Kuwait University
College of Life Sciences

Information Science Department

Comprehensive Examination Committee

Each non-thesis graduate student has to pass a written and oral examination. The examination must be so comprehensive as to reveal the extent of the student's preparation to pursue graduate studies in his/her field of specialization. In particular, it must show the student's capabilities with respect to synthesis, analysis, interpretation, application and discussion.

The Program Committee shall lay down clear written rules as well as a well-defined policy on comprehensive examination and inform the concerned students, about the following:

  1. Date, time, and place of holding the comprehensive examination.
  2. Clearly defined and written academic subject in which the students are to be examined.

The Comprehensive Examination may be conducted through the committees of oral examinations which are held for each course, provided that the area committee specifies the rules and regulations under which these examinations shall be held and attended, and the comprehensiveness in the field of specialization is taken into consideration.

The Comprehensive Examination Committee consists of at least three members of the academic program, appointed by the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the program committee. The committee carries out the task of examining the students and delivering the results, using the form prepared for that purpose, to the program committee for submission to the College of Graduate Studies.