Statues and Regulations Post Graduate

Comprehensive Examination

  1. Comprehensive examination will consist of a written part followed by an oral part and cover both the major and minor field of studies after the completion of course work.
  2. The examination will be taken by the student on the dates to be decided by the Department and notified by the Controller of Examination.
  3. Each department shall have its own committee of three members including Chairman of the Department who will also be the Chairman of the Examination Committee. In addition, the Director Advanced Studies or his nominee shall be the ex-officio member of the committee. One member will be nominated by the Principal at the time of examination. The committee will be constituted by the Principal on the recommendation of the respective department and Director Advanced Studies & Research. The committee shall be constituted for one year at the start of each academic year.
  4. If one member of the committee is not present due to some Emergency, Examination may taken in the presence of four members out of five. The result announced will be valid.
  5. Comprehensive examination will be qualifying and the examination committee will separately evaluate the student on his/her performance in written and oral parts of the examination.
  6. If a student fails to qualify in the comprehensive examination, he/she will be eligible to reappear, once only in the comprehensive examination within the time given for the degree.

Thesis Evaluation

  1. There shall be 10 credit hours allocated for the thesis which shall not be counted towards calculation of CGPA.
  2. A Board of Examiners comprising members of the Supervisory Committee and one external examiner shall evaluate the thesis.
  3. The external examiner shall be appointed by the Principal from the persons proposed by the Advanced Studies and Research Board, out of the panel of names recommended by the Board of Studies or any other expert in the major field of research.
  4. At least three members of the Board of Examiners of whom one must be an external examiner, shall for the purpose of evaluating the thesis, hold a viva voce examination.
  5. The date, time and venue of thesis examination must be notified at least one week before the commencement. The faculty and students interested to participate in the oral presentation may be allowed. The notification to this effect may be made by the chairman of the Department concerned with intimation to the Director Advanced Studies and Controller of Examinations.
  6. The Controller of Examination shall get the thesis evaluated within three months after the date of its submission/re-submission in his office. Any delay beyond three months must be brought to the notice of the Principal.
  7. All the members of Supervisory Committee present shall sign the thesis after the viva voce examination after making necessary corrections and incorporating therein any suggestions by the Board of Examiners. The Board of Examiners in the letter grades as pass/fail shall evaluate the thesis.
  8. All the members of the Board of Examiners present shall sign the result sheet prescribed for this purpose at the end of the examination. The major supervisor will submit the results to the Controller of Examinations within 24 hours.
  9. In case of disagreement among the examiners regarding the acceptance of the thesis, it shall be referred to another external examiner appointed by the Principal whose decision shall be final.
  10. If a candidate fails in the thesis examination, he/she may enroll again and submit a revised thesis on payment of the prescribed examination fee but he/she shall not be entitled to resubmit his/her thesis before the expiry of six months after the date of the declaration of the result of the last thesis examination. He/she can avail this chance only once.


Percentage of Marks*

Grade Point


Percentage of Marks*

Grade Point


85 and above



61 – 64



80 – 84



58 – 60



75 – 79



55 – 57



70 – 74



50 – 54



65 – 69



0 – 49









Distribution of marks:

Nature of Examination






Mid Semester Exam


20 %


15 %

10 %



25 %

Terminal Exam





  1. A student shall be entitled to submit thesis for examination after he/she has passed all the final examinations in the approved courses and comprehensive examination provided he/she has also fulfilled the residential requirements.
  2. The thesis shall be prepared and presented in the manner laid down in the instructions approved by the Advanced Studies and Research Board.
  3. The unbound thesis shall be referred to the examiners for evaluation duly certified by the supervisory committee that the contents and form of the thesis are satisfactory for submission.
  4. The hand bound copies of corrected/modified version of the thesis shall have to be submitted within 2 months of viva voce examinations, failing which the candidature for the degree shall stand cancelled.

Thesis Research:

The subject approved for thesis research shall remain valid only for 8 semesters from the date of admission of the candidate to the course.

Evaluation of a course

Grade Point (GP)

According to the marks distribution table 1, the percentage marks will be converted into Grade Points using the table 3. A student securing less than fifty percent marks in a course will be treated as fail or ‘F’ grade.

Grade Point Average of a Semester (GPA)

Semester Grade point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Averages (CGPA) will be calculated using the following relationship.

GPA = sum of (GP in individual course x number of credit hours)   /  Total number of credit hours in semester


For graduation, the minimum qualifying CGPA for Bachelors is 2.00.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

The Cumulative Grade Point Average is calculated for all courses offered in a program using the above formula.