Examination System

EVALUATION OF COURSE WORK (EXAMINATION)

The evaluation of a PG student's achievement in a course shall be based on his/her performance in various tests, laboratory assignments, seminars, field work and other exercises. The Tests include First Test, Mid-Semester Test and End of Semester Examinations. Besides the above, there shall be an Assignment-cum-Class Seminar for each course, allotted by the teacher concerned. The details of different examinations are given below :

THEORY
First Test

It is a written test lasting for about forty minutes. The date for the test and the part of the syllabus to be covered in the test shall be announced at least one week in advance by the concerned course teachers. This test will be conducted in the 5th/6th week of the semester and will be only of objective type. This is a part of internal assessment.

Mid-Semester Examination

During the 11th week of each semester, there will be an examination in each course conducted by the course teacher lasting for one hour. However, this examination shall be completed by the end of the 12th week of the semester.

The course teacher conducts the First Test, Mid-Term Examination and gives the Assignment/Special problems, etc.

End-of-Semester or Final Examination

Towards the end of the semester, there shall be one examination in each course for two and a half hours, and shall cover the entire subject matter of the course. This examination shall be scheduled by the Director/Controller of Examinations invariably in the 21st week of the semester keeping in view that no student shall be required to appear in more than two examinations on the same day.

The Final Examination will have External Examiners for theory paper. The theory question papers for the final semester examination are of descriptive type.

Practicals

The final practical examination of two hours will be conducted by the course teacher.

Seminars

The Major Advisor in consultation with the Director will allot the topic of seminar to be presented by the candidate and the Advisory Committee appointed by the Director will grade the performance of the candidate.

Guidelines for the field training of M. F. Sc. Students
  • The field training for skill development and competence for M. F. Sc. students is conducted for a period of six weeks
    • The students will bear the expenditure on journey, boarding and lodging for this training program including the bench fee in specific organization, if required. Contingency may be used to undertake the journey and training. The institute will not bear any expenditure in this regard. However, the Dean and the HOD will facilitate the arrangements for the place of stay at the respective training locations.

    • The training location may be any government or private fish farm, ICAR institute, SAU, NGO, fisheries cooperatives, industry or any other designated place with the capacity to accommodate the students. The HOD will take advance action to allocate the place of training.

    • The record of the attendance of the students will be maintained and certified by the local training supervisor. As mentioned else where, minimum 85% attendance will be essential for completion of the training.

    • The students are supposed to prepare the report in consultation with the local training supervisor and in charge of the training.

    • Students are expected to present the report in front of all the faculty members, and other students after completion of the training.

    • The report will be evaluated for two credits based on the attendance of the student at the field stations, contents and presentation of the report, remarks of the HOD and the way of defense from the questions posed by the audience.

    Weightage

    The following examinations will be conducted for each course offered during each semester. The weightage of theory and practical examinations will be as follows based on credit hours :

    Theory 
    Practicals             
    Assignment/ Term Papers/Class Seminars, etc.  10% Assignment and Class Work    

    10%

    First Test  10% Records (laboratory and field work)  

    30%

    Mid-Term Examination  30% End of Semester/Final Examination60   

    60%

    End Semester/Final Examination  50%    

    Suppose a course credit hour is 1+1, then 50 marks are for theory and 50 marks for practical, if the course credit is 3 + 1 then 75 marks are for theory and 25 marks for practicals and likewise. The information in summarized in the following table :

    MAXIMUM MARKS OF VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS IN A SEMESTER BASED ON CREDIT HOURS AND WEIGHTAGE

    Theory
     
    Practical
    Credit    Assignment    First    Mid     Final   Total    Assignment     Records    Final     Total     Grand 

    Hours Test

      Test     term   Test    Marks     Practical     Marks     
        etc. Test   etc.     (Th.+Pr.)      
        Maximum Marks    Minimum Marks  
    1 + 0   10           10        30        50       100 - -     100
    1 + 1  5 5 15 25 50 5 15 30 50 100
    2+1 6.5 6.5 20 34 67 3 10 20 30 100
    3 + 1  7.5 7.5 22.5 37.5  75 2.5 7.5 15     25        100
    NOTE
    • The Course Teacher/Examiner shall follow the above table while allotting the maximum marks for a Semester Examination.
    • If the maximum marks allotted and evaluated are different from the above, the equivalent marks obtained by a candidate shall be calculated and entered in the mark sheet.
    • All the entries of marks should be made up to two decimal places.

    The answer books of the First Test and Mid-term Test after the exams will have to be shown to the concerned students within one week of the conduct of a particular examination.

    The mark list is to be tabulated and submitted within 10 days of the conduct of examinations to the Controller of Examinations.

    Make-up Examination

    If a student misses an examination other than the First Test because of illness or some other valid reasons, he may submit an application along with the prescribed fee for permission to appear in the Make-up Examination through the Course Instructor/Advisor to the director within six days of the completion of the examination. If the Director is satisfied that the student could not appear in the examination for valid reasons he may direct the teacher to hold a special make-up examination for the student. The prescribed fees for the make up examinations will be a minimum of Rs. 500/- upto three examinations or papers and for more than three examinations or papers Rs.1000/-, including full examinations or papers of First Test or Mid-Term Test or Final Test of a particular semester. Candidates appearing for any one of the Make-up Examinations are not eligible for the award of gold medals.

      A student may be allowed to appear for the Make-up Examination on the following grounds :
    • In case of serious illness (to be supported by Medical Certificate of a Medical Officer not below the rank of Assistant Surgeon of a Government recognized hospital)
    • In case he/she has taken leave on account of the death of his/her father, mother, brother, sister, spouse, child or grandparent
    • In case he/she is sent to represent the Institute in games or co-curricular activities, subject to provision of rules related to attendance. Such students shall be exempted from payment of fee for Make-up Examination. *
      • Results of Make-up Examination will count along with the previous performance of the student during the term for awarding the final grade point in the course concerned. It will be the responsibility of the student to get in touch with his teacher and ascertain the dates of the Make-up Examination.
      • In case of a Mid-term Examination, the student will be required to take the Make-up Examination within 15 days of the date of the examination so missed. Only one such examination will be conducted for each course and if a student fails to appear on that date, he/she will forfeit the claim for the Make-up Examination.
      Scheme of Comprehensive Examination for Ph.D. and M.F.Sc. programmes
      M.F.Sc. Programme
      Time for conduct of Examination During III Semester
      Number of Papers Two
      Paper-I  Consisting of questions related to Major Courses offered during I and II Semesters.
      Paper-II Consisting of questions related to Minor Courses (other than Major Courses) offered during  I and II Semesters.

      Maximum Marks: (each paper)

      100
      Number of Questions: 

      Each paper will have 7 main questions of 20 marks each. Each main question will have two sub-questions of 10 marks each. Students are required to attempt 5 main questions.

      Passing Marks (each paper) 60%
      Provision for Jacked-up

      Upto 5% in one paper only

      Provision for Re-exam: To be conducted alongwith next batch (next year) M.F.Sc.. students. There shall not be separate Comprehensive Examination.
      Provision for re-evaluation:

      Allowed (as per 46th Academic Council Proceeding item 46.10(4)


      Ph.D. Programme

      Time for conduct of Examination During III Semester
      Number of Papers Three
      Paper-I  Consisting of questions related to Major Courses offered during I Semester.
      Paper-II

      Consisting of questions related to Major Courses offered during II Semester.

      Paper-III

      Consisting of questions related to Minor  Courses (other than Major Courses) offered during I   and II Semesters.

      Maximum Marks: (each paper)

      100
      Number of Questions: 

      Each paper will have 7 main questions of 20  marks each. Each main question will have two sub-questions of 10 marks each. Students are required to attempt any 5 main questions.

      Passing Marks (each paper) 60%
      Provision for Jacked-up

      Upto 5% in one paper only

      Provision for Re-exam:

      To be conducted alongwith next batch (next year) Ph.D. students. There shall out be separate Comprehensive Examination for not failed students.

      Provision for re-evaluation:

      Allowed (as per 46th Academic Council Proceeding item 46.10(4)

      Viva-voce Examination:

      To be conducted for those students who have obtained satisfactory grading in Written Comprehensive Examination.

Examination Cell

Dr. P. P. Srivastava
Controller of Examinations
Email:ppsrivastava@cife.edu.in
Contact: 022-26361446/7/8 Extn:.493/443