Chapter – 1 Examination Policy and Rules for Constituent Units Following Semester System
Chapter – 2 Examination Policy for Constituent and Affiliated Medical Institutions
2.3 Professional MBBS Examinations
2.3.1 First Professional MBBS Part – I Examination
2.3.2 First Professional MBBS Part – II Examination
2.3.3 Second Professional MBBS Examination
2.3.4 Third Professional MBBS Examination
2.3.5 Final Professional MBBS Examination
2.4 Curriculum of MBBS
2.5 Curriculum of BDS
Chapter – 3 Academic Dishonesty – Student’s Guide
3.3 Academic Dishonesty Today
3.4 Types of Academic Dishonesty
3.4.6 Professional misconduct
Chapter – 4 Academic Dishonesty – Teacher’s Guide
4.1 Preventing Academic Dishonesty
4.2 General Strategies
4.2.1 Spend time at the beginning of the term discussing standards
of academic scholarship and conduct
4.2.2 Make sure students know the criteria for evaluating
4.2.3 Develop a climate and group norms that support honesty
4.2.4 Learn to recognize signs of stress in students
4.2.5 Ensure equal access to study materials
4.2.6 Make students feel as though they can succeed in your class
without having to resort to dishonesty
4.2.7 If you suspect students of cheating or plagiarizing material,
confront them directly.
4.3.1 Clarify the distinctions between plagiarism, hrasing,
and direct citation
4.3.2 Watch out for electronic plagiarism
4.3.3 Tell students that resubmitting their previous ademic
work as a new product for your courseis inappropriate
4.4 Paper Topics
4.4.1 Assign specific topics
4.4.2 Limit students' choices of broad paper topics
4.4.3 Change the assignments for each offering of a course
4.5 Writing Demystified
4.5.1 Give a short lecture on how to research and write a paper
4.5.2 Discuss in class the techniques of writing
4.5.3 During the term, schedule a variety of short in-class papers
4.5.4 Early in the course, require students to come in to discuss
their paper topics
4.6 Preparation and Submission of Papers
4.6.1 Require students to submit first drafts.
4.6.2 Request that final versions of papers be handed in with drafts
4.6.3 If possible, collect papers from students during class
4.6.4 Consult the catalogue descriptions of term paper firms
4.7 Exam Questions
4.7.1 Change exam questions as often as is practical
4.7.2 For multiple-choice exams, use alternate forms
4.7.3 Create individualized tests for students, if appropriate
4.7.4 Keep exams, grade books, and rosters safe
4.8 Test Administration
4.8.1 Make certain that you (or proctors) are in the room at all
4.8.2 Seat students randomly in alternate chairs.
4.8.3 In large classes, check students' photo IDs.
4.8.4 In rooms with seat numbers, keep a seating chart
4.8.5 Make certain that students have cleared the memories on their
4.8.6 Supply scratch paper
4.8.7 Take action if you observe "wandering eyes"
4.8.8 Spend some time in the back of the room
4.8.9 Do not allow students to rush chaotically at the end of the
4.9 Scoring and Returning of Exams
4.9.1 Clearly mark incorrect answers
4.9.2 If you permit regarding of exams, take precautions
4.10 Fraudulent Excuses
4.10.1 Distinguish between fraudulent, legitimate, and unacceptable
4.10.2 Clearly state your policies about accepting excuses
4.10.3 Recognize that the excuse "my grandmother died" is more
likely to be valid than fraudulent
CHAPTER – 1
1. EXAMINATION POLICY AND RULES FOR CONSTITUENT UNITS FOLLOWING SEMESTER SYSTEM
1.1 Examination Timetable:
The Head of Departments (HODs) will prepare the Examinations Timetable of their respective relevant disciplines at least three weeks before the commencement of Examination. The HODs have to make sure that Faculty Members have informed the students regarding the their internal academic assessment (Quizzes, Assignments, Midterm) before appearing attempting in the final examination. A recommended time table is to be forwarded to Director Examinations for approval.
