Admission is made as per the rank obtained by eligible candidates in the state-level Common Entrance Exam conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala State.50% of the seats in the Colleges under CAPE will be allotted by the CEE as per the reservation policy of the Government. So also, 35% of seats under Management quota under these institutions are also allotted by the CEE on merit basis and 15% N.R.I seat filled by CAPE on the basis of rank.Lateral entry : The Engineering Diploma holders are admitted directly to the 3rd semester.
1. Conditions for Admission
Candidates for admission to the B.Tech degree course shall be required to have passed the Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala or 12 th Standard V.H.S.E., C.B.S.E., I.S.C. or any examination accepted by the university as equivalent thereto obtaining not less than 50% in Mathematics and 50% in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/ Bio- technology/ Computer Science/ Biology put together, or a diploma in Engineering awarded by the Board of Technical Education, Kerala or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto after undergoing an institutional course of at least three years securing a minimum of 50 % marks in the final diploma examination subject to the usual concessions allowed for backward classes and other communities as specified from time to time.
2. Duration of the course
i) The course for the B.Tech Degree shall extend over a period of four academic years comprising of eight semesters. The first and second semester shall be combined and each semester from third semester onwards shall cover the groups of subjects as given in the curriculum and scheme of examination.
ii) Each semester shall ordinarily comprise of not less than 400 working periods each of 60 minutes duration.
iii) A candidate who could not complete the programme and pass all examinations within Ten (10) years since his first admission to the B.Tech programme will not be allowed to continue and he has to quit the Programme. However he can be readmitted to the first year of the programme if he/she satisfies the eligibility norms applicable to the regular candidates prevailing at the time of readmission.
3. Eligibility for the Degree
Candidates for admission to the degree of bachelor of technology shall be required to have undergone the prescribed course of study in an institution maintained by or affiliated to the University of Kerala for a period of not less than four academic years and to have passed all the examinations specified in the scheme of study.
4. Subjects of Study
The subjects of study shall be in accordance with the scheme and syllabi prescribed.
Candidates in each semester will be evaluated both by continuous assessment and end semester University examination. The individual maximum marks allotted for continuous assessment and University examination for each subject is as prescribed by the scheme of study.
5.1 Continuous Assessment (C.A)
The marks awarded for the continuous assessment will be on the basis of the day-to-day work, periodic tests (minimum two in a semester) and assignments (minimum of three, one each from each module). The faculty member concerned will do the continuous assessment for each semester. Work Assessed by Guide is 50% ; Assessed by a three member committee out of which one member is the guide is 50% The C.A. marks for the attendance (20%) for each theory, practical and drawing shall be awarded in full only if the candidate has secured 90% attendance or above in the subject. Proportionate reduction shall be made in the case of subjects in which he/she gets below 90% of the attendance for a subject. The CA marks obtained by the student for all subjects in a semester is to be published at least 5 days before the commencement of the University examinations. Anomalies if any may be scrutinized by the department committee and the final CA marks are forwarded to the university within the stipulated time.
5.2. End Semester University Examinations
- There will be University examinations at the end of the first academic year and at the end of every semester from third semester onwards in subjects as prescribed under the respective scheme of examinations. Semester classes shall be completed at least 10 working days before the commencement of the University examination.
- The examination will be held twice in an year, April/May session (for even semester) and October/November session (for odd semester). The combined 1 st and 2 nd semester is reckoned as equivalent to an even semester for the purpose of conduct of examination and the University examination will be held during April/May. However VII and VIII Semester examination will be conducted in both the sessions. This schedule will not be changed.
- A student will be permitted to appear for the university examination only if he/she satisfies the following requirements
- He/she must secure not less than 75% attendance in the total number of working periods during the first year and in each semester thereafter and shall be physically present for a minimum of 60% of the total working periods. In addition, he/she also shall be physically present in at least 50% of total working periods for each subject
- He must earn a progress certificate from the head of the institution of having satisfactorily completed the course of study in the semester as prescribed by these regulations
- It shall be open to the Vice-Chancellor to grant condonation of shortage of attendance on the recommendation of the head of the institution in accordance with the following norms
- The attendance shall not be less than 60% of the total working periods
- He/she shall be physically present for a minimum of 50% of the total working periods
- The shortage shall not be condoned more than twice during the entire course
- The condonation shall be granted subject to the rules and procedures prescribed by the university from time to time.
- The condonation for combined 1 st and 2 nd semesters will be reckoned as a single condonation for attendance purposes.
