Note from International Head - Education and Training Business
Academic Unit Execution Cycle
Expiry/Cancellation of Admission
Exit & Re-entry
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An individual aspiring for a career in Information Technology and has enrolled for a Career Program.
The basic unit into which a student shall be registered for during the course of the program enrolled. This could be a Quarter, Semester or multiples of Quarters as constituted in the Program.
The period commencing from 1st October of a year to 30th September of the following year.
The process of enrolling for a program at any International NIIT education location. Admission is confirmed only after the student pays the requisite fees as prescribed by the education location.
Every Quarter of the Academic Unit will be evaluated. This evaluation is referred to as Appraisal. Appraisals in a Quarter consist of ISAS, Project and Quarter Final Examination.
On successful completion of a career program of greater than or equal to 2 years of duration, the student is eligible for a NIIT Suffix Award - DNIIT, PNIIT or GNIIT.
It is the group of students registered for a specific Academic Unit that is executed according to a specified schedule. Each batch has a batch code, specified commencement date and a distinct batch schedule.
A long-term program intended for those who wish to develop/enhance their careers in Information Technology.
A statement of completion of a program. Certificate is given at the end of a Program, subject to eligibility criteria as applicable for the Program.
A Cumulative GPA on a 4 point scale to determine the performance of the student in the Program.
Course / Program
A Course/Program consists of one or more Academic Units into which an individual can enroll. The end deliverable is a Certificate/Award subject to eligibility criteria as defined for the Program.
Credit Redemption - Advance Standing Admission
Direct admission to a latter part of a program, which will lead to an Certificate/Award on the basis of satisfying applicable eligibility criteria.
Credit Validity Period (CVP)
The Quarter Credits accumulated for the Academic Unit by the student have a validity period of duration of 3 times the duration of that Academic Unit, from the date of completion of the same. In case the student fails to register for the next higher Academic Unit within this period, the Quarter Credits awarded to the student for that Academic Unit shall expire.
‘Defaulter’ Student Status
The status of a student who has not paid his/her installments by the due date of the month in which it was due will be changed to ‘Defaulter’. Such a student needs to be reinstated into the system after payment of necessary fees.
‘Dropout’ Student Status
The status of a student who is absent for 9 consecutive sessions without obtaining prior written permission from the Location Head will be changed to ‘DropOut’. Such a student needs to be reinstated into the system after payment of necessary fees.
Any student who does not complete the program and leaves the program in between is termed to have exited out of NIIT. Such a student shall be certified for the program ending at the last successfully completed Academic Unit.
Ex-student of NIIT
A student of NIIT who has completed a program earlier registered for and has the Certificate/Award for the same.
A 4 point grade scale used to determine the performance of the student in each Quarter of the Academic Unit.
Information Search and Analysis Skills
This appraisal is designed to allow the student to develop skills in searching, assimilating, analyzing and presenting the data. The student is evaluated based on a seminar presentation in each quarter.
The monthly fee payment made by a student as shown in the payment plan on the Confirmed Invoice issued to him at the time of Registration into the Academic Unit.
Non Academic Student
An individual aspiring for knowledge acquisition in a particular area of IT application and has enrolled for a Certificate Program.
Program Performance Report – Given to each student on successful completion of a career program. It carries the performance details of the Quarters undergone in the program and also depicts the cumulative GPA of the student.
Prerequisite Assessment Examination
This examination tests the applicant’s knowledge on a set of prerequisite modules prior to admission to a particular program. The applicant needs to be successful in this test to gain admission to the program.
The project is an important aspect of each module designed to allow the student to experiment, learn, think and integrate his/her entire knowledge spectrum and create solutions and applications. This tests the application skills of the students on the concepts learnt during the module.
Pre-university Senior Certificate or an examination/ qualification considered as being eligible for admission to the Bachelor degree of a university in that particular country.
Quarter Performance Report – Given to each student of a career program at the end of each Quarter of the Academic Unit. It carries the GPA achieved during the Quarter and performance in each appraisal of the Quarter.
The student is awarded 7 Quarter Credits for each Quarter of the Academic Unit that he/she has completed.
Quarter Final Exam
At the end of each Quarter, the student’s knowledge on the Quarter contents is tested by means of a Quarter Final Exam. This test shall evaluate the student’s knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis and judgment on the concepts learnt during the Quarter.
Quarter Supplementary Examination
This examination tests the student on the contents of a Quarter and shall replace the Quarter Final Exam marks. This test is attempted by the student in case he/she does not achieve the required grade to pass the Quarter OR in case the student feels the need to improve his/her performance in the Quarter.
