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Semester-Cum-Continuous Evaluation System

Rules, Regulations, Procedures

This is the soul of our innovative programme and radically alters the learning process to the benefit of the students. The result of a single examination does not determine the fate of the students.

Examination and evaluation is a continuous and an unburdensome exercise. Seventy five percent weightage is assigned to continuous evaluation while 25% weightage is assigned to external end semester examination in each course.
Course: Each course is identified by a course number which contains three letters and three integers. The syllabus of each subject is divided into a convenient number of courses spread over the various semesters.

Continuous Evaluation
(i) The syllabus is distributed over a number of semesters. Grasp and knowledge of the subject is evaluated in bits continuously and periodically thereby putting lesser burden on the student as compared to evaluation by one examination at the end of the session.
(ii) The courses allotted for a particular semester are completed by the end of the semester and also examined and evaluated simultaneously, thereby reducing the amount of material to be studied at one time.
(iii) The mode of evaluation is also varied, depending upon the nature of the subjects and topics. In general, the following components of evaluation are adopted:

Theory Course
Practical Course
(i)   Class Tests
(i)   Records
(ii)  Quiz Tests
(ii)  Experiments
(iii) Assignments
(iii) Viva-voce
(iv) Seminars & Group Discussions
(iv) Attendance
(v)  Attendance
(v) End-semester Examination
(vi) End-semester Examination

(iv) The student's performance is assessed throughout the semester by continuous evaluation followed by an end-semester examination which covers the entire syllabus.
(v) The number of credits allotted to each course depends on the relative time a student is expected to devote for the respective course.
(vi) Each component of evaluation is assigned a certain weightage towards the computation of over-all performance in each course.
(vii) A progress report is issued after each odd semester (first semester of an academic session) and the declaration of the result of each academic session is based on student's performance over both the semesters of the session. An academic session means both the semesters of the session taken together.
(viii) The student's performance for a session is indicated through a result card issued to the student after each even end-semester examination of a session which shows his achievements in each of the courses registered for.
(ix) The Institute follows the credit-system of education and letter grading on a 9 point scale. The system of grades, corresponding Grade point values and their achievement level are given in the table below.


Grade Point
Description of Grade
Out Standing
Very Good
Above Average
Below Average
Very Poor

The grade will be given separately for internal and external evaluation in each subject. The weightage of internal and external evaluation is taken as 75% and 25% of the credits assigned to that subject. Students will be awarded Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), each Semester by averaging the Grade Points (GP) in the ratio of the credit weightage (C) of each subject.
The Procedure for calculation of SGPA is as follows:

                 GP1 x C1 + GP2 x C2 + ...... + GPn x Cn

SGPA= --------------------------------------------

                          C1 + C2 + ..... + Cn

The overall performance of all Semesters for a given course is given as cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) which is calculated in a similar way for the subjects credited during the entire course.
Multiplication of CGPA by 10 yields the equivalent percentage marks gained by the student.
(x) Award of Division: The minimum CGPA for different divisions is given in the following table and is common for both PG and UG courses.





First with Distinction








(xi) Minimum Grade for a pass in all the courses of studies is D- in each individual course. Securing less than this Grade in any course will be treated as having failed in that course.
(xii) If a candidate fails in three or less than three courses in one academic session for courses of studies other than Honours and Master's programmes, the candidate may opt for Summer Remedial Course(s). There is no Remedial Course in the Honours and Master's programmes.
(xiii) Failure in a course due to non-appearance in studies and/or examination(s) on medical or any other ground, whatsoever, will be treated as failure in that course.
(xiv) If a candidate fails in more than three courses in one academic session or if he fails to pass all the courses after the summer remedial courses or if he misses one/both the semesters of an academic session in part or whole, he will get only one more chance to repeat all the courses of the said session in the next succeeding session but in that case he can do so only when he re-registers for all the courses afresh.
(xv) During the repeat session also, if a candidate: (i) Fails in three or less than three courses, he may opt for summer remedial course(s); and/or (ii) Fails in more than three courses or fails to pass all the courses after the summer remedial courses or if he misses one/both semesters, he will be required to leave the Institute and he will not be re-admitted in the same course of study.
(xvi) A student will be allowed to remain on the rolls of the Institute for a particular course of study for the duration not exceeding twice the period required in one attempt for passing that course of study only. The aforesaid duration be treated as maximum and shall also include failures as well as break(s) in study, if any, for that course of study.
(xvii) Students admitted prior to July, 2009, will be evaluated on numerical grades only.

Summer Remedial Courses

In the various courses of studies other than Honours and Master's programme, if a candidate fails in three or less than three courses in one academic session, then alone he shall be given another opportunity to clear these courses by opting for summer remedial courses. Candidates opting for summer remedial courses shall prepare for the course content during the summer vacation and take remedial training in each course in the following July before being examined. Students appearing in the Remedial Examinations will be placed in the Grades D, D- or F only. Grade higher than D is not awarded in the Remedial Examinations. Students getting F Grade are declared as 'Failed'.

Details of Components of Evaluation System

ANNEXURE-I to Resolution No.13 of the Academic Council meeting dated 26.4.2003

Component Number Administered Scoring Mode Component Score Honours & PG UG with SGD & without Tutorials UG with SGD & with Tutorials UG without SGD & with Tutorials UG without SGD & without tutorials
Long Test 3


First 2 of 3 2x35 35%










Quizzes 4


Best 3 of 4 3x15 22.5%










Seminar/Term Paper/Group Project -- -- -- 7.5%(15) 7.5%(15) 7.5%(15) -- --
Assignment 2


Average or added (10+10)/2 = 10

OR (5+5)

-- -- -- 5%(10) 5%(10)
Tutorials Several -- -- -- -- 5%




Additional Assessment (CA, HA, Surprise Quiz etc.) Several Open -- 5% (10) 5%(10) -- -- 7.5%(15)
Attendance -- -- 10 5%(10) 5%(10) 5%(10) 5%(10) 5%(10)
Sub total Internal -- -- -- 75%(150) 75%(150) 75%(150) 75%(150) 75%(150)
End Semester Examination -- -- -- 25%(50) 25%(50) 25%(50) 25%(50) 25%(50)
Total -- -- -- 100% (200) 100% (200) 100% (200) 100% (200) 100% (200)