FAQs – Post Graduate Diploma Courses

How many years does a student have to complete a programme? 

Students of the Diploma programmes can complete their course in up to five years from the year of their enrolment.

Students are required to pay the prescribed fee at the time of admission. If a student has to continue the programme beyond one academic year because of non-fulfilment of the prescribed requirements for the award of the diploma, they will be permitted to continue for the subsequent two academic years by paying a continuation fee as prescribed for each year.

After a period of three years if the student is unable to clear the course s/he may be given an extension of another 2 yrs by paying Rs. 5000 per year for the subsequent two years as extension fee,  provided they have cleared 2 out of the 4 theory courses in a Diploma programme. At the end of the fifth academic year, if the student is unable to complete the requirements for the award of the diploma, the admission stands automatically cancelled.

What is the course structure of the programme?

Please view the course structure by visiting the respective programme page.

What is the scheme of examination?

Diploma candidates are expected to write 100 marks in-class examination for paper I to IV. Diploma students are expected to write a Dissertation on the suggested topic for Paper V. The Dissertation would carry 80 marks. Students are expected to take an oral exam-viva voce, which will be based on the Dissertation they write. The vive voce would carry 20 marks. Submission of Dissertation is one month before the examination.

When should the dissertation be submitted?

Students are expected to write a Dissertation on their chosen topic (from the list of topics provided in the Hand Book). The Dissertation should approximately be of 25000 words, (or about 90-100 A4 size pages in double spaced typing). The Dissertation would carry 80 marks and a viva voce of 20 marks. Dissertation should be submitted along with the Examination form.

Dissertation can be submitted any time during the course of their study (1+2) for any of the annual/supplementary examination. As and when the candidate clears all the five papers the degree of diploma will be awarded.