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Registration

At the time of admission in the first semester, students are assigned courses by the concerned Dean's Office. However, in all subsequent semesters, students, after consulting their Advisors, may register themselves in courses selected strictly in order of their Roadmaps. Registration dates are announced well before time and students are required to register themselves during those dates. Students are expected to pay their dues for the selected courses before the expiry date written on the challan.

Advance payment of dues is approved by the Dean in exceptional cases only.

Ongoing students may revise their registration before commencement of classes. No student will be allowed to change courses/sections afterwards. All fee once paid are non-refundable and nontransferable.

Withdrawal from a Course

A written request up to one week prior to the end of a semester must be submitted to the Dean/Associate Dean for withdrawal from any course(s). If approved by the Dean/Associate Dean, the students can withdraw from a particular course or courses. However, W' will appear on the transcript and fee paid for such courses will neither be refunded nor carried over to the next semester.

Semester Leave

Students who wish to discontinue study for a semester are supposed to get written permission from the Dean's office to do so in the first week of semester. They may resume their study in the next semester on seeking permission of the Dean's office at the time of registration. Students who go on a semester break without permission may not be allowed to register without fine. If a student freezes the semester (i.e. Withdraw from all courses registered in the semester), during the semester, the student's fee paid, will neither be refunded nor transferred, in any case.

Tuition Fee Waiver

In the first semester, a student will pay dues for the prescribed load. However, in the subsequent semesters, dues are calculated according to the number of courses taken by the student, and shall be payable at the beginning of each semester. The type of tuition fee waiver to the PGC students or any other form of concession will continue for the subsequent semester(s) only if a student fulfills its CGPA requirements.

Class Attendance Policy

Students must attend every lecture for each course in which they are registered. Students not adhering to the class attendance policy will be restrained from appearing in the final examination and they will be given "W" grade in the course.

There will only be four approved leaves in each 3/4 credit hours course during the semester. No fine will be charged on approved leaves; however, on absence beyond approved leaves, fine at the rate of Rs. 500 per day of absence(s) will be levied. A student must have 80% of attendance in each course. Any student missing more than 20% of the total classes, will be withdrawn from the course. No transfer of dues or tuition fee is permissible when a student is withdrawn from a course. Fee once paid is neither refundable nor transferable to the next semester.

Evaluation System

It is at the discretion of the course instructor to decide on the weights of all examinations, assignments, project, presentations, quizzes etc. However, as a broad guideline set at this University, the distribution of weights of these components is:
Quizzes, Assignments, Test Papers, Class

Participation, etc. = 30 %
Mid Term Examination = 30 %
Final Examination = >40 %

Final Examination

A student must appear in all tests/ examinations as scheduled. However, if a student fails to appear due to some genuine reason, he/she must seek permission of the Dean to take the missed examination. The student will take the missed examination within two weeks after the scheduled date. The final examination schedule is given in the academic calendar of each semester and is provided to all students by the concerned course instructor at the start of each term. Examination must be taken on the scheduled dates. Exceptions may be granted only to individual students in case of an emergency or other compelling circumstances beyond human control. All such exceptions must be approved by the Dean's office.

Course Numbering System

Each course number consists of two parts. The first part contains at most four letters indicating the subject while the second part contains a four-digit number. The first digit indicates the course level. The second digit indicates the field of subject, the third digit indicates the course number of the field and the fourth number is reserved for the number of credit hours. A student may not enroll in a course unless the pre-requisites to a course have been successfully completed. Prerequisites, whereever required, are mentioned in detailed description of each course in this prospectus.

Grades and Grading System

All students receive grade reports indicating academic progress at the end of each semester for which they were enrolled. UCP strictly follows a 4-point grading system similar to the one prevalent at most of the accredited institutions throughout the globe. The numerical equivalence of letter grades is given below:

Letter Grade Grade Points Marks(%)
A 4.00 90-100%
A- 3.67  86-89%
B+ 3.33 81-85%
B 3.00 77-80%
B- 2.67 72-76%
C+ 2.33 68-71%
2.00 63-67%
C-  1.67  58-62%
D+ 1.33 54-57%
D 1.00 50-53%
F 0.00 Below 50%
W   Withdrawal
  Incomplete
N   Continued
P/F No Points -

Semester Credit Hours

One semester credit hour means that a particular course must have at least one hour of class contact per week for a period of (15-16) weeks. Hence a course of three-semester credit hours will meet for approximately (45-48) hours during a semester. During one semester a student can take up to 5 courses or 15 semester credit hours. The time allocated for Mid.-term and Final examinations is excluded from this computation of class contact hours.

