The university will adopt the guidelines issued from time to time by the UGC and other statutory bodies concerned with the conduct of examinations. The question papers for the examinations will be set in such a manner as to ensure that they cover the entire syllabus of the concerned course. The tests and examinations shall aim at evaluating not only the student’s ability to recall information but also his/her understanding of the subject. Some of the questions shall be analytical and invite original thinking or application of theory.
While the actual process of evaluation will be confidential, the system of evaluation will be sufficiently transparent, and a student may be given a photocopy of his/her answer paper, if requested as per procedure laid down in this regard. The performance of a student in a theory/lab course is assessed through a series of Continuous Assessment Tests (CAT) and Semester End Examinations (SEE). The entire evaluation system comprising of the Policies, Procedures, Mechanisms, Guidelines etc, have been /will be designed, developed, evolved, implemented and adhered to, in order to meet the most fundamental (basic) quality characteristics of being fair (justifiable), objective (unbiased) reliable (precise), robust (resilient), while also being flexible (responsive) and transparent (variable). It will be ensured that appropriate level of confidentiality is maintained in terms of certain specific details, in order to achieve the above quality characteristics.
A class room instruction/tutorial of one hour duration per week will be considered as one Instructional unit. A minimum of 2 hours per week of Laboratory Session/Practical or Field Work/ Training or a combination of these will be considered as one Instructional unit. Both class room and laboratory based instructional units have the same weightage. Each course carries a fixed number of credits(C), delivered as Lecture (L), Tutorial (T) or Practical (P) indicated as LTPC. The Course Credits for various courses will be given in the Students’ Handbook.
For every course that a student registers for, a letter grade will be assigned by the instructor based upon his/her performance over the semester. The letter grade and its `Grade Point’ will indicate the results of both qualitative and quantitative assessment of student’s performance in a course. The Grade Point Average (GPA) earned by a student is a quantitative indication of his/her performance during a semester. For each registered course, the grade points earned are multiplied by the credits of that course. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) indicates the overall performance of a student from the time he/she joined the University to a specific semester.
All students who have registered for a particular course are eligible to write the SEE for that course, unless found to be ineligible due to shortage of attendance, acts of indiscipline and withdrawal from a course. If a student indulges in copying or any malpractice in CAT-I or CAT-II, all examinations written in that period (ie. CAT-I or II period) will be deemed to have been cancelled, and accordingly zero marks will be awarded for in that semester.
If a student indulges in copying or any malpractice in the SEE, all the SEEs written in that semester will be deemed to have been cancelled and the student shall be awarded an `F’ grade in all the courses registered in that semester. Satisfactory completion of mandatory learning courses and other activities as per the course structure is the requirement of the University for earning minimum credits for a degree.
There will be a minimum earned Credit Course, Elective Course and Major Project. There will be a maximum duration for complying with the degree requirement. The degree will be awarded only upon compliance of all the laid down requirements for programme.