University of Mumbai has introduced Credit Based Semester and Grading System (CBSGS) for Degree College students and is applicable only to the students (learners) admitted (enrolled) for the first year of the Undergraduate degree programmes under the faculties of Arts, Science & Commerce from academic year 2011‐2012 onwards in a progressive phased manner (i.e. for the first year of U.G. programme from academic year 2011‐12 onwards; for the second year of U.G. programme from academic year 2012‐13 onwards; and for the third year of the U.G. programme from academic year 2013‐14 onwards). It is applicable to both traditional & self-financing undergraduate degree programmes under the faculties of Arts, Science & Commerce.
1. Under the Credit Based Semester and Grading System, each course shall be treated as independent head. Hence the grade for a particular course will be based on the combined performance at the Internal Assessment & Semester End Examination.
2. Under CBSGS, for each subject, learner would appear for internal and external examinations. Minimum 16 out of 40 (internal) and minimum 24 out 60 (External) of are required to be scored by the learner and shall be declared pass only if he/she passes in internal and external together.
Theory : Minimum of 40% required in both Internal and External for passing in each semester.
Practical : Minimum of 40% required in both Internal and External for passing in each semester.
3. For a three year integrated course, learner will have to complete six semesters. The College on behalf of University will conduct the Semester End Examination for Semester I, II, III and IV only. Semester End Examinations of Semester V and Semester VI will be conducted by the University of Mumbai.
4. A learner who does not appear i.e. remains absent for Examination in some or all the courses on medical grounds or for representing the college / university in sports, cultural activities, activities of NSS, NCC or Sports training camps conducted by recognized bodies / competent authorities OR fails in some or all the courses OR punished under O.5050(12)(1) only (use of unfair means)OR for any other reason which is considered valid under exceptional circumstances and to the satisfaction of the Principal or the Head of the Institution, is eligible to appear for the additional examination.
A learner who does not appear for both the Internal Assessment and Semester End Examination shall NOT be eligible to appear for the additional Semester End Examination.
5. The additional examination for semester I, II, III, and IV will be conducted by the college for the learners who have failed or remained absent in the regular examination 20 days after the date of declaration of results, but not later than 40 days. The additional examinations of the class test and/or assignment and/or projects of the Internal Assessment will be conducted 15 days prior to the commencement of the Semester End Examination.
6. The Additional Semester End Examination shall be conducted only for Semester I, II, III and IV by the College/s. Additional Semester End Examinations will NOT be conducted for Semester V and Semester VI.
7. The learner who has failed in the Semester End Examination and/ or in the Additional Examination shall be allowed to appear for the ATKT examination which will be conducted for the same semester of next academic year.
8. There shall be a grade card showing the credits accumulated or earned and the Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA)of that semester as well as for the earlier semester and GPA/SGPA will be calculated accordingly. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) will be calculated on the grade card of Semester VI which includes SGPA of all semesters and grade will be awarded on the basis of the same.
9. A leaner who is admitted to the Odd Semesters i.e. Semester I / III / V shall be eligible to the next even Semester i.e. Semester II / IV / VI even if the learner fails in all the courses at the odd semester
10. A learner is eligible to be admitted to Semester III if the learner passes all the courses of Semester I and Semester IIOR the learner fails in not more than 2 courses each of Semester I and Semester II for B.Com and B.A course and not more than 3 courses each of Semester I and Semester II for B.Sc course
11. In case of a learner who is admitted to Semester IV with no full credits in Semester I and Semester II, the Internal Assessment of the Semester IV examination shall be conducted by the college. However, such a learner shall be eligible to appear for the Semester End Examination of Semester IV only if the learner passes in all the courses of Semester I and Semester II.
12. The grade sheet of such a learner who is admitted to Semester IV but has not passed all the courses of Semester I and Semester II and thus is not eligible to appear for the Semester End Examination of Semester IV will show the marks obtained by the learner at the Internal Assessment IV only at Semester IV.
13. The performance of the Semester End Examination will show “N.E.” (Not Eligible) on the grade card in such cases.
14. The learner shall earn the credits only after appearing for semester end examination and qualifying in the concerned courses in full.
15. A leaner is eligible to be admitted to Semester V if the learner has passed all the courses of Semester I, Semester II, Semester III and Semester IV or the learner has passed all the courses of Semester I & Semester II but has failed in not more than two courses for Arts and Commerce and three courses for Science of Semester III and Semester IV.
16. A learner who is admitted to Semester V shall be eligible to be admitted to Semester VI irrespective of the number of courses in which the learner fails at Semester V. The college shall conduct the Internal Assessment of such learner for Semester VI and this learner will also be eligible to appear for Semester End Examination of Semester VI conducted by the University. However the result of Semester VI Examination & thus CGPA of such a learner will NOT be declared till the learner passes all the courses of Semester I, II, III, IV and V.
17. The Final Grade shall be awarded after the calculation of GPA/SGPA as mentioned in the manual.
18. The Grade Point table and the grade allocation shall be as per the Grade Table given below:
19. Verification of Marks: · The facility of verification of marks is available to learners. The learner should apply within 10 days of declaration of result with a prescribed fee of `50 per paper. · The students have the facility of obtaining Photocopy of the assessed answer books by applying within seven days of declaration of result and on payment of `100 per paper · College shall supply Photocopy in person within 7 Days from date of receipt of application. · On Receipt of Photocopy, student may apply for redressal of grievances to the college in the prescribed form on payment of fees of `250 per paper · Change of marks, if any shall be communicated and revised marklist will be given on surrendering the original marksheet.
20. Procedure for investigating in case of malpractices (Ordinance 0.5050):
a) A candidate may be served a show cause notice and made aware of the charges/ allegations reported against him/her to prepare his/her defense at the time of his/her appearance before the unfair means inquiry committee and informing him /her case with a request to reply to show cause notice as to why the action proposed under it should not be taken against him/her.
b) The reply recorded by the committee from the candidate when he/she appears before it will be considered by the committee and the final recommendation in the matter be made.