(Last Updated On: 01/11/2017)



It is the responsibility of students to register in person for each semester for the courses to be pursued by them, as per the programme, on the dates specified in the Academic Calendar.


Students will be allowed to register till the last date of registration specified in the academic calendar with late fee due to unavoidable reasons. Students will not be allowed to register after last date of registration.


Programme Advisors will be appointed by the department for each year to advice students on registration of courses in that semester/(s). A student is allowed to register for a minimum of 3 courses and a maximum of seven/eight courses. The performance of a student in all the courses for which he/she has registered, shall be given in his/her grade card.


A deficient student is one who either has not taken or has taken but failed in course(s) of previous semester(s). A deficient student may be advised not to register for the professional courses if any of the following holds:
i) His/her CGPA is less than 5.0 or SGPA is less than 4.5
ii) He/she has a total backlog of more than three courses of the core-curriculum.


A student shall have the option to add or delete courses from his/her registration till last date of registration as per the academic calendar. No changes whatsoever would be allowed to be made in the registration process after the last date of registration.


Students who remain absent for a period of three or more weeks at a stretch during a semester their registration will get cancelled from all the courses in that semester.


The summer term is a compressed semester where registration shall be limited to three courses having total credits not exceeding 14. The number of contact hours in any summer term course will usually be 40 hours for a 3 credit course.

A summer term course may be offered by a department subject to the availability of Faculty members to the students who are deficit and have accumulated backlogs.

The summer term course may also be offered to students to improve one or more courses in which he/she has secured ‘D’ grade subject to the condition that his/her SGPA < 4.5 and/ or CGPA < 5.0 and that the student is allowed to continue by the SUGB in the programme.

A student shall be allowed to register a maximum of 3 courses in the summer term.

For the summer term course the minimum number of students should be at least five.


Every course offered by a Department shall be coordinated by a Course Coordinator. If required The Course Coordinator may be assisted by Course Instructors.


There will be Odd and Even Semesters in an academic year. A number of courses shall be offered as per the course structure in each semester. Each course shall have number of credits assigned to it. The number of credits of a course may be calculated as below:


The evaluation of students shall be done through continuous assessment of their performance in
1. Class Work Sessionals (CWS)
2. Mid-Term Examinations (MTE)
3. End-Term Examinations (ETE)
4. Practical Sessionals (PRS)
5. Practical End Term Exam (PRE).

The Class work Sessional Exams shall include quizzes, tutorials, home work assignments, term papers, seminars, surprise tests/ class tests/ MCQ tests/ Open book tests/ Group activities etc. CWS may be conducted by the Course Instructor/ Coordinator during the semester as per his/her course plan.

Laboratory courses will have Practical Sessionals (PRS) such as practicals, field work etc and a Practical End Term Exam (PRE). The distribution of weightage of marks for each component shall be announced by the Course Coordinator at the beginning of the course.

There shall be two Mid Term Evaluations and the duration of the exam shall be for one hour. The duration of the End Term (ETE) and the Practical End Term (PRE) Examination shall be for two hours and it is mandatory for a student to appear in these examinations. The date-sheet of the examinations will be notified in the academic calendar.

Distribution of % Weightage of marks for a Course


The academic performance of a student shall be graded on a ten point scale. At the end of the semester a student is awarded a letter grade in each of his/her courses taking into account his/her performance in the various examinations, quizzes, assignments, laboratory work etc., besides regularity of attendance in classes.

The MNIT will follow absolute grading or statistical grading according to the number of the students registered in a particular course. The letter grades and the corresponding grade points on the 10-point scale are as given in following Table.

Grades and Grade Points

A student with ‘F’ grade has to repeat the course(s) during summer term or regular semester when the course is offered. The weightage of fail grades is not counted in the calculation of the CGPA, however, these are counted in the calculation of the SGPA.

A student may be awarded the grade ‘I’ (Incomplete) in a course if he/she has missed the end semester examination, for a genuine reason but has done satisfactorily in all other parts. An ‘I’ grade must, however, be converted by the Course Coordinator into an appropriate letter grade within ten days from the completion of end semester examinations. Any ‘I’ grade still outstanding two days after the last scheduled date, shall be automatically converted into ‘F’ grade.
An ‘I’ grade may be given for major project only on medical grounds.

‘W’ Grade refers to withdrawal from the courses.

The grades for a minor project will be Satisfactory (‘S’) or Unsatisfactory (‘X’) grade.


The following are the general guidelines for the award of grades:
1. All evaluations of different components of a course announced in the course plan shall be done in marks for each student.
2. The marks of various components shall be added to get total marks secured on a 100 point scale for both theory courses and laboratory courses.
3. For less than 30 students in a course, the grades shall be awarded on the basis of natural cut-off in the absolute marks.
4. For more than 30 students in a course, the absolute or statistical method shall be used for the award of grades with or without marginal adjustment for natural cut-off. The overall distribution of different grades must be as indicated in the statistical distribution.
5. AA grade shall not be awarded for percentage of marks less than 80 under any circumstance. There will not be more than 10 % (rounded off to integer value) ‘AA’grades in any course.
6. ‘D’ grade shall not be awarded for percentage of marks less than 35 in any case. Further no student having 40 % or more marks would be awarded failing grade ‘F’.
7. The provisional grades shall be awarded by the Coordination Committee of the course headed by the Course Coordinator and consisting of all the Instructors involved in that course. The Course Coordinator shall have full responsibility for this purpose.
8. In case a student repeats a particular course during summer term or in subsequent semester she/he will be awarded only up to a maximum of ‘BB’ grade as per his/her performance and with respect to his/her earlier class.
9. The evaluation for M.Sc. Project/ B. Tech. Major Project / B. Arch. Thesis/Training Seminar shall be graded as Satisfactory (‘S’) or Unsatisfactory (‘X’) and may also carry zero units for credit while calculating CGPA
10. For courses with zero weightage such as Audit course no grades are awarded.
11. Minor Project will be graded as Satisfactory (‘S’) or Unsatisfactory (‘X’) and may also carry zero units for credit while calculating CGPA.
12. If a student gets unsatisfactory ‘X’ grade in the minor project, he/she will have to repeat the same and will be required to formally register for it in the next Semester. A student securing unsatisfactory grade in the minor project shall not be awarded final grade higher than ‘BB’ as a whole in the major Project.
13. A student who fails in the Major project will have to repeat the same by registering for it in the next semester and pay an additional fee which may be revised from time to time by the Institute
14. The Course coordinator shall submit on-line as well as forward an authenticated copy of the grades of the course to Convener, DUGC for onward transmission to Dean Academic office. He will also display the list of students getting ‘F’ grade in the Department within one week of End Term Exam.
15. The DUGC shall be responsible for adherence to the guidelines for the award of grades and shall be responsible for the display of grades on the Department’s/Center’s Notice Board. Convener, DUGC shall also retain the record copies of the marks and the grades along with the statistical parameters for all the courses. All the final grades shall be communicated to the Academic Section within seven days from the last date of the End-Term Examination.
16. The awarded grades may be moderated by a Grade Moderation Committee/ APEC appointed by SUGB, only if required.


The award of grades based on absolute marks out of 100 shall be based on the marks distribution as given in following Table 4. The grade boundaries as indicated above may be marginally adjusted and the upper and lower limits are subject to limitations of percentage of marks.

Grades according to absolute marks


For 30 or more number of students in a course, the statistical method shall invariably be used with marginal adjustment for natural cut off. The mean and the standard deviation (s) of marks obtained of all the students in a course shall be calculated and the grades shall be awarded to a student depending upon the marks and the mean and the standard deviation as per Table given below.

Statistical Method for Grading


An undergraduate student must have a minimum attendance of 75% of the total number of classes including lectures, tutorials and practical’s held in a course.

Students whose attendance is less than 75% shall not be allowed to appear in the End-Term Examination of that course and shall be awarded F grade irrespective of their performance in Class Work (CW)/ Mid-Term Examination (MTE), etc.

If a student is absent during End-Term Examination of a course due to medical reasons or other special circumstances, he/she may apply for the award of ’I’ grade. A second examination shall be held normally within ten days of the last day of End-Term Examination to convert ‘I’ grade to proper letter grade not exceeding ‘BB’.

A student who fails to appear in the Mid-Term Examination due to sudden illness or mishap/accident and is supported by Medical Certificate, may be allowed to take another examination within two weeks of the exam. Such exam should be conducted only for 75% of the marks of the original Mid term exam.


A student who wants to withdraw from a course shall apply through the Convener, DUGC, to the Dean, Academic on a prescribed form within one week from the end of the first Mid-Term Examination under the advice of his/her Programme Advisor. If his request for withdrawal is granted, it will be recorded in the registration record of the student and the concerned Course Coordinator will be informed about it. The student will be awarded a withdrawal grade at the end of the Semester.


A student who is unable to attend classes for more than four weeks in a Semester, he/she may apply to the Dean, Academic through Convener DUGC, for withdrawal from the Semester, which shall mean withdrawal from all the registered courses in the Semester. However, such application shall be made under the advice of the Programme Advisor, as early as possible and latest before the start of the End-Term Examination. Partial withdrawal from the semester shall not be allowed. A student will be permitted for semester withdrawal only twice in the entire duration of his programme.


In case the period of absence on medical grounds is more than twenty working days during the Semester, a student may apply for withdrawal from the semester, if he/she so desires. Such an application must be made to the Dean, Academic through Convener DUGC, under the advice of the Programme Advisor, as early as possible and latest before the beginning of End Term Examination. Any application on medical grounds shall be accompanied with a medical certificate from the institute Medical Officer.


A student is required to earn the minimum CGPA of 5.0 to be eligible for the award of the degree. The credits for the courses in which a student has obtained ’D’ grade (minimum passing grade for a course) or higher shall be counted as credits earned by him/her.


The duration of the UG programmes leading to degrees of B. Tech. and B. Arch. and PG Programmes leading to M. Sc. are normally four years, five years and two years respectively. However, the maximum duration is six years for the degree of B. Tech., seven years for the degree of B. Arch. and three years for M.Sc. from the date of initial registration. The maximum duration of the programmes includes the period of absence
and different kinds of leaves permissible to a student. However, it shall exclude the period of rustication and the period of withdrawal from semester. A student can withdraw for two semesters with or without break in the entire duration of programme.


A student shall not be allowed to register in the fifth semester if he/she has a backlog of first semester. Similarly he/she shall not be allowed to register in the subsequent sixth, seventh and eighth semester if he/she has a backlog of second, third and fourth semesters respectively. Similarly, in case of B.Arch., students shall not be allowed to register in fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth semester, if they have a backlog of first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth semester respectively.


The academic performance of each undergraduate student and postgraduate (M.Sc. Courses) is reviewed by the APEC at the end of each regular semester. A student shall be put on academic probation by the Dean, Academic, under the recommendation of the APEC under the conditions that his/her SGPA/ CGPA is as follows: 4.5 = SGPA / CGPA < 5.0 Such a student is termed as ‘academically deficient’. Depending on the degree of inadequacy, a deficient student may be placed on warning or Academic Probation. The HOD of concerned department will issue the warning.


A student is deemed to have completed the requirements for graduation if he/she has met all the academic requirements of the concerned programme and has paid all dues to the Institute and the Hostels, and no case of indiscipline is pending against him/her. A student failing to complete the programme even within the maximum duration specified may be allowed by the Senate to continue depending on the merits of the case.


A student who completes all the graduation requirements is recommended by the Senate to the Board of Governors for the award of the appropriate degree in the ensuing convocation. The degree can be awarded only after the Board of Governors accords its approval.

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SUGB Senate Under Graduate Board
APEC Academic Performance Evaluation Committee
DUGC Departmental Under Graduate Committee
CGPA Cumulative Grade Point Average
SGPA Semester Grade Point Average

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  1. How CGPA is calculated after the end of three semester??,whether it will be sum of three SGPA divided by three or the average of average of SGPA of both the semester and the SGPA of third semester.


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