Examination Rules

Download PDF – Ordinance_B.A. LL.B. (Honours)

This Ordinance is made regarding admission to and award of the degree of B.A. LL.B. (Honours) of the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, under section 16 of the Hidayatullah National University of Law Act, 2003.

 

  1. TITLE OF THE PROGRAMME:             B.A. LL.B. (HONOURS)
  2. DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME: FIVE YEARS
  3. NATURE OF THE PROGRAMME: RESIDENTIAL
  4. ADMISSION PROCEDURE:

 

Existing

Proposed

Admission to the B.A. LL.B. (Honours) program shall be by merit assessed through Common Law Admission Test/Common Entrance Test jointly conducted by National Law Universities/National Law Schools of the country.

The eligibility to the B.A. LL.B. (Honours) Programme shall be as per policy of consortium of National Law Universities from time to time. 

 

 

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION:

 

Existing

Proposed

A candidate for admission to the Degree Course shall have:

No change

a.       not completed 20 years of age as on 1st July of the year of admission, provided in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD, the maximum age limit shall be 22 years as on 1st July of the year of admission.

b.      should have obtained Senior Secondary School/ Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC and ST candidates).

a.      No upper age limit.

b.      Forty-five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/ OBC/ SAP (Specially Abled Persons) and other categories and

c.       Forty percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.

“This criterion is subject to decisions taken by CLAT from time to time.”

“This criterion is subject to decisions taken by consortium of National Law Universities from time to time.

 

  1. INTAKE AND RESERVATIONS:

The intake capacity for the Degree Programme shall ordinarily be 180 (One Hundred and Eighty) with the following reservations. However, it shall be at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor to proportionately increase/decrease the total number of seats:

 

 

Existing

 

Category

No. of Seats (All India)

No. of Seats (Domicile of Chhattisgarh)

Scheduled Caste

12 (15%)

10 (12%)

Scheduled Tribe

06 (7.5%)

26 (32%)

OBC

11 (14%)

Unreserved category

62

33

Total

80

80

 

160 (One Hundred Sixty)

 

Proposed

 Category

No. of Seats (All India)

No. of Seats (Domicile of Chhattisgarh)

Scheduled Caste

12 (15%)

10 (13%)*

Scheduled Tribe

06 (7.5%)

26 (32%)

OBC

11 (14%)

Unreserved category

62

33

EWSs

To be decided**

To be decided**

Total

80

80

 

160 (One Hundred Sixty)

* According to State of Chhattisgarh Ordinance 2019

** As per University Grants Commission letter dated 16.10.2019 regarding the implementation of reservation for economically weaker sections for admission in higher educational institutions.

 

Note (proposed):-

Under All India Category

  • 5% seats shall be reserved horizontally for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) at the all India level according to The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
  • 30% seats shall be reserved horizontally for female candidates across all categories of seats.

Under Domicile of Chhattisgarh Category[1]

  • 5% seats shall be reserved for the Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category of candidates belonging to the State of Chhattisgarh only.
  • 3% seats shall be reserved for the Dependent of Freedom Fighters (DFF) category of candidates belonging to the State of Chhattisgarh only.
  • If a Chhattisgarh domicile candidate qualifies for admission in the regular merit under all India category, he/she shall be considered against the All India seat only and not against Chhattisgarh domicile seats.
  • The allotment of seats to various CG Domicile category candidates will be made as per the Guidelines issued by the Government of Chhattisgarh from time to time.

 

Sl.No.

Category

Seats

1.

NRI/NRI Sponsored

16

2.

Foreign Nationals[2]

4

Supernumerary Quota:

Sl.No.

Category

Seats

1.

Wards of Kashmiri Migrants

5

2.

Students from Jammu & Kashmir

2

3.

Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access Students (IDIA Students)[3]

(to be discussed)

 

Note:   Details regarding admission under Foreign National, NRI/NRI Sponsored and the Supernumerary seats for the Wards of Kashmiri Migrants and Students from Jammu & Kashmir, are to be uploaded on University website from time to time. The candidates seeking admission under the NRI/NRI Sponsored category, Supernumerary seats for the Wards of Kashmiri Migrants, Students from Jammu & Kashmir (and IDIA) will have to apply for and appear in CLAT under the respective categories.  After the publication of CLAT Result, the interested and eligible candidates applied for and appeared in CLAT under the NRI/NRI Sponsored and Supernumerary seats for the Wards of Kashmiri Migrants and Students from Jammu & Kashmir will be required to apply to HNLU in the prescribed format to be posted on the university website with their CLAT Score/Rank and other required information and documents.

 

  1. INTEGRATED LAW COURSE DESIGN:
  2. DURATION OF THE COURSE AND SEMESTER SYSTEM

1.1       The duration of the course shall be five academic years

1.2       Each academic year is divided into two semesters. Each semester is having a minimum of ninety (90) working days.

1.3       The academic semesters shall be announced in advance each year and shall ordinarily be between July-November and December-April with winter break and summer vacations.

 

Proposed:-

 

The academic semesters shall be announced in advance each year and shall ordinarily be between July-November and January[4]-April with winter break and summer vacations.

 

  1. SCHEME OF STUDY OF THE COURSE

The distribution of the Courses for Ten Semesters is as follows:

Semester – I

Language (1 Paper)

General English

Major (1 Paper)

Political Theory

Minor (2 Papers)

Principles of Economics

Introduction to Sociology

Comp. Law  Papers (2)

Legal Methods

Laws of Torts[5]/Laws of Contract-I

Semester – II

Language (1 Paper)

English Literature

Major (1 Paper)

Political Thought

Minor (2 Papers)

Indian Economy

Sociological Thought

Comp. Law Papers (2)

Family Law – I

Laws of Contract – I[6]/ Laws of Contract – II

Semester – III

Major (1 Paper)

Indian Political System

Minor (2 Papers)

Law, Poverty and Development

Indian Society

Comp. Law  Papers (3)

Family Law – II

Laws of Contract – II[7]/Laws of Torts

C G – I

Semester – IV

Major (1 Paper)

Major Political Systems in the World

Comp. Law  Papers (5)

C G – II

Labour Law – I

Environmental Law

Transfer of Property Act

Public International Law

Semester – V

Major (1 Paper)

International Relations

Comp. Law  Papers (5)

Labour Law – II

Jurisprudence – I

Corporate Law – I

Principles of Taxation Law

Indian Penal Code

Semester – VI

Major (1 Paper)

