Credit Based Semester and Grading System with effect from the academic year 2011‐2012


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Structure of the Programme: Allocation of Credits to the
various Courses and its total value
B.M.S Undergraduate Degree Programme

 

 

Scheme of Examination

The performance of the learners will be evaluated in two components. One component will be

the Internal Assessment component carrying 40% marks and the second component will be the

Semester wise End Examination component carrying 60% marks. The allocation of marks for the

Internal Assessment and Semester End Examinations will be as shown below

Internal Assessment – 40%                                                      40 Marks

1. For Courses without practical. 

Two periodical class tests/ case study / online examination to be

conducted in the given semester   – 20 Marks

One assignment based on curriculum to be assessed by the teacher

concerned  – 10 Marks

Active participation in routine class instructional deliveries  – 05 Marks

Overall conduct as a responsible learner, mannerism and articulation and

exhibit of leadership qualities in organizing related academic actives 05 Marks

For Courses with Practical.

Semester End Practical Examination  20 Marks

– Journal  05 Marks

– Viva Voce  05 Marks

– Laboratory Work  10 Marks

One assignment/project with class presentation to be assessed by teacher

concerned  10 Marks

– Presentation  05 Marks

– Written Document  05 Marks

Active participation in routine class instructional deliveries 05 Marks

Overall conduct as a responsible learner, mannerism and articulation and

exhibit of leadership qualities in organizing related academic actives 05 Marks

 

Eligibility norms to appear for the additional  class test or assignment or project for

learners who remained absent:

a) If the learner is absent on medical ground or for any reason/emergency beyond the control

of the learner, the learner must apply to the Head of the Institution giving the reason(s) for

absence within 8 days of the conduct of the examination along with the necessary

documents and testimonials.

b) If the learner is absent for participation in Inter Collegiate events, State or National or

International level events, Training camp or coaching camp organized by authorized

university or state or national or international bodies, NSS / NCC Events / Camps /

cultural activities / sports activities / research festival or any other activities authenticated

by the head of the institution, the head of the Institution shall generally grant permission to

the learner to appear for the additional class test or assignment.  

c) The Head of the Institution, on scrutiny of the documents and testimonials, may grant the

permission to the learner to appear for the additional examination.

Class test or assignment for Internal Assessment for courses without practical:  

a) A learner who is absent for the two class test and the assignment will be declared fail in

the Internal Assessment Scheme.

b) A learner who is absent for the two class tests and has appeared for the assignment will be

allowed to appear for the additional class test of  10 marks. However, his marks for the

class test will be taken as out of 20 However, his marks for the class tests will be taken as

out of 20 i.e. he/she will forfeit his/her 10 marks of one class test (without conversion

i.e. if the learner gets 4/10 marks in his additional class test , his/her marks for the class.

tests will be taken as 4/20) and internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks

and not 30 marks.

c) A learner who has appeared for both the class test but remains absent for the assignment

will be allowed to appear for the additional assignment and the internal assessment will be

calculated as out of 40 marks.

d) A learners who is absent for one of the two class tests/assignment as the case may be the

learner will be allowed to appear for one additional class test/one additional assignment 

and the internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks. 

Class test or assignment for Internal Assessment for Courses with practicals:

a) A learner who is absent for the Semester End Practical Examination and the

assignment/project will be declared fail in the Internal Assessment Scheme.

b) A learner who is absent for the Semester End Practical Examination and has appeared for

the assignment will be awarded marks for the Journal (out of 5 marks) & Viva Voce (out

of 5 marks) component of the Semester End Examination. Thus he will be evaluated for

10 marks instead of 20 marks and will lose the 10 marks for the Laboratory work.

However, his marks for the Semester End Practical Examination will be taken as out of 20

(without conversion i.e. if the learner gets 4/10 marks in for Journal & Viva Voce , his/her

marks for the Semester End Practical Examination will be taken as 4/20) and internal

assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks and not 30 marks.

c) A learner who has appeared for Semester End Practical Examination but remains absent

for the assignment will be allowed to appear for the additional assignment and the internal

assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks.

 The Additional Class Test (or Viva Voce examination) or Assignment must be conducted

15 days prior to the commencement of the Semester End Examination after following

the necessary procedure and completing the formalities. 

 

Semester End Examinations – 60%                                           60 Marks

I. Duration – Theses examinations shall be of 2 Hours duration.

II. Question Course Pattern:(

4) There shall be four questions each of 15 marks.

5) All questions shall be compulsory with internal choice within the questions.

6) Question may be subdivided into sub(questions a, b, c… and the allocation of

marks depend on the weightage of the topic. 

Responsibility of Assessment

a) The assessment of Part “A” and “B” i.e. Internal Assessment & Semester End

Examination as mentioned above for the Semester I to IV shall be processed by the

Colleges / Institutions of their learners and issue the grade cards to them after the

conversion of marks into grade as per the procedure mentioned in this manual. The format

of the grade card is given in the Chapter 5 of this manual to maintain the uniformity across

the all colleges for the examinations conducted by the colleges on behalf of the University.

b) The assessment of Part “A” i.e. Internal Assessment as mentioned above for the Semester

V & VI shall be processed by the Colleges / Institutions of their learners admitted for the

programme while the University shall conduct the assessment of Part “B” i.e. the Semester

End Examination for Semesters V & VI.  The Internal Assessment marks of learners

appearing for semester V & VI shall be submitted to the University by the respective

colleges/ Institutions before the commencement of respective Semester End Examinations.

