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Academic Regulations for six year Integrated B. Tech Programme (Comprising 2 year PUC & 4 year B. Tech)

             As a condition of enrollment in RGUKT Nuzvid, every student is required to comply with the academic regulations. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with these regulations, and an assertion of ignorance of their provisions cannot be accepted as a basis for an exception to them. No student or group of students should expect to be warned individually to conform to any of the regulations. Introduction All the academic rules and regulations hereinafter specified shall be read as a whole for the purpose of governing the academics of RGUKT-AP. These guidelines provide the frame work for the conduct of academic activities and are used as a guide for all the IIIT campuses of RGUKT-AP and provide a uniform direction for the operation of Constituent Institutes of the University. RGUKT offers 6 year integrated B. Tech program, first two years PUC and next four years Engineering in any six branches (CHE, CE, CSE, ECE, ME and MME). Students enter the campus with 10th standard and all students during PUC shall study Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English, Telugu and Information Technology (non-credited). After PUC, engineering branches shall be allotted based on their performance in PUC and following the rule of reservation. RGUKT always works in dynamic environment and tries to implement modern education models. Cooperative education model was introduced from the academic year 2015-16, with an aim to reach 100% employability. Flipped class room model was introduced from the academic year 2016-17. Cooperative education model helps the students to get an opportunity to go for industrial internships for a period up to 2 years. The students shall complete foundation courses required for Engineering in 2 years of PUC. The core courses of Engineering shall be completed in first 2 years of Engineering and next 2 years of Engineering shall be used to go for industrial internships besides pursuing advanced courses as electives. The students are allowed to take up internship for a period up to 2 years, which can be done at a stretch with a company or, in two one-year stretches with different companies, or in multiple six-month periods in different companies related to their branch. Students with internships shall complete their elective courses through online education mode. The project work shall be based on the work done during their internship. Students who do not secure internship shall complete their remaining period of study on campus. They shall also go through an internship in a self-defined or department-defined mode. Academic Governing Bodies Governing Council (GC) is the highest administrative body at University level. Honorable Chancellor is the Chairman of GC and Vice-Chancellor is the Convener of GC. Academic Council (AC) shall be the principal academic body of the University and shall co-ordinate and exercise general supervision over the academic policies of the constituent Institutes. The Hon’ble Chancellor acts as Chairman and Director, CETLS is the Convener. The other members are Vice-Chancellor, Deans, Academics of all constituent Institutes, Dean, Academics, IIIT Hyderabad, and three eminent academicians nominated by the Governing Council. Executive Committee (EC) is the highest body at Institute level having authority to make policies and to execute the GC resolutions. Vice-Chancellor is the Chairman of the EC and the Administrative Officer is the Convener of EC. Board of Studies (BOS) shall be the principal planning and reviewing body and it shall also arrange for periodical monitoring of the development programs and of teaching and research in the Institute. BoS is the academic body that frames the structure of curriculum and syllabus for all Programs. Each constituent Institute shall have its own Board of Studies. The Vice-Chancellor acts as the Chairman and the Dean of Academics is the Convener. The other members are, Director of the constituent Institute, three eminent persons nominated by the Governing Council. Departmental Academic Committee (DAC) is the departmental academic body for which Dean Academics is the Chairman and HOD is the Convener. The other members are two eminent ASST.PROF(C)s in the same department from other Institutes and one expert drawn from industry. Admissions Open notification shall be released by RGUKT-AP every year in the month of April/May for six year integrated B. Tech Program for an intake to be decided each year for each of the four IIIT Campuses inNuzvid, Ongole, RK Valley, Srikakulam .Additional seats from unrepresented Mandals and unrepresented Community maybe createdunder supernumerary quota with the approval from the Govt. of AP. Counseling shall be conducted every year in the month of June/July. Eligibility criteria are: Regular students who passed SSC or its equivalent examination recognized by the state of Andhra Pradesh held in that year and completed in the first attempt. Age not more than 18 by the end of that year (21 years in case of SC and ST) Admissions to 85% of the total available seats shall be reserved for local candidates (Andhra Pradesh) and the remaining 15% of the seats are open to students of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states as specified in the Presidential Order 371 Article D in consonance to section 95 of the AP Reorganisation Act 2014. Students of other States, Children of Indians working in Gulf Countries/ International/ NRI Students are eligible for admission under supernumerary seats. Allotment of seats shall be as per the rules of the Universityto be decided by the academic council each year. Selection of students to the six year integrated program is based on the 10th class merit or equivalent as prescribed by the University. The tuition fee for the candidates who studied in Schools situated in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana states for PUC and Engineering shall be decided every year by the Governing Council. Tuition fee decided for a batch shall remain fixed till the batch passes out. Students who are eligible for tuition fee reimbursement as per the guidelines issued