5 Registration

Every student must register for courses that she/he undertakes to complete during a semester. Registration should be completed on the Saturday prior to Monday when classes start for each Semester.

5.1 Course Structure

The course structure as laid in the Courses of Study: IISER Mohali should be adhered to by students while registering for courses. Some common exceptions to this are detailed below.

Students may register to repeat courses in which they have earlier received ’F’ grades. They may also register for courses that they have missed from an earlier semester for any reason.

The course structure lists a number of electives for students who have already selected their Major. Students can use such a slot to register for any major course at the same or lower level. In other words, they can register for a 3xx course in their third year or later, a 4xx course in their fourth year or later etc. Students may also register for an elective course at a level higher than their level provided they obtain the consent of the course instructor. Such registrations will be subject to approval by Dean Academics.

5.2 Credit and Course Limits

A student who registers for a summer semester can register for at most two courses during that semester.7

5.3 Procedure

Students should pre-register online using the academic module of the campus management software.

Once the time-table for classes is announced, students will be permitted to change their choices for courses that have a time-table clash.

Students must obtain approval of the corresponding instructor when they choose an elective course or a repeat course. Instructors should use the academic module of the campus management software to grant approval online.

Students should complete online registration prior to the last date announced in the academic calendar. The registration form must be printed and signed by the student and her/his faculty mentor/Academic advisor/HoD prior to submission to the office of Dean Academics.

In exceptional cases where the software is unable to handle registration, a paper-based registration form may be submitted along with an explanation of the difficulties faced with the software. The acceptance of such registration is at subject to approval by the office of Dean Academics.

5.4 Late Registration

Students may be permitted to register late upto Friday 17:00 hours during the first week of classes. Such registration must be accompanied by an explanation for the delay as well as a late fee as notified from time to time.

5.5 Add/Drop of Courses

A student may add or drop courses until Friday 17:00 hours during the second week of classes. This can be done by filling up the appropriate form which must be signed by the student, the instructor of the course added and the faculty advisor.

5.6 Registration of Choices for Major

During the last month of the Even Semester each year, a BS-MS student who will be completing Core Courses during that semester should submit a form indicating her/his preferential choices for Major. The Dean Academics will announce the deadline for the submission of the forms and the alloted choices after the completion of the process.

5.7 Registration of Choices for MS Project Guide

During the last month of the Even Semester each year, BS-MS students who will be completing her/his Mandatory Major Courses during that semester should submit a form indicating her/his preferential choices of project guide for final-year thesis research. The Dean Academics will announce the deadline for the submission of the forms and the alloted guides after the completion of the process.

During the last month of the Odd Semester each year, an Int-PhD student who will be completing the third semester of course work can register her/his preferential choices for her/his fourth semester research project guide. The Dean Academics will announce the deadline for the submission of the forms and the alloted guides after the completion of the process.

5.8 Registration of Choices for PhD/Integrated Phd Thesis Supervisor

Each PhD/Integrated PhD student will submit a form indicating her/his preferential choices for PhD Thesis Supervisor after successfully completing the Comprehensive Examination. The Dean Academics will announce the deadline for the submission of the forms and the allotted supervisors after the completion of the process.