REGULATIONS FOR DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING (REGULAR AND PART TIME):
Note: The regulations hereunder are subjected to amendments as may be made by the Academic Board of the Polytechnic College from time to time. Any or all such amendments will be effective from such date and to such batches of candidates including those already undergoing the programme as may be decided by the Academic Board.
1. Description Of The Programme
The Programme for the Regular Diploma in Engineering shall be for duration of 3 years, consisting of 6 Terms with 2 Terms per year, normally the odd term spanning the period from June to November and the even term spanning the period from December to April of every academic year.
The full time sandwich Diploma Programme in Mechanical Engineering shall be for duration of 3 ½ years consisting of 7 Terms and the first year is common to all Diploma programmes. Sandwich Diploma course Students have to undergo the industrial training for 1 year in 2 spells of six months each during the course, first spell of industrial training during 4th Term and second spell during 7th Term.
The Part Time Diploma Programme in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering shall be for the duration of 4 years consisting of 8 Terms and the courses in the First year is common to Part Time Diploma programmes.
The HSc (vocational/academic) and 10+2 years ITI candidates are admitted into the third term of the three year Diploma in Engineering & Technology through lateral entry.
Each Term will have 15 weeks duration of study.
2. Eligibility For Admission
First Year Diploma:
A pass in S.S.L.C Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, Tamil Nadu. (or) A pass in 10th Standard examination accepted by the Government of Tamil Nadu as equivalent thereto. (or) A pass in Anglo - Indian High School Examination with eligibility for Higher Secondary Course in Tamil Nadu. (or) A pass in Matriculation Examination conducted in Tamil Nadu. (or) A pass in any other examination recognized as equivalent to the S.S.L.C. examination, by the Board of Secondary Education, Tamil Nadu.
Second Year Diploma:
A pass in HSc (vocational/academic), 10+2 years ITI with engineering subjects or an examination accepted by the Government of Tamil Nadu as equivalent thereto are eligible to get admitted into the second year, third term.
Note: In addition, at the time of admission the candidates will have to satisfy certain minimum requirements, which may be prescribed from time to time, with regard to the marks, in the qualifying examinations.
Details of Course and credit exemption for the candidates with the entry qualification are given below
Minimum Credits To Be Earned
10th Standard + Two years ITI
All courses in first year are exempted
HSc (Academic and Vocational)
All courses in first year are exempted
4. Course Of Study And Curriculum Outline
The course of study shall be in accordance with the syllabus prescribed from time to time, both in theory and practical. The curriculum outline is given in the syllabus book.
5. Programme Of Study
The candidates have to opt for any one of the following branches of study under Multi Point Entry and Credit System (MPEC).
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Mechanical Engineering (R & AC)
Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich)
Mechanical Engineering (Part Time )
Electrical and Electronics Engineering(Part Time )
Note: Under MPEC system Programme means Branch of study Term means Semester Course means Subject
The curriculum will comprise courses as given in Regulation in accordance with the syllabus prescribed. Candidates will also be required to undergo in-plant training in the III or IV or V term vacation for a duration of 30 days to qualify for the award of Diploma. In-plant training is not required for Part Time Diploma students.
Each course is assigned a weightage in terms of credits. The number of credit for each course is determined as given below: For one period of theory - 1 Credit For two periods of laboratory/Tutorial/ Project Work - 1 Credit For three periods of drawing - 2 Credits
Medium of Instruction is English.
Extra Credit Courses
In addition to the prescribed curriculum, each student is required to register for a minimum of two extra credit courses offered by the respective departments during fourth and fifth term. This extra credit courses are not required for Part Time Diploma students.
No final examination will be conducted for these extra credit courses. The performance of the student will be evaluated continuously through quizzes / seminars / tests. Based on the performance of the student they will be awarded grades as Good, Satisfactory or Needs improvement.
HSc (vocational/academic) students admitted under lateral entry are required to register for Engineering Drawing and Workshop Practice courses.
10+2 years ITI students admitted under lateral entry are required to register for Engineering Mathematics course.
Requirement Of Attendance And Progress
The examinations will be conducted at the end of each term for all the programmes by the institution under Autonomous Scheme. A candidate will be permitted to appear for the End Term Examination only if he / she secures a minimum 80% attendance in each course in the term concerned.
Condonation Of Attendance
Under extraordinary circumstances, if there exists genuine and valid reasons the Principal of the college has been empowered to condone up to a maximum of 5% shortage to a candidate, subject to the condition that he / she satisfies all the other requirements to appear for the Autonomous Examination. It shall not be claimed as a matter of right by all the candidates. Under no circumstances a candidate with attendance less than 75% is permitted to write the Autonomous Examination.
