate should secure 50% and above the maximum marks prescribed for course in the university examinations alone irrespective of Internal Assessment marks obtained.

14. AWARD OF LETTER GRADES

14.1.1 All assessments of a course will be done on absolute marks basis. However, for the purpose of reporting the performance of a candidate, letter grades, each carrying certain number of points, will be awarded as per the range of total marks (out of 100) obtained by the candidate in each subject as detailed below:

Letter grade Grade Points Marks Range
S 10 91 – 100
A 9 81 – 90
B 8 71 – 80
C 7 61 – 70
D 6 57 – 60
E 5 50 – 56
U 0 < 50
I 0
W 0

“U” denotes Reappearance is required for the examination in the course. (This grade will figure both in Marks Sheet as well as in Result Sheet)

“W” denotes withdrawal from the course.

The Grade “I” denotes inadequate attendance (as per clause 12) and hence prevention from writing the end semester examination.

The Grade “I’ and “W” will figure only in the Result Sheets.

Grade sheet

After results are declared, Grade Sheets will be issued to each student which will contain the following details:

  • The college in which the candidate has studied
  • The list of courses enrolled during the semester and the grade scored.
  • The Grade Point Average (GPA) for the semester and
  • The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of all courses enrolled from first semester onwards.

GPA for a semester is the ratio of the sum of the products of the number of credits for courses acquired and the corresponding points to the sum of the number of credits for the courses acquired in the semester.

Sum of [Credits acquired x Grade points] GPA = _____________________________
Sum of Credits acquired
CGPA will be calculated in a similar manner, considering all the courses registered from
first semester. “U”, “I” and “W” grades will be excluded for calculating GPA and CGPA.
n
∑ C
i
GPi
i=1
CGPA = ——————–n
∑ C
i=1 i
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where Ci – is the Credits assigned to the course

GPi – is the point corresponding to the grade obtained for each Course

n – is number of all Courses successfully cleared during the particular semester in the case of GPA and during all the semesters in the case of CGPA

14.1.2 Whenever students, having arrear subjects, appear for the end semester examination during which there are no regular batch of students writing the same subjects, then, the letter grades for the arrears subjects shall be awarded based on the range of marks approved by the class committee immediately preceding end semester examination in which regular students wrote.

14.2 REVALUATION

A candidate can apply for revaluation of his/her semester examination answer paper in a theory course, within 2 weeks from the declaration of results, on payment of a prescribed fee through proper application to the Controller of Examinations through the Head of the Institution. A candidate can apply for revaluation of answer scripts for not
exceeding 5 subjects at a time. The Controller of Examination will arrange for the revaluation and the results will be intimated to the candidate concerned through the Head of the Institution. Revaluation is not permitted for practical courses, seminars, practical training and for project work.

15. ELIGIBILITY FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE

15.1 A student shall be declared to be eligible for the award of the Degree if he/she has

  • Successfully gained the required number of total credits as specified in the Curriculum corresponding to his/her Programme within the stipulated time.
  • No disciplinary action is pending against him/her.
  • Successfully completed the field visit / industrial training, if any, as prescribed in the
    curriculum.
  • The award of the degree must be approved by the Syndicate.
  • Successfully completed any additional courses prescribed by the Director, Academic Courses, whenever any candidate is readmitted under Regulations other than R – 2008 (clause 18.2.). 

16. CLASSIFICATION OF THE DEGREE AWARDED

16.1 A candidate who qualifies for the award of the Degree (vide clause 15) having passed the examination in all the courses in his/her first appearance within the specified minimum number of semesters securing a CGPA of not less than 8.50 shall be declared to have passed the examination in First Class with Distinction. For this purpose the withdrawal from examination (vide clause 17.4) will not be construed as an  appearance. Further, the authorized break of study (vide clause18.3) will not be counted for the purpose of classification.

16.2 A candidate who qualifies for the award of the Degree (vide clause 15) having passed the examination in all the courses within the specified minimum number of semesters plus one year (two semesters), securing a CGPA of not less than 6.50 shall be declared to have passed the examination in First Class. Further, the authorized break of study (vide clause18.3) will not be counted for the purpose of classification.

16.3 All other candidates (not covered in clauses 16.1 and 16.2) who qualify for the award of the degree (vide Clause 15) shall be declared to have passed the examination in
Second Class.

16.4 A candidate who is absent in semester examination in a course / project work after having enrolled for the same shall be considered to have appeared in that examination for the purpose of classification. (subject to clause 17 and 18)

17. PROVISION FOR WITHDRAWAL FROM END-SEMESTER EXAMINATION

17.1 A candidate, may for valid reasons and on prior application, be granted permission to withdraw from appearing for the examination of any one course or consecutive  examinations of more than one course in a semester examination.

17.2 Such withdrawal shall be permitted only once during the entire period of study of the degree programme.

17.3 Withdrawal application is valid only if it is made within 10 days prior to the commencement of the examination in that course or courses and recommended by the Head of the Institution and approved by the Controller of Examinations.

17.3.1 Notwithstanding the requirement of mandatory TEN days notice, applications for withdrawal for special cases under extraordinary conditions will be considered on the
merit of the case.

17.4 Withdrawal shall not be construed as an appearance for the eligibility of a candidate for First Class with Distinction. This provision is not applicable to those who seek withdrawal during VII semester.

17.5 Withdrawal from the End semester examination is NOT applicable to arrears subjects of previous semesters

17.6 The candidate shall reappear for the withdrawn courses during the examination
conducted in the subsequent semester.

18. PROVISION FOR AUTHORISED BREAK OF STUDY

18.1 Break of Study shall be granted only once for valid reasons for a maximum of one year during the entire period of study of the degree programme. However, in extraordinary situation the candidate may apply for additional break of study not exceeding another one year by paying prescribed fee for break of study. If a candidate intends to temporarily discontinue the programme in the middle of the semester for valid reasons, and to rejoin the programme in a subsequent year, permission may be granted based on the merits of the case provided he / she applies to the Director, Student Affairs in advance, but not later than the last date for registering for the end semester examination of the semester in question, through the Principal of the Institution stating the reasons therefor and the probable date of rejoining the programme.

18.2 The candidate permitted to rejoin the Programme after the break shall be governed by the Curriculum and Regulations in force at the time of rejoining. If the Regulations is changed, then, those candidates may have to do additional courses as prescribed by the
Director, Academic courses.

18.3 The authorized break of study (for a maximum of one year) will not be counted for the duration specified for passing all the courses for the purpose of classification. (vide Clause 16.1 & 16.2). However, additional break of study granted will be counted for the purpose of classification.

18.4 The total period for completion of the Programme reckoned from, the commencement of the first semester to which the candidate was admitted shall not exceed the maximum period specified in clause 5.1 irrespective of the period of break of study (vide clause 18.3) in order that he/she may be eligible for the award of the degree.

18.5 If any student is detained for want of required attendance, the period spent in that semester shall not be considered as permitted ‘Break of Study’ (Clause 18.3) is not applicable for this case.

19. INDUSTRIAL VISIT

Every student is required to undergo one Industrial visit for every theory course offered, starting from the third semester of the Programme. Every teacher shall take the students at least for one industrial visit in a semester.

20. PERSONALITY AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

All students shall enroll, on admission, in any one of the personality and character development programmes (the NCC / NSS / NSO / YRC) and undergo training for about 80 hours and attend a camp of about Seven days. The training shall include classes on hygiene and health awareness and also training in first-aid.

National Cadet Corps (NCC) will have about 20 parades.

National Service Scheme (NSS) will have social service activities in and around the
College / Institution.

National Sports Organization (NSO) will have sports, Games, Drills and Physical
exercises.

Youth Red Cross (YRC) will have activities related to social services in and around
college / institutions.

While the training activities will normally be during week ends, the camp will normally be
during vacation period.

Every student shall put in a minimum of 75% attendance in the training and attend the camp compulsorily. The training and camp shall be completed during the first year of the programme. However, for valid reasons, the Principal may permit a student to complete this requirement in the second year.

21. DISCIPLINE

Every student is required to observe disciplined and decorous behavior both inside and outside the college and not to indulge in any activity which will tend to bring down the prestige of the University / College. The Principal shall constitute a disciplinary committee consisting of Principal, Two Heads of Department of which one should be from the faculty of the student, to enquire into acts of indiscipline and notify the University about the disciplinary action recommended for approval. In case of any serious in disciplinary action which leads to suspension or Dismissal, then a committee shall be constituted including one representive from Anna University, Chennai. In this regard, the member will be nominated by Anna University on getting information from the Head of Institution.

If a student indulges in malpractice in any of the University / internal examination he / she shall be liable for punitive action as prescribed by the university from time to time.

22. REVISION OF REGULATION AND CURRICULUM

The University may from time to time revise, amend or change the Regulations, scheme of examinations and syllabi if found necessary.

