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Regulations for Under Graduate Programmes under Choice Based Course Credit Semester System (CBCSS) and grading are applicable to all regular non-professional Under Graduate Programmes conducted by Mahatma Gandhi University with effect from 2013-14 Admissions.

Academic Week

is a unit of five working days in which distribution of work is organized from day-one to day five, with five contact hours of one hour duration on each day. A sequence of 18 such academic weeks constitutes a semester.

Additional Course

Additional Course is a course registered by a student over and above the minimum required course.

Audit Course

Audit Course is a course for which no credits are awarded.

College co-coordinator

is a teacher nominated by the college council to co-ordinate the continuous evaluation undertaken by various departments within the college.

Common Course I:

means a course that comes under the category of courses for English.

Common Course II

means additional language. A selection of both is compulsory for all students doing under graduate programmes.

Complementary Course

means a course which would enrich the study of core courses.

Core Course

means a course in the subject of specialization within a degree programme.

Course

means a complete unit of learning which will be taught and evaluated within a semester.

Credit

means a complete unit of learning which will be taught and evaluated within a semester.

Department

means any teaching department in a college.

Department Coordinator

is a teacher nominated by a department council to co-ordinate the continuous evaluation undertaken in that department.

Department Council

means the body of all teachers of a department in a college.

Faculty Advisor

means a teacher from the parent department nominated by the Department Council who will advise the student in the choice of his/ her courses and other academic matters.

Grade

means a letter symbol (example A, B, C etc.) which indicates the broad level of performance of a student in a course/semester/programme.

Grace Marks

shall be awarded to candidates as per the university orders issued from time to time.

Grade Point (GP)

is the numerical indicator of the percentage of marks awarded to a student in a course.

Open Course

means a course outside the field of his/her specialization which can be opted by a student

Parent Department

means the department which offers core courses within a degree programme.

Programme

means a three/four year programme of study and examinations spread over six/eight semesters according to the regulations of the respective programme of the successful completion of which would lead to the award of a degree.

Semester

Semester means a term consisting of a minimum of 450 contact hours (90x5=450) distributed over 90 working days, inclusive of examination days, within 18 five day (18x5=90) academic weeks.

Eligibility for Admission and Reservation of Seats

Eligibility of admission, norms for admission, reservation of seats for various degree programmes shall be according to the rules framed by the university from time to time

Duration

The duration of UG programme shall be 6/8 semesters.

Duration

The duration of UG programme shall be 6/8 semesters.

The duration of odd semesters shall be from June to October and that of even semesters from November to March. There shall be three days semester break after odd semesters and two months vacation during April and May in every academic year.

A student may be permitted to complete the programme, on valid reasons, within a period of 12/16 continuous semesters from the date of commencement of the first semester of the programme.

Registration

Those students who possess the required minimum attendance and progress during an academic year/ semester and could not register for the annual/ semester examination are permitted to apply for notional registration to the examinations concerned enabling them to get promoted to the next classes.

Scheme and Syllabus

The UG programmes shall include (a) common courses I and II (b) core courses (c) complementary courses and (d) open courses. Credit transfer and accumulation system can be adopted in the programme. The credit transfer scheme shall allow the students perusing a programme in one university to continue their education in another university without break.

Programme Structure.

There shall be a maximum of three credits for the open course and remaining one credit should be shifted to choice based course or any other core course.

A Programme Duration 6 Semesters
B Total credits required for successful completion of the programme 120
C Minimum credits required from common courses 38
D Minimum credits required from core plus complimentary plus *vocational courses including project. 79
E Minimum credits required from open course 03
G Minimum attendance required 75%
Attendance

Only those students having a minimum of 75% average attendance for all the courses can register for the examination. Condonation of shortage of attendance to a maximum of 10 days or 50 hours in a semester subject to a maximum of two times during the whole period of the programme may be granted by the University on valid grounds. This condonation shall not be counted for internal assessment.

Benefit of attendance may be granted to students attending University/College Union/Co-curricular activities by treating them as present for the days of absence, on production of participation/attendance certificates within one week from competent authorities and endorsed by the Head of institution. This is limited to a maximum of 10 days per semester and this benefit shall be considered for internal assessment also. Those students who are not eligible even with condonation of shortage of attendance shall repeat the course along with the next batch.

Attendance Evaluation

1. For all courses without practical

% of attendance Marks
90 and above 5
85-89 4
80-84 3
76-79 2
75 1

2. For all courses with practical

% of attendance Marks for Theory
90 and above 3
80-89 2
75-79 1
% of attendance Marks for Practical
90 and above 4
85-89 3
80-84 2
75-79 1
Assignment

Assignments are to be done from 1st to 4th Semesters. At least one assignment should be done in each semester.

Seminar/Viva

A student shall present a seminar in the fifth semester and appear for viva-voce in the sixth semester

Internal Assessment Test Papers

At least one internal test paper is to be attended in each semester for each course. The evaluations of all components are to be published and are to be acknowledged by the candidates. All documents of internal assessments are to be kept in the college for two years and shall be made available for verification by the university. The responsibility of evaluating the internal assessment is vested with the teacher(s), who teach the course.

