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Examinations - RULES AND REGULATIONS

BA/ B.Com/ B.Sc II, IV& VI Semester Regular Examinations March/April 2017          I          M.com/M.sc I & III Semester Supplementary Examinations May 2017

Controller of Examinations



Additional Controllers:  

1. Y.Vasundhara, HOD Dept of Political Science
2. B.Ramani, HOD Dept of Computer Science

Grading System

❖The performance of the student is evaluated in terms of percentage of marks with a provision for conversion to grade points. A student earns credits in each paper only if she obtains minimum pass marks 40%in the semester in each subject. A minimum of 116 credits are required for the award of degree.
❖Candidates who have passed all the examinations of B.A. / B.Com / B.Sc. Degree course shall be awarded division in accordance with the grade secured by them in all I, II, III, IV, V & VI semester Examinations in I, II and III years taken together, including the Internal assessment marks secured in those years.
❖ A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5 is required for the award of degree. The consolidated memorandum of marks reflects the credits / grade scored in each subject and the credits/grades scored in IDE’s, Add on Courses and NSS / NCC / Sports / Certified voluntary work. However, courses under part III except IDE and part IV will not be included for the calculation of SGPA and CGPA.
❖ Grades are also allotted to Inter disciplinary electives, Add on courses and NSS/NCC/Sports/Any Voluntary Certified work based on the individual performance of the student.
❖ A candidate shall be deemed to have fully passed the examination of a Semester, if she secures not less than the minimum marks in theory and Practical (40% & 50%) / grade point (5) as prescribed.

Rules and Regulations under CBCS

These rules and regulations shall be applicable to AMS, Arts & Science College for Women under Graduate Programme under the CBCS offered to the students admitted in to B.A., B.Com and B.Sc. in the Academic year. 

Rules and regulations shall come into force from the Academic year

I. Definitions
a) Grade letter is an index to indicate the performance of a student in a particular course. It is the transformation of actual marks secured by a student in a course. Grade letters are O, A, B, C, D, E, F.
b) Grade Point is weightage allotted to each grade letter assigned depending on the range of marks awarded in a course.
c) Credit Points refer to the product of no. of credits multiplied by the Grade Point for a given course.
d) Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) refers to the performance of the student in a given Semester. SGPA is based on the total credit points earned by the student in all the courses and the total number of credits assigned to the courses in a Semester.
e) Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) refers to the Cumulative Grade Point Average weighted across all the six Semesters.

II. Main features of the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

Add-on Courses:

1) A student has to complete Add-on Courses in semesters I, II and V (minimum of   3 Add-on courses)
2) Each course end Semester examination duration is 2 ½ hours and valued by internal examiner (The Teacher).
3) It is mandatory to take the courses but the grades will not be included in CGPA.
4) UG student has a choice of selecting two interdisciplinary courses one each in III and IV semesters offered by other Departments/ Faculties.
5) All the UG Arts, Social Sciences, Commerce and Science Departments in the Faculties shall participate in this Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) i.e. the student has the choice of selecting two courses offered by any other Department of the same Faculty or a Department of any other Faculty, depending on her interest, needs and long term goals.
6) Each UG Department designs, offers and teaches two courses i.e. one during Semester – III and another during Semester – IV for the students admitted in other UG programs. These two courses/papers are designated as choice Based/ Interdisciplinary  (IDE) which carry a weightage of 2 x 2 = 4 credits. It is mandatory to pass the IDE.
7) In the CBCS system continuous evaluation of the students in all the semesters is done through Internal Assessment Examinations.
8) Contents of each UG programme are designed to meet the ever changing requirements of the industry/job market/ needs of society.

