Academic Standing

31 October 2018
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At the end of each semester, based on the academic performance, students are awarded different academic standings. Following is the list of the

“standings” awarded to students


  • Excellent

The academic standing of a student is considered excellent if he/she achieves a Semester-GPA greater than 3.66/4.00 with a Cumulative-GPA not less than 3.34.

  • Good

The academic performance of a student is considered good if his/her Semester-GPA is between 3.00 and 3.66 and Cumulative GPA is not less than 3.0.

  • Satisfactory

The academic performance of an Undergraduate student is considered satisfactory if his/her Semester-GPA is between 2.00 and 2.99 and Cumulative-GPA is not less than 2.00. The minimum GPA requirement for the satisfactory performance of an MS/MPhil and Ph.D. student is 2.50 and 3.00 respectively.

  • Cautions

A cautionary letter is issued to an undergraduate student whose Semester-GPA is 2.00 (2.50 and 3.00 for MS/MPhil and Ph.D. student) or more but Cumulative-GPA drops below this set point. The student is advised to improve his/her CGPA instead of proceeding for advanced courses to avoid getting into the complication of not being allowed to repeat.

  • Probation-z/ Dismissed

A student placed on academic probation in any semester of the degree program ought to clear the probation in the succeeding semester by securing a semester GPA of 2.00, failing which, he/ she shall cease to be a student of the program.

  1. The ceased students may apply to the Departmental Academic Committee (DAC) within two weeks of the declaration of the result to resume their studies. The DAC will be headed by the Head of the Department.
  2. The DAC may allow the student to register the courses as per following:
  3. A student may register up to a maximum of 03 courses (irrespective of CrHrs) in the semester. A laboratory course, if considered co-requisite to a theory course, shall not be considered a separate course even if it has a separate course code.
  4. The student has to deposit additional charges along with normal semester fee for the semester. The additional charges will be decided by the DAC which shall not exceed one-half of the full semester fee and shall not be less than one-fourth of the full semester fee. 10% of the additional charges will go to the university account.
  5. If a student is not satisfied with the decision of DAC, then he/ she may submit an appeal to the Appellate Committee through the concerned Dean within 07 days of the notification of the decision of the DAC and the decision of the Appellate Committee (Semester System) shall be final.
  6. The Appellate Committee (Semester System) will consist of three senior faculty members from different faculties, headed by a Dean or the senior most faculty member (nominated by Vice-Chancellor) and Director Academics member cum Secretary. The Committee will be approved by the Vice Chancellor for the period of two years.

In case of students of the affiliated colleges, the ceased/ expelled students may apply to the concerned Principal for placing the case before the Academic Committee of the College (to be constituted by the Principal comprising of 04 members and headed by the concerned Principal with a copy to the Director Academics and Controller of Examinations of the University) within 02 weeks of the declaration of result to resume their studies and the Committee may allow the student to register the courses as per 2(a) and to deposit double fee (Course Registration and Result).


  • Academic Distinctions, Gold Medals, and Pass
  1. The academic distinction, gold medals will be awarded to the students passing their internal as well as external examinations in the first attempt
  2. A graduate is awarded one of the following distinctions based on his/her academic performance, provided he has no “F” grade in any credited course of the degree program on his/her transcript and never has been placed on probation during the degree program; and never had registered less than the normal course load in any semester during the entire degree programme.
  3. No medal and roll of honor will be awarded in the case of improving CGPA.
  4. Highest Distinction: the Highest distinction is granted to a student with registered course load not less than the normal load in all the semesters, whose CGPA is between 3.90 and 4.00, inclusive.
  5. High Distinction High distinction is granted to a student with registered course load not less than the normal load in all the semesters, whose CGPA is between 3.75 and 3.89, inclusive.
  6. Distinction: Distinction is granted to a student with registered course load not less than the normal load in all the semesters, whose CGPA is between 3.50 and 3.74, inclusive.

    Gold Medals
  1. In every session, in every degree programme, a gold medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the maximum Cumulative GPA amongst all the graduates registered for the degree programme offered at KUST
  2. The student shall not have F or W, WF grade in any registered course.
  3. The student in such cases must have completed all the degree requirement is not more than the normal duration, must have studied all the courses required for the degree program at KUST (i.e. not a transferred student), must have registered no less than the normal course load every semester, must never been on probation during the entire degree programme at KUST and must not be fined by the discipline committee on the basis of ill-discipline in the University.
  4. The minimum Cumulative GPA in all such cases must not be less than 3.00/4.00 in case of undergraduate and 3.5/4.00 in case of graduate degree.
  5. In the semester system Letter Grade will be awarded on GP/GPA/CGPA and position will be given on the basis of CGPA. In case two or more students are acquiring the same CGPA only then the position will be decided on the basis of percentage among those students.
  6. The minimum number of students in the degree program must not be less than 5 in a session in order to be eligible for a gold medal. The Gold Medal to an On-campus/ Sub-campus/ Affiliated Colleges Student(s) may be awarded separately.



  1. A student will be declared passed if he/she successfully completes all the requirements set for a degree from KUST and attains a Cumulative GPA greater than 2.00 for Undergraduate, For the completion of MS/MPhil and Ph.D. degree, the minimum CGPA is 2.50 and 3.00 respectively. Have no compulsory outstanding subject with "W", "WF", "I" and "F" grades during all semesters of a degree program and have completed the prescribed number of credit hours.
  2. MS/MPhil and a Ph.D. scholar shall be placed on probation if he/she secures semester GPA less than 2.50 and 3.00 respectively.The number of allowed probation for MS/MPhil and Ph.D. program is only one.
  3. The concerned department issue degree completion certificate/provisional certificate.
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