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Choice Based Credit Semester System


Regulations for Under Graduate Programmes under Choice Based Course Credit Semester System and Grading, 2013

These regulations shall be called "Regulations for Under Graduate Programmes under Choice Based Course Credit Semester System and Grading, 2013'

1. SCOPE

Applicable to all regular non-professional Under Graduate Programmes conducted by M G University with effect from 2013-14 admissions.


2. DURATION

The duration of U.G. programmes shall be 6 semesters. The duration of odd semesters shall be from June to October and that of even semesters from November to March. There shall be three days semester break after odd semesters and two months vacation during April and May in every academic year.


3. EXAMINATIONS

The evaluation of each course shall contain two parts:

  • Internal or In-Semester Assessment (ISA)
  • External or End-Semester Assessment (ESA)

The internal to external assessment ratio shall be 1:4, for both courses with or without practical. There shall be a maximum of 80 marks for external evaluation and maximum of 20 marks for internal evaluation. For all courses (Theory & Practical), grades are given on a 7-point scale based on the total percentage of marks. (ISA+ESA) as given below:

Percentage of Marks Grade Grade Point
90 and above A+ - Outstanding 10
80-89 A - Excellent 9
70-79 B - Very Good 8
60-69 C - Good 7
50-59 D - Satisfactory 6
40-49 E - Adequate 5
Below 40 F - Failure 4

Note:Decimals are to be rounded to the next whole number


4. MARKS DISTRIBUTION FOR EXTERNAL EXAMINATION AND INTERNAL EVALUATION

The external examination of all semesters shall be conducted by the University at the end of each semester. Internal evaluation is to be done by continuous assessment. Marks distribution for external and internal assessments and the components for internal evaluation with their marks are shown below:

For all courses without practical

  • Marks of external Examination: 80
  • Marks of internal evaluation : 20

All the three components of the internal assessment are mandatory. For common course English in I Semester, internal oral examination shall be conducted instead of test paper.

Components of Internal Evaluation Marks
Attendance 5
Assignment /Seminar/Viva 5
Test paper(s) (1 or 2) (1x10=10; 2x5=10) 10
Total 20

For all courses with practical
a) Marks of theory –External Examination : 60
b) Marks of theory –Internal Evaluation : 10

Components of Theory – Internal Evaluation Marks
Attendance 3
Assignment /Seminar/Viva 2
Test paper(s) (1 or 2) (1x5=5; 2x2.5=5) 5
Total 10
c) Marks of Practical –External Examination: 40 (only in even semesters)
d) Marks of Practical- Internal Evaluation: 20 (odd and even semesters combined annually)
Components of Practical-Internal evaluation Marks
Attendance 4
Record* 10
Lab involvement 6
Total 20

*Marks awarded for Record should be related to number of experiments recorded.



Project Evaluation: (Max. marks100)
Components of Project-Evaluation Marks
Internal Evaluation 20
Dissertation (External) 50
Viva-Voce (External) 30
Total 100
Attendance Evaluation
1) For all courses without practical
% of attendance Marks
90 and above 5
85 – 89 4
80-84 3
76-79 2
75 1

(Decimals are to be rounded to the next higher whole number)


2) For all courses with practical
% of Attendance Marks for theory
90 and above 3
80--89 2
75--79 1
% of Attendance Marks for practical
90 and above 4
85--89 3
80--84 2
75--79 1

5. ASSIGNMENTS

Assignments are to be done from 1st to 4th Semesters. At least one assignment should be done in each semester.


6. SEMINAR/VIVA

A student shall present a seminar in the 5th semester and appear for Viva-voce in the 6th semester.


7. INTERNAL ASSESSMENT TEST PAPERS

At least one internal test-paper is to be attended in each semester for each course. The evaluations of all components are to be published and are to be acknowledged by the candidates. All documents of internal assessments are to be kept in the college for two years and shall be made available for verification by the University. The responsibility of evaluating the internal assessment is vested in the teacher(s), who teach the course.


8. EXTERNAL EXAMINATION

The external examination of all semesters will be conducted by the University at the end of each semester. Students having a minimum of 75% average attendance for all the courses only can register for the examination. Condonation of shortage of attendance to a maximum of 10 days or 50 hours in a semester subject to a maximum of 2 times during the whole period of the programme may be granted by the University on valid grounds. This condonation shall not be counted for internal assessment. Benefit of attendance may be granted to students attending University/College union/Co- curricular activities by treating them as present for the days of absence, on production of participation/attendance certificates, within one week, from competent authorities and endorsed by the Head of the institution. This is limited to a maximum of 10 days per semester and this benefit shall be considered for internal assessment also. Those students who are not eligible even with condonation of shortage of attendance shall repeat the course along with the next batch.
All students are to do a project. This project can be done individually or as a group of 3 students. The projects are to be identified during the II semester of the programme with the help of the supervising teacher. The report of the project in duplicate is to be submitted to the department at the sixth semester and is to be produced before the examiners appointed by the University. There will be no supplementary exams. For reappearance/ improvement, the students can appear along with the next batch. A candidate who has not secured minimum marks/credits in internal examinations can re-do the same registering along with the University examination for the same semester, subsequently.


9. PATTERN OF QUESTIONS

Questions shall be set to assess knowledge acquired, standard application of knowledge, application of knowledge in new situations, critical evaluation of knowledge and the ability to synthesize knowledge. The question setter shall ensure that questions covering all skills are set. He/She shall also submit a detailed scheme of evaluation along with the question paper. A question paper shall be a judicious mix of objective type, short answer type, short essay type /problem solving type and long essay type questions.


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