10 Repeat Courses and Backlogs

A student who obtains an F grade in a course, may repeat the course in a later semester. If this is not a summer semester, the course will then take the place of some other course taught in that semester (usually an elective). The latter course then becomes a backlog and must be undertaken at a later stage.

The core course structure of the BS-MS programme is designed for 2 years. However, the rules permit a student to take up to 3 years to complete the core of the BS-MS programme.17

The course structure for the BS-MS programme is designed for 5 years. However, the rules permit a student to take up to 7 years to complete the programme in order for backlogs to be completed.18

Similarly, the Integrated PhD course work is for two years, but the rules permit a total of three years within which the comprehensive examination (see above) must be cleared.19

The PhD course work is for one year, but the rules permit a total of two years within which the comprehensive examination (see above) must be cleared.20