FREQUENTLY ASKEDQUESTIONS (FAQ) ON SEMESTTER BASED CREDIT GRADING SYSTEM

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1.  To whom the Semester Based Credit and Grading System applicable?

¾ The Semester Based Credit and Grading System is applicable only to the learners admitted

(enrolled) for the first year of the Undergraduate degree programmes from academic year

2011‐2012 onwards to the affiliated colleges and University Departments

¾ It is applicable to both traditional & self financing undergraduate degree programmes under the faculty of Arts, Science & Commerce i.e. B.A., B. Com., B.Sc., B.M.S., B. Com (Banking & Insurance), B.Com (Accounting  & Finance), B. Com. (Financial Market), B. Sc. (Information Technology), and B.M.M. etc.

 

2.  Is the Semester Based Credit and Grading System applicable to the learners admitted to the Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL)?

¾ Semester Based Credit and Grading System is NOTAPPLICABLE to any of the Undergraduate degree courses offered by IDOL.

 

3.  Is the Semester Based Credit and Grading System applicable to the Post Graduate Courses?

¾ It is not applicable to the Post Graduate Programmes for the current academic year i.e. 2011‐

2012 except where the scheme is already implemented earlier and for the M.Sc. programme in Nutraceuticals and Bio‐Analytical Sciences.

 

4.  Are we required to inform the learners about the marks obtained by them in the Internal

Assessment?

¾ The marks of the Internal Assessment shall not be disclosed to the learners prior to the declaration of the Semester End Results.

 

5.  What  is  the  duration  for  which  the  answer  books,  assignments/projects  etc.  should  be retained by the college?

¾ As per the University ordinance O.5049 (18), the answer papers of the examinations i.e. answer books / assignments / projects etc. shall be preserved for a period of six months from the date of declaration of the results of the concerned examination.
6.  Is the issue of Photocopy and Revaluation applicable to the Internal Assessment?

¾ Photocopy and Revaluation is not applicable to Internal Assessment as per the existing VCD of the University of Mumbai.

 

7.  Who  shall  be  responsible  for  the  conduct  of  the  Internal  Assessment  Examinations  and Semester End examinations at the College level?

¾ The Examination Committee shall work under the direction, supervision of the Principal / Head of the Institution as per the directives of the University / Competent Authority (Examination) from time to time.

¾ The Examination Committee will act as the custodian and shall be In‐charge of all the matters pertaining to the  Internal Assessment at Semester I to VI and Semester End Examination at Semester I to IV of regular as well as ex‐learners.

¾ The Examination Committee shall be in‐charge of preparation of time table, setting of the question

paper, arrangement for assessment of the answer books, the  declaration of the results, attending to and resolving the grievances/queries of the learners which are not part of Unfair Means Inquiry Committee, keeping records of all  the assessments and examinations, scrutiny of the learners eligible to appear for the additional examination and any other matter pertaining to the conduct of the additional examinations and examination for the ATKT/ex‐learners.

8.  Is it necessary that the College Examination Committee must consist of 10 members?

¾ The Examination Committee  may consist of maximum of 10 members of the teaching staff nominated  by  the  Principal.  Thus  a  college  can  also  have  an  Examination  Committee consisting of less than 10 members as per their requirement.

¾ The Principal shall appoint the chairman from the committee members.

 

9.  How  do  we  monitor  the  hours  of  learning  spent  by  the  learner  beyond  the  class  room teaching?

¾ It is not required to monitor the time spent by the learner beyond the class room teaching.

These learning hours are notional and hence not to be monitored by teacher/s.

 

10. What about the attendance of the learners?

¾ University  of  Mumbai  has  prescribed  0.119  regarding  attendance  and  the  procedure  to maintain the attendance. Kindly refer to circular no. UG/502 of 1999 dated 6th October 1999. (Page no. 607 of Vol. II of the new compendium published by University of Mumbai.)

