Faculty of Engineering Sciences & Technology

Policies & Procedure (Academic)

Entry Requirements and Admission Criteria

Entry Requirements

BE (Electrical Engineering)

Fsc pre-engineering 60% or equivalent/ DAE Electrical/Electronics/Telecom (2% quota as per PEC policy) /BTech Electrical/Electronics/Telecom (2% quota as per PEC policy)

Entry Test of the University

ME (Electrical Engineering)

BE/BS (Electrical Eng., Electronics Eng., Telecom Eng., Computer Eng., Computer System Eng..) from HEC and PEC recognized university with min. 2.00 CGPA (Semester system), 60% marks (Annual System)

GRE (General) Test with 50% percentile score or NTS GAT/HU GAT General) or test prescribed by HEC with 50 % score (Minimum).

BS (Computer Science)

Intermediate/ DAE or equivalent with minimum 50% marks

Entry Test of the University

B.Sc. Industrial Engineering Tech

FSc/A-Level/ICS/DAE with minimum 50% marks

Entry Test of the University

Bachelor of Computer Arts

FA/FSc/A-Level/ICS/I.Com/DAE/B.Tech with minimum 45% marks

Entry Test of the University

Merit Criteria for Admission in Bachelor Degree

Category                                                               Weight

Entry Test & Interview                                              50%

H.Sc. / D.A.E/A.Level                                               40%

S.S.C.                                                                         10%

The passed entry test scores of NTS/UET/NUST/NED will be ‘acceptable as a waiver’ to admission test & interview at HIET. The validity of test acceptance shall not be more than 01 year. Such candidates have to present valid official evidence that they have ‘successfully passed the entry exam’ of those institutions. 

Grading Policy

 ‘Absolute grading’ is used for Undergraduate Programs (BE/BS) as per the following table:

Numerical Grade Letter Grade Grade Point
85 and above A 4.00
80 to 84 A- 3.66
75 to 79 B+ 3.33
71 to 74 B 3.00
68 to 70 B- 2.66
64 to 67 C+ 2.33
61 to 63 C 2.00
58 to 60 C- 1.66
54 to 57 D+ 1.30
50 to 53 D 1.00
Below 50 F 0.00

Degree Awarding Criteria 

The degree (at Bachelor’s level) shall be awarded at a minimum of 2.00 CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) at Hamdard Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Semester System

There are two regular semesters offered at HIET for all Undergraduate programs:

Spring Semester (18 weeks duration excluding reserved 1-2 weeks for makeup classes)

Fall Semester (18 weeks duration excluding reserved 1-2 weeks for makeup classes)

However, the ‘summer semester’ (06 weeks duration) is also offered for students who want to cover their deficiency/improve their GPA of previously attempted courses.

Semester Duration

There are two regular Semesters offered at HIET for all undergraduate and master programs in a year. A regular semester (Spring / Fall) will be of 18-weeks duration including 2 weeks reserved for final examinations. However, the duration of the semester may be extended up to two weeks for make-up classes if required. There shall be only one (1) mid-term exam which shall be conducted in 8-9th week of the semester. The distribution of semester duration shall be as follows: 

Regular classes/lectures : 16 weeks (32 lectures of duration 90 minutes each)

Make-up classes : 1-2 weeks reserved

Final Exams : 02 weeks reserved 

Course Load per Semester

The minimum course load per semester shall be 2 courses or six (6) credits whereas, the maximum course load per semester shall be six (6) courses (including theory and practical) or 20 credit hours in a regular semester.

Maximum 02 courses are allowed to the students for the summer semester to cover the deficiency of failed courses or improve GPA of already passed courses. 

Distribution of Marks (in each subject)

For undergraduate programs, marks distribution shall be as follows:

Theory subjects (100 marks) 

Title Particulars/description Marks Distribution
Mid-term Exam (1.5-2) hours duration each 30
Sessional marks Quizzes / Assignments/ Presentation 20
Final Exam Three (3) hours duration each 50
Total 100


Practical subjects (50 marks) 

Title Particulars/description Marks Distribution
Lab Sessional Quizzes / Assignments/ Presentation 20
Final Exam Viva Voce exam 30
Project Lab-task
Total 50

There shall not be any compensatory or ‘in-lieu’ of sessional marks, nor mid-term or final examination in any circumstances.

Theory subjects shall comprise of total 100 marks whereas, each practical subject shall carry 50 marks and they both shall be calculated separately. This means the sum-total shall be 150 marks for theory & practical (3+1) subject.

The student must pass theory and practical examinations separately. 

Probation and Promotion


Student satisfying the following two conditions is considered ‘passed in the semester’ and is promoted to the next semester:

His/her Semester GPA is not less than 1.50

The student does not get two (2) “F” grades in the previous semester.

Promotion on Probation 

A student registering in 5th semester and in subsequent semesters has to ensure that he/she has cleared all the subjects of previous years as shown below:

In 5th semester Cleared all subjects of 1st year with min. 2.0 CGPA

In 6th semester Cleared all subjects of 2nd year with min. 2.0 CGPA

In 8th semester Cleared all subjects of 3rd year with nim. 2.0 CGPA 


Regulation means that a student has to re-commence his/her studies from an appropriate lower semester. A student shall be relegated if following two (2) conditions exists: 

The semester GPA of the previous semester is less than 1.50. and

Obtains three (3) or more ‘F’ grades in the previous semester. 

Minimum Attendance Requirements

A student shall not be allowed to appear in the final examination of any subject, if he/she fails to maintain at least 75% attendance in that subject.

Examination Admit-Card 

The Examination Admit cards, bearing the current photograph and other particulars of the students, are issued to enable them to appear in the Mid-term and final examinations. The Admit Card shall be issued on the following conditions:

(a)  All dues should be cleared.

(b) The defaulters up to an extent of Rs.10, 000/= may be allowed, subject to the permission of the head of the Institute or the person designated for the said purpose.

Course Registration and Drop 

(a)  The course registration is expected to be carried out before the commencement of classes of each semester. Only those courses will be allowed to register whose pre-requisites courses have been cleared.

(b) A student can drop/add any course, due to any reason, within two (2) weeks after commencement of classes. No more than two (2) courses can be drop/add in one semester.

 (c)   No fee shall be charged for the dropped courses. If any student has already paid the fee than his/her fee for the dropped course(s) shall be transferred to the next semester.


Course Withdrawal 

A student can apply for the withdrawal (with the approval of Director of the Institute upon the recommendation of concerned Head of Department (HoD) of any course before ‘two weeks’ of the final examination. This provision is kept for the benefit of a good student, when he/she realizes that he/she is not going well in the particular subject and taking its final examination, may badly affect his/her current SGPA and overall CGPA.

The full fee shall be charged for any withdrawn course(s). There shall be ‘no full or partial refund of fee’ allowed under any circumstances.

Grade ‘W’ will be mentioned in the transcript for any withdrawn course(s) and it will not be counted in the calculation of the CGPA/SGPA.

No more than two courses can be withdrawn in one semester. The same course cannot be withdrawn twice.

Incomplete Grade 

A student can be allowed an ‘Incomplete’ in any subject to allow him/her, not to appear in the final examination by the head of the institute (with the consent of the respective teacher and HoD) after being satisfied that the concerned student has a genuine reason, beyond any doubt, that disables him/her to appear in the final examination.

A student may only be allowed ‘Incomplete’ if he/she has passed mid-term exams.

The student with incomplete grade has to take that course in a later semester, or he/she shall be required to appear in the final examination only with the consent of the respective teacher and head of the concerned department.

Grade ‘I’ will be assigned for any ‘Incomplete’ subject. No fee shall be charged to the student for re-registering the same course in the subsequent semester. 

Additional Course(s) 

Students may be allowed ‘additional courses’ (shall be ‘separately mentioned of student transcript’) of their interest upon recommendation of respective HoD and approval of Director of the institute. In case, if a student gets average grade in an elective subject, and he/she registers in another (but approved) elective subject then, the ‘highest grade marks in any of the subject’ shall be acceptable while recording grading student transcript. 

Semester Drop / Temporary Suspension 

The temporary suspension is allowed to students facing acute domestic problems /valid reasons subject to the approval of the head of the institute on the positive recommendations of concerned HoD.

Migration of students from other University/Institution

The migration policy shall be as follows: 

The other institutions from where a student wants to transfer to FEST must be accredited PEC institute (for BE programs) and HEC recognized institute/university in case of migration into BS program.

Transfer of credit hours

Only course, secured with ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ grades can be transferable. This reflects on a ‘Numerical Grade’ as a minimum of 60%.

The courses completed by the student at other institutions will be compared with similar courses being offered at HIET by In-charge Registration on the recommendation of the HIET Equivalence Committee. Any deficiency shall have to be removed by the students.

Not more than 50% of the courses can be transferable. The student has to fulfill all admission requirements and pay the following fee as per university policy.

Prospectus / Application Package Fee

Migration, Admission and Semester Fee

Disciplinary Policy Registration & Enrollment requirements

Disciplinary Policy 

Students have to follow a code of conduct, abide by the rules and regulations of the University and department toward maintaining an academic and comfortable environment at the campus.

In case of any misconduct or abuse, the student has to appear in person before the disciplinary committee for the hearing which shall then decide a suitable action against the student as deemed necessary and he/she has called for disciplinary action. The penalty may be the imposition of fine, suspension, expulsion, or disqualification of a student from any academic honor such as award of gold medal, scholarship, etc. The following will call for disciplinary action:

Failure to meet the university’s code of conduct, disregard or disobedience of rules of the University’s authority whether alone or in association with others.

Objectionable conduct/involvement in activities like ragging, use of unfair means or breach of norms or others which are against the interest and reputation of the University.

Misbehave with the teachers and the staff. Improper behavior in or outside the classroom.

Any act of dishonesty including submission of false documents and deliberate misreporting.

All activities shall be governed by the rules and regulations of the university. In case of ambiguity or non-existence of rules, the final authority for interpretation and decision shall rest with the university.

Scholarship Criteria HIET

Merit Scholarship

All those students who secured Semester GPA of 3.5 in the current semester or above will be

eligible for the merit scholarship.

Assistance ship

All those needy students who secured CGPA of 2.75 or above and have financial issues as well

will be eligible for the assistance ship.


All those students who are being subjected to sudden calamities such as death of bread earner of

the family or any other circumstances will be eligible for the hard ship.