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					                  POST GRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Special Regulations for P.G. Programmes through Modular Based Credit
Banking Scheme effective from the academic year 2007- 2008.


In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires:

     i.   “Programme”        means    Post   Graduate     Degree    Programme
          M.E. ( Structural Engineering, Thermal Engineering , Power Systems
          Engineering, Embedded System Technologies , Communication Systems,
          Computer Science and Engineering and Pervasive Computing
          Technologies ) through Modular Based Credit Banking scheme.

 ii.      “Specialization” means the discipline of the Post Graduate Degree

 iii.     “Course” means a Theory or Practical subject that is normally studied in
          a semester,like Pervasive Computing, Information Security etc.

 iv.      “Nodal Centre” means the College / organization that offers this

 v.       “Chief Coordinator” means the senior faculty nominated by the
          authorities of ANNA UNIVERSITY,TIRUCHIRAPPALLI to monitor and
          implement the programme offered through Modular Based Credit Banking

 vi.      “Nodal Coordinator” means the Head of the Nodal Centre who is
          responsible for all academic activities of that centre / college and for
          implementation of relevant rules of this Regulation.
vii.    “Course Coordinator” means the senior faculty nominated by the
        authorities of ANNA UNIVERSITY,TIRUCHIRAPPALLI to organize and to
        monitor the progress of the courses offered and to be the default member
        of the class committees.

viii.   "University" means ANNA UNIVERSITY, TIRUCHIRAPPALLI.


        M.E. programme through Modular Based Credit Banking Scheme for a
        minimum duration of 3 years (6-semesters)


        The candidates selected for the M.E. programme under the credit-banking
        scheme shall credit the courses through the following modes of study.

              Part-Time-Day-Time (PTDT)
              CD-based Instruction and Content (CDIC)
              Faculty Development Programme (FDP)

        The course contents are made available in the form of CDs.

        To augment PTDT and CDIC modes of study, FDP will be conducted and
        the candidates are required to attend the classes on each and every day
        when the Faculty Development Programme is being offered.

2.2.1 Part-Time-Day-Time (PTDT)
        In this mode of study, the candidates are required to attend classes as per
        the academic schedule prepared by Anna University, Tiruchirappalli.

2.2.2 CD based Instruction and Content (CDIC)
        In this mode of study, all the instructions and course contents will be
        provided in CDs to candidates periodically. CDIC mode of study offers the
        contents for the courses through CDs that keeps the programme in pace.

2.2.3 Faculty Development Programme (FDP)
        In this mode of study, the candidates are required to attend classes,
        offered through FDP as per the academic schedule prepared by the Chief
        Coordinator of this programme in consultation with the Nodal Coordinators
        and Course Coordinators.
      The mode of conducting the Faculty Development Programme is as

                                   I                 10
                                  II                  9
                                  III                 9
                                  IV                 10
                                  V                   6


2.3.1 Candidates for admission to the first semester of the M.E. programme
      through Modular Based Credit Banking Scheme shall be required to have
      passed an appropriate Degree Examination of Anna University as
      specified in Table-1 or any other examination of any University or authority
      accepted by the Syndicate of Anna University, Tiruchirappalli as
      equivalent thereto. In addition to that (as per the special regulations) candidates for
             admission shall be teachers working in any of the recognized
             Polytechnic college of Tamil Nadu with a minimum of one year
             teaching experience. The selection for admission / enrollment to this programme is
             based on the percentage of marks and teaching experience. The admission / enrollment to this programme ceases
             automatically if the candidate quits the teaching job from the
             Polytechnic College.

2.3.2 However, the Syndicate of the University may decide to restrict admission
      in any particular year to candidates having a subset of qualifications
      prescribed in Table-1.
2.3.3 Not withstanding the qualifying examination the candidate might have
      passed, he/she shall have a minimum level of proficiency in the
      appropriate programme/courses as prescribed by the Syndicate of the
      University from time to time.

