Mechanism of internal assessment
The Internal Assessment system is carried out in a systematic manner and is transparent. Theory courses, Laboratory courses, Seminars and Project works are evaluated internally. During the induction program, the first year students are oriented by the personnel from the exam cell regarding the evaluation system (both internal and external). The changes in evaluation system, if any, are communicated to the students.
A detailed academic calendar is available on the website and notice-boards of the Departments. Thus, students know about the dates of examinations well in advance and they can plan their study accordingly. Students are made aware of various parameters of Internal Evaluation system. The internal marks are based on the mid tests and Assignments for theory courses.
Different faculty members may teach the same course for different section/branch students. In such cases, internal question papers for descriptive examination are collected separately from each faculty member and selected one among them before the start of the examination. The answer scripts of internal examinations are shown to the students after evaluation to bring out discrepancies, if any, to the notice of teacher concerned, and the necessary corrections are carried out. For the Assignment test, five questions are given to each student well before the mid examinations. They need to refer various text books and other resources, answer them and submit to the respective faculty member before the commencement of mid exams. They are evaluated by the respective faculty members and shown to students to bring out discrepancies, if any, necessary corrections are made and marks are noted. The assignment scripts are returned to students for further reference.
In laboratory courses, day to day evaluation is done in each laboratory session and marks are posted in the students� record book. The consolidated list of marks in each midterm exam is displayed in the notice boards and same is communicated to the parents. Project work and Seminar evaluations are done by respective committees based on the rubrics defined by considering various parameters. The rubrics are informed well in advance to students at the begining of the semester. After the evaluation, the marks are displayed in the notice boards for verification. The performance of the students regarding the internal test marks and attendance are entered in Automation System. (ECAP). The parents are informed about the internal assessment marks through SMS and posts.
Mechanism to deal with internal/external examination related grievances:
The Institute conducts two types of examinations, Internal Examination and External Examination.
External Examinations are conducted by the University and the Internal Examinations are conducted by the Institute.
As part of Internal Examinations, internal assignment and mid examinations are conducted. The examinations are conducted with utmost care given to transparency and fairness.
The hall tickets are issued to the students for University Examinations well in advance. Any grievance related to the hall ticket like printing of wrong name or delay in issuance is addressed by the exam cell. The exam cell immediately looks into the matter and takes necessary actions. The issues of the students are dealt with high priority and solved as soon as possible.
The question papers for internal examinations are prepared by the respective teachers and approved by the head of the concerned departments. Four sets are prepared and one set randomly selected on the day of examination. This ensures fairness and removes the chance of usage of unfair methods.
The external question papers are printed 15 minutes before the commencement of examination after receiving password from University.
In the event of a student is found using unfair means during examinations, the following measures are adopted to address this situation
Firstly, the subject expert is called to verify whether the material carried is related to the subject and mentioned in the question paper. If the material has appeared in the question paper the principal is notified about the incident. The principal then communicates the necessary recommendations to the affiliated university. The university then replies based on the letter received. The punishment is then decided by the university and implemented by the college.
Post internal examinations, students are given back their evaluated answer scripts. These answer scripts are corrected by the teachers in the examination cell under the supervision of a controller / in-charge. Students are permitted to assess their own performance and seek any clarifications to the teacher. In case they are entitled to more marks, teachers do the needful. Following the review of answer scripts, the marks are entered in a register before forwarding them to the university.
In the case of external examination, any grievance is addressed by the examination branch. The student in need of help explains his/her grievance to the person in-charge who reviews the situation and provides a solution. In case the university needs to be contacted, a standard fee is collected. Upon receiving the fee, the college in-charge represents the issue to the university and pursues it till it is solved. The university then re evaluates the student’s performance and communicates their decision.
Adheres to the academic calendar including for the conduct of CIE
The institution ensures effective time management and timeliness. It receives the university given timeline and adheres to it. In the beginning of the academic year, academic calendar is published by the University for Respective Course. The Institute carries out effective planning to stick to academic calendar. This allows the teachers and the students to space out their teaching and learning and regular assessment of the same.