ANNEXURE- I

ADDITIONAL COURSES TO BE STUDIED BY THE B.SC. GRADUATES ADMITTED TO
III SEMESTER B.E. / B.TECH. UNDER LATERAL ENTRY SCHEME.
THE FOLLOWING TWO ADDITIONAL COURSES ARE PRESCRIBED FOR THE B.SC.
GRADUATES
a. The First course to be studied either in their III semester or
V semester of study.
SL.
No.
COURSE
CODE
COURSE TITLE L T P C
1. GE2111 Engineering Graphics 2 3 0 5
b. The Second course to be studied during the IV or VI semester of their study.
The student can register for any ONE of the following courses as applicable to their
Branch of study.
i. For Non-Circuit Branches: (Any one of the Following)
SL.
No.
COURSE
CODE
COURSE TITLE L T P C
1. ME2151 Engineering Mechanics * 3 1 0 4
2. GE2151 Basic Electrical & Electronics Engineering* 4 0 0 4
ii. For Circuit Branches:
a. For Branches under Electrical Faculty (Any one of the Following)
SL.
No.
COURSE
CODE
COURSE TITLE L T P C
1. EE2151
Circuit Theory * (For branches under
Electrical Faculty)
3 1 0 4
2. GE2152 Basic Civil & Mechanical Engineering * 4 0 0 4
b. For Branches under I & C Faculty (Any one of the Following)
SL.
No.
COURSE
CODE
COURSE TITLE L T P C
1. EC2151
Electric Circuits and Electron Devices * (For
branches under I & C Faculty)
3 1 0 4
2. GE2152 Basic Civil & Mechanical Engineering * 4 0 0 4
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Non-Circuit Branches are:
Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile
Engineering, Marine Engineering, Production Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology,
Polymer Technology, Textile Technology, Textile Technology (Fashion Technology), Petroleum
Engineering, Plastics Technology.
Circuit Branches are:
a. Electrical Faculty: Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation
Engineering and Instrumentation and Control Engineering.
b. Information and Communication Engineering Faculty: Computer Science and Engineering,
Electronics and Communication Engineering, Information Technology and Biomedical
Engineering.

ANNEXURE – II

B.E. Degree Programmes :

  • B.E. Aeronautical Engineering
  • B.E. Automobile Engineering
  • B.E. Civil Engineering
  • B.E. Computer Science and Engineering
  • B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • B.E. Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • B.E. Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • B.E. Marine Engineering
  • B.E. Mechanical Engineering
  • B.E. Production Engineering
  • B.E. Bio Medical Engineering
  • B.Tech. Degree Programmes:
  • B.Tech. Chemical Engineering
  • B.Tech. Biotechnology
  • B.Tech. Information Technology
  • B.Tech. Polymer Technology
  • B.Tech. Textile Technology
  • B.Tech. Textile Technology (Fashion Technology)
  • B.Tech. Petroleum Engineering
  • B.Tech. Plastics Technology

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ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI
REGULATIONS 2013
(Common to all B.E. / B.Tech. Degree (8 Semesters) Full – Time Programmes of
Affiliated Institutions)
CREDIT SYSTEM
AFFILIATED COLLEGES
DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING / BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY
This Regulations is applicable to the students admitted to B.E/B.Tech. Programmes at all
Engineering Colleges affiliated to Anna University, Chennai (other than Autonomous Colleges)
and to all the University Colleges of Engineering of Anna University, Chennai from the academic
year 2013-2014.

1. PRELIMINARY DEFINITIONS AND NOMENCLATURE

1. PRELIMINARY DEFINITIONS AND NOMENCLATURE
In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires:
I) “Programme” means Degree Programme, that is B.E./B.Tech. Degree Programme.
II) “Discipline” means specialization or branch of B.E./B.Tech. Degree Programme, like
Civil Engineering, Textile Technology, etc.
III) “Course” means a theory or practical subject that is normally studied in a semester,
like Mathematics, Physics, etc.
IV) “Director, Academic Courses” means the authority of the University who is
responsible for all academic activities of the Academic Programmes for
implementation of relevant rules of this Regulations pertaining to the Academic
Programmes.
V) “Head of the Institution” means the Principal of the College.
VI) “Chairman” means the Head of the Faculty.
VII) “Head of the Department” means head of the Department concerned.
VIII)“Controller of Examinations” means the authority of the University who is
responsible for all activities of the University Examinations.
IX) “University” means ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI.

2. ADMISSION

2.1 Candidates seeking admission to the first semester of the eight semester B.E. / B.Tech.
Degree Programme:
Should have passed the Higher Secondary Examinations of (10+2) Curriculum
(Academic Stream) prescribed by the Government of Tamil Nadu with Mathematics,
Physics and Chemistry as three of the four subjects of study under Part-III or any
examination of any other University or authority accepted by the Syndicate of Anna
University as equivalent thereto.
(OR)
Should have passed the Higher Secondary Examination of Vocational stream (Vocational
groups in Engineering / Technology) as prescribed by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
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2.2 Lateral entry admission
(i) The candidates who possess the Diploma in Engineering / Technology awarded by
the State Board of Technical Education, Tamilnadu or its equivalent are eligible to
apply for Lateral entry admission to the third semester of B.E. / B.Tech. in the branch
corresponding to the branch of study.
(OR)
(ii) The candidates who possess the Degree in Science (B.Sc.,) (10+2+3 stream) with
Mathematics as a subject at the B.Sc. Level are eligible to apply for Lateral entry
admission to the third semester of B.E. / B.Tech.
Such candidates shall undergo two additional Engineering subject(s) in the third and
fourth semesters as prescribed by the University.

3. PROGRAMMES OFFERED

3. PROGRAMMES OFFERED
B.E. / B.Tech. Programmes under the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical
Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Information and Communication
Engineering and Faculty of Technology.

4. STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES

4. STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES
4.1 Every Programme will have curricula with syllabi consisting of theory and practical
courses such as:
(i) General core courses comprising Mathematics, Basic sciences, Engineering sciences,
Humanities and Management.
(ii) Core courses of Engineering/Technology.
(iii) Elective courses for specialization in related fields.
(iv) Workshop Practice, Computer Practice, Engineering Graphics, Laboratory work,
Industrial Training, Seminar presentation, Project work, Educational tours, Camps
etc.
(v) NCC / NSS / NSO / YRC activities for character development
There shall be a certain minimum number of core courses and sufficient number of
elective courses that can be opted by the students. The blend of different courses shall
be so designed that the student, at the end of the programme, would have been trained
not only in his / her relevant professional field but also would have developed as a
socially conscious human being.
4.2 Each course is normally assigned a certain number of credits with 1 credit per lecture
period per week, 1 credit per tutorial period per week, 1 credit for 2 periods of laboratory
or practical or seminar or project work per week (2 credits for 3 or 4 periods of practical).
4.3 Each semester curriculum shall normally have a blend of lecture courses not exceeding 7
and practical courses not exceeding 4. However, the total number of courses per
semester shall not exceed 10.
4.4 For the award of the degree, a student has to earn certain minimum total number of
credits specified in the curriculum of the relevant branch of study.
4.5 The medium of instruction is English for all courses, examinations, seminar
presentations and project / thesis / dissertation reports except for the programmes
offered in Tamil Medium.

5. DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

5. DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

5.1 A student is ordinarily expected to complete the B.E. / B.Tech. Programme in
8 semesters (four academic years) but in any case not more than 14 Semesters for HSC
(or equivalent) candidates and not more than 12 semesters for Lateral Entry Candidates.
5.2 Each semester shall normally consist of 90 working days or 450 periods of 50 minutes
each. The Head of the Institution shall ensure that every teacher imparts instruction as
per the number of periods specified in the syllabus and that the teacher teaches the full
content of the specified syllabus for the course being taught.
5.3 The Head of the Institution may conduct additional classes for improvement, special
coaching, conduct of model test etc., over and above the specified periods. But for the
purpose of calculation of attendance requirement for writing the end semester
examinations (as per clause 6) by the students, following method shall be used.
Percentage of Total no. of periods attended in all the courses per semester
Attendance = X 100
(No.of periods / week as prescribed in the curriculum) x 15
taken together for all courses of the semester
The University Examination will ordinarily follow immediately after the last working day of
the semester commencing from I semester as per the academic schedule prescribed
from time to time.
5.4 The total period for completion of the programme reckoned from the commencement of
the first semester to which the candidate was admitted shall not exceed the maximum
period specified in clause 5.1 irrespective of the period of break of study (vide clause
18.4) in order that he/she may be eligible for the award of the degree (vide clause 15).

6. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF THE SEMESTER

6. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF THE SEMESTER
6.1 A Candidate who has fulfilled the following conditions shall be deemed to have satisfied
the requirements for completion of a semester.
Ideally every student is expected to attend all classes and secure 100% attendance.
However, in order to give provision for certain unavoidable reasons such as Medical /
participation in sports, the student is expected to attend atleast 75% of the classes.
Therefore, he/she shall secure not less than 75% (after rounding off to the nearest
integer) of overall attendance as calculated as per clause 5.3.
6.2 However, a candidate who secures overall attendance between 65% and 74% in the
current semester due to medical reasons (prolonged hospitalization / accident / specific
illness) / Participation in Sports events may be permitted to appear for the current
semester examinations subject to the condition that the candidate shall submit the medical
certificate / sports participation certificate attested by the Head of the Institution. The same
shall be forwarded to the Controller of Examinations for record purposes.
6.3 Candidates who secure less than 65% overall attendance and candidates who do not
satisfy the clause 6.1 and 6.2 shall not be permitted to write the University examination
at the end of the semester and not permitted to move to the next semester. They are
required to repeat the incomplete semester in the next academic year, as per the norms
prescribed.

7. CLASS ADVISOR

7. CLASS ADVISOR
There shall be a class advisor for each class. The class advisor will be one among the
(course-instructors) of the class. He / She will be appointed by the HoD of the department
concerned. The class advisor is the ex-officio member and the Convener of the class
committee. The responsibilities for the class advisor shall be:
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 To act as the channel of communication between the HoD and the students of the
respective class.
 To collect and maintain various statistical details of students.
 To help the chairperson of the class committee in planning and conduct of the class
committee meetings.
 To monitor the academic performance of the students including attendance and to
inform the class committee.
 To attend to the students‟ welfare activities like awards, medals, scholarships and
industrial visits.

8. CLASS COMMITTEE

8. CLASS COMMITTEE
8.1. Every class shall have a class committee consisting of teachers of the class concerned,
student representatives and a chairperson who is not teaching the class. It is like the
„Quality Circle‟ (more commonly used in industries) with the overall goal of improving the
teaching-learning process. The functions of the class committee include
 Solving problems experienced by students in the class room and in the laboratories.
 Clarifying the regulations of the degree programme and the details of rules
therein particularly (clause 5 and 6) which should be displayed on college
Notice-Board.
 Informing the student representatives, the academic schedule including the dates of
assessments and the syllabus coverage for each assessment.
 Informing the student representatives the details of Regulations regarding weightage
used for each assessment. In the case of practical courses (laboratory / drawing /
project work / seminar etc.) the breakup of marks for each experiment / exercise /
module of work, should be clearly discussed in the class committee meeting and
informed to the students.
 Analyzing the performance of the students of the class after each test and finding the
ways and means of solving problems, if any.
 Identifying the weak students, if any, and requesting the teachers concerned to
provide some additional help or guidance or coaching to such weak students.
8.2 The class committee for a class under a particular branch is normally constituted by the
Head of the Department. However, if the students of different branches are mixed in a
class (like the first semester which is generally common to all branches), the class
committee is to be constituted by the Head of the Institution.
8.3 The class committee shall be constituted within the first week of each semester.
8.4 At least 4 student representatives (usually 2 boys and 2 girls) shall be included in the
class committee.
8.5 The Chairperson of the class committee may invite the Class adviser(s) and the Head of
the Department to the class committee meeting.
8.6 The Head of the Institution may participate in any class committee of the institution.
8.7 The chairperson is required to prepare the minutes of every meeting, submit the same to
Head of the Institution within two days of the meeting and arrange to circulate it among
the students and teachers concerned. If there are some points in the minutes requiring
action by the management, the same shall be brought to the notice of the Management
by the Head of the Institution.
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8.8 The first meeting of the class committee shall be held within one week from the date of
commencement of the semester, in order to inform the students about the nature and
weightage of assessments within the framework of the Regulations. Two or three
subsequent meetings may be held in a semester at suitable intervals. The Class
Committee Chairman shall put on the Notice Board the cumulative attendance
particulars of each student at the end of every such meeting to enable the students
to know their attendance details to satisfy the clause 6 of this Regulation. During
these meetings the student members representing the entire class, shall meaningfully
interact and express the opinions and suggestions of the other students of the class in
order to improve the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process.

9. COURSE COMMITTEE FOR COMMON COURSES

9. COURSE COMMITTEE FOR COMMON COURSES
Each common theory course offered to more than one discipline or group, shall have a
“Course Committee” comprising all the teachers teaching the common course with one of
them nominated as Course Coordinator. The nomination of the Course Coordinator shall
be made by the Head of the Department / Head of the Institution depending upon
whether all the teachers teaching the common course belong to a single department or to
several departments. The „Course committee‟ shall meet in order to arrive at a common
scheme of evaluation for the test and shall ensure a uniform evaluation of the tests.
Wherever feasible, the course committee may also prepare a common question p aper for
the internal assessment test(s).

10. SYSTEM OF EXAMINATION

10. SYSTEM OF EXAMINATION
10.1 Performance in each course of study shall be evaluated based on (i) continuous internal
assessment throughout the semester and (ii) University examination at the end of the
semester.
10.2 Each course, both theory and practical (including project work & viva voce Examinations)
shall be evaluated for a maximum of 100 marks.
For all theory and practical courses including project work, the continuous internal
assessment will carry 20 marks while the End – Semester University examination will
carry 80 marks.
10.3 Industrial training and seminar shall carry 100 marks and shall be evaluated through
internal assessment only.
10.4 The University examination (theory and practical) of 3 hours duration shall ordinarily be
conducted between October and December during the odd semesters and between April
and June during the even semesters.
10.5 The University examination for project work shall consist of evaluation of the final report
submitted by the student or students of the project group (of not exceeding 4 students) by
an external examiner and an internal examiner, followed by a viva-voce examination
conducted separately for each student by a committee consisting of the external
examiner, the supervisor of the project group and an internal examiner.
10.6 For the University examination in both theory and practical courses including project work
the internal and external examiners shall be appointed by the Controller of Examinations.

11. PROCEDURE FOR AWARDING MARKS FOR INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

11. PROCEDURE FOR AWARDING MARKS FOR INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
For all theory and practical courses (including project work) the continuous assessment
shall be for a maximum of 20 marks. The above continuous assessment shall be
awarded as per the procedure given below:
11.1(a) Theory Courses
Three tests each carrying 100 marks shall be conducted during the semester by
the Department / College concerned. The total marks obtained in all tests put
together out of 300, shall be proportionately reduced for 20 marks and rounded
to the nearest integer (This also implies equal weightage to all the three tests).
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(b) Practical Courses:
The maximum marks for Internal Assessment shall be 20 in case of practical
courses. Every practical exercise / experiment shall be evaluated based on
conduct of experiment / exercise and records maintained. There shall be at
least one test. The criteria for arriving at the Internal Assessment m arks of 20 is
as follows: 75 marks shall be awarded for successful completion of all the
prescribed experiments done in the Laboratory and 25 marks for the test. The
total mark shall be reduced to 20 and rounded to the nearest integer.
(c) Theory Courses with Laboratory Component:
If there is a theory course with Laboratory component, there shall be three tests:
the first two tests (each 100 marks) will be from theory portions and the third test
(maximum mark 100) will be for laboratory component. The sum of marks of first
two tests shall be reduced to 60 marks and the third test mark shall be reduced
to 40 marks. The sum of these 100 marks may then be arrived at for 20 and
rounded to the nearest integer.
11.2(a) The seminar / Case study is to be considered as purely INTERNAL (with 100%
internal marks only). Every student is expected to present a minimum of 2
seminars per semester before the evaluation committee and for each seminar,
marks can be equally apportioned. The three member committee appointed by
Head of the Institution will evaluate the seminar and at the end of the semester
the marks can be consolidated and taken as the final mark. The evaluation shall
be based on the seminar paper (40%), presentation (40%) and response to the
questions asked during presentation (20%).
(b) The Industrial / Practical Training, Summer Project, Internship shall carry 100
marks and shall be evaluated through internal assessment only. At the end of
Industrial / Practical training / internship / Summer Project , the candidate shall
submit a certificate from the organization where he / she has undergone training
and a brief report. The evaluation will be made based on this report and a Viva-Voce Examination, conducted internally by a three member Departmental
Committee constituted by the Head of the Institution. The certificates (issued by
the organization) submitted by the students shall be attached to the mark list
sent by the Head of the Institution to the Controller of Examinations.
11.3 Project Work:
Project work may be allotted to a single student or to a group of students not exceeding 4
per group.
The Head of the Institutions shall constitute a review committee for project work for each
branch of study. There shall be three reviews during the semester by the review
committee. The student shall make presentation on the progress made by him / her
before the committee. The total marks obtained in the three reviews shall be reduced for
20 marks and rounded to the nearest integer (as per the scheme given in 11.3.1).
11.3.1 The project report shall carry a maximum 30 marks. The project report shall be submitted
as per the approved guidelines as given by Director, Academic Courses. Same mark
shall be awarded to every student within the project group for the project report. The viva-voce examination shall carry 50 marks. Marks are awarded to each student of the project
group based on the individual performance in the viva-voce examination.
Review
I
Review
II
Review
III
End semester Examinations
Thesis
Submission (30)
Viva-Voce (50)
5 7.5 7.5 Internal External Internal External Supervisor
15 15 15 20 15
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11.3.2 If a candidate fails to submit the project report on or before the specified deadline, he/she
is deemed to have failed in the Project Work and shall re-enroll for the same in a
subsequent semester.
11.4 Internal marks approved by the Head of the Institution shall be displayed by the
respective HODs within 5 days from the last working day.
11.5 Attendance Record
Every teacher is required to maintain an ‘ATTENDANCE AND ASSESSMENT RECORD’
which consists of attendance marked in each lecture or practical or project work class,
the test marks and the record of class work (topic covered), separately for each course.
This should be submitted to the Head of the department periodically (at least three times
in a semester) for checking the syllabus coverage and the records of test marks and
attendance. The Head of the department will put his signature and date after due
verification. At the end of the semester, the record should be verified by the Head of the
Institution who will keep this document in safe custody (for five years). The University or
any inspection team appointed by the University may verify the records of attendance
and assessment of both current and previous semesters.