2.3.4 Eligibility conditions for admission such as class obtained, number of
      attempts in qualifying examination and physical fitness will be as
      prescribed by the Syndicate of the University from time to time.

2.3.5 Candidates should satisfy other conditions regarding experience;
      Sponsorship etc. as prescribed by the Syndicate from time to time.

2.3.6 The admission for this programme will be done by “The Director
      (Admissions)”, Anna University, Tiruchirappalli.

2.3.7 Every semester, the candidate must forward the application / registration
      form to the Chief coordinator through the Head of the Institution, in which
      he / she is currently working.

2.3.8 The candidate has to register all the courses prescribed for the particular
      semester. Cancellation of registration is applicable only when the request
      is made within two weeks of time from the admission. Cancellation and
      refund fee will be as per the rules of Anna University, Tiruchirappalli.

2.3.9 The candidates admitted to this programme are deemed to be the
      students of Anna University, Tiruchirappalli.

2.3.10 Students admitted under this programme are governed by the Regulations
       framed by the Academic Council of the Anna University, Tiruchirappalli.

2.3.11 A candidate seeking admission to this programme, shall be allotted to the
       nearest nodal centre.


3.1   The minimum and maximum period for completion of this P.G. Degree
      Programme is 6 semesters and 14 semesters respectively.

3.2   The P.G. Programme will consist of

                   core courses
                   elective courses
                   project work
      The Programme will also include projects / seminars / practical / practical
      training, if they are specified in the Curriculum.

3.3   The Curriculum and Syllabi of this P.G. Programme shall be approved by
      the Board of Studies, Anna University, Tiruchirappalli.

3.4   The number of credits to be earned for the successful completion of the
      programme shall be as specified in the Curriculum.

3.5   The Faculty Development Programme may be conducted once in a
      semester with a minimum duration of 6 working days and a maximum
      duration of 10 working days based on the number of credits of the
      respective semester. The morning and afternoon sessions shall have 3
      hours each.

3.6   The electives from the curriculum are to be chosen with the approval of
      the Nodal coordinator of the centre.

3.7   Project work

3.7.1 Project work shall be carried out under the supervision of a qualified
      teacher in the concerned department of the Nodal Centre or prescribed by
      the Nodal coordinator.
3.7.2 A candidate may, however, in certain cases, be permitted to work on the
      project in an Industrial / Research Organization, on the recommendation
      of the Nodal Co-ordinator. In such cases, supervisor of the department
      and an expert from Industry / Research organization shall jointly supervise
      the Project work and the candidate shall be instructed to meet the
      supervisor periodically and to attend the review committee meetings for
      evaluating the progress.
3.7.3 The project work of the programme during Phase-I shall be evaluated
      through continuous assessment and Viva-Voce at the end of Phase-I.

3.7.4 The Project work (Phase-II) shall be pursued for a minimum of 16 weeks
      during the final semester.
3.7.5 The evaluation of the Project work will be based on the project report and
      a Viva-Voce Examination by a team consisting of the Supervisor, a
      common Internal Examiner and a common External Examiner. The
      weightage will be 50% for internal assessment, 20% for project report and
      30% for the viva-voce examination.
3.7.6 The Project Report shall be prepared according to the guidelines
      approved by     Anna University, Tiruchirappalli, duly signed by the
      supervisor(s) and the Nodal Co-ordinator and shall be submitted to the
      Chief Coordinator.

3.7.7 If a candidate fails to submit the project report on or before the specified
      deadline, he / she is deemed to have failed in the Project Work and shall
      re-enroll the same in a subsequent semester. This applies to both Phase–I
      and Phase–II.
3.7.8 A candidate who has acquired the minimum number of total credits
      prescribed in the Curriculum for the award of the Masters Degree will not
      be permitted to enroll for more courses to improve his/her cumulative
      grade point average.

3.7.9 The medium of instruction, examination, seminar and project / thesis /
      dissertation reports will be in English.