The Institute conducts assessment to the students in three different components - theory, objective and assignments. The theory component is marked out of 10. The objective component is marked out of 10. The assignment is marked out of 5. These tests are conducted in evenly spaced out intervals to avoid pressuring the students with too many examinations.
Every academic year consists of two semesters. Each semester is to be of 16 weeks. The first Continuous Internal Examination (CIE- I) also known as MID-I along with the Lab Internal-1 is conducted after 8 weeks of class work. CIE- II (MID- II) and Lab Internal- II are conducted after 16 weeks of class work. Within the above mentioned 8 weeks of class work, the concerned syllabus is taught to the students. They are then tested on the same material.
An average of both these examinations is calculated to attain the final internal marks of the student. These marks are also vitalized to decide the course of nature for teaching slow students and rectify their performance before the external examination.
All question papers are set based on the OBE format. They are mapped with their respective course outcomes that are stated in the beginning of the course
The assignments given to the students involve unaddressed program outcomes. This helps the students attain knowledge beyond the syllabus as these topics are not covered by the exams conducted by the university but are still relevant. These assignments are given within a set timeframe. The students are to complete them within the time given to adhere to the university’s timeline.
Following the university calendar, every department creates internal calendars to ensure timely delivery of syllabus. Every teacher follows a strict agenda that is discussed and approved by the head of their respective department. This is followed by deducing a day-to-day division of topics and chapters. These topics and chapters are chosen keeping the upcoming CIE in mind. The timeline created allows for the students to complete the given syllabus in enough time. The students are given plenty of time before the examinations as well to prepare and practice their concepts.
In case of any required change, the university communicates the modification to the college and the college enforces the same. In any condition, the academic calendar is followed and respected by teachers of all departments.
Examination malpractice also known as cheating is the illegal action that students take during their examinations to try to make good grades by cutting corners. The university has decalred severe punishment for the act of malpractice during exams for students.
If a candidate Possesses or keeps accessible in examination hall, any paper, note book,programmable calculators, Cell phones, pager, palm computers or any other form of material concerned with or related to the subject to the examination (theory or practical) in which he is appearing but has not made use of (material shall include any marks on the body of the candidate which can be used as an aid in the subject of the examination). Student Expulsion from the examination hall and cancellation of the performance in that subject only.
Gives assistance or guidance or receives it from any other candidate orally or by any other body language methods or communicates through cell phones with any candidate or persons in or outside the exam hall in respect of any matter Expulsion from the examination hall and cancellation of the performance in that subject only of all the candidates involved.Incase of an outsider, he will be handed over to the police and a case is registered against him
Has copied in the examination hall from any paper, book, programmable calculators, palm computers or any otherform of material relevant to the subject to the examination (theory or practical) in which the candidate is appearing Expulsion from the examination hall and cancellation of the performance in that subject and all other subjects the candidate has already appeared including practical examinations and project work and shall not be permitted to appear for the remaining examinations of the subjects of that Semester/year.The Hall Ticket of the candidate is to be cancelled and sent to the University
Impersonates any other candidate in connection with the examination.The candidate who has impersonated shall be expelled from examination hall. The candidate is also debarred and forfeits the seat. The performance of the original candidate, who has been impersonated,shall be cancelled in all the subjects of the examination (including practicals and project work) already appeared and shall not be allowed to appear for examinations of the remaining subjects of that semester/year. The candidate is also debarred for two consecutive semesters from class work and all University examinations. The continuation of the course by the candidate is subject to the academic regulations in connection with forfeiture of seat. If the imposter is an outsider, he will be handed over to thepolice and a case is registered against him.
Smuggles in the Answer book or additional sheet or takes out or arranges to send out the question paper during the examination or answer book or additional sheet, during or after the examination. Expulsion from the examination hall and cancellation of performance in that subject and all the other subjects the candidate has already appeared including practical examinations and project work and shall not be permitted for the remaining examinations of the subjects of that semester/year. The candidate is also debarred for two consecutive semestersfrom class work and all University examinations. The continuation of the course by the candidate is subject to the academic regulations in connection with forfeiture of seat.
Uses objectionable, abusive or offensive
language in the answer paper or in letters to the examiners or writes to the examiner requesting him to award pass marks.Cancellation of the performance in that