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CHOICE BASED CREDIT AND SEMESTER SYSTEM (CBCSS)

End Semester Evaluation (ESE)

         End Semester Examination of all the Courses in all Semesters shall be conducted by the University. The results of the ESE shall be arranged to be published according to the examination calendar prescribed by the University Level Monitoring Committee which shall not exceed 45 days from the last day of the examination.

Grading System

         During evaluation of answer script of a course, each descriptive answer is directly given a letter grade in place of marks on the basis of an assessment of the quality of the answer.  In case of objective type of questions, grading is undertaken by bunching them into 4. If all the 4 answers in a bunch are correct, the bunch can be graded as A; if 3 are correct, the grade is B; if 2 are correct, the grade is C; if 1 is correct the grade is D; if no answer is correct, the grade is E.Both Continuous Evaluation (CE) and End Semester Evaluation (ESE) will be carried out using the Direct Grading System on a 5 point scale as given below:

Letter Grade Performance Grade Points (G) Grade Range

         A Excellent 4 3.50 to 4              B Very Good 3 2.50 to 3.49

         C Good 2 1.50 to 2.49               D Average 1 0.50 to 1.49

         E Below Average 0 0.00 to 0.49

 

Consolidation of Grades

         The overall grade for an answer paper (ESE theory) is consolidated by dividing the sum of weighted grade points by the sum of weights. The grade of an answer paper (ESE Practical) shall be consolidated by similar procedure by assigning weights for the various components (e.g., Procedure, Experiment, Calculation, Accuracy of the reported values, Presentation of results, Diagrams etc). The components and their weights shall be included in the scheme and syllabus of each Practical Course

Consolidation of the Grade of a Course

         The grade for a Course is consolidated by combining the End Semester Evaluation (ESE) and Continuous Evaluation (CE) grades taking care of their weights.

Consolidation of Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) –

         Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) is obtained by dividing the sum of credit points obtained in a Semester by the sum of the credits taken in that Semester. Suppose the student has taken four courses each of 4 credits and two courses each of 2 credits in the first semester, after consolidation of grades for each course.

         For the successful completion of a semester, a student has to score a minimum SGPA of 2.00

Consolidation of CGPA :

         An overall letter Grade (Cumulative Grade) for the whole programme shall be awarded to the student based on the value of CGPA using a 7- point scale, as given below:

Overall Grade in a programme:

         CGPA Overall Letter Grade                 3.80 to 4.00 A+ 3.00 to < 3.50 B+

         3.50 to < 3.80 A 2.50 to < 3.00 B         2.00 to < 2.50 C+

         1.50 to < 2.00 C                                     Less than 1.5 D

        

3.1       For the successful completion of a programme and award of the Degree, a student must pass all courses satisfying the minimum credits requirement and must score a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or an overall Grade of C+. ‘Academic Programme’ means the entire Course of study as per the given Scheme and Examinations.

 

3.2       ‘Semester’ means a term consisting of a minimum of 90 working days distributed over a minimum period of 18 weeks.

 

3.3       ‘Course’ means a portion of a subject to be taught and evaluated in a Semester (similar to a paper under traditional scheme).

3.4       ‘Language Courses” are Courses in English and an Additional Language of student’s Choice, for which all the students who join for First Degree Programme have to register.

3.5       ‘Foundation Course’ means a Course at the foundation level that all students of the First Degree Programme (FDP) have to register.

3.6       ‘Core Course’ means a compulsory Course in a Major subject related to the First Degree Programme (FDP) in a discipline.

3.7       ‘Complementary Course’ means a Course in a subject other than the Major subject and is complementary to it.

3.8       ‘Open Course’ means an optional Course which the student is free to take at his/her will. Open Course can be an Elective Course in the Major subject or can be a non Major Elective Course outside the mainstream of study as well.

3.8.1 ‘Vocational Course’ is a Compulsory course in a Major subject of Schedule 2 (a). 3.9 ‘Audit Course’ means a Course which the student can register without earning Credits (zero Credit Courses) and are not compulsory for completing the Degree Programme.

3.9       “Elective Course” means a specialized Course from the frontier area of the core subject, which he/she is free to choose.

