General Rules and Regulations
Duration of the degree programs
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.
Credit Hours for the award of Degree
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.
Minimum CGPA for the award of degree
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”.
Medium of instructions
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.
Repeating and Improvement of Courses
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.
Registration of Additional and summer semister courses
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
Summer semester shall be primarily for those students who want to
repeat/improve certain courses to
make up for their academic deficiencies.
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
The minimum strength to offer a course in Summer Semester will be Five
(05) students. However the Dean
of the concerned Academic Department may be empowered to decide the
number of Students to be
registered in the courses offered in Summer Semester instead of the
condition of minimum five (05)
students for final year only with the approval of competent authority.
Teaching shall be mandatory for all offered courses in Summer Semester.
The contact hours during the Summer Semester shall be doubled to ensure
that the course is completely
taught in a Summer Semester with half of the duration compared to
regular (Fall or Spring) semester.
Letter Grade awarded during summer semester shall not be more than a “B”
grade. Also no “I” grade will be
awarded in summer semester.
The Registration, Attendance, Conduct of Examination and Result display
policies etc. during the Summer
Semester shall be same as in regular semester.
It shall be in the best interest of the students to clear their failed
courses or the courses where they want to
improve their grades by repeating the courses as early as possible. The
University will not be responsible to
offer Failed or Improvement Courses in the final year unless and until
the other conditions of Summer
Semester Registration are fulfilled.
The registration for the first semester including all other semesters shall
be made by the Registrar Office:-
The registration of the students for each semester shall be completed
ten days prior to the start of the
semester in accordance with the Academic Calendar notified by the
Controller of Exams. The application
forms shall be obtained from the Admission Office. The Registrar will
notify the list of registered students
within ten days of the start of regular semester and four days of the
start of summer semester. He/She will
also forward these lists to all concerned within two weeks.
In case of a regular semester, if a student fails to register
himself/herself for cogent reasons, a fine of
Rs.100/- per day will be charged till the first day of the commencement
of classes. After that, his/her name
will be removed from the rolls of the Apcoms and he/she will have to pay
the readmission fee along with
fine before he/she is readmitted. Application to this affect shall be
submitted to the concerned Dean of
If a student fails to get registered for a regular semester, till one
month after the start of semester he/she will
be treated as suspended from Apcoms. The suspension can be lifted by the
orders of the Principal only
along with re-admission fee and fine.
For above both cases (b & c) the student will not claim any other
relaxation in the rules governing for
teaching, attendance and examinations etc.
No candidate shall be eligible to appear in an End Semester Examination
unless the following conditions are
He/She has been on the rolls of the Apcoms during the semester for which
the examination is being held,
unless allowed by the regulations to take examination in order to
repeat/improve a course.
He/She is not debarred from taking the examination under the Apcoms
rules and regulations in-force for
the time being.
He/She has attended a minimum of 80% of the total number of lectures
delivered, the laboratory periods
held, design and practical work done in a course during the Semester for
which the exam is being held.
If a student does not fulfill the condition of attendance, he/she shall
be awarded an F-grade in that course
whether theory or practical and will have to re-register for that course
in the Summer Semester if offered or
in a regular semester (as an additional course) in which the course is