Faculty of Agriculture

 

Nomenclature of Degree for M.S. 

 

Master of Science in abbreviated form M.S.

 

Duration of Degree Programme

     

For M.S. programme:

 

a) An academic year is divided into two academic semesters, viz. First Semester and Second Semester. Each academic semester consists of 26 (twenty six) weeks of which classroom teaching will be for 16 weeks, 2 weeks for preparatory leave, 2 weeks for semester final examination, 3 weeks for result publication and 3 weeks for enrollment for the next semester.

b) The usual duration of M.S. degree programme will be of three semesters. A student has to complete the degree within five semesters from the date of his/her first enrollment in the respective programme. Normally 3rd semester would be his/her Thesis semester. However, enrollment in 4th and 5th semester needs prior approval from his/her Supervisory committee and Chairman of the respective Department. The Chairman shall report such extension to the Dean, Post graduate Studies.

c) If a student fails to obtain an M.S. degree within 5 (five) semesters from the date of his/her 1st admission to this progamme his/her admission shall stand cancelled.

d) A student having an M.S. degree from this University shall not be allowed for admission into another M.S. degree course of this University without lapsing two academic years.

e) If a student admitted for an M.S. degree programme fails to maintain GPA 2.5 in the first semester will not be allowed for admission in the same or any other Department of this University for M.S. programme without lapsing 2 academic years.

 

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English

 

Course Credit System

The course credit system involves course work with regular classes, assignments, quizzes, tests and examinations during and at the end of each semester. One contact hour in each week shall be considered as one credit hour. A course having one lecturer hour per week shall be considered as one credit hour course.

 

Courses Requirements:

 

For M.S. programme:

 

An M.S. degree programme must contain minimum 47 credit hours; at least 30 credit hours for courses, 1 credit hour for seminar course and 16 credit hours for the research work for Thesis.

Out of 30 credit hours of course work, a compulsory course of 18 credit hours must be chosen from the degree offering Department and elective courses of 12 credit hours may be chosen either from degree offering Department or other relevant Depa4rtments as recommended by the Supervisory Committee.

In addition to 30 credit hour course works, one seminar course carrying one credit hour must be completed before the submission of Thesis.

 

Grading System

                                                     

Marks Obtain

Latter Grade

Grade Point

80% or above

A+

(A plus)

4.00

75% to below 80%

A

(A regular)

3.75

70% to below 75%

A-

(A minus)

3.50

65% to below 70%

B+

(B plus)

3.25

60% to below 65%

B

(B regular)

3.00

55% to below 60%

B-

(B minus)

2.75

50% to below 55%

C

(C plus)

2.50

Below 50%

F

(Failed)

0.00

 

Examinations

 

There shall be three quizzes, one assignment, two mid semester tests and one final examination for each course in a semester. The mid-semester examination shall carry 40% (20% in each mid-semester) and the final examinations shall carry 40% of the total marks. The remaining 20% of the marks shall be assigned for quizzes (10%) and assignment (10%) given by the Course Teacher(s).

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