Eligibility To Appear For End Term Examination
In each course the candidate is required to have a minimum of 80% attendance. Otherwise he / she is not eligible to appear for the end term examination of that course.
A student who had failed to acquire the minimum required percentage of 80% attendance during the term of study or discontinued his / her studies in the middle of a term or who had not paid the examination fee in time shall not be permitted to appear for the Autonomous Examination.
A regular student who had failed to register himself / herself for the Autonomous Examination by paying the examination fee within the prescribed time limit shall not be permitted to continue his / her studies in the term after the due date is over.
A student who had paid the examination fee in time, but do not have the minimum required attendance in each course of study, shall not be permitted to appear for the Autonomous Examination even if he / she receives the hall ticket. Such candidate will be permitted to write the supplementary examinations of previous term if any, using the same hall ticket.
A student who had been debarred from appearing for the Autonomous Examination for involvement in any malpractice in the previous examination shall not be permitted to attend the class or pay the fee or appear for the examinations till the punishment period is over.
A student who had exhausted the maximum permitted time limit of 5/6/6½/7years from the date of joining the programme for Lateral entry/Regular/Sandwich and Part time respectively shall not be permitted to pay the fee or appear for the examination, unless otherwise notified.
A regular student who had been expelled and issued TC from the institution on disciplinary measures shall not be permitted to register / appear for the Autonomous Examinations.
A student could not claim eligibility to appear for the examination on the ground that he / she had received the hall ticket from the institution by paying the examination fee, normally one month prior to the commencement of the examinations. The Principal will issue the hall tickets to the candidate if he / she satisfies all the conditions.
10. Eligibility For Readmission
A student who had discontinued his / her studies in the middle of a term or who had not appeared for Autonomous Examination of current term of study can apply and get readmission in the same term in the subsequent or following academic years if he / she desire to complete the programme and satisfies the following conditions:
The candidate should not have exhausted the total period of study permitted from the year of admission in first year to complete the course.
A student on readmission should be able to complete his / her full course of study within the stipulated total period. A candidate who had discontinued his / her studies continuously or in spells for more than 3 years shall not be recommended for readmission.
A candidate who had been expelled from the institution, for any reason, shall not be given admission.
A candidate, who had been debarred from writing Autonomous Examination for his / her involvement in any malpractice, shall not be allowed to continue his / her studies. The institution shall not issue Transfer Certificate or Course completion Certificate to such candidate till the period of punishment is over.
A candidate, whose petition is pending in any court with respect to his / her admission/ exam results / punishment etc. and who had discontinued the studies shall not be readmitted in the institution without getting the prior permission of the Chairman, Board of Studies and Examinations / The Chairman Awards Committee.
Readmission is not permissible in First term regular and Part Time students and in third term for lateral entry students who have not written any Autonomous Examinations before their discontinuance of study. They have to forego their candidature and seek admission afresh.
11. Eligibility To Continue In The Next Higher Term / Year
A student with enough attendance in a particular term / year and who had registered himself / herself for the Autonomous Examination by paying the fee on time and received the hall ticket has to necessarily appear for the Autonomous Examination in at least one course (Either Theory or Practical) of the concerned regular term / year (not in supplementary course of previous term / year ) in which he / she is studying to become eligible to continue his / her studies in the next term / year, in the Institution.
A regular candidate who had received the hall ticket but not appeared for the Autonomous Examination at least in a single course (Theory or Practical) of the current term / year of study shall not be permitted either to continue his / her studies in the next term / year or to appear for the courses as arrears in the subsequent examinations. He/ she will be considered as a discontinued candidate. Such candidate has to be readmitted in the same term / year in the next academic year and satisfy all the prescribed requirements with respect to attendance, payment of fees etc. to become eligible to write the Autonomous Examinations. In any case, a candidate will not be permitted to appear afresh for the examinations of two terms / years in the same sitting.
Autonomous examinations in all courses of the term under the scheme of examination will be conducted at the end of each term. The internal assessment marks for all the courses will be awarded on the basis of continuous assessment earned during the term concerned.
The Internal Assessment for all the Courses will be awarded on the basis of Continuous Assessment earned during the term concerned. For each Course 25 marks are allotted for Internal Assessment and 75 marks are allotted for End Term Examination.
