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Continuous Internal Assessment

GUIDELINES: INTERNAL EXAMS

As part of the Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA), RCS conducts two examinations in each semester. While the first is of one hour duration, the second is an internal assessment cum preparatory examination in view of the end semester university examination, for a duration of two/ three hours. These exams are conducted strictly in conformity with the University pattern (in terms of question papers, evaluation practices, seating arrangements, timetable etc.).
The pass mark for each subject is 40%. To compute the IA grades, equal weightage is given to both the internal exams. Information with regard to the performance in CIA is communicated to the parents and wards. These are also made available on the college website to enable parents and guardians to monitor and keep track of their ward’s progress and performance.
After the first exam, Progress Report indicating the marks and term attendance will be dispatched to the parents/guardians. The parents/guardians are required to sign the progress report and return the same to the Class Mentors during the parents’ meet organized a couple of weeks after the first internal assessment examination.
The scheduled dates of the CIAE are announced in the college calendar. The time table is announced at least 10 days ahead of the commencement of the examination. Attending the CIAE is mandatory. Prior permission needs to be taken from competent authorities to be absent for the internal examinations. In addition to the centralized exams, there are class tests organized by the departments for the continuous evaluation of students.

Exam Cell

The Examination Cell has the Principal as the Superintendent of Examinations (SOE) and a senior faculty as Controller of Examinations (COE). It is the responsibility of the Exam Cell headed by COE to conduct the college examinations (both internal and of the university), call for question papers in the prescribed format, print the question papers, make arrangement for the exam rooms, invigilation, enable the distribution of question papers and ensure that the examinations are conducted in smooth and effective manner with zero tolerance for malpractice of any kind. The COE also ensures that within ten days from the completion of the internal examinations, the valued answer scripts are returned to the students and the marks are submitted to the admin office.
End Semester University Examinations
Shivaji University, Kolhapur holds examinations at the end of each semester. For a pass in the University Semester Examinations, a student is required to score a minimum of 40%. For the subjects with practical, a student has to pass in the theory and practical separately. The end Semester University examination schedule is published in the University calendar and the same is given in the college calendar. The examination form filling and fee submission takes place at least 2 months ahead of the commencement of the examination. Students who have completed the course and yet have papers to be cleared should keep in touch with the college office for the application of the supplementary examination. The time table for the exams will be announced one month before the commencement of the examination.
University Circular related to exam:
http://www.unishivaji.ac.in/exam/examination-schedule

CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

According to CBCS, 30% marks are allotted for internal assessment. In alignment with the norms of Shivaji University, the internal assessment marks shall be based on attendance, tests, seminars, assignments and presentations. 30 marks assigned for internal assessment shall be divided into the following components:

Component

Marks Allotted

Attendance

5

Mid-semester Examinations

10

Preparatory Examinations

10

Assignments/ Presentations

5

Total

30


A candidate should have a minimum 75% attendance per semester, in each paper to be permitted to take the end-semester examinations. The marks for attendance will be awarded as follows:

Attendance Percentage

Marks Allotted

91-100

5

86-90

4

81-85

3

75-80

2


PROVISIONAL DEGREE CERTIFICATE and TC

 When can the application be made? Once the student successfully completes the course, she/he can apply for the PDC & TC. Transfer Certificate is usually issued against a requisition from the institute where the student intends to pursue further studies.

Percentage of Marks

Grade

Interpretation

85-100

A+

Outstanding

75-84

A

Very Good

65-74

B

Good

55-64

C

Average

45-54

D

Below Average

40-44

E

Poor

39 and below

F

Fails

FA

Fails due to absence/attendance shortage

Procedure

Students should pay prescribed fee and collect the TC / PDC request form and submit the same along with the College ID card and copies of all the semesters’ marks cards to the admin office. There is a provision for university attestation, if required. Candidates must submit application for the same to the university within 6 months from the date of course completion along with the prescribed fees collected by university.


GRADUATION DAY

Schedule: The graduation day is scheduled towards the end of the academic year. Parents and guardians are invited to attend the graduation day.
Programme Schedule: The ceremony begins with a formal graduation procession followed by the Commencement speech, speeches by the student and faculty representatives, distribution of certificates, presentation of proficiency prizes and awards and a photo session. 
Eligibility to attend Graduation Ceremony Only those students who have adequate attendance percentage and have appeared for the University examinations (at the first appearance opportunity) are eligible to attend the graduation ceremony. Students who are not present for the rehearsal will not be eligible to attend the event. Best Outgoing student, Best Student of the year, Best Sportsman and Best Sportswoman of the outgoing batch are given away during the graduation ceremony. The winners are awarded certificates and cash prizes during the graduation ceremony. Endowment Prizes, instituted by various benefactors are also given to the students on this occasion.