Components of Evaluation and Assessment:

The institution adheres to the guidelines of NEP implemented by Bengaluru North University. Assessment is an integral part of the teaching learning process. A multidisciplinary program requires a multidimensional assessment to measure the effectiveness of the diverse courses. The assessment process acts as an indicator to both faculty and students to improve continuously.

An academic year is split into two semesters, the first semester from July/August to December/January and the Second semester from January/February to June/July.

There are two components in the evaluation and assessment process – Conduct of Internal exams and External exams. These are implemented through Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) during the semester for 40 marks each for theory subjects and 25 marks each for practical subjects and conduct of End Semester Examination (ESE) at the end of the semester for 60 marks in theory subjects and for 25 marks in practical exams.

The maximum marks for each subject shall be a hundred unless specified otherwise. Each Undergraduate program consists of 6/8 semesters and Post-Graduate program consists of 4 semesters for Commerce, Management and Science subjects.

Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIA)

Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIA) is a dynamic and ongoing assessment process that aims to provide timely feedback, promote engaged learning, and enhance overall learning outcomes. It complements the traditional final examination system and contributes to a more comprehensive and effective evaluation of students' academic performance.

CIA is a mandatory requirement for all the students.

A student is expected to attempt all the CIA components which includes written tests centrally organised by the Controller's office and the other components viz., Assignments, Seminars, Group Discussion, Field Visit, Internship, Industrial Visit, Library referencing, Mini projects, Paper presentations and Publication of articles in UGC carelist jouranls etc.

In order to promote research temperament among students, students who publish papers in UGC carelist journals shall be exempted from one of assignment components in any one subject.

Distribution of CIA component for 40 marks (Theory) is as follows:

Evaluation Component

   C1 Marks

C2 Marks

Total Marks

Written Test

     10

10

20

Participation in Co-curricular activities – Seminars/ Paper Presentations/ Group discussions/ Quiz/ Sports, Extra-Curricular activities etc., such as NSS, Bharath Scouts & Guides (Rangers & Rovers), Rotaract club, Indian Red Cross Society, Cultural Activities.

-

05

05

Assignment / Fieldwork / Project work/ Case study / Internship / Industrial Visit

10

-

10

Attendance

-

05

05

Total

20

20

40

Distribution of CIA component for 25 marks (Practical’s) is as follows:

Evaluation component

Maximum marks

Written test and execution of programs

15

Attendance

05

Practical Record submission

05

Total

25

End Semester Examination (ESE):

End semester examinations play a significant role in assessing student’s overall understanding and knowledge gained during a specific academic term. They provide an opportunity for students to showcase their learning outcomes and for educators to evaluate their teaching effectiveness. These examinations often carry substantial weightage in determining student’s final grades and serve as a crucial assessment component in academic evaluation systems.

End semester examinations (ESE) are often considered summative assessments, as they provide a summary of students' learning outcomes for the entire semester. They are conducted within a specific time frame, usually at the conclusion of the academic semester or term. Students are allocated a fixed duration to complete the examination, and it is typically held under controlled and supervised conditions. These examinations encompass the entire syllabus or course content taught during the semester.

Eligibility:

Minimum 75% of attendance is mandatory in all the subjects for a student to appear for End Semester Examinations. Students having less than 75% of attendance shall not be allowed to appear for End semester examinations. However, a student having physical attendance of more than 60% but less than 75% is eligible for promotion to continue the higher semester. In such a case the student has to remit examination fee of the current semester studying but shall not be eligible to appear for the End Semester examinations. Such students shall be permitted to write repeaters exams in the consecutive ODD/EVEN semester.