Grading & Evaluation
Grading & Evaluation
In addition to the above absolute scale, relative grading is also possible. Faculty members have the option of choosing either the Absolute or Relative Grading Scheme and may also decide the percentage that will get A's, B's, and C's. A guideline of the same in the relative grading scheme will be available to help faculty in implementing the Relative Grading Scheme.
Student performance is evaluated through a system of assessments spread over the entire period of their studies. In addition to the final examination at the end of each semester, students are tested through term exams, a series of short quizzes, class discussions, written assignments, research reports, presentations on different topics, etc, all of which contribute to the final grade. A student sits for 2 term examinations for each course every semester (scores of both term examinations are counted towards the final grade). A number of surprise quizzes are also taken during the semester to monitor the performance of the students. In determining the course grade, 60% of the final grade is based on the semester work and 40% on the semester final examination. However, the Institute reserves the right to modify these weights. A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is computed at the end of the semester. Final grades in each course are converted to grade points on the following basis:
Sum of (credit hours X grade points) / Sum of credit hours
The initial CGPA of the PGD / MBA / MBA Executive / MS students of the Evening Program is calculated on the basis of the first 6 courses taken by them. Withdrawals and failures, if any, are also counted. "F" Grades are shown on the Provisional / Final Transcripts but are not counted in CGPA once the deficiency (F) is removed by the student.
The following absolute grading scheme is used to evaluate a student's s academic performance:
Minimum GPA Requirements
A student must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.2 on a cumulative basis during his/her stay at the IBA. Any student with a CGPA of less than 2.0 is dropped from the rolls of the Institute forthwith.
If in any regular semester a student's CGPA falls between 2.00-2.19, he/she would be issued a warning letter and put on probation in the next semester in which he/she is registered for studies. He/she would be required to bring his/her CGPA up to the desired point, i.e., 2.2.
At the end of the probation semester, a probationer is required to improve his / her CGPA and bring it up to the required minimum 2.2.
If a probationer shows an improvement, but his CGPA is still below 2.2, then his / her probation may be extended for another semester. If he / she still fails to bring his CGPA to 2.2 by the end of the next semester of studies, his/her name shall be dropped from the rolls of the Institute.
If a student fails to pass certain courses and yet manages to maintain his / her CGPA equal to or above 2.2, he / she is allowed to repeat and clear the course(s)or substitute(s) (wherever permissible) before the degree is awarded to him / her.
The CGPA is computed at the end of each semester including a summer semester that a student might have enrolled in.
GPA Requirement for Award of BBA / BS / MS / MBA /MBA Executive Degrees:
- If an undergraduate (BBA / BS) program student's CGPA in the final semester is less than 2.2 but not below 2.0, the student shall be required to repeat one semester of the lowest academic standing or certain courses in order to bring his / her CGPA up to 2.2 with the following conditions:
- The student who succeeds in improving the CGPA (minimum 2.2), will be eligible for award of the BBA / BS degree.
- The student, who fails to improve the CGPA, will not be eligible for award of BBA / BS degree. Such a student shall be issued transcript of credits earned.
- An MBA / MBA Executive Program student whose CGPA in the final semester is less than 2.2 but no below 2.0 shall also be required to repeat one semester of the lowest academic standing or certain courses in order to be eligible for the award of MBA degree. If the student improves the CGPA (minimum2.2), degree shall be awarded (other conditions applicable), otherwise only a transcript of credits shall be issued. The time period to remove the deficiency and to bring CGPA to a minimum 2.2 is one year.
- The better of the two attempts would be treated as the final result towards CGPA calculation and there would be no averaging.
- A student who repeats course(s) would not be eligible for Gold Medal and Dean's list.
- This option will not be available to those students who have graduated or have been dropped out.