Course Work

Courses and Credits

A course unit is a complete course taught within a semester of an academic year. The PGIHS may offer courses with credit values one (01), two (02), three (03), and four (04). One credit equals to 15 contact hours. A student shall offer sufficient number of courses to accumulate credits required for a diploma/degree programme. A course of postgraduate study programme may have prerequisites, or certaincourse/s at a lower level may be required to follow higher level courses.

A student of any Master of Arts or Master of Philosophy degree programme, as otherwise specified in the regulations of the relevant degree programme, may offer few courses from outside the main discipline upon approval of the relevant Board of Study.

Non-credit Courses

A non-credit course is a course that a student offers in excess of the minimum number of credits required for a diploma or degree programme. A student who offers a non-credit course shall fulfill all the requirements of the course. A non-credit course shall not be counted for calculating the GPA but listed in the transcripts with the relevant grade and grade point. The maximum number of non-credit courses that can be taken by a student shall not exceed courses equivalent to nine (9) credits. Student shall obtain the approval from the relevant Board of Study to follow non-credit courses and pay relevant fees.

Independent Study Course/s

An independent study course is a course where a student independently reads/ researches on specific topic/s with the guidance of a lecturer/ specialist. An independent study course can be offered by a lecturer/s with the approval of the relevant Board of Study. The syllabus of such a course shall be submitted to the relevant Board of Study for approval.

Audit Courses

An audit course is a course that a student offers in excess of the minimum number of credits required for a diploma/ degree without assessment. Any registered student can audit a particular course with the consent of the lecturer, who will prescribe what course requirements, if any, shall be satisfied by the student. Audit courses shall not be counted for calculating the GPA nor listed in the transcripts. A letter shall be issued only to those students who have fulfilled the attendance requirement in the audited course, upon the recommendation of the lecturer in charge of the course and the relevant Board of Study. If a student wishes to offer a course/ courses on audit basis, he/she shall obtain approval from the relevant Board of Study and register for the course/ courses by paying prescribed fees.

Adding and Dropping of Course/s

A course can be added or dropped (withdrawn) within two weeks (14 days) from the date of the commencement of the study programme in a semester. When adding or dropping a course, the student shall obtain authorization from the lecturer in charge of the course. If a student fails to complete a course which has not been recorded as dropped (withdrawn), it shall be counted for the degree programme and a fail grade shall be awarded.