Examination Rules for Undergraduate Courses
For B.Com, BBA , BBA(IB) , BBA(CA)
1. Allowed To Keep Term (ATKT): -
a) A student can keep term for only four courses (subjects) to get into the next semester three or five. If a student exceeds failure in more than four subjects,he/she will not be eligible to get admission in the next year. If a first-year student has four or less than four failed subjects, then he/she should appearand pass all failed courses in second year in order to be eligible to be admitted in third year i.e. sem V. The backlog examinations are conductedprior to the regular examinations. If student fails in more than 4 subjects in sem1/3/5 atkt will appear on the marksheet of that semester.
b) A student who has not passed in four out of twelve regular courses in Second academic year is allowed to get admitted in Third year i.e. Sem VI (subject to provision in clause (a).Student should appear and pass all the courses in Third year in order to beeligible to get the degree.
c) Student must enrolland pass skill courses of 5 credits during the period of three years in orderto get the degree certificate. Failure in evaluation in skill courses shouldnot be counted in the ATKT rules.
d) Students who will beunable to attend internal evaluation or external examination due to intercollegiate participation, university, state, national or international levelparticipation through proper channel, are eligible for re-exam in the samesemester only.
e) Re-exam shall beconducted for internal evaluation and external exam as well for those studentscovered under clause(d) and some special cases recommended by AC of thecollege. The re-exam parameters for such students can be different than otherstudents under the discretion of the teacher and head of the department. Thedecision regarding change in the parameter of internal evaluation should beproperly documented and approved in the meeting of Bos.
2. Examinations and Performance Assessment:
a) Sessional,involving Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE), to be normally conducted by thesubject teacher all through the semester; This shall include MCQ Exam,Presentations by the students, project viva voice, tutorial, lab assessment,etc. as prescribed and decided by the Bos in official meeting. Internalevaluation marks will be communicated to exam department by the respectiveteachers.
b) External Examoften designated as Semester End Examination (SEE) to be conducted by Examdepartment, preferably jointly with an external examiner; This shall include awritten examination for all courses.
c) The evaluationof the project work shall be based on Sessional Work assigned by the projectsupervisor, seminar presentation, project report and assessment by ProjectEvaluation Committee appointed by Bos.
d) In the case of otherrequirements, such as seminar, comprehensive viva voice the assessmentshall be made as determined by the Authority of the College.
e) While theconduct of CIE for a course shall be the responsibility of the subject teacherand the Department concerned, and SEE shall be conducted centrally by theExamination Section of the College. The records of both CIE and SEE shall bemaintained by the Examination Section.
f) Theperformance of students at every stage of the CIE shall be announced by theconcerned subject teacher within a fortnight of the date of the assessment. Thesubject teacher shall also show the assessed answer books to the studentsbefore submission of the final marks to the Controller of Examinations.
g) Question Papers:For being able to conduct the testing of the students in an effective manner,good question papers shall be used as the principal tool, making it necessaryfor the question papers at CIE and SEE to:
i. Coverall sections of the course syllabus uniformly;
ii. Beunambiguous and free from any defects/errors;
iii. Emphasizeknowledge testing, problem solving& quantitative methods;
iv. Containadequate data/ other information on the problems assigned;
v. Haveclear and complete instructions to the candidates.
h) In case oferrors in the question papers, students should be notifies within first 30minutes of the examination.
i) Therefore,the question papers, particularly at SEE , shall be set covering the entiresyllabus and the students given opportunity to answer questions from the fullsyllabus of the course by restricting their choice out of each unit in thesyllabus.
j) Besides,the course syllabi shall be well drafted, be defect-free and properly unitized(or modularized) to enable the distribution of questions in the question papersto cover the whole syllabus. These aspects shall have to be considered by theconcerned Bos.
k) There shall betwo sets of question papers to be set by the subject teacher for every exam andto be submitted to Exam departments as per the methods, rules and regulationsdecided by Examination department.
