Rules & Regulation

Rules & Regulation of Mahapanya Vidayalai on Bachelor Degree 2011


section 1




  1. The education system of Mahapanya Vidayalai is a ‘semester credit system’, divided each academic year into 2 semesters.
    1. First semester consisting of minimum of 16 weeks.
    2. Second semester consisting of minimum of 16 weeks, summer session following the second semester, consists of minimum of 6 weeks by adding credit hours equal to a usual semester hours. Summer session is not required.
  2. The minimum length of study of Bachelor degree is 8 semesters (4 years), following 2 semesters of university’s apprenticeship regulation.
  3. Study the subjects in MPV curriculum on Bachelor degree.
  4. ‘Credit’ is the earned in each subject.
  5.  Determine a value of credit in each subject by:
    1. The subject that student attends lecture for 1 hour each week plus 2 hours of individual study each week throughout semester equals to 1 credit.
    2. The subjects that student practices in discussion or seminar 2-3 hours including 3 extra hours each week throughout a semester equal to 1 credit.
  6. Mahapanya Vidayalai or MPV set the curriculum and credits including core subjects in Buddhism and general knowledge in curriculum.
  7. The academic affair is required to inform subjects to be taught in each semester to Registration and Evaluation Office before registration date.


After the date of registration, if the academic affair opens another subject or cancels any subject, the approval must be done by the committee of MPV and the decision will be reported to the Registration and Evaluation Office within 15 days after opening of the academic year.


  1. Mahapanya Vidayalai determines the class level of student by credits registered and passed examination after the end of each semester.
  2. Classification of students:
    1. Students on Promotion-students with accumulative grade average of 2.00 and above.
    2. Students on Probation-students with accumulative grade average below 2.00.


Classification of students will be made at the end of each semester with exception of the first year students of classification that will be made after the end of the second year.


The Registration and Evaluation Office reports “on probation” condition to the student and the academic adviser as soon as possible.


  1. Leave of absence and return students may submit leave of absence to the Director in these cases:
    1. Getting drafted for military.
    2. Receiving international scholarship or other scholarship approved by MPV.
    3.  Having illness that needs long term medical treatment with doctor’s certificate to show to MPV.
    4. Other unexpected circumstances.


In case of student asks for leave of absence before registration or opening of MPV, the student is required to submit the application to the Director, within 3 days after the opening of MPV and pay the tuition to keep the student’s status, failure to follow regulation causing dismissal from MPV.


In addition, if the student asks for leave of absence after registration or in the middle of the semester, the students are required to submit the application as soon as possible, attending class regularly before. In case he has got 20 percent short attendance in any subjects, he will get ‘F’ therein and cumulative grade average will be done in those subjects as well.


  1. The Director or MPV committee can approve leave of absence maximum of 2 semesters each, if the students wish for extension, the application will be submitted in the same procedure. When student on leave of absence comes back to study, the application to study will be submitted to the Director or MPV committee before 15 days of opening semester. Failure to follow regulation will loose the right to register in that semester unless the committee of MPV approves the applications as a special case.
  2. MPV committee is required to submit the list of student on leave of absence and the list of students for re-enrollment to the Registration and Evaluation Office as soon as possible.


section 2



  1. Enrollment:
  1. The student who wishes to enroll is required to submit documents required to the Registration and Evaluation Office by himself, according to date and place stipulated, and pay the tuition fee requited.
  2. The student who cannot enroll on time is required to submit a report to the registration and Evaluation Office within 7 days or will lose his rights.

After reporting to Registration and Evaluation Office the student is required to enroll by himself unless in emergency case, MP.V allows the authorized person to enroll on his behalf within 7 days after opening of the semester.

  1. Registration of Subjects:
  1. The student is required to register subjects according to the procedure of Registration and Evaluation Office.
  2. Every subject must be registered in each semester by the approval of an academic adviser with his signature in the registration card.
  3. The student is required to register by himself on the date and place stipulated, paying the tuition fee and balance (if any) in order to be considered as complete registration and the student shall receive only the results of the subjects registered at the end of semester.
  4. The student registered after the stipulated date is considered late, it is required to pay late fee.
  5. The student fails to register within 10 days of each semester or 7 days of summer session, unless the committee of the faculty or the college approves as a special case, after the period required and tuition fee is required to be paid as Article No. 14. 4. In such a special case, the student has the right for examination even though the time is less than 80% of the balance time.
  6. The Student fails to register in any usual semester; he is automatically classified into a group of students taking a leave of absence. As Article No. 10 failure to observe the regulation can cause dismissal from the college.
  7. Within 2 years from the date of withdrawal, according to Articles No. 10, and 14.6 MPV may approve the renewal of studentship to the student by considering it as leave of absence. In such a case, the student is required to pay tuition fee and other fees (if any) as if the student takes a leave of absence.
  1. Total Credits Student may Registered:
  1. The student on promotion registers minimum of 21 credits and registers maximum of 10 units in summer session.
  2. The student on probation registers minimum of 6 credits and maximum of 15 credit and registers maximum of 10 units in summer session.
  3. A special student approved as a special case registers subjects by the advice of an academic adviser.
  1. The student intends to register subjects besides Article No. 15 required to submit application to the Director or the Academic Affairs for a special case.
  2. Adding or Withdrawing Subjects:
  1. Adding subjects is done within 15 days of semester or 7 days of summer session by the approval of an academic adviser.
  2. Withdrawing subjects by the approval of a lecturer and an academic adviser under the following conditions
  1. If withdrawing within 15 days of semester or 7 days of summer session, the subjects will not appear in the transcript.
  2. If withdrawing after 15 days but still within 45 days of semester, or after first 7 days but still within 20 days of summer session, the result of that subject will appear with symbol ‘W’, together with 80% of class attendance.
  3. Withdrawing after the date after according to Article No. 17.2.2 is not permitted, unless the committee of MPV approves as a special case, in such a case the student will receive symbol ‘W’ in that subject.
  4. Withdrawing without approval from the committee of MPV according to Article No. 17.2.3 the student will receive ‘F’, in that subject and it will be taken for calculating grade average.
  5. The student is not permitted to withdraw below 9 credits left in that semester, unless there is approval from the committee of MPV.
  1. MPV determines the fees including refund of the fees, which will be announced from time to time.



section 3




  1. There shall be testing and evaluation in every subject registered in each semester.
  2. Testing can be done in various methods, by examination in every subject registered in that semester, if the examination is not required, the Director will announce before registration in that semester.
  3. The student is required to have 80% attendance in each subject to be qualified for examination except the case in Article No. 14.5.


The student who has got short attendance in any subject and has not got the approval from the Director shall get ‘F’ in that subject of which cumulative grade average is calculated as well.

  1. Evaluation:

The results of education in each subject shall be systematically evaluated in the forms of Grade and Grade Points as follows:


Result                               Grade                         Grade-point


Excellent                      A                                        4.0


Very good                   B+                                       3.5


Good                          B                                          3.0


Very fair                     C+                                        2.5


Fair                            C                                           2.0


Quite fair                  D+                                        1.5


Poor                          D                                           1.0            


Failed                       F                                             0


  1. Grade ‘F’ shall be given in the following cases:


  1. The student failed in examination,
  2. The student was absent from examination without approval from the Director or MPV committee,
  3. The student is not qualified for examination according to Article No. 21,
  4. The student withdraw subjects besides the cases specified in Article No. 17.2.4,
  5. The student does not clear incomplete subjects (I) in time according to Article No. 26 in second paragraph.
  6. The student violated the examination regulation and received judgments as failure.


  1. Besides testing as in No. 22 transcript can be given in other symbols as follows:


Symbol                                   Result


I                                               Incomplete


S                                              Satisfactory


U                                             Unsatisfactory


W                                            Withdrawn


Au                                           Audit


  1. General subjects in the curriculum of the college may be evaluated without given ‘grade’, instead, symbols ‘S’ and ‘U’ may be used. Any subjects that are similar to the general subjects of the college according to previous section will be on the college announcement.
  2. The symbol ‘I’ in any subject can be given in any one of the following cases:


  1. The student failed to do assignment or missed some testing in the semester,
  2. The student was absent from the examination due to illness with doctor’s certificate,
  3. The student was absent from examination with approval from the Director or MPV committee or certain circumstances caused incomplete assignment and final test of the student.


In the case of Articles No. 21, 26.2, 26.3 the student should complete the obligation within 15 days after registration of the next semester. Failure to observe would cause ‘I’ turning to ‘F’ automatically.


The student on conditional status would receive grade not higher than ‘C’ unless it is special case and ‘I’ occurred unexpected circumstances, the lecturer or adviser and committee of MPV can approve higher grade than ‘C’.


  1. Symbol ‘S’ is given to the student in the subject he passed and the curriculum specified those subjects are learnt and passed without grading.
  2. Symbol ‘U’ is given for the subject failed in examination and the curriculum specified that students are required to study and pass the examination, with grading, in this case the student must register again and pass the examination of that subject to receive symbol ‘S’.
  3. Symbol ‘AU’ is given for the subject registered and indicated to study without credits earned and without testing.
  4. Symbol ‘W’ is given for the subject as the case specified in Articles No. 17.2.2 and 17.2.3.
  5. The symbol received not below ‘D’ is considered passing in that subject except the subject specified that the grade should be above ‘D’.


If the student failed in core subjects, he must register the subject and pass the examination as mentioned in the previous paragraph.


If the student failed in elective subject, he may register in the subject or some other subjects instead.


  1. The student received grade above ‘D’ has no right to register that subject again, except audit subjects may be registered again.
  2. Counting cumulative credits must be done only in subjects the student passed according to Articles No. 27 and 31.


  1. In the case of registering the subject more than once, the counting of the cumulative credits of the subject can be done only once.
  2. In case of registering the subject ‘equivalent to’ the counting of the cumulative credits of any one of them can be done.


  1. Evaluation is done at the end of each semester to calculate ‘Grade Point Average’ (GPA) of subjects registered, the value is called “Semester Grade Point Average” (SGPA), and to fine out grade point average of every semester must be done can called “Cumulative Grade Point Average (Cum GPA).
  2. Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) is calculated by bringing the adding result of multiplication between grade point per credits of each subject in semester and divide by total credits registered in that semester.
  3. Cumulative Grade Point Average (Cum GPA) is calculated by bringing the total adding result of multiplication between grade point per credit of each subject in semester and divide by total credits registered whether they are repeated or substituted.
  4. Grade point average of subjects with symbol I,S, W, AU, will not be calculated according to Articles No. 35 and 36.
  5. Using 2 digits decimal point in grade point average.



section 4




  1. The college checks the result of students in each semester including summer session. Students must get Cumulative Grade Point Average not below 2.0 or receive warning or be on probation in the beginning of next semester, or dismissed from the university.
  2. The first semester of student in the college, to receive Grade average below 1.50 will receive ‘Warning’ (special warning) from the college and it is not on the condition of Article No. 32.
  3. Student must receive Cumulative Grade Point Average not below 1.75 at the first two semesters, or otherwise their names will be withdrawn from student registration.
  4. Receiving 2 consecutive warning for 2 semesters and their Cumulative Grade Point Average is still below 2.00, students will be put on probation for next semester and its position will appear in transcript.
  5. If student still receive Cumulative Grade Point Average below 2.00 on probation in that semester, their name will be withdrawn out of the student registration.
  6. Students studied and completed all the subjects and credits in the curriculum with Cumulative Grade Point Average not below 1.75 and not above 2.00 are allow to register more courses in order to upgrade their GPA, with approval of academic adviser.
  7. In Article No. 44 students must earn Cumulative grade Point Average 2.00 within the next 3 semesters or not over twice (8 year) for usual semester from the date of their registration.
  8. Under Article No. 45 changing major, transferring to another faculty and taking leave of absence have no effect on Warning and Probational condition.



section 5



  1. Terminational status of student are:


  1. Graduated and received degree according to article No. 50.
  2. Getting permitted to resign by the Director.
  3. Being dismissed from MPV as the following cases:


  1. Failing to register in any semester as in Article No. 14.6.
  2. Failing to pay MPV’s fee for maintaining a student status after the semester.
  3. Failing to meet requirements or disqualify as candidate qualification in the Application Form.
  4. Earning Cumulative Grade Point Average in the first semester of the first year (1st year or 3rd year) below 1.25 or earning Cum GPA of two semesters of first year below 1.75.
  5. Earning Cum GPA below 1.50 from the third semester.
  6. Earning Cum GPA below 1.75 for two consecutive semester.
  7. Failing in probation condition.
  8. Failing to fulfill subjects in curriculum of MPV or earning Cum GPA below 2.00 within 2 times of the period of the curriculum.
  9. Using unfair means in examination.
  10. Failing to choose major or minor subjects (if any) within time requirement in the curriculum.
  11. Having been suspended for more than 2 semesters.
  12. Having serious misconduct and having been considered to leave student-hood.
  13. Deceased.


  1. The student violates rules, regulations, orders or thoer announcement of MPV are punishable by:


  1. Probation
  2. Suspension
  3. Termination


  1. To punish the student using unfair means in final or sessional examinations, the committee of MPV with the committee of the examination will consider the case as dishonest or intended to cheat or order.


  1. If considered dishonest, it is punishable by:


  1. Giving ‘F’ in the subject
  2. The committee of MPV can give the order of suspension to the students for 1 semester or dismissals.
  3. Suspension of the students is done on the next semester and suspension time will be counted as the length of academic year.


  1. If the violation is besides. Article No. 49.1. the committee of MPV may consider other forms of punishment but less severe than Article No. 49.1.1)


The Director punishes the student by the decision as mentioned above and reports to the Office of Registration and Evaluation at once.


section 6




  1. The qualifications of graduation are as follows:


  1. Earning all cumulative credits required in the curriculum within double times of study (8 years) in the curriculum and having Cum GPA not below 2.00
  2. Having passed practical training according to MPV’s regulation on meditation requirement.
  3. Having no any obligations to the MPV.


  1. Qualifications for Distinguished Honor:


  1. First Class Distinction:


  1. Having completed all credits required in the curriculum on time limited.
  2. Having cumulative Grade Point Average of all subjects not below 3.50.
  3. Having never got grade less then ‘C’ or symbol ‘U’ in any subjects.
  4. Having no bad behavior on record.


  1. Second Class Honor:


  1. Having passed all credits required in the curriculum within time limited.
  2. Having passed and earned Commutative Grade Point Average not below 3.00.
  3. Having never got grade less the ‘D’ or symbol ‘U’ in any subjects.
  4. Having no bad behavior on record.


  1. The students must apply for graduation to the Office of Registration and Evaluation in the last semester.
  2. The committee of MPV and Director of the registration and evaluation office consider students application before submitting it to MPV Academic Council in order to consider and submit to Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University Council for degree or degree with distinguished honor.
  3. The University Council approves degree minimum once a year.
  4. The university arranges the convocation (commencement) once a year, the date is announced year by year.
  5. MPV Graduate Characteristics Qualification:


  1. ศรัทธาในพระพุทธศาสนา                          Faithful and loyal in Buddhism.
  2. เป็นผู้นำทางด้านจิตใจและสติปัญญา         Spiritual and intellectual leadership
  3. ใฝ่รู้แสวงหาปัญญาความรู้             Intellectual curiosity
  4. ปฏิปทาน่าเลื่อมใสใฝ่ฝึกตน          Virtue of serenity and faithful practice.
  5. วิสัยทัศน์กว้างไกล                              Wide-world vision
  6. เป็นผู้มีคุณค่าต่อสังคม                    Social benefit
  7. เป็นบุคลากรที่มีคุณค่า                    Resourcefulness
  8. สามารถพัฒนาตนด้านคุณธรรมจริยธรรม Capacity of developing one’s virtue and morality
  9. ดูตนเองออก  บอกตนเองได้      Self-reproachful and self-admonitory
  10. มีความรับผิดชอบในฐานะพลเมือง  มีจิตสาธารณะ  Civic responsibility and public spirit
  11. มีมนุษย์สัมพันธ์ดี                                  Human relationships
  12. มีประสิทธิภาพทางเศรษฐกิจ           Economic efficiency
  13. การตรงต่อเวลา                                                     Punctuality.


  1. Classroom Regulation:


  1. Dress properly as a monk.
  2. Arrange shoes in row.
  3. Put tables & chairs in order.
  4. Food, Soft drink and coffee are prohibited.
  5. Computer, notebook are prohibited.
  6. No talking on mobile phone, shouting and disturbing friends.
  7. Keep class room neat & clean.
  8. No recording (Writing) on table, chairs or wall.
  9. Switch off the air-condition 5 minutes before the class ends.
  10. Switch off all the lights before leaving the class room.
  11. Any dilapidated materials in class, please inform the office.


  1.  Library Regulations


Things to Remember:


  • Monk Students should wear robes properly before entering to Library.
  • Please write your name in the library user list.
  • Please show your library Identity card before using computer or borrowing books.
  • Without ID card Students are not allowed to use library Property.
  • Students are allowed to use computer only 30 minutes. In case of important work should inform to library staffs.
  • Late return will be fine 3 baht for books and 5 baht for electronic materials per day.
  • Borrowers must pay for lost materials.
  • Keep library books clean and safe both for you and others.
  • Use bookmarks instead of bending the pages.
  • No talking loudly (Mobile Phone) and bringing drinks and foods inside Library.
  • Taking Library Materials without permission will lose right to borrow any materials and be report to the college committee.




