Passing a Course and Award of Grades

Criteria for Passing a Course:

A candidate shall be declared to have passed in individual theory / laboratory / project / drawing / design course if s/he secures a minimum of 40% aggregate marks (continuous internal assessment and semester end examination marks put together), subject to securing a minimum of 35% marks in the semester end examination. On passing a course of a program, the student shall earn the credits as assigned to that course.

For value added courses / audit courses / mandatory courses, result shall be declared with “Satisfactory” or “Not Satisfactory” performance.

Grading:

A letter grade and grade points will be awarded to a student in each course based on his performance. A letter grade is basically a qualitative measure (an alphabet / letter) giving the performance of a student, such as, Outstanding / Superior (S), Excellent (A+), Very Good (A), Good (B+), Average (B), Pass (C) and Unsatisfactory / Fail (F), based on the raw score (marks, as in conventional practice) obtained by the student. This is usually arrived at after the student’s performance in a course, which includes both continuous internal assessment (CIA) and semester end examination (SEE). The Institute has decided to adopt the 10-point absolute grading system in the initial years of academic autonomy. The method of awarding Letter Grade and Grade Points for Four Year B.Tech course is given below:

Grade Points Scale (Absolute Grading)

Range of Marks Letter Grade Grade Points
100 – 90 S (Superior) 10
89 – 80 A+ (Excellent) 9
79 – 70 A (Very Good) 8
69 – 60 B+ (Good) 7
59 – 50 B (Average) 6
49 – 40 C (Pass) 5
Below 40 F (Fail) 0
Absent AB (Absent) 0
Authorized Break of Study ABS 0

A student is deemed to have passed and acquired to correspondent credits in particular course if s/he obtains any one of the following grades: “S”, “A+”, “A”, “B+”, “B”, “C”. A student obtaining Grade “F” shall be considered Failed and will be required to reappear in the examination. For non credit courses, ‘Satisfactory’ or “Not Satisfactory” is indicated instead of the letter grade and this will not be counted for the computation of SGPA/CGPA.

Calculation of Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA):

The credit index can be used further for calculating the Semester Grade Point Average and the Cumulative Grade Point Average, both of which being important performance indices of the student.

Calculation of Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA):

The performance of each student at the end of the each semester is indicated in terms of SGPA. The SGPA is calculated as given below:

SGPA = ∑ [(Course Credits) X (Grade Points)] (for all courses in that semester, including “F” grades) / ∑ [(Course Credits)] (for all courses in that semester, including “F” grades)

Calculation of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA):

CGPA gives the sum total of credit indices of all the previous semesters divided by the total number of credits registered in all these semesters. The CGPA is calculated as given below:

CGPA = ∑ [(Course Credits) X (Grade Points)] (for all courses until that semester excluding those with “F” grades) / ∑ [(Course Credits)] (for all courses until that semester excluding those with “F” grades)

An illustrative example given below indicates the use of the above two equations in calculating SGPA & CGPA:

Typical example - Calculation of SGPA/CGPA

Semester (Odd: I) (Even: II) Course code Credits Grade Grade Points Credit Points SGPA CGPA
I IA 101 5 A 8 40    
I IA 102 5 W - -    
I IA 103 3 A+ 9 27    
I IA 104 2 F 0 00    
I IA 105 5 C 5 25    
I IA 106 5 C 5 25    
Total   20 (18*)     117 5.85 (117/20) 5.85 (117/20)
II IA 107 5 B+ 7 35    
II IA 108 4 A 8 32    
II IA 109 3 C 5 15    
II IA 110 5 C 5 25    
II IA 111 4 A+ 9 36    
II IA 112 2 F 0 00    
II IA 113 2 A 8 16    
Total   25 (23*)     159 6.36 (159/25) 6.73 (276/41)
Fast Track IA 114 5 C 5 25    
Fast Track IA 115 2 B+ 7 14    
Fast Track IA 116 2 C 5 10    
Total   9     49 5.44 (49/9) 6.50 (325/50)

*Total No. of credits excluding those with “F” grades; this is particularly important to keep track of the number of credits earned by a student up to any semester.

Eligibility for Award of B.Tech Degree:

A student will be declared eligible for the award of the B.Tech. Degree if he fulfills the following academic regulations.

i) Four year B.Tech course:

(a) Pursued a course of study for not less than four academic years and not more than eight academic years.
(b) Registered for 192 credits and secured 192 credits.
(c) Students, who fail to complete their four years course of study within eight years or fail to acquire the 192 Credits for the award of the degree within eight academic years from the year of their admission shall forfeit their seat in B.Tech course and their admission shall stand cancelled.

ii) Three year B.Tech course under lateral entry:

(a) Pursued a course of study for not less than three academic years and not more than six academic years.
(b) Registered for 144 credits and secured 144 credits.
(c) Students, who fail to complete their three years course of study within six years or fail to acquire the 144 credits for the award of the degree within six academic years from the year of their admission shall forfeit their seat in B.Tech course and their admission shall stand cancelled.

Award of Division:

After satisfying the requirements prescribed for the completion of the program, the student shall be eligible for the award of B.Tech Degree and shall be placed in one of the following grades:

CGPA ≥ 7.5 CGPA ≥ 6.5 and < 7.5 CGPA ≥ 5.0 and < 6.5 CGPA ≥ 4.0 and < 5.0 CGPA < 4.0
First Class with Distinction First Class Second Class Pass Class Fail

Consolidated Grade Sheet:

A consolidated grade sheet containing credits and grades obtained by the candidate will be issued after completion of the four year B.Tech program.