A student shall be evaluated in each course on the basis of sessional tests, class assignments and terminal examinations. 50% marks shall be reserved for sessional tests and class assignments and 50% marks for the terminal examinations.
The terminal examinations will be held at the end of each semester on the dates to be fixed by the controller of examinations in consultation with the chairmen of the departments.
A student shall be eligible to appear in the terminal examinations provided with:
A date-wise record of the attendance of students shall be maintained by each teacher.
A handicapped/disabled (blind) student will be provided writer/amanuensis at the expense of the university on the recommendations of the chairman of the teaching department. The writer/amanuensis shall be of a lower grade of education than the candidate. He/she would be allowed 45 minutes for solving the question paper over and above the time stipulated for a question paper.
Msc students of those departments where project/thesis is a requirement for msc degree, will be required to carry out research on a project/thesis of 6 credits and submit a project report/thesis as a requirement for partial fulfillment of their master degrees in the relevant disciplines.
(a) The minimum pass marks for each course shall be 50%. A student obtaining less than 50% marks in any course shall be deemed to have been failed in that course. Less than 50% marks secured by a student in any course shall not be counted towards the aggregate marks.
(b) In case of illness or other medical problems or death of a kin, a student will be allowed to request for a special examination within 7 working days of the date of end of terminal examinations along with supporting documentary evidence. The request for special examination(s) will be placed before a committee consisting of the Dean, Chairperson/Director of the Department / School / Institute / Centre, teacher(s) concerned, and the Principal Medical Officer of the University for Consideration. The decision of the Committee shall be final and can only be challenged in the Syndicate of the University.
Special terminal Examination of course(s) shall take place during the semester break before commencement of the next semester. The House also approved to bring about same changes in the relevant sections of the rules / regulations pertaining to M.Phil and Ph.D. programs. However, this facility will be available to Master, M.Phil and Ph.D students only once throughout the program of studies.
(ii) A student failing twice under clause viii(c)(i) shall cease to be a student of the university.
(iii) A student failing to pass 60 credits course work at the end of the 6th semester shall cease to be a student of the university.
(e) The total marks for a course will be based on the number of credits of the course. For each credit, the total marks shall be 50, to be divided between sessional awards and terminal examination in accordance with clause 6.1(a) of these regulations. Courses of different credit values shall be weighed with different total marks, as under:-
|Course Credit Value||Sessional Tests/Assignments||Terminal Examination||Total Marks|
|4-Credits and so on||100||100||200|
The total marks for the master’s degree shall, therefore, be 3000. Fractional part of the marks awarded shall be disregarded.
(f) Percentage of marks shall be calculated upto three significant figures. If the second fraction after decimal is 4 or less, it will be ignored. However, if the second fraction is 5 or more, it will be taken into account by raising the first fraction to the next higher digit. (examples: 59.91 through 59.94 will be considered 59.9 while 59.95 through 59.99 will be raised to 60. Third fraction and higher will be ignored).
(g) Candidates securing 80% marks or more in a course shall be given grade ‘a’, 60% to 79.9% grade ‘b’, 50% to 59.9% grade ‘c’ and less than 50% grade ‘f’ in that course. The overall performance of a student shall be graded in the same manner.
A 80% and above
F less than 50%
M.Sc = 60 credit hours with total marks 3000
MBA/MPA = 63 credit hours with total marks 3150
(h) On successful completion of the requirements of the master’s degree, each candidate shall be awarded the degree of master of science, master of business administration or master of public administration.
A separate transcript shall also be issued to each candidate showing the marks and grades obtained in each course, and also the aggregate marks, percentage marks and the grade. For students completing master’s degree in the normal period of four semesters, a mention to this effect shall be made in their transcripts.
(i) The controller of examination shall issue a certificate of merit to a student who stands first in the subject on the basis of the overall result provided that the student has obtained 80% marks or more in the aggregate, has not failed in, or repeated any course and has completed the course work in four semesters. The recipient for the award of certificate of merit shall also be awarded the chancellor’s medal.
(j) The president’s gold medals shall be awarded to the students who stand first in msc in the faculty of social and natural sciences. The controller of examinations shall also issue a certificate of merit to such students.
(k) There shall be no re-evaluation of answer books. A student may, on payment of fee as prescribed by the syndicate, get the answer book re-checked for totaling and for verification that all questions or parts thereof have been fully marked, in the presence of the concerned teacher, the chairman of the department and the controller of examinations, within one month from the date of declaration of the results. Errors or omissions, if any, shall be rectified.