RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR DIPLOMA COURSES UNDER THE CURRICULUM – 2009 (C-09)


1. DURATION AND PATTERN OF THE COURSES

All the Diploma programs run at various institutions are of either 3 years or 3½ years duration, with Industrial Training of 6 months / one year, sandwiched between two Semesters of Academic Instruction.
All the Diploma courses are run on year wise pattern in the First year, and the remaining two or two & half years are run in the semester pattern. For all conventional branches, the Industrial Training is placed in the fifth semester. For all other courses, the training will be in the fifth & sixth semesters, and seventh semester will be at the institution. In respect of few courses like Diploma in Electronics with specialization in CP/ CN/ IE/ TV/ BM/ Embedded systems, the training will be in the seventh semester.


2. PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION IN TO THE DIPLOMA COURSES:


Selection of candidates is governed by the Rules and regulations lay down in this regard from time to time.
i) Candidates who wish to seek admission in any of the Diploma courses will have to appear for common entrance examination (CEEP) conducted by the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.
Only the candidates satisfying the following requirements will be eligible to appear for the Common Entrance Examination (CEEP).
a) The candidates seeking admission should have appeared for the X class examination, conducted by the Board of Secondary Examination, Andhra Pradesh or equivalent examination thereto, at the time of making application to the Common Entrance Examination for Polytechnics (CEEP). In case candidates who apply pending results of their qualifying examinations, their selection shall be subject to production of proof of their passing the qualifying examination in one attempt or compartmentally at the time of interview for admission.
b) Admissions are made based on the merit obtained in the Common Entrance Examination (CEEP) and the reservation rules stipulated by the Government of Andhra Pradesh from time to time.
c) For admission into the following Diploma Courses for which entry qualification is 10+2, candidates need not appear for CEEP. A separate notification will be issued for admission into these courses.
1). D.H.M.C.T. 2). D.Pharmacy

3. MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION


The medium of instruction and examination shall be English.


4. NUMBER OF WORKING DAYS PER SEMESTER / YEAR:

a). The Academic year for all the Courses shall be from Fifteenth June of the year of admission to the 31st March of the succeeding year.
b). The Working days in a week shall be from Monday to Saturday
c). There shall be 7 periods of 50 minutes duration on all working days.
d). The minimum number of working days for each semester / year shall be 90 / 180 days excluding examination days. If this prescribed minimum is not achieved due to any reason, special arrangements shall be made to conduct classes to cover up the curriculum.

5. ELIGIBILITY OF ATTENDENCE TO APPEAR FOR THE END EXAMINATION


a). A candidate shall be permitted to appear for the end examination in all subjects, if he or she has attended a minimum of 75% of working days during the year/Semester.
b). Condonation of shortage of attendance in aggregate up to 10% (65% and above and below 75%) in each semester or 1st year may be granted on medical grounds.
c). Candidates having less than 65% attendance shall be detained.
d). Students whose shortage of attendance is not condoned in any semester / 1st year are not eligible to take their end examination of that class and their admissions shall stand cancelled. They may seek re-admission for that semester / 1st year when offered next.
e). A stipulated fee shall be payable towards condonation of shortage of attendance.

6. RE-ADMISSION 

Readmission shall be granted to eligible candidates by the respective RJD’s / Principals
1) Within 15 days after commencement of class work in any semester (Except industrial Training)
2) Within 30 days after commencement of class work in any year (including D.Pharrmacy course or first year course in Engineering and Non Engineering Diploma streams)
Otherwise such cases shall not be considered for readmission for that semester / year and are advised to seek readmission in the next subsequent eligible academic year.
The percentage of attendance of the readmitted candidates shall be calculated from the first day of begining of the regular class work for that year / Semester, as officially announced by CTE/SBTET but not form the day on which he/she has actually reported to the class work, after readmission is granted.


7. SCHEME OF EXAMINATION


THEORY EXAMINATION: Each Subject carries 80% marks with examination of 3 hours duration, along with 20% marks for internal evaluation. (Sessional marks). However, there are no minimum marks prescribed for sessionals.
PRACTICAL EXAMINATION: There shall be 40% Marks for regular practical work done, i.e. sessional marks for each practical subject with an end examination of 3 hours duration carrying 60% marks. However, there are no minimum marks prescribed for sessionals.


8. INTERNAL ASSESSMENT SCHEME


a) Theory Subjects: Theory Subjects carry 20 % sessional marks.
Internal examinations will be conducted for awarding sessional marks on the dates specified. Four unit tests will be conducted for I year students and two for semesters. Average marks obtained in all the tests will be considered for awarding the sessional marks.
b) Practicals: Student’s performance in Laboratories / Workshop shall be assessed during the year of study for 40% marks in each practical subject. Allotment of marks should be discrete taking into consideration the students skills, accuracy, recording and performance of the task assigned to him / her. Each student has to write a record / log book for assessment purpose. In the subject of Drawing, which is also considered as a practical paper, the same rules hold good. Drawing exercises are to be filed in seriatum.
c) Internal assessment in Labs / workshops / Survey field etc., during the course of study shall be done and sessional marks awarded by Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Workshop superintendent as the case may be.
d) For practical examinations, except in drawing, there shall be two examiners. External examiner shall be appointed by the Principal in consultation with respective head of the department preferably choosing a person from an Industry. Internal examiner shall be the person concerned with internal assessment as in (c) above. For drawing the end examination shall be held along with all theory papers.
e) Question Paper for Practicals: Question paper should cover all the experiments / exercise prescribed.
f) Records pertaining to internal assessment marks of both theory and practical subjects are to be maintained for official inspection.
g) In case of Industrial Training, the training assessment shall be done and marks be awarded in the following manner. A final decision in this regard would be taken before the end of Academic Year 2009-10.
Industrial assessment : 600 marks ( in Three spells )
Maintenance of log book : 50 marks
Record Work : 50 marks
Seminar / viva-voce : 50 marks
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TOTAL : 750 marks
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The assessment at the institute level will be done by a minimum of three faculty members including H.O.D. and be averaged.


9. MINIMUM PASS MARKS THEORY EXAMINATION:


For passing a theory subject, a candidate has to secure a minimum of 35% in end examination and a combined minimum of 35% of both Sessional and end examination marks put together.
PRACTICAL EXAMINATION:
For passing a practical subject, a candidate has to secure, a minimum of 50% in end examination and a combined minimum of 50% of both sessional and practical examination marks put together. In case of D.C.C.P., the pass mark for typewriting and short hand is 45% in the end examination. There are no sessional marks for typewriting and Shorthand subjects of D.C.C.P course.


10. PROVISION FOR IMPROVEMENT


1. Improvement is allowed only after he / she has completed all the subjects from First Year to Final semester of the Diploma.
2. Improvement is allowed in any 4 (Four) subjects of the Diploma.
3. The student can avail of this improvement chance only once, that too within the succeeding two examinations after the completion of Diploma, with the condition that the duration including betterment examination shall not exceed FIVE years from the first admission.
4. No improvement is allowed in Practical / Lab subjects or Project work or Industrial Training assessment. However, improvement is allowed in drawing subject.
5. If improvement is not achieved, the marks obtained in previous Examinations hold good.
6. Improvement is not allowed in respect to the candidates who are punished under Mal-practice in any Examination.
7. Examination fee for improvement shall be paid as per the notification issued by State Board of Technical Education and Training from time to time.
8. All the candidates who wish to appear for improvement of performance shall deposit the original Marks Memos of all the years / Semesters and also original Diploma Certificate to the Board. If there is improvement in performance of the current examination, the revised Memorandum of marks and Original Diploma Certificate will be issued else the submitted originals will be returned.


11. RULES OF PROMOTION FROM 1ST YEAR TO 3,rd, 4,th 5th , 6th and 7th SEMESTERS:

For Diploma Courses of 3 years duration
1. A candidate shall be permitted to appear for first year examination provided he / she puts in
75% attendance (which can be condoned on Medical grounds upto 10%) i.e. attendance after condonation on Medical grounds should not be less than 65% and pay the examination fee.
2. A candidate shall be promoted to 3rd semester if he/she puts the required percentage of
attendance in the first year and pays the examination fee. A candidate who could not pay the first year examination fee has to pay the promotion fee as prescribed by State Board of Technical Education and Training from time to time before commencement of 3rd semester.
3. A candidate shall be promoted to 4th semester provided he/she puts the required percentage of attendance in the 3rd semester and pay the examination fee. A candidate who could not pay the 3rd semester exam fee, has to pay the promotion fee as prescribed by State Board of Technical Education and Training from time to time before commencement of 4th semester.
A candidate is eligible to appear for the 4th semester exam if he/she
i) Puts the required percentage of attendance in the 4th semester
ii) Should not have failed in more than Four backlog subjects of 1st year
4. A candidate shall be promoted to 5th semester (Industrial Training) provided he / she puts the required percentage of attendance in the 4th semester and pays the examination fee. A candidate, who could not pay the 4th semester examination fee, has to pay the promotion fee as prescribed by State Board of Technical Education and Training from time to time before commencement of 5th semester.
A candidate is eligible to appear for 5th semester Industrial Assessment, if he/she
i) Puts the required percentage of attendance( 90%) in 5th semester and
ii) Should have obtained the eligibility to appear for 4th semester examination
5. A candidate shall be promoted to 6th semester provided he/she has successfully completed Industrial Training (Passed) and he / she puts the required percentage of attendance in the 5th semester and pay the industrial assessment fee. A candidate, who could not pay the 5th semester industrial assessment fee, has to pay the promotion fee as prescribed by State Board of Technical Education and Training from time to time before commencement of 6th semester.
A candidate is eligible to appear for 6th semester examination if he/she
i) Puts the required percentage of attendance in 6th semester and
ii) Should not have failed in more than six backlogs subjects of 1st year, 3rd & 4th semesters put together.
iii) Should not have failed in more than Six backlog subjects of 3rd and 4th semesters put together for IVC students.
d) For Diploma Courses of 3 ½ Years duration:
i) MET/ CH/ CHPP/ CHPC/ CHOT/ TT/ SM
1. A candidate shall be permitted to appear for 1st year examination provided he / she puts in 75% attendance (which can be condoned on Medical grounds upto 10%) i.e. attendance after condonation on Medical grounds should not be less than 65% and pay the examination fee.
2. A candidate shall be promoted to 3rd semester if he/she puts the required percentage of attendance in the 1st year and pays the examination fee. A candidate who could not pay the 1st year examination fee has to pay the promotion fee as prescribed by State Board of Technical Education and Training from time to time before commencement of 3rd semester.
3. A candidate shall be promoted to 4th semester provided he/she puts the required percentage of attendance in the 3rd semester and pay the examination fee. A candidate who could not pay the 3rd semester exam fee, has to pay the promotion fee as prescribed by State Board of Technical Education and Training from time to time before commencement of 4th semester.
A candidate is eligible to appear for the 4th semester exam if he/she
i) Puts the required percentage of attendance in the 4th semester
ii) Should not have failed in more than Four backlog subjects of 1st year.
4. A candidate shall be promoted to 5th semester provided he / she puts the required percentage of attendance in the 4th semester and pays the examination fee. A candidate, who could not pay the 4th semester examination fee, has to pay the promotion fee as prescribed by State Board of Technical Education and Training from time to time before commencement of 5th semester.
5. Promotion from 5th to 6th semester is automatic (i.e., from 1st spell of Industrial Training to 2nd spell) provided he/she puts the required percentage of attendance, which in this case would be 90 % attendance and attends for the VIVA-VOCE examination at the end of training.
A candidate shall be promoted to 7th semester of the course provided he/she has successfully completed both the spells of Industrial Training (Passed).
A candidate is eligible to appear for 7th semester examination if he/she
(i) Puts the required percentage of attendance in the 7th semester and
ii) Should not have failed in more than 6 backlog subjects of 1st year,3rd and 4th semesters put together.
iii) Should not have failed in more than Six backlog subjects of 3rd and 4th semester put together for IVC students.
ii) DIPLOMA IN FOOTWEAR TECHNOLOGY:
In respect of Diploma in Footwear Technology, the Industrial training is offered in two spells, the 1st spell of Industrial training after the First Year (I.e III Semester of the course) and the second spell of Industrial training after the V Semester (i.e VI Semester of the course). The promotion rules for this course are on par with the other sandwich Diploma courses except that there is no restriction on number of backlog subjects to get eligibility to appear for the 4th semester examination and
A candidate is eligible to appear for 5th semester examination if he / she
1. Puts the required percentage of attendance in the 5th semester and
2. Should not have failed in more than four subjects of 1st year.
OTHER DETAILS
a) In case a candidate does not successfully complete the Industrial training, he / she will have to repeat the training at his / her own cost.
b) The I spell of Industrial training shall commence 10 days after the completion of the last theory examination of 4th Semester.
c) The Second spell of Industrial training shall commence within 10 days after the completion of I spell of Industrial training.
d) Each Semester of Institutional study shall be a minimum of 90 working days. (With 6 working days in a week i.e. from Monday to Saturday, with 7 periods of 50 minutes, duration per day.


12. STUDENTS PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Successful candidates shall be awarded the Diploma under the following divisions of pass.
1. First Class with Distinction shall be awarded to the candidates who secure an overall aggregate of 75% marks and above.
2. First Class shall be awarded to candidates who secure overall aggregate of 60% marks and above and below 75% marks.
3. Second Class shall be awarded to candidates who secure a pass with an overall aggregate of below 60%.
The Weightage of marks for various year/Semesters which are taken for computing overall aggregate shall be 25% of I year marks + 100% of 3rd and subsequent Semesters.
With respect to the intermediate vocational candidates who are admitted directly into diploma course at the 3rd semester (i.e., second year) level the aggregate of (100%) marks secured at the 3rd and subsequent semesters levels of study shall alone be taken into consideration for determining the over all percentage of marks secured by the candidates for award of class/division.
4. Second Class shall be awarded to all students, who fail to complete the Diploma in the regular three years and four subsequent examinations, from the first admission.


13. EXAMINATION FEE SCHEDULE:


The examination fee should be as per the notification issued by State Board of Technical Education and Training from time to time.

14. STRUCTURE OF END EXAMINATION QUESTION PAPER

The question paper for theory examination is patterned in such a manner that the Weightage of periods/marks allotted for each of the topics for a particular subject be considered.
Examination paper is of 3/6/9 hour’s duration.
a) Each theory paper consists of Section ‘A’ and Section ‘B’. Section ‘A’ contains 10 short answer questions. All questions are to be answered and each carries 3 marks Max. Marks: 10 x 3 = 30.
Section B contains 8 essay type questions including Numerical questions, out of which 5 questions each carrying 10 marks are to be answered.
Max.Marks: 5 x 10 = 50.
Total Maximum Marks: 80
b) For Engineering Drawing Subject (107) consist of section ‘A’ and section ‘B’. Section ‘A’ contains four (4) questions. All questions in section ‘A’ are to be answered and each carries 5 marks. Max. Marks: 4 x 5=20. Section ‘B’ contains six (6) questions. Out of which four (4) questions to be answered and each question carries 10 Marks. Max. Marks 4 x 10 = 40.
Practical Examinations
For Workshop practice and Laboratory Examinations,
Each student has to pick up a question paper distributed by Lottery System.
Max. Marks for an experiment / exercise: 50%
Max. Marks for VIVA-VOCE: 10%
Total: 60%
In case of practical examinations with 50 marks, the marks will be worked out basing on the above ratio.
In case of any change in the pattern of question paper, the same shall be informed sufficiently in advance to the candidates.


15. ISSUE OF MEMORONDUM OF MARKS


All candidates who appear for the end examination will be issued memorandum of marks without any payment of fee. However candidates who lose the original memorandum of marks have to pay the prescribed fee to the Secretary, State Board of Technical Education and Training, A.P. for each duplicate memo.


16. MAXIMUM PERIOD FOR COMPLETION OF DIPLOMA COURSES

Maximum period for completion of the course is twice the duration of the course from the date of First admission (includes the period of detention and discontinuation of studies by student etc) failing which they will have to forfeit the claim for qualifying for the award of Diploma (They will not be permitted to appear for examinations after that date). This rule applies for all Diploma courses of 3 years and 3 ½ years of engineering and non-engineering courses.


17. ELIGIBILITY FOR AWARD OF DIPLOMA


A candidate is eligible for award of Diploma Certificate if he / she fulfils the following academic regulations.
i. He / She pursued a course of study for not less than 3 / 3 ½ academic years & not more than 6 / 7 academic years.
ii. He / she has completed all the subjects.
Students who fail to fulfill all the academic requirements for the award of the Diploma within 6 / 7 academic years from the year of admission shall forfeit their seat in the course & their seat shall stand cancelled.


18. RECOUNTING, ISSUE OF XEROX COPY OF VALUED ANSWER SCRIPT & REVERIFICATION:

(a) A candidate desirous of applying for Recounting/ issue of Xerox copy of valued answer scripts/ Reverification should submit the application to the Secretary, State Board of Technical Education and Training, A.P., Hyderabad – 500 063 within 15 days from the date of receipt of Tabulated Marks Statement by the Principal of concerned Polytechnic or the date specified.
Recounting shall be done for any TWO theory subjects per Year/Semester only, including drawing subjects. No request for recounting shall be entertained from any candidate who is reported to have resorted to Malpractice in that examination. The fee prescribed for Recounting should be paid by way of Demand Draft drawn on any Scheduled Bank payable at Hyderabad in favour of the Secretary, State Board of Technical Education and Training, A.P., Hyderabad. The verification of the totaling will be done by an Officer of the Board and will be intimated to the candidate by post only.
The following documents should be invariably be enclosed with the
application failing which the application will not be considered.
(i) Marks secured as per Tabulated Marks Sheet certified by the Principal.
(ii) Demand draft towards the payment of fee
(iii) Self – addressed and stamped envelopes of 11” X 5” size.
The applications received after the prescribed date will not be accepted and any correspondence in this regard will not be entertained.
b) FOR ISSUE OF XEROX COPIES OF VALUED ANSWER SCRIPTS
1. A candidate desirous of applying for Xerox copy of valued answer script/ scripts should submit the application to the Secretary, State Board of Technical Education and Training, A.P., Hyderabad – 500 063 along with the required fee in the form of Demand Draft within 07 days from the date of receipt of Tabulated Marks Statement by the Principal of concerned Polytechnic or the date specified in the covering letter which ever is earlier.
2. Xerox copies of valued answer scripts will be issued to all theory subjects including drawing subjects.
3. The following documents should invariably be enclosed with the application
(1) Marks secured as per Tabulated Marks Sheets certified by the Principal
(2) Self-addressed Stamped Envelope/Cloth-line cover of size 10’’ x 14’’.
(3) Fee in the form of Demand Draft
c) FOR RE-VERIFICATION OF THE VALUED ANSWER SCRIPT
1. A candidate desirous of applying for Re-verification of valued answer script should submit the application to the Secretary, State Board of Technical Education and Training, A.P., Hyderabad – 500 063 along with the required fee in the form of Demand Draft, within 15 days from declaration of result.
2. Re-verification of valued answer script shall be done for all theory subjects including drawing subjects.
3. The following documents should invariably be enclosed with the application failing which the application will not be considered.
(i) Marks secured as per Tabulated Marks Sheets certified by the Principal.
(ii) Fee in the form of Demand Draft.


19. MAL PRACTICE CASES:


If any candidate resorts to any Mal Practice during examinations, he / she shall be booked and the Punishment shall be awarded as per rules and regulations framed by SBTET from time to time.


20. DISCREPANCIES/ PLEAS:


Any Discrepancy /Pleas regarding results etc., shall be represented to the Board within one month from the date of issue of results. Thereafter, no such cases shall be entertained in any manner.


21. ISSUE OF DUPLICATE DIPLOMA


If a candidate loses his/her original Diploma Certificate and desires a duplicate to be issued he/she should produce written evidence to this effect. He / she may obtain a duplicate from the Secretary, State Board of Technical Education and Training, A.P., on payment of prescribed fee and on production of an affidavit signed before a First Class Magistrate (Judicial) and non traceable certificate from the Department of Police. In case of damage of original Diploma Certificate, he / she may obtain a duplicate certificate by surrendering the original damaged certificate on payment of prescribed fee to the State Board of Technical Education and Training.
In case the candidate cannot collect the original Diploma within 1 year from the date of issue of the certificate, the candidate has to pay the penalty prescribed by the SBTET from time to time.


22. PERMANENT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (PIN)


A cumulative / academic record is to be maintained of the Marks secured in sessional work and end examination of each year for determining the eligibility for promotion etc., a Permanent Identification Number (PIN) will be allotted to each candidate so as to facilitate this work and avoid errors in tabulation of results.


23. ISSUE OF MIGRATION CERTIFICATE AND TRANSCRIPTS:

The Board on payment of prescribed fee will issue these certificates for the candidates who intend to prosecute Higher Studies in India or Abroad.


24. GENERAL

i. The Board may change or amend the academic rules and regulations or syllabi at any time and the changes or amendments made shall be applicable to all the students, for whom it is intended, with effect from the dates notified by the competent authority.
ii. All legal matters pertaining to the State Board of Technical Education and Training are within the jurisdiction of Hyderabad.
iii. In case of any ambiguity in the interpretation of the above rules, the decision of the Secretary, SBTET is final.
iv. The Board is actively contemplating introduction of Grading system instead of awarding marks, in C-09 scheme, from the academic year 2009-10. The details are being worked out. As soon as the Grading system is adopted, the rules pertaining to Scheme of Examination (Rule 7), Internal assessment scheme (Rule 8), Minimum pass marks (Rule 9), Rules of Promotion (Rule 11), Students performance evaluation (Rule 12), Issue of memorandum of marks (Rule 15), Rule 18 etc., shall also be modified.

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