Attendance and Eligibility to Appear at the Examinations
(i) The student admitted in any course applying to appear in any of the semester examinations need to attend ALL (i.e. 100%) of the scheduled lectures, tutorials, and practical classes of a regular course. However, a relaxation up to 25% can be considered for specific reasons with the approval of the Dean/ HODs/DSA as per the reason given below:
- Participation in educational excursions, workshops, seminars, events which form a part of the teaching in any subject conducted on working days. The participation certificate to be submitted on completion of the event to the respective Dean/HoD
- Participation in national / interstate / interuniversity level T tournaments duly supported by a participation letter from the concerned authority. The participation certificate to be submitted on completion of the event to DSA
- Participation in Annual Cultural fest / Annual Sports meets duly supported by a participation letter from the concerned authority. The participation certificate to be submitted on completion of the event to DSA
(ii) However, a minimum of 75% of attendance is a mandatory requirement in all lectures, tutorials, and practical classes of a regular course pursued by any student for appearing in any semester examinations held during the academic calendar of the semester conducted by the University.
(iii) The attendance shall be considered from the date of commencement of the classes in a particular semester. The schedule of classes is to be notified through a timetable before the beginning of classes in the Semester by the respective departments.
(iv) The attendance of a newly admitted candidate shall be counted from the date of his/her admission or the date of commencement of the classes whichever is later.
(v) In case of students promoted to the succeeding semester/succeeding year, after the declaration of the result, the attendance shall be counted from the date of commencement of the classes.
Concessions in Attendance
A student is eligible to register for the End-Semester Examinations despite attendance shortage with a compensatory attendance allowed to him/her on the following grounds.
(i) A maximum of 10% concession in attendance may be given to the student under special circumstances for prolonged illness duly certified by the Resident Medical Officer of the University or any registered Medical practitioner, provided such certificate is submitted to the Dean / HOD in time.
(ii) Under exceptional circumstances, the Dean / HOD may recommend for an additional 5% concession in attendance, but such approval shall be at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor.
(iii) Students, who fail to meet the minimum attendance requirement (with shortage of attendance below 65%), calculated on the basis of combined schedules of lectures, tutorials, and practical hours of any registered paper, will not be permitted to appear in the end Semester Examinations/ University Examinations for the said academic year.
(iv) An attendance monitoring committee has to be constituted at the department level with the chairmanship of the Dean / HOD to execute the same.
Eligibility to Appear at the Backlog Examination.
A student, who is deprived of appearing in the examinations of a particular course(s) in a semester because of shortage of attendance, shall be allowed to appear the same examinations in the succeeding academic year after satisfying the following conditions:
(i) The student needs to register for the backlog courses by paying a Course Registration Fee of Rs. 10,000/- per course which may amount maximum up to 50% of the annual course fee.
(ii) Classes shall be arranged by the Dean / HOD, and Faculty members are to be allotted for conducting the backlog courses. A maximum of 20 hours can be allotted for each backlog courses during the semester. The student needs to attend all the 20 teaching hours of the assigned faculty Mentor, and on completion, the student needs to produce a document of his / her attendance eligibility duly approved by the assigned faculty Mentor. Alternatively, recorded lectures can be shared with the students and assignements can be given in a manner that only those students who have attended the recorded lectures can answer the questions. In this manner 100% attendance can be ensured.
Definition of Terms
A Programme is a set of courses that are linked together in an academically meaningful way and generally ends with the award of a Certificate or Diploma or Degree depending on the level of knowledge attained and the total duration of study. For example, MBA in General Management, MBA in Agri Business Management, etc. would be called as ‘Programs’
A ‘course’ is essentially a constituent of a ‘program’ and may be conceived of as a composite of several learning topics taken from a certain knowledge domain, at a certain level. (As per NEP 2020) All the learning topics included in a course must necessarily have academic coherence. For instance, Managerial Economics, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing Management, etc. included under the MBA in General Management would be called as ‘Courses’.
This has a reference to the ‘Workload’ of a learner and is an index of the number of learning hours for a certain segment of learning. (As per NEP 2020) These learning hours may include a variety of learning activities like reading, reflecting, discussing, attending lectures/counseling sessions, watching especially prepared videos, writing assignments, preparing for examinations, etc. Although there is no hard and fast rule regarding how many credit points a single course should have, according to the Model Curriculum of AICTE/UGC 1 credit is construed as corresponding to approximately 10 learning hours for theory courses and 20 learning hours for practical courses. 1 credit in terms of teaching load is equivalent to 1 hour per week for theory and 2 hours per week for practical courses.
Credit completion and Credit accumulation
Each course of an academic program that has been assigned specific credit points also has a certain scheme of learner evaluation as well as certain specific criteria defining successful completion. Credit completion or Credit acquisition may be considered to take place after the learner has successfully cleared all the evaluation criteria with respect to a single course. Thus, a learner who successfully completes a 4 CP (Credit Point) course may be considered to have collected or acquired 4 credits. His level of performance above the minimum prescribed level (viz. grades/marks obtained) has no bearing on the number of credits collected or acquired. A learner keeps on adding more and more credits as he/she completes successfully more and more courses. Thus he/she ‘accumulates’ course wise credits.
Happiness and Fulfillment Programme
Sri Sri University started an Online Management Programme entitled “HAPPINESS & FULFILLMENT”. The Programme aims to make the learners aware about their state of being, their purpose of life, design their goals, understand the relationship between happiness, success, and fulfillment. The duration of the course is 120 hours including 40 hours of online live interaction, 40 hours of self study, 20 hours of practice sessions, and 20 hours of assignments. This has four credit points. The learning outcome of the programmee is as follows:
– Ability to use five elements of life in a better manner
– Enhance the DOSE (Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, Endorphins) of Happiness
– Use the techniques of enhancing the efficiency of brain, body, etc.
– Define goals and test them using Applied Kinesiology
– Enjoy fulfillment of goals
The Career Readiness Program (CRP)
It is designed for MBA students to enhance the professional maturity of our graduates. Career Readiness Program provides a taste of the real-world business environment and equips the participants with essential tools and perspectives to address the employability issues and get participants in driving seat to proactively manage their career progression. CRP enables “student-driven” learning by providing perspective and tools across a set of 42 career management topics. Additionally, the program is designed to serve as a connecting thread for the academic curriculum of MBA and leverages the SSU Training and Placement (T&P) services to deliver customized learning experience aligned to the students’ personal career aspirations. The CRP content comprises of 42 unique but integrated set of topics specially designed for MBA students. At the highest level, the program content is structured in three categories of:
- Managing Yourself
- Working with Others
- Managing Context
Mind Management Programme
Quality of your life depends upon the state of your mind.
Mind is a vast field where stimuli of all actions sprouts. Our life is based on our mind and it
governs both the gross and subtle aspects of life including manifestations of the material world. The programme aims to empower the learners to unleash their hidden potential by
discovering the power of their mind and enable them to lead with freedom and liberation. This has four credit points. Following are the learning outcome:
– Identify the different types of intelligences possessed by human mind
– Apply various types of intelligences for achieving material success in life
– Ability to enhance level of Consciousness and take conscious decisions
– Develop concentration for successfully implementing the decisions taken.
Academic Bank of Credits (ABC)
This will digitally store the academic credits earned from various recognised higher educational institutes so that the credits earned in the previous years can be awarded after entering into the programme again by taking into account the credits earned by the students. By this students can take a break from the undergraduate course and come back again within a specified period without missing the credits earned during the previous session. With this, the fear of wastage of years is avoided.
A Grade is a method of reporting the result of a learner’s performance subsequent to his/her evaluation. It involves a set of alphabets which are clearly defined and designated and uniformly understood by all the stake holders. A properly introduced grading system not only provides for a comparison of the learners’ performance but it also indicates the quality of performance with respect to the amount of efforts put in and the amount of knowledge acquired at the end of the course by the learners.
- Grade Point: Integer corresponding to each letter grade.
- Credit Point: [CREDIT] X [GRADE POINT] for each course item.
- Credit Index: Summation (Σ) of CREDIT POINTS of courses in a semester.
- Grade Point Average: [CREDIT INDEX] / [ΣCREDITS of courses in a semester].
- Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA):
[CREDIT INDEX for a semester] / [Σ CREDITS of courses in that semester].
- Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA):
[Σ CREDIT INDEX of all previous semesters up to a particular semester] / [Σ CREDITS of courses of all previous semesters up to that semester].
NOTE: After calculating the SGPA for an individual Semester and the CGPA for entire programme, the value can be matched with the grade in the Grade Point table according to the Seven (07) Points Grading System and expressed as a single designated GRADE such as O, A+, A etc….
On Demand Examination (Page 43 UGC Guidelines on Evaluation Reforms)
Guidelines for promotion from Ist Semester to 2nd Semester
The Absolute Grading system of Seven (07/10) Points with a base of 7 is the most popular grading system suggested by UGC and has also been accepted by most of the universities and institutions at the national and international level. Therefore, a Seven (07) Points Grading System with a base of 7 has been adopted by the University. Categorization of the grades and their correlation are as under.
|Marks in %||Grades||Grade Points||Description|
Grade B shall be Pass Grade for theory and for other items such as practical or/and internal assessment component of the paper etc.
Rules for Examinations
(i) All the programs of the University shall consist of following items.
– Practical/Laboratory Courses
– Projects (Summer Internship Programme, Capstone Project, etc.)
(ii)The schedule for these items along with their credit points for each semester shall be according to rules approved by the University from time to time.
(iii)At the end of each semester, there shall be an examination (herein after called End-Semester Examination) to be conducted by the Controller of Examinations of the University.
(iv)There shall be a SPECIAL examination to be conducted in the month of July / August after the publication of the results of all Semesters for a particular batch. A student, who failed in maximum up to 25% (for Post Graduate Programme) and 50% (for Undergraduate Programme), which is truncated to the next whole number in case of fractions, of theory / practical / internal examination components will be entitled to register for the SPECIAL Examination and clear failed subject(s) by paying the necessary examination fees and filling up the registration form.
(v) Any student who has failed in more than 25% (for Post Graduate Courses) and 50%(for Undergraduate Courses), which is truncated to the next whole number in case of fractions, of all the theory / practical / internal examination components will have torepeat the year as a regular student by paying the necessary tuition fees. A student who does not pass in any theory papers or practical / internal evaluations even after appearing in SPECIAL examinations will have to repeat the year as a regular student by paying the one-year tuition fees.
(vi) However, no student shall be allowed to appear at the End-Semester Examinations or SPECIAL Examinations failing to meet the minimum attendance requirements as mentioned earlier in any of the registered subject.
Evaluation of Theory Papers (MBA Int – 60%, End Sem – 40%, Agr- 50%/50%)
The performance of a student in a course shall be evaluated based on following components:
End-Sem Examination : 60 % weight of the total marks
Internal Assessment : 40 % weight of the total marks
Internal Evaluation should be based on the following parameters:
- Two Internal tests to be conducted by the university and to be executed by the respective departments carrying a weightage of 30% of the total marks.
- Faculty members of the subject shall conduct unannounced test/quiz, Article Review, Live Projects (Group), Exercises and Case Studies and submit the marks carrying a weight of 10% of the total Marks
The internal evaluation of the course shall be done by the subject teacher, and she/he shall show the evaluated answer paper to the students and discuss the test problems in the class. The Departments shall maintain all examination related records at least for one year for inspection by the competent authority.
Evaluation of Summer Training Project
The evaluation of Summer Internship Project Report and Defense of the same shall be carried out by a Committee comprising the Guide, Experts drawn from Industry (not below the rank of Manager) and/or Academy (not below the rank of Asst. Professor / Asso. Professor / Reader) at the department level.
