Scheme of Examination for Programmes under Choice Based Credit System(CBCS)
The examinations for programmes under CBCS are conducted by the University in consonance with the Semester pattern of study. There will be two semesters:
The Evaluation comprises of:
The continuous (internal) Assessment is a continuous process and comprises 30% of the total marks assigned to each paper. The distribution of marks for theory papers are as per the following scheme:
a) Written tests
b) Home assignments
e) Class-room Interaction
Semester-End Examinations are held in November and April every year as per the examination schedule issued by the university.. They form the External Assessment and carry 70% weightage. The subjects with practical component have practical examinations also. Projects are assessed through viva-voce by external examiners. The theory papers are set by experts/ competent examiners.
Evaluation of Answer Books
Evaluation of the Semester–End Examination answer books are done by two examiners and the average of the two are taken as final awards. In case the awards of the two examiners differ by more than 20%, the answer books are evaluated by a third examiner and the average of the two closest awards is taken as the final marks obtained by the candidate.
Assessment is made by way of Grading System. In order to pass a paper, a candidate is required to obtain 40% in the course opted by him/ her. The candidate must secure minimum pass marks individually in Continuous Assessment (C.A.) and Semester-End Examination (S.E.E.) as well as the annual examination of Career Oriented and Skill Development (COSD) her. A candidate fulfilling this criteria will be considered to have passed in the semester-end/ annual examination of the course opted by him/ her and will be awarded the credits assigned to the paper.
The performance of the candidates is measured on the basis of Absolute Grading System, wherein the performance of the candidate in a course is first measured in terms of marks awarded in the Continuous Assessment (C.A.) and Semester End Examination (S.E.E.) and the total marks obtained by the candidate in a course are then converted into Letter Grades (viz. O, A+, A, B+,B,C,PandF)
The Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) is worked out on the basis of grades earned by the candidate and credits assigned to different courses. The SGPA in a semester is determined only when the candidate has passed all the examinations of theory papers (i.e., Ability Enhancement Papers, Core Papers, Generic Electives, Discipline Specific Electives and Skill Enhancement Papers ), Practicals, Projects, Seminars, and any other component of the course, as prescribed in the syllabi and has earned the required minimum credits.
The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is worked out up to a particular semester or for the complete programme when the candidate has qualified all the courses prescribed in the programme by passing in all the examinations of theory papers, practicals, projects, dissertations, seminars and any other type of courses prescribed in the programme and has earned the required credits up to that particular semester or for the complete programme, as the case may be.
In COSD Programmes (annual scheme), the Yearly Grade Point Average (YGPA) is calculated taking into consideration the marks obtained in C.A. and Yearly examination of all the theory papers, practicals, projects, seminar etc. and field work, summer training etc., if any. The candidates qualifying all the examinations in all the courses prescribed in the COSD programme in the first year are awarded ‘Certificate’; whereas the candidates continuing the COSD Programme for the second and third year and qualifying all the examinations are respectively awarded the ‘Diploma’ and ‘Advanced Diploma’ in the respective COSD programme.
Grade Point is the numerical weight allotted to each letter grade depending on the system of grading adopted by a university. The IIS University follows a 10-point grading system, where:
A candidate who has undergone a regular course of study in Semester I, fulfills the criteria of attendance and has taken C.A. and Semester End Examination of at least 50% of total courses in a programme is eligible for promotion to Semester II, irrespective of the credits earned by her in Semester I. Similarly for promotion from any other odd semester to the next even semester (from III to IV or V to VI or VII to VIII), the candidate should have fulfilled the criteria of attendance and should have taken the C.A. and Semester End Examination of at least 50% of total courses in the respective odd semester. Promotion from odd to even semesters is however irrespective of credits earned by the candidate.
For promotion from an even semester to the next odd semester (i.e., from semester II to III or from semester IV to V or from VI to VII semester), a candidate should have successfully completed all courses of study in semesters I & II or III & IV or V & VI, respectively, as the case may and should have earned the required credits. However, a candidate who is not able to successfully complete all the courses of semesters I & II or semesters III & IV or semesters V & VI shall also be eligible for promotion to semester III, or semester V or semester VII respectively, provided he/she passes in at least 50% of the courses of semesters I and II taken together (for promotion to semester III), in semesters III and IV taken together (for promotion to semester V) and in semester V and VI taken together (for promotion to semester VII) and earns at least 50% of the total credits.
The credits earned in the extra curricular activities and campus activities are not considered for the purpose of promotion. However, for the award of degree, it is necessary that a candidate must qualify and earn minimum required credits in the extra curricular activities and campus activities, failing which the degree is not awarded. Similarly, credits earned in COSD programme are not considered for the purpose of promotion in the Degree programme.
Award of Degrees
For the award of a Degree, a student must clear all the papers of the subjects she opts and other papers/ activities prescribed in the curriculum and earn the minimum required credits, assigned to the programme. For instance, a student studying for a Degree in the Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) would be conferred the same only when he/ she has passed all the subjects/papers he/ she has opted for, qualifies in all the foundation courses, and earns the minimum required credits assigned to various co-curricular activities