Present day students like to make decisions on their own and plan their future by themselves. Employers expect students to have multi-disciplinary competency plus leadership skills and be ICT ready. Realising the changing scenario and in its endeavor to provide quality education, VIT University offers the Fully Flexible Credit System (FFCS)â„¢ in its academic curriculum. Under this, students can register for courses according to their interests and academic abilities. FFCS allows students to decide their academic plan and permits them to alter it, if required, as they progress in time.
Under FFCS, each programme has baskets of courses classified under University Core, University Elective, Programme Core and Programme Elective. At the end of the B.Tech. Programme, each student is expected to have the following credit distribution in various disciplines: Engineering (64%), Science (20%), Humanities (8%), and Management (8%). Ample options are given under the University Electives to choose interdisciplinary courses from other Engineering Schools, which help the students to develop additional skills.
The slot-based timetable, coupled with internet based Course Registration in each semester, helps individual students to choose the course they want to study, time of attending a class and even the teacher. Thus, students can make their own timetable and each student in a class may have a different timetable of his / her own.
Students are provided with an opportunity to graduate with double majors â€“ one in their own engineering area and the other from a management discipline. Depending on the interest developed by students in their own discipline or another during their study for a degree, they can choose either an â€˜Honoursâ€™ or â€˜Minorâ€™ credential.
Students having high grades will also get a chance to complete the credit requirements earlier and take up Teaching / Research Assistantships in their final year of studies. They can pursue student / research projects in parallel too.
Other features of FFCS include: Add or Drop of registered courses to balance workload, Course Withdrawal to maximize grades, Course Auditing to gain additional knowledge, Registering for M.Tech level courses for in-depth experience, Course Substitution option, Grade Improvement, Credit Transfer for course migration, programme migration, etc.
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