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Credit & Grading System

Implementation
UnderGraduateDegreeprogramsunderArts,Scienceand CommerceFaculty. FirstYearofProgram:20112012. SecondYearofProgram:20122013. ThirdYearofProgram:20132014. ForPostGraduatePrograms:mostlikelyfrom201213.

Applicable to Undergraduate Degree Courses


B.A. , B.M.M. B.Com., B.M.S., B.A.F., B.B.I., B.F.M. B.Sc., B.Sc.(I.T.), B.Sc.(Aviation), B.Sc.(Maritime Science), B.Sc.(Home Science), B.Sc.(Hospitality Studies).

DECISION REGARDING CREDIT, GRADING & SEMESTER SYSTEM


U.G.C.undertheEleventhFiveYearPlan. (D.O.No.F.12/2008XIPlandated31.01.2008)

Approvedbythe
AcademicCouncil: on10thJune,2010.

ManagementCouncil: on18th July2010. AcademicCouncil: on 25thMay2011


ManagementCouncil: on

30th May2011.

ImplementedfromtheAcademicYear

201112.

Concept of Credit System


Value usedtomeasureastudentsworkloadintermsof learningtimerequiredtocompletethecourseunits, resultinginlearningoutcomes. ChoiceBasedCreditSystem involvesbreakingthe curriculumintomeasurableunitsthatcanbecombined toobtainadegreeorcompleteaprogramsuccessfully. Credit once earned cannot be lost. ICreditisequivalenttoapprox.60learninghours.

Terminologies : Credit System


Programme :Setofcoursesthatarelinkedtogetherin anacademicallymeaningfulwaythatgenerallyends withaqualificationdependingontheknowledge attainedandthedurationofthecoursee.g.B.Com., B.A.,B.M.M.,etcTraditionallywerefertotheseas Degree/Diploma/Certificate. Course :ItisaconstituentofaProgramandis compositeofseverallearningtopics(modules)taken fromacertainknowledgedomainatacertainleveland coherentlylinked.Inthetraditionalterminologythisis refered toas Subject.

Terminologies contd

ModuleorUnit: SingleorIndependentcomponent
ofacourse ortheentirecourseitself maybetreatedasmodule.

CreditCompletion: Occurs AFTER thelearnerhas


SUCCESSFULLYCLEARED alltheevaluation criteriawithrespecttoasinglecourse.

CreditAccumulation: Alearnercankeepon
adding(accumulating)moreandmorecoursewise credit.

Terminologies contd

Credit Bank: Stores updated information about the course wise credit earned by the learner. Credit Transfer: Transfer of Credit earned at one institution for one or more courses under a given programme to another programme either by the same institution or another institution. Performance transfer: Transfer of successful past performance of one academic programme to another academic programme having some common courses. Course Exemption: Permitting the learner who has successfully completed an academic programme to skip equivalent courses when registering for a new programme.

TYPES OF CREDIT TRANSFER


Intra Institutional: Within the Institute / University

Lateral: transfer between programs at same level Vertical: from a Lower level to Higher Level Lateral : transfer between programs at same level Vertical : from a Lower level to Higher Level

Types of Credit transfer


Inter Institutional: Between the Institutes of same University or different University

Under Graduate Program (Degree) 120 Credits Semesters (6 Semester) Courses (Subjects) Compulsory Courses 4 Credits Special / Core Courses 3 Credits Applied Component Courses 3 Credits Foundation Course / Skill Course 2 Credits

PHILOSOPHY OF CREDIT ASSIGNMENT

Allocation of time per Credit.


Approx. 50% of the time Class Room instructions including practical.

1 CREDIT = APPROX 60 HOURS

Remaining Time

Notional Hours spent by the learner for assignments, Projects, journal writing, case studies, library work, book review, assignments, tests, etc.

COURSE WISE CREDIT ASSIGNMENTS:


First Year (No. of Course x credit) Ist. IInd Sem. Sem. 1*3 1*3 1*3 1*3 1*3 1*3 Total 18 1*3 1*3 1*3 1*3 1*3 1*3 18 Second Year (No. of Course x credit) IIIrd IVth Sem. Sem. 1*3 1*3 1*3 1*3 1*3 1*3 18 1*3 1*3 1*3 1*3 1*3 1*3 18 Third Year (No. of Course x credit) Vth VIth Sem. Sem. 1*4 1*4 1*4 1*4 1*4 1*4 24 1*4 1*4 1*4 1*4 1*4 1*4 24

Total Credits : 120

CREDIT BASED EVALUATION SYSTEM


SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

The amended R. 4290 relating to scheme of examination: The performance of the learners shall be evaluated in two components internal assessment with 40% marks by way of continuous evaluation in the first component and by Semester End Examination with 60% marks by conducting the theory examination in the second component.
I.

