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.
Duration of the Course
(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.
Duration of Semester
(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.
Scheme of Study
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
- The Unfair Means Committee shall be notified by the Vice Chancellor of the University.
- Committee on Unfair Means shall deal with the cases of the alleged use of unfair means in connection with the Examinations.
- The committee shall give the accused candidate a reasonable chance of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken and afford him, if he so desires, a fair opportunity of defense through the Form No. UMC No. 01
- The unanimous decision of the Committee on Unfair Means in dealing with cases of the alleged use of unfair means in connection with the Examinations shall be final. If the committee on unfair means is not unanimous, the matter shall be referred to the Vice Chancellor who shall either decide himself or refer it to the disciplinary committee. The decision of the Vice Chancellor/ disciplinary committee shall be final.
- If a candidate to whom the decision of the competent authority is communicated has valid reasons to appeal against such decision, he may do so within 30 days of the date of receipt of the decision in writing and by depositing Rs. 200/-. The appeal shall be considered by a Committee of Appeal comprising three persons to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor, excluding the persons who may have dealt with the case at a previous stage, and the appellant will be given an opportunity to be heard in person by the Committee of Appeal if he so desires. However, such a candidate may file a revision against the decision of the Appeal Committee with the Vice Chancellor within 15 days after such decision by depositing a sum of Rs.400/-. The Vice Chancellor may appoint a Committee and in the light of therecommendations of the Committee, final decision shall be made by the Vice Chancellor.
- No lawyer or next friend shall be allowed to appear on behalf of or assist an accused candidate during Enquiry or Appeal under these rules.
- Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these rules, no act or proceeding by the Standing Committee to deal with case of the alleged use of unfair means in connection with the examinations shall be invalidated merely by reason of the existence of a vacancy or vacancies on the Committee; absence of a member; or, by reason of any irregularity in the appointment or any member of the Committee.
- Any candidate, who is found to have in his possession or accessible to him papers, books or notes relating to the subject of Examination of that paper or detected in giving or receiving assistance or using or attempting to use any other unfair means in connection with the Examination, shall be expelled by the Superintendent of the Examination Hall.
- If it is found that a candidate has access to, or is in possession of papers, books or notes, which might possibly be of assistance to him:
- His answer book shall be cancelled, as a disciplinary measure without any implication of moral turpitude.
- In cases of offence or disobedience, he may be disqualified up to a period of three years.
- Any candidate detected in giving or receiving assistance, or found guilty of copying from any paper, book or note, or allowing any other candidate to copy his answer-book, or using or attempting to use these or any other unfair means, shall be disqualified from passing in the subject and case will be referred to committee on unfair means.
- Notwithstanding any other law for the time being in force and without prejudice to any remedy open to the University under such law:
- Any candidate found guilty of deliberate previous arrangements to cheat in the Examination such as smuggling in another answer-books, impersonation or misconduct of a serious nature and the person who impersonates such candidate, if he is on the rolls of the University, shall be disqualified for a period of not less than one and not more than two years, or declared as not a fit and proper person to be admitted to any future ExaminPation of the University, according to the seriousness of the offence and the other circumstances of the case.
- If the impersonator is not on the rolls of the University, the Controller of Examinations shall report the matter to the police with the permission of the Vice Chancellor.
- Provided that in a case covered by clause K-i above, a candidate or the impersonator, on the expiry of two years including the Examination in connection with which he was declared to be not a fit and proper person to be admitted to any future Examination, may as a special case, be exempted by the Syndicate from further operation of this Regulation with the sanction of the Vice Chancellor.
- Any candidate using abusive or obscene language in the answer-book shall be disqualified from the Examination of that subject.
- Any candidate found guilty of disclosing his identity or making peculiar marks in his answer book for that purpose shall be disqualified in that subject.
- Candidates guilty of communicating or attempting to communicate, with examiners with the objective of influencing them in the award of their marks, shall be deemed to have used, or attempted to use, unfair means shall be punished accordingly. Communications of this nature addressed to the Controller of Examinations or other officers of the University, shall be treated as falling in the same category and the candidate concerned shall be punished by the unfair means committee.
- Any candidate found in possession of fire arms or anything capable of being used as a weapon of offence in or around any Examination Hall, shall be liable to expulsion by the Officer and to disqualification ranging between one to three years.
|LEVEL – 1||1. Whispering / Talking2. Glancing / Looking / Staring3. 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 device3. Repeating offences of LEVEL-14. Other offences of similar nature and intensity||Removal from the examination Halland 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 25. 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 intensity4. Carrying helpful material written on hands / arms / calculator5. 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 examination2. 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 Sitting5. 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|