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B.Tech. Degree Program (CBCS) (Lateral Entry)Regulations-2019
(To come into effect from the batch admitted in the academic year 2019-2020)
CHOICE-BASED CREDIT SYSTEM
B.Tech(Lateral Entry) Degree Program is of three academic years with each academic year
being divided into two consecutive (one odd + one even) semesters.
Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) is a flexible system of learning and provides choice
for students to select from the prescribed elective courses. A course defines learning
objectives and learning outcomes and comprises of lectures/tutorials/laboratory work/field
work/projectwork/viva/seminars/assignments/presentations/self-study etc. or a combination
of some of these.
Under the CBCS, the requirement for awarding a degree is prescribed in terms of number
of credits to be completed by the students.
The CBCS permits students to:
i. choose electives from a wide range of elective courses offered by the Departments of
ii. undergo additional courses of interest
iii. adopt an inter-disciplinary approach in learning
iv. make the best use of expertise of the available faculty
2. Minimum Qualification
Engineering Diploma holders are admitted directly into B.Tech second year i.e. third
semester in their respective branches based on their ranks in A.P. Engineering Common
Entrance Test (APECET) conducted by Govt. of A.P. Admissions are made by the
3. Branches of Study
The branches of study in B.Tech Degree Program are
i) Chemical Engineering ii) Civil Engineering iii) Computer Science and Engineering iv) Electrical and Electronics Engineering v) Electronics and Communication Engineering vi) Mechanical Engineering
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Each semester shall consist of 18weeks with a typical academic work of 30 hours/week
equivalent to 90 instruction days. However, number of instruction days may be reduced to 72,
when necessary, with an increased number of instruction hours per course per week.
A unit by which the course work is measured. It determines the number of hours
of instructions required per week. One credit is equivalent to one hour of teaching
(lecture/tutorial) or two hours of practical work/field work per week.
6. Classification of Courses
Courses in the program comprise of Basic, Core, Elective and Audit courses.
Basic Courses may be of two types; Basic Sciences and Basic Engineering Sciences. These are
intended to consolidate the basic concepts.
These are the courses intended to knowledge development and enhancement in the chosen branch of
Elective courses are to be chosen from pool of courses. These courses
✓ Are supportive to the discipline of study
✓ provide an expanded scope
✓ enable an exposure to some other branch/domain
✓ nurture student’s proficiency/skill.
Courses outside the prescribed range of credits for students interested to supplement
7. Course Registration
Every student has to register for the set of Courses offered by the Department in that
Semester including those of Open Elective courses of the other Departments, Audit and
MOOCS with the total number of Credits being limited by considering the permissible
weekly contact hours (30/Week).
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8. MOOCS and e-Learning
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and e-learning platforms can be utilized for
learning the courses with the permission of the Head of the Department concerned.
Students can take any one open elective during 5th – 7th semesters from the list of courses
suggested by the department concerned by registering it as a MOOC of a minimum
duration of 8 weeks in SWAYAM(UGC)/Spoken-Tutorials(IIT-
Mumbai)/NPTEL(AICTE). The certificate issued by the above platform(s) shall be
submitted at the end of seventh semester in order to include it with an appropriate grade in
accordance with the Grading Pattern as specified in the Clause 15 as decided by the
department in the eighth semester marks statement.
Students who undergo summer internship of a duration of 8 weeks after 4th or 6th semester
shall submit a certificate from the organization concerned and present a seminar on the
internship in the beginning of seventh semester for its assessment and inclusion in the 7th
semester Marks Statement.
9. Credits required for Award of Degree
A student shall become eligible for the award of B.Tech degree, if he/she earns 123 credits
by passing all the basic, core and elective courses along with practicals prescribed for the
10. Scheme of Instruction
10.1 The Pass Board of Studies (BoS) of each Department shall formulate the scheme of
instruction and examination, and detailed syllabi for all the courses of the six
10.2 The detailed syllabus of each theory course shall be organized into five units of
11. Course Numbering Scheme
Each course number is denoted by eight alpha-numerals, four alphabets followed by three
Code of the
CO : Commerce
CE : Civil Engineering
CH : Chemical Engineering
CS : Computer Science and Engineering
CY : Chemistry
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EC: Electronics and Communication Engineering
EE : Electrical and Electronics Engineering
EO : Economics
MA : Mathematics
ME : Mechanical Engineering
PA : Public Administration
HT : History
PS : Psychology
BO : Biology
MG : Management
Type of the
HS : Human Sciences
BS : Basic Sciences
ES : Engineering Sciences
PC : Program Core
PE : Program Elective
OE : Open Elective
MC: Mandatory Course
AC : Audit Course
T: Theory X : Project work I : Internship
D : Design and Drawing
Semester 1,2, …
01, 02, …
12. Attendance Requirements
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12.1 A student is required to complete the study of the Program satisfying
the attendance requirements in all the Semesters within a maximum
period of six academic years from the year of admission to become
eligible for the award B.Tech degree failing which he/she forfeits
12.2 A student shall be detained in a Semester if he/she fails to satisfy the
attendance requirements given below:
i. A student shall attend at least 50 percent of the hours of
instruction taken by the teacher, in each course.
ii. A student shall attend at least 75 percent of the hours of
instruction taken for all the courses put together in that Semester.
12.3 The principal shall condone the shortage of attendance of a student
provided he/she satisfies the clause 12.2 (i) and obtains at least 65
percent of overall attendance.
12.4 A student who fails to satisfy the attendance requirements specified in
clauses 12.2 and 12.3 shall repeat that semester in the subsequent
academic years with the written permission of the Principal subject to
the clause 12.1.
12.5 A student shall not be permitted to study any semester more than
three times during the entire Programme of study.
12.6 A student who satisfies the attendance requirements specified in
either of the clauses 12.2 and 12.3 in any semester may be permitted
to repeat that semester canceling the previous attendance and
sessional marks of that semester with the written permission of the
Principal. However, this facility shall not be extended to any student
more than twice during the entire Programme of study as specified in
12.7 Gap year(s) shall be availed by the student himself/herself who wants
to pursue entrepreneurship by taking a break of one year at any time
after completing II year of study. A committee shall be constituted to
evaluate the proposal submitted by the student and decide on
permitting the student to avail the Gap Year. Students shall be
permitted to rejoin the succeeding year from the date of
commencement of class work and shall be under the academic
regulations in force at that time. Gap year may be extended by
another year (i.e. a total of two years) and shall not be counted for the
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maximum period of six academic years for the completion of the
13.1 Evaluation shall be done through Internal Tests and Semester End
Examination. For each theory course, there shall be two sessional tests.
Each test is of two hours duration carrying 40 marks. End-Semester
Examination is of 3 hours duration carrying 60 marks. Sessional marks for
a maximum of 40 shall be awarded based on the performance of the two
13.2 For each practical course except project work, the sessional marks for a
maximum of 40 shall be awarded based on the continuous assessment of
practical work by the teacher concerned. An End-Semester Examination
of 3 hours duration carrying 60 marks shall be conducted by two
examiners, one external and one internal appointed by the Principal. The
Principal shall appoint the external examiner from among the panel of
examiners recommended by the Chairman, BoS concerned. He shall
appoint the internal examiner nominated by the Head of the Department
13.3 The guide shall assess the progress of project work continuously and
award marks for a maximum of 40. A committee consisting of one
external examiner and two internal examiners from the department shall
value the project work and conduct viva-voce for a maximum of 60
marks.The Principal shall appoint the external examiner from among the
panel of examiners recommended by the Chairman, BoS concerned. He
shall appoint the internal examiner nominated by the Head of the
13.4 Sessional Test I shall be conducted in the middle of the semester i.e. after
the completion of 50 % of instruction days covering 50% of the syllabus.
13.5 Sessional Test II shall be conducted immediately after the completion of
the last instruction day covering the remaining 50 % of the syllabus.
13.6 An Semester-End Examination in each theory course shall be conducted
after the last working day of the semester covering the entire syllabus
prescribed for that course.
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13.7 It is mandatory for a student to attend both the sessional tests in each
theory course. The weighted average of the marks secured in two tests is
awarded as sessional marks. A weightage of 0.8 shall be assigned as for
the better performance of the two tests whereas for the other test it shall be
0.2. If a student is absent for any of the internal tests for whatsoever
reason, the marks awarded for that test shall be zero.
13.8 The students shall be permitted to verify the valuation of answer scripts of
13.9 The valuation and verification of answer scripts of Sessional Tests shall be
completed within fifteen days after the conduct of the respective Sessional
13.10 The valuation of End-Semester Examination answer scripts shall be
arranged by the Controller of Examinations as per the University
procedures in vogue.