  • Students can borrow 2 books at a time for 7 days.
  • Other media materials are available only in the library.
  • Reserved books may be borrowed and consulted between 09.00 A.M. - 4.00 P.M. within the library only.
  • Reserved books may be borrowed at 2.00 P.M. hours and be returned at 09.00 A.M. the following working days.



section 7




  1. Daily Routine for Residential Students:




5.00 a.m

Morning Chanting

6.50 a.m

Walk for alms-round

7.00 a.m


7.30 – 8.30 a.m

Communal duty / Daily maintenance work

9.00 – 11.00 a.m

Study - Morning Session

11.00 – 12.00 a.m


12.00 – 13.00 p.m

Personal Time /  Rest

13.00 – 15.00 p.m

Study -  Afternoon Session

15.15 – 17.15 p.m

Study – Evening Session

17.15 – 17.45 p.m

Personal time / daily maintenance work etc.

18.00 – 19.00 p.m

Evening Chanting

19.00 – 20.00 p.m

Personal time: cleaning personal spaces, dormitory etc.

20.00 – 22.00 p.m

Self study – homework – (in dormitory or in assigned study room)


  1. Dormitory rules and regulation:


MP.V where students are from verity of cultural and traditional background, and speak different languages, a common set of rules to follow seems essential. Based on Buddha’s Vinaya teaching (code of conduct) MP.V introduces and applies rules and regulations for all students to follow.


Students will be divided into three groups and group leader will be chosen.


These rules are designed to help students to develop their spiritual friendliness among dhamma-friends. The rules will be updating from time to time accordance with the need of time.


  1. The rules has divided into DO’s and DO NOT’s




  1. Do observe the bhikkhu vinaya (Code of Conduct) for monks and Basic Buddhist Precepts for lay people.
  2. Do attend both two times chanting (morning 5am and evening 6pm) together.
  3. Do walk for alms round (pindapata) every morning and eat together with other monks in dining hall.  .
  4. Do wear robe properly (homdong for Theravada monks) as Thai tradition on any spiritual occasion.
  5. Do participate cleaning monastery’s area morning and evening or help whenever help is needed.
  6. Do consider the property of university to protect.
  7. Do avoid using excess water and electricity.
  8. Do use polite words while talking to friends, visitors and other fellow.
  9. In case of any emergency accidents or problematic issues do contact with MP.V personnel.




  1. Do not break any of the above rules.
  2. Do not do inappropriate shopping at night.
  3. Do not cook food inside the dormitory as for Theravada vinaya (Sekhiya rules) requires
  4. Do not create violent environment inside or outside the university.
  5. Do not bring any guest without authority of MP.V personnel.
  6. Do not carry / bring any harmful product (inappropriate to monks) inside the university compound.
  7. Do not harm any of living being around the university.
  8. Do not do business with your personal property with other fellow students.
  9. Do not display commercial signs, or general offensive materials from their dormitory windows.   


If any of students fails to practice any of these rules will be


  • Reminded                        -   Trailed                     -   Expelled.


 The cooperation and peaceful living is expected from all resident monks.


  1. Commons Areas


Commons areas in the dormitories are provided to dorm residents as a space in which they may congregate outside of dorm rooms. They are a place of gathering, used for dorm meetings, group studying, and just as a place to relax. Residents must be respectful of the rights of other students to share this space, and must be mindful of the noise generated. Commons rooms may not be used for organized or spontaneous social activity which restricts any resident's use of the common rooms or for activity which results in the violation of University policies. If all residents of a dormitory agree, a commons room in the dorm may be designated available for twenty-four hour use with the following stipulations. Access must be limited to residents and their guests and guests must always be accompanied by a resident. Quiet hour policies apply at all times. Guests may not sleep in commons rooms overnight. Should these stipulations not be followed, the twenty-four hour access policy may be revoked and those who violate the policy may be subject to disciplinary action.


  1. Personal Possessions


University does not take response on any personal losses. Students should take precautions to protect personal belongings from theft, fire, water damage, or other loss.


  1. Moving Out


Students are expected to leave their rooms in a clean and orderly manner when they go out or at the end of the term. The room must be inspected by the Proctor or Head Resident and the checkout form completed and co-signed by the Head Resident before the student departs for the holidays.


  1. The university will assess charges for the disposal of any improperly stored item.
  2. The University cannot take responsibility for items lost from the storage areas.  


  1. Visitors and Guests


Residents may not have long term guests in the residential facilities. Visitors and guests are not allowed spend over night in students’ dorm or common rooms. The visitor (monks) will get three days permission to stay for free.


  1. Guests may only stay in a dormitory room with the permission of all persons assigned to the room or suite. (Students may not have guests of the opposite sex stay with them in their rooms.) Residents should register their guests with the Head Resident.
  2. Guests are required to abide by University policy including policies governing alcohol and drug use. Residents will be held responsible for any damages or infractions perpetrated by guests.


Privileges to have guests in the residential halls may be revoked if a student's guests violate University policies.




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