INTRODUCTION

About University of Mauritius 1. 2. The legal existence and corporate entity of the University of Mauritius were established by the University of Mauritius Ordinance No. 39 of 1965. The University of Mauritius Act, 1971, providing for the present Constitution and Statutes, received the assent of H.E. the Governor General on 31st May 1971 and came into effect on 1st July 1971. The Act establishes the fundamental powers and structure of the University and defines its purposes and entity as a legally independent body. Details of the Constitution are contained in the Statutes, which describe the means and terms of appointment of the officers and staff of the University and the membership, terms of reference and standing orders of committees. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who was accompanied by His Royal Highness the Duk e of Edinburgh, inaugurated the University on 24th March 1972. 3. 4. Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra was installed the first Chancellor of the University on 21st October 1974. Sir Maurice Rault succeeded H.R.H. Princess Alexandra from May 1985 to June 1994. The University was founded on the developmental concept to help in the general development of Mauritius. As such, one of the dominant concerns of the University when it was created was to meet national manpower needs. Starting from its original nucleus, the two buildings of the former College of Agriculture which were donated by the Government of Mauritius, the University expanded to the following: (i) (ii) Phase I of the Development Plan: the School of Agriculture, the School of Administration, the School of Industrial Technology, the Library and the Students’ Common Room. Phase II of the Development Plan: extension of the School of Agriculture; Lecture Theatre of the School of Agriculture; extension of the Library.

(iii) The Paul Octave Wiehé Auditorium inaugurated on 28th July 1975 by Mr Pierre Abelin, Ministre de la Coopération du Gouvernement de la République Française and named on 25th May 1981 after the former Vice-Chancellor Dr P O Wiehé. 5. Other developments of significance that indicated the direction in which the University was moving in were as follows: the setting up of a Computer Centre, the creation of a Department of Law in 1985 and the inauguration of the SSR Centre for Medical Research in 1986; the Department of Textile Technology was set up within the School of Industrial Technology in 1987 although the Textile Technology Building itself became functional in 1992; the Radio Telescope Project is operational at Bras D’ Eau since 1989; in 1989 itself, following the Visitor’s Report, the University set up a School of Science; the School of Industrial Technology was re-named “School of Engineering” and the School of Administration became the “School of Law, Management and Social Studies”. In the same year, an ‘Antenne Universitaire’ was inaugurated in Rodrigues. In 1993, the School of Law, Management and Social Studies was re-structured into two Faculties, namely the “Faculty of Law and Management” and the “Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities”. At the same time the other three Schools, namely Agriculture, Engineering and Science became “Faculties”. The New Academic Complex, inaugurated in November 1994, provides classrooms and lecture halls that can accommodate up to 2500 students at one time and the Tower Block provides accommodation for the Faculty of Science and Law and Management as well for the Central Administration of the University. December 1995 saw the inauguration of the University Students’ Centre and the Cafeteria. Extension of the former Students’ Common Room and Faculty of Agriculture were completed in 2001 and March 2005 respectively.
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The University Gymnasium opened its doors in October 2004 and the Engineering Tower is expected to be fully operational this coming academic year. The total space currently available at the University is 51831 m2 including the newly built multi-purpose Gymnasium and the Engineering Tower of 10 levels. 8. The J Baguant Centre for Distance Learning, initially called Centre for Extra-Mural Studies, was set up in 1993 with the help of the Canadian International Development Agency and Laurentian University (Canada) with a view to introducing Distance Education methods. It is responsible for running some programmes and modules using Distance Education Techniques. The Centre has also been entrusted to administer a postgraduate qualification in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. In June 2005, the Centre has been renamed as Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning (CPDL). The increased use of IT resources compelled the University to split the Computer Centre in 1997 into an academic department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and a Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS). The CITS is responsible, amongst others, for providing wider and convenient access to computing facilities by students, staff and administrators in the University through the most cost-effective means for procuring, maintaining, modifying and upgrading hardware equipment and software systems, and developing and maintaining in-house Management Information Systems for University administration. A Consultancy Centre, later renamed Consultancy and Contract Research Centre, was set up in 1998 to encourage staff to undertake consultancy and to establish closer links with industry. The University of Mauritius entered a new development phase when the Virtual Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies (VCILT) was created in 2001. The VCILT is responsible for providing technical support to academics and tutors to develop on-line web-based education and telelearning at the University. The Centre for Applied Social Research (CASR), a joint initiative of the Mauritius Research Council and the University, became operational in March 2001. Its main aims are to design, carry out and interpret rigorous research studies within the field of public policy. Quality Assurance has taken a new dimension with the setting up of the Quality Assurance Office in October 2002. The Office aims, amongst other activities, at contributing to the formulation of the University’s Quality Assurance and Enhancement Policies and Practices and to their implementation and monitoring across the University and, where appropriate, in collaborative partner institutions. The concept of Lifelong Learning was formalised in October 2003 through the Lifelong Learning Cluster. This project enables the three Centres (JBCDL (now CPDL), CITS and VCILT) to pool resources and collaborate with Faculties to provide tailor-made programmes and services to Lifelong Learners. All this development and expansion on Campus has been accompanied by a simultaneous increase in the student population. Starting with the modest figure of 481 in 1968, the University had an overall student population of 10 422 (headcount) in 2009/2010. 1163 students are registered on postgraduate (taught and research) programmes, and 9259 on undergraduate degree programmes. Percentage of female enrolment at the University amounts to 56.9%. Of the 10 422 students, 3081 (29.6%) are following parttime programmes and 749 (7%) are enrolled on programmes run collaboratively with Partner Institutions (Mauritius Institute of Education, Mahatma Gandhi Institute and School of Advanced Computing). 66 students are from overseas, coming from countries such as Belgium, Botswana, Cameroon, Chechoslovakia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Sweden, Uganda, USA and Zimbabwe.

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Since its creation and up to October 2009, the University has produced over 28 222 awardees, out of whom 112 obtained a PhD, 57 an MPhil, 2164 a Master’s degree, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate and 15 912 Bachelor’s degree. Over the past decades, the University progressed slowly from a mostly in-service training institution to a fully-fledged University concentrating increasingly on Bachelor’s and postgraduate degree programmes, research and consultancy in response to the contemporaneous and emergent needs of the various sectors of the Mauritian economy. Currently, the University offers programmes in all the principal fields of studies or disciplines, which would normally be expected of a tertiary education institution. All the programmes at the University are now modularised and the majority of them are credit-rated, with a modular weighting system. In 2009/2010, the number of taught Programmes of Studies being run at the University reached a figure of 190, including 41 postgraduate and 149 undergraduate degree programmes.

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During the year 2009/2010 (as at 18 Jan 2010), the University of Mauritius employed some 278 academic staff, together with 714 staff in other categories. The University also employs a large number of parttime staff for its teaching. Close partnership exists between the University and the other tertiary institutions, and different Government Ministries, parastatal bodies, the private sector and the NGOs. The University of Mauritius is an active member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of African Universities and of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie. Furthermore, the University has links with various UK Universities, and with institutions in other countries such as Canada, France, Holland, India and the USA. Organisation, Governance and Management Structure The Council is the executive body of the University and is responsible for the management and administration of the revenue and property of the University; it has general control over the conduct of the affairs of the University and is chaired by the Pro-Chancellor. The Vice-Chancellor is the Principal Academic and Administrative Officer of the University and has general responsibility for the direction and management of the University. He is the chairperson of Senate, the supreme academic authority of the University. The Senate is responsible for the academic work of the University both in teaching and research, the award of all degrees (other than honorary degrees), diplomas and other academic distinctions, and the regulation and superintendence of the education and discipline of students. The Vice-Chancellor is supported by two Pro-Vice-Chancellors, one for Teaching and Learning, and one for Research and Consultancy, the Registrar, the Deans of Faculty, Directors of Centre, the Budget Director and the Chief Librarian. The Registrar is the Chief Administrative and Examinations Officer of the University and reports to the Vice-Chancellor. Currently, the University comprises 22 departments distributed across five Faculties (Agriculture, Engineering, Law and Management, Science, Social Studies and Humanities), each within a few minutes walk from one another. Six Centres (Centre for Information Technology and Systems, Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning, Virtual Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies, Consultancy and Contract Research Centre, SSR Medical Resource Centre & Centre for Applied Social Research) are also located in the Réduit campus.

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Milestones and Landmarks 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 Creation of the University of Mauritius First Vice-Chancellor (Dr L J Hale) The College of Agriculture became the School of Agriculture and part of the University Setting up of the School of Administration First Mauritian Vice-Chancellor (Dr P O Wiehe) Unveiling of the foundation stone of the Library Setting up of the School of Industrial Technology Inauguration of the School of Industrial Technology Phase I building Enrolment of first direct entry degree students at the School of Agriculture Completion of the School of Administration building. Prime Minister of Mauritius Inauguration of the Auditorium by Mr P Abelin. French Minister of Cooperation Launching of the BA (Hons) Administration course First enrolment in MPhil/PhD Programmes at the School of Agriculture Start of 4-year BTech (Hons) degree programmes in Civil and Electrical and Electronic Engineering First batch of graduates from the School of Administration First Postgraduate Diploma programme (Sugar Technology) Appointment of Mr Justice R Lallah as Pro-Chancellor Appointment of Prof J Manrakhan as Vice-Chancellor Completion of Phase II building of the School of Agriculture and extension of the Library First MPhil degree award (Mr T Vijiaraj from Sri Lanka) First award of a PhD (Mr D R Vencatasamy) 4 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1979 1981 .Successes. Library and new building for the School of Agriculture First University Diploma Award Ceremony Coming into effect of The University of Mauritius Act First meeting of Senate and Council Appointment of Sir H R Vaghjee as Pro-Chancellor Completion of a second block of building (Phase I) for the School of Industrial Technology Inauguration of the University by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Appointment of Mr R Burrenchobay as Vice-Chancellor First undergraduate degree awards conferred by the Schools of Agriculture and Industrial Technology Start of the Medical Laboratory Technology Programme Establishment and first meeting of the Court Installation of the first Chancellor of the University (H R H Princess Alexandra) Appointment of Mr Justice D Ramphul as Pro-Chancellor First Honorary degrees conferred on H R H Princess Alexandra and Sir S Ramgoolam.

Management and Social Studies Establishment of an “Antenne Universitaire” in Rodrigues First offer of BEd (Hons) Programmes First awards of the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree First awards of BSc (Joint Hons) degrees in Pure Science Start of the BA (Joint Hons) Humanities.ac. Diploma/degree in Computer Science and Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Creation of the Faculty of Law and Management and the Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities The Schools of Agriculture. in collaboration with the Business School of the University of Bradford Inauguration of New Academic Complex by the Prime Minister Relinquishment of the post of Chancellor by Sir Maurice Rault Start of the application of the credit system Launching of the Otto-Essien Young Professionals Programme Appointment of Prof G T G Mohamedbhai as Vice-Chancellor Launching of the World Bank Higher and Technical Education Project of the Students’ Centre The University became a member of the Commonwealth Universities Study Abroad Consortium (CUSAC) Launching of the website of the University: www.mu The Computer Centre was split into the Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS) and the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering 5 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 . Engineering and Science became Faculties Setting up of a Centre for Extra-Mural Studies Start of modularisation of programmes on a semester basis Completion of the Textile Building (4000 m2) Creation of two posts of full-time Pro-Vice-Chancellors in Curriculum Development and Distance Education and in Research and Consultancy First MBA graduates.uom.Inauguration of the R Burrenchobay Lecture Theatre 1982 1983 1985 First degree awards (BA (Hons) Indian Music) offered in collaboration with MGI Relinquishment of the post of Chancellor by H R H Princess Alexandra Setting up of a Computer Centre Creation of a Department of Law Appointment of Mr Maurice Rault and Mr A K Gayan as Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor respectively Inauguration of the SSR Centre for Medical Research Hosting of the Council Meeting of the Association of Commonwealth Universities Setting up of the Department of Textile Technology Manraj Visitorial Report on the University Appointment of Mr S Bissoondoyal as Pro-Chancellor Creation of the School of Science The School of Industrial Technology became the School of Engineering The School of Administration became the School of Law.

Mounting of the BSc (Hons) Medical Science Programme in collaboration with the Universities of Manchester and Newcastle 1998 1999 Setting up of a University Quality Assurance Team (UQAT) Setting up of a Consultancy Centre Launching of the Strategic Plan 1999-2004 Introduction of Transferable Outreach Skills Programme (TOSP) Launching of the University of Mauritius Student Work Experience Programme (SWEP) Mock Institutional Audit First awards of BSc (Hons) Medical Science Completion of the extension works to the former Students’ Common Room Setting up of the Virtual Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies (VCILT) and the Centre for Applied Social Research (CASR) Setting up of the School of Advanced Computing Setting up of the Quality Assurance Office First awards of BA Library and Information Science (joint award with Charles Sturt University) Organisation of the Conference of Rectors. President of Republic of India. respectively First awards of MBBS in collaboration with SSR Medical College The University became one of the founder members of the University Consortium of Small Island States (UCSIS) Launching of the Strategic Directions 2006 – 2015 Setting up of Multidisciplinary Centres of Excellence (MCEs) Installation of Sir R Jeewoolall as Chancellor of the University Visit of His Excellency Dr A P J Abdul Kalam. French Studies and. to the University 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 6 . History and Political Science Completion of the extension works at the Faculty of Agriculture Institutional Quality Audit of the University Appointment of Prof I Fagoonee as Vice-Chancellor Inauguration of the Engineering Tower Appointment of Sir R Jeewoolall and Prof S Jugessur as Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor. Vice-Chancellors and Presidents (COREVIP) of the Association of African Universities Setting up of the Lifelong Learning Cluster (LLC) First awards of BSc (Hons) Nursing (joint award with Middlesex University) and BSc (Hons) Police Studies in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth Hosting of the Council Meeting of the Association of Commonwealth Universities Completion of the University Gymnasium First awards of MBChB in collaboration with Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 The Department of Humanties was restructured into three Departments: English Studies.

2007 Setting up of an Examinations Office Offer of new MRes in Research Methodology (RM) Programme First awards of BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy Introduction of the Work-Based Learning (WBL) concepts in UoM undergraduate programmes in collaboration with the University of Bradford and the British Council Participation in the Government Empowerment Programme 2007 Launching of the University of Mauritius Trust Launching of the Mauritius International Business School (MIBS) and the Centre for Organised Markets (COM) under the aegis of the UoM Trust Inauguration of the Campus Numérique by the Ministry of Education & Human Resources at the University Launch of the Eco-Campus Initiative Naming of a “Planète Mineure” Somanah by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in recognition to the continuing contribution to the field of Astronomy by staff of the Faculty of Science 7 .

CORRESPONDENCE 1. Quality Assurance Officer-in-Charge. Correspondence intended for Vice-Chancellor Pro-Vice-Chancellors: Teaching and Learning Research & Consultancy Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Dean of the Faculty of Law and Management Dean of the Faculty of Science Dean of the Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities Budget Director Chief Librarian Ext 7445 Ext 7435 Ext 7655 Ext 7805 Ext 7515 Ext 7525 Ext 7905 Tel: 403 + Ext No Ext 7615 Ext 7915 Ext 7415 Telefax: Telephone: (230) 454 9642 403 7425 Director. Virtual Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies Public Relations Officer Ext 7475 Ext 7625 Ext 7535 8 . General Correspondence Registrar University of Mauritius Réduit Mauritius Indian Ocean 2. Centre for Consultancy and Contract Research Ext 7455 Officer-in-Charge. Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Ext 7635 Learning Director. Centre for Information Technology & Ext 7715 Systems Director.

Correspondence intended for the Students’ Union The Secretary Students’ Union University of Mauritius Réduit Mauritius Indian Ocean Tel: 403 7400 Ext 7336 9 .3.

3. a student must have fulfilled the requirements for admission.1 General Entry Requirements for Admission to the University Postgraduate Programmes Successful completion of an undergraduate degree with • • at least a Second Class or 50%.2 Undergraduate Programmes 1.3. as may be approved by the Senate as being equivalent 10 . OR (iii) The French Baccalauréat. from a recognised higher education institution.2. OR (iv) Relevant subjects/combinations of related subjects included in any Diploma of the University of Mauritius or in any technical qualifications.5 out of 4 or equivalent. Any undergraduate degree awardee of the University of Mauritius should not be admitted on another undergraduate degree programme until a minimum period of two years has lapsed between obtention of the degree and application for another undergraduate degree programme.CHAPTER 1 REGULATIONS FOR MATRICULATION 1. Qualifications awarded by other universities and institutions. (Applicants having credit in English Language need to have credit in only four other subjects) or OR (ii) (ii) Passes in three other subjects at Advanced Level. Admission of Students No student shall be admitted to any scheme of study in the University except by special permission of the Senate unless s/he has satisfied the entrance requirements for that scheme of study. OR alternative qualifications acceptable to the University of Mauritius.3.3 1. which have been approved by the Senate as satisfying the minimum requirements for admission.1 Undergraduate Degrees (i) A pass in English Language at Cambridge School Certificate/ ‘O’ Level or equivalent and either (i) Credit in five other subjects (School Certificate). whichever is applicable or a GPA not less than 2. 1.2 Matriculation is the act of placing a student’s name upon the matricula or Roll of Members of the University. together with at least two passes at Advanced Level (Higher School Certificate or General Certificate of Education). In order to matriculate.1 Meaning of Matriculation (i) (ii) 1. 1.

No subject shall be counted at both School Certificate/ ‘O’ Level and Higher School Certificate/ ‘A’ Level or their equivalent.2 Undergraduate Diplomas (i) A pass in English Language at Cambridge School Certificate/ ‘O’ Level or equivalent and Credit in five other subjects (School Certificate). and a pass at Principal Standard in a Higher School Certificate will count as a GCE pass at Advanced Level. OR (iii) The IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organisation. Specific additional entrance requirements often apply (See under Programme Requirements for individual programmes).2. The Dean of a Faculty/ Director of a Centre may require an applicant for admission to either sit a special entrance examination or take specific Foundation Course. Specific additional entrance requirements often apply (See under Programme Requirements for individual programmes). taken at School Certificate/ ‘O’ Level. The Dean of a Faculty/ Director of a Centre may require an applicant for admission to either sit a special entrance examination or take specific Foundation Course. No subject shall be counted at both School Certificate/ ‘O’ Level and Higher School Certificate/ ‘A’ Level or their equivalent. OR (v) The IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organisation. (b) (c) (d) 1.3. NOTE: (a) A pass (at least grade C or c) at Subsidiary/ Advanced Subsidiary Level in any subject or General Paper in a Higher School Certificate could be considered in lieu of a credit in that subject or English Language respectively. and a pass at Principal Standard in a Higher School Certificate will count as a GCE pass at Advanced Level. which have been approved by the Senate as satisfying the minimum requirements for admission. (b) (c) (d) 11 . taken at School Certificate/ ‘O’ Level. NOTE: (a) A pass (at least grade C or c) at Subsidiary or Advanced Subsidiary Level in any subject or General Paper in a Higher School Certificate could be considered in lieu of a credit in that subject or English Language respectively. (Applicants having credit in English Language need to have credit in only four other subjects) OR (ii) Qualifications awarded by other universities and institutions.or comparable to an 'O' Level or 'A' Level may be accepted in lieu of corresponding subjects prescribed in (i) above. Switzerland. Switzerland.

NOTE: (a) (b) The Dean of a Faculty/ Director of a Centre may require an applicant for admission to either sit a special entrance Examination or take specific Foundation Course. (ii) (iii) Applicants who hold a full practising professional qualification obtained by examination. OR (iii) The IGCSE awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organisation. Switzerland.6 Mature Students In line with the Government Policy of commitment to lifelong learning. special requirements are prescribed for admission to particular programmes. 1. the University has developed the concept of admission of mature students on some Programmes of Studies.4 above but who submit satisfactory evidence of having passed examinations which are deemed by the Senate to be equivalent to any of those listed. Qualifications awarded by other universities and institutions. which have been approved by the Senate as satisfying the minimum requirements for admission.4 Approved Subjects for Admission to Schemes of Study for University Awards Any ‘O’ Level/ ‘A’ Level subjects.3 and 1.4 above but who in the opinion of Senate submit satisfactory evidence of the capacity and attainments requisite to enable them to pursue the programme proposed.4 Programme Requirements In addition to the above. Please see under Programme Requirements for individual programmes.2.3 Undergraduate Certificates (i) OR (ii) A School Certificate with credit in two appropriate subjects or equivalent. ‘Mature Students’ shall be those who fall under the following criteria: 12 . Applicants who do not satisfy any of the requirements as per Regulations 1. 1. Specific additional entrance requirements often apply (See under Programme Requirements for individual programmes).2.Special Cases The following may be deemed to have satisfied the general and programme requirements for admission: (i) Applicants who do not satisfy any of the requirements as per Regulations 1.1. 1. subject to the following: “Subjects whose contents are related or are of similar nature will not be considered as separate subjects unless they are allowed to be taken at the same sitting by an examining body recognised by the University of Mauritius”.3.3. 1.5 General and Programme Requirements .3 and 1.

For Undergraduate Programmes Candidates having full School Certificate and (i) (ii) who do not satisfy the General Entry Requirement and who are (preferably) at least 25 years of age and who have at least 5 years relevant work experience. the Head of the Department concerned will submit a report thereon to the Dean of Faculty/Director of Centre/Director Partner Institution (PI). Upon receipt of an application by a “mature candidate”: (a) (b) The Department concerned will process the application as outlined at (i) and (ii) above. if applicable. motivation and academic standards (25%) and a written examination (75%). and who have at least 5 years relevant work experience Part II – For Postgraduate Programmes (i) who are older in terms of age (>30) and do not have the General Entry Requirements for admission at University of Mauritius but have a minimum of Either (a) OR (b) (ii) third class or pass degree in relevant field plus at least 7 years’ of relevant work experience a recognized undergraduate Diploma in relevant field or any other equivalent qualifications acceptable to the University plus at least 15 years’ of relevant work experience who are older in terms of age (>30) and who possess the General Entry Requirements but are lower in terms of admission ranking at the University. If the Department is satisfied that the candidate can be admitted as a mature student. Mature Students will only be admitted on Programmes of Studies (except for BSc (Hons) Medical Science and Bachelor of Laws with Honours) identified by Deans of Faculty/ Directors/ Principals of Centre/ Partner Institution. who satisfy the General Entry Requirement and who are (preferably) at least 25 years of age. 13 (c) (d) . and interview to assess commitment. Upon approval of Faculty Board/Centre Board/PI Board of Studies.Part I. but are lower in terms of their computer list ranking at the UoM. PI will seek the approval of Faculty Board/Centre Board/PI Board of Studies. Mature Students are selected by the Faculty/ Centre/ Partner Institution on the basis of the following: (i) (ii) qualifications and experience of applicants. The Dean of Faculty/Director of Centre/ Director. the Dean/Director will communicate the decision to the Registrar for the issue of a letter of offer of seat to the applicant.

14 . Switzerland. Modules taken as ‘Auditeur Libre’ are non-award ones. Candidates having followed such modules will be given an attendance certificate by the Faculty/Centre subject to at least 80% attendance of lectures.7. The maximum number of ‘Auditeur Libre’ students should be limited to a maximum of 15% of the proposed intake for each programme offered. Difficult cases will be submitted to Teaching and Learning Committee and Senate for approval. which have been approved by the Senate as satisfying the minimum requirements for admission. Postgraduate Modules Successful completion of a 2 year post A Level Diploma or equivalent acceptable to the University. The IGCSE awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organisation.1 Minimum Entry Requirements Undergraduate Modules (i) OR OR (ii) (iii) A school certificate with credit in two appropriate subjects or equivalent Qualifications awarded by other Universities and institutions.(e) The Faculty/Centre/PI will submit an Information Paper to Teaching and Learning Committee on the admission of any mature student. 1.7 Enrolment as ‘Auditeur Libre’ A student may register as ‘Auditeur Libre’ for specific module(s) subject to approval by the Faculty/Centre/Cluster Board. 1.

e. 2. to allow any person to be registered as a student. following a scheme of study leading to a higher degree. (v) (vi) (vii) No student shall be admitted as a student for more than one degree. (viii) A student would normally be allowed to transfer from one programme to another within four weeks from the first day of semester of year one provided s/he has secured a seat on the programme and subject to approval by the Dean/ Director. degree. to abide by the authority and discipline of the University conferred by the University of Mauritius Act. 15 . if under any of the University’s Regulations s/he is required to withdraw from the University. The days on which students register shall be announced by the University and only with the special permission of the Registrar may a student be permitted to register other than on the appointed days. diploma.CHAPTER 2 GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR STUDENTS 2. A student may also register as ‘auditeur libre’ for specific module(s) subject to approval by the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board. (iv) Registration implies agreement by the student registering.2 Termination of Registration (a) A person shall cease to be a registered student of the University: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) when s/he has completed the scheme of study for which s/he is registered. 1971. without being required to explain her/his decision. or certificate of the University) or ‘non-award’ students. by the Statutes and by the Regulations and Rules for the time being in force and expressed through the Council. the Boards of Faculties and the duly appointed officers of the University in the discharge of their lawful duties. All students are required to register before starting their programmes and at the beginning of each subsequent level/year of their programme. the Senate. if s/he withdraws from the University. as subsequently amended in 1992.1 Registration (i) Students are either ‘award’ students (i. Information provided by students at registration will be treated by the University as confidential and will not be passed on to any body or person outside the University without their permission. A student enrolled at another public Tertiary Education Institution on a full-time Programme shall not be registered for a full-time Programme concurrently at the University of Mauritius. A student shall notify the Registrar through her/his Dean of Faculty/ Director of Centre as soon as possible of any subsequent changes in the information s/he has provided at the Registration. during the period of his/her interruption of studies. while s/he remains a registered student. the Vice-Chancellor may refuse. (ii) (iii) By virtue of Statute 6 (4) (b). diploma or certificate at the same time at the University of Mauritius.

subject to approval by Board of Examiners. Any student whose registration had been terminated under sections (iv).(v) if her/his Cumulative Point Average (CPA) remains below 40 for two consecutive registered semesters. A student’s registration will lapse at the end of the semester in which s/he has successfully completed the minimum requirements for the award of the degree. Students whose CPA is less than 40 at the end of an academic year and who have already repeated one year of study (for Programmes of Studies abiding by yearly regulations) or students whose CPA < 40 for two consecutive registered semesters (for Programmes of Studies abiding by semester regulations) may be allowed. unless decided otherwise by Senate (applicable to students following Programmes of Studies abiding by yearly regulations). has not been exceeded. Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board and Senate. the Dean of Faculty/ Centre Director through his/her Programme Co-ordinator. 2. If s/he is a year 1 student who has scored a CPA of <25% at the end of an academic year (for yearly programmes). and supply relevant documentation. or (vi) above or who had withdrawn from the University as from the 3rd week after the beginning of the first semester of year one without submitting valid reason(s) at the time of application for withdrawal should not be admitted on the same programme until a period of two years upon termination of registration. unless decided otherwise by Senate (applicable to students following Programmes of Studies abiding by Semester regulations). It will be the responsibility of the student to make up for missed events and to complete the relevant requirements. if her/his CPA remains below 40 at the end of an academic year and s/he has already repeated one year of study. 2. A student who is unable to attend some classes for any reason must notify. Students are expected to attend all lectures. However the Board of Examiners might allow a repeat if there are evidence of compelling circumstances or valid medical grounds.4 Withdrawal from the University 16 . and the maximum allowable duration of the programme. (vi) (vii) (b) The Board of Examiners will terminate the registration of students who had abandoned their programme of study and thus these students will not be allowed to repeat a year. The Senate may. on the recommendation of the Faculty/Centre/Cluster Board. tutorials and other forms of instruction prescribed by their scheme of study and to complete the required elements that make up the Continuous Assessment component of the programme. in writing. as specified in the structure. Requests for extension from such students will not be entertained and periods of interruption of study will count towards the maximum allowable duration. Final approval rests with the Dean/ Director. Attendance of practical sessions and submission of reports are compulsory. to continue with the programmes provided: (i) (ii) at least 75% of the number of credits required for the degree have already been earned.3 Attendance and Progress A Student will be required to attend regularly lectures. tutorials and other forms of instruction prescribed by her/his scheme of study (normally at least 80% attendance) and to submit written work by the appointed dates. as per existing rule. (v). diploma or certificate. Absence due to ill health must immediately be notified by the student to the Dean of the Faculty/ Director of Centre concerned through the Programme Coordinator. suspend or preclude from further study any student whose attendance or progress is deemed to be unsatisfactory.

(ii) (iii) Conduct which obstructs any member of the University or an officer or employee from discharging her/his lawful duties. The prescribed form can be obtained from the Admission and Student Records Office and at the Faculty/ Centre/ Partner Institution Registry. 17 . the student must return any books borrowed from the University Library and obtain the signatures of the Chief Librarian or her/his representative on the withdrawal form.5 Conduct of Students and University Discipline Students shall at all times conduct themselves in a manner conducive to the furtherance of the objects of the University and to the maintenance of its efficiency and well-being as an academic community. (iv) Conduct prejudicial to the University’s relations with the general public. The student is officially withdrawn from the University. where applicable. Conduct which obstructs or interferes with teaching and research and the administration of the University. At the time of withdrawal.(i) Any registered student of the University of Mauritius has to complete a withdrawal form if s/he wishes to completely withdraw at any time from the University even if s/he has not attended any lectures.5). will be based on the date of withdrawal (Refer to Section 16. The student has to complete and sign the withdrawal form. if applicable. (x) 2. The latter will inform the Faculty/ Centre/ Partner Institution of the withdrawal of the student for necessary action at their end. (ii) (iii) Failure to fill the withdrawal form will result in “F” grade for all modules registered and nonreimbursement of tuition/ laboratory fees. (v) (vi) (vii) The student must also obtain the signature of the Budget Director or her/his representative on the withdrawal form that there is no outstanding debt in her/his account. (iv) Students who have withdrawn from a Programme of Studies at the University of Mauritius as from the 3rd week after the beginning of the first semester of year one without submitting valid reason(s) at the time of the application for withdrawal will not be admitted on the same Programme until a period of two years has elapsed. (ix) The Registrar’s Office will forward the form to the Admission and Student Records Office. the student must obtain the signatures from the Library and Finance office. These will invariably be reported to the police but this in no way prejudices the right of the University to institute its own disciplinary proceedings whatever the outcome of the reference to the police. (viii) The student has to submit the duly completed form together with the University identity card issued to her/him to the Registrar’s Office. The following shall be held to be a breach of University discipline rendering a student liable to action under the code of Discipline: (i) Breaches of Criminal Law. Prior to submitting the form. Refund of tuition/ laboratory fees.

