EXAMINATION SCHEMES

Given below is a general outline of rules that cut across all programmes.

Regular Semester End Exams (SEE) &

Internal Assessment (IA)

  1. Credit based Semester and Grading System has been introduced for FY, SY and TY classes in UG Programmes.
  2. The examinations in each paper for FY, SY and TY classes have two components:
Degree
programme
Internal Assessment
Semester End Examination
BA
25%
75%
BSc
BSc (IT)
BMM
40%
60%
  1. Within the Internal Assessment components the split up is as follows, for each semester:
Degree
programme
Class Test and/or Project
Attendance/
Class participation
Total

Mark

BA
20
5
25
BSc
BSc (IT)
BMM
35
5
40
  1. The Duration of the Written Examination for each course is as follows:

For BA/BSc/BSc (IT) : 2.5 hours

For BMM : 2 hours

  1. The IA for all courses will be held during each semester and the SEE will be conducted at the end of each semester (October/March-April).
  1. The nature of the IA will be determined by each department. This will be communicated to the learner.
  1. The Grades and Grade Points for each COURSE are based on the total marks (IA+SEE) obtained by the learner at the end of each semester. The performance of the learner shall be assessed on a ten-point scale, as shown below:

Marks obtained

(out of 100)

Grade Point

Grades

Performance

75-100

10

O

Outstanding

70-74

9

A+

Excellent

65-69

8

A

Very Good

60-64

7

B+

Good

55-59

6

B

Above Average

50-54

5

C+

Average

45-49

4

C

Satisfactory

40-44

3

D

Pass

0 - 39

0

F

Below Pass (Fail)

  1. The above mentioned Grade Points and their respective Credits earned in each course are used to calculate the Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) for each Semester.

Formula for calculating SGPA is as follows:

(Credit x Grade Point)

(Credit)

At the end of Semester VI, the learner will get a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) based on the SGPA of all semesters.

Refer to the table that follows:

Grade Points

Grades

Performance

10

O

Outstanding

9.0 – 9.99

A+

Excellent

8.0 – 8.99

A

Very Good

7.0 – 7.99

B+

Good

6.0 – 6.99

B

Above Average

5.0 – 5.99

C+

Average

4.0 – 4.99

C

Satisfactory

3.0 – 3.99

D

Pass

Less than 3.00

F

Below Pass (Fail)

  1. If a learner fails to score a minimum of 40% in IA and /or SEE, such a learner will have to appear for the ATKT Examination.

The learner appearing for an ATKT exam is allowed to carry forward all the marks earned in the courses in which the learner has been declared passed.

For BA and BMM:

ATKT Internal Assessment

  1. A learner has to submit a 20-mark written/typed project/ test. The 5 marks for attendance/class participation will be carried over from the records of the corresponding semester.
  2. In cases where the learner is asked to submit a project, 10 marks will be allotted for the written project, 5 marks for presentation and 5 marks for viva.
  3. In cases where the learner is asked to appear for the test in college, she will solely be evaluated on the basis of the written test.
  4. It is the prerogative of the department or the subject- teacher to opt for either a test or project, for conducting ATKT IA.
  5. It is the responsibility of the learner to find out date and time, and syllabus for the IA.

ATKT Semester End Examination

  1. A learner who has failed a course may appear for an ATKT SEE held once for each semester in the academic year.
  2. A learner shall be eligible for ATKT SEE for the subsequent odd semester, as explained in the table given below:
Sem.
Condition(s)
II
irrespective of number of heads of failure in Semester I
III
if she passes each of Semester I and Semester II
OR
if she fails in not more than 2 courses of Semester I and Semester II respectively
IV
irrespective of the number of heads failure in Semester III.
V
if she passes Semester I, Semester II, Semester III and Semester IV
OR
if she passes Semester I & II and fails in not more than 2 courses of Semester III and Semester IV respectively
OR
if she has an ATKT in FY by failing in not more than 2 courses in each of Semester I and Semester II and has passed Semester III and Semester IV in full
VI
irrespective of number of heads of failure in the Semester V
  1. The Semester VI result will be held in reserve until the learner passes all courses in semesters I to V (both included).
  2. The learner will have to pass the concerned course within three immediate/consecutive ATKT Examinations.

Additional SEE

  1. Unless unavoidable, learners are not allowed to remain absent the Regular SEE. They may do so only in the following circumstances and with the prior permission of the Principal:
  2. serious illness authenticated by a Doctor’s Certificate and Medical Records submitted within 2 days of the end of the SEE
  3. other serious reasons, with validating documents (acceptable to the Principal) submitted within 2 days of the end of the SEE
  4. grave natural calamities
  5. No condonation is possible if the attendance for a course, for whatever reason, is below 50%.
  1. The Additional SEE will be conducted by the college along with the ATKT examination for the corresponding semester.

Re-Test for IA

  1. If the learner fails to appear for the IA Test, for a valid reason certified by the Principal, she will be permitted to appear for a Re-Test conducted by the concerned Department.
  2. A learner has to submit a 20-mark written/typed project/ test. The 5 marks for class participation will be carried over from the records of the corresponding semester.

For BSc & BSc (IT)

Carrying forward of marks in case of a learner who fails in the IA (for BSc IT) and/or SEE in one or more subjects. A learner is Allowed to Keep Terms (ATKT) i.e. promoted to the next semester according to the following rules

Semester

Condition(s)

II

A learner is ATKT for Semester II irrespective of the number of heads of failure in Semester I.

III

A learner is ATKT if she does not fail in more than 3 courses in each Semester, in the BSc programme;

and not more than 200 marks in the BSc IT programme.

IV

A learner can appear for Semester IV examination irrespective of her result of Semesters I, II & III.

V

A learner is ATKT if she passes Semester I & II & fails in not more than 3 courses in each of Semester III & IV

OR

passes Semester III and IV and has ATKT of Semester I and/or Semester II.

Same rules are applicable to IT programme but eligibility criteria for ATKT is as mentioned for Semester III.

VI

A learner is ATKT for Semester VI irrespective of the number of heads of failures in Semester V. The result of Semester VI will be held back until the learner passes each of Semesters I, II, III, IV & V.

COURSE-WISE CREDIT DISTRIBUTION

For BA courses

Type of Courses/

SEMESTER

First Year

(Credit x No. of Courses)

Second Year

(Credit x No. of Courses)

Third Year

(Credit x No. of Courses)

Total Credit Value

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Languages

2 x 2

2 x 2

8

Foundation Course

2 x 1

2 x 1

2 x 1

2 x 1

8

Elective Courses

3 x 3

3 x 3

3 x 6

3 x 6

4 x 4

4 x 4

86

Applied Component Courses: Theory

2 x 1

2 x 1

3.5 x 2

3.5 x 2

18

Total

15

15

22

22

23

23

120

For BSc courses

Type of Courses/

SEMESTER

First Year

(Credit x No. of Courses)

Second Year

(Credit x No. of Courses)

Third Year

(Credit x No. of Courses)

Total Credit Value

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Core Course: Theory

4 x 3

4 x 3

6 x 2

6 x 2

2.5 x 4

2.5 x 4

68

Core Course: Practical

2 x 3

2 x 3

3 x 2

3 x 2

1.5 x 4

1.5 x 4

36

Foundation Course

2 x 1

2 x 1

2 x 1

2 x 1

8

Applied Component Courses: Theory

2 x 1

2 x 1

4

Applied Component Courses

Practicals

2 x 1

2 x 1

4

Total

20

20

20

20

20

20

120

For BMM courses

Type of Courses/

SEMESTER

First Year

(Credit x No. of Courses)

Second Year

(Credit x No. of Courses)

Third Year

(Credit x No. of Courses)

Total Credit Value

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Core Course: Theory

3 x 6

3 x 6

3 x 6

3 x 6

4 x 6

4 x 6

120

Total

18

18

18

18

24

24

120

For BSc (IT) courses

Type of Courses/

SEMESTER

First Year

(Credit x No. of Courses

Second Year

(Credit x No.

of Courses)

Third Year

(Credit x No.

of Courses)

Total Credit Value

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Core Course: Theory

2 x 5

2 x 5

2 x 5

2 x 5

2 x 5

2 x 5

60

Core Course: Practical

2 x 5

2 x 5

2 x 5

2 x 5

2 x 5

2 x 5

60

Total

20

20

20

20

20

20

120

  • Credit of 2 for Theory and 2 for Practical, for any course, will be awarded only if the learner clears both components.
  • The SEE for Practicals will be of 50 marks each per course.
  • There will be no Internal Assessment for practical courses.
  • The SEE Scheme for Practicals will be as follows:

SEE Practical Examination

based on laboratory work

40 marks

Journal

5 marks

Viva

5 marks