Public Policy

Comp. Law  Papers (4)

Jurisprudence – II

Corporate Law – II

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Administrative Law

Clinical Law Courses (1)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Semester – VII

Comp. Law  Papers (2)

Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC)

Law of Evidence

Honours Papers (2)

Honours-I (P1)

Honours-II (P1)

Optional Paper (1)

Optional (P1)

Semester – VIII

Comp. Law  Papers (1)

Land Laws

Clinical Law Courses (1)

Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance (DPC)

Honours Papers (2)

Honours-I (P2)

Honours-II (P2)

Optional Paper (1)

Optional (P2)

Semester – IX

Comp. Law  Papers (1)

Civil Procedure Code (CPC)

Honours Papers (2)

Honours-I (P3)

Honours-II (P3)

Optional Papers (2)

Optional (P3)

Optional (P4)

Semester – X

Clinical Law Courses (2)

Professional Ethics

Honours Papers (2)

Honours-I (P4)

Honours-II (P4)

Optional Papers (2)

Optional (P5)

Optional (P6)

 

LIST OF OPTIONAL COURSES *:

 

Existing

Proposed

1.       Law of Mines and Industries

2.       Law and Tribes

3.       Women and Law

4.       WTO Studies

5.       Good Governance

6.       Media and Law

7.       Medicine and Law

8.       Cyber Law

9.       Law of Insurance

10.   Law of Insolvency[8]

11.   Criminology[9]

12.   International Space Law

13.   Law of Infrastructure

14.   International Criminal Law

15.   Maritime Law

16.   Energy Law

17.   Maritime Law

18.   Competition Law

19.  Biotechnology and Law

1.       Interpretation of Statutes 

2.       Banking Law

3.       Human Rights

4.       International Commercial Arbitration

5.       Indirect Tax

 

LIST OF HONOURS COURSES * :

  1. Constitutional Governance
  2. Corporate Legal System
  3. Trade and Investment Law
  4. Intellectual Property Rights[10]
  5. Environmental Law
  6. Criminal Law[11]

 

* The lists are not exhaustive and subject to revision from time to time.

 

  1. CREDITS FOR VARIOUS COURSES:

Courses to be taught

Number of Courses

Credit Points Allotted

Total Credit Points

Core Courses

Language (2)

Major (6)

Minor (2×3)

 

2

6

6

 

3

4

4

 

6

24

24

Substantive Law Courses (Compulsory)

25

4

100

Practical (Clinical) Law Courses (Compulsory)*

3

4

12

Optional Courses

6

4

24

Honours Courses

8

6

48

Total

56

 

238

Note:      * According to BCI Rules of Legal Education 2008, Clinical Courses include courses like (1) Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance (DPC), (2) Professional Ethics and Professional Accounting, (3) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and (4) Moot Court Exercise and Internship

N.B.: The Vice-Chancellor may periodically revise the courses of study/may change the scheme of a subject in a Semester.

 

  1. EXAMINATION SYSTEM:

The examination system is based on three principles, namely, (1) Measurement of the cognitive information level; (2) Assessment of application of information to a given situation and (3) Evaluation of value perceptions and proactive learning participation.  The grades will be shown in the certificate pertaining to each Semester, and also along with the final result; additional attempts for improvement are permitted as per Examination Rules. The Vice Chancellor shall have the power to reformulate the promotion rule.

 

The first level of examination is taken as a continuous process, with two or three tests during the semester as an ongoing evaluation, which may cover one-third of the examination. The ability is to be assessed through problem based tests during the semester as an ongoing process. The proactive learning ability is to be examined through written project assignments and analytical skill, which generally comprise one-fourth of the tests. The faculty, of course, can revise the basis and methodology of examination from time to time. Examination is an ongoing process integrating the teaching and learning system; the examination system is designed to be transparent.

 

The student may sit for repeat tests, only for the purpose of improving the Grade, in whole or in part, of the course as indicated above in the scheme of examination. Repeat tests for improvement are to be taken alongwith the students of the previous Semester, whenever that particular subject comes up for final examination. If the candidate fails to improve in the repeat test, he/she shall not be permitted to attend repeat tests any further. (In case some improvement is shown, he may be permitted to sit in the second repeat in any subject).

 

  1. EVALUATION AND GRADING SYSTEM

Students’ performance in a course is evaluated in terms of grade-points on a seven-point scale with the following corresponding grade values

Percentage of Marks

Letter Grades

Grade Points (Grade Values)

Qualitative Interpretation

80 and above

O

7

Outstanding

75-79.99

A+

6

Excellent

70-74.99

A

5

Distinction

65-69.99

B+

4

Very Good

60-64.99

B

3

Good

55-59.99

C+

2

Above Average

50-54.99

C

1

Average

Below 50

F

0

Fail

In order to be declared successful in any course a student must obtain any of the seven grades ‘O’ to ‘C’ mentioned above. Candidate who obtains ‘F’ grade in a course shall be deemed to have failed in that course.

 

Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the sum of the products of the grade values and the course credits in each course by the total number of credits in all the courses in a particular semester.

 

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), which is a weighted average, is arrived at by dividing the sum of the products of grade points (grade values) and course credits in each course by the total number of credits in all the courses taken together.  It is done following the formula given below:

 

CGPA = (c1g1 + c2g2 + c3g3 + … cngn) / (c1 + c2 + c3 +… cn)

Where c1, c2, c3 …cn denote credits allotted to the courses taken by the student, g1, g2, g3 … gn denote the grade points awarded in respective courses.

 

  1. RULES OF PROMOTION:

 

1.

No automatic promotion to the students.

2.

The students are required to obtain 4[12] 1 CGPA to pass their semester examination.

3.

The students will be promoted to second year even if they have not secured the minimum CGPA in the 1st year but they will not be promoted to fifth semester unless they have secured minimum 4[13]1 GP in every subject of first and second semesters as well as cumulatively.

4.

The students will be admitted to the ninth Semester only if they secure 4[14]1 GP in their subjects of first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth semesters as well as cumulatively. 

5.

If the students fail to secure 4[15]1 CGPA even after appearing two times (one initially & second improvement), they will be treated as year back students.

 

Proposed:-

 

  1. Rules of Promotion

There shall not be any detention policy to the students. (The detail procedure of repeat examination is under preparation and to be informed.

