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|Minimum Qualification for Master in Dairying Admission||Academic Probation|
|Entrance Examination||Inplant Training|
The Master in Dairying programme offers intensive training in various aspects of production, processing and management of dairying.
|2.0 Course Offered|
|The disciplines (main subjects of study) in which instructions are offered at this Institute, leading to the Master Degree, are as follows:
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3.1 The duration of Master’s Degree Programme is two years for graduates with at least four years professional degrees. Those with 3 years bachelor degree will undergo pre-requisite courses as decided by the Board of Studies and the duration will be 3 years. The maximum period of stay of a scholar for completion of degree requirement for obtaining Master’s degree shall be 4 (Four) years. However, it will be 5(five) years in case of scholars with one year of pre-requisite courses.
3.1.1 The students from other Universities/Institutions may be accepted for short term training as well as the use of specialized equipment on payment of Bench fee depending on the nature and period of training in each case provided that it does not affect the activities of this Institute. The work on a part of the dissertation work for M.Sc. may also be allowed with appropriate bench fee. However, the contribution of NDRI Deemed University will have to be recognized in the dissertation. The above provision shall only be applicable to the students from those Universities which have signed MOU in this regard with the Institute in the light of existing ICAR guidelines. Modus operandi shall be decided by the concerned Head of Divisions with the approval of Joint Director/ Director.
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|4.0 Minimum Qualification|
A qualification for admission to Master in Dairying programmes is a Bachelor’s degree from any university recognized by the Institute, in the relevant subject. The details of eligibility and qualifications are published in the Information Bulletin for All India Entrance Examination for M.Sc. Admissions published every year by the ICAR.Candidates having passed (or due to appear at the final examination) their Bachelor degree in the concerned field under 10+2+5 (B.V.Sc.), 10+2+4 or 10+2+3 year degree programmes.The candidate must have passed Bachelor degree examination securing Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) of at least 6.60/10.00 in ten-point scale, at least 3.25/5.00 in five-point scale, at least 2.60/4.00 in four-point scale for General, OBC and UPS categories candidates. For SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates, the said requirement is an OGPA of at least 5.60/10.00, 2.75/5.00, 2.20/4.00 respectively. In other cases, where grade-points are not awarded and only marks are awarded, the candidate must have secured at least 60% marks for General, OBC and UPS categories whereas for SC /ST /PH the requirement is 50% marks. (Equivalence between OGPA and % marks will not be acceptable). The candidate must have passed B.V.Sc. & A.H. with Internship before the date of registration at NDRIA good knowledge of English is essential.
|5.0 Entrance Examination|
Foreign students seeking admission at this Institute shall have to submit their applications through their respective embassies at New Delhi or the respective Indian Missions in their countries to the Govt. of India, Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi-110001 and the candidature shall be considered only if they are sponsored by
(i) their National Government
(ii) by the Government of India, and
(iii) fulfill the eligibility conditions. .
Mode of counseling for admission of wait-listed candidates
The following mode of counseling for admission of waited listed candidates in Master’s degree. programmes will be adopted.
1. The wait listed candidates will be called for counselling on a given date & reporting time. The candidates will mark their attendance on arrival and will be considered for counselling. Those reporting late will have to register arrival time as late entry in the attendance register and will be considered for counselling as per latest situation of seats available at that time. The seats already filled up will not be disturbed in such situation.
2. The candidates belonging to PH category will be called first and offered seat against the category to which they belong. The seats for PH category are 3% of overall seats in Master Degree and will be filled within the overall number of total seats in each programme. If the number of PH candidates available is more than the number of reserved seats for PH category then
1) the admission will be restricted to one seat per group and
2) priority will be decided based on marks obtained in the qualifying examination as merit rank of different groups/disciplines cannot be used for deciding inter-group/interdisciplinary merit of candidates.
3. The candidates belonging to Under Privileged States (UPS) not having any State Agricultural/Veterinary University, will be called after the counseling of candidates belonging to PH category and offered seat against the category (i.e. Sc/ST/OBC) to which they belong in the relevant programme. The seats for UPS category are 2% of overall seats in Master Degree and will be filled within the overall number of total seats in each programme. If the number of UPS candidates available is more than the number of reserved seats for UPS then
1) the admission will be restricted to one seat per group and
2) priority will be decided based on marks obtained in the qualifying examination as merit rank of different disciplines cannot be used for deciding inter-group merit of candidates
4. The candidates belonging to other reserved categories will be called in order of ST, SC and OBC after the admission of PH and UPS candidates is over. The seats in SC and ST categories are interchangeable and in case candidates of SC/ST categories are not available, the seats thus remaining vacant will be filled from general category. Similarly, if the candidates from OBC category are not available, the same will be filled from general category.
