- Title and Extent of Application
- These regulations may be called “Examination Regulations for Academic Programs at University of Wah, Pakistan”.
- The University of Wah reserves the rights to make appropriate amendments in these regulations as and when necessary. Such amendments shall govern all University students admitted under these regulations.
- Academic Program: An “Academic Program” means a program of studies, which leads to the award of University Degree to enrolled student after successful completion of all its requirements.
- Academic Year: An academic year shall consist of two regular semesters (Fall and Spring) and one non-regular semester (Summer), which is optional.
- Semester: A “Semester” means a declared duration of 20 weeks for regular semesters, and 10-12 weeks in case of summer semester including teaching, examination and semester break.
- Course: A “Course” means a course of studies as prescribed in the detailed syllabi approved by the Competent Authority and successful completion of which shall be the requirement of the degree.
- Credit Hour: A “Credit Hour” means 1 hour of theory lecture or 3 hours of practical work for lab courses per week in a semester.
- Grade: A “Grade'' means the letter grade earned by a student in a course depending on his/her performance.
- Grade Points: “Grade Points” means the numerical score associated with each letter grade.
- Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA): “SGPA” means the credit hour weighted average of the Grade Points earned for all the courses in a semester.
- Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): “CGPA” means the credit hour weighted average of the Grade Points earned for all the courses in all the semesters attended.
- Mid-Semester Examination: “Mid-Semester Examination” means the examination to be held after 8-9 weeks of teaching in case of regular semesters and after 4-5 weeks of teaching in case of summer semester on dates that the University notifies.
- End-Semester Examination: “End-Semester Examination” means the examination to be held at the end of each semester on dates that the University notifies.
- Academic Deficiency: “Academic Deficiency” means that a student fails to meet the required GPA/CGPA and/or has yet to pass “F”/”D” grade(s).
- Minimum Residency: “Minimum Residency” means minimum number of academic years/semesters that must be attended by the student to complete the degree program.
- Maximum Residency: “Maximum Residency” means maximum number of academic years/semesters permissible to complete the degree program. Further, beyond the maximum residency the student shall cease to be on the University roll.
- Dropping/Freezing of Semester
- A student, choosing not to register in a semester on his/her written request made to the Chairperson and approved by the Dean of concerned faculty before the commencement of that semester, shall deem to have frozen the semester.
- A student freezing a semester before registration of courses shall be required to pay 5% tuition fee of the semester for continuation of the program.
- A student, after registering for a semester, if chooses not to continue that semester, then on his/her written request made to the Chairperson before the start of End-Semester Examination, shall deem to have dropped that semester and the deposited fee of the dropped semester shall not be refunded or carried forward for the semester on resumption of studies as per rules.
- A student may be allowed to drop/freeze his/her academic program for a maximum of two semesters.
- The written request may be approved by the Chairperson/Dean of the faculty concerned before the start of End-Semester Examination. It shall be duly notified by the office of the Dean with intimation to all concerned.
- The dropped/frozen semester(s) shall be counted towards the maximum residency for all BSc Engineering programs.
- If a student remains absent for more than 30 consecutive days in a semester without any valid reason(s) he/she shall be deemed to have dropped that semester.
- Conduct of Examinations
The examinations of the University will be conducted under the auspices of examination office and shall be held according to the Date Sheet as notified by the Controller of Examinations.
- Practical Examination
Practical examination of lab courses will be held as per schedule given by the department with the approval of the Controller of Examinations.
- Sub-groups in Practical Examination
For the purpose of practical examination, the Chairperson of the Department may divide candidates into sub-groups on the recommendation of the course instructor.
- Course Evaluation
A student shall be evaluated in each course on the basis of aggregate marks obtained through Assignments, Quizzes, Mid-semester Examination, Semester Project and End semester Examination as per the following weightage:
- Course Consisting of Theory Only
- Course Consisting of Theory and Practical
- Course Consisting of Practical Only
- Course Consisting of Theory Only
- Result Submission
After End-Semester Examination, the instructor will generate the result sheet through AVICENNA and, with the endorsement of Chairperson and Dean, submit the final sheet to the examination office within five days of the respective examination paper. The instructor shall also submit the marked answer books, exam attendance sheet and a copy of question paper along with the grade sheet.
