PEC University promotion and termination rules

(Last Updated On: 13/12/2017)

PEC University promotion rule

a) There is no restriction on movement of a student from odd semester to even semester.

b) (i) Students will get promoted to 3rd semester of the programme if the student has secured a CGPA ≥ 5 and the student does not have a backlog of more than two courses. For this NCC/NSS/Sports course are excluded. In the case of a student who had been on one semester leave during the first year, the student does not have a backlog of more than three courses excluding NCC/NSS/Sports course. 

(ii) Students will get promoted to 3rd semester of the programme after spending two years in the institute only if the student has completed all course work requirements (including NCC/NSS/Sports course) of the first two semesters with a CGPA ≥ 5. For fulfilling this condition, a student during his/her second academic session in the institute will be allowed to register for the courses, of the first and second semesters in which he/she has F/N grades. The student will also be allowed to repeat a couple of courses in which he/she has D grades, provided his/her programme has not been terminated at the end of first year.

c) The student will get promoted to 5th semester of the programme only if the student has earned at least 63 credits at the end of fourth semester of his/her programme having moved earlier in accordance with the conditions mentioned above. If a student had completed the course work of the first two semesters of his/her programme with CGPA ≥ 5.0 after spending only one year in the institute but failed to earn 63 credits at the end of his two years in the institute, then for fulfilling the condition for moving to the 5th semester, a student during his/her third academic session in the institute will be allowed to register for the courses of 3rd and 4th semesters in which he/she has an F/N grade.

d) The student will get promoted to 7th semester of the programme only if the student has earned at least 88 credits at the end of sixth semester of his/her programme in the institute having moved earlier in accordance with the conditions mentioned in a), b) and c) above

Re-Examination

Every student will be allowed to take end term exam again in a maximum of two courses in which he/ she scores an ‘F’ grade in a particular semester. If he/ she, on re-examination, scores sufficient marks to cross the cut-off for clearing a particular course (adopted during the regular evaluation for that course) then he/ she will be awarded a ‘D’ grade.

Termination of the Programme

For the purpose of continuation / termination of the BE programme, the performance of a student after completion of every academic session will be considered.

A student’s programme may be terminated by the Senate on any of the following grounds and he/she will have to leave the institute (without degree):

a) If a student fails to earn at least 21 credits after spending one year in the institute. However, a relaxation of five credits will be given to students belonging to SC / ST categories.

b) If a student fails to complete all course work requirements of the first two semesters of the programme with a CGPA ≥ 5.0 in a maximum period of two years spent in the institute

c) If a student fails to earn at least 63 credits pertaining to the first four semesters of his/her programme in a maximum period of three years spent in the institute

d) If a student fails to earn at least 88 credits at the end of sixth semester of his/her programme in the institute

e) If a student fails to earn at least 110 credits at the end of eighth semester of his programme in the institute (Also see the note below)

f) If a student fails to complete all the programme requirements with a minimum CGPA of 5.0 after spending six years in the institute

g) If a student is absent from the institute without authorized leave of absence for more than eight weeks in a semester

h) If a student involves himself/herself in violation of the code of conduct, ragging etc. and the appropriate committee of the Senate makes a recommendation that the student’s programme be terminated

NOTE: A student who, at the end of eighth semester of his/her programme, has earned at least 110 credits but has not completed all the curriculum requirements with a minimum CGPA of 5.0 and has not spent six years in the institute, will be allowed to register for the courses of 3rd to 8th semesters in which he/she has an F/N/X grade, and if required, repeat a couple of courses of these semesters in which he/she has a D grade, in order to complete the course work requirement and to secure a CGPA ≥ 5.0 within the maximum permissible duration of the programme.

PEC University Minimum and Maximum Duration of the Programme

The minimum duration to complete the BE programme is 4 years (8 semesters) and the maximum permissible duration is 6 years (12 semesters) excluding semester leave, if any.

Academic Requirement

A student is required to complete successfully all the courses of the curriculum prescribed for his/her undergraduate programme and attain a minimum level of academic performance, i.e., obtain a minimum CGPA of 5.0

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Above rules are subject to the change from time to time.

Visit official website of PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh: http://pec.ac.in

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