The general category candidates will be called after the counseling of candidates of above categories is over. The reserved seats left vacant, if any and the vacant seats for unreserved category will be filled-up from the general category in the waiting list.
|6.0 Number of Seats|
In each discipline, number of seats will be as decided by the Academic Council for each discipline. A programme may not be offered if number of students selected is less than two.
15% of total seats are reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes, 27% for OBC as per Government of India directives applicable at the time of counseling and 3% for Physically Handicapped (having permanent disability of not less than 40%) provided the candidate is otherwise fit for admission. The reservation of seats is interchangeable amongst the SC/ST candidates depending upon the availability of such candidates. However, if such candidates are not available, the seats will be treated as unreserved.
2% seats would be reserved for the candidates of the remote and under privileged States/Union Territories (UPS) namely Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Goa, Lakshadweep, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura where educational facilities in Agriculture and allied Science Subjects do not exist. However these seats will be filled by merit amongst the qualified candidates from the state concerned those who qualify this examination. In case no qualified candidates are available in these categories, the vacant seats will be filled from general merit. Candidates from UPS will have to produce domicile certificate issued by the Competent Authority at the time of counseling.
8.1 A student selected for admission shall become an enrolled student of the Master’s programme only when he/she reports for registration on the due date, mentioned in the admission letter with following documents in original and on payment of prescribed fees.
8.2 A candidate selected provisionally for admission may be allowed late registration by two working days under special circumstances keeping in view the gravity of each case at the discretion of the Joint Director (Academic)/Director. However, such candidate shall be required to pay the late registration fee at the prevailing rates. Further provided that in case a candidate fails to report for first registration till the stipulated date i.e. late by two working days such provisionally selected candidates will not be admitted and seat thus vacated shall be filled from the waiting list.
8.4 Registration in the case of continuing students will consist of the following steps to be completed within first week of the beginning of the semester.
(i)Addition of a course : 10 days after registration/start of course work with a fee of Rs. 100/- per course (ii)Withdrawal of Course : 10 days from expiry of mid-term or 6 weeks before the Commencement of final examination.
|10.0 Academic Requirements|
10.1.1 Major (Courses from field of specialization)
10.2 Non-credit courses as detailed below:
10.3 Those students, who have not studied Hindi up-to Matric/10th Standard will be offered a non-credit course in Hindi in the 1st semester of 1st year and will be required to pass it satisfactorily.
The minimum credit requirement for Master degree will be as under:
* In order to fulfill the overall credit requirement of a student, the additional courses may be offered from Major/Minor/Supporting courses.
Extra Two credits may be given for preparation of Synopsis. Research credit for dissertation work be allotted for each semester and report for satisfactory.unsatisfactory be sent to COE for issue of grade cards.
A maximum of three allied disciplines may be identified as minor disciplines for each major discipline
In addition to above, a student for Master degree will be required to offer a minimum of 4 non-credit course of the following. These courses may be offered in 3rd Semester.
Uniformity in course codes
It was decided that to maintain uniformity, the course codes will be of two alphabets only as given below:
first semester 611, 612……..
The BOS in each discipline will identify three disciplines as Minor so that the students can choose one minor discipline and the courses to a student will be offered from one discipline only to meet the minimum requirement of credits for the minor disciplines opted as minor.
Supporting courses may be allotted to a student from any discipline other than Major and Minor discipline of the student.
|11.0 System of Evaluation|
11.2 Every instructor shall prepare his/her course outline for his/ her teaching and shall submit it to the Joint Director (Academic) through the Head of his/her Division.
11.3 During the 8th week of each semester, there shall be a mid-term examination in each course lasting for at least one hour. The mid-term examination shall be scheduled by the Controller of Examination during each semester.Their shall be no mid term examination for practicals.
11.4 For the students who did not appear for the said examination due to genuine reasons like illness etc. a ‘make- up’ examination will be conducted within 7 days of completion of mid-term examination. The student requesting for make-up examination shall have genuine reasons. If he/she is sick, he/she has to produce a medical certificate signed by Medical Officer of the Institute or competent Medical Officer if he/she falls sick. If a course is offered simultaneously at NDRI, Karnal and its Regional Stations at SRS, Bangalore and ERS, Kalyani in the same semester, the question paper in that course shall be common to all the centers. The examiner for setting the common question paper shall be approved by Joint Director (Academic) from among the teachers of that course at all the centre’s.