3.7.10 Two project review meetings shall be conducted at the Nodal Centre and
       projects are to be evaluated by a three-member project committee
       constituted by Nodal Coordinator. A report on evaluation shall be sent
       periodically to the Chief Coordinator.

4. Nodal Centres

              In order to provide individual support to the learners, the University
      Authorities shall create various nodal centres. These centres are the
      contact points for the students on all the major aspects of the programme.
      These include Counseling sessions, practical, library facilities,
      disseminating information and facilities for audio-visual training aids. The
      Nodal Centres are also equipped with books on the subjects of the
      programme and the books will be accessible to the students during their
      visits to the Nodal centres. All the important communications are sent to
      the Nodal Coordinators. The Nodal Coordinators would display a copy of
      such important circulars/notifications on the notice board of the Nodal
      Centre/Web for the benefit of all the students. The Nodal Coordinators are
      required to provide advance information about assignments, submission of
      examination forms, list of students admitted to a particular examination,
      project work related details, declaration of results and the like.

5. Nodal Coordinator

             The Nodal Coordinator helps the students in pursuing their
      courses of study and provides general advices on the academic
      programmes; The Nodal Coordinator shall periodically monitor the courses
      taken by the students, check the attendance and progress of the students
      attached to the centre. The Nodal Coordinator is expected to submit
           periodical progress report about the students and implementations details
           to the Chief Coordinator.

6. Course Coordinator

           Each common theory course offered to more than one Nodal Centre shall
           have a “Course Coordinator” among all the teachers teaching the common
           course in different Nodal Centres. The Course Coordinator shall be
           nominated by the Chief Coordinator.

7.        Class Committee

     7.1 A class committee is constituted by the Chief Coordinator.The Nodal
         Coordinator may participate in the class committee.

       The functions of the class committee include

          Resolving academic issues experienced by students in the class room and
           in the laboratories.
          Clarifying the regulations of the degree programme and the details of rules
          Informing the student representatives the academic schedule including the
           number of assessments, their schedules and the syllabus coverage for
           each assessment.
          Informing the student representatives the details of regulations regarding
           the weightage used for each assessment. In the case of practical courses
           (Laboratory/project work/seminar etc.) the breakup of marks for each
           experiment/exercise/module of work, should be clearly discussed in the
           class committee meeting and informed to the students.
          Analyzing the performance of the students of the class after each test and
           finding the ways and means of solving problems, if any.

7.2        The Nodal coordinator is required to prepare the minutes of every
           meeting, submit the same to the Chief Coordinator within two days of the
           meeting and arrange to circulate among the concerned students and
           teachers. If there are some points in the minutes requiring action by the
           Chief Coordinator, the same shall be brought to the notice of the Chief
           Coordinator by the Nodal Coordinator.

7.3        The first meeting of the class committee shall be held within one week
           from the date of commencement of the semester, in order to inform the
           students about the nature and weightage of assessments within the
           framework of the Regulations. Two or three subsequent meetings may be
      held at suitable intervals. During these meetings the student members
      representing the entire class, shall meaningfully interact and express the
      opinions and suggestions of the class students to improve the
      effectiveness of the teaching-learning process.

8.0 PROCEDURES          FOR     AWARDING         MARKS        FOR      INTERNAL

8.1   Every teacher is required to maintain „ATTENDANCE AND
      ASSESSMENT RECORD' which consists of attendance marked in each
      lecture or practical or project work class, the test marks and the record of
      class work (topic covered), separately for each course. This should be
      submitted to the Nodal Co-ordinator periodically for checking the syllabus
      coverage and the records of test marks and attendance. The nodal co-
      ordinator shall put his signature and date after due verification. At the end
      of the semester, the record should be verified by the Chief Coordinator
      who will keep this document in safe custody (for five years). The
      University or any inspection team appointed by the University may inspect
      the records of attendance and assessment of both current and previous

8.2   Theory Courses

      Two tests each carrying 100 marks shall be conducted by the nodal
      centre. The total marks obtained in both tests put together, shall be
      reduced to 20 marks and rounded to the nearest integer.

8.3   Practical Courses

      Every practical exercise / experiment shall be evaluated based on conduct
      of experiment / exercise and records maintained. There shall be at least
      one mid-semester test. The criteria for arriving at the internal assessment
      marks shall be decided by the Nodal Coordinator / Course Coordinator
      and shall be announced at the beginning of every semester.

8.4   Theory Courses with Laboratory Component

      If there is a theory course with Laboratory component, the mode of
      assessment will be decided by the Nodal Coordinator/Course Coordinator
      in consultation with the Chief Coordinator.

8.5   The maximum marks for each theory course shall be 100 comprising of 20
      marks for internal assessment and 80 marks for the end-semester
      examination. The maximum marks for each practical course shall be 100
        comprising of 20 marks for internal assessment and 80 marks for end-
        semester examination

8.6     Project Work:

        There shall be three assessments (each 100 marks) during the semester
        by a review committee. The student shall make presentation on the
        progress made before the committee. The Chief Coordinator of the
        programme shall constitute the review committee. The total marks
        obtained in the assessments shall be reduced to 50 marks and rounded to
        the nearest integer. This procedure applies to both Phase-I and Phase-II
        of Project work


9.1     A candidate is permitted to enroll the project work if he / she has earned
        the minimum number of 27 credits.

9.2    If the candidate has not earned the requisite minimum credits, he / she has
       to complete the arrears (at least to the extent of earning the minimum
       credits specified) and then enroll for the project work in the subsequent

9.3     In case of candidates not completing Phase-I of project work successfully,
        the candidates can undertake Phase-I again in the next semester. In such
        cases the candidates can enroll for Phase-II, only after successful
        completion of Phase-I.


        A candidate who has fulfilled the following conditions shall be deemed to
        have satisfied the requirements for completion of a semester.

10.1    Ideally every student is expected to attend all classes and secure 100%
        attendance.However, in order to allow for certain unavoidable reasons
        such as Medical/personal, the student is expected to attend at least 90%
        of classes including FDP.

10.2    However, a candidate who could secure attendance between 75% and
        above and less than 90% in the current semester due to medical reasons
        (hospitalization/accident / specific illness) with prior permission from the
        Nodal Co-ordinator shall be given exemption from the prescribed
       attendance requirement and he / she shall be permitted to appear for the
       current semester examination.

10.3   Candidates who do not meet the above requirements will not be permitted
       to write the end-semester examination and are not permitted to go to next
       semester. They are required to repeat the incomplete semester in the next
       academic year.

11.    REQUIRMENTS          FOR      APPEARING        FOR      END-SEMESTER

       A candidate shall normally be permitted to appear for the end-semester
       examination of the current semester if he / she has satisfied the semester
       completion requirements (vide Clause 10) and has enrolled for
       examination in all courses of that semester, as well as the arrears of the
       previous semesters.


       The examinations shall normally be conducted between October and
       December during the odd semesters and between March and May in the
       even semesters

12.1 There shall be one end-semester examination of 3 hours duration in each
      lecture based course and practical course.

12.2 The evaluation of the Project work will be based on the project report and a
     Viva-Voce Examination by a team consisting of the supervisor, a common
     internal examiner and an External Examiner.

12.3    If a student indulges in any malpractice during tests / examinations, the
       student shall be liable for punitive action as prescribed by the University
       from time to time.

12.4   For practical examinations (including project work) both internal and
       external examiners shall be appointed by the Chief Coordinator.


13.1   A Candidate who secures the letter grade other than „U‟, „I‟ and „W‟ in the
       course(s) shall be declared to have passed in the course(s).
13.1.1 If a candidate fails to secure a pass in a particular course it is mandatory
       that he / she shall register and reappear for the examination in that course
       during the next semester when examination is conducted in that course;
       he/she should continue to register and reappear for the examination till he
       / she secures a pass. However, the internal assessment marks obtained
       by the candidate in the first attempt shall be retained and considered valid
       for all subsequent attempts.

