In these rules unless there is anything offensive in the subject or context:
(i) “Deficiency Course” means a course in which a student has been adjudged deficient by a CompetentAuthority of the University.
(ii) “Credit Hour” means the successful completion of a course of one semester hour in theory or 2-3 Semesters hours in practicals per week. One credit hour will be equal to 50 minutes student teacher contact per week for 16 weeks and for laboratory/practical work its duration will be 2-3 hours.
(iii) “Semester” means teaching time of 19 weeks inclusive of admission, conduct of examination, preparation and declaration of results etc. and gazetted holidays.
(i) The minimum number of semesters for completing the course for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Agriculture shall be eight. Provided that in case a student does not qualify for the award of degree within the minimum period of eight semesters, he may continue his studies for a maximum of four consecutive semesters beyond which he shall not be eligible for enrollment. However, a student who fails to complete the degree within the minimum duration, may further continue his studies up to four consecutive semesters beyond which he shall not be eligible for any enrolment.
(iii)The medium of instructions and examinations shall be English except in the case of Islamic Studies, which shall be taught in Urdu.
(i) There will be two semesters in each academic year, Fall and Spring of 19 weeks each. The commencement of the semesters is regulated in the light of an approved Academic Calendar.
(ii) There will also be a summer session of 8 to 10 weeks duration as part of an academic year, and shall be optional. Students who wish to pass ‘F’ grade(s) and to improve ‘D’ grade(s) course(s) may enroll in summer session in the courses offered. It shall not count towards residential requirements. A course to be offered in summer requires minimum of 10 students to enroll. However, on special permission from Vice Chancellor, minimum of 5 students can enroll a course in summer, but they will submit the fee equivalent to 10 students.(Explanation: Out of 19 weeks, 16 weeks shall be the actual teaching time, the rest may be utilized for admission, conduct of examinations, preparation and declaration of results etc.
The new scheme of study will only be applicable to upcoming session 2014-18 onward while the sessions 2012-16 and 2013-17 will follow the previous scheme of studies. The schedule may be amended from time to time as per decisions of HEC/ Board of Studies and Competent Authorities.
A candidate seeking admission in B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture must have passed the Intermediate Science (Pre-Medical and Pre-Engineering) 50% marks i.e. 550/1100, Intermediate (Pre-Agriculture) CGPA 2.50/4.00 from a recognized Institution of Punjab securing the 50% marks excluding 20 marks of Hafiz-e-Quran. Twenty Marks are added to the Academic marks in the H.S.S.C or equivalent Examination of the applicant who is Hafiz-e-Quran.The Candidates gets the benefit only if He/she has:
(i)Filled in the necessary column provided in the application form, and submitted the documentary proof of Hafiz-e-Quran.
(ii)Hafiz-e-Quran applying for admission will have to appear before a Committee constituted by the Vice Chancellor, MNSUA, Multan and get a Certificate from the Committee.
(iii)Determination of merit in the case of equal percentage of admission marks if two or more applicants have equal marks, they shall be treated at par and shall be admitted. The admission to B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture shall be made on the basis of common ‘Scheme of Studies” for first four semesters. On completion of four semesters, the candidates have a choice to opt any of the associated degree program which will be exercised on the basis of their CGPA secured at the end of 4thsemester, order of preference and availability of seats in the respective discipline.
(vi)Both male and female are eligible to apply.
A candidate must not be more than 23 years of age on 1st September of the year of admission provided that after provisional selection, the Vice-Chancellor may relax upper age limit in very exceptional cases on the recommendations of Admission and Prospectus Committee.
REGULATIONS RELATING TO COMMITTEE ON UNFAIR MEANS
LEVEL – 1
|1. Whispering / Talking
2. Glancing / Looking / Staring
3. Responding to others whispers and assisting others in seeing own answer sheet.
4. Other offences of similar nature and intensity
|Oral Warning, Change of Seats||Invigilator|
LEVEL – 2
|1. Getting / giving assistance by exchange of personal items like calculators, etc.
2. Carrying mobile phone or any other electronic device
3. Repeating offences of LEVEL-1
4. Other offences of similar nature and intensity
|Removal from the examination Hall
and mobile phone / device shall be Confiscated
|Invigilator with Controller of Exams|
LEVEL – 3
|1. Writing on the desk before the start of the exam.
2. Sitting contrary to seating plan, intentionally.
3. Being caught talking while outside the examination hall during the examination when allowed to go out e.g. visit to washroom, visit to Administration for issue of temporary ID Card, etc.
4. Repeat Offences of Level 2
5. Other offences of similar nature and intensity
|Warning letter with financial penalty (Up to Rs. 1500/-)||Unfair Means Committee|
LEVEL – 4
|1. Using pre-meditated chits containing helpful material.
2. Using Mobile Phone / Organizer to cheat.
3. Other offences of similar nature and intensity
4. Carrying helpful material written on hands / arms / calculator
5. Exchanging question papers
|Cancellation of course with (“CC” grade (equivalent to “F”) shall be given in that subject with financial penalty of Rs.2500/-||Unfair Means Committee|
LEVEL – 5
|1. Exchanging Answer Sheets during the examination
2. Writing each other’s Roll No. on own answer sheet.
3. Replacing answer sheets with other answer sheets not distributed for this exam (e.g. prepared at home, prepared in class).
4. Proxy Sitting
5. Cheating and being argumentative, rude, aggressive etc. with the invigilator
|Rustication / Expulsion from the Institute and (“F” grade shall be given in all subjects with financial penalty)||Unfair Means Committee|