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Evaluation and Examination
CONDUCT AND EVALUATION OF EXAMINATIONS FOR PROGRAMMES LEADING TO ALL BACHELOR’S DEGREES SEMESTER SYSTEM
 
1. The overall weightage of a course in the Syllabi and Scheme of Teaching and Examination shall be determined in terms of credits assigned to the course.
 
2. The evaluation of students in a course shall have two components unless specifically stated otherwise in Syllabi and Scheme of Teaching and Examination:
(i) Continuous evaluation by the teacher(s) of the course.
(ii) Evaluation through a Semester term end examination.
 
3. The guidelines for distribution of weightage for various components of evaluation shall be as below:
 
a. Theory Courses
 (i) Continuous Evaluation by Teacher(s) - 25%
 (ii) Semester End Term Examination - 75%
 
b. Practical / Laboratory / Studio Courses
(i) Continuous evaluation by teacher(s) - 40%
(ii) Semester term end examination - 60%
 The Syllabi and Scheme of Teaching and Examination shall prescribe to this distribution of weightage only.
 
4. Conduct of Semester Term End Examination
 
(i) All Semester/Supplementary/End term examinations shall be conducted by the Controller of Examinations.
 (ii) The schedule of examinations shall be notified by the Controller of Examinations at least 10 days prior to the first day of the commencement of semester term end examinations.
(iii) For theory and practical examinations, and project report / training report and any other term end evaluation component, all examiners shall be appointed by the Controller of Examinations.
(iv) Semester term end examination answer scripts of students shall be evaluated by teachers appointed by Controller of Examinations from the course wise list of teachers. The list of teachers shall be forwarded to the Controller of Examinations within one month of commencement of the semester.
(v) The Syllabi and Scheme of Teaching and Examination of a programme shall prescribe supplementary examinations for the programme, if required.
 
5. The results of a semester (including both teacher’s continuous evaluation and semester/supplementary term end examination) shall be declared by the Controller of Examinations. However, after scrutiny of the detailed result, if it is observed by Controller of Examinations that there has been a distinct change of standard in the examination as a whole or in a particular course, he may refer the matter to the Moderation Committee, specially constituted for the purpose by the Vice-Chancellor.
 
6. The award list / term end mark sheet containing the marks obtained by a student in various courses shall be issued by the Controller of Examinations, at the end of each academic semester, after the declaration of the result.
 
7. Criteria for Passing Courses, Marks, Promotion and Divisions
 
7.1 (a) The maximum marks in a course shall be 100 irrespective of the credits assigned to the course.
 
(b) The passing marks in course(s) of a programme shall be uniform across courses of a particular programme and shall be specified by the Syllabi and Scheme of Teaching and Examination. The passing marks shall be defined as the percentage of total marks (sum of both the teachers’ continuous evaluation and term end examination) and shall not be less than 40 percent.
 
(c) To pass / qualify in a course, the student must appear in all components of the course.
7.2 A student may apply, within two weeks from the date of the declaration of the result, for re-checking of the examination script(s) of a specific course(s) on the payment of prescribed fees. Rechecking shall mean verifying whether all the questions and their parts have been duly marked as per the question paper, and the totaling of marks. In the event of a discrepancy being found, the same shall be rectified through appropriate changes in the result as well as mark sheet of the concerned semester/supplementary term end examinations.
 
7.3 (i) A student obtaining less than the passing marks assigned to a course and failing in the course, shall be allowed to re-appear in semester term end examination of the course.
 
(ii) Students who are eligible to re-appear in a semester / supplementary term end examination shall have to apply to the Controller of Examinations through the School / Institution concerned and pay the examinations fees prescribed by the University, to be allowed to reappear in an examination.
 
(iii) The re-appearing student who secured less than marks equal to passing percentage of maximum marks of teacher’s continuous evaluation also have the option to repeat and improve the class test performance with regular batch of student. In such cases, the student will be required to apply for such improvement in the beginning of the said year, to the Dean/ Director of the School/ Institute.
 
8. Grading System: After adding the teaching continuous evaluation marks to the term end examinations marks, the marks secured by a student from maximum 100 shall be converted into a letter grade. The grade points are the numerical equivalent of letter grade assigned to a student in the points scale as given below:
 
Marks
Grade
Grade Point
90 – 100
O
10
75 – 89
A+
9
65 – 74
A
8
55–64
B+
7
50 – 54
B
6
45 – 49
C
5
40 – 44
P
4
Less than 40 or absent
F
0