 

11. Should marks be allotted to the learners for attendance to evaluate the Internal Assessment?

¾ There are no marks assigned for attendance to the learner. However, 5 marks for active participation and 5 marks for overall conduct are to be assigned based on the presence and participation of the learner during the lectures.

 

12. When and how should the Internal Assessment be conducted and evaluated?

¾ The respective Colleges will have to schedule for conduct of class test and assignment and/or project.

¾ The  respective  teacher  shall  submit  the  marks  obtained  by  the  learner  in  the  internal assessment (40 marks) to the examination committee prior to the conduct of semester end examination.

 

13. In case of courses under Faculty of Commerce what will happen if the learner remains absent for both the class tests and the assignment of the Internal Assessment?

¾ In case of courses under Faculty of Commerce, a learner who is absent for both the class tests and the assignment will be declared as FAIL in the Internal Assessment Scheme.

 

14. For whom should the additional Class test and Assignment / Projects etc. of the Internal Assessment be held?

¾ A learner who falls under any one of the category listed below is eligible to appear for the additional Class test, Assignment / Projects etc.

 

 

FOR COURSES UNDER FACULTY OF COMMERCE:

 

• A learner who is absent for the two class tests and has submitted the assignment will be allowed to appear for the additional class test of 10 marks. However, his marks for the class tests will be taken as out of 20 i.e. learner will forfeit his/her 10 marks of one class test.

Illustration: ‐ 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 out of 30 marks.

 

• A learner who has appeared for both the class test but not submitted the assignment will be allowed to submit the additional assignment and the internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks.

• A learner who is absent for one of the two class tests and is also absent for the assignment, the learner will be allowed to appear for one additional class test OR one additional assignment as per the  choice of the learner (to be given in writing to the Principal / Head of the Institution) i.e. the learner will forfeit his or her 10 marks of one of the class test / assignment as the case may be and the internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks and not out of 30 marks.

• A learner who is absent for one of the two class tests but submitted the assignment, he/she  will  be  allowed  to  appear  for  one  additional  class  test        and  the  internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks.

 

FOR COURSES UNDER FACULTY OF SCIENCE:

 

•     A learner who is absent for the class test and the assignment/s will be declared fail in the Internal Assessment Scheme.

•     A learner who is absent for the class test and has appeared for the assignment/s will be allowed to appear for the additional class test of 10 marks.

•     A learner who has appeared for the class test but remains absent for the both the assignments will  be allowed to appear for one additional assignment out of 10 marks and the internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks. i.e. the learner will forfeit his/her 10 marks of the assignment.

Illustration:If the learner gets 4/10 marks in his additional assignment, his/her marks

for the assignments / case study / project will be taken as 4/20 and internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks and not out of 30 marks.

• A learner who is absent for one of the two assignments / case study / project and is also absent for the class test, the learner will be allowed to appear for one additional class test OR one additional assignments / case study / project as per the choice of the learner (to be given in writing to the Principal / Head of the Institution) i.e. the learner will forfeit his or her 10 marks of one of the class  test / assignments / case study / project as the case may be and the internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40

marks and not out of 30 marks.

o A learner who is absent for the class test or one assignment as the case may be the learner  will  be  allowed  to  appear  for  the  additional  class  test/assignment  and  the internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks.

FOR COURSES UNDER FACULTY OF ARTS:

Class test or assignment for Internal Assessment (except for Foundation Course I & II):

 

•     A learner who is absent for the class test and the assignment/s (Course specific Term Work  Module/assessment modes – at least two) will be declared fail in the Internal Assessment Scheme.

•     A learner who is absent for the class test and has appeared for the assignment/s will be allowed to appear for the additional class test of 10 marks.

•     A learner who has appeared for the class test but remains absent for the assignment/s will be allowed to appear for one additional assignment out of 10 marks and the internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks. i.e. the learner will forfeit his/her 10 marks of the assignment.

Illustration:If the learner gets 4/10 marks in his additional assignment, his/her marks

for the assignments will be taken as 4/20 and internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks and not out of 30 marks.