The Chairman of the Committee shall submit a copy of the score to the Head Of the Department and the Head Of the Department shall forward the score to the Controller of Examinations within the prescribed date. He/She shall also maintain all records at least for one year for inspection by the competent authority.
|Sl. No.||Evaluation Criteria||Marks|
|2||Topic, Content design, Rationale and Research design,
Context : Understanding of organisation and relevant
|3||Correlation and consistency of report writing: Objective,
Methodology, Finding , Summary and Conclusion:
|4||Project Defense Viva-voce:||40 marks|
|Total :||100 marks|
Evaluation of Capstone Project / Dissertation
The evaluation of Capstone Project / Dissertation shall be carried out by a Committee comprising the Faculty Experts (not below the rank of Asst. Professor / Asso. Professor / Reader) at the department level. The capstone project will be evaluated at Four Different levels at four different time zones such as:
|1||Phase I||Submission of Plan||100|
|2||Phase II||Presentation (Mid Term)||150|
|3||Phase III||Presentation (Pre submission)||100|
|4||Phase IV||Evaluation of Project Report||150|
The Chairman of the Committee shall submit a copy of the score to the Head of the Department and the Head of the Department shall forward the score to the Controller of Examinations within the prescribed date. He/She shall also maintain all records at least for one year for inspection by the competent authority.
Evaluation of Laboratory Work
The performance of the student in a laboratory paper shall be based on assignments/ experiments assigned by the Faculty. The Faculty concerned shall evaluate each such assignment/experiment based on quality of result, report and general understanding. On completion of the evaluation, the scores will be sent to the Controller of Examinations for necessary action. The faculty member concerned shall maintain such records for a period of one year for surprise checks by the competent authority.
The Faculty imparting instruction is solely responsible for the evaluation of all internal assessments. He/She is also responsible for maintaining all records to justify his/her evaluation scheme and the score thereof.
Neither the Head of the Department nor any other competent authority shall have the right to change the score assigned by a faculty. However, if the Head of the Department is convinced that the scores assigned by a faculty are biased, he/she shall appoint a committee where that faculty concerned will be a member for review. The decision of the committee shall be final and binding. The decision with the revised score shall be sent to the Controller of Examination for necessary action.
The Head of the Department is responsible for sending all the marks of the Internal Evaluation / Practical or lab assignments / summer internship / capstone project and viva-voce to the Controller of Examination within ten days.
Role of Evaluators for Semester Examinations
- The entry of marks against each question and their addition must be performed carefully. The evaluator has to fill in the boxes representing the question no. and marks secured for each question on the first page of the answer book. He has to write the total marks secured. The evaluator should also post the marks secured by the students in the coded mark foil provided along with the answer scripts. After evaluation of the answer script, the same along with the coded mark foil should be deposited at the Office of the Controller of Examinations. Decimal marking to be avoided.
Pass in a Subject (Theory/Practical/Projects)
(i) A candidate shall pass a subject if –
A student secures a minimum of 50% marks (i.e. a minimum Grade B), to be declared ‘PASS’ in a subject considering both in internal and semester examination marks taken together. The above rule is applicable for all the programmes of the University unless specified.
Considering the recommendations of the Council of Architecture for Faculty of Architecture, the pass percentage shall not be less than 45% in each subject, and shall not be less than 50% in aggregate.
The student secures a minimum of 50% marks (i.e. a minimum Grade B) in a Practical / Laboratory Paper / Summer Internship Project and Capstone Projects and is declared ‘PASS’ in the subject.
- A student will not be eligible for grace marks if he/she has failed in more than four papers in a year. A total of 10 marks will be awarded as grace marks to eligible students in a year.
- Insertion: A total of 5 marks can be awarded as grace marks to the eligible students in a semester.
- A maximum of 5 marks in one paper can be awarded as grace marks. Student getting less than 45% marks in a subject either in internal or semester examinations will be treated as fail in that paper. Grace marks will be awarded only to students who can be declared pass after awarding grace marks.
- No grace marks will be allowed to a student who has failed up to a maximum of 25% of total course (for Post Graduate Courses) and 50% of total course (for Undergraduate Courses), which is truncated to the next whole number in case of fractions, secured in the theory / practical/internal examination. However after awarding the grace mark if the student is not able to secure 60% mark than the grace mark will not be awrded for the particular case.
