FAQs – Post Graduate Diploma Programmes
What is the course structure of the programme?
Please view the course structure by visiting the respective programme page.
How many years does a student have to complete a programme?
Students of the Diploma programmes can complete their programme in up to five years from the year of their enrolment.
Students are required to pay the prescribed fee at the time of admission. If a student has to continue the programme beyond one academic year because of non-fulfilment of the prescribed requirements for the award of the diploma, they will be permitted to continue for the subsequent two academic years by paying a continuation fee as prescribed for each year.
After a period of 3 years if the student is unable to clear the programme they may be given an extension of another 2 years by paying Rs. 6,000 per year for the subsequent two years as extension fee, provided they have cleared 2 out of the 4 courses in a Diploma programme. At the end of the fifth academic year, if the student is unable to complete the requirements for the award of the diploma, the admission stands automatically cancelled.
What is the scheme of Assessment?
Every course shall have a combination of formative and summative assessments. This will aid in regular learning and understanding concepts better. Please note the following details regarding the upcoming assessments: Assessment Details:
|Sl. No||Assessment Type||Assessment Pattern||Marks Allotment||Mode|
|1.||Formative I||MCQs||20 Marks||Online|
|2.||Formative II||MCQs||30 Marks||Online|
|3.||Summative||Subjective||50 Marks||In-person (center-based)|
What is Grading Mechanism?
To successfully complete a programme, a student must take all three assessments (Formative I + Formative II + Summative) and obtain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of three and above out of seven. An aggregate of your performance will count towards the final grade in each course.
|Grade||Grade Description||Grade Point||Percentage of Marks|
|O||Meets the highest standards for the assignment or course||7||70% and above|
|A+||Meets very high standards for the assignment or course||6||65% to 69.99%|
|A||Meets high standards for the assignment or course||5||60% to 64.99%|
|B+||Meets most of standards for the assignment or course||4||55% to 59.99%|
|B||Meets basic standards for the assignment or course||3||50% to 54.99%|
|C+||While acceptable, falls short of meeting basic standards in several ways||2||45% to 49.99%|
|C||Lowest passing grade||1||40% to 44.99%|
|F||Failing, very poor performance||0||Below 40%|