Certificates of Graduands will be withheld as long as the graduands have not cleared all their liabilities towards the University. including harassment on or off campus towards fellow students and other members of the University. diploma.7 Conferment of Qualifications (i) (ii) A person is entitled to describe herself/himself as a holder of degree or diploma or certificate granted by the University as from the date it has been awarded by the Senate. (iii) Students who wish for a qualification to be conferred in Congregation in absentia must enter their names in the form at the time prescribed by the Registrar. Improper and indecent language and unbecoming behaviour. certificate or any other qualification of the University of Mauritius until they fulfil all their obligations to the University.6 Student Health Any student suffering from or believing that s/he may be suffering from an infectious illness or in whose home or lodgings there is or has been such illness must immediately notify her/his medical practitioner and the Dean/ Director of her/his Faculty/ Centre. the care and tidiness of University’s grounds. which is to be forwarded immediately to the Dean of the Faculty/ Centre Director stating that there is no longer any danger of infection being conveyed to other persons.9 Statements to the Press No student may make/ issue statements to the Press. 2. rules relating to the use of University facilities. (iv) Students who at the completion of their studies have not returned the library books or materials loaned to them shall not be admitted (except with the prior permission of the Vice-Chancellor) to the conferment of a degree. Congregation at which the degree or the diploma or certificate will be conferred shall be held at such time and place and in such manner as the Senate may from time to time determine. radio or television on behalf of the University without prior permission of the Vice-Chancellor through the President of the Students’ Union.8 Loss of Certificate In case of loss of the original certificate. This is without prejudice to the right of an individual to make public statements on her/his own behalf. (vi) (vii) Gross misconduct that may tarnish the image of the University. the University may issue a copy on the following conditions: (i) (ii) The holder of the original certificate produces a sworn affidavit. (iii) The copy is issued against payment. ‘Copy’ is marked across it. the parking of motor vehicles. (v) 2. No student may return to follow courses at the University until a medical practitioner appointed by the University has provided her/him with a certificate. 2. 2. for example. and damage to University’s buildings and property. security. 18 .(v) Failure to comply with any rules made to maintain the good order and efficiency of the University.

10 Notices The contents of any notice posted on University Notice Boards or on official Faculty/ Centre Notice Boards will be assumed to be known to students. 2.2. (ii) Legal action may be taken against a student who does not pay all fees and charges as required. S/he shall be suspended from the University and may only be re-admitted with the permission of the Vice-Chancellor and on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by him. at registration.11 Important Notice (i) If offered a seat at the University of Mauritius. 19 . (iii) A student who is in debt to the University shall not be accepted as a candidate for an examination for a University of Mauritius Award and may be denied her/his final award certificate. (iv) The University may immediately terminate the registration of a student who fails to effect payment of her/his dues within a period of two (2) weeks upon receipt of the final reminder. shall pay all required fees as per University provisions or produce written evidence of sponsorship by employer. (v) Appropriate fees shall be charged for all examinations which are not conducted by the University or which are conducted on behalf of other institutions. a person.

CSE 1001Y(1). expected to put in additional work through private study. where 1 ≤ s ≤ 2. where 1 ≤ y ≤ 5. unless otherwise stated. Each module usually consists of an equivalent of 45-90 contact hours comprising lectures. practicals and independent learning. Each module can either be taught in one semester (semester module) or throughout two semesters (yearly module). e.2 Programme of Studies A Programme of Studies is an approved curriculum. However all modules offered at postgraduate level have the same weighting (w=1). library work. etc. tutorials. are taught over a period of two semesters and are examined at 20 .g. Some modules may carry digit 3 or 4 corresponding to third or fourth semester. Each module has a unique code of 4 or 5 digits. For postgraduate programmes. (#5): Weighting (w). #1 = 6 or 5 (for some postgraduate modules). 3 or 5 depending on the module status (Introductory.CHAPTER 3 GENERAL INFORMATION 3. which leads to an award upon successful completion. laboratory/field work. Each of the modules carries a certain number of credits. Intermediate or Advanced).3 Modules A module refers to any discrete and relatively self-contained course unit for curriculum option. however. 3. #1#2#3#4 or #1#2#3#4(#5). specific methods of delivery (a combination of lectures. Each module normally carries 3-6 credits. for undergraduate programmes. It gives an indication of the notional degree of difficulty or academic attainment expected by the student. Students are. etc. It is a subset of a Programme of Studies. #2: Semester (s). #3 #4: Module number (01-99). and carries a weighting of 1. the module CIVE 1101(1) is normally offered in year 1 semester 1. or a set of learning-teaching materials) and a particular approach to assessment. These modules. Some modules are denoted by suffix Y after the fourth digit in the module code. which are drawn from one discipline or field of study or more and which often combine core modules with a range of electives from which students can choose. A Programme of Studies (e. each of which is likely to be characterised by a particular content and structure. where w = 1.1 Academic Year The academic year of the University is divided into 2 semesters each of 15 weeks’ duration. 3. representing normally the following: #1: Year (y). BSc (Hons) Mathematics or BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering) is made up of a specified number of modules. For example. Written examinations are held either after the 15th week of each semester or at the end of the academic year depending on the Programme of Studies and are usually of two-three weeks’ duration.g. termed yearly modules. s=0 if module is on offer during both semesters. tutorials.

1) Independent Study One elective in the form of project may be offered to students who have already earned at least 75 credits for undergraduate Programmes and 27 credits for postgraduate Programmes subject to recommendation by Department and approval by Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board.1 Procedures for processing requests for Self-Study Modules (i) (ii) Students’ request may be made Coordinator/Dean/Administrative Assistant. and resource person concerned. a student may be allowed to complete up to 10% of the credits required for award or its nearest equivalent number of modules (with grades) for both undergraduate and postgraduate Programmes. the student can either retake the module or register for another elective/optional module that is on offer unless otherwise stated. by self-study. FREN 2006Y(3)R). the student should be informed and letter copied to programme coordinator. Thus a student will have thirty hours face-to-face interaction with a tutor for a module carrying three credits. (to read in conjunction with section 3. There will be no formal lectures but laboratory work will be conducted. Self-study modules will be supervised. There are however continuous assessments over the period of two semesters. 21 .g.3. 3. the resource persons should be full-time academics. the student has to pass in a certain number of GEMs to be eligible for award of degree. If the resource person is a part-time lecturer. Head of Department/s. Self-Study Under special circumstances. DFA 1200l) denote modules delivered by mixed mode and having 10 hours face-to-face interaction with a tutor for each credit. However. Assessment will be based on laboratory work and/or assignments as well as tests and examinations.e. the programme coordinator should send a request through the Head of Department to the Dean and Vice-Chancellor for approval of 15 contact hours. This elective will carry 3 credits and may be completed in a maximum of 2 semesters. (iv) (v) If the recommendations are approved. if necessary. Faculties/ Centres will indicate the GEMs on offer each semester/year.g. Some module codes have an ‘R’ at the end (e. Grade S. which contain a strong research component and/or a course in research methodology. (iii) Recommendations of the Department together with the name of proposed resource person should be sent to the Faculty/Centre/Cluster Board for approval. Given resource constraints and critical mass consideration. General Education Module (GEM) Module meant to enhance the student’s knowledge. Elective/Optional Module for which the student has a choice to register. to the Head of Department/Programme Request should be channeled to Programme Coordinator who consults programme structure and seeks views of the Department concerned and a resource person is nominated. Modules can be of different types as shown in Table 1. As far as possible. the University does not bind itself to offer any specific elective in any Semester/Year. such modules do not carry any credit nor any grade but would appear in their transcript subject to satisfactory attendance.3. Audit Students who wish to follow specific module(s) or are advised to do so by a Department/ Centre may audit same (i. Table 1: Types of Modules Core Module that is essential in a particular Programme and must be passed by the student on the Programme. such modules are not examinable for them). U or X will be awarded for Independent Study. In most Programmes. These denote modules. Module codes having an ‘l’ at the end (e. In case of failure.the end of the second semester only.

3.1 A module can be offered on self-study mode only when it has been phased out and no alternative and/or equivalent module will be run.4 3.4. All students must fill in the Student On-Line Feedback Questionnaire as from mid-year or mid semester.4. The student must have scored at least a grade ‘C’ in the relevant module. Regulations of a Miscellaneous Nature Module Registration (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) Online module registration will be open two (2) weeks before the start of the semester and kept open till the end of week 2 after the start of the semester for all students except year 1 students. with the exception of UoM modules. As such. Until and unless the Feedback Questionnaire will have been filled in.Note: 3. (vi) 3. An Administrative Fee of Rs1. Similar/equivalent modules from UoM or other institutions will not be considered for refund.000/. The deadline for late registration/de-registration of modules shall be the end of week 7 of the semester. Exemption would be granted for not more than 50% of the taught modules. students will not be given access to the On-line Registration System to register for the modules for the following year or following semester inview of completing registration formalities. Application for exemption on a piece-meal basis would not be entertained.3 Exemption from Module(s) Application for exemption from module(s) for the whole Programme of Studies could only be considered within two (2) weeks from the start of the academic year/beginning of the Programme of Studies. excluding the project/dissertation.per module will be charged for late registration/deregistration of modules. It is the responsibility of the Programme Coordinators to ensure that the students have registered correctly on their respective modules. It is to be noted that under the credit system. constituting a Programme of Studies. An Administrative/Penalty Fee of Rs500/. their CPA and GPA will be adversely affected. Students will be responsible for ensuring that they register for the correct modules and that the details entered for the module registration are correct by the time of the deadline. students who have not withdrawn officially from module(s) within the deadline and who do not sit for the examination(s) in question will be deemed to have failed the module(s). 22 . No refund of tuition fees will be granted for exempted modules.per module will be charged for the processing of requests for exemptions.4. They will be given until the end of the module registration period for the following year or following semester to fill in the Questionnaire.2 Module Change/Withdrawal Application for change of module(s) or withdrawal from module(s) could only be considered within four (4) weeks from the start of the semester.

A student deciding to shift from one programme to another after having followed the initial programme over one or two years. irrespective of the grades/marks obtained. and subject to approval by the Dean/ Director. 3.6 Review of Examination Scripts Requests for review of examination scripts from students should be lodged within one (1) week of receipt of the transcript by filling in the ‘Students Review Form’ (SRF). 3. 23 .4. and (iv) Any request for change of programme of studies should be fully discussed and ratified at the level of Faculty Board/LLC Board/Board of Studies and Teaching & Learning Committee to be informed accordingly. A module cannot normally be exempted when the time lapse between the date when the module was passed and the date when exemption is being claimed for that module exceeds 7 years. would be considered in the computation of GPA.4 Transfer from one Programme to another within a Faculty/ inter-Faculty/ Faculty-Centre Application for transfer from one Programme to another within a Faculty or inter-Faculty or FacultyCentre could be considered within four (4) weeks from the first day of class of Semester 1 Year 1. A fee of Rs 1100 is payable for each module to be reviewed. the grades/marks obtained by the student in these modules. and submitting same to the said Office.000. Grade Point Average (GPA) or the Level/Year Point Average (LPA/YPA) to determine the student’s academic standing. (iii) the student had been offered a seat on the Programme. If modules that have been examined and taken by the student are common to both programmes and these modules amount to ≥ 18 credits. LPA/YPA to determine the student’s academic standing. may be exempted in module(s) for which Grade C or above has been obtained. the grades/marks obtained by the student in these modules. CPA. CPA. will be required to pay a fixed penalty fee of Rs 20. the student.5 Change of Programme of Studies (after one Academic Year) Students wishing to apply for a change in Programme of Studies after 2 Semesters should do so not later than two (2) weeks upon issue of transcripts of results at the end of Semester 2. provided: (i) the student has been examined during Semesters 1 and 2 and that his/her registration has not been terminated. LPA/YPA to determine the student’s academic standing. would not be considered in the computation of GPA. provided that the student has either secured a seat on the Programme or satisfied the General Entry and Programme requirements and the list of qualified applicants has been exhausted. Note that the grade and/or mark previously obtained for any exempted module(s) will not be considered in the computation of the Cumulative Point Average (CPA). However. (ii) the student had originally applied for the Programme. The whole amount will be refunded to the student if the latter’s grade is improved following the review of his/her examination script(s). irrespective of the grades/marks obtained. if s/he wishes. 3.4.The general principle governing exemption would be that the Exemption Committee of the relevant Department/Centre should be satisfied that there are no significant differences in the two syllabi in terms of level and depth of coverage and assessment. available at the Examinations Office.4. If modules that have been examined and taken by the student are common to both programmes and these modules amount to < 18 credits.

professional obligations or financial constraints.5 above). unless decided otherwise by Senate (applicable to students following Programmes of Studies abiding by semester regulations).2. under emergency (unforeseeable) grounds. or nonemergency (foreseeable) grounds. 3.7. should be strictly followed. (iii) Interruption of Studies Under special circumstances a student could be allowed to interrupt studies for a period of 2 semesters.g. To be eligible for interruption of studies. with respect to refund of the fee to the student.5 Interruption of Studies A student could be allowed to interrupt studies for a period of two (2) semesters. if necessary. Pre-requirement (PQ) and Minimum Requirement (MR) where applicable. (b) Refer also to Section 2. students should have successfully completed at least one (1) year of study in the appropriate Programme of Studies. 3. Consult relevant Faculty/ Centre Handbooks for further information. The deadline for applying for an interruption of studies on non-emergency grounds is end of week 8 of any semester.1 Facilities First Aid 24 . Termination of Registration Registration would be terminated if (a) the CPA of a student remains below 40 for two consecutive registered semesters.g. However. (iv) Specific Rules These rules are applicable to certain Programmes of Studies/ Faculties/ Centres. these semesters would be considered as semesters completed with regards to the maximum period allowed for the Programme of Studies. a student must submit a new dissertation or project. medical. unless decided otherwise by Senate (applicable to students following Programmes of Studies abiding by yearly regulations).The Examinations Office will inform the student of the outcome of his/her request for review within 4 weeks from the receipt of the application for review and take any action. or the CPA of a student remains below 40 at the end of an academic year and s/he has already repeated one year of study. 3. subject to approval by Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board and the T & L Committee. e. renewable for one more period of up to two (2) semesters. renewable for one more period of up to two semesters (Refer to section 3. In case of interruption of studies in the final year.7 3. Evidence in the form of certified/ valid documents supporting the grounds (emergency and nonemergency) for interruption of studies should be produced wherever applicable and obtainable.6 Progress from Year to Year (i) (ii) Pre-requisite (PR). e.

The opening hours are from 8.7.7.7.m. the Students’ Union also promotes and provides for the welfare and the social. Most of the activities are carried out in the University Campus (Students’ Centre.00 p. 8. first aid. have been set up to meet the educational. 3. A Sports Committee chaired by an academic staff oversees the sports and games activities.m. In addition to acting as representative body in all matters of the students.3 Sports and Games The Sports Unit provides a wide range of activities comprising indoor and outdoor games.m. .m. 3. affiliated to the Students’ Union.8. 3. (The opening hours may change on the decision of the Chief Librarian).00 PM 1.00 p. Maryse Justin multi-purpose stadium and University multi-purpose Gymnasium).00 a. to 4. cultural.00 – 12. It is the centre of the students’ non-academic activities.00 p.6 Cafeteria 25 .5 Students’ Union (Refer to Chapter 19) The Students’ Union was established in 1971 and is the official organisation of the students of the University. .1.00 Monday Community Health Nurse Community Physician Tuesday Nutritionist Gynaecologist Alternate weeks Wednesday Thursday Friday Community Health Nurse Psychologist Any emergency case encountered after 4.m.7.00 a.00 – 3.m. cultural and educational activities of the students. educational.00 p. A wide variety of clubs and societies.4 Student Counselling Unit A team of counsellors comprising of clinical psychologists and social workers are available at the University to assist and support students on personal.7.30 a. A Sports & Activity Week organised by the Students’ Union is normally held in the 9th week of the second semester. Interested students should contact the Students’ Union Office or consult the Students’ Union webpage.The First Aid Post of the University is open to all staff and students.m. 3. nutrition and dietary advice and sexual health information. Time AM 9. 3. is referred to the Clinique Mauricienne.2 Library (Refer to Chapter 15) The opening hours of the library are as follows: Weekdays Saturdays 8. It offers services including general nursing. A calendar of sports and games activities is drawn up each academic year and students willing to take part in such activities may contact the Sports Organiser at the Sports Unit. vocational or social matters. social and recreational affiliations of the University students.

On the other hand.10 Work-Based Learning (WBL) The Work-Based Learning Project has been designed to offer all undergraduate students credit bearing work-based learning experience of a minimum of six (6) weeks’ duration in each academic year. thereby enhancing their employability and employment prospects by bridging the theory-practice gap. it is meant for students following Programmes of Studies. vegetarian and non-vegetarian menus. Work-Based Learning Mentors will be responsible for the facilitation. which are vital elements in today’s competitive business environment.7. purpose and award.9 Industrial Placement/ Practical Training/ Practicums All four-year Programmes of Studies at the Faculty of Engineering include an Industrial Placement whereby students are attached to the industry for a minimum period of 20 weeks.7 Photocopy and Laser Printing Photocopying facilities are available to students against payment at the Students’ Centre and library. The performance of the students in work settings will be assessed progressively at levels 1. This will enhance the undergraduate students’ fitness for practice. 3. 3. SWEP is a 6-8 week training programme in an industry or organisation during the long vacation (End May to end July). This will enable the students to engage in real work-related activities and develop competence in stipulated core skills. 2 & 3 using an assessment tool and portfolio specifically designed for this purpose.8 SWEP The University of Mauritius Student Work Experience Programme (SWEP) was launched in 1999 in order to help University students acquire meaningful skills and experience from the world of work and thus enrich their academic training. which do not provide for industrial training/placement. 26 .7. Practical Training or Placements are also included in other Programmes of Studies offered by other Faculties/ Centres (refer to Information on Programmes Handbook(s)). In principle. 3.A fairly spacious cafeteria is situated in the University Campus. real life tasks and activities. tea/coffee and pastries. laser printing facilities are available to students against payment at the Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS). Two banks are located on the campus providing a host of facilities including ATMs. Six (6) credits are allocated to work-based learning in lieu of Electives and GEMs in all undergraduate programmes. 3. It is designed to expose students to short work placements. providing amongst others hot meals. Successful students will accrue the allocated credits. 3.8 Bookshop and Banks An on-campus bookshop sells a range of university textbooks and stationery. support and assessment of the work-based learning.

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Mode of Delivery A range of modalities (face-to-face lectures, mixed mode/blended distance/on-line education, seminars, workshops, study visits, practicals, use of ICT and other modern technology) is utilised to maintain and enhance the effective delivery of modules. Most modules are delivered on a face-to-face basis. However, some modules are delivered by mixed mode (distance education or on-line education). These are indicated by letters D.E. and O.E. respectively in the “Information on Programmes” Handbook(s).

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CHAPTER 4
CODE OF DISCIPLINE 4.1 Preamble (i) All registered students in the University are bound, as long as they remain in attendance, by the University Statutes, Rules and Regulations in force for the time being in so far as they concern students. The Regulations are published in the “General Information to Students” Handbook and copies are available for consultation at the Admissions and Student Records Office, the University Library, the Faculties/ Centres and in the Students’ Union Office.

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(iii) This code regulates disciplinary action arising out of breaches of the University’s General Regulations for students and the Regulations for the conduct of University Examinations and are made under Section 21 (c) of the University of Mauritius Act, 1971. 4.2 4.2.1 Disciplinary Powers The Senate By the provisions of Statutes 20(r), the Senate may “take such disciplinary action it thinks fit against any student who in the opinion of Senate or anybody or person authorised to act on its behalf in this respect, has contravened the Regulations or acted in a manner prejudicial to the furtherance of the objects of the University as laid down in the Act or to the maintenance of its efficiency or well-being as an academic community”. The powers which the Senate may exercise include the power to fine, to exclude from the University, to suspend from membership of the University and to expel permanently from membership of the University. The Senate has under the provisions of the Statutes delegated to the Vice-Chancellor (or, in her/his absence, a Pro-Vice-Chancellor) the power to act in any situation which in her/his judgement constitutes an emergency and warrants immediate action. The Vice-Chancellor is empowered to suspend a student from membership of the University pending the determination of disciplinary proceedings by the Senate Discipline Committee which would be convened as soon as possible following such a suspension to consider the case according to this code. 4.2.2 The Vice-Chancellor The Vice-Chancellor has disciplinary powers under Statute 6 (4) (c) which states: “pending consideration by the Council or the Senate to suspend, on what s/he deems to be good cause, any member of the staff of the University or any student under such terms and until such time as s/he may determine”. In the absence of the Vice-Chancellor, these powers may be exercised by a Pro-Vice-Chancellor. 4.2.3 Discipline Committees and Appeals Committee The Senate has established two Discipline Committees to hear and determine cases arising out of alleged breaches of the University’s General Regulations for students and the Regulations for the conduct of University examinations. There are, thus, one Discipline Committee for ‘Examination Irregularities & Plagiarism’ which is guided by Sections 5.11 (Examination Regulations) and 8.4 (Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/Document(s)) and another Discipline Committee for ‘Conduct of Students and University
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Discipline’ which is guided by Section 2.5 (General Regulations – Conduct of Students and University Discipline) The Senate has also established an Appeals Committee to hear and determine appeals against decisions of Senate following the recommendation of the Discipline Committees. No member of one of the Committees is eligible during her/his period of office for membership of the other.
4.2.3.1 DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE (EXAMINATION & PLAGIARISM)

4.2.3.1.1 Membership of the Discipline Committee (Five Members) One Chairperson (should be a Professor) • A permanent Chairperson shall be appointed for a period of two years. A Senior Academic Staff shall be appointed to chair the Discipline Committee. He/She should be a Professor with relevant experience in administration. Two academic staff of UoM as follows: • • One senior academic staff who is a Professor and will be alternate Chairperson. One senior academic staff from any Faculty (not necessarily a Professor) Two Students’ Representatives • Two student representatives shall be appointed by Senate on the recommendation of the Students’ Union. The students may both be registered in the same Faculty of the UoM or may be from different Faculties.

The Chairperson, the two academic staff and at least one Students’ Representative should be present at the Discipline Committee to constitute a quorum. The above five members shall be appointed by Senate for a period of two years. In case any member of the Discipline Committee declares interest with respect to a case. he/she shall not sit on the Discipline Committee. In this respect, three alternate members (at least one to be a Professor) shall be appointed by Senate for a period of two years to replace any one member or more of the Discipline Committee, whenever there is a conflict of interest. Three senior academic staff (at least one to be a Professor) from different Faculties shall be appointed by Senate for a period of two years and in order of priority as alternate members. The Discipline reserves the right to co-opt experts in the field of law or psychology, etc. depending on the need and complexity of cases; the latter will act as advisers only, and will not take part in the deliberations and recommendations of the Committee. Members in Attendance (i) The Assistant Registrar, Examinations Office shall represent the Registrar as Chief Examinations Officer on the Discipline Committee and shall advise the Committee with respect to Examination Regulations. An independent Secretary shall be appointed by Senate for a determined period; he/she shall issue all correspondence with respect to convening a meeting and to sign same as “Secretary of Discipline Committee” and not as “Registrar’s Representative”.
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The Secretary shall send to the student required to appear before the Committee a written summons setting out the alleged offence complained of. any witness the complainant or the student wishes to present. The Discipline Committee shall make its own assessment of the gravity of the offence and shall recommend to Senate. Sundays & Public Holidays excepted) before the meeting of the Committee.2. Sundays & Public Holidays excepted) before the date appointed for the meeting. c. b. This summons shall be delivered at the address specified in his/her registration form to the student through her/his Faculty/ Centre office at least five working days (Saturdays. the complainant. to be applied in case the student is found guilty. The Registrar shall inform the student in writing of Senate’s decision. (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) These statements shall be submitted to the Secretary of the Committee not less than three working days (Saturdays.4. if s/he fails to attend the hearing. The Committee shall allow such cross-examination by either the complainant or the student against whom the complaint is made as it deems relevant. for approval. (viii) The Committee may require the complainant. the student against whom the complaint is made. the student against whom the complaint is made and the witnesses for both parties to give evidence before it. Either party may request an adjournment of not more than seven days. When the Committee meets to consider the case it may have before it statements in writing from: a. The student against whom the complaint is made may bring to the Committee a person to represent him/her and shall inform the Secretary of her/his intention to do so at least three working days (Saturdays. (ix) 30 . The Committee may also require the presentation of such further evidence as it deems appropriate. Sundays & Public Holidays excepted) before the date appointed for the meeting.3. one penalty or more from the approved list of penalties. the Committee may proceed in her/his absence. Provided the student has been properly summoned. The Secretary of the Discipline Committee on receipt of a complaint shall convene a meeting of the Committee.1.2 Proceedings of the Discipline Committee (Examination & Plagiarism) (iii) The Committee shall consider cases referred to it by a Dean of Faculty/ Centre Director (or representative) or by the Chief Librarian (or representative) or by the Registrar in the case of examination irregularities.

3 Structuring of Proceedings/Hearings of the Discipline Committee (Examination& Plagiarism) (x) The Chairperson of the Committee may convene a per-hearing meeting well in advance of a hearing to discuss certain cases and decide on the need to have a legal adviser or any other adviser (e. in accordance with the specificity of the case. members of the Committee shall discuss the case briefly and shall decide on the possible questions which may be asked.3.g. a psychologist) to assist the Committee during the scheduled hearing. statements. in the case of equality of votes. (f) Based on the reports. normally be any other The student shall withdraw whilst witnesses depone. The Committee. consolidated views/suggestions of members to be incorporated in the Report prior to submission of same by Chairperson of Discipline Committee to Senate. a vote needs to be taken. the Discipline Committee shall assess the gravity of the offence and recommend one or more penalties to be given to the student based on written reports from the Student/ Invigilator(s)/Examiner(s)/Supervisor(s)/Assessor(s) only. In case there has not been a pre-hearing meeting.1. however. (d) Witnesses shall then be called to depone. their case shall be considered in absentia. the Chairperson shall have the power to exercise a casting vote. same to be circulated to all members of the Committee. (xiii) For students who do not plead guilty in the Student’s Report and who attend the meeting. If the need arises. (xi) (xii) For students who have pleaded guilty in the Student’s Report Form (Examination/Plagiarism) and who do not attend the meeting. the Secretary shall read the charge to the student. thereafter. The student and witnesses will leave the Committee Room and members shall deliberate and the case summarised. 31 .4. for final clarifications. (b) Each student shall be given sufficient time to present his/her case by the Chairperson. reserves the right to convene any witness as it deems appropriate. in the opinion of the Chairperson. the following procedure shall apply: (a) As soon as the student is called inside the Committee Room. the Meeting may be adjourned to seek expert advice (legal or psychological) or consolidate its statements from other witnesses. (c) Questions shall be asked by members of the Committee based on the written reports from the Student/Invigilator(s)/Examiner(s)/Supervisor(s)/Assessor(s) and as per statements made at (xiii) (b) above. (e) Decisions will be taken by a consensus of agreement or where. evidences provided and the transcript of the student. both the student and the witnesses shall be given the opportunity to comment on the statements made by each party. from the approved list of penalties for breach of Examination Regulations and Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/Document(s). (g) The Secretary shall prepare the report to be submitted to Senate. the Committee to decide on the penalty(ies) to be imposed. shall be determined by the majority of members present and voting on the matter. prior to the hearing. they shall Invigilator(s)/Supervisor(s)/Assessor(s)/Administrative Assistants or Student/Officer as determined by the Discipline Committee.2.

4. (xv) One academic staff member of the UoM Discipline Committee (and one alternate member) to be nominated by Senate and the Registrar’s Representative will be co-opted on Discipline Committees of Partner and Affiliated Institutions to ensure adherence to Quality Assurance procedures. 4. (b) Three (3) members not being students appointed by the Vice-Chancellor (to include academics from legal. the Chairman of Senate may grant an extension beyond the deadline of fifteen days for the submission of the Report at the request of the Discipline Committee.3. (iii) Quorum Four (4) persons shall constitute a quorum When a complaint has been lodged with the Discipline Committee against a student.per case/student would be applicable. the complainant shall not sit as a member of the Discipline Committee during the hearing of the case.2. where appropriate).2. (xvi) For those Partner Institutions who wish to have their cases of Breach of Regulations considered by the UoM Discipline Committee.2.2 Proceedings of the Discipline Committee (Conduct of Students & University Discipline) (i) The Committee shall consider cases referred to it by a Dean of Faculty/ Centre Director (or representative) or by the Chief Librarian (or representative) or by the Registrar in the case of Breach of Regulations for the Conduct of Students & University Discipline. psychology and human resource management backgrounds. in line with existing procedures/regulations in place at the Uom. Exceptionally. a fee of Rs 5000/.4 Cases For Partner and Affiliated Institutions (xiv) Each Partner Institution shall set up its own Discipline Committee as well.1. 32 (ii) .3.1 Membership of Discipline Committee (Conduct of Students & University Discipline) (i) (a) Two (2) Professors from two (2) different Faculties (to be appointed by Senate).the Report is to be submitted to the Chairman of Senate within fifteen days as from the conclusion of the Discipline Committee Proceedings. (c) Two (2) Students’ Representatives appointed by Senate on the recommendation of the Students’ Union (d) The Secretary of the Discipline Committee shall be the Registrar or her/his representative.3. provided valid reasons are given.2. 4. (ii) Appointment The membership of the Committee is valid for two (2) years as from the date of appointment.2.2. The Secretary of the Discipline Committee on receipt of a complaint shall convene a meeting of the Committee.3.2 DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE (CONDUCT OF STUDENTS & UNIVERSITY DISCIPLINE) 4.

2. the Committee may proceed in her/his absence. to be applied in case the student is found guilty. The student against whom the complaint is made may bring to the Committee a witness/a person to represent him/her and shall inform the Secretary of her/his intention to do so at least (3) working days (Saturdays. as it deems appropriate. one penalty or more from the approved list of penalties. (vi) The Committee may require the complainant. The Committee may also require the presentation of such further evidence. A student may plead guilty if s/he has been alleged to breach the regulations for the Conduct of Students & University Discipline. A student may appeal against a Senate decision on disciplinary matters. for approval. Sundays and Public Holidays excepted) before the date appointed for the meeting. Provided the student has been properly summoned. if s/he fails to attend the hearing. The Registrar shall inform the student in writing of Senate’s decision. This summons shall be delivered at the address specified in his/her registration form to the student through her/his Faculty/Centre Registry at least five (5) working days (Saturdays. Any witness the complainant or the student wishes to present. the student against whom the complaint is made and the witnesses for both parties to give evidence before it. Sundays and Public Holidays excepted) before the meeting of the Committee.(iii) The Secretary shall send to the student required to appear before the Committee a written summons setting out the alleged offence complained of. S/he need not attend the Discipline Committee on the date mentioned if s/he pleads guilty on the ‘Student’s Report Form (Conduct of Students)’. (To refer to Section 4. (vii) The Discipline Committee shall make its own assessment of the gravity of the offence and shall recommend to Senate. as it deems relevant. The student against whom the complaint is made.3. Sunday and Public Holidays). 33 . Either party may request an adjournment of not more than seven (7) days. Sundays and Public Holidays excepted) before the date appointed for the meeting (A working day excludes Saturday.3 on Appeal). The Committee shall allow such cross-examination by either the complainant or the student against whom the complaint is made. (iv) (v) These statements shall be submitted to the Secretary of the Committee not less than three (3) working days (Saturdays. When the Committee meets to consider the case it may have before it statements in writing from: (a) (b) (c) The complainant. The Student’s Report Form available at the Faculty/Centre Registry should reach the Secretary of the Discipline Committee not less than three (3) days before the date the hearing of the Discipline Committee is scheduled.

