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Anna university had announced new regulation 2008 for affiliated institutions
Anna university had announced new regulation for the year 2008-2009 for the affiliated institutions
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ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI :: CHENNAI - 600 025
These regulations are applicable to all candidates admitted into B.E. / B.Tech. Programmes from the academic year 2008 - 2009 onwards.
Degree of Bachelor of Engineering / Technology
The following Regulations will be applicable to all Engineering Colleges affiliated to Anna University Chennai other than Autonomous Colleges.
1. PRELIMINARY DEFINITIONS AND NOMENCLATURE
In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires:
I) “Programme” means Degree Programme, that is B.E./B.Tech. Degree Programme.
II) “Branch” means specialization or discipline of B.E./B.Tech. Degree Programme, like Civil Engineering, Textile Technology, etc.
III) “Course” means a theory or practical subject that is normally studied in a semester, like Mathematics, Physics, etc.
IV) “Director, Academic Courses” means the authority of the University who is responsible for all academic activities of the University Departments for implementation of relevant rules of this Regulations.
V) “Controller of Examinations” means the authority of the University who is responsible for all activities of the University Examinations.
VI) ‘University’ means ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI.
2.1 Candidates seeking admission to the first year of Annual Pattern of the four year B.E. / B.Tech. Degree Programme:
Should have passed the Higher Secondary Examination of (10 +2) Curriculum (Academic Stream) prescribed by the Government of Tamil Nadu with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as three of the four subjects of study under Part-III or any examination of any other University or authority accepted by the Syndicate of Anna University as equivalent thereto.
Should have passed the Higher Secondary Examination of Vocational stream (Vocational groups in Engineering / Technology) as prescribed by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Should possess the Diploma in Engineering / Technology awarded by the State Board of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu or any other authority accepted by the Syndicate of the university as equivalent thereto.
2.2 Lateral entry admission
(i) The candidates who possess the Diploma in Engineering / Technology awarded by the State Board of Technical Education, Tamilnadu or its equivalent are eligible to apply for admission to the third semester of B.E. / B.Tech. in the branch corresponding to the branch of study.
(ii) The candidates who possess the Degree in Science (B.Sc.,) (10+2+3 stream) with Mathematics as a subject at the B.Sc. Level are eligible to apply for admission to the third semester of B.E. / B.Tech.
Such candidates shall undergo additional Engineering subject(s) in the third and fourth semester as prescribed by the respective Faculty.
3. BRANCHES OF STUDY
A candidate may be offered, in any of the colleges, one of the branches of study approved by the University (Annexure 1), and offered by that college.
Branches offered in Anna University Chennai area are to be mentioned.
4. STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES
4.1 Every Programme will have a curriculum with syllabi consisting of theory and practicals such as:
(i) General core courses comprising Mathematics, basic sciences, Engineering sciences, Humanities and Engineering arts.
(ii) Core courses of Engineering/Technology.
(iii) Elective courses for specialization in related fields.
(iv) Workshop practice, Computer practice, Engineering graphics, laboratory work,
industrial training, seminar presentation, project work, educational tours, camps etc.
(v) NCC/NSS/NSO/YRC activities for character development
There shall be a certain minimum number of core courses and sufficient number of elective courses that can be opted by the student. The blend of different courses shall be so designed that the student, at the end of the programme, would have been trained not only in his / her relevant professional field but also would have developed as a socially conscious human being.
4.2 The curriculum of each semester shall normally be a blend of Theory courses not exceeding 7 and practical courses not exceeding 4. However, the total number of courses per semester shall not exceed 10.
4.3 The medium of instruction, examinations and project report shall be in English, except for courses on language other than English.
5. DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
5.1 A student is ordinarily expected to complete the B.E. / B.Tech. Programme in 8 semesters (four academic years) but in any case not more than 14 Semesters for HSC candidates and not more than 12 semesters for Lateral Entry Diploma / B.Sc. Candidates.
For those students admitted to the four year B.E. and B.Tech degree programmes under Annual Pattern for First year, the subsequent three years (third semester to eighth semester) will be under semester pattern.
For those students admitted to the third semester B.E. and B.Tech degree programmes under lateral entry scheme, the subsequent three years (third semester to eighth semester) will be under semester pattern.
5.2 The First Year Annual Pattern consist of 180 working days and that Each semester commencing from III semester onwards shall consist of 90 working days.
(i) The First Year Annual Pattern
A total of 900 periods (each 50 minutes duration) of instruction of class work shall be conducted within 180 working days for the first year Annual Pattern as per the Academic Schedule published by the University.
(ii) Semester (from III semester to VIII semester)
A total of 450 periods (each 50 minutes duration) of instruction of class work shall be conducted within 90 working days for a semester commencing from III semester onwards as per the Academic Schedule published by the University.
(iii) However, the Head of the Institution / Principal may conduct additional classes for improvement, special coaching, conduct of model test etc., over and above the Specified periods. But for the purpose of calculation of attendance requirement or writing the end semester examinations (as per clause 11 ) by the students the 900 periods for First year Annual Pattern OR 450 periods conducted within the specified academic schedule alone shall be taken into account and the overall percentage of attendance to be calculated accordingly.
5.3 The Head of the Institution shall ensure that every teacher imparts instruction as per the number of periods specified in the syllabus and that the teacher teaches the full content of the specified syllabus for the course being taught. The University Examination will ordinarily follow immediately after the last working day of the I year Annual Pattern / semester commencing from III semester as per academic schedule prescribed from time to time.
5.4 The total period for completion of the programme reckoned from the commencement of the first year to which the candidate was admitted shall not exceed the maximum period specified in clause 5.1 irrespective of the period of break of study in order that he/she may be eligible for the award of the degree (vide clause 15).
6. FACULTY ADVISER
To help the students in planning their courses of study and for general advice on the academic programme, the Head of the Department of the students will attach a certain number of students to a teacher of the Department who shall function as Faculty Adviser for those students throughout their period of study. Such Faculty Adviser shall advise the students and monitor the courses undergone by the students, check the attendance and progress of the students attached to him/her and counsel them periodically. If necessary, the faculty adviser may also discuss with or inform the parents about the progress of the students.
7. CLASS COMMITTEE
7.1. Every class shall have a class committee consisting of teachers of the concerned class, student representatives and a chairperson who is not teaching the class. It is like the ‘Quality Circle’ (more commonly used in industries) with the overall goal of improving the teaching-learning process. The functions of the class committee include
• Solving problems experienced by students in the class room and in the laboratories.
• Clarifying the regulations of the degree programme and the details of rules therein.
• Informing the student representatives the academic schedule including the dates of assessments and the syllabus coverage for each assessment.
• Informing the student representatives the details of Regulations regarding weightage used for each assessment. In the case of practical courses (laboratory / drawing / project work / seminar etc.) the breakup of marks for each experiment / exercise / module of work, should be clearly discussed in the class committee meeting and informed to the students.
• Analyzing the performance of the students of the class after each test and finding the ways and means of solving problems, if any.
• Identifying the weak students, if any, and requesting the teachers concerned to provide some additional help or guidance or coaching to such weak students.
7.2 The class committee for a class under a particular branch is normally constituted by the Head of the department.
7.3 The class committee shall be constituted within the first week of any semester.
7.4 At least 4 student representatives (usually 2 boys and 2 girls) shall be included in the class committee.
7.5 The Chairperson of the class committee may invite the Faculty adviser(s) and the Head of the department to the meeting of the class committee.
7.6 The Principal may participate in any class committee of the institution.
7.7 The Chairperson is required to prepare the Minutes of every meeting, submit the same to Principal within two days of the meeting and arrange to circulate among the concerned students and teachers. If there are some points in the minutes requiring action by the management, the same shall be brought to the notice of the management by the head of the institution.
7.8 The first meeting of the class committee shall be held within two weeks from the date of commencement of the semester, in order to inform the students about the nature and weightage of assessments within the framework of the Regulations. Two or three
subsequent meetings may be held in a semester at suitable intervals. During these meetings the student members representing the entire class, shall meaningfully interact and express the opinions and suggestions of the other students of the class to improve the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process.
8. COURSE COMMITTEE FOR COMMON COURSES
Each common theory course offered to more than one discipline or group, shall have a “Course Committee” comprising all the teachers teaching the common course with one of them nominated as Course Coordinator. The nomination of the course Coordinator shall be made by the Head of the Department / Principal depending upon whether all the teachers teaching the common course belong to a single department or to several departments. The ‘Course committee’ shall meet as often as possible and ensure uniform evaluation of the tests and arrive at a common scheme of evaluation for the tests. Where it is feasible, the course committee may also prepare a common question paper for the test(s).
9. SYSTEM OF EXAMINATION
9.1 Performance in each course of study shall be evaluated based on (i) continuous internal assessment through the I year Annual Pattern / semester and (ii) an University examination at the end of the I year Annual Pattern / semester.
9.2 Each course, both theory and practical (other than project work) shall be evaluated for a maximum of 100 marks. The project work shall be evaluated for a maximum of 200 marks.
9.2.1 For all theory, practical courses other than project work, the continuous internal assessment will carry 20 marks while the University examination will carry 80 marks.
9.2.2 For project work, the continuous internal assessment will carry 40 marks while the University examination will carry 160 marks.
9.3 The University examination (theory and practical) of 3 hours duration shall ordinarily be conducted between April and June for I year Annual Pattern and between October and December during the odd semesters and between April and June during the even semesters.
9.4 The University examination for project work shall comprise of evaluation of the final report submitted by the project group (of not exceeding 4 students) by an external examiner followed by a viva-voce examination conducted separately for each student by a committee consisting of the external examiner, the guide of the project group and an internal examiner.
9.4.1 The project report shall carry a maximum 60 marks (same mark awarded to every student of the project group) while the viva-voce examination shall carry 100 marks (awarded to each student of the project group based on the individual performance in the viva-voce examination).
9.5 For the University examination in both theory and practical courses including project work
the internal and external examiners shall be appointed by the University.
9.6. Provision for withdrawal from examination:
I. A candidate may, for valid reasons(Medically unfit / unexpected family situations), be granted permission by the Director, Academic Courses to withdraw from appearing for any course or courses of in any one of the semester examination(s) during the entire duration of the degree programmes. Also only one application for withdrawal is permitted for that semester examinations in which withdrawal is sought.
II. Withdrawal application shall be valid only if the candidate is, otherwise, eligible to write the examination and if it is made within TEN days prior to the examination in that course or courses and also recommended by the Head of Department and the Principal of the college.
III. Notwithstanding the requirement of mandatory TEN days notice, applications for withdrawal for special cases under extraordinary conditions will be considered on the merit of the case.
IV. Withdrawal shall not be construed as appearance for the eligibility of a candidate for the purpose of classification – vide clause16.1 and 16.2.
V. “Withdrawal is NOT permitted for arrears examinations of the previous semesters”
10 PROCEDURE FOR AWARDING MARKS FOR INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
For all theory and practical courses the continuous assessment shall be for a maximum of 20 marks (consisting of 15 marks for tests/experiments and 5 marks for attendance) and for project work, the continuous assessment shall be for a maximum of 40 marks (consisting of 35 marks for project assessment and 5 marks for attendance). The above continuous assessment shall be awarded as per the procedure given below:
10.1. (i) For courses under Annual pattern (First year):
(a) Theory courses:
A minimum of 4 tests each carrying 100 marks shall be conducted during the First year (of Annual pattern) by the concerned Department / College. The marks obtained shall be proportionately reduced to 15 marks and rounded to nearest integer, with equal weightage.
(b) Lab based theory courses:
A minimum of 2 tests in theory and 2 tests for practicals shall be conducted with equal weightage. The marks obtained shall be proportionately reduced to 15 marks and rounded to nearest integer, with equal weightage.
10.1. (ii) For courses under semester commencing for III Semester:
(a) Theory Courses
Three tests each carrying 100 marks shall be conducted during the semester by the concerned Department / College. The total marks obtained in all tests put together out of 300, shall be proportionately reduced for 15 marks and rounded to nearest integer (This also implies equal weightage to all the three tests).
(b) Practical Courses:
Every practical exercise / experiment shall be evaluated based on conduct of exercise / experiment and records maintained. There shall be at least two tests for Annual Pattern for I year or one list for a semester. The criteria for arriving at the internal assessment marks (15 marks) shall be decided based on the recommendation of the class committee and shall be announced at the beginning of every semester by the Principal.
10.1(iii) Project Work:
The Principal shall constitute a review committee for each branch of study. There shall be three assessments (each 100 Marks) during the semester by the review committee. The student shall make presentation on the progress made by him / her before the committee. The total marks obtained in the three assessments shall be reduced for 35 marks and rounded to the nearest integer. (This also implies equal weightage to all the three assessments).
The remaining 5 marks for attendance shall be awarded as given below:
Theory and Practical courses and Project Work
76% to 80% of attendance - 1 mark
81% to 85% of attendance - 2 marks
86% to 90% of attendance - 3 marks
91% to 95% of attendance - 4 marks
96% to 100% of attendance -5 marks
10.3 Every teacher is required to maintain an 'ATTENDANCE AND ASSESSMENT RECORD' which consists of attendance marked in each lecture or practical or project work class, the test marks and the record of class work (topic covered), separately for each course. This should be submitted to the Head of the department periodically (at least three times in a semester) for checking the syllabus coverage and the records of test marks and attendance. The Head of the department will put his signature and date after due verification. At the end of the semester, the record should be verified by the Principal who will keep this document in safe custody (for five years). The University or any inspection team appointed by the University may inspect the records of attendance and assessment both current and previous semesters.
11. REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF FIRST YEAR OF ANNUAL PATTERN / A SEMESTER COMMENCING FROM III SEMESTER
11.1 A Candidate who has fulfilled the following conditions shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements for completion of a semester.
Ideally every student is expected to attend all classes and secure 100% attendance. However, in order to allow for certain unavoidable reasons such as Medical / participation in sports / personal, the student is expected to attend atleast 75% of the classes during First year of annual pattern OR any semester commencing for III semester.
11.1.2 Therefore, he/she shall secure not less than 75% (after rounding off to the nearest integer) of overall attendance taking into account the total number of 900 periods for First year of Annual pattern within 180 working days / 450 periods in a semester within 90 working days in all courses put together attended by the candidate as against the total number of periods in all courses offered during the First year of Annual pattern / any semester
11.2 However, a candidate who could secure attendance between 65% and less than 75% only in the current semester due to medical reasons (hospitalization / accident / specific illness) or due to participation in the College / University / State / National / International level Sports events with prior permission from the Head of the Institution / Principal shall be given exemption from the prescribed attendance requirement and he/she shall be permitted to appear for the current semester examinations.
11.3 Candidates who secure less than 65% of overall attendance will not be permitted to write the University examination at the end of First year of Annual pattern / any semester and not permitted to go to next semester. They are required to repeat the incomplete First year Annual pattern / semester in the next academic year, as per the norms provided.
12. REQUIREMENTS FOR APPEARING FOR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION
A candidate shall normally be permitted to appear for the University examination of the First year of Annual Pattern or any semester commencing from III semester if he/she has satisfied the first year / semester completion requirements (Subject to Clause 11.1 & 11.2) and has registered for examination in all courses of first year or any semester. Registration is mandatory for First year annual pattern or any semester examinations as well as arrears examinations failing which the candidate will not be permitted to move to the higher semester.
13. PASSING REQUIREMENTS
13.1 A candidate who secures not less than 50% of total marks prescribed for the courses with a minimum of 45% of the marks prescribed for the Annual examination of First year (Annual pattern) / end-semester University Examination in both theory and practical courses (including Project work), shall be declared to have passed the Examination.
13.1.1 If a candidate fails to secure a pass in a particular course, it is mandatory that he/she shall register and reappear for the examination in that course during the next semester when examination is conducted in that course; he/she should continue to register and reappear for the examination till he / she secures a pass.
13.1.2 The internal assessment marks obtained by the candidate in the first appearance shall be retained and considered valid for all subsequent attempts till the candidate secure a pass.
However, from the 3rd attempt onwards if a candidate fails to obtain pass marks (IA + End Semester Examination) as per clause 13.1 then the passing requirement shall be as follows:
The candidate should secure 50% and above of the maximum marks prescribed for course in the University Examinations alone.
14. ISSUE OF MARK SHEETS
Individual mark sheet for each semester will be issued, containing the following information through the Principal concerned, after the publication of the results.
1. The college in which the candidate studied.
2. The marks obtained in each course in internal assessment and University Examination and the total marks obtained for each course.
3. Whether the candidate has passed or failed in the courses concerned.
15. ELIGIBILITY FOR THE AWARD OF DEGREE
15.1 A student shall be declared to be eligible for the award of the B.E. / B.Tech. Degree provided the student has
(i) Successfully completed the course requirements and has passed all the prescribed examinations in the first year of annual pattern and the subsequent 6 semesters (6 semester for lateral entry) within a maximum period of 7 years (6 years for lateral entry) reckoned from the commencement of the first year to which the candidate was admitted.
(ii) Obtained a certificate from the principal of the college of certifying the participation in NCC / NSS / NSO / YRC.
(iii) The award of Degree must have been approved by the Syndicate of the University.
15. 2 Classification of the Degree Awarded
15.2.1 First class with distinction:
The candidates satisfying the following conditions shall be declared to have passed the examinations in First Class With Distinction.
(i) A candidate, who qualifies for the award of the Degree, having passed the examination in all the courses of First year Annual Pattern and all the subsequent six semesters within four consecutive years of study in first appearance reckoned from the commencement of study in the First year.
(ii) Lateral Entry
A candidate, who qualifies for the award of the Degree, admitted to the III semester through lateral entry scheme having passed the examination in all the courses of all six semesters in first appearance within three consecutive years of study reckoned from the commencement of study in the III semester.
(iii) The candidate eligible under (i) & (ii) should have secured an aggregate of not less than 75% of total marks (internal assessment marks plus semester examination marks ) in all the courses from the third semester to eighth semesters.
However, for the purpose of classification under clause 15.2.1 (i) & (ii), the authorized withdrawal from appearing for the examination in any one semester in any course or courses in that semester (vide clause 16) will not be construed as an appearance.
15.2.2 First class:
The candidates satisfying the following conditions shall be declared to have passed the examinations in First Class:
(i) A candidate who qualifies for the award of the Degree having passed the examination in all the courses of First year Annual Pattern and all the subsequent six semesters within five consecutive years reckoned from the commencement of study in the first year.
(ii) Lateral Entry
A candidate, who qualifies for the award of the Degree, admitted to the III semester through lateral entry scheme having passed the examination in all the courses of all six semester within eight consecutive semesters of study reckoned from the commencement of study in the III semester.
(iii). The candidate eligible under (i) & (ii) should have secured an aggregate of not less than 60% of total marks (internal assessment marks plus semester examination marks) in all the courses from third semester to eighth semester.
15.2.3 Second Class:
(i) All other candidates (not covered in clause 15.2) who qualify for the award of the degree shall be declared to have passed the examination in Second Class.
(ii) Candidates availing withdrawal facility for the course(s) of 8th semester curriculum during their study in the 10th semester and qualifying for the award of degree after the 5th year shall be declared to have passed the examination in Second Class.
(iii) If any student avails unauthorized break of study he / she shall not be considered for the purpose of classification under 15.2.1 & 15.2.2 and shall be declared to have passed the examination in Second Class.
15.3 A candidate who is absent for semester examination in a course / project work after having registered for the same shall be considered to have appeared for that examination for the purpose of classification.
15.4 A candidate can apply for revaluation of his/her semester examination answer paper in a theory course, within 2 weeks from the declaration of results, on payment of a prescribed fee through proper application to the Controller of Examinations through the Principal concerned. The Controller of Examination will arrange for the revaluation and the results will be intimated to the candidate concerned through the Principal. Revaluation is not permitted for practical courses and for project work.
16. TEMPORARY BREAK OF STUDY FROM A PROGRAMME
(i) A candidate is not normally permitted to temporarily break the study. However, if a candidate intends to temporarily discontinue the programme in the middle for valid reasons (such as accident or hospitalization due to prolonged ill health) and to rejoin the programme, he/she shall apply in advance to Director, Academic Courses of the University, through the Head of the Department and Principal stating the reasons therefor, in any case, not later than the last date for registering for the semester examinations of the semester in question.
(ii) The candidate permitted to rejoin the programme after the break shall be governed by the rules and regulations in force at the time of rejoining.
(iii) The duration specified for passing all the courses for the purpose of classification
vide Clause 15.2.1 and 15.2.2 shall not be altered by the period of such break of
(iv) The total period for completion of the programme reckoned from the commencement of the first year of Annual pattern to which the candidate was admitted shall not exceed the maximum period specified in clause 5 irrespective of the break of study in order that he/she may be eligible for the award of the degree (vide clause 15).
(v) If any student is detained for want of requisite attendance, progress and good conduct, the period spent in that semester shall not be considered as permitted ‘Break of Study’.
17. INDUSTRIAL VISIT
Every student is required to undergo one Industrial visit for every theory course offered, starting from the third semester of the Programme. Every teacher shall take the students at least for one industrial visit in a semester.
18. PERSONALITY AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
All students shall enroll, on admission, in any one of the personality and character development programmes (the NCC / NSS / NSO / YRC) and undergo training for about 80 hours and attend a camp of about ten days. The training shall include classes on hygiene and health awareness and also training in first-aid.
National Cadet Corps (NCC) will have about 20 parades.
National Service Scheme (NSS) will have social service activities in and around the College / Institution.
National Sports Organization (NSO) will have sports, Games, Drills and Physical exercises.
Youth Red Cross (YRC) will have activities related to social services in and around college/institutions.
While the training activities will normally be during week ends, the camp will normally be during vacation period.
Every student shall put in a minimum of 75% attendance in the training and attend the camp compulsorily. The training and camp shall be completed during the first year of the programme. However, for valid reasons, the Principal may permit a student to complete this requirement in the second year.
Every student is required to observe disciplined and decorous behavior both inside and outside the college and not to indulge in any activity which will tend to bring down the prestige of the University / College. The Principal shall constitute a disciplinary committee consisting of Principal, Two Heads of Department of which one should be from the faculty of the student, to enquire into acts of indiscipline and notify the University about the disciplinary action recommended for approval.
If a student indulges in malpractice in any of the University / internal examination he / she shall be liable for punitive action as prescribed by the university from time to time.
20 REVISION OF REGULATION AND CURRICULUM
The University may from time to time revise, amend or change the Regulations, scheme
of examinations and syllabi if found necessary.
ANNEXURE – I
B.E. Degree Programmes :
1. B.E. Aeronautical Engineering
2. B.E. Automobile Engineering
3. B.E. Civil Engineering
4. B.E. Computer Science and Engineering
5. B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
6. B.E. Electronics and Communication Engineering
7. B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
8. B.E. Instrumentation and Control Engineering
9. B.E. Marine Engineering
10. B.E. Mechanical Engineering
11. B.E. Production Engineering
12. B.E. Bio Medical Engineering
B.Tech. Degree Programmes:
1. B.Tech. Chemical Engineering
2. B.Tech. Biotechnology
3. B.Tech. Information Technology
4. B.Tech. Polymer Technology
5. B.Tech. Textile Technology
6. B.Tech. Textile Technology (Fashion Technology)
7. B.Tech. Petroleum Engineering
8. B.Tech. Rubber and Plastics Technology
9. B.Tech. Plastic Technology
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