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REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE ADMISSION, REGISTRATION AND EXAMINATIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

 

  1. The Riphah International University Campus Faisalabad (RCF) shall offer courses leading to the undergraduate degrees, held under semester system, in the subjects provided in the schedule and introduced from time to time. Applications  for admission to various courses of study shall be invited through advertisement and admission shall be made on the basis of

 

2.    DEFINITIONS

 

Unless otherwise stated, the terms used in these regulations shall deem to have the following meaning or as defined in the RCF Charter:

 

  1. Academic Advisor” shall mean any faculty member appointed as such by the concerned Dean.
  2. Academic Council” shall mean the Academic Council of the
  3. Academic Year” of the University shall comprise of two regular semesters (Fall and Spring), each of which minimum of sixteen(16) weeks and not exceeding eighteen (18) weeks duration including the end semester examination or as prescribed by the relevant Council. During the summer break, there may be a Summer Session of not exceeding nine (9) weeks including the end session examination. The contact hours during the Summer Session will be doubled to ensure that a course is completely taught in a summer session with half of the duration compared with a regular (Fall or Spring)
  4. Commencement of Semester” shall mean the day of start of classes for the semester as prescribed in the Academic Calendar of the
  5. Contact Hours” shall mean the total number of lectures, tutorials and laboratory hours per
  6. Controller of Examination” shall mean the Controller of Examination of the University.
  7. Credit Course” shall mean a course of study, successful completion of which shall be the requirements for the award of degree. The grade obtained in a credit course shall appear on the
  8. Credit Hour” shall mean teaching a theory course for 50-60 minutes of class room teaching per week throughout the semester. One Credit Hour in laboratory / library research / Museum / Clinical Wards would require contact of two- three (2-3) hours of laboratory work / library research / Museum / Clinical Wards per week throughout the semester.

Note:      The credit hours are denoted by two digits within brackets with a hyphen in between. The first (left side) digit represents the theory part while the second (right side) digit represents the laboratory / research work / Museum / Clinical Wards. Thus 3(3-0) means three credit hours of theory while 4(3-1) means a total of four credit hours, of which, three credit hours are of theory while one credit hour is for laboratory / research / Museum / Clinical Wards. The weekly contact hours of a 3(3-0) course will be three, while the contact hours of 4(3-1) course will be five to six while the contact hours of 3(1-2) will be five to seven.

  1. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)” shall mean the weighted average of the Grade Points earned for all the credit courses in all the semester
  2. Dean” shall mean the Dean of a Faculty of the
  3. Department” shall mean a teaching department or an academy or an institute or a school or a centre or an affiliated institute of the University or an academic institution with which Riphah International the University has a valid Memorandum of

 

Understanding.

  1. Faculty” shall mean the Faculty of the
  2. Grade Point” shall mean the points (numerical value) associated with each letter
  3. Grade” shall mean the letter grade earned by a student in a course depending on his performance in that course.
  4. Non-Credit Course” shall mean a course registered by the student or prescribed by the concerned Department, which is not to be counted towards the minimum degree requirements. The student shall pay the tuition fee for the non-credit course. No grade point shall be associated with the non-credit course. The grade of the non-credit course shall appear on the
  5. Registrar” shall mean the Registrar of the
  6. Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA)” shall mean the weighted average of the Grade Points earned for all the credit courses in a single
  7. Student” shall mean a registered undergraduate student of the
  8. University” shall mean the Riphah International

 

3.    COURSES OF STUDY

 

The courses of study and syllabi for the Undergraduate programs of the University shall be submitted through the respective Boards of Studies and Board of Faculty to the Academic Council for approval. Such courses and syllabi shall become effective from the date of approval by the Academic Council or such other date as the Academic Council may determine.

 

 

5.                  ADMISSION TO THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

 

  1. To be eligible for admission to Undergraduate program, a candidate must have completed 12 years of schooling. Each department shall define its eligibility criteria for the offered programs duly approved by the Academic
  2. Anyone who has been rusticated or expelled by any University or college for misconduct or for use of unfair means in the examinations or any offence involving moral turpitude shall not be eligible for admission in the Undergraduate program
  3. Each candidate shall make an application for admission in response to an advertisement by the University on a prescribed form along with documents specified in the
  4. The admission to Undergraduate program shall be made on the basis of cumulative merit to be prescribed by the University from time to
  5. Admission Committee for each department shall be constituted by the Dean of the Faculty
  6. The admission to Undergraduate program shall be finalized by the Dean and approved by the Vice Chancellor after a candidate has qualified in a written test and interview and recommended by the admission committee of the department

 

6.                   PROGRAM OF STUDIES

 

  1. The requirements for the Undergraduate degree shall comprise a minimum course work of 124 credit hours

 

Candidates after two (2) years Bachelor degree (annual system) should be enrolled in Undergraduate program to complete remaining minimum of 74 credit hours (if the courses taken by them during the 2 year Bachelor Program (Annual System) are relevant to the Undergraduate program). Out of these, 10 credit hours shall be devoted for Bridge Courses. The concerned department shall design such Bridge courses which are to be approved by the Academic Council.

 

  1. The requirements for the Undergraduate degree shall normally be completed within eight

(8) consecutive regular semesters for 4-years degree program and ten (10) consecutive regular semesters for 5-years degree program. The maximum time for the completion of Undergraduate degree shall be fourteen (14) semesters for 4-year degree program and sixteen (16) semesters for 5-year degree program from the time of registration in the Undergraduate program.

 

7.                  REGISTRATION OF COURSES

 

  1. At the beginning of an Undergraduate program, every student seeking admission for the first time in any degree program shall register himself/herself with Registrar of the University within the dates notified for registration, failing which the admission shall be cancelled.
  2. The Registrar shall issue a University registration number to each
  3. The Registrar shall also issue a program registration number to each student. The program registration number shall be used for all future correspondence between the department and the

 

d.                  Semester Course Enrollment

  1. The Department shall complete the semester course enrollment of students within two weeks before the commencement of a
  2. The student must have cleared his/her unpaid dues (if any) of the previous semester.
  • A student shall register for the courses offered by the department on the prescribed enrollment form in consultation with the Academic
  1. A regular student shall register a minimum of 9 credit hours and maximum of 18 credit hours in a regular semester and maximum of 6 credit hours courses in a summer
  2. If a student needs a maximum of 21 credit hours to complete the degree requirements, the Vice Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Dean may allow the student to register for all the remaining courses in that
  3. The student shall deposit his/her semester dues according to the total number of registered credit hours before the commencement of
  • If a student fails to register the courses before the commencement of the semester, the Dean may allow the student to register for courses within one week after the commencement of semester subject to the payment of late fees as prescribed by the University from time to

 

e.                   Add/Drop of Courses

  1. A student may add or drop of course(s) or convert a credit course into a non-credit course or vice-versa within one week from the commencement of a semester on the recommendations of the Academic Advisor and the concerned
  2. The student shall deposit the dues for the additional credit hours course(s) accordingly. In case of drop of course(s), the amount shall be refunded / adjusted accordingly.
  • The Dean may allow add or drop of course(s) in the 2nd week after the commencement of semester subject to the payment of late fees as prescribed by the University from time to
  1. The Dean shall forward in the 3rd week from the commencement of the semester classes all the registration of course enrollment forms to the Controller of Examinations.