  1. GOLD MEDAL:

 

There shall be a University Gold medal to be awarded to First Rank Holder in B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) on the basis of CGPA taking the programme as a whole.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Gold Medal:  Eligibility Criteria for any Gold Medal to be awarded is as follows:

 

(a)

The student must have completed all courses under the Programme in one chance i.e. without any repeat or improvement in any course.

(b)

There is no proved charge of misconduct on the ground of violation of rules or breach of code of conduct.  

 

  1. ATTENDANCE:

 

In order to be allowed to appear in the End Semester Examination, a student shall attend at least 70% of the total classes held in the course concerned during the semester.  Attendance for the purpose of 70% limit means coming to the class well prepared with the assignments.

 

Provided that if a student for any exceptional reason fails to attend 70% of the classes held in any subject, the Vice-Chancellor, may allow such student to appear in the examination only if he/she has attended 65% of classes held in that subject and he/she has obtained 70% attendance as a whole[16].

 

 

 

  1. AWARD OF THE DEGREE:

 

A candidate shall be eligible for the award of B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree only when he/she has successfully completed all the prescribed courses, by securing at least the minimum C grade in all courses and a minimum grade point average of 1 out of 7.

 

A candidate admitted to B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree programme shall have to complete all the prescribed requirements within a maximum period of eight years from the date of enrollment to be eligible for the award of the degree.

 

Provided, in exceptional cases, the Academic Council may extend the maximum period upto ten years.[17]

 

If the candidate is not successful to complete all the prescribed requirements within the stipulated period of five years, he/she will have to pay the examination fees for re-appear examination unless he qualifies for the award of degree.

 

  1. EMERGENCY POWERS:

 

Notwithstanding anything contained in the Ordinance, the Vice Chancellor is empowered to revise/update the ordinance as and when required in accordance with course/syllabus and other conditions from time to time.

[1] As per principle guidelines of 2019-20 regarding admission in educational institutions of Chhattisgarh dated 24.05.2019.

[2] The candidates seeking admission under the Foreign National category will be required to apply directly to HNLU as per Admission Notification to be posted on the University website from time to time.

[3] As per the decision taken in the joint meeting of General Council and Executive Council of the University dated 22.08.2015.

[4] To be substituted “January”. 

[5] Swiped with Laws of Contract – I as per approval of Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor during Academic Session July to November 2013.

[6] Swiped with Laws of Contract – II as per approval of Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor during Academic Session July to November 2013.

[7] Swiped with Laws of Torts as per approval of Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor during Academic Session July to November 2013.

[8] Law of Insolvency to be substituted as “Law of Insolvency and Bankruptcy”. 

[9] Criminology to be substituted as Criminology and Penology

[10] Intellectual Property Rights to be substituted as “Intellectual Property Laws”.

[11] Criminal Law added as per approval of Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor during Academic Session July-Nov. 2015.

[12] 4 CGPA is to be substituted by 1 CGPA because earlier the grade was evaluated in terms of grade point on a 10 point scale whereas as per decision taken in Academic Council Meeting dated 19.01.2014. the evaluation is to be done in terms of grade point on a 7 point scale.

[13] Ibid

[14] Ibid

[15] Ibid

[16] As per Bar Council of India Rules of Legal Education 2008.

[17] As per approval given by Executive Council Meeting dated 2.06.2018. The above clause has been approved. The decision/ approval of General Council is pending.  

Download PDF – Ordinance_LL.M.

This Ordinance is made regarding admission to and award of LL.M. degree of the Hidayatullah National Law University Raipur, under section 16 of the Hidayatullah National University of Law Act, 2003

  1. TITLE OF THE PROGRAMME:             –           M.
  2. DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME: –           One Year
  3. NATURE OF THE PROGRAMME:             –           Residential
  4. ADMISSION PROCEDURE:

Admission to the LL.M. Programme shall exclusively be based on the performance of the candidate in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) and as per the procedure applicable from time to time.

 

  1. INTAKE AND RESERVATION:

The intake capacity for the Degree Programme shall ordinarily be 45[1] (Forty Five) per year with the following reservations. However, it shall be at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor to proportionately increase/decrease the total number of seats:

Category

Open

Female

Total

SC

5

2

7

ST

2

1

3

Physically Handicapped

1

1

Unreserved

24

10

34

Total

32

13

45

 

Category

No. of Seats*

SC

07

ST

03

Unreserved Category

35

Total

45

Note:

  • 5% seats shall be reserved horizontally for as per Specially Abled Persons (SAP).
  • 30% seats shall be reserved horizontally for female candidates across all the categories of seats.

 

Additional Seats

 

Sl.No.

Category

No. of Seats

1

Supernumerary Seats for the Wards of Kashmiri Migrants

02

2

Students from Jammu & Kashmir

02

 

Proposed:-

The intake capacity is proposed to be increased 60 (Sixty) per year.

Category

No. of Seats*

SC

09 (15%)

ST

05 (7.5%)

Unreserved Category

46

Total

60

 

Note : 10% seats to be reserved for EWS.

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible for appearing in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) to the one year LL.M. Degree Course, a candidate should have passed the LL.B. / B.L. Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC and ST candidates).

The candidates who have passed the qualifying degree examination through supplementary/ compartment and repeat attempts are also eligible for appearing in the test and taking admission provided that such candidates will have to produce the marks, as the case may be, on the date of their admission or within the time allowed by the respective universities.

Candidates awaiting results of the qualifying examination can appear for the test on condition that they produce proof of having passed the qualifying examination with the prescribed marks at the time of counseling.

 

Proposed to be included:-

No upper age limits. 

 

  1. CENTRE FOR POST–GRADUATE LEGAL STUDIES (CPGLS):

There shall be a Centre for Post-Graduate Legal Studies (CPGLS) constituted by the Vice Chancellor for each year with the Chairperson and not less than 10 number consisting of minimum 04 Professors /Associate Professors in Law and other necessary research personnel, and sufficient non teaching staff to start the programme; of the University Every teacher will submit to the CPGLS at the beginning of each Semester, the outline of the course he/she is teaching and a detailed teaching plan. The course outline and the teaching plan will  be made available to the students at the beginning of the Semester itself. The Vice-Chancellor shall decide upon the functions and powers of Centre of Post-Graduate Legal Studies (CPGLS).

 

  1. COURSE DESIGN:

The One year LL.M. Programme consists of Three Trimesters. All the candidates have to undergo the prescribed compulsory courses. The University may periodically revise the courses of study. The LL.M. course is designed to inculcate research skill and analytical ability in a student. The course shall be focused on self- learning and teaching along with innovative teaching methodology.