11.5 The answer books of the semester-end final examination shall be shown to students on request within 7 days after commencement of the next semester and kept with teacher till the end of next semester. There shall be no re-evaluation of the answer books. However, the re-totaling of the marks will be allowed with prescribed fee.
11.6 The distribution of marks for examination of Theory and Practical examination in a given course shall be in proportion to the number of credit hours for theory and practical.
11.7 The minimum marks required to pass a course shall be 65% separately in theory and practical.
11.8 Instructor of practical class shall evaluate each exercise and record the same on the practical notebook and this would carry weightage of 25% of total marks assigned to a course.
11.9 If a student fails to obtain pass marks in theory and practical separately in a course, he/she shall be declared ‘FAIL’ in the course.
11.10 A Supplementary Examination shall be conducted by the Controller of Examinations for the students who fail in a course, within 20 days of the declaration of result. The supplementary examination will carry 100% marks. He/she will appear in theory or in practical examination in which he/she has failed/ If he/she is failed in both i.e. in theory and practical, then he/she will appear in both.
11.11 If a student was found ineligible for appearing in semester-end examination due to shortage of attendance or if a student who does not appear in semester-end examination for any reason, he/she shall not be allowed to appear in supplementary examination and shall have to attend the classes in subsequent semester, when the course is normally offered.
11.12 If a student fails in the Supplementary Examination, he/she has to attend the classes for that course in the semester in which that course is normally offered. If a student fails in the semester-end examination but does not appear in the Supplementary Examination, he/she shall be treated at par with the student failing in the Supplementary Examination and shall have to attend the regular classes of the course. If a candidate fails in supplementary examination, but goes to ERS/SRS for dissertation work, the courses will be offered at Regional Station.
11.13 When a student fails in a course he/she will be awarded “F” grade in that course and “Zero” Grade points. Whenever, a student repeats a course, the earlier grade point is ignored and the grade point average is computed on the basis of the grade obtained after repetition.
11.14 The evaluation of answer sheets of semester examination must be completed within 6 days after the conduct of examination and Head of Divisions must keep an eye on the same to ensure timely submission of marks to COE office in one lot.
11.15 Evaluation of Performance
The performance of the students will be evaluated in terms of two indices, viz., ‘Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA)’ which is the grade point average for the semester and the ‘Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)’ which is the Grade Point Average for all the semesters.
∑ (Credits x Grade Point)
GPA = ———————————
A student shall have to attain the Overall Grade Point Average of 7.0 for the Degree. Students failing to obtain the OGPA shall not qualify for the degree. The overall performance of the students will be classified on the basis of OGPA as given below.
11.16 The grading of students shall be done on a 10 point scale. The students will be awarded grade point on the basis of their performance in each course. The grade point when multiplied by 10 will give the equivalent marks in percentage. The grade point obtained in a course will be rounded off to two decimal place. The minimum grade point to be secured for the successful completion of a course will be 6.5.
11.17 A non credit course of Hindi will be awarded Satisfactory(S) / Un-satisfactory (US) grade. Every candidate shall be examined in 3rd and 4th semester and awarded satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade for the research credits allotted to a student. The evaluation will be done by the Advisory Committee of the student and result submitted to the COE for issue of grade card. .
11.18 Marks for the Internal Assessment which shall be recorded by the COE in a Register.
11.19 Every candidate shall be examined in each course he had attended during the semester according to the syllabus approved by the Academic Council.
11.20 The medium of instruction and examinations shall be English.
11.21 As soon as possible after termination of each Semester Examination, the Controller of Examination shall publish the result of all candidates.
11.22 The examination in Ist and 2nd semester of each year shall ordinarily be held in the second week of December and third week of May on such dates as may be fixed by the Joint Director (Academic).
11.23 Every student will be issued Grade Cards for each semester end examination. A certificate of having passed a semester examination shall be granted only after a student has passed in all the courses of the Semester concerned and also those of the previous semester.
11.24 The transcripts in the existing format shall be issued to all the diploma students passing out from NDRI Deemed University at the end of completion of the programme and Transcript Fee @ 100/- shall be charged at the time of admission.
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Viva-voce and Assessment:
|13.0 Class Attendance|
13.1 A teacher shall maintain a record of the students attendance in each course taught from first day. The marking of attendance will be by number, only absent will be marked as “A”. The long absance of the students must be reported immediately to the university office
13.2 A student shall be required to maintain a minimum of 75 cent attendance separately for theory and practical in each course. It shall be the responsibility of the student to ensure that his/her attendance requirements do not fall short of the minimum fixed. A candidate who has not obtained the percentage of lectures/practical etc., as prescribed and the deficiency thereof has not been condoned by the Joint Director (Academic)/Head of Regional Station, shall not be eligible to appear in the examination. The decision of the Joint Director (Academic) will be final.
