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Academic & Rules For Students

The students of SIMT have been given a unique opportunity to join an establishment committed to the pursuit of quality education. To develop an environment conductive for education enhancement it is necessary that they abide by these rules and regulations.

Academic


1. General

English is recognized as the universal language of communication. Therefore, it has been adopted as the language of instruction at SIMT. Students are also expected to communicate / respond in English while in the campus.

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2. Semester System

The institute operates on a trimester system. Duration of each semester is as follow:

Spring ------ Jan to May
Summer ------ June to July
Fall ------ Aug to Dec

Duration of ‘Fall and Spring’ Semesters is 16-18 Weeks, While that of ‘Summer’ is 8-10 Weeks.

Regular class attendance and lab work is compulsory. 80% attendance is mandatory and students withmore than 20% absences in a course will be disqualified from the final exams and will receive F grade. Suggested distribution of a courses mark is as follows. –

1   Class participation 5%
2   Assignment/Surprise quizzes/Presentation 15%
3   Two pre-announced quizzes in 4th and 12th week arranged by teacher 10% 10%
4   Mid Term Exam 20%
5   Final Exam 50%

Credit Hours

One credit hour in theory is equivalent to one contact hour per week for full duration of semester. One credit hour in practical is equal to two hour lab sessions per week.


Course Load

Course load is defined as the number of credit hours for which a student is registered in a semester. The academic course load for individual students varies according to his/her G.P.A. In the first semester the course load for individual students is pre-assigned by the academics department and it may vary between 2 and 5 courses.


Pre-Requisites

Some courses have pre-requisites which must be cleared first. Failure to clear pre-requisites will result in the course being cancelled and F grade being recorded.

 


Grading

Grade Grade Points Percentage Obtained in a Semester System
A 4.00 85 and above
A- 3.66 80-84
B+ 3.33 75-79
B 3.00 71-74
B- 2.66 68-70
C+ 2.33 64-67
C 2.00 61-63
C- 1.66 58-60
D+ 1.3 54-57
D 1.00 50-53
Fail 00 Below 50

Semester Grade Points Average (GPA) is computed as follows.


GPA = Sum of (credit hour x grade point)
Total credit hours


Selection Of Course / Program Planning


Program Coordinator is available to advise the students in selection of core / elective / pre-requisite courses.