12. REQUIREMENTS FOR APPEARING FOR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS

12. REQUIREMENTS FOR APPEARING FOR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS
A candidate shall normally be permitted to appear for the University Examinations of the
current semester if he/she has satisfied the semester completion requirements (subject to
Clause 6) and has registered for examination in all courses of the semester. Registration
is mandatory for current semester examinations as well as arrear examinations, failing
which the candidate will not be permitted to move to the higher semester.
A candidate who has already appeared for any subject in a semester and passed the
examination is not entitled to reappear in the same subject for improvement of grades.

13. PASSING REQUIREMENTS

13. PASSING REQUIREMENTS
13.1 A candidate who secures not less than 50% of total marks prescribed for the course
[Internal Assessment + End semester University Examinations] with a minimum of 45%
of the marks prescribed for the end-semester University Examination, shall be declared
to have passed the course and acquired the relevant number of credits. This is applicable
for both theory and practical courses (including project work) .
13.2 If a candidate fails to secure a pass in a particular course, it is mandatory that he/she
shall register and reappear for the examination in that course during the subsequent
semester when examination is conducted in that course; he/she should continue to
register and reappear for the examinations in the failed subjects till he / she secures a
pass.
13.3 The internal assessment marks obtained by the candidate in the first appearance shall be
retained and considered valid for all subsequent attempts till the candidate secure a
pass. However, from the third attempt onwards if a candidate fails to obtain pass marks
(IA + End Semester Examination) as per clause 13.1, then the candidate shall be
declared to have passed the examination if he/she secure a minimum of 50% marks
prescribed for the university end semester examinations alone.

14. AWARD OF LETTER GRADES

14. AWARD OF LETTER GRADES
14.1.1 All assessments of a course will be done on absolute marks basis. However, for the
purpose of reporting the performance of a candidate, letter grades, each carrying certain
number of points, will be awarded as per the range of total marks (out of 100) obtained by
the candidate in each subject as detailed below:
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Letter grade Grade Points Marks Range
S 10 91 – 100
A 9 81 – 90
B 8 71 – 80
C 7 61 – 70
D 6 57 – 60
E 5 50 – 56
U 0 < 50
(or ≥ 50 but not satisfying clause 13.1)
W 0
A student is deemed to have passed and acquired the corresponding credits in a
particular course if he/she obtains any one of the following grades: “S”, “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”,
“E”.
„SA‟ denotes shortage of attendance (as per clause 6.3) and hence prevention
from writing the end semester examination. „SA‟ will appear only in the result sheet.
“U” denotes Reappearance (RA) is required for the examination in the course. “W”
denotes withdrawal from the exam for the particular course. (The grades U and W will
figure both in Marks Sheet as well as in Result Sheet)
Grade sheet
After results are declared, Grade Sheets will be issued to each student which will contain
the following details:
 The college in which the candidate has studied
 The list of courses enrolled during the semester and the grade scored.
 The Grade Point Average (GPA) for the semester and
 The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of all courses enrolled
from first semester onwards.
GPA for a semester is the ratio of the sum of the products of the number of credits for
courses acquired and the corresponding points to the sum of the number of credits for
the courses acquired in the semester.
CGPA will be calculated in a similar manner, considering all the courses registered from
first semester. “U”, and “W” grades will be excluded for calculating GPA and CGPA.
n
∑ C
i
GPi
i=1
GPA / CGPA = ——————–n
∑ Ci
i=1
where Ci
is the number of Credits assigned to the course
GPi
is the point corresponding to the grade obtained for each course
n is number of all courses successfully cleared during the particular semester in
the case of GPA and during all the semesters in the case of CGPA
15. ELIGIBILITY FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE
15.1 A student shall be declared to be eligible for the award of the Degree if he/she has
 Successfully gained the required number of total credits as specified in the Curriculum
corresponding to his/her Programme within the stipulated time.
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 No disciplinary action is pending against him/her.
 The award of the degree must be approved by the Syndicate.
 Successfully completed any additional courses prescribed by the Director, Academic
Courses, whenever any candidate is readmitted under Regulations other than
R – 2013 (clause 18.2).

16. CLASSIFICATION OF THE DEGREE AWARDED

16. CLASSIFICATION OF THE DEGREE AWARDED
16.1 FIRST CLASS WITH DISTINCTION
A candidate who satisfies the following conditions shall be declared to have passed the
examination in First class with Distinction.
 Should have passed the End semester examination in all the courses of all the
eight semesters (six semesters in the case of lateral entry) in his/her First
Appearance within four years (three years in the case of lateral entry).
Withdrawal from examination (vide Clause 17) will not be considered as an
appearance. One year authorized break of study (if availed of) is permitted in
addition to four years (three years in the case of lateral entry) for award of First
class with Distinction.
 Should have secured a CGPA of not less than 8.50.
16.2 FIRST CLASS
A candidate who satisfies the following conditions shall be declared to have passed the
examination in First class.
 Should have passed the End semester examination in all the courses of all the
eight semesters (six semesters in the case of lateral entry) within five years (four
years in the case of lateral entry). One year authorized break of study (if availed
of) or prevention from writing the End Semester examination due to lack of
attendance (if applicable) is included in the duration of five years (four years in
the case of lateral entry) for award of First class.
 Should have secured a CGPA of not less than 6.50.
16.3 SECOND CLASS
All other candidates (not covered in clauses 16.1 and 16.2) who qualify for the award
of the degree (vide Clause 15) shall be declared to have passed the examination in
Second Class.
16.4 A candidate who is absent in semester examination in a course / project work after
having registered for the same shall be considered to have appeared in that examination
for the purpose of classification. (subject to clause 17 and 18)
16.5 Revaluation
A candidate can apply for revaluation / photocopy of his/her semester examination
answer paper in a theory course, within 2 weeks from the declaration of results, on
payment of a prescribed fee through proper application to the Controller of Examinations
through the Head of Institutions. The Controller of Examinations will arrange for the
revaluation and the results will be intimated to the candidate concerned through the Head
of the Institutions. Revaluation is not permitted for practical courses and for project work.
A candidate can apply for revaluation of answer scripts for not exceeding 5 subjects at a
time.
16.6 Review
Candidates not satisfied with Revaluation can apply for Review of his/ her
examination answer paper in a theory course, within the prescribed date on
payment of a prescribed fee through proper application to Controller of Examination
through the Head of the Institution.
Candidates applying for photocopy-cum-Revaluation only are eligible to apply for Review.

17. PROVISION FOR WITHDRAWAL FROM END-SEMESTER EXAMINATION

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17. PROVISION FOR WITHDRAWAL FROM END-SEMESTER EXAMINATION
17.1 A candidate, may for valid reasons and on prior application, be granted permission to
withdraw from appearing for the examination of any one course or consecutive
examinations of more than one course in a semester examination.
17.2 Such withdrawal shall be permitted only once during the entire period of study of the
degree programme.
17.3 Withdrawal application is valid only if it is made within 10 days prior to the
commencement of the examination in that course or courses and recommended by the
Head of the Institution and approved by the Controller of Examinations.
17.3.1 Notwithstanding the requirement of mandatory TEN days notice, applications for
withdrawal for special cases under extraordinary conditions will be considered on the
merit of the case.
17.4 Withdrawal shall not be construed as an appearance for the eligibility of a candidate for
First Class with Distinction.
17.5 Withdrawal from the End Semester Examination is NOT applicable to arrears subjects
of previous semesters.
17.6 The candidate shall reappear for the withdrawn courses during the examination
conducted in the subsequent semester.
17.7 Withdrawal shall not be permitted after the final semester examinations.

18. PROVISION FOR AUTHORISED BREAK OF STUDY

18. PROVISION FOR AUTHORISED BREAK OF STUDY
18.1 Break of Study shall be granted only once for valid reasons for a maximum of one year
during the entire period of study of the degree programme. However, in extraordinary
situation the candidate may apply for additional break of study not exceeding another one
year by paying prescribed fee for break of study. If a candidate intends to temporarily
discontinue the programme in the middle of the semester for valid reasons, and to rejoin
the programme in a subsequent year, permission may be granted based on the merits of
the case provided he / she applies to the Director, Student Affairs in advance, but not
later than the last date for registering for the end semester examination of the semester in
question, through the Head of the Institution stating the reasons therefore and the
probable date of rejoining the programme.
18.2 The candidates permitted to rejoin the programme after break of study / prevention due to
lack of attendance, shall be governed by the Curriculum and Regul ations in force at the
time of rejoining. The students rejoining in new Regulations shall apply to the Director,
Academic Courses in the prescribed format through Head of the Institution for prescribed
additional courses, if any, at the beginning of the re admitted semester itself, so as to
compensate for the shortage of the credits.
18.3 The authorized break of study will not be counted towards the duration specified for
passing all the courses for the purpose of classification (vide Clause 16.1).
18.4 The total period for completion of the Programme reckoned from, the commencement of
the first semester to which the candidate was admitted shall not exceed the maximum
period specified in clause 5.1 irrespective of the period of break of study in order that
he/she may be eligible for the award of the degree.
18.5 If any student is prevented for want of required attendance, the period of prevention
shall not be considered as authorized „Break of Study‟ (Clause 18.1)

19. INDUSTRIAL VISIT

19. INDUSTRIAL VISIT
Every student is required to undergo one Industrial visit for every theory course offered,
starting from the third semester of the Programme. Every teacher shall take the students
at least for one industrial visit in a semester.

20. PERSONALITY AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

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20. PERSONALITY AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
All students shall enroll, on admission, in any one of the personality and character
development programmes (the NCC / NSS / NSO / YRC) and undergo training for about
80 hours and attend a camp of about seven days. The training shall include classes on
hygiene and health awareness and also training in first-aid.
National Cadet Corps (NCC) will have about 20 parades.
National Service Scheme (NSS) will have social service activities in and around the
College / Institution.
National Sports Organization (NSO) will have sports, Games, Drills and Physical
exercises.
Youth Red Cross (YRC) will have activities related to social services in and around
college / institutions.
While the training activities will normally be during weekends, the camp will normally be
during vacation period.
Every student shall put in a minimum of 75% attendance in the training and attend the
camp compulsorily. The training and camp shall be completed during the first year of the
programme. However, for valid reasons, the Head of the Institution may permit a student
to complete this requirement in the second year.

21. DISCIPLINE

21. DISCIPLINE
Every student is required to observe disciplined and decorous behavior both inside and
outside the college and not to indulge in any activity which will tend to bring down the
prestige of the University / College. The Head of Institution shall constitute a disciplinary
committee consisting of Head of Institution, Two Heads of Department of which one
should be from the faculty of the student, to enquire into acts of indiscipline and notify the
University about the disciplinary action recommended for approval. In case of any serious
disciplinary action which leads to suspension or dismissal, then a committee shall be
constituted including one represent ative from Anna University, Chennai. In this regard,
the member will be nominated by the University on getting information from the Head of
the Institution.
If a student indulges in malpractice in any of the University / internal e xamination he / she
shall be liable for punitive action as prescribed by the University from time to time.

22. REVISION OF REGULATION, CURRICULUM AND SYLLABUS

22. REVISION OF REGULATION, CURRICULUM AND SYLLABUS
The University may from time to time revise, amend or change the Regulations, scheme
of examinations and syllabi if found necessary.
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ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI
REGULATIONS 2013
CREDIT SYSTEM
AFFILIATED COLLEGES
POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMMES
The following Regulations is applicable to the students admitted to M.E / M.Tech., M.C.A
and M.B.A. Programmes at all Engineering Colleges affiliated to Anna University,
Chennai (other than Autonomous Colleges) and to all the University Colleges of
Engineering of Anna University, Chennai from the academic year 2013-2014.

1. PRELIMINARY DEFINITIONS AND NOMENCLATURE

1 PRELIMINARY DEFINITIONS AND NOMENCLATURE
In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires:
i. “Programme” means Post graduate Degree Programme e.g.
M.E., M.Tech. Degree Programme.
ii. “Branch” means specialization or discipline of M.E. / M.Tech.
Degree Programme like “Structural Engineering”, “Engineering Design”, etc.
iii. “Course” means Theory or Practical subject that is normally
studied in a semester, like Applied Mathematics, Advanced
Thermodynamics, etc.
iv. “Head of the Department” means Head of the Department
concerned.
v. “Head of the Institution” means the Principal of a College / Institution who
is responsible for all academic activities of that College / Institution and for
implementation of relevant Rules and Regulations.
vi. “Director, Academic Courses” means the authority of the University who is
responsible for all academic activities of the University for implementation of
relevant Rules and Regulations.
vii. “Controller of Examinations” means the Authority of the University
who is responsible for all activities of the University Examinations.
viii. “University” means ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI.

2 PROGRAMMES OFFERED, MODES OF STUDY AND ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS

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2 PROGRAMMES OFFERED, MODES OF STUDY AND ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS
2.1 P.G. PROGRAMMES OFFERED:
1. M.E
2. M.Tech.
3. M.B.A.
4. M.C.A.
2.2 MODES OF STUDY:
2.2.1 Full-Time:
Candidates admitted under „Full-Time‟ should be available in the College /
Institution during the entire duration of working hours (From Morning to Evening
on Full-Time basis) for the curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
assigned to them.
The Full-Time candidates should not attend any other Full-Time programme(s) /
course(s) or take up any Full-Time job / Part-Time job in any Institution or
Company during the period of the Full-Time programme. Violation of the above
rules will result in cancellation of admission to the PG programme.
2.2.2 Part-Time – Day Time Mode:
This mode of study is applicable to those candidates admitted under sponsored
category (Teacher candidates only). In this mode of study, the candidates are
required to attend classes along with Full-Time students for the required number
of courses and complete the programme in three years.
2.2.3 Conversion from one mode of study to the other is not permitted.
2.3 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
2.3.1 Candidates for admission to the first semester of the Post-Graduate Degree
Programme shall be required to have passed an appropriate Under-Graduate
Degree Examination of Anna University or equivalent as specified under
qualification for admission as per the Tamil Nadu Common Admission (TANCA)
criteria.
Note: TANCA releases the updated criteria during the admissions every academic year.
Admission shall be offered only to the candidates who possess the qualification
prescribed against each programme.
Any other relevant qualification which is not prescribed against each programme
shall be considered for equivalence by the committee constituted for the purpose.
Admission to such degrees shall be offered only after obtaining equivalence to
such degrees.
2.3.2 However, the Syndicate of the University may decide to restrict admission in any
particular year to candidates having a subset of qualifications prescribed at the
time of admission.
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2.3.3 Notwithstanding the qualifying examination the candidate might have passed,
he/she shall have a minimum level of proficiency in the appropriate programme /
courses as prescribed by the Syndicate of the University from time to time.
2.3.4 Eligibility conditions for admission such as the class obtained, the number of
attempts in qualifying examination and physical fitness will be as prescribed by
the Syndicate of the University from time to time.
2.3.5 All Part-Time (Day-Time mode) candidates should satisfy other conditions
regarding Experience, Sponsorship etc. that may be prescribed by the Syndicate
from time to time.

3 DURATION AND STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMMES

3 DURATION AND STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMMES:
3.1 The minimum and maximum period for completion of the P.G. Programmes are
given below:
Programme
Min. No. of
Semesters
Max. No. of
Semesters
M.E. / M.Tech. (Full-Time) 4 8
M.E. / M.Tech. (Part Time) 6 12
M.C.A. (Full Time) 6 12
M.B.A. (Full Time) 4 8
M.B.A. (Part Time) 6 12
3.2 Every Programme will have a curriculum and syllabus consisting of core
courses, elective courses and project work.
The Programme may also include seminar, practical, practical / Industrial
training, Summer project if they are specified in the curriculum.
3.3 The Curriculum and Syllabi of all the P.G. Programmes shall be approved by the
Academic Council of Anna University. The number of Credits to be earned for the
successful completion of the programme shall be as specified in the Curriculum
of the respective specialization of the P.G. Programme
3.4 Each semester shall normally consist of 90 working days or 350 periods of each
50 minutes duration, for full-time mode of study (400 Periods for M.B.A.) or 200
periods for part-time mode of study. The Head of the Institution shall ensure that
every teacher imparts instruction as per the number of periods specified in the
syllabus and that the teacher teaches the full content of the specified syllabus for
the course being taught. For the purpose of calculation of attendance
requirement for writing the end semester examinations (as per clause 9) by
students, following method shall be used.
Percentage of Total no. of periods attended in all the courses per semester
Attendance = X100
(No.of periods / week as prescribed in the curriculum) x 15
taken together for all courses of the semester
End Semester Examinations conducted by the University will be scheduled after
the last working day of the semester.
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3.5 The minimum prescribed credits required for the award of the degree shall be
within the limits specified below:
PROGRAMME PRESCRIBED CREDIT RANGE
M.E. / M.Tech. 65 to 75
Programme Prescribed Credits
M.C.A. 119
M.B.A. 96
3.6 Credits will be assigned to the courses for different modes of study as given
below:
3.6.1 The following will apply to all modes of P.G. Programmes.
 One credit for each lecture period allotted per week
 One credit for each tutorial period allotted per week
 One credit for each seminar/practical session/project work of two periods
designed per week (2 credits for 3 or 4 periods of practical).
3.6.2 Two weeks of practical training in any industrial / research laboratory correspond
to one credit, and is applicable to all modes of study.
3.6.3 Practical training or Industrial Training if specified in the Curriculum should be
organized by the Head of the Department / Institution for a duration not
exceeding 4 weeks.
3.6.4 Summer project if specified in the Curriculum, should be organized by the Head
of the Department / Institution for a duration not exceeding 6 weeks.
3.7 The electives from the curriculum are to be chosen with the approval of the Head
of the Department. A candidate may be permitted by the Head of the Department
to choose a maximum of two electives from other P.G. Programmes offered in
the Department /any other Department of the Institutions during the period of
his/her study, provided the Head of the Department offering such course also
approves such requests subject to no clash in the time-table for the lecture
classes of both departments.
3.8 The medium of instruction shall be English for all courses, examinations, seminar
presentations and project thesis/dissertation reports.

4. PROJECT WORK

4. PROJECT WORK
4.1 The project work for M.E. / M.Tech. Programmes consist of Phase–I and Phase–
II. The Phase–I is to be undertaken during III semester and Phase–II, which is a
continuation of Phase–I is to be undertaken during IV semester.
4.2 In case of candidates of M.E. / M.Tech. Programmes not completing Phase-I of
project work successfully, the candidates can undertake Phase-I again in the
subsequent semester. In such cases the candidates can enroll for Phase-II, only
after successful completion of Phase-I.
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4.3 Project work shall be carried out under the supervision of a “qualified
teacher” in the Department concerned. In this context “qualified teacher” means
the faculty member possessing (i) PG degree with a minimum of 3 years
experience in teaching or (ii) Ph.D. degree.
4.4 A candidate may, however, in certain cases, be permitted to work on projects in
an Industrial/Research Organization, on the recommendations of the Head of
the Department Concerned. In such cases, the Project work shall be jointly
supervised by a supervisor of the department and an expert, as a joint
supervisor from the organization and the student shall be instructed to meet the
supervisor periodically and to attend the review committee meetings for
evaluating the progress.
4.5 The Project work (Phase II in the case of M.E/M.Tech.) shall be pursued for a
minimum of 16 weeks during the final semester.
4.6 The deadline for submission of final Project Report is 60 calendar days from the
last working day of the semester in which project / thesis / dissertation is done.
However, the Phase-I of the Project work in the case M.E. / M.Tech.
Programmes shall be submitted within a maximum period of 30 calendar days
from the last working day of the semester as per the academic calendar
published by the University.

5 EVALUATION OF PROJECT WORK

5 EVALUATION OF PROJECT WORK
The evaluation of Project Work for Phase-I & Phase-II in the case of M.E. /
M.Tech. and project work of M.B.A and M.C.A shall be done independently in the
respective semesters and marks shall be allotted as per the weightages given in
Clause 5.1.
5.1 There shall be three assessments (each 100 marks) during the Semester by a
review committee. The Student shall make presentation on the progress made
before the Committee. The Head of the Institution shall constitute the review
committee for each branch of study. The total marks obtained in the three
assessments shall be reduced to 20 marks and rounded to the nearest integer
(as per the Table given below). There will be a vice-voce Examination during
End Semester Examinations conducted by a Committee consisting of the
supervisor, one internal examiner and one external examiner. The internal
examiner and the external examiner shall be appointed by the Controller of
Examination. The distribution of marks for the internal assessment and End
semester examination is given below:
Internal Assessment (20
Marks)
End Semester Examination (80 Marks)
Review -I
Review -II
Review
– III
Thesis
Submission
(30 Marks)
Viva – Voce
(Rounded to 50 Marks)
External
Examiner
Internal
Examiner
External
Examiner
Supervisor
Examiner
5 7.5 7.5 30 15 20 15
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5.2 The Project Report prepared according to approved guidelines as given by
Director, Academic Courses and duly signed by the supervisor(s) and the Head
of the Department concerned shall be submitted to the Head of the Institution.
5.3 If the candidate fails to obtain 50% of the internal assessment marks in the
Phase–I and Phase–II / final project, he/she will not be permitted to submit the
report for that particular semester and has to re-enroll for the same in the
subsequent semester.
If a candidate fails to submit the project report on or before the specified
deadline, he/she is deemed to have failed in the Project Work and shall
re-enroll for the same in a subsequent semester. This applies to both Phase–I
and Phase–II in the case of M.E. / M.Tech. Project Work and the Final Project
work of M.B.A. / M.C.A.
If a candidate fails in the end semester examinations of Phase–I, he/she has to
resubmit the Project Report within 30 days from the date of declaration of the
results. If he / she fails in the End semester examination of Phase–II of Project
work of M.E. / M.Tech. or the Final Project work of M.B.A. / M.C.A, he/she shall
resubmit the Project Report within 60 days from the date of declaration of the
results. The resubmission of a project report and subsequent viva-voce
examination will be considered as reappearance with payment of exam fee. For
this purpose the same Internal and External examiners shall evaluate the
resubmitted report.
5.3.1 A copy of the approved Project Report after the successful completion of viva-voce examinations shall be kept in the library of the college / institution.
5.3.2 Practical / Industrial Training, Summer Project if specified in the Curriculum shall
not exceed the maximum duration of 4 weeks and should be organized by the
Head of the Department for every student.
5.3.3 At the end of Practical / Industrial Training, Summer Project the candidate shall
submit a certificate from the organization where he/she has undergone training
and also a brief report. The evaluation for 100 marks will be carried out internally
based on this report and a Viva-Voce Examination will be conducted by a
Departmental Committee constituted by the Head of the Institution. Certificates
submitted by the students shall be attached to the mark list sent by the Head of
the Institution to the Controller of Examination.

6 CLASS ADVISER

6 CLASS ADVISER
There shall be a class advisor for each class. The class advisor will be one
among the (course-instructors) of the class. He / She will be appointed by the
Head of the department concerned. The class advisor is the ex-officio member
and the Convener of the class committee. The responsibilities for the class
advisor shall be:
 To act as the channel of communication between the HoD and the students of
the respective class.
 To collect and maintain various statistical details of students.
 To help the chairperson of the class committee in planning and conduct of the
class committee meetings.
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 To monitor the academic performance of the students including attendance and
to inform the class committee.
 To attend to the students‟ welfare activities like awards, medals, scholarships
and industrial visits.

7 CLASS COMMITTEE

7 CLASS COMMITTEE
7.1 A Class Committee consists of teachers of the concerned class, student
representatives and a chairperson who is not teaching the class. It is like the
„Quality Circle‟ (more commonly used in industries) with the overall goal of
improving the teaching-learning process. The functions of the class committee
include:
• Solving problems experienced by students in the class room and in the
laboratories.
• Clarifying the regulations of the programme and the details of rules therein.
• Informing the student representatives, the “academic schedule” including the
dates of assessments and the syllabus coverage for each assessment period.
• Informing the student representatives, the details of regulations regarding the
weightage used for each assessment. In the case of practical courses
(laboratory / project work / seminar etc.) the breakup of marks for each
experiment/ exercise/ module of work, should be clearly discussed in the class
committee meeting and informed to the students.
• Analyzing the performance of the students of the class after each test and
finding the ways and means of improving the Students Performance
• Identifying the weak students, if any, in any specific subject and requesting the
teachers concerned to provide some additional help or guidance or coaching
to such weak students as frequently as possible.
7.2 The class committee for a class under a particular programme is normally
constituted by the Head of the Department. However, if the students of different
programmes are mixed in a class, the class committee is to be constituted by the
Head of the Institution.
7.3 The class committee shall be constituted on the first working day of any semester
or earlier.
7.4 At least 2 student representatives (usually 1 boy and 1 girl) shall be included in
the class committee.
7.5 The chairperson of the class committee shall invite the Class adviser(s) and the
Head of the Department to the meeting of the class committee.
7.6 The Head of the Institution may participate in any class committee of the
institution.
7.7 The Chairperson of be Class Committee is required to prepare the minutes of
every meeting, submit the same to the Head of the Institution within two days of
the meeting and arrange to circulate among the concerned students and
teachers. If there are some points in the minutes requiring action by the
management, the same shall be brought to the notice of the management by the
Head of the Institution.
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7.8 The first meeting of the class committee shall be held within one week from the
date of commencement of the semester in order to inform the students about the
nature and weightage of assessments within the framework of the Regulations.
Two or three subsequent meetings may be held at suitable intervals. During
these meetings the student members, representing the entire class, shall
meaningfully interact and express the opinions and suggestions of the class
students to improve the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process.