4.2.3.2.3 Structuring of Proceedings/Hearings of the Discipline Committee (i) In case there has not been a pre-hearing meeting, members of the Committee to discuss the case briefly and to decide on the possible questions which may be asked, in accordance with the specificity of the case, prior to the hearing. For students who have pleaded guilty through the Student’s Report Form and do not attend the meeting, their case will be considered in absentia; the Discipline Committee will assess the gravity of the offence and recommend one or more penalties to be given to the student based on written reports from the Student/Complainant/Witness that the complainant or the student has presented. The Committee, however, reserves the right to convene any witness as it deems appropriate. For students who do not plead guilty through the Student’s Report Form and attend the meeting, the following guidelines will be followed: (a) (b) (c) As soon as the student is called inside the Committee Room, the Secretary will read the charge to the student. The student will be given sufficient time by the Chairperson to present his/her case. Questions shall be asked by members of the Committee based on the written reports from the Student/Complainant/Witness that the complainant or the student has presented and as per statements made at (iii) (b) above. Witnesses shall be then called to depone. The Student will remain in the Committee Room but will not intervene whilst witnesses depone. Thereafter, both the student and the witnesses will be given the opportunity to comment on the statements made by each party, for final clarifications. The student and witnesses will leave the Committee Room and members will deliberate and the case summarised. If the need arises, the Meeting may be adjourned to seek expert advice or consolidate its statements for other witnesses. (e) Decisions will be taken by a consensus of agreement or where, in the opinion of the Chairperson, a vote needs to be taken, shall be determined by the majority of members present and voting on the matter. In the case of equality of votes, the Chairperson shall have the power to exercise a casting vote. Based on the reports, statements, evidences provided, the Committee will decide on the penalty (ies) to be imposed, from the approved list of penalties for Breach of Regulations for the Conduct of Students & University Discipline at Section 4.2.3.2.5.

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The Secretary will prepare the Report to be submitted to Senate and same to be circulated to all members of the Committee. Consolidated views/suggestions of members will be incorporated in the Report prior to submission of same by the Chairperson of the Discipline Committee to Senate. The Report is to be submitted to the Chairperson of Senate within fifteen (15) days of the Discipline Committee Meeting. Exceptionally, the Chairman of Senate may grant an extension beyond the deadline of fifteen days for the submission of the Report at the request of the Discipline Committee, provided valid reasons are given.

4.2.3.2.4 Cases For Partner and Affiliated Institutions Each Partner Institution shall set up its own Discipline Committee as well, in line with existing procedures/regulations in place at the UoM. For those Partner Institutions which wish to have their cases of Breach of Regulations considered by the UoM Discipline Committee, a fee of Rs 5000/- per case/student would be applicable. 4.2.3.2.5 Penalties Imposed in case of Breach of Regulations for the Conduct of Students & University Discipline (i) In case of a Breach of Regulations for the Conduct of Students & University Discipline, the Discipline Committee shall make its own assessment of the gravity of the offence and shall recommend to Senate, for approval, one penalty or more as from the following approved list of penalties or any other additional penalties, to be applied in case the student is found guilty: (a) (b) A reprimand and warning about future behaviour; Suspension from the University for a fixed period, up to a maximum of twelve (12) months. A student who is so suspended will be prohibited from entering University premises and from participating in any University activities; Expulsion from the University, which means that the student’s registration, will be terminated and s/he shall lose all rights and privileges of studentship. The student shall not be admitted on the same programme until after a period of two (2) years upon termination of registration In case of a Breach of Regulations for the Conduct of Students & University Discipline which also encompasses a criminal offence, the matter shall be promptly referred to the Police. The Police enquiry shall be a separate procedure of its own and shall not preclude the University’s proceedings from being carried through. Any other additional recommendation(s) which it deems appropriate.

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In addition to the above penalties: (a) For all in-service or commissioned programmes run by the University or any Partner Institutions, information on any student found guilty of a Breach of Regulations for the Conduct of Students & University Discipline will be communicated to the relevant sponsoring department/institution/organisation.

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Any student found guilty of a Breach of Regulations for the Conduct of Students & University Discipline shall not be eligible for any Prize or Medal or Scholarship.
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4.2.3.3 APPEAL

4.2.3.3.1 Appeal on a Decision of Senate on Disciplinary Matters (i) A student aggrieved by a decision of the Senate following the recommendation of the Discipline Committee may appeal as of right to the Appeals Committee. Notice of appeals shall be lodged with the Senate through the Secretary (i.e. the Registrar) within fourteen (14) calendar days of the Registrar’s serving notice of the decision against which the student is appealing. In the case of breach of examination regulations or general regulations, the notice of appeal shall be accompanied by the receipt of payment of the prevailing Appeal Fee, to be effected at the Finance Section.

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(iii) The Secretary of the Appeals Committee, on receipt of an application of appeal, shall then convene a meeting of the Committee. The Secretary of the Appeals Committee shall be the Registrar or her/his representative. The decision of Senate shall be final. In case the Senate decides in favour of the appellant, the whole amount of the prevailing appeal fee shall be refunded to him/her. 4.2.3.3.2 Appeals Committee (i) Membership of the Appeals Committee (Five Members) A Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Chairperson (to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor). Three Senate members not being students appointed by Senate. The Students’ Representative on Senate. The membership of the Committee is valid for two years as from the date of appointment. If the Pro-Vice-Chancellor has acted for the Vice-Chancellor in accordance with paragraph 4.2.1 above, s/he shall not sit on the Appeals Committee if it is convened to hear an appeal arising from her/his action but the Senate shall appoint another person to be Chairperson of the Appeals Committee for the case in question. (ii) Proceedings of the Appeals Committee a) The appellant may bring to the Committee a person to represent her/him and shall inform the Secretary of her/his intention to do so at least twenty-four hours before the date appointed for the meeting. When the Committee meets to consider the appeal, it shall have before it all documents which were before the Discipline Committee at the original hearing. It shall also have the power to hear any witness(es) who gave evidence at the original hearing. It may also require the presentation of such further evidence as it deems appropriate. The Committee shall then proceed by way of a rehearing. It shall allow such cross-examination by either party as it deems relevant. The Committee may set aside or confirm the findings of the Discipline Committee or substitute such other recommendation or penalty as it considers appropriate, and submit same to Senate for approval, provided that no recommendation or penalty requires or implies a concession or exemption under the regulations governing the award of degrees. The Registrar shall inform the appellant in writing of Senate’s decision which shall not then be subject of further discussion or appeal.
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2. the matter will be referred to Senate which may take action as it deems fit.3.4.4 PAYMENT OF FINES (i) (ii) A fine recommended by the Discipline Committee and approved by the University must be paid to the Budget Director by the date prescribed by the Committee for the payment of same. 37 . If a student fails to pay the relevant fine by the appropriate date.

OPTION 2 I do not plead guilty to the charge levelled against me as per letter dated …………………… and will appear before the Discipline Committee scheduled on .: ……………………………........……… Please specify if you shall be accompanied at the Discipline Committee.. Date:…………………………….... ________________________________________________________________________ PART B OPTION 1 Choose ONE of the following two options I plead guilty to the charge levelled against me as per letter dated ………………… and will not appear before the Discipline Committee scheduled on …………... Address: ……………………………………………... 38 .….... Capacity: ……………………………………. I accept all penalties to be imposed by the University and understand that I have no right to appeal.... at ………………. at ……………. Contact No...………………………………... Name: ………………………………………..…….......... [Lawyer/witness or other (please specify)] Signature of Student: ……………………………...... please give name of person accompanying you and state in which capacity... Yes No If YES..... Year/Level of Study: ……………….......... Programme of Studies: …………………………… ID No..... of Student: ……………….........UNIVERSITY OF MAURITIUS To: Secretary Discipline Committee Breach of Examination Regulations (Examination Irregularity/Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/Document(s) STUDENT’S REPORT ________________________________________________________________________ PART A Name of Student: …………………………………......……....

PART C Please give a brief statement of your version of the facts. (You may attach a separate letter to this Form) Signature of Student: ……………………………………… Date: …………………………… 39 .

problem(s) of medical. academic nature or other special circumstances). financial. Signature of Student: ……………………………………… Date: …………………………… 40 .PART D Please indicate any extenuating circumstance(s) which you wish to bring to the attention of the University (e.g. (Please attach all documentary evidence to substantiate the above) ________________________________________________________________________ PART E I certify that all information given in this Form is true and correct. family (death of parent).

................ Capacity: …………………………………….....................…… Address: ……………………………………………..... Date:………………… 41 .…………………….. I accept all penalties to be imposed by the University and understand that I have no right to appeal.... OPTION 2 I do not plead guilty to the charge levelled against me as per letter dated …………………… and will appear before the Discipline Committee (Conduct of Students & University Discipline) scheduled on ........…… Please specify if you shall be accompanied at the Discipline Committee (Conduct of Students & University Discipline)...……………………………….. of Student: ………………......... Contact No..UNIVERSITY OF MAURITIUS To: Registrar Breach of Regulations for the Conduct of Students & University Discipline STUDENT’S REPORT FORM ________________________________________________________________________ PART A Name of Student: …………………………………....… ________________________________________________________________________ PART B OPTION 1 Choose ONE of the following two options I plead guilty to the charge levelled against me as per letter dated ………………… and will not appear before the Discipline Committee (Conduct of Students & University Discipline) scheduled on …………. Yes No If YES.. please give name of person accompanying you and state in which capacity.. at ………………………….... at ……………..: ………………… Programme of Studies: …………………………… Year/Level of Study:………………. [Lawyer/witness or other (please specify)] Signature of Student: ……………………………. Name: ………………………………………..……. ID No....

PART C Please give a brief statement of your version of the facts. (You may attach a separate letter to this Form) Signature of Student: ……………………………………… Date: ………………… 42 .

Signature of Student: ……………………………………… Date: ………………… 43 . financial.g.problem(s) of medical. family (death of parent). (Please attach all documentary evidence to substantiate the above) ________________________________________________________________________ PART E I certify that all information given in this Form is true and correct. academic nature or other special circumstances).PART D Please indicate any extenuating circumstance(s) which you wish to bring to the attention of the University (e.

A student who is in debt to the University shall not be accepted as a candidate for an examination for a University of Mauritius Award. semester. (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) 44 . Senate shall have power to recognise attendance and examinations passed at other universities or institutions recognised for this purpose by Senate.2 University examinations shall be conducted under the control of Senate. A student who does not register for his/her modules on the Online Module Registration System and does not submit his/her Module Enrollment and Examination Entry Form (MEEEF) shall not be admitted to the examinations.3 Admission to Examinations (i) Subject to any exceptions approved by Senate. no student shall be admitted to an examination unless s/he is a registered student of the University and has submitted the module registration form. Dates.1 The Examining Body (i) (ii) (iii) 5. Illness or other extenuating circumstances shall receive special consideration. The Chief Examination Officer (i) The Registrar shall be the Chief Examination Officer for all entrance scholarship. places and times for examinations as specified in the examination time-tables shall be published under the authority of Senate. (ii) (iii) 5. Examiners and assessors shall be appointed by Senate in the manner it shall prescribe. Such recognition shall be given at the beginning of the academic year in which admission is secured provided Senate is satisfied that the programme of examinations passed is of sufficiently high standard and that content of the programme and the examinations passed are equivalent to those of a corresponding university programme or examination. Representations from students regarding matters connected with examinations should be made to the Registrar.CHAPTER 5 REGULATIONS FOR THE CONDUCT OF UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 5. yearly and final examinations of the University and shall be responsible for the organisation of the examinations and the release of results once they have been approved by Senate. Senate may ask a student who fails to make satisfactory progress in any academic year to withdraw or repeat any part of the programme before the examinations. On the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board. The module registration form will be certified by the Programme Co-ordinator. The Registrar shall ensure that provisional and final examination time-tables are posted on the Notice Boards of the Faculties/Centres.

for additional time during examination. who will submit same for consideration and approval to the relevant Faculty/Centre/Cluster Board and Senate provided such requests are supported by valid medical certificates. No special arrangements shall be made for students who fail to attend examination at the proper time. oral or other examinations shall be determined by Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board concerned. Failure to comply shall be an offence liable to disciplinary action. Provision for “Open Book Examination” should a priori appear in the programme structures when approved by Senate. for example. suffering from physical disability or otherwise.5. the examiners may also have regard to the report of the lecturers concerned on the classwork of the student. (ii) (iii) (iv) 5. During Examinations Students shall produce their Student Identity card at any time if required to do so by an Invigilator in the examinations. practical examinations or other forms of assessment as prescribed by the Scheme of Study and approved by Senate. in addition to the written. Formal guidelines be given by the examiner(s) to the invigilators and staff of the examination section. Percentages of marks for the written. (b) (c) (ii) (a) (b) (c) 45 . Students shall be responsible for noting correctly the times and places of their examinations. entirely at student’s own risk. In considering whether a student has passed an examination. In case a student has forgotten his/her ID card he/she will be requested to fill a form and the invigilators will record same in the Examination Conduct Report. if such failure is due to their mistake or inadvertance and not to illness or other serious and unavoidable cause. Students shall be admitted to the examination room in sufficient time to enable them to take their seats and secure the examination papers before the beginning of the examination. in the area(s) designated by the invigilator(s). Open Book Examination may be held subject to the following conditions: (a) (b) (c) (d) Students should have been informed by the examiner(s) via.5 The Conduct of Examination (i) (a) Before Examination Requests from students. Personal effects such as handbags or briefcases should be deposited. e-mailed to the students and posted on the University Website two (2) weeks before the start of the examination.4 Form of Examinations (i) The Examiners may require a student to present herself/himself for “viva voce” questioning. Such requests should be submitted at latest two(2) weeks prior to the start of examinations. practical. Examination timetables will be placed on the Faculty/ Centre Notice Boards. the module specification sheet. should be lodged in writing to the Dean of Faculty/Director of Centre. The examiner(s) or appointed representatives should be present in the examination room at least during the first thirty minutes of the examination. Students are strongly advised not to bring unnecessary personal effects or other sundry items to the examination room.

A student who arrives at an examination room half an hour after the examination has begun shall be admitted provided no other candidate for the same examination has left the room. Unauthorised materials or information must not be introduced into the examination room by any means whatsoever. Any Student found using an unauthorised calculator in an examination will be reported for breach of Examination Regulations. (g) (h) (i) (j) (k) (l) (m) (iii) After Examinations No answer book or supplementary sheet shall be taken out of the examination room. and other devices capable of communicating directly with other similar devices are not permitted in examinations. language translators and computes. The device will be immediately confiscated and the University will be under no obligation to issue the student with a replacement device for the remainder of the examination. A student who is admitted to an examination after the official starting time thereof shall not be granted any additional time in which to complete the examination. these should be switched off prior to storage. Answers to questions must be written legibly in blue or black ink. No book or paper of any kind may be taken into the examination room unless it has been duly authorised by the Examiners for use in the examination room. graphical calculators. such calculators shall be silent: Calculators with facilities for storing and retrieving text. If the use of calculators in an examination is authorised.(d) (e) (f) Except in an emergency. Smoking is prohibited in examination rooms. A student in possession of any answer book or part of it. If another student for the same examination has already left the room the late-comer shall not be admitted. a student may not leave the examination room within the first half hour of the examination. dictionaries. Students should not leave the examination room during the examination in any case without informing the invigilators. 46 . shall be liable to disciplinary action. No food should be brought into the examination rooms. thesauruses. Students are forbidden to communicate with anyone except an invigilator during the examinations. personal organisers. or a supplementary sheet (used or unused). No mobile phones or any other communication device should be in the possession of the students during examinations.

If a student who has completed the scheme of study has been prevented from taking the whole or some part of an examination and has presented evidence of ill health or other cause which has been approved by the Dean of Faculty/ Director of Centre as constituting sufficient reason for being absent from the examination. External examiners shall be appointed by Senate in the manner it shall prescribe. providing a medical certificate indicating the expected date of delivery. (vi) 5. Dispensaries or other Government-run Health Organisations as convenient to the student. Note: “Attendance Certificates” from Hospitals and/or Health Centres of the Ministry of Health and Medical Certificates from Private Practitioners will NOT be accepted as evidence of absence from examinations/class tests on grounds of ill-health. in writing. must apply beforehand. on the recommendation of Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board. Medical Certificates from Medical Doctors of the University will also be accepted. Students who request absence from classes. to the Dean of Faculty/ Centre Director by the student concerned and supported by a medical certificate emanating from the Ministry of Health or Community Health Centres. A medical ceritificate stating the actual date of delivery should be eventually submitted to the Dean’s/Director’s Office within two weeks of the delivery. In the event of serious divergence of opinion between the external examiner(s) and internal examiner(s). tests and examinations for reasons of childbirth. s/he shall be deemed to have failed her/his examinations. (v) 47 .” (iv) (v) A student who falls ill during an examination and does not submit her/his script is deemed to have failed the examination unless decided otherwise by the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board. the recommendation of the external examiner(s) shall be final subject to approval by Senate.5. (iii) Absences on grounds of ill-health from the class test(s) should be supported by a valid medical certificate.7 Examiners (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) The examiners in any module shall be the Head of Department/Division/Section/Centre in which the module is taught and the persons (part-time and full-time) who taught the module. The medical certificate should reach the Dean’s/ Director’s Office within 2 working days from the date of the examination. Examination papers shall be agreed upon with the external examiner(s) where appropriate. Every external examiner shall report to the Vice-Chancellor on the standard of the examinations and on any other matter which s/he considers relevant. Senate may.6 Absence From Examinations/Class Tests (i) (ii) If a student is absent from examinations/class tests without compelling reasons. Absence due to ill health should be immediately notified. permit the student to retake whole or part of examination with the next cohort of students. Modules not examined in the meantime would be awarded the appropriate grade as per UoM Regulations.

and transcripts issued to students as soon as the results have been vetted by the Registrar’s Representative and Chairperson of the Senate Examinations Sub-Committee. (ii) (a) A student who fails to satisfy the examiners in a core module will have to retake the module. The Internal Examiners for the semester/year and/or External Examiner(s) where appropriate. will be posted on the SIS. Modules may be examined at the end of the year or end of semester 2 even if they were delivered in semester 1. Yearly or Final Examination should be brought to the attention of the Dean of Faculty/ Centre Director in writing well before the results of the student are referred to the Board of Examiners. Information on factors that could adversely affect the performance of a student in the Semester. 5. Non-final year students can get access to their results by using their password. which have been vetted by the Registrar’s Representative and Chairperson of the Senate Examinations Sub-Committee. student may take the electives afresh. Result transcripts of non-final year students. distinction and merit shall be based on the candidate’s performance throughout her/his studies. Board of Examiners should include normally all staff who have taught in the last two semesters. The Programme Co-ordinator for the year concerned. as appropriate. in case of failure in electives. All Project supervisors (both internal and external) & Assessors For graduating students outside normal cohort. (ii) 48 . there are only 2 examination periods namely: (a) (b) End of Semester 1 and End of Semester 2. 5. (b) (iii) The award of honours. or take other electives.10 Publication of Results (i) Official non-final examination results as approved by the Faculty/Centre/Cluster Board shall be posted on the Notice Boards & on the Online Student Information System (SIS).8 Board of Examiners There shall be a Board of Examiners for each semester/ year of a Programme. No examinations will normally be held apart from these specific periods. The Board of Examiners shall comprise: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) The Dean of Faculty (Chairperson) The Head(s) of Department/Centre(s)/Unit(s) concerned. and in such other test of assessment as the Senate may from time to time require.9 Examinations (i) In any academic year.5. The quorum set shall not be less than 50% of the internal examiners.

following the recommendation of the Discipline Committee provided that the notice of appeal is lodged within fourteen calendar days of the Registrar’s serving notice of the decision against which the student is appealing.2. (iv) (v) (vi) 5. s/he shall immediately report the facts. Appeals made by students who are not satisfied with their examination results shall be submitted to the Examinations Office. through the Dean of Faculty/ Centre Director to the Registrar who shall refer the matter to the Chairperson of the Discipline Committee through the Secretary. S/he need not attend the Discipline Committee on the date mentioned if s/he pleads guilty through the ‘Student’s Report’. in writing. the Registrar) against any decision of Senate. Official notification of the University Final examination results as confirmed by Senate shall be sent to each student by the Registrar.. The Student’s Report Form (available at the Faculty/Centre Registry) should reach the Secretary of the Discipline Committee not less than three days before the date the hearing of the Discipline Committee is scheduled.(iii) Provisional Final Examination Results as approved by Faculty/Centre/Cluster Boards shall be posted on Notice Boards pending final approval by Senate.11 Examination Irregularities (i) Where the Chief Invigilator notices or is made to notice any case of examination irregularity. Please refer to Section 4. Pending the decision of the Discipline Committee process. Cases of examination irregularity being probed by the Discipline Committee shall be notified by the Registrar to the Chairperson of the Board of Examiners concerned so that examiners shall not mark any answer scripts of the candidate(s) involved until notified by Senate. The student in question shall be notified by the Registrar. A student may plead guilty if s/he has been alleged to have breached examination regulations.e. of the charges against him/her. (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) 49 . any anomalies detected by the Examinations Office will be referred to the Senate Examination Sub-Committee for final decision. which will investigate with the relevant Examination section to ensure that procedural irregularity has not occurred. A student can appeal to Senate through the Secretary (i. The decision to assess or not to assess the student’s scripts shall be taken in the light of the findings of the Discipline Committee. in writing.3. The decision of Senate shall be final. the student will be allowed to write any remaining University examinations.3 of Chapter 4 of this handbook for procedures to lodge an appeal with the Senate. The Examiner shall however obtain access to the answer script for the purpose of filling in the Examiners’ Report to be submitted to the Discipline Committee. Official final examination results as confirmed by Senate shall be posted on the Notice Boards.

will be communicated to the relevant sponsoring department/institution/ organisation. for Senate’s approval. suspension from the University for a fixed period. which means that the student’s registration will be terminated and s/he shall lose all rights and privileges of studentship.e. for final year students. a recorded mark of zero) of the examination paper(s) or assessed work in which unfair practice occurred. where this is allowed in a Programme. and the mark awarded for the piece of work or for the module be reduced by an amount specified by Board of Examiners. if not already marked. recorded marks of zero) as at (d) above with pass mark awarded for all registered modules in which the student has passed or will pass. cancellation (i. c) d) e) f) g) h) 2. 3. information on any student found guilty of a breach of examination regulations. In case of a breach of examination regulations.12 Penalties Imposed in case of Breach of Examination Regulations 1. account shall be taken of the consequences which the penalty will have for the academic progress of the student concerned: a) b) a reprimand and warning about future behaviour. cancellation (i. the Board of Examiners to be informed that the piece of work marked. i) for all in-service or commissioned programmes run by the University or any Partner Institutions. and a retake of the examination(s) or assessed work or module(s) for pass mark only. The Discipline Committee shall make its own assessment of the gravity of the offence and will accordingly recommend one penalty or more from the above list (a) to (i). expulsion from the University.5. In addition to the above penalties. When determining the penalty to be imposed. or to an award of a lower qualification. 50 . but to take the module again for pass mark only. the penalties imposed may be one penalty or more as from the list (a) to (h) below. up to a maximum of twelve months. The student shall not be admitted on the same programme until after a period of two years upon termination of registration. or of the module(s) in which the unfair practice occurred.e. Any student found guilty of a breach of examination regulations shall not be eligible for any prize or medal or scholarship. the Board of Examiners be required to reduce the class of degree by one class from that which would have been awarded on the basis of the student’s academic progress. A student who is so suspended will be prohibited from entering University premises and from participating in any University activities. the student being not allowed a re-sit.

and signed by both the student and assessor/lecturer. If the student admits the offence. (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) 51 . a mark of zero for the entire test is awarded to him/her.g. and signed by both the student and assessor/lecturer. A Committee comprising the Dean of Faculty/ Director of Centre. If the student denies the offence.5. Test/Practical/Assignment) (i) Cases of alleged plagiarism and fabrication or falsification of result(s) Cases of alleged plagiarism and fabrication or falsification of result(s) in assignment/practical will be dealt with as per the regulation on ‘Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification of result(s)/documents’ as detailed in Chapter 8. Head of Department and Programme Coordinator. (ii) (a) (b) Cheating in a Class/Practical Test A student found cheating in a class/practical test is invited to provide an explanation to the assessor/lecturer. a mark of zero for the entire test is awarded to him/her. If again the student denies the act. Programme Coordinator and the Head of Department is set up and the student is called for explanation before the Committee. If the student admits the offence. Head of Department and Programme Coordinator. a mark of zero for the entire test is awarded to him/her.13 Cheating in any Form of Continuous Assessment (e. the matter is referred to the Dean of Faculty/ Director of Centre. The decision of the Committee will be final and the student will have no right to appeal. A note of the offence should be sent to the Examinations Office/ Administrative Assistant through the Dean/ Director. A note of the offence should be sent to the Examinations Office/ Administrative Assistant through the Dean/ Director. the assessor/lecturer involved. If the student is found guilty. the Committee will consider the case and decide whether or not the student is guilty.

A credit is a unit of measure. and programmes are based on the following guidelines.CHAPTER 6 THE CREDIT SYSTEM Almost all Programmes of Studies at the University are structured on the credit system.3 Credits per Semester/Year Programmes of Studies abiding by semester regulations: Maximum credits per semester (including Retake Modules) .24 Minimum credits per semester . Note that the number of credits and contact hours for some Programmes may differ from those indicated due to the nature of the Programmes (e.6 (or as prescribed by the Faculty/ Centre concerned) 52 . MBA) and/or exigencies of professional/ accrediting bodies.g. 6. 6.2 Number of Credits and Contact Hours for University of Mauritius Awards Type of Programme 3-3½ year Undergraduate Degree Award 4 year Undergraduate Degree Award Undergraduate Diploma Undergraduate Certificate Postgraduate Certificate Postgraduate Diploma Master’s Award Number of credits 100-120 120-130 60-70 30-40 12-18 24-30 36-42 Number of contact hours 1500-1800 1800-1950 900-1050 450-600 180-270 360-450 540-630 “Contact hours” is defined as the amount of direct contact time between the student and the lecturers.1 Credit Equivalence (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) 15 hrs of lectures and/or tutorials/seminars: 1 credit 30-45 hrs of laboratory/field work: 1 credit Undergraduate Certificate project: up to 3 credits Undergraduate Diploma project: 3-6 credits Undergraduate 3-3½ final year project: 6-10 credits Undergraduate 4 year final year project and Master’s project: 6-12 credits Normally a three-credit module is equivalent to 45 contact hours. 6.48 Minimum credits per year .3 credits (or as prescribed by the Faculty/ Centre concerned) Programmes of Studies abiding by yearly regulations: Maximum credits per year (including Retake Modules) .

These denote modules. Such type of modules will be assessed by one Research assignment and continuous assessment carrying up to 60% of total marks and a written examination. FREN 2006Y(3)R]. which contain a strong research component and/or a course in research methodology. Students must obtain a minimum of 50% in the Research Assignment. Continuous assessment may be based on laboratory work. 2½ hour paper for modules carrying 3.1). without minimum thresholds within the individual continuous assessment and written examination.6.4 Duration of Programmes of Studies In general the duration of a Programme of Studies is as follows: Certificate: Diploma: 3 year Degree: 3½ year Degree: 4 year Degree: Master’s (P/T): Flexible: Normal 1 year 2 years 3 years 3½ years 4 years 2 years Maximum 2 years 3 years 5 years 5½ years 7 years 4 years 7 years 6. The same criterion will apply for modules being assessed jointly. whether taught in semester 1 or in semester 2 or both will be carried out either at the end of the semester or academic year depending on the modules and/or Programme of Studies.g.5–4. The Research Assignment will also be marked by a second examiner. seminars and should include at least two (2) assignments/tests per year per module. An overall total of 40% for combined continuous assessment and written examination components would be required to pass the module. Some module codes have an ‘R’ at the end [e. There will be a compulsory class test at the end of semester 1 for all modules taught in semester 1 and which are examined at the end of semester 2 of the given academic year.5 credits and 3 hour paper for modules carrying five-six credits) and on continuous assessment done during the semester or year. Each yearly module will be assessed over 100 marks whereas each semester module may either be assessed singly over 100 marks or it may be combined with another semester module and assessed jointly over 100 marks with details as follows (unless otherwise specified): Assessment will be based on a written examination of 2 to 3-hour duration (normally a paper of 2 hour duration for modules carrying less or equal to three credits.4. (b) 20% to 30% for all undergraduate programmes unless otherwise specified in the programme structures. which they intend to follow in a given semester/ year (Refer to Section 3. The continuous assessment will count for (a) 30% to 40% for all postgraduate programmes unless otherwise specified in the programme structures. Note that all overall mark for the two modules will be considered and not the individual marks for each of the two modules.5 Assessment Students are required to register for modules. For a student to 53 . Written examinations for modules. unless otherwise stated in the Programme Structure.

Failure to do so will normally incur penalties.1 Non-Submission of Continuous Assessment Students are required to submit work for continuous assessment by due dates. marks for incomplete component (WE or CA) to be added when available to arrive at total marks for module.6 Grade Point Average (GPA).00 0 Percentage x ≥ 80 70 ≤ x < 80 60 ≤ x < 70 50 ≤ x < 60 40 ≤ x < 50 x < 40 Description Letter Grade A+ A B C D F Passes i. Students to retake whole module Incomplete module/project/independent study due to medical/financial/other reasons (may be in 1 or both components of the module). the following letter grades and their grade point equivalent are used: Grade Point 4. Cumulative Point Average (CPA) and Level/Year Point Average Formulae Under the GPA. 6.5. 6.00 1.g. credits will be assigned on a pro-rata basis. Does not earn Credits/Grade Points. Marks for CA or WE which are available will be retained. students who have (i) failed to submit/take part in the Continuous Assessment for medical or other special reasons may be given an additional chance to resubmit Continuous Assessment after the 15th Week of the semester.pass.00 3. Considered in CPA/GPA computation. Special examinations (e. Students who fail to submit or take part in continous assessment for medical or other special reasons shall normally be assessed before the written examinations. class test) will be arranged at the end of semester 1 or semester 2 for exchange students who have registered only for one semester. In case of yearly modules. continuous assessment and Research assignment) must be obtained in that module. Exceptionally. an overall total of 50% (examination.00 2.e obtains 40% and above in overall module earns Credits/Grade Points Fails i. N na Symbols on Transcripts Ex S Description Exemption in modules Satisfactory completion of Placement /Industrial Training/Portfolio/Seminars/Module(s) 54 .e obtains < 40% in overall module.

elective or a General Education Module.1 it is calculated irrespective of whether the module is a core.6. (c) (iv) (v) A student is required to retake all core modules and compulsory elective(s) in which s/he has obtained a F grade unless otherwise specified by Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board. In the case of failure in an elective module or General Education Module. it does not take into consideration modules having grades N. the student would be allowed to follow module y of which module x is a Prerequisite (PR) provided s/he has scored ≥ 40% in the continuous assessment of module x and subject to satisfactory attendance in the module as certified by the lecturer(s)/ module coordinator and the approval of the Board of Examiners and Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board. a student can either retake the same module or register for a different module. (ii) (iii) In cases where a student has not been able to sit for examination of module x on valid medical grounds or extenuating circumstances and where Grade N has been awarded for the module x. (b) the student would be allowed to follow module y of which module x is a Prerequirement (PQ) subject to satisfactory attendance in the module as certified by the lecturer(s)/ module coordinator. and for Programmes of Studies where there is no provision for module weighting. it takes into account marks obtained in all modules taken in a particular year. the weighting is taken as ‘1’ for all the modules. 55 . Restrictions (i) A student will be allowed to follow module y of which module x is a pre-requisite (PR) provided the student has passed module x (i.e. EX and S.Academic standing of students is determined on the basis of a Grade Point Average (GPA). unless decided otherwise by the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board and Senate. the Cumulative Point Average (CPA) and the Level/Year Point Average (LPA/YPA) computed as follows: GPA = ∑ (MW Attempted × Grade point ) ∑ MW Attempted ∑ (MW Attempted × % Marks) ∑ MW Attempted CPA = LPA/YPA = ∑ (MW Attempted × % Marks) ∑ (MW Attempted) Year Year where MW is the Module Weight = module credit units x Weighting (w) The computation of the LPA/YPA abides by the rules given hereunder: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 6. including retake modules. A student will be allowed to follow module y of which module x is a pre-requirement (PQ) provided s/he has followed module x and sat for the examinations in module x unless decided otherwise by the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board and Senate. obtained at least Grade D in the Pre-requisite).

(iv) an aegrotat degree will not be awarded to the student unless the past records of the student on her/his performance convince the Board of Examiners that the student would have reached a standard which would have qualified her/him for the award of a degree has s/he been able to take the examinations under normal circumstances.7.7. Classification of Awards The award classification will be based on the CPA (x) at the end of the Programme of Studies as follows. (iii) an application for consideration must be made to the Registrar by the student as soon as possible and not later than one week from the last day of the examination and must be accompanied by a medical certificate or other statement of the grounds on which the application is made. the student must have completed her/his project/dissertation.7.4 Certificate Certificate with MERIT: Certificate at PASS level: CPA CPA ≥ 70 40 ≤ x < 70 6.7 A student will not be allowed to retake a module in which s/he has already achieved a D grade or above.7.5 Aegrotat Degree A student who has obtained at least 75% of the credits required for a degree but who has been compelled through illness or other valid reason acceptable by Senate to be absent from final year examinations may apply for an aegrotat degree under the following regulations: (i) (ii) the student must have followed her/his Programme of Studies for the degree and must have paid all fees due (if any).7.2 Undergraduate Degree Programmes CPA ≥70 60 ≤ x < 70 50 ≤ x < 60 45 ≤ x < 50 40 ≤ x < 45 < 40 CLASSIFICATION 1st Class 2nd Class 1st Division 2nd Class 2nd Division 3rd Class Pass No Award with Honours 6. 56 .(vi) 6.3 Diploma Diploma with DISTINCTION: Diploma at PASS level: CPA CPA ≥ 70 40 ≤ x < 70 6.1 Taught Postgraduate Programmes (Master’s Degree. Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate) DISTINCTION: PASS: CPA CPA ≥ 70 40 ≤ x < 70 6. unless otherwise stated: 6.

‘x with y’ or ‘x and y’. and out of the 25% core credits. Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board and Senate: (i) student having acquired at least 30 credits may be awarded a Certificate. would be examined with the next cohort of students or as and when next offered. ‘special’ retake examinations of final year modules may be organised under certain conditions (c. 6. may be provided with the following exit points (unless already provided for in their Programme Structures) subject to approval by the Board of Examiners. section 6. Students may apply for an exit point with a Certificate or Diploma. and out of the 50% core credits. Note: Core implies the sum total of core modules prescribed in a given Programme of Studies.10).e. as and where applicable. at least 75% should be drawn from departmental core modules. provided that (a) (b) the student has passed at least 50% of the core credits prescribed in his/her Programme of Studies. holders of an aegrotat degree will not be eligible to re-enter for the examinations for the classified degree of the same degree programme but they may proceed to a second or higher degree complying with regulations of such degree. 6.(v) (vi) an aegrotat degree will be awarded without distinction or class and the words “Aegrotat” will appear on the certificate. However. as and where applicable. student having accumulated at least 60 credits may be awarded a Diploma. provided that (a) (b) (ii) the student has passed at least 25% of the core credits prescribed in his/her Programme of Studies.4. as a result of having her/his CPA < 40 at the end of an academic year and who has already repeated one year of study (for Programmes of Studies abiding by yearly regulations) or having her/his CPA < 40 for two consecutive registered semesters (for Programmes of Studies abiding by semester regulations) or exceeded the maximum number of semesters/years allowed for the Programme of Studies. they take the modules afresh. i.8 Submission of Dissertations Refer to Chapter 7 Section 7. irrespective of the fact that the Programme is in the form of ‘x’. take part in the class test(s) and re-write the examination.4 & Section 7. The University will not make individual arrangement to suit individual cases.4. Students should retake failed modules if these are core. 57 . A student who retakes a module (core or elective or General Education Module) must normally submit new assignment(s).7 6. as may be applicable. Any modules if retaken.f. The onus is upon the students to accommodate conditions for a retake module in her/his time-table.9 Retake Modules and Re-Submission of Dissertation Under the credit system there is no provision for re-sit examinations. at least 75% should be drawn from departmental core modules.7.6 Exit Points A student whose registration is on the point of being terminated. provided that such application be made before or within one year after the maximum duration allowed for the Programme of Studies has expired. but who has accumulated a certain number of credits.

the student would be allowed to follow module y of which module x is a pre-requisite (PR) provided s/he has scored ≥ 40% in the continuous assessment of module x and subject to satisfactory attendance in the module as certified by the lecturer(s)/ module coordinator and the approval of the Board of Examiners and Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board. A student who has failed her/his dissertation/project must either submit a new or an amended one as decided by the Board of Examiners. Faculty/Cluster Board and Senate. which are assessed by way of written examination. in cases where a student has not been able to sit for examination of module x on valid medical grounds or extenuating circumstances and where Grade N has been awarded for the module x. only students who do not have pre-final year modules to retake shall be eligible for the ‘special’ retake examination. the following conditions stated below must be abided by: (i) (ii) there shall be no ‘regular’ written examination for the final year retake module(s). In such cases Grade N indicating incomplete would be provisionally awarded. the previous continuous assessment marks pertaining to the retaken module(s) will not be taken into consideration and the module(s) will be assessed entirely by written examination(s). for May 2006 final year results. for any cohort of students.6) 6. the final year students would be allowed to retake the failed modules in November/December 2006). For these special retake examinations. and (iv) the retake module(s). As the GPA/CPA/LPA/YPA denominator refers to sum of module weights attempted. Students will not be allowed to follow module y of which module x is a pre-requisite if grade I has been provisionally awarded for module x and as long as the Grade N has not been changed to grade E or above unless otherwise decided by Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board and Senate.However under circumstances where Grade I has been awarded. during that period where the ‘special’ retake examination will be held. (refer to Chapter 7 Section 7.10 Special Retake Examinations of Final Year Modules To enable students to graduate earlier. which immediately follows publication of final year results (e. However. the student may be exempted from submitting assignment(s) and taking part in class test(s) subject to approval by the Department and Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board. 58 .11 Re-Assessment Re-assessment will be allowed only on medical grounds and other special circumstances subject to approval by Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board and Senate upon recommendation by the Board of Examiners. and exclude final year project/ dissertation/ mini-project/ portfolio. However. if passed. special retake written examinations of final year modules* will be conducted during that examination period. Regulations (i)-(iv) shall be applied collectively and in solido. (iii) not more than 12 credits (of the total credits to be earned only in the final year) can be re-taken during the ‘special’ retake examination period. shall allow the student to be granted the award. at that instant. failing a module will lead to a fall in GPA/CPA/LPA/YPA. 6.g. *Final year modules imply modules.

g. if CPA of a student < 40 at the end of an academic year. s/he will be allowed to carry forward the continuous assessment marks of a module in which Grade N has been attained. Industrial Training not yet completed. 6. to take modules offered in other levels/years of his/her Programme of Studies provided: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) Priority is given to modules offered in the repeated year/level. or (vii) Other special circumstances (e. Programmes of Studies in which modules. Note that the main differences between yearly and semester regulations concern termination of registration and repeat. s/he will have to repeat the entire academic year. pending the decision of Discipline Committee. (iv) (v) (vi) Practical Training not yet completed. to retake module(s) for which Grade C or above has been obtained.12 Grade N Grade N will cover the following situations: (i) (ii) Students are enrolled for a module in a particular semester/year but credits will only be earned on successful completion of the module. s/he will not be required. S/he satisfies the prerequisite/prerequirement of the module. There is no clash in the timetable so that the student satisfies the regulations on attendance.6. Students are allowed to repeat only once over the entire duration of the Programme of Studies. Semester regulations will be applicable to all other Programmes of Studies unless otherwise specified. are examined at the end of the academic year. Moreover. if required.g. Students are absent for one or more modules but the absence is justified (e. the student will be given assistance in securing education loans. A student repeating a year within the same programme (except for reasons of illness or other justified circumstances) will be required to pay tuition fees only for the repeated year. S/he obtains prior approval of the Programme Coordinator and of the coordinator for the module(s) requested. S/he does not exceed the maximum number of credits allowed per year. if s/he wishes. However. (iii) Results may be withheld in cases of examination irregularity. death of close relative). 59 . at his or her own risk. S/he may be allowed. For Programmes of Studies abiding by yearly regulations. provided that Grade C or above has been obtained in the continuous assessment. taught in semester 1 and amounting to ≥ 50% of core credits of semester 1. and retake the modules as and when offered. Vacation Specialised Study (undertaken after exams). absence due to ill-health and presentation of valid medical certificates within the prescribed time limit). where applicable.13 Yearly/ Semester Regulations Yearly regulations will apply to (i) (ii) Programmes of Studies in which yearly modules (excluding dissertation/project) comprise ≥ 50% of core credits. However.

This regulation will be applied in the case of students under extenuating circumstances as defined above. a student is allowed to repeat only once during the whole duration of the Programme of Studies. (i) Where the student has to repeat or restart level/year 1 afresh. For Programmes of Studies abiding by the yearly regulation. then the student will have to repeat both semesters where CPA < 40. (a) For semesters to be repeated at the same level/year. for the module(s) for which Grade C or above has been obtained. For semesters to be repeated at different levels/years. the student will have to repeat the year corresponding to the level where he first obtained a CPA of < 40.g. (b) 60 . For a student to be considered for repeat/ re-registration on the same programme even though s/he has been terminated due to poor performance (CPA < 40 for two consecutive registered semesters). where CPA < 40) will also count towards the maximum period allowed for the particular Programme of Studies. where applicable. (ii) Where the student has to repeat two semesters in the subsequent levels/years (2/3/4). the student repeating the entire academic year. if s/he wishes. health. (i) (ii) s/he should forward a written request to the Registrar and s/he should produce. Level/Year 2 Semester 1 and Level/Year 2 Semester 2) or different Levels (e. psychological or family problems.14 Repeat/ Re-registration of Students on Programmes of Studies under Extenuating Circumstances For Programmes of Studies abiding by semester regulations.g. Dispensaries. The repeated semesters may be at the same level/year (e.e.6. As and when required and on a case to case basis. Level/Year 2 Semester 2 and Level/Year 3 Semester 1). s/he will be admitted to the same Programme over and above the projected intake and the maximum period allowed for the particular Programme of Studies will decrease by one year. where the next cohort is now abiding by yearly regulations. the semesters that need to be repeated (i. a medical certificate from a Medical Doctor of the University (registered with the Medical Council of Mauritius). a Medical Committee may be set up by the University to look into such requests. the student will be allowed to repeat a maximum of 1 year (2 semesters). where the next cohort is still abiding by the semester regulations. ‘Starting afresh’ means that the student will have to start the Programme of Studies as a first year student. If the student’s request is acceded to. Note that for Programmes of Studies abiding by yearly regulations.g. there is no provision for a student to reregister on or repeat the same Programme of Studies except under extenuating circumstances e. will be exempted. not withstanding the possibility of applying for exemptions. or from the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life or Community Health Centres. both for semesters to be repeated at same level and for semesters to be repeated at different levels. the student will join the next cohort and will abide by the regulations pertaining to that cohort (either yearly or semester regulations). or other Government-run Organisations or any other evidence to support her/his request.

if deemed appropriate. 2. should be adjusted accordingly. 2. 6. (ii) Students who lack one core module to graduate be awarded their degree provided that they have scored ≥35% in the module and that their CPA ≥45%. 2. However. be given a lower award.3 Borderline/Marginal Cases for Termination of Registration (i) The existing regulations on Termination of Registration (refer to Chapter 2 section 2. then ‘x’.000.2) will apply. and the marks adjusted to 40. (iv) The one module lacking should NOT be a project or dissertation and should not exceed 6 credits. a BA/BSc/BEng student will be awarded a Diploma and an MSc student will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma.1 Borderline/Marginal Cases of Students Lacking ONE Module to complete their Degree (i) Students who lack one elective module or GEM to graduate be awarded their degree provided that they have scored ≥35% in the module. The classification of the students will NOT be upgraded if it is a result of the adjustment of the marks to 40. in order to reach the minimum number of credits required for the award of the degree. before submission to the Board of Examiners.5% or less from the minimum requirement for the next closest classification. Note: In case the pass mark is more than 40. General (i) Cases of students. obtaining x marks (35 ≤ x < 40) in modules be thoroughly looked into by the examiner(s) and moderator(s) so that the marks are adjusted. (iii) The credits relevant to the lacking module will be awarded. where applicable. subject to the approval of the Board of Examiners. the student will be given assistance in securing education loans. if required. 61 .2 Borderline/Marginal Cases in Degree Classification (i) The classification of a graduand can be upgraded to the next closest classification if the CPA of the graduand is normally 0.15 Guidelines with respect to Borderline Cases 1. The regulations given hereunder would apply only to final year students 2. 2. (a) (b) The marks will be adjusted to 40 by increasing the marks of both the coursework and the examination. irrespective of the year/level. For example. (ii) The CPA of the graduand will remain unchanged in case of upgrading of class.4 Borderline/Marginal Cases of Students Satisfying the Required Number of Credits for Award but having a CPA less than 40 (i) Students who satisfy the required number of credits for award but who obtain a CPA<40.A student repeating a year within the same programme (except for reasons of illness or other justified circumstances) will be required to pay a fixed penalty fee of Rs 20.

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Typically a project of 12 credits will require about 180 hours (1 credit = 15 hours). the coordinator for the module project/dissertation. The regulations outlined in this document apply to final year projects/dissertations of both undergraduate and taught postgraduate Programmes. cost implication. the results and findings.CHAPTER 7 REGULATIONS FOR FINAL YEAR PROJECTS/DISSERTATIONS 7. a project culminating in the submission of a dissertation must normally be carried out by students in their final year of study. who is normally a member of the academic staff (fulltime or part-time). The project/dissertation carries 3-12 credits depending on the Programme of Studies. objectives of the project.e. organised experiential learning including design work. is appointed by the Department/Centre for each Programme of Studies. availability of equipment.2 IDENTIFICATION AND ALLOCATION OF PROJECTS/DISSERTATIONS Depending on Programme(s) of Studies. project/dissertation titles are proposed/identified either by students or by academic staff/supervisors before the beginning of the semester or a few weeks after the beginning of the semester in which the project/dissertation should start. A ‘Project’ leads to a ‘dissertation’ that is assessed. A ‘Project’ is an investigative undertaking. and may involve practical work. The dissertation is a major document that reflects the skills of the student to investigate critically a topic/problem. The number of credits is reflected in the amount of time a student is expected to devote to the project.1 INTRODUCTION As part requirement for the award of undergraduate certificate/diploma/degree and taught postgraduate degree at the University of Mauritius. the ability to gather and analyse information. undertake or conduct an independent piece of research or study related to their Programme of Studies under the guidance of a supervisor. chemicals and literature) Academic challenge To administer and allocate project/dissertation titles to students. and to present and discuss the results/investigation concisely and clearly. The two main criteria that must drive a project/dissertation proposal are: (i) (ii) Feasibility of the project/dissertation (time. supervision. 63 . The project/dissertation normally lasts two semesters or as stated otherwise in the Programme of Studies. The project/dissertation is a module that provides the students with the opportunity to design. the investigation/planning and methodology. a review of the literature on the subject matter. a structured. The ‘Dissertation’ is a comprehensive description of the aims. and concrete recommendations and conclusions. 7. i. a Project/Dissertation Coordinator. field work or other placement learning. Other qualified supervisors may also be appointed subject to approval by the Head of Department and Dean of Faculty/ Director of Centre.

7. The project/dissertation title has to be approved by the potential supervisor(s) and the Department. Costing (if applicable) The synopsis should be signed by the supervisor(s) and submitted to the Project/Dissertation Coordinator.General enquiries about the organisation of projects/dissertations should be addressed to the Project/Dissertation Coordinator whereas specific enquiries about individual projects/dissertations should be directed to the Project/Dissertation supervisor.1 Projects/dissertations proposed by students For projects/dissertations proposed/identified by students. The Project/Dissertation Coordinator and the Head of Department should ensure that all academic staff of the relevant Department get a fair share of the number of projects. 1 One project is defined as project undertaken by either one student or a group of two or three students. Any supervision in excess of five projects/dissertations should be approved by the Head of Department and the Dean of Faculty. Expected Output Time Framework . the supervision load will be considered as half for each supervisor. duly signed by the Head of Department and copied to the Dean. choice of supervisor of student and expertise of supervisor. In some Programmes of Studies. which should include the following minimum information: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) Title Aims and objectives Brief Literature Review Methodology . Allocation of projects/dissertations normally takes place before or at the beginning of the semester of final year when the project/dissertation is to be carried out. A copy is also sent to the Faculty/ Centre Registry. Once the allocation of Project Supervisors/Project Titles has been finalised. the latter are required to discuss the proposal with potential supervisors from within or outside the department. the students will have to submit their synopsis to the Project/Dissertation Coordinator together with a list of three preferred project/dissertation supervisors in order of priority.2. should be sent to the student/s to inform him/her/them of his/her/their official Project Supervisor and to request that he/she/they consult/s the University website to get acquainted with the regulations pertaining to final year projects/dissertations. 64 . After approval by the Department. an official letter.outline the procedures/ methodology/ experimental design that the student intends to use. For co-supervised projects. Project allocation should be completed not later than four weeks after the start of the semester of the final year when the project/dissertation is to be carried out. Students are required to submit a synopsis (less than two A4 pages) of the project/dissertation. a final list of projects/dissertations with the names of supervisors and students prepared by the Project/Dissertation Coordinator is affixed on the Faculty/ Centre Notice Board(s). The number of projects/dissertations allocated to an academic staff of any Department shall be limited to a maximum of five1 irrespective of whether they are individual or group projects. The Project/Dissertation Coordinator then allocates the supervisor(s) for each project/dissertation according to field chosen. The number of supervisors per project shall be restricted to a maximum of two.a clear time schedule of the project and writing up of the dissertation.

2 should be followed. the Dean/Director will be called to arbitrate.2 Projects/dissertations proposed by academic staff or other supervisors The Head of Department requests all academic staff concerned to submit a list of project/dissertation titles to the Project/Dissertation Coordinator.3 Projects/dissertations proposed by students and academic staff or other supervisors In some Programmes of Studies. Students should fill in the Project Progress Log (Annex 1-Contract) and submit same to the Module/Project Co-ordinators on allocation of Projects by the 2nd week of semester 1 at latest. In case there is divergence.2.1 and 7.2. then only the students’ CPA shall be taken as a last resort to allocate a particular project/dissertation to the appropriate student. After approval by the Department/ Centre. The students are thereafter requested to list 5 projects/dissertations in order of priority and to submit their choices to the Project/Dissertation Coordinator in one-two weeks’ time. 7. 7. either full-time or part-time. If there are difficulties in allocating projects/dissertations. projects/dissertations requiring experimental work to be carried out within or outside the UoM premises would need the prior approval of the supervisor(s). The onus to declare any such relation with a final year student rests with the supervisor. A supervisor should normally not be appointed for the project/dissertation of a student who is directly related to him/her to ensure impartiality.3.2. Both the student and the supervisor should retain a copy of the document. multidisciplinary) may be supervised by a maximum of two supervisors. Both the student and the supervisor should retain a copy of the document. Students are given the opportunity to meet the supervisors to be informed about the various projects/dissertations proposed. A copy of the duly filled and signed Project Project Log should be submitted concurrently with the Dissertation. Students should also fill in the Project Progress Log (Annex 2 – Log book) and keep it up to date. A copy is also sent to the Faculty/ Centre Registry. due to their inherent nature (e. However.2. 65 .7.3 UNDERTAKING THE PROJECT/DISSERTATION Students are normally expected to start working on the project/dissertation after the allocation. 7. the projects/dissertations are allocated by the Project/Dissertation Coordinator. The same procedures as outlined in 7. In the ultimate event that the allocation of the project/dissertation is deadlocked. a departmental meeting is called to thrash out the matter.1 Responsibilities of the supervisor Each project/dissertation will be supervised by a member of staff.g. A list of project/dissertation titles available for the Programme of Studies is then prepared by the Project/Dissertation Coordinator with the input provided by the academic staff and potential supervisors. Note that a student may not be automatically allocated his/her preferred project/dissertation as the latter may be over-subscribed. Based on students’ choices. a final list of projects/dissertations with the names of supervisors and students prepared by the Project/Dissertation Coordinator is affixed on the Faculty/ Centre Notice Board(s). A departmental meeting is held to finalise the list of projects/dissertations and the list is then affixed on the Faculty/Centre Notice Board(s). Students should be encouraged as far as possible to come up with their own project proposals. projects/dissertations may either be proposed by students or by academic staff or other supervisors. Some projects/dissertations.

the student shall seek advice. comments and guidance from his/her supervisor(s) on the nature of the project/dissertation work and standard expected.2 Proposing/supervising projects/dissertations in their own subject area. Giving guidance on the approach for appropriate analysis of data obtained. (iii) Arranging with his/her supervisor(s) mutually agreed convenient times to discuss progress achieved (in the event that meetings are not possible. Giving guidance about relevant literature on the topic under study and appropriate literature sources. (x) Working diligently and becoming an independent learner. The responsibilities of the supervisor include: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) (xii) (xiii) 7. Briefing the students and apprising them of the regulations pertaining to the final year projects/dissertations. (iv) Bringing to the urgent attention of the supervisor(s) any problems (academic and personal) associated with progress.The supervisor(s) shall monitor. Responsibilities of the student Throughout the whole project/dissertation work. The responsibilities of the student include: (i) Reading the UoM Regulations for Final Year projects/dissertations and any project/dissertation Guidelines prepared by the Department/Faculty/Centre. (ix) Adhering to the time schedule specified in the project/dissertation proposal (synopsis) as agreed with the supervisor(s). e-mails or other forms of communication may be used). Advising on the preparation of the oral presentation and/or poster (if applicable). Assisting in the preparation of a viable/feasible research proposal (synopsis). inclusive of a time schedule and a project costing before embarking on the study (if applicable). planning and execution of the research project (if applicable).3. Setting a framework for regular scheduled progress meeting between supervisor(s) and student. Assisting in the identification of a research methodology. (viii) Writing the dissertation on his/her own and planning the writing-up so as to give the supervisor(s) adequate time to read the preliminary draft copies and to provide guided and motivated feedback well ahead of the submission date. (vii) Discussing the layout of the final dissertation with the supervisor(s) prior to the writing-up stage. (v) Responding to the supervisor’s suggestions and/or criticisms on his/her work and progress. interpretation and presentation of results (if applicable). Providing advice on issues of plagiarism. (xi) Keeping all raw data/questionnaires/survey forms 66 . Giving frequent feedback/comments on progress achieved by the student. (vi) Following all laboratory safety guidelines (if applicable). Giving guidance about the formulation of an appropriate hypothesis-driven research project and focusing on the objectives of the research (if applicable). Students are advised to keep a notebook for the purpose of the meeting with supervisor(s) while the supervisor(s) may wish to keep a brief record of each meeting held. (ii) Reading and abiding by the regulations of the University on Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/Document(s). Giving guidance on the writing of the different chapters of the dissertation and communicating the standard expected. in line with the University Regulations. Providing guidance on issues of laboratory safety (if applicable). support and direct the student’s work and progress soon after the allocation of project/dissertation titles.

wherever applicable: Title Page The title page of the dissertation shall give the following information in the order listed: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) Full title of the project/dissertation as approved by the Department/Faculty/Centre. appendices. 7. Table of Contents The Table of Contents shall list in sequence with page numbers all chapters. 7.1. 7. subsections/headings and other sub-divisions of the dissertation. relatives) and organisation/authorities who/which have helped in the realisation of the project/dissertation shall be acknowledged. List of Tables. The onus is on the student/s to contact the Project Supervisor regularly for discussion and guidance. 67 . The qualification for which the dissertation is submitted. and The month and year of submission. tables and appendices.1 Structure The dissertation should consist of preliminaries. Failure to do so shall lead to the dissertation being unreceivable by the Faculty. The full name of the author.If the student is unable to contact his/her supervisor. technician. supervisor. it should be reported to the Project/Dissertation Coordinator.4. Acknowledgements All persons (e.3 Others Any problem encountered by the student during the project/dissertation should be discussed with the supervisor(s). photographs.4 DISSERTATION The work carried out during the project/dissertation module should be submitted in the form of a dissertation written by the student. The name of the institution to which the dissertation is submitted. Head of Department and eventually to Dean of Faculty/Director of Centre. s/he should contact the Project/Dissertation Coordinator for assistance. main text and references/appendices.4.g. friends. If the matter cannot be resolved.3. sections/headings. figures. illustrations. The Department and/or Faculty/Centre in which the project/dissertation is to be submitted. in the above order.1 Preliminaries The preliminaries should abide by the following order. Plates/Schemes Separate lists of each. etc. Figures. giving number and page reference. The dissertation should be typed and may include relevant diagrams. 7.

Data Analysis. 3. which provides a brief outline of the objectives. 2. The caption should be placed at the top of tables but below figures/plates/schemes/illustrations. 7. Abstract The abstract constitutes an up to one-page executive summary.4. List of Abbreviations This section should list in alphabetical order all abbreviations used in the dissertation. etc. Some examples are: Specifications and data sheets of equipment from suppliers Correspondence from suppliers and company Raw data Survey sheets Charts and data tables from books Lengthy mathematical derivations Copies of drawings of equipment All appendices should be listed in sequence.4.Project/Dissertation Declaration Form The form should be duly filled and it should be included just after the acknowledgement in the Dissertation. Results.3 References/Appendices The list of references and appendices should follow the main text. Materials and Methods (or Methodology). 7. The appendices shall consist of any base material.2.4. Conclusions and Recommendations. i. the methodology used. Any table.4. subdivided into sections and sub-sections. which would break the flow of the dissertation due to its length or partial irrelevance. appropriate chapters may include amongst others: Literature Review. Appendix 1. scheme or illustration included in the dissertation should be clearly labeled.1. 7.2 Main Text The main text of the dissertation should start with an introduction followed by chapters. scope of the project/dissertation. 68 . figure. Depending on Programmes of Studies. plate.e.1. Discussion.1 Cover and binding (i) Undergraduate The dissertations shall be spiral-bound with a protective plastic front cover and a stiff card back-cover. the main findings and results achieved and any conclusions and recommendations made.2 Physical format and layout 7.

…) as from the ‘Introduction’ section onwards. including appendices.4. If there is more than one volume.3 Pagination Pages shall be numbered consecutively throughout the dissertation. approximately 10 mm above the edge.4. the dissertation shall be submitted hard-bound.4. The Referencing Guide will normally be based on the Harvard System. font type ‘Times New Roman’ or ‘Arial’.2 Paper and typographical detail The dissertation must be typed. the AMS and IEEE are also acceptable. Good quality A4 white paper should be used for the printing and for xerographic copies. However. 2. 3.. in book form in a fixed binding. Roman numerals (i. Page numbers shall be located centrally at the bottom of the page. 69 . If the dissertation consists of more than one volume. 7. starting with the title page. each volume shall have its own pagination.(ii) Postgraduate The first submission of the dissertations shall be in spiral-bound form with a protective plastic front cover and a stiff card back-cover. the spine shall bear the number of each volume.2. Students and staff are advised to refer to ‘The University of Mauritius Referencing Guide’ available on the UoM website and at the Faculty/Centre Registry. The cover shall be black and full bound. 7. starting 40 mm from the base. 7. The spine of the dissertation shall bear in at least 24 pt (8 mm) type the qualification and the student’s surname and initials and the year of presentation in gold lettering. and characters not less than 10 pt.2.) shall be used for the front pages (Preliminaries) and Arabic numerals (1. After the Board of Examiners. The front cover shall bear in at least 24 pt (8 mm) type the full title of the dissertation as approved by the Department/Faculty/Centre. The boards shall have sufficient rigidity to support the weight of the work when standing upon the shelf. This information shall be printed along the spine in such a way as to be readable when the dissertation is lying flat with back cover uppermost. ii.3 Referencing Each student should adhere to the system of referencing as per “The University of Mauritius Referencing Guide” when writing up the dissertation. The left margin used for binding shall not be less than 40 mm while all other margins shall not be less than 20 mm. justified and printed on one side of the paper only using: (i) (ii) 1½ line spacing. iii.

e. The approval of the supervisor(s) should be sought before submission of the dissertation by a student. For projects/dissertations not sent to the library.e. Any typographical errors and slight amendment(s) proposed should be corrected by the student to the satisfaction of the supervisor(s) before submitting the final copies. The student will receive an acknowledgement of receipt from the Faculty/Centre Registry.2. 7.4. For programmes which start during an odd semester. After the Board of Examiners. Storage and disposal of the dissertations will be as per university regulations for examination scripts.2 Postgraduate programmes Four copies of the dissertation (three spiral-bound copies and one copy on disk) should be submitted to the Faculty/Centre Registry not later than the last working day of May of the academic year (for programmes where there is only project/dissertation in the last semester) or last working day of August (for programmes where there are taught modules in the last semester) unless specified otherwise in the Programme of Studies.2. the student should submit two final hard copies bound as per section 4. Only projects/dissertations having grade B or above would be sent to the library. his/her student ID. for example. 70 . or convertible to. The label on the disk must state the name of the student. The electronic copy must be retrievable (i.4. the title of the project/dissertation and the month and year of submission.1 Undergraduate programmes Four copies of the dissertation (three spiral-bound copies and one copy on disk) should be submitted to the Faculty/Centre Registry not later than the last working day of March of the academic year. the Faculty/Centre will readjust the deadline accordingly. his/her student ID. The label on the disk must state the name of the student.1 and one copy on disk to the Faculty/Centre Registry.4. 7.4. In cases where a student has submitted his/her dissertation without approval from the supervisor(s).4. access to a project/dissertation may be restricted. the Faculty/Centre will readjust the deadline accordingly. MS Word).4. where confidential data are involved. in. The hard copies of the undergraduate dissertations must be bound as per section 7. After assessment.7. in. or convertible to. One hard copy will be submitted to the supervisor(s) and the other hard copy will be sent to the University Library where it will be filed.4 Submission 7.4. The latter will then forward the form to the supervisor(s) for their comments on the supervision. indexed and made available for reference by both academic staff and students.3 Project/dissertation submission form All students must fill and sign the relevant section of the ‘Project/Dissertation Submission Form’ at the time of submission of the two hard copies and one soft copy of the dissertation to the Faculty/Centre Registry.1 and the electronic copy must be retrievable (i.4. the second hard copy will be stored and disposed by the Faculty/Centre as per university regulations for examination scripts. MS Word). Note that the marks allocated will be based on the original project/dissertation submitted by the student. the title of the project/dissertation and the month and year of submission. the latter will indicate it in the section to be completed by the supervisor(s) in the Project/Dissertation Submission Form. one spiral-bound copy of the undergraduate dissertation will be kept by the Faculty/Centre and the second spiral bound copy given to the supervisor(s). For programmes which start during an odd semester. In a few cases.

