|The rules and regulations will be called SAU Graduate Degree Program regulations 2018-19 and onwards under Semester System.|
|These rules and regulations were commenced from 2018 and onward. The issue emerging due to implementation of these Regulations will be resolved by the Academic Council.|
|These rules and regulations, unless otherwise stated:
|Minimum requirement for various degree programs offered in the University is given in the following table:
Table 1. Credit Hours and Duration of Various Degree Programs
|B. Sc. (Agri.) Hons. in
||136 to 140||8 Semesters|
|B. Sc. (Hons.) in
||136 to 140||8 Semesters|
|B.S.I.T (Hons.) in
|136 to 140||8 Semesters|
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Sciences
|167 to 170||10 Semesters|
|B.E. (Agri.) in
|136 to 140||8 Semesters|
|However, a student who fails to complete degree within the minimum prescribed period may further continue his/ her studies up to four consecutive semesters beyond which he / she shall not be eligible for any enrollment.|
|Each Academic Year shall start from January in synchronization with the Calendar Year. There shall be two regular Semesters (spring and fall) each of 22 weeks duration (including examination) in an Academic Year. The commencement of the semesters is regulated by the Academic Council.
In addition, an optional 12-week Summer Semester (as part of Academic Year) shall be offered to students to cover failing and / or to improve poor grades and may take courses up to 12 credit hours. Summer Semester shall not count towards residential requirements. Schedule of activities in a semester is given in the following table.
|Table 2: Activities in Regular and Summer Semester|
|Activity||Regular Semester||Summer Semester|
|Registration||02 weeks||01 week|
|Teaching Session||14 weeks||8 weeks|
|Mid Semester Test||During 7th week||During 4th week|
|Exam preparation and Filling of Examination Forms||02 weeks||01 week|
|Final Semester Examination||04 weeks||02 weeks|
|Total||22 weeks||12 weeks|
|Calendar for each academic year showing specific dates for registration, teaching session and examination schedule for both semesters shall be announced before commencement of the academic session. Mid semester test shall be conducted during 7th week after commencement of the classes. The subject teacher will conduct this mid semester test at the class schedule of the respective subject. Answer copies shall be returned to students, while attendance sheets shall be submitted to the Controller of Examinations.|
|The coordinators in their respective Faculties/Colleges/Institutes/Centers shall provide adequate counseling and guidance to the students in the selection of their courses and related matters.|
|The regulations related to conduct of Theory and Practical examinations including the appointment, responsibilities, and remuneration of examiners and examination staff are covered in detail by existing rules and shall remain effective until modified. Examination results shall be compiled and announced by the Controller of Examinations.
8.1. Setting of Question Paper for Theory Final Examination
The following Regulations are framed for the setting of question paper,
8.2. Eligibility for Appearing in the Examination
Candidates fulfilling the following minimum requirements are eligible for appearing in semester examinations
v. The Examination Forms will be signed by the coordinator of the concerned Faculty / College/ Institute / Center forwarded to the Controller of Examinations.
8.3. Examination Fees
Examination fees will be collected with registration. Identity card of the University will serve as admit card. List of registered students will be provided to Coordinator / Dean.
8.4. Assessment of Theory Answer Copies
The sealed answer copies of final semester examination will be sent by Controller of Examinations to the concerned Examiner who will assess the answer copies and send the marks lists (in duplicate), within 20 days for every 100 answer copies and 30 days for more than 100 copies or part thereof after the date of examination, to the Controller of Examinations. If he / she fails to submit examination result after above mentioned period of 30 days, he / she shall not be appointed as Examiner in the next examination. The answer copies of mid semester test will be returned to the students whereas, the answer copies of final examination will be deposited by the examiner under sealed cover in the office of the Controller of Examinations for record and verification at later stage.
