Regulations & Evaluations

REGULATIONS FOR THE B.A. PROGRAMMES IN THE CBCS, 2018

(As per the direction of Dibrugarh University issued time to time)

  1. Short title, definitions and commencement:

    These Regulations shall be called the Dibrugarh University Regulations for the Under Graduate Academic Programmes in the Choice Based Credit System, 2018. These Regulations shall be effective for the Courses of Study leading to the Bachelor Degree(s) in Arts (BA), Science (B.Sc.) and Commerce (B.Com), which shall be of three years duration comprising of six semesters. Hereinafter, it will be referred to as DU-UGCBCS Regulations, 2018. The Regulations shall come into effect from the Academic Session, 2019-2020. The Regulations shall be applicable to the students enrolled in the aforementioned Academic Programmes under CBCS conducted by the Colleges/ Institutes affiliated to/ permitted by Dibrugarh University from the Academic session 2019- 2020.

  2. Short Title, Definitions and Commencement:

    Definitions:

    1. CBCS: CBCS means Choice Based Credit System. Choice Based Credit System is a flexible system of learning. 'Credit' defines the quantum of contents/ syllabus prescribed for a course and determines the number of hours of instruction required. This system permits students to-

      1. learn at their own pace
      2. choose electives from a wide range of Elective Courses offered for the programme
      3. undergo additional courses and acquire more than the required number of credits
      4. adopt an inter-disciplinary approach in learning
      5. Make best use of the expertise of available faculty.
    2. College: The term 'College' means the Colleges and Institutes affiliated to or permitted by Dibrugarh University for conducting different academic programmes.
    3. Department: The term 'Department' is used to mean a Department of a College/ Institute affiliated to/ permitted by Dibrugarh University.
    4. Programme: The term 'programme' is used to mean the whole learning experience or combination of courses in a particular field of study.
    5. Course: A Programme is divided into a number of courses. A course is a unit of instruction or segment of subject area under any programme. The traditional concept 'paper' is replaced by 'course'.
    6. Academic Year: An academic year means a period of twelve months consisting of two semesters.
    7. Semester: The word "semester" is used to mean a half-yearly term or term of studies including examinations, vacations and semester breaks.
    8. Semester Duration: A semester normally extends over a period of 15 class weeks. Each week has 30 hours of instruction spread over the week.
    9. In - semester: The word "in-semester" is used to refer to the continuous evaluation within the half-yearly term.
    10. End-semester: The word "end-semester" is used to refer to the terminal processes of examinations and evaluations at the end but within the half yearly term.
    11. Credit: 'Credit' defines the quantum of contents/ syllabus prescribed for a course and determines the number of hours of instruction required per week. Thus, normally in each of the course, credits will be assigned on the basis of the number of lectures/ tutorials/ laboratory work and other forms of learning required to complete the course contents in a 14-15 weeks schedule:
      1. Lecture per week = 1 Hour duration per week =1Credit
      2. 1Tutorial per week = 1 Hour duration per week =1Credit
      3. 1 Practical per week = 2 Hours duration per week =1Credit Note: The lecture sessions and tutorials shall not be substituted with any other activities like seminars, group discussions etc.
    12. Course teacher:

      A teacher or any person engaged by the University/ College for teaching a Course shall be called a Course teacher. He/ she shall perform the following functions:

      1. Teaching a course approved by the statutory authorities.
      2. Maintaining attendance and performance records of all the students registered for the Course(s) he/she teaches.
      3. conducting In-semester Assessment (Internal Assessment)
      4. Involving himself/ herself in preparation and moderation of question papers, evaluation, scrutiny and finalization of results of the course(s) etc. whenever needed.
      5. Participating in various curricular and co-curricular activities as and when necessary.
    13. College CBCS Board: There shall be a College CBCS Board to monitor and supervise the implementation of the CBCS, which shall be constituted as below:

      • The Principal of the College -Chairperson
      • The Vice-Principal of the College -Vice-Chairperson
      • The Heads of the Departments -Members
      • The Coordinator, IQAC -Member
      • A Senior Teacher of the College nominated by - Member Secretary the Principal of the College

Semester Duration:

  1. Odd Semesters: June - November (including end-semester examinations and semester breaks)
  2. Even Semester: December -May (including end-semester examinations and semester breaks)
  3. Any change in the Academic Calendar/Schedule may be made by the University whenever necessary.

Extent of Application:

The Regulations shall be applicable to the students enrolled for the Courses of Study leading to the Bachelor degrees in Arts (BA), Science (B.Sc.) and (B.Com), which shall be of three years duration distributed into six semesters.

Academic Schedule:

The Academic Schedule of the Bachelor degrees in Arts (BA), Science (B.Sc.) and (B.Com) Programmes under the CBCS shall be administered as per the Academic Calendar of the University published for every academic session.