 

f.                    Freezing of Semester

  1. A student dropping all the registered courses or choosing not to register in any course during a semester shall deem to have dropped the
  2. No freezing shall be allowed in the first

 

  • The frozen semester shall be counted towards the maximum period allowed under Clause 6(b) of these regulations for completing the Undergraduate
  1. The student freezing a semester after two weeks of the commencement of semester shall be required to pay tuition fee and other dues as prescribed by the University.
  2. The semester shall be frozen provided the student seeks the permission for the freezing of semester. The Vice Chancellor, on the recommendations of the Dean concerned may allow the student to drop the semester. This permission shall only be valid for the semester in which the student has requested for freezing of semester.
  3. A student, who neither registers any course for the semester nor requests for the freezing of semester, shall deem to have abandoned the degree

 

g.                  Readmission

 

  1. The student shall pay the admission and registration fee again if he wishes to join the program in the next regular semester after abandoning the degree program under Clause 7(f) para
  2. If the student does not re-register in the next semester then he/she shall cease to be a student of the University and shall not be readmitted in the same

 

h.                  Transfer of Credits

  1. A student may be allowed to transfer the credit hours from other accredited Universities / Degree Awarding Institutes only at the time of admission to the University. The Dean shall evaluate and recommend the transfer of
  2. No credit of a course shall be transferred if the letter grade is less than C with minimum grade point of 0.
  • A maximum of 60% of total credit hours required for the completion of an Undergraduate program shall be allowed to be
  1. The courses allowed to be transferred shall have at least 80% similarity of contents of the core courses on the scheme of studies offered in an Undergraduate program of the University. For elective course, the Dean shall evaluate the course and recommend the transfer to a comparable / identical
  2. The transferred course shall be marked as transferred on the
  3. The grade and the grade point of the transferred course shall not be used in calculating the SGPA and CGPA
  • The student shall be responsible for providing the syllabi, letter grades and grade points of the courses from the last University / DAI

 

 

1.  EXAMINATIONS

 

  1. A student shall be evaluated in each course on the basis of periodical quizzes/ mid semester test(s)/ assignment(s)/ group discussion(s)/ presentations / project(s) during the semester and terminal examination at the end of the semester. These (to be determined by the teacher concerned) will have different weightage contributing towards the overall

 

assessment in percent marks. The weightage may be determined, based on the following guidelines:

 

Nature of ExaminationCourse With LabCourse Without Lab
Quizzes5 – 10%5 – 15%
Mid Semester Examinations20 – 30%30 – 40 %
Assignments / Presentations5 – 10%5 – 10%
Practical / Project (if applicable)10 – 20%
End Semester Examination40 – 50%40 – 50%

 

  1. In case a student joins a course after it has been started, he/she shall be responsible for any missed quizzes, assignments and
  2. There shall be written examination for each course at the end of each semester on the dates fixed by the Controller of Examinations in consultation with the Dean
  3. The faculty members/visiting teacher shall discuss all the sessional tests, assignments, quizzes, terminal examination papers and their evaluation with the students during the semester.
  4. A date-wise record of the attendance of students shall be maintained by each
  5. A student shall be eligible to appear in the end semester examination provided that:
    1. He/she has been on the rolls of the University during that
    2. He/she has registered himself/herself for the courses of study and has attended at least 75% of the lectures/laboratory work (whatsoever may be the reason including medical and emergency situations) and completed the course work to  the satisfaction of the department
  • The student falling short of the required percentage of attendance of lectures/ seminars/ practicals/ laboratory demonstrations etc., shall not be allowed to appear in the end semester examination of the concerned course and shall be treated as having failed in that
  1. He/she has paid all the University dues including tuition fee / hostel fee before the commencement of the end semester examination.
  1. A handicapped/ disabled (blind) student will be provided writer/amanuensis at the expense of the University on the recommendations of the Dean. The writer/ amanuensis shall be of a lower grade of education than the student. He/she would be allowed 45 minutes for solving the question paper over and above the time stipulated for a question paper.

 

h.    Project / Thesis

 

  1. The students of those departments where project / thesis is a requirement for the Undergraduate degree will be required to carry out research on a project / thesis of minimum 6 credit hours and submit a project report / thesis as a requirement for partial fulfillment of their Undergraduate degrees in the relevant
  2. Each student shall perform research work under the supervision of a person appointed by the
  • Where necessary and desirable, a co-supervisor may also be appointed by the Dean.
  1. A student shall select a topic of research in consultation with his/her supervisor during the semester (normally the 7th semester in the 4-year degree program or 9th semester in the 5-year program) preceding the graduating
  2. The student will be required to do field work up to 16 weeks where
  3. The student is required to complete the project / thesis in the semester in which it is

 

  • The final project /thesis will be submitted as prescribed by the department through the supervisor to the department by the end of the semester in which it is registered.
  • In case a student fails to complete the final project/thesis in the semester in which it is registered, the Dean may allow him/her an extension up to the commencement of the next semester. A student will be required to pay such charges for use of facilities as the University may prescribe from time to time. No fellowship or financial assistance shall be provided during the extended

 

  1. Each successful student shall be awarded the degree on successful completion of all the requirements of Undergraduate program.

2.  GRADES, PROMOTIONS AND MERIT

  1. Each course shall carry 100 marks. The minimum pass marks for each course shall be 50%. Marks and grade points shall be calculated according to the following

 

TABLE FOR AWARD OF GRADES

 

Marks ObtainedGradeGrade Points
90 – 100A (Distinction)4.0
80 – 89A4.0
70 – 79B3.0*
60 – 69C2.0*
50 – 59D1.0*
Less than 50F0.0
Final SemesterI 
Examination not completed  

* to be increased by 0.1 for every 1 score above the minimum for the letter grade band.

  1. Marks will be rounded for each course only once after adding in-semester and final examination marks. Marks would be rounded up / down from first decimal as under:
    1. If first decimal is equal to or greater than 5, the value is to be rounded up to next higher whole number e.g. 67.5 will be treated as 68 and 69.5 will be treated as
    2. If first decimal is less than 5, the value is to be rounded down to the current whole number e.g. 67.4 will be treated as 67 and 69.4 will be treated as

 

  1. The Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) shall be calculated using the following relationships:

 

SGPA = ∑ Course Credit Hours in the semester (excluding W and I) X Grade Point Earned Total Semester Credit Hours (excluding W and I )

 

CGPA = ∑ Course Credit Hours in all Semesters (excluding W and I) X Grade Point Earned Total Credit Hours taken in all Semesters (excluding W and I )

 

  1. SGPA and CGPA shall be rounded off to second decimal when shown on the transcript and in record(s) of
  2. The result of student in each course, whether passed or failed, shall be indicated on the transcript by letter grade. A separate transcript shall, however be issued to each student showing percentage of marks, grade obtained in each course, SGPA and
  3. Non Credit course as defined in Clause 2(p) of these regulations shall not be counted in the SGPA and CGPA

 

g.     Withdrawal of Course and Grade ‘W’

 

  1. A student shall be allowed to withdraw from a course 2 weeks before the end of the classes in the semester subject to the approval by the course teacher and Dean concerned. The withdrawn courses shall appear on the transcript with letter grade ‘W’.
  2. No credits shall be given to the withdrawn course(s) and it shall not be used in the SGPA and CGPA
  • The student shall repeat the withdrawn course whenever offered next. He/she shall attend all the classes / tutorial and shall appear in all quizzes/ mid semester test(s)/ assignment(s)/ group discussion(s)/ presentations / project(s) during the semester and terminal examination at the end of the
  1. He/she shall pay the dues for repeating the withdrawal course(s).

 

h.    Grade ‘F’

 

  1. The student falling short of the required percentage of attendance of lectures/ seminars/ practicals/ laboratory demonstrations etc., shall not be allowed to appear in the end semester examination of the concerned course and shall be treated as having failed in that
  2. If a student fails to appear in the terminal examination of a course on medical or any other reasons, he/she be treated as absent and failed. If a student absents himself/herself in a test, no separate test will be
  • The minimum pass marks for each course shall be 50. A student obtaining less than 50 marks in any course shall be deemed to have failed in that
  1. The grade point for the Grade ‘F’ shall be 0 and it will be used in the SGPA and CGPA
  2. Whenever a student fails in a course, he/she shall repeat the course as soon as the course is offered to improve his/her grade. He/she is required to attend all the classes / tutorial and shall appear in all quizzes/ mid semester test(s)/ assignment(s)/group discussion(s)/presentations/project(s) during the semester and terminal examination at the end of the
  3. He/she shall pay the dues for repeating the failed course(s).

 

i.     Grade ‘I’

 

  1. If a student fails to appear in the terminal examination of a course on medical or any other reasons, he/she be treated as absent and failed according to Clause 9(h) para i. However, in special circumstances, on the request of the student, the Dean of the Faculty concerned, on the recommendations of the teacher/supervisor concerned, may allow for the award of Grade ‘I’ to the student in a course provided that the attendance and other requirements of the course must have been completed by the
  2. No credits shall be given to the Grade ‘I’ and it shall not be used in the SGPA and CGPA
  • The unfinished requirements must be met no later than the end of the next term (semester/session), otherwise it will automatically change to an “F”. It will be responsibility of the student to complete the specified requirements within the stipulated time as approved by the Dean on recommendations of teacher/supervisor.

j.     Repeating Courses

 

  1. A student may be allowed to repeat a course in which he/she has obtained Grade ‘D’ or Grade ‘F’.
  2. A student is required to attend all the classes / tutorial and shall appear in all

 

quizzes/ mid semester test(s)/ assignment(s)/ group discussion(s)/ presentations / project(s) during the semester and terminal examination at the end of the  semester.

  • He/she shall pay the dues for repeating the course(s).
  1. In case a student repeats a course, the old grade(s) and new grade earned shall be reflected in his/her transcript. Only the grade with higher grade point will be included in the computation and the uncalculated grade(s) of the repeat-case course(s) will be marked with “*”. But in case where a student, after approval of the Dean, takes a new course in lieu of the course in which he/she has failed, both the grades will be reflected on his/her transcript and only the new course’s grade will be included in the computation and the old course will be marked with “*”.
  2. A student shall have maximum of three chances to repeat a course within next three (3) regular semesters. In case a student fails to pass the same course in three attempts within next three (3) regular semesters then he/she shall cease to be a student of the University and shall not be readmitted in the same

 

k.    Academic Deficiency

 

  1. A student shall be required to maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.0 throughout the period of
  2. At the end of every semester (including the summer session), a probation warning is issued to the student if the CGPA of the student falls below 0.
  • A student with a warning probation cannot register courses in the subsequent semester without the approval of the
  1. After each semester (including the summer session), if the CGPA of a student is less than the 2.0, the probation count increases by
  2. If the CGPA of the student equals or exceeds 2.0, the probation count becomes zero.
  3. If the probation count of a student becomes three (3), he/she shall be relegated. A relegated student shall not be allowed to register any new course(s) and only re- register his/her repeatable courses. During relegation he/she shall have to maintain a minimum SGPA of 2.00. To remove the relegation status he/she shall have to earn a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and there shall be no grade “F”, which is required to be replaced, left in his/her record. The relegation period shall be counted towards the maximum period allowed for the

 

p.                  Re-Checking of Answer Books

  1. There shall be no re-evaluation/ re-assessment of the answer
  2. A student may, on the payment of fee as prescribed by the University, get the answer book re-checked for totaling and for verification that all questions or parts thereof have been fully marked, in the presence of the concerned teacher, Dean of the concerned department and the Controller of Examination, within one month from the date of declaration of the
  • Errors or omissions, if any, shall be

 

10.       FEES AND OTHER DUES.

 

Each student shall be required to pay tuition fee and such other charges as may be determined by the University from time to time.

 

 

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REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE ADMISSION, REGISTRATION AND EXAMINATIONS FOR MS/M. Phil PROGRAM

 

 

  1. The Riphah International University Faisalabad Campus (RCF) shall offer courses leading to the degrees of Master of Science, abbreviated as MS, or Master of Philosophy, abbreviated as M. Phil in the subjects provided  in the schedule and introduced from time  to time. Applications for admission to various courses of study shall be invited and admission shall be made on the basis of

 

  1. An academic year of the University shall comprise of two regular semesters (Spring and Fall), each of not exceeding eighteen (18) weeks duration including the end semester examination or as prescribed by the relevant Council. During the summer break, there may be a Summer Session of not exceeding nine (9) weeks. The contact hours during the Summer Session will be doubled to ensure that a course is completely taught in a summer session with half of the duration compared to a regular (Spring or Fall)

 

3.   DEFINITIONS

 

Unless otherwise stated, the terms used in these regulations shall deem to have the following meaning:

 

  1. “University” shall mean the Riphah International University
  2. “Department” shall mean a teaching department or an academy or an institute or a school or a centre or an affiliated institute of the University or an academic institution with which Riphah International the University has a valid Memorandum of
  3. “Dean” shall mean the Dean of a faculty of the
  4. “BASR” shall mean the Board of Advanced Studies and Research as constituted under Section 7 of the Schedule. The First statutes of the Riphah International University Islamabad Ordinance
  5. “Academic Council” shall mean the Academic Council of the Riphah International University
  6. A course of one credit shall mean 50-60 minutes of class room teaching or three (3) hours of laboratory work / library research per week for the duration of the semester. The credit hours are denoted by two digits within brackets with a hyphen in between. The first digit represents the theory part while the second (right side) digit represents the laboratory / research work. Thus 3(3-0) means three credit hours of theory while 4(3-1) means a total of four credit hours, of which, three credit hours are of theory while one credit hour is for laboratory / research. The weekly contact hours of a 3(3-0) course will be three, while the contact hours of 4(3-1) course will be six while the contact hours of 3(1-2) will be

 

4.   ADMISSION TO THE MS/M.PHIL PROGRAM

 

  1. To be eligible for admission to MS / M. Phil, a candidate:-

 

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  1. shall possess an BE, BS, BCS, BSE (16 years), M.A/M.Sc., B-Pharmacy, Pharm-D, MBBS, BDS, DPT degree or its equivalent in the relevant
  2. shall have passed the GRE type (NTS) test organized by HEC or would have to qualify the GRE type (NTS) test within the first two regular semesters. In case of basic medical and dental sciences the entry test of the Faculty is
  • shall have obtained first division in the last qualifying degree. The Vice Chancellor may allow second division in special cases provided they are recommended by the regulatory
  1. shall not have obtained third division in B.A/B.Sc. or A/M.Sc.
  2. In case of third division in F.A/F.Sc., the candidate should have obtained first division in both B.A/B.Sc. and A/M.Sc.
  1. Anyone who has been rusticated or expelled by any University or college for misconduct or for use of unfair means in the examinations or any offence involving moral turpitude shall not be eligible for admission in the MS/M. Phil program
  2. Each candidate shall make an application for admission in response to an advertisement by the University on a prescribed form along with documents specified in the
  3. The admission to MS/M. Phil program shall be made on the basis of cumulative merit to be determined from previous academic record, written test and interview (taken together) following the scheme given in Appendix I to be approved by the Academic Council from time to
  4. The candidate must have obtained at least 50% marks in both the test and interview to qualify for admission to the MS/M. Phil
  5. Graduate Admission Committee for each department shall be constituted by the Vice- Chancellor in consultation with the

 

5.   PROGRAM OF STUDIES

 

  1. The requirements for the MS/M. Phil degree shall comprise a minimum course work of 24 credit hours and research work with dissertation of 6-9 credit hours. The research  work is mandatory for MS/M. Phil, but however exemption may be allowed only in those cases where research is not

 

In case continuation of the MS/M. Phil leading to Ph.D. is not feasible, the BASR may allow course work of 6-9 credit hours in lieu of 6-9 credit hours of research work for the grant of MS/ M. Phil degree.

  1. The requirements for the MS/M. Phil degree shall normally be completed within four consecutive semesters. The maximum time for the completion of MS/M. Phil degree shall be eight (8) semesters from the time of registration in MS/M. Phil
  2. The course requirement shall normally be completed within the first two
  3. Research work would normally take two semesters. Along with research, only one course is allowed to be registered in the first semester of the research work (i.e. third semester normally) provided the student was not able to complete the required course work within the first two
  4. Dissertation based on research shall normally be completed by the end of the fourth semester.

 

 

  1. Each MS/M. Phil student shall follow the syllabi and courses of studies as may be prescribed by the Academic Council from time to
  2. All semester examinations shall be held on the University
  3. English shall be the medium of instructions and thesis/examinations for all subjects except Oriental languages, in which case the medium of instruction shall be either the language itself or English. The medium of instruction for Islamiyat and Arabic shall be either Urdu or English.
  4. An MS/M. Phil student shall be required to pay tuition fee and such other dues as determined by the University from time to

 

6.  REGISTRATION OF COURSES

 

  1. At the beginning of each semester an MS/M. Phil student shall register for the courses of study on the prescribed registration
  2. The Dean shall forward within seven days of the commencement of the semester classes all the registration of course cards to the Controller of Examinations. A student may change/drop course(s) within 15 days from the commencement of semester on the recommendations of the academic advisor and the Dean. No change or drop of the registered course(s) shall be allowed after 30 days of the commencement of

 

A student shall be allowed to withdraw from a course 2 weeks before the end of the classes in the semester subject to the approval by the course teacher and the Dean. The withdrawn courses shall appear on the transcript with letter grade ‘W’.

  1. A student shall normally register for 9-12 credit hours courses in the regular semester. However in exceptional circumstances, a student may be allowed to register by the Dean for a minimum of 6 credit hours courses in a

 

A student may register 3-6 credit hours during a summer session.

 

  1. A student dropping all the registered courses or choosing not to register in any course within fifteen days from the start of a semester shall deem to have dropped the semester. No freezing/dropping shall be allowed in the first semester. The dropped semester shall be counted towards the maximum period of eight semesters allowed under Clause 5(b) of these regulations for completing the MS/M. Phil

 

  1. A student may be allowed to transfer the credit hours from other accredited Universities / DAIs. The Dean shall evaluate and recommend the transfer of credit to BASR for approval. No credit hour of a course shall be transferred if the letter grade is less than B. A maximum of 9 credit hour courses are allowed to be

 

The courses allowed to be transferred should be compatible with the syllabus of the University. The transferred course shall be marked as transferred on the transcript. The grade and the grade point of the transferred credit course shall be used in calculating the GPA and CGPA calculation. The student shall be responsible for providing the letter grade and grade point from the last University/DAI attended.

 

 

  1. A student, who has passed Bachelor degree (annual system), shall have to clear the prerequisite deficiency courses required for admission in the MS/MPhil program. The The Dean shall evaluate and recommend the prerequisite deficiency courses. The student shall register for MS/MPhil courses only after completing the required prerequisite deficiency

 

7.  COURSES OF STUDY

 

The courses of study and syllabi for the MS/M. Phil program shall be submitted through the respective Boards of Faculty and the BASR to the Academic Council for approval. Such courses and syllabi shall become effective from the date of approval by the Academic Council or as may be prescribed.

 

8.  ORGANIZATION OF TEACHING

 

  1. Teaching in various courses for MS/M. Phil shall be conducted in the University departments or the constituent affiliated institutions through lectures, tutorials, discussions, seminars, field work and other methods of instruction as approved by the Academic
  2. Teaching shall be conducted by the University teachers or by such other persons who may be allowed by the Vice-Chancellor.
  3. Teaching shall be organized through courses prescribed by the Academic Council from time to
  4. Teaching shall be entrusted to a person who possesses a doctorate or equivalent unless otherwise permitted by the

 

9.  EXAMINATIONS

 

  1. A student shall be evaluated in each course on the basis of periodical quizzes/ test(s)/ assignment(s)/ group discussion(s)/ project(s) during the semester and terminal examination at the end of the semester. Each course shall carry 100 marks of which 60% shall cover class work including periodic evaluations and 40% for the terminal examination.

 

In case a student joins a course after it has been started, he/she shall be responsible for any missed quizzes, assignments and lectures. The marks in the missed quizzes etc. will be zero while make-up tests/ assignments/projects/lab shall be arranged in consultation with the concerned course teacher and the Dean.

  1. There shall be written examination for each course at the end of each semester on the dates fixed by the Controller of Examinations in consultation with the
  2. A student shall be allowed to appear in the examination provided that he / she
    1. has been on the rolls of the University during that semester
    2. has registered himself/herself for the courses of study and has attended at least 75% of the lectures/laboratory work and completed the course work to the satisfaction of the department

 

 

  1. The Dean of the department concerned may, on the recommendation of the teacher of the course concerned, condone the deficiency in attendance upto 5% of the total lectures, seminars, practicals and laboratory
  2. In exceptional cases, the Vice Chancellor may, on the recommendations of the Dean, further condone the deficiency in attendance upto 5% of total lectures, seminars, practicals and laboratory
  3. The student falling short of the required percentage of attendance of lectures/seminars/practicals/ laboratory demonstrations etc., shall not be allowed to appear in the terminal examination of the concerned course and shall be treated as having failed in that

 

10.  GRADES, PROMOTIONS AND MERIT

 

  1. The minimum pass marks for each course shall be 60%. Marks and grade points shall be calculated as given in Appendix
  2. If a student fails to appear in the terminal examination of a course on medical or any other reasons, he/she be treated as absent and failed. If a student absents himself/herself  in a test for any reason, no separate test will be

 

However, in special circumstances, on the request of the student, the Dean may allow for the award of Grade I to the student in a course. A student awarded Grade I in a course may appear in the final examination of that course whenever next held, and when the examination schedule make it possible for the student to take that examination, after completing the eligibility requirements. The unfinished requirements must be met within next two regular semesters, otherwise it will be converted to Grade F.

  1. Whenever a student fails in a course, he/she shall repeat the course when offered to improve his/her grade. A student shall be allowed to repeat a maximum of four courses (12 credit hours) to improve his/her grades in the total duration of the MS/M. Phil program.

 

In case a student repeats the course which has already been taken, the old grade will be substituted with the new grade (for CGPA calculation) but in case a student takes a new course in lieu of the course in which he/she has failed, both the grades will be reflected  on his/her transcript, i.e. the old course grade and new course grade.

  1. A student shall be required to maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.50 throughout the period of

 

Whenever the CGPA falls below 2.50, the student will be on “1st probation” for the next semester. If the student does not come out by increasing his/her CGPA to 2.50, he/she  will go on “Last Probation”. If the student, who was earlier on 1st probation, does not come out in the last probation by achieving the minimum desired CGPA of 2.50, he/she shall cease to be a student of the University and shall not be readmitted in the same program.

  1. The Supervisor shall submit two progress reports during the research work as provided under Clause 11(e) to the Controller of If the two consecutive reports are

 

 

unsatisfactory, he/she shall cease to be a student of the University and shall not be readmitted in the same program.

  1. A student who by the end of the seventh semester, does not pass 24 credits of course work or does not maintain a CGPA of 2.5 shall be deemed to have failed and shall cease to be a student of the University and shall not be readmitted in the same program unless given permission by BASR to complete MS/M. Phil by course work under Clause 5(a).
  2. A student obtaining first position in the department shall be awarded a Certificate of Merit and Chancellor Medal provided that he/she obtains a CGPA of at least 4.0 points, and has not failed in, or has repeated any course and has completed the entire requirements for MS/M. Phil degree with in the four consecutive
  3. The result of student in each course, whether passed or failed, shall be indicated on the transcript by letter grade. A separate transcript shall, however be issued to each student showing percentage of marks, grade obtained in each course, Semester GPA and CGPA. GPA and CGPA shall be determined on the basis of Numerical Grade in the manner shown in Appendix II of these

 

11.  DISSERTATION AND APPOINTMENT OF SUPERVISOR

 

  1. Each student shall perform research work as partial fulfillment of the requirement of the degree under the supervision of a person appointed for the purpose by the BASR on the recommendations of the Dean except permitted by BASR for course work in lieu of research under Clause 5(a).
  2. A supervisor or co-supervisor appointed for supervising MS/M. Phil research must hold a doctorate degree unless otherwise permitted by the
  3. Where necessary and desirable, a co-supervisor may also be
  4. A student shall select a topic of dissertation which will be recommended by the supervisor and the Dean of the department concerned to the BASR for approval within thirty days of the commencements of the semester in which it is
  5. The supervisor shall submit progress reports towards the end of the first and second semesters of the research work to the Controller of Examinations and beyond, if permitted to
  6. In case a student fails to complete the MS/M. Phil requirements within the normal period of four semesters, the BASR may allow him/her an extension for one semester on the recommendation of the supervisor duly endorsed by the Dean. Extension up to maximum of four semesters (total duration of eight semesters) may be allowed by the BASR, provided the supervisor justifies the extension to the satisfaction of the Board by indicating the circumstances which led to non-completion of MS/M. Phil program within the normal

 

A student shall be allowed to submit his/her dissertation within the extended period. He/she shall be required to pay such charges for use of facilities as the University may prescribe from time to time. No fellowship or financial assistance shall be provided  during the extended period.

  1. No extension beyond eight semesters shall be granted under any circumstances. A student failing to submit his/her dissertation by the end of the eighth semester shall cease to be a student of the University and shall not be readmitted in the same

 

 

  1. After the completion of research, each student shall submit four copies of the dissertation approved by the supervisor to the Controller of Examinations before the final examination. A copy of the dissertation will be deposited by the Controller of Examinations in the
  2. The dissertation shall be printed on A4 size (8.27” x 11.69”) paper and shall have a black hard binding with golden lettering on the front and the spine.