 

•     A learners who is absent for the class test or one assignment as the case may be the learner  will  be  allowed  to  appear  for  the  additional  class  test/assignment  and  the internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks.

Class test or assignment for Internal Assessment (for Foundation Course I & II):

 

•     A learner who is absent for the class test and has submitted the assignment/project as per schedule will  be allowed to appear for the Semester End Examination. However, his/her marks for the class test  will  be forfeited and the internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks.

•     A learner who has appeared for the class test but fails to submit the assignment/project or remains  absent for the assignment/project will be allowed to submit an additional assignment/project for 20 marks and the Internal Assessment will be calculated out of

40 marks.

 

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

•     A  learner  who  is  absent  for  the  Semester  End  Practical  Examination  and  the assignment/project will be declared fail in the Internal Assessment Scheme.

•     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 (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 , 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.

•     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.

 

15. Is the additional class test/ assignments / projects etc of the Internal Assessment to be conducted by the college for all the six semesters?

¾ The additional class test/ assignments / projects etc of the Internal Assessment shallbe conducted by the college concerned for all the six semesters.

 

16. When should we conduct the additional examinations of the Internal Assessment?

¾ The  additional  examinations  of  the  class test and/or  assignment  and/or  projects  of  the Internal  Assessment  must  be  conducted  15  days  prior  to  the  commencement  of  the Semester End Examination.

 

17. Should Semester End Examination be conducted by the college for all the six semesters?

¾ The respective Colleges on behalf of University are required to conduct the Semester End Examination for Semester I, II, III and IV only. Semester End Examinations of Semester V and Semester VI will be conducted by the University of Mumbai.

 

18. When should the additional Semester End Examination for the semester I, II, III, and IV be conducted by the colleges?

¾ The additional examination for semester I, II, III, and IV must be conducted by the colleges for the learners who have failed or remained absent in the regular examination 20 days after the date of declaration of results, but not later than 40 days.

19. Who is eligible to appear for the additional Semester End Examination?

¾ A learner who does not appear i.e. remains absent for Examination 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 fails in some or all the courses OR punished under O.5050(12)(1) only  (use  of  unfair  means)  OR  for  any  other  reason  which  is  considered  valid  under exceptional  circumstances  and  to  the  satisfaction  of  the  Principal  or  the  Head  of  the Institution,  is eligible to appear for the additional examination.

¾ 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.

 

20. What is the process to be followed by the learner to be eligible to appear for the additional

Internal Assessment or Semester End Examination?

¾ The procedure to be followed by the learner/s who is absent for the class test / assignment / Semester End Examination is given below:

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

 

21. Is the additional Semester End Examination be conducted for all the six semesters?

¾ The Additional Semester End Examination shall be conducted only for Semester I, II, III and IV by the College/s. Additional Semester End Examinations will NOT be conducted for Semester V and Semester VI.

22. When the ATKT examination should be conducted for the learner who has failed in the

Semester End Examination and/ or in the Additional Examination?

¾ The learner who has failed at the Semester End Examinations shall be allowed to appear for the additional examinations which will be conducted as mentioned in point no. 18.

¾ The  learner who  has  failed  in  the Semester  End  Examination  and/  or  in  the  Additional Examination shall be allowed to appear for the ATKT examination which will be conducted for the same semester of next academic year.

¾  Illustrations: A learner studying in F.Y.B.Com. Class in the academic year 2011‐12 i.e. the current academic year 2011‐2012 appears for the Semester I Examination in October 2011 and fails in say 3 courses at the Semester End Examination. The learner appears in 3 courses in which he had failed at the Additional  Semester  End Examination held in say December

2011. The learner passes in 2 courses and fails in 1 course at this additional Semester End

Examination. The ATKT examination for such a learner shall be conducted along with Regular Semester End  Examination to be conducted for the learners admitted to the Semester I Course in the academic year 2012‐2013 which will be held in second half of 2012 say Oct.

2012.