14. Question Paper Setting
14.1 Model Question Paper for each theory course shall be prepared by the
teacher within 30 days from the commencement of the Semester and the
same shall be forwarded to the Controller of Examinations through the
Chairman, BOS concerned. Two questions shall be set from each unit of the
syllabus, out of which one question shall be answered by the student. Each
question of the unit carries a maximum of 12 marks. However, the
Chairman, BoS shall accord exception in question paper format, if
necessary. The question papers shall assess the understanding of the
concepts and their applications in solving problems and at least 50% of the
questions shall be numerical. Further, the question papers of design-oriented
courses shall assess the abilities of analyzing and evaluating design
14.2 For each theory course, the question paper shall be set by an external paper
setter. The Chairman, BoS shall recommend a panel comprising at least six
external paper setters for each theory course to the University. The
University shall arrange for setting the question paper by appointing one
external paper setter from that panel.
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15. Grading and Grade Points
Grade Point: It is a numerical weight allotted to each letter grade on a 10-point
Letter Grade:It is an index of the performance of students in a said course.
Grades are denoted by letters O, A+, A, B+, B, C, P and F.
Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA): It is a measure of student’s performance
in a semester.
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): It is a measure of overall
performance of a student over all semesters.
Letter Grades and Grade Points:
A 10-point grading system with the letter grades are as given below:
Grades and Grade Points
A student obtaining Grade F shall be considered failed and shall be required to
reappear in the Semester- end examination.
Computation of SGPA and CGPA
Letter GradeRange of Marks Grade Point
O (Outstanding) 91 - 100 10
A+(Excellent) 81 – 90 9
A(Very Good) 71 – 80 8
B+(Good) 61 - 70 7
B(Above Average) 51 - 60 6
C(Average) 41 - 50 5
P (Pass) 40 4
F(Fail) <40 -
Ab (Absent) - -
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SGPA is the ratio of sum of the product of the number of credits with the grade
points scored by a student in all the courses and the sum of the number of credits
of all the courses in the semester.
SGPA = =
iiii CGCS 1 1
where Ci is the number of credits of the i th course, Gi is the grade point scored in
the ith course and N is the number of courses in the semester
The CGPA is also calculated in the same manner taking into account all the
courses taken over all the semesters of the program.
CGPA = = =
iii CSC 1 1
where Si is the SGPA of the i th semester, Ci is the total number of credits in that
semester and M is the number of semesters.
SGPA and CGPA shall be rounded off to two decimal points and reported in the
In each semester, every student who satisfies the attendance requirements
has to register for the semester-end examination, failing which he/she shall
not be promoted to the next semester. Any such student who has not
registered for the semester-end examination in a semester shall repeat that
semester in the next academic year with the written permission of the
To pass a course in the program, a student has to secure a minimum of
40% of maximum marks in the semester-end examination and a minimum
Grade of P overall (both sessional and semester-end examination marks
put together). A student obtaining Grade F shall be considered failed and
shall be required to reappear for the semester-end examination. A student
shall not be allowed to reappear for the semester-end examination in a
course which he/she has already passed the course to improve the score.
15.3 A student who has failed in a course shall be allowed to reappear for the
semester-end examination as and when it is conducted in the normal
course. The Sessional Marks obtained by the student shall be carried over
for declaring the results.
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15.4 The semester-end examination in any course of a particular regulation
shall be conducted three times. Thereafter, the students who failed in that
course shall take the semester-end examination in the equivalent papers of
the subsequent regulation, suggested by the Chairman, BoS concerned.
16. Ranking and Award of Prizes / Medals
16.1 Ranks shall be awarded in each branch of study on the basis of Cumulative
Grade Point Average (CGPA) for the top three students.
16.2 The students who have become eligible for the award of the degree by
passing regularly all the six semesters shall only be considered for the
award of ranks.
16.3 Award of prizes, scholarships and other honors shall be according to the
rank secured by the student and in conformity with the desire of the
17. Grievance Redressal Committee
The Principal shall constitute a Grievance Redressal Committee of three Professors
from the faculty of the college for a period of two years. The senior most among
them shall be convener of the committee who receives the grievances from the
students and places the same before the committee for its consideration. The
committee shall submit its redressal recommendations to the Principal for his
18. Transitory Regulations
A student who has been detained in any semester of a particular regulation
for not satisfying the attendance requirements shall be permitted to rejoin
in the corresponding semester of the same regulation provided the clauses
12.1 and 12.5 hold good.
19. Amendment to Regulations
Sri Venkateswara University reserves the right to amend the regulations at any
time in future without any notice. Further, the interpretation of any of the clauses
of the regulations entirely rests with the University.
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