NEW Examination Pattern: – For Under – Graduate students, the University of Mumbai has implemented credit based semester system from 2011-12. Taking into consideration the global and the local needs, the university has taken a decision in the academic council and subsequently in the Management Council to implement credit based semester system as per the directives of the UGC.
The Credit Point Semester system is globally recognized as the proper method of evaluation because: –
- It is a learner centric education system.
- It offers horizontal as well as vertical mobility to the student.
- The workload estimated is based on the investment of time in learning and not in teaching
- It gives more flexibility to the students allowing them to choose interdisciplinary courses
- It provides access to our students to any institution across the globe for further studies.
Some important features of the credit based semester system are as follows –
Since 2016-17, the evaluation pattern of First Year B.A. and B.Com. is as follows:
- The course is divided into two separate semesters at each year.
- There is only external examination of 100 marks.
- Passing criterion is 40% (in each component separately, wherever applicable)
- Examinations and results will be declared at the end of each semester.
- Award of the degree will be based on cumulative performance at each of the six semesters.
- For detailed information refer (refer circular no. UG/15 of 2016 dated 15.06.2016)
10 Points Grading System
- University of Mumbai has introduced semester pattern with Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) for UG and PG programmes of Arts, Commerce and Science faculties. The CBCS is implemented from the academic year 2011- 12; the performance of the Learners is evaluated on the Seven point ranking system.
- University of Mumbai approved the Scheme 10 Point Grading System in the Academic Council on 30th September 2016. This scheme is implemented from the academic year 2016-17 0nwards. This scheme is applicable to faculties of Arts, Commerce and Science and Management. Marks Grade Points Grade Performance 80 and above 10 O Outstanding 70-79.99 9 A+ Excellent 60-60.99 8 A Very Good 55- 59.99 7 B + Good 50-54.99 6 B Above Average 45-49.99 5 C Average 40-44.99 4 D Pass Less than 40 0 F Fail Evaluation of the Learners’
- The performance of the learners is evaluated in one component for majority of courses in the faculty of Arts, Commerce and Science by conducting Semester End Examination of 100 marks. Besides this, the performance is evaluated in two components in the subjects of Foundation Course at FY and SY level, and Mathematics at FY Level. The learners’ performance is assessed by Internal Assessment with 25 marks in the first components and by conducting Semester End Examination with 75 marks in the second components.
- The performance of the learners is evaluated in two components in all the courses of professional Bachelor Degree like Computer Science, Information Technology, Bio-technology and Management Studies. The learners’ performance is assessed by Internal Assessment with 25 marks in the first components and by conducting Semester End Examination with 75 marks in the second components. Passing Standard
- The Learners to pass the course will to secure 40% marks in aggregate for in each course. Where course consists of Internal Assessment and Semester End Examination, there is separate head of passing. The Learners should obtain 40% (10 out of 25) in the internal assessment and 40% marks in the Term End Examination (30 out of 75). The Learners must secure “D” Grade in each course. Allowed To Keep Terms (ATKT) Faculty of Arts and Commerce
- A learner shall be allowed to keep term for semester II irrespective of number of courses of failure in Semester I.
- A learner shall be allowed to keep term for semester III if he/she passes each of Semester I and Semester II OR A leaner fails in not more than two courses of Semester I and Semester II taken together.
- A learner shall be allowed to keep term for semester IV irrespective of number of courses of failure in Semester III. However, the Learner has to pass each of Semester I and Semester II in order to appear for Semester IV.
- A learner shall be allowed to keep term for semester V if he/she passes each of Semester I, Semester II, Semester III and Semester IV OR A leaner shall pass Semester I and Semester II and fails in not more than two courses of Semester III and Semester IV taken together.
- A learner shall be allowed to keep term for semester VI irrespective of number of courses of failure in Semester V.
- A Learner can appear for the Semester VI examination but the result of Semester VI shall be kept in abeyance until the learner passes each of Semester I, Semester II, Semester III, Semester IV and Semester V. Verification Scheme (F.Y./S.Y. Examination)
- The Learner can apply for the photo copy of the assessed and/or moderated answer book in the prescribed form with a fee of Rs. 500 per paper.
- A learner who has appeared for the examination and who is not satisfied with marks awarded to him/her, may apply for verification/ revaluation in the prescribed form with a fee of Rs. 500 per paper.