III. Attendance

a) 75% of attendance is compulsory to all the students. A student shall be considered to have satisfied the requirement of attendance for appearing the end Semester end examination, if she has attended not less than 75% of the total number of classes (both regular and interdisciplinary courses) held up to the end of the semester including tests, and practical etc.
b) However, there is a provision for condonation of attendance to the extent of 10% for the students on Medical Grounds and on payment of a prescribed fee and production of medical certificate.
c) If a student represents her institution, University, State or Nation in Sports, NCC, NSS or Cultural or any other officially sponsored activities, she shall be eligible to claim the attendance for the actual number of days participated, subject to a maximum of 20 days in a Semester, based on the specific recommendations of the Head of the Department and Principal of the College concerned.
i. The fee of condonation of attendance on medical grounds shall be Rs.250/- per semester.
ii. Rule(4)
a. In the case of women candidates a maximum of six weeks absence on account of pregnancy may be condoned in an academic year. Such leave shall not be availed of twice during the concerned course of study.
b. The attendance shall be calculated from the date of commencement of the classes as per the almanac communicated by the college. The attendance shall be calculated on the aggregate of papers/subjects in the faculty of Arts, Science, and Social Sciences.
iii. The attendance will be marked only in the classroom and kept in cumulative and progressive manner.
iv. In any semester of the course, if a candidate fails to secure the minimum percentage of attendance, she shall not be eligible to appear for the examination of that semester, and she shall have to enroll herself to undergo afresh a Regular Course of Study of the corresponding semester in a subsequent academic session,in order to become eligible to appear for the examination.
v. Attendance shall be reckoned from the date of commencement of instruction as per the almanac communicated by the college. However, in the case of late-admitted candidates (but within the stipulated time), the attendance will be reckoned from the date of admission.
vi. To enable students to know their attendance, the cumulative attendance shall be displayed for information at the end of each month.

IV Award Grade

Academic Performance in the theory and Practical Examinations.

Academic Performance

Letter Grade

Grade Point

>90%

O

10

>80% – <90%

A

9

>70% – <80%

B

8

>60% – <70%

C

7

>50% – < 60%

D

6

>40% – < 50%

E

5

< 40%

F

0

V. Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA)

The following examples illustrate the calculation of Grade Points, Credit Points and Semester.
Grade Point Average (SGPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) (Please see Annexure 1 SGPA)
The percentage of marks shown in column I in Table-15 is the marks secured by the student in the Internal Assessment and End Semester Examination put together.

Total Credit Points earned for the Course= No. of Credits assigned for the Course multiplied by Grade Pointsecured for that course.
SGPA indicates the performance of a student in a given Semester.
SGPA is based on the total credit pointsearned by the student in all the courses and the total number of credits assigned to the courses in a Semester.
Note: SGPA is computed only if the candidate passes in all the courses (gets a minimum ‘E’ grade in all the Courses)

Note:  The number of credits assigned may vary from one Course to another.

Computation of SGPA
Total Credit Points obtained/ = Total Credits assigned to
earned for all the Courses in     All the Courses in the
the Semester-I                              Semester- I     

                            SGPA= Σn ci × Gpi
—————
Σn C
Where
C1= Credits for the course
Gpi = The grade point obtained for the course
C = The summation over all the course in that Semester and
n = Number of subjects required for that Semester.
i.e.
SGPA for Part- II= Total Credit Points earned in the Semester-I
—————————————————
Total Credits assigned in the Semester-I
= 100 / 12 = 8.33
Average of SGPA for Part- I and SGPA for Part- II = 8.33
SGPA for Semester-I= 8.33
SGPA and CGPA – rounded to the 2nd place of the decimal andrecorded as such.
Example for computing SGPA and CGPA see the annexure 1 SGPA
and annexure 2 CGPA.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

CGPA refers to the Cumulative Grade Point Average weighted
across all the six Semesters of Part I and Part II. CGPA is obtained
by dividing the total number of credit points (CPts) in all the
Semesters by the total number of credits in all the semesters. The
final result at the end of all the Semesters is declared in the form of
CGPA.
Σm Si × Ci
CGPA= ——————
ΣmCi
Where
m = The total number of Semesters (six)
Ci = Total number of credits registered for during a particular semester
Si = SGPA of that semester.

