Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University is a newly established university in Telangana State & came into existence as per G.O. Ms. No. 31 and 32 Dt. 22-12-2014 (Agril. & Co-operation (HS) Department) Govt. of Telangana and started functioning from the academic year 2014-15.
These Regulations shall be called “The SKLTSHU Regulations, 2014-15” governing the under graduate courses of study leading to the award of the degree of B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture. These Regulations shall apply to the students admitted from the academic year 2016-17 onwards.
Admission including selections to the under graduate courses, ordinarily made in the beginning of the rst semester of the academic year, shall be in accordance with the regulations laid down from time to time by the University.
The fee for application, semester fee, special fee, examination fee and other fee shall be as prescribed by the University from time to time.
The academic year of the University shall ordinarily consist of two semesters.
A semester shall consist of 110 instructional days except during the rst semester.
Each credit hour represents one hour lecture or two to three hours of laboratory or eld practicals each week in a semester. It is also known as semester credit or credit.
A course is a unit of instruction or segment of subject matter (as specied in the course catalogue) to be covered in a semester. It has a specic number, title and credits.
Grade point of a course
It is the value obtained by dividing the percentage of marks secured in a course by 10. The grade point is expressed on a 10 point scale up to one decimal place.
Credit point of a course
It is the product of credit hours and grade point obtained by a student in a course
Grade point average (GPA)
It is the quotient of the total credit points obtained by a student in various courses at the end of each semester divided by the total credit hours taken by him/her in that semester. The grading is done on a 10 point scale. The GPA is to be corrected up to rst decimal place.
Overall grade point average (OGPA)
It is the quotient of cumulative credit points obtained by a student in all the courses taken by him/her from the beginning of the rst semester of the degree course divided by the total credit hours of all the courses which he/she had completed upto the end of a specied semester from the rst semester. It determines overall performance of a student in all the courses taken during a period covering more than a semester. The OGPA is to be corrected up to second decimal place.
Semester nal theory examinations
Semester nal theory examinations for each course are conducted by the University at the end of each semester in the theory portion of the course.
Course Credits and Syllabi
The details of the courses, credits and syllabi of the under graduate courses shall be as prescribed by the Academic Council from time to time.
Registration for the rst time in the University
Students who have received notication of admission from the University will receive, on arrival, guidelines for registration from the Associate Deans of the respective colleges.
A registration and orientation programme will be conducted by the Associate Dean of the college for the benet of the students joining the University for the rst time.
Attendance in respect of fresh students for the rst semester shall be reckoned from the date of registration of the student concerned.
Registration in the subsequent semesters
The following are the steps in registration of students for different courses.
Study load per semester
For the purpose of calculation of study load, number of credits registered in a semester includes fresh courses and courses registered for want of attendance. The total study load for a student shall not be more than 23credit hours per semester.
Every student shall ordinarily attend all classes in a course. However, the minimum attendance prescribed in a course is 75%. The attendance shall be reckoned for theory and practicals separately. A student who fails to put the minimum attendance either in theory or practical shall not be permitted to appear for the semester nal theory and practical examination and his/her registration for that course shall be treated as cancelled.
On the recommendation of the Associate Dean, permission may be given by the Dean of Student Affairs to depute the students, representing the College/University at Inter Collegiate games and sports, Inter- University meets, in NCC, NSS programmes, meets and other extra & co-curricular meets and the absence of students in such cases, shall be up to a maximum of 20% of the working days (over and above the 25% of absence to be allowed in attendance) provided, the list is communicated by the Dean of Student Affairs to the Associate Dean at least two weeks before the last working day. For the students who participate in NCC, NSS programmes, meets and other extra and co-curricular meets, the Final Theory and Final Practical examinations will not be conducted separately. Those students will have to take the exams whenever the exams are conducted by the University.
In the case of students undergoing Rural Awareness Work Experience Programme, and Internship, the minimum attendance requirements for the semester shall be as laid down by the Academic Council in the RAWEP manuals and Internship guidelines.
When a student has to leave the College after completion of rst semester of study, for reasons beyond his/her control, he/she shall obtain prior permission of the Associate Dean for discontinuation within one month from the date of discontinuation. If a student fails to take such permission, he/she shall not be eligible for readmission. The maximum period of break shall not exceed 4(four) semesters under any circumstances including the semester during which he/she discontinued. A student, permitted to discontinue by the Associate Dean, shall apply to the Associate Dean for readmission, atleast one month before the commencement of the semester in which readmission is sought.
However, this facility shall be available to a student only once during his /her degree programme.
If the discontinuation period exceeds 4(four) semesters, the admission shall stand cancelled automatically.
When a student leaves the college taking a T.C., he/she shall not be eligible for readmission.
Evaluation of student, examinations and grades
Mid semester examinations
There shall be one mid semester examination to be conducted by the teacher offering the course after 50% of the working days are over in a semester. The duration for mid semester examination shall be for one and half hours. The marks allotted for mid semester and nal theory examination shall be 50 and 100 respectively.
Ordinarily no condonation for absence shall be given. However, if a student is genuinely prevented from taking examination as in the case of serious illness or accident or any other case, a special re-examination may be arranged by the concerned teacher in consultation with the Head of the department. This repeat examination shall be held within two weeks from the date of examinations so missed, and shall be a common examination for all the students, whoever missed that.