13.1.2 Candidates who had failed and earned poor internal assessment marks in
       a course, may be permitted, if they make a request to the Chief
       Coordinator through the Nodal coordinator to enroll, on payment of
       prescribed fees, and re-do such a course along with the regular class of
       juniors, as and when it is offered to juniors. The fresh internal assessment
       marks so earned will only be taken for all subsequent semester
       examinations. Candidates have to secure a minimum attendance of 90%
       course wise, while redoing; otherwise redoing of the course will become


      The following will be the weightages for different courses.

             i) Lecture or Lecture cum Tutorial based course:
                    Internal Assessments                    - 20%
                    Semester Examination                    - 80%

             ii) Laboratory based courses
                    Internal Assessment                       - 20%
                    Semester Examination                      - 80%

             iii)   Project work
                    Internal Assessment                       - 50%

                    Evaluation of Project Report
                    By external examiner                      - 20%

                    Viva-Voce Examination                     - 30%


15.1 All assessments of a course will be done on absolute marks basis.
   However, for the purpose of reporting the performance of a candidate, letter
   grades, each carrying certain points, will be awarded as per the range of total
   marks (out of 100) obtained by the candidate, as detailed below:
                  Letter grade        Grade Points     Mark Range
                          S                10            90 – 100
                          A                 9            80 – 89
                          B                 8            70 – 79
                          C                 7            60 – 69
                          D                 6            56 – 59
                          E                 5            50 – 55
                          U                 0              < 50
                          I                 0
                          W                 0

      The range of marks shall be slightly modified if required as per the class
committee recommendations, however, the letter grade „S‟ is fixed for the mark
range 90 – 100.
      The letter grade

                    “U”       denotes failure in the course.

                    “I”       denotes incomplete as per clause 10 and hence
                              prevented from writing Semester examination.

                    “W”       denotes withdrawal from the course

      After results are declared, Grade Sheets will be issued to each student,
      which will contain the following details:

      The list of courses enrolled during the semester and the grade scored.
      The Grade Point Average (GPA) for the semester; and the Cumulative
      Grade Point Average (CGPA) of all courses enrolled from first semester

      GPA is the ratio of the sum of the products of the number of credits of
      courses enrolled and the points corresponding to the grades scored in
      those courses, taken for all the courses, to the sum of the number of
      credits of all the courses in the semester.
                                  Sum of [C * GP]
                    GPA     =     ______________
                                     Sum of C

       CGPA will be calculated in a similar manner, considering all the courses
       enrolled from first semester. “U”, “I” and “W” grades will be excluded for
       calculating GPA and CGPA.

15.2   Whenever regular students are not there and only arrears students take
       up the examinations, the letter grades will be awarded based on the range
       of marks used in the immediately preceding end-semester examinations.


16.1   A candidate shall be declared to be eligible for the award of the Degree if
       he / she has
          o Successfully acquired the required credits as specified in the
            Curriculum corresponding to this programme within the stipulated
          o No disciplinary action is pending against him/her.

16.2   The Syndicate must approve the award of the degree.


17.1   A candidate who qualifies for the award of the Degree (vide clause 16)
       having passed the examination in all the courses in his/her first
       appearance within the specified minimum number of semesters securing a
       CGPA of not less than 8.50 shall be declared to have passed the
       examination in First Class with Distinction. For this purpose the withdrawal
       from examination (vide clause 18) will not be construed as an appearance.
       Further, the authorized break of study (vide clause19) will not be counted
       for the purpose of classification.

17.2   A candidate who qualifies for the award of the Degree (vide clause 16)
       having passed the examination in all the courses within the specified
       minimum number of semesters plus one year (two semesters), securing a
       CGPA of not less than 6.50 shall be declared to have passed the
       examination in First Class. For this purpose the authorized break of study
       (vide clause 19) will not be counted for the purpose of classification.