- The maximum grace marks of 5 marks can be awarded to a student in theory/practical/internal examination/aggregate in a semester so that he/she can secure 60 % marks to pass.
l) Promotion from 1st Year to 2nd Year and onwards.
- A student shall be promoted to the next academic year provided he/she has registered and appeared all the internal e and semester examinations of all papers in the academic year and has secured a CGPA “>2”. The student clearing every paper of the registered course of the academic year shall be marked “PASS”.
- Any student who has registered and appeared all the internal and semester examinations of all papers in the academic year and has secured a CGPA of “>2”, but has failed in more than 25% (for Post Graduate Courses) and 50% (for Undergraduate Courses), which is truncated to the next whole number in case of fractions, of all the theory / practical/internal examination components shall be marked as “FAIL” and shall not be promoted to next academic year, hence, has to repeat the year as a regular student by paying the necessary tuition fees once again.
- A student who failed in a maximum of up to 25% (for Post Graduate Courses) and up to 50% (for Undergraduate Courses), which is truncated to the next whole number in case of fractions, of theory/practical/internal examination but has secured a CGPA of “>2”, shall be promoted to next academic year and shall be marked as “BACKLOG”. In such a case, the student needs to register for the said courses to appear in the same as backlog courses in the subsequent academic year only.
- A student, who has failed to get promoted to the next academic year because of ineligibility as indicated above, can again register for the courses of the same year of the programme afresh in the subjects he/she failed in respective semesters in subsequent years by the payment of necessary examination fees and has to complete the programme within the stipulated period (n + 2) Years, where “n” is the duration of the Programme in years.
- Once such a candidate clears all his first-year papers and is eligible to go to the next academic year, he/she shall be allowed to register for the next academic year programme like a regular student of the next academic year. However, such a student has to complete his programme within the stipulated period of his/her taking admission in the first year.
- A candidate shall be eligible for promotion to the next higher year if he/she satisfies the conditions laid down under the rules formulated by the University from time to time.
Qualification for a Degree
- To pass the program, a student must secure at least Grade B with a minimum CGPA “>2” in aggregate. Further, he/she must have fulfilled the academic requirements to be eligible for the award of a degree.
- The overall performance of a successful candidate for the award of a degree shall be based on the combined results of all the examinations of the program.
- A student’s level of competence shall be categorized following the Cumulative Grade Point Average.
- A student who has not secured Grade B with a minimum of CGPA of “>2”, shall have to repeat the year by paying necessary tuition fees.
- Overriding the conditions mentioned above, discretion lies with the Vice-Chancellor and/or the Academic Council to declare the result of a student. Notwithstanding the above, to be pass if he/she earns minimum Credit points required for the award of the degree both by way of minimum attendance and minimum academic requirements.
A student shall be eligible to be awarded a degree of the University provided he/she:
- Has cleared the minimum prescribed credit requirements with minimum Grade B in each theory subject and other subjects (Practical/Lab./Summer Internship/Capstone Project, etc.).
- Has passed the requirements of the Programme.
- Has no disciplinary or court case relating to University matters pending against him/her,
- Has not been convicted for any cognizable offence.
Award of Degree
The final grade sheet and degree certificate shall be awarded by the University on the successful completion of the programme. The final grade sheet and the degree certificate shall be issued to the successful student during the convocation.
Time Period for Completion of the Course
A student registered with the University can complete a regular program within a maximum period of (n + 2) Years, where “n” is the duration of the Programme in years. If he/she fails to clear the program within the maximum permissible period, he/she would be deemed to have abandoned the course and his/her name shall be struck off from the roll of the University.
Parking of Vehicles
Students having four-wheelers need to park their vehicles in the parking area earmarked in front of the entry to the hostel in an orderly manner. The security staff will impound the vehicles parked on the road or improperly parked vehicles. Students having four-wheelers and two-wheelers are required to obtain vehicle pass from the Security Office. Charges for
four-wheelers is Rs.6000/- per year. Vehicles without a pass will not be allowed to be parked inside the campus at night.