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Examination System

Examination Rules and Regulations

  • Students should occupy the seat allotted to you in the seating chart. Student should be seated in the exam hall 10 (ten) minutes before the scheduled commencement of the paper. Entry in the examination hall after the commencement of the paper will be solely at the discretion of the examination coordinator, but in no case will the student be allowed to enter after the first half an hour of the exam.
  • Each student must wear his/her identity card at all time and produce whenever asked. A student who is not displaying identity card may not be allowed to write the examination.
  • Do not go out of the examination hall without the prior permission of the invigilator.
  • The questions must be answered in legible handwriting.
  • No extra supplementary answer sheets will be given for rough work in any paper. Rough work can be done on last page of main answer-book.
  • Do not refer to any book, paper or other notes, unless it is an open book examination.
  • In an open book examination, faculty member will suggest the books to be referred.
  • Each student must bring his/her own calculator and no borrowing or lending of calculators will be permitted during the exam. Students are not allowed to keep any book, paper, scientific calculators, mobile phones, ipads, or any Bluetooth device in the examination hall.
  • Verbal or non-verbal conversation with other students is prohibited.
  • Passing, receiving or seeing answer papers of other students during examinations is strictly prohibited. Anyone who wilfully provides assistance will be considered as guilty as one who receives it. Any type of communication or even looking at other student’s answer-book will be deemed to be an attempt of copying.
  • The students must ensure that the main answer-book and that each answer-sheet is signed by the supervisor.
  • At the end of the examination, the supervisor on duty would collect the answer books from the desk and therefore students should stay back until their answer books are collected. However, those who finish the examination at least fifteen minutes prior to the closing time could leave the hall earlier after handing in the answer books to the supervisor. No student will be allowed to leave the exam hall within the first half hour of commencement of exams and in the last fifteen minutes.
  • Under no circumstances are the answer books to be taken out of the classrooms. Handing in the answer books is the responsibility of the student.
  • Penalty for the breach of examination rules and regulation may result into a maximum punishment of expulsion from the program and University. The punishment will be determined by the appropriate authority through the due process.

Eligibility for Writing Final Examination

  • University expects students to attend all classes.
  • A minimum 80% attendance is required by the student to be eligible to appear for the Term end examination.
  • Total of Sick / Medical Leave and other leaves for paper presentation & cultural activities should not exceed 25%. Students with less than 80% attendance will not be permitted to write the examination.

The institute reserves the right to allow a student with lower attendance to appear for the term end examination.

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Scheme of Assessment (Evaluation & Examination)

The following are the rules and regulations related to evaluation and examinations:

Learning assessment will have basically two components.

  • Continuous Assessment Examinations (CAE) for 40 marks.
  • Term End Examination (TEE) for 60 marks.

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.

Sl.NO Particulars Marks
1 CAE 30
2 Assignments/Mini Projects/Seminars/Quizzes 10
  TOTAL 40

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.

Continous Assessment

Components Marks
Record Mark (based on continuous assessment of Lab / Practical works considering regularity and timely submission of lab records) 20
Lab Examination 10
Viva-Voce / Quizzes /Assignment / Mini Projects 20
Total 50

Term End

Components Marks
Procedure writing / Tabulation / Equation as applicable 15
Experiment / Calculation 25
Results / Graph 10
Total 50

Pass Criteria

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.


Procedure in case of Failure

  • If a candidate fails to obtain the minimum grade in a particular course (subject/practical), the candidate is required to reappear for the subject/practical in the supplementary examination which will be conducted few days after the declaration of results. If he/she fails to get minimum grade in the supplementary examination for the core course, the candidate is required to re-register for the course in the subsequent semesters as and when it is offered. If the candidate fails to get minimum grade in the supplementary exam of the elective course and if he/she desires can drop the course and choose any other elective course from any School or within the School which will be offered in the subsequent semesters. Or the student can opt for redoing the course when offered.
  • Normally the supplementary examination is conducted only for the failed candidates. The fact that the student has taken the supplementary examination will be reflected in the mark sheet.
  • If a student is not able to appear for the regular examinations due to hospitalization or death in the family, he / she will be allowed to write supplementary exams if he / she has obtained prior permission from Controller of Examination (COE), applying in the prescribed format before the commencement of regular exam. For such candidates, it will be treated as first attempt.

Supplementary Examinations

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.

Grading System

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:

Grade Range of Percentage According to Grade Grade Point Qualitative Meaning
A+ 90-100 4.33 Excellent
A 85-<90 4.00
A- 80-<85 3.67 Very Good
B+ 75 -<80 3.33
B 67-<75 3.00 Good
B- 60 -<67 2.67
C+ 55-<60 2.33 Fair
C 50 -<55 2.00
C- 46-<50 1.67 Satisfactory
D+ 43 -<46 1.33
D 40 -<43 1.00
F 0 -<40 0 Fail
I - - Incomplete

Relative Grading

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.

  • Majority of students scoring very low marks because either the question paper is tough or the evaluator is very strict.
  • Majority of students scoring very high marks because either the question paper is easy or the evaluator is very lenient.

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
Where
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:

  • Shortage of attendance.
  • Acts of indiscipline.
  • Withdrawal of course.

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.

Withdrawal System

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

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:

  • Re-registration in a course or courses can be done in subsequent semesters for the same course offered by the parent School or for a similar course offered by any other School, subject to the approval of the Dean of School.
  • The student will submit a letter to the respective Dean requesting for cancellation of the course which he has already undergone and failed or withdrawn and indicating the course for which he wants to re-register in the subsequent semester.
  • The re-registration can be done for a course offered in subsequent semester or during Summer Term Courses.
  • Such students are required to apply in the prescribed format and to pay the prescribed Re-registration fees.
  • The student is required to attend the classes in the course for which he / she has re-registered along with other students, and appear for Continuous Assessment Examinations I & II and Term End Examination.

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.