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Evaluation Procedure.

Evaluation Procedure

Examination & Evaluation procedures for Course work

  •  Continuous evaluation procedure will be followed through-out the semester through class test, quiz, assignment, seminar/presentation on special topic, midterm and end term examinations etc.
  • End semester examination shall have maximum weightage of 40%.
  • Depending on the nature of the subject, faculties may opt for open or close book examination.
  • For laboratory courses, the candidates shall have to submit laboratory reports to the course coordinator. Depending on nature of the laboratory work, the coordinator can opt for a viva-voce at the end.
  • The grading system to be followed for course work is illustrated below:
Letter GradePerformanceNumerical Value
A+Outstanding10
AExcellent9
B+Very Good8
BGood7
C+Fair6
CPoor4
FVery Poor2
IIncomplete*0
SSatisfactory (for Audit course)Not Applicable
XUnsatisfactory (for Audit course)Not Applicable

Examination & Evaluation procedures for Thesis work

a) For Master’s Thesis work:

  • The thesis Oral Examination Board (OEB) shall be constituted by the Director of the laboratory on recommendation of Coordinator and thesis supervisor for each student.

The OEB will have minimum three members:

  •  One examiner from same field of research,
  • One examiner from areas other than the candidate’s field of research and
  • The thesis supervisor(s).

The dean approves the committee recommended and senate chairman subsequently ratifies it. The communication in this regard would be done by the Lab Coordinator.

b) The candidate, at the earliest, would be allowed to submit the thesis two weeks before the completion of the fourth semester (middle of April) with recommendation of the thesis supervisor(s).

c) The last allowable date for submission of the Master’s Thesis is 15th May of every calendar year.

d) The candidate shall present his thesis work physically in the colloquium (Open Seminar) in presence of the OEB members.

e) The notification of the open seminar would be circulated by the thesis supervisor in

consultation with members of the OEB.

f.)  The candidate is considered to have passed the oral examination if all the OEB members consider that the performance of the candidate is satisfactory with award of grades C+ or above.

g). Based on the presentation and responses to the questions raised during oral examinations, the committee may recommend re-submission of the thesis at most once after incorporating the suggestions made by the committee for evaluation.

h.)  In the rescheduled oral examination, the OEB must declare the candidate either to have passed or failed with award of appropriate grades. There shall not be any recommendation for third oral examination.

i.)  The grading system to be followed during evaluation of thesis work for Masters is illustrated below

Letter GradePerformanceNumerical Value
A+Outstanding10
AExcellent9
B+Very Good8
BGood7
C+Fair6
CPoor4
FVery Poor2
IIncomplete*0
SSatisfactory (for Audit course)Not Applicable
XUnsatisfactory (for Audit course)Not Applicable

j.)  Last date for evaluation of the Masters project at Lab end is 15th June of every calendar year.

k.)  Last date for submission of all results to AcSIR by the Coordinator is 30th June of every calendar year.

For Ph.D Thesis work:

Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC)

The role of the DAC is as under:

  • Course selection: Academic courses to be taken should be selected in consultation with DAC. In absence of DAC, proposed PhD Supervisor shall advise on the courses to be taken by the student and inform the Coordinator. The DAC will subsequently need to review and ratify this choice of courses.
  • Monitoring the progress of student.

Each student will have a Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC).

  • AcSIR Laboratory Coordinator in consultation with the Director of the laboratory will constitute the Doctoral Advisory Committee for each candidate as soon as the thesis supervisor(s) is assigned and no later than the 3rd Semester, with approval of Dean & subsequent ratification by Senate Chairman.
  • Composition of the DAC:
  • Thesis supervisor(s),
  • Two members from the same research area as recommended by the supervisor(s)and
  • One member nominated by the Director of the Institute from different field of research.
  • The doctoral advisory committee will review the progress of the research work on continuous basis and meet at least once in each year (preferably, it should meet twice a year e. at the start of each academic semester). They shall advice on the next course of action. The committee also recommends when to submit of the thesis.

 

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