M.Tech. (By Research) in Information Science & Technology

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1. PREAMBLE:

These Regulations Governing the Degree of M.Tech (By Research) in Computer & Information Science – Amended 2018 have been framed with a view to fulfill the provisions in the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Tech (By Research) Degree) Regulations. They   also aim at ensuring a high standard for the M.Tech (By Research) conferred by the University.

2. TITLE:

These regulations shall be cited as Academic Regulations Pertaining to M.Tech (By Research) in Computer & Information Science of Srinivas University (2017 – 18 onwards).

3.  DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

There shall be two categories:

1) Full Time Course and

2) Part Time Course

Full Time Course:

The course shall extend over a period of two academic years and each year shall have the following schedule:

 First Year: 44 weeks duration

  • 16 weeks course work + 28 weeks for (Preparation, Examination), Case Study Presentation and Publications.

Second Year: 44 weeks duration

  • Review of literature + Proposal Submission + 2 Assignments + 2 research papers in Refereed Journals + 2 Paper Presentation in the Conferences with publication in ISBN Proceedings + Thesis Work.

Part Time Course:

(a) The course shall extend over 3 years.

(b) First & second year shall comprise of course work and

(c) The third year shall be entirely devoted to research, publications and thesis work.

4. PLACE OF WORK:

  1. Srinivas University-Full Time & Part Time
  2. For Lateral entry : Other Universities and Institutes which are considering as approved Research Centres – (Full Time working with minimum 12 Hours / Week R&D. Endorsement Certificate may be asked from the Host Institutes & Guides).
  3. Industries – Part Time only.

5. ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION:

(a) The candidates shall possess a  Degree in Engineering  /  Technology  or equivalent or M.C.A or M.Sc.( IT/CS/Maths) degree from any  recognized university with a minimum  CGPA  of  6.75  out  of  10  or  60% aggregate marks in both Bachelors and Masters Degree.

(b) For lateral entry, the candidates possessing M.C.A/M.Sc.(CS/IT) with Mphil or M.Sc./MCA with Ph.D. in Computer Science or M.Tech (CS/IT) or BE /B.Tech./MCA/M.Sc. (IT/CS/Maths) with 5 years experience in IT/ITES industry/research/Teaching Computer Science/ IT/ IT related subjects at PG level shall  be  eligible, subject to approval by the Admissions Committee. However, the candidates who have not undergone research coursework in M.Phil./Ph.D. have to pass the entire examinations of first year.

6.  ADMISSION PROCEDURE

All admissions shall be made through an entrance test conducted by appropriate body as approved by Srinivas University from time to time.

7. MAXIMUM PERIOD FOR COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAMME

  • The maximum duration for full time candidates shall be four years from the first year of admission to become eligible for the award of the Degree, failing which he/she may register once again as a fresh candidate.
  • Part-Time candidates shall be allowed a maximum of 6 years duration from the first year of admission to become eligible for the award of the Degree, failing which he/she may register once again as a fresh candidate.

8. MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

The medium of instruction and examination shall be English only

9. ATTENDANCE AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

A candidate shall be considered to have satisfied the requirement of attendance for a year if he/she attends not less than 85% of the number of classes actually held up to the end of the year in each of the subjects. However, the shortage of attendance of students whose attendance is 70% and above but below 85% may be condoned by the University on payment of condonation fee as prescribed by the University following the rules prescribed for condonation. A candidate who does not satisfy the requirement of attendance even in one subject shall not be permitted to take the whole examination of that year and he/she shall seek re-admission in any subsequent year.

10. COURSE PATTERNS AND SCHEMES OF EXAMINATIONS

I Year

S. No. Subjects Exam (Hours) Credits Marks

(50 IA + 50 University exams)

1 Research Methodology 2 6 100
2 Elective Course (Any 5) 2 30 500
3 Case Study and Publication in ISBN Proceedings or ISSN Journal on Software Company or an identified Topic, or a sanctioned patent 6 100
4 Case Study and Publication in ISBN Proceedings or ISSN Journal on an IT Enabled Service Company or Topic 6 100
Total 48 800

Elective Course

  1. Soft Computing
  2. Computer Vision
  3. Business Intelligence and its Applications
  4. Information & Network Security
  5. Advance Computer Network
  6. Advanced Software Engineering
  7. Advance Database Management System
  8. Computer Graphics & Visualization
  9. Advanced Algorithms
  10. Advances in Digital Image Processing
  11. Advances in Knowledge Data Discovery
  12. Advances in Web Intelligence Techniques
  13. Advances in System Software and Compiler Design
  14. Advances in Computer Architecture
  15. Pattern Recognition

II Year

S. No. Subjects Exam (Hours) Credits Marks
1. Review of literature/ Proposal Submission 06 100
2. Seminar Presentation/ Assignment on two different topics related to area of research 06 100
3. Two research papers in Refereed Journals/ Patents accepted based on his/her research work 09 150
4. Two Papers Presentation in the Conferences and publication in ISBN Proceedings or Edited books. 06 100
5. Evaluation of Thesis Work 30 500
6 Viva-voce (oral/written/online) 03 50
Total 60 1000

11. INTERNAL ASSESSMENT:

The internal assessment mark in each subject is out of 50 which is based on continuous evaluation. The criteria for the internal assessment will be internal test, assignments, minor projects, and attendance in the subject. The test shall be of 2 hours duration to be held during the year. The marks of the internal assessment shall be published on the notice board of the college for information of the students. In a year there will be at least two internal tests. The student who is absent for any of the internal examinations will be treated as ABSENT. A minimum of 50% of the marks allotted per subject is required in internal assessment. Student failing to get 50% in internal marks will have to reappear for the internal examination. Internal assessment marks shall be shown separately in the marks card. A candidate, who has failed or rejected the result, shall retain the internal assessment marks. 

