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(Applicable for the batches admitted from 2015-2016)



Kukatpally, Hyderabad - 500085




Kukatpally, Hyderabad-500 085



(Effective for the students admitted into I year from the

Academic Year 2015-16 and onwards)
1.0 Under-Graduate Degree Programme in Engineering & Technology (UGP in E&T)

JNTUH offers 4 Year (8 Semesters) Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) Degree Programme, under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) at its Constituent Autonomous College - JNTUH College of Engineering, Hyderabad, with effect from the Academic Year 2015 - 16 onwards, in the following Branches of Engineering …



Civil Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

2.0 Eligibility for Admission
2.1 Admission to the UGP shall be made either on the basis of the merit rank obtained by the qualifying candidate at an Entrance Test conducted by the Telangana State Government (EAMCET), OR the University, OR on the basis of any other order of merit approved by the University, subject to reservations as prescribed by the Government from time to time.

2.2 The medium of instructions for the entire UGP in E&T will be ENGLISH only.

3.0 B.Tech. Programme (UGP) Structure
3.1 The B.Tech. Programmes of JNTUH-CEH are of Semester Pattern, with 8 Semesters constituting 4 Academic Years, each Academic Year having TWO Semesters (First/Odd and Second/Even Semesters). Each Semester shall be of 22 Weeks duration (inclusive of Examinations), with a minimum of 90 Instructional Days per Semester.
3.2 UGC/ AICTE specified Definitions/ Descriptions are adopted appropriately for various terms and abbreviations used in these Academic Regulations/ Norms, which are as listed below.
3.2.1 Semester Scheme:

Each UGP is of 4 Academic Years (8 Semesters), with the year being divided into two Semesters of 22 weeks (  90 working days) each, each Semester having - ‘Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE)’ and ‘Semester End Examination (SEE)’. Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and Credit Based Semester System (CBSS) as denoted by UGC, and Curriculum/ Course Structure as suggested by AICTE are followed.

3.2.2 Credit Courses:

All Subjects/ Courses are to be registered by a student in a Semester to earn Credits. Credits shall be assigned to each Subject/ Course in a L: T: P: C (Lecture Periods: Tutorial Periods: Practicals Periods : Credits) Structure, based on the following general pattern ..

  • One Credit - for One hour/ Week/ Semester for Theory/ Lecture (L) Courses; and,

  • One Credit - for Two hours/ Week/ Semester for Laboratory/ Practical (P) Courses or Tutorials (T).

Other student activities like NCC, NSS, NSO, Study Tour, Guest Lecture etc., and identified Mandatory Courses will not carry Credits.

3.2.3 Subject/ Course Classification:
All Subjects/ Courses offered for the UGP are broadly classified as : (a) Foundation Courses (FnC), (b) Core Courses (CoC), and (c) Elective Courses (EℓC).

  • Foundation Courses (FnC) are further categorized as : (i) HS (Humanities and Social Sciences), (ii) BS (Basic Sciences), and (iii) ES (Engineering Sciences);

  • Core Courses (CoC) and Elective Courses (EℓC) are categorized as PS (Professional Subjects), which are further subdivided as – (i) PC (Professional/ Departmental Core) Subjects, (ii) PE (Professional/ Departmental Electives) , (iii) OE (Open Electives); and (iv) Project Works (PW);

  • Minor Courses (1 or 2 Credit Courses, belonging to HS/ BS/ ES/ PC as per relevance); and

  • Mandatory Courses (MC - non-credit oriented).

3.2.4 Course Nomenclature:
The Curriculum Nomenclature or Course-Structure Grouping for the each of the UGP E&T (B.Tech. Degree Programmes), is as listed below (along with AICTE specified % Range of Total Credits)…

S. No.

Broad Course Classification

Course Group/ Category

Course Description

Range of Credits


Foundation Courses


BS – Basic Sciences

Includes - Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Subjects

15% - 20%


ES - Engineering Sciences

Includes fundamental engineering subjects

15% - 20%


HS – Humanities and Social Sciences

Includes subjects related to Humanities, Social Sciences and Management

5% - 10%


Core Courses


PC – Professional Core

Includes core subjects related to the Parent Discipline/ Department/ Branch of Engg.

