The Institute follows a credit based relative grading scheme. IIITDM Kancheepuram follows a continuous assessment process, with an approximate weightage of 50% for quizzes (cycle tests/assignments) and the remaining for end semester examinations. Students are awarded with letter grades in each of the courses they have registered based on their performance in the quizzes, assignments and end semester examinations. The letter grades and associated points are as listed below:
- U - Failure in the course
- W - Failure due to insufficient attendance in course
- I - Incomplete
- H - Completed - (SSG/NSO)
- L - Incomplete - (SSG/NSO)
Based on the grades secured a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA) for a semester is calculated as per the following formula:
where Ci - Credit of the course, GP - grade point of the course and, i - total number of registered courses in the semester including those in which the student obtained ‘U’ and ‘W’ grades but not cleared.
Cumulative Grade Point Average at the scale of 10 (CGPA) would be the GPA of all courses calculated on a cumulative basis till the current semester.