University Regulation



Candidates seeking admission to the first semester of the eight semesters B.E. / B.Tech. degree programmes should have passed the Higher Secondary Examination of (10 +2) Curriculum (Academic Stream) prescribed by the Government of Tamil Nadu with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as three of the four subjects of study under part­-III or any examination of any other University or authority accepted by the Syndicate of Anna University as equivalent thereto.


Should have passed the Higher Secondary Examination of Vocational stream (Vocational groups in Engineering / Technology) as prescribed by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Lateral entry admission

The candidates who possess the Diploma in Engineering / Technology awarded by the State Board of Technical Education, Tamilnadu or its equivalent are eligible to apply for admission to the third semester of B.E. / B.Tech. in the branch corresponding to the branch of study.


The candidates who possess the Degree in Science (B.Sc.,) (10+2+3 stream) with Mathematics as a subject at the B.Sc. Level are eligible to apply for admission to the third semester of B.E. / B.Tech programmes. Such candidates shall undergo two additional Engineering subject(s) in the third and fourth semester or fourth and six semesters respectively as prescribed by the respective Faculty.

Programmes Offered

A candidate may be offered a programme in any one of the branches of study approved by the University, and offered by that college where the candidate is admitted.

Structure of Programmes

Every Programme will have curriculum with syllabi consisting of theory and practicals such as:

  • General core courses comprising Mathematics, Basic sciences, Engineering sciences, Humanities and Engineering.
  • Core courses of Engineering/Technology.
  • Elective courses for specialization in related fields.
  • Workshop practice, Computer Practice, Engineering Graphics, Laboratory Work, Industrial Training, Seminar Presentation, Project Work, Educational Tours, Camps etc.
  • NCC / NSS / NSO / YRC activities for character development.

There shall be a certain minimum number of core courses and sufficient number of elective courses that can be opted by the student. The blend of different courses shall be so designed that the student, at the end of the programme, would have been trained not only in his / her relevant professional field but also would have developed as a socially conscious human being.

Each course is normally assigned certain number of credits with 1 credit per lecture period per week, 1 credit per tutorial period per week, 1 credit for 2 periods of laboratory or practical or seminar or project work per week (2 credits for 3 or 4 periods of practical) and 1 or 2 credits for 4 weeks of industrial training during semester vacations.

Each semester curriculum shall normally have a blend of lecture courses not exceeding 7 and practical courses not exceeding 4. However, the total number of courses per semester shall not exceed 10.

For the award of the degree, a student has to earn certain minimum total number of credits specified in the curriculum of the relevant branch.

The medium of instruction is English for all courses, examinations, seminar presentations and project / thesis / dissertation reports.

Requirements for completion of the semester

A Candidate who has fulfilled the following conditions shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements for completion of a semester.

Ideally every student is expected to attend all classes and secure 100% attendance.

However, in order to allow for certain unavoidable reasons such as Medical / participation in sports / personal, the student is expected to attend at least 75% of the classes during any semester commencing from First semester.

Therefore, he/she shall secure not less than 75% (after rounding off to the nearest integer) of overall attendance taking into account the total number of 450 periods in a semester within 90 working days in all courses put together attended by the candidate as against the total number of periods in all courses offered during the semester.

However, a candidate who secures overall attendance between 65% and 74% in that current semester due to medical reasons (prolonged hospitalization / accident / specific illness / Participation in Sports events) may be permitted to appear for the current semester examinations subject to the condition that the candidate shall submit the medical certificate attested by the Head of the Institution. The same shall be forwarded to the Controller of Examinations, Anna University Chennai for record purposes.

Candidates who secure less than 65% of overall attendance shall not be permitted to write the University examination at the end of the semester and not permitted to go to the next semester. They are required to repeat the incomplete semester in the next academic year, as per the norms prescribed.

System Examination

Performance in each course of study shall be evaluated based on (i) continuous internal assessment throughout the semester and (ii) University examination at the end of the semester.

Each course, both theory and practical (other than project work) shall be evaluated for a maximum of 100 marks. The project work shall be evaluated for a maximum of 200 marks.

For all theory and practical courses other than project work, the continuous internal assessment will carry 20 marks while the University examination will carry 80 marks. Project work may be allotted to a single student or to a group of students not exceeding 4 per group.

For project work, the continuous internal assessment will carry 40 marks while the University examination will carry 160 marks.

The University examination (theory and practical) of 3 hours duration shall ordinarily be conducted between October and December during the odd semesters and between April and June during the even semesters.

The University examination for project work shall consist of evaluation of the final report submitted by the student or students of the project group (of not exceeding 4 students) by an external examiner followed by a viva­ voce examination conducted separately for each student by a committee consisting of the external examiner, the guide of the project group and an internal examiner.

The project report shall carry a maximum 60 marks (same mark shall be awarded for the report submitted to every student within the project group) while the viva voce examination shall carry 100 marks. (Marks are awarded to each student of the project group based on the individual performance in the viva ­voce examination).

For the University examination in both theory and practical courses including project work the internal and external examiners shall be appointed by the University.

Procedure for awarding marks for internal assessment

For all theory and practical courses the continuous assessment shall be for a maximum of 20 marks (consisting of 15 marks for tests/experiments and 5 marks for attendance) and for project work, the continuous assessment shall be for a maximum of 40 marks (consisting of 35 marks for project assessment and 5 marks for attendance). The above continuous assessment shall be awarded as per the procedure given below:

    • Theory Courses

Three tests each carrying 100 marks shall be conducted during the semester by the Department / College concerned. The total marks obtained in all tests put together out of 300, shall be proportionately reduced for 15 marks and rounded to the nearest integer (This also implies equal weightage to all the three tests).

    • Practical Courses

Every practical exercise / experiment shall be evaluated based on the exercise / experiment prescribed as per the syllabi and the records of work done maintained. There shall be at least one test during the semester. The criteria for arriving at the internal assessment marks (15 marks) shall be decided based on the recommendation of the class committee and shall be announced at the beginning of every semester by the Principal.

    • Internal Assessment for Theory Courses with Laboratory Component

The maximum marks for Internal Assessment shall be 15 in case of theory courses with Laboratory component.
If there is a theory course with Laboratory component, there shall be three tests: the first two tests (each 100 marks) will be from theory portions and the third test (maximum mark 100) will be for laboratory component. The sum of marks of first two tests shall be reduced to 30 marks and the third test mark shall be reduced to 30 marks. The sum of these 60 marks (Vide clause 11) may then be arrived at for 15 and rounded to the nearest integer.

Project Work

The Director shall constitute a review committee for each branch of study. There shall be three assessments (each 100 Marks) during the semester by the review committee. The student shall make presentation on the progress made by him / her before the committee. The total marks obtained in the three assessments shall be reduced for 35 marks and rounded to the nearest integer. (This also implies equal weightage to all the three assessments).


The remaining 5 marks for attendance shall be awarded as given below:

Theory , Practical courses and Project Work
76% to 80% of attendance 1 mark
81% to 85% of attendance 2 marks
86% to 90% of attendance 3 marks
91% to 95% of attendance 4 marks
96% to 100% of attendance 5 marks

Every teacher is required to maintain an 'ATTENDANCE AND ASSESSMENT RECORD' which consists of attendance marked in each lecture or practical or project work class, the test marks and the record of class work (topic covered), separately for each course. This should be submitted to the Head of the department periodically (at least three times in a semester) for checking the syllabus coverage and the records of test marks and attendance. The Head of the department will put his signature and date after due verification. At the end of the semester, the record should be verified by the Principal who will keep this document in safe custody (for five years). The University or any inspection team appointed by the University may inspect the records of attendance and assessment of both current and previous semesters.

Requirements for Appearing for University Examination

A candidate shall normally be permitted to appear for the University examination of any semester commencing from I semester if he/she has satisfied the semester completion requirements and has registered for examination in all courses of the semester. Registration is mandatory for semester examinations as well as arrears examinations failing which the candidate will not be permitted to move to the higher semester.

A candidate already appeared for subjects or any subject in a semester and passed the examination is not entitled to reappear in the same subject or subjects of the semester for improvement of grades / marks.

Passing Requirements

A candidate who secures not less than 50% of total marks prescribed for the courses with a minimum of 45% of the marks prescribed for the end­ semester University Examination in both theory and practical courses (including Project work), shall be declared to have passed the Examination.

If a candidate fails to secure a pass in a particular course, it is mandatory that he/she shall register and reappear for the examination in that course during the subsequent semester when examination is conducted in that course; he/she should continue to register and reappear for the examinations in the failed subjects till he / she secures a pass.

The internal assessment marks obtained by the candidate in the first appearance shall be retained and considered valid for all subsequent attempts till the candidate secure a pass. However, from the 3rd attempt onwards if a candidate fails to obtain pass marks (IA + End Semester Examination) then the passing requirement shall be as follows:

The candidate should secure 50% and above the maximum marks prescribed for course in the university examinations alone irrespective of Internal Assessment mark obtained.