FIRST YEAR STUFF
Your four years here will be consisting of 8 academic semesters. Each semester will last roughly about 4 months. Each semester comprises a certain number of courses. Each of the courses have a value attached to them, and these are called credits. The credits assigned to particular courses can be found on the websites of the respective departments offering them. The three numbers found next to the course have special meaning. For example : ME202 FLUID MECHANICS AND MACHINERY (3-1-0) 4, means, it is a 4 credit course, being offered by the mechanical department, consisting of 3hr Lectures, 1hr Tutorial and 0hr Practical, per week. To obtain your Bachelor’s Degree, you will have to acquire a certain number of credits( usually 150-160) as required by your branch.
The first year curriculum is divided into two parts – Physics Cycle and Chem Cycle. Each has different subjects. The students are divided into sections based on their branches.Sections S1 to S6 will be made up of students of CH, CV, ME, MI, MT ( Ist Sem Physics Cycle, IInd Sem Chemistry Cycle). Sections S7 to S12 will be made up of students of CS, EC, EE and IT (Ist Sem Chemistry Cycle, IInd Sem Physics Cycle). From the batch of 2022, Program Specific Core Courses have been introduced. Program Specific Core will be done in D’ slot( i.e. 5 PM-6 PM), by the respective departments. Below is a list of PSC courses for the academic year 2018-19.
CV100 Civil Engineering Materials and Construction
MI101 Introduction to Mining Engineering
Computer Science And Engineering
CS112 Discrete Mathematical Structures
Electronics And Communication Engineering
EC101 Joy of Electronics and Communication
EC102 Linear Systems and Signals
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
EE101 Analysis Of Electric Circuits
EE143 Mathematics For Electrical Engineers
IT110 Digital System Design
IT150 Object Oriented Programming
CH150 Process Calculations
ME112 Materials Science and Engineering
ME113 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
Metallurgical And Materials Engineering
MT160 Introduction to Material Science & Technology
If you fail a course, a make-up exam is held shortly after the end-sems to give you another chance to pass. In the make-up exam, a ceiling is kept on the grade you get-not more than DD. If you fail the make-up exam as well, you will have to take the course again, either in the summer or in subsequent semesters. Maintain >=75% attendance in each course to avoid getting an FA grade
(Fail due to lack of attendance).
The grading system in NITK is relative. If a paper is tough for all, the ones who perform the best are given a 10. The department which is offering the course will decide the range of marks for a particular grade. You can get the following grades in a subject-
If your pointer is below 4 , you are declared failed in that particular subject.
Also, from the batch of 2022, B.Tech. Students can also register for Post Graduate courses as electives( from the B.Tech Curriculum 2018):
In exceptional situations, with prior approval of the concerned DUGC, a B.Tech. student can register for a postgraduate course as elective.
Minor programme in B Tech
a) A student in a particular discipline can take additional specified courses totaling 15 to 20 credits in other disciplines. If he/she gets a GPA of 7.0 in these courses, then it will find a mention in their grade cards and degree certificate.
b) A student can opt for Minors in Third Semester and register for Minor Courses from Third to Eighth Semesters. Students who have cleared all the courses of first and second semester in first attempt and have obtained a CGPA of 7.0 and above are eligible to register for minor courses.
c) Allotment of minor will be based on merit list prepared on the basis of CGPA at the end of second semester.
d) In case a student does not get a CGPA of 7.0 in minor courses, then these courses can be counted towards their elective credit requirement.
Honors programme in B Tech
a) A student in a particular discipline can take additional specified courses at postgraduate level in the same discipline totaling 15 to 20 credits. If he/she gets a GPA of 6.0 and above in these courses, then it will find a mention in their grade cards and degree certificate.
b) A student can opt for Honors in Third Semester and register for Honors Courses from Fifth to Eighth Semesters. Students who have cleared all the courses of first and second semester in first attempt and have obtained a CGPA of 8.0 and above are eligible to register for Honors courses.
c) In case a student does not get a GPA of 6.0 and above in Honors courses, he/she is not eligible to receive Honors degree. However, these courses may then be counted towards their elective requirement.
Here is how you calculate your CGPA--
SUMMATION( Credits per course * Pointer in the course)/Total number of credits