The minimum duration of the degree programme shall be four academic years (i.e. Eight Regular Semesters) while the maximum duration allowed is seven years.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in these regulations, no candidate shall be admitted to an examination after the expiry of seven academic years. This period shall be counted from the date of his/her registration to the first semester in the University. Provided that in case a candidate is admitted directly to a higher class (by migration or transfer of credits), he/she shall not be allowed to take examination after the expiry of the remaining period for the session to which he/she is admitted.
The total number of credit hours required for the award of degree shall be 130-136 while the number of credit hours per semester shall be 15- 18 (exclusive of additional courses). The courses of study, the credit hours allocated to each subject, the total credit hours offered in a semester and the detailed syllabi shall be as approved by the competent authority.
A minimum CGPA2.0/4.0 for the total passed semesters of a degree programme shall be required for the award of degree. The student affected by this regulation shall have the option to repeat the courses in which his/her grade is “D”.
The medium of instructions and examinations shall be English for all subjects except Islamic Studies and Pakistan Studies for which the medium of instructions and examinations shall be either Urdu or English.
An academically deficient student (Regular or Casual) shall be allowed to repeat / improve the courses during the summer semester if offered as well as during the regular semesters whenever the teaching and examination schedule makes it possible for him/her to register himself/herself for the courses and to take the Mid and End Semester Examination. In case of repetition/improvement of a course the student shall have to pay course registration and examination fee as prescribed by the University. It shall be noted that a student can only improve grades D & F.
An academically deficient student (i.e. Regular or Casual) shall be allowed to get himself/herself registered for two courses at maximum irrespective of the credit hours in a summer semester. An academically deficient regular student will also be allowed to get himself/herself registered for two additional courses at maximum with lower semesters if offered with his/her regular semester. Whereas an academically deficient casual student will also be allowed to get himself/herself registered for five courses at maximum with lower semesters if offered in regular semesters.
The registration for the first semester including all other semesters shall be made by the Registrar Office:-
No candidate shall be eligible to appear in an End Semester Examination unless the following conditions are fulfilled:-
The performance of every student shall be continuously monitored and assessed throughout the semester. During the semester a student's performance shall be evaluated by taking quizzes, assignments, mid semester examination, laboratory reports, and project presentations etc. An end semester examination shall also be taken covering the entire syllabus. Theory and practical parts of a subject will be treated as separate courses. It will be mandatory for the student to pass both the parts. Separate Grades will be awarded and will be reflected on the Grade Sheet and Transcript of Awards.
Course grades shall be awarded to the students preferably based on their relative performance in the course with minimum student's strength more than ten (10). Grading shall be usually carried out on the basis of normal distribution curve using statistical methods with preferably B as the class average. Grades shall be indicated by letters. There shall be 4-letter Grades i.e. A, B, C & D for individual courses with 9 performance levels e.g:-
|Letter Grades||Performance Level|
|2As||A & A-|
|3Bs||B+, B & B-|
|3Cs||C+, C, C-|
The grade points assigned to the letter grades shall be indicated as under:
|Letter Grades||Grade Points|
The following guideline for the award of Letter Grades can be followed by the course teachers in case of absolute grading and project evaluation etc:
|Marks Obtained %age||Grade Letters|
|90 - 100||A|
|85 - 89||A-|
|80 - 84||B+|
|75 - 79||B|
|70 - 74||B-|
|65 - 69||C+|
|60 - 64||C|
|55 - 59||C-|
|50 - 54||D|
|Less than 50||F|
The semester grade point average (SGPA) shall be calculated by multiplying the grade points earned in a course with the number of credit hours of that course, taking the sum of such products for each course taken in that semester and finally dividing the result by the total number of credit hours attempted/earned in that semester.
The cumulative GPA (CGPA) shall be calculated similarly (as that for SGPA) for all the courses taken in all the semesters of the degree programme.
There shall be separate End Semester Examination for theory and practical part of a subject. The duration of Theory paper will be from 2.00 to 3.00 hours covering the entire course at the end of each semester. In case of practical part the oral/viva voce examination will be conducted jointly by the course Teacher (i.e. Internal Examiner) and External/ Neutral Examiner. The examination shall be held in the last two weeks of each regular semester and last one week of summer semester. Student Failed in Practical or Theory part will be considered failed only in that part and will only repeat that part.
The final grades shall depend on the marks obtained in each of the evaluation components listed above. The weightage given to each component is as follow:
|Quizzes / Home Assignments / Mini Projects||20%|
|Mid Semester Examinations||30%|
|End Semester Examinations||50%|
|Quizzes / Home Assignments / Mini Projects||50%|
|Mid Semester Examinations|
|Practical Sessional Examinations|
|End Semester Examinations||50%|
|Final Oral Examination|
There shall be no choice of questions in any of the evaluation Components.
Absentees in any of the evaluation components shall be awarded zero marks whereas the absentee of end semester examination shall be awarded an F grade irrespective of sessional marks.
The marked script of each examination component i.e. quizzes, assignments, lab reports, mid and end semester examinations shall be shown to the students by the concerned teacher with in ten days of the activity performed. In case, a student is not satisfied with his/her awards and /or clarification from the teacher concerned, he/she may make written complaint to the Dean of the Department who will refer the case to the Departmental Semester Committee and the decision of the Committee shall be final.
A student who fails to take his/her mid semester examination due to some unavoidable circumstances (beyond his/her control) shall apply in writing to the Dean for retaking mid semester examination before the End Semester Examination. The Dean will refer his/her case to the Departmental Semester Committee for consideration and decision. The decision shall be communicated to the Controller of Examinations in writing. In case a student is allowed to retake Mid Semester Examination, the exam will be conducted by the concerned course teacher before the End Semester Examination on the payment of prescribed fee by the student.
The Controller of Examinations shall issue the date sheet of theory papers for each mid and end semester examinations. Mid Semester examinations shall be held on consecutive days excluding holidays which means that no gap shall be allowed between the two papers. While the End Semester examination shall be held on alternate days. The date sheet for Practical/Viva Voce Examination will be issued by the Dean of the concerned Department.
Every student shall be required to participate in a six - eight weeks practical training programme during the summer of their second or third year and submit a formal report to the Dean of the Department. However at least four weeks internship will be mandatory for completion of four years BSc Engineering degree program as per PEC requirements.
In the final year, students shall be required to do a project carrying weightage of four to six credit hours. A list of available projects shall be notified by the concerned department at the start of the academic year. Students shall be required to consult their faculty advisors for the selection of a project. Students shall be required to complete their projects and present their reports (in hard-bounded form) before the end semester examination of their eighth semester. A three members committee nominated by the Dean of the Department including the project supervisor and approved by the Principal shall evaluate these projects at the end of eighth semester. The eighth semester project evaluation shall be held after the examination weeks and shall be followed by an open presentation. The students will have maximum three (3) chances to appear for the presentation. A direct letter grade will be awarded for the project.
There shall be no re-evaluation of answer scripts of the mid and end semester examinations. However, a candidate shall be allowed to have his/her answer scripts rechecked by the Controller of Examinations on payment of prescribed fee within fifteen days of the declaration of the result. The Dean of the Faculty concerned may condone the delay up to a maximum period of ten days on payment of double fee.
A student, who obtains one or more of the following in a semester result, shall be considered academically deficient:
In future the students will apply for I-Grade (i.e. Incomplete Grade) before or after End Semester Examination through proper channel on specific form (provided by Exams Branch APCOMS) and department will forward the same to Examination Branch duly approved by respective HODs and Deans. Exam Branch will forward the same to the Controller of Examinations UET Taxila for final approval
Cases for freezing of semester will be approved by the UET Taxila Authorities through the Controller of Examinations and Registrar Office APCOMS within (15) fifteen days of commencement of classes. Examination Branch will be informed accordingly (1st and 2nd Semester cannot be freezed in any case as per UET Taxila Regulations). The freezing facility can only be availed once in the entire degree and for consecutive Two (02) semesters.
A candidate shall be eligible for the award of degree if:
A Transcript of Awards shall be issued to each student after completion of the degree programme subject to the payment of prescribed fee and clearance certificate. However on the request of the student, an incomplete Transcript of Awards can be issued on the payment of prescribed fee.
A candidate who fulfills all the requirements for the degree shall be issued a provisional certificate on the payment of prescribed fee along with the clearance certificate before the issuance of the degree. This provisional certificate will not itself confer any right or privilege for grant of the degree.
The degree shall normally be issued to the graduates at the time of University Convocation without any fee. However, a graduate after obtaining the provisional certificate can apply for issuance of the degree before convocation on payment of the prescribed fee. The graduates who receive the degree in absentia after the convocation shall also be required to pay the prescribed fee.
A Candidate shall be eligible for award of “Gold Medal” subject to the Following: