Scheme of Examination for Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes

The examinations for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are conducted by the University in consonance with the Semester pattern of study. There will be two semesters:

  • The Autumn Semester- beginning July and ending with Semester End Examinations in November.
  • The Spring Semester- beginning December and ending with Semester End Examinations in April.

The Evaluation comprises of:

  • Continuous Assessment - 30% of the total marks
  • Semester End- Examination - 70% of the total marks

Assessment is made by way of credit system. In order to pass a paper, a candidate is required to obtain an SCWA of 36 in non-professional UG and PG Programmes and an SCWA of 40 in Professional UG & PG Programems and Honours programme in continuous assessment as well as the Semester-End Examinations separately. A candidate fulfilling this criteria, will be awarded the credits assigned to the paper.   
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 Arts (BA) would be conferred the same only when she has passed all the subjects/papers she has opted for, qualifies in all the foundation courses, and earns the minimum required credits assigned to various co-curricular activities.
i. Continuous Assessment:
The 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                                  
c) Quiz
d) Attendance     
e) Class-room Interaction                                   
 
ii. Semester-End Examinations:
Semester-End Examinations are held in November and April every year. 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 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.
Promotion to next higher semester:
Promotion from an odd semester to even semester is automatic i.e. without any condition of credits earned in the odd semester. Thus, all the students who have taken the examination of first semester are promoted to the second semester.  However, for promotion to the next higher odd semester, their performance in the last two semesters is taken into account i.e. for promotion to III semester their performance in the I and II semesters is considered. Similarly for promotion to V Semester their performance in the III and IV Semesters is taken into account.
 
At UG level pass courses, where total credits assigned to the three electives are 8 x 3 = 24, in a semester, i.e. 48 in two semesters, a candidate must earn at least 20 credits for being eligible to be promoted to the next higher odd semester.  Similarly in Honours courses where total credits of Major and Subsidiary for the two semesters are 48, a candidate must obtain at least 20 credits for promotion to the next higher semester.  Credits earned in Foundation courses and co-curricular activities are not counted for the purpose of promotion.
 
At PG level and in professional courses, the minimum credits required for promotion to the next higher odd semester i.e. the III Semester, are 50% of the total credits assigned to different papers, practicals, projects etc., prescribed in the last two semesters taken together.  If the number of total credits assigned in the first two semesters, happen to be an odd number, it will be increased by one for the purpose of calculating 50%, which shall provide the minimum credits required to be earned for promotion.