KTU Handbook | Rules & Regulation 2019

KTU B. Tech HANDBOOK | REGULATIONS 2019 ADMISSION (DRAFT)

(Circulation Copy)

These regulations are subject to the provisions of the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University Act, 2015, the statutes and ordinances if any issued in the subject from time to time.

1. Preamble
R1.1The University has the right to modify the regulations from time to time.  
R1.2In all matters related to the regulations, the decision of the University and its
interpretation given by the Chairman of the BOG shall be final and binding.

2. Admission

R2.1Admission policy, eligibility for admission and admission procedure shall be decided
by the University or the competent statutory authority for admissions from time to
time
R2.2If at any time after admission, it is found that a candidate has not fulfilled any of the
requirements stipulated by the University or the concerned statutory body, the Vice
Chancellor may revoke the admission of the candidate and report the matter to the
BOG.
R2.3No student shall be permitted, under any circumstances, to change the branch/stream to
which he/she is admitted by the competent authority for admission.
R2.4A student admitted to a particular institute shall continue studying in that institute till
the completion of the course, unless he/she is permitted an inter college transfer as per
R9.1 to 9.12.

3. Structure of B.Tech. Program.

R3.1The duration of the B.Tech. Program shall be 4 years (8 semesters)
R3.2The maximum duration shall be six academic years spanning 12 semesters.
R3.3Every 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.
R3.4Every branch of the B.Tech Program shall have a curriculum and syllabi for the courses
approved by the Academic Council. Syllabus for any course can be modified / updated
by the Academic Council on the recommendations of the respective Board of Studies.
All revisions shall be only based on the recommendations of the Board of Studies.
R3.5The academic programs of the University shall follow the credit system. The general
pattern is as below:

1 Hr. Lecture (L) per week1 credit
1 Hr. Tutorial (T) per week1 credit
1 Hours Practical(P) per week0.5 credits
2 Hours Practical(Lab) per week1credit

 

R3.6The curriculum of any branch of the B.Tech. Program shall have a total of 160
academic credits and 2 additional pass/fail credits for student activities.
R3.7

Every course of B. Tech. Program shall be placed in one of the nine categories as
listed in table below.

S.No. CategoryCode Breakup of Credits
1 Humanities and Social Sciences including
Management courses
HSMC 12
2Basic Science coursesBSC 25
3 Engineering Science courses including workshop,
drawing, basics of electrical/mechanical/computer
etc
ESC24
4Professional core coursesPCC48
5Professional Elective courses relevant to chosen
specialization/branch
PEC 18
6 Open subjects – Electives from other technical
and /or emerging subjects
OEC18
7Project work, seminar and internship in industry
or elsewhere
PROJ 15
8 Mandatory Courses [Environmental Sciences,
Induction training, Indian Constitution, Essence
of Indian Traditional Knowledge]
MCNon credit
Mandatory Students Activities (Pass/Fail) SA

2

 

Total Credits 162
R3.8

No semester shall have more than six lecture-based courses and two laboratory and/or
drawing/seminar/project courses in the curriculum.
Semester-wise credit distribution shall be as below :

S1S2S3S4S5S6S7S81 to 8(SA)Total
17.520.522  23232315162162

Exact details of the courses and credits shall be as prescribed in the curriculum.

R3.9

The medium of instruction shall be English. All examinations, project/seminar reports
and presentations shall be in English.

4. Academic Monitoring
R4.1Advisory System: There shall be one Senior Faculty Advisor (SFA) and a minimum
two Faculty Advisors (FA) for a class of students. The Principal shall appoint a faculty
member not below the rank of an Associate Professor as the Senior Faculty Advisor
(SFA) and permanent faculty members as Faculty Advisors on the recommendations of
the concerned Head of Department.
R4.2The documents regarding all academic and non academic matters of students under an
advisory group shall be kept under the custody of Faculty Advisor/Senior Faculty
Advisor.
R4.3All requests/applications from a student or parent to higher offices are to be
forwarded/recommended by his/her Faculty Advisor/Senior Faculty Advisor. Students
and parents shall first approach their Faculty Advisor/ Senior Faculty Advisor for all
kinds of advices, clarifications and permissions of academic matters. It is the official
responsibility of the FA/SFA to provide the required guidance, clarifications and
advices to the students and parents strictly based on the prevailing academic
regulations. The FA shall make appropriate recommendations or remarks on the
applications submitted by the students and parents before forwarding it to the Senior
Faculty Advisor. The SFA shall verify the recommendations/remarks of FA for the
compliance of University regulations before forwarding it to the HoD/other concerned
officials
R4.4The SFA shall arrange separate or combined meetings with advisors, course faculty,
Parents and students at stipulated intervals (can be biweekly, monthly or as and when
required) and discuss the academic progress of students under their advisory group.
The Senior Faculty Advisors shall also offer guidance and help to solve the issues on
academic and non-academic matters including personal issues of the students in their
advisory group. Mandatory advisory meetings shall be convened:
1. Immediately after announcing the marks of first internal evaluation test.
2. After awarding the internal assessment marks and the final attendance status.
The internal marks and eligibility of attendance shall be uploaded in the University
portal only after announcing the same, well in advance for the information and feed
back of students and parents. Any concerns raised by students or parents regarding
attendance and internal marks shall be looked into in the advisory meetings for proper
redressal. The FA/SFA shall be the custodian of the minutes and action taken reports of
the advisory meetings.
R4.5The SFA shall get the minutes and action taken reports of advisory meetings approved
by the Head of Department and the Principal and shall be produced before the
University as and when required.
R4.6The FA/SFA shall keep a hard copy of the consolidated statement of attendance and
internal marks of the students in their advisory group with the signature of the
concerned students, without fail for all sorts of inspections.
R4.7Regular communication with the parents of students in respect of progress in academic
matters and other general issues shall be the responsibility of the Senior Faculty
Advisor.
R4.8The Principal/ HoD shall copy all regulations, guide lines, communications,
announcements etc issued by the University regarding student academic and other
matters to the Senior Faculty Adviser for information and timely action.
R4.9It shall be the official responsibility of the Principal to arrange necessary orientation
programmes to the HoD, SFA and SA regarding the prevailing University norms,
regulations, guide lines and procedures on all academic related and other University
matters.
5. Academic Auditing of affiliated institutions.
R4.1  Advisory System: There shall be one Senior Faculty Advisor (SFA) and a minimum two Faculty Advisors (FA) for a class of students. The Principal shall appoint a faculty member not below the rank of an Associate Professor as the Senior Faculty Advisor (SFA) and permanent faculty members as Faculty Advisors on the recommendations of the concerned Head of Department.
R4.2 The documents regarding all academic and non academic matters of students under an advisory group shall be kept under the custody of Faculty Advisor/Senior Faculty Advisor.
R4.3 

 All requests/applications from a student or parent to higher offices are to be forwarded/recommended by his/her Faculty Advisor/Senior Faculty Advisor. Students and parents shall first approach their Faculty Advisor/ Senior Faculty Advisor for all kinds of advices, clarifications and permissions of academic matters. It is the official responsibility of the FA/SFA to provide the required guidance, clarifications and advices to the students and parents strictly based on the prevailing academic regulations. The FA shall make appropriate recommendations or remarks on the applications submitted by the students and parents before forwarding it to the Senior Faculty Advisor. The SFA shall verify the recommendations/remarks of FA for the compliance of University regulations before forwarding it to the HoD/other concerned officials.

    R4.4 

The SFA shall arrange separate or combined meetings with advisors, course faculty, Parents and students at stipulated intervals (can be biweekly, monthly or as and when required) and discuss the academic progress of students under their advisory group. The Senior Faculty Advisors shall also offer guidance and help to solve the issues on academic and non-academic matters including personal issues of the students in their advisory group. Mandatory advisory meetings shall be convened:

  1. Immediately after announcing the marks of first internal evaluation test.
  2. After awarding the internal assessment marks and the final attendance status. The internal marks and eligibility of attendance shall be uploaded in the University portal only after announcing the same, well in advance for the information and feed back of students and parents. Any concerns raised by students or parents regarding attendance and internal marks shall be looked into in the advisory meetings for proper redressal. The FA/SFA shall be the custodian of the minutes and action taken reports of the advisory meetings.
R4.5    

The SFA shall get the minutes and action taken reports of advisory meetings approved by the Head of Department and the Principal and shall be produced before the University as and when required.

R4.6   

The FA/SFA shall keep a hard copy of the consolidated statement of attendance and internal marks of the students in their advisory group with the signature of the concerned students, without fail for all sorts of inspections.

R4.7

 Regular communication with the parents of students in respect of progress in academic matters and other general issues shall be the responsibility of the Senior Faculty Advisor.

R4.8 

 The Principal/ HoD shall copy all regulations, guide lines, communications, announcements etc issued by the University regarding student academic and other matters to the Senior Faculty Adviser for information and timely action.

R4.9 

It shall be the official responsibility of the Principal to arrange necessary orientation programmes to the HoD, SFA and SA regarding the prevailing University norms, regulations, guide lines and procedures on all academic related and other University matters.

5. Academic Auditing of affiliated institutions. 
R5.1 

There shall be academic auditing in each affiliated college at stipulated intervals. The academic auditing shall be conducted jointly by an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) within the college and external academic auditor/auditors appointed by the University. The Internal Quality Assurance Cell in each college shall oversee and monitor all the academic activities including all internal evaluations and examinations. This cell shall prepare academic audit statements in formats prescribed by the University for each semester at regular intervals. These reports shall be presented to the external academic auditor/ auditors, who shall use it as reference for independent auditing. The external auditors shall submit the final audit report to the University in the prescribed format.

Academic auditing shall cover:-

  1. Course delivery and adherence to the course plan, syllabus coverage, quality of question papers used for internal examinations, internal evaluation, maintenance of laboratory experimental set ups and equipments, practical assignments, mini projects and conduct of practical classes and their evaluation.
  2. Co-curricular and Extra-curricular activities available for students, the monitoring mechanism of activity points to be earned by the students.
  3. Academic functioning of the college encompassing students, faculty and college administration covering punctuality, attendance, discipline, academic, environment, learning ecosystem, academic accountability, academic achievements and benchmarking.
6 . Assessment
R6.1    There shall be University examinations at the end of every semester for all lecture based courses as prescribed under the respective curriculum. Semester classes shall be completed at least ten working days before the commencement of the University examination.
 R6.2The examinations shall be held twice in a year – April/May session (for even semesters) and November/December session (for odd semesters). However the VIII Semester examinations shall be conducted in both the sessions.
R6.3     Candidates in each semester shall be evaluated both by continuous internal assessment and end semester University examinations. The maximum marks allotted for continuous internal assessment is fixed as 50 and for the University end semester examination, it is fixed as 100 for each subject, unless otherwise specified in the curriculum. End semester University examination shall be conducted for all lecture based courses. For other laboratory/ workshop/comprehensive/project/ design/dissertation/ seminar/ practical based courses the assessment shall be as prescribed in the curriculum.
R6.3       Candidates in each semester shall be evaluated both by continuous internal assessment and end semester University examinations. The maximum marks allotted for continuous internal assessment is fixed as 50 and for the University end semester examination, it is fixed as 100 for each subject, unless otherwise specified in the curriculum. End semester University examination shall be conducted for all lecture based courses. For other laboratory/ workshop/comprehensive/project/ design/dissertation/ seminar/ practical based courses the assessment shall be as prescribed in the curriculum.
R6.4  

Continuous Assessment (CA): The marks awarded for the continuous internal assessment 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 assessment for the course allotted to him/her. The CA marks for individual subjects shall be computed by giving weightage to the following parameters unless otherwise specified in the curriculum.

  1. Two internal tests each of two hour duration (40% weightage each )
  2. Tutorials/Assignments/Mini Projects carrying (20% weighttage)
  3. For Laboratory/Practical/workshop courses
  4.     Practical records/Outputs 60% weightage ( Internally by the institute)
  5.     Regular Class viva 10% weightage ( Internally by the institute)
  • Final written test/quiz/practical test 30% weightage ( Awarded by written test /quiz in the evaluation of laboratory /practical courses in S1 & S2. In 3 to 8 semesters this shall be awarded by conducting one end semester internal practical examination.)
R6.5

The CA marks obtained by the student for all subjects in a semester shall be published
at least 5 days before forwarding the same to the University. Anomalies if any shall be
scrutinized by the Advisory committee. The final CA marks endorsed by the respective
students, teachers, Senior Faculty Advisor of the batch, Head of the department and
Principal shall be forwarded to the university within the stipulated time.

R6.6

Students, who have completed a course but could not write the end semester
examination, shall appear for the end semester examination at the next opportunity and
earn the credits without having to register for the course again provided they meet other
eligibility criteria.

R6.7

The main eligibility criteria for registering to the end semester examination are
attendance in the course and no pending disciplinary action. The minimum attendance
for appearing for the end semester examination is 75% in each course. Students who do
not meet these eligibility criteria are awarded an ‘FE’ grade and have to register for the
course again.

R6.8

 The students with FE grade shall register for the failed courses during the normal
semesters in which the courses are offered.

R6.9

A student who does not register for a course or not fulfilled the continuous internal
assessment requirements prescribed in R6.4 shall be awarded an “I” grade.

R6.10

A student who does not register for all the courses listed in the curriculum for a
semester shall not be eligible to enroll for the next higher semester.

R6.11

A student is eligible to be promoted to a higher semester only if :
1. He/She has earned a grade other than ‘I’ for all the courses listed for the
semester in the curriculum (R6.8).
2. Fulfilled the minimum credit requirement for registering to the higher
semesters (R6.21).

R6.12

The maximum number of credits a student can register (course registration) in a
semester is limited to 6 credits in excess of the total credits allotted in the curriculum
for that semester.

R6.13

 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 (R3.6 and R3.7).
3. No pending disciplinary action.

R6.14

 Students registered for a course have to attend the course regularly and meet the
attendance requirements (R6.7 and R8.1) and undergo the entire evaluation procedure
for the completion of the course. Credits for the course are deemed to be earned only
on getting a pass grade (P) in the composite evaluation.

R6.15

Letter grade ‘F’ will be awarded to the student for a subject if either his/her mark for
the University end semester examination is below 40 % or the total mark (C.A marks +
University Exam) is below 50 %.

R6.16

For subjects with no end semester University examination, Letter grade ‘F’ will be
awarded if CA mark is below 50%.

R6.17

 A Student should have a minimum of 40% marks in the end semester examination to be
eligible for grading a course. Those who have more than 40% marks in the end
semester examination are awarded the grade based on both internal assessment and end
semester examination marks. A student earns credits for a course if the grade is P or
above. Otherwise he/she shall be considered to have failed in the course and an F grade
shall be awarded. Candidates who received F grade in an end semester examination
shall have to appear the end semester examination at the next opportunity and earn the
credits.

R6.18

Internal mark percentage shall not exceed 30% over the end semester mark %. Internal
marks awarded to a student shall be normalised accordingly. For example if the end
semester mark % is 40, then the maximum eligible internal mark % is 40+30 = 70 %.)

R6.19

Grading is based on the % marks obtained by the student in a course, as given in 6.20.
The grade card shall only give the grades against the courses the student has registered.
Semester grade card shall give the grade for each registered course, Semester Grade
Point Average (SGPA) for the semester as well as Cumulative Grade Point Average
(CGPA).

R6.20 

  Grade and Grade Points

GradesGrade Point (GP)% of Total Marks obtained in the
course
O1090% and above
A+985% and above but less than 90%
A8.580% and above but less than 85%
B+875% and above but less than 80%
B7.570% and above but less than 75%
C+765% and above but less than 70%
C6.560% and above but less than 65%
D655% and above but less than 60%
P (Pass)5.550% and above but less than 55%
F (Fail)0Below 50% (C.A + U.E) or
Below 40 % for U.E only.
FE0Failed due to ineligibility.
I0Course Incomplete

R6.21 : Minimum Cumulative Credit Requirements for Registering to Higher Semesters 

SemesterAllotted CreditsCumulative CreditsMinimum Cumulative
Credits required
S117.517.5Not Applicable
S220.538Not Insisted
S32260Not Insisted
S42383Not Insisted
S52310626 Credits from S1& S2
S623129Not Insisted
S71514452 Credits from S1 to S4
S816160Not Insisted
R6.22

 For students admitted under lateral entry scheme the credits for the first and second
semesters shall be given by credit transfer from the Diploma program.

R6.23

 For students admitted under lateral entry scheme, credits for the first and second
semester courses are deemed to have been earned from the Diploma program. 

R6.24

There is no provision for improving the grade. However, the student is permitted to
check the answer books of the end semester examination after the results are declared
on payment of the prescribed fee. Any discrepancy in evaluation could be brought to
the notice of the Controller of Examination, who shall initiate appropriate action

R.6.25

The students can apply for revaluation of the answer books of the end semester
examination after the results are declared. The final mark awarded will be the better of
the two marks. If the difference in marks obtained in revaluation and the original
valuation is more than 15% of the maximum marks, it shall be sent for third valuation.
The final mark shall then be the average of the closer of the two marks obtained in the
three valuations to the advantage of the student or the mark obtained in the original
valuation whichever is higher. The Controller of Examination shall examine such cases
and conduct proper enquiry to see whether any of the examiners is responsible for
negligent valuation of answer script and initiate suitable action. The answer scripts
already valued by two examiners shall not be re-valued again.

R6.26

Grade cards shall be issued for the registered courses, in every semester by the
University. On earning the required credits for the degree, the University will issue the
final consolidated grade sheet for the B. Tech program including CGPA.

R6.27

Calculation of SGPA/CGPA

 Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
are calculated as follows.
SGPA = Σ(Ci×GPi)/ΣCi , where ‘Ci’ is the credit assigned for a course and ‘GPi’ is
the grade point for that course. Summation is done for all courses registered by the
student in the semester. The failed and incomplete courses shall also be considered in
the calculation.
CGPA = Σ(Ci×GPi)/ΣCi , where ‘Ci’ is the credit assigned for a course and ‘GPi’ is
the grade point for that course. Summation is done for all courses registered by the
student during all the semesters for which the ‘CGPA’ is needed. Here the failed
courses shall also be accounted. CGPA of all courses passed may also be given.
CGPA for the B. Tech programme is arrived at by considering all course credits that
are needed for the degree and their respective grade points.
For students admitted under lateral entry scheme, credits for the first and second
semester courses shall not be accounted for the calculation of CGPA.
R6.28Any act of violation of University directions, indiscipline, misbehavior, or unfair
practice in examinations from the part of candidates, faculty members, staff, institution,
management or any other source shall be viewed very seriously. It is the legal
responsibility of the principal and the college management to see that the examinations
are conducted strictly as per the directions of the University. Malpractices in
examinations observed or reported by an official employed by the University, faculty
member, invigilator or anybody associated with the examinations shall be immediately
reported to the Principal. The principal shall in turn conduct a preliminary enquiry
giving the concerned student a chance to explain his/her case. The Principal shall then
forward the case with his/her preliminary enquiry report and remarks to the Controller
of Examinations along with all related documents and evidences within two working
days by authorised special messenger. The Controller of examination shall decide the
course of action on the complaint as per the prescribed norms in the University
examination handbook.
R6.29 A student shall earn 2 credits by actively involving in co – curricular and extra –
curricular activities. On getting minimum 100 activity points the student passes the
course and earns the two credits which shall not be counted for the calculation of
CGPA but mandatory for the award of the Degree.
7. Break of Study
R7.1A student is permitted to avail break of study:
i) In case of accident or serious illness needing prolonged hospitalization and rest.
ii) In case the student has a bright idea and would like to initiate a start-up venture or
develop a new product.
iii) In case of any personal reasons that need a break in study.
iv) For internship leading to employment.
For break of study due to illness, student shall submit all necessary medical reports
together with the recommendation of the doctor treating him giving definite reasons for
break of study and its duration. Before joining back the student should submit the
fitness certificate from the doctor who treated him.
Students who want to initiate a start-up venture or a product development, have to
submit a project report, clearly indicating the purpose, action plan, technical details,
funding details and future plans to the college Principal. The Principal shall evaluate
the proposal by constituting an expert team consisting of a technocrat and a bank
executive and take an appropriate decision based on the team’s recommendation.
Students who require a break in study due to personal reasons shall convince the
Principal on the genuine need for it by giving authentic evidence for the same.
Students who require break in study for ‘internship leading to employment’ shall
produce the offer letter obtained from the concerned employer. The principal shall
verify the authenticity of the offer and submit his recommendation to the University
sufficiently in advance for approval. Only campus placed students with an annual
compensation more than 6 lakhs are eligible to avail this facility.
In the semester system followed by the University, break of study for an academic year
is preferred over a semester break.
Students shall have to rejoin on the first working day of the same semester on which
he/she had started availing the break of study.
8.Attendance
R8.1Students are expected to attain 100% attendance for all courses. However, under
unavoidable circumstances they are permitted to avail leave. Total leave of absence
shall not exceed 25% of the academic contact hours for a course and 75% attendance is
mandatory for registering to the end semester examination.
On medical ground/contingencies 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. Principal shall keep all
records which led to his decision on attendance, for verification by the Academic
Auditor/ University official. This provision is applicable only to any two
semesters during the entire program period.
In case of prolonged illness, break of study is permitted as per R7.1.
R8.2The Principals are authoriesd to grant attendance relaxation to the students participating
in sports/extra-curricular activities representing the University or the State at national
level, up to a maximum of 10%. In this case 65% of attendance is mandatory for
registering to the end semester examination for a course. Such students should produce
the participation certificate countersigned by the University Sports Coordinator/ the
Director of Physical Education in the case of sports activities and the Senior Faculty
Advisor in the case of other extracurricular activities: within ten days of the event to
the respective Head of Department and then to the Principal. Under any circumstances,
the certificate will not be considered if the overall attendance of the candidate is less
than 65%. Late applications received shall not be considered on any account.
9.Inter College Transfer
R9.1Inter college transfer shall be applicable only for regular B. Tech students.
R9.2The transfer shall be permitted just before the commencement of third semester.
R9.3The transfer shall be getting done in the third semester.
R9.4The transfer shall be getting done only within the sanctioned strength of the college.
R9.5The following Category of students shall not be eligible for inter college transfer
1. Govt. of India Nominee.
2. Management Quota in Aided colleges.
3. Management Quota in Self Financing Colleges (Including Govt. Controlled
Self Financing Colleges)
4. Students admitted under NRI/PIO quota.
5. Lateral Entry students.
6. Students admitted under TFW Scheme.
7. Students admitted in any supernumerary seats.
8. Any other category which are ineligible as per the conditions for admission
prescribed by Govt. of Kerala/Govt. of India
R9.6The transfer shall be permitted:
1. Between Govt/ Govt. Aided Colleges.
2. Govt.and Govt. Aided colleges to Self financing colleges.
3. Between Self – Financing Colleges. (Including Govt. Controlled SFC).
R9.7Notification inviting application for inter college transfer shall be issued by the
University just before the commencement of the third semester
R9.8The candidate should fulfill the academic eligibility requirement for promotion to the
third semester
R9.9If the number of applicants is more than the vacant seats available, the transfer may be
based on the Kerala Engineering Entrance Rank.
R9.10The students shall opt only one college for inter college transfer.
R9.11The selected candidates shall remit a fee of Rs 3000/- (No fee for SC/ST students)
within the stipulated date to the University. However, this rule is not applicable to the
students transferred to other institutes under “Shift College” University order.
R9.12The College transfer once approved by the receiving college will be final and binding
on the applicant. No student will be permitted, under any circumstances, to refuse the change of college once offered. 
10.Migration from other Universities
R10.1Migration to the University from other Universities shall be permitted only if the parent
University and the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University enters into a bipartite
agreement/ MoU for this purpose. However, this condition is not applicable to the
students in any of the Engineering colleges/ institutions, which, before the
commencement of KTU Act remained affiliated to Universities except Deemed
Universities in the State of Kerala.
R10.2The student shall be permitted to migrate only if he/she fulfills the University eligibility
criteria for admission to the course applied for migration
 The student shall be permitted to migrate only if he/she has passed all the previous
semester(s) in the parent University.
R10.3The migration shall be permitted only up to the fifth semester of the B. Tech program
and half the duration of the program in the case of other programs.
R10.4The admission shall be offered on migration basis through lateral transfer of credits.
R10.5The students shall be allowed to migrate to the University subject to satisfying the rules
and regulations of the University as regards to, maximum number of backlogs, grade
points, minimum credit requirement for promotion to higher semesters, etc.
R10.6The student shall be offered admission in any of the affiliated colleges/institutions of
the University subject to availability of seats. The student shall produce no objection
certificate from the concerned college/institute in this regard.
R10.7The students offered admission shall have to take transitory courses/ additional courses
of the previous semesters to satisfy the program requirement as recommended by the
concerned board of studies
R10.8The students offered admission shall pay the migration fees and the University fees as
prescribed by the University. The application processing fee (University fee) shall be
Rs 5000/- (Rupees five thousand only) and the migration fees shall be Rs 20000/-
(Rupees twenty thousand only). The migration fee is charged for the meeting expenses
of the concerned Board of studies to decide on the student suitability for migration and
to recommend the transitory courses/ additional courses to be done by the student to
fulfill the academic requirement of the University. The processing fee shall be paid
along with the application, and the migration fee shall be paid to the University at the
time of offering admission. The fee once paid shall not be refunded under any
circumstances. The students in any of the Engineering colleges / institutions, which,
before the commencement of KTU Act remained affiliated to Universities except
Deemed Universities in the State of Kerala, are exempted from paying the processing
fee and the migration fee.
R10.9The migrated students shall follow the rules and regulations of the University.
R10.10The students offered admission shall produce a migration certificate from the parent
University at the time of admission.
R10.11The student offered admission shall produce a character certificate from the parent
institute/University at the time of admission.
R10.12Regulations, Scheme and Syllabus of the respective specialization attested by the
Registrar of the parent University or equivalent authority shall be submitted to the University along with the application seeking migration to the University. 
R10.13Attested copies of all certificates and mark lists from 10th onwards shall be submitted
along with the application for migration (Original certificates and mark lists shall be
produced as and when required by the University).
R10.14Assessment of the student suitability for migration in terms of programs, backlogs,
grade points, credit requirements, etc shall be done by the concerned Board of Studies.
R10.15Assessment of the transitory courses/ additional courses to be done by the student as
per the academic requirement of the University shall be as recommended by the
concerned Board of Studies.
11. Minor in Engineering.
R11.1Students without backlogs up to the 3rd semester shall be eligible to register for Minor
in Engineering.
R11.2The Minor in Engineering registration shall be along with the registration of the 5th
semester.
R11.3The student shall earn additional 20 credits in two years to be eligible for the award of
B. Tech Degree with Minor.
R11.4Out of the 20 Credits, 12 credits shall be earned by undergoing a minimum of four
courses, during the specified period. The total number of contact hours for these four
courses shall be 180 Hrs (45Hrs/course). The duration of a course shall be minimum 15
weeks. The remaining 8 credits could be acquired through MOOCs recommended by
the Board of studies and approved by the Academic Council.
R11.5The course curriculum shall be aligned with NSQF. Out of the 4 prescribed courses two
courses shall be above “Level 4”, one course shall be above “Level 5” and one course
shall be above “Level 6”.
R11.6Curriculum and the syllabus of the four courses shall be approved by the Board of
studies and the Academic Council.
R11.7The course content, course delivery, credentials of the resource personnel/ trainer and
the Lab/ workshop facilities shall be as per the standards prescribed by the Board of
studies and Academic Council.
R11.8The assessment of the courses other than MOOCs and earning of credits shall be as per
R6.1 to R6.28. The assessment and certification of the MOOCs shall be as per the
prescribed norms of the MOOCs. The candidate shall produce the certification issued
by the MOOCs conducting agency in proof of credit attainment.
R11.9Under graduate Degree with minor shall be awarded by the University to the students
who fulfill all the academic eligibility requirements for the B. Tech program and Minor
in Engineering.
12. B. Tech (Honours)
R12.1Institutions having at least two valid NBA accredited B.Tech/M.Tech programs at the
time of registration of the student for B.Tech (Honours) shall be eligible to offer B.
Tech Honours.
R12.2The respective B. Tech program shall have valid NBA accreditation at the time of
registration of the student for B.Tech (Honours).
R12.3The stream concerned shall have at least one ongoing M.Tech course, to be eligible for
offering B.Tech (Honours).
R12.4Students having no credit history and CGPA of 8 or above up to the third semester
shall be eligible to register for B.Tech (Honours).
R12.5The B. Tech Honours registration shall be along with the registration of the 5th
semester
R12.6If a student fails in any course, he/she shall not be eligible to continue the
B.Tech(Honours). However, the additional credits and grades thus far earned by the
student shall be included in the grade card but shall not be considered in calculating the
CGPA.
R12.7The student shall earn additional 20 credits to be eligible for the award of B. Tech
(Honours) Degree.
R12.8Out of the 20 Credits, 12 credits shall be earned by undergoing minimum four courses,
of which two shall be additional B. Tech elective courses and the other two shall be
from the M. Tech program offered by the stream. The remaining 8 credits could be
acquired through MOOCs recommended by the Board of studies and approved by the
Academic Council.
R12.9The assessment and certification of the MOOCs shall be as per the prescribed norms of
the MOOCs. The candidate shall produce the certification issued by the MOOCs
conducting agency in proof of credit attainment.
The CGPA at the end of the program should be 8 or higher for getting B.Tech (Hons.)
R12.10The institutions offering B. Tech Honours programs shall not charge any additional fee
from the students.
R12.11B. Tech (Honours) Degree shall be awarded by the University to the students who
fulfill all the academic eligibility requirements for the B. Tech and B. Tech (Honours)
programs.
13. Collaboration and Twinning Program (s) between the University and Foreign
University/ Institution in the field of Technical Education.
R13.1The University shall notify in its official web portal the cut off dates for the receipt of
applications for the approval of Collaboration and Twinning Program (s) and
processing thereof from time to time
R13.2The colleges shall submit their application in the format prescribed by the University
R13.3The applications received shall be processed as per procedures, norms and standards
prescribed by the University or the appropriate statutory body
R13.4Collaboration and Twinning Program (s) shall be conducted in an affiliated Institution
by providing Infrastructure and other requirements as decided by the University or the
appropriate statutory body
R13.5The colleges shall not admit students to the Collaboration and Twinning Programs
without the prior approval of the University.
R13.6The Intake of students shall be over and above the “Sanctioned Intake” of the Program
being conducted by the affiliated institute.
R13.7The students admitted to the Collaboration and Twinning Programs shall be an
additional batch of the program being conducted by the college.
R13.8Affiliated colleges seeking approval for Collaboration and Twinning Programs shall
have permanent affiliation to the University on the date of application.
R13.9The respective specialization shall have valid NBA accreditation on the date of
application.
R13.10A MoU shall be signed between the Institution and the University as per the Format
prescribed by the University
R13.11The Degree shall be awarded by the Foreign University/ Institution and in its Parent
Country
R13.12The Degree awarding Foreign University/Institution shall be within the first 500 rank
positions in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) or Times Higher Education (THE) ranking
system of Academic Ranking of World Universities.
R13.13The Institution shall publish in their Brochure & Web site the details of this scheme
and the specialization offered and approved intake in respective specialization
R13.14The Procedure, Rules and Regulations for admission shall be as prescribed by the
University or the appropriate statutory body.
R13.15The Institution shall upload the student information in their Web-Portal and also
display information regarding admitted candidates in their Web site for information to
the students and other stakeholders.
R13.16Admission to these seats shall be done on merit basis among the Applicants.
R13.17The appropriate Statutory Authority shall notify the tuition and other fee for candidates
to be admitted.
R13.18

Regulations, Scheme and Syllabus of the respective specialization attested by the
Registrar of the Degree awarding University or equivalent authority shall be submitted
to the University along with the application seeking approval for Collaboration and
Twinning Program (s).

Institutions shall apply for Collaboration and Twinning Program (s) as and when
notified in the University web portal.

R13.19Scrutiny Committee shall verify the eligibility of Institution for the Program and give
its recommendation to the respective Board of Studies.
R13.20The Board of studies of the respective specilisation shall examine the application in
detail and submit its recommendations for intake in applied specialization based on the
available facility in the Institution
R13.21The Academic Council shall consider the recommendations of the Board of Studies and
accord approval for Collaboration and Twinning Program (s) subject to the ratification
of the BOG.
14. Equivalency
R14.1Equivalence certificate shall be issued only for the Academic programs of other
Universities and against programs conducted by the University.
R14.2Regular full- time Degrees of Statutory (Govt / Public) Universities/ Institutions of
National Importance are normally recognized as equivalent to the corresponding
Degree of the University.
R14.3An exam/degree shall be recognised as equivalent only if the nomenclature (branch,
specialisation etc.) matches with that of the University.
R14.4The application along with the required fee and documents shall be submitted to the University in the prescribed format
R14.5Concerned Board of studies to which the specific specialization belongs shall consider
the application and submit its recommendations to the Academic Council.
R14.6The Academic Council shall approve or not approve the recommendations of the Board
of studies. If the recommendations of the Board of studies are not approved by the
Academic Council, the same shall be sent back to the Board of studies for
reconsideration, with the reasons for refusal in writing.
R14.7The Vice-Chancellor shall issue the equivalency certificate only if the Academic
Council approves the recommendations of Board of studies to issue the equivalency
certificate.
15. Eligibility
R15.1Eligibility certificate shall be issued only for higher studies and teaching posts in
technical institutions affiliated to the University.
R15.2Eligibility certificate shall be issued only if an equivalent program is not offered by the
University
R15.3The relevance/appropriateness of the branch of Engineering shall be decided on the
basis of AICTE Gazette Notifications issued from time to time
R15.4The application along with the required fee and documents shall be submitted to the
University in the prescribed format.
R15.5Concerned Board of studies to which the specific specialization belongs s
R15.6The Academic Council shall approve or not approve the recommendations of the Board
of studies. If the recommendations of the Board of studies are not approved by the
Academic Council, the same shall be sent back to the Board of studies for
reconsideration, with the reasons for refusal in writing.
R15.7The Vice-Chancellor shall issue the Eligibility certificate only if the Academic Council
approves the recommendations of the Board of studies to issue the eligibility
certificate.
16. Grace Marks for Sports /Arts Competitions.
R16.1Only bona-fide, regular candidates are eligible for the award of Grace Marks
R16.2The criterion for the award of Grace Marks is representing the University in officially
sponsored national level competitions/championships/ tournaments when called upon
to do so
R16.3The grace marks that can be awarded to a candidate in a particular semester for all
activities put together shall be 5% of the aggregate maximum marks of all theory
papers for which the University conducts End Semester Examinations.
R16.4 The maximum grace marks that can be awarded to a student for a th
R16.4The maximum grace marks that can be awarded to a student for a theory paper in a
particular semester for all activities put together shall not exceed 10% of the maximum
marks prescribed for the paper.
R16.5The Grace Marks shall be calculated on the basis of the maximum marks of each theory
paper
R16.6The Grace Marks shall not be awarded to a student for Practical/ Lab/ Viva Voce/ internal assessment/ Seminar etc even though she/he fails for the same.
R16.7Eligible Grace Marks shall be distributed equally on all papers/courses of an
examination.
R16.8The Grace Marks shall be awarded for all theory papers/courses/subjects in a semester.
R16.9Re – distribution of Grace Marks shall be allowed only in the case of those courses of
an examination for which the candidate have passed: re-distribution is possible from
passed courses to failed courses only. Re-distribution of Grace Marks is not permissible
from failed courses to other courses for a pass
R16.10Re- distribution shall be done only for enabling a candidate to obtain the minimum
marks required for a pass
R16.11Grace Marks shall not be re – distributed from one semester to another semester
R16.12If the candidate does not secure the minimum marks required for a pass even after
effecting re- distribution, eligible moderation fixed by the respective board if any, shall
be awarded to that candidate in addition to the Grace Marks for a pass.
R16.13Eligible Grace Marks shall be awarded for the regular examination of the performing
semester only. Grace Marks shall not be awarded for supplementary examinations.
R16.14The performing semester shall be considered from 1st July to 31st December (Odd
semester) and 1st January to 30th June (Even Semester).
R16.15Grace Marks shall be awarded on the basis of performance in the respective semester
R16.16The request for Grace Marks shall be submitted to the Controller of Examinations
through the principal along with all relevant documents, within the time limit
prescribed by the University. The request for Grace Marks received after the time limit
shall not be entertained on any account
R16.17Grace Marks shall be awarded only for the end semester examinations conducted by
the University
17.Grace Marks to differently abled candidates
R17.1Deaf and Dumb candidates with disability 40% or above or hearing impaired
candidates with disability 70% or above are eligible for the award of Grace Marks on
production of medical certificate issued by the Medical Board appointed by the
Syndicate.
R17.2The Grace Marks that can be awarded for differently abled candidates is 25% of the
marks scored by the candidate in each course at the time of finalization of the results.
R17.3Transfer of marks from one paper to another shall not be permitted. Fractions of marks
if any, while computing the Grace Marks shall be discarded.
R17.4Differently abled candidates who are eligible for Grace Marks shall be awarded Grace
Marks for regular and supplementary chances until they pass the whole examination.
R17.5Grace Marks shall be awarded only for the marks of the end semester examinations
conducted by the University
R17.6Grace Marks shall be awarded for enabling differently abled candidates to obtain the
minimum marks required for a pass for Practical/ Lab/ Viva Voce/ / Seminar for which
the University does not normally conduct End Semester Examinations. However the
maximum grace marks awarded in this case shall not be more than 25% of the marks
scored by the candidate in each course.
R17.7The request for Grace Marks shall be submitted to the Controller of Examinations through the principal along with all relevant documents, within the time limit
prescribed by the University. The request for Grace Marks received after the time limit
shall not be entertained on any account.
R17.8The award of Grace Marks to other categories of differently abled candidates shall be
based on the recommendations of the Medical Board appointed by the Syndicate.
18. Student Activity Point
R18.1It is mandatory for a student to earn not less than 100 activity points for the successful
completion of the program
R18.2The criterion for the award of Activity Points is active participation in co – curricular
extra – curricular and social outreach activities for the overall personality development
in addition to technical knowledge and skills.
R18.3

The activity points that can be awarded to a candidate in a particular semester for
various activities shall be as detailed below:

ActivityLevelPoints
NSO/NCC/NSS, Active Member/office bearer of professional
societies or student chapters, Elected office bearer of student
forums, Member/Captain of Athletic/ Games teams, Executive
Member of Student Clubs, Volunteer for Important Functions
Committee Member/Organiser of Tech Fest/Cultural Fest/
Conference, Placed within the top three positions in Paper
presentation/Debate/ Cultural Competitions/Sports/Games
Int:National
National
State
Zone
Institute
50
30
15
10
05
Any Creative Project Execution30
Awards for Projects30
Initiation of Start – ups30
Attracted Venture Capital30
Filed a Patent30
Completed Prototype Development30
Attended a National Conference20
Attended an Inter National Conference30
Published/ Obtained award for a Technical paper30
Foreign Language skills other than English.30
Online Courses/ MOOCS (Approved by the concerned BOS)30
Any other activity approved by the concerned Board of Studies.
R18.4The performing semester shall be considered from 1st July to 31st December (Odd
semester) and 1st January to 30th June (Even Semester)
19. Transitory provision
19.1Notwithstanding anything contained in these regulations, the Vice-Chancellor shall, for
a period of two years from the date of coming into force of these regulations, has the
power to provide by order that these Regulations shall be applied to any B. Tech
program with such modifications as may be necessary.
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