Proposed:-

The one year LL.M. Programme consists of Two Semesters in the following manner:-

The First Semester will commence in the month of July and will conclude in the last week of November. Two Core Courses and Three Optional Courses will be completed in the First Semester.

The Second Semester will commence in the month of January and will conclude in the last week of May. One Core Course, Three Optional Courses and Dissertation will be completed in the Second Semester. Examination for Second Semester will be held in the last week of April, submission of Dissertation and Viva-Voce will be held till the last week of May.

 

  1. COURSE STRUCTURE:

Trimester-I

  1. Core Course: Research Methods and Legal Writing 100
  2. Core Course: Comparative Public Law/Systems of Governance 100
  3. Core Course: Law and Justice in a Globalizing World 100
  4. Optional Course: Paper-I 100

400

Trimester-II

  1. Optional Course: Paper-II 100
  2. Optional Course: Paper-III                         100
  3. Optional Course: Paper-IV                                                             100
  4. Optional Course: Paper-V 100

400

Trimester-III

  1. Optional Course: Paper-VI 100
  2. Dissertation 200
  3. Viva-Vice 100

400

    Total Marks for Three Trimesters:                                                  1200

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed Course Structure:-

Semester-I

  1. Core Course: Research Methods and Legal Writing 100
  2. Core Course: Comparative Public Law/Systems of Governance 100
  3. Optional Course: Paper-I 100
  4. Optional Course: Paper-II 100
  5. Optional Course: Paper-III 100

500

Semester-II

  1. Core Course: Law and Justice in a Globalizing World 100
  2. Optional Course: Paper-IV             100
  3. Optional Course: Paper-V 100
  4. Optional Course: Paper-VI 100
  5. Dissertation 200
  6. Viva-Voce 100

700

    Total Marks for Two Semesters: (500+700)                                   1200

 

  1. CREDITS FOR VARIOUS COURSES:

Courses to be taught

Number of Courses

Credit Points Allotted

Total Credit Points

Core Courses

(Compulsory)

3

4

12

Optional Courses

6

6

36

Dissertation & Viva-Voce

1

18

18

Total

10

66

 

  1. DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS AND SCHEME OF EXAMINATION:

(i)There shall be a University examination at the end of the First, Second and Third trimester and the student for the Degree of Master of Laws shall be required to pass in all the prescribed courses within a maximum period of three years from the year of his being admitted to the First Semester.

Proposed:-

(i)There shall be a University examination at the end of the First and Second semester and the student for the Degree of Master of Laws shall be required to pass in all the prescribed courses within a maximum period of three years from the year of his being admitted to the First Semester.

(ii) (a) A student shall be examined in nine written papers, each paper carrying one hundred marks and covering prescribed courses of study.

(b)Examination shall be conducted by means of written papers, each carrying 80 marks and of three hours duration.

(c)In each paper 20 marks shall be reserved for the project which will be prepared and submitted by the students during the respective semester in each written paper. 15 marks will be award on the basis of written work and 5 marks for viva-voce performance.

(d)Dissertation shall carry 200 marks.

(e) The viva-voce Examination shall carry 100 marks and shall be held soon after the Third trimester Examination.

Proposed:-

(e) The viva-voce Examination shall carry 100 marks and shall be held soon after the Second Semester Examination.

(f) Pattern of Question Paper:- Student shall attempt 4 (four) questions out of 7 (seven) questions. Every question shall carry 20 (twenty) marks. Question no. 1 shall be compulsory and shall have 10 parts having 02 marks for each part. For question no. 1 the word limit of answer is minimum 100 words for each part. The duration of trimester examination shall be 3:00 hrs (three hours).

Proposed:-

The duration of semester examination shall be 3:00 hrs (three hours).

 

Optional Courses*

  1. International Trade & Investment Law
  2. Intellectual Property Rights Law
  3. Corporate Law
  4. Environmental Law
  5. International Law and Organization
  6. Labour, Capital and Law
  7. Constitution and Legal Order
  8. Human Rights Law
  9. Administrative Law

Proposed:- (To be deleted)

  1. International Trade & Investment Law
  2. Environmental Law
  3. International Law and Organization
  4. Labour, Capital and Law
  5. Constitution and Legal Order
  6. Human Rights Law
  7. Administrative Law

Proposed:- (To be included)[2]

  1. Technology and Law
  2. Public Law

*The optional courses will be offered subject to the availability of faculty members. The University reserves the right to increase/decrease the number of optional courses.

  1. EVALUATION AND GRADING SYSTEM:

Students’ performance in a course is evaluated in terms of grade-points on a seven-point scale with the following corresponding grade values

Percentage of Marks

Letter Grades

Grade Points (Grade Values)

Qualitative Interpretation

80 and above

O

7

Outstanding

75-79.99

A+

6

Excellent

70-74.99

A

5

Distinction

65-69.99

B+

4

Very Good

60-64.99

B

3

Good

55-59.99

C+

2

Above Average

50-54.99

C

1

Average

Below 50

F

0

Fail

In order to be declared successful in any course a student must obtain any of the seven grades ‘O’ to ‘C’ mentioned above. Candidate who obtains ‘F’ grade in a course shall be deemed to have failed in that course.

Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the sum of the products of the grade values and the course credits in each course by the total number of credits in all the courses in a particular semester.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), which is a weighted average, is arrived at by dividing the sum of the products of grade points (grade values) and course credits in each course by the total number of credits in all the courses taken together.  It is done following the formula given below:

CGPA = (c1g1 + c2g2 + c3g3 + … cngn) / (c1 + c2 + c3 +… cn)

Where c1, c2, c3 …cn denote credits allotted to the courses taken by the student, g1, g2, g3 … gn denote the grade points awarded in respective courses.

The failed candidates may take the same course again and complete all the requirements as indicated above in the third trimester of the same year. The university will conduct a separate examination for the above students just after the third trimester examination.

 

Proposed:-

The failed candidates may take the same course again and complete all the requirements as indicated above in the second semester of the same year. The university will conduct a separate examination for the above students just after the second semester examination.

However the candidates failing in the dissertation may resubmit the dissertation on such date as may be fixed by the Centre of Post-Graduate Legal Studies (CPGLS).

Those students who have been debarred from the examination due to shortage of attendance or any other reason are to complete their attendance in corresponding semester in next following year and thereafter they shall eligible to appear in the examination of that year.

