Vivekananda Group of Institutions

School of Engineering * School of Pharmacy * School of Management
Approved by AICTE, New Delhi and Affiliated to JNTU, Hyderabad.

Academic Rules & Regulations

Award of B.Tech. Degree

A student will be declared eligible and he/she will be awarded with the B. Tech. Degree only if he/she fulfills the following academic regulations:

i. Pursued a course of study for not less than four academic years and not more than eight academic years.
ii. He /she should register for 200 credits and secure 200 credits. 

Students, who fail to fulfill all the academic requirements within eight academic years from the year of their admission, shall forfeit their seat in B. Tech course.

The following courses of study are offered at present in VGI for the B. Tech. program:

Sl. No

Branch

1

Civil Engineering.

2

Computer Science and Engineering.

3

Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

4

Electronics and Communication Engineering.

5

Mechanical Engineering.

And in future, any other course as approved by the AICTE & JNTUH authorities from time to time.

Credits

 

I Year

Semester

 

Periods/ Week

Credits

Periods / Week

Credits

Theory

03

06

03

03

02

04

--

--

Practical

03

04

03

02

Drawing

02T/03D

04

03/ 06

02 /04

Mini Project

--

--

--

02

Comprehensive Viva Voce

--

--

--

02

Seminar

--

--

6

02

Project

--

--

15

10

 Distribution and weightage of marks

The performance of a student in each semester / year shall be evaluated subject –wise with a maximum of 100 marks for theory and 75 marks for practical in each subject. In addition, Industry oriented mini-project, seminar and project work shall be evaluated for 50, 50 and 200 marks respectively. For theory subjects, the distribution shall be 25 marks for Internal Evaluation and 75 marks for the End-Examination. For theory subjects, during the semester, there shall be 2 midterm examinations. Each midterm examination consists of Part-A (Objective Type) for 5 marks and Part-B(subjective paper) for 15 marks with a duration of 2 Hrs. In addition Assignment carries 5 marks.

Subjective paper shall contain 5 questions (Covering all the units), of which a student has to answer 3.; each question carries each 5 marks. First mid term examination shall be conducted for 1-4 units of syllabus and second midterm examination shall be conducted for 5 -8 units.

Student’s performance in both the mid exams will be considered for evaluating the internal marks.

Students performance in all the three mid exams will be considered for finalizing the internal marks and the weightage will be in the ratio 50:30:20 for the First best mid, Second Best and Third best mid exams respectively. First mid exam will be conducted in 1-2 chapters, II Mid exam will be from 3-5 chapters and III Mid exam will be from 6-8 chapters.

For practical subjects there shall be a continuous evaluation during the semester for 25 sessional marks and 50 end examination marks. Out of the 25 marks for internal, day-to-day work in the laboratory shall be evaluated for 15 marks and internal examination for practical shall be evaluated for 10 marks, which is conducted by the concerned laboratory teacher. External examiner and laboratory teacher shall conduct the end examination. The external examiner shall be appointed from the panel of examiners as decided by BOS.

For the subjects that have design and / or drawing, (such as Engineering Graphics, Engineering Drawing, Machine Drawing) and estimation, the distribution shall be 25 marks for internal evaluation (15 marks for day-to-day work and 10 marks for internal tests) and 75 marks for end examination. There shall be two internal tests in a Semester and the better of the two shall be considered while awarding marks for internal tests. However in the first  year class, there shall be three tests and the average of best two will be taken into consideration


There shall be an industry-oriented mini-Project, in collaboration with the industry of their specialization, to be taken up during the vacation after III year II Semester examination. However, the mini project and its report shall be evaluated with the project work in II Semester of the IV year. The industry oriented mini project shall be submitted in report form and should be presented before the committee, which shall be evaluated for 50 marks. The committee consists of an external examiner, head of the department, and the supervisor of mini project and a senior faculty member of the department. There shall be no internal marks for industry oriented mini project.

 

There shall be a seminar presentation in II Semester of the IV year. For the seminar, the student shall collect the information on a specialized topic and prepare a technical report, showing his understanding over the topic, and submit to the department, which shall be evaluated by the Departmental committee consisting of Head of the department, seminar supervisor and a senior faculty member. The seminar report shall be evaluated for 50 marks. There shall be no external examination for seminar. There shall be a Comprehensive Viva-Voce in II semester of the IV year. The Comprehensive Viva-Voce will be conducted by a Committee consisting of (i) Head of the Department (ii) two Senior Faculty members of the Department. The Comprehensive Viva-Voce is aimed to assess the students’ understanding in various subjects that he / she has studied during the B. Tech course. The Committee evaluates the Comprehensive Viva-Voce for 100 marks. There are no internal marks for the Comprehensive viva-voce.

 Out of a total of 200 marks for the project work, 100 marks shall be for Internal Evaluation and 100 marks for the End Semester Examination. The End Semester Examination (viva-voce) ,shall be conducted by the same committee appointed for industry oriented mini project. In addition, the project supervisor shall also be included in the committee. The topics for industry oriented mini project, seminar and project work shall be different from each other. The evaluation of project work shall be conducted at the end of the IV year. Out of the 100 marks for Internal evaluation. The supervisor will award 50 marks; the committee constituted by HOD will award 50 marks.

