(The information regarding Academic system in this website is for information only. The relevant regulations as approved by institute senate from time to time will be applicable to students.)
The academic system at NIT, Jalandhar is framed on a credit based semester examination system. The credit system envisages a continuous evaluation of student’s performance, and provides flexibility for academic progress based on individual ability and convenience, subject to the constraint of the minimum requirements for continuation of the academic programme.The students are awarded a letter grade from the prescribed grading system in each course registered by them. For each pass grade, the students accumulate the course credits as earned credits. The academic performance of the students is indicated in terms of the number of credits that he/she earns and the weighted grade point average. A specified minimum number of credits should be acquired on semester or session basis in order to qualify for continuation in the academic programme and for the award of degree.
Each lecture/tutorial of one hour duration per week in a semester is assigned one credit. Each laboratory hour per week in asemester is assigned half credit. However, some courses are preparatory in nature and have half the credit weightage of a normal course. The courses without credit are termed as noncredit (NC) courses.
In a grading system, the evaluation in terms of marks is replaced by the award of letter grades. The structure and guidelines for the award of grades is given below:
Structure of Grading System
Description of performance
Recommended Cut off marks*
Withheld due to shortage of attendance or withdrawal
*Subject to confirmation based on standard deviation, if the sample size is greater than 20, and is flexible to the recommended of the individual course coordinator with proper justification. However minimum marks to assign a pass grade must be 40 for all academic programmes run in the Institute.
*with effect from 2012 batch as per Senate decision in its 21st meeting
The grades will be awarded to a student in each registered course including a laboratory course, based on his/her performance evaluated through a prescribed scheme of evaluation. The credits for the courses in which a student has obtained “E” (minimum passing grade for a course) or a higher grade will be considered as credits earned by him/her. In addition, the course in which a B Tech student to get NP grade, will also count towards his/her earned credits but to the maximum extent of 8 credits. Any course in which a student has obtained “W” or “NF” grade will not be counted towards his/her earned credits.
In case of other (elective) courses in which U or W grade has been obtained, the student may take the same course or any other course from the same category when it is offered next. Further, “U” grade secured in any course stays permanently on the grade card. The weightage of these grades is not counted in the calculation of the SGPA and CGPA (Please refer for information above)
An “I” grade denotes incomplete performance in any course due to absence at the end of semester. Upon completion of all course requirements, the “I” grade is replaced by a regular grade.The grades NP and NF are awarded in a course that the student opts to audit. Audit applications are allowed during the first four weeks of a semester. The audit pass (NP) grade is awarded if a minimum “E” grade is obtained in the course and attendance is above 75% in the classes. If either of these requirements is not fulfilled, the audit fail (NF) grade is awarded. In courses, where NP grade is obtained, the corresponding course credits are counted towards earned credits. The grades obtained in an audit course are not considered in the calculation of SGPA or CGPA.
A “W” grade is awarded in a course where the student has opted to withdraw from the course. Withdrawal from a course is permitted until one week after the class test-I.
Grade Point Averages
The performance of a student will be evaluated in terms of two indices, viz., the Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) which is the Grade Point Average for a semester and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) which is the Grade Point Average for all the completed semesters at any point of time. The SGPA is calculated on the basis of grades obtained in all courses, except audit courses, registered for in the semester:
Σ(Course credits × Grade point), except audit courses, obtained during a semester