Anna University Credit System Grade Points for BE / B Tech at affiliated colleges

(Last Updated On: 03/03/2018)

ANNA UNIVERSITY CREDIT SYSTEM GRADE POINTS RULES REGULATIONS applicable to the students admitted to B.E. / B.Tech. Full-Time Programme at various affiliated colleges from the Academic year 2013 – 2014 are as follows:

Programme” means Degree Programme like B.E. / B.Tech. Degree Programme.

Course” means a Theory or Practical subject that is normally studied in a semester, like
Maths, Physics, Chemistry, etc.,

The duration of the B.E. / B.Tech. Programme is 4 years (8 Semesters) but in any case not more than 14 Semesters for HSC (or equivalent) candidates and not more than 12 semesters for Lateral Entry Candidates.

Each semester shall normally consist of 90 working days or 450 periods of 50 minutes each..

Theory and practical courses:

(i) General core courses comprising Basic Sciences, Mathematics,  Engineering Sciences, Humanities and Management.
(ii) Core courses of Engineering / Technology.
(iii) Elective courses for specialization in related fields.
(iv) laboratory work, Workshop practice, computer practice, engineering graphics, industrial training, project work, seminar presentation, camps etc.

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

Maximum courses per semester

Curriculum of a semester shall normally have 7 lecture courses and max 4 laboratory courses. The total number of courses per semester shall not exceed 10.

Personality and Character Development Course

All students shall undertake any one of the programmes (National Cadet Corps (NCC) / National Service Scheme (NSS) / National Sports Organization (NSO)/ Youth Red Cross (YRC)) and undergo training for about 80 hours and attend a camp of about seven days. The training activities will normally be during weekends and the camp will normally be during vacation period.

Anna University Credit System: Credit of Courses

Each course is assigned certain number of credits as follows:

1 Lecture Period per week is assigned 1 Credit
1 Tutorial Periods per week is assigned 1 Credit
2 Practical Periods (Laboratory) per week is assigned 1 Credit
3 or 4 Practical Periods (Laboratory) per week is assigned 2 Credit
2 Periods (Seminar / Project Work) per week is assigned 1 Credit

Industrial Training

The students are required to take Industrial training for a period as specified in the Curriculum
during summer / winter vacation. The student is allowed to undergo a maximum of 6 weeks Industrial Training during the entire duration of stud

TRAINING assigned number of credits as follows:
2 Weeks Training is assigned 1 Credits.
4 Weeks Training is assigned 2 Credits.
6 Weeks Training is assigned 3 Credits.

Medium of Instruction

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.

Anna University Credit System BE / B TECH Attendance Rule

The attendance of the student shall not be less than 75% course wise taking into account the
number of periods required for that course as specified in the curriculum.
The student shall be given exemption up to 10% on medical reasons (hospitalization / accident / specific illness) or due to participation in the College / University / State / National / International level Sports events with prior permission from the Chairman, Sports Board and Head of the Department concerned.

Candidates who secure less than 65% overall attendance will not be permitted to write the End-Semester Examinations and are not permitted to go to next / subsequent semester. They are required to repeat the incomplete semester in the next academic year.

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 Faculty Advisor for those students throughout their period of study.


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

(i) Internal assessments 20 marks and

(ii) End Semester Examination 80 marks.

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


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:


For the internal assessment three tests of 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.


The maximum marks for Internal Assessment shall be 20. Every practical exercise / experiment shall be evaluated based onconduct of experiment / exercise and records maintained. There shall be atleast one test.

75 marks shall be awarded for successful completion of all the prescribed experiments done in the Laboratory and

25 marks shall be awarded for the test.

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


Three tests shall be conducted: 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.


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.
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 vivavoce 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.


The seminar / Case study shall have 100% internal marks only. Every student is required to present a minimum of 2 seminars per semester before the three member evaluation committee and for each seminar, marks can be equally apportioned.

The evaluation shall be based on the seminar paper (40%), presentation (40%) and response to the questions asked during presentation (20%).
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 committee.


A candidate shall pass if secures not less than 50% of total marks prescribed for the course [Internal Assessment + End semester University Examinations] with securing  a minimum of 45% of the marks prescribed for the end-semester University Examination. This is applicable for both theory and practical courses (including project work).


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 next semester when examination is conducted in that course. It is mandatory that he / she should continue to register and reappear for the examination till he / she secures a pass.
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 secures a pass. However, from the 3rd attempt onwards if a candidate fails to obtain pass marks (Internal Assessment + End Semester Examination) then the passing requirement shall be as mentioned below.

The candidate should secure a minimum of 50% marks prescribed for the course in the university END Semester Examination alone.


All assessments of a course will be done on absolute marks basis. 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

(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)



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