The results shall be declared by the University after processing the marks obtained by the

learner in the Internal Assessment and the marks awarded to the learners in Semester End

Examination. The grade card shall be issued by the University after converting the marks

into grades. 

Important Notes

Kindly note that the gracing norms are to be applied first and then the marks obtained by the

learner are to be converted to credits and then to  grades based on the 7 point scale that is

defined.

Standard of Passing 

The learners to pass a course shall have to obtain a minimum of 40% marks in aggregate for each

course where the course consists of Internal Assessment & Semester End Examination. The

learners shall obtain minimum of 40% marks (i.e. 16 out of 40) in the Internal Assessment and

40% marks in Semester End Examination (i.e. 24 Out of 60) separately, to pass the course and

minimum of Grade E in the project component, wherever applicable to pass a particular

semester. A learner will be said to have passed the course if the learner passes the Internal

Assessment & Semester End Examination together. 

PERFORMANCE GRADING 

The PERFORMANCE GRADING of the learners shall be on the SEVEN point ranking system as

under:

Grade Marks Grade Points

O 70 & above 7

A 60 to 69.99 6

B 55 to 59.99 5

C 50 to 54.99 4

D 45 to 49.99 3

E 40 to 44.99 2

F (Fail) 39.99 & below 1

• The performance grading shall be based on the aggregate performance of Internal Assessment

and Semester End Examination.

 

Carry Forward of the Marks in Case if the Learner Fails in One or More Courses:

1) A learner who passes in the Internal Examination but fails in the Semester End Examination

of the course shall reappear for the Semester End Examination of that course. However his/her

marks of the Internal Examinations shall be carried over and he/she shall be entitled for grade

obtained by him/her on passing.

2) A learner who passes in the Semester End Examination but fails in the Internal Assessment of

the course shall reappear for the Internal Examination of that course. However his/her marks

of the Semester End Examination shall be carried over and he/she shall be entitled for grade

obtained by him/her on passing.

3) a) For Courses without practical.

In case of learner who is reappearing for the Internal Examination, the examination   will

consist of one project of 40 marks which will be divided into 20 marks for the documentation

of the project, 10 marks for the presentation and 10 marks for the Viva Voce and the

interaction.

    b) For Courses with practical.

In case of learner who is reappearing for the Internal Examination for subjects with Practical,

the examinations will consist of practical examination of 40 marks which will be divided into

20 marks for the machine work / laboratory work, 10 marks for the Viva Voce Examination

and 10 marks for the Journal.

Allowed to Keep Terms (ATKT):

1) A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester II irrespective of number of courses of

failure in the Semester I.

2) A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester III if he/she passes each of Semester I

and Semester II 

OR

A learner fails in not more than two courses of Semester I and Semester II taken together.

3) A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester IV irrespective of number of courses of

failure in Semester III.  However, the learner has to pass each of Semester I and Semester II in

order to appear for Semester IV. 

4) A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester V if he/she passes  Semester I, Semester

II, Semester III and Semester IV 

OR

    A learner shall pass Semester I and Semester II and fails in not more than two courses of

Semester III and Semester IV taken together.

5) A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester VI irrespective of number of courses of

failure in the Semester V.

6) The learner can appear for the semester VI examination but the result of Semester VI shall be

kept in abeyance until the learner passes each of Semester I, Semester II, Semester III,

Semester IV and Semester V. 

 

ADDITIONAL SEMESTER END EXAMINATION: 

Eligibility to appear for additional semester end examination: 

 A learner who does not appear i.e. remains absent  in some or all the courses on  medical

grounds or for representing the College / University in sports, cultural activities, activities of NSS,

NCC or sports training camps conducted by recognized bodies / competent authorities or for any

other reason which is considered valid under exceptional circumstances and to the satisfaction of

the Principal or the Head of the Institute OR fails in some or all the courses is eligible to appear

for the additional examination.

A learner who does not appear for both the Internal Assessment and Semester End

Examination shall not be eligible to appear for the additional Semester End Examination.  

The additional Semester End Examination shall be of two hours duration and of 60 marks

per course. The learner shall appear for the Semester End Examination of the course for which

he/she was absent or has failed. Learners who are punished under O.5050 shall not be eligible to

appear for this additional examination.   

Mode of semester end additional examination: 

a) There will be one additional examination for semester I, II, III and IV only for those

who have failed or remained absent. 

b) The absent learner will be allowed to appear for the examination by the head of the

institution after following the necessary formalities subject to the reasons to the

satisfaction of the head of the institution.

c) This examination will be held 20 days after the declaration of results but not later than

40 days.

 

Evaluation of Projects (Wherever Applicable)

a) A learner who PASSES IN ALL THE COURSES BUT DOES NOT secures minimum

grade of E in project as applicable has to resubmit a fresh project for evaluation till

he/she secures a minimum of grade E. His/her marks  in the theory Courses that the

learner has passed will be carried forward and he/she shall be entitled for grade obtained

by him/her on passing.

b) The evaluation of project and viva(voce examination shall be by awarding grade in the

seven point scale as given in the grade point table.

c) A learner shall have to obtain minimum of Grade “E” (or its equivalent marks) in project

evaluation and viva voce taken together.   

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