11.1 Requirements

The Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) is the primary index of performance in course work at IISER Mohali.

A BS-MS student must maintain a CPI of 6.0 in order to retain her/his scholarship. When the CPI falls below 6.0, the scholarship is suspended and it will only be restored if and when the CPI becomes 6.0 or above.22

A BS-MS student must maintain a CPI of 4.0 to stay in the programme. When the CPI falls below 4.0, the student is put on Academic Probation and a warning is issued. When the CPI goes below 4.0 for the second time in a row, the programme of the student is terminated.23

A BS-MS student must have a CPI of at least 4.0 and not more than two ’F’ grades to opt for a Major.24

A BS-MS student must complete the required course work (as detailed in the Courses of Study) with a CPI of 5.0 and not more than two outstanding ’F’ grades to graduate from the programme.25

An Integrated PhD student must maintain a CPI of 5.0 in order to stay in the programme.26

An integrated PhD student must complete all required 88 credits of course work (as per the course structure outlined in the Courses of Study) with a CPI of 6.0 to appear for the PhD comprehensive examination.27

A PhD student must complete 24 credits of course work with a CPI of 7.0 to appear for the PhD comprehensive examination.28

A PhD student who has done relevant course work at a reputable institute may apply for course waiver for a certain number of credits not exceeding 14.29

A student who is admitted to the PhD programme after BS-MS programme from another IISER will be exempted from the course work requirements.30