  1. DISSERTATION AND VIVA-VOCE:

Candidate shall be required to submit the Dissertation topics at least one week before the commencement of second semester.

  1. The candidate shall be required to secure at least 50% marks in the Dissertation to pass the Examination.
  2. The Examiner shall either Award at least 50% marks, or Return the Dissertation for revision, or Reject the Dissertation. The candidate who’s Dissertation is returned for revision may revise the dissertation and re-submit it within a period of two months. Failure to submit in time shall result in a declaration that the candidate has failed at the relevant LL.M. Examination.
  3. A Dissertation can be revised only once. If the candidate fails to secure pass marks in the revised Dissertation he shall be declared failed in the LL.M. Examination. The candidate whose Dissertation is rejected, may with the approval of the Faculty concerned / supervisor write a Dissertation on another topic and submit it within a period of six months. And if he fails to secure pass marks in respect of this Dissertation also, he shall be declared failed at LL.M. Degree Examination. A Dissertation shall be examined by a Board of two examiners at least one of them shall necessarily be an external examiner. The evaluation of the two examiners shall be coordinated as hereunder:
  4. Each examiner shall award marks out of 200. If the marks awarded by two examiners vary by 15% marks or more the Dissertation shall be examined by third examiner, whose evaluation shall be final.
  5. If one of the examiners return the Dissertation for revision or rejects the Dissertation, his decision shall prevail provided that if one of the examiners has rejected the Dissertation and another examiner has returned it for revision, the Dissertation shall be deemed to be rejected.
  6. Viva Voce Examination: The Viva Voce Examination shall be conducted by a Board of Examiners. The Board shall consist of two members; at least one of them shall be an external member.
  7. The Viva-Voce Examination shall carry 100 marks. The candidate shall be required to obtain a minimum of 50 marks to pass the Viva Voce Examination.
  1. ATTENDANCE:

No candidate shall be permitted to take examination in any of the courses if he/she has not attended at least 75% of the classes in every course.

  1. AWARD OF THE DEGREE:

A candidate shall be eligible for the award of the LL.M. degree only when he/she has completed all the prescribed courses, including the dissertation, by securing at least the minimum C grade in all courses and minimum grade point average of 1.00 out of 7.00 within a maximum period of three years from the date of enrollment. But he/she will have to pay examination fee for additional semesters of his/her continuations in this programme.

 

  1. EMERGENCY POWERS:

Notwithstanding anything contained in the Ordinance, the Vice Chancellor is empowered to revise/update the ordinance as and when required in accordance with course/syllabus and other conditions from time to time.

[1] To be increased 60 (Sixty).

[2] Optional courses shall be offered only if 10 or more students are opting the course.

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  1. Proposed Changes in Rules Pertaining to Students Debarred from Writing End-Term Examination Due to Shortage of Required Attendance as per BCI norms

 

It is proposed to modify this rule by allowing them to do an assignment failing which they can take the repeat examination in the beginning of the subsequent semester.

Debarred students due to attendance shortage shall be required to work on an assignment given by the Course Teacher having two components of equal weightage. They are:

  • Written Submission (25 Marks)
  • Viva-Voce (25 marks)

In order to pass in the assignment, the students will have to score 50% in both the components.  The viva-voce will be conducted by a panel of three teachers decided by the Examination Section with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor. If the student fails to submit the assignment or in terms of score obtained, a repeat chance will be given in the subsequent semesters. Further failure will result in completing the assignments after the 10th Semester. The debarred students due to attendance shortage will be capped with two grades less than the actual grades obtained.

For example, students who score grade points from 1 to 3 shall be capped as having passed with the minimum passing grade, i.e. 1 grade point. However, a student who scores 4 grade points will be capped as having passed with 2 grade points.

Students debarred from writing the end-term examination due to disciplinary action shall be required to appear in the Supplementary Examination held in the beginning of next semester and subsequent semesters and there shall be a deduction of two grade points from the actual grades obtained by them. These students shall be allowed to have 3 repeats after which they may be allowed to appear in the repeat examination held after the 10th Semester.

Students debarred from writing the end-term examination due to non-payment of Semester Fee/Mess Fee/Failure to settle the Advance taken for participating in events/activities shall be required to appear in the Supplementary Examination in the beginning of next semester and subsequent semesters on credible assessment of payment of dues and there shall be no capping in their grades.

Failing in all these three repeat examinations held during the five-year B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) Program, the students will be required to take the repeat examinations after the end of 10th Semester.

  1. Proposed Changes in the Pattern of Examinations

Components

Existing System

Proposed System

First

Project (20 Marks)

Continuous Internal Assessment (25 Marks)

·         Assignment

·         Class Presentation

·         Case Analysis

·         Book Review

·         Documentary Review

·         Simulation Games

·         Mini Moot Courts

·         Short Film Making

The course teacher will have to choose and conduct any three assessments out of the above list having marks/values such as 10+10+5.

Second

Mid-Term Examination (20 Marks)

Mid-Term Examination (25 Marks)

Third

End-Term Examination (60 Marks)

End-Term Examination (50 Marks)

  1. Mid-Term (Retest) Examination

 

