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Postgraduate

Postgraduate Programme in DUET

5.

Admission Procedures

 

5.1.

Applications for admission to the above programs shall be invited before commencement of each semester through regular means of advertisement and received by the Registrar.

 

5.2.

On the recommendation of the appropriate EC, the Academic Council shall frame the rules for admission to the University for M.Sc. Eng./M. Phil. /Ph.D. program from time to time.

 

5.3.

There shall be a Selection Committee in each department as constituted by the respective ACPG on the recommendation of the Head of the Department.

 

5.4.

Before being finally selected for admission, a candidate may be required to appear at an interview by the Selection Committee.

 

5.5.

Every selected candidate other than a Ph.D. candidate shall have to get himself/herself admitted to the University within the prescribed time limit on payment of prescribed fees.

 

5.6.

A Ph.D. candidate selected by the Selection Committee shall be provisionally admitted to the University within the prescribed time limit on payment of prescribed fees and he/she may be required to pass the prerequisite credit and non-credit courses, if any, as prescribed by the DSC.

 

5.7.

A provisionally admitted Ph.D. candidate shall be deemed to be eligible for final admission as a Ph.D. student with effect from the date of his/her provisional admission if and when he/she qualifies the comprehensive examination (Art 6.10.3(iii) of this ordinance).

 

6.

Academic Regulations

 

6.1.

There shall be two semesters in one academic year. One will start in January and the other in July.

 

6.2.

The courses of study in a department shall be proposed by the respective ACPG and approved by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Executive Committee of the respective Faculty. The ACPG may review the curriculum from time to time and propose for any modification if necessary.

 

6.3.

The courses to be offered by a department in any semester shall be determined by the respective department.

 

 

6.4.

Academic progress shall be assessed in terms of credit hours earned by the student. One credit hour theoretical course shall normally require 14 periods of lecture during one semester while one credit hour of laboratory/project/thesis work should normally require 42 periods of laboratory/project/thesis work in a semester. The number of credit hours for each course shall be specified in the syllabus of the respective department.

 

6.5.

Status of a Student

There shall be two categories of student, namely,

 

 

i)

Full-time: A full-time student shall not ordinarily be an employee of any organization, however, employees serving in different organizations may be registered as full-time student with prior permission from the concerned authority/employer. A full-time student may be employed as teaching/research assistant in this University.

 

 

ii)

Part-time: Students serving in different organizations may be admitted as part-time student with a written consent from the employer.

 

 

6.6.

Course Registration

 

 

6.6.1.

Every admitted student shall have to get himself/herself registered into the courses on payment of prescribed fees.

 

 

6.6.2.

Course registration by a student must be completed within two weeks from the start of a semester; otherwise the student shall not be allowed to continue the course in that semester.

 

 

6.6.3.

A full-time student must register a minimum of 12 (twelve) credit hours and a maximum of 15 (fifteen) credit hours per semester.

 

 

6.6.4.

A part-time student should normally register a minimum of 6 (six)-credit hours and a maximum of 9 (nine) credit hours per semester.

 

 

6.6.5.

A student may be permitted to withdraw and/or change his/her registered course within three working weeks from the commencement of that semester on the recommendation of his/her supervisor (if any) and upon approval of the concerned teacher(s) and Head of the Department.

 

 

6.6.6.

No student will be allowed to register a course for grade improvement. A student having a F grade in a compulsory course (if any) shall be allowed to repeat.

 

 

6.7.

Credit Transfer

On the recommendation of the respective ACPG through EC and by the approval of the Academic Council, a student may be allowed to transfer a maximum of 50% of the required theory courses of this University completed by the student at other universities/institutions where he/she enrolled earlier for M. Sc./ M. Phil/ Ph. D program provided that the courses were not taken earlier than 3 (three) calendar years from the date of his/her first enrollment in the respective program in this University. In addition the student must obtain a minimum Grade Point of 3.00 out of 4.00 or its equivalent in each course to be transfered and the courses should be equivalent to the approved courses of this University.

 

 

6.8.

Course Duration

 

 

6.8.1.

M. Sc.  Eng. Degree

The minimum duration to complete the requirements of M. Sc. Eng. degree shall normally be 3 (three) semesters and generally not be more than 5 (five) academic years from the date of his/her admission.

