ANNA UNIVERSITY CBCS GRADING SYSTEM PASSING GRADE MARKS RULES 2017 B TECH

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These Anna University new Rules & Regulations are applicable to the students admitted to B.E/ B.Tech. Programmes at all Engineering Colleges affiliated to Anna University, Chennai and to all the University Colleges of Engineering of AU from the academic year 2017-2018. These rules are not applicable to Autonomous Colleges.

COURSE REGISTRATION

Every student shall register for all courses to be undergone in the curriculum of a particular semester. The student shall also register for courses in which he has failed in the earlier semesters. A student is allowed to register per semester for the courses whose credits are not exceeding 36.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

The student should have attendance at least 75% of the classes.

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 allowed to appear for the current semester examinations. In such cases, the candidate shall submit the medical certificate / sports participation certificate attested by the Head of the Institution.

Candidates having less than 65% overall attendance shall not be allowed to write the University examination at the end of the semester and not allowed to move to the next semester. They are required to repeat the incomplete semester in the next academic year.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

A student should complete the B.E. / B.Tech. Programme in 8 semesters (four academic years).  However a student is permitted to complete degree program in maximum duration of 14 Semesters. For lateral entry students maximum time is 12 semesters.

A student should complete the B.E. Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich) Programme in 10 semesters (five academic years) but in any case not more than 18 Semesters.

SYSTEM OF EXAMINATION

Performance of a student in each course of study shall be evaluated based on

(i) continuous internal assessment  20 marks

(ii) University examination at the end of the semester 80 marks

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

Industrial training and seminar shall be of 100 marks and shall be evaluated through internal assessment only.

AWARD OF INTERNAL ASSESSMENT MARKS

THEORY COURSES

Three tests each of 100 marks shall be conducted during the semester. The total marks obtained in 03 tests shall be added to get marks obtained out of 300. These marks shall be proportionately reduced for 20 marks and rounded to the nearest integer.

LABORATORY COURSES

75 marks shall be awarded for successful completion of experiments

25 marks for the test.

The total mark out of 100 shall be reduced to 20 and rounded to the nearest integer.

THEORY COURSES WITH LABORATORY COMPONENT

There shall be three tests:

First two tests (each 100 marks) shall be conducted from theory portions and

Third test (100 marks) shall be conducted from laboratory portion.

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.

PROJECT WORK

There shall be three reviews during the semester by the review committee.The total marks obtained in the three reviews shall be reduced for 20 marks as given below.

The project report shall carry a maximum 30 marks.

The viva-voce examination shall carry 50 marks.

These marks are divided as given below.

EMPLOYABILITY ENHANCEMENT COURSES

(a) The seminar / Case study with 100% internal marks only. Every student is expected to present a minimum of 2 seminars per semester.The evaluation shall be based on the seminar paper (40%), presentation (40%) and response to the questions asked during the presentation (20%).

(b) The Industrial / Practical Training, Summer Project, Internship, shall carry 100 marks and shall be evaluated through internal assessment only.

ASSESSMENT FOR VALUE ADDED COURSE

The one / two credit course shall be of 100 marks. This shall be evaluated through continuous assessments only. Two tests shall be conducted during the semester. The total marks obtained in the tests shall be reduced to 100 marks and rounded to the nearest integer.

ASSESSMENT FOR ONLINE COURSES

Students may be allowed to credit one online course (which are provided with certificate) subject to a maximum of three credits. This online course of 3 credits can be considered instead of one elective course. The student needs to obtain certification or credit to become eligible for writing the End Semester Examination to be conducted by Anna University. The course shall be evaluated through the End Semester Examination only.

PASSING REQUIREMENTS

A student should secure 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, for getting passed the course. This is applicable for both theory and practical courses (including project work).

For the courses which are assessed only through internal assessments (EEC courses except project work), a student should secure min 50% of the internal assessment (continuous assessment) marks.

AWARD OF LETTER GRADES

The students shall be awarded letter grades based on percentage marks range secured as given in the following table:

  • A student is considered to have passed in a particular course if he/she obtains any one of the following grades: “O”, “A+”, “A”, “B+”,“B”.
  • Grade ‘SA’ denotes shortage of attendance
  • Grade “RA” denotes that the student has failed to pass in that course.
  • Grade “W” denotes withdrawal from the exam for the particular course. The grades RA and W indicates that the student has to earn Continuous Assessment marks and appear for the End Semester Examinations.
  • If the grade W is given to course, the attendance is not required to be satisfied.
  • If the grade RA is given to a core theory course, the attendance is not required to be Satisfied.
  • if the grade RA is given to a Laboratory Course/ Project work / Seminar and any other EEC course, the attendance is required to be satisfied.

GPA AND CGPA

GPA (Grade Point Average) 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 ( Cumulative Grade Point Average) shall be calculated in a similar manner, considering all the courses registered from first semester. RA grades will be excluded for calculating GPA and CGPA.

where,

  • Ci = number of Credits assigned to the course
  • GPi = 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

AWARD OF CLASS

FIRST CLASS WITH DISTINCTION

  • The student should have passed the examination in all the courses of all the eight semesters (10 Semesters in case of Mechanical (Sandwich) and 6 semesters in the case of Lateral Entry) in the student’s First Appearance within five years (Six years in the case of Mechanical (Sandwich) and Four years in the case of Lateral Entry). One year authorized break of study (if availed of) is included in this period.
  • Withdrawal from the examination will not be considered as an appearance.
  • The student should have secured a CGPA ≥ 8.50
  • The student should not have been prevented from writing end semester examination because of shortage of of attendance in any semester.

FIRST CLASS

  • The student should have passed the examination in all the courses of all eight semesters (10 Semesters in case of Mechanical (Sandwich) and 6 semesters in the case of Lateral Entry) within Six years. (Seven years in case of Mechanical (Sandwich) and Five 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 the shortage of attendance (if applicable) is included in this duration.
  • The student should have secured a CGPA ≥ 7.00

SECOND CLASS

All other students who qualify for the award of the degree shall be declared to have passed the examination in Second Class.

Flexibility to Drop courses

A student has to earn the total number of credits specified in the curriculum of the respective Programme of study in order to be eligible to obtain the degree.

From the III to final semesters, the student has the option of dropping existing courses in a semester during registration. The total number of credits of such courses cannot exceed 6.

The student shall register for the project work in the final semester only.

WITHDRAWAL FROM END-SEMESTER EXAMINATION

A student may be granted permission to withdraw from appearing for the end semester examination in any course or courses on the basis of valid reasons, (medically unfit / unexpected family situations / sports approved by Chairman, sports board and HOD). This is applicable in ANY ONE of the semester examinations during the entire duration of the degree programme. The student should be otherwise eligible to write the examination. The application must be made within TEN days prior to the commencement of the examination.

Withdrawal is permitted for the end semester examinations in the final semester only if the period of study the student concerned does not exceed 5 years.

AUTHORISED BREAK OF STUDY

A student is allowed to go on the break of study for a maximum period of one year as a single spell.

Break of Study shall be given only once for valid reasons for a maximum of one year during the entire period of study of the degree programme. However, in the extraordinary situation, the candidate may apply for an additional break of study not exceeding another one year by paying the prescribed fee for the break of study.

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