Visvesvaraya Technological University VTU, Belagavi, Karnataka CBCS Scheme award of ranks and medals:
There should be a minimum of 10 students should have appeared in the 8th semester examination for award of ranks in a branch. The total number of ranks awarded shall be 10% of total number of students appeared in 8th semester or 10 students, whichever is less in that branch.
Example: If 80 students appeared for the 8th semester in Civil Engineering Branch, the number of ranks to be awarded for Civil Engineering will be 08.
For the award of rank in a branch of Engineering / Technology, the following CGPA shall be considered:
a) From 1st to 8th semester for the students admitted to B.E./B.Tech. Program from 1st year, and b) From 3rd to 8th semester for the students admitted to B.E./B.Tech. Program from 2nd year (Lateral Entry)
A student shall be eligible for a rank at the time of award of degree in each branch of Engineering / Technology, provided the student
a. Has passed 1st to 8th (students joining from 1st semester) or 3rd to 8th (in case of lateral entry) semester in all the subjects in first attempt only
b. Has not repeated/rejected any of the lower semesters.
If two students get the same CGPA, the tie should be resolved by considering the number of times a student has obtained higher SGPA; but, if it is not resolved even at this stage, the number of times a
student has obtained higher grades like O, S, A, B etc shall be taken into account in rank ordering of the students in a program.