The institute reserves the right to allow a student with lower attendance to appear for the term end examination.
The following are the rules and regulations related to evaluation and examinations:
Learning assessment will have basically two components.
Continuous Assessment Examination for theory courses
The Continuous Assessment Examinations are conducted once in a semester as per the notification in the academic calendar. Each exam will be conducted for 120 minutes with maximum marks of 50. However the marks scored by students are converted to a maximum of thirty.
Continuous Assessment Examinations are conducted by the respective Deans and the marks earned by the students are displayed on notice boards. In their own interest students are expected to attend ALL the Continuous Assessment Exams, as there is no way to improve the Continuous Assessment Marks other than re-registering for the course and repeating it in the subsequent academic year.
Term End Examination for Theory courses
There will be a term end examination at the end of each semester for three hours for each course for a maximum mark of 100. The marks will be reduced to sixty percent. The detailed dates of exam will be announced six weeks before hand.
Evaluation for Laboratory classes
For the laboratory and practical works, the CAE / TEE mark distributions are as given below: The final laboratory exam will be for a minimum of 3 hours.
A candidate is declared to have passed in a course (theory / practical),if he / she has secured a minimum of 20 marks out of 50 in TEE and a total of 50 marks (Sum of CAE + TEE) out of 100 marks. There is no minimum mark requirement in CAE for a pass in a subject.
The university will conduct supplementary examination within 10 days from the date of declaration of results. Such of those students who wish to take up supplementary exams need to register for the same by paying prescribed examination fees.
Perusal / Revaluation of Evaluated Answer Scripts
CAE answer scripts will be handed over to students by the respective faculty members after valuation. Any discrepancy will be corrected then and there. There will not be any retest for CAE. If anyone wants to improve the CAE marks, it can be done only by re-registering for the course.
After the Term End Exam results are published, students desirous of seeing their TEE answer scripts have to apply for the same within a week from the date of publication of results by paying the prescribed fee. Similarly for revaluation of answer scripts, they have to apply with prescribed fees within a week from the date of publication of results. Normally the results of revaluation will be published within one month. As a standard procedure all answer scripts are checked for correctness of totalling, hence there is no need for applying for re-totalling.
There is no provision for revaluation in Labs / Practical exams / Project Work examinations. Examination results will be displayed in the respective departments and in the university Intranet.
Based on the performance, each student will be awarded a final letter grade at the end of the semester for each course. The letter grades and the corresponding grade points are as follows:
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The letter grade assigned to a student in a course is based on Relative Grading system. In the Relative Grading system the following two extreme situations which normally upset the students are nullified.
In this system the grades are awarded to students according to their performance relative to their peers. Normally the class average mark is taken as mid point of ‘C’ grade and relative to this, based on the sigma (standard deviation) value, the other grades are finalized.
Calculation of Grade Point Average
The Grade Point Average (GPA) for each semester and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for all the semesters are calculated as follows:
For each course passed, the grade point is multiplied by the credit for that subject. The total of all such credit earned is calculated. This grand total is divided by the credits earned (passed). The result thus calculated is the semester Grade Point Average. Similarly Cumulative Grade Point Average CGPA is calculated for more than one semester or for the programme.
i.e. CGPA= ∑i(CixGP)/∑iCi
Ci is the credit for the course
GP is the grade point earned for that course
∑iCi is the sum of credits of all courses appeared in all semesters including those in which the student has ‘F’ grade (If it is the case)
Registration for Examinations
All the students who have registered for a particular course in the prescribed format will be assumed to be taking the examination for that course at the end of the semester, provided he/she is declared not eligible due to:
A candidate who is absent in the Term End Examination of a course / project work, after having registered for the same, without submitting withdrawal form, will be assumed to have got zero in the examination and entry will be made in the grade sheet.
If a candidate fails to secure good marks in the Continuous Assessment Examinations and if, he /she so desirous can withdraw from writing the Term-End Examination. If a candidate withdraws, entry will not be made in the grade sheet. Withdrawal should be made in the prescribed format at least 10 days before the commencement of the first Term-End Examination. But if he/she appears for the Term-End Examination and fails, he/she will be given an opportunity to attend the supplementary examination. After writing the supplementary examination, he/she fails to get passing grade, re-registration can be done in the subsequent semesters.
Re-registration in subsequent semesters by students who have failed in a course or courses in a semester is permitted. The following is the procedure to be adopted for re-registration by students:
Time Limit for Passing
The students are required to earn the total number of credits necessary within three years after completion of the prescribed period of study. Thereafter the registration will stand cancelled.
A candidate may be permitted to temporarily break the study for valid reasons such as accident or hospitalization due to prolonged ill health, for a maximum period of one year. In such cases the time limit will be extended by the period of break of study.
If any student is debarred / suspended for want of attendance or acts of indiscipline, it shall not be considered as break of study.
Copying / Malpractice
If a student indulges in copying or any malpractice in the Continuous Assessment Examinations or in the Term End Examinations of the University, he will not be permitted to write any further examinations during that period and all the examinations written in that period (ie. CAE or Term End Exam) will deemed to have been cancelled and zero marks will be awarded. The candidate will not be allowed to write the following supplementary examinations too.
Award of Degree
After successful completion of the course and earning the required number of credits, a Provisional Certificate will be issued to the eligible students. Degree will be awarded during the Convocation.