The present system of assessment of internal marks shall be as follows Allocation of marks
1. Theory Courses
Continuous Assessment Test (CAT)
2) Practical Courses
Continuous Assessment Test (CAT)
4) Project Work
Project Reviews I, II & III
Model Exam: i. Written test – 5x2=10 Marks ii. Demonstration and viva-voce – 20 Marks
Internal assessment marks is calculated for a maximum of 25 marks. A total mark obtained by the candidate for 100 marks is converted to 25 marks.
Proper record to be maintained for the three Project Reviews.
There shall be 3 continuous assessment tests. The internal assessment marks will be awarded based on the average of best of first two CATs and the third CAT. There shall be 4 Class Assignments & 4 Home Assignments. Internal marks will be awarded based on the average of best 3 Class Assignments & 3 Home Assignments.
Marks allotted for attendance to the candidate for each theory, practical, drawing and project work courses are as given below. 80-89% - attendance : 9 marks 90-100% - attendance : 10marks
End term Examinations will normally be conducted in October / November and in April / May of each year.
A candidate will be permitted to appear for the final examination of term only if he/she secures 80 % attendance in each course in the term concerned. A candidate will be permitted to register for the VI term, if he/she successfully completed 30 days of in plant training during III or IV or V term vacation for regular students. A candidate will not be permitted to register for final examination unless he/she simultaneously registers for the examination of current term eligible and all arrear courses, if any in the lower terms.
Students of all the Diploma Programmes have to do a Project work as a part of the Curriculum and in partial fulfillment for the award of Diploma. Candidates will be permitted to appear for the Project work final examination, only if he/she has submitted the project work report within the prescribed time.
A candidate who fails to submit the project work report within the prescribed time or whose report is not accepted for reasons of incompleteness or other serious deficiencies will have to register and redo and submit the report at the end of the subsequent term following the final term.
A candidate can apply for revaluation of his/her answer script of any theory paper he/she had appeared. First, the candidate has to fill in the prescribed application from and remit necessary fee (Rs.250/- per paper) for getting the Photo copy of answer script. After going through the photo copy of the answer script, if the candidate desires for revaluation of his/ her answer script, he/she has to fill in the application form enclosed with the Photo copy and pay the revaluation fee of Rs.500/- per paper.
The candidate who secure higher /lower marks in the revaluation have to surrender their original mark sheet to get the revised mark sheet. A candidate, who had applied for the Photo copy of the answer book only, can apply for revaluation of the same. Revaluation procedure is not applicable to the practical / project work and supplementary courses.
15. Criteria For Pass
A candidate shall be declared to have passed the examination in a course if he/she secures not less than 40% in theory courses and 50% in practical course and project work out of the total prescribed maximum marks including both the internal and the external examination marks put together as stated below.
No candidate shall be eligible for the award of Diploma unless he/ she has undergone the prescribed programme of study successfully and pass all the courses prescribed in the curriculum
Name Of The Examination
Minimum Marks Required For Pass In The External Examinations (Out Of 75)
Minimum Marks To Pass (Both Internal & External Examinations Put Together) (Out Of 100)
Practical/ project work
16. Eligibility For The Award Of Diploma
No candidates shall be eligible for the Diploma unless he/she has undergone the prescribed course of study for a period of not less than 3 academic years in the institution when joined in the first year, and two years, if joined under lateral entry scheme in the second year (Regular) and 4 academic years for Part Time, has passed the prescribed examination.
For completing the programme leading to Diploma in Engineering / Technology, candidates will have to earn a pass in all the courses according to their entry qualifications as detailed below:
Full time (lateral entry
Full time (Sandwich)
17. Classification Of Successful Candidates
of candidates who will pass out final examination from April 2018 onwards (joined first year in 2015-16) will be done as specified below:-
First Class With Superlative Distinction:
A candidate will be declared to have passed in First Class with Superlative Distinction if he/she secures not less than 75% of the marks in all the subjects and passes all the semesters in the first appearance itself and passes all subjects within the stipulated period of study 3/ 3½/ 4 years (Full Time/Sandwich/Part Time) without any break in study.
First Class With Distinction:
A candidate will be declared to have passed in First Class with Distinction if he/she secures not less than 75% of the aggregate of marks in all the semesters put together and passes all the semesters except the I and II semesters in the first appearance itself and passes all the subjects within the stipulated period of study 3/ 3½/ 4 years (Full Time/Sandwich/Part Time) without any break in study.
A candidate will be declared to have passed in First Class if he/she secures not less than 60% of the aggregate marks in all semesters put together and passes all the subjects within the stipulated period of study 3/ 3½ / 4 years (Full Time/Sandwich/Part Time) without any break in study.
All other successful candidates will be declared to have passed in Second Class.