Published on: May 21, 2020
- Formal Mid-term Examinations have been replaced with Mid Term Assessment (Take Home Assignment).
- Faculty members have to upload Mid Term Assessment on LMS on 15-16 May 2020.
- Students are to upload solution of the assignment latest by 31st May 2020 followed by presentation/ viva (where applicable) during 3-9 June 2020.
Mid-term Assessment Marks Weightage:
- Engineering Sciences Programs (except E&ES programs) – 20%
- All other Undergraduate Programs – 15%
- MBA Progra ms – 15%
- MS/ MPhil Programs – 20%
- PhD Programs – 30%
Result will be uploaded by concerned faculty members during 8-12 June 2020.
- Final exams will comprise of an online Open Book Limited Time Assessment, with 8-hours solution time from the issuance by the relevant faculty member to the submission by respective students.
- Being Open Book format, the Assessment would be based on real-life problem, using one or a combination of problem-based learning/case studies/design scenarios/insight and reflection to overcome the challenges of online assessment; asking interpretive questions and focusing on higher order skills (synthesis, apply, interpret, analyze, evaluate, create).
- Respective Departments will formulate comprehensive instructions for students for necessary preparation and promulgate the same at least 2-weeks prior the scheduled conduct of exams.
Final Exam Assessment Marks Weightage:
- All Undergraduate programs – 50%
- MBA/ MS/ MPhil Programs – 50%
- PhD Programs – 40%
- Final Exams will be undertaken in the following two phases:
Phase-I (Courses completed by 19 June 2020)
- Assessment issuance and submission (8-hours period) – 29 June to 7 July 2020.
- Online Viva (if applicable) – 6 to 10 July 2020
- Uploading of Results on CMS by Examiners – 17 July 2020
Phase-II (Courses completed by 10 July 2020)
- Assessment issuance and submission (8-hours period) – 13 to 24 July 2020.
- Online Viva (if applicable) – 20 to 24 July 2020
- Uploading of Results on CMS by Examiners – 31 July 2020
– Final Result of Spring 2020 semester will be promulgated by 7 August 2020.
– The CUs will formulate and promulgate the Final Exams Date Sheet 4-weeks prior the commencement of the examinations, while avoiding any overlapping of courses.
– If certain CLOs/ practicals are not fully covered for a particular course prior the Final Exams, a compulsory module containing those Learning Outcomes will be offered to affected students in Summer 2020 or the subsequent Semester, to ensure attainment of related CLOs and qualify for the award of respective degree.
– Students who have not attended the online teaching and convey inability to take the online examinations may be offered Semester Freeze by respective CUs as per relevant BU Policy approved for Spring 2020 Semester.
The students who have pending internship and/ or CSP to quality for the degree are being facilitated by respective CU through linkages with industry to complete the same through suitable means, including online internship/COVID-19 related CSP/Social work.
- Final year projects (where applicable) may be completed through online assessment and results submitted by 31 July 2020.
- Undergraduate students assigned Thesis are being given additional period of 2-weeks after the Final Exams Assessment, so as to submit the completed Thesis to respective HOD by 24 July for Phase-I and 7 August for Phase-II.
- The students who cannot submit the hard copy of thesis due prevailing circumstances may submit its soft copy to respective HOD, while the hard copy complying the BU requirements may be submitted later for record purpose.
- The students who cannot complete their Thesis till access to field/ companies’ data would be given alternate assessment option (if possible) by respective departments. In case the same is not possible, submission of such Theses would be pended till access to relevant field/companies.
- The students undergoing courses qualifying which requires direct interaction/ practical may be examined for those courses On-Campus instead of Online. Timeframe for such exams would be 20 to 24 July 2020 subject to relaxation by the Govt on closing of educational institutions, or later as and when the Govt allows opening of the University.
- MBA/ MS/ MPhil Proposal Defense. The Defense would be conducted online, in presence of all participants as per prevalent/ latest BU PG Rules, and the session recorded for future reference by respective HoD for future reference.
- MBA/ MS/ MPhil Final Defense. The Final Defense would also be conducted online, in presence of all participants as per prevalent/ latest BU PG Rules, and the session recorded (including Q/A session) by respective HoD for future reference; followed by online submission of results (scanned copies of assessment by examiners) to concerned HoD.
PhD Proposal Defense
- Considering the eligible candidates to be in limited numbers, On-Campus Proposal Defense may be allowed by respective Principal/ Director CU, while taking all necessary measures against COVID-19 hazards.
- In case On-Campus Proposal Defense is considered unfeasible by respective Principal/ Director CU, it would be conducted online in presence of all participants as per prevalent/ latest BU PG Rules, and the session recorded (including Q/A session) for future reference; followed by online submission of results (scanned copies of assessment by examiners).
- PhD Thesis Defense. While the Departments may undertake internal and Dean-level Thesis Defense On-Campus/ Online (as deemed appropriate), the Final Defense is to be undertaken On-Campus; taking all necessary measures against COVID-19 hazards. However, the examiners unable to reach the CU due prevailing restrictions may attend the online Defense through video conferencing. Such session(s) is to be recorded (including Q/A session) for future reference, and the result submitted online with scanned copies of assessment by examiners.