Evaluation of the performance of Distance learners is a very important and sensitive matter because they are far away from the teachers and get very little opportunity to interact with them face to face. The School of Distance Education will follow a two-tier system of evaluation to assess the performance of its students as mentioned below:
Continuous evaluation will be based on assignments submitted by the learners. The assignments will be prepared on printed course material supplied to them. No extra reading material will be required for solving the assignments. The assignments may comprise a variety of questions such as essay type, short answer type, objective, problem solving exercises etc. The weightage assigned to this component is 30%.
Term End Examinations will be held twice a year at designated centers and carry 70% weightage. There would be no negative marking. The learners will be allowed to appear at these examinations if they fulfill the following criterion:
1. They are enrolled in the University and registered in the program.
2. Submitted the required a number of assignments on time.
3. Submitted duly filled Examinations form together with a prescribed fee on or before the due dates.
Pen and Paper exams would be conducted at designated exam centers only.
Some programs may have practical components also. Practicals will be held at the designated institutions for which the schedule will be provided by the School / Study centers. Attendance at practicals will be compulsory. Assessment in practical will be based on the performance during practical sessions (60% component) and examination conducted by the external examiner on the last day of the practical session (40% component).
The final semester of each program is devoted to project work report / dissertation. The following will be the procedure to be followed for this:-
a. The learners will prepare project proposals under the guidance of qualified guide in accordance with guidelines provided by the University and submit biodata of guide together with project proposal upto specified date to the University.
b. Refer Project Report Submission Guidelines.
c. Viva – voce will be conducted in July / January by the Board of Examiners consisting of the external examiner and project guide acting as the internal examiner.
The academic performance of a student shall be graded on a ten point scale. The letter Grades awarded to a student in all the courses shall be converted into a semester and cumulative performance index called the Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) respectively.