There are 2 different systems of classification for degree programmes, one for Honours Degree programmes and the other for General (Non-Honours) Degree programmes.
Students enrolled on Honours Degree programmes will be awarded, upon completion of all requirements, the appropriate Bachelor’s degree with one of the following classifications:
- First Class Honours
- Second Class (Division I) Honours
- Second Class (Division II) Honours
- Third Class Honours
In the case of a Pass, the General Degree with a Pass will be awarded.
The various classifications are based on the cumulative Grade Point Average (cGPA). The general guidelines are as follows:
|3.00–3.39||Second Class (Division I)|
|2.50–2.99||Second Class (Division II)|
For programmes which award the General Degree as a distinct pathway option open to students, the cumulative GPA is again employed to determine different designations:
|cGPA||Designation of Degree|
|3.40–4.00||Degree with Distinction|
|2.67–3.39||Degree with Merit|
In all cases of classification/designation of degrees, the cumulative GPAs cited above are indicative. The Senate reserves the right, upon recommendation of appropriate Department/Programme Management Committee, to make exceptions in the application of these indicative grade point averages.
Individual faculties/schools may develop additional or alternative indicators for the award classifications in the programmes.