- Examination Eligibility
A student shall be eligible to appear in the End-Semester Examination provided that:
- He/she has been on the roll of the University during that semester.
- He/she has registered him/her for the courses of studies and attended not less than 80% of the lectures delivered in that course. The Vice Chancellor may condone the deficiency up to 5% of the required attendance on the recommendation of respective Dean and Chairperson. The students falling short of required/mandatory attendance shall not be allowed to appear in the End-Semester Examination of the concerned course and shall be treated as having failed in that course.
- Any student, who has not paid his/her fees, shall not be allowed to sit in the Mid-Semester Examination and End-Semester Examination.
- Handicapped/disabled student will be provided a writer by the University on the recommendation of Chairperson of the Department concerned. The writer shall be having a level of education lower than that of the candidate. He/she would be allowed 45 minutes over and above the stipulated time for solving the question paper.
- Grades and Promotion
- The minimum passing marks for each course shall be 50%.
- A student obtaining 40% to 49% marks in a course shall be awarded 'D' grade only for the purpose of promotion to the next semester; however, it is mandatory on the part of student to improve the “D” grade.
- A student failing to complete required credits in maximum residency of the program (i.e 7 academic years for BSc Engineering and 3 academic years for MA/MSc) shall cease to be the student of the University.
- A separate transcript for the period of studies will also be issued to student on request showing the credits completed and grades obtained in courses on the payment of transcript fee. Transcript will bear the signatures of the Controller of Examinations. However, Provisional Certificate will be signed by the Controller of Examinations and the respective Dean.
- There shall be no re-evaluation of answer books. A student may, on payment of prescribed fee, within thirty days from the date of declaration of the result, get the answer books re-checked for any numerical error like transfer of marks and/or totaling which will be done by the examination office; however, for the discrepancy like unmarked question/portion the case will be sent to the Chairperson of the concerned department. Errors and omissions, if any, shall be rectified. The answer books used in the examination and the students' attendance sheets after a period of one year will be disposed off.
- Grading System
The students are awarded grades i.e. A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D and F as per following equivalence:
- The “D” grade is mandatory to be improved for becoming eligible for the award of degree.
- “I” grade is not counted in calculation of CGPA.
- Conduct f Viva Voce
Viva Voce Examination date will be announced by the department concerned.
A student will be placed on “Probation” if his/her CGPA at the end of an academic year is between 1.75 and 1.99 (both inclusive).
- Academic Relegation
- “Academic Relegation” means that a student will have to repeat the previous academic year (all courses) by joining a junior entry/batch.
- A student shall be academically relegated if he/she has the CGPA below 2.0 at the end of two consecutive academic years.
- A student shall be academically relegated if his/her CGPA is below 1.75 in any academic year.
- “Academic Dismissal” implies that the student is removed from the University nominal roll and ceases to be a registered student of the University due to academic deficiency.
- A student will undergo academic dismissal if he/she fails to achieve a CGPA of 2.0 at the end of academic year in which he/she was placed on relegation.
- A student who does not attend two consecutive semesters and is not in contact with the University management his/her name shall be struck off from the roll of the University; however, he/she may seek readmission in the same semester(s) as and when offered.
Admission in the first semester, without going through the admission process, is granted to only those undergraduate students who have been dismissed on academic grounds but only for once as fresh admission.
- Incomplete (I) Grade
A student may be awarded “I” grade in a course, if he/she cannot take the End-Semester Examination due to permissible reasons (accidental/medical/religious) reported timely. The Chairperson of the concerned department shall decide whether the reason was permissible or not. The appeal may be filed with the Dean of faculty concerned whose decision shall be final.
