Regulation for Under Graduate Programme

(B.A./B.Com/B.Sc.-Honours/Regular)under CBCS pattern of Utkal university w.e.f. Admission Batch (2016-2017) for Affiliated Colleges (Applicable to Autonomous Colleges / Affiliated Colleges / DDCE)


1.1. Higher Secondary / +2 / Senior Secondary or any other equivalent examination passed from any Board / Council established by the Govt. of India or any State Govt. or any other equivalent examination recognized by Central Board of Secondary Education / Council of Higher Secondary Education, Govt. Of Odisha / Dept. of Higher Education / Dept. of Industry or any other Dept. of Govt. of Odisha or Utkal University. Those joining B.Sc. Programme must have passed the above examination under the faculty of Science / Technology / Engineering / Pharmacy etc. There shall be no such restriction for joining B.A. / B.Com. stream.

1.2. Students ordinarily may be selected for admission through Entrance Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview and / or a combination of these with due weightages to career to be decided by the Autonomous College or Director, Higher Education. DDCE would admit students on first come first serve basis. The Govt. of Odisha may lay down admission process for colleges under its control.

1.3. Admission Policy would be decided by the Academic Council of the respective Autonomous Colleges and for affiliated colleges Government will decide the admission policy.

1.4. Directorate of Distance & Continuing Education would decide its own admission policy.

2. Duration

2.1. At least three years of six semesters in toto. In case of professional courses the duration may be more as per the direction of regulatory bodies established under Law.
2.2. Odd semester is from June to December (i.e. 1st, 3rd & 5th semester). The examination shall be held normally in the month of November-December.

2.3. Even semester is from January to June (i.e., 2nd, 4th & 6th semester) The examination shall be held normally in the month of May-June. However the Final Semester shall be conducted in April and result shall be published by end of May.

2.4. A student would be required to complete the course within six academic years from the date of admission.

2.5. A student may opt for fast track of completing all the six semesters in two years provided she/he has at least 2(two) years industry / organizational experience after +2. Such permission would be granted at the discretion of the Principal of the Autonomous Colleges and DDCE. This clause shall not be applicable to affiliated, non autonomous colleges.

3.Compulsory Registration for 1st Semester :

  •  Registration for 1st semester is compulsory. A candidate admitted to +3 Courses but not registered for 1st semester examination, his/her admission will be automatically cancelled.

  •  A candidate may take a blank Semester: A blank Semester has to be clubbed with next Odd or Even Semester as the case may be i.e. 2nd, 4th and 6th / 1st, 3rd and 5th. The Hostel policy for blank semester is to be decided by colleges as per their suitability. Hostel accommodation cannot be claimed as a right for a blank semester. (Blank semester is not to be confused as repetition due to failure).

  •  75% attendance for non DDCE students is a requirement for being eligible to appear at Examination Up to 15% waiver may be granted by the College Principal at discretion on Health Ground or participation in sports, cultural activities, NCC and NSS activities etc.

  •  A student may clear backlog papers within 6 years. Improvement if any has to be completed within 4 years.

  • A student may register for extra credit i.e. register for additional papers under the same faculty or outside the faculty under an autonomous college or DDCE provided they are in a position to facilitate such teaching.

4.Weightage Distribution (Percentage) for Evaluation :

Theory Subjects
Mid Term Test Term End Total
20 80 100

Subjects with Practical

Unit Test Term End A-Theory B-Practical Total
20 50 30(20+10-Record) 100

Dissertation / Project

Identification Review of Methodology Findings Analysis Viva-Total of problem Literature voce

10 10 10 25 25 20 100

For the DDCE unit tests, quizzes, presentation, seminar etc. may not be introduced immediately.

5. Grading System

Grade Mark Secured from 100 Grade Points
Outstanding ‘O’ 90-100 10
Excellent ‘A+’ 80-89 9
Very Good ‘A’ 70-79 8
Good ‘B+’ 60-69 7
Above average‘B’ 50-59 6
Fair ‘C’ 40-49 5
Pass ‘D’ 30-39 4
Failed ‘F’ Below 30

N.B. A Candidate has to secure 30% or above to pass in each of the Papers.

  •  The candidate obtaining Grade-F is considered failed and will be required to clear the back paper(s) in the subsequent examinations within the stipulated time.

  •  The candidate securing ‘B’ Grade and above in Core/Honours papers in aggregate will be awarded Honours.

  •  The candidate securing ‘B+’ Grade and above in aggregate in first appearance will be awarded Honours with Distinction/Distinction (for pass/regular course).

  •  Any candidate filling the forms for appearing in back papers/improvement shall not be awarded Distinction.

  • A transitory letter grade I (carrying points 2) shall be introduced for cases where the results are incomplete. This grade shall automatically be converted into appropriate grade(s) as and when the results are complete.

  • A student’s level of competence shall be categorized by a Grade Point Average to be specified as :

SGPA - Semester Grade Point Average

CGPA - Cumulative Grade Point Average

  • (a) Point - Integer equivalent of each letter grade
  • (b) Credit - Integer signifying the relative emphasis of individual course item(s) in a semester as indicated by the Course structure and syllabus.
  • Credit Point - (b) X (a) for each course item
  • Credit Index -
  • Credit point of course items

  • Grade Point Average - Credit Index Credit
  • semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) = Credit Index for a Semester Credit
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) = Credit Index of all previous Semester up to the 6th Semester Credit

5.4 In addition to the points marks/percentage would also be awarded and shall also be reflected in the Mark Sheet.
5.5 The details of grading system shall be printed on the backside of University Mark-sheet.

6. Repeat Examination

6.1 A student has to clear back papers (i.e. in the paper/papers one has failed) by appearing at subsequent semester examinations within six years from the date of admission.

6.2 A student may appear improvement (repeat) in any number of papers in the immediate subsequent examination. The higher marks shall be retained.

6.3 Improvement has to be completed with 4 Yrs from the date of admission.

7.Hard Case Rule

7.1 2% of grade mark on the aggregate mark subject to maximum of 5(five) marks in single paper shall be given. This shall be applicable in each semester.

7.2 0.5 (point five percent) grace mark can be given for award of B Grade in each semester provided grace mark under 7.1 has not been awarded.