1.2 Paper Setters and Examiners:HODs of respective disciplines shall nominate paper setters and examiners in theory and practical for the courses pertaining to their departments. A paper setter shall normally be expected and required to assess the answer sheets of the paper set by him/her. If he declines to do so, or is not available, then concerned HOD shall appoint another examiner. Further instructions on the issue are appended below:
1.3 Seating Plan:
All students will be given CMS (Campus Management System) generated slips showing date, time, and examination hall/venue of each candidate for his/her respective paper. Students seating plan is to be designed in such a manner that students of the same class do not sit adjacent to each other.
1.4 Nomination of Invigilators:The Examination Cell of the campuses will nominate invigilators. The classroom/examination hall of 30 students must have two invigilators. More invigilators should be appointed for bigger classrooms or examination halls having more than 30 students. Examination Cell shall appoint at least five standby invigilators to meet any emergency.
1.5 Persons Authorized for Examination Hall:
Personnel authorized by the Campus as well as Examinations Department and other Competent Authorities are authorized to enter examination halls/venues.
1.6 Preparation of Question Paper:
1.7 Answer Script:
All constituent units will use the answer script as per layout depicted at Annex ‘B’.
1.8 Conduct of Examinations:
a. Undertaking from new students:
All new entrants will be required to submit an undertaking on stamp paper, duly signed by an Oath Commissioner as per sample placed at Annex ‘C’. The said undertaking must be complied by the students appearing in the examinations.
b. Distribution of answer scripts and question papers:
c. Instructions for invigilators in Exam Hall:
Invigilators are to ensure that the examination is being conducted in a fair manner and as per policy guidelines. Students using any unfair means (talking to each other or using cheating material) must be stopped and the matter should be reported to the HOD immediately. Subsequently the case shall be forwarded to the Examination Committee on the prescribed form along with the any material if recovered from the student.
1.9 Submission of Results by the Examiners:
1.11 Re-evaluation and Re-checking of Papers:
a. Re-evaluation is not allowed under any circumstances and the paper will never be sent to the examiner again.
b. Only re-checking is allowed which means to check the paper for numerical mistakes or omissions against a fee of Rs. 500/-. The relevant teacher/examiner shall be consulted for rechecking of assignment and quizzes marks.
c. Re-checking Forms will be made available with Examination Cell.
d. Re-checking and Re-totaling are to be considered as same.
1.12 Preparation and Issuance of Transcripts:
a. Examination Department will issue two types of Transcripts i.e Interim and Final. Transcripts shall be issued to the students upon submission of a request as per SOP at Annex ‘F’ . The form must be signed by the account office (for clearance of outstanding dues) and DDA before submitting to the Examination Department.
b. Examination Department will issue the transcript within 7 working days of the receipt of the application form.
c. Interim Transcript: Interim Transcript will be issued to those students who have not completed their program. It will show the grades of all semesters which a student has completed along with GPA/CGPA. It will show ‘Program Incomplete’ status.
d. Final Transcript: Final Transcript will be issued to the students who have completed their degree requirements. It will show complete academic record of the students along with GPA/CGPA and ‘Program Completed’ status with Academic Honor (Cum Laude etc), if applicable.
e. Duplicate Transcripts: The University shall issue one original copy of the Interim and Final Transcripts. Students may request additional copies on payment of prescribed fee.
f. Each type of transcript will depict transcripts definition and legend on its reverse side. Sample of transcript with detail instructions on reverse side is placed at Annex ‘G’
1.13 Degree Supplementary Form (DSF):
1.14 Preparation and Issuance of Degrees:
The process of preparation of Gazette Notification and signing of the degrees may take two to three months once degree request form is received at the Examinations Department from the Examinations Cell of the Campuses.
1.15 Examination Rules / Regulation for Engineering Courses:
As per Pakistan Engineering Council’s requirement, the course folder for each course is required to be maintained. In each course folder, besides other things, the copies of the three examination papers (best, middle and worst) are to be placed.
The policy of Pakistan Engineering Councils further depicts that the marks distribution scheme for the faculty of engineering sciences w.e.f Fall 2010 will be as follow:
a. For the courses without labs: (Assessment based on 100 Marks)
20 Marks for the Midterm Examination
30 Marks for the Sessional Work
50 Marks for the Final Examination
b. For the courses with lab work: (Assessment of Theory Examination is based on
100 Marks and Lab work on 50 Marks).
For the theory (Marks distribution is similar as at (a)
For Lab. work the marking policy is attached at Annex ‘M’:
1.16 Instructions regarding Calculators/Answer Scripts:
On the Envelop (in which examination papers are sealed), the following should be written:
Calculators: Allowed Not Allowed
Answer Scripts: Provided Not Provided
If answers are to be written on the Question papers
1.17 Examination (Taking Unscheduled Examinations)
As per the decision of 13th Academic Council Meeting following was decided:
No relegation for students in the semester / annual system is enforced at Bahria University. However relegation at Pakistan Naval Academy and Pakistan School of Logistics (Constituent Units) would be governed by the service rules of Pakistan Navy.
A Faculty member to be appointed by the Head of the Department for guiding and counseling students and for supervising their academic performance till their graduation.
An “academic program” means a program of studies prescribed for a certain degree of the University.
A “Credit Course” means a course of study, successful completion of which shall be a requirement for earning a degree.
The unit measuring educational credit, usually consisting of one contact hour per week for sixteen weeks. For practical work (other than Engineering program), 2 contact hours per week for 16 weeks will be equal to one credit hour of theory. For Engineering program 3 contact hours per week for 16 weeks will equal one credit hour of theory.
The last comprehensive examination of any subject conducted on completion of semester / prescribed duration.
Semester Full Load:
All courses taken as per prescribed roadmap of the semester of a particular degree program.
An alphabetic letter depicting the academic performance of the student in their meanings defined in these rules.
Numerical value assigned to each letter grade as defined in these rules.
Grade Point Average (GPA):
The summation of the multiple of grade points and corresponding credit hours of all credit courses divided by the total number of credit hours taken by a student during a semester.
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA):
The summation of multiple of grade points and corresponding credit hours of all credit courses divided by the total number of credit hours taken by a student beginning from his admission till the last examination held.
A list of all students who have achieved CGPA >= 3.5 in a semester examination.
A Non-credit Course is a course of study, which is required for a completion of a degree but does not account for CGPA.
A course that a student must complete before being registered to another course.
A “Semester” is an academic period, in which one set of courses in each discipline is offered.
A student is a person who has registered for a certain number of courses in a regular degree programme or a short course offered by the University.
Subject or Course:
A “Subject” or “Course” means a topic or a subject related to an academic program, which is to be studied by a student for a fixed number of hours during a semester. Each subject will carry a specific number and code.
An official copy of a student’s academic record produced by the office of Director Examination
CHAPTER – 2
2. EXAMINATION POLICY FOR CONSTITUENT AND AFFILIATED MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS
This policy has been prepared in accordance with the latest instructions received from Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC). Any changes / amendments in this policy would be made as per instructions received from PM&DC from time to time.
Evaluation is an essential part of the education process. There should be regular internal evaluations. The students should be evaluated in all 3 domains – cognitive, affective and psychomotor. The principles of internal evaluations should be uniformly applied by all medical colleges.
The purpose of evaluation should be:
a. To give feed back to the students about their understanding of the course material.
This purpose can be achieved by regular internal evaluation of each assignment or course.
b. To certify that the students have successfully completed the training and have achieved the objectives of the educational program.
c.. To determine the success of the teaching program.
d. To motivate and encourage students to direct their own learning.
In order to achieve the objectives it is mandatory to adopt the following processes: