Academic dishonesty is an act of fraud, which may include misrepresentation, deceit, falsification, or trickery of any kind that is done by the student with the purpose, intent, or expectation of influencing a grade or other academic evaluation. Academic dishonesty also includes forgery and falsification of University academic documents, intentionally impeding or damaging the academic work of others, or assisting other students in acts of dishonesty. Common examples of academically dishonest behavior include, but are not limited to, the following:
Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise; copying from another student’s examination sheet; submitting work prepared in advance for an in-class examination; taking an examination for another person or conspiring to do so.
Fabrication: Intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise.
Facilitating academic dishonesty: Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to commit an act of academic dishonesty.
Plagiarism: Intentionally or knowingly or unknowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic exercise; failure to attribute direct quotation, paraphrase, or borrowed facts or information.
Unauthorized Collaboration: Providing, either knowingly or through negligence, one’s own work to assist a student in satisfying a course requirement, or representing material prepared by or with another as one’s own independent work. In instances where students are permitted to work jointly to complete an assignment, instructors will offer clear guidelines about when and how to collaborate; if a student is unsure, it is the responsibility of the student to ask the instructor.
Use of unfair means generally covers the following:
1. An attempt to have access to the question paper before the test/examination.
2. Use/possession of unauthorized reference material during test/examination.
3. Any form of communication by the examinees with any one in or outside the test/
examination room while the test/examination is in progress.
4. Unauthorized entry into faculty’s office or that of his staff with the intention of
having an access to or tempering with the official record/exam paper etc.
University examination fee shall be charged at the time of enrollment of each semester along with University share.
Test & Examination
There shall be two mandatory examinations in each semester i.e. Mid Term and Final Term. Any student absent in the final examination shall be considered fail. In addition to these examinations the teacher shall give home assignments and quizzes etc. to the students. The teacher will be solely responsible for deciding the mode, conduct as well as evaluation of examination in his/her course. The grade given by the teacher shall be final.
The mid-semester examination shall be held during 9th week of the semester and carry 30 percent of the allocated marks for the course. This examination shall be held by the concerned teacher who shall proceed according to the University rules.
In case of deficiency course, a student is required to obtain at least “C” grade.
The following weightage shall be given to the examinations, home assignments, etc.
The marked answer scripts of each examination shall be discussed with the students.
To qualify a course, it is essential to pass separately the theory and practical (where applicable) examinations with aggregation to be at least 40 percent except for Engineering and Pharmacy Degree programs where aggregation pass marks requirement is 50%.
Question paper for the mid and final term examination shall be set by the respective teacher. However, Chairperson/ Principal/ Director/ Departmental In-charge shall ensure the quality and standard of the question paper set by the teacher.
The teacher shall send the final award list of the course through the respective Chairperson to the office of the Controller of Examinations within 10 days after the conduct of respective examination. (A copy of the award list will be maintained by the respective department along-with the course file).
On receipt of the award lists, the Controller of Examinations shall notify the results and send copies to the office of the Dean/Coordinator, Director/Principal and the Chairman of the concerned Department.
GRADE POINT AVERAGE
Grade point and equivalence between letter grading and numerical grading shall be as follows:
PROMOTION and PROBATION (BS and MA/MSc. Programs)
At the end of each academic year (including summer), the student with Cumulative Grade. Point Average (CGPA) of 1.70 or more but less than 2.00 shall be promoted to the next semester on probation.
A student with a GPA/CGPA below 1.7 is automatically dropped from the University rolls.
However, at the end of 5th and 7th and subsequent semesters, a student with a CGPA below 1.7 (after availing the maximum chances of probations and summers), he/she shall cease to be the student of the University. However, such a student may apply for an Associate Degree if eligible as per rules.
There shall be two probations allowed for BS and one for MA/MSc in an academic Program.
A student who has been declared to be dropped in 1st, 2nd or subsequent academic years may be re-admitted to the first semester as a fresh candidate.
REQUIRED CREDIT HOURS AND DURATION OF DEGREE PROGRAMS
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF A DEGREE
Within the framework of General Rules/Regulations for the award of a graduate or a postgraduate degree special/specific rules may be applicable to certain degree programs. These rules may be issued by the University in order to ensure quality standards and performance of the candidates. Candidate will be awarded the relevant degree, provided that he /she has
(a) Undertaken a program of study for a period not less than the prescribed period of study given for that program.