30% - 40%





PE – Professional Electives

Includes Elective subjects related to the Parent Discipline/ Department/ Branch of Engg.

10% - 15%


OE – Open Electives

Elective subjects which include inter-disciplinary subjects or subjects in an area outside the Parent Discipline/ Department/ Branch of Engg.

5% - 10%


Core Courses

Project Work

B.Tech. Project or UG Project or UG Major Project

10% - 15%


Industrial Training/ Mini- Project

Industrial Training/ Internship/ UG Mini-Project/ Mini-Project



Seminar/ Colloquium based on core contents related to Parent Discipline/ Department/ Branch of Engg.


Minor Courses

1 or 2 Credit Courses (subset of HS)



Mandatory Courses (MC)

Mandatory Courses (non-credit)


Total Credits for UGP (B. Tech.) Programme



4.0 Course Work

4.1 A student, after securing admission, shall pursue the B.Tech. UGP in a minimum period of 4 Academic Years, and a maximum period of 8 Academic Years (starting from the Date of Commencement of I Year).

4.2 Each student shall Register for and Secure the specified number of Credits required for the completion of the UGP and Award of the B.Tech. Degree in respective Branch of Engineering.
4.3 Each Semester is structured to provide typically 24 Credits (24 C), totaling to 192 Credits (192 C) for the entire B.Tech. Programme.

  1. Course Registration

5.1 A ‘Faculty Advisor or Counselor’ shall be assigned to each student, who will advise him about the UGP, its Course Structure and Curriculum, Choice/Option for Subjects/ Courses, based on his competence, progress, pre-requisites and interest.
5.2 Academic Section of the College invites ‘Registration Forms’ from students apriori (before the beginning of the Semester), through ‘ON-LINE SUBMISSIONS’, ensuring ‘DATE and TIME Stamping’. The ON-LINE Registration Requests for any ‘CURRENT SEMESTER’ shall be completed BEFORE the commencement of SEEs (Semester End Examiantions) of the ‘PRECEDING SEMESTER’.
5.3 A Student can apply for ON-LINE Registration, ONLY AFTER obtaining the ‘WRITTEN APPROVAL’ from his Faculty Advisor, which should be submitted to the College Academic Section through the Head of Department (a copy of the same being retained with Head of Department, Faculty Advisor and the Student).

5.4 A Student may be permitted to Register for his Subjects/ Course of CHOICE with a typical total of 24 Credits per Semester (Minimum being 20 C and Maximum being 28 C, permitted deviation being ± 17%), based on his PROGRESS and SGPA/ CGPA, and completion of the ‘PRE-REQUISITES’ as indicated for various Subjects/ Courses, in the Department Course Structure and Syllabus contents. However, a MINIMUM of 20 Credits per Semester must be registered to ensure the ‘STUDENTSHIP’ in any Semester.

5.5 Choice for ‘additional Subjects/ Courses’ to reach the Maximum Permissible Limit of 28 Credits (above the typical 24 Credit norm) must be clearly indicated, which needs the specific approval and signature of the Faculty Advisor/ Counselor.
5.6 If the Student submits ambiguous choices or multiple options or erroneous entries - during ON-LINE Registration for the Subject(s) / Course(s) under a given/ specified Course Group/ Category as listed in the Course Structure, only the first mentioned Subject/ Course in that Category will be taken into consideration.

5.7 Subject/ Course Options exercised through ON-LINE Registration are final and CAN NOT be changed, and CAN NOT be inter-changed; further, alternate choices will also not be considered. However, if the Subject/ Course that has already been listed for Registration (by the Head of Department) in a Semester could not be offered due to any unforeseen or unexpected reasons, then the Student shall be allowed to have alternate choice - either for a new Subject (subject to offering of such a Subject), or for another existing Subject (subject to availability of seats), which may be considered. Such alternate arrangements will be made by the Head of Department, with due notification and time-framed schedule, within the FIRST WEEK from the commencement of Class-work for that Semester.
5.8 Dropping of Subjects/ Courses may be permitted, ONLY AFTER obtaining prior approval from the Faculty Advisor (subject to retaining a minimum of 20 C), ‘within 15 Days of Time’ from the beginning of the current Semester.

