WITHDRAWAL RULES

Introduction

1.         All the programs run by AIBA require persistent hard work by the students throughout the program duration. Few students may face difficulties in keeping pace with quality requirements of the programs. Institute will have no option other than withdrawing unsuccessful students to ensure quality education. 

2.         Despite the academic standing of a student, he/she may be dismissed from the program on disciplinary ground as per Discipline Board Statutes and code of conduct. A student may also be allowed to withdraw on own accord subject to the approval of Academic Council of AIBA.

Definitions

3.         Few related definitions will help understanding the withdrawal policy in a better way. The definitions are given below: 

a.         Withdrawal. The term ‘Withdrawal’ will imply a complete discontinuity from the program of the university.

b.         Temporary Withdrawal. The term ‘Temporary Withdrawal’ means that the student has been allowed by the Academic Council, AIBA to discontinue temporarily. The student, so withdrawn, may re-enter the course as per terms and conditions set by the authority.

c.         Permanent Withdrawal. The term ‘permanent withdrawal’ means a permanent, voluntary discontinuity from the program. The implication of permanent withdrawal includes cancellation of admission and expiry of registration. Once a student is permanently withdrawn, he/she will require a readmission and fresh registration to re-enter in the program.

d.         Expulsion.      The term ‘Expulsion’ means expulsion from the university on disciplinary ground. A student, if expelled, will never be allowed to re-enter the course or similar programs in BUP and be subjected to other terms and conditions as set by the authority while approving the expulsion order.

e.         Temporary Expulsion.          The term ‘Temporary Expulsion’ means expulsion from an academic program for a certain period on disciplinary ground. A student, if expelled temporarily, may be allowed to re-enter the course/program on expiry of the punishment period and on fulfillment of other terms and conditions (if any) as set by the authority while approving the temporary expulsion order.

f.          Dismissal.  The term ‘dismissal’ means a permanent, forced withdrawal from the ongoing program. The implication of dismissal includes cancellation of admission and expiry of registration. Once a student is dismissed, he/she will require a readmission and fresh registration to re-participate in the program.

Withdrawal on Various Grounds

4.         Students may be made withdrawn for poor performances in the programs or they may also take temporary withdrawal on their own accord. The details are as follows:

a.         Withdrawal on Poor Performance.     Students may be withdrawn from the program because of their poor performances. A student must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.50 in a 4.00 point rating scale in the program. Any student obtaining a GPA or a CGPA of less than 2.00 in any semester or at the end of any semester respectively shall be withdrawn from the program. But, if a student fails to maintain a GPA and CGPA of 2.50 in any semester or at the end of a semester, but obtains GPA or CGPA 2.00 or more, will be placed on probation. Failure by a student placed on probation to raise the CGPA to 2.50 in the immediate next semester will lead to withdrawal from the program. Upon clearing the probation, a student will be withdrawn if he/she subsequently in any semester or at the end of any semester obtains or reach a GPA / CGPA of less than 2.5. However, a student failing to obtain and  maintain a GPA or CGPA of 2.5 in the final semester or at the end of the final semester shall be allowed to repeat course(s) of the final semester in which he/she has earned ‘C’ grade or below. This opportunity should be taken once only. Even after repeating the course(s), if a student fails to raise GPA or CGPA to 2.5 in the final semester or at the end of final semester, will be withdrawn from the program.

b.         Withdrawal on Own Accord.          

(1)        Temporary Withdrawal.      A student who has already completed some courses and has not performed satisfactorily or for any other personal reasons and exigency may apply for a withdrawal/temporary withdrawal. Academic Council may allow a student to take temporary withdrawal from a course or the program due to sickness or any other reason and exigency. A student must hold minimum CGPA of 2.8 in 4.00 point rating scale for BBA Programs at that point of time, for EMBA Program no such CGPA requirement is needed. Temporary withdrawal from the first semester of the programs is not allowed. The student must apply for such temporary withdrawal within six weeks (for BBA Program) from the beginning of the semester for any reason other than sickness. However, for extreme emergencies including sicknesses, a student may apply for temporary withdrawal any time during the semester. If student applies for temporary withdrawal before half the duration of the semester, 30% of the different semester fees may be returned. Upon re-entry, the student must complete the required courses of the program remaining in force. The student can only be accommodated within the course offered for the regular students. A student however, must complete the program within valid registration period from the date of initial registration after which his/ her registration will be cancelled.

(2)        Permanent Withdrawal. A student may apply for a permanent withdrawal due to poor academic performance, sickness, or any other reason in any semester. If approved by academic Council, his/her admission and registration will be cancelled.

c.         Dismissal on Disciplinary Ground.

(1)        Unfair Means. Adoption of unfair means may result in the dismissal of a student from the program and expulsion from the Institute. Following would be considered as unfair means adopted during examinations and other contexts:

(a)        Communicating with fellow students for obtaining help in the examination.

                                   (b)         Copying from another student’s script/ report /paper.

(c)        Copying from desk or palm of a hand or from other incrimination documents.

                                    (d)        Possession of any incriminating document whether used or not.

(2)        Influencing Grades. Academic council may dismiss any student for approaching directly or indirectly in any form to influence a teacher for grades.

(3)        Other Indiscipline Behavior. Academic council may dismiss any student on disciplinary ground if any form of indiscipline or unruly behavior is observed in him/ her which may disrupt the academic environment or program or is considered detrimental to AIBA’s image.

Conclusion

5.         Withdrawal and temporary withdrawal of students will be carried out basing on these rules. However, periodical review of these rules should be made as deemed necessary.