 

12.  DISSERTATION EXAMINATION

 

A student who has completed the following requirements shall be eligible for admission to MS/M. Phil final examination.

 

  1. He/she has been a student on a regular basis in a Department for the prescribed period, or allowed necessary extension as provided for under Clause 11(f).
  2. He/she has successfully completed the prescribed courses, guided reading and class assignments, including seminars, colloquia and tutorials to the satisfaction of the teacher of the course and the
  3. He/she has completed a dissertation on research topic approved by the
  4. A student, who has completed the requirements above, shall submit an application on a prescribed form to the Controller of Examination for admission to the final examination for MS/M.
  5. The Supervisor shall inform the Controller of Examinations through the Dean concerned about the date on which the viva voce examination is to be held. The Vice Chancellor shall appoint three External Examiners from the panel of Examiners approved by the BASR.
  6. The examination shall be held on the University campus on such dates as may be notified by the Controller of
  7. The Viva-Voce Examination in defense of the Dissertations shall be conducted by a committee of five examiners consisting of the Dean and the three External Examiners. The Supervisor of the student shall be the facilitator of the Viva-Voce
  8. Each successful student shall be awarded the degree of Master of Science on successful completion of all the requirements of MS/M.Phil.

 

13.  FEES AND OTHER DUES.

 

Each student shall be required to pay tuition fee and such other charges as may be determined by the University from time to time.

 

 

APPENDIX I

The allocation of marks for determining merit shall be as follows:- Academic Record                   55 marks

Admission Test                       35 marks

Interview                                10 marks

 

Distribution of marks allocated for the academic record shall be as under:-

 

ClassIst Div / 3.0-4.0 CGPA2nd Div / 2.0-2.9 CGPA3rd Div
4/5 years Undergraduate4026Zero
M.A./M.Sc (2 years)2013Zero
B.A. /B.Sc (2 years)2013Zero
F.A./F.Sc1510Zero

 

APPENDIX II

 

READY RECKONER FOR CALCULATING GRADE POINT BASED ON LETTER GRADES AND CORRESPONDING NUMERICAL GRADES: (An increase of 1 marks

increase GP by 0.1):

 

TABLE FOR AWARD OF GRADES

 

Percentage MarksGradeGrade Points
90 – 100Distinction4.0
80 – 89A4.0
70 – 79B3.0*
60 – 69C2.0*
Less than 60F0.0
Final Semester

Examination not completed

I0.0

 

* to be increased by 0.1 for every 1 score above the minimum for the letter grade band.

 

Marks will be rounded for each course only once after adding in-semester and final examination marks. Marks would be rounded up / down from first decimal as under:

  1. If first decimal is equal to or greater than 5, the value is to be rounded up to next higher whole number e.g. 67.5 will be treated as 68 and 69.5 will be treated as
  2. If first decimal is less than 5, the value is to be rounded down to the current whole number e.g. 67.4 will be treated as 67 and 69.4 will be treated as

 

The Semester Grade Point average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average shall be calculated using the following relationships:

 

GPA = ∑ Course Credit Hours in the semester (excluding W and I) X Grade Point Earned Total Semester Credit Hours (excluding W and I )

 

CGPA = ∑ Course Credit Hours in all Semesters (excluding W and I) X Grade Point Earned Total Credit Hours taken in all Semesters (excluding W and I )

 

Semester GPA and CGPA shall be rounded off to second decimal when shown on the transcript and in record(s) of result.

 

RULES OF CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS

 

 

 

  1. Introduction

There shall be one unified examination system for all annual examinations and one for all semester system examinations. Professional examinations shall be conducted strictly following the rules / regulations / curricula of professional bodies such as Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM & DC), College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) etc. The Controller of Examinations, with the assistance of the Dean(s) shall make all necessary arrangements for the conduct of examination(s).

 

  1. Semester System
    • Conditions for Appearing in an Examination

A student shall qualify to appear in an examination provided that he /she has:

 

  • Registered himself /herself for specific courses / subjects within the stipulated time l i mi t after commencement of academic year / semester and in accordance with laid down
  • Attained at least 75% attendance in the respective course/subject or condoned as per
  • Paid all outstanding University

 

  1. Conduct of Examinations

 

 

  • Examination at the end of each semester will be conducted under the supervision of the Dean concerned. The question paper will be set by the course instructor / class teacher and will be handed over to the
  • The approved sealed papers will be handed over to the Controller of Examination for printing the required number of copies. The sealed question papers will  be  kept in the COE office and will be handed over to Superintendent/Deputy Superintendent of the Examination half an hour before .the commencement of
  • The Date Sheet and venue programme of each examination shall be drawn up by the Dean in consultation with the Controller of
  • Gap between theory papers should, not be more than one day under ordinary
  • The Dean will be responsible for detailing Examination Hall Superintendent and Invigilators from the teaching
  • University Registration Number will Serve as Roll in all examinations.
  • Absence from an examination will be treated as ‘Failure’.
  • Practical/Viva Voce examination where applicable will be conducted under arrangements of the Dean
  • In case of Pharm. D Practical Examination, external examiners will be appointed for all end-semester examinations in consultation with the

 

 

  • The Dean will forward ‘Award Lists’ to the Controller of Examinations  within 10 days of the  last theory paper / practical examinations showing Sessional Marks and End-Semester Examinations Marks separately along with total marks and the letter grade

 

  • Marks and Grades
    • Internal evaluation will be carried out through home assignments, quizzes, One Hour  Tests (OHTs), laboratory work and / or Mid-Term Examinations. The sum of these awards will constitute “Sessional Marks”. Distribution of Sessional Marks will be specified in Academic Rules as approved by the Academic Council from time to
    • The    percentage    of”Sessional  Marks”        out of total marks assigned to a course/subject   will   be50%   for   subjects   having   laboratory      Remaining 50%   marks   will   come   from   the    End-Semester    Examination.    For    subjects having  no  practicals,  End-Semester  examination  shall  carry   60%   marks   and Sessionals 40%.
    • A complete record of award of quizzes, assignments, OHTs, etc. contributing towards Sessional Marks will be maintained by the course instructor / Program Coordinator of the Institute.
    • Sessional Marks of each course/subject will be added to the end semester examination to arrive at consolidated results,
    • Marks and grade points will be calculated as per the following table:

 

Table: Award of Grades

 

Score %GradeGrade Points
80 to 100A4.0
70 to 79.9B3.0*
60 to 69.9C2.0*
50 to 59.9D1.0*
Less then 50F (Fail)0.0
Final Semester

Examination not completed

I (incomplete)0.0

 

* To be increased by 0.1 for every 1% score above minimum for the letter-grade band.

 

  • The semester Grade Point Average (GPA) will be calculated as follows:

 

  1. Multiplying the Grade Points Earned by a student in each course with the credit hours of that
  2. Taking the sum of these products and dividing by the total semester credit

 

  • The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) will be calculated as above, for all courses in all semesters

 

 

  • Score will be rounded for each course only once after adding Sessional and Final Score would be rounded up / down from first decimal as under:
    1. If first decimal is equal to or greater than 5, the value is to be rounded up to next higher whole number g. 67.5 will be treated as 68.
    2. If first decimal is less than 5, the value is to be rounded down to next lower whole number g. 67.4 will be treated as 67.

 

  • Semester GPA and CGPA shall be rounded off to second decimal when shown on the transcript and in record(s) of

 

  • Practical Examination:

In all subjects for which a practical examination is prescribed, arrangement for the conduct of practical examination shall be made as shown below:

 

  • Practical Examination in each subject of a professional examination shall commence within a week after the last theory

 

  • Respective internal examiners shall be responsible to arrange for practical examinations in their departments and submit the results to the

 

  • Normally, a practical examination will be held after the theoretical examination in die subject, but in special  cases, it may be held before the theoretical examination, with   the approval of the Vice

 

  • For purpose of practical examination candidates will be divided into convenient

 

  • At the close of the examination of each batch, the external and internal examiners shall jointly award marks in the mark-sheet supplied by the
  • The mark-sheets signed jointly by die external and internal examiners shall be submitted in a sealed cover to the Controller of Examinations immediately at the close of the

 

  1. Tabulation, Declaration and Recording of Results

 

  • Results shall be scrutinized by the Controller of Examinations Branch from the tabulated Award Lists received from the Internal Examiners / Dean (s) in accordance with approved criteria.

