Regulations for 2009 to 2012 batch
Regulations Governing Examinations and Evaluation
(for the students who have been admitted to third and onward semesters in the academic year 2013-2014)
B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Programme:
- B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Degree shall be awarded to candidates on successful completion of a ten semester programme of study approved by the Academic Council. Only approved courses can be offered during any semester.
- The list of courses to be offered by the University during any semester shall be finalized before the beginning of the semester by the Academic Council.
- A student is required to be regular in classes and expected to have 100% attendance and condonation upto 30% can be considered for specific cogent reasons for making him eligible to appear in the End Term Examination of the concerned semester. No relaxation beyond 30% shall be considered in any case.
Procedure for condonation of absence shall be as under:-
- Attendance up to 10% may be condoned without taking any application from the student.
- Attendance up to 20% may be condoned by the Vice-Chancellor on the cogent reasons as given below:-
- Participation in NCC/NSC/NSS Camps duly supported by certificate.
- Participation in Moot Court/ Seminar/Conference/Internship/Debate duly supported by certificate and recommendation of the concerned Faculty in charge.
- Participation in University Team Games or Interstate or Inter-University tournaments, duly supported by certificate and recommendation of the sports Committee of the University.
- Participation in Educational Excursions, which form a part of teaching in any subject conducted on working days duly certified by the Head of the Department.
- University Deputation for Youth Festival duly certified by the Faculty in charge, Cultural Committee of the University.
- Prolonged illness duly certified by the Medical Officer of the University or any other Registered Medical Practitioner, provided such certificate is submitted to the respective Head of the Department in time.
- The attendance of a candidate shall be counted from the date of his/her admission, or date of beginning of classes whichever is later, while in the case of promoted candidates, attendance shall be counted from the date on which respective class begins. However in case of promotion after declaration of results of repeat/supplementary examination (if any), the attendance will be counted from the date of admission in the respective class.
- There shall be an Attendance Monitoring Committee in the University under the Chairmanship of the concerned Head of the Department.
3) Examination System:
Each course shall ordinarily be of 100 marks. For evaluation, the overall structure of the distribution of marks in a theory-based course shall be such that 30 marks are allotted to various assessments during the semester, while 70 marks shall be allotted for the end semester examinations. The End Semester Examinations shall ordinarily be conducted in the last week of November/April or on such dates may be fixed by the University. The academic performance of a candidate shall be evaluated in respect of the courses of study prescribed for each semester through the examinations held for respective semesters.
4) Evaluation System:
The system of evaluation would be as per details given under:-
Evaluation of Sessionals (for 30 marks):
- The assessment (sessionals) in theory courses will comprise of written assignment (Project work), Oral presentation and regularity in each of the courses offered by them.
- Such assessment in each course shall carry 30 marks, of which 20 marks will be for written assignment-Project of 15 marks and Oral presentation of 5 marks. Ten marks will be assigned for performance, regularity and alertness in the class pertaining to the concerned course. The following shall be the rules for submission and presentation of the projects:-
- Students shall submit their project titles for registration within 20 days from the commencement of the Semester for the approval of the Teacher-in-Charge.
- Within one month of the start of the Semester the student shall submit the synopsis of their projects and get approval of the concerned Teacher-in-Charge.
- Once the topic and synopsis is approved by the Teacher-in-Charge, no change will be permissible.
- The Teacher-in-Charge of the Project Work shall continuously evaluate the Project Work of the students during the available time.
- No student shall submit the title/project on a topic outside the course of the concerned Semester.
- There will be no joint project. However, in exceptional cases the Teacher-in-Charge may allow two students to work jointly on a project.
- The written assignment(s) and oral presentation shall be submitted by the students to the teachers concerned, by a date fixed by the Head of the Department. After evaluation of the above, the teacher concerned shall submit the result to the Head of the Department who shall forward the same to the Controller of Examinations.
- No student will be allowed to submit project and presentation after the schedule date is over.
