Examination Rules

B.A.,LL.B. (Hons.) Examination Rules

1. CONSTITUTION OF COMMITTEES AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

The Vice-Chancellor shall constitute the following committees for each Academic Year preferably by the end of previous academic year latest by first week of August:

a) Examination Committee: Examination Committee shall conduct, implement and recommend on matters pertaining to examinations.

b) Moderation Committee: Moderation Committee shall moderate question papers and results.

c) Unfair Means Committee: Unfair Means Committee shall inquire into the unfair means cases and submit report to the Examination Committee that will consider the recommendations of Unfair Means Committee and impose commensurate punishment in appropriate cases.

d) Review Committee: No revaluation of any answer script and projects already evaluated will be done. However, in the circumstances where a situation for review of an answer script arises, it may be carried out by the Review Committee in such cases and the decision of the Review Committee shall be final.

2. SCHEME OF EVALUATION

The Examination is entirely internal. The teacher who offers the course shall frame the question paper. If more than one teacher offers a course, the setting of question paper and evaluation will be done jointly. The evaluation of student is on a continuous basis and following shall be the Scheme of Evaluation for each course:

a) Class attendance shall carry a maximum of 5 marks.

b) First- Term Test is to be conducted after one month of teaching. The test will be of 10 marks.

c) Mid-Semester Examination is to be conducted after two months of teaching and the test will be of 10 marks.

d) Project and project presentation shall carry 25 marks. e) End-Semester Examination shall be held for 50 marks.

3. FIRST-TERM TEST AND MID-SEMESTER EXAMINATION

In the case of a student who fails to take the First-Term Test or Mid-Semester Examination on account of an approved Academic and/or Medical Contingency and their marks of the End-Semester Examination will be scaled up.

4. END-SEMESTER, REPEAT AND IMPROVEMENT EXAMINATION

Repeat Examination shall be conducted within 15 days of the commencement of the next semester.

a) The repeat examination shall be conducted only once (excluding the main examination) and grade secured at the repeat examination shall carry 'R' (Reappear) at the top.

b) The student can take an improvement exam on their End-Semester Examination scores only.

In case of Improvement Examination, the grade secured by the student at the improvement examination shall be taken as the final grade and the Marks secured in the Previous Examination will stand cancelled. The result of Improvement Examination will carry the letter 'I' at the top indicating that the grade was obtained after 'Improvement Test' and will be recorded in the Grade Sheet. Improvement in project is not allowed.

c) If a student fails to take the End-Semester Examination on account of a contingent

emergency he/she may be allowed by the Vice-Chancellor to appear in the Repeat Examination. The final grade in such cases will carry letter'S' at the top indicating that the grade was obtained after “Special Chance ”,

5. ATTENDANCE

5.1 Every student has to secure a minimum of 75% attendance in each course. However, where a student falls short of 75% attendance but secures more than 70% in a particular course, he/she will be allowed to take the exam in the course provided, he/she has secured more than 75% average attendance in all other courses excluding the course(s) in which he secured less than 70% attendance. There shall be no marks for attendance in such cases.

Provided further that a student who has been granted Medical Leave shall be allowed to appear in the End-Semester Examination only if he/she has put in minimum of 70% attendance in each course.

The following is the criteria for granting 5 marks for Attendance:

Percentage of Attendance Marks

95-100 5
90-94 4
85-89 3
80-84 2
75-79 1

5.2 Academic Leave: Academic Leave of a student shall be considered only in cases where student maintains minimum of 70% attendance.

a) Academic Leave shall be granted by the Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Class Teacher and Faculty Advisor. Academic Leave shall be admissible subject to prior approval for participation in moot courts, seminars, university exchange programmes, conferences, internships or any other academic/cultural/sports activities. Necessary attendance shall be given for days of absence (i.e., number of classes). It shall be required that for participation in such activities, the invitation should be received in the name of the University and not in the name of an individual students.

b) Academic Leave shall not exceed a maximum of Ten (10) Days Leave per semester for all classes. Leave not availed of in one semester shall not be carried forward to the next semester/year.

c) Students are required to submit Academic Leave forms along with a copy of the invitation/abstract and a copy of the article for prior permission. No Academic Leave shall be granted post facto.

d) Academic Leave shall not be granted for Summer School Visit, Private Exchange Programmes (including internships), job interviews outside the campus, Passport/Visa Interviews, etc., under any circumstances.

5.3 Medical Leave

a) In case of serious ailments when a student has to be admitted as an inpatient in a clinic or hospital, as recognized by the University, the classes missed will be deducted from the total classes held and attendance shall be calculated accordingly.

(i) In genuine cases, where the hospitalization is not necessary, the Committee, upon its discretion, will accept Medical Certificate from a qualified Medical Practitioner and the same must be endorsed by the Chief-Warden.

(ii) The decision of the Examination Committee on acceptance or rejection of the Medical

Certificate shall be final.

(iii) Only such a student, who has less than 75% of mandatory attendance, may apply for the grant of a medical leave, provided. he/she has secured a minimum of 70% attendance. However, no marks for attendance shall be granted in such cases.

(iv) Students are required to submit the duly filled medical leave forms along with the medical record within a week of their returning from the leave. No medical certificate shall be entertained thereafter.

b) Any student who submits a medical certificate that is found to be fake or if the same is obtained from a non-qualified medical officer, clinic or hospital, shall be liable for disciplinary action.

6. QUESTION PAPERS

6.1 The question papers generally shall be without choice, unless provision for choice is made that shall not exceed 25% of the marks in the relevant paper in any case.

6.2 The duration of End-Semester Examination shall be of 2y2 hours. The question papers of law courses should preferably test application through problem-based questions.

7. EXAMINATION FEES

a) Examination Fees Rs.3000/-

b) Repeat Examination Rs.l 000/- per subject

c) Late fee for Repeat Examination Rs.250/-

d) Review of Answer Script Rs.2000/- per subject

e) Duplicate Hall Tickets Rs.50/-

8 PROJECT AND SEMINAR SUBMISSION AND EVALUATION

8.1 Project

Twenty Five (25) marks are assigned for project work, out of which, Twenty (20) marks are assigned to written project and Five (5) marks to project presentation in each course.

(i) Every student is required to secure a minimum of 10 marks out of 20 assigned to project writing; and a minimum of 12Y:zmarks out of 25 marks for both project writing and presentation put together.

(ii) A Student who fails to secure a minimum of 10 marks out of 20 in the project writing and/or 12Y:z marks out of 25 in total project writing and presentation is required to re-submit the project after revision, for evaluation before the commencement of the next semester. If he/she fails to secure the minimum after re-submission also, he/she shall be treated as 'failed' in the course and is required to re-register for the course subsequently in the relevant semester when the course is offered, and shall submit a new draft and make the presentation.

(iii) After submission of the revised project, and on getting the minimum prescribed pass marks in project, if the student fails to secure minimum 50 marks out of the total marks (100) in any course, he can take the repeat examination in the relevant course.

(iv) Project presentations shall be allowed only after submission of the final project/approved rough draft.

(v) Students are required to submit written Project as original work. Plagiarism in project shall constitute a serious Academic Malpractice which shall carry mandatory punishment of cancellation of the concerned paper and/or expulsion from the University for one year.

(vi) All project presentations shall be made in the respective class rooms. Attendance is compulsory for all the students during project presentation.

(vii) While assigning the project titles to the students, the concerned teacher shall fix the last dates for submission of draft/final project and/or seminar papers.

(viii) The evaluated projects and their result should be submitted to the Examination Branch a week before the commencement of the End-Semester Examination.

(ix) Submission after the prescribed date shall not be permitted and the student shall be awarded '0′ (Zero) mark in project/seminar and the result shall be declared as 'failed'.

 

8.2 Seminar

(i) In respect of seminar courses, the evaluation method shall be as determined and announced by the faculty concerned before the commencement of the semester. The student shall, however, be required to secure a minimum of 50% both in the written part and presentation separately.

(ii) No Presentation shall be allowed unless final draft or approved rought draft has already been submitted.

(iii) Student who fails to secure the minimum of 50% marks in the seminar paper is required to re-submit after revision for evaluation before the commencement of the next semester. However, in such cases, no second chance for presentation shall be given. If he fails to secure the minimum marks in written portion after re-submission also, he is treated as 'failed' in the course and is required to re-register for the course subsequently in the relevant semester with submission of new seminar paper and presentation.

(iv) Students are required to submit written Seminar as original work. Plagiarism in Seminar shall constitute a serious Academic Malpractice which shall carry a mandatory punishment of cancellation of the concerned paper and/or expulsion from the University for one year.

(v) All Seminar presentations shall be made in the respective class rooms. Attendance is

compulsory for all the students during Seminar presentations.

 

9. EVALUATION AND A WARD OF GRADES AND GRADE VALUE (CGPA)

9.l Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is arrived at by dividing the sum of the products of Grade Values and the Course Credits in each course by the total number of credits in all the courses as per following table:

CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE

Percentage of Marks

Grade

CGPA

80 and above

0

8

75-79

0

7.5

70-74

A++

7

65-69

A+

6

60-64

A

5

55-59

B+

4

50-54

B

3

Below 50

F

0

9.2 The following abbreviations shall be used in the grade-sheet:

Ab Absent

NA Not Allowed

R Repeat

W Withheld (Result)

I Improvement

F Failed

S Special Case

9.3 A candidate to be successful has to obtain a minimum of 50% marks or the equivalent grade i.e., B in every course. However, the candidate who fails to obtain the minimum grade (i.e., B) shall be given one more chance (repeat-examination) to complete the course.

9.4 No student shall be allowed to absent himself from any examination except with prior written permission of the Vice-Chancellor. Student who is absent without permission shall be declared 'failed' and may be allowed repeat examination. However, the grade sheet shall carry mandatory 'R'.

9.5 Once a student is declared as 'failed' for whatever reason, his/her grade sheet shall carry ® with the grade obtained later. Likewise, student who is not allowed to take the End­ Semester Examinations for shortage of attendance and has been allowed to re-register, the grade obtained subsequently shall carry ® .

10. PROMOTION SCHEME

10.1 No candidate shall be promoted to the next higher class unless he/she has completed all the courses except two papers in two semesters of the given year. If the candidates fails in more than two papers, he/she shall have to re-register for the failed courses next year and shall be required to attend classes of these courses only.

Thus, Promotions are to be made as per details below:

(1) For promotion to II Year- candidates have to pass 8 out of 10 papers of I Year.

(2) For promotion to III Year, candidates have to

(a) Pass all papers ofI Year and

(b) Pass 8 papers out of 10 of II Year

(3) For promotion to IV Year, candidates have to

(a) Pass all papers ofI and II Years and

(b) Pass 8 papers out of 10 of III Year

(4) For promotion to V Year, candidates have to

(a) Pass all papers of I, II and III Years and

(b) Pass 8 papers out of 10 of IV Year

10.2 No grace marks shall be given to students who are short of passing marks but they are securing promotion to the next year.

10.3 Cases of students who do not secure promotion to the next year on account of shortage of passing marks in required number of courses may be considered for grace marks. Such cases may be considered for grace marks only before declaration of the result of Repeat Examination of the even semester(s).

10.4 Consideration of cases for grace marks would be with a view to promotion only.

10.5 Consideration of cases for grace marks shall be limited to the number of courses necessarily required to be cleared for the purpose of promotion.

10.6 A maximum of five grace marks may be given in toto only for the purpose of promotion.

11 REVIEW OF ANSWER SCRIPTS

11.1 Students who wish to apply for review of answer scripts of End-Semester Examination (including Repeat) are required to make an application to the Vice-Chancellor along with a fee of Rs.2000/- per paper within one week from the date of declaration of result, if the University is in session. If the result is declared during vacations, the request should be made within one week of re-opening of the University.

11.2 In no case, the request for review shall be entertained after the expiry of the period mentioned above.

11.3 In case of review, the student shall be awarded the grade obtained in review. In case a student takes repeat examination and also applies for review, the grade obtained in the review shall be final. If he/she fails in review, the grade obtained in repeat shall be final.

12. UNFAIR MEANS AND MALPRACTICES IN EXAMINATION

12.1 These include the following:

(a) Possession and/or use of any objectionable material including the electronic devices.

(b) Writing on any part of the body/furniture/walls.

(c) Plagiarizing projects.

(d) Seeking or extending help in the examination.

(e) Disclosure of identity in the answer booklet in any form.

(f) Any request/threat/undue influence or use of abusive language during examination or in the answer booklets.

(g)Refusal to surrender objectionable material or attempt to destroy the same.

(h) Refusing to obey instructions of the Convenor of Examination/lnvigilator.

(i) Smuggling an answer booklet/additional answer booklet into or out of the Examination Hall.

(u) Inserting/substituting or removing any page from the answer booklet/additional answer booklet.

(k) Impersonation in exam including interchanging of Roll Numbers and/or answer booklets and/or not occupying the allotted seat.

(i) Boycott of exam.

(m) Any other similar malpractice.

12.2 Use of Unfair Means shall be inquired into and determined by the Unfair Committee and the Report thereof shall be submitted to the Examination Committee within a week of the incident.

2.3 The following malpractices shall carry mandatory punishments mentioned against each:

If any student under a-common understanding/intention boycotts any scheduled examination, he/she shall not be allowed to write Repeat Exam. and may be allowed to take exam in the paper(s) concerned at the regular exam of the relevant semester(s) as and when it falls due with payment of a fine upto a maximum of Rs per paper.

a) Smuggling answer booklet/s in or out of Examination Hall: Expulsion for that academic session.

b) Possession of Unfair Means material without its use: Cancellation of the paper of the day and in case of use of the same, cancellation of all the papers.

c) Second time defaulters: Disqualification for one year.

d) Impersonation in exam in any form: Disqualification for one year.

e) Misbehavior/threats/incentive/undue influence or use of abusive language against invigilator/examination staff: Disqualify for that particular term.

f) Disclosure of identity in the answer booklets in any manner: * Deduction of 05 marks.

g) Destruction or attempted destruction of unfair means material and/or refusal to hand over the same: Paper cancellation and 05 marks deduction from the overall.

* Note: Cases falling under clause (d) to (g) would be reported to the parents and suitable fine up to a maximum of Rs and the action taken would be put in the personal file of the student.

All the rules will be implemented by the Examination Committee after the completion of the evaluation.

The aforesaid punishments are: Students may file an appeal aggrieved by the decision of the Examination Committee in respect of Unfair Means Cases and the penalty thereof may appeal to the Vice-Chancellor.

13 AWARD OF GOLD MEDALS

13.1 Gold Medal/s shall be awarded in the respective course/s on the basis of their respective highest grades obtained.

13.2 Student who has been fined Rs.l 000/- or more (inclusive of all fines) or has been expelled from the Hostel/University for any act of indiscipline shall not be eligible for award of gold medal/s.

14 EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES

14.1 Students are allowed to go abroad under Exchange Programme on the basis of their

Academic performance during the course of their study.

14.2 Students who has been fined Rs.I000/- or more (inclusive of fines) or has been expelled from the Hostel/University for any act of indiscipline shall not be eligible to be considered under Exchange Programmes.

15 AWARD OF DEGREES

A student shall be eligible for the award of B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) degree provided he/she has successfully completed all the prescribed 50 courses with a total of 180 credits and has obtained a minimum of CGPA of 3.00 out of 8.00 within the maximum period of seven years of his/her admission to B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) five year course inclusive of the year of admission.

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