Attendance and Eligibility to Appear for Examinations :


OA 16.5

Appearance as an Attempt :

A candidate's appearance at an examination shall be considered as an attempt when he / she shall appear in atleast one paper or practical of the examination.


OA 16.6

If a student seeks withdrawal of the examination form and requests for the refund of he / she examination fees, his / her non-appearance will not be considered as an attempt.


OA 16.9

First Attempt

To pass the examination in the first attempt means passing in one and the same sitting, in all the heads of passing, except those heads where exemptions are permitted as prescribed in the scheme of examinations.


OA 16.10

A student who does not clear all the paper of the examination in one and the same sitting is not eligible for any Class /Distinction/Honours. The remark against his/her result will be "passes".


OA 16.11

Duration for the completion of the Course :

The total duration available for students to complete the course shall be twice the actual duration prescribed for the course, unless otherwise specified. 


OA-17 Ordinance relating to Minimum attendance for eligibility to appear Examinations conducted by Goa University :


(i)  The attendance shall be taken by the teacher for each lecture / tutorial / practical or any other component of teaching separately. He/She shall maintain such a paper-/course-wise Attendance Register.

(ii) Attendance shall be taken on a day to day basis for all the students and shall be cumulative of all the months of the Semester / Term / Year (in case of annual examination), as the case may be, for deciding the eligibility to appear for the respective examination. The statement of the attendance shall be prepared paper-/course-wise and month-wise and the same shall be displayed on the Notice Board. A copy of this statement shall be sent to the University for records.

(iii) If more than the prescribed number of Lectures / Practicals for a paper/course have been engaged by the teacher(s), then, for the purpose of compilation of attendance, the number of lectures actually engaged as well as attended shall be proportionately scaled down with respect to the prescribed number of lectures / practicals for the paper / course.

       (iv) A student registered in a Semester / Term / Year, for any Course (degree or diploma), shall be required to have a minimum               cumulative attendance of 75% of the total lectures and practicals prescribed for the course during that Semester / Term / Year. Although the attendance shall be cumulative for all the papers / courses taken together, in the given Semester / Term / Year, a student shall be required to have a minimum of 50% attendance in any individual paper / course.


     (v) A student, having less than 75% cumulative attendance in a Semester / Term / Year and/or less than 50% attendance in individual paper/course, shall not be eligible to appear for that Semester / Term / Annual Examination. Such student shall have to seek re-admission to the Course / Programme during the subsequent Academic Year / Term / Semester by paying requisite fees. However, such student shall not be treated as fresh applicant for the admission if the re-admission is in the same institution. Readmission to professional colleges for the First Year of the course shall be as per the admission rules for these courses. These students shall not answer CET.


    (vi) For a student registered for subject / subjects having practical component, attendance for both theory and practical component shall be treated separately for the requisite attendance mentioned above.


    (vii) Attendance of a student in an institution for a course shall be transferred to another institution if the student continues the same course in the new institution.


    (viii) A student representing the Institution / University / State / Country in extra curricular activities such as NCC / NSS / Sports / Cultural events shall be treated as “on duty” at the lectures / practicals missed by him / her and shall be marked as 'D' in the Attendance Register. Absence due to such activities should be supported by documentary evidence issued by appropriate authority such as Commanding Officer of NCC, Director of Youth Affairs, Director / Asstt. Director of Sports in Government / University or and authorized official of these and other similar bodies. However, in such cases, for the purpose of compilation of cumulative as well as paper / course-wise attendance, the number of prescribed lectures / practicals for the paper / course shall be calculated after deducting the lectures under 'D' and considered as such.

                            e.g.                           No. of lectures/ practicals attended + D x 100

                 No. of Lectures / practicals engaged


    (ix) Absence on medical grounds for more than four continuous working days is required to be supported with a Medical Certificate which should be submitted within seven days after rejoining the class. Absence on medical grounds shall be offset against the 25% concession in the attendance already granted. However, if such absence exceeds 25% and is found genuine, the student may request for the condonation of the same. The Principal / Dean / Head of the Department shall examine such absence on a case-to-case basis.


    (x) Any case not covered under the above clauses but recommended by the Principal / Dean / Head of the Department for condonation shall be referred to a Committee consisting of (i) Vice- Chancellor (Chairman), (ii) Registrar and (iii) Principal of the Institution/Dean of the College / Head of the Department concerned, as members.


     (xi) For Courses which are governed by the regulations of Central governing bodies such as MCI, DCI, AICTE, CCIM, the norms prescribed by the respective bodies shall be followed with regard to the minimum attendance requirements.


      (xii) A student, who has any grievance about the attendance record, may bring the same to the notice of the Head of the PG Department / Dean or Principal of the College, in writing, within three days from the date of its display on the Notice Board. The Head of the PG Department / Dean or Principal of the College on receipt of such a complaint, shall verify the accuracy of attendance records and allow the aggrieved student to inspect the records, if necessary, and shall dispose of the complaint preferably within a period of seven days.



  • Students with less than 75% attendance will not be issued the hall ticket
  •  No students/ parents/guardians should approach the Principal to issue the hall ticket once the final list having less than 75%              attendance is displayed