Admission Notice and Admission Criteria:

  1. Newspaper Notice inviting applications for admission into the different programmes shall be issued by the Principals of the colleges/ institutes as per the Academic Calendar of the University. The minimum eligibility for admission into the following Programmes shall be as below:
    1. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): A student passed the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) of the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, or an equivalent examination (10+2) recognized as such by the University, shall be eligible for admission into the First Semester of the Six Semester Degree Course in Arts.
  2. The admission or eligibility criteria shall be fixed by the Academic Council from time to time whenever necessary. The University/ colleges/ institutes may also adopt own policy for admission or selection of eligible candidates for admission complying with the eligibility criteria prescribed in the clause 2.5(i).
  3. No student shall be eligible for admission to an Academic Programme in any discipline unless he/she has successfully passed the qualifying examination fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria from a University /Institute recognized by Dibrugarh University.
  4. Statutory reservation policy of the government shall be followed in case of selection of eligible candidates for admission.

EVALUATION UNDER GRADING SYSTEM (CBCS)

Certain key words

  1. Credit based semester system (CBSS): Under the CBSS, the requirement for awarding a degree or diploma or certificate is prescribed in terms of number of credits to be completed by the students. This system permits students to-
    • Learn at their own pace.
    • Choose electives from a wide range of Elective Courses offered for the programme.
    • Undergo additional courses and acquire more than the required number of credits.
    • Adopt an inter-disciplinary approach in learning.
    • Make best use of the expertise of available faculty.
  2. Credit points: It is the product of grade point and number of credits for a course.
  3. Credit: 'Credit' defines the quantum of contents/ syllabus prescribed for a course and determines the number of hours of instruction required per week. Thus, normally in each of the course, credits will be assigned on the basis of the number of lectures/ tutorials/ laboratory work and other forms of learning required to complete the course contents in a 14-15 week schedule:
    1. Lecture per week = 1 Hour duration per week =1 Credit
    2. 1Tutorial per week = 1 Hour duration per week =1 Credit
    3. 1 Practical per week = 2 Hours duration per week =1 Credit
  4. Cumulative grade point average: Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) refers to the overall GPA, which includes dividing the number of quality points earned in all courses attempted by the total degree-credit hours in all attempted courses.
  5. Grade point: It is a numerical weight allotted to each letter grade on a 10-point scale.
  6. Letter Grade: Letter grades, are symbols used to represent a range of grades. For example "A" could be used to represent grades of 80% and above, "B" to represent grades between 70 and 80%, "C" to represent grades between 50 and 70%, and so on. Grades are denoted by letters A+, A, B+, B. C+, C and D.
  7. Programme: the term 'programme' is used to mean the whole learning experience or combination of courses in a particular field of study. An educational programme leading to award of a Degree, diploma or certificate.
  8. Academic Year: An academic year means a period of twelve months consisting of two semesters.
  9. Semester Grade point average (SGPA): The performance of a student in a semester is indicated by a number called SGPA. SGPA is the weighted average of the grade points obtained in all courses registered by the student during the semester.
  10. Semester: The word 'semester' is used to mean a half-yearly term or term of studies including examinations, vacations and semester breaks. The odd semester may be scheduled from July to December and even semester from January to December.
  11. Semester Duration: A semester normally extends over a period of 15 class weeks. Each week has 30 hours of instruction spread over the week.
  12. In - semester: The word 'in-semester' is used to refer to the continuous evaluation within the half yearly term.
  13. End-semester: The word 'end-semester' is used to refer to the terminal processes of examinations and evaluations at the end but within the half-yearly term.

Course Structure

Semester Course Credit Marks
I 1.Core Course -C1 6 100
2.Core Course-C2 6 100
3.AECC1(Compulsory)English Communication 2 50
4.AECC-2(Assamese/Alt English) 2 50
5.Generic Elective 6 100
II 1.Core Course-C3 6 100
2.Core Course-C4 6 100
3.Environmental Science(Compulsory) 2 50
4.Generic Elective 6 100

EVALUATION:

Evaluation will be done on continuous basis, at least three times during each semester. It will be of two stages in-semester evaluation and End-semester evaluation.

