University of Mumbai's

Garware Institute of Career Education and Development

NAAC Re-accredited with 'A' Grade

Credit System

Credit System



1. CALCULATION OF CREDITS

The following basis is adopted for calculation of credits for a course. 1 semester = 15 weeks 1 credit = 1 hour of lecture per week i.e. 15 lecture hours. Thus, a 2 credit course will be of 30 lectures hours, a 3 credit course of 45 hours and a 4 credit course of 60 hours.

A course will consist of lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, practical’s, seminars, field work, project work, internship and the combination may vary from course to course.

To convert all practical’s, project and training workload into lecture hours, the following norms will be used : 2 hours of practical’s = 1 lecture hour 3 hours spent on project = 1 lecture hour.

For internships and projects defined in terms of intensive training over a period and in terms of weeks/months, 4 credits will be assigned to each month of training / project. (30 hrs of work per week * 4 weeks= 120 hrs. On a 2:1 basis this is equivalent to 60 lecture hrs or 60 divided by 15 = 4 credits.).

Some of the diploma programmes at the Institute may consist of several certificate programmes. It is recommended that the students who complete the requisite number of certificate programmes / courses and earn the prescribed credits for a Diploma Programme be considered eligible for the award of the said Diploma, provided the certificate courses are completed within a time period of ten semesters within a specified period.


2. EVALUATION

The courses at the Institute, being career courses, have to be focused on the competence that has to be gained by the student for a specific career. The knowledge component of the course has to be accompanied by skills and application abilities and these together constitute the competence that the student must gain. The students will therefore have to be examined for certification separately in theory, practical’s and job training.

Noting the importance of skills training and its integration with class rolls theoretical inputs, the Committee recommends that the current system of continuous evaluation in vogue for several courses should be extended and uniformly applied to all courses. The relative importance of continuous evaluation should be reflected in the weightage assigned to internal sessional tests in comparison with end semester examination. There will be three sessional / assessment blocks for internal assessment of 60%. These will comprise confirmation of a) test/s b) periodic assignments/study presentation/projects/study report/group discussions, viva/survey reports. The end semester examination will then carry the balance 40% marks.

Marks given in the internal tests/evaluations and end semester examination will be out of maximum of 100 and these will be converted to grade points using the formula defined in this report.


3. PASSING STANDARD AND PERFORMANCE GRADING

The Performance Grading of the learner shall be on ten point scale be adopted uniformly for all courses.. 
Marks    Grade Point    Letter Grade
75-100    7.5-10.0          O
65-74      6.5-7.49          A
60-64      6.0-6.49          B
55-59      5.5-5.99          C
50-54      5.0-5.49          D
0-49        0.0-4.99          F

The performance grading shall be based on the aggregate performance of Internal Assessment and Semester End Examination.

The Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) will be calculated in the following manner SGPA = CG / C for a semester, where C is Credit Point and G is Grade Point for the Course/ Subject.

The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) will be calculated in the following manner CGPA = CG / C for all semesters taken together.


4. PASSING STANDARD FOR ALL COURSES

Passing 50% in each subject /Course combined Progressive Evaluation (PE)/Internal Evaluation and Semester-End/Final Evaluation(FE) examination taken together. i.e.(Internal plus External Examination).

Carry forward of marks in case of learner who fails in the Internal Assessment and/ or Semester-end examination in one or more subjects (whichever component the learner has failed although passing is on total marks).

1) A learner who PASSES in the Internal Examination but FAILS in the Semester-end Examination of the Course shall reappear for the Semester-End Examination of that Course. However his/her marks of the internal examinations shall be carried over and he/she shall be entitled for grade obtained by him/her on passing.

2) A learner who PASSES in the Semester-end Examination but FAILS in the Internal Assessment of the course shall reappear for the Internal Examination of that Course. However his/her marks of the Semester-End Examination shall be carried over and he/she shall be entitled for grade obtained by him/her on passing.

A learner who fails in the practical’s component or job training will be required to repeat that component and pass in the examination conducted separately for that component.

A learner who has failed in Progressive Evaluation will be examined and assessed by an examiner by an assessment process comprising one test or project or assignment.


5. ALLOWED TO KEEP TERMS (ATKT)

A) A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester II irrespective of number of heads/courses of failure in the Semester I.

B) A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester III wherever applicable if he/she passes each of Semester I and Semester II.


OR

A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester III wherever applicable irrespective of number of heads/ courses of failure in Semester I and Semester II.

C) A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester IV wherever applicable if he/she passes each of Semester I, Semester II and Semester III.


OR

A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester IV wherever applicable irrespective of number of heads/ courses of failure in Semester I, Semester II, Semester III.

D) A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester V wherever applicable if he/she passes each of Semester I, Semester II, Semester III and Semester IV.


OR

A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester V wherever applicable irrespective of number of heads/ courses of failure in Semester I, Semester II, Semester III, Semester IV.

E) The result of Semester V wherever applicable OR final Semester shall be kept in abeyance until the learner passes each of Semester I, Semester II, Semester III, Semester IV wherever applicable.

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Note:

The total amount considered for refund of fees from the commencement of academic term of the courses includes the following:-

i) All the fee items chargeable for one year are as per relevant University circulars for different faculties (excluding the cores for which the total amount is fixed by other competent authorities).

ii) The fee charged towards group Insurance and all fee components to be paid as University share(including Vice-Chancellor fund, University fee for sports and cultural activities,E-charge,disaster management fund,exam,fee and Enrollment fee) are non-refundable if payment is made by the college prior to the date of cancellation.

iii) Fee collected for Identity card and library card ,admission form and prospectus, enrollment and any other course specific fee are not refunded after the commencement of the academic term.

iv) All refundable deposits(Laboratory,Caution Money and Library etc.)will be fully returned at the time of cancellation.

Provided that wherever admission are made through centralized admission process for professional and / or for any other courses by other competent Authorities, the refund rules are applicable if specified by such authorities(as per the rules of relevant agencies) for the 1st year admission. In case of admission to subsequent years of the course.O.2859 is applicable for cancellation of admission.

Provided further that this refund rule is concurrent with the rules and guideline of other professional statutory bodies appointed for admission for relevant courses.

Further that O.2859-A & O.2859-B have been repealed and the amended O.2859 relating to the refund of Tution fees,Development and all other fees after cancellation of admission for the Under Graduate Courses has been brought into fourse with effect from the academic year 2008-2009.

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