Research Programmes

Continuation Requirement


Students have to meet the following continuation requirements:

Masters

To continue in a Masters programme, a student must not have:
  • CAP, i.e., Cumulative Average Point, below 3.0 (but ≥ 2.5) for three consecutive semesters; or
  • CAP below 2.5 for two consecutive semesters.

For any semester in which the student’s CAP falls below 3.0 (but ≥ 2.5), that student will be issued an academic warning.  If, in the following semester, the student’s CAP again falls below 3.0, he/she will be placed on probation.  If the student’s CAP remains below 3.0 for the third consecutive semester, the student will be issued a letter of dismissal and denied re-admission.

For students whose CAP fall below 2.5 for two consecutive semesters, they will be placed on probation for the first semester, followed by dismissal in the second semester.

PhD

To continue in a PhD programme, a student must not have:
  • CAP, i.e., Cumulative Average Point, below 3.5 (but ≥ 3.0) for three consecutive semesters; or
  • CAP below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters.

For any semester in which the student’s CAP falls below 3.5 (but ≥ 3.0), that student will be issued an academic warning.  If, in the following semester, the student’s CAP again falls below 3.5, he/she will be placed on probation.  If the student’s CAP remains below 3.5 for the third consecutive semester, the student will be issued a letter of dismissal and denied re-admission.

For students whose CAP fall below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters, they will be placed on probation for the first semester, followed by dismissal in the second semester. 

A student may also be issued a warning or placed on probation or be issued a letter of termination of candidature for poor performance in the PhD qualifying examination, research thesis, or other programme requirements.


For research scholars who do not meet the continuation requirements, their monthly stipend can be suspended or scholarship/fee waiver terminated without notice. Reinstatement will be reviewed after the scholar meets the continuation requirement, at the recommendation of the Department.