1 Terminology

This manual describes rules, procedures and guidelines. The following terminology is used to clarify the applicability of various clauses herein:

Mandatory
The use of the word “must” indicates a mandatory clause for a rule or procedure. Failure to follow such a clause requires explicit permission from the Academic Senate.
Prescriptive
The use of the word “should” indicates a best practice. Deviation from such a clause requires adequate preparation. Normally prior intimation to the Dean Academics and/or the Chairman, Academic Senate of such deviation is expected.
Optional
The use of the word “may” indicates an optional clause. This clause indicates alternative or additional approaches for Academics that keep the broad philosophy of the programmes in mind.

This choice of terminology is meant to reflect the adaptability and flexibility of academic activity at IISER Mohali within the ambit of the structure and philosophy of academic programmes as envisaged by the Academic Senate.