8.5. Examination Grading
The performance of a student is to be measured in letter Grade (A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+ and D Grade). These letters carry weightage from 1 to 4 points per credit hour of a course. The evaluation system comprises of weightage assigned for assignments, mid semester and final semester test to be solely conducted and assessed by the concerned teacher who offered the subject.
|Table 4. Weightage of Assignments, Mid-semester Test and Final Examination|
The grading of candidates for each examination shall be as under.
Table 5. Range of Marks Percent, Grade Points, Grade and Achievements
|Range of Marks %||Grade Points||Grade||Achievements|
|Explanation of Marks Transcript Remarks|
|Pass||The candidate passed all subjects offered in a semester or in two consecutive semesters with G. P. A. = 2.00 or higher. He / She is eligible to move to next semester / session, but may repeat any subject where he / she scored grade „C‟ or less|
|Probation||The candidate secured G. P. A > but secured less and / or failed in some subjects. He / She will be promoted in next semester but will repeat failing subjects or poor grade to improve G.P.A in succeeding semester (s) as Ex-student.|
|Less G.P.A||The candidate secured G. P. A < 1.75, secured less and / or failed in some subjects. He / She will automatically move from 1,3,5,7 semesters to 2,4,6,8 semesters but will repeat failing subjects or poor grade to improve with (G. P. A) in succeeding semester(s) as Ex-student.|
|Fail||The candidate secured G. P. A < 1.75, in two consecutive semesters, cannot be promoted to next session. He / She will be admitted in any of the weak semesters and will repeat courses of the current and previous semesters to G. P. A. > 1.75 to be eligible for promotion to next session.|
|Grade Point Average (G.P.A)|
|Grade Point Average (G.P.A) is calculated to assess the performance of the students during each semester. Cumulative Grade Point Average (C.G.P.A) is calculated to assess the performance of the student from first semester to the current semester; Notations Used for the Computation of G.P.A and C. G.P.A
G.P.A = Grade Point Average
Quality Point = Grade Points multiplied by credit hours (Theory / Practical)
∑ Q. P = Sum of all quality points of courses offered in the semester
∑ C. H = Sum of all credit hours of courses offered in the semester
G. P. A = ∑ Q. P
∑ C. H
C.G.P.A = Total Q. P of the program/Total Credit Hours of the
|Minimum G.P.A requirement for degree and promotion to next academic session.|
|Tabulation and Checking of Results.|
|The following Regulations will be adopted for tabulation and checking of the Results.
by the student on a specified sheet / ledger and sign the sheets / ledgers.
It is mandatory for each signatory of the result sheet / ledger to record the number of overwriting(s) appearing on each page being signed.
|Repeating Courses to Improve G.P.A|
|A student can improve his / her G.P.A under following Regulations.
|Rules for Promotion|
|For degree programs with 8 semesters, the promotion from the first semester to the second, third to fourth, fifth to sixth and seventh to eighth semesters will be automatic. However, for promotion from 2nd to 3rd, 4th to 5th, 6th to 7th semester, the candidate is required to have a G.P.A of 1.75 in two consecutive semesters i.e. 1st& 2nd, 3rd& 4th, 5th & 6th.
For degree programs with 10 semesters, the promotion from the first semester to the second, third to fourth, fifth to sixth, seventh to eighth and ninth to tenth semesters will be automatic. However, for promotion from 2nd to 3rd, 4th to 5th, 6th to 7th, 8th to 9th semester, the candidate is required to have a G.P.A of 1.75 in two consecutive semesters i.e. 1st& 2nd, 3rd& 4th, 5th & 6th, 7th& 8th.
i. If a student fails to meet the attendance requirement in any semester, he / she will not be allowed to appear in that semester examination and has to seek fresh admission in the next semester in the same class as explained here under;
Re-totaling of marks
|Re-totaling of marks will be allowed on payment of prescribed fees. Accordingly, the concerned student shall apply to the Controller of Examinations through the Coordinator within ten weeks of declaration of the result. Re-totaling / correction shall be made in presence of the following Standing Committee: Controller of
Examinations, Secrecy Officer, Coordinator, and the subject Examiner.