Amid coronavirus pandemic and its consequence, IIT Kanpur has taken a decision to promote all its students including final year students according to their performance in the last semester
The director of IIT Kanpur, Abhay Karandikar says, "A one-time exception, all the students will be awarded grades for their courses based on mid-semester exam/projects. He further added that they have closed the semester (2019-20) for all students considering the extraordinary disruption in the semester including the summer term".
In the special grading system, no students shall fail all will be awarded A, B, C and S as per their last semester marks, the grading process shall conclude by 30h of June, to that Abhay Karandikar adds there will be no terminations at the end of the semester and the non-graduating students will be given an option to give a re-examination in order to improve their grades. The re-examination will be conducted as a one-time measure once the semester resumes in the future.
Privilege for Final Year students
BTech final year students who wish to convert to a dual degree will be permitted to do so says the Director. Masters students who were unable to complete their research work for their projects due to the lockdown have been given the option to submit a Masters project report in order to graduate