EXAM POLICY

  • Examination Process
  •  Continuous Assessment

All courses undertaken by students are evaluated during the semester using internal system of continuous assessment. The students are evaluated on class /tutorial participation, assignment work, lab work, class tests, mid-term tests, quizzes and end semester examinations, which contribute to the final grade awarded for the subject. Students will be notified at the commencement of each courses about the evaluation methods being used for the courses and weightages given to the different assignments and evaluated activities.

In order to make the evaluation system as similar and transparent with any of the globally reputed educational institutions like N.I.Ts, I.I.Ts etc. the Dr. K. N. Modi University Academic Council has adopted the grading practices. Here marks obtained in the continuous assessment and end semester examination are added together and a 10-point grading system will be used to award the student with on overall letter grade for the course (subject).

Distribution of Marks:

(i) Courses without Practical Components

(a) Attendance Class participation, Class Tests, Quizzes, Projects, Seminar etc.  - 10 Marks 

(b) Two Assignments of 5 marks each (for each subject) - 10 marks

(c) Mid Term I - 10 marks

(d) Mid Term II - 10 marks  

Total = 40 Marks

(e) End –Term Examination - 60 Marks      

Total :  100

(ii)Courses with Practical Components only:

Internal Practical Examination and Continuous Progress - 50                           

End –Term Examination (Practical) - 50

Total : 100

Letter Grading System:

Final evaluation of course is carried out on a TEN POINT grading system. Performance Grade and Grade Points are as shown below:

Table 1

Marks 
Grade Value
Grade
Description
91 to 100
10
AA
Out Standing
81 to 90
9
A+
Excellent
71 to 80
8
A
Very Good
61 to 70
7
B+
Good
51 to 60
6
B
Above Average
41 to 50
5
C
Satisfactory
Less than 41
0
F
Exposed
Absent in the University Final Examination
0
I
Incomplete

Note: In order to convert the SGPA and CGPA into percentile, multiply the same with the Conversion factor of 10.

A student who earns a minimum of 5 grade Point (C grade) in a course (subject) is declared to have successfully completed the course, and is deemed to have earned the credits assigned to that course.  A course successfully completed cannot be repeated.

A student should have appeared for the end semester examination of the prescribed course of study (mere appearance in the continuous assessment test is not sufficient) to be eligible for the award of the degree in the course.

If a student is eligible for but-fails to appeared in the end semester examination, he/she will be awarded an ‘I grade (in complete) on the grade sheet. For all practical purposes an ‘I ‘Grade is treated as an ‘F’.

If a student is not eligible to appear in the end semester examination owing to his/her not fulfilling the minimum attendance requirements, he may be permitted to re-register for those courses in which he/she had attendance shortage, at the next available opportunity.

Grade Point Average (SGPA)  &Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) 

Each course grade will be converted into a specific number of points associated with the grade as mentioned in above Table 1. Here points are weighted with the number of credits assigned to a course. The Grade Point Average (GPA) is the weighted average of grade points awarded to a student. The Grade Point Average for each semester will be calculated only for those students who have passed all the courses of that semester. The weighted average of GPA’s of all semester that the student has completed at any point of time is the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) at that point of time.

CGPA up to any semester will be calculated only for those students who have passed all the courses up to that semester.

A student of student has to earn minimum of 104 credits to gets his M.A. (Hindi) Degree on completion of four semesters.

Calculation of SGPA and CGPA:

Example:

Table 2

Courses
Credits
Letter Grade
Grade Value
Credit Value
Grade Points
Mathematics
3
B+
7
3x7
21
Chemistry
3
A
8
3x8
24
Physics
3
A+
9
3x9
27
Language Lab
2
A
8
2x8
16
TOTAL
11
 
 
TOTAL
88

In the case GPA
=
Total Grade Point
=
88
=
8.0


credits

11


Suppose the GPAS in two successive semesters are 7.0 and 8.0 with 26 and 24 respective course credits, then the

CGPA  =    7x26 + 8x24      =  374    = 7.48

                      26+24                 50             

After the results are declared, grade cards will be issued to each student which will contain the list of courses for that semester and the grades obtained by the student, as well as GPA of that semester. However, a conversion factor of “10”, will be included, enabling students and future employers for transforming CGPA into percentage of marks at par with the existing practices of I.I.Ts, N.I.Ts and A.I.C.T.E.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements in Dr. K. N. Modi University for proceeding   to the next academic year of study.

A First year Student of Dr. K. N. Modi University satisfying the below mentioned requirements is eligible to study in the 3rd Semester of next academic year.

“Pass with Minimum C Grade in Four Theory Papers in the first & second Semester (Combined)”

Proficiencies: 

Extra-curricular activities as listed below will be offered to students of all programs. These activities will run in both semesters and evaluated. Activities will be graded as outstanding/Excellent/Very good/Good/Above Average/ Satisfactory/Exposed/Incomplete.

The extracurricular activities are sports, cultural:

1
Tennis
2
Athletics
3
Table Tennis
4
Badminton
5
Gymnastics
6
Chess
7
Throw Ball
8
Gardening
9
Organization & Management
10
Football
11
Electronics
12
Fine Arts & Paintings
13
Cricket
14
Social Service Club
15
Rovers & Rangers
16
Volleyball
17
Music and Dramatics
18
Model and Sculptures
19
Basketball
20
Debate
21
Equestrian Race
22
Kho – Kho
23
Robotics
24
Yoga & Meditation
25
Art & Photography Club
 26.
Cultural Club
27.
Any other activity with prior approval of the President.

Guideline for submission of assignment:

A. Assignments (Theory) 

Following are the guidelines of assignments, their evaluation.

Assignment means a set of work, tasks and/or numerical problems given to the student, on the basis of topics recently covered in the class as homework to be solved and submitted, within the time frame given by the faculty and the examination cell. Each assignment should require 5 – 6 hours work to be done by the student. The Date of Submission (DOS) duly announced on the Date of Allotment (DOA) to the student and duly mentioned in the Academic Calendar.

In a multiple-section course, the preparation, duplication and distribution are the responsibility of the Course Coordinator.

Allotment of an assignment should be made in the academic calendar of the semester.

The Date of Submission (DOS) of an assignment should be the tutorial in the prescribed week wherever applicable. Where tutorials are not scheduled, submission should be in the first lecture of the subsequent week.

Assignment should NOT have any descriptive questions (that can be directly copied from a book or from the internet). However, in those course(s) where only descriptive problems are feasible, prior approval for the same is to be sought from the President in writing mentioning the justification for the same.

The effective teaching for semester is generally of 14 weeks. The minimum number of assignments to be given throughout the semester is two. No assignment should be due in the last week of the semester.

The assignment is to be submitted on or before the Date of Submission (DOS) as announced.

The evaluation of numerical assignment will be done through a test based on the assignment.

The test would comprise of one of the questions from the assignment to be solved in the class.

The following process may be adopted for the purpose:

Ask students to bring the assignment sheets to the class (along with calculators, if required).

Take 60 sheets of A4 sheets. On each sheet write the roll number of a student and the question number from the assignment that he/she has to solve. Different question for adjacent students. Make student sit roll-number-wise, so that no two adjacent students are given the same problem.

Give student just sufficient time to solve the problem assuming that they have done the assignment at home.

Make sure they have submitted the assignment before the start of the test and that they are not copying.

Marks to be awarded in these assignment-quizzes only if the assignment is submitted in time.

For non-numeric assignments the rest could have questions based on the assignment. Make sure that there are multiple shuffled sets for these tests to prevent copying. The comments on the assignments are mandatory. The marks are to be allotted to submission and test separately.

Minimal time to be given to the students to attempt the said tests because they should not require any thinking for solving these as they have already solved these problems earlier.

The evaluated assignments/tests are to be shown to the student (as done in scrutiny of the End Term Examination answer sheets) and are to be retained by the instructor. The evaluated assignments/test should be retained till the next assignment is evaluated. This is to permit checking by designated authority at any instance.

The assignment-based tests should be given on the Date of Assignment (DOS). Only the students who have submitted the assignment on time should be allowed to take the test, otherwise, the student should be awarded ZERO marks for the same.

This procedure is to be announced and explained to the students in the very first class.  The importance of timely submission of assignments should be explained.

No deviation from this policy is permitted except with a written prior approval from the president.

B. Laboratory Assessments:

Following are the guidelines for the conduct and evaluation of practical in all courses with laboratory components:

A practical is where a student is taken to a laboratory and is asked to perform a set of task on the given computer, equipment or on a setup comprising of devices or components. This includes on-the spot conduct of an activity to derive desired results and to report the findings.

A student will have to maintain record of the experiments performed in the labs in the bound lab notebook.

The lab notebook should be maintained in the format of a lab journal, where (in general) the aim of the experiment, the observations, calculations, results ad discussions are reported. These should not have any description like ‘method’ etc. unless the method itself is the aim of the experiment. Error analysis forms an essential part of the lab journal.

Each lab work performed is to be verified by the respective teachers in the next class.

A student will be evaluated on every experiment/lab performed. The components of practical assessment are to be re-defined, notified to the student and to be strictly adhered to.

The records of the students attendance in the lab is to be maintained. The lab file record is evaluated for 10 marks and the attendance weightage will be again 10 Marks.