17.3   All other candidates (not covered in clauses 17.1 and 17.2) who qualify for
       the award of the degree (vide Clause 16) shall be declared to have
       passed the examination in Second Class.
17.4   A candidate who is absent in semester examination in a course / project
       work after having enrolled for the same shall be considered to have
       appeared in that examination for the purpose of classification.

17.5   A candidate can apply for revaluation of his / her semester examination
       answer paper in a theory course, within 2 weeks from the declaration of
       results, on payment of a prescribed fee through proper application to the
       Controller of Examinations through the Nodal Co-ordinator. The Controller
       of Examination will arrange for the revaluation and the results will be
       intimated to the candidate concerned through the Nodal Co-ordinator.
       Revaluation is not permitted for practical courses, and project work.


       A candidate may, for valid medical reasons, be granted permission to
       withdraw from appearing for any course or courses of only one semester
       examination during the entire duration of the degree programme. Also only
       one application for withdrawal is permitted for that semester examination
       in which withdrawal is sought.

       Withdrawal of application for examination shall be valid only if the
       candidate is otherwise eligible to write the examination and if it is made
       within the prescribed number of days prior to the commencement of the
       examination in that course or courses and also recommended by the
       Nodal Co-ordinator.

       Withdrawal shall not be construed as an appearance for the eligibility of a
       candidate for First Class with Distinction.


19.1   A candidate is not normally permitted to temporarily break the study.
       However if a candidate intends to temporarily discontinue the programme
       in the middle for valid reasons and to rejoin the programme in a later
       semester, he/she shall apply to     Chief Coordinator of this programme in
       advance, in any case, not later than the last date for enrolling for the
       semester examinations of the semester, through the Nodal
       Coordinator, stating the reasons therefore.

19.2   The candidate permitted to rejoin the programme after the break shall be
       governed by the rules and regulations in force at the time of rejoining.

19.3   The authorized break of study will not be counted for the duration
       specified for passing all the courses for the purpose of classification vide
       Clause 17.1 and 17.2.
19.4   The total period for completion of the programme reckoned from, the
       commencement of the first semester to which the candidate was admitted
       shall not exceed the maximum period specified in Clause 3 irrespective of
       the period of break of study in order that he/she may be eligible for the
       award of the degree (vide Clause 16).

19.5   If any student is detained for want of requisite attendance, progress and
       good conduct, the period spent in that semester shall not be considered
       as permitted „Break of Study‟ and Clause 19.3 is not applicable for this


       Every candidate is required to observe disciplined and decorous behavior
       both inside and outside the Nodal Centre and not to indulge in any activity
       which will tend to bring down the prestige of the University / Nodal Centre.
       In the event of an act of indiscipline being reported, the Chief Coordinator
       of this programme shall constitute a disciplinary committee consisting of
       senior faculty to inquire into the acts of indiscipline and to recommend
       suitable disciplinary action for approval and implementation.


       The University may from time to time revise, amend or change the
       Regulations, scheme of examinations and syllabi, if found necessary.

1     M.E. Structural Engineering            B.E. / B.Tech. in Civil

2     M.E. Thermal Engineering               B.E. / B.Tech ( Mech ./ Production / Auto/
                                             Marine/ Industrial/Manufacturing
3     M.E. Power Systems Engineering         B.E. / B.Tech (EEE/I&C)

4     M.E.      Embedded            System B.E. (EEE/ ECE/CSE/IT/I&C/E&I)
      Technologies                         B.Tech (IT/ Electronics/ Instrumentation)

5     M.E. Communication Systems             B.E. / B.Tech (ECE / Electronics/E&I)

6     M.E.   Computer      Science     and B.E. / B.Tech. ( EEE / ECE / Electronics / CSE
      Engineering                          / E&I / I&C / Instrumentation /IT )

                                             M.Sc. (2years / 5years) Software / IT /
                                             Computer Technology / CS / Computer

7     M.E.     Pervasive       Computing B.E. (EEE/ ECE/CSE/E&I)
      Technologies                       B.Tech (IT)