 

23. What about the gracing in the Semester Based Credit & Grading System?

¾ Please  refer  Circular  No.  UG/278  of  2011  dated  12th   September 2011  of  University  of

Mumbai.

¾ Gracing norms shall be applicable as per circular no. UG/139 of 2001 dated 23rd  April 2001 and UG/181 of  2002 dated 24.04.2002 with suitable modifications. The modifications are majorly with respect to the introduction of the words like Programs, Courses etc. The details of the additional provisions for Ordinance 5041 to 5050 relating to the examination matter is already approved by the Academic Council in its meeting held on 25th  May 2011 vide item no. 4.101. The additional guideline is already circulated to the colleges and is also available on the university website www.mu.ac.in in the circular section.

 

24. Should a learner, who is punished under O.5050 regarding use of unfair means be allowed or eligible to appear for the additional examination?

¾ The learner who is found guilty for use of Unfair Means shall be punished as per the norms

in O.5050 as per university circular no. UG/139 of 2001 dated 23rd April 2001.

¾ A learner who is punished under O.5050(12)(1) CAN appear for the additional examination.

¾ A learner who is punished under O.5050(12)(2) to O.5050(12)(12) CANNOT appear for the additional examination.

25. Should a learner who is detained under O.119 due to non‐fulfillment of minimum attendance be allowed / is eligible to appear for the additional examination?

¾ Learner  who  is  detained  under  0.119  IS  NOT  ELIGIBLE  to  appear  for  the  additional examination as his/her term is not granted.

 

26. Should the GPA / SGPA be calculated for the learner who has failed in course/s?

¾  GPA/SGPA  shall  be  calculated  for  the  learner  who  has  qualified  in  all  the  courses  at  the respective semester. GPA/SGPA will NOT be calculated for a learner who has not passed in all the courses at the  semester.  However the credits for the courses in which the learner has passed the course/s will be accumulated and shown as “Credit Accumulated”. The GPA/SGPA for such learner shall be calculated only after  the learner has passed all the courses at the semester.

 

27. What will be the pattern of question paper for course/s at the various programmes?

¾  The pattern of question paper for course/s at various programmes will be as prescribed by the respective Board of Studies.

 

28. What is the number of question papers to be set for the Internal Assessment & Semester End

Examination?

¾  Three different sets of question papers shall be drawn along with the model answer paper and marking scheme for every course/s at the respective Semester End Examination.

¾  One set out of three shall be used for the regular Semester End Examination; the second set can be

used for the additional examination and the third set can be destroyed or used as and when required.

¾  Similarly two sets of question papers shall be drawn for class test of internal assessment conducted

per course/s. One of which shall be used for the first class test and the other for the additional test.

 

29. Is Revaluation, Photocopy and Verification applicable to the Semester Based Credit & Grading

System?

¾  The Ordinances and/or VCDs in force as of today and from time to time for Revaluation, Photocopy  and   Verification  shall  be  applicable  to  the  Semester  End  Examination  of Semester Based Credit & Grading System.

 

30. What is the format of the Grade Card? Is there a provision to display the “Minimum Marks

Required for Passing” for both internal and Semester End Examination?

¾  There is a provision to display the minimum marks required for passing for both internal and Semester End  Examination. Please refer to Annexure I and Annexure II enclosed for format of Grade Card.

 

31. Is the University Logo and Photograph mandatory on the Grade Card?

¾  The University logo shall NOT be printed on the Grade Card of the college examinations.

¾  The College logo shall be printed as per the usual practice as prescribed in the template.

¾  The photograph of the learner on the Grade Card is optional. However, it is advisable to print the photograph on the grade card from the security aspect.

 

32. Is printing the line “Affiliated to University of Mumbai” mandatory since we are printing

“UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI” at the top?

¾  It is mandatory to print the grade sheet in the prescribed format.

¾  The line “Affiliated to University of Mumbai” indicates that the college is not a Department of the University but an affiliated institute/college.

¾  Refer Annexure II for format of Grade Card.

 

33. Is it necessary to carry forward and show the credits accumulated or earned of the previous semester/s to the grade card of current semester?

¾  There shall be a grade card showing the credits accumulated or earned and the SGPA of that  semester  as  well  as  for  the  earlier  semester  and  GPA/SGPA  will  be  calculated accordingly.

¾  CGPA  will  be  calculated  on  the  grade  card  of  Semester VI which  includes SGPA  of  all semesters and grade will be awarded on the basis of same.

 

34. Is   there   any   transparent   interpretation   or   clarification   of   the   ATKT   rules   for   its implementation?

¾  The ATKT rules are very clear and transparent as mentioned in the manuals and admission is on the basis of year and not on the basis of semester.

¾  A leaner who is admitted to the Odd Semesters i.e. Semester I / III / V shall be eligible to the next even Semester i.e. Semester II / IV / VI even if the learner fails in all the courses at the odd semester.

 

¾  A learner is eligible to be admitted to Semester III if the learner passes all the courses of Semester I and Semester II  OR the learner fails in not more than 2 courses of semester I and Semester II taken together i.e. a leaner who fails in one course at semester I and Semester II or fails in two courses at Semester I and passes semester II in all the courses or passes all the courses of semester I and fails in two courses of Semester  II will be eligible to be admitted at Semester III.

¾  A learner admitted to semester III will be eligible to be admitted to Semester IV irrespective of the no. of courses in which the learner fails in Semester III.

¾  In case of a learner who is failed in not more than two courses at Semester I and Semester II taken together and is admitted to Semester IV, the Internal Assessment of the Semester IV examination shall be conducted by the college. However, such a learner shall be eligible to appear for the Semester End Examination of Semester IV only if the learner passes in all the courses of Semester I and Semester II.

¾  The grade sheet of such a learner who is admitted to Semester IV but has not passed all the

courses of Semester I and Semester II and thus is not eligible to appear for the Semester End Examination of Semester IV will show the marks obtained by the learner at the Internal Assessment IV only at Semester IV.

¾  The performance of the Semester End Examination will show “N.E.” (Not Eligible) on the grade card in such cases.

¾  The learner shall earn the credits only after appearing for semester end examination and qualifying in the concerned courses in full.

¾  A leaner is eligible to be admitted to Semester V if the learner has passed all the courses of

Semester I, Semester II, Semester III and Semester IV or the learner has passed all the courses of Semester I & Semester II but has failed in not more than two courses of Semester III and Semester IV taken together.

¾  A learner who is admitted to Semester V shall be eligible to be admitted to Semester VI irrespective of the number of courses in which the learner fails at Semester V. The college shall conduct the Internal Assessment of such learner for Semester VI and this learner will also be eligible to appear for Semester End Examination of Semester VI conducted by the University. However the result of Semester VI Examination & thus CGPA of such a learner

will NOT be declared till the learner passes all the courses of Semester I, II, III, IV and V.

 

35. Ordinance 5045 clearly states that failure in one head by not more than 1% of total marks allotted to an examination is to be condoned and learner is to be declared as passed without adding the deficiency of marks  to a failed course. What grade should be allotted to such courses as grade table says that learner getting less than 40% marks be given F (Fail) grade?

¾ The gracing under the respective ordinances (O.5041 to O.5045) is applicable to the marks in the individual courses and/or to the total marks obtained as mentioned in the Ordinances.

¾ The calculation of GPA/SGPA will be made after the application of grace marks.

¾ The Final Grade shall be awarded after the calculation of GPA/SGPA as mentioned in the manual.

¾ The Grade Point table and the grade allocation shall be as per the Grade Table given below:

GRADETABLE

GRADES

MARKS

GRADE POINTS SGPA / CGPA

O

70 & Above

7

7 & Above

A

60 to 69.99

6

6 to 6.99

B

55 to 59.99

5

5 to 5.99

C

50 to 54.99

4

4 to 4.99

D

45 to 49.99

3

3 to 3.99

E

40 to 44.99

2

2 t0 2.99
F (Fail) 39.99 & Below

1

1 to 1.99

¾ With the application of Ordinance 5045, the learner shall pass in the course by securing the minimum marks required to pass in a course. This learner shall be awarded the grade as per the marks obtained by the learner after Ordinance 5045 is applied.

 

36. How should the grade sheet be differentiated between learner who passes the semester in one attempt and the learner who passes the semester in more than one attempt?

¾ The existing system of displaying the carried forward marks and the marks obtained in the

current attempt must be used. The abbreviations for the same shall be displayed in the

Grade Card as a footnote. (Refer to circular no. UG/181 of 2002 dated 24.04.2002).
37. How  long  ATKT  examination  for  learners  belonging  to  all  batches  prior  to  2011‐12  be conducted? After the cut off year, how the remaining learners, be transferred to new system?

¾ The number of attempts to be provided to such a learner shall be as per the existing norms.

The procedure  for  conversion  of  marks  to  the  grade  system  shall  be  provided  by  the University in due course.

 

38. For courses having practical, evaluation pattern is not very clear say for e.g. courses like Computer  Programming of S.Y.B.Com. Currently its 60 marks for theory and 40 marks for practical. How the bifurcation would be for such courses?  And how is to be shown on Grade Card?

¾ The  clarification  regarding  the  above  will  be  given  once  the  Board  of  Studies  in  the concerned course decides on the norms.

 

39. In case of Science, is it necessary to show theory total for each course since Grade is awarded on the basis of total marks of the theory papers?

¾ Under  the Semester  Based  Credit and  Grading  System, each  course shall  be  treated  as independent head. Hence the grade for a particular course will be based on the combined performance at the Internal Assessment & Semester End Examination.

 

40. How should the entries in the column “CG = C * G” in the grade card be shown if the learner fails in the course i.e. in the Internal Assessment and/or Semester End Examination?

¾ We are required to display the grade “F” in the column “CG = C * G” in the grade sheet for a learner who fails in the course as the credits are not allotted to the learner in such cases.

 

41. Additional Examination for Semesters I, II, III, and IV is to be conducted within a time span of

20 to 40 days from the date of declaration of results. Are the colleges supposed to complete the formalities of verification/revaluation before this time span and then conduct additional examination?

¾ The colleges will be required to complete the verification/revaluation process before the time span and the  Principal of the concerned college can adjust the schedule accordingly without affecting the examination schedule of next semester.

¾ Suitable modification in the above norms can be considered by the University after obtaining

the feedback from the colleges.

 

42)  Under the Semester Based Credit and Grading System, a learner who successfully completes the Semester in more  than one attempt shall get the same grade as a learner who successfully completes the semester in one attempt. Shouldn’t the grade card distinguish between these two learners?

¾ Credits  are  awarded  for  qualifying  the  course/s  and  Grade  are  awarded  on  successful completion of the programme.

¾ The marks obtained by the learner who clear the Course/Semester/Programme course in first      attempt           will      be        differentiated  from    the       learner            who     passes  the Course/Semester/Programme  in  more  than  one  attempt  as  per  the  current  norms  of displaying the carry forward marks or exemptions.

 

43) Let us consider for e.g. regular examinations for Semester ‐ I is conducted and the results are declared. Further  additional examination for this semester is also conducted and results are declared. Are the colleges supposed to conduct examination for the learners who have failed in regular as well as additional examination?

¾ The Colleges are required to conduct the examination for the students who have failed in the regular and the additional examination i.e. the ATKT Examination in the next academic year along with the regular students  of  that semester. Please refer to point no. 22 for further details.

 

44). What do we mean by assignment? Are projects / book review / case studies included in the Assignment? It is well understood that Case Studies / Book Review / Written Assignments are to be allotted to individual learners but can the projects be allotted to group of learners?