8 COURSE COMMITTEE FOR COMMON COURSES

 

8 COURSE COMMITTEE FOR COMMON COURSES
Each common course offered to more than one group of students shall have a
“Course Committee” comprising all the teachers teaching the common course
with one of them nominated as Course Coordinator. The nomination of the
course Coordinator shall be made by the Head of the Department / Head of the
Institution depending upon whether all the teachers teaching the common course
belong to a single department or to several departments. The „Course committee‟
shall meet as often as possible and ensure uniform evaluation of the tests and
arrive at a common scheme of evaluation for the tests. Wherever it is feasible,
the course committee may also prepare a common question paper for the
Assessment Test(s).

9 ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF A SEMESTER

9 ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF A SEMESTER
9.1 A candidate who has fulfilled the following conditions shall be deemed to have
satisfied the attendance requirements for completion of a semester.
Ideally every student is expected to attend all classes and earn 100%
attendance. However in order to allow provision for certain unavoidable reasons
such as prolonged hospitalization / accident / specific illness the student is
expected to earn a minimum of 75% attendance to become eligible to write the
End-Semester Examinations.
Therefore, every student shall secure not less than 75% of overall attendance in
that semester as per clause 3.4.
9.2 However, a candidate who secures overall attendance between 65% and 74% in
that current semester due to medical reasons (prolonged hospitalization /
accident / specific illness / participation in sports events) may be permitted to
appear for the current semester examinations subject to the condition that the
candidate shall submit the medical certificate / sports participation certificate to
the Head of the Institution. The same shall be forwarded to the Controller of
Examinations for record purposes.
9.3 Candidates who could secure less than 65% overall attendance and Candidates
who do not satisfy the clauses 9.1 & 9.2 will not be permitted to write the end-semester examination of that current semester and are not permitted to go to
next semester. They are required to repeat the incomplete semester in the next
academic year.
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10 PROCEDURES FOR AWARDING MARKS FOR INTERNAL ASSESSMENT(IA)

10 PROCEDURES FOR AWARDING MARKS FOR INTERNAL ASSESSMENT(IA)
The maximum marks assigned to different courses shall be as given below:
Each of the theory and practical courses (including project work) shall carry a
maximum of 100 marks of which 20 marks will be through internal assessment
and the End Semester Examination (ESE) will carry 80 marks.
10.1 The marks for the continuous assessment shall be awarded as per the procedure
given below:
(i) Theory Courses:
Three tests each carrying 100 marks shall be conducted during the semester by
the Department / College concerned. The total marks obtained in all tests put
together out of 300, shall be proportionately reduced for 20 marks and rounded
to the nearest integer (This also implies equal weightage to all the three tests).
(ii) Practical Courses:
The maximum marks for Internal Assessment shall be 20 in case of practical
courses. Every practical exercise / experiment shall be evaluated based on
conduct of experiment / exercise and records maintained. There shall be at least
one test. The criteria for arriving at the Internal Assessment marks of 20 is as
follows: 75 marks shall be awarded for successful completion of all the
prescribed experiments done in the Laboratory and 25 marks for the test. The
total mark shall be reduced to 20 and rounded to the nearest integer.
(iii) Theory Courses with Laboratory component:
The maximum marks for Internal Assessment shall be 20 in case of theory
courses with Laboratory component. For a theory course with Laboratory
component, there shall be three assessments: the first two assessments (each
with a maximum of 100 marks) will be from theory portions and the third
assessment (maximum marks 100) will be for laboratory component. The sum of
marks of all three assessments shall be reduced to 20 marks and rounded to the
nearest integer.
(iv) Seminar / Professional Practices / Case Study:
The seminar / Case study is to be considered as purely INTERNAL (with 100%
internal marks only). Every student is expected to present a minimum of 2
seminars per semester before the evaluation committee and for each seminar
marks can be equally apportioned. The three member committee appointed by
Head of the Institution will evaluate the seminar and at the end of the semester
the marks can be consolidated and taken as the final mark. The evaluation shall
be based on the seminar paper (40%), presentation (40%) and response to the
questions asked during presentation (20%).
(v)The Industrial / Practical Training shall carry 100 marks and shall be evaluated
through internal assessment only. At the end of Industrial / Practical training /
internship / Summer Project, the candidate shall submit a certificate from the
organization where he / she has undergone training and a brief report. The
evaluation will be made based on this report and a Viva-Voce Examination,
conducted internally by a three member Departmental Committee constituted
by the Head of the Institution. Certificates submitted by the candidate shall be
attached to the mark list sent by the Head of the Department.
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10.2 Internal marks approved by the Head of the Institution shall be displayed by the
respective HODs within 5 days from the last working day.
10.3 Every teacher is required to maintain an ‘ATTENDANCE AND ASSESSMENT
RECORD’ which consists of attendance marked in each lecture or practical or
project work class, the test marks and the record of class work (topics covered),
separately for each course. This should be submitted to the Head of the
Department periodically (at least three times in a semester) for checking the
syllabus coverage and the records of test marks and attendance. The Head of
the department will put his signature and date after due verification. At the end
the semester, the record should be verified by the Head of the institution who will
keep this document in safe custody (for five years). The university or any
inspection team appointed by the University may inspect the records of
attendance and assessments of both current and previous semesters.

11 REQUIREMENTS FOR APPEARING FOR SEMESTER EXAMINATION

11 REQUIREMENTS FOR APPEARING FOR SEMESTER EXAMINATION
11.1 A candidate shall normally be permitted to appear for the University examinations
of the current semester if he/she has satisfied the semester completion
requirements as per clause 9.1 & 9.2 and has registered for examination in all
courses of the current semester.
11.2 Further, registration is mandatory for all the courses in the current semester as
well as for arrear(s) course(s) for the university examinations failing which, the
candidate will not be permitted to move to the higher semester.
11.3 A student who has passed all the courses prescribed in the curriculum for the
award of the degree shall not be permitted to re-enroll to improve his/her marks
in a course or the aggregate marks / CGPA.

12 UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS

12 UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS
12.1 There shall be an End- Semester Examination of 3 hours duration in each lecture
based course.
The examinations shall ordinarily be conducted between October and December
during the odd semesters and between April and June in the even semesters.
For the practical examinations (including project work), both internal and external
examiners shall be appointed by the University.
12.2 WEIGHTAGE
The following will be the weightage for different courses.
i) Lecture or Lecture cum Tutorial based course:
Internal Assessment – 20%
End Semester Examination – 80%
ii) Laboratory based courses
Internal Assessment – 20%
End Semester Examination – 80%
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iii) Project work
Internal Assessment – 20%
Evaluation of Project Report
by external examiner – 30%
Viva-Voce Examination – 50%
iv) Practical training / summer project / seminar
Internal Assessment – 100%
12.3 If a student indulges in malpractice in any of the university / internal
examinations, he / she shall be liable for punitive action as prescribed by the
University from time to time.

13 PASSING REQUIREMENTS

13 PASSING REQUIREMENTS
13.1 A candidate who secures not less than 50% of total marks prescribed for the
course with a minimum of 50% of the marks prescribed for each of the course of
the End-Semester University Examination in both theory and practical courses
shall be declared to have passed in the course and acquired the relevant number
of credits.
13.2 If the candidate fails to secure a pass in a particular course as per clause 13.1, it
is mandatory that the candidate shall register and re-appear for the examination
in that course during the subsequent semester when examination is conducted
for that course. Further, the candidate should continue to enroll and reappear for
the examination till a pass is secured in such arrear course.
13.3 The internal assessment marks obtained by the candidate in the first appearance
shall be retained and considered valid for all subsequent attempts till the
candidate secure a pass. However, from the third attempt onwards if a
candidate fails to obtain pass marks (IA + End Semester Examination) as per
clause 13.1, then the candidate shall be declared to have passed the
examination if he/she secure a minimum of 50% marks prescribed for the
university end semester examinations alone.

