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ZERO SEMESTER FOR MS PROGRAMS
(FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING ADMISSION TOWARDS MS PROGRAMS)

The “Zero Semester for MS Programs” has been introduced to provide an opportunity to deprived candidates who have earned their required degrees as prescribed in admission eligibility criteria for respective MS programs but do not fulfill either the minimum CGPA requirement i.e. 2.50 out of 4 or 1st division, as applicable.

DURATION

It is a one-semester (18 weeks) duration program.

ADMISSION ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Candidates who have earned relevant qualification/degree with less than 2.50 CGPA out of 4 or 1st division, as applicable as prescribed in admission eligibility criteria for respective MS programs.

COURSE EXEMPTION

Course(s) exemption is not allowed.

COURSES OF STUDY

A. For MSBA

  1. MKT501: Marketing Management
  2. MGT201: Financial Management
  3. MGT502: Organizational Behaviour
  4. STA630: Research Methods

B. For MSCS

  1. CS401: Computer Architecture and Assembly Language Programming
  2. CS402: Theory of Automata
  3. CS502: Fundamentals of Algorithms
  4. CS604: Operating System

C. For MS Bioinformatics (Currently Not Offered)

a) Candidates with Bioinformatics Background
  1. BIO302: Molecular Biology
  2. BIF401: Bioinformatics I
  3. CS201: Introduction to Programming
  4. CS403: Database Management Systems
b) Candidates with Biological Background
  1. BIO201: Cell Biology
  2. BIO301: Essentials of Genetics
  3. BIO302: Molecular Biology
  4. BIF401: Bioinformatics I
c) Candidates with Computer Science Background
  1. CS201: Introduction to Programming
  2. CS301: Data Structures
  3. CS403: Database Management Systems
  4. CS502: Fundamentals of Algorithms
d) Candidates with Software Engineer Background
  1. CS201: Introduction to Programming
  2. CS301: Data Structures
  3. CS502: Fundamentals of Algorithms
  4. CS504: Software Engineering - I

D. For MS Biotechnology (Currently Not Offered)

  1. BIO201: Cell Biology
  2. BIO202: Biochemistry-I
  3. BIO301: Essentials of Genetics
  4. BIO302: Molecular Biology

E. For MS Genetics (Currently Not Offered)

  1. BIO201: Cell Biology
  2. BIO202: Biochemistry-I
  3. BIO301: Essentials of Genetics
  4. BIO302: Molecular Biology

F. For MS Zoology (Currently Not Offered)

  1. BIO201: Cell Biology
  2. BIO202: Biochemistry-I
  3. BIO301: Essentials of Genetics
  4. BIO302: Molecular Biology

G. For MS Molecular Biology (Currently Not Offered)

  1. BIO201: Cell Biology
  2. BIO202: Biochemistry-I
  3. BIO301: Essentials of Genetics
  4. BIO302: Molecular Biology

H. For M.Phil Education

  1. EDU401: Contemporary Issues and Trends in Education
  2. EDU402: Curriculum Development
  3. EDU406: Critical Thinking and reflective Practice
  4. EDU601: Philosophy of Education
  5. PSY406: Educational Psychology

FEE STRUCTURE

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ASSESSMENT OF STUDY PROGRESS

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), mid-term and final term exams. The mid-term and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

COMPLETION OF ZERO SEMESTER

The candidates will be required to pass all prescribed zero semester courses in a single semester and achieve a semester GPA of at least 3.00 out of 4 in order to become eligible to apply for admission towards their desired MS study program.

IMPORTANT NOTE

  1. The courses and their number may be changed from time to time by the University.
  2. Students enrolled in the Zero Semester will be bound to obey the rules and regulations of the University.
  3. Zero Semester for MS program, once qualified will remain valid for all subsequent admissions in the relevant MS program.