13.2.1 When owing to an epidemic, the college is closed for more than a fortnight or a student is suffering from some contagious disease and is not allowed to sit in the classes, the Joint Director may give full credit of number of lectures etc. A student might have attended had the college not been closed or had he not been debarred from attending the classes.
13.2.2 Lectures shall be counted up to the last working day of the semester. Under special circumstances, viz., (a) authorized absence under official directives, and (b) serious illness, a student may be granted condonation of attendance by the Joint Director (Academic) maximum up to 5%. No further condonation even on medical grounds or otherwise shall be granted to a student under any circumstances.
13.4 All teachers are required to send the report of shortage of attendance to the Head of Division. The Head of Division will be responsible for bringing the notice of shortage of attendance in all courses after Mid-term examination to the student and the teacher. Information of the same shall also be sent to the parents/guardians of defaulting student for every semester, under certificate of posting.
13.5 Unless otherwise provided in any other ordinance, if the percentage of attendance is deficient on account of:
The Joint Director (Academic) will relax shortage of attendance up to a maximum period of 15 days in a semester. The Head of Division will arrange the missed classes of students. lace.
|14.0 Academic Probation|
14.1 The performance of the students will be evaluated in terms of two indices, viz., the “Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA)” which is the Grade Point Average for the semester and “Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)” which is the Grade Point Average for all the semesters.
∑ (Credits x Grade Points)
14.2 The minimum cumulative GPA for continuing in the Institute shall be earned at the end of the second semester. A student who fails to satisfy the above requirement shall not be permitted to continue in the Institute. This rule shall be relaxed by Joint Director/Director in special cases if the student concerned has made substantial improvement in his CGPA by attaining CGPA of 6.5 during the second semester.
14.3 At the end of the IV semester at the Institute, the student shall have to attain a CGPA of 7.0 and Student failing to attain this level shall not qualify for the degree.
14.4 The students who have not cleared at least 50 percent of the first year courses will not be allowed to register for the courses of second year for the research work.
15.2 It shall contain chapters on Introduction, Review of Literature, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions and Literature Citations.
15.3 AA Major Advisor (Guide) shall be assigned to each Master Degree student by Divisional board of studies after taking approval from Joint Director/Director latest by the beginning of Second Semester. Besides, there shall also be an Advisory Committee for each student proposed by the Major Advisory (Guide) of the student recommended by concerned Head of Division and approved by the Joint Director/Director.
15.3.2 Mode of allocation of M.Sc. Students
Guidelines for allotment of Major Advisors (Guides) to Master’s students admitted as In-service candidates and Foreign Students
The in-service candidates and foreign students may be considered for allotment to a guide working in the preferred areas suggested by his/her sponsors even if the name of such a guide does not appear in the list prepared by the Division for that particular year. However, in lieu of this, the name of such guides will not be considered I subsequent allotment.
15.4 TThe Advisory Committee of a student preparing for Master Degree shall consist of apart from the Major Advisor (Guide) three members with at least one member each from the major and allied fields. In addition one nominee of Joint Director from the main/allied field may be added to the Advisory Committee. The change of advisory committee should be done immediately.
15.5 A student shall do research work for his/her dissertation in second year. The last date for submission of dissertation shall be the last day of examination in each semester without late fee, and with late fee of Rs. 250/- upto seven days of last day of examination. The student shall also be permitted to submit dissertation after seven days of last day of examination but before the start of next semester with a late fee of Rs. 500/- only. In case the thesis is submitted after commencement or the next semester the candidate will register himself for that semester and pay all the fees except the thesis fee. However, the thesis in both the later cases will be evaluated at the end of the ensuing semester.
15.6 The topic of dissertation shall fall within the major field of specialization in which the student has been admitted. The subject of dissertation shall have the approval of the Students’ Advisory Committee and the Joint Director (A).
15.7 Once the title of dissertation is approved, the scholar should give a seminar before the Advisory Committee and Faculty of the discipline concerned. Again before undertaking the final typing of dissertation, the scholar will give another seminar before the Advisory Committee and Faculty of the Division concerned. The seminar will be graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory by the Advisory Committee. In case it is graded as Unsatisfactory the student will again give the seminar at a date to be announced by the Chairman of the Advisory Committee.