¾  The  term  assignment  broadly  means  any  academic  work  allotted  to  the  learner.  Hence Projects / Book Review / Case Studies etc. are included under assignment. Also the projects can be allotted to a group of learners of not more than 4 learners in a group. However the assessment in such cases must be conducted for individual learner.

 

45). Should additional examination be conducted for the practical also?

¾  Yes . Additional examinations should be conducted for the practical also as per the norms for conduct of the Internal Assessment.

 

46). If the learner fails in the additional practical examination, when should the next examination for such a learner be conducted?

The repeat practical examination i.e. the ATKT Examination in practical for such a learner must be conducted along with the regular learner of the same semester in the next academic year. i.e. say A learner admitted to Semester I in 2011‐12 fails in the regular practical examination as well  as  the  additional  practical  examination  in  the  course  of  say  Physics,  then  the  ATKT examination for practical in the course of Physics will be  conducted along with the regular practical examination of the learners admitted to Semester I in the academic year 2012‐2013.

 

47). Is the photocopy or revaluation available to semester examination and additional examination?

¾  Yes the norms for photocopy, verification and revaluation is applicable to the Semester End Examination and additional Semester End Examination only. It is not applicable to the Internal Assessment or Additional Internal Assessment.

 

48).  If the learner fails to complete the assignments, class test and also project, when he/she can complete this part of internal examination? And how to conduct such exam? Will it be only the project which the learner has to do?

¾  The learner can be allowed to appear for the additional Internal Assessment subject to the conditions as specified in O.8439.

 

49). In case of courses under Faculty of Science, what will happen if the learner remains absent for the class test and for the two assignments / case study / project of the Internal Assessment?

¾  In case of courses under Faculty of Science a learner who remains absent for the class test and for the two assignments / case study / project of the Internal Assessment will be declared as FAIL in the Internal Assessment in case of all the courses except for Foundation Course I and Foundation Course II.

In case of Foundation Course I and Foundation Course II, in the Faculty of Science, a leaner who fails to appear for the class test and fails to submit the project will be declared as FAIL in the Internal Assessment Scheme

 

50). In case of courses under Faculty of Arts, what will happen if the learner remains absent for the class test and for the two assignments of the Internal Assessment?

¾  In case of courses under Faculty of Arts, a learner who remains absent for the class test and for the two  assignments  of  the  Internal  Assessment  will  be  declared  as  FAIL  in  the  Internal Assessment Scheme in case of all the courses except for Foundation Course I and Foundation Course II.

In case of Foundation Course I and Foundation Course II, in the Faculty of Arts, a leaner who fails to appear for the class test and fails to submit the project will be declared as FAIL in the Internal Assessment Scheme

 

51). What should be mentioned in the grade card against the grade column  in case of a learner who fails in one or  more courses at the Examinations conducted for Odd Semesters i.e. say for Semester I?

¾  A learner who is admitted to the odd Semesters is promoted to the immediately higher even

semester irrespective of the number of courses in which he/she fails. Thus “Fails but ATKT “or “FAILS/ATKT”  should be mentioned against the grade column in the grade card for such a learner who fails in one or  more  courses at the Semester Examinations conducted for Odd Semesters.

 

52).  When and how should the gracing under 0.229 i.e NCC / NSS etc. be made applicable to the learners?

¾  The  norm  for  gracing  under  0.229  is  as  per  the  existing  ordinance  and  should  be  made applicable as and  when the leaner becomes eligible for the same. However the learner is eligible for gracing under 0.299 only  at any one of the two semester examination conducted during the year.

 

53). What is the procedure for applying the Grade Gracing for learner who are eligible for the same (earlier referred to as Class Gracing) i.e. 0. 5043 and 5044.

¾  The grade gracing should be of 1 credit cum grade point to be added to the total of C*G and then the GPA should be calculated and only for learner to move from Grade A to Grade O or from Grade B to Grade A.

¾  Gracing under Ordinance 229, if not used for gracing to pass in the courses, should be of 1 credit cum grade point to be added to the total of C*G and then the GPA should be calculated and only for learner to move from Grade A to Grade O or from Grade B to Grade A.

Consider the following examples:

¾  ∑C = 20 and ∑CG = 119. Thus the GPA will be 5.95 which is grade B. The learner thus becomes eligible for grade gracing. We add 1 to ∑CG thus ∑CG = 120 and the GPA = 6.00

which is grade A.

¾  Consider a learner who is eligible for gracing under Ordinance 229 and whose ∑C = 20 and ∑CG = 118. Thus we add 1 credit cum grade point on account of the learner being eligible for gracing under O.229 and 1 for the grade gracing under O.5043 / O.5044. Thus

∑C = 20, ∑CG = 120 and the GPA = 6.00 which is grade A.
¾  Consider a learner who is eligible for gracing under Ordinance 229 and whose ∑C = 20 and ∑CG = 121. Here the SGPA is 6.05 which is grade A and does not require any gracing for  grade  enhancement.  In  such  cases  the  additional  1  credit  cum  grade  point  on account of the learner being eligible for gracing under O.229 will be shown as per the existing norms.

 

¾  Kindly note that the total credit points for the course does not change but the credit for grade gracing and  gracing  under 0.229 are added to ∑CG and not to ∑C. Further as stated earlier, these grace credits will be applicable only for movement from Grade A to Grade O/Grade B to Grade A.

 

54). What are the norms for moderation under the Semester Based Credit and Grading System?

The norms for moderation under the Semester Based Credit and Grading System are as below:

¾  These  norms  shall  be  applicable  to  Semester  I,  Semester  II,  Semester  III  and  Semester  IV Examinations conducted by the Colleges under the Semester Based Credit and Grading System.

¾  The scheme of moderation will be applicable to the Regular Semester End Examination (and not to the additional Semester End Examination).

¾  The scheme of moderation will NOT be applicable to the Regular Internal Assessment or the

additional Internal Assessment Scheme.

¾  For every course at the Semester Examination random moderation of 10% of the answer books assessed  by  the   Examiners  shall  be  carried  out  to  ensure  uniformity  and  objectivity  in assessment. However, there shall be no moderation for courses where the number of answer books is less than 100.

¾  The Principal of the college or head of the institution shall appoint moderators, preferably from

other colleges. However, for courses where sufficient faculty is not available, the senior teacher from the same college may be appointed as Moderator.

 

55). Consider a student who was admitted in the First Year of the Degree Course in academic year

2010‐2011 or prior and has failed in more than 2 subjects at the Annual Examination and thus is not admitted to  Second Year of the Course in 2011‐2012. Subsequently the candidate after having appeared for the ATKT  examinations becomes eligible for admission to Second Year of the Course in 2012‐2013. Under which system should such students be admitted and evaluated in the Second Year of the Degree Course?

¾   Such students will be admitted to the Second Year of the Degree Course and will be evaluated under the

Semester Based Credit & Grading System along with the students of the First Year Degree Course of

2011‐2012 i.e. the current academic year. University of Mumbai will provide with the conversion table for conversion from marks to grades.

 

56). Consider a student who has completed the First Year of the Degree Program from IDOL and wants to take  admission in the Second Year in a regular college affiliated to the University. Under which system should such students be admitted and evaluated in the Second Year of the Degree Course?

¾   Such students will be admitted to the Second Year of the Degree Course in the affiliated college as per

the norms and will be evaluated under the Semester Based Credit & Grading System along with the students  of  the First Year Degree Course of 2011‐2012 i.e. the current academic year. University of Mumbai will provide with the conversion table for conversion from marks to grades.

 

57). Consider a student who has completed the First Year of the Degree Program from an affiliated college and wants  to take admission in the Second Year in IDOL. Under which system should such students be admitted and evaluated in the Second Year of the Degree Course?

¾   Such students will be admitted to the Second Year of the Degree Course in the IDOL as pre the norms and will be evaluated under the Scheme applicable to the examination conducted by IDOL as on that

date. University of Mumbai will provide with the conversion table for conversion from grades to marks.


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