The process of allocation of a batch to a student accompanied by the issuance of relevant course material with its associated Mark of Authenticity label containing the confidential Web Services Key.
Registration Expiry Date
The Registration Expiry Date (RED) of the student shall extend by 2 times the duration of the Academic Unit into which he/she is being registered. The date shall however be calculated based on the batch launch date of that Academic Unit. This determines the time limit that is provided to the student to complete the Academic Unit registered for.
Admission to a program without any exemption is referred to as a Regular Admission.
Admission to any program is based on selection. Selection process for any program typically includes a test and an interview. The test is an aptitude and/or technical test as required to gain admission into a Program.
The types of admissions possible are:
- Regular Admission (RG)
- Upgrade Admission (UG)
- Advance Standing Admission (AS)
Admission to a program without any exemption is referred to as a Regular Admission.
Admission to the next higher program in the same location for students who are currently undergoing OR have completed a program is referred to as Upgrade Admission.
Direct admission to a latter part of a program, which will lead to an Certificate/Award on the basis of satisfying applicable eligibility criteria, is referred to as Advance Standing Admission.
In case an Ex-NIIT student, whose CVP has expired needs to continue the program for which he/she had earlier enrolled prior to exiting the program has to clear the requisite Test for Quarter Exemption under the Advance Standing Admission category to pursue his program further.
Students who possess certificates for having undergone studies similar to that offered by NIIT in some other institution and also possess the normal admission pre-requirement can seek Advance Standing Admission.
Advance Standing Admission can be granted by a location, if the candidate fulfills the following requirement:
Based on the certificate produced by the candidate, if it can be established that in terms of duration of studies undergone and content of the courses undergone, the student has acquired the requisite capability to cope with further studies at NIIT.
Exemptions to the respective Academic Units can be granted only if the student clears the Tests for Quarter Exemption (TQE) for the Quarters of the Academic Units for which the student has requested exemption.
Admission to a program is non-transferable to any other candidate.
Admission to any NIIT program is based on the admission norms as defined for the program. However, NIIT reserves the right to refuse admission to an applicant without assigning any reason.
For admission to programs, which require certain pre-requisites to be fulfilled, where the absence of such pre-requisites would adversely affect the learning of the student from the program, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that those requirements have been adequately met. NIIT’s responsibility is limited to informing the candidate of the applicable pre-requisites for each program. The student can attempt the Pre-requisite Assessment Test for the program and successfully clear the same to gain admission to the program.
Admission to NIIT suffix award programs (DNIIT, PNIIT and GNIIT) is available only to students who have successfully completed PUSRC. GNIIT is only available in select countries.
A student who has enrolled for a program is implied to have understood:
the contents of the program,
the obligations of students (as stated in the ‘Student Handbook’ document)
NIIT staff can at best suggest the program best suited to the requirements of the Applicant.
Each student, on admission, is allotted a unique identification number known as Student Id.
Admission of a student into a program is confirmed only after the student has satisfied the pre-requisite selection criteria as defined for the program and has paid the necessary fees as stipulated at the education location.
The admission validity is determined by the Credit Validity Period (CVP). The credits accumulated by a student in an Academic Unit have a validity period of 3 times the duration of the Academic Unit from the date of completion of the same.
At the time of Admission, the student is required to pay the following fee components:
Registration Fee (of the First Academic
Unit of the Program)
Courseware Fee (of the First Academic
Unit of the Program)
Tuition Fee (of the First Academic Unit of the Program)
A provisional Invoice is given to the student at the time of Admission indicating the fee details for the program. As it is just an intent of the student to undergo a Program, a Provisional Invoice is issued. A confirmed Invoice is generated and issued to the student at the time of Registration into each Academic Unit of the Program.
The contents and methodology are explained and the detailed Milestone Chart pertaining to the Academic Unit is handed over to the student in the Introduction Session of the Academic Unit.
The student is expected to maintain 100% attendance for all sessions scheduled for the batch in order to get the full benefit from the program. However, the student must discuss the implications of any absence that cannot be avoided, with the faculty, and work out a plan of corrective action well in advance.
All records pertaining to the student is maintained by the education location in a student management system called “eNCORE”. This software assists in smooth operations at the education location and provides a centralized MIS for Query and Analysis of performance.
During the tenure of the student undergoing the Program, the student will be in one of the following states at any instance:
A student with who is currently allocated a batch and is attending the course has a status of Valid.
DPOUT (Drop Out)
A student whose name has been struck off the rolls of the batch as a result of continuous absence from the batch for 9 consecutive sessions without prior permission from the Location Head. Such a student needs to be re-instated into the system as a Valid student after payment of the applicable fees before resuming studies.