 

  • Results shall be Notified and officially announced by the Controller of Examinations by pasting its extracts on the notice board(s) of the concerned faculty as well as through electronic Results shall not be disclosed to anyone until officially announced.

 

  • Notified results shall constitute the Gazette / permanent record of the University. These shall be pasted in folders and kept under lock and key in the office of the Controller of

 

 

  • Errors in Results, if any, will be investigated by the Controller of Examinations. He may co-opt the internal examiner or a subject specialist if so desired. Errors shall be corrected through ‘Revised Result(s)’ of affected individuals under the signatures of the Vice chancellor.

 

  1. Annual System of Examination

 

  • Conditions for Appearing in an Examination

 

A student shall qualify to appear in an examination provided that he /she has:

 

  • Registered himself / herself for specific courses / subjects within the stipulated time limit after commencement of academic year / semester and in accordance with laid down procedures, having duly filled in Course Registration Form COE-1.
  • Filled the Examination Candidature Request Form COE-3 and received Admit Card signed by the COE (Form COE-4).
  • Attained at least 75% attendance in die respective course/subject or obtained a waiver from the Competent
  • Paid all outstanding University
  • Received Dean’s permission for appearing in the

 

  1. Submission of Examination Candidature Forms

 

 

  • The tentative dates of the commencement of examinations as well as the last dates for ‘the receipt of Examination Candidature Application Forms (Form COE-3) and fees for scheduled examinations shall be notified by the Faculty on its notice board at least  45 days  in advance of. the commencement of the

 

  • The candidates of MBBS / BDS (all professional examinations), will be required to submit Examination Candidature Application Forms complete in all respects along with the examination fee 30 days before the date of commencement of examination. Defaulters will be allowed to deposit their forms with a late fee as prescribed by the respective Faculty  up,  to one week before the examination

 

  • The Dean will forward the Forms of Candidature after thorough verification and countersignatures to the Controller of Examinations at least 25 days before  the

 

  • The Controller of Examinations would issue Admit Cards to die students at least  seven  days before the

 

  • The Examination Department shall entertain only those Candidature forms, which are endorsed by the Dean or a designated

 

 

  1. Venue and Schedule of Examination

 

  • The schedule (Date Sheet) and venue of each examination shall be proposed by the Dean to the Controller of Examinations for the approval of the Vice

 

  • Approved Date Sheet and venue shall be notified to the Dean by the Controller of Examinations.

 

 

 

  • In Medical and Dental examinations, the gap between theory papers should not be more than one day, not counting official holidays, under ordinary

 

  1. Practical Examination:

 

In all subjects for which a practical examination is prescribed, arrangement for the conduct of practical examination shall be made as shown below:

 

  • Practical Examination in each subject of a professional examination shall commence within a week after the last theory

 

  • Respective internal examiners shall be responsible to arrange for practical examinations in their departments and submit the results to the

 

  • Practical Examinations in all subjects of a professional examination shall, as far as possible, commence

 

  • Normally, a practical examination will be held after the theoretical examination in the subject, but in special cases, it may be held before  the theoretical  examination, with  the approval of the Vice

 

  • For purpose of practical examination candidates will be divided into convenient batches.

 

  • At the close of the examination of each batch, the external and internal  examiners  shall jointly award marks in the mark-sheet supplied by the
  • The mark-sheets signed jointly by the external and internal examiners shall be submitted in a sealed cover to the Controller of Examinations immediately at the close of the

 

  • Format of Question Papers (MBBS and BDS)

 

  • Each theory     question     paper     in     a     Class     Test / Professional     University Examination will comprise of two parts:
    1. Part – I Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) 40% Marks
    2. Part – II Descriptive 60% Marks
  • MCQs part will consist of:

Select One Correct’ Answer (5 options)                 One MCQ per one Mark

 

  • Each MCQ will have one stem and five items marked ‘a’ through ‘e’.
  • One mark will be allocated for one
  • No more than one minute will be allowed for one
  • There will be 25% negative marking in Multiple Choice
  • Overwriting will be counted as wrong answer in an
  • Each  MCQ   will   be   answered   by   filling    in   appropriate   boxes   as    per   the instructions contained in the ‘Response Form’.
  • Descriptive part will consist of Short  Essay  Question  (SEQs)  each  of  10-25  minutes duration with equal distribution of
  • While marking fraction of 0.5 or higher will be rounded up to next whole number in final total of Theory and Practical
  • Practical/Clinical Tests will be based on multiple stations objective structured practical/clinical examinations (OSPE/OSCE).
  • The weightage and distribution of marks in Theory & Practical/Viva Voce will be as per the instructions issued by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC).

 

  1. Tabulation, Declaration and Recording of Results

 

  • Results shall be tabulated and scrutinized by the Controller of Examinations from the Award Lists received from the Internal Examiners / Dean (s) in accordance with approved criteria.
  • Results shall be Notified and officially announced by the Controller of Examinations by pasting its extracts on the notice board(s) of the concerned faculty as well as through electronic media. Results shall not be disclosed to anyone until officially
  • Notified results shall constitute the Gazette / permanent record of the  These  shall be pasted in folders and kept under lock and key in the office of the Controller of Examinations.
  • Errors in Results, if any, will be investigated by the Controller of He may co- opt the internal examiner or a subject specialist if so desired. Errors shall be corrected

 

through ‘Revised Result(s)’ of affected individuals under the signatures of the Vice chancellor.

 

 

  1. Use of Unfair Means in Examinations

 

  • Instructions to be issued to the Candidates

 

  • A copy of the ‘Instructions to the Candidates’ supplied by the Controller of Examinations shall be posted outside the examination hall quite close  to  the seating

 

  • Salient features of ‘Instructions’ are to be read out by the Superintendent every day in each session before the commencement of the

 

  • The Superintendent shall forward to the Controller of Examination at the end of an examination a declaration signed  by him and witnessed  by the Deputy Superintendent  to the effect that he did read out the Instructions to the candidates and  did  call  upon them to surrender all papers, books or notes in their

 

  • Use of mobile phones / electronic memory devices in the Examination Centre is  strictly prohibited. Any such device found in the possession of a candidate shall be confiscated and the candidate liable to punishment prescribed in the relevant clauses of the University

 

Award of Punishment

 

  • The Unfair Means Committee shall be the competent body to determine whether or not an offence in terms of these and other relevant Regulations has been committed or not. The Committee shall make specific recommendations to the Vice Chancellor on award of

 

  • All punishments under Regulation 8 shall be awarded by the Vice Chancellor on the recommendation of the Unfair Means Committee appointed  by the Board of Governors  for the purpose, and the latter itself may hold inquiry or authorize any one or more of its members to do so. The examination result of such candidates shall be with-held till such time as their cases are decided by the Vice

 

  • If the Vice Chancellor is satisfied that a situation has arisen through controversy /or as a result of an injunction ordained by a Court of Law regarding ‘out of syllabi question papers’ having been served to candidates warranting a re- examination of paper(s) of a particular subject or subjects, he may issue necessary instructions to that effect. The Controller     of                     Examinations              will      thereafter     arrange     for     re-examination accordingly.

 

 

Offences and Liabilities in cases of Use of Unfair Means

 

  • Any candidate,   found   to   have   in   his   possession   or    accessible    to    him,    while under  examination,   papers,   books,   notes   relating   to   the   subject   of   examination   of that paper, or any other material which might  possibly  be  of  assistance  to  him  in examination,   or   detected   in   giving   or   receiving   assistance,    or   using    or   attempting to  use  any  other  unfair   means   in   connection   with   the   examination,   shall   be   liable  for punishment under the

 

  • If it   is   detected   that   a   candidate   has   access   to,   or   possession    of   papers,    books or    notes,   or   devices        capable  of  providing  electronic  means  of  information  which  might possibly          be of       assistance       to   the   candidate,   his   /    her   answer   boc5k   of relevant            paper   shall        becancelled  as    a disciplinary  measure           and   he  shall    be expelled from the examination centre  for  that  day,  by  the  Superintendent  of  the  Examination Centre,                and  his case   shall   be     reported         to     the  Controller of Examinations      in      writing      along-with  incriminatingevidence          and candidate’s, answer  book  under  a  sealed  cover  for  such   further   action   as   may   be   deemed necessary.  The  examination  result  of  such   candidate   shall   be   liable   to   cancellation   and   depending   upon   the   gravity   of   offence,   the    candidate    may    also    be disqualified from passing the entire examination of that year / semester upon  the recommendation of Unfair Means Committee.