(b) Completed the total credit hours of courses as stated in the regulations for that degree;
(c) Passed the prescribed examinations;
(d) Fulfilled minimum course work and lab work requirements,
(e) Qualified the comprehensive examination (where applicable).
(f) In case of thesis, passed the Viva Voce and / any other mode of assessment prescribed by the University.
COURSES ON PASS/FAIL BASIS FOR UNDERGRADUATES
Courses can be taken on pass/fail basis (deficiency/audit courses). These courses can be taken only to meet the basic requirement for the respective degree program, and the grade awarded toward these courses will not be considered in calculating the GPA or CGPA.
CANCELLATION OF ENROLMENT
If a student fails to attend any lecture during the first four weeks after the commencement of the semester as per announced schedule, his/her admission shall stand cancelled automatically without any notification.
INDISCIPLINE IN EXAMINATIONS
Any candidate found guilty of following matters, his/her case will be submitted to Unfair Means Cases Committee constituted by the University. This committee will be constituted of 02 senior faculty members, Director of Students Affairs, headed by senior Professor of the University.
i. Removes a leaf from his/her answer book, the answer book shall be cancelled.
ii. Submits forged or fake documents in connection with the examination.
iii. Commits impersonation in the examination.
iv. Copies from any paper, book or notes.
v. Mutilates the Answer Book.
vi. Possesses any kind of material which may be helpful to him/her in the examination.
vii. Does anything that is immoral or illegal in connection with the examination and which may be helpful to him/her in the examination. viii. Refuses to obey the invigilation staff or refuses to follow the instructions issued by the University in connection with the examination. ix. Misbehaves or creates any kind of disturbance in or around the examination centre.
x. Uses abusive or obscene language on the answer script.
xi. Possesses any kind of weapon in or around examination centre.
xii. Possesses any kind of electronic device which may be helpful in the examination.
His/her case shall result in penalties keeping in view the nature and intensity of offence:
(i) Cancellation of paper*
(ii) Suspension from program for one semester (iii) Heavy and light Fine
(iv) Expulsion forever from the University
(v) Any other.
* Unfair Means Cases Committee will decide that the student will have to appear in summer semester/with regular semester for the cancelled paper.
PERMISSION OF WRITER FOR SPECIAL STUDENTS
A visually impaired student may be allowed to attempt the Mid/Final Examinations of the University on Braille/ Computer/any other means of facilitation.
In case a student is physically handicapped/visually impaired he/she may apply to the Chairperson of the respective department (with medical certificate as proof of her/his disability) for permission to engage a writer in Tests/ Examinations of the University two weeks before the start of Tests/ Examinations. He/ She will be allowed 45 minutes (maximum) extra time to solve the question paper.
The qualification of the person who acts as writer of a handicapped student must be at least one step lower than that of the student. (e.g. for level 6 student, the writer should be at the most of level 5).
RECHECKING OF EXAMINATION SCRIPT
The answer book of a candidate shall not be re-assessed under any circumstances. While re-checking does not mean re-assessment/re-evaluation/re-marking of the answer book, the Controller of Examination can arrange for re-checking of examination script by any faculty member from the relevant discipline on the complaint/request of students. Controller of Examination or any officer or rechecking committee appointed shall see that:
(i) There is no computational mistake in the grand total on the title page of the answer book.
(ii) The total of various parts of a question has been correctly made at the end of each question.
(iii) All totals have been correctly brought forward on the title page of the answer book.
(iv) No portion of any answer has been left un-marked.
(v) Total marks in the answer book tally with the marks sheet.
(vi) The hand-writing of the candidate tally in the questions/answer book.
THESIS/RESEARCH REPORT WRITING AND SUBMISSION
Candidates pursuing a program of study which includes research component must pass the prescribed courses before proceeding with the research work & also fulfill the residential requirements. He/she is required to submit thesis submission form and thesis examination fee before the submission of thesis.
For the evaluation of research reports at under graduate level an examination committee comprising senior faculty members of the department will be formulated by the respective chairperson of the department.