Internal Assessment: It is defined as the assessment of the learners on the basis of continuous evaluation as envisaged in the credit based system by way of participation of learners in various academic and correlated activities in the given semester of the programme. Semester End Assessment: It is defined as the assessment of the learners on the basis of performance in the semester end theory / written examinations.

II.

a) Internal Assessment 40%


Sr. No. 1 2 Particulars One periodical class test held in the given semester Subject specific Term Work Module/assessment modes atleast twoas decided by the department in the beginning of the semester (like Extension/field/experimental work, Short Quiz; Objective test, lab practical, open book test etc and written assignments, Case study, Projects, Posters and exhibits etc for which the assessment is to be based on class presentations wherever applicable) to be selflessly assessed by the teacher/s concerned 3 4 Active participation in routine class instructional deliveries (and in practical work, tutorial, field work etc as the case may be ) Overall conduct as a responsible learner, mannerism and articulation and exhibit of leadership qualities in organizing related academic activities

40 Marks
Marks 10 Marks 20 Marks

05 Marks 05 Marks

b)

Semester End Examinations 60%

60 Marks

Duration These examinations shall be of 2 Hours duration. Theory Question Paper Pattern:1) There shall be four questions each of 15 marks. 2) All questions shall be compulsory with internal choice within the questions. 3) Question may be subdivided into sub-questions a, b, c and the allocation of marks depends on the weightage of the topic.

Passing Standard
The amended R. 4292 relating to standard of passing to be read as under: The learners to pass a course shall have to obtain a minimum of 40% marks in aggregate for each course where the course consists of Internal Assessment & Semester End Examination. The learners shall obtain minimum of 40% marks (i.e. 16 out of 40) in the Internal Assessment and 40% marks in Semester End Examination (i.e. 24 Out of 60) separately, to pass the course. A learner will be said to have passed the course if the learner passes the Internal Assessment & Semester End Examination together.

CARRY FORWARD OF THE MARKS IN CASE IF THE LEARNER GETS F GRADE IN ONE OR MORE SUBJECTS:
1) A learner who PASSES in the Internal Examination but FAILS in the Semester End Examination of the course shall reappear for the Semester End Examination of that course. Marks of the Internal Examinations shall be carried over. 2) A learner who PASSES in the Semester End Examination but FAILS in the Internal Assessment of the course shall reappear for the Internal Examination of that course. Marks of the Semester End Examination shall be carried over. 3) In case of a learner who is reappearing for the Internal Examination, the examination will consist of one project of 40 marks which will be divided into 20 marks for the documentation of the project, 10 marks for the presentation and 10 marks for the viva and the interaction.

MODE OF ASSESSMENT
Internal Assessment (Continuous Evaluation)

40 % marks Course Assessment


Semester End Examination (Theory Examination)

Broadly consists of Class tests / Assignment / Case Studies/projects etc.

60% marks

WHAT IS GRADING ?

The word Grade is derived from the Latin

word grad us => Grad us means Step

It involves the set of alphabets which clearly

define, designated and are understood by all the stakeholders.

Represents the SCORE of the learner.

PERFORMANCE GRADING SYSTEM


The performance grading of the learners shall be on the SEVEN point ranking system as under:

Grade O A B C D E F(Fail)

Marks 70 & above 60 TO 69.99 55 to 59.99 50 to 54.99 45 to 49.99 40 to 44.99 39.99 & below

Grade Points 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

The performance grading shall be based on the aggregate performance of Internal Assessment and Semester End Examination.

CONVERSION OF MARKS TO GRADES AND CALCULATIONS OF GPA


Abbreviations and Formulas Used

G: Grade C: Credits

GP: Grade Points CP: Credit Points

CG: Sum of Product of Credits & Grades points Ci*Gi C: Sum of Credits points

GPA =

SGPA: Semester Grade Point Average shall be calculated for individual semesters. (It is also designated as SGPA) CGPA: Cumulative Grade Point Average shall be calculated for the entire course by taking all semesters taken together.