Note: CGPA is calculated only after the candidate passes in all the courses of all the Semesters.
(Please see the Annexure 2 CGPA for the calculation)

CGPA must also be converted into Division
Division is awarded based on CGPA secured, according to theequivalence shown in the following table

Conversion of CGPA to Division

CGPA

Division

>7

I

>6 and <

II

>5 and <

III

<5

Fail

Note : The consolidated memorandum of credit report reflects the Semester report card of all the six Semesters, the CGPA and the Division.

Evaluation Methods:

a) Theory Examinations
i) Out of the total marks for each course 20% marks shall be allotted for continuous assessment (internal assessment) and remaining 80% for the end Semester examinations valued by external examiners.
ii) The pass marks in each paper shall be 40%. There is no separate pass mark for internal assessment. A candidate has to secure a minimum of 40% of marks in the end semester
Examination plus internal examination put together to pass a paper. The same valuation method is also applicable to part I, II and IDE courses.
b) Practical Examinations
In the case of science faculty, there shall be practical examination at the end of every Semester. The pass marks for each practical paper shall be 50%.
Part-I, II Evaluation
There shall be one end Semester examination of 2 ½ hoursduration. Each answer script of end Semester examination shall bevalued by an external examiner
Part-III Add-on Courses
There shall be end Semester examination of 2 ½ hours duration. The answer scripts shall be valued by internal examiners (the teacher) in I, II & V Semesters.
Note: No re-examination would be conducted for Add-on Courses. They have to complete these courses by the end of II Semester. If a student fails to appear for the examination she does not earn any credit. She has to register afresh for an Add on Course
IDE:There shall be end Semester examination of 2½ hours duration. Each answer script of end Semester examination shall be valued by an external examiner.
Note: SGPA and CGPA shall be calculated separately for I and II Parts (Languages and Core Discipline).
Note: Grades in part III and IV shall be shown separately and they shall notbe taken into an account for calculation of SGPA and CGPA.

Improvement of Grades and Completion of the Course
Candidates who have passed in all theory paper / papers are allowed to appear again for theory paper/ papers only once in order to improve her grade, by paying the prescribed fee. Such candidates  are allowed to appear for improvement examination only once in the next immediate semester examination. If candidate improves her grade, then her improved grade will be taken into consideration of the award of GPA.

Promotion, Re-admission Rules and Maximum Time for Completion of Course
Rules for Promotion
Conditions to be full-filled for promotion from I / III / V Semesters to II / IV / VI Semesters.
No detention to move from I to II, III to IV and V to VI Semesters provided if the candidate has put in required attendance.
Conditions to be full-filled for promotion from II to III  semester and IV to V semesters
Must have earned at least minimum no. of credits (20) maximum 50% of the papers written  of I and II Semesters put together including Add-on courses, IDE and IHC.
 Conditions to be fulfilled for promotion from IV to V Semester
Must have earned at least 60 Credits (  minimum 75% of papers appeared )of I, II, III & IV Semesters including Add-on courses, IDE, IHC and ES.

Readmission is sought by the students in the following cases:

1) A student who did not put in the required attendance in a Semester / year of a course and thus detained.
2) A student who did not pass in the required number of papers and thus detained.
3) If a student after completing a semester under Autonomy (Non CBCS) did not continue her studies in the next immediate semester on personal/health grounds but desires to continue her studies after a short break. Readmission is permissible provided she is within the period of double the duration of the course. A readmission student earns credits in each additional paper like Add-on Courses inter disciplinary electives only if she completes those papers already under autonomy (Non CBCS) otherwise she has to clear all the additional papers under CBCS before completion of the final year to earn credit. A student is permitted to pursue add-on elective course and inter disciplinary elective course simultaneously in  consultation with the class counselor.
4) A student who has put in not less than 40% of attendance in a Semester and not registered for the examination can take re-admission in the same Semester.
5) Candidates who, after completing a Semester / year of the course but taken T.C to join some other college and come back to continue the earlier course in all the above cases, readmission is permissible provided they are within the period of double the duration of the course. Further, the approval of the university has to be obtained in respect of those students who take TC to join some other course and come back for readmission in the same college with the University permission within six years after taking the TC supernumery.
6) A student who did not put in the required attendance in a Semester / year of a course and thus detained.
7) A student who did not pass in the required number of courses and thus detained.
8) A student after completing a Semester / year did not continue her studies in the next immediate Semester on personal / health grounds but desired to continue her studies after a short break.
9) A student who has put in not less than 65% of attendance in a Semester and not registered for the examination can take re-admission in the same Semester.

All the readmissions including such of those students, who take TC and come back, shall be granted by the Principal of the College subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions.
1. They should join the course within 4 weeks from the date of commencement of classes.
2. They should pay the readmission fee as prescribed by the College.

Procedure for Recounting / Revaluation
There is a provision for revaluation / recounting of the answer scripts. Revaluation is applicable only to those courses for which there is single valuation where as recounting is applicable to all the courses.
In case a student is not satisfied with the results of the end semester examination in any course, she can apply to the controller of examinations in writing for revaluation on payment of prescribed fee within 10 days after the issue of Memorandum of Marks.

  • If the difference is less than 10% marks between the original and revalued marks, the former will be taken into consideration.
  • If the discrepancy between the original marks and the revalued marks is 10% or more of the maximum marks of that paper, the revalued marks shall be taken as final awarded to the candidate, and the result will be declared accordingly and displayed.

The candidate should submit marks sheet along with the application and prescribed fee in the examination branch while applying for revaluation / recounting.

The marks sheet would be issued to the candidates if results have been changed due to revaluation and no separate intimation will be sent to the candidates where there no change in the revalued result.

Further, the applications of the candidates for the issue of degree certificate would not be considered before the results of recounting / revaluation are declared.

Supplementary Examination

❖Students who fail in the end Semester examination can take the supplementary Exams in alternative semester only along with respective end semester exam.
❖Supplementary exam may not be taken more than twice for a subject under the same syllabus.
❖No re-examination will be conducted for Add-on-Elective-Courses.If a student fails to appear for the examination she does not earn credit.
❖For all IDE courses only one chance shall be given to appear for the immediate semester Examination failing which a student has to register afresh for a Course.

Transitory regulation
• Whenever there is a change in syllabus / model paper, the candidate will be allowed to appear for the failed paper with the same syllabus only for three consecutive exams failing which she will have to write the exams with the new syllabus.

Improvement
• Only those candidates who have passed in all the subjects in a semester are eligible to appear for the improvement examination in the immediate next examination.
• The marks obtained in the improvement examination or the previous examination whichever are higher shall be considered.
• If the candidate is absent or fails in the improvement examination, the marks obtained in the previous examination stands valid.
• If the candidate appears for any improvement examination, the marks obtained there will not be considered for the award of RANKS/GOLD MEDALS/PRIZES.

Malpractice

A candidate indulging in any unfair/illegal practices viz., copying/ attempting to copy/possessing incriminating material – during or after examination is deemed to have committed Malpractice and is liable for punishment as per Osmania University rules.
• A committee comprising of the Principal, Head of the Department, Invigilator and the Controller of Examination will investigate cases of malpractice.

Transitory regulation
❖Whenever there is a change in syllabus / model paper, the candidate will be allowed to appear for the failed paper with the same syllabus only in the two additional consecutive exams failing which she will have to write the exams with the new syllabus.
Note: All the above rules should be read together and not in isolation.
These regulations shall be called AMS Arts & Science College for Women regulations governing UG Programme under the CBCS.

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