by the respective State Governments. Every student has to pay a registration fee and a refundable caution to be decided by the University at the time of admission. The quantum of these fees will be decided by the University. The tuition fee and application fee for students from other than AP and Telangana states and Children of Indians working in Gulf Countries and NRI Students shall be decided each year by the University. Government of Andhra Pradesh shall give scholarship for six year integrated B.Tech programs for PUC and Engineering OC, BC and SC/ST category students. The Quantum of scholarship/year is to be decided by the AP Government. Mere selection for counseling and verification of certificates/ documents shall not guarantee admission to the candidate. The University reserves the right to cancel the admission of any student if it is found at any stage that he/she secured admission by giving false information of any kind. If any student cancel his/her admission or taken the Transfer Certificate, the student will be charged an amount per Day for the number of days present in the campus. The amount is to be decided by the University. Six Year Integrated B. Tech Programme The programme offered by the RGUKT-AP consists of a six year integrated course after 10thclass examination leading to a B. Tech degree. The first part of the six-year course is a two-year Pre University Course (equivalent to Board of Intermediate Education, AP) and followed by four-year Engineering Program. The two year PUC offers foundation courses of Engineering such as Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (equivalent to MPC) and also offers English, Telugu and Information Technology. Optional course, Biology shall be offered for the interested students to get M.Bi.P.C. After PUC, bridge courses shall be offered during summer semester, which includes pass/fail courses viz. Mathematics (Linear Algebra, ODE), Introduction to Engineering. Based on the performance in PUC and following the rule of reservation, the Engineering branch shall be allotted to the students. The student is having an option of exit after PUC. The four year B. Tech Programme offers the respective basic and advanced courses of Engineering in the following six Major disciplines, Chemical Engineering (CHE), Civil Engineering (CE), Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME). Along with a Major degree a Minor degree also can be obtained in the following areas, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Management, English, Telugu, Fine Arts (Vocal, Kuchipudi, Mridangam), Humanities & Social Sciences. In B. Tech Programme, the students shall complete core courses during the first two years and elective courses in the next two years. Every student shall do a mini project in each Semester of third year and a project in each semester of fourth year. After third year, the students shall do summer internship from May to July for a duration of not less than 8 weeks. Students are also allowed to opt for long term internship up to a maximum period of 2 years after successful completion of second year of their B. Tech Programme as per the University rules and regulations. Offering of Environmental Science and Business Management courses and Community Service course are mandatory in B. Tech Programme. Upon completion of the prescribed requirements, the students shall be awarded a B. Tech degree. Academic Calendar The RGUKT-AP follows semester system. Every year first semester normally starts on 1st August and end by 30th The semester consists of 14 weeks of instruction, one week Dusheera holidays, one week public holidays, one week preparation for end semester examinations and one week for examinations. SUM-I starts normally on 1st December and end by 31st It consists of two weeks of teaching for first semester remedial courses followed by remedial exam slot and two weeks of teaching for first semester remedial courses followed by remedial exam slot. Students having no remedial may register for non-credited courses offered by the Institute. The Institute may offer certificate courses, non-credited courses. Every year second semester normally starts on 1st January and end by 30th The semester consists of 14 weeks of instruction, one week Sankranthi holidays, one week public holidays, one week preparation for end semester examinations and one week examinations. After second semester, summer vacation normally starts from 1st May and end by 31st SUM-II normally starts on 1st June and end by 31st It consists of two weeks of teaching for second semester remedial courses followed by remedial exam slot, two weeks of teaching for second semester remedial courses followed by remedial exam slot, two weeks of teaching for first semester remedial courses followed by remedial exam slot and two weeks of teaching for second semester remedial courses followed by remedial exam slot. The Institute may offer certificate courses, non-credited courses, bridge courses etc. The structure of the academic calendar shall follow in all IIIT Campuses. For circumstances beyond control if there is any change in the starting of a semester the ending of a semester will be automatically delayed to make sure the Instruction weeks are not reduced to less than 14 weeks in a semester.. This may reduce summer vacation period. Academic Council shall prepare detailed academic calendar, examination and result declaration schedules each year by May 1. Course Structure PUC Course Structure for students admitted in A. Y. 2017-18 onwards The foundation courses required for Engineering shall be offered in 2 years of PUC Program. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English, Telugu and Information Technology in each semester shall be offered in PUC Program (equivalent to MPC). Biology may be offered for the students interested in M.Bi.P.C as an optional course. The list of courses to be offeredand their credits shall be decided by the Academic Council. The curriculum shall be dynamic and the syllabus may be revised once in three years to make the curriculum and syllabus contemporary The course and the credits approved for the 2017 -18 and 2018-19 batches is given below in Table 1 for PUC and in Table 2 for Engineering
Table1: Course structure for PUC:

            

Year-Semester

Courses

Credits

PUCI SEM-I

Mathematics,Physics, Chemistry, English, Telugu, Information Technology, Biology.

MPC: (4+4+4+4+2+0)= 18

MBiPC: (4+4+4+4+2+0+4)= 22

PUCI SUM-I

Remedial courses/Non-credit courses

 

PUCI SEM-II

Mathematics,Physics, Chemistry, English, Telugu, Information Technology, Biology.

MPC: (4+4+4+4+2+0)= 18

MBiPC: (4+4+4+4+2+0+4)= 22

PUCI SUM-II

Remedial courses/Non-credit courses

 

PUCII SEM-I

Mathematics,Physics, Chemistry, English, Telugu, Information Technology, Biology.

MPC: (4+4+4+4+2+2)= 20

MBiPC: (4+4+4+4+2+2+4)= 24

PUCII SUM-I

Remedial courses/Non-credit courses

 

PUCII SEM-II

Mathematics,Physics, Chemistry, English, Telugu, Information Technology, Biology.

MPC: (4+4+4+4+2+2)= 20

MBiPC:(4+4+4+4+2+2+4) = 24

PUCII SUM-II

Remedial courses / Non-credited bridge courses

 

Total Credits

MPC: 76

MBiPC: 92

The credits may be revised as per the decision of Academic Council. The total credits may be limited to 160. For brighter students,the University may consider giving B. Tech(Hons) degree by offering 20 additional credits and a minor project. These credits will be in the same discipline as per AICTE guidelines. Depth in contemporary subjects shall enhance the employability of the students.
Table 2: B. Tech Course Structure:

            

Proposed B. Tech Course Structure of RGUKT – AP from A.Y. 2018-19 onwards

Category

No. of Credits

CHE

CE

CSE

ECE

ME

MME

AICTE

Humanities and Social Sciences including Management courses (HSMC) (4 -English Labs & 2 - Management Electives)

           

12

Basic Science courses (BSC)(Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry)

           

25

Engineering Science courses (ESC) (workshop, drawing, basics of electrical/mechanical/computer etc)

           

24

Professional core courses (PCC) (Engg. Core Courses and Labs)

           

48

Professional Elective Courses (PEC) (Relevant to chosen Engineering specialization /  branch)

           

18

Open Electives (OEC) (from other technical and /or emerging subjects)

           

18

Project work, mini project and summer internship (PROJ)

           

15

Mandatory Courses (MC) (Human Values, Environmental Science, Induction training, Indian Constitution, Essence of Indian Traditional Knowledge, Community Service)

           

