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Testing and Evaluation for M.Phil Programmes

Assessment of CIA for Theory of M.Phil., (Pre Doctoral) Programmes (with effect from the academic year 2009 - 2010 onwards)

The maximum marks for each course awarded for CIA is 40 and end semester examination is 60 for all M.Phil programmes and the total maximum marks is 100.

Core and Elective Courses CIA Examination will have three components viz.,
a) Class Tests
b) Seminar
c) Rehearsal Examination

  • Class Tests

During the first semester (Full Time candidates)/first year (Part Time candidates), each research scholar will have to write three tests for each of the four courses prescribed for him/her in the curriculum. The duration of each class test is one hour. Each test is conducted for a maximum of 25 marks. Of the three tests, the best two tests are taken for the calculation of CIA. The mean score secured by each candidate in these two tests is converted for 20 marks. The time interval between two successive tests is 30 days covering the syllabus taught during the respective periods.

  • Seminar

During the first semester (Full Time candidates)/first year (Part Time candidates), each research scholar will have to present a seminar for each of the four courses prescribed for him/her in the curriculum. Each seminar is evaluated for a maximum of 10 marks. The marks secured by each student in the seminar are used as it is for the calculation of CIA marks.

  • Rehearsal Examination

During the first semester (Full Time candidates)/first year (Part Time candidates), each research scholar must write one common Rehearsal Examination for each course and is conducted for covering the entire syllabus prescribed for that course. The duration of Rehearsal Examination for each course is Three hours. Each examination carries a maximum mark of 75. The marks secured by each student in the Rehearsal Examination are converted for 10 marks.

The mark secured by each student in all these three components is added and the same is awarded as CIA marks out of 40 for each course.

Components of CIA and their distribution of marks(with effect from the academic year 2009 - 2012 onwards)

M.Phil., ProgrammeInternal Class Tests20
Seminar10
Rehearsal Examination10
Total Marks40

Project work

Each candidate will have to undertake a research project work during second semester (Full Time candidates)/second year (Part Time candidates) of his/her pre doctoral programme. The candidate should prepare his/her research project work in the form of dissertation and is submitted to the COE office. The project report is evaluated by both the Internal (Project Supervisor) and an External Examiners appointed by COE. The project evaluation will have two components viz., evaluation of dissertation and viva-voce. The maximum mark for the evaluation of dissertation is 150 and viva voce is 50 and the total maximum mark is 200.

The duration of end semester examination for all core and elective courses offered is three hours. Each M.Phil., (Pre Doctoral) programme is offered with a minimum of 24 credits and it is mandatory for a candidate to earn it for obtaining his/her degree certificate.

Classification of Results

Candidates who have passed the courses of Examinations in various programmes securing the marks

  • 60 percent and above and
  • 50 percent and above but below 60 percent

in the examinations prescribed for the programme in the various semesters shall be declared to have passed in First Class and Second Class, respectively.

Further, the Candidates who have passed all the Examinations in First Attempt within his/her study period of one year for Full Time / Two years in the case of Part Time securing 75% and above in aggregate marks shall be declared to have passed the Examinations of MPhil in First Class with Distinction.

Attendance

Every research scholar having a minimum of 75% attendance is eligible to appear for End-of-Semester examinations.

Certificate / Diploma / Advanced Diploma Programmes

All these programmes do not have CIA component. The end semester examination is conducted for a maximum of 100 marks. The duration of end semester examination for all theory and practical courses offered is Three hours. A candidate must earn 20, 40 and 60 credits for obtaining Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma programmes, respectively.

Reappearance for Arrear Subjects

Students who failed in the End semester examinations can reappear in the Supplementary examination and subsequent regular End semester examinations.

Supplementary Examinations

Supplementary examinations will be conducted in the month of August (for even semesters) and February (for odd semesters) of every academic year.