B.A. / B.Sc. PROGRAMME IN THE SEMESTER SYSTEM
All B. A./B.Sc. programmes shall have the following components:
- Compulsory Courses: These courses are the compulsory courses for all students of the programme concerned.
- Major courses : Major courses shall be chosen by the students. The courses shall be optional and non-mandatory.
- Non-Major Courses: Non-Major courses shall be chosen by students, who do not opt for major courses.
- Skill-based Courses: A skill based course shall be mandatory for students pursuing General B.A. and B.Sc. programmes.
Programme of Registration :
- The candidates shall have to register themselves to the University at the time of admission clearly mentioning their course/ combination of subjects.
- The college concerned shall submit to the University the detailed Registration List of their enrolled students using the software provided by the University within one month from the date of admission or as prescribed in the University Academic Calendar.
- The students registered by the University as per the information provided by the college shall be treated as final. In no circumstances, change of subject combination and switching from major programme to general programme and vice-versa shall be allowed.
- There shall be no provision for giving permission by the University for admission after submission of detailed registration list of their enrolled students by the colleges concerned to the University.
- Attendance: A student who has less than 80 percent attendance shall not be permitted to sit for the End semester examination in the course in which the shortfall exists. Provided that it shall be open to the university to grant exemption to a student who has attended a minimum of 70 percent classes but failed to obtain the prescribed 80 percent attendance for valid reasons on recommendation of the Head of the Department on payment of a prescribed fee(s).
- The Principal of the college with recommendation of the heads of the Departments shall announce the names of all students who shall not be eligible to appear in the End Semester examination in the various courses due to non fulfillment of the criteria of internal assessment and attendance and send a copy of the same to the university. In such cases the student shall have to re-enroll in the relevant course(s) with the next batch.
Examination and Evaluation:
- Examination and evaluation shall be done on a continuous basis, as least three times during each semester.
- There shall be 20 percent marks for internal assessment and 80 percent marks for End semester examination.
- There shall be no provision for re-evaluation of the answer scripts of the End Semester examination. However, a candidate may apply for re-scrutiny.
- In internal assessment, different tools may be employed. One or more assessment tools such as objectives tests, written assignments, paper presentation, laboratory work etc. suitable to the courses.
- The students shall be informed in advance about the nature of assessment. Students shall compulsorily attend the sessional examinations and other processes of internal assessment, failing which they will not be allowed to appear for the end semester examination. A student cannot reappear at in-semester examinations. The department may arrange special in-semester examination whenever necessary. (internal assessment document).
End Semester Examination:
There shall be one End semester examination carrying 80 percent of total marks for each course of the semester covering the entire syllabus prescribed for the course. The end semester examination is normally a written / laboratory-based examination/Project Work / Dissertation.
Practical Examination of Semester shall normally be held prior to the End Semester Examinations as per Dibrugarh University guidelines.
- A student shall be entitled to take the betterment examinations in any two theory courses of any of the six semesters after passing the Sixth semester examination only once. In this case, the higher marks secured by the students shall be retained. The candidates shall have to apply for betterment examination within one year of passing the Sixth Semester examination.
- No betterment shall be allowed in the practical examinations.
Results and Progression:
- A candidate shall be declared to have passed a course, provided he/ she secures-
- At least 30 percent marks in each course in end semester examinations.
- At least 30 percent marks in each course in aggregate in the in- and end-semester examinations.
- A candidate shall be declared as passed a semester, provided he/ she passes all the courses of a semester independently.
- The marks of in-semester examinations obtained by the candidate shall be carried over for declaring any result.
- A candidate, who fails or does not appear in one or more courses of any end semester examination up to sixth semester, shall be provisionally promoted to the next higher semester with the failed course as carry over course(s). Such candidates will be eligible to appear in the carry over course in the next regular examinations of those courses. However, the following restrictions shall be applicable:
- A candidate shall be entitled to a maximum of three consecutive chances to clear a semester, provided that a candidate may avail a special chance (i.e. fourth chance) only once in any one of the End Semester Examinations. In no circumstances the total number of chances to qualify for the degree shall exceed nineteen( 6 semester x 3 chances = 18 + 1 special chance in any one of the semesters).
- If a candidate clears the sixth semester examination before clearing all the course of the previous semesters, the result of the sixth semester examination of that candidate shall be withheld and his or her results shall be announced only after he or she clears the courses of the previous semesters.
- A student must pass all his/ her semester examinations within 6(six) years from the date of admission to the first semester of any programme.
- Since the semester system involves continuous assessment, there shall be no scope for a student to appear as a private candidate in any programme in this system.
A candidate shall be declared to have passed the six-semester degree B.A/B.Sc. programme provided he/ she has passed all the semesters and in the entire course separately.