- A student who is not permitted to appear for the University examinations for a particular semester due to the shortage of attendance and not permitted by the authorities for condonation of shortage of attendance shall repeat the semester when it is offered again. This provision is allowed only once for a semester.
- The university will conduct examinations for all subjects (Theory, Drawing & Practical)
- The scheme of valuation will be decided by the chief examiner for theory / drawing subjects
- For practical examinations, the examiners together will decide the marks to be awarded. The student shall produce the certified record of the work done in the laboratory during the examination. The evaluation of the candidate should be as per the guidelines given in the syllabus for the practical subject.
6. Letter Grades
For each subject in a semester, based on the total marks obtained by the student in the University examination and Continuous assessment put together a letter grade (S,A+, A, B+, B, C+, C, D, E and F) will be awarded. All letter grades except ‘F' will be awarded if the marks for the University examination is 40 % or above and the total mark (C.A marks + University Exam mark) is 50 % or above. No absolute mark will be indicated in the grade card. Letter grade corresponding to total marks (C.A marks+ University Exam mark) and the corresponding grade point in a ten-point scale
7. Minimum for a pass
- A candidate shall be declared to have passed a semester examination in full in the first appearance if he/she secures not less than 5.5 GPA with a minimum of ‘E' grade for the all individual subject in that semester.
- A candidate shall be declared to have passed in an individual subject of a semester examination if he/she secures grade ‘E' or above.
- A candidate who does not secure a full pass in a semester examination as per clause
(a) above will have to pass in all the subjects of the semester examination as per clause
(b) above before he is declared to have passed in that semester examination in full.
8. Improvement of Grades
i) A candidate shall be allowed to re-appear for a maximum of two subjects of a semester examination in order to improve the marks and hence the grades already obtained subject to the following conditions.
- The candidate shall be permitted to improve the examination only along with next available chance.
- The candidate shall not be allowed to appear for an improvement examination for the subjects of the VII & VIII semesters
- The grades obtained by the candidate for each subject in the improvement chance he has appeared for or the already existing grades ?whichever is better will be reckoned as the grades secured.
- First & Second semester will be counted as a single chance and they can improve a maximum of three subjects.
ii) A candidate shall be allowed to repeat the course work in one or more semesters in order to better the C.A. marks already obtained, subject to the following conditions
- He/she shall repeat the course work in a particular semester only once and that too at the earliest opportunity offered to him/her.
- He/she shall not combine this course work with his/her regular course work
- He/she shall not be allowed to repeat the course work of any semester if he has already passed that semester examination in full.
- The C.A marks obtained by the repetition of the course work will be considered for all purposes.
iii) A candidate shall be allowed to withdraw from the whole examination of a semester in accordance with the rules for cancellation of examination of the University of Kerala.
9. Classification of Successful candidates
- A candidate who qualifies for the degree passing all the subjects of the eight semesters within five academic years ( ten consecutive semesters after the commencement of his/her course of study) and secures not less than 8 CGPA up to and including eighth semester (overall CGPA) shall be declared to have passed the B.Tech degree examination in FIRST CLASS WITH DISTINCTION
- A candidate who qualifies for the degree passing all the subjects of the eight semesters within five academic years ( ten consecutive semesters after the commencement of his/her course of study) and secures less than 8 CGPA but not less than 6.5 CGPA up to and including eighth semester shall be declared to have passed the B.Tech degree examination in FIRST CLASS.
- Successful candidates who complete the examination in four academic years (Eight consecutive semesters after the commencement of the course of study shall be ranked branch-wise on the basis of the CGPA in all eight semesters put together. In the case of a tie in the CGPA the total marks of the students who have got same CGPA shall be considered for finalizing the rank. Students who pass the examination in supplementary examination are also covered under this clause.
iii) All other successful candidates shall be declared to have passed the B.Tech Degree examination in SECOND CLASS.
10. Educational Tour
- The students may undertake one educational tour preferably after fourth semester of the course and submit a tour report
- The tour may be conducted during the vacation / holidays taking not more than 5 working days, combined with the vacation / holidays if required. Total number of Tour days shall not exceed 15 days.
- The tour period shall be considered as part of the working periods of a semester.
11. Revision of Regulations
The university may from time to time revise, amend or change the regulations, curriculum, scheme of examinations and syllabi. These changes unless specified otherwise, will have effect from the beginning of the academic year / semester following the notification of the University.