15.7.1 Each student shall submit three copies of the thesis in an unbound form with a cover of art sheet giving the title of thesis, name of the scholar etc., as per approved format, printed on it, two copies of which would be sent to the external examiner for evaluation. In case the thesis is recommended for acceptance and award of degree (after incorporating mistakes), the students shall get these pages replaced after making the corrections and submit three copies of the thesis in Bound form along with CD ROM. One copy of bound thesis each would be deposited with Central Library (with CD ROM), Divisional Library and Library of Southern Regional Station of NDRI, Bangalore. The Provisional Degree Certificate would be issued only after submission of the thesis in Bound Form. However, it will indicate the date of passing as the date of viva-voce examination.
15.7.2 Typing of dissertation may be taken in 1.5 space and on both sides of the paper.
15.8 The dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master degree shall be evaluated by an external examiner. The external examiner shall be a specialist in the students’ major field of study and shall ordinarily be appointed by the Joint Director (A)/Director from a panel of three names suggested by the discipline concerned, but outside the NDRI and its regional stations. The external examiner shall send his report directly to the Joint Director (Academic).
15.9 The dissertation will be graded satisfactory/not satisfactory. In case the external examiner does not recommend the dissertation for the award of the degree, the Joint Director (A) may on the special recommendation of the Advisory Committee, refer the dissertation for scrutiny and independent judgment to a second external examiner chosen and appointed by the Joint Director (Academic) from the original panel or from outside the original panel. If the second external examiner recommends the dissertation for acceptance, this recommendation may be accepted. In case the second examiner asks for revision of the dissertation, the student shall continue the work, rewrite the dissertation and submit it once again after a period of at least three months.
15.10 The external examiner will evaluate the dissertation and conduct a viva along with the Student’s Advisory Committee with the Major Advisor (Guide) as Chairman.
15.11 After receiving satisfactory report, viva will be conducted within 4-6 weeks, but not before 15 days.
15.12 Report on thesis oral examination must be submitted with certificate that all corrections have been made.
15.13 The degree shall be awarded on the recommendation of the Examining Committee. The Chairman shall send the recommendation of the Examining Committee to the Joint Director (A) through the Head of Division concerned in the prescribed form.
15.14 The Head of the Division concerned will work as Coordinator and make correspondence with the External Examiner regarding fixing date of examination and informing of the same to the Major Advisor (Guide) and the students.
|16.0 Leaves Rules|
Maternity Leave to Female Students
17.2 Subject to such advice as may be given by the Board of Management or the Academic Council the Decision of the Director/Joint Director (A) shall be final and no suit, application, petition, revision or appeal shall lie in a court of law or in any authority outside the University/Institute in respect of interpretation of these regulations.
Requirements Before Submission of Thesis:
|18.0 Eligibility for Degree|
a) He/she has satisfied all the rules of evaluation as prescribed by the Academic Council from time to time.
|19.0 Award of M.V.Sc. Degree|
19.1 Award of M.V.Sc. Degree to those who hold B.V.Sc. Degree at graduate level.
The students, who are admitted to the Master programmes on the basis of minimum qualification as B.V.Sc. at NDRI Deemed University, will be awarded M.V.Sc. Degree in the concerned disciplines.
19.2 Award of M.Tech. degree to the students passing from Dairy Chemistry and Dairy Microbiology disciplines.
The students admitted in the discipline of Dairy Microbiology and Dairy Chemistry and possessing B. Tech.(DT) degree at undergraduate level will be awarded M.Tech. Dairying (Dairy Microbiology)/M.Tech. Dairying (Dairy Chemistry) degree
The nomenclature of degree of all the twelve disciplines will be as under:
|20.0 Inter-Institutional Transfer|
Inter-Institutional Transfer of M.Sc. Students once the admissions are finalized for an academic session, there will be no scope for lateral entry for transfer from any other Institutes to the NDRI Deemed University. However, in respect of Master and Doctoral programmes, under exceptional circumstances, Director will have the discretionary authority to consider such issues on case to case basis and such decisions may not be quoted as precedence in normal circumstances.
|21.0 Provision of temporary relief from studies|
A student who wants to withdraw from the University for a semester may submit an application at least 15 days before the commencement of semester end examination of that semester.
Temporary relief during a semester will be allowed on the following grounds:
|22.0 Physical Exemption:|
A Master’s degree student may be relieved from University with the prior permission of Joint Director (Academic) for accepting employment in Govt./Public/Private sector etc. if he/she has successfully completed the course work requirement and comprehensive examination. Further, in case a student has started research work, he/she may also be granted Physical Exemption. However, on rejoining the programme, he/she shall have to complete the remaining research work and credit requirement and the thesis within 4(four) years from the date of admission. The Director, however, under special circumstances may allow an extension by a maximum of one year. The In-service candidates may also be allowed physical exemption on the said conditions.