Program Guideline

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Program Guideline 2017-12-03T07:22:49+00:00

2.0 Admission

2.1 The Program

Only the Successful students of the BSS (Hons) shall be eligible to get admitted into the MSS Degree Programme within two academic years.

  • 15 weeks well be for class teaching
  • 1 week break for preparation, and
  • 3 weeks for holding the semester final examinations.

2.1b The programme shall include teaching of 8 course units for a total of 800 marks, which shall be translated into 32 credit hours.

2.1c The total credit hours shall be evaluated on the basis of 800 total marks, of which 600 marks shall be for 6 full unit taught courses, 100 marks for field research/project work/internship and 100 marks for written and oral comprehensive examination.

2.1d Each full unit course shall be of 100 marks and half unit course shall be of 50 marks.

2.1e Number of lecture classes/ contact hours per week shall be determined on the basis of the credit hours assigned to each course.

  • For a 4 credit course unit, there shall be two lecture classes of 90 minutes each, and one 60 minutes discussion class/ tutorial class/ lab work/ group presentation/ class test every week.
  • For a 2 credit course unit, there shall be one lecture class of 60 minutes each, and one 60 minutes discussion class/ tutorial class work/ group presentation/ class test every week.

2.1f In the course structure for the one-year MSS degree with credit hours assigned to the courses in each semester, there shall be

  • a total of 800 marks for 8 full unit courses, of which 600 marks shall be for 6 full unit taught courses, 100 marks for thesis research/ project work/ internship, and 100 marks for written and oral comprehensive examination.
  • 4 courses with 100 marks each, resulting in 16 (sixteen) earned credits per semester, i.e., there shall be 4 courses with 4 credits assigned to each course. There could also be courses with 2 credit hours for 50 marks, but altogether there must be 16 earned credits per semester. The credit hours to be assigned to the courses shall be the choice of the individual department, depending on the course objectives, content and activities related to a course.
  • 2 taught courses for 200 marks (4 credit hours assigned to each course), 100 marks for thesis/ field research/ project work/ internship ( 4 credit hours) and 100 marks for written and oral comprehensive examination with 4 credit hours assigned against it, in the 2nd (second) semester. However any particular department may opt for an additional full unit  taught course in lieu of the field research/ project work/ internship. The distribution of course units, makes and credit build up for the MSS Degree Programme for 800 marks for 8 courses with varying credit hours per course shall be as under.
Course structure of  the One-year MSS Degree
Semester No. of Courses Total Marks Earned Credits
One 4 400 16
 

Two

2

Thesis/Field Research/Internship/ Project Work

Comprehensive (Written & Oral)

200

100

100 (50+50)

8

4

4

Total 8 Courses 800  32

2.1g The one-year MSS degree has to be completed by a maximum of two academic years from the date of original entry.

Eligibility for Sitting in Semester Final Examinations

  • A student shall be eligible for sitting in the examination as a regular student if she/he has a class attendance of 75% and above.
  • A student shall be considered Non-Collegiate if she/he has a class attendance between 60% and 74%. However, she/he shall be allowed to sit for the examination with a payment of a fine.
  • A student shall be considered Discollegiate if she/he has a class attendance below 60% and shall not be allowed to sit for the examination. She/he may seek readmission into the Programme.

Promotion


  • Students failed to obtain required grade point will also be allowed to appear at the Supplementary Examination. If they fail to obtain required marks/grade points in the Supplementary Examination, must seek readmission with the following batch.
  • To obtain a MJS degree, a student shall require to achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.25, taking into consideration all the grade points earned in total number of courses, including improved grade, if any.
  • A carryover system shall be in place, i.e., if a student fails to earn the required CGPA for promotion, she/he shall be allowed to continue in the next semester, but she/he shall clear her/his deficit by seating for separate examination within 45 days of the publication of the result with the permission of the Academic Committee of the center.
  • A student failing to clear up the annual university or center dues of the year of study shall not be promoted to the next semester.

Improvement


  • A student earning ‘F’ grade in any course shall be allowed to improve the grade twice/two times only with the following batches.
  • A student earning ‘F’ grade in any course shall be allowed to improve the grades in course final examination including mid semester examination once only with the immediate next batch.
  • If a student obtains grades ‘B’ or less in a course, she/he shall be allowed to improve grades, either through a Supplementary Examination within 45 days under the same Examination Committee, or with following batch. Students failed to obtain required grade point will also be allowed to appear at the Supplementary Examination. If they fail to obtain required marks/grade points in the Supplementary Examination, must seek readmission with the following batch.
  • In MJS degree if a student obtains grade ‘B’ or less in a course, she/he shall be allowed to improve grades. In such case student must submit written application to the Controller of Examinations through the Chairman within 15 (Fifteen) days after publishing the result.
  • Such improvement shall be allowed only once in a course and in such case the student’s previous grade shall be automatically cancelled.
  • Students shall be allowed to sit for improvement examination in the two-year MJS degree Programme with the following batch, provided they must apply for such improvement examination before issuance of Provisional Certificate by the Controller of the Examinations.
  • A student carrying grade ‘F’ in any course shall not be awarded the degree unless he/she improves it by appearing at the semester final examination with the next batch.
  • If the student gets F in the improvement examination, he/she shall automatically be dropped from the