General Outline of Evaluation

The evaluation of each paper shall contain two parts:

  1. i. Internal or In-Semester Assessment (ISA)
  2. ii. External or End-Semester Assessment (ESA)

The internal to external assessment ratio shall be 1:4.

Both internal and external marks are to be rounded to the next integer.

All papers (theory & practical), grades are given on a 7-point scale based on the total percentage of marks, (ISA+ESA) as given below:-

Percentage of Marks Grade Grade Point
95 and above S Outstanding 10
85 to below 95 A+ Excellent 9
75 to below 85 A Very Good 8
65 to below 75 B + Good 7
55 to below 65 B Above Average 6
45 to below 55 C Satisfactory 5
35 to below 45 D Pass 4
Below 35 F Failure 0
Ab Absent 0


Credit Point (CP) of a paper is calculated using the formula:-
CP = C × GP, where C is the Credit and GP is the Grade point

Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) of a Semester is calculated using the formula:-
SGPA = TCP/TC, where TCP is the Total Credit Point of that semester.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is calculated using the formula:-
CGPA = TCP/TC, where TCP is the Total Credit Point of that programme.

Grade Point Average (GPA) of different category of courses viz. Common Course I, Common Course II, Complementary Course I, Complementary Course II, Vocational course, Core Course is calculated using the formula:-
GPA = TCP/TC, where TCP is the Total Credit Point of a category of course.
TC is the total credit of that category of course

A separate minimum of 30% marks each for internal and external (for both theory and practical) and aggregate minimum of 35% are required for a pass for a paper. For a pass in a programme, a separate minimum of Grade D is required for all the individual papers. If a candidate secures F Grade for any one of the paper offered in a Semester/Programme only F grade will be awarded for that Semester/Programme until he/she improves this to D GRADE or above within the permitted period.

Students are advised to go through the detailed guidelines of UG & PG CBCS / CSS Programmes which are available at the Department and also at www.mgu.ac.in

The external theory examination of all semesters shall be conducted by the University at the end of each semester. Students having a minimum of 75% average attendance for all the courses only can register for the examination. Condonation of shortage of attendance to a maximum of 10 days in a semester subject to a maximum of 2 times during the whole period of the programme may be granted by the University on valid grounds. This condonation shall not be counted for internal assessment. Benefit of attendance may be granted to students attending University/College union/Co-curricular activities by treating them as present for the days of absence, on production of participation/attendance certificates, within one week, from competent authorities and endorsed by the Head of the institution. This is limited to a maximum of 10 days per semester and this benefit shall be considered for internal assessment also. Those students who are not eligible even with condonation of shortage of attendance shall repeat the semester along with the next batch after obtaining readmission.

All students are to do a project in the area of core course. This project can be done individually or in groups (not more than five students) for all subjects which may be carried out in or outside the campus. Special sanction shall be obtained from the Vice- Chancellor to those new generation programmes and programmes on performing arts where students have to take projects which involve larger groups. The projects are to be identified during the semester II of the programme with the help of the supervising teacher. The report of the project in duplicate is to be submitted to the department at the sixth semester and are to be produced before the examiners appointed by the University. External Project evaluation and Viva / Presentation is compulsory for all subjects and will be conducted at the end of the programme

Internal evaluation is to be done by continuous assessment. The continuous evaluation process of the college is done through Group Discussion, Unit Tests, Assignments Submission, Field Visit/ Field Work and Seminars. Internal examinations are conducted regularly as per the schedule given in the academic calendar. Performance of students is displayed on the Notice Board. Remedial coaching and personal guidance are provided to slow learners. The following measures are adopted for internal assessment :

  • Internal Examination Committee schedules the internal examination; one internal and one Model exam is conducted during each semester at institution level, apart from that class tests are also conducted at department level.
  • The committee collects question papers from all departments, allocates duty to teachers, arranges the exam hall, collects the result of internal exam and displays the results on notice board.
  • Collecting grievances: If there is any grievance regarding internal exam, students are supposed to report it to the HoD in a prescribed form and duly filled form will be handed over to the Grievances Cell. Grievances Cell will provide clarification for the grievance and it is recorded. The same is reported to internal examination committee

Mark Distribution

Marks distribution for external and internal assessments and the components for internal evaluation with their marks are shown below:

1. For all courses without practical

  • a) Marks of external Examination : 80
  • b) Marks of internal evaluation : 20
Components of Internal Evaluation Marks
Attendance 5
Assignment /Seminar/Viva 5
Test papers (2 x 5) 10

2. For all courses with practical

  • a) Marks of theory –External Examination : 60
  • b) Marks of theory –Internal Evaluation : 15
Components of Theory - Internal Evaluation Marks
Attendance 5
Assignment /Seminar/Viva 2
Test papers (2 x 4) 8
  • b. Marks of Practical –External Examination : 40 (only in even semesters)
  • c. Marks of Practical- Internal Evaluation : 10 (odd and even semesters combined annually)
Components of Practical - Internal Evaluation Marks
Attendance 2
Test Paper (1 x 4) 4
Record* 4

*Marks awarded for Record should be related to number of experiments recorded.

3. For Projects

  • a) Marks for External Evaluation : 80
  • b) Marks for Internal Evaluation : 20
Components of Practical - Internal Evaluation Marks
Dissertation (External) 50
Viva-Voce (External) 30

*Marks for dissertation may include study tour report if proposed in the syllabus

Components of Internal Evaluation of project Marks
Punctuality 5
Experimentation/ Data collection 5
Knowledge 5
Report 5
5. Attendance Evaluation
% of Attendance Marks
90 and above 5
85 – 89 4
80 - 84 3
76 - 79 2
75 1

(Decimals are to be rounded to the next higher whole number)


Assignments are to be done from 1st to 4th Semesters. At least one assignment should be done in each semester.

Seminar / Viva

A student shall present a seminar in the 5th semester and appear for Viva-voce in the 6th semester.

Internal Assessment Test Papers

At least one internal test-paper is to be attended in each semester for each course. The evaluations of all components are to be published and are to be acknowledged by the candidates. All documents of internal assessments are to be kept in the college for two years and shall be made available for verification by the University. The responsibility of evaluating the internal assessment is vested on the teacher(s), who teach the course.

Grievance Redressal Mechanism

Internal assessment shall not be used as a tool for personal or other type of vengeance. A student has all rights to know how the teacher arrived at the marks. In order to address the grievance of students a three-level Grievance Redressal Mechanism is envisaged. A student can approach the upper level only if grievance is not addressed at the lower level.

  • Level 1: Department Level: The department cell chaired by the Head; and Dept. coordinator and teacher in-charge, as members.
  • Level 2: College level: A committee with the Principal as Chairman, Dept. Coordinator, HoD of concerned Department and a senior teacher nominated by the College council as members.
  • Level 3: University Level: A Committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor as Chairman and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Convener - Syndicate sub-committee on Students Discipline and Welfare, Chairman- Board of Examinations as members and the Controller of Examination as member-secretary.