The curricula for the different degree programmers as proposed by the respective departments and recommended by the Under-graduate Programmers and Evaluation Committee (UGPEC) shall have the approval of the Academic Council and the Court of A. K. University, Patna. The departments will also prepare the syllabus of each subject containing the scope of studies and instructions to be imparted which must have the approval of the Court.
- All subjects will have Lecture- Tutorial-Laboratory/ Design components (L-T-P) to indicate the contact hours. Theory courses will have 3-0-0 (3 credits) or. 3-1-0 (4 credits) structure. Design or laboratory courses will be offered as distinct (O-O-P) courses without being mixed with lecture components.
- Normally, subjects based on engineering or scientific principles or on thought provoking information, where it is possible to conduct a closed book examination, will be taught is theory courses, whereas those based on applications and practice (conceptual, computational or experimental) will be covered under Design or Practical courses/ Sessional Courses.
- All subjects will have a credit count. Teaching of subjects will be reckoned in terms of credits.
- Every course, identified by a single course identifier, shall be-taught by a single teacher who may be assisted by adjunct faculty, teaching assistants, postgraduate and research students, and by other faculty members
- Large classes, e.g. those of first year courses, will be divided into several sections, each section being taught by one teacher. [A single teacher may handle more than one section, of the same course.] Teachers of all sections of a subject will form the coordination committee for the course which will collectively take all decisions on the course. The Principal of the Engineering Colleges will choose one of the members as the Chairman of the Committee.
- The prescribed coursework shall be grouped under heads – core courses and electives. The core courses, not exceeding 75% of the course load will cover all essential skills associated with a given department. A given course may be a core subject for one department and an elective for another.
- The curricula to be followed in the first two semesters by the students of all disciplines shall be almost common.
- The curricula for B.Tech course will include a programme of “Short term Industrial or Research Experience (SIRE)” of 08 weeks duration after the 6th semester. The experience may be obtained in any reputed industry, research organization, and any other organization of comparable repute. The place of work has to get prior approval of the Department. On completion of the programme, the student shall submit a report to the department, which will earn 2 credits after evaluation and viva-voce examination in the 7th semester. Detailed procedure for administration of SIRE is given inAppendix-2.
- In addition to regular course work and SIRE, a B.Tech student must carry out a major project in final year un.der the guidance of one or two supervisors. The project work (Appendix 3) will carry a total of 10 credits between 7th and 8th Semesters, the distribution being 4 and 6 credits respectively.
- Every programme shall provide a “Seminar and Technical Writing” course [2 credits] during the 8th semesters where the students shall learn and practice essential writing and presentation skills, and attend seminars by reputed engineers and scientists organized by the Departments. Each student will also present I or 2 seminars and/or poster Presentations before the class. Evaluation will be based on attendance in departmental and Institute seminars, presentation in seminars, poster presentations and technical writing supervised by the course teacher.