Common Ordinances

Common Ordinances under semester system for Undergraduate, Postgraduate Courses, Postgraduate Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Certificate courses.

1. Eligibility for Admission and duration of the courses
The eligibility and duration of the courses shall be fixed by the University from time to time. Admission to Semester I shall be open to a candidate who has passed, not less than one academic year previously, 10+2 of Punjab School Education Board / State Board / CBSE / ICSE.

2. Fee
Every candidate shall pay such fee to the institution under jurisdiction of the University as the syndicate may prescribe from time to time.

3. Scheme of Instruction-Examination

For each examination every student admitted to the course under the semester system must be on the rolls of the institution and shall send her admission form and fees for the examination through the Principal/Head of the Institution, accompanied by the following certificates:

  1. Of having attended at least 75% of the total number of lectures delivered in each theory and practical course separately. If in a particular semester, a student falls short of attendance in a maximum of two courses, she would be permitted to appear in the semester examination of the papers in which she fulfils the attendance requirements. If a student does not fulfil the minimum attendance requirements, she shall not be permitted to appear in the semester examination of such a course and shall be declared as having failed in such course. A student who is falling short of attendance in maximum of two courses, shall be required to attend the minimum number of lectures which were falling short, during next year when the courses are offered.
  2. Of having good moral character.
  3. The syllabi, courses of reading and regulations for the courses shall be notified by the University from time to time and shall be deemed to constitute integral part of ordinances. Course evaluation under the semester system of evaluation shall be done on marks basis. If a course has both the theory and practical components, the student will be required to pass both the components, separately. However, if the student fails in theory, but qualifies in practical examination of that course, she will be required to clear the theory paper only, and vice-versa.
  4. Carry on system for various semester examinations

I. Course having two semester duration:

  1. There shall be no condition for promoting a student from first semester to second semester.
  2. In case a student fails to pass all the courses/papers within a period of two semesters(One year), She shall be given two consecutive semesters(one year) more to pass.

II. Courses having four semester duration:

  1. There shall be no condition for promoting a student form first semester to second semester.
  2. However, the student shall be promoted to the third semester only if she has passed at least 50% courses/papers of the first two semesters.
  3. There shall be no conditions for promoting a student from third semester to fourth semester.
  4. In case a student fails to pass all the course/papers within a period of four semesters (two years), she shall be given four consecutive semesters (two years) more to pass.

III. Courses having six semester duration:

  1. There shall be no condition for promoting a student from first semester to second semester.
  2. However, the student shall be promoted to the third semester only if she passed at least 50% courses/papers of the first two semesters.
  3. There shall be no condition for promoting a student from third semester to fourth semester.
  4. However, a student shall be promoted to sixth semester only if she has passed all the papers of the first semester. After a period of six semesters, the student shall be given a period of two consecutive years to pass.

IV. Courses having eight semester duration:

  1. There shall be no condition for promoting a student from first semester to second semester.
  2. A student shall be promoted to the third semester only if she has passed at least 50% courses/papers from third semester to fourth semester.
  3. A student shall be promoted to fifth semester only if she has passed 50% courses/papers of the first four semesters.
  4. There shall be no condition for promoting a student from fifth semester to sixth semester. However, student shall be promoted to sixth semester only if she has passed all the papers of the first two semester.
  5. A student shall be promoted to seventh semester only if she has passed all the courses papers of the first two semesters.
  6. After a period of eight semesters, the student shall be given a period of two consecutive years to pass.

Note:1  No special chance or exemption shall be allowed beyond what is stated in the above ordinances.

Note:2  Failed students shall appear in the examination in the regular semester examinations next year .i. e reappear of examination for an odd semester shall be conducted along with the next odd semester, and even semester along with the next even semester and there shall be no special supplementary examinations.

Note:3  If 50% of the course /papers required t pass involve a fraction, the fraction of the course/ paper will be treated as a full course. For example, if in a year there are 13 courses in two semesters, the candidate will be required to pass minimum of 7 courses/ papers.

  1. The pass marks for a course (paper) shall be 35% at Bachelors degree level, certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and PG Diploma levels. The pass marks for a course shall be 40% at post graduate degree level. Pass marks in aggregate of all the courses shall be 40%. Reevaluation shall be allowed as per ordinances. If a candidate obtains less than 40% marks in aggregate at the end of the final semester/year of her course but is passed in all individual papers, the result of such a candidate shall be declared as ‘fail’ and she shall be required to improve her score in one or more papers in any of the semesters/year so as to obtain a minimum 40% marks in aggregate to pass the examination.
  2. The medium of instructions shall be as already existing in the ordinances.
  3. Grace marks will be allowed as per university ordinances.
  4. Maximum time allowed to pass a course is given below:
Course duration  Maximum Time to complete a degree
Five years Seven years
Four years Six years
Three years Five years
Two years Four years
One year Two years

i)  Regular students admitted to a course shall register/enroll themselves with the university in the very first semester of their admission and pay prescribed fee to the college/ University. Direct admission to second semester is not allowed.