  • It shall be mandatory for every student to appear in every examination conducted by the University. No student shall be allowed to absent himself/herself from any examination except with the prior written permission of the Vice-Chancellor on a written request made by the student stating the reasons for possible absence. Permission given by the Vice-Chancellor only excuses the student from appearing in the examination and is not to be seen as a ground for any other relief. It is to be clarified that in the event of a student being unable to appear in an examination on any grounds whatsoever including medical emergencies, there shall not be any rescheduling of the said examination or special examination or any proportionate enhancement of marks on the basis of marks secured in other components of the examination in the said course. No request from any student in this regard shall be entertained by the University.
  • However, in exceptional cases, there can be a Mid-term (Retest) Examination for students officially permitted to participate in Moot Court Competitions and other Academic Activities such as presentation of papers in Seminars and Conferences and also for the students who failed to write the examination due to serious medical illness resulting in hospitalization and bereavement of immediate family members involving first degree relations such as parents, brother and sister. This may also include the grandparents, if any.
  • In these cases, except medical emergencies involving hospitalization and bereavement in the family, prior official permission from the University would be essential for being eligible to write the Mid-term (Retest) Examination.
  • A student can apply for a mid-term (retest) examination only when he/she is not able to attend the scheduled examination due to having prior approval for participation in moot court competitions, mediations, arbitrations, conciliations, presentation of paper in important seminars/conferences, or on grounds of personal medical emergencies or compassionate reasons like bereavement in the family. Medical emergencies on grounds of which a student can apply for a mid-term (retest) examination include being extremely sick and confined to bed, hospitalization, accident resulting in breaking of bone or affected by contagious diseases. No other contingencies shall be acceptable. Except in case of medical emergency, a student must have sought and obtained advance approval from the Vice-Chancellor before missing the examination.
  • In order to appear in the mid-term (retest) examination, the student shall put up a request for the same along with the medical documents to prove the genuineness of the case (for having missed the examination) or prior approval received from the university along with relevant documents for participation in academic activities such as moots, arbitration, mediation, conciliation, paper presentation in important seminars/conferences etc. for proving the genuineness of the case within 7 days of last date of examination.
  • The students who miss the examination due to medical reasons must attach the opinion of the University Medical Officer (UMO) after showing all medical records/documents to him/her. The genuineness of the medical documents shall be verified by the Examination Committee which shall be further reviewed and approved by the Vice-Chancellor, whose decision shall be final. However, the prior approval given by the University earlier for participating in academic activities mentioned above shall make a student eligible for appearing in the supplementary examination.
  • The mid-term (retest) examination shall be held within three weeks from the last date of the mid-term examination and as per the schedule notified in the Academic Calendar. In case a student misses the supplementary examination, then no further chance shall be provided for writing the examination.
  1. Supplementary/Repeat End-Term Examination

 

  • It shall be mandatory for every student to appear in the end-term examination to complete a course and obtain the final grades. However, a student who misses the end-term examination on grounds of personal medical emergencies or compassionate reasons like bereavement in the family may be permitted to appear in the supplementary end-term examination held along with the repeat examinations in the month of January and June every year. In such a case, a student can apply for a supplementary end-term examination following the same procedure outlined above. A student thus permitted to appear in the supplementary end-term examination shall be considered to have appeared in the examination in his/her ‘first attempt’ and shall not be treated as having passed in repeat attempt and not marked as ® in the Grade Card.
  • However, the students who fail to secure the required attendance of 70% in the total classes held in a particular course even after availing 10 days of attendance make up shall not be permitted to appear in the end-term examination. In such cases, the students failing to write the end-term examination in a given semester on account of lack of attendance shall be provided with an opportunity to complete the concerned courses by working on an assignment (described above) to them by the respective course teachers in the next semester. On being barred from writing the first semester examination on account of lack of required attendance, while the 1st semester students would be expected to work and complete the assignment and viva-voce allotted to them during the 2nd semester, the 9th semester students can complete the assignment and viva-voce during the 10th However, the 10th semester students barred from writing the end-term examination on account of lack of required attendance shall have to complete the assignment and have the viva-voce between May and July of the same year, i.e. immediately after the end-term examination. This would enable the Examination Section to publish their result at the earliest.
  1. Repeat Examination

 

  • There shall be no repeat for Internal Assessments done by the Course Teacher and Mid-term Examination.
  • The repeat examinations shall be available only in case of End-Term Examination and shall be held twice a year, i.e. in January (Starting on the next working day after 1st January) and June (Starting on the first working day of 4th week of June) every year. The Schedule of Repeat Examinations may be notified in the University Website at least three months before the commencement of examinations by giving time and options to the students to decide as to which paper and how many paper they can appear in given the examination schedule notified. A student can write a maximum of 24 papers during 4 weeks of time subject to the fact that the examinations for intended papers/courses do not clash with each other. The students can choose the papers/courses carefully before filling the application form and paying the fees. All students on roll till the completion of 8th year can appear in repeat examination many number of times on payment of the prescribed fees.
  • The students who fail in a particular course/paper shall be eligible to appear in the repeat examination by submitting the prescribed fees and the filled-in application form for the courses they intend to appear in. Repeat shall be available only in the end-term component of the course taught. There shall not be any special repeat examination.
  • The students who, for personal medical emergencies or bereavement in the family had failed to write the end-term examination can appear in the supplementary end-term examination on the scheduled dates along with the students writing repeat examinations.

 

  1. Attendance Make-Up:

 

  • Attendance make-up shall be granted by the Academic In-Charge/Controller of Examinations on the recommendation of the Faculty Advisor/Warden. Attendance make-up shall be given to students for representing the university in any inter-university, national or international moot court competitions, arbitrations, mediations, conciliations, seminars, conferences, university exchange programs, internships or any other academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities subject to the prior approval of the university. It is to be clarified that attendance make-up shall not be granted for participation in summer school programs, private exchange programs, job interviews, passports etc. under any circumstances.
  • For availing attendance make-up, a student shall have to apply to the Examination Section in the prescribed application form within 7 (seven) days from the last date of the event, failing which the attendance make-up shall not be entertained.
  • Attendance make-up on medical grounds may be considered only against hospitalization for treatment in case of accidents or isolation of students(s) required for any kind of contagious diseases or bereavement in the family which disenables him/her from attending the classes. In order to be eligible for attendance make-up on medical grounds, absence of student from the class/university on medical grounds, as specified above, shall be informed to the wardens (Boys/ Girls) of the University and prior approval obtained either in person or through e-mail.
  • The medical certificate and all the medical records, investigation reports etc. done during the admission in a hospital/nursing home along with the application form for attendance make-up and the prior information to and approval received from the wardens (Boys/Girls) should be submitted to the Examination Section immediately on reporting back to the university within a period of 7 (seven) days after the discharge from the hospital/nursing home concerned. No medical certificate and application shall be entertained by the Examination Section if it is submitted after the expiry of the stipulated 7 days period.
  • Where a student is not admitted to a hospital/nursing home, but isolation of the student is required in the larger interest of other students staying in the university hostels, the same shall be certified by the university doctor. Submission of improper and fake medical certificates shall result in mandatory disciplinary action by the university.
  • The attendance make-up shall not exceed a maximum of 10 (ten) days per semester for all the classes. Attendance make-up not availed in one semester shall not be carried forward to the next semester/year.
  • In case of attendance make-up on medical grounds, the medical certificate, records of hospitalization, investigation reports and application form shall be duly verified and recommended by the Warden. In case of participation in moot court competitions, arbitrations, mediations, conciliations, seminars, conferences and other academic events, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities approved by the University, the attendance make-up application & certificates of participation shall be verified and recommended by the respective Faculty Advisor(s). After being verified and recommended by the faculty advisors of various committees or wardens, all attendance make-up applications shall be certified by the respective course teachers furnishing data on classes held and attended by the student concerned.
  • All the attendance make-up applications and supporting documents submitted to the Examination Section shall be placed before the Examination Committee every month for scrutiny and recommendation to be made to the Vice-Chancellor for obtaining approval for grant of attendance make-up.
  1. Use of Unfair Means and Misconduct in the Examination

 

  • Students shall not use any unfair means or engage in any kind of misconduct in any manner in connection with the examinations conducted by the university. Taking into consideration the nature of activities/involvement, students liable for unfair means may be categorized as falling either under first, second or third grade. Accordingly, a student found guilty of using unfair means may be awarded punishment as given under.
  • Use of unfair means and the corresponding punishment to be awarded on being found guilty.

Grade

Description of Use of Unfair Means

Punishment to be Awarded on being found Guilty

First Grade

a)       Copying from any paper, book, notes, answer book o­r any other material/ electronic devices in any form that is used to answer a question in the examination.

b)      Allowing any other student to copy from his / her answer book.

c)       Receiving help from or giving help to a student for copying in the examination

d)      Copying in the examination by exchanging the question paper, answer sheet or part thereof.

e)       Making impersonation or allowing other person to make impersonation in the examination in his/her place.

f)       Replacing the answer sheet or pages in the answer sheet.

a)       Disqualification from appearing in any University Examination up to four semesters (i.e. 2 years) including the examination in which he/she is found guilty.

b)      In case impersonation is done by a student of the University, he/she may be punished by disqualifying him/her from appearing in any examination up to four semesters (i.e. 2 years).

c)      Where an impersonation is committed by an outsider, the case may be reported to the police. Additionally, the person may be debarred from taking admission or appearing in any examination of the University.

Second Grade

a)       Possession of  any material relevant to the examination in any form including paper, books or notes, matter written on clothes or on any part of the body or on table or desk or use of other instrument or device, even if the material is not used by the student.

b)      Taking or giving verbal help to the other student during the examination.

c)       Going out of the Examination Hall during the examination and consulting any material.

d)      Swallowing, attempting to swallow any paper in the Examination Hall.

e)       Taking out pages from the answer sheet.

f)        Submission of plagiarized Memorial/ Project Report/ Term Paper or Dissertation as part of the University Examination.

a)       Disqualification from appearing in any University examination up to two semesters (i.e. 1 year) including the examination in which he/she is found guilty.

b)      In case of copying partly, substantially or wholly from a Memorial/Project Report/ Term Paper or Dissertation as part of the University Examination which is not the student’s own work, the same shall be cancelled.

Third Grade

a)       Canvassing for marks either directly or indirectly which may include approaching the faculty member for marks, appealing to the evaluator for marks by writing on the answer sheet or making any kind of identification marks on the answer sheet, etc.

a)       Disqualification from the examination in which the student was appearing in or cancellation of the paper in question.

  • Misconduct during the Examination

            The following acts and conduct shall be taken as misconduct in relation to the examination:

  1. Leaving the Examination Hall without submitting the answer sheet
  2. Intentionally tearing or damaging the answer sheet
  3. Using force against any of the invigilators
  4. Threatening the invigilators with any kind of weapons
  5. Misbehaving with any of the invigilators
  6. Verbally abusing the invigilators
  7. Disobeying the instructions given by the invigilators
  8. Creating disturbance in the Examination Hall by talking loudly or otherwise
  9. Obtaining admission to Examination Hall on a forged admit card
  10. Furnishing wrong information in the Application Form/Admit Card for appearing in examination
  • Punishment for Misconduct during the Examination

 

Punishment for misconduct may be determined by the Examination Committee keeping in view the gravity of the misconduct, as given under:

Disqualification from appearing in examination up to four semesters (i.e. two years)

Or

Disqualification from the entire examination in which the misconduct was committed

Or

Cancellation of the paper in which the student was appearing in the examination

  • The aforesaid punishment for misconduct during the examination may be imposed in addition to any other punishment for indiscipline for which the student may be liable under the disciplinary rules of University.
  • A student who is involved in any unfair means case or misconduct may be allowed provisional admission to the next higher class/examination of the same academic program pending the decision in his/her case at his/her own risk and responsibility subject to the condition that in the event of his disqualification, the fee paid by him/her for the next higher class/ examination shall not be refunded.
  • Provided that such a student shall not be allowed during the pendency of the case, any further provisional admission to the next higher academic program.
  • Provided further that in the event of his/her disqualification in the lower examination as a result of unfair means case, the result of the higher examination taken by him/her provisionally along with the lower examination or subsequently, during the pendency of the case as above, shall stand cancelled.
  • A student who is disqualified for use of unfair means or misconduct in an university examination, may on the expiry of the time period of his/her disqualification, be allowed the same number of chances to appear in the examination as are missed.
  • Procedure for Handling Unfair Means/Misconduct Cases

 

  • In every examination (including the internal assessment tests conducted by the course teacher inside the classroom) conducted by the university where a student is found using or attempting to use unfair means or behaving in a disorderly/indisciplined manner, the student’s answer sheet and such other incriminating materials as are found in his/her possession which constitute the prima facie evidence of the use of unfair means or misconduct shall immediately be seized and sent to the Controller Examinations accompanied with a report of the invigilator(s)/course teacher.

 

  • All cases of unfair means/misconduct during the examination shall be reported to the Controller of Examinations by the course teacher/invigilator/evaluator/paper setter/moderator/tabulator or any other person connected with the university examination as early as possible mentioning in detail the use of unfair means and/or misconduct, if any, on the part of the student with the relevant material which may include the following documents:
  1. Answer sheet(s) of the student
  2. Incriminating material, if any
  3. The copy of the question paper
  4. Report of the invigilator(s), and
  5. The statement of the student
  • A student appearing in the examination shall not be forced to give a statement. However, the fact of his/her having refused to make a statement shall be recorded by the invigilators and the same shall be attested by two other members of the invigilation staff on duty in the neighboring hall/room. Another copy of answer sheet shall be offered to the student to enable him/her to answer the complete paper.
  • The Examination Committee of the University shall look into the matter and suggest/ recommend punishment to be awarded in case the student is found guilty.
  • The Student concerned shall be given a chance of hearing/explanation in writing before the Committee.

