FileAPJ Abdul Kalam Technological UniversityThiruvananthapuramAPJAKTU - Academic - MOOC course Geotechnical Engineering - 1 of IIT, Bombay tor B.Tech(Honours)• Approved • Orders issued.U.O.NO. 1548/2021/KTUACADEMIC SECTIONThiruvananthapuram, Dated: 01.102021Read:-l. Minutes ofthe 12th meeting ot the Academic Council held on 17/08/2021, item no.12.307.2.Minutes ofthe 13th meeting ofthe Academic Council held on 31/08/2021, item no.0133.09.Vide paper read as (1) above, the matter of considering the MOOC on 'GeotechnicalEngineering-I' offered by IIT Bombay as eligibility for B. Tech (Honours) (2015 Scheme) wasp aced before the 12th meeting of the Academic Council and it was resolved to reject theproposal as there was similarity with the core course in the same branch.Since University received many complaints from multiple stakeholders that many students aredenied natural justice since the MOOC course "Soil Mechanics / Geotechnical Engineering - 1'offered by IIT Kharagpur, which had been included in the approved list, was not availableduring January -April 2021 session, many students selected the NPTEL-MOOC course withsimilar name "Geotechnical Engineering - 1" offered by IIT Bombay. On examining thecomplaints, Vice Chancellor directed to p ace the matter before the Academic Council again.Accordingly the matter was placed before the 13th meeting of the Academic Council also.The 13th meeting of the Academic Council deliberated on the matter and vide vide paper readas (2) above it was resolved to approve the recommendations of the Board of Studies (CivilEngineering) on the matter that the MOOC titled 'Geotechnical Engineering - l' Offeredby IIT-B shall not be considered for award of B.Tech(Honours) as it violates theconcerned Regulations of the University for the awarding of the same. However, the B.Tech2017 admission students who have already completed the said MOOC from IITKharagpur ('Soil Mechanics / Geotechnical Engineering l') and IIT-Bombay C GeotechnicalEngineering l') during their course Of study, shall be exempted this time due to thereasons cited by the stakeholders, and the credits thus earned shall be counted forawarding B. Tech(Honours).