 

 

6.8.2.

M. Phil. Degree

The minimum duration to complete the requirements of M. Phil. degree shall normally be 4 (four) semesters and generally not be more than 5 (five) academic years from the date of his/her admission.

 

 

6.8.3.

Ph. D. Degree

The minimum duration to complete the requirements of Ph.D. degree shall normally be 4 (four) semesters from the date of his/her provisional admission and generally not be more than 7 (seven) academic years from the date of his/her provisional admission.

 

 

6.9.

Requirements for Continuation of the Post-Graduate Program

 

 

6.9.1.

A student will not be allowed to continue the program if he/she obtains F grades in three or more courses in the first two registered semesters.

 

 

6.9.2.

A student will not be allowed to continue the program if his/her CGPA falls below 2.5 (including C grades) at the end of the second or any subsequent semester.

 

 

6.9.3.

A Ph. D. student will not be allowed to continue the program if he/she fails to qualify the Comprehensive Examination [Art 6.10.3(iii)] in 2(two) chances.

 

 

6.10.

Requirements for the Degrees

 

 

6.10.1.

M. Sc. Eng. Degree

The following are the requirements for M. Sc. Eng. degree:

 

 

 

i)

A student must obtain a minimum CGPA of 2.65 in his/her course works.

 

 

 

ii)

A student must have to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of which 18 credit hours shall be assigned to a thesis or 9 credit hours for a project.

 

 

 

iii)

In addition to the successful completion of course works, every student shall have to submit a thesis on his research work or a dissertation on his project work, as applicable, fulfilling the requirements as detailed in Art. No. 9.

 

 

6.10.2.

M. Phil. Degree

The following are the requirements for M. Phil. degree:

 

 

 

i)

A student must obtain a minimum CGPA of 2.65 in his/her course works.

 

 

 

ii)

A student must have to complete a minimum of 48 credit hours of which 24 credit hours shall be assigned to a thesis.

 

 

 

iii)

In addition to the successful completion of course work, every student shall have to submit a thesis on his research work fulfilling the requirements as detailed in Art. No.9.

 

 

6.10.3.

Ph.D. degree

The following are the requirements for Ph. D. degree:

 

 

 

i)

A student must obtain a minimum CGPA of 2.65 in his/her course works.

 

 

 

ii)

A student must have to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of which 45 credit hours shall be assigned to a thesis.

 

 

 

iii)

He/she must have to pass the Comprehensive Examination. Comprehensive Examination shall comprise a written examination and/or an oral examination to test the knowledge of the student in his/her field of study and research. Comprehensive Examination shall ordinarily be held after the completion of the course work by the student. The DSC on the request of the supervisor shall fix a date and time for the Comprehensive Examination. The DSC shall conduct the Comprehensive Examination.

 

 

 

iv)

In addition to the successful completion of course work and Comprehensive Examination, every student shall have to submit a thesis/dissertation on his/her research work fulfilling the requirements as detailed in Art. No. 9.

 

7.

Grading System

 

7.1.

Numerical marks may be made in answer scripts, tests etc. for assessing the performance of the students but all the final grading shall be made in letter grade/grade point as follows:

Numerical Marks

Letter Grade

Grade Point (Gi)

Performance

90% and above

A+

4.0

Excellent

80% but <90%

A

3.5

Very good

70%  but <80%

B+

3.0

Good

60%  but < 70%

B

2.5

Average

50%  but <60%

C

2.0

Pass

Below 50%

F

0.0

Fail

Incomplete

I

--

--

Satisfactory

S

--

--

Unsatisfactory

U

--

--

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.2.

The Grade Point Average (GPA) shall be computed for each semester as follows:

Where n is the number of courses completed during the semester,

Ci is the number of credits allotted to a particular course, and

Gi is the grade point corresponding to the letter grade awarded for that course.

 

 

A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) shall also be computed at the end of second and subsequent semesters. The CGPA will be computed as follows:

 

 

where m is the total number of semesters being considered,

Sj  is the GPA of the j-th semester,

Tj is the total number of credits registered during j-th semester.

 

 

Both GPA and CGPA will be rounded off to the second place of decimal for reporting.

 

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