Postgraduate (MS/M.Phil/Ph.D)

Regulations for Master Degree Program

Eligibility:

To be eligible for admission to the Master Degree Program ,a student must possess first class (minimum 60% CGPA= 3.0 out of 4.00)Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of  study .Moreover,the student must pass pre-admission test conducted by the University of his/her minimum GRE (General)score is 50.

Procedure for Admission:

The applicant shall submit the application from duly completed in all respects along with the relevant documents by the last date fixed for this purpose .A student,if employed, will have to obtain No Objection Certificate form his/her employer before registration .Each application for admission will be processed separately by the concerned Directorate/Institute.Incomplete application forms or applications not accompanied by the relevant documents and /or processing fee,or applications received after the due date will not be considered .The Univeristy reserve the right to refuse admission to any applicant without assigning any reason,or cancel the admission of a student at any stage if his/her conduct or progress in studied is not found satisfactory.Students seeking admission are required to pay the fees and deposits given in  the time of admission as given in the prospectus duly approved by the University authorities .All fees paid are non-refundable except the library and laboratory deposits,which will be refunded after the student leaves the Institution.

Transfer of Credits:

Transfer of credits earned in other institutions may be approved in individual cases up to maximum determined by the equivalence Committee of the University.

Duration of Studies and Research:

The minimum period for completing all the requirements of a Master Program shall be one and half year(three semesters).The maximum period shall be three years.However , the ASRB may extend the period up to one year on account of any special circumstances on the recommendation of the supervisor/co-supervisor(s) and the concerned director/co-director.Each Master Degree Program shall carry a number of approved courses and each course shall be assigned a number of Credit Hours.The Credit Hours per semester for each discipline shall be 09 to 12 .A master Degree Program shall have minimum 30 C.H including 06 C.H. of research work/thesis. There shall be two semesters in an academic year .The duration of teaching time in rach semester shall be 16 weeks .The semester starting with the commencement of the academic year shall be called the “First Semester” and the following semester shall be called the “Second Semester”. Minimum number of contact hours for a theory subject of 3 C.H. per semester shall be 42 and minimum number of contact hours for a theory subject of 2. C.H. shall be 28 and practical of 1 C.H. per semester shall be 42.The minimum requirement for each semester course shall be as follows:

  •  Assignments
  •  Tests/Quizzes (minimum Two)
  •  Mid Semester Examination
  •  Final Semester Examination

The  external examination system shall be carried on  for  Practical Viva Voce,Conduct of Initial and Final Seminar,and project/Thesis Examination.

Grade Equivalent:

GRADE GRADE POINT MARKS
THEORY PRACTICAL
Max Marks 100 Max Max Marks 50 Max Marks 100 Max Marks 50
A 4.0 75 & above 37 & above 75 & above 37 & above
B 3.0 60 to 74 30 to 36 60 to 74 30 to 36
C 2.0 50 to 59 25 to 29 50 to 59 25 to 29
F Below 2.0 Below 50 Below 2.5 Below 50 Below 2.5
  • Fraction should be considered as a whole number
  • Subjects carrying more than 100 marks in Theory/Practical shall be awarded grades accordingly.

The results shall be prepared on the basis of Grade Point Average (GPA) based on credit hours and quality points.

Credit Hour(C.H.):

One Credit Hour for a particular course is generally to be considered as one hour of teaching theory per week  and for practical/lab work 1C.H. be considered as 3 contact hours.

Quality Point(Q.P):

For computation of the GPA the quality Point is first determined by multiplying the value of  the grade earned by the students with the credit hours of  the course .E.g. if a student obtains “A” grade for a three credit hours course then the Q.P of this course will be calculated as folllows:

Q.P      =   4*3=12

 

Grade point Average(GPA):

Grade Point Average is an expression for the average performance of a student in the course he/she has been offered during a particular semester .this is calculated by adding the quality points of all the courses taken divided by the total number of credit hours offered.

G.P.A= Sum of Quality Points/Sum of the Credit Hours:

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA):

The cumulative Grade Point Average (C.G.P.A) the expression describing the performance of a student in all semesters is determined by the following way:

CGPA=Sum of Quality Points for all the courses appeared/Sum of the Credit Hours for all the courses appeared

The distribution of marks for each theory and practical course in a semester shall be as follows:

Theory
  Maximum Marks 100 Maximum Marks 50
Test(s)Assignment(s)Quizes 10 05
Mid Semester Examination 30 15
Final Semester Examination 60 30
Total 100 marks 50 marks
Practical/Lab Work
  Maximum Marks 100 Maximum Marks 50
Lab Evaluation Work 40 20
Semester Lab Examination 60 30
Total 100 marks 50 marks

Note:For the courses carrying other than 100 and 50 marks the distribution of marks shall be accordingly .The schedule of  tests,mid semester and final semester examinations shall be as under:

Mid Semester Examination  After 8 weeks Final Semester Examination  After 16 weeks Final semester examination shall be of 3 hours duration for 3C.H. courses and each question paper will contain 05 questions without any choice.Similarly ,Final semester examination shall be of two hours duration for 2 C.H. course and each question paper will contain 03 questions without any choice .Final semester examination will be conducted from the whole course.Mid Semester examination will be of one and half hour duration for 3CH course and each question paper will contain minimum two questions with discount any choice .The minimum passing marks in genuine cases,maximum 10% condonation in attendance shall be the discretionary powers of the Dean of the concerned faculty on the basis of an application to be scrutinized by the Director/Co-Director.The procedure of conducting assignments /tests/mid semester/final semester examination and declaration of results shall be as follows:

  • The scripts of all assignments will be returned and those of the tests and mid semester examination will be shown to the students after evaluation .Each blank page/gaps in the scripts will be stamped/lines drawn by the teacher concerned/invigilator.
  • Mid semester and final examination will be conducted by the Examination Department in collaboration with the concerned /invigilator.
  • The question papers for the mid semester and final semester examination will be deposited by the teacher concerned with the Controller of Examination at least two days before the Examination.
  • The marks of each test and mid semester and final semester examination will be deposited by the teacher concerned with the Controller  of Examination at leat two days before the Examination.
  • The marks of each test and mid semester examination will be displayed and solutions will be discussed in the class room immediately after evaluation .If any student is not satisfied with the evaluation ,he/she may convey this to the Director /Co-Director of the concerned Institute/Directorate within 7 days of the result displayed and the matter then will be looked into by the Management Committee whose decision will be final. Any such objections after the  expiry of 07 days will not be entertained. A copy of the marks o f the tests and mid semester will be deposited  by the concerned teacher after the announcement of the results.
  • The teacher will prepare 3 copies of the result of each course separately at the end of each semester(attendance,tests,mid semester examination,assignments and final semester examination) on the prescribed performa and shall forward two copies to the Controller of Examination through concerned Director/Co-Director.
  • The cumulative result (including all the marks of attendance, assignments, tests, mid semester examination and
    final semester examination) of each semester of a year will be announced by the Controller of examinations.
  • For the award of Master degree, a student must secure 60% (CGPA = 3) aggregate marks and must pass the final
    viva voce examination of the research project/thesis.
  • If a student fails in one or more subjects, he/she shall be given one chance to appear in the supplementary examination.If the student fails again in the same subject(s) then ASRB may allow him/her one more chance to appear
    in the special supplementary examination based upon his/her written request and the recommendations of the concerned
    Director/Co-Director.
  • If a student passes all subjects but secures less than 60% aggregate, he/she will be allowed to improve those subjects
    in which he/she has secured less than 60% (GPA < 3.0). Normally, more than one chance for improvement of
    grades will not be allowed. However, the ASRB may allow him/her one more chance of improvement of grades
    under special circumstances.

Research Project/Thesis:

  •  The minimum duration of Master degree research project/ Thesis will be 06 months with effect from the date of conduct of the  Initial Seminar.
  •  Each student will work on a project individually. Students will not be allowed to work in groups.
  •  A student will be required to select a supervisor for his/her project in consultation with concerned directo / co-director. He/she may  also select co-supervisor(s) if necessary in consultation with supervisor and concerned director/co-director.
  •  The supervisor should be faculty member of MUET and his/her minimum qualification should be Masters in the relevant field.
  •  A qualified faculty member/Expert of any other University or Industry may be taken up as co-supervisor,
    if necessary.
  •  Each student will prepare research proposal of his/her project in consultation with his/her Supervisor and Co-Supervisor(s) if any.
  •  A faculty member will not supervise or co-supervise his/her real son, daughter, brother, sister, husband or wife.
  •  The supervisor/Co-Supervisor will scan the research proposal of the student through Higher Education Commission (HEC) approved  software for plagiarism and will submit the duly signed and stamped hard copy containing similarity index to the concerned  Director/Co-Director.

Conduct of Initial Seminar:

  • A student will be eligible to deliver Initial Seminar of his/her project if his/her minimum GPA in the first semester is not less than 3.0.
  • An eligible student will fill up the Research Proposal Proforma and pay the required processing fees through bank chalan available in the office of the concerned Director/Co-Director. Cash payment will not be accepted in any case.
  • The Research Proposal Proforma should be signed by the student himself/herself, his/her supervisor and co-supervisor(s), the Chairman/Chairperson of the concerned Department, the Director/Co-Director of the Institute and duly approved by the Dean of the concerned faculty.
  • The Research Proposal proforma will be submitted in the office of the concerned Director/Co-Director with the following documents Project Proposal. Each page of the proposal will be signed by the student and his/her supervisor and co supervisor(s).
  •  A copy of the Bank Chalan after the payment of the processing fees.
  •  Attested photo copy of the marks certificate of the first semester.
  •  The Similarity index of the scanning report (Plagiarism). It must be less than or equal to 19% and no any single  source should have  a  similarity index more than or equal to 5%.
  •  Attested copy of the Enrollment Card.

Conduct of Final Seminar :

A student will be eligible to deliver final seminar if:

His/her CGPA in first and second semester is not less than 3.00 (out of 4.00)

  • His/her Initial Seminar has already been approved by the ASRB.
  • He/she has worked on the project for at least six months with effect from the date of the conduct of the Initial  Seminar.
  • He/she has submitted one hard copy (loose bound/Spiral binding) of the thesis, prepared as per approved guidelines.
  • The student will prepare a presentation of 15 to 20 minutes duration with the consultation of his/her supervisors.
  • The student will inform the concerned Director/Co-Director in written through his/her supervisor/cosupervisor(s) that he/she is ready   for the final seminar.
  • The Director/Co-Director will announce the date for the conduct of the final seminar.
  • The student will give final seminar before the experts and ASRB members.

The final seminar will be evaluated by the following:

  • The External Examiner to be appointed/approved by the Competent Authority.
  • The Dean of the Concerned Faculty or his/her nominee.
  • At least one member of the ASRB other than the Dean of the Concerned faculty.
  • At least one Internal Examiner to be appointed/approved by the Competent Authority.
  •  The Director/Co-Director will submit the evaluations of the experts and ASRB members to ASRB for final approval.
  • If ASRB approves the final seminar, the student will be asked to submit the final version of the thesis book.
  • If ASRB does not approve the final seminar, the student will be asked to give another final seminar by incorporating suggestions/corrections/comments/observations of the experts and ASRB members.
  • Normally more than two repeat final seminars will not be allowed. However, the ASRB reserves the right to allow third repeat seminar in special cases.