13 Awards for BS-MS students

Awards and certificates are given to students of the BS-MS Programme based on their performance indices. In case of degeneracy, both indices are calculated upto second decimal place to break ties as explained below.

The student(s) obtaining the highest SPI in the each of the first two semesters of the programme are given the CNR Rao award.39

The student obtaining the highest SPI (with a minimum of 9.0) in the semesters 3 and 4 of the BS-MS programme is given an Academic Excellence certificate. In each major programme and for each of the semesters 5-8 of the BS-MS programme, the student obtaining the highest SPI (with a minimum of 9.0) is given an Academic Excellence certificate.40

If more than one student receives a perfect 10.0 SPI in a given semester then all such students will receive the certificate. In all other cases, if multiple students have the same SPI, then the second place of decimal will be used to break degeneracy, if possible. In case the degeneracy persists, the CPI upto the second place of decimal will be used to break degeneracy, if possible. Only the student(s) ranked highest based on this will receive the certificate.41

The student obtaining the highest CPI (at least 9.0) of the graduating class in each major for the BS-MS programme is given an Academic Excellence award. In case of multiple students receiving the same CPI, the second place of decimal of CPI will be used to break degeneracy.42

13.1 President’s Gold Medal

The BS-MS student obtaining the highest CPI (at least 9.0) after completing all the required courses in five years and having no F grades will be the recipient of the Presidents Gold Medal for the graduating class. In case of multiple students receiving the same CPI, the second place of decimal in the weighted average will be used to break degeneracy.43

13.2 Professor SN Kaul Medal

The Chairman Academic Senate will constitute a committee to select the awardee for the Professor SN Kaul Medal for the best all-round performance by a graduating BS-MS student. The committee will call for nominations and examine the scholastic, cultural, athletic and other performance of the nominees over the entire five-year period. The committee will then recommend one of the nominees for the award.44