5.9 For Mandatory Courses like NCC/ NSS/ NSO etc., a ‘Satisfactory Participation Certificate’ from the concerned authorities for the relevant Semester is essential. No Marks or Grades or Credits shall be awarded for these activities.

  1. Subjects/ Courses to be offered

    1. A typical Section (or Class) Strength for each Semester shall be 60.

6.2 A Subject/ Course may be offered to the Students, ONLY IF a Minimum of 20 Students (1/3 of the Section Strength) opt for the same. The Maximum Strength of a Section is limited to 80 (60 + 1/3 of the Section Strength).
6.3 More than ONE TEACHER may offer the SAME SUBJECT (Lab./ Practicals may be included with the corresponding Theory Subject in the same Semester) in any Semester. However, selection choice for students will be based on - ‘FIRST COME FIRST SERVE Basis and CGPA Criterion’ (ie., the first focus shall be on early ON-LINE ENTRY from the student for Registration in that Semester, and the second focus, if needed, will be on CGPA of the student).
6.4 If more entries for Registration of a Subject come into picture, then the concerned Head of Department shall take necessary action, whether to offer such a Subject/ Course for TWO (or multiple) SECTIONS or NOT .
6.5 In case of options coming from Students of other Departments/ Branches/ Disciplines (not considering OPEN ELECTIVES), PRIORITY shall be given to the student of the ‘Parent Department’ first.

  1. Attendance Requirements

    1. A student shall be eligible to appear for the End Semester Examinations, if he acquires a minimum of 75% of attendance in aggregate of all the Subjects/ Courses (excluding Mandatory or Non-Credit Courses) for that Semester.

    1. Condoning of shortage of attendance in aggregate up to 10% (65% and above, and below 75%) in each Semester may be granted by the College Academic Committee on genuine and valid grounds, based on the student’s representation with supporting evidence.

    1. A stipulated fee shall be payable towards condoning of shortage of attendance.

    1. Shortage of Attendance below 65% in aggregate shall in NO case be condoned.

    1. Students, whose shortage of attendance is not condoned in any Semester, are not eligible to take their End Examinations of that Semester, they get detained and their registration for that Semester shall stand cancelled. They will not be promoted to the next Semester. They may seek re-registration for all those Subjects registered in that Semester in which he got detained, by seeking re-admission for that Semester as and when offered; in case if there are any Professional Electives and/ or Open Electives, the same may also be re-registered if offered, however, if those Electives are not offered in later Semesters, then alternate Electives may be chosen from the SAME set of Elective Subjects offered under that category.

  1. Academic Requirements

The following Academic Requirements have to be satisfied, in addition to the Attendance Requirements mentioned in Item No.7.

8.1 A student shall be deemed to have satisfied the Academic Requirements and earned the Credits allotted to each Subject/ Course, if he secures not less than 35% marks (25 out of 70 marks) in the End Semester Examination, and a minimum of 40% of marks in the sum total of the CIE (Continuous Internal Evaluation) and SEE (Semester End Examination) taken together; in terms of Letter Grades, this implies securing P Grade or above in that Subject/ Course.

    1. A student shall be deemed to have satisfied the Academic Requirements and earned the Credits allotted to - Industry oriented Mini-Project/ Seminar, if he secures not less than 40% of the total marks (40 marks) to be awarded for each. The student would be treated as failed, if he - (i) does not submit a report on his Industry oriented Mini-Project, or does not make a presentation of the same before the Evaluation Committee as per schedule, or (ii) does not present the Seminar as required in the IV year II Semester, or (iii) secures less than 40% of marks (40 marks) in Industry oriented Mini-Project/ Seminar evaluations.

He may reappear once for each of the above evaluations, when they are scheduled again; if he fails in such ‘one reappearance’ evaluation also, he has to reappear for the same in the next subsequent Semester, as and when it is scheduled.

    1. A Student will not be promoted from I Year to II Year, unless he fulfils the Attendance and Academic Requirements and secures a total of 24 Credits out of 48 Credits of I Year, from all the relevant regular and supplementary examinations, whether he takes those examinations or not.

    1. A Student will not be promoted from II Year to III Year, unless he fulfils the Attendance and Academic Requirements and secures a total of 43 Credits out of 72 Credits upto II Year I Semester, from all the relevant regular and supplementary examinations, whether he takes those examinations or not.
    2. A Student will not be promoted from III Year to IV Year, unless he fulfils the Attendance and Academic Requirements and secures a total of 72 Credits out of 120 Credits upto III Year I Semester, from all the relevant regular and supplementary examinations, whether he takes those examinations or not.

8.6 A Student shall - register for all Subjects covering 192 Credits as specified and listed (with the relevant Course/ Subject Classifications as mentioned) in the Course Structure, put up all the Attendance and Academic requirements for 192 Credits securing a minimum of P Grade (Pass Grade) or above in each Subject, and ‘earn ALL 192 Credits securing SGPA  5.0 ( in each Semester), and CGPA (at the end of each successive Semester)  5.0’ , to successfully complete the UGP.

.7 After securing the necessary 192 Credits as specified for the successful completion of the entire UGP, an exemption of 8 secured Credits (in terms of two of their corresponding Subjects/Courses) may be permitted for optional drop out from these 192 Credits earned; resulting in 184 Credits for UGP performance evaluation, i.e., the performance of the Student in these 184 Credits shall alone be taken into account for the calculation of ‘the final CGPA (at the end of UGP, which takes the SGPA of the IV Year II Semester into account)’ , and shall be indicated in the Grade Card of IV Year II Semester; however, the Student’s Performances in the earlier individual Semesters, with the corresponding SGPA and CGPA for which already Grade Cards are given, will not be altered. Further, optional drop out for such 8 secured Credits shall not be allowed for Subjects/ Courses listed as … i) Laboratories/ Practicals, Industrial Training/ Mini-Project, iii) Seminar, iv) Major Project.

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If a Student registers for some more ‘extra Subjects’ (in the parent Department or other Departments/Branches of Engg.) other than those listed Subjects totaling to 192 Credits as specified in the Course Structure of his Department, the performances in those ‘extra Subjects’ (although evaluated and graded using the same procedure as that of the required 192 Credits) will not be taken into account while calculating the SGPA and CGPA. For such ‘extra Subjects’ registered, % marks and Letter Grade alone will be indicated in the Grade Card, as a performance measure, subject to completion of the Attendance and Academic Requirements as stated in Items 7 and 8.1 – 8.7 above.

8.9 Students who fail to earn 192 Credits as per the Course Structure, and as indicated above, within 8 Academic Years from the Date of Commencement of their I Year shall forfeit their seats in B.Tech. Programme and their admissions shall stand cancelled.
8.10 When a Student is detained due to shortage of attendance in any Semester, he may be re-admitted into that Semester, as and when offered, with the Academic Regulations of the Batch into which he gets readmitted. However, no Grade Allotments or SGPA/ CGPA calculations will be done for that entire Semester in which he got detained.
8.11 When a Student is detained due to lack of Credits in any year, he may be readmitted in the next year, after fulfilment of the Academic Requirements, with the Academic Regulations of the Batch into which he gets readmitted.
8.12 A student eligible to appear in the End Semester Examination in any Subject/ Course, but absent at it or failed (thereby failing to secure P Grade or above), may reappear for that Subject/ Course at the supplementary examination (SEE) as and when conducted. In such cases, his Internal Marks (CIE) assessed earlier for that Subject/ Course will be carried over, and added to the Marks to be obtained in the SEE supplementary examination, for evaluating his performance in that Subject.

  1. Evaluation - Distribution and Weightage of Marks

9.1 The performance of a student in each Semester shall be evaluated Subject-wise (irrespective of Credits assigned) with a maximum of 100 marks for Theory or Practicals or Seminar or Drawing/Design or Industry oriented Mini-Project or Minor Course, etc; however, the B.Tech. Project Work (Major Project) will be evaluated for 200 Marks. These evaluations shall be based on 30% CIE (Continuous Internal Evaluation) and 70% SEE (Semester End Examination), and a Letter Grade corresponding to the % marks obtained shall be given.

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