DEFLT (Fee Defaulter)
A student who has not paid the prescribed fees for the month on or before the 15th of the month as per the payment plan shown on the Confirmed Invoice. Such a student shall be struck of the rolls of the batch and necessarily has to be re-instated into the batch as a Valid student after payment of the applicable fees before resuming studies.
A student who has applied for a Break in between the Academic Units during the conduct of the Program. A break is allowed only at the end of an Academic Unit. Such a student needs to register for the next higher Academic Unit within the Registration Expiry Date.
WTING (Waiting for a batch)
A student who has returned from the status of BREAK and has not yet been allocated a batch due to the non-availability of the batch during the time preferred.
A student who has successfully completed the Program and has been awarded the Certificate/Award for the same.
A transfer is a service that is provided to the student in case he/she needs to change the batch due to various circumstances, which might lead to a break in the student’s learning effectiveness. To enable the student to pursue his/her studies without any such hindrance, the service of transfer has been made available. The student shall apply for a transfer as per the prescribed format and shall seek the approval of the Location Head. Such a transfer can be done only from a batch of the current Academic Unit into another batch of the same Academic Unit at the same location.
Inter-Centre/Location transfers cannot be done within the Academic Unit that the student is currently attending. However, once the current batch is complete, at the source Centre/Location, the student can exit at this stage, receive the program certificate till the Academic Unit completed (subject to eligibility criteria) and then move to the destination Centre/Location and seek a Credit Redemption (Advanced Standing) admission for the next higher program.
Disciplinary action is taken against any student, if found in the act of misbehavior, within NIIT premises, towards NIIT staff and/or fellow students or using unfair means during examination or use of threatening language with other students or staff.
Feedback from the student is taken at various levels through both formal and informal processes. In each Academic Unit, a classroom feedback is conducted once before each Quarter Test. For more information on Grievance Handling, kindly refer to the “Grievance Redressal” section.
Each Quarter of the Academic Unit has the following Student Appraisals:
- Information Search and Analysis Skills (ISAS)
The student shall be evaluated on ISAS based on a presentation done on the study topic(s) assigned to him/her in each quarter of the Academic Unit.
- Project Assessment (PA)
The projects done by the student in the Academic Unit shall be evaluated. Every module has an associated project on which the student shall be evaluated.
- Quarter Assessment (QA)
Each Academic Unit will have the associated number of Quarter Exams (Qfx) at the end of each quarter of the unit. The Qfx will cover the contents from all the modules present in that quarter of the unit.
At the end of each Quarter of the Academic Unit, the student’s performance is calculated as a Grade Point Average on a scale of 4. The legend indicated on the Quarter Performance Report shall be as per the table shown below:
||>=3.50 and <= 4.00
||>=3.00 and <= 3.49
||>=2.75 and <= 2.99
||>=2.50 and <= 2.74
||>=2.0 and <= 2.49
For students registered before Oct 1st, 2008 :
- The minimum pass percentage for a
student in ISAS and Projects is 45 %.
- The minimum pass percentage for a
student in the Quarter Final Exam is 45 %
- The student must score a Grade Point Average (GPA) of >= 2.0 in a quarter to have been assessed as having completed the quarter successfully.
A student who fails to secure the minimum required GPA of 2.0 in a quarter would need to appear for a Quarter Supplementary Exam (QSE). In such a case, the results of the last QSE attempted by the student for that quarter would be considered. The QSE will carry the same weightage as the Quarter Final exam and the Quarter Performance (GPA) shall be recalculated with every result of the QSE for the student for the Quarter. The performance in ISAS and Projects shall be retained. A maximum of 3 attempts per quarter shall be provided to the student upon request. The student shall pay the stipulated fee for each attempt of the QSE.
With the announcement of the Quarter Results, the Quarter Performance Report is generated from eNCORE and handed over to the student. This report contains details on all the Appraisals attempted by the student during each quarter of the Academic Unit. This report also carries the Grade Point Average (GPA) of the student for the quarter.
To be eligible to successfully complete the quarter, the student must have at least 75% of attendance in the quarter. The attendance details are mentioned on the Quarter Performance Report.
The quarter is formally declared as completed for the student once the QPR is generated from eNCORE and issued. If the current quarter is the last quarter of the current Academic Unit into which the student has been registered, then the student moves ahead into the next Academic Unit. If the current quarter is not the last quarter of the Academic Unit into which the student has been registered, then the student moves into the next quarter component of the same Academic Unit in the sequence. Once the student completes all the Academic Units of the Program, he/she is said to have completed the program and shall be awarded the Certificate/Award subject to certification norms as defined for the program.