 

  • Any candidate detected in giving or receiving assistance, or found guilty of copying from any papers, books, notes or electronic means  of information or allowing any other candidate  to  copy his answer book, or using or attempting to use these means shall be expelled from the examination centre for that day, by the Superintendent  of  the  Examination  Centre,  and  his case shall be reported to the Controller of Examinations in writing along-with incriminating evidence and candidate’s answer book under a sealed cover for such further action as may be deemed necessary. Such candidate shall be liable to be disqualified from passing  any examination of that year/ semester and depending upon the gravity of  offence,  may  be  debarred from appearing at any examination of the  University  and  from  admission  to  any class in the University or in any of its affiliated  institutions  for a period not exceeding  two  years upon the recommendation of the Unfair Means

 

  • Any candidate found to be guilty of deliberate pre-arranged means to cheat in the examination such as using stolen or illegally procured answer book, shall be liable to be debarred from appearing at any examination of the University and from admission to any class in the University or in any of its affiliated institutions for a period not exceeding two years upon the recommendation of the Unfair Committee,

 

  • Any candidate, obtaining admission to the examination on false representation made in his application form, or forging another person’s signature on his application or his admission form, or misbehaving in / around the Examination Centre, or using abusive or obscene language, or writing obscene remarks / graphics in the answer book, shall be liable to cancellation of his examination for that year / semester and to being debarred from appearing at any examination of the University and from admission to any class in the University or in any of its affiliated institutions for a period not exceeding three years upon the recommendation of the Unfair Means

 

 

 

 

  • Any candidate, found guilty of disclosing his identity or making peculiar marks in his answer book, shall be liable to cancellation of his examination for that year / semester and to being debarred from appearing at any examination of the University and  from  admission  to  any class in the University or in any of its affiliated institutions for a period not exceeding three  years upon the recommendation of the Unfair Means

 

  • A candidate, guilty of communicating or attempting to communicate with an examiner, Superintendent of the Examination Centre, Registrar or the Controller of Examinations, or making an appeal to any of these officials / higher authorities through his answer book, or through a petition, with the object of influencing the award  of  marks,  shall  be  deemed  to have used or attempted to use unfair means and shall be liable to cancellation  of  his  examination for that year / semester and  to  being  debarred  from  appearing  at  any examination of the University and from admission to any class in the  University  or  in any of  its affiliated institutions for a period not exceeding three  years upon tine  recommendation  of  the Unfair Means Committee. An attempt-made by a relative, guardian or a friend  of  a candidate will be considered to be by the candidate, who will be liable to be punished as herein prescribed.

 

  • Any outsider who is not on the rolls of the University, and not a registered candidate of the relevant paper, who commits a cognizable crime by impersonating as a candidate, shall be handed to the police for trial under the state law. The candidate on whose behalf the impersonation was attempted shall be deemed to have attempted  use  of  unfair  means  and shall be liable to cancellation of his examination for that  year  /  semester  and  to  being debarred from appearing at any examination of the University  and  from  admission  to  any class in the University or in any of its affiliated institutions for a period not  exceeding three years upon die recommendation of the Unfair Means

 

  • In any case not covered by the foregoing Regulations, the Unfair Means Committee, on the report of the Controller of Examinations shall take such action against the candidate(s) concerned as the circumstances of the case may

 

 

 

Misbehavior / Use of Criminal force by a candidate in or Around the Examination Centre

 

  • Any candidate who refuses to obey the Superintendent of an examination in or around the Examination Hall, or changes his seat with other candidates, or changes his Roll Number card, creates disturbance of any kind during the examination, stages a walk out; resorts to a pen down strike or instigates others to do so, or otherwise misbehaves in/or around the Examination Centre, shall be liable to expulsion  from  the  Examination  Centre,  and  shall be liable to , cancellation of his examination for  that  year  /  semester  and  to  being debarred. from appearing at any examination of the University and from admission to any class in the University or in any of its affiliated  institutions  for  a period  not  exceeding  three years upon the recommendation of the Unfair Means

 

  • Any candidate or outsider who uses or threatens to use criminal force shall be reported, without delay, to the police by the Superintendent of the Examination Centre, The superintendent of Examination Centre shall file a proper FIR and supply evidence and statements of invigilators as required by the    The  candidate shall further be liable  to cancellation of his examination for that year / semester and to being debarred from appearing at any examination of the University and from admission to any class in the University or in any of its affiliated institutions for a period  not  exceeding  three  years upon the recommendation of the Unfair Means Committee.

 

  • Any candidate who commits a cognizable crime, in that, he is found in possession of firearms, sharp-edged weapons  or anything capable of being  used as  weapon of offence  in or around the Examination Centre, shall be reported,  without  delay,  to the  police  by  the Superintendent of the Examination    The  superintendent  shall  file  a  proper FIR and supply evidence and statements of invigilators as required by the police. The candidate shall further be liable to cancellation of  his  examination  for  that  year  / semester and to being debarred from appearing at any examination of the University and from admission to any class in the University or in any of its affiliated institutions for a period not exceeding three years upon the recommendation of the Unfair  Means  Committee.

 

Procedure for Investigation of cases of Use of Unfair Means / Misbehaviour / Indiscipline / Use or threat to use of Criminal Force / Possession of Weapon (s)

 

  • Regardless of the actions  required  to be completed in pursuance  of an FIR if one is filed,  or reporting a matter to the police in cases of use or attempting to use unfair means, misbehaviour, indiscipline, use of or threats to use criminal force, or possession  of weapon(s), whenever the Superintendent of Examination Center takes an action involving cancellation of a candidate’s paper, expulsion from the Examination Centre he should invariably demand written explanation or statement of  the  candidate,  other  candidates sitting or present around the candidate concerned and the invigilator in-charge  of the  If any candidate refuses to give his statement, the fact  should be  noted  in the report.

 

  • The superintendent shall first inform the controller of Examination / Registrar on phone / through speediest means, and then forward an Occurrence Report briefly  stating  the pertinent facts of the matter together with the answer book of the candidate, the statement

 

 

of the student, the statement(s) of the invigilator(s) and a sketch showing the site of the incident, if necessary to make the facts of the occurrence clear.

 

  • The Occurrence Report shall be complete in every respect and include all the known facts and relevant circumstances of the case. Any  scraps of  papers /notes / electronic devices  found on candidate are to be included.

 

  • While submitting a copy of the seating plan along with the unfair means case of any candidate, the Superintendent should show by a diagram which way the candidate  was facing.

 

  • The Superintendent should NOT forward more than one case in one report. Each case   must be submitted with a separate report unless it is inter-related with another

 

  • The Superintendent should submit his report to the Controller of Examinations in a signed and sealed envelope addressed to him by name and marked “EXAM CONFIDENTIAL” along with the answer-book of the candidate and the

 

Removal of Officials from Examination Duty

 

  • If an unfair means case remains undetected in a centre and is brought to the notice of the Controller of Examinations by the Internal Examiner, the COE shall ascertain whether or riot die lapse  warrants  disqualification  of one or  more of the examination officials / staff.  If so, the COE may remove the Superintendent,  the  Deputy  Superintendent,  the Invigilators or the supporting staff from the list of the Supervisory and supporting Staff informing the Vice Chancellor of his

 

 

  1. Issue of Transcripts and Result Sheets

 

  • Result Sheets shall be  issued  on  University  Letterhead  free  of  charge  on  declaration of results of all semesters / profs. Marks obtained by a candidate jn individual questions or in sections of a paper shall not be

 

  • One transcript  will  be  issued  on   printed   forms   showing   marks   /   grades obtained  by  a  candidate  in  each  semester  /  professional  examination  free  of  charge   throughout   academic      More   originals   may   be   issued    on payment of Rs.500 each into the University account.