Unless a student appears for the mid semester examination he/she shall not be permitted to appear for the semester nal theory and practical examinations in the course concerned.
The regular mid semester examination and the special re-examination shall be conducted as per the time to be xed by the Associate Dean.
Semester nal examinations
Mass absence of students from a class or examination
Absence of students 'enmasse' from a class or examination shall not be condoned. TheAssociate Dean, in addition, may order suspension of the course, if deemed necessary.
Unfair means during tests and examinations
The Associate Dean of the college shall be responsible for dealing with all cases of use of unfair means in various examinations. The Phrase, “Use of Unfair Means” include possession of any information or material by the student, talking to other students, copying from other students or from printed or written material, impersonation etc. The invigilator concerned, on nding the use of unfair means by any student may take the answer scripts of the student and the material evidence, if any, and the explanation from the student. The student may also be sent out of the examination hall immediately. The invigilator concerned shall report each case of unfair means directly to the Associate Dean immediately with full details of the incident, answer scripts, the available evidence, and explanation of the concerned students, if any. The Associate Dean, on receipt of the report, may give an opportunity to the concerned student to represent his/her case. Considering all the available evidence, the Associate Dean shall take appropriate action immediately. The penalty shall be as indicated below:
Scrutiny of grades
The student may apply to the Registrar within one week after the announcement of the grades for scrutiny of the totaling of marks of the semester nal examination or calculation of grade points obtained by him advancing sufcient reasons for such a request. The fee for such scrutiny shall be as prescribed from time to time.
Academic status and Scholastic deciencies
A student shall get minimum of 50% marks in both nal theory and nal practical examinations
A student may be permitted to register next year courses only when he/she successfully completes all the courses except four courses in the year of standing.
Promotion to Second year: A student will automatically be promoted to second year irrespective of the number of backlog courses in the rst year.
Promotion to Third year: A candidate should have passed all the courses of the rst year and should not have more than four courses of second year as backlog courses.
Promotion to Fourth year: A student shall not be permitted to register any of the course in fourth year unless he/she completes all the courses of rst and second years, respectively.
No conditional promotions shall be allowed to any student to register the course(s).”
Year of Standing
The year of standing of a student's shall be determined solely on the basis of his/her of his/her completion of certain number credit hours as prescribed by theAcademic council.
The student shall satisfy minimum residential requirements as below: Eight Semesters (4 Academic Years)
The maximum duration of Degree programme is 14 semesters (7 Academic years) beyond which the admission of student automatically stands cancelled.
Classication of successful candidates
The successful candidates after completion of graduation requirements who secured an OGPA of 5.5 or more in the 10 point scale shall be classied as under
All under graduate students studying in various faculties of this University are expected to know the requirements for the award of Bachelor's Degree and general academic requirements and assume full responsibility for meeting them. They are expected to constantly keep in touch with their advisors so that the latter may watch their progress and guide them along right lines. In no case will a regulation be waived or exception made simply because a student pleads ignorance of it.
Inter College transfers are not permissible from the academic year 2016-17 onwards.
Transfer of students from other Universities to this University is not permitted.
Record of courses
To ensure that requirements for the award of degree have been completed by a student, the University shall keep a record of courses completed by the students. A copy of the same shall be maintained by the Associate Dean of the concerned college.
Approval of results and issue of pass certicates, transcripts etc
The Vice-Chancellor shall approve the results on the recommendation of the Dean of the faculty and Registrar shall issue the Provisional Pass Certicates, transcripts etc., to the candidates.
Award of Degree Certicate
A degree certicate under the seal of the University and duly signed by the ofcers authorized in this behalf shall be presented at a convocation to each candidate who has successfully completed the graduation requirements for the awarded of degree. Degree certicates of the candidates who have successfully completed the graduation requirements for the award of degree and are admitted “IN ABSENTIA” to a degree at convocation, shall be sent by post. The degree shall have the name of the candidate, father's name, mother's name, degree, month and year of successful completion of the graduation requirements etc.
Amending or cancellation of result
If the result of a candidate is discovered to be vitiated by error, malpractice, fraud, improper conduct or any other reasons, the Vice-Chancellor shall have the power to amend the result in such a manner as to accord with the true position, and make such declaration as the Vice-Chancellor may deem necessary in that behalf.
If it is found that the result of a candidate has been vitiated by malpractices, fraud or other improper conduct whereby he has been beneted and that he/she has in the opinion of the Vice-Chancellor, been a party to or connived at the malpractice, fraud or improper conduct, the Vice-Chancellor shall have the power at any time, notwithstanding the award of the degree, diploma or the Certicate or the Prize or a Scholarship, to amend the result of such candidate and to make such declaration as the Vice – Chancellor may deem necessary in that behalf, including debarring of the candidate from the University for such a period as the Vice-Chancellor may decide.
No Regulation made by the Academic Council, governing the under graduate courses of study shall be construed to limit or abridge the powers of the Academic Council to deal with any case or cases of any student or students of the under graduate courses in such manner as it may appear to it to be just and equitable.