CUSAT Grading System grace marks sem back attendance promotion rules applicable for the students admitted in the year 2015 are explained here. COCHIN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, COCHIN Rules and regulations B tech programme except Marine Engineering from the academic year 2015-16:
The duration of the B Tech Degree program shall be of 4 academic years ( 8 semesters). Maximum duration allowed for completing the course is 5 years.
The B.Tech programmes offered by the University Departments / Schools / Cochin University College of Engineering, Kuttanad shall follow the credit system and B. Tech. programme shall have a minimum total of 176 credits.
CUSAT Mode of Evaluation
The performance of the students in theory courses will be evaluated as
- continuous assessment – 40% weightage
- end semester examination – 60% weightage
The End Semester Examination will be of 3 hours duration – 60 marks
Continuous assessment Theory shall consists of
- I Periodical Test– Max marks: 12.5
- II Periodical Test – Max marks: 12.5
- Assignments – Max marks: 10
- Attendance – Maxi marks: 05
The performance of the students in practical courses will be evaluated as
- continuous assessment – 50% weightage
- end semester assessment ( internally ) – 50% weightage
The end semester assessment will consist of an examination and a viva voce – 50 marks
Continuous assessment Practical shall consists of
- Practical records/ Outputs: 10 marks
- Regular Lab Work: 10 marks
- Test: 5 marks
For project work, the project guide concerned shall make the continuous assessment.
The weightages for the reviews shall be as follows:
- Continuous assessment: 30 %
- Project Report : 20 %
- Final review: 50 %
Improvement in performance
A candidate shall not be permitted to improve the continuous assessment marks in theory / laboratory courses.
A candidate shall be permitted to improve his/her marks in the end semester examination in theory courses in the next available chance. The Candidate can use this facility only once for a theory course.
CUSAT attendance rule
Ideally every student is supposed to attend all classes and secure 100% attendance. However, because of certain unavoidable reasons such as medical / personal grounds, the student is expected to secure a minimum of 75% attendance taking into account the total number of periods in all courses attended by the candidate as against the total number of periods in all courses offered during that particular semester.
Condonation of attendance
The Principal / Head of the School / College may condone (relax) shortage of attendance up to 5 percent (between less than 75% and 70%) in a particular semester because of medical reasons (hospitalization / accident / specific illness) However such Relaxation for shortage of attendance shall be given only twice during the entire duration of the B.Tech programme.
The Vice Chancellor may condone shortage of attendance up to 10 percent (between less than 70% and 65%) in a particular semester due to medical reasons (hospitalization / accident / specific illness). However such Relaxation for shortage of attendance shall be given only twice during the entire duration of the B.Tech programme.
The students participating in co-curricular/ sports activities for Department/ Division/ School/ University shall be required to produce the participation certificate within ten days of the event to the respective HOD. This certificate should be countersigned by Director Youth welfare/ Assistant Director Physical Education. If the overall attendance of the candidate is less than 65%, Participation certificate shall not be considered.
Candidates having attendance less than 65% will not be permitted to write the End-Semester Examinations and shall not be promoted to next /subsequent semester. Such candidates are required to repeat the incomplete semester in the next academic year.
CUSAT Supplementary examination
Supplementary examinations for a particular semester will be conducted along with the regular examination of the next semester.
Failed candidates and the candidates who could not write the semester examination due to health reasons or other valid reasons can register for the supplementary examination. Grades awarded in the supplementary examination will be taken as semester grades in these subjects.
The candidates who are interested to improve their performance in the end semester examinations can also register for Supplementary examinations. In the case of candidates appearing for improvement of marks, the higher mark obtained will be considered for the purpose of grading.
A candidate If required, can apply for revaluation of his/her end semester examination answer paper in a theory course. Such application should be made within 2 weeks from the declaration of results. The candidate should pay a prescribed fee along with prescribed application to the Controller of Examinations through the Head of Department / School / College.
The candidate is not allowed to apply for revaluation for practical courses, seminar and for project work.
CUSAT Pass Marks requirements
A candidate Is required to secure a minimum of 50 percent marks ( continuous assessment and end semester examination put together) In a subject / Lab with a minimum of 45 percent marks in the end semester examination for a pass in theory and laboratory courses.
CUSAT Promotion Rules
CUSAT B.Tech Promotion from one semester to the next semester shall be subject to the following conditions:
Minimum number of credits to be earned for Promotion to
III Semester 15 out of 22 credits of Semester I
IV Semester 30 out of 44 credits of Semesters I & II
V Semester 50 out of 66 credits of Semesters I, II, &III
VI Semester 65 out of 88 credits of Semesters I to IV
VII Semester 85 out of 110 credits of Semesters I to V
VIII Semester 100 out of 132 credits of Semesters I to VI.
CUSAT Grading System
CUSAT grading system and Marks distribution is as follows
|% Marks secured||letter grade||Grade points|
|90 to 100||S||10|
|85 – 89||A||9.5|
|Failure due to shortage of attendance||FA||0|
CUSAT Grade Point Average/ SGPA & CGPA
The academic performance of a student in a semester is given by the Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA).
SGPA = GnCn/ Cn
G1C1 + G2C2 + G3C3 +… =GnCn
C1 + C2 + C3 + … =Cn
‘G’ means the grade point and
‘C’ means the credit value of corresponding course undergone by the student.
The overall academic performance of a student up to current semester is given by the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
CUSAT award of division
The classification based on CGPA is as follows:
CGPA 8 and above : First Class with distinction
CGPA 6.5 and above, but less than 8 : First Class
CGPA 6 and above, but less than 6.5 : Second Class
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These rules and regulations may be amended at any time. Be in touch with official website of COCHIN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, COCHIN http://www.cusat.ac.in/