End of Semester Examination (ESE) Regulations

University of Madras Guidelines for completion of UG and PG degree programmes for the batch of students admitted to the course with effect from 2018-2019

  • A student who, for whatever reasons, is not able to complete the programme within the normal period (N) or the Minimum duration prescribed for the programme, maybe allowed two years period beyond the normal period to clear the backlog to be qualified for the degree. (TimeSpan = N + 2 years for the completion of programme).
  • In exceptional cases such as major accidents and childbirth, an extension of one year be considered beyond the maximum span of time (Time Span = N + 2 + 1 year for the completion of programme).
  • Students qualifying during the extended period shall not be eligible for RANKING.

End of Semester Examination

  • The academic year is divided into two semesters, the first from June/July to November/December and the second from November/December to April/May. Each semester will have a minimum of 90 working days excluding study holidays and examination days. Examinations will be conducted in papers of all semesters in Nov/Dec and April/May every year for all UG and PG courses.
  • The schedule for ESE Practicals will be notified by the Controller of Examinations.
  • A student who fails in one or more papers in any semester will be permitted to reappear for the same at the subsequent End of Semester Examination, subject to the student fulfilling the attendance requirement. A student whose attendance falls short of 50% will be required to repeat that semester by enrolling again at the end of the course. Papers set for each examination will follow the regulations and syllabi in force at the time.
  • To qualify for the UG/PG Degree, supplementary candidates are required to pass in all the papers prescribed for the course within six/four semesters immediately after the completion of the course. Beyond that period, the candidates will follow the current syllabus for the examinations. A late fee per year for each paper shall be levied.
  • Examination Fees will be levied as per the University rates. A special fee is collected for supplementary papers. Only those students who obtain ‘No dues’ clearance from the Bursar’s Office/ Hall/Departments are eligible to obtain the Hall Ticket for the End of Semester Examinations