Grievance Redressal Mechanism

Internal assessment shall not be used as a tool for personal or other type of vengeance. A student has all rights to know, how the teacher arrived at the marks. In order to address the grievance of students a three-level Grievance Redressal Mechanism is envisaged. A student can approach the upper level only if grievance is not addressed at the lower level.

Level 1: Department Level: The department cell chaired by the Head; and Dept. coordinator and teacher in-charge as members.

Level 2: College Level: A committee with the principal as chairman, Department Coordinator, HOD of concerned Department and a Senior teacher nominated by the college council as members.

Level 3: University Level: A committee constituted by the Vice- Chancellor as Chairman and Pro- Vice Chancellor, Convener- Syndicate sub- committee on Students Discipline and Welfare, Chairman- Board of Examinations as members and the Controller of Examination as member- secretary.

The college council shall nominate a senior teacher as coordinator of internal evaluations. This coordinator shall make arrangement for giving awareness of the internal evaluation components to students immediately after commencement of first semester. The internal evaluation report in the prescribed format should reach the university before the fourth week of October and March in every academic year.

External Examination

1. There will be external examination at the close of each semester (November and April).

2. All students are to do a project. This project can be done individually or as a group of three students. This project is to be identified during the II semester of the programme with the help of the supervising teacher. The report of the project in duplicate is to be submitted to the department at the sixth semester and is to be produced before the examiners appointed by the University.

3. There will be no supplementary exams. For reappearance/improvement, the students can appear along with the next batch.

4. A student who registers his/her name for the external exam for a semester will be eligible for promotion to the next semester.

5. A student who has completed the entire curriculum requirement, but could not register for the semester examination can register notionally, for getting eligibility for promotion to the next semester.

6. A candidate who has not secured minimum marks/credits in internal examinations can re-do the same registering along with the University examination for the same semester subsequently.

7. All programmes and courses shall have unique alphanumeric code. Each teacher working in affiliated institutions shall have a unique identification number and this number is to be attached with the codes of the courses for which he/she can perform examination duty.

Pattern of Questions

Questions shall be set to assess knowledge acquired, standard application of knowledge, application of knowledge in new situations, critical evaluation of knowledge and the ability to synthesize knowledge. The question setter shall ensure that questions covering all skills are set. He/she shall also submit a detailed scheme of evaluation along with the question paper

A question paper shall be a judicious mix of objective type, short answer type, short essay type/ problem solving type and long essay type questions

Pattern of questions for external examination for theory paper without practical

Total no. Of questions No. Of questions to be answered Marks of each question Total marks
10 10 1 10
12 8 2 16
9 6 4 24
4 2 15 30
35 26 X 80

Pattern Of Questions For External Examination for Theory Paper With Practical

Total no. Of questions No. Of questions to be answered Marks of each question Total marks
8 8 1 8
10 6 2 12
6 4 4 16
4 2 12 24
28 20 X 60
Mark cum Grade Card

The University under its seal shall issue to the students a MARK CUM GRADE CARD on completion of each semester, which shall contain the following information

a) Name of the University

b) Name of the College

c) Title & Model of the Under Graduate Programme

d) Name of the Semester

e) Name and Register Number of the Student

f) Code, Title, Credits and Max. Marks (Int, Ext. & Total) of each course opted in the semester.

g) Internal, External and Total marks awarded, Grade, Grade Point and Credit Point in each course opted in the semester

h) Institutional average of the internal exam and university average of the external exam in each course

i) The total credits, total marks (Max. & awarded) and total credit points in the semester.

j) Semester Credit Point Average (SCPA) and corresponding Grade

k) Cumulative Credit Point Average (CCPA) corresponding to common courses, core and complementary (Separately and together) and whole programme, as the case may be.

l) The final mark cum grade card issued at the end of the final semester shall contain the details of all courses taken during the final semester examination and shall include the final grade/marks scored by the candidate from 1st to 5th or 7th semester as the case may be and the overall grade/ marks for the total programme.

There shall be 3 level monitoring committee for the successful conduct of the scheme. They are

1. Department Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC), comprising HOD and two senior-most teachers as members.

2. College Level Mentoring Committee (CLMC), comprising principal, Dept.co-coordinator and And A.O /Superintendent as members

3. University Level Monitoring Committee (ULMC), Headed by the Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice Chancellor, Conveners of Syndicate subcommittee on Examination. Academic Affairs and staff and Registrar as member and the Controller of examinations as member secretary

Transitory Provision

Notwithstanding anything contained in these regulations, the Vice-Chancellor shall, for a period of one year from the date of coming into force of these regulations, have the power to provide by order that these regulations shall be applied to any programme with such modifications shall be applied to any programme with such modifications as may be necessary.

Provisio

The CBCSS Regulations 2009 now in force are applicable to programmes offered by the university to admissions made up to and including the academic year 2012-2013.