General Rules and Regulations

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 regular semesters.

Summer Semester

  • 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 semester.
  • 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.

Semester Registration

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 Faculty.
  • 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.

Attendance REQUIREMENTS

No candidate shall be eligible to appear in an End Semester Examination unless the following conditions are fulfilled:-

  • 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 being offered.