There are three academic standings at CASE:
The performance of every student is continuously monitored and assessed throughout
the semester. During the semester, a student’s performance is evaluated by taking
quizzes, assignments, sessional exams, laboratory reports and project presentations.
A final examination is also taken at the end of the semester. The number of quizzes,
assignments and sessionals and their relative weightage is at the discretion of
the course instructors.
Grades are communicated to the students at the end of each semester. Students may
petition for a review of the grade to the relevant instructor up to two weeks after
the grade for that course has been announced.
Any student who gets an F in a course may retake the same course. Only the new grade
will be used in the calculation of his/her CGPA. In this case his/her accumulated
credits will also show an addition of 3 credit hours. However, the transcript of
record will still show both grades for that course (previous F and the new grade).
It is acceptable to consider that a student is eligible to graduate, even if the
student has a pending F grade in any subject, provided that the student fulfills
all the following conditions:
A student may request an “I” (Incomplete) grade, if for some genuine reason, she/he
fails to appear in a final exam or a final project. I grade is not awarded for any
other deficiency in the course. The procedure to request “I” grade is as follows;
The following points are also to be kept in mind:
The “I” grade must be completed in the following semester. After this, an “I” grade will automatically be converted to an F grade.
A candidate shall be allowed to have his Final Exam answer book rechecked on submitting
request along with rechecking fee Rs. 1500/- per subject. This request must be submitted
with 15 days after the announcement of provisional result. Then a committee will
be constituted consisting of the following members from CASE:
The committee will give its documentary findings and recommendations to the president
Students are expected to attend all classes to take full advantage of the learning
opportunities and also to avoid missing surprise quizzes, which will affect their
grade in that course. Instructors of certain courses may make attendance mandatory.
There are no make-ups for unannounced quizzes. Moreover, make-ups are not scheduled
for quizzes, etc. that are missed due to late enrollment in courses or course swaps.
After the initial registration students may drop courses in the period specified
by the CASE administration (Please consider the academic calendar). After a certain
deadline, students cannot withdraw or change a course. It is the students’ responsibility
to check their latest course enrollment. The CASE management will not be responsible
for any confusion due to incorrect course codes and/or section enrollment.
The GPA in a particular semester is calculated using the following method. The instructor
assigns a certain letter grade to a student in a particular course. The numeric
value of that grade is obtained from the table below. The numeric equivalent is
multiplied by the number of units of that particular course giving the Grade Points
for that course.
The grade points for all the courses taken in that particular semester are calculated
and added together. The sum is then divided by the total number of units taken in
that semester. The quotient is the GPA for that semester. The following example
illustrates the calculation of GPA with assumed data:
GPA = Grade Points = 40.5/15 = 2.7 (taken to 2 decimal places)
Total Units Attempted: 15
Credit will be granted for 12 units only (excluding the 3 units of the F grade).
The students are supposed to finish their Graduate(Masters) in maximum four years and Post Graduate(Doctorial)
seven years. If a student cannot register for a particular semester due to some
unavoidable reasons, he/she has to apply for a semester leave. The student may be
allowed at the most two non-consecutive semester leaves during the entire academic
session, and that too with the prior written approval of the head of department.
All CASE students are required to register every semester by taking at least one
course. This rule does not apply to the students getting semester leave. Absence
without semester leave or not registering for a semester is immediate ground for
A student is allowed semester leave of maximum three semesters. A student cannot
avail more than two consecutive semesters leave. All semester leave requests are
to be made in writing and approval of the chairman is necessary before a student
proceeds on semester leave. A student has to make sure that he / she completes degree
requirements within 4 years (12 semesters) for Graduate(Masters) program and within 7 years
(21 semesters, starting from the date he/she is admitted to candidacy) for Post Graduate(Doctorial)
A student in good academic standings may withdraw from a course for medical or other
genuine reasons. If a student withdraws all the courses in a semester, the student
should apply for the Semester Leave. Student may also withdraw from the program
by giving an application form and citing reasons for withdrawal from the program.
A student who withdraws from the program is eligible for readmission.
An expulsion may occur if a student is found using unfair means to complete course
work such as:
Students are required to get clearance from CASE in the following situations:
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