Non-Credit

Total Credits

160

160

160

160

160

160

160

Minor Course Structure Students with CGPA 8.0 and above up to engineering second year second semester, with passing all subjects, only are allowed for registering minor degree in first semester of third year engineering and enrolling to minor is optional and completely depends on the interest of the student. Minor degree shall be offered in the fields of “Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Management, English, Telugu, Fine Arts (Vocal, Kuchipudi & Mridangam), Humanities & Social Sciences”. The minimum number of additional credits required to obtain the minor degree is 32 credits (8 Courses). The minor degree shall be awarded if a student completes all the required courses to obtain minor degree by the end of 4th year of B. Tech program without any remedial(s). Ifa student fails to complete all the required courses to obtain a minor degree, the student shall still be given the completed additional courses as a note in the major transcript. Semester Registration Semester registration shall only be permitted after clearing all dues to the Institute, Hostel and Library till end of the previous semester. All courses (Major and Minor programs) in a semester shall be registered through online as per the slots given in the Academic Calendar. Late registration shall be permitted with a fine to be decided by the University up to two weeks from the last date specified for registration. Students shall not be permitted to the Classes/ Examinations unless they register for respective courses. Teaching Methodology RGUKT follows Co-operative education model and Flipped class room model. According to cooperative education model the course structure and syllabus were prepared and according to flipped class room model the syllabus shall be taught by faculty to students. The entire syllabus of each course is divided into 6 Units. First 2 Units shall be completed for MID-I, second 2 Units shall be completed for MID-II and last 2 Units shall be completed for MID-III examinations. Lecture plan of each course shall be prepared by Faculty well in advance before starting of the Semester and accordingly, the syllabus of courses shall be completed. In flipped class room model, the video lectures (MOOCs: NPTEL, Khan Academy, EdX, MIT Open Courseware, Coursera, Udacity) shall be presented for students in big lecture halls and tutorial & problem solving shall be conducted in small class rooms. A period is of one and half hour duration. For a typical 4 credit course, the instruction shall be 2 periods per week and tutorial & problem solving shall be 2 periods per week, in total for a typical 4 credit course shall consume 4 periods (6 hours) per week. Students have to go through the video lectures available in our servers one day before the actual scheduled class period in the next day. On the next day, during the instruction period (1.5 hours), the class teacher shall present one hour or one and half hour video lecture (which were already gone through in the previous day) to the students in the bigger class room and followed by the smaller class room teaching. The class teacher shall monitor the tutorial and problem solving session (3 hours) to the students in the small class rooms with the help of teaching assistants. In addition to 6 hours of class room work (lectures, tutorials & problem solving sessions), students have to work 3 hours of assignments per subject per week at dorms. The teaching assistants required for tutorials & problem solving to be taken from top 20% of E3 and E4 students. These flipped classes shall be conducted for all regular courses offering from P1 to E2. E3 and E4 students may be in internships so they go through online mode. Students shall have to attend 2 periods per week for a registered Lab (1 credit) in a semester. Students shall register for mini-project (4 credits) and project (6 credits) during E3 & E4 and shall be dedicated 6 hours and 9 hours slots per week for mini-project & project in the respective Time Tables. The mini-project or project may be done either in the Campus or in the industry. Attendance of Students General rules Students shall have minimum attendance of 75% to be eligible for taking the examination in the particular semester. In special cases, when supported by proper cause and documents, the HOD / PUC in-charge to condone the short fall of attendance. This relaxing is possible to an extent of 10%. A student who does not put in the required minimum of attendance in any semester is automatically detained and shall repeat the academic year. Students who attend NCC/NSS camps, or inter college, inter state or national or international sports/games or extra-curricular activities, or educational/industrial tours or any other activity approved by the institute involving journey outside their place of residence shall not be counted as absent. However, such leave shall not exceed a total of 14 working days in a semester. Average attendance of subjects in a semester shall be considered for the eligibility of student in end semester examinations. Rules for re-admitted students on medical grounds or extraordinary situations In genuine cases an absent of more than one year and up to a maximum period of two years can be granted by the Academic Council on prior application to only those students who were studying beyond the first year of Engineering. The readmission granted for long absentees on medical grounds shall be for a maximum period of two years only in the entire six years integrated B. Tech program. Students who are readmitted on medical grounds or other extraordinary grounds shall pay their mess charges for the period of days present for the semester during which the student has discontinued, besides the regular fee payable for the year. Readmitted students shall pay prescribed caution depositand a registration fee irrespective of the semester in which the candidates seeks readmission, in addition to the regular tuition fee that may vary from time to time. Students who take readmission are required to write examinations in the syllabus in force in that academic year. Biometric Leave Rules for scholarship The following rules and regulations shall be followed for Biometric Attendance through Vidyawaan. All the students of the Institute (Those who are not receiving the scholarship also) shall give biometric attendance twice (Morning and Evening slot) on every working day (excluding institute declared holidays). Student should give their biometric attendance even on the examination days also. 75% of Attendance is mandatory to all the students to get the scholarship. At least two days’ prior intimation has to be given for leaves. Students, those who are attending long term Internships, short term Internships, conferences, workshops, NCC Camps, NSS Camps, Sports and Games, Yoga and any other things representing the Institute has to give prior information at least before two days. (A format is available in the Online Notice Board (ONB) for representing the Institute. It has to be submitted to the Academic section through proper channel.) Attendance shall not be considered, if information is not given at least two days before leaving the Institute to the Academic section through proper channel. Timings for giving the biometric attendance. Morning Slot – 8.00 AM to 9.30 AM Evening Slot— 4.30 PM to 6.00 PM It is the student’s responsibility to give biometric attendance for getting the scholarships. Institute is not responsible for not getting the scholarship, if students fail to give biometric attendance. If students do not receive scholarships for not giving the biometric attendance, they have to pay the total fee to the Institute. Examinations Regular Examinations In this mode, students register for regular semester courses at the starting of the semester and the students shall attend the examinations (Weekly Tests, Mid 1, 2 and 3 and EST) in the same semester as per academic calendar. As per the common academic calendar defined for the institutes, the End Semester Examinations shall be conducted in the given Examination Week of the semester. Usually the last week of November is given for Semester – I and last week of April is given for Semester – II. The schedule for the End Semester Examinations should be given in such a way that main subjects like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, should fall on the beginning of the examination week. The results should be declared subject wise within 3 days from the scheduled date of the examination. For example, if the Mathematics End Semester Examination is conducted on Monday in the examination week, the results of the same should be announced by Thursday of the same week. The results of the subjects shall be shared to the respective students through online notice board (ONB)/ in the website of the institute and the same shall be communicated to the students through several ways like e-mails, SMS etc. Remedial/ Grade Improvement Examinations The students who did not clear the subjects in the End Semester Examinations of First Semester should appear for the subsequent remedial courses which shall be offered in the month of December. Two slots for the Remedial/GI Courses shall be offered in the month of December. In each slot, the supplementary examinations for EST shall be conducted for all the courses of First Semester. Any failed student can appear for maximum of two courses in each slot but he/she must do the registration and attend remedial class work for those courses. The students who have cleared all the courses in the regular EST examinations can opt for the Grade Improvement. These students should appear for the same supplementary examinations that shall be conducted for remedial courses. However, any student can register for maximum of two courses in the Grade Improvement in a slot. The grade improvement is given only once for a course. Similarly, the students who did not clear the subjects in the End Semester Examinations of Second Semester should appear for the subsequent remedial courses which shall be offered in the month of June. Two slots for the Remedial Courses shall be offered in the month of June. In each slot, the supplementary examinations for EST shall be conducted for all the courses of Second Semester. Any failed student can appear for maximum of two courses in each slot but he/she must do the registration and attend remedial class work for those courses. The students who have cleared all the courses in the regular EST examinations can opt for the Grade Improvement. These students should appear for the same supplementary examinations that shall be conducted for remedial courses. However, any student can register for maximum of two courses in the Grade Improvement in a slot. The grade improvement is given only once for a course. In the month of July, there shall be two slots (one slot for First Semester and one slot for Second Semester remedial) for the remedial courses. However, in July the supplementary examinations for the EST shall be conducted for all the courses of First Semester and Second Semester. Any failed student can appear for maximum of two courses in each slot but he/she must do the registration and attend remedial class work for those courses. There shall not be any Grade Improvement offered in these slots. The students who don’t clear required courses even after appearing for all the remedial courses should repeat those courses in the next academic year subjected to the promotion rules are satisfied. Re-registered students shall write both internal assessment test for 40% marks and for 60% marks end semester test Remedial and grade improvement students shall write only end semester test for 60% marks. Internal assessment for 40% marks will be carried over from the internal assessment test held already. No separate internal assessment test shall be held for this category. All remedial and grade improvement examinations should be conducted only in SUM semesters. The following are registration fee for the remedial/grade improvement examinations for each course for A.Y.2017-18 and 2018-19.
Table: Remedial / Grade Improvement registration Fee (in Rupees)

            

Item

Amount for each course

First time appearing for Remedial

200/-

Second time appearing for Remedial

500/-

Third time appearing for Remedial

750/-

Grade Improvement / Re-Registration

750/-