l) MultipleChoice Questions, having each question to be answered by tick marking thecorrect answer from the choices (commonly four) given against it. Such aquestion paper shall be useful in the testing of knowledge, skills,comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and understandingof the students. Usually, CIE shall be of this type.
m) Comprehensive Questions,having all questions of the regular type to be answered in detail. Such aquestion paper shall be useful in the testing of overall achievement andmaturity of the students in a subject, through long questions relating totheoretical/practical knowledge, derivations, problem solving and quantitativeevaluation.
n) The Collegeshall maintain a high standard in both CIE and SEE and en sure the declarationof results including SGPA and CGPA of the courses attended by a student in asemester before the end of the semester. Regular courses and Skill Coursesshould be considered while calculating the SGPA and CGPA
For meeting these requirements, Examination department shouldundertake following steps:
i. CIEshall be conducted exclusively by the subject teacher, who shall spell out thecomponents of CIE in advance, maintain transparency in its operation,declare the evaluation results in time and return the answer scripts andassignment sheets to the students on a regular basis after the evaluation iscompleted.
ii. SEEshall be preferably conducted jointly by the Examination department consideringthe tight time schedule for the various tasks connected with SEE, the externalexaminer shall be associated with the teacher only in the setting of thequestion paper.
iii. Theanswer scripts of SEE shall be evaluated by the subject teacher only; but, anexternal review of the entire SEE shall be conducted under the aegis of theBoard of Examiners of the College before declaring the results. This step shallbe useful to the College to gain the confidence of the University on thefairness and transparency in the system.
iv. Suggestedpassing standard for each of the courses shall be 40 % of the marks from theCIE and SEE separately and jointly.
v. Attendanceat all examinations, both CIE and SEE of each course shall be compulsory forthe students. Students having the following deficiencies shall not be permittedto attend the SEE:
1. Disciplinaryaction by the College pending against him/her.
2. Irregularin attendance at lecture/laboratory and other classes.
3. Failureto meet the standards of attendance prescribed.
4. CIEPerformance far below the passing standard
3. Grading System:
a) The College shallfollow the award of SGPA system to the students based on their performance atthe end of every semester, and CGPA system for the award of transcript (marksheet) at the end.
Credit System Evaluation Method
O : OUTSTANDING
A : VERY GOOD
B : ABOVE AVERAGE
C : AVERAGE
P : PASS
F : FAIL
SGPA Credit Obtained
Grade Point Average: -
i. AGradePoint Average (GPA) for a year is calculated as:
∑ (C * G)
Where C= Number of credits for the subject paper
G= Grade points obtained by the candidate in that subject paper
ii. GradePoint Average (GPA) is awarded to a candidate who passes in all the subjectpapers in that year.
iii. CumulativeGrade Point Average (CGPA) is calculated by the end of third year using similarformula provided a candidate passes in all subject papers of all the threeyears.
iv. Declarationof class is based on CGPA as follows:
Distinction ≥ 7.5 and above
FirstClass ≥ 6.5but less than 7.5
Second Class ≥ 5.5 butless than 6.5
Pass Class ≥ 4.5 but less than 5.5
Total Credit Points
Total of Credit Points (6 Semesters)
Total Credits (6 Semesters)
b) A student isconsidered to have completed a course successfully and earned the credits ifhe/she secures CGPA 4.0
c) A Transcriptshould include all the regular courses, Skill courses and additional or outsidecourses if approved and accepted by AC.
d) Both the SGPA and CGPAshall not be rounded off to the first place of decimal and recorded as it isfor ease of presentation. Of the CGPAs or use for the purpose ofdetermining the merit ranking.
e) Other academicrequirements for the Program include activity participation records, SkillCourses records to issue the transcript and award of degree.
f) It shallbe open to each student to take additional courses form outside over and abovethe minimum limit of 125 credits from the third semester onwards, with theconcurrence approval of the AC and Bos.
g) Withholding ofGrades: The Grades of a student in a semester shall be withheld and notdeclared if the student fails to pay the dues to the College or hasdisciplinary action pending against him/her.