Ci

GRADE CARDS
TheGradeCardswillalsoshowthemarksobtainedbythe

learner.
TheGradeCardswillbeissuedtothelearnerswhowillqualifyall

thecourseswithCreditEarnedandtheremarkasPASSES.
TheSGPAwillbecalculatedonlyforthelearnerswhowillqualify

inallthecoursesandaccordinglytheGradewillbeawardedto them.
Incasealearner/sisnotqualifiedinaparticularcourse/sofa

programme,he/sheshallbeallowedtoaccumulatethecreditsof qualifiedcoursesonlyofthesaidprogrammeandtheGradeCard willbeissuedwithCreditAccumulatedandtheremarkasFAIL.

ILLUSTRATIONS : LEARNER PASSES IN


ALL THE COURSES WITH MORE THAN 40 MARKS Courses in the Semester Course I Total marks obtained 55 Grade Grade Points G 5 Credit Points C 3 (C)*(G)
SGPA= CG / C

15

CG

Course II Course III Course IV Course V Course VI

60 70 80 40 48

A O O E D

6 7 7 2 3
C

3 3 3 3 3

18 21 21 06 09

/C =

90/18 = 5.00

PASS CreditEarned:18

18

90

CG = Grade

ILLUSTRATIONS : LEARNER PASSES IN


FOUR COURSES & FAILS IN TWO COURSES Courses in the Semester Course I Total marks obtained 42 Grade Grade Points G 2 Credit Points C 3 (C)*(G)
SGPA= CG / C

06

CG

Course II Course III Course IV Course V Course VI

28 40 32 52 48

F E F C D

1 2 1 4 3
C

3 3 3 3 3

F 06 F 12 09

/C =

33/12 = 2.75

FAIL CreditEarned:12

CG =
33

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University of Mumbai
ABC COLLEGE OF ARTS, SC & COM
(Affiliated to University of Mumbai) B- Road, CHURCHGATE, MUMBAI-400 020, M.S. (INDIA) COLLEGE LOGO

GRADE CARD
PROGRAMME: Bachelor of Mass Media SEMESTER: - I

Examination Seat No. 1

Name of the Candidates A, B, C, D

Month and Year of Examination October, 2011

Photo

Marks Obtained Course Code Course Title Int. Asst. (40) UBCOMFSI.1 UBCOMFSI.2 UBCOMFSI.3 UBCOMFSI.4 UBCOMFSI.5 UBCOMFSI.6 Effective Communication Skills-I Fundamental of Mass Communication Introduction to Computers Intro. to 20th C.W. History Introduction to Sociology Economics 25 20 30 32 16 30 Sem. End (60) 30 40 40 48 24 45

Total Marks (100)

Grades

Grade Points

Credits Points

CG = CXG

GPA = CG / C

55 60 70 80 40 75

B A O O E O

5 6 7 7 2 7

3 3 3 3 3 3 C=18

15 18 21 21 6 21 CG=102 SGPA= 5.66 Grade=B 102/18 = 5.66

Remarks: PASSES

Credits Earned: 20

Result Declared on: 24th January, 2011

Chairperson (Exam)

PRINCIPAL

Other parameters:

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Ordinances5042,5043,5044,5045and5046in viewoftheGradingandCreditSystem.

MODERATION: AsperOrdinanceinforce. VERIFICATION,REVALUATION


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Other parameters:

Centralised Assessment Scheme: The entire work of


assessment of the answer papers at the Semester End Examinations shall be centralized within the premises of the concerned college as per the provisions of the University.

Ex-student: Learner who is declared failed in one or more courses


or who have been ALLOWED TO KEEP TERMS for the higher class shall appear as ex-student for the Internal Assessment and/or the Semester End Examination in the failed course at the examinations held by their respective college. Examination for the ex-students will be held at least 15 days prior to the Semester End Examination of the next Semester as per the pattern of the course in the respective (failed) semester.

Other parameters: College Unfair Means


Inquiry Committee
The College Unfair Means Inquiry Committee shall be constituted as per the prevailing ordinances of the University. The term of the committee shall be for five years subject to the provision of Section 42 and 43 of the Maharashtra Universities Act 1994. The proceedings and working of the committee shall be maintained in the form of documents and minutes.

Other parameters: SETS OF QUESTION


PAPERS
THREE

different sets of question papers shall be drawn with the model answer paper and assessment scheme per course for every Semester End Examination.
one of which shall be used for the regular examination, the second set can be used for the additional examination and

the third set can be used for the examination for the exstudent.
TWO

sets of question papers shall be drawn for every test/assignment conducted per course
one of which shall be used for the examination and

the other for the additional examination

Other parameters:
Remuneration to Paper Setters / Examiners / Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff: The remuneration payable to the paper setters and examiners will be as prescribed by the University Statute 482-A from time to time.

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