Every student at KUST is assigned to Advisor Studies (a faculty member of the concerned academic department) who will hold regular meetings, both formal and informal,
with the student (advisee).
Before the start of a semester, each academic department will send a list of advisors with respective advisee to the KCMS.
This list does not include the first semester students. The advisor for the first semester students is by default the Head of the respective department. This list is refreshed every semester and it is the responsibility of the concerned Head of Department to provide the list well before the start of every semester to the KCMS.
The advisor for the M.Phil/ Ph.D. students will be their respective supervisor.
The advisor helps the student prepare a degree plan and periodically audits the academic progress of his/her advisee. The Advisor maintains a record containing the semester-wise progress reports, courses completed, a list of courses to be completed, the record of co-curricular activities and any other information he deems relevant.
Without the recommendation of the Academic Advisor, no course registration will be accepted by the KCMS / CoE's office. Each advisor is provided with the following materials.
A list of advisees
Result reports of the advisee
A copy of the recent Course Catalogue of the University containing details of all the courses
While signing the course registration form, the advisor certifies that the courses recommended are in accordance with the degree plan, the prerequisite(s) have been fulfilled, and the course numbers, titles and the credit hours assigned to are correct and according to the latest KUST catalog.
In case of registration at the beginning of a semester, or in case of signing an add/drop form, the advisors ensure that the course(s) can be taken without any alteration in the timetable already notified by the respective departments.