The teaching program will follow guidelines given by Pokhara University and will prepare students for the B.E. In Software Engineering degree over 4 years.
Students will be integrated into the regular life of the GCES program. This means following all rules and regulations as prescribed by the college, including but not limited to the proper wearing of uniform, attending all classes and college program and activities as appropriate and applicable, and following library rules for book issuing and returning.
As B.E. Students, a high standard of co-operation, discipline and leadership will be expected, both giving support to staff and providing an example to other students.
Given the importance of English as the medium of study, it is expected that all students will use only English for verbal communication during college hours. This will directly benefit students themselves and will have a positive influence on others.
The college administration has the right to cancel the student’s place in the college for non-payment or late payment or fees, poor academic performance, unethical or disruptive behavior, or if the student fails to maintain the minimum requirements.
- Library Books
Our library books are very important to our current, future students and to our faculty. So, we urge you to take good care of any books you borrow, and never under any circumstances to tear pages out of a book. It is unethical to do so. You may make copies of a few pages of a book, but it is illegal to copy large portions or an entire book.
- Payment of Fees
The fees that are due at the beginning of each semester must be paid on the indicated due dates specified by the college.
For the subsequent payments in each semester, if the amount due on a particular date is not completely paid, a late fee of Rs. 100 will be charged per month.
- Text Material
Following are ways in which text material is generally used in classes:
- Published textbooks are used, alone, or supplemented by copies of lecture notes.
- Lecture notes are primarily written on the whiteboard, but may also be supplemented by copies of the notes.
- In all cases, copies of other material, such as pages from books, articles, technical publications, etc., may be used.
- Printing and Photo Copying
Students can print their academic documents (project documents, assignments) in the computer lab or library using student’s computer for free. They should not ask to have printing done from the office computer by the secretary or any other staff.
Students may request a limited amount of photocopying be done by the secretary on the office copier. Material to be copied may be left in the office, and copying will be done when time is available. There is no guarantee that copying will be done on the same day the material is submitted. Photo copying fees are:
For A4 sized papers
- Rs. 2 per single-sided page
- Rs. 3 per double-sided page
For printing documents
- Rs. 4 per single-sided page
- Rs. 6 per double-sided page
- Dress Code
Students are required to wear
- College Uniform – Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday
- GCES T-shirt and Pant – Tuesday and Wednesday
Full College Dress: College Shirt, College Tie, Black Pants, Black Shoes, Black Socks, Black Sweater.
- English Usage
English is the commonly accepted language worldwide for science, technology and business. To help prepare students to be successful in the global market place, classes and labs are conducted in English, therefore English is to be used for all verbal and written communication during college hours.
According to Pokhara University rules, students are required to attend at least 80% of classes and 80% of labs in each course. A student who fails to do so will not be permitted to take the final examination, and will fail the course. To get the maximum advantage, students are urged to attend every class and lab.
- Tests and Grades
Two scheduled theory and one scheduled laboratory test are given in each course per semester. A teacher may give other tests as well. No exam or quiz will be given during the final week of classes. A final examination is conducted by Pokhara University.
A final alphabetic course grade is determined, based on two equally-weighted numerical components, namely a sessional grade assigned by the teacher and the grade obtained on the final examination. The sessional grade is a combination of grades on tests given during the semester, homework assignments, projects, and laboratory reports, with proportions varying with each course. The sessional grade may also depend on class participation, attendance and promptness, and ethical conduct.
- Homework Assignments and Projects
Homework assignments and projects are a much-needed component of the learning process. Students are urged to complete all homework assignments and projects well and strictly on time.
No homework assignment or project will be given on the final assessment week, and all will be due on or before the last day of classes.
- General Expectations and Advice
Students are expected to apply themselves seriously in classes and laboratories, and in completing homework assignments, laboratory reports, and projects.
Learning in a college environment is a joint activity of students and teachers. Students learn best when they are pro-active. This means that they actively seek to obtain deep understanding, and do not just attend class and expect to get all knowledge there. They should learn also from reading the textbook and other books and material, from doing extra exercises and problems other than those given in assignments, from discussions with each other, and from asking questions in class and in the Student Consultation periods.
The task of students is not just to memorize facts, but to learn how to think creatively, so they will be able to find new and better solutions, and to produce new ideas, and products and systems.
- The following Pokhara University statement regarding General Policy on the Engineering Program of the University, applies also to GCES:
“The provisions of this document are not to be regarded as a binding contract between the University or GCES and the students. The University reserves the right to change any provisions of requirements contained in this document at any time, without pre-notification, within the student’s term of residence.