14 ELIGIBILITY FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE

14 ELIGIBILITY FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE
14.1 A student shall be declared eligible for the award of the degree if he/she has:
(i) Successfully passed all the courses as specified in the curriculum
corresponding to his/her programme within the stipulated period. (as per
clause 3.1)
(ii) No disciplinary action is pending against him/her.
(iii) The award of the degree must have been approved by the syndicate.
(iv) Successfully completed any additional courses prescribed by the Director,
Academic Courses

15 AWARD OF LETTER GRADES

15 AWARD OF LETTER GRADES
15.1 All assessments of a course will be done on absolute marks basis. However, for
the purpose of reporting the performance of a candidate, letter grades, each
carrying certain points specified, will be awarded as per the range of total marks
(out of 100) obtained by the candidate (Regular or Arrear), as detailed below:
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Letter grade Grade Points Marks Range
S 10 91 – 100
A 9 81 – 90
B 8 71 – 80
C 7 61 – 70
D 6 57 – 60
E 5 50 – 56
U 0 < 50
(or ≥ 50, but not satisfying clause 13.1)
W 0
A student is deemed to have passed and acquired the corresponding credits in a
particular course if he / she obtained any one of the following grades: “S”, “A”, “B”, “C”,
“D”, “E”.
„SA‟ denotes shortage of attendance (as per Clause 6) and hence prevented from
writing end semester examination. „SA‟ will appear only in the result sheet.
„U‟ denotes Reappearance (RA) is required for the examination in that particular
course. „W‟ denotes withdrawal from exam for the particular course.
(The grades U and W will figure both in Mark Sheet as well as in Result Sheet)
15.2 GRADE SHEET
After results are declared, Grade Sheets will be issued to each student
which will contain the following details:
 The college in which the candidate has studied.
 The list of courses enrolled during the semester and the grades
scored.
 The Grade Point Average (GPA) for the semester and
 The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of all courses
enrolled from first semester onwards.
GPA for a semester is the ratio of the sum of the products of the number of
credits for courses acquired and the corresponding points to the sum of the
number of credits for the courses acquired in the semester. CGPA will be
calculated in a similar manner, considering all the courses registered from first
semester.
n
∑ Ci GPi
i=1
GPA / CGPA = ——————–n
∑ Ci
i=1
where
Ci
is the number of credits assigned to the course
GPi
is the Grade point corresponding to the grade obtained for each Course
n is number of all Courses successfully cleared during the particular semester
in the case of GPA and during all the semesters in the case of CGPA.
“U”, “I” and “W” grades will be excluded for calculating GPA and CGPA.
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16 CLASSIFICATION OF THE DEGREE AWARDED

16 CLASSIFICATION OF THE DEGREE AWARDED
16.1 FIRST CLASS WITH DISTINCTION:
A candidate who satisfies the following conditions shall be declared to have
passed the examination in First class with Distinction:
M.E. / M.Tech. M.B.A.(Full Time)
 Should have passed the End semester examination in all the courses of
all the four semesters in his/her First Appearance within two years.
Withdrawal from examination (vide Clause 17) will not be considered as
an appearance. One year authorized break of study (if availed of) is
permitted in addition to two years for award of First class with Distinction.
 Should have secured a CGPA of not less than 8.50
M.E. / M.Tech. M.B.A.(Part Time) and M.C.A (Full Time)
 Should have passed the End semester examination in all the courses of
all the six semesters in his/her First Appearance within three years.
Withdrawal from examination (vide Clause 17) will not be considered as
an appearance. One year authorized break of study (if availed of) is
permitted in addition to three years for award of First class with
Distinction.
 Should have secured a CGPA of not less than 8.50.
16.2 FIRST CLASS:
A candidate who satisfies the following conditions shall be declared to have
passed the examination in First class:
M.E. / M.Tech. M.B.A.(Full Time)
 Should have passed the End semester examination in all the courses of
all the four semesters within three years. One year authorized break of
study (if availed of) or prevention from writing the End Semester
examination due to lack of attendance (if applicable) is included in the
three years.
 Should have secured a CGPA of not less than 6.50.
M.E. / M.Tech. M.B.A. (Part Time) and M.C.A (Full Time)
 Should have passed the End semester examination in all the courses of
all the six semesters within four years. One year authorized break of
study (if availed of) or prevention from writing the End Semester
examination due to lack of attendance (if applicable) is included in the
four years.
 Should have secured a CGPA of not less than 6.50.
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16.3 SECOND CLASS:
All other candidates (not covered in clauses 16.1 and 16.2) who qualify for the
award of the degree (vide Clause 14) shall be declared to have passed the
examination in Second Class.
16.4. A candidate who is absent in semester examination in a course / project work
after having registered for the same shall be considered to have appeared in
that examination for the purpose of classification.
16.5 Revaluation
A candidate can apply for revaluation / photocopy of his/her semester
examination answer paper in a theory course, within 2 weeks from the
declaration of results, on payment of a prescribed fee through proper application
to the Controller of Examinations through the Head of Institutions. The Controller
of Examinations will arrange for the revaluation and the results will be intimated
to the candidate concerned through the Head of the Institutions. Revaluation is
not permitted for practical courses and for project work.
A candidate can apply for revaluation of answer scripts for not exceeding 5
subjects at a time.
16.6 Review
Candidates not satisfied with Revaluation can apply for Review of his/ her
examination answer paper in a theory course, within the prescribed date on
payment of a prescribed fee through proper application to Controller of
Examination through the Head of the Institution.
Candidates applying for photocopy-cum-Revaluation only are eligible to apply for
Review.

17 PROVISION FOR WITHDRAWAL FROM EXAMINATION

17 PROVISION FOR WITHDRAWAL FROM EXAMINATION:
A candidate may for valid reasons and on prior application, be granted
permission to withdraw from appearing for the examination of any one course or
consecutive examinations of more than one course in a semester examination.
17.1 Such withdrawal shall be permitted only once during the entire period of study of
the degree programme.
17.2 Withdrawal application is valid only if it is made within 10 days prior to the
commencement of the examination in that course or courses and recommended
by the Head of the Institution and approved by the Controller of Examinations.
17.3 Notwithstanding the requirement of mandatory TEN days notice, applications for
withdrawal for special cases under extraordinary conditions will be considered on
the merit of the case.
17.4 Withdrawal shall not be construed as an appearance for the eligibility of a
candidate for First Class with Distinction. Withdrawal is not permitted
after the final semester.
17.5 Withdrawal from the End semester examination is NOT applicable to arrears
subjects of previous semesters
17.6 The candidate shall reappear for the withdrawn courses during the examination
conducted in the subsequent semester.
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18 AUTHORIZED BREAK OF STUDY FROM A PROGRAMME

18 AUTHORIZED BREAK OF STUDY FROM A PROGRAMME
18.1 Break of Study shall be granted only once for valid reasons for a maximum of
one year during the entire period of study of the degree programme. However, in
extraordinary situation the candidate may apply for additional break of study not
exceeding another one year by paying prescribed fee for break of study. If a
candidate intends to temporarily discontinue the programme in the middle of the
semester for valid reasons, and rejoin the programme in a subsequent year,
permission may be granted based on the merits of the case provided he / she
applies to the Director, Student Affairs in advance, but not later than the last
date for registering for the end semester examination of the semester in question,
through the Head of the Institution stating the reasons therefor and the probable
date of rejoining the programme.
18.2 The candidates permitted to rejoin the programme after break of study /
prevention due to lack of attendance, shall be governed by the Curriculum and
Regulations in force at the time of rejoining. The students rejoining in new
Regulations shall apply to the Director, Academic Courses in the prescribed
format through Head of the Institution for prescribed additional courses, if any, at
the beginning of the readmitted semester itself, so as to compensate for the
shortage of the credits.
18.3 The authorized break of study (for a maximum of one year) will not be counted
for the duration specified for passing all the courses for the purpose of
classification. (vide Clause 16.1). However, additional break of study granted will
be counted for the purpose of classification.
18.4 The total period for completion of the Programme reckoned from, the
commencement of the first semester to which the candidate was admitted shall
not exceed the maximum period specified in clause 3.1 irrespective of the period
of break of study (vide clause 18.1) in order that he/she may be eligible for the
award of the degree.
18.5 If any student is detained for want of required attendance, the period spent in that
semester shall not be considered as authorized „Break of Study‟ is not applicable
for this case.

19 DISCIPLINE

19 DISCIPLINE
Every student is expected to observe discipline and decorum both inside and
outside the college and not to indulge in any activity which will tend to bring down
the prestige of the University / College. In the event of an act of indiscipline bein g
reported, the Head of the Institution shall constitute a disciplinary committee
consisting of Head of the Institution, two Heads of Departments of which one
should be from the faculty of the student, to inquire into acts of indiscipline and
notify the University about the disciplinary action taken. The disciplinary action is
subject to review by the University in case the student represents to the
University. Any expulsion of the student from the college shall be done with prior
concurrence of the University.

20 REVISION OF REGULATIONS, CURRICULUM AND SYLLABUS

20 REVISION OF REGULATIONS, CURRICULUM AND SYLLABUS
The University may from time to time revise, amend or change the Regulations,
scheme of examinations and syllabi if found necessary through the Academic
Council and the approval of the Syndicate.
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