A student awarded “I” grade in a course may appear in the End-Semester Examination of that course whenever held in a summer semester and/or when the examination schedule makes it possible for the student to take the examination after completing the requirements which make him/her eligible to appear in the examination to the said course. However, in such case, the student's previous attendance and pre-final results of semester exam and quizzes/assignments (sessional work) shall stand valid.
- Repeating Courses/Improving Grades
- If a student obtains “F”/”D” grade in any course, he/she shall have to repeat that course. Similarly, whenever a student obtains a grade lower than “B”, he/she can improve the grade. A student of BSc Engineering shall be allowed to improve maximum of 6 courses.
- An academically deficient student who is within minimum residency shall be allowed to repeat/improve the courses during summer semester only. While academically deficient casual student who has completed minimum residency shall be allowed to repeat/improve the courses either during summer schedule make it possible for him/her to register himself/herself for the courses. In case of Repetition/Improvement of a course, the student shall have to pay Course Registration and Examination Fee as prescribed by the University.
- As soon as student improves a course, his/her previous grade for that course shall be cancelled, and latest grade earned by the student shall be substituted and considered for the computation of CGPA. It shall be noted that a student can only improve a grade lower than “B”; however, the improved grade should not exceed from “B”.
- A student shall not be allowed to improve his/her CGPA once he/she attains minimum of 2.00 CGPA after minimum residency period, provided there is no “F”/”D” grade in courses required for the award of degree.
- Withholding of Program’s Final Semester Result
- The result of program's final semester examination of a student, who is allowed to appear in the final semester examination while carrying “F”/”D” grade courses in lower semesters, shall not be declared till he/she has cleared all courses of lower semesters. His/her program's final semester result will be declared with the session in which he/she clears his/her last course of the degree program.
- The Dean may withhold the declaration of the program's final result of a student who has not met all the required conditions of the program completed.
- Award of the Degree
The University of Wah shall award the degree to the student who fulfills the following conditions:
- Has successfully completed/passed total credit hours/courses of the degree program within the prescribed duration of the degree.
- Has scored a final Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.00 out of 4.00.
- Gold Medal
The student who secures 1st position in degree program in terms of CGPA, will be awarded a gold medal and a certificate to this effect, provided that:
- He/she has obtained minimum CGPA 3.5/4.00 which is required for all programs except for Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities where minimum CGPA is 3.25/4.00.
- His/her minimum class size should be in line with the award of merit scholarship guidelines.
- He/she did not fail/improve any course.
- He/she has completed the degree in minimum residency.
- He/she had a good conduct and behavior during the stay for the degree to be certified by the Dean concerned.
- In case of more than one student obtaining equal CGPA, decision will be made in favor of the student who obtained higher aggregate marks in the degree program; however, if such students obtain equal marks, gold medal will be awarded to all such contestants.
The University holds formal commencement annually for the award of degrees and certificates to its graduates. The University may, however, issue Provisional Certificates/Academic Degrees (on payment of prescribed fees) during the interim period between the graduation of a student and holding of the next commencement.
- Eradication/Controlling of Unfair Means during
In accordance with the functions of the University (e) and the power and the duties of Academic Council (2-c) as given in the University of Wah Act, 2009, the University has constituted the Unfair Means Control Committee to deal with the cases pertaining to the use of unfair means by the students in the examination as per prescribed regulations.
All cases related to use of unfair means will be reported to the Unfair Means Control Committee through Controller of Examinations, UW for disposal. Students are urged to stay away from the use of unfair means and be familiar with the University policy on the subject.
The situation prevalent due to COVID-19 may necessitate modifying the above given policies, rules and regulations which cannot be foreseen now. The changes/amendments/fresh instructions, if required, would be issued in line with the policies of Govt of Pakistan, Govt of the Punjab, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Punjab Higher Education Commission, Punjab Higher Education Department, Board of Governors, and various Accreditation Bodies/Councils.