 

  • Based on the report received from the invigilator(s) regarding the use of unfair means, the Controller of Examinations shall write to the course teacher/subject expert and obtain a detailed report from him/her on the use of unfair means/misconduct and shall submit the same to the Examination Committee along with the invigilator’s report/complaint and incriminating material seized from the student.
  • The Examination Committee shall critically examine the matter pertaining to the use of unfair means/misconduct in the examination and shall submit its findings and recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor for approval and appropriate punishment to be awarded to the student.
  • A student, who has been punished for being found guilty of unfair means/misconduct, may, within 15 days of the receipt of the decision of the University, appeal to the Vice-Chancellor in writing for a review of his/her case. If the Vice-Chancellor is satisfied that the representation merits consideration, he/she may either decide himself/herself the case finally or may refer the case back to the Examination Committee for reconsideration of the same within next 15 days.

 

  1. Question Paper Setting and Evaluation

 

  • The entire examination process shall be administered internally. The faculty member teaching the course shall frame the question paper, as well as evaluate the answer scripts.
  • If more than one teacher is involved in teaching of a course, the setting of question paper and evaluation shall be done jointly by all the teachers who taught the course.
  • The question papers in all courses, especially those of law, should preferably comprise of problem-based questions and be designed to evaluate the analytical skills of the students. The question papers of social science courses shall be based on critical evaluation of the concepts and their relationship to diverse fields of law. The faculty shall have the liberty to set the question paper within the framework suggested and the pattern shall be informed to the students well in advance at the beginning of the semester.
  • For both the mid-term and end-term examinations, the answer sheets shall be evaluated by the course teachers by collecting the answer scripts individually from the Examination Section after the scripts are codified by the examination Section. However, the faculty members shall be required to submit the evaluated answer scripts within the scheduled deadline. If any of the faculty members fails to complete the evaluation and submit the evaluated answer scripts by the scheduled deadline, initially they may be issued a reminder warning them to accomplish the task and submit them within 4-5 days, failing which disciplinary action could be initiated against them.
  • In all the courses covering law as well as social sciences and languages, there shall be a continuous evaluation of the students through diverse internal assessments to be done by the course teacher.
  1. Grace Marks

 

  • A student shall be eligible to get maximum of 5 grace marks in a semester, if a student who fails in one or more subjects in order to declare him/her pass the examination.
  • The grace mark of a one semester i.e. maximum 5 shall not be carry forwarded for next and onwards examinations. The purpose of grace mark is only to make student qualify the examination.
  1. Showing of Answer Sheets

The answer scripts of all written Examinations, i.e. mid-term and end-term examinations shall be shown to the students. In addition to the Mid-term Answer Scripts which are currently being shown to the students by the course teacher after the evaluation, the End-Term Answer Scripts are also to be shown to the students after the declaration of results and as per the time stipulated by the Examination Section. The students desirous of seeing their evaluated answer scripts of end-term examination have to ensure their presence, as per the dates notified by the examination section. The marks of the Moot Court exercises shall have to be shown to the students by the concerned faculty members.

  1. Rules & Procedure for providing photocopy (ies) of evaluated answer sheet (s):
  1. The facility of obtaining photocopy (ies) of evaluated answer sheets of end term exam by the student is extended with a view to bring transparency in the examination system and to ensure its credibility.
  1. The student shall apply for the photocopy to the Controller of Examination (COE) in the prescribed format along with the non-refundable fee of Rs. 100. The COE shall accept the prescribed application form for obtaining the photocopy (ies) of answer sheet of the examination conducted by the university within 15 working days from the date of the declaration of result of the examination. No application after the due date shall be entertained on any ground whatsoever.
  1. Incomplete application form / application with false information / unsigned application shall be rejected.
  1. The exam section shall endeavor to provide the photocopy (ies) of answer sheets within 15 working days from the date of the receipt of the application.
  1. On receipt of the photocopy, if the discrepancy of the following nature is noticed by the student, he/she should apply to the university within 7 working days to the COE regarding:
    1. Mistake in totaling of marks
    2. Non assessment of question / sub-question/s
  • Improper photocopy (ies)
  1. After due verification the COE shall make necessary rectification in the marks allotted to the said subject; and consequentially in the result of the student without charging any further fee for such rectification and also declare the same on the university website.

 

  1. Grievance redressal procedure of Mid-Term Examination Answer Scripts

 

There shall not be any revaluation of the Answer Scripts of Mid-Term Examination. Reservation or request, if any, regarding the marks awarded to students may be considered by the concerned course teacher. If not satisfied with the marks awarded by the teacher or his/her response, the student may submit his/her grievances with recorded reasons in the form of a representation to the Controller of Examination which may be looked into and considered by a Committee of three faculty members to be constituted by the Vice-Chancellor for addressing the grievances of the student.

  1. Moderation Committee

 

The Vice-Chancellor shall constitute a Moderation Committee, which shall comprise of at least three members of faculty including the Academic In-Charge, Controller of Examinations and one member from the subject/course concerned.  The Moderation Committee shall moderate question papers of mid-term and end-term examinations and the results thereof, if required. The Moderation Committee shall moderate all the question papers, at least three days before the commencement of mid-term and end-term examination and, if required, shall finalize the question paper in consultation with the concerned faculty member.

Further, based on the scrutiny of the results by the Examination Committee, the Moderation Committee shall in consultation with the concerned faculty member/evaluator moderate the results in specific courses before its publication, if necessary. Before the results are published by the Examination Section, the summary of results in every course is to be placed before the Examination Committee for scrutiny to ensure that the evaluations have been done in a proper manner and there is not much deviation in the results of the students in a specific course.

In case it is found that more than 30 of students have secured more than 80% marks or less that 25% marks in a particular course, then the Answer Scripts shall be sent to the Moderation Committee for moderation. The Moderation Committee in consultation with the concerned course teachers will moderate the scores of evaluated Answer Scripts so as to make the performance of the class in a course appear like a bell-shaped curve.

  1. Retention and Weeding Policy of Answer Scripts and Project/Memorial

 

The university will retain the evaluated answer scripts of End Term, Mid Term, Project and Memorial for a period of one academic year. The right to access the copy of evaluated answer scripts of End Term, Mid Term and Project / Memorial shall not be available beyond the period of one academic year.  

After the completion of one academic year the university will be free to weed-out the above answer script, project and memorial. Wedding of answer scripts shall be undertaken by the examination section based on the above retention period. The retention and wedding policy will be subject to pendency of court case / audit para / RTI application etc.  

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