 

  • Result Sheets in original will be sent to the Dean / Parents / Guardians within 15 days of declaration of

 

  • Transcripts in original will be sent to the Dean within 30 days of declaration of

 

  1. Re-totaling of Awards

 

  • Applications from candidates for an inquiry into the correctness of the result shall be submitted within 10 days from the date of publication of the result to the Controller

 

 

of Examinations accompanied with a fee of Rs. 500/- in the form of a bank draft/pay order for each subject

 

  • The enquiry shall deal only with the correctness of the total and shall not undertake re- assessment of the candidate’s answer

 

  • If an error is detected in totals and award is corrected as a consequence of the inquiry, the corrected result shall be notified with the approval of the Vice Chancellor. Extracts of corrected result shall be  pasted  in  University’s  result  folder for the concerned

 

 

 

  1. Maintenance of Permanent Records

 

Permanent record shall be maintained by the  Controller  of  Examinations,  of  all  results  declared by the  University  in  the  form  of  “Result  folders”  into  which  result  tabulation  sheets approved by the Vice Chancellor shall be pasted / fixed permanently.  Copies  of  all transcripts issued shall be filed according to their serial numbers in “Transcript Folders” of

250 transcripts each. Additionally a copy of transcript shall be place  in  individual  student’s personal file.

 

  1. Destruction of answer Books

 

  • All answers books bf the candidates will be destroyed on completion of 120 days from the date of announcement of the result of an examination except in cases where professional / regulatory bodies demand retention for longer
  • Destruction shall be ensured through a committee of officials detailed by the Registrar and a certificate to this effect will be kept as a record in the Office of the Controller of Examinations.
  1. Standard Operating Procedures

 

The Controller of Examinations will issue detailed Standard Operating Procedures with the approval of the Vice Chancellor, under the authority of these regulations, specifying the duties and functions of Examiners, Superintendents of Examination Centres, Supervisory and supporting staff.

 

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REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, MAINTENANCE OF DISCIPLINE AND BREACH OF DISCIPLINE

 

 

Following regulations are prescribed to regulate the conduct of university students, maintenance of discipline and breach of discipline

 

1.  Title:

These regulations will called “regulations for conduct of university students, maintenance of discipline and breach or discipline”.

2.  Extent of Application:

  1. These regulations will come into force with immediate
  2. These regulations will be applicable to all students on the roll of the university registered for any class or

3.  Definitions:

In these regulations unless there is any-thing repugnant to context, the following expressions shall have the meanings as assigned to them herein:

 

  1. “University” means Riphah International University.
  2. “Student” means a student on the rolls of the university registered for any class or
  3. “Indiscipline” means any act which disturbs the order or the university or is derogatory to Islamic moral values or is otherwise declared to be an act, of indiscipline under these regulations.
  4. “Discipline committee” means the discipline committee or the
  5. “Privileges” of the university mean the membership or its institute, library or a committee, scholarships or other concessions provided to the
  6. “Expulsion” means cancellation or admission of a student debarring him from re admission at least for one academic
  7. “Rustication” means removal of a student from the rolls of the university for one or more years or the remainder of the current academic year in which the order is passed and barring the student to appear in the ensuing terminal or final examinations or
  8. “Proctorial board” means a body comprising of teaching faculty and representatives from administration of university/campuses, constituted to ensure implementations of university rules and
  9. “Warning” means written notice that a violation of specified university policies or campus regulations has occurred and that if continued or repeated may cause further disciplinary action during which a student must demonstrate conduct that conforms to university
  10. “Exclusion from activities” means exclusion from activities or specific area for the specified period of
  11. “Suspension” means Termination of student status at the campus for a specified period of time.
  12. “Fine” means a monetary
  13. “Revocation of degree” means the degree to be awarded to student be

 

4.    Rules of Student conduct and Behavior

 

  • All student of the university are expected to work hard for seeking knowledge, be regular and punctual in their academic work and carry out strictly the  instructions of their teacher’s to their satisfaction and authorities of the
  • They shall observe Islamic obligations (Faraiz) with punctuality and behave in accordance with the norms and teaching o Islam. All students shall cooperate in the promotion of an atmosphere of peace, discipline and orderly behavior on campus

(s) and will have good relationship with colleagues, teachers and university staff.

  • Students must observe dress code as defined in the prospectus of the university and are not allowed to wear ostentatious jewellery (real or Artificial), casual dress, joggers, jeans
  • Students must be punctual in payment of university dues and return of library books and should not damage the university property and
  • They should keep all university buildings, premises clean. They are required to observe strict discipline on all campuses including playgrounds and attend the co- curricular activities.
  • Mixed gatherings except when in designated areas in the class room, are not allowed.
  • Students are not allowed to see their visitors in the university during academic hours.
  • No gathering or meeting of students will be allowed in the premises of the university without prior permission of the Dean/VC.
  • Students are not allowed to organize strike or make an attempt of organize a strike or participate in it or use pressure techniques against the university and obstruct implementation of lawful
  • Students are not allowed to Participate in political activity or seek membership of any political

 

5.    Grounds for Discipline

In addition to a willful violation of Islamic norms of behavior and instruction of the university, the following will be treated as acts of breach of discipline.

 

 

  • All forms of academic misconduct including cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, or facilitating academic
  • Act of disrespect to teachers, visiting faculty and staff of
  • Any forms of dishonesty including furnishing false information, or reporting a false emergency to the
  • Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any university document, record, key, electronic device, or
  • Violation of Islamic obligations (Faraiz) & indulging in any activity derogatory to Islam or prestige and honor of
  • Theft or abuse of university equipments, moveable property and other electronic resources.
  • Unauthorized possession or use of any university services including the university

 

name, insignia, or seal.

  • Physical abuse including conduct that threatens health or safety of any
  • Obstruction or disruption in teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures or other university

 

  • Gender mixing or lewd conduct and disorderly behavior, walkout or
  • Selling, preparing, or distributing for any commercial purpose course lecture notes or videos or audio recordings of any course unless authorized by the university in advance.
  • Smoking and Use of illegal
  • Possession or use of firearms or guns, ammunition, explosives, knives or other weapons, or dangerous chemicals.

 

6.          Procedural Due Process:

The university Discipline committee shall be the authority to deal with all discipline matters. All cases of indiscipline reported to proctorial board or officers of the university shall be referred to the Discipline committee.

 

 

 

 

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Conduct of Discipline Committee:

The discipline committee shall ensure observance of proper procedures as laid

 

  1. Written notice shall be issued for appearance before the disciplinary committee on a prescribe date, time and place.
  2. The student shall be given time to respond to charges against him/her and submit a written statement to the discipline
  3. A record of the hearing a recommendation shall be forwarded to the competent authority for its
  4. Decision o any disciplinary action shall be

 

 

7.     Penalties for indiscipline

If the discipline committee is satisfied that an act of indiscipline has been committed, penalties leading to expulsion, exclusion from activities, rustication, suspension,  fine, warning, disciplinary probation, loss of privileges, including revocation of degree, according to gravity of case may be imposed.

8.     Proctorial Board Procedures, Authorities and constitution

 

There will be a campus proctorial board on all campuses

 

  • Campus proctorial board authorities It will:
    1. Implement policies, regulations and rules dealing with student’s
    2. Arrange regular
    3. Prepare quarterly
    4. Deal with disciplinary cases, after being satisfied of the charge, can impose fine, warning, disciplinary probation loss of privileges, exclusion from activities and
  • Constitution of Campus proctorial board

 

  • Chief proctor

Senior faculty Member

  • Proctors

From faculties of campus not less than lecturer

  • Representatives from information Department if required
  • Assistant manager student services

 

9.        Disciplinary committee authorities and constitution

  • Constitution of University Disciplinary committee (UDC)
    • Chairman shall be the dean of a faculty duly nominated by the Vice Chancellor
    • Members (Incharges)
    • Representative from Examination department if required
    • Secretary (Managers student services)

 

UDC will be constituted on case to case bases, by the Vice Chancellor

  • Appellate Authority

Vice Chancellor shall be the appellate authority

 

  • University Disciplinary Committee

In addition to penalties of proctorial authorities, university disciplinary committee can impose, expulsion, rustication and revocation of degree.

 

 

 

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