Full attendance and participation in a course is normally desired in the semester system. However, keeping in view various unforeseen circumstances, the following principles shall be followed:
a. It is mandatory for a student to maintain 70% (or above) attendance in a course in order to qualify for taking a semester examination. However, this is a minimum requirement to take the semester examination(s). If there is a written norm established by a department or given in the syllabus of a particular course, that policy takes precedence over this minimum requirement [for example, if a course syllabus states that 80% is required to take the examination], and that shall become the minimum for that course.
b. Students with attendance below the minimum requirement in one course but at or above that percentage in other courses shall be entitled to take his or her semester examination(s) in other courses (but not the one in which there is an attendance shortage).
c. Students shall be responsible for adhering to the attendance requirements as notified from time to time or outlined in the approved syllabus for each course. The student shall (as well) be responsible for the consequences of all class work, assessment exercises, and assignments missed due to absence (excused or unexcused) from the class.
d. On absence of 4.5 credit hours in a course work the undergraduate student will be issued warning by the instructor. On absence of 6 credit hours in a course work the graduate student will be issued warning by the instructor.
e. Cases with 20% absence will be forwarded to the Chairperson for issuance of warning.
f. Student will be dropped from the course on 30% absence in a semester.
g. Students participating in extra-curricular activities with the permission of the Department Chair on recommendation of the officer in charge of the relevant activity may be allowed late submission of assignments, etc.
h. In case a student fails to attend the classes below the minimum requirement in three or more courses during a semester, s/he shall be suspended from that semester and shall be required to repeat all courses in the subsequent semester(s), whenever offered, with payment of additional full fee for the courses thus repeated. Such student shall also be placed on Academic Warning onwards that may be removed on satisfactory performance till conclusion of the semester to follow; otherwise s/he shall be dropped from the rolls of the University.
i. In case a student is dropped from a course or University due to shortage of attendance, s/he shall be assigned a letter grade AW (Not with Failing Status) in the course(s) where the shortfall occurs and shall as well lose his/her right to any scholarship or tuition fee concession during that semester and / or the semesters to follow.
j. In case the attendance shortage occurs due to extra-ordinary circumstances beyond control of a student (like a medical emergency), the student may request for condoning the shortfall, to be supported by valid documentary evidence, to the Department Chair. The Department Chair may allow a relaxation of attendance up to 5% in a course to a student.
k. In case the attendance shortage occurs due to extra-ordinary circumstances beyond control of a student (like a medical emergency), the student may request for condoning the shortfall, to be supported by valid documentary evidence, to the Vice Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor may allow a further 5% relaxation in a case recommended by the Department Chair.