In-semester evaluation:

  • There will be 20 marks for in-semester or internal evaluation.
  • In case of internal assessment, different tools such as objective tests, written tests, assignments, paper presentation, laboratory work, etc. suitable to the courses may be employed.
  • The students shall be informed in advance about the nature of assessment. Students shall be required to compulsorily attend internal assessment including appearing the Sessional Tests, failing which they will not be allowed to appear for the End-semester examination. A Student cannot repeat In-semester examinations. The department may arrange special in-semester examination whenever necessary.
  • The marks allotted for Internal Assessment (20% ) in each course shall be based on the following:
    1. Sessional Examination I (Written): 25% of the marks allotted for internal assessment.
    2. Sessional Examination II (Written): 25% of the marks allotted for internal assessment.
    3. Seminar/ Group Discussion: 25 % of the marks allotted for internal assessment.
    4. Attendance: 25 % of the marks allotted for internal assessment.
  • In-semester examination will be conducted by conducted by faculty members teaching the course within the centrally determined time period.
  • Any other forms of in-semester evaluation will be conducted by faculty members teaching the course as per their own schedule.

End Semester Examination:

  1. There will be one End semester examination carrying 80% Marks in each course of a Semester covering the entire syllabus prescribed for the Course.
  2. The End semester examination will be normally a written/ laboratory-based examination/Project Work/Dissertation.
  3. The End-semester examination for each course shall be of three hour duration.
  4. The schedule for end semester examination will be issued by the Controller of Examinations at least 20 days in advance.
  5. The end-semester examinations of all practical/ dissertation courses shall be conducted by a Board of Examiners consisting of the internal examiner (the concerned course teacher) and an external examiner appointed by the Controller of Examinations.

PRACTICAL EXAMINATION:

Practical examinations of any semester will be held preliminary to the theory examinations.

AWARD OF GRADE, GRADE POINT, SGPA AND CGPA

Grade and grade points will be awarded for each course of a semester based on marks obtained by the students, following Table-1. SGPA will be calculated for each semester on the basis of grade points earned in that semester. The CGPA will be calculated for the entire programme on the basis of SGPAs earned in all the semesters.

Results and Progression:

  1. A candidate will be declared as passed a course, provided he/ she secures- (i) At least 40% of marks in each Course in the End Semester Examinations. (ii) At least 'P' grade in the 10 point scale combining both the in-semester and End Semester Examination performance. (iii) There shall be no separate pass mark for Internal Assessment.
  2. A candidate will be declared as passed a semester/ programme, provided he/ she secures at least 'P' grade in the 10 point scale (given in clause) in all the Courses separately.
  3. There may be moderation of Internal Assessment marks/End Semester marks as and when necessary.
  4. The marks of In-semester examinations obtained by the candidate shall be carried over for declaring any result.
  5. A candidate who fails or does not appear in one or more courses of any end semester examinations up to Sixth Semester shall be provisionally promoted to the next higher semester with the failed course as carry over course(s). Such candidates will be eligible to appear in the carry over course in the next regular examinations of those courses.
  6. If a candidate clears the sixth semester examination before clearing all the courses of the previous semesters, the result of the sixth semester examination of that candidate shall be withheld and his/ her results shall be announced only after he/ she clears the courses of the previous semesters.

    A student must clear all his/ her Semester Examinations within Six (6) years from the dates of admission to the First Semester of any Programme irrespective of the number of examinations appeared by the student, viz. First and Second Semester Examinations shall have to be cleared in six consecutive chances, Third and Fourth Semester Examinations shall have to be cleared in five consecutive chances and Fifth and Sixth Semester Examinations in four consecutive chances. However, after the first chance of the Fifth and Sixth Semester Examinations, the candidate shall be considered as a non-regular candidate.

  7. Since the Semester system involves continuous assessment, there shall be no scope for a student to appear as a private candidate in any programme in this system.
  8. A candidate shall be declared to have passed the Bachelor's Degree in the concerned discipline provided he/she has passed all the Semesters and in all the Courses separately.
  9. The Controller of Examinations shall declare the results of the DU-UG CBCS Examinations and issue Grade sheets.
  10. The first rank holder of a programme shall be decided on the basis of the CGPA. However, the Overall Weighted Percentage of Marks (OWPM) of a candidate shall be considered in case of tie in CGPA.

RE-EVALUATION

There shall be no provision for re-evaluation of the answer-scripts of the end semester examinations. However, a candidate may apply for re-scrutiny.

Step 1 -> The evaluated script will be rescrutinized and the result of recruiting will be provided to the students. If satisfied, the process will be terminated; if not it will proceed to the next stage.

Step 2 -> He/she will be provided a copy of the evaluated script. If satisfied, the process will be terminated; if not it will proceed to the next stage.

Step3 -> His/ her script will be reevaluated and the result finally declared.

BETTERMENT EXAMINATION

A student will be entitled to take the "betterment examinations"" in any two theory courses of any of the six semesters after passing the Sixth Semester examination only once. In this case, the higher marks secured by the student shall be retained.

  1. Only one opportunity can be availed per paper opted for the betterment.
  2. The candidates will have to apply for betterment examination within one year of passing the Sixth Semester examination.
  3. No betterment shall be allowed in the practical examinations.