12. MINIMUM FOR A PASS:

 The candidate shall be considered pass in the subject only when he scores minimum 50% in the University examination and 50% in the internal assessment. If a student fails to score 50% in either internal or University examinations he/she is deemed to be fail.  The maximum internal assessment marks is 50 in each subject. Same condition applies for all the papers including theory and practical.

If a candidate fails in any subject, either in theory or in practical, he/she shall be given one more attempt to write the examination in the failed subject soon after announcement of the results. Still if he/she fails in the re-attempt he/she should appear for that subject only at any subsequent regular examination, within the maximum period prescribed for completing the programme. He/she must obtain the minimum marks for a pass in that subject (theory and practical separately).

13. CARRY OVER :

Carry over facility is allowed subject to not more than two papers in the first year. However, the thesis cannot be submitted until successful clearing of all the papers.

14. Course Wise Grading of Students :

Letter Grades and Grade Points (GP) Based on the year performance, each student is awarded a final letter grade at the end of the year in each Course. The letter grades and the corresponding grade points are as follows:

The Srinivas University adopts absolute grading system wherein the marks are converted to grades, and every year results will be declared with semester grade point average (SGPA) and Cumulative Grade  Point Average (CGPA). The CGPA will be calculated every year.

The grading system is with the following letter  grades as  given below:

Grades and Grade Points

Level Out standing Excellent Very good Good Above Average Average Poor Fail
Letter Grade O S A B C D E F
Grade Points 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 00

A student obtaining Grade “F” shall be considered failed and will be required to reappear in the examination.

Such students after passing the failed subject in subsequent examination/s will be awarded with “E” grade irrespective of marks he/she scores in the subsequent examination/s.

Number of attempts taken to clear a subject/s shall be shown in the transcripts.

Level Out standing Excellent Very good Good Above Average Average Poor Fail
Letter Grade O S A B C D E F
Grade Points 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 00
Score (Marks) Range (%) ≥ 90 <90 <80

≥70

<70

≥60

< 60

≥50

< 50

≥45

< 45

≥ 40

<40

15. Computation of SGPA and CGPA

The following procedure is adopted to compute the Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA):

The 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 taken  by  a student  and the sum of  the  number of credits of all the courses undergone by a student, i.e

SGPA (Si) = ∑(Ci x Gi) / ∑Ci

where Ci is the number of credits of the ith course and Gi is the grade point scored by the student in the ith course.

The CGPA is also calculated in the same manner  taking into account  all the  courses  undergone by  a student  over all the years of a programme, i.e.

CGPA = ∑(Ci x Si) / ∑ Ci

where Si  is the SGPA  of the ith year and Ci is the total number of credits in that year.

The SGPA  and CGPA  shall be  rounded off to 2  decimal places and reported in the transcripts.

A student is considered to have completed a Course successfully or achieved a pass grade and earned the credits if he / she secures a letter grade other than F in that Course. A letter grade F in any Course implies a failure in that Course. A Course successfully completed cannot be repeated.

If a student gets a fail grade F in a course with theory components, then he/she has to reappear in the end year examinations. The detailed methodology of normalization of internal marks as well as marks in the end-year examinations shall be formulated by the Controller of Examinations.

To pass in a course with earnable credits a student has to score a minimum of 50% of the total normalized marks.

16. Declaration of Results

Controller of Examinations assigns letter grades and announces the results.

 17. Re-valuation of the answer scripts

In case any student feels aggrieved on the final outcome of the assessment in the course, the student shall apply to the Controller of Examinations, along with the prescribed fee, for the re-valuation of examination answer script, within the stipulated time after the announcement of the results of the examinations. The Controller of Examinations shall facilitate the re-valuation.

18. Grade Card

 The grade card will be issued by the Controller of Examinations at the end of the year. It will contain the credits for each course registered for that year, letter grade obtained in each course, attendance code in each course, total number of credits earned by the student up to the end of that year in each of the course categories, and the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of all the courses taken from I year onwards for regular students and from II year onwards for lateral entry students. For lateral entry students are provided with the grade cards for second year only.

19. REJECTION OF RESULTS:

A candidate may be permitted to reject the result of the whole examination of any year. Rejection of result paper-wise/subject-wise shall not be permitted. A candidate who has rejected the result shall appear for the immediately following regular examination.

The rejection shall be exercised only once in each year and the rejection once exercised cannot be revoked.

Application for rejection along with the payment of the prescribed fee shall be submitted to the Registrar (Evaluation) through the College of study together with the original statement of marks within 30 days from the date of publication of the result. A candidate who rejects the result is eligible for only class and not for ranking.

 
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