000 for an undergraduate degree Programme and 10.5 Extension of project submission Only under exceptional circumstances (e. the nature of the subject or to encourage teamwork. 7. Penalties to be applied are as follows: Words over or below < 200 201-500 501-1000 1001-2000 2000-3000 > 3000 Penalty 1 mark off original mark 2 marks off original mark 4 marks off original mark 6 marks off original mark 10 marks off original mark 30 marks off original mark Projects/Dissertations without a word count will incur an automatic 10% penalty. 7. The extension should be approved by the Faculty/Cluster Board. The number of words applies only to the main body of the dissertation. Thus. The number of words in the final year project/dissertation shall be between 6.4. medical reason or major equipment breakdown) will extensions be granted.4.000 for an undergraduate Certificate/Diploma Programme.1 Penalties for exceeding the word limit or being below the required number of words Writing to a specific word length encourages the development of certain skills such as the ability to present arguments and ideas concisely. A student will be penalised for submitting a dissertation which is above or below the required number of words. The word count includes the footnotes and references mentioned in the main body of the dissertation only.4. projects/dissertations are carried out in groups due to large cohorts. Extension request much be submitted in writing to the Dean of Faculty/Centre Director through the Head of Department. 7.4.5 Length of dissertation Length of dissertation is normally indicated. there will be a 10% deduction if students have falsified their word count.5. Similarly. 8. declaration form. The word length is a binding regulation and consequently all students must record the length of their dissertation in the ‘Project/Dissertation Submission Form’.4 Project Progress Log (Log Book) A copy of the duly filled and signed Project Progress Log (Log Book) should be submitted concurrently with the dissertation 7.7. The supervisor(s) should ensure that each student in the group is given individual work apart from the common group work.6 Group projects In some Programmes of Studies. (10% = 10 marks off original mark).000-8. Programme Coordinator and Project/Dissertation Coordinator outlining the reasons for the delay. and the ability to construct a coherent structure and argument.000-14.4.000 for a taught postgraduate degree Programme.g.4. Such extension should normally not exceed one (1) month. List of References and appendices should not be included in the word count.4. A maximum of three (3) students per group is allowed. list of figures. 71 . tables and schemes. table of contents. acknowledgements.000-12.

the dissertation will be deemed to be unreceivable and will be allotted a mark of zero. In cases where there are disagreement and divergence in opinion between members of the group during the project/dissertation work.8 Plagiarism It is important that the students adhere to the standard conventions for the referencing of other people’s work. there are two possibilities as follows: (i) (ii) Where there are small cohorts (≤50). Group Projects/Dissertations will be assessed using the same criteria as for individual projects/dissertations as per section 7.At the end of the project/dissertation. up to a maximum period of two (2) weeks. Time of submission On or before due date 1≤x≤7 7 < x ≤ 14 x >14 Penalty none 10 marks 20 marks max Mark (%) 60 50 40 0 The penalty system will not apply to students who have been granted an extension (unless they then failed to meet the extended deadline). In particular. they submit one (1) group dissertation and are assessed as a group in which case the student obtain the same marks for the project. Irrespective of the above. on the dissertation mark obtained unless decided otherwise by the Faculty/Centre. If the ‘Group Project/Dissertation Submission Form’ reflects an unequal contribution from the students to the project. the matter should be referred immediately to the supervisor(s). should fill in the ‘Group Project/Dissertation Submission Form’ in which their individual contributions are indicated. the students submit individual dissertations and are assessed separately.4.7 Late submission All dissertations in the final version should be submitted to the Faculty/Centre Registry by due dates. the department and the student may decide on the submission of individual or group dissertations even if the work has been carried out in group. if they deem same to be more appropriate. the dissertation should clearly mention any work that is not the work of the student. Project/Dissertation Coordinator. 72 . An example of how the penalty system works is set out below and explains what mark a student whose dissertation is worth 60% would receive if s/he handed it late (x = no of days after due date). whenever such work is presented. Late submission will entail a weekly penalty of 10 marks.5. 7. Students who submit one (1) group dissertation as at (ii) above.4. Where there are large cohorts (>50). 7. the supervisor jointly with the second assessor/examiner will assess the students through presentations or viva-voce to ascertain their respective contribution and amend their marks accordingly. It is only aimed at those students who hand their dissertations in late with no valid excuse. After the period of two (2) weeks. Head of Department or Dean/Director of Faculty/Centre for any appropriate action so that no student is penalised.

then the second examiner/assessor should be an academic staff of the University. the correct usage of referencing system. 7. The student’s supervisor(s) will mark the project/dissertation out of 100 marks and the second examiner/assessor will also mark the project/dissertation out of 100 marks. Soft copies of final year projects/dissertations to be moderated. the adequacy of the literature survey and data research (as appropriate to the particular project/dissertation). In the event that the supervisor is a part-time staff.5) + (60x0. For example: Programme of Studies A (Weighting supervisor/second assessor: 50/50) Mark given by student’s supervisor(s): 68 Mark given by second assessor: 60 Mark obtained by student: (68x0.A project/dissertation must be the student’s own work and must not contain any plagiarised material. spreadsheets and statistics. Section 5. These include amongst others: understanding.6) = 63 (rounded to nearest whole number) 7. the extent to which the stated aims of the project/dissertation have been satisfied. if applicable. ability to explain 73 . i. can be sent to external examiners who wish to have them prior to their visit to the University.5.e. taking account of the overall difficulty of the material that has been tackled. each assessor will submit his/her marks independently.f. Depending on Programmes of Studies. Both the supervisor and the second examiner/assessor cannot be from outside the University. Each project/dissertation will be subject to double blind marking.4) + (60x0.5) = 64 Programme of Studies B (Weighting supervisor/second assessor: 60/40) Mark given by student’s supervisor(s): 68 Mark given by second assessor: 60 Mark obtained by student: (68x0. Use of plagiarised material will be treated as a disciplinary offence under breach of examination regulations (c. ability to use graphic packages. and poster presentation by the student.4) = 65 (rounded to nearest whole number) Programme of Studies C (Weighting supervisor/second assessor: 40/60) Mark given by student’s supervisor(s): 68 Mark given by second assessor: 60 Mark obtained by student: (68x0. The assessment of the final year project/dissertation is based mainly on the written dissertation but may also be based on viva-voce and/or poster presentation by the student.5 ASSESSMENT After submission of the dissertation. in collaboration with the Project/Dissertation Coordinator. The External Examiner will only moderate the final year project/dissertation (c. the standard of presentation and grammar.6) + (60x0.4). conversion to PDF be carried out by the student. the latter will be assessed by the student’s supervisor(s) and one other examiner chosen by the Department/Centre.f. It is advised that for security reasons.1 Marking scheme The examiners’ assessment of the project/dissertation work will be based on a variety of features. the weighting of the marks of the student’s supervisor(s) and the assessor may vary from 40-60%. The mark awarded will be inclusive of any viva-voce. Section on Plagiarism in ‘Information to Students’ Handbook).

Some examples of marking schemes are illustrated. Lack of coherence. Each Programme of Studies may have its own dissertation/project assessment form with its marking scheme. and the capacity that has been shown for independent work. style of presentation and grammar often poor. EXAMPLES OF MARKING SCHEMES Marking Scheme A Criteria Definition of the Problem Literature Review Methodology Analysis of Findings Recommendations and Conclusion Presentation and Originality Total Marks /10 /20 /10 /30 /20 /10 /100 Marking Scheme B Criteria Definition of Theme/Topic Presentation and Lay-out Language. Expression. demonstration of ability to logically develop a synthesis of findings. Potentially publishable as a journal paper with minor revision. Insightful analysis leading to valid conclusions and recommendations. integration with literature. Evidence of clear thinking. Good critical and analytical ability but lacking the creativity. Expression. practical ability. Expression. including theoretical ideas and incorporating evidence for statements made. fluency and critical quality of a first class project. Substantive analysis of data and expertly presented in clear diagrams and/or tables. Poor critical ability. rigour. synthesis of ideas and themes from several sources. Expression.findings. Well argued and written. Almost lacking in critical analysis and original thinking. repetitive). style of presentation and grammar often poor (e. low quality illustration. interpretation of data and results. Relevant conclusions. Evidence of some critical and analytical ability. Very good ability to make critical use of relevant literature. Superficial analysis of data and conclusions. Expression. Rudimentary understanding of relevant literature. Satisfactory use and understanding of relevant literature. style of presentation and grammar of high standard. style of presentation and grammar of moderate standard. Good analysis of data. Valid conclusions. and critical/analytical evaluation of relevant literature. Poor evaluation of results. Satisfactory analysis of data and conclusions. Evidence of original thinking. Expression. originality. Good ability to make critical use of relevant literature. spelling/typing errors.g. the ability to manage time and make progress without excessively detailed guidance from the supervisor. Lacking in conclusions. style of presentation and grammar of high standard. Style Research Methodology/Originality Analysis of Theme/Data Conclusion Total Marks /10 /10 /20 /20 /30 /10 /100 Marking Scheme C Mark (x%) ≥ 80 Criteria Clear evidence of original thinking. Insufficient quality and quantity of data either due to deficient research plan or lack of effort. 70 ≤ x < 80 60 ≤ x < 70 50 ≤ x < 60 40 ≤ x < 50 30 ≤ x < 40 x < 30 74 . Very good ability to collate results. Very little or no evidence that student has identified issues relevant to project/dissertation. Basic understanding of relevant literature. substance. unstructured paragraphs. Outstanding grasp. style of presentation and grammar of moderate standard.

and ability to answer questions/queries (viva-voce). etc. Total Marks /5 /5 Method Adequate method used and the choice motivated /10 /7. etc.5 Presentation Overall quality of presentation.Marking Scheme D Criteria Relevance and Objectives Relevant and well defined objectives? Are they achievable? Innovativeness? Framework/References Library and Internet sources well used? Marks /5 /10 Marking Scheme E Criteria Abstract abstract a concise summary of the dissertation? Topic Definition Does the dissertation offer a clear exposition of its aims and objectives? Does the dissertation offer an insight of the importance. of the topic? Written/Style Layout Does the dissertation address issues like grammar. figures. analyse and solve the problem defined? Analysis and Discussion Does the dissertation include proper statistical techniques and software? Is there any evidence of critical use of the relevant literature? Have the results/findings been well argued and written? Is there evidence of originality. equations. language. symbols.5 Data Collection Are surveys/interviews or other data collection method well done? Are alternative(s) discussed? Analysis Is the analysis based on sound principles? Are statistical methods (if used) appropriately used? Validation and Discussion Has the validity of the results been discussed? Is the discussion logical and persuasive? /20 /10 /15 /20 /15 /30 Conclusions and Recommendations Are conclusions and recommendations logical and useful? /15 /7.5 /100 /7. pagination. appendix. overall presentation (e.5 /100 75 . Total /10 /7. tables. style of writing. figures. applicability.) properly? Use of Diagrams Are the diagrams and figures informative? Quality of the diagrams? Experimental Does the dissertation make out clearly the use of methods and procedures of required standard to present. independent/ critical thought and reflective ability? Conclusion Does the dissertation include a constructive conclusion with wellbalanced arguments? Is there evidence of any realistic recommendation? Does the conclusion offer any insights as to any limitations of methods used and as to future directions? Bibliography Does the dissertation contain an adequate literature review? Correct usage of referencing system? Presentation Quality of poster presentation and ability to answer questions/queries (viva-voce).g. clarity of exposition. graphs. relevance.

The viva-voce should be conducted only in the presence of examiner(s) (supervisor(s). the objectives of the study. The poster size (e. The font may be either Arial or Times New Roman and the recommended font size is as follows: Item Title of Poster Subtitle Text Title of Tables and Illustrations Font Size 70 30 24 18 76 .7. 7. Students are given a date by which to submit the poster and they are requested to be present next to their poster on the day of the presentation to answer the questions that the assessors (supervisor(s). second examiner/assessor or External Examiner). A good poster should: be simple and informative. second assessor and/or External Examiner) may have.5. the oral presentation(s) will not be assessed. However.3 Poster presentation In some Programmes of Studies. conclusions and recommendations. acquire further clarification on any particular issues in the dissertation. Posters provide information through the use of visuals in a well-coordinated and organised combination of text and illustration. the student is requested to prepare a poster pertaining to his/her project/dissertation as part requirement of the final year project/dissertation module.2 Viva-voce and oral presentation Wherever a viva-voce is prescribed in a Programme of Studies and/or in the marking scheme. be prepared with the audience in mind. give the student an opportunity to defend the direction. Oral presentation(s) by students may also be carried out during the project/dissertation work to ascertain the students’ progress. presentation of the results and discussion.g. contain text and illustrative matter harmoniously combined to produce an effective presentation.5. be visually appealing and attractive to encourage people to read it. test the student’s acquaintance with the general literature pertaining to the subject. This does not preclude the possibility of a student in any Programme of Studies being subjected to a viva-voce by her/his supervisor(s)/assessor/External Examiner. an outline of the methodology used. structure and conclusions of the dissertation. it normally assesses presentational skills and includes questions designed to: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) ascertain that the dissertation embodies the student’s own work. if necessary. be easy to read and understand with relevant legends. A typical poster should include: a brief introduction stating the problem. major references. one Bristol size paper (78*55 cm) or A0) should be specified by the Department/Centre.

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Moderation by External Examiners Each External Examiner should be given a copy of the UoM regulations for final year projects/dissertations and any guideline/regulation prepared by the Department/Faculty/ Centre. The mark of the student’s project/dissertation will be the weighted average of the marks awarded by the supervisor(s) and the second assessor/examiner. This mark may change after moderation by the External Examiner. Where the marks of the supervisor(s) and second assessor for project/dissertation differ by more than 10 marks, the Project/Dissertation Coordinator will consult the examiners so as to arrive at an agreed mark. Conflicting cases, if any, will be submitted to the External Examiner(s) for moderation. All the projects/dissertations are made available to the External Examiner(s) for moderation. They are also provided with the marks awarded by the supervisor(s) and second assessor and the weighted average mark. Depending on Programmes of Studies and the number of projects/dissertations, External Examiner(s) may either go through all the projects/dissertations or a sample of projects. If a sample of projects/dissertations is to be chosen, the External Examiner(s) may wish to examine some of the following: at least one project/dissertation from each academic staff; at least one project/dissertation from each class; 1st class students; borderline students. External Examiner(s) should normally moderate all failed projects/dissertations and all projects/dissertations where the marks of the supervisor(s) and second assessor for project/dissertation differ by more than 10 marks. Depending on Programmes of Studies, External Examiner(s) may also be called upon to attend poster presentations by the students, where questions may be asked. If viva-voce examination will be carried out by the External Examiner(s), a random sample of students, established by the Department/Centre in consultation with the External Examiner(s) will be called for. Students concerned will be informed accordingly. The viva-voce examination (normal duration of 10-30 minutes) is carried out by the External Examiner(s). Depending on the latter, other staff (e.g. project supervisor, second assessor, Head of Department) may be present. The final moderated mark is used for the computation of the student’s CPA or academic standing. The University expects disagreements between the internal and External Examiner(s) to be resolved through discussion. In the event of serious divergence of opinion between the Examiners, the recommendation of the External Examiner(s) shall be final, subject to approval by Senate (c.f. Document on External Examining of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Degree Programmes).

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SUBMISSION/RE-SUBMISSION OF THE PROJECT/DISSERTATION

A student who has failed her/his dissertation/project must either submit a new or an amended one as decided by the Board of Examiners, Faculty/Cluster Board and Senate. 7.6.1 Undergraduate (i) (ii) For a failed project/dissertation with possibility of amendments, the re-submission should be effected at latest three (3) months following Senate’s approval of results. For a failed project/dissertation with recommendation for a new submission (new title), submission should be effected by last working day of March of following academic year.

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For programmes which start during an odd semester, the Faculty/Centre will re-adjust the deadline accordingly. 7.6.2 Postgraduate The re-submission/submission date for an amended/new project/dissertation will be the last working date of August of the following year at latest. For programmes which start during an odd semester, the Faculty/Centre will re-adjust the deadline accordingly.
7.7 REVIEW OF PROJECTS/DISSERTATIONS

Requests for review of projects/dissertations from final year diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate students should be lodged within one (1) week of receipt of the transcript of examination results by filling in the ‘Students Review Form’ (SRF), available at the Examinations Office, and submitting same to the said Office. A fee of Rs 1100 is payable. The whole amount will be refunded to the student if the latter’s grade is improved following the review of his/her project/dissertation. The Examinations Office will inform the student of the outcome of his/her request for review within 4 weeks from the receipt of the application for review and take any action, if necessary, with respect to refund of the fee to the student.

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UNIVERSITY OF MAURITIUS
PROJECT/DISSERTATION DECLARATION FORM
Name: Student ID: Programme of Studies: Module Code/Name: Title of Project/Dissertation:

Name of Supervisor(s): Declaration: In accordance with the appropriate regulations, I hereby submit the above dissertation for examination and I declare that: (i) I have read and understood the sections on Plagiarism and Fabrication and Falsification of Results found in the University’s “General Information to Students” Handbook (20…./20….) and certify that the dissertation embodies the results of my own work. I have adhered to the ‘Harvard system of referencing’ or a system acceptable as per “The University of Mauritius Referencing Guide” for referencing, quotations and citations in my dissertation. Each contribution to, and quotation in my dissertation from the work of other people has been attributed, and has been cited and referenced.

(ii)

(iii) I have not allowed and will not allow, anyone to copy my work with the intention of passing it off as his or her own work. (iv) I am aware that I may have to forfeit the certificate/diploma/degree in the event that plagiarism has been detected after the award. (v) Notwithstanding the supervision provided to me by the University of Mauritius, I warrant that any alleged act(s) of plagiarism during my stay as registered student of the University of Mauritius is entirely my own responsibility and the University of Mauritius and/or its employees shall under no circumstances whatsoever be under any liability of any kind in respect of the aforesaid act(s) of plagiarism.

Signature:

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UNIVERSITY OF MAURITIUS PROJECT/DISSERTATION SUBMISSION FORM This form must be completed and handed to the Faculty/Centre Registry at the time of submission of the two spiral-bound copies and one soft copy of the dissertation. Officer’s Signature 80 . A. Officer’s Name …………………………………….spiral-bound copies and ………soft copy of dissertation on………………………………at the Faculty/Centre Registry. …………………………………. To be Completed by the Student Name: Student ID: Programme of Studies: Module Code/Name: Title of Project/Dissertation: Word Count: Signature: Date: B: To be Completed by the Supervisor(s) Name(s): Comment(s) on the Supervision Signature: Date: C: For Office Use Only This is to certify that Mr/Ms/Mrs…………………………………...has submitted……….

…………………………………………………….. .UNIVERSITY OF MAURITIUS GROUP PROJECT/DISSERTATION SUBMISSION FORM This form must be completed and handed to the Faculty/Centre Registry at the time of submission of the two spiral-bound copies and one soft copy of the dissertation.... B: To be Completed by the Supervisor(s) Name(s): Comment(s) on the Supervision Signature: Date: C: For Office Use Only This is to certify that students……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………have submitted……….. (50 points = equal contribution. 2.. Officer’s Signature 81 .... A.……………………………... 60 – 100 points = above equal contribution) Name of Group Member Points Signatures: 1... Date: …………………………………………………. 0 – 40 points = less than equal contribution ..... ………………………………….... To be Completed by the Students Name 1. 3. Title of Project/Dissertation: Student ID Programme of Studies Module Code/Name Word Count: Mark each group members’ contribution and effort towards the group work out of 100 points.spiral-bound copies and ………soft copy of dissertation on……………………………………………………………………at the Faculty/Centre Registry. 3……………………………………………………………………………………………. Officer’s Name ……………………………………... …………………………………………………………………………………………… 2……………………………………………………………………………………………...

......................................................…………………..........................................................................................………… ……………….................................................………… ……………….............................………… ..…………………..............................................................................……… 82 ...................……… ………………............................………………….........…………………...................... Aims and Objectives:............................ ……………….......………… ………………...............................................………… ……………….………………….................................................................................................................. Student's Name: ……………............………… ………………...............…………… Students are hereby informed that they should submit this document (around 200 words) to their respective Module/Project Co-ordinators by the 2nd week of Semester I at latest............................................…………………........................…………………..........ANNEX 1 UNIVERSITY OF MAURITIUS FACULTY ……………………….....………… ………………...............................................………....................………… ………………......... ………………..................................................................................................…………...................... PROJECT PROGRESS LOG Department ……………....................………………….................. Title of dissertation: ………….....................................…………………………….............................…………………......…………………................................... ………………………………………………………………… ………………..…………… Academic Year ……………........…………………...............………………….………….........................................................…........................………………….................................………………….....................………… ………………............………… Student ID: ………………….........................................................................................………… Proposed Methodology (tentative): ………………………………………......................………… ………………..................

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As well as gaining valuable skills. You should sign the appropriate statement below when you submit your Project Progress Log: I confirm that the information I have given in this Log is a true and accurate record: Signed: …………………………………………………… Date: ………………… 84 .ANNEX 2 UNIVERSITY OF MAURITIUS Faculty of ……………………… PROJECT PROGRESS LOG Student Name Student ID Department Programme Title of Dissertation Supervisor Project Coordinator • • • • • : : : : : : : Your Project Progress Log serves as a record of your transferable skills and participation and attainment as a student for dissertation purposes. The document belongs to you and it is your responsibility to keep it up to date. you will find that the information accumulated in this Log will prove helpful during the write up of the dissertation. Its purpose is to help you to plan your own dissertation and to record the outcomes. It is your responsibility to ensure your supervisor is aware of the dissertation activities you have undertaken.

UNIVERSITY OF MAURITIUS Faculty of ……………………… RECORD OF STRATEGIC MEETINGS WITH SUPERVISOR Meetings Date Topics/Themes Discussed Comments (If any) Supervisor’s Initials Student’s Initials GANTT CHART Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar 85 .

artwork or other material from the internet and presenting it as one’s own without acknowledgement. submitting a fraudulent document for missing a class test or other academic assignment.4. a second (or subsequent) offence in an assignment (including practicals) OR an offence in an assignment (including practicals) where the act of plagiarism and/or fabrication or falsification comprises ≥ 25 % of the work. (iii) falsely citing a source of information. whether published or unpublished. (iv) (v) 8.3 using facts. the matter is considered at the level of the respective Faculty/ Centre/ Partner Institution. graphics.4.2 or fabrication or falsification of result(s)/ document(s) as defined in section 8. 8.CHAPTER 8 PLAGIARISM AND FABRICATION OR FALSIFICATION OF RESULT(S)/ DOCUMENT(S) 8. (iii) an offence in a project/ dissertation/ mini-project. whether published or unpublished. charts or information without acknowledging the source. distorting. Any of the following acts constitutes plagiarism: (i) (ii) submitting the work of another or part of it as one’s own. figures. graphs.1 altering grade reports or other academic records. inventing. (iv) (v) (vi) 8. the offence is firstly classified under one of the following three categories: (i) (ii) a first offence in an assignment (including practicals) where the act of plagiarism and/or fabrication or falsification comprises < 25% of the work. any infringement of the Copyright Act. 8.2 Plagiarism Plagiarism involves using the work of another person and presenting it as one’s own. counterfeiting a record of internship or practicum experience.2 For a first offence in an assignment (including practicals) where the act of plagiarism and/or fabrication or falsification comprises < 25% of the work. or counterfeiting information. directly reproducing from a source without proper citation.3. (iii) paraphrasing or summarising another’s work without acknowledging the source. Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/ Document(s) Any of the following acts constitutes fabrication or falsification of result(s)/ document(s): (i) (ii) altering.1 Introduction Plagiarism and fabrication or falsification of result(s)/ document(s) constitute examples of examination irregularities and are considered as serious offences in the academic world. 86 . Procedures for Handling Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/ Document(s) Where a candidate is suspected of plagiarism as defined in section 8. downloading part(s) of any document.4 8.

the assessor/ lecturer involved.2. 87 .5 The Head of Department calls a meeting.2. 8. Head of Department and Programme Coordinator.3 For a second (or subsequent) offence in an assignment (including practicals) OR an offence in an assignment (including practicals) where the act of plagiarism and/or fabrication or falsification comprises ≥ 25 % of the work OR an offence in a project/ dissertation/ mini-project. 8. the assessor/lecturer/supervisor fills in the ‘Assessor’s/Supervisor’s Report’ which is submitted to the Dean/Director who subsequently refers the case and the report to the Discipline Committee.2.1 The student is invited to give an explanation to the assessor/ lecturer.2. and signed by both the student and assessor/ lecturer. 8.2.4. or (iv) give a verbal warning and a new assignment to the student.8. together with the report. 8.2. for explanation.2.6 If the student admits the offence during the meeting. with the student. the matter is referred to the Head of Department. and signed by both the student and the assessor/ lecturer. Head of Department and Programme Coordinator. 8.3.4 However.3. A note of the offence should be sent to the Examinations Office/ Administrative Assistant through the Dean/ Director.4.3) and submits its views to the Senate who decides on the penalty to be applied (if any).2 above is given to the student and a note of the offence is sent to the Examinations Office/ Administrative Assistant through the Dean/ Director. Programme Coordinator and an academic outside the Department within the same Faculty/ Centre. the assessor/ lecturer may: (i) (ii) give a verbal warning to the student. (iii) set the mark of the assignment to zero.2.1 The assessor/lecturer/supervisor fills in the ‘Assessor’s/Supervisor’s Report’ and the case. one of the penalties as listed in section 8.2.4.2 The Dean/ Director thereafter submits the case and the ‘Assessor’s/Supervisor’s Report’ to the Discipline Committee. 8.4.4. if the student denies the act and the assessor/ lecturer is not convinced of the explanation. is referred to the Dean/Director through the Head of Department and the Programme Coordinator.4. the following procedure should be followed: 8.4.2 If the student admits the offence.3.7 If again the student denies the act and members at the meeting are still not convinced.8 The Discipline Committee considers the case as per its regulations (refer to Section 4.4.4. 8.2. which considers the matter as per its regulations (refer to relevant section(s) on Discipline Committee in the “General Information to Students” Handbook) and submits its views to the Senate who decides on the penalty to be applied (if any).4. reduce the mark of the student in the assignment. 8.4.3 If the student denies the act and the assessor/ lecturer is convinced with the explanation given. 8. the case is closed.4.

acknowledge the people whose concepts.4. Therefore students should always: (i) (ii) state clearly and in the appropriate form where they found the material on which they have based their work. unless in the case of group projects/ assignments where a joint effort is expected and is indicated as such. s/he should be re-examined in the same module(s) for minimum passmark only. even when the source is acknowledged. 88 . The words as written on the form are as follows: “I have read the University of Mauritius Handbook (“General Information to Students 20…/20…”) and I have understood the section(s) on “Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/ Document(s)”. Notwithstanding the supervision provided to me by the University of Mauritius. I warrant that any alleged act(s) of plagiarism and/or fabrication or falsification of result(s)/ document(s) during my stay as a registered student of the University of Mauritius is entirely my own responsibility and the University of Mauritius and/or its employees shall under no circumstances whatsoever be under any liability of any kind in respect of the aforesaid act(s) of plagiarism and/or fabrication or falsification of result(s)/ document(s)”.5 award the student a lower class of degree than the one which s/he would otherwise have been awarded. experiments. or results they have extracted. 8. developed or summarised even if these ideas have been put in their own words. Coursework. and in case the student had failed in any of the other modules in the semester or year (as appropriate). Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification Form Each registered student of the University of Mauritius has to sign a plagiarism and fabrication or falsification form within two weeks after the beginning of lectures. (ii) award ‘zero’ mark to the student in the module in which the offence was committed. projects and essays submitted for assessment must be the student’s own work. dissertations. (iii) (a) (b) (c) (iv) (v) 8.3. and the student be deemed to have failed in the module in which the offence was committed and scored zero mark and should retake the same module for minimum passmark only. terminate the registration of the student.8.3 Senate may impose one of the following penalties depending on the extent of the offence: (i) award the student lower marks than those s/he would otherwise have scored in the assessed work in which the plagiarism and/or fabrication or falsification was committed. award the student minimum passmark in all modules (including retake modules) attempted in the semester or year (as appropriate) in which s/he has passed. and (iii) avoid excessive copying of paragraphs by another author.6 Avoiding Plagiarism (Note to Students) Attention of students is drawn to the fact that ‘plagiarism’ is considered as a serious offence in the academic world and that it may cost the student a reduction in his/her class award or in some cases even expulsion from the University.

Signature:………………………………………………………………………… Date:………………………………………………………………………………. 89 .”) and I have understood the section(s) on “Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/ Document(s)”. I warrant that any alleged act(s) of plagiarism and/or fabrication or falsification of result(s)/ document(s) during my stay as a registered student of the University of Mauritius is entirely my own responsibility and the University of Mauritius and/or its employees shall under no circumstances whatsoever be under any liability of any kind in respect of the aforesaid act(s) of plagiarism and/or fabrication or falsification of result(s)/ document(s). I agree to be bound by the above. Name:…………………………………………………………………………… Programme of Studies:…………………………………………………………… Year/Level:………………………………………………………………………. Faculty/Centre:…………………………………………………………………….. To be returned duly signed to the Faculty/Centre AA’s Office within two weeks after beginning of the lectures.PLAGIARISM AND FABRICATION OR FALSIFICATION FORM I have read the University of Mauritius Handbook (“General Information to Students (20…/20. Notwithstanding the supervision provided to me by the University of Mauritius..

the Library and also on the UoM website. 90 . which is available at each Faculty/ Centre Registry.CHAPTER 9 REGULATIONS GOVERNING MPhil AND PhD RESEARCH These rules are available in the document entitled “Rules and Regulations governing MPhil and PhD Research”. the Admissions and Student Records Office.

(iv) 10. The Programme of Studies will be assessed by written examinations. continuous assessment and dissertation where applicable. Duration of Programmes of Studies The duration of Programmes of Studies will normally be the following (see specific programme requirements): Normal Postgraduate Certificate: Postgraduate Diploma: Master’s Degree 1 Year (2 Semesters) 2 Years (4 Semesters) 2 Years (4 Semesters) Maximum 2 Years (4 Semesters) 4 Years (8 Semesters) 4 Years (8 Semesters) Each student will be required to re-register at the commencement of each academic year until the entry for the examination. include in her/his dissertation material for which a degree has been previously conferred on her/him by this or any other University. (ii) (iii) Registration for the Postgraduate Degree shall be effective not earlier than the beginning of the academic year in which the application is submitted. or a GPA not less than 2.2 Applications for admission on the prescribed form (obtainable from the Registrar or on-line) should be made to the Registrar. A student may. Réduit. The examiners may also examine the students orally or by a practical examination or by a combination of these.3 Examination (i) The Postgraduate Degree may be conferred after completion of the approved Programme of Studies and on passing the prescribed examination.CHAPTER 10 REGULATIONS FOR TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE DEGREES 10. (ii) 91 . subject to the approval of the Dean of Faculty/ Director of Centre.1 Admissions and Registration (i) Students for taught Postgraduate Degree programmes shall be persons who have obtained the Degree of Bachelor in the University or persons who have obtained a first degree in other universities approved for the purpose by the Senate or persons holding other qualifications which are approved by the Senate on the recommendation of the Board of Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster and have satisfied the Senate as to their fitness to enter on the prescribed programme. provided this material is clearly identified in the dissertation. Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate degree with at least a Second Class or 50%. A student submitting a dissertation shall send to the Registrar three printed or typewritten copies of the dissertation in the prescribed form. from a recognised higher education institution. or alternative qualifications acceptable to the University of Mauritius. whichever is applicable. The top two copies shall become the property of the University. University of Mauritius. Mauritius. 10.5 out of 4 or equivalent.

