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Grading and Evaluation System

 

For the Coursework, the system of Continuous Evaluation is followed in TIFR— thus students are expected to keep up with teaching at all stages and there is no study leave before examinations.

 

Continuous Evaluation of every Compulsory course is generally based on (a) a Mid-semester examination, (b) an End-semester examination, (c) classroom and/or take-home assignments, and (d) any other criterion set up by the Instructor of the course.

 

For all courses, irrespective of Credits, every student is assigned a mark out of 100. The qualitative estimation corresponding to the marks is give below:

100

80

:

Excellent

79

65

:

Good

64

55

:

Average

54

50

:

Poor

49

0

:

Failed

A student who fails a Compulsory course has to repeat it when it is next offered; if he/she passes the course, the new marks replace the old (failed) marks on the student’s transcript.

 

A student who fails an Elective course may replace it by a different Elective.

 

 

The marks secured by a student in all the courses taken up to a certain point in time are used to calculate a Cumulative Point Index (CPI) as follows:

where  is the marks secured in a course with Credits  and both sums run over all the courses taken till the date concerned.

This CPI is the major criterion in determining the performance of a student in the Course Work.

If the CPI of a student falls below 55, he/she will be placed on Academic Probation and will remain so until the CPI becomes 55 or more, or the Course Work ends. Likewise if a student fails (marks < 50) in one course, he/she will be placed on Academic Probation and will remain so until the course is cleared. A student on Academic Probation may be permitted to take one course less during the semester, in consultation with the Course Coordinator.

For students in the Integrated  M.Sc.-Ph.D. programme, the M.Sc. degree awarded will have a Class attached to it according to the following CPI ranges:

100

75

:

Distinction

74

60

:

First Class

59

50

:

Pass Class

 

 

The academic programme of a student will be terminated if

   he/she fails in more than two courses, irrespective of CPI

   he/she fails in two courses and has CPI less than 65

   he/she fails in one course while on Academic Probation

   he/she fails to Register for Ph.D. by the end of the Second Year (for Ph.D. students) or Third Year (for Integrated Ph.D. students).

This dateline will be extended by any time lost due to leave granted by the Subject Board for medical or other reasons.

 

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Last updated: September 30, 2015