- The Teacher-in-Charge of the project will take care that presentation is not taken during the teaching hours.
- No plagiarism, in any form, will be allowed and necessary action will be taken under the order of the Vice-Chancellor if any student is involved in such activity.
- Efforts will be made by the Teacher-in-Charge of the Project Work to hold orientation classes for at least 1st and 2nd Semester students.
- The Teacher-in-Charge of the Project Work will be paid a reasonable honorarium as may be decided by the competent authority.
- The marks obtained as aforesaid will be displayed on the notice board.
- Where candidate fails to take examination in any one or more courses or having taken the examination hasfailed to secure the minimum pass marks in any one or more courses or in the aggregate, his sessional marks will be carried forward to the subsequent examination.
The following shall be guidelines for project evaluation:
- The concerned Faculty will insist and emphasize upon adherence to a uniform methodology as far as practicable.
- Students will be asked to write about the objective of the study, hypothesis and literature survey along with their findings. The contribution of such study must be highlighted by the student in a box.
- End Semester Examination and evaluation (for 70 marks):
- The question papers shall be set and the answer-scripts shall be evaluated by the teachers of the concerned courses. If there are more than one teacher teaching the course, the question paper shall ordinarily be set and evaluated by a teacher of the group, appointed by the Board of Examiners. However, if the Board of Examiners considers appropriate, it can constitute a group of evaluators comprising of University teachers belonging to the concerned subject.
The marks obtained by students in End Semester examination shall be displayed on the notice board. The students may see the evaluated answer-scripts within ten days of the display of awards on the notice board for the semester by contacting the teacher concerned. Thereafter, within a week, all the answer books along with the statement of marks shall be sent by the examiner to the Office of the Controller of Examinations for declaration of the results.
- Once evaluated answer books are submitted to the Controller of Examination there will be no re-evaluation/re-totaling thereafter.
- If any student is not satisfied with the clarification to the queries given by the teacher-in-charge to a student regarding evaluation of the examined scripts of End-Term Examination, he may apply within notify period to the Controller of Examination for the review of the concerned examined script. The Controller of Examination may allow the review of such examined script on payment of Rs. 300/- (Rupees three hundred only) per script.
- The concerned examined script shall be reviewed by an Expert nominated by the Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the concerned Head of the Department.
The concerned examined script shall be reviewed by an Expert nominated by the Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the concerned Head of the Department.
- Evaluation of activity based courses
For activity based courses such as Moot Court, Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing etc. the Academic Council shall frame rules, if required, from time to time.
- The courses in which the student have 'F' grade prior to the Academic Session 2013-2014 and for which they have to register themselves to re-appear in the End Semester Examination scheduled by the University, their answer scripts of the respective 'F' grade courses shall have the weightage of 60 marks.
5) The Credit System:
The credits, unless otherwise specified for B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) shall be five for each courses. The number of credits along with grade points that the student has satisfactorily completed measures the performance of the student. Satisfactory progress of a student is subject to his/ her maintaining a minimum Cumulative Performance Index (CPI), as well as minimum grades in different courses of the programme. A certain number of credits, that may be specified by the Academic Council from time to time, must be earned by the student to qualify for the degree.
6) Medium And Duration Of Examinations:
- Except when otherwise directed by the Regulations or by the examiner in the examination paper, every candidate shall answer questions in English in the examination in all the courses.
- Each individual paper shall ordinarily be of three hours unless otherwise specified by the competent authority.
7) Evaluation Pattern:
8) Admit Card (For End Semester Examination):
A candidate may not be admitted into examination room unless he/she produces his/her admit card to the officer conducting the examination or satisfies such officer that it shall be subsequently produced.
The Controller of Examinations may, if satisfied that an examinee’s admit card has been lost or destroyed, grant duplicate admit card on payment of a further fee of Rs. 50/-
9) Compulsory Attendance Requirement:
All the candidates who have put in the minimum percentage of attendance for appearing at the Examination and have filled in the examination form in time for appearing at the End Semester Examination shall be allowed to appear at the respective examinations. However, students who have not put in the minimum percentage of attendance or did not fill up the examination form in time in a Semester shall be allowed to take re-admission in that Semester.
10) Promotion Rules And Supplementary Examination
There shall be no supplementary examination for students of Ist to VIIIth semesters. However, there shall be a provision of supplementary examination for IXth and Xth semesters after declaration of the result of Xth Semester. Students failing in courses of IXth and Xth semesters may appear in supplementary examination(s) or subsequent main examination(s).
- Promotion to IV Semester:
All students who have put in the minimum percentage of required attendance in III-Semester and filled in the examination form in time shall be promoted to IV Semester.
- Promotion to V Semester:
Declaration of results after IV-Semester (based on the results of III and IV-Semester Examinations):
After declaration of results of the III & IV-Semesters, a candidate can be put in the following two categories:
- Passed: A candidate who has passed in examinations of all the courses of III and IV-Semesters.
- Promoted: A student, who does not pass in all the courses of either III or IV-Semester or both, shall be promoted to the V-Semester if he/she has obtained at least 4.0 CPI. All such students shall have the option to clear the courses, in which they had failed, in the subsequent available examination(s) of the concerned semester as ex-students.
- Failed: A candidate who has obtained less than 4.0 CPI in the examinations of III and IV-Semesters taken together shall be treated as failed.
- A candidate who comes under the category ‘Passed or Promoted’ is eligible to be promoted to V Semester if otherwise eligible.
- Failed candidates shall not be promoted to the V Semester. However, they shall be promoted to the V semester when they become eligible to come under the category of either ‘Passed’ or ‘Promoted’ as explained above after passing the Failed papers in the subsequent available examinations as ex-students.
- Promotion to VI Semester:
All students who have put in the minimum percentage of required attendance in V-Semester and filled in the examination form in time shall be promoted to VI Semester.
- Promotion to VII Semester:
- A candidate who comes under the category ‘Passed or Promoted’ is eligible to be promoted to VII Semester if otherwise eligible.
- Failed candidates shall not be promoted to the VII Semester. However, they shall be promoted to the VII semester when they become eligible to come under the category of either ‘Passed’ or ‘Promoted’ as explained above after passing the Failed papers in the subsequent available examinations as ex-students.
- Promotion to VIII Semester:
All students who have put in the minimum percentage of required attendance in VII-Semester and filled in the examination form in time shall be promoted to VIII Semester.
- Promotion to IX Semester
- A candidate who comes under the category ‘Passed or Promoted’ in the VIII Semester is eligible to be promoted to IX Semester if otherwise eligible.
- Failed candidates in the VIII Semester shall not be promoted to the IX Semester. However, they shall be promoted to the IX semester when they become eligible to come under the category of either ‘Passed’ or ‘Promoted’ as explained above after passing the Failed papers in the subsequent available examinations as ex-students.
- Promotion to X Semester:
All students who have put in the minimum percentage of attendance in IX Semester and filled in the examination form in time and appearing in the examinations shall be promoted to X Semester.
11) Declaration Of Final Results (Based On The Result From I To X Semester Examination):
After declaration of results of IX & X Semesters, a candidate can be put in the following two categories:
- Passed: A candidate who has passed in all the courses of Examinations of I to X Semesters and obtained at least CPI of 5.0.
- Failed: All those students who have not “Passed” shall be categorized as “Failed”.
Such failed students may clear their failed courses in subsequent examinations as ex-students. There shall be a provision of supplementary examinations for IX and X Semesters after declaration of results of X Semester. Students failing in courses of IX and X Semesters may appear in the supplementary examination or subsequent main examination(s).
A student who has failed in a course shall get ordinarily two more chances to clear a course subject to the maximum duration for passing course. The maximum duration for passing B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) course shall be eight years from the date of his/her admission in the I semester of the course.
12) Declaration Of Division
Division is awarded to a student on the basis of his/her final result i.e., after the completion of ten semesters or later when the student has fulfilled the criteria for graduation. The divisions are awarded on the following basis;
> or equal to 7.5
First division with distinction
75 and above
> or equal to 6.5 but less than 7.5
65 and above
> or equal to 5.0 but less than 6.5
50 and above but less than 65
< than 5.0
Less than 50
- A student has to clear the B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) programme in NOT MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS from the initial date of admission to the first Semester of the programme. Even after that if a student fails, he/she shall have to leave the programme.
- A student who is not promoted to a higher semester or readmitted to a semester due to shortage of attendance shall be required to study the same syllabus as being taught in that academic year.
- A student may also be rusticated, expelled or suspended for reasons other than academic (e.g. on disciplinary grounds).
- Result shall be withheld if the student fails to pay his/her dues or if there is a case of indiscipline pending against him.
The regulations for teaching and evaluation framed herein above for the undergraduate programme (B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Five years integrated programme shall apply mutatis mutandis to LL.M. two years programme.
Provided that the following shall also apply to LL.M.:-
- The maximum period to complete LL.M. (two years programme) shall be four years from the date of admission..
- In case of evaluation of the Dissertation, there will be two Examiners to evaluate the Dissertation, one the Teacher-in-Charge of the concerned or Dissertation or the Guide as the case may be and one external Examiner to be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor. The mean of marks awarded by the examiners shall be taken as the marks awarded for Dissertation.
Issuance Of Marksheets:
- The results of the Sessionals and the End Term Examinations shall be displayed on the University website at the end of each academic year, the students shall be issued the marksheet after the declaration of the results tabulated in the chart duly signed by the Assistant Registrar (Examination), Controller of Examination, the Registrar and the Vice-Chancellor for the End Semester Examinations held in that particular academic year.
- The revised marksheets shall be issued in accordance to these Regulations to such students who are either allowed to appear in the Supplementary Examination or whose examined scripts have been allowed by the competent authority to be reviewed.
- The Duplicate Marksheets may be issued on the written request of a student and submission of the details in the format developed by the University for the purpose after receiving such payments as have been fixed by the University from time to time.
Ranking To The Candidates:
- Ranking shall be given to only those candidates who pass all the courses of the programme in one attempt.
- Notwithstanding any provision in the Regulations to the contrary, the student who, having been duly admitted to a regular examination of the course, but was unable to take that examination in full or in part due to some cogent reasons, and took the next following examination of that course and passed the course in the first attempt shall be eligible for ranking. The marks obtained by him/her at the aforesaid respective examination shall be considered as the basis for the University ranking and other distinctions.
- In order to get the benefit of this provision, the student should claim that he/she is eligible for this benefit and get a decision in writing from the examination department after proving his/her eligibility for ranking.
Break In The Course:
Any student taking admission in B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)/LL.M. programme shall not be allowed to pursue any other full time programme/ course in the University or elsewhere in the entire period of the programme. Further, it is clarified that if a student leaves the programme after passing some of the semesters/ courses and takes up a full-time programme/ course elsewhere, then he/she shall not be allowed to continue the programme further in the University.
- A ‘Regular Student’ is one who has pursued a regular course of study and obtained prescribed attendance mentioned in the ordinances and is eligible to appear in the examination.
- ‘Ex-student’ means one who has studied in the Faculty for at least one semester preceding the date of the examination and has filled up the examination form but failed or has failed to appear in the examination, though otherwise eligible.
Note: Academic calendar for the odd and even semesters shall be notified at the beginning of every academic year.
Removal Of Difficulty:
The Vice Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Committee to be constituted by the Vice Chancellor, shall have power to make such modification, alteration or amendment in this Regulation as may be necessary to remove any difficulties arising during a period of first five year from the date of commencement of this Regulation. The amendment so made will be reported to the Executive Council in its next meeting.