 

Laboratory marks and the sessional marks awarded by the College are not final. They are subject to scrutiny and scaling by the University wherever necessary. In such cases, the sessional and laboratory marks awarded by the College will be referred to a Committee. The Committee will arrive at a scaling factor and the marks will be scaled as per the scaling factor. The recommendations of the Committee are final and binding. The laboratory records and internal test papers shall be preserved in the respective institutions as per the University norms and shall be produced to the Committees of the University as and when the same is asked for.

 

Attendance Requirements

i.              A student shall be eligible to appear for University examinations only if he acquires a minimum of 75% of attendance in aggregate of all the subjects.

ii.             Shortage of Attendance; i.e. below 65% in aggregate shall in NO case be condoned.

iii.            Condonation of shortage of attendance in aggregate up to 10% (65% and above and below 75%) in each semester or year may be granted by the College Academic Committee.

iv.            A student will not be promoted to the next semester unless he satisfies the attendance requirement of the present semester / year, as applicable. They may seek re-admission for that semester / I year when offered next.

v.             The students whose shortage of attendance is not condoned in any semester / year are not eligible to take their end examination of that class and their registration shall stand cancelled.

vi.            A stipulated fee shall be payable towards condonation of shortage of attendance.

 

Minimum Academic Requirements

The following academic requirements have to be satisfied in addition to the attendance requirements mentioned in item no.6.The requirements are as follows:

i.              A student shall be deemed to have satisfied the minimum academic requirements, and earns the credits allotted to each theory or practical design or drawing subject or project if he secures not less than 35% of marks in the end examination and a minimum of 40% of marks in the sum total of the internal evaluation and end examination taken together.

ii.             A student shall be promoted from II to III year only if he fulfills the academic requirement of 36credits from one regular and one supplementary examinations of I year, and one regular examination of I semester in the II year irrespective of whether the candidate takes the examination or not.

iii.            A student shall be promoted from third year to fourth year only if he fulfills the academic requirements of total 60 credits from the following examinations, whether the candidate takes the examinations or not. 
Two regular and two supplementary examinations of I year. 

Two regular and one supplementary examinations of I semester in the II year. 

One regular and one supplementary examinations of II semester in II year. 

One regular examination of I semester in III year.

iv.            A student shall register and put up minimum attendance in all 200 credits and earn the 200 credits. Marks obtained in all 200 credits shall be considered for the calculation of percentage of marks.

v.             Students who fail to earn 200 credits as indicated in the course structure within eight academic years from the year of their admission shall forfeit their seat in B.Tech course and their admission shall stand cancelled.             

Course pattern

i.              The entire course of study is of four academic years. The first year shall be on yearly pattern and the second, third and fourth yearsare on semester pattern.

ii.             A studentwho is eligible to appear for the end examination in a subjectis absent at it or has failed in the end examination may appear for that subject at the supplementary examination.

iii.            When a student is detained due to lack of credits / shortage of attendance he may be re-admitted when the semester / year is offered after fulfillment of academic regulations, whereas the academic regulations hold good with the regulations he was first admitted. 

Award of Class

After a studentwho has satisfied the requirements prescribed for the completion of the program and is eligible to be awarded with B. Tech. Degree,shall be placed in one of the following four classes:

Class Awarded

% of marks to be secured

 

 

From the aggregate marks secured for

the best 200 Credits.



 

First Class with Distinction

70% and above

First Class

Below 70% but not less than 60%

Second Class

Below 60% but not less than 50%

Pass Class

Below 50% but not less than 40%

(The marks in internal evaluation and end examination shall be shown separately in the marks Memorandum)

 

Minimum Instruction Days

The minimum instruction days for each semester / I year shall be 90/180 clear instruction days.

There shall be no branch transfers after the completion of admission process.

i.              Where the words “he”, “him”, “his”, occur in the regulations, they include “she”, “her”, “hers”.

ii.             The academic regulation should be read as a whole for the purpose of any interpretation.

iii.            In the case of any doubt or ambiguity in the interpretation of the above rules, the decision of the PRINCIPAL/DIRECTOR is final.

iv.            The COLLEGE may change or amend the academic regulations or syllabi at any time and the changes or amendments made shall be applicable to all the students with effect from the dates notified by the COLLEGE.

 

Academic Regulations for B. Tech. (Lateral Entry Scheme)

Effective for the students getting admitted into II year from the Academic Year 2012-2013 and onwards)
The Students have to acquire 150 credits from II to IV year of B.Tech. Program (Regular) for the award of the degree. Student should register for 150 credits and secure 150 credits. Students, who fail to fulfill the requirement in ordered to be awarded with in order to be awarded with the degree in 6 consecutive academic years from the year of admission, shall forfeit their seat. The same attendance regulations are to be adopted as that of B. Tech. (Regular).

 

Promotion Rule

A student shall be promoted from third year to fourth year only if he fulfills the academic requirements of 36 credits from the examinations.
i. Two regular and one supplementary examinations in I semester of II year.
ii. One regular and one supplementary examinations in  II semester of II year.
iii. One regular examination of III year I semester.