Regulations of the University and the Programme Regulations of the appropriate Faculty/ Centre. Statutes. 92 .10.4 General (i) Full-time or part-time members of the academic staff and other full-time members of the University staff may apply for registration as part-time students for the Postgraduate Degree in accordance with Regulations 10. (ii) Note: This Chapter should be read in conjunction with the preceding Chapters.1. Students shall be required to abide by the Act.

and pass the examinations/ assessment(s) prescribed in the Regulations. In order to obtain an award. A student shall present herself/himself for examination at the due time.6 11.10 . A student shall take Semester/ Yearly examinations as scheduled and shall undergo such other forms of assessment as may be prescribed by a scheme of study. 11. II. a student must: (i) (ii) study in accordance with a scheme of study on which s/he has been registered.5 On the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre / Cluster Board concerned.9 11. Senate may. A member of the academic staff shall report to the Dean of the student's Faculty or Director of the Student’s Centre through Programme Co-ordinator/ Head of Department. Before presenting herself/himself for any one of the examinations. III. any factor which may affect the performance of a student in any part of the scheme of study and which may assist the examiners in the performance of their duties. on the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board. a student must satisfy the examiners in all CORE. the Senate may terminate the registration of a student whose performance is unsatisfactory for two consecutive registered Semesters for Programmes of Studies abiding by semester regulations or the registration of a student whose performance is unsatisfactory for one academic year and who has already repeated one year of study for Programmes of Studies abiding by yearly regulations. The Senate may. at least one external examiner shall be appointed from outside the University.1 (i) (ii) 11. permit a student to retake an examination.CHAPTER 11 REGULATIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE WITH HONOURS The regulations hereunder would apply to the Degree of: I. a student must have completed the prescribed Programme of Studies.8 11. 11. IV. If a student who has completed the scheme of study has been prevented from taking the whole or some part of an examination and has presented evidence of ill health or other cause which has been approved by the Dean of Faculty/ Centre Director as constituting sufficient reason for being absent from the examination. The Dean of Faculty/ Director of Centre shall consider this information at the appropriate Board of Examiners.3 (i) (ii) 11. For the final examinations in connection with the final year of study.2 Bachelor of Arts with Honours Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Bachelor of Laws with Honours Bachelor of Science with Honours Alterations to the Programmes of Studies/ Modules offered in any scheme of study may be made by Senate at any time on the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board.7 11. In order to qualify for the award of the University Degree. ELECTIVE and other modules as specified in the Programme Structure. The examiners in any module shall be the Head of Department/ Unit/ Centre in which the module is taught and the persons (part-time and full-time) who taught the module. The names of the students who in the opinion of the examiners have obtained honours in the final assessment shall be published by the Registrar with the approval of the Senate on the 93 11. on the recommendations of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board concerned reserve the right not to offer a scheme of study for a particular semester/ academic year.4 (i) (ii) 11.

Permit a student to take an examination other than at the due time. (b) (c) (ii) Students who have pursued a scheme of study in one Faculty/ Centre in the University may be admitted to another Faculty/ Centre with such exemptions as the Senate in any instance may determine (refer to Chapter 3 section 3.5). 11. shall determine what concessions may be granted to any particular student provided that no student shall be permitted to proceed to the degree unless s/he has been in attendance for not less than two academic years as a registered student in this university provided that the two years of attendance shall be the last two years. renewable for one more period of up to 2 semesters. 94 . Students whom the examiners do not consider worthy of being placed in the honours list may be admitted to a pass degree. on the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board and at the beginning of the academic year in which admission is secured. Within each class or division the names of students shall be arranged in alphabetical order. Note: This Chapter should be read in conjunction with the preceding Chapters. the second being in two divisions. (iii) On the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board concerned. on the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board concerned and with such conditions as the Senate in any instance may determine: (a) Permit a student to interrupt studies for a period of 2 semesters. 11. these semesters would be considered as semesters completed with regards to the maximum period allowed for the Programme of Studies (refer to Chapter 3 section 3.12 Schemes of Study Please refer to Information on Programmes Faculty/ Centre Handbooks. The Senate. the Senate may admit to the Faculty/ Centre applicants who are graduates of other universities or who have taken part of a course for a degree in another university and who possess some other qualifications approved by the Senate.11 Exemptions and Concessions (i) The Senate may.3).recommendation of the Board of Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster in a list drawn up in three classes.4. However. or Vary or amend the requirements of a scheme of study in respect of a particular student.

The names of the students who. a candidate must have completed the prescribed Programme of Studies.1 (i) Alterations to the Programmes of Studies/ Modules offered in the scheme of study may be made by Senate without notice on the recommendation of the appropriate University/MIE Board. on the recommendation of the Board. Candidates whom the examiners do not consider worthy of being placed in the honours list. In order to obtain an award. the Senate may terminate the registration of a student whose performance is unsatisfactory for 2 consecutive registered Semesters for Programmes of Studies abiding by semester regulations or the registration of a student whose performance is unsatisfactory for one academic year and who has already repeated one year of study for Programmes of Studies abiding by yearly regulations. at least one external examiner/ assessor shall be appointed from outside the University. A candidate shall present herself/himself for examination at the due time. 12. Before presenting herself/himself for examinations.CHAPTER 12 REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF EDUCATION WITH HONOURS 12.7 12. reserve the right not to offer a scheme of study for particular academic Semester(s) or year. a student must satisfy the examiners in all CORE. Senate may. the second class being in two divisions.2 In order to qualify for the award of the BEd (Hons) degree. in the opinion of examiners have obtained honours in the final assessment.5 On the recommendation of the appropriate University/MIE Board.8 12. (ii) 12. If a student who has completed the scheme of study has been prevented from taking the whole or some part of an examination and has presented evidence of ill health or other cause which has been approved by the Director as constituting sufficient reason for being absent from the examination.6 12. and pass the examinations/ assessment(s) prescribed for the Programme of Studies.9 12.4 (i) (ii) 12. may be admitted to a pass degree. on the recommendation of the Board. ELECTIVE and other modules as specified in the Programme Structure. shall be published with the approval of the Senate in a list drawn up in three classes. For the final examinations in connection with the final year of study. permit a student to retake an examination. a candidate must: (i) (ii) study in accordance with the scheme of study as a registered student. The Senate may. A candidate shall take semester/yearly examinations as scheduled and shall undergo such other forms of assessment as may be prescribed by the scheme of study. Information regarding any factor which may affect the performance of a candidate shall be passed to the appropriate Board of Examiners.3 (i) (ii) 12. The examiners in any module shall be the Head of Department/ Unit/ Centre in which the module is taught and the persons (part-time and full-time) who taught the module. 12.10 95 .

However. 12. renewable for one more period of up to 2 semesters. 96 .12 Scheme of Study Candidates for the BEd (Hons) degree shall. on the recommendation of the University/MIE Board concerned and with such conditions as the Senate in any instance may determine: (i) permit a student to interrupt studies for a period of 2 semesters. these semesters would be considered as semesters completed with regards to the maximum period allowed for the Programme of Studies (refer to Chapter 3 section 3. have passed the Teachers’ Diploma in Education examination run by the Mauritius Institute of Education. or (ii) (iii) vary or amend the requirements of a scheme of study in respect of a particular student.12. which is normally awarded after 3 years parttime or 2 years full-time study in an Institution of Higher Learning. permit a student to take an examination other than at the due time. The Diploma in Education is a qualification for teaching.11 Exemptions and Concessions The Senate may. Note: This Chapter should be read in conjunction with the preceding Chapters. before entry upon the Degree Course.5).

reserve the right not to offer a scheme of study for a particular semester/ academic year. the Senate may terminate the registration of a student whose performance is unsatisfactory for 2 consecutive registered Semesters for Programmes of Studies abiding by semester regulations or the registration of a student whose performance is unsatisfactory for one academic year and who has already repeated one year of study for Programmes of Studies abiding by yearly regulations.2 Alterations to the Programmes of Studies/ Modules offered in any scheme of study may be made by Senate at any time on the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board. 13. Before presenting herself/himself for any one of the examinations. a student must satisfy the examiners in all CORE.CHAPTER 13 REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY DIPLOMAS 13.8 13. on the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board. The names of candidates shall be arranged in alphabetical order. shall be published by the Registrar with the approval of the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board in separate lists. a student must have completed the prescribed Programme of Studies. and pass the examinations/assessment(s) prescribed in the Regulations. permit a student to retake an examination. A member of the academic staff shall report to the Dean of the student's Faculty/ Director of Student’s Centre through Programme Co-ordinator/Head of Department. ELECTIVE and other modules as specified in the Programme Structure. a student must: (i) (ii) study in accordance with a scheme of study on which s/he has been registered.5 On the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board concerned. 13. The examiners in any module shall be the Head of Department/ Unit/ Centre in which the module is taught and the persons (part-time and full-time) who taught the module. on the recommendations of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board concerned.3 (i) (ii) 13. In order to obtain an award.7 13.4 (i) (ii) 13. A student shall take Semester/Yearly examinations as scheduled and shall undergo such other forms of assessment as may be prescribed by a scheme of study. The Senate may. The Dean of Faculty/ Director of Centre shall consider this information at the appropriate Board of Examiners.9 97 . Senate may. The names of the candidates who. A student shall present herself/himself for examination at the due time. In order to qualify for the award of the University Diploma. in the opinion of the examiners have obtained in the final assessment either a distinction or a pass. If a student who has completed the scheme of study has been prevented from taking the whole or some part of an examination and has presented evidence of ill health or other cause which has been approved by the Dean of Faculty/ Director of Centre as constituting sufficient reason for being absent from the examination.1 (i) (ii) 13. any factor which may affect the performance of a student in any part of the scheme of study and which may assist the examiners in the performance of their duties.6 13.

the Senate shall determine what concessions may be granted to a particular candidate holding qualifications of other universities or institutions provided that no candidate shall be permitted to proceed to a diploma unless s/he has been in attendance for not less than one academic year as a registered student in the University provided that the one year in attendance shall be the last year. For Diploma/Degree Combinations please see under Degrees. on the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board and with such conditions as the Senate in any instance may determine: (a) permit a candidate to interrupt her/his studies for a specified period provided that the candidate shall present herself/himself for the final examination not later than the maximum period allowed for the Programme of Studies after initial registration for the diploma. 13. (b) (c) (ii) Candidates who have pursued a scheme of study in one Faculty/ Centre in the University may be admitted to another Faculty/ Centre with such exemptions as the Senate in any instance may determine. 98 . (iii) On the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board.11 Schemes of Study Please refer to Information on Programmes Faculty/ Centre Handbooks. permit a candidate to take an examination other than at the due time.13.10 Exemptions and Concessions (i) The Senate may. or vary or amend the requirements of a scheme of study in respect of a particular candidate. Note: This Chapter should be read in conjunction with the preceding Chapters.

reserve the right not to offer a scheme of study for a particular semester/ academic year.1 (i) (ii) 14. a student must have completed the prescribed Programme of Studies. ELECTIVE and other modules as specified in the Programme Structure. 14. any factor which may affect the performance of a student in any part of the scheme of study and which may assist the examiners in the performance of their duties. The names of candidates shall be arranged in alphabetical order. a student must satisfy the examiners in all CORE.CHAPTER 14 REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATES 14.9 14. and pass the examinations/assessment(s) prescribed in the Regulations. permit a student to retake an examination. Senate may. A student shall take Semester/Yearly examinations as scheduled and shall undergo such other forms of assessment as may be prescribed by a scheme of study. on the recommendations of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board concerned.3 (i) (ii) 14. In order to obtain a Certificate. In order to qualify for the award of the University Certificate. the Senate may terminate the registration of a student whose performance is unsatisfactory for 2 consecutive registered Semesters for Programmes of Studies abiding by semester regulations or the registration of a student whose performance is unsatisfactory for one academic year and who has already repeated one year of study for Programmes of Studies abiding by yearly regulations.10 99 .5 On the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board concerned.2 Alterations to the Programmes of Studies/ Modules offered in any scheme of study may be made by Senate at any time on the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board.4 (i) (ii) 14. Note: This Chapter should be read in conjunction with the preceding Chapters. Before presenting herself/himself for any one of the examinations. shall be published by the Registrar with the approval of the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board in separate lists. a student must: (i) (ii) study in accordance with a scheme of study on which s/he has been registered. on the recommendation of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board. The Dean of Faculty/ Director of Centre shall consider this information at the appropriate Board of Examiners. The examiners in any module shall be the Head of Department/ Unit/ Centre in which the module is taught and the persons (part-time and full-time) who taught the module. 14. If a student who has completed the scheme of study has been prevented from taking the whole or some part of an examination and has presented evidence of ill health or other cause which has been approved by the Dean of Faculty/ Centre Director as constituting sufficient reason for being absent from the examination. A member of the academic staff shall report to the Dean of the student's Faculty/ Director of the student’s Centre through Programme Co-ordinator/ Head of Department. Schemes of Study Please refer to Information on Programmes Faculty/ Centre Handbooks. The names of the candidates who.6 14. A student shall present herself/himself for examination at the due time. in the opinion of the examiners have obtained in the final assessment either Merit or Pass. The Senate may.7 14.8 14.

3 First Floor The first floor is an open area with reader tables along the windows and a popular browsing area. received on request depository. It has a floor area of 10 200 square feet with a book capacity of approximately 50.000 and space for 120 readers. Its foundation stone was laid down by Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra on 15 September 1969 and the structure itself was completed two years later. almost in the geographic centre of the campus. technical. Engineering. ILO. At the farthest end of the old building is a large printing and binding unit as well as a dark room for photographic and litho-offset plate processing. by purchase or through donations. periodicals and other materials. are fully catalogued and are inter-shelved with the main collection. The Canadian Government Publications.1 Building Capacity The first phase of the University Library. 15.Agriculture.1. The western wing houses the shipping and receiving section. and WHO.CHAPTER 15 THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 15. The library was designed by Messrs Norman and Dawbarn. 100 . 15.1. the United Nations depository collection together with the publications of some of its specialised agencies like FAO. Other sections include Mauritiana. offices for the Chief Librarian and the administrative staff as well as a multi-purpose auditorium now occupied by the Centre D’Accès à l’Information (CAI).4 Second Floor and Third Floor The second floor is used as the main reading hall and for stacking the main book collection. as were most of the University buildings during that time. This floor also houses the audio-visual unit. which is presently being set up. It comprises a spacious counter area and lobby. Reference and Bibliography. gifts and exchange. is a modern functional building on two levels.5 Acquisitions Policy The present policy of the library is to acquire. The Reserve Section is also located on this floor next to the issue counter. GATT. This floor also comprises the main stack and shelves for current issues of periodicals. An extension of about 22 000 square feet to the first library building started in 1977 and was completed by the end of 1979. the typing pool.1.1. all the necessary materials to support the teaching.1.as well as the Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong learning. Law. and a large technical processing room for books. Science. Law and Management.1 GENERAL INFORMATION 15. 15. whereas the third floor houses bound volumes of back issues of periodicals. research and informational needs of the five constituent Faculties of the University . 15. circulation and staff sections and a browsing area.2 Ground Floor The ground floor houses the administrative. which provides a photocopy service to library users and the multimedia library. Significant textbooks and reference works on a wide range of subjects are also purchased. Virtual Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies (VCILT) and the Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS). The shelves for displaying the current issues of periodicals are located in the southern wing. Social Studies and Humanities .

horticulture. botany. food and sugar technologies. the library has embarked on a new computerised Library Management System (LIBERO) and the cataloguing and circulation services are now fully automated. microfilm or microfiche because there is a microfilm/microfiche reader in the audio-visual section of the library.000 monographs and the bound volumes of periodicals. the library can order copies from abroad in any of the following formats: photocopy. animal sciences. 15.1. 15. management. In case the information is not available at the University. computer science. AGRIS. the readers are referred to other local libraries. mathematics. A wide range of audiovisual facilities is also made available to the University and its members.7 Present Stock There are some 165.9 Inter-Library Cooperation The Library maintains close cooperative links with the libraries of the Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute (MSIRI). the Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI). microfilm and microfiche. To facilitate information search and retrieval by both staff and users. pure and applied sciences.1. mechanical engineering.1.1. CARIS and AUF. The library subscribes to some 325 periodicals while some 175 additional ones are obtained either through gift or on exchange. both local and foreign. The library staff normally searches for specific information from the resources already available within the collection or guides readers to the proper sources of documentation. statistics and surveying. electrical engineering. public administration. Photocopies of articles from the learned journals already available at the library are provided at cost. the Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE). chemistry. periodicals and most local newspapers to which the library currently subscribes. civil engineering. Special working relationships and cooperation also exist with such international bodies as the British Library.6 Subject Areas Subjects already represented in the library stock relate mainly to the following: accounting. the National Library and other libraries and documentation centres in the island. agriculture.8 Facilities Apart from the normal borrowing and consultation facilities provided to the readers. business studies. the Mauritius College of the Air (MCA). economics. which have the required materials. law. The audio-visual section has a small collection of records and videotapes together with a collection of some of the older Mauritian newspapers on microfilm and also some selected documents on tape. banking. the Food and Agricultural Research Council (FARC). biology. consisting of some 135. political science. physics. 15. the professional staff of the library also handles a variety of queries on a multitude of different topics. 15. These will eventually be transferred to the multimedia centre to be set up in the library so that users can access information stored in other non-conventional format including electronic format like CDROM or optical disks. This collection is also available for reference purposes to bona fide students of the Council of Legal Education. sociology. A special law collection has been set up to meet the needs of students following the LLB Programme. The University library has also entered into inter-library loan agreements that allow it to borrow documents from other libraries.000 volumes at present in the library. local government.10 Special Collection Documents on agriculture going back to its early beginnings in Mauritius are held in the Library. which already include among others official and private publications. For journal articles or research papers of moderate length not available locally but needed for research purposes. It is building up its Mauritiana collections. communication.1. 101 .15.

15.1. 15. then the provisions of these Regulations shall prevail. 15. the flood of requests for borrowing privileges has had to be checked as the present limited resources of the library are barely sufficient to satisfy the information needs of the academic population.13 Publications of the United Nations and its Agencies As mentioned before. Medical books may. 1971 provide Chapter III D as follows: “ 25 Library Regulations All matters of internal discipline on the library premises shall be governed by the Library Regulations.) the use of the library. on the occasion..2.1 Preamble The University of Mauritius Act.1. the University Library is thus striving to keep pace with the development needs of the country as well as acquire a small representative stock of universal literature to play its role as efficiently as possible as an information dispenser and a reference Centre.” The University of Mauritius Regulations approved by Senate.1. the University Library has been selected as the official/ partial depository for Mauritius of documents of the United Nations and some of its specialised agencies. the Senate shall have power to make regulations relating to (.12 Special Regulations The University Library Regulations will apply to the Medical Sciences collection with the following exceptions: (i) (ii) Loan privileges are restricted to the students and academic staff of the Departments of Medicine and Health Sciences. With all these resources at hand. 15.15.14 Membership The library is enjoying increasing popularity.1. However.11 Medical Sciences Library With the running of a degree course in Medical Science. be placed in the Reserve Section for the use of students during special courses necessitating the use of these materials. the library is building up a core collection of medical books to meet the teaching. It is only in exceptional cases that outsiders are permitted to borrow books from the library and other bona fide members of the public may also use the library but for reference consultation and reading facilities only. If the matter is of such seriousness that it warrants action under the Disciplinary Regulations. 1971 provides in part under Section 21 (d) as follows: “Subject to the provisions of the Statutes.” 102 . Its members include staff and registered students of the University and such other categories of outside members as stipulated in the Library Regulations. learning and information and study requirements of the students enrolled on this programme and their lecturers..2 LIBRARY REGULATIONS 15.

00 am .00 pm (The opening hours may change on the decision of the Chief Librarian) 15.2. all registered students of the University of Mauritius including students following short or part-time courses.8.2 Hours of Opening Week days Saturdays 8.3(ii) will pay the appropriate fee as prescribed by the University Council from time to time. and visiting lecturers. Lost ID cards will not be replaced automatically.3(i): 6 books including 2 from Reserve Section.2.3(iii): one book A valid UoM/Library ID card must be presented before borrowing a book and when the book is discharged.00 am .5 University of Mauritius/Library ID Cards (i) All borrowers are issued with a valid UoM ID card for loaning out books as follows: (a) (b) (c) (ii) Borrowers in category 15. 15. Bona fide researchers from Government Ministries and Public Corporations on application to the University Library.2.3(ii): 3 books including 1 from Reserve Section. 103 . Borrowers in category 15.2.2. (iii) UoM Library ID cards which are issued free in the first instance are personal and not transferable.4 Registration All persons eligible to register as members of the University Library must complete and sign the prescribed registration form obtainable at the Circulation Desk of the Library. in any case. Members under 15. Borrowers in category 15.2. (iii) technical staff of the University. (iv) (v) academic and research staff of the Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE) and the Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI) on the recommendation of their respective librarians. research and technical staff of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Fisheries and the Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute (MSIRI) on the recommendation of their respective librarians. (iv) Members should return all library books and UoM/Library ID card in their possession to the Chief Librarian at the termination of their respective courses or on expiry of their membership of the University Library.00 pm 8.2. A library clearance certificate will then be issued to them for admission to the conferment of their university qualification. be charged for at the rate of Rs 50 each. (vi) 15.3 Membership of the Library Membership is open to (i) (ii) University full time academic staff and part time lecturers.15.1. replacement will.2.

2. A book may be renewed for a further period of fourteen days provided that no other reader has reserved it and that is not overdue. In special circumstances. six rupees (Rs 6.5(ii) applies in this instance.2. be borrowed one at a time overnight or over a weekend.2.6. at his/her discretion. 104 . the book will be issued at closing time and should be returned on the next opening day at 9:00 am sharp.2.2.6.8 Periodicals Unbound periodicals are to be consulted in the library. 15.3(iii) may borrow one book for a period of fourteen days.2. lend books for such periods as s/he may decide.3 is five rupees (Rs 5. All books must be charged out at the Circulation Desk before being removed from the library.00) per day for 8-14 overdue days and fifteen rupees (Rs 15. ten rupees (Rs 10. they may however. Members may only borrow reserve books connected with their course of study.2.3(ii) are permitted to borrow up to two books at a time for a period of up to fourteen days. senior administrative and research staff of the University and visiting lecturers may borrow up to six books at a time for a period of one month. The fine for ordinary loans is three rupees (Rs 3.1 General All books on ordinary loans are subject to immediate recall.15.2.00) per day for 15 overdue days and above. A reader remains responsible for a book charged out to him/her until it has been returned. (iii) The fine for special loans made under Rule 15. Borrowers in category 15. they may not be borrowed. 15. the Chief Librarian may. Renewals can be arranged as at rule 15. For bound volume.2.00) per day for 8-14 overdue days and ten rupees (Rs 10.00) for each day the book is overdue including Sundays and holidays for the first seven days. 15.6.6 Loans 15.6.2(ii). 15. books must be produced at the Circulation Desk so that the appropriate date may be stamped in. the Chief Librarian must be consulted.6. In such cases.00) per day for 15 overdue days and above. (iv) MPhil and PhD students may borrow up to five books at a time.00) per day for 1-7 overdue days.2. (iii) Other members of staff of the University and borrowers registered under category 15. Rule 15.2.7 Fines (i) (ii) The Chief Librarian is empowered to levy fines on readers who fail to return books within the prescribed time.2 Ordinary Loans (i) (ii) Academic.3 Special Loans Books from the Reserve Section may not be taken out of the library during working hours. For such renewals.

faculty. and others. UoM vacation courses enrolees. which is obtainable at the counter in the library. 105 . staff. (i) Eligible Borrowers The following categories of individuals are eligible for University of Mauritius Library borrowing privileges unless such privileges are prohibited by Library or University policy e. Books from the Mauritiana collection must be consulted in the special room where they are located. None of the foregoing Regulations can be interpreted as a prejudice to the general stipulations of the General Regulations and Disciplinary Regulations approved by the Senate on 21. 15. Other borrowers found guilty of serious misuse of library facilities shall be reported to the Vice-Chancellor. The Chief Librarian is authorised to withdraw all library privileges from any reader who willfully damages or misuses the library or its facilities or whose conduct is deemed to be unbecoming. hereafter cited as “the Library”. eat or drink in the Library. (iii) Bags and briefcases must be deposited in the spaces reserved for this purpose near the main entrance.71 or as they may be amended by Senate from time to time. UoM registered students.2.9 Reference (i) (ii) Reference books and certain other library materials from special collections may not be borrowed. as noted below.10 Damage and Loss of Library Materials (i) (a) (b) The Chief Librarian is authorised to collect the cost of replacing lost or damaged library materials.11 Library Lending Code This code describes the privileges and responsibilities of all borrowers using circulating collections in the University of Mauritius Library. (iii) Access to thesis/dissertation is by way of application to the Chief Librarian made on Thesis/Dissertation Access Condition Form.2.09. (b) Borrowing Privileges upon Application Official visiting academics/ scholars sponsored by UoM departments. (iv) All items being carried out of the library are subject to inspection on exit.g. UoM part-time lecturers.15. The code is also designed to promote equitable access to the collections and their safekeeping. Its main objective is to foster optimal use of the circulating collections for UoM students. (a) Automatic Borrowing Privileges with UoM ID UoM academic staff. 15. (c) (ii) Borrowers are not permitted to smoke. unmet financial obligations to or suspension from the University.2.

this responsibility cannot be transferred. vacations) should either return all library materials before leaving or make arrangements to ensure that the borrowed library materials can be located and returned to the Library if recalled. an item charged out to a borrower is subject to recall once it has been on loan for one week. The Library will not knowingly check out material to someone using another’s ID. If mail sent to a borrower is returned by the Postal Service. The ID number will be blocked so that it can no longer be used for borrowing and a replacement Library card will be issued against payment of the appropriate replacement fee.(ii) Borrower Cards A valid UoM Library card must be presented in order to borrow library materials either for onsite or off-site use. (iv) Confidentiality It is the general policy of the University of Mauritius Library not to release information about the activities of individual borrowers as well as the materials used by them in order to protect both the privacy of these individuals and their right to consult and borrow library materials without prejudice. (b) Temporary Absence from Current Address A borrower who will be away from her/his address for extended periods (break periods. oneday and one-week loans). 106 . A borrower is responsible for items checked out on her/his ID or Library card and for any fines incurred. Otherwise. Some categories of materials (items on reserve or for specific programmes) are circulated with short-term loan periods (one-hour. A lost ID or Library card should be reported to the Library immediately. Items needed for reserve are subject to immediate recall. All other borrowers have a two-week loan period. (iii) Address Information (a) Current Address It is the responsibility of a borrower to keep the Library informed of his/her current address to permit mailing of notices by the Library. To avoid potential fines of delinquencies. borrowing privileges will be suspended. (v) Loan Periods and Recalled Materials (a) Loan Periods UoM academic staff and part-time lecturers have a loan period of one month. (b) Recalled Materials Materials on loan may be recalled from any borrower. a borrower who changes addresses must notify the Library directly of the address change.

The due date is the date specified on the date label in the book or the date specified on the recall notice. 2. Library materials will not be due on dates when the lending library is closed. A borrower’s failure to receive an overdue or library fine billing notice will not result in cancellation of library charges. (vi) Library Clearance Graduating. seven days after the due date. Selected material may be restricted to in-library use and may not be removed form the lending library. 3. withdrawing. Borrowers are responsible for observing the date (or date and time) due for each item and returning the short-term loan item directly to the location from which it was borrowed. Part-time lecturers must also return all outstanding items and pay any charges due at the end of their affiliation or contract with the University. the Library will record a date (or date and time) due. as a courtesy reminder to the borrower. 107 . the Library will generate an overdue notice. Various methods of renewal are available. Renewal of loan for items on reserve is not allowed. or non-returning students must return all outstanding items and pay all charges before leaving the University. and overdue charges are assessed from the expiration of the date due. There is NO grace period for either long-term or short-term loans. University faculty and staff who are terminating their employment with the University must also return all outstanding items and pay any charges due. Overdue Notices For an item that has not been returned or renewed by its due date. This notice will be sent to the current mailing address that the borrower maintains with the Library. A short-term loan item will be renewed only if another borrower has not requested it. Renewals Borrowers are permitted to renew long-term loan items provided that the item has not been recalled. (vii) Constraints and Penalties Fines apply equally to all borrowers and are assessed as follows: (a) (b) 1. Each item must be returned by the date (or date and time) due.(c) Borrower Responsibilities When Library material is borrowed for a short-term loan period. but no telephone or mail renewals are permitted. Late Return or Non-Return of Library Materials on loan Delayed Response or Non-response to a Recall Notice Due Dates Borrowers are expected to observe due dates for library materials loaned to them.

Library Charges (a) Overdue Fines 1 – 7 Days Rs 3 per day Rs 5 per day No. and enrolment. or who willfully and without authorisation take or attempt to take materials from the Library. (c) Damage of Library Materials Borrowers who damage library materials are subject to charges which may vary according to the extent of the damage. of Overdue Days 8 – 14 Days 15 Days and above Rs 6 per day Rs 10 per day Rs 10 per day Rs 15 per day General Books Reserve Books If a fine of Rs 300 is reached for an overdue book.00 or more in unpaid library charges. who intentionally misplace books in the Library so as to deprive others of their use. library charges must be paid promptly. overdue fines. the Library may assess the borrower replacement charges and processing fees. (b) Replacement Charges Once the maximum fine has been accrued for an item not yet returned or renewed. the borrower’s charge for replacement may be reduced or cancelled. borrowing privileges may be suspended if the borrower fails to pay library charges or other University charges. the borrower will be billed for replacement and processing costs. (b) fails to return a short-term or reserve item by the time the maximum fine has been incurred. If a recalled item is not returned. if the borrower’s record contains incomplete or 108 . the borrowing privileges of the defaulter will be suspended. as well as the maximum late fine. (d) Unpaid Charges Unless on appeal. Should an item be declared lost before the maximum fine has accrued. transcripts. the Library will send to the University Discipline Committee persons who willfully damage Library materials. Theft/Intentional Mutilation of Library Materials As a deterrent to theft and intentional mutilation of library materials. and as a means to recover the cost of resulting damages. (c) accumulates a total of Rs 300. the borrower is subject to being billed for replacement costs of the item in addition to processing fees and the maximum overdue fine. In addition. the placement of holds on grades. For seriously damaged material. If an item is then returned by the borrower. Failure to do so may result in loss of borrowing privileges. replacement and processing charges may be imposed.4. Suspension of Borrowing/Access Privileges Borrowing privileges are suspended if the borrower: (a) fails to return a long-term loan or recalled item to the lending library by the time the maximum fine has been incurred. 5. 6.

7. In cases of flagrant and repeated breach of library regulation. or at the request of reciprocal-arrangement libraries. Appeal Rights A borrower has the right to appeal any Library charge within 30 days of the date. The provisions of the Lending Code itself may not be appealed. 109 . which appears on the original Library billing notice. the Library may suspend the offender’s privileges of access to library facilities and/or report the matter to other appropriate University authorities for action. or for other good cause.inaccurate information. if mail has been returned as undeliverable. but suggestions for changes in the Lending Code may be addressed to the Chair of the University Library Committee. which can amend the Code from time to time.

000 14.000 10. Rs 750 is charged for each lab-based module.000 per student per academic year is payable upon registration. fees of Rs 1. For all full-time Science & Technology Programmes in which there are lab-based modules.150 is applicable to MPhil/PhD Mauritian students upon submission of their thesis in the final year.CHAPTER 16 FEES AND OTHER CHARGES (Applicable to Mauritian Nationals) The University reserves the right to review general fees. a Laboratory Fee of Rs 4. For BSc (Hons) Medical Science.2. For applicants wishing to follow one or more modules of undergraduate programmes as ‘Auditeur Libre’.500 300 15.100 Notes: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) 16.800 1.400 1.(For students on Flexible & Open/Continuous Learning Programmes. For part-time programmes (where applicable).800 per annum.100 300 14. a letter from the Ministry).650 1.3) FEE Application Fee (one-off) General Fees (per annum) Students’ Welfare Fund (per annum) TOTAL PROGRAMME LEVEL/ FEE (RS) POSTGRADUATE DEGREE DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE 1.200 per credit and an additional Rs 750 for lab-based modules and any other relevant fees. Students’ Welfare Fund.1 Tuition Fees are exclusive of General Fees. For the full-time BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy. are payable upon enrolment on the module(s). for postgraduate and for certain specialised programmes. a Professional Placement fee of Rs 12. Part-time fee-paying students are required to pay tuition fees for each module re-registered.000 30. Thesis Fee of Rs15. By accepting a seat at the University. the student undertakes to pay all such fees as and when claimed. only Students’ Welfare Fund will be applicable. Evidence of the sponsorship must be produced at Registration (e. University Staff and scholars enrolling on MPhil/PhD programmes should pay Registration and Students’ Welfare Fund.350 is charged per annum.g. MPhil/PhD Student Category Full-Time Part-Time Tuition Fee per Annum (Rs) 45. 16. Application.000 13.000 per annum is payable upon registration. tuition fees and any other charges for any given year prior to the beginning of such year. Tuition Fees are charged for programmes designed specifically for people in employment.2 Upon registration the Students’ Welfare Fund must be paid by all students whether sponsored or not. Laboratory and Thesis Fees .000 12. which amount to a total of Rs 1. a Clinical Training fee of Rs 6. Tuition Fees 16.1 General Fees.See Sub-Section 16. For Public Officers sponsored by their respective Ministries.000 110 .800 300 12.350 300 13.

The following payment facilities are available for students: (i) (ii) 16. Fees Applicable to Flexible and Open/Continuous Learning Programmes (i) (ii) Tuition Fees: General Fees: Semester basis For 1 – 3 modules – Rs 1 500 per semester For 4 – 6 modules – Rs 3.2 Yrs P/T Rs 1. 000(total tuition fees) Rs 85.000 per annum’ is applicable to all programmes for which there has been a very low demand following a first advertisement and which have consequently been readvertised.200 per credit Law & Management Degree/Diploma/Certificate 16.000 per annum Rs 1. Engineering.Taught Postgraduate Programmes PROGRAMME TYPE FACULTY/CLUSTER TUITION FEES (Exclusive of General Fees) Rs 4800 per credit/Rs 60.200 per credit For Lab-based modules. 000 per annum Rs 200. Science Lifelong Learning Cluster Social Studies & Humanities MBA .3 Payment of 50% tuition fees upon registration. Payment facilities are available upon request. a sum of Rs 750 per module to be added to Tuition Fees. ♣ The fee structure of ‘Rs 60.000 per annum Rs 200.15 Months F/T MBA . 000 per annum Rs 60. and Settlement of the remaining 50% via a bank standing order in three consecutive and equal monthly instalments.000 (total tuition Fees) Rs 110.000 per semester (iii) Laboratory Fee: Yearly basis For up to 18 credits – Rs 3.000 per annum For more than 18 credits – Rs 6. 000 per annum Science & Technology Non-Science & Technology Agriculture.2 Payment Facilities A 5% discount on tuition fees will be provided to students paying the whole of their tuition fees for the academic year upon registration or re-registration.000 per annum Rs 60.000♣ per annum Rs 45.2.2 Yrs P/T Other MSc P/T Programmes MA Accounting and Finance (15 Months F/T) MSc Finance . 111 .

6 Dissertation Fee A one-off dissertation fee of Rs 3.000 and Rs 6.4. 16.000 per student.6). The fee would be shared by students undertaking group dissertations.8 Remarking/ Review of Examination Scripts Fee Any student wishing to review her/his examination script(s) will be charged a fee of Rs 1100 per module.t requests for Exemption An administrative fee of Rs 1. 16. also section 3. 16.f.7 Fees for Issue of Result Transcripts 1.r. the grade of the student is improved.000 per dissertation is charged for undergraduate and taught masters programmes respectively in the final year/year of submission of dissertation.5.4 16.5.5. Payment facilities may be granted to students with an appropriate delay to settle the fee. 2. 16.5. Transcript Type Fee per Transcript (Rs) With grades only – provided to requestors 750 With grades and marks – sent to foreign 1 500 Universities/Institutions 16.5 16.3 Administrative Fee w.1 Per Student Fee Payable by SSR Medical College and CDAC School of Advanced Computing A yearly fee of Rs 3. 16.5 Examination of Modules in excess of 12 in the Modular Credit Programmes/ in excess of 6 in the yearly modules/ Resit Examination Fee per module A fee of Rs 1200 is payable per module for programmes where there is no tuition fee.5. 112 .5.000/. then the whole amount of Rs 1100 will be refunded to the student (c.4 Penalty Fee for Repeaters and those who have changed Programme of Studies A fixed Penalty Fee of Rs 20. 16. The request should be lodged within one (1) week from the date of issue of transcripts of examination results.5.16.5.2 Administrative/Penalty Fee for Late Registration/De-Registration of Modules An administrative/penalty fee of Rs 500 per module is payable for late registration/de-registration of modules.per module is payable for the processing of requests for exemption. If after review of the examination script(s). Other Charges Re-Registration Fees Students pay only Examination Fees when they have only 1 or 2 modules to clear before they qualify for an award.000 is applicable to students repeating a year within the same programme (except for reasons of illness or other justified circumstances) and to students shifting from one programme to another after having followed the initial programme over one or two years.

4.11 Issue of New Certificate A fee of Rs 1 750 is charged for issue of a new Certificate upon loss of the original one. Daily (Up to 4 working days) Weekly Monthly One Semester One Academic Year CORRESPONDING FEE Mauritian Nationals (Rs) 250 1.5. 16. Tuition Fee RATES (Rs) Rs800 per credit Rs300 per annum Rs4. 16. 16.9 Appeal Fee Any student found guilty of breach of examination regulations or general regulations and wishing to appeal against the decision of Senate’s Discipline Committee or of Senate will be charged an administrative fee of Rs 3000.5.000 per credit 113 .200 2. the Senate decides in favour of the appellant. the whole amount of Rs 3000 will be refunded to the student. 3.5.5. General Fees 2. Students’ Welfare Fund 3.12 Fees Charged to External Users for Access to Library Facilities The fees charged to external individuals for being granted temporary access to Library facilities are as follows: ACCESS PERIOD 1.13 Fees for MRes in Research Methodology Programme FEE 1.000 Foreign Visitors (USD) 15 75 150 300 600 16. 5.16. 2. If after appeal.5.500 5.000 10.10 Graduation Ceremony Fee Graduating students will be required to pay a Graduation Ceremony Fee of Rs 550.

400 Payable By Private overseas agencies acting on behalf of employers Requestor Requestor Requestor 1 2 3 4 16. Tuition Fees Receipt of Request for Refund At least two weeks before the start of the first semester Less than two weeks before the start of the first semester Within 3 weeks after the start of the first semester More than three weeks after the start of the first semester Refund 100% 70% 50% No Refund 114 . reimbursement of fees paid will be treated as per the table below: General Fees Receipt of Request for Refund Refund 75% 50% 25% No Refund (i) Before or within one week after start of first semester (ii) Above one week and up to two weeks after start of first semester (iii) Above two weeks and up to three weeks after start of first semester (iv) Above three weeks from start of first semester Students withdrawing from the University of Mauritius to accept scholarships tenable at other Universities would be refunded 75% of the General Fees regardless of the time frame at (ii). (iii) and (iv) above.2 Requesting detailed information Certified Copies of Certificates Duplicate of Receipt/Student ID Card Processing of Duplicate Student Travel Pass Testimonials submitting detailed information on work experience of ex-employees of UoM Fee USD 30 USD 60 Rs150 per copy Rs 50 Rs 2.5.1 Requesting basic information 1.14 Fees For Issue of Specific Purpose Testimonials Document Type Studentship Testimonials for Prospective Employers: 1.6 Refund of Fees Upon Withdrawal If a student has already registered for a Programme of Studies and then decides not to pursue his/her studies.16.

800 per credit for lab-based modules Postgraduate Modules 115 .200 per credit for non-lab based modules.16.7 Fees for ‘Auditeur Libre’ Modules Undergraduate Modules Rs 1. are payable upon enrolment of the module(s) Rs 4000 per credit for non-lab based modules Rs 4. An additional fee of Rs 750 for each lab-based module and any other relevant fees.

1.g. By accepting a seat at the University. OR alternative qualifications acceptable to the University of Mauritius.1 Postgraduate Degree Programmes Successful completion of an undergraduate degree with • • at least a Second Class or 50%. or other similar tests. whichever is applicable or a GPA not less than 2.CHAPTER 17 ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS The University reserves the right to review general fees.3 Undergraduate Diploma & Certificate Programmes Diploma: A pass in English Language at Cambridge School Certificate/ ‘O’ Level or equivalent and Credit in five other subjects (School Certificate). TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). IELTS (International English Language Testing System).1.1. Passes in three other subjects at Advanced Level. 116 . tuition fees and any other charges for any given year prior to the beginning of such year. together with at least two passes at Advanced Level (Higher School Certificate or General Certificate of Education).2 Degree & Diploma/Degree Programmes (i) A pass in English Language at Cambridge School Certificate/ ‘O’ Level or equivalent and either (a) or OR (ii) (b) Credit in five other subjects (School Certificate).5 out of 4 or equivalent. Overseas students from 12 year-schooling systems may be required to sit for SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). Notes: (a) Students not possessing a recognised qualification in English Language should provide evidence of proficiency in same. 17. Overseas leaving educational qualifications recognised by Senate. 17. the student undertakes to pay all such fees as and when claimed. International students must satisfy the same minimum entry requirements and other conditions attached to the admission as the local students. (b) 17.1 General Entry Requirements 17. from a recognised higher education institution. Certificate: A School Certificate with credit in two appropriate subjects or equivalent. e.

2.2 Tuition Fees PROGRAMME TYPE FACULTY/CLUSTER TUITION FEES (US Dollars) (Exclusive of General Fees) 5. Engineering. Laboratory and Thesis Fees FEE Application Fee (one-off) General Fees (per annum) Students’ Welfare Fund (per annum) TOTAL PROGRAMME LEVEL/ FEE PER ANNUM (US$) POSTGRADUATE DEGREE DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE 35 510 20 565 35 460 20 515 35 430 20 485 35 385 20 440 Notes: (a) (b) (c) Upon registration the Students’ Welfare Fund must be paid by all students whether sponsored or not.550 per annum 5. Students’ Welfare Fund. For Science & Technology Programmes in which there are lab-based modules.15 Months F/T MBA .700 per annum 4. Science.17.200 per annum 3.500 per annum 117 . 17.2.1 General Fees.300 per annum 7. Lifelong Learning Cluster Social Studies & Humanities MBA .600(total tuition fees) 8.2 Fees for International Students 17. a Laboratory Fee of US$ 150 is charged per annum.2 Yrs P/T Other MSc Programmes Law & Management MA Accounting and Finance – 15 moths F/T MSc Finance .2 Yrs P/T Full Time Taught Masters Programmes UG Degree & Diploma/Degree Programmes UG Diploma & Certificate Programmes 290 per credit 255 per credit 13.050 per annum 16.000 per annum MPhil /PhD by Research Taught Postgraduate Programmes Science & Technology Non-Science & Technology Agriculture. Application.100(total tuition fees) 6. and Thesis Fee of US$ 510 is applicable to international students on MPhil/PhD programmes upon submission of their thesis in the final year.

400 (total tuition fees) 5.650 (total tuition fees) 4.500 per annum MPhil /PhD by Research Taught Postgraduate Programmes Science & Technology Non-Science & Technology Agriculture.17. Laboratory and Thesis Fees FEE Application Fee (one-off) General Fees (per annum) Students’ Welfare Fund (per annum) TOTAL PROGRAMME LEVEL/ FEE PER ANNUM (US$) POSTGRADUATE DEGREE DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE 35 510 20 565 35 460 20 515 35 430 20 485 35 385 20 440 Notes: (a) (b) (c) Upon registration the Students’ Welfare Fund must be paid by all students whether sponsored or not.700 per annum 3. Upon submission of their thesis in the final year.2 Yrs P/T Full Time Taught Masters Programmes UG Degree & Diploma/Degree Programmes UG Diploma & Certificate Programmes 180 per credit 160 per credit 8.2 Yrs P/T Other MSc Programmes Law & Management MA Accounting and Finance .15 Months F/T MBA .15 months F/T MSc Finance .3 Fees for Students from Member Countries of Southern African Development Community (SADC)/Indian Ocean Rim Association For Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) General Fees. Science. Application. students from SADC/IOR-ARC member countries registered on MPhil/PhD programmes are required to pay a Thesis Fee of US$510.2.350 per annum 3.850 per annum 2. Students’ Welfare Fund. a Laboratory Fee of US$150 is charged per annum. For Science & Technology Programmes in which there are lab-based modules. Lifelong Learning Cluster Social Studies & Humanities MBA . Engineering. Tuition Fees PROGRAMME TYPE FACULTY/CLUSTER TUITION FEES (US Dollars) (Exclusive of General Fees) 2.100 per annum 1.750 per annum 118 .360 per annum 11.

Network Service and Students’ Welfare Fund to be paid in full. The same rate shall be charged for Laboratory and Examination Fees. 17.3. The University is non-residential. training or other academic purposes over one semester or part thereof: 17. Sports & Games. enclosing photocopies of birth and educational certificates together with a non-refundable Application Fee of 35 US$ by the closing date for submission which is normally around March-April each year.2 Tuition Fees International students registering for one semester (between 3 to 6 modules) shall be required to pay 50% of the applicable yearly tuition fee.3 Fees for Students on Short-Term Projects at the University of Mauritius The following fee structure is applicable to international students and Mauritian students registered with foreign universities coming to the University of Mauritius for study. 119 .3. International students should be prepared to finance the entire period of proposed study from personal funds or funds from other sources. Applications are made on prescribed forms obtainable at the University around March and these must be returned to the Admissions and Student Records Office of the University. Fees are payable yearly in advance. per annum.5 Miscellaneous In addition to the above general requirements.3. The medium of teaching is English. if the latter are applicable.4 Dissertation Fee A one-off dissertation fee of USD 100 and USD 200 per dissertation is charged for undergraduate and taught masters programmes respectively in the final year/year of submission of dissertation. 17. etc.1 General Fees (i) (ii) Registration. as the University offers no scholarship/financial aid. 300 US$). International students would need about 9 000 Mauritian Rupees (approx. research.17. The fee will be shared by students undertaking group dissertations.3 Placement & Supervision Fee These fees are applicable to foreign students on short-term placements/projects at UoM for one semester or part thereof: Laboratory-based Non Laboratory-based Programme Undergraduate Level Postgraduate Level Fee USD 600 USD 900 USD 450 The cost of chemicals and of other specialised materials required by the foreign students for their short-term research projects would have to be borne by the latter. per month. for accommodation and living expenses and about 3 000 Mauritian Rupees. 17. special requirements are prescribed for admission to particular programmes. for purchase of books. Library Fees to be paid at the rate of 50% of the annual fees applicable to international students. but some programmes have a few modules taught in French. 17.

International students securing a seat at the University will be required to produce a medical certificate from their own countries attesting that they are free from infectious diseases. 120 . The University makes the necessary arrangements with the Passport & Immigration Office in Mauritius for entry visa and residence permits for international students who are offered admission on full-time undergraduate programmes and on postgraduate programmes. The University does not take the responsibility of prospective students’ families. and they may be asked to undergo a medical check-up at the students’ own cost in Mauritius. Note: Application for residence permit in respect of international students. will not be considered by the Local Authorities in Mauritius. International students would be required (d) (e) (f) (g) to complete an “application to enter Mauritius” form to submit photocopy of first five pages of their passport to provide evidence of adequate funds to meet costs of studies and stay in Mauritius and to submit a statement undertaking that they will not engage themselves in gainful activities during the period of their studies. who intend to follow part-time undergraduate programmes at the University of Mauritius.

CHAPTER 18 ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS/PRIZES 18. and .Good academic results produced by the student at the end of each academic year. The scholarships will be tenable either at the University of Mauritius or the University of Technology Mauritius and will be for a maximum period of three academic years. (iii) Trust Fund for Social Integration of Vulnerable Groups The Trust Fund for Social Integration of Vulnerable Groups operates a Scheme.Good behaviour as evidenced by a certificate from the institution where the scholar is following tertiary education. which provides concessionary loans through the Development Bank of Mauritius to students facing financial difficulties. The scholarships of a maximum value of Rs 2 000 monthly to cover expenses will be awarded to each scholar. A Committee. The scholarships will be renewable yearly subject to the following conditions: .1 ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY STUDENTS Students may avail themselves of the facilities of the various Schemes existing at the University namely: (i) SSR Foundation Fund Loan Scheme This Scheme provides interest-free loans to students following full-time programmes at the University and who need financial assistance to pursue their studies. will consider all the requests and make appropriate recommendations. (iv) The Soomunth Balgobin and Maya Luchman Balgobin Trust Scholarship Two scholarships may be awarded each year for undergraduate studies. Application forms are available at the Admissions and Student Records Office of the University. The following conditions will also be attached to the scholarships: 121 . comprising of representatives of Students’ Union and the Registrar’s Office. (ii) The University Needy Students Fund supported by the Swaisland Fund This Scheme is open to: • • • • Students who are enrolled on full-time Programmes at the University and who are not beneficiary of any grant or scholarship Students whose parents are recipients of social security benefits Students from low-income families Students in unexpected personal difficulties Students who wish to be considered for the above Scheme should contact the ‘Admissions and Student Records Office’.Regular attendance of lectures. Relevant information about the Scheme and application forms are available at the Admissions and Student Records Office of the University. .

Students whose parents are recipients of social security benefits Students from low-income families Students in unexpected personal difficulties Students not in employment OR for those who are working. the Cumulative Point Average 122 . The University of Mauritius and the University of Technology Mauritius will be requested to draw a list of two firm and two alternative candidates who have secured a seat at the University and can prove that they are needy. . Information on the above scholarship is available at the ‘Admissions and Student Records Office’. The eligibility criteria for the Scheme will be the same as for those of the University Needy Students Fund.The monthly allowance will be credited directly into a Bank Account at the State Bank of Mauritius Réduit branch (which the beneficiary of the scholarship will be required to open).The scholar should immediately notify the University in case of withdrawal from the course. Proof of hardship cases must be evidenced by a certificate from the Ministry of Social Security and National Solidarity. The students at the Faculty of Law and Management will be given priority for the Scheme. that is.000 will be allocated to four (4) Needy students. However. Information on the above scheme is available at the ‘Admissions and Student Records Office’.000 per student per annum. (v) The State Insurance Company of Mauritius Scheme for Needy Students An amount of Rs 40. Rs 10. The scholarships will be offered for the normal duration of the programme. .The beneficiary should not be benefiting from any other scholarship. their monthly salary should not exceed Rs 10. (vi) Partial Scholarships for Postgraduate Needy Students One (1) ‘Partial Scholarship For Postgraduate Needy Students’ is offered per Faculty/Centre at the University (as from 2007/2008): (a) Partial Scholarships may be awarded to postgraduate students holding at least an Upper Second Class or alternative qualifications acceptable to the University.Be a regular full time student at the University.. .The Trust may terminate the scholarship if the academic performance or conduct of the scholar proves unsatisfactory. the Trustees will not be bound by the list submitted by the Universities and the decision of the Trustees will be final. .The allowance will be effected on receipt of an ‘attendance certificate’ from the University at the end of each month. for a maximum period of three (3) years.000 The following conditions will also be attached to the scholarships: (i) The University may terminate the scholarship if the academic performance or conduct of the scholar proves unsatisfactory. . The two firm and two alternative candidates will be considered for the scholarships by the Trustees. This Scheme is open to: • • • • • (b) Students who are enrolled on full-time postgraduate Programmes at the University and who are not beneficiary of any other grant or scholarship.

(CPA) remains below 40 for 2 consecutive registered semesters or the CPA remains below 40 at the end of an academic year. (c) (d) The Partial Scholarships will be offered to selected students in the form of full exemption from payment of Tuition Fees The Needy Student Fund Committee. o o (viii) Sponsorship from “Fondation Mćdine Horizons” The above Sponsorship is open to the needy students living in the western region of Mauritius and who are enrolled on specific programmes at the Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities (FSSH).000 per annum as per the following terms: o o The eligibility criteria would be the same as for those of the University Needy Students Fund. 123 . (ii) The scholar should immediately notify the University in case of withdrawal from the course. The selected students will be informed by the University.000 per annum. Students should have secured admission on the following full-time undergraduate programmes at the FSSH: BSc (Hons) Statistics with Economics BA (Joint Hons) Humanities BA (Hons) History with Social Studies BSc (Hons) Political Science BSc (Hons) Sociology The eligibility criteria will be the same as for those of the University Needy Students Fund. The sponsorship might not be renewed every year. which attends to requests for financial assistance from full time undergraduate students will also process the applications for the partial scholarships for fulltime postgraduate students. The Scholarships will be renewable yearly subject to the following conditions: (i) Students successfully passing their examinations at the end of each academic year. depending on the number of requests to be received. (vii) Sponsorship from the “Fondation Espoir et Développement (FED)” to Needy Students The above sponsorship for needy students caters for fees for an amount of Rs15. The selection of needy students will be done at the level of the FED from the list submitted by the University of Mauritius. Beneficiaries of the scheme would be allowed to work on a project/dissertation related to the activities of the FED. (ii) ≥ 80% regular attendance of lectures. The sponsorship will cater for fees for an amount of Rs 15. Students who wish to be considered for the above scheme should contact the ‘Admissions and Students’ Records Office’. and (iii) Good behaviour as evidenced by a certificate from the Faculty/Centre where the student is registered.

From low-income families. The Awardees will not concurrently hold another Scholarship or Bursary. o One (1) Scholarship to Trust Fund for Excellence in Sports. o One (1) Scholarship to Mauritius Duty Free Paradise Co. Note: In the event that no application is received from Trust Fund for Excellence in Sports and the MDFP. Ltd (Children of needy MDFP staff). Who are not beneficiary of any grant of Scholarship. (ix) Mauritius Duty Free Paradise Co Ltd (MDFP) Scholarship Scheme (a) Grant The Mauritius Duty Free Paradise Co. Sponsorship will cease with immediate effect if academic performance (CPA<40 for two (2) consecutive semesters/at the end of an academic years) or conduct of the Scholar is unsatisfactory at the end of Year 1 or Year 2.e. The ten (10) Scholarships shall be allocated as follows: o Seven (7) Scholarships to Needy Students of the University of Mauritius (UoM). 124 . depending on the number of requests to be received. Each Awardee will benefit from a 2-months placement at MDFP within the year (i. Additional Conditions The grant will be awarded only to full-time students registered for Undergraduate Programmes in any Faculty. The Scheme is open to students: Who are enrolled on full-time programmes at the UoM. Ltd (MDFP) will provide full Scholarships for ten (10) Needy Undergraduate (full-time) Students every year starting from the academic year 2008/2009. The Awardees should pass successfully their examinations at the end of each academic year.The sponsorship may not be renewed every year. the Scholarship will automatically be directed to UoM Needy Students. Year 1 or Year 2) s/he has obtained the Scholarship. With unexpected personal difficulties at any time during the year. o One (1) Scholarship to Needy Rodrigues Students of the UoM. Students must provide evidence that they come from a low-income group family. (b) Proposed MDFP’s Conditions Conditions Enforced by the UoM The sum will integrate UoM’s “University Needy Students Fund”.

MDFP will place relevant advertisement in the local newspapers to announce the Sponsorship Scheme. (e) Disbursements of Funds MDFP will commit to disburse the full amount (in rupees) of the Scholarships to UoM on a yearly basis. representatives of Students’ Union and the Registrar’s Office. in writing. (d) Applications and Selection of Students We suggest that applications go through the Admission and Students’ Records Office of the UoM. by meeting the General Fees: . Applications for the scholarship will be called through an advertisement in the local press. Laboratory Fees etc. The UoM should inform the MDFP.BSc (Hons) Finance .(c) Grant Cover The grant will cover expenses incurred by students. Candidates will be short-listed after screening and recommendations by UoM’s Committee. (x) Barclays Bank PLC Mauritius Scholarship to Needy Students The Barclays Bank PLC Mauritius scholarship will be offered to a maximum of two (2) needy students for any of the following full-time undergraduate programmes. 000 per awardee).000/. Library Fees. usually in July when UoM will have already issued the letters of admission for Programmes of Studies starting in August. Five (5) new scholarships will be awarded every year. namely: • • General Fees (Sports & Recreation.) Additional Fees include books and manuals (up to Rs 5. 125 .BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance . The Scholarship will include an all-inclusive grant of up to Rs 40.BSc (Hons) Management with Finance (xi) Mutual Aid Foundation Scholarships The Mauritius Civil Service Mutual Aid Association Ltd will sponsor (5) deserving and needy students enrolled on full-time Undergraduate Degree Programmes of Studies as from academic year 2009/2010. comprising a member of the Mauritius Duty Free Paradise. of the full yearly amount of Scholarships offered to students under this Scheme.per student per academic year to five (5) students every year till completion of their Programmes of Studies.

This scholarship is open to students: registered for full-time undergraduate programmes enrolled within their first year at the Faculty of Law & Management (FLM) who are not beneficiary of other grant or scholarship whose parents are recipients of social security benefits from low-income families – the student must provide evidence that he/she comes from a low income group family (total income not exceeding Rs. The course should not be less than the equivalent of one academic/full year of study.000/. The scholarship will be granted on an annual basis for the duration of a first undergraduate programme and will cover the costs of tuition fees. Students from Rodrigues and the outer islands will receive a maximum additional amount of Rsd 5.per year will be awarded to one (1) undergraduate needy student enrolled on a three(3) year undergraduate programme at the Faculty of Law and Management of the UoM under the following conditions.intnet.000/. Knowledge and Arts Development Fund will provide scholarships including a full scholarship for students attending or admitted in courses at post-secondary institutions in Mauritius. Students will be eligible for one scholarship at the undergraduate level only. Additional information on the above scholarship is available at the following URL: http://kdf.html (xiii) The Meera Ramdoyal-Shah Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Rs 25.per academic year over the duration of the course.subject to a maximum of Rs 150.000/. In such cases the maximum scholarship will be Rs 210. examination fees and a maximum monthly stipend of Rs 3.000/. under the following terms and conditions.mu/Student%20Loan%20Schemes%20and%20Scholarships. Additional conditions The Awardee should achieve a minimum CPA of 50% at the end of each academic year The Awardee may be considered for a 2-month secondment in PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) after Year 1 and Year 2 126 . Knowledge and Arts Development Fund (Student Scholarship Scheme) The Human Resource. books.000/month) or with unexpected personal difficulties at any time during the year Academic (HSC) results will be consulted. and The student should not have benefited from any other scholarship for the same course/programme. The family income of the student (including his/her own income) should not exceed Rs 7.(xii) The Human Resource. 12.500 per month.000/.per month for Board and lodging and also a return airfare (economy) from their place of residence. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) The scholarship is aimed at students who are citizens of the Republic of Mauritius.plus the return economy airfare. The family should be facing severe hardship following death or serious incapacity of wage earner.

has been such worker during the three years preceding the year of the award. tenable at the University only. and (ii) any break in employment due to causes beyond the worker’s control shall be disregarded. and (c) he or she must have secured admission to a degree. A postgraduate scholarship cannot be postponed by a scholar to another academic year. diploma. or certificate course of the University of Mauritius and recommended by the appropriate Dean of Faculty. is available at the relevant Faculty. a person must satisfy the following requirements: (a) he or she must be a worker or the child of a worker. 18. An extension of six months may also be granted subject to satisfactory progress reports with a view to completing either an MPhil or a PhD. The postgraduate scholarship will be awarded to the best student (on the final year of a degree programme) on the basis of overall performance throughout the three or four years of the degree programme. 18.2. The duration of the Postgraduate Scholarship shall be of up to two (2) years for MPhil and an additional two (2) years upon transfer from MPhil to PhD. 2. provided that (i) the worker. Further details on the above scheme. all inclusive. to the value of Rs14. (b) he or she must not have been awarded a scholarship by the Government or any other institution. unless the selected student fails or loses the sponsorship for reasons stated earlier The Awardee should immediately notify the UoM in case of withdrawal from the course.2 SCHOLARSHIPS No student can hold more than one scholarship award concurrently. A scholar from a particular Faculty/Centre may undertake 127 .500 per month for PhD. The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund Scholarships will be allotted every year of study to workers and to children of workers of the Sugar Industry to enable them to pursue studies at the University of Mauritius in the following Faculties: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) Faculty of Agriculture Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Law and Management Faculty of Science Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities 5 5 5 5 5 In order to be eligible for a scholarship.200 per month for MPhil and Rs 15.000.1 Postgraduate Studies (i) Postgraduate Scholarships awarded by the University of Mauritius There may be one University of Mauritius postgraduate scholarship per Faculty per year.(ix) Sponsorship will cease with immediate effect in case of failure at the end of the academic year and if the candidate does not achieve a minimun CPA of 50% (unless there are exceptional circumstances) The grant will be paid in monthly instalments of approximately Rs. except a retired worker.

When a postgraduate scholar from a Faculty prefers to follow a part-time taught Master’s Programme instead of undertaking an MPhil/PhD by research. The chosen field should be one in which research expertise and facilities are available at the University. Scholarships (Full-time students) Full-time awardees will receive a stipend of Rs 14.postgraduate studies/research in any Faculty/Centre of her/his choice at the University of Mauritius. who also wishes to follow a part-time taught Master’s Programme or a part-time MPhil Programme.200 for MPhil and Rs 15. The monthly stipend of Rs 14. leading to an MPhil or a PhD.000 a year. (iii) Mauritius Research Council (MRC) Postgraduate Award The MRC Postgraduate award is advertised by the MRC and principally targets both unemployed and employed graduates to undertake research studies at a local tertiary education institution. up to 20 such postgraduate awards. The award covers all registration/tuition fees up to a maximum of Rs 40. 128 . The scheme is open to candidates holding at least a first degree in a relevant field and who meet the registration criteria and follow the registration procedures of the institution where the research study will be carried out. MPhil/PhD or PhD will be given a scholarship which will cover the tuition fees.500 monthly for PhD (or if upgraded to PhD). Further information on the award is available at the ‘Admissions and Student Records Office’. Applicants in full-time employment should provide evidence from their employer that they will be granted adequate release to undertake the part-time research studies.200 monthly for MPhil and Rs 15. The monthly stipend of Rs 14. Duration of the award MPhil : MPhil/PhD: PhD : 2 years (F/T) / 3 years (P/T) 3 years (F/T) / 5 Years (P/T) 2 years (F/T) / 3 years (P/T) Further information on the award is available at the ‘Admissions and Student Records Office’. The candidates must hold at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree in the appropriate subject from a recognised institution or alternative equivalent qualifications acceptable to the institution.500 for PhD may also be split between two parttime scholars for the normal duration of the programmes.200 will be split equally between the two scholars for the normal duration of the programmes and tuition fees and general fees (excluding Registration and Students’ Welfare Fund) will also be waived. the postgraduate scholarship awarded to her/him will be shared equally with the next best graduate from the same Faculty. on a competitive basis. The areas of the research studies must be from sectors which are the current priorities of the MRC at the time of the advertisement. Scholarships (Part-time students) Part-time awardees doing either MPhil. (ii) Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) MPhil/PhD Postgraduate Scholarships The Scheme is advertised by TEC and is open to Mauritian candidates wishing to read for MPhil/PhD programmes either on a full-time or a part-time basis under the TEC Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme tenable at the University of Mauritius. plus waiving of tuition fees payable per annum. The MRC anticipates awarding.

