Initial Registration

Selected candidates will be requested to register for the respective degree programme by paying registration and other relevant fees. Once registered, students receive the information of their registration. The information will include a registration number, programme of study, academic calendar and requirements to pass the relevant diploma / degree programme. All registered students will receive a Student Identity Card. Students should produce their identity cards upon the request by University authorities to verify the student status. A student shall refer to his/her registration number in all correspondence with the Institute/University.

The validity of registration begins from the date of the acceptance of his/her application for the degree programme for a normal student and the date that the relevant Board of Study accepted the application under special qualifications for a special/exchange student. The date of registration for Doctor of Philosophy students is the date of the acceptance of his/her synopsis by the relevant Board of Study.

Duration of Registration

The minimum and the maximum time limits for any diploma/degree programme are as stipulated in the rules and regulations of the Postgraduate Degree Programmes. If no extensions are granted, students shall complete their diploma/ degree programmes within the stipulated time period.

The stipulated durations for the degree programmes are as follows:

Concurrent Registration

Concurrent registration for more than one degree programme of the University and different universities and different degree programmes in the University or different universities is not allowed. If found guilty, the registration will immediately be terminated.

Maintenance of Registration

All students in postgraduate programmes must re-register once a year to keep their programmes active by paying relevant fees. The renewal of registration should be done before the expiration of the active registration. Students who failed do so will be considered to have withdrawn from the programme.


If a student who failed to maintain his/her registration and therefore was considered as withdrawn from the programme intends to resume work on the programme, he/she must apply for re-admission in terms of the regulations in force at the time of the re-application. If a student is recommended for re-admission he/she is required to pay relevant readmission fees and other prescribed fees and follow conditions attached to the re-admission.

Amendments to Personnel Information

Students should immediately inform the Institute any changes in their personal information given in the initial application. Students are not allowed to change personal information such as name after the final examination of the degree programme.

Withdrawals and Cancellation of Registration

Any student may request for the withdrawal/ cancellation of his/her registration at any time using the prescribed form in which reasons for the cancellation and effective date of cancellation be given. The request for the cancellation shall be approved by the relevant Board of Study. If, after the withdrawal/ cancellation of registration, a graduate student wishes to reapply for admission, his/ her application will be considered in the current competition for places along with other applicants.


The Institute shall terminate the registration of a student at any time upon the recommendation of the relevant Board of Study. Reasons for the termination may be: failure to meet registration requirements, providing false information in the application form, expiration of the time limit of the programme for which the student has registered, failure to pay the prescribed fees in time, failure to maintain adequate academic standing, violation of rules and regulations of the University that leads to the termination of candidature.