Academic Advisory System

Academic Advising: College of Engineering

The College of Engineering has various mechanisms of academic advising and support systems provided to assist students in achieving their educational goals.

The college has established a dedicated student advisory system, called Academic Advisory System (ACADS), to monitor the academic progress and performance of students. It provides academic guidance and counselling to students in terms of academic performance, class attendance, participation in co and extracurricular activities, career opportunities and job prospects.

Each student is assigned with an academic advisor who will regularly meet the student advisees, discuss student performance and identify any problems they may face.  The minutes of meetings are available in the college ERPS. The academic advisory system also generates mid-semester performance reports which contain assessment outcomes and % attendance by the ninth week of the semester. Academic advisors distribute these midterm performance reports, counsel weak students whose academic progress is not satisfactory and then appropriate academic support is provided to these students by respective advisor/tutors to improve their performance in future assessments.

Student Excellence Group (SEG) is an additional informal mechanism available where academically bright students are identified by tutors to provide support to weaker students in selected modules every semester. Students who are at risk of not successfully completing their programs, especially those who are not successful even after repeated attempts in the final examinations and those with an unsatisfactory overall performance are identified at the assessment boards and such cases are referred to HoDs for targeted counseling, advice and further support.

Special support classes including one-to-one sessions are arranged by tutors for re-sitting students who have failed the final examination. This gives them an opportunity to refresh their understanding of topics and to clarify any doubts in the respective modules. Re-sit support class schedules are prepared and published by academic departments every semester which is communicated to staff members and students and also displayed in the college visual displays and notice boards.

College of Engineering regularly evaluates the effectiveness of the academic support services offered to students through various mechanisms including surveys, feedback and input from various committees. As part of the review mechanism, regular surveys are conducted to analyse students’ satisfaction with facilities such as laboratories, classrooms, library resources and IT Support. The recommendations that emerge from the analysis of these surveys are then forwarded to respective departments for their action.

In addition to the surveys conducted, further feedback on various academic support services is obtained through student advisory council (SAC), student satisfaction survey (SSS), student online complaint system, student staff consultative group meetings (SSCG) and through the student representatives in various college committees such as program boards, learning and teaching committees, library advisory committee and the academic council.

Student staff consultative group which is chaired by students themselves is a robust mechanism for the students to give their feedback on learning processes. This group communicates through the class representatives to collect the inputs and feedback from students from each class of different programs and levels. All the inputs and comments are collated and presented at SSCG meeting in the presence of Head of the Department, Program Leaders and Module Tutors appointed to attend the meeting. Appropriate actions are initiated on the discussion points as applicable and communicated to respective staff in-charges or concerning departments.

Academic Advising: College of Pharmacy

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College of Pharmacy has in place a number of means for academic advising to students at various levels of Pharmacy program. The goal of academic advising is to assist students in planning meaningful academic activities to obtain the desired degree. The College of pharmacy offers Academic Advising to its students on a fair and equitable basis by advisors who have the skills and training to provide timely academic advice. The Academic Advisor provides a personal and supportive environment in which students can pursue their educational goals.
Every student is assigned an advisor who helps the advisee to:

  • Understand study requirements, including, among other things, course selection, course prerequisites, course sequencing, assessments, and progress towards degree completion.
  • Identify and access campus resources and services in support of student success.
  • Identify and achieve academic goals.
  • Take advantage of both in/out-of class educational opportunities to become self-directed learners and decision makers.
  • Plan future career.

It is important that students meet their advisors regularly in order to make right decisions at the right time















Registrar office prepares a list of advisees for each faculty in the beginning of academic year

Advisors explore the best possibility for each advisee on his/her individual basis.

Advisors meet advisee and maintain database of each advisee

Advisees meet at least thrice in each semester with advisors

The meeting outcomes and suggestions are to be agreed upon by both parties and signed

The meeting outcomes and suggestion to be followed and monitored by advisor throughout the semester.

If required, referrals are made to other concerned campus personnel