The scholarship holders will be exempted from payment of General Fees (i.2. The chosen field should be one in which research expertise and facilities are available at the University. The scholarships shall be granted on merit after yearly assessment and the value of each scholarship will be Rs 7 000 all inclusive. At the end of the Diploma/Degree programmes.(iv) Postgraduate Scholarships from the Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute Two MSIRI Scholarships for postgraduate research leading to MPhil/PhD degree of the University are awarded as and when available. the scholarships will take the form of a cash award. The scholarship must be taken in this year and may not be postponed. Sports and Games. Further information on the award is available at the ‘Admissions and Student Records Office’ (vi) The Food and Allied Group Research Grant A grant of Rs 30. Hotel and Services related to IT or Advertising or Shipping. The MSIRI meets the cost of research and the awardees receive a monthly stipend of Rs 9 000 and a monthly allowance of Rs 1 000 for refund of other expenses. The research project is undertaken at the MSIRI on a selected topic within their research programme in the following subjects: (a) Crop Research or Biotechnology (b) Sugar Engineering or Sugar Technology. It is understood that the awardees will not concurrently hold another scholarship during their studentship at the University of Mauritius. Network Service and Laboratory Fees. the beneficiaries will be required to pay the Registration and Students’ Welfare Fund amounting to a total of Rs 1 800. The awardee will receive a monthly allowance of Rs17. Examinations. s/he will have to forfeit one of the awards.000 will be awarded every year to a postgraduate student undertaking research in fields such as “Food.” 18. However. These Scholarships are of two to three years’ duration and are re-awarded when their recipients have completed their degree. 600 for up to two years. Library.2 Undergraduate Studies (i) Scholarships awarded by the University of Mauritius There may be two scholarships per Faculty per year of study: one per year of study for fulltime degree stream students and the other per year of study for diploma stream students. (ii) Scholarships awarded by the University of Mauritius to School Leavers ranked after Laureates Scholarships are awarded to school leavers who are ranked after the 2009 laureates. (v) Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships The Fellowship is advertsed by TEC and is open to Mauritian citizens who hold a PhD and at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a recognised institution or alternative equivalent qualifications acceptable to the institution.e. Distance Education (DE) Manual & Documentation Fee). 129 . In case the student obtains another offer of award. Selection is conducted by a joint UoM/MSIRI panel.

every year 8 students will be chosen and they will receive an allowance of Rs 1 000 per month for a period not exceeding three years. (iv) The Lafarge (Mauritius) Cement Ltd Grant The grant will be awarded to a first year student of BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering coming from a low income group family. The terms and conditions of the Scholarship are as follows: (i) (ii) (iii) The Scholarship is of a value of Rs 10. c. The Scholarship will be renewed on a yearly basis (not exceeding 2 years for 3-year programmes and 3 years for 4-year programmes) subject to the awardee being 130 . The awardee should achieve a minimum CPA of 65%. b.(iii) The Mauritius Sugar Authority Scholarships The Mauritius Sugar Authority has agreed to grant Scholarships to up to eight University students who have enrolled with the University of Mauritius to follow undergraduate programmes subject to the following conditions: a. only those who undertake studies in subjects directly relevant to sugar production. the student must be able to demonstrate that s/he is the child of a planter cultivating less than 25 arpents or a worker employed in the sugar industry or a worker who has retired from the sugar industry.000 annually. the allowance would be forfeited in case the student leaves the University of Mauritius or is not successful in her/his exams. who would be proceeding to the 2nd year of the programme. The student must provide evidence that he/she comes froma low income group family (total income not exceeding Rs 12.000/.per month). d. (iii) (v) The Food and Allied Group Scholarship The Scholarship will be awarded every year to the best first year student (Degree Stream) from each of the Faculties of (i) Agriculture (ii) Engineering (iii) Social Studies and Humanities who would be proceeding to the second year of the programme.000 annually (excluding fees for resit examinations) and will be renewed annually for each successful year until completion of the programme. and e. The student will be selected on the basis of his/her first year examination results followed by an interview to be carried out by a Selection Panel comprising representatives of the University of Mauritius and the Lafarge (Mauritius) Cement Ltd. The terms and conditions of the Grant are as follows: (i) (ii) The grant is of a value of Rs 16. the student must be accepted and registered by the University of Mauritius for a programme which shall not be less than 3 years. The grant will be offered every three years as from the academic year 2007/2008. sugar cane growing and the agricultural sector shall be entitled to an allowance. sugar engineering.

b. return airfare. whose tuition fees are being paid by her/his employer or sponsor is not entitled to the Scholarship. Two Scholarships of Rs 12 500 each to the two best students. c. Candidates applying for the scholarship may apply for a programme of their choice but preference is given to those opting for a programme within the priority fields of study. fully financed by Government. The Scholarship will be maintained in the fourth year as well. Mauritius LSE Society Trust Fund Scholarship The Scholarship will be awarded to the two best students of the Diploma in Social Work who are proceeding to the third year of the programme. 131 . a monthly subsistence allowance of Rs 6 500. b. (vii) President’s Award for Rodrigues Under the President’s Award. failing which it will be terminated accordingly. The terms & conditions of the Scholarship are as follows: a. The student should be a resident of Rodrigues. two scholarships (financed by Government) are offered to Rodriguan students for studies in a science-related subject at the University of Mauritius. and registered at the University of Mauritius for a degree programme of three or four years. (ix) Mauritius Commercial Bank Rodrigues Scholarship Scheme MCB offers a scholarship annually to a full-time student of the University of Mauritius. (iv) (vi) The awardee will not concurrently hold another scholarship or bursary. subject to satisfactory progress of the student in the third year. and exemption from university registration fees. Selection The selection of candidates is carried out by the High Powered Scholarships Committee of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources.ranked 1st in his/her class at the end of each academic year. (viii) Scholarships in Science-related subject for Rodrigues With a view to encouraging more students to pursue tertiary education in the field of science. Benefits The scholarships presently cover: a. one scholarship is offered every year to a Rodriguan student having studied Forms IV to VI in Rodrigues for undergraduate studies tenable at the University of Mauritius. Any student.

18.3. the best student from the Foundation Course in Social Work to follow the Diploma/BSc (Hons) in Social Work. (xii) Barclays Bank PLC Mauritius Scholarship The Barclays Bank PLC Mauritius will sponsor. The Bursary will be maintained until completion of the programme and also include a monthly stipend of Rs 7.(x) The CIM Financial Group Sponsorship Programme The CIM Financial Group will sponsor two (2) students (from Year II programmes) at the Faculty of Law and Management to undertake exchange programmes with foreign universities. Consultancy & Innovation (RCI) Office of the University. The criteria for the selection of candidates will be as follows: Academic performance Personality Extra curricular activities Candidates’ potential to positively contribute to Mauritian Society (xi) Award of Bursary by the Amedee Maingard Foundation The Amedee Maingard Foundation will offer a Bursary to the best 1st Year student enrolled on a degree programme leading to the BSc (Hons) Tourism. Each Prize will be awarded on the basis of one research paper only for which the researcher was first author and played a significant role and his brief CV. A sum of Rs 200.000 annually. 132 . Criteria and Submission for the above prize is available at the Research. Leisure and Recreational Management Programme who would be proceeding to the second year of the programme. The researcher should have produced the highest piece of published original research.3 PRIZES AND MEDALS 18.000 will be allocated for the project. in terms of general and tuition fees up to a maximum of 4 years. 500. for the four year duration of the programme.1 All Faculties (i) Chung Tick Kan Postgraduate Research Prize for Industrial Development Two(2) Cash Prizes and two (2) Gold Medals will be awarded as follows: One Cash Prize and one Gold Medal to the Best Applied Research Project One Cash Prize and one Gold Medal to the Best Pure Research Project The Terms and Conditions of the award are as follows: (i) (ii) (iii) Each Prize is of a value of Rs12. This sponsorship will be renewed annually for a period of 3 years starting from the academic year 2008/2009. Further information on the Selection. (ii) Independence Gold Medals Five Independence Gold Medals made available annually by the State Bank of Mauritius will be awarded to the best undergraduate student (full-time or part-time) in each of the five Faculties.

(ii) In the case of ex-aequo. (iii) The New Island Clothing Prize Award of a trophy to the best final year student of the BSc (Hons) Textile Technology Programme.(iii) The Mahinder Kumar and Usha Rani Jain Gold Medal The Gold Medal will be awarded to the best final year undergraduate student (full-time or part-time) of the University. and the student having earned the highest average for the following common modules would be awarded the medal: CSE 1010e(1) . the individual results would be considered. The award shall be made to the student who has attained the highest standard at the end of the final year of any undergraduate or postgraduate Programme at the Faculty of Agriculture. (iv) Professor Jawaharlall Baguant Memorial Medal The Professor Jawaharlall Baguant Memorial Medal (donated by the Faculty of Engineering) will be awarded with the following criteria: (i) The medal would be awarded to a first year student of any Engineering Degree Programme having earned the highest Cumulative Point Average (CPA) and having earned a minimum of 30 credits per year.3 Faculty of Engineering (i) The Toyota Prize – donated by Toyota (Mauritius) Ltd A cash prize of Rs 15 000 will be awarded yearly to the best final year student on the following Programmes in order of priority: BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) Mechatronics BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (ii) The Mauritius Export Association (MEXA) Prize Award of a cash prize of Rs 5 000 to the best student of the MSc Quality Management Programme.2 Faculty of Agriculture (i) The Burrenchobay Memorial Prize This prize shall be in the form of cash. books or medal or in such manner as the Senate may decide.3. 18.3. (iii) MSIRI Medal One Medal is awarded each year to the best student having scored a First Class Honours at Final examinations in the Faculty of Agriculture.Introduction to Information Technology 133 . (ii) Shri Motilall Jugessur Gold Medal One medal is awarded yearly to the student in the Faculty of Agriculture having produced the best BSc Final Year project. 18.

and Two members from the Faculty of Engineering appointed by Faculty Board. 000 and each of the participants in the Final Year Engineering Project Competition will receive a Souvenir Shield and a Certificate of Participation. A shield including several badges bearing the names of the best graduate in Textile and Fashion Design for each academic year as from the year 2006. The student delivering the best presentation will receive a Cash Prize of Rs 25.3. A trophy to the best final year student on the programme. A Jury Panel will then select six (6) projects. (ix) The Institution of Engineers Mauritius (IEM) Prize The Institution of Engineers Mauritius (IEM) in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering will hold the Final Year Engineering Project Competition on a yearly basis. (vi) Shri Motilall Jugessur Gold Medal One medal is awarded yearly to the student in the Faculty of Engineering having produced the best BEng Final Year project.COMS 1010(1) .Communication Skills MATH 1111(1) . Duration of Presentation 15 minutes.4 Faculty of Law and Management (i) Madame Jeanne Ah-Chuen Memorial Prize 134 .Mathematics 1 (v) Mrs L F Lim Fat Gold Medal The Gold Medal is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Engineering on the basis of her/his academic performance as well as her/his general contribution to the life of the University. (viii) Richfield Tang Knits Ltd Prizes Prizes are awarded to the BSc (Hons) Textile and Fashion Design students as follows: a. The modus operandi of the competition is as follows: (a) The Faculty will identify two (2) best projects from each Department based on project marks. A trophy to the final year student having produced the best portfolio/collection. Criteria: Particular relevance to industry. to be displayed by the Faculty. (b) (c) (d) (e) 18. The selected candidates will be invited to participate in the Final Year Engineering Project Competition and each will be required to present his/her project. The Jury Panel will consist of: The Dean of Faculty of Engineering or Representative. Two members designated by IEM. (vii) MSIRI Medal One Medal is awarded each year to the best student having scored a First Class Honours at Final examinations in the Faculty of Engineering. c. b. The Jury Panel will assess the presentations.

(v) The State Bank of Mauritius Ltd Prize A scholarship of Rs 12 000 will be awarded to the best student of first or second year of the Department of Finance and Accounting. (xi) The ACCA Mauritius Prize A shield (worth approximately Rs 4. (xii) The Holcim (Mauritius) Ltd Prizes a) Award of a Souvenir Shield 135 . (vi) Mauritius Telecoms Group Prize A shield and a set of specialised books to be awarded to the best student in the final year of the MSc e-Business Programme.000) is offered to the best graduate student of the BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance programme on an annual basis. MBA (Marketing). (vii) Sun Resorts Ltd Prize A trophy to be awarded to the best student of the final year of the MBA Programme.000 to the best final year student in the Tourism field (from the BSc (Hons) Tourism Leisure and Recreational Management Programme) annually for a period of five years as from the academic year 2007/2008. (viii) Gamma-Civic Ltd Prize Four cash prizes of Rs 5 000 each to be awarded to the best students of the MBA. (x) Shell Mauritius Ltd Prize Book prizes to be awarded to the best students of the BA (Hons) Law and Management Years/ Levels I. two or more shields) is awarded to the student/s ranked first on the MSc Human Resource Studies Programme.This cash prize to the value of the annual interest accrued on the capital will be awarded to the best student on the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance. (iii) The International Financial Services Ltd Prize A cash prize of Rs 10 000 will be awarded to the undergraduate student having produced the best Dissertation in Finance in the Faculty of Law and Management. (ii) The Association of Human Resource Professionals Prize This prize (one shield or in case of ex-aequo. (ix) Air Mauritius Ltd Prize A medal worth approximately Rs 9. (iv) KPMG Prize of Excellence A shield and an award of Rs 10 000 will be awarded to the best graduate of the Department of Finance and Accounting. MSc Marketing Management and BSc (Hons) Management Programmes. II and III programmes.

annually for the next 3 years (effective as from academic year 2007/2008). (iii) Award of Bursary The Barclays Bank PLC Mauritius will offer a bursary to the overall best student in the years preceding the final year. taking into account that (a) to (c) are full-time programmes and (d) & (e) are part-time programmes. (xiii) Barclays Bank PLC Mauritius Sponsorship (i) Barclays Bank Cash Prize The Barclays Bank PLC Mauritius will sponsor the overall cum laude best final student in the following programmes with a cash prize of Rs 15 000 to each recipient. The above prizes will be renewed annually for the next three years. starting as from the academic year 2007/2008. with a cash prize of MUR 13. 136 . to be renewed annually for the next 3 years (effective from academic year 2007/2008): (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (ii) BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance –F/T BSc (Hons) Finance – F/T BSc (Hons) Management with Finance – F/T BSc (Hons) Business Studies – P/T BSc (Hons) Financial Services – P/T MSc Finance – P/T MBA Financial Management – P/T Barclays Bank Shield The Barclays Bank PLC Mauritius will award the ‘Barclays Bank Shield’ to each recipient in the above programmes listed [(a) to (g)].The Holcim (Mauritius) Ltd will award a souvenir shield to the 1st ranked student in the final year of study for the following disciplines: Undergraduate Course BSc (Hons)Marketing Management OR BSc (Hons) Management Postgraduate Course MBA (Specialisation: Marketing) OR MBA General – (Part-Time) b) Cash Prize The Holcim (Mauritius) Ltd will also sponsor the 1st ranked student in the second year of study for the above undergraduate disciplines. by meeting general and tuition fees for the final year.000. for the above undergraduate programmes [(a) to (e)].

3. (iv) Shell Mauritius Ltd Cash Prize and Gold Medal A cash prize of Rs 10 000 and a gold medal will be awarded annually by ‘Shell Mauritius Ltd’ to the best final year undergraduate Chemistry student.to be awarded yearly to the best final year student of the Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB) programme. (ii) The Jagadish and Pushpawatee Manrakhan Gold Medals in Mathematics and Medical Studies or Medicine A J & P Manrakhan Gold Medal is awarded each year in Mathematics to the best graduate in the subject. A Cash Prize of Rs 5. as decided upon by Senate. Where a ‘Single Honours’ Mathematics Programme does not exist. the medal will be awarded for the best performance in Mathematics in a combined Honours Programme where Mathematics counts as the Main subject.000/.5 Faculty of Science (i) The City Clinic Gold Medal and Cash Prize A gold medal and cash prize of Rs 4 000 will be awarded to the best and second best student of the BSc (Hons) Medical Science Final Year Programme annually. 137 . on the recommendation of the relevant Faculty Board. (iii) The Compagnie Agricole de Labourdonnais Cash Prize A Cash Prize of Rs 5.000 will be awarded by the ‘Compagnie Agricole de Labourdonnais’ annually to the best final year undergraduate Biology student.will be awarded yearly to the best final student having scored a First Class Honours at Final Examinations of the Faculty of Law and Management. Ltd will offer the following Cash Prizes to students of the Faculty of Law and Management every year: A Cash Prize of Rs 10.(xiv) General Construction Co.000/. A gold medal will also be awarded annually to the best final year student of the BSc(Hons) Medical Science.to be awarded yearly to the best final year student of the BA (Hons) Law and Management programme. (v) Cinq Plus Prize and Gold Medal (Under Review) A cash prize of Rs 5 000 and a gold medal will be awarded annually to the best final year undergraduate Physics student. otherwise it shall be based on the best performance in Mathematics in a Joint Honours Programme where Mathematics counts as at least half of the total. Ltd Prize The General Construction Co. (xv) The Meera Ramdoyal-Shah Reward for Excellence A Cash Prize of Rs 5.000/. 18.

(ix) MSIRI Paul Octave Wiehe Medal The Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute (MSIRI) will award a Silver Medal known as the MSIRI Paul Octave Wiehe Medal to the best student of the Faculty of Science. as decided upon by Senate. Where a ‘Single Honours’ English Programme does not exist. at the Faculty of Science. to the best final year undergraduate student. is made each year by MACOSS to the best student in the final examinations for the BSc (Hons) Social Work programme. with the best CPA. (v) Bank of Mauritius Gold Medal A Gold Medal will be awarded to the student scoring a distinction in the MSc Applied Economics Programme irrespective of the field of specialisation.(vi) Professor Abdus Salaam Gold Medal The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association will award a Gold Medal to be known as the ‘Professor Abdus Salaam Gold Medal’ to the best student who obtains a First Class Honours in the BSc (Hons) Physics. on the recommendation of the relevant Faculty Board. (vii) The Jugdutt Memorial Award of Excellence for Higher Education An engraved medal or plaque plus cash award or books as the Senate may decide will be awarded to the undergraduate student with superior academic achievement for the Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree examinations in the Faculty of Science. (iv) Bank of Mauritius Prize A Cash Prize of Rs 25 000 will be awarded to the best student of the MSc Applied Economics Programme specialising in Banking & Finance. bearing the name of the awardee. that is. (vi) The Jagadish and Pushpawatee Manrakhan Gold Medal in English A J & P Manrakhan Gold Medal is awarded each year in English to the best graduate in the subject. the medal will be awarded for the best performance in English in a combined Honours Programme where English counts as 138 .6 Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities (i) The Mauritius Council of Social Services Award A gold-plated award.3. (viii) The Prof Ameenah Gurib-Fakim Gold Medal One gold medal will be awarded each year to the best scientist. 18. (iii) The Elvet Prize The Elvet Prize is awarded to the best final year undergraduate or postgraduate student in English. (ii) The Nadeem Peerbocus Memorial Prize The Hassam Toorawa Trust will award a yearly cash prize of Rs 1 500 to be known as “The Nadeem Peerbocus Memorial Prize” to the best student on the BA (Hons) French Year I.

c. 139 . enrolling on the MA Programme will become the beneficiary. The award. the award will be shared equally. the next best graduate.3. otherwise it shall be based on the best performance in English in a Joint Honours Programme where English counts as at least half of the total. b.8 SSR Medical College (i) Professor I Fagoonee Trophy Two trophies will be awarded annually. will be made to the best student of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute-University of Mauritius BA (Hons) Hindi Final/ BA (Hons) Hindi with Education Final with a First Class and who is enrolled on the MA Hindi Programme offered by the Mahatma Gandhi Institute and the University of Mauritius in the following academic year. e. 18.7 Mahatma Gandhi Institute (i) The Mohunlall Mohith Foundation Award The Mohunlall Mohith Foundation Award is given to the best student in the field of Hindi according to the following criteria: a. one to the male and the other to the female graduate of the SSR Medical College having the best overall academic record. consideration may be given to make the award to the best candidate with a First Class who is attending an MA Hindi Programme at a recognized tertiary education institution in India in that year. In case of ex-aequo. with a first class. (vii) The Poonsamy & Petchaye Parsuramen Gold Medal The Gold Medal will be awarded to the best final year student from either of the following two programmes: BSc (Hons Economics & Finance BSc (Hons) Social Science (Specialisation: Psychology/Sociology/ Political Science) (viii) The Professor Roland and Mrs Jacqueline Lamusse Gold Medal The Gold medal will be awarded every year to the student who will be ranked first in the final year of the BSc (Hons) Economics programme. Should the best student not be enrolled on the MA programme. d.3. of a value of Rs 25 000. The award should be made in two instalments. 18. If the Programme offered by the Mahatma Gandhi Institute and the University of Mauritius is not available in a particular year.the Main subject.

All students whether enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis are members of the Union. Student Progress and Complaints Committee. Safety and Health and Cafeteria Supervisory Committee. The Union is empowered to recognise and finance students’ societies dealing with recreational activities as well as those that deal with academic subjects and those that cover topics of concern to the students. Library. Senate. 140 . the Discipline Committee. It is run for students by the students under its own constitution and is the centre of student non-academic activities. The Executive Committee of the Union is made up of four office-bearers elected from among the students and one elected representative from each of the five Faculties. This provides them with direct knowledge of and influence on the development of policies and procedures relating to teaching and learning and their welfare. A Students’ Welfare Fund of Rs 300 is payable at registration. Teaching and Learning.CHAPTER 19 THE STUDENTS’ UNION The Students’ Union. Students are represented at different University Committees namely the Council. The administrative business and all other activities take place at the Students’ Centre. is the official organisation of the students of the University. The University has a close relationship with the Students’ Union and seeks wherever possible. Programme Boards of Studies. The two main functions of the Union are: (i) (ii) to act as the representative body in all matters concerning the students. cultural and educational activities of the students. Student involvement is achieved at a number of levels. to involve the Students’ Union in its decision making processes. It has its own web page and a radio campus through which it communicates with the student community. The office-bearers are elected by all registered students of the University whereas the Faculty’s representatives are elected by students of each Faculty. Appeals Committee. Faculty Boards. The revenue of the Union also includes a grant from the University. The policy and actions of the Union are determined by the Executive Committee with the ultimate authority resting in the decisions of general meetings. Sports. and to promote and provide for the welfare and the social. established in 1971.

The Chairperson of the Committee is empowered to decide which items of business should be reserved items.4 To consider complaints from students pertaining to their Programmes of Studies (excluding review of examination scripts).CHAPTER 20 STUDENT PROGRESS AND COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE 20. which could not have been available at the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board.5 20. The Committee will not normally consider cases of students who have reached the end of the maximum allowable period of study.1 Terms of Reference (i) To consider appeals or representations from students whose registrations have been terminated normally on the grounds of: (a) (b) (ii) procedural irregularity at the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board.12. (iv) 20. Operational Guidelines for the Student Progress and Complaints Committee 20. as the Committee considers appropriate.6 20. The Student Progress and Complaints Committee reports directly to Senate subject to section 20.3 20. S/he may provide information and respond to questions by the Committee. (iii) To consider cases of students whose registrations have not been terminated but who are appealing against other decision(s) of the Faculty/ Centre/ Cluster Board.9 141 . To permit those students whose appeals are allowed to remain in the University to proceed with their studies subject to such conditions as the Committee may impose. or other person(s).9.8 The Committee shall have the power to co-opt other member(s) of staff of the University. Composition of the Student Progress and Complaints Committee The Student Progress and Complaints Committee (SPCC) will comprise the following members for a period of 2 years: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (T&L) Two Deans of Faculty not involved in the case(s) nominated by the ViceChancellor Three members of the academic staff appointed by Senate Students’ Representative on Senate/ T&L/ Discipline Committee (in order of priority) Registrar’s Representative Chairperson Members Members Member Secretary 20.2 20. The quorum for the Committee shall be four. new evidence.7 20. Neither the Dean/ Director of the relevant Faculty/ Centre nor any other member directly related with the student’s studies shall participate in or be present at the decision of the Committee.

which the student thinks may have affected her/his performance.9.9 After consideration of the case. 142 . should be notified to the Chairperson of the Student Progress and Complaints Committee. 20. 20. 20.9. 20.10 The recommendation(s) of the Student Progress and Complaints Committee regarding progress of students will be forwarded to Senate for approval. if necessary.9. remedial action(s) be taken by Central Administration (VC. 20.g. documentary evidence to support her/his case under consideration. 20.9.2 Complaints pertaining to Programmes of Studies should be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office before the start of examinations. for appropriate and necessary action.6 The outcome(s) or any action(s) to be taken in case of appeals or complaints referred and dealt at instances other than the SPCC. Registrar as appropriate) or Dean/ Director of the Faculty/ Centre.9. the student be required to withdraw permanently. Faculty/ Centre/ Central Administration (VC.9. No member directly related with the student’s appeal(s) or complaint(s) shall participate in or be present at the deliberation. 20. e.9.4 The student should submit the following documents: (i) (ii) a written statement giving full details of her/his case to be considered. 20.8 The Student Progress and Complaints Committee may give a hearing to the student. within fifteen days of referral of the case. S/he may however provide information and respond to questions.3 The Chairperson of the Student Progress and Complaints Committee reserves the right to refer appeals or complaints to other instances as appropriate.9.20.1 All appeals and complaints by students shall be made in writing to the Registrar who will forward them to the Chairperson of the Student Progress and Complaints Committee. any extenuating circumstances. 20. 20. e. the Student Progress and Complaints Committee may make one of the following decisions: (i) (ii) (iv) (v) the student be permitted to proceed with her/his studies with or without conditions.12 The recommendation(s) of the Student Progress and Complaints Committee regarding complaints of students against staff will be forwarded to the Vice-Chancellor for appropriate action. not entertain the complaint.9.9.9.7 All appeals and complaints of students that cannot be dealt at Faculty/ Centre/ Central Administration (VC. (iii) the student be permitted to repeat her/his year of study.g. The student may also be called for a hearing when her/his case has been referred to other instances.5 A written acknowledgement should be sent to the student by the Registrar’s Office within two weeks after receipt of the letter from the latter.9. Registrar as appropriate).11 Students shall have no right to appeal against the recommendation(s) of the Student Progress and Complaints Committee as approved by Senate. Registrar as appropriate) level and appeals and complaints dealt unsatisfactorily by the latter will be considered by the Student Progress and Complaints Committee. 20.

9. 143 .20.13 Students submitting frivolous complaints (e. unsubstantiated allegations) may be referred to the Discipline Committee for appropriate action.g.

Budget Director Registrar’s representative as Secretary Membership of Teaching and Learning Committee Pro-Vice-Chancellor (T&L) as Chairperson Deans of Faculty Directors/ Principals of Partner Institutions (MIE.Chairperson The Pro-Vice-Chancellors The Deans of Faculty One Departmental Head from each Faculty to be nominated by the Faculty Board The Chief Librarian All Professors of the University holding appointment on the permanent and pensionable establishment Three persons associated with research or teaching nominated by the Senate Three persons appointed by Council One representative of the Students’ Union In Attendance: Directors/ Principals of Partner Institutions. Administrative Assistants of all Faculties Co-opted members as and when required Administrative Assistant (Pro-VC/ Registrar’s Office) as Secretary Membership of Discipline Committee Two Deans nominated by Vice-Chancellor. VCILT. Quality Assurance Students’ Representative from Senate In Attendance: Representative of Admissions and Student Records Office. CPDL). CITS) Director.Chairperson (to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor) Three Senate members not being students appointed by Senate The Students’ Representative on Senate 144 . Director Quality Assurance. SAC) Directors of Centres (CPDL. CITS.COMMITTEES ON WHICH STUDENTS ARE REPRESENTED Membership of Council The Pro-Chancellor as Chairperson The Vice-Chancellor The Pro-Vice-Chancellors A Dean of Faculty to serve by rotation An elected representative of the academic staff of the University An elected representative of the non-academic staff of the University An elected representative of the students of the University Prime Minister’s Nominees Membership of Senate The Vice-Chancellor . Directors of Centres (VCILT. SSR Medical College. MGI. one of them to be elected as Chairperson Three Members not being students appointed by Senate Two Students’ Union Representatives appointed by Senate Membership of Appeals Committee A Pro-Vice-Chancellor .

Membership Faculty Board Dean of Faculty .Chairperson The Chief Librarian or Representative All Professors of the Faculty All Heads of Department of the Faculty One Representative from each Department of the Faculty The Students’ Representative Administrative Assistant as Secretary Membership of Library Committee Chief Librarian .Chairperson Two Deans of Faculty not involved in the case(s) nominated by the Vice-Chancellor Three members of academic staff appointed by Senate Students’ Representative on Senate/ T&L/ Discipline Committee (in order of priority) Registrar’s Representative as Secretary Departmental Programme Board of Studies Head of the Department/ Unit Coordinator .Chairperson One Representative from each Faculty A Representative of Library One Students’ Union representative from each Faculty Librarian or representative of Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute A representative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources A representative of the Mauritius Institute of Education The Director or Appointee of Mauritius Institute The Chief Archivist or Representative A representative of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute Student Progress and Complaints Committee Pro-Vice-Chancellor (T&L) .Chairperson Head of the Department coordinating the Programme All Heads of Department whose modules (excluding CSE 1010e and GEMs) will appear or appear clearly in the Programme Plan or their representatives A minimum of four members of academic staff nominated by the Head(s) of Department. drawn from the principal participating Departments/ Units including Partner Institutions.Chairperson All full-time academic staff of the Department/ Unit Programme Coordinator(s) Two student representatives (of whom at least one should not be in the final year) to be nominated by and from students undertaking the Programme Administrative Assistant as Secretary Interdisciplinary Programme Board of Studies Dean/ Centre Director or representative where the Programme is or will be on offer . in approximate proportion to the number of credits contributing or to be contributing to the Programme as per Programme Plan Programme Coordinator(s) Two student representatives (of whom at least one should not be in the final year) to be nominated by and from students undertaking the Programme Administrative Assistant as Secretary 145 .

Chairperson Representative of USU Representative of Budget Director’s Office Representative of UTU Representative of UMASU Services Superintendent Managing Director of Cafeteria Students’ Union Representative Principal Executive Assistant as Secretary Sports Committee One Member of the Academic Staff .Cafeteria Supervisory Committee Administrative Assistant .Chairperson Administrative Assistant Representative of Budget Director’s Office Representative of University Staff Club Representative of UMASU Services Superintendent 3 Students’ Union Representatives Sports Organiser Sports Officer 146 .

Bachelor Black gown with pointed cape type sleeves. Black square cap with tassel coloured as sleeve.ACADEMIC DRESS Honorary Degrees Doctor of Civil Law Doctor of Literature Doctor of Science Red gown with pointed cape type sleeves as follows: DCL DLitt DSc Silver Grey Mid Blue Gold Gold hoods lined with sleeve colour. Black brimmed academic cap with velvet crown. Black square cap with black tassel. Black hood lined with grey. Black hood lined for each Faculty/ Partner Institution as follows: Agriculture Engineering Law and Management Science Social Studies and Humanities MGI MIE SAC SSR Medical College Black square cap with green tassel. Black hood lined according to Faculty/ Partner Institution Colour as for Master. Green Yellow Red Blue Beige Fuschia Rust Coloured Orange Light Blue Master Undergraduate 147 . Black gown with bell shaped sleeves. Black square cap with black tassel. Grey facings. Dark green gown with cape sleeves. Doctor of Philosophy Maroon gown with pointed cape style sleeves.

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