3.10     ‘Repeat Course’ is a Course that a student repeats if he/she has failed in it.

3.11     ‘Credit’ (C) of a Course is a measure of the weekly unit of work involving lecture or laboratory session or seminar or similar activity assigned to/for the Course.

3.12     ‘Grade’ indicates the level of performance of a student in a Course.

3.13     ‘Grade Point’ is an integer indicating the numerical equivalent of the broad level of performance of a student in a Course. The product of grade point average and the Credit of a Course is called ‘Credit Point’.

3.13.1 Weight is a numerical measure quantifying the comparative range of an answer or the comparative importance assigned to different components like theory and practical, internal and external examinations, core and complementary subjects.

3.13.2 ‘Weighted Grade Point’ is the sum of grade points multiplied by weight.

3.13.3 ‘Grade Point Average’ (GPA) is an index of the performance of a student in a course. It is obtained by dividing the sum of Weighted Grade Point obtained in the course by the sum of weight of course.

3.14     ‘Semester Grade Point Average’ (SGPA) is an index of the overall performance of a student at the end of a Semester. It is obtained by dividing the sum of the Credit points obtained by a student at the end of a Semester by the sum of the Credits of Courses taken by the student in the Semester.

3.15     ‘Cumulative Grade Point Average’ (CGPA) indicates the broad academic level of performance of the student in a Programme. It is obtained by dividing the sum of the Credit points in all the Courses taken by the student for the entire Programme by the total number of Credits.

3.16     ‘Major Subject’ means the subject for which the student has chosen the core Courses in the respective Programme.

3.17     ‘Faculty Advisor’ means a teacher appointed by the Department Council/HoD who will advise the student on all academic matters. The teacher will be from the department for the Major subject.

3.18     ‘Grace Grade’ means upgraded grade awarded to a student in recognition of meritorious achievements in Sports/Arts/ NCC/NSS. Upgrading of grades shall be based on upgrading of Grade Point Average.

Attendance:

         (Weight 1) Students who secure a minimum of 75% attendance in the aggregate for all the courses of a Semester taken together alone will be allowed to register for End Semester Examinations. Others have to repeat the Semester along with next batch, unless they could make up the shortage of attendance through condonation.

ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE

 

1.      Students are not permitted to absent themselves without leave for the whole or part of a day.

2.      Absence without leave for part of a day will entail for failure of attendance for the whole day.

3.      A student absent from the College for more than fifteen consecutive working days without satisfactory explanation is liable to have his/her name removed from the rolls. A student seeking re-admission after such removal should pay the prescribed re-admission fee of Rs.10.

4.      Leave of absence should be obtained from the Principal on the recommendation of the Head of the Department. As far as possible; leave should be obtained before hand. If the ground of application for the leave is not clear or satisfactory, the student may be called upon to explain or the leave may be rejected.

5.      Application for leave for a period may be granted by the tutor of the student .

6.      Students who are obliged to leave a class owing to indisposition must obtain endorsement from the teacher in-charge of the class at the time.

7.      Application for leave for more than three days should be supported either by a letter from parent/guardian or by a medical certificate in case of illness.

8.      The minimum attendance prescribed by the University is three-fourth of the number of the working days in the academic year. Exemption from shortage of attendance (subject to maximum of 20 days) can be granted by the Syndicate on recommendation of the Principal provided leave has been applied for and granted for absence on satisfactory grounds.

9.      Duty leave for physical education activities will be granted only to athletes representing the college or the University in various matches, tournaments and sports events.

10.    A student deputed to participate in matches, tournaments and sports events, should submit his/her leave application duly recommended by the Physical Director to the Head of the Department (Main subject) for necessary action not later than one week after the events.

11.    The maximum period for which duty leave can be granted to a student for sports and athletic activities will be limited to 10% of the total number of working days.

 

Note:-  Those students who leave the college are advised to get the refund of their caution deposit immediately, as unclaimed caution deposits will lapse to Government after a specified period. Those students who wish to discontinue their studies should apply for the same at the end of the term or at any rate before the commencement of the succeeding term.

 

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