Kottayam, Kerala, India - 686001 ESTD.1964
NAAC accredited @ A++ Grade with CGPA of 3.51

Internal Assessment Mechanism

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EXAMINATIONS AND TEST PAPERS

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  1. Exemption from attendance at examinations and test papers is granted only by the Principal.
  2. Request for such exemption must be made in person at least two days before the commencement of the examination and shall be forwarded through the teacher concerned/the class teacher.
  3. In case of illness, the Principal may insist on the production of a Medical Certificate or arrange the applicant to be examined by a competent medical officer. The expenses of such examinations will have to be borne by the applicant himself.
  4. Absence from examinations and test papers without leave will render the student concerned liable to serious punishment which may amount to the withholding of Term Certificate.
  5. When a re-examination is offered, absence from such re-examination, for any reason whatsoever will be regarded as equivalent to failure. A suitable fee may be collected from students for whom a re-examination is offered.
  6. Malpractice in test papers and examinations will subject the student to severe punishment which may amount to refusal of promotion to the next class or suspension/expulsion from the College.
  7. Only non-programmable ordinary calculators can be used in the Examination Hall.
  8. Defaulters of payment of fees are not exempted from examination and test papers

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BASIC INFORMATION ON CSS/ CBCS PROGRAMMES CSS – P.G. PROGRAMMES (From 2019 admission onwards)

  • โ€˜Semesterโ€™ means a term consisting of a minimum of 90 working days, inclusive of examination days, inclusive of examinations, distributed over a minimum of 18 weeks of 5 working days each.
  • The evaluation of each course shall contain two parts:ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  (i) Internal or In- Semester Assessment (ISA)ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  (ii) External or End-Semester Assessment (ESA)ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  The internal:external assessment ratio shall be 1:3 for P.G.
  • The Internal and External examinations shall be evaluated using Direct Grading system based on 6-point scale as given below.
Letter Grade Performance Grade point (G) Grade Range
A+ Outstanding 5 4.50 to 5.00
A Excellent 4 4.00 to 4.49
B Very Good 3 3.00 to 3.99
C Good 2 2.00 to 2.99
D Average 1 0.01 to 1.99
E Poor 0 0.00
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  • For PG, no separate minimum is required for internal evaluation for a pass, but a minimum C grade is required for a pass in an external evaluation. However, a minimum C grade is required for pass in a course..
  • Internal evaluation is done by continuous assessments on the following components.
  • Components of the internal evaluation and their weights are as below:

(i) Theory

Components Weightage
Assignment 1
Seminarย  2ย 
Best Two Test papers 2 (one each)
Total 5

(ii) Practical

Components Weightage
Written/Lab test 2
Lab. Involvement and record 1
Viva 2
Total 5

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CBCS – UG Regulations w. e. f 2017 Admissions

  • The duration of UG programmes shall be 6 semesters.
  • There shall be two semesters in an academic year, the โ€œODDโ€ semester commences in June and on completion, the โ€œEVENโ€ Semester commences.
  • โ€˜Semester means a term consisting a minimum 90 working days, inclusive of tutorials, examination days and other academicย  activities within a period of six months.
  • The evaluation of each paper in a semester shall contain two parts:ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย i) Internal or In-Semester Assessment (ISA)ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ii) External or End-Semester Assessment (ESA).
  • The internal to external assessment ratio shall be 1:4.

For courses without practical

a) Marks of external examination :80

b) Marks of internal evaluationย  ย  ย :20

Components of Internal Evaluation of Theory Marks
Attendance 5
Assignment/ Seminar/ Viva 5
Test Papers (2×5) 10
Total 20
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  • For all courses with practical total marks for external evaluation is 60 and total marks for internal evaluation is 15.

a) Marks of external examination:60

b) Marks of internal evaluation:15

Components of Internal Evaluation of Theory Marks
Attendance 5
Assignment/ Seminar/ Viva 2
Test Papers (2×4) 8
Total 15
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  • For practical examinations total marks for external evaluation is 40 and for internal evaluation is 10.
Components of Internal Evaluation of Practical Marks
Attendance 2
Test Papers (1×4) 4
Record 4
Total 10
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  • All papers (theory & practical), grades are given on a 7-point scale based on the total percentage of marks, (ISA+ESA) as given below:
Percentage of Marks Grade Grade Point
95 and above S Outstanding 10
85 to below 95 A + Excellent 9
75 to below 85 A Very Good8ย  8
65 to below 75 B + Good 7
55 to below 65 B Aboveย Average 6
45 to below 55 C Satisfactory 5
35 to below 45n D Pass 4
Below 35 F Failure 0
Ab Abse
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  • Note:-A separate minimum of 30% marks each for internal and external(for both theory and practical) and aggregate minimum of 35% are required for a pass for a paper. For a pass in a programme, a separate minimum of Grade D is required for all the individual papers. If a candidate secures F Grade for any of the paper offered in a semester/ programme only F Grade will be awarded for that semester/programme until he/she improves this to D Grade or above within the permitted period.ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  Students are advised to go through the detailed guidelines of UG & PG CBCS/CSS Programmes which are available at the Department and also at www.mgu.ac.in

Rules regarding improvement and Re-appearance

A candidate shall be allowed to re-appear for any theory examination in order to improve the grades already obtained, subject to the following conditions

  1. The candidates shall be permitted to take the improvement Examination only during the chance immediately after the first appearance and that shall be made along with the same semester of the immediate junior batch.
  2. The improved grades (better of the two) obtained by the candidate for each course the candidate has appeared for shall be counted for all purposes.
  3. If a candidate has obtained pass grades in internal evaluation but failed in theory or practical or both. The internal grades already obtained shall be in force and carried forward to the next examination.
  4. No candidate shall be permitted to improve the grades for practical and internal evaluation.
  5. Candidates are permitted to improve theory course (papers) alone. Grades of practical and internal evaluation shall be carried forward.
  6. Failed candidates need to write the failed course (papers) alone and not all the courses of a semester whether it is theory or practical.
  7. In case of students who have opted for private study in rare common course such as French, Syriac, German, Tamil etc. and opted for improvement, their internal grades shall be changed proportionately, in view of the better of the two grades.
  8. To exempt the visually challenged and hearing-impaired candidates from appearing for the Oral Examination with effect from 2009-10 admission. Their grades shall be calculated proportionately to the grades of the theory course ie. written paper.
  9. In the case of candidates who have not obtained pass grades for internals they have to re-do internals by appearing for Seminar. Such students should submit their assignments and attend class tests with their junior batch but the grades shall be calculated after considering their attendance in the concerned semester. No candidates are permitted to re-do internal grades unless he / she has obtained required minimum attendance in the concerned semester. Such candidates shall seek re admission to the Semester concerned.
  10. The Practical Examinations will be usuallyย  conducted along with 2nd, 4th and 6th Semesters.

(Note : Students are advised toย refer the university website to understand the changes/modifications made in the regulations from time to time.)

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