Summer Semester

A three semester credit hour course can also be completed in 8 weeks time provided the class contact of at least (45-48) hrs is completed within this time period. Since courses completed in summers are not counted towards degree completion, a student will register in old courses which he/she wishes to repeat.

Incomplete Grade

An 'I' grade may be assigned to a student who fails to take the final examination due to a legitimate reason, but otherwise has completed all course requirements. However, prior permission from the Dean's office should be obtained for the award of 1'. An 'I' so assigned may be changed to a grade provided the student takes the final examination within 3 weeks from the commencement of the next semester. If the new grade is not reported within the 4-week period, 'I' shall be changed to an ' F' grade.

CGPA

A student's Cumulative Grade Point Average is computed by multiplying the number of credit hours of each course by the grade points assigned to that grade; then dividing the sum of these products for all courses by the total number of credit hours in which the student was enrolled. Grade 'I', P/F and Grade 'W are not used in the calculation of GPA/CGPA. All undergraduate students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.0 for successful continuation of studies at UCP. However, for courses covered at Master's level, a minimum CGPA of 2.5 is required. However, for MS level of Business School, the minimum CGPA required is 3.0

Policy on getting a Transcript and a Degree

Transcripts and Degrees are issued only at the written request of the students. Verbal or telephonic requests are neither entertained nor accepted. Official Transcripts showing complete academic record and Degrees are issued on the University's Stationary, bearing the official embossed seal of the University.

Please go to the link www.ucp.edu.pk fpr detail procedure on how to get a Degree and a Transcript issued.

Course Repetition

Grades earned in each semester will appear on the student's transcripts. Students receiving an 'F' grade must repeat the course. Students on academic probation for the first time will repeat courses with a grade below 'C+' for graduate level courses and below 'C' for undergraduate level courses. Not more than 6 courses will be allowed for repetition. However, 6 courses beyond the old grades will also be included in the calculation of CGPA. The original as well as the revised grades of all repeated courses will be shown on the transcript.

Academic Probation and Dismissal

All undergraduate/graduate students who fail to maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.0 /2.5 respectively for the censective semesters will be sent a written warning along with their semester end grade report. These students will be put on probation for the next semester only. If at the end of that semester, they fail to attain the required CGPA, they are dropped from the program altogether. All students are required to maintain 'Good Standing' throughout their tenure. They are expected and consciously driven to work significantly harder than usual norms.

Course Load under Probation

A student on probation will be restricted to repeating courses with a grade below 'C+' for graduate level courses and below 'C' for undergraduate level courses and will not be allowed to take any new course from the following semester. These students will be assigned courses by their respective Advisors with due approval of the Dean's office.

Transfer of Credits

Transfer of credits is decided at the time of admission and is determined on a course-to-course basis. Students applying for transfer of courses must provide all previous academic records to the respective Dean's office. University's acceptance of credits from other accredited/recognized academic institutions of higher education is subject to the following conditions:

  • The transfer course must be similar in content and scope to a UCP course, or must conform to the same competency level of a similar course taught at UCP.
  • Transfer credits, applicable to all the educational programs, must not be less than the grade 'C Transfer credits submitted in fulfillment of a specific degree program must have the final approval of the Dean.
  • Transfer credits must come from a regionally
    accredited and NEC approved institution.
  • Students are allowed to transfer up to 50% of the total courses in the UCP academic programs.

Time Limit for Program Completion

From the date of first registration, four years degree programs must be successfully completed within a maximum of seven years. Two years programs with thesis must be completed within a maximum of three years and PhD programs in minimum three and within a maximum of seven years. If the limit is exceeded without proper approval of the Dean's office, the student will be dropped from the program. The maximum time limit also includes the semester break period, if any.

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