Academics FAQ

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Silicon West’s academic programs.


The student has to attend the Induction Program next year with the newly admitted students, submit the reports, and clear the tests to fulfill the requirements.

Yes. SiliconTech encourages interdisciplinary projects and promotes innovation. Students from different programs are encouraged to work together on an innovative project that requires the application of knowledge from multiple engineering domains. The institute may grant financial support for the hardware/software for selected project ideas.

CS subjects, such as Computer Programming, Data Structures & Algorithms, and Object-Oriented Programming using Java, are common to all branches. Other CS subjects, such as Database Management Systems, Operating Systems, Python Programming, Machine Learning, etc., are offered through Open Electives for Non-CS students starting from their fourth semester.

Yes, but for B.Tech. programs only. A student can apply for a change of branch after the publication of 2nd-semester results provided she/he has secured at least 8.50 CGPA at the end of the 1st year. Branch change is based only on merit and hence may be quite competitive. For more information, refer to Clause 2.3.6 of the Academic Regulations.

During the beginning of a new semester (odd or even), the promoted students have to register to take classes in the new semester. They also have to register to sit for classes in the backlog subjects, if any. Only then can they appear for the examinations. Semester registration is usually open for 10 days from the date of commencement of the semester. Students should clear any fee due to complete the registration.

Some peripheral subjects, such as the Constitution of India, Environmental Science & Engineering, Biology for Engineers, etc., considered essential for engineers, are included in the curriculum as non-credit courses. A student must clear all Mandatory Courses (minimum C grade to pass) to get the degree. These are not credit courses, so the grade secured does not affect the SGPA or CGPA.

Yes. For theory courses (excluding mandatory courses), the minimum passing standard is a D grade (40%) with at least 24 marks out of 60 in the end-term examination. Practical courses require a minimum C grade (50%) to pass. For mandatory courses, the minimum passing standard is a C grade (50%) with at least 30 marks out of 60 in the end-term examination.

The weightage is the same as that of the end-term examination.

No. A student is not eligible to appear in the Supplementary Examination for any subject that she/he was debarred (i.e., awarded X grade) from in the end-term examination. The institute will consider this as a backlog paper. The student can appear for the exams to clear the backlog papers in the subsequent odd or even semesters. This is conditional on the subject being taught in the odd or even semesters.

Yes. There is a provision for Supplementary Examination which is conducted once a year during the summer break. A student can appear for up to six subjects of the previous two semesters in which s/he has failed, i.e., awarded an F grade.

For missed subjects (given an S grade) there is no limit but requires the permission of the Dean Academics. The student has to produce valid documents in support of his/her absence.

In such exceptional cases, the Principal may allow a student to appear in the end-term examination in some subjects on a case-by-case basis considering the exigencies of a situation and previous academic performance.

Students debarred from appearing in the end-term examination due to a shortage of attendance will be awarded a Fail Grade for those subjects. The student has to appear for these subjects as backlog papers in subsequent odd/even semesters.

A student must have at least 80% attendance for appearing in the end-term examination. The Dean of Academics may allow up to 65% due to sickness, natural calamities, or other issues on a case-by-case basis. The student should produce supporting documents to explain the shortage of attendance.

The maximum duration of any program is twice the nominal duration counted from the year of admission. The nominal duration of a B.Tech. program is four years. Therefore, the maximum duration for completion is eight years from the year of taking the admission.

For promotion from the 1st to 2nd year, students must have less than or equal to 4 subjects with F/S/X grade at the end of the second-semester supplementary examination.

For promotion from 2nd to 3rd year, students must pass all subjects of the 1st year, and for promotion from 3rd year to 4th year, students must clear all subjects in the 2nd year.

A student must have appeared for at least half of the theory subjects in the end-term examination and passed in at least half of the practical subjects of the odd semester to be eligible for promotion to the even semester.