Students who wish to apply for leave of absence on medical ground have to write to the Faculty of Science Office together with a certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner. Students applying for leave of absence for non-medical reasons should also write to the Faculty of Science Office at the earliest opportunity stating the reasons for which the leave of absence is sought (University General Regulation G8 refers).
The period of leave of absence is to be counted within the maximum period of registration. The maximum period of registration is 6 years for 4-year curriculum.
The Faculty stresses the importance of the academic performance of students. Students who do not perform satisfactorily may be recommended for discontinuation of their studies.
|Sc5(h) Candidates shall be recommended for discontinuation of their studies if they have:||AS5(g) Candidates shall be recommended for discontinuation of their studies if they have:|
G11 Unsatisfactory performance or progress:
A student whose performance at examinations or in coursework or in such class tests as may be held from time to time is unsatisfactory, or in the case of a higher degree student whose progress is unsatisfactory, may be required by the Senate (a) to discontinue his studies.
Students who are recommended for discontinuation of their studies will be interviewed by the Faculty Review Committee on Student Performance and Discontinuation before their cases are considered by the University’s Committee on Discontinuation. The Faculty Review Committee on Student Performance and Discontinuation normally meets in January/February and July every year. Students who cannot attend the Faculty Review Committee on Student Performance and Discontinuation meeting will be referred to the University’s Committee on Discontinuation automatically. The decision made by the Committee on Discontinuation is final and is not subject to appeal. Students who have any concerns and questions about their academic performance may contact the Administrative Assistant of the Faculty Office.