Schemes of Studies

Statutes:
  • The University offers courses leading to degree of B.Sc (Hons) Agric., S.Sc (Hons) Biotechnology, DVM, BBA (Hons), BS(CS) & BS (IT) in various specializations, under the semester system.
  • The duration of each Bachelor degree programme shall be four years (8 semesters) after F.A/Fsc., while the duration of DVM degree programme shall be five years (10 semesters).
  • There shall be two semesters (fall and spring) and, if and when necessary, a summer semester in an academic year can also be arranged.
  • Medium of instructions for teaching and examination shall be English except Islamic Studies and Pakistan Studies where urdu shall be the medium.
  • Islamic Studies shall be compulsory for Muslims with the option of taking Ethics for non-Muslims Students.
    1. Every student shall study all the subjects offered as listed in the relevant curricula. However, during the 5th, 6th and 7th semester of B.Sc (Hons) Agric. Degree programme each student shall take a minimum 5 credit hours as major subjects and 4 credit hours as elective.
    2. In B. Sc. (Hons) Agric. Part-III and BBA (Hons) Part-IV, a student shall seek admission to the specialization of his/her choice except B.Sc (Hons) Biotechnology, DVM, BS (CS) & BS IT which are composite degree.
    3. Granting of admission in specialization shall be considered by the concerned department in accordance with the suitability of the student for the specialization and the facilities available.
    4. After elective courses in consultation with the Chairman/Director of the concerned Department Institute.
    5. Students will not be allowed to change the elective subjects. There will be no credit for the courses dropped.
    6. Change of specialization will be allowed to students with consent of the concerned Chairman/Section Incharge and approval of the perspective Dean/Director within three weeks of the beginning of the classes of 3rd year (5th Semester).
  • The spring Semester shall normally start in the month of January and the Fall Semester in the month of August/September. In case the teaching in the University is suspended for some reason, the duration of the semester shall be extended for period of time elapsed.
  • Each Semester shall be of 18 weeks including registration and examination.
  • The University shall offer every required course at least once in an academic year.
  • The minimum requirements for each Bachelor degree Programme is as under.
    B.Sc (Hons) Agric. 149 credit hours
    B.Sc (Hons) Biotechnology. 149 credit hours
    DVM. 203 credit hours
    BBA (Hons). 132 credit hours
    BS(CS). 136 credit hours
    BS(IT). 133 credit hours
    1. A course having 4 credit hours means three lectures and one practical of 2 periods per week.
    2. A course having 3 credit hours means two lectures and one practical of 2 periods per week.
    3. A course having 4,3 and 2 credit hours with no practical means 4,3 and 2 lectures per week respectively.
  • Two examination shall be held in the theory part of each course, one iin the middle and the other at the end of the course, each covering half of the course.
  • If a course includes a Practical, the practical examination shall be held once, at the end of the course. A student shall have to pass theory as well as practical examination independently.
  • Where a course does not include a practical, the two theory tests shall carry 50% marks each.
  • Where a course includes a practical, the practical shall carry 30% of the marks and the two theory tests, 35% each.
  • A student of each degree programme of 1st year must pass each course with at least a ‘D’ grade and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 1.5. A student whose GPA is less than 1.5 at the end of 1st semester of 1st year may be prompted to 2nd semester on academic probation. At the end of the 2nd semester, the students must secure a minimum CGPA of 1.5 and must also have passed 50% of the courses failing which s/he will be given the option to get re-admission in the first semester of the same class or appear in the examination with regular students of the class to improve his/her grades for eligibility to admission in the next higher class in the following year.
  • From 2nd year onward of each degree programme a student shall maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 failing which the student shall be placed on probation for the next semester. If a student fails to bring up the CGPA of 2.5 during the semester of probation, s/he will be given the option to get re-admission in the first semester of the class to improve his/her grades for eligibility to admission in the next higher class in the following year. However admission will not be allowed in 3rd year until and unless s/he has cleared all subjects with CGPA of 2.0.
  • Students who obtained ‘D’ or ‘E’ grades will be allowed once to improve their grades. However, they will be exempted from re-attending the classes, but will be required to register themselves for those courses in which improvements is desired and will appear with the regular class in the mid term and final theory and practical exams.
  • A student is required to be registered in each semester, however, if s/he fails to get enrolled/registered for two consecutive semesters without justifiable and verifiable reason will loose the right for re-admission in the degree programme in which s/he was initially registered. The reason considered justifiable includes circumstances beyond his/her control such as judicial lock up or under treatment in the hospital. The intimation to this effect is obligatory to be given within 15 days to the Directorate of Teaching. Total duration for completion of Bachelor degree programmes including the missing semester shall however, not exceed 06 year.
For more information please contact:
Directorate of Advance Studies

Office phone: + 92 91 9218390 Ext: 3037
Fax: + 92 91 9218342
E-mail: aliawaisj@hotmail.com

Directorate of Teaching
Office phone: + 92 91 9216532 Ext: 3122
Fax: + 92 91 9218342, + 92 91 9216520
E-mail: munirkhan@aup.edu.pk

 


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