Every academic year consists of two terms and each academic term covers the following items:
Items | Duration (weeks) |
Classes | 13 |
Preparatory leave | 02 |
Term final examination | 04 |
Term break | 02 |
Total | 21 |
Examination
Thirty percent (30%) of marks shall be allotted to continuous assessment, i.e. quizzes and homework assignment, class attendance and class participation. The remaining marks will be allotted to Term final examination, which will be conducted centrally by the University. At least three class assessments are taken in each semester. Teachers may show the answer scripts to students.
Each course is conducted by two teachers and there will be two examiners for each theoretical course for questions settings and evaluating the scripts in the term final examination.
The distribution of marks for continuous assessment & semester final:
Marks | |
Class participation | 5 |
Homework assignment(s), presentation and quizzes, class tests | 25 |
Term Final Examination | 70 |
Total | 100 |
The distribution of marks for a given sessional course will be as follows:
Marks | |
Class participation | 10 |
Internal criticism/evaluation/observation | 70 |
Final Jury/Viva-voce | 20 |
Total | 100 |
In a similar manner, the distribution of marks for a given thesis/Monograph/Project paper course will be as follows:
Marks | |
Evaluation | 60 |
Viva-Voce | 20 |
Presentation | 20 |
Total | 100 |
There will be two examiners (one is Supervisor) to examine the thesis. Each examiner will evaluate the thesis separately and the average marks will be considered for grading. However, if the marks given by the first and second examiners vary 20% or more, a third examiner is to be appointed by the concerned Examination Committee from outside the University who will evaluate the thesis/Monograph/Project paper.
Grading System and Grading Scale
The total performance of a student in a given theoretical course is based on a scheme of continuous assessment made through a set of quizzes/class tests, class attendance and participation, homework assignments, presentation and a Term Final Examination. The assessment in sessional courses is made through observation of the student at work in class/field work, viva-voce during laboratory hours and quizzes.
A letter grade with a specified number of grade points is awarded in each course for which a student has been registered. A student’s performance is measured by the number of credits that he/she has completed satisfactorily and the weighted average of the grade point is required to be maintained for satisfactory progress. Similarly, a minimum number of earned credits should be acquired in order to qualify for the degree Letter grades and corresponding grade points will be awarded in accordance to the provisions.
Numerical Grade | Letter Grade | Grade Point |
80% and above | A+ | 4.00 |
75% to less than 80% | A | 3.75 |
70% to less than 75% | A- | 3.50 |
65% to less than 70% | B+ | 3.25 |
60% to less than 65% | B | 3.00 |
55% to less than 60% | B- | 2.75 |
50% to less than 55% | C+ | 2.50 |
45% to less than 50% | C | 2.25 |
40% to less than 45% | D | 2.00 |
Less than 40% | F | 0.00 |
Incomplete | I | |
Withdrawn | W |