4. Eligibility for the Award of Degree:
(a) A student shall be eligible for the award of UG. Degree fromthe College and the University provided:
Completedall the prescribed credit requirements for the award of Degree with 4.0 gradepoints or higher, in each of the courses, has satisfactorily completed skillcourses and participated in the Workshop, Seminar, and activities organized bythe college.
Satisfactorily completed all the non-credit requirements,
Obtained aCGPA of >= 4.00 at the end of the semester in which he/she completes all therequirements for the award of Degree.
Paid allthe dues to the College including the Department, Hostels, Library and otherunits; and,
No case ordisciplinary action pending against him/her.
(b) The AC shall be the Recommending Authority for the award of UG.Degree to students fulfilling the requirements specified under Clause (a) aboveand the Board shall be the Approving Authority.
(c) The Degree award shall then be granted by the University.
5. CGPA improvement after completion ofprerequisite credits for the award of Degree
a) Students who secure CGPAbetween 4.0 and 6.0 after completing the pre-requisite credits for the award ofdegree and wish to improve their CGPA are permitted for CGPA improvement. Suchstudents be permitted to withdraw their grade in each course with poor gradeand permitted to reappear for the examinations for improving the grade and inturn CGPA.
b) Student can appear for gradeimprovement examination within one year from the date of passing his/herExamination. He should not have taken (i) Leaving Certificate from theInstitute and ii) Degree from University of Pune through convocation. He/shewill submit a written application to dean academics seeking his/her permissionto register for class improvement within one month from the date of declarationof result or one week before the date of convocation of University of Punewhichever is earlier. This application will be forwarded to AC through theExamination Committee and payment of fees prescribed by the college. No studentwill be admitted once the subject registration process of that semester ends.
c) For gradeimprovement student will have to take maximum 3 courses in which he/she hassecured 4.0 to 6.0 grade points in one stretch.
d) Student can choosemaximum three the or courses from a particular semester offered for F.Y, S.Y orT.Y in which he/she has secured .0 to 6.0 grade points. Student will have toregister for these courses in a semester in which those subjects are offered.
e) At the time ofregistration student will surrender all the original mark lists given to him bythe institute He will have to give an affidavit that he/she will not do any useof surrendered marklists till he/she gets official result of the subjects forwhich he/she wishes to appear for grade improvement. No change of subjects ordrop of subjects will be allowed after registration.
f) Studentwishing to improve his/her grade will have to pay appropriate fees as laid downby the institute time to time.
g) Student wishing to appearfor grade improvement is exempted from attending regular classes as he/she hasalready undergone the course instructions, but he/she will have to appear forall the evaluation tests conducted for the particular subjects. No re-exam orretest will be allowed for the class improvement, in case of such studentsmisses any of the tests or examinations. Absentee for End semester examinationwill automatically lead to award of FF grade in that subject.
h) The grading process as usedfor the regular students appearing for that subject will be applicable and noconcession of any sort will be granted on account of absentee for any of theexaminations.
i) Student wishing to usethe facility of grade improvement will have to pass in all the three subjectsat a time for which he/she has registered for. He/she will not be entitled forthe summer term or re-examination in such cases.
j) Only one attempt will bepermissible for any candidate wishing to use the facility of grade improvement.If the student fails to secure higher grades resulting in reduction in overallCGPA then the original result of the student before registering for gradeimprovement will be retained.
k) Student who improves his/herCGPA will be issued fresh mark lists by the institute. These mark lists willhave star against the subjects for which he/she has appeared for gradeimprovement and will state “Grade Improvement”. The date on the new mark listswill be that as issued for other students appearing in those subjects. Name ofthe student will be communicated to the University and he/she will have toapply for degree certificate from University.