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cbcs

CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM (CBCS)

GUIDELINES

The College has introduced CBCS system from the Academic year 2012-13.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATIONS

Theory:

  1. The duration of the Semester Theory Examination paper is 2 hours and the duration for Practical Examination is 3 hours.
  2. Each Semester paper carries 50 marks out of which 30 marks are allotted for the End Semester Examination and 20 marks are set apart for Internal Assessment. A Candidate is required to secure a minimum of 40% marks in Theory and 50% in Practicals in the End Semester Exam.

Internal Assessment Tests

  1. There will be two Internal Assessment Tests of 20 marks each in every Semester. The average of the two will be taken into account while declaring the result.
  2. Appearance for both the Internal Assessment Tests is mandatory.

Practicals :

  1. For the batch of students joining during 2012-13, there will be practical examinations at the end of each Semester.
  2. Each practical paper carries 25 marks out of which 15 marks are allotted for Semester Examination and 10 marks are set apart for continuous evaluation during the Semester.

Courses and Credits

  1. Each academic week has 42 periods of instruction for all courses. There shall be Internal Assessment, which is followed by end Semester Examination consisting of Theory and Practicals.
  2. Allotment of number of credits:

Broadly, the basis for allotment of credits is the number of instructional hours per week. The allotment followed for undergraduate and postgraduate programs is as under:

Theory course :

1 to 2 h/w = 1 credit
3 h/w = 2 credits
4 – 5 h /w = 3 credits
6 h/w = 4 credits

Lab course (Practicals)

2 – 3 h/w = 1 credit.
4 – 6 h/w = 2 credits
Note: The course wise details of allotment of credits can be obtained from the Handbook.

GRADING SYSTEM

The student’s performance in a course (paper), and the program, is calculated by the following procedure:

  1. The answer scripts are valued and marks are awarded, as per rules. The student is deemed to have earned the allotted credits provided she obtained the minimum pass marks prescribed for that paper.
  2. The total marks obtained (Internal + End-Semester) in each course are then converted to Grade Letter (GL) as per the approved conversion table. Each GL is given a pre-determined weight called Grade Point (GP) in ascending order from F to O.
  3. Credit Points (CP) are calculated for each course (paper) by multiplying the credits earned in that paper with GP determined for that paper.
  4. SGPA is calculated at the end of each Semester by the given formula.
  5. CGPA is calculated at the end of the entire program by the given formula.

Award of Grade for Theory and Practical Papers

Marks Obtained Grade (GL) Grade Points(GP)
≥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

Note: For practical papers, a minimum of 50% is the pass mark. Therefore, for practical papers <50% marks i.e. E and F grades are “ Fail “ Grades. The rest of the table is valid as such.
Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) & Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

SGPA indicates the performance of a 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 (The number of credits assigned may vary from one Course to another). SGPA is computed only if the candidate passes in all the courses (gets a minimum ‘E’ (5 Grade points) grade in all the Courses.

CGPA indicates the performance of a student in the entire program. CGPA is based on the total credit points earned by the student in all the Semesters in the program. CGPA is computed only if the candidate passes in all the prescribed courses and gets a minimum ‘E’ grade in all the Theory courses and D grade in Practical courses. CGPA is calculated only after the candidate passes in all the courses of all the Semesters.

(SGPA and CGPA shall be calculated separately for I and II Parts(Languages and Core Disciplines). The final memorandum of marks reflects the end Semester memorandum of marks for all the Semesters, the CGPA and the Division.

The following is the step by step process of calculation of Grade Points, Credit Points and Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

The percentage of marks shown in the “Award of Grade” 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 Point secured for that course.

Computation of SGPA and CGPA
∑n ci × Gpi
SGPA = —————-
∑n Ci

Where Ci = Credits for the course
Gpi = The grade point obtained for the course
C = The total credits in that Semester
n = Number of subjects required for that Semester.
*Ci and C: credits excluding that of Add-On Courses

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.

∑m Si × Ci
CGPA = —————-
∑m Ci

Where
m = The total number of Semesters
Ci = Total number of credits registered for during a particular Semester
Si = SGPA of that Semester.
*Ci: credits excluding that of Add-On Courses

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

CGPA Division
7 I
6 and <7 II
5 and <6 III
<5 Fail

A student shall be deemed to have passed and completed the Semester, if she secured the minimum pass marks, 40% in Theory and 50% in practical courses, in all the Theory and Practical Courses prescribed for that Semester, and /or a Grade Point Average prescribed by the competent authority.

Students who have passed in all the courses (papers), including the Internal Assessment marks, and in all the Semesters prescribed for a given program shall be awarded division in accordance with the grade secured by them in all the Semester Examinations of the program taken together. A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5 is required for the award of degree.

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. The consolidated memorandum of marks reflects the credits / grade scored /percentage of marks in each subject and the credits/grades scored in IDE’s, Add on Courses and NSS / NCC / Sports / Certified voluntary work. However, Add-On course credits will not be included for the calculation of SGPA & CGPA.