- There are two semesters in an academic year, namely; Fall and Spring. Fall Semester normally starts in September and Spring Semester starts in February. The duration of semester is 16-18 weeks inclusive of examinations.
- There is a Summer Session with the duration of eight weeks as a part of Academic Year which is optional. A student who has either failed or has been stopped to take the examination due to shortage of class attendance or wishes to improve his/her grade is allowed to register in summer. Students can enroll in 1-2 courses of up to 08 credit hours during summer. The contact hours during each week of the Summer Session are doubled to ensure that the course is completely taught in a summer session with half of the duration as compared to a regular Fall/Spring semester.
The academic calendar is notified by the office of Registrar comprising of the following information:
- Commencement of Semesters
- Holidays during the semester
- Semester termination date
- Mid-semester exam week
- Final-smester week
- Result notification date
Admission to any degree program is made on the basis of merit list prepared by the Admission Office. Lists of selected candidates are displayed by the Admission Office and if required subsequent lists are displayed till the last seat is filled up. The University may refuse admission to a candidate without assigning any reason.
Course Credit Hours
Each course is assigned credit hours. A credit hour means teaching/earning a theory course for one hour each week throughout the semester. The credit hours are denoted by two digits within brackets with a hyphen in between. The first digit represents the theory part while the second (right side) digit represents the practical. Thus 3(3–0) means three credit hours of theory only, while 4(3–1) means a total of four credit hours of which three are reserved for theory and one credit hour is for practical work:
- Theory: One credit hour of theory means one hour teaching per week throughout the semester
- Practical Lab: One credit hour of practical means three hours of lab work per week throughout the semester.
Enrollment in each semester within specified time
At the start of first and subsequent semesters the candidates are required to enroll courses as per the schedule notified for enrolment from time to time. Application for enrollment of next semester on the prescribed form accompanied by fee deposit receipt shall be submitted 15 days before the commencement of examinations of the current semester. In special circumstances a student may enroll one day before the commencement of classes by depositing late fee. Enrolment will be considered as complete if the enrolment form is submitted on time along with fee deposit receipt. Merely depositing the fee will not serve the purpose. If a student fails to enroll in any semester without permission of the authority, s/he shall cease to be on the rolls of the university.
A student failing in a semester is required to repeat that semester as and when offered by the University. Such student is not eligible to enroll in next semester without qualifying the failed/dropped semester.
Promotion from First to Second Semester
- A candidate with a minimum GPA of 0.85 in Bachelor degree and 1.0 in Master/MS/M Phil degree program in the first semester is promoted to the second semester.
- A Bachelor degree candidate with GPA less than 0.85 and Master/MS/M Phil degree candidate with GPA less than 1.0 in the first semester is dropped from the program.
Promotion from Second to Third Semester
- A candidate with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 1.2 for Bachelor degree program and 1.75 for Master/MS/M Phil degree program is promoted to the third semester.
Promotion from Third and Following Semesters
- A candidate with a minimum CGPA of 1.6 for Bachelor degree and 2.25 for Master/MS/M Phil degree program is promoted to next semester.
- A bachelor degree candidate with CGPA 1.4 or more but less than 1.6, and Master/MS/M Phil degree with CGPA 2.0 or more but less than 2.25, is promoted on probation from third semester and onward. The candidate should qualify 50% of the enrolled courses in that semester; the fraction will be ignored.
A student is allowed 2 “Probations” in an entire degree program.
A student is not allowed to improve the grade after the final notification of degree completion.
Migration/Transfer of Credits
The Rector on the recommendation of the Head of School, allows migration/transfer of credits of a student from HEC recognized Institutions to the University, provided that:
- The institution concerned agrees on the migration/transfer of credits of such a student;
- Migration/transfer of credits cases is initially scrutinized by the Head of School concerned.
- A student must fulfill the required entry qualification of the program.
- A student, who has been dropped out, rusticated, expelled, or whose entry in the parent institute was banned for any reason whatsoever at any time during his/her academic career, the case for transfer of credits is not considered.
- Credits are transferred on course to course basis i.e. a person taking course A at University X is allowed to transfer his/her credits to University Y provided that course A is equivalent to course B taught at the University, Y.
- Courses with credit hours and course contents equivalent to the degree program, are considered for transfer.
- Exempted courses along with their credit hours are displayed on the final/official transcript but their grades obtained from the parent institution not displayed. Such subjects are marked as “Transferred Credits” (TR).
- She/He has to provide NOC from the institution from where migration is required.
- In case of outward migration the condition of accepting institution of credit hour transfer is applicable.
- In case of inward migration a candidate is required to complete minimum 50% of the courses from The University of Faisalabad.
- Credit hours of a course are not transferred if the grade is less than C for undergraduate and B for graduate
Unfair Means Cases/Indiscipline in Examination
Disciplinary Suspension or Dismissal
The University reserves the right to suspend or dismiss a student for violation of policies, regulations, discipline or code of conduct inimical to the best interest, or for attempting to use unfair means during classes, quizzes or examinations. Management decision in all matters is final. It is their duty to keep an eye on such activities that may result in a breach of any law.