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 45% in Mathematics and 45% 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 45 % marks in the final diploma examination subject to the usual concessions allowed for backward classes and other communities as specified from time to time.
Certificates/documents to be produced at the time of admission
(a) Allotment Memo issued by the CEE.
(b) Original mark list of the qualifying examination (Higher Secondary or equivalent) and the Pass certificate of the qualifying examination (if issued).
(c) Pass Certificate (if obtained).
(d) Certificate to prove date of birth.
(e) Transfer Certificate from the Institution last attended and Conduct Certificate.
(f) Receipt of fee remitted.
(g) Data sheet of KEAM 2021.
(h) Originals of all the uploaded documents for online application for KEAM 2021.
(i) Admit Card issued by CEE.
(j) Eligibility certificate from any University in Kerala, in the case of candidates who have passed a qualifying examination other than Higher Secondary Examination/Vocational Higher Secondary Examination conducted by Government of Kerala or the examination conducted by CBSE and CISCE.
(k) Physical Fitness Certificate in the relevant format given in Annexure XVII (a) or XVII (b) of the Prospectus 2021.
(l) Migration Certificate, if applicable.
(m) Any other documents required in the allotment Memo/Notification.
(n) Fee/balance fee of the course should be paid at the time of admission.
2. Duration of the course
i) The duration of the B.Tech. Program shall be 4 years (8 semesters)
ii) The maximum duration shall be six academic years spanning 12 semesters.
iii) Every academic year shall have two semesters “1st July to 31st December (Odd semester)” and “1st January to 30th June (Even semester)”. Each semester shall have minimum of 72 working days. The vacation of the faculty and staff shall be as per the Government orders from time to time.
iv) Every branch of the B.Tech Program shall have a curriculum and syllabi for the courses approved by the Academic Council. Syllabus for any course shall be normally modified / updated once in four years. However, innovative elective courses can be included as and when required, on the recommendations of the respective Board of Studies and subject to the approval of the Academic Council. All revisions shall be based only on the recommendations of the Board of Studies concerned.
3. Eligibility for the Degree
A student will be eligible for the award of B. Tech. Degree of the University on satisfying the following requirements:
1. Fulfilled all the curriculum requirements within the stipulated duration of the course.
2. Earned the required minimum credits as specified in the curriculum for the branch of study
3. No pending disciplinary action.
4. Subjects of Study
The subjects of study shall be in accordance with the scheme and syllabi prescribed.
Candidates in each semester shall be evaluated both by Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) and End Semester Examinations (ESE). The ratio of Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) to End Semester Examinations (ESE) shall be as below :
1. Theory Courses : 1 : 2
2. Laboratory Courses : 1 : 1
3. Project : CIE only
4. Seminar : CIE only
5.1 Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE)
The Continuous Internal Evaluation shall be on the basis of the day-to-day work, periodic tests (minimum two in a semester) and assignments (minimum two). The faculty member (s) concerned shall carry out the Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) for the course allotted to him/her.The CIE 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. If a student has attendance for a subject below 90%, reduction in the marks for the attendance shall be made proportionally. The CIE marks obtained by the student for all subjects in a semester are to be published at least 5 days before the commencement of the University examinations. Duty leave shall be accounted for awarding the internal marks for attendance.
5.2. End Semester University Examinations
- There shall be End Semester Examinations (ESE) in every semester for all courses as prescribed under the respective curriculum, except the Lab/ workshops courses for 1 & 2 semesters. The End Semester Examinations shall be conducted by the University. Semester classes shall be completed at least ten days before the commencement of the End Semester Examination.
- The End Semester Examinations (ESE) shall be held twice in a year – May/June session (for even semesters) and November/December session (for odd semesters). However, the End Semester Examinations of the VII and VIII Semesters shall be conducted in both the sessions.
- For practical examinations, the evaluation of the candidate will be as per the guidelines given in the syllabus for the practical subject.
- 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 in each semester and shall be physically present for a minimum of 60% of the total working periods. Total leave of absence shall not exceed 25% of the academic contact hours for a course. On medical ground the college Principal can relax the minimum attendance requirement to 60%, to write the end semester examination. This is permitted for one or more courses registered in the semester.
- 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 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.
- 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.
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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 (CIE marks + ESE marks) is 50 % or above. No absolute mark will be indicated in the grade card. Letter grade corresponding to total marks (CIE marks + ESE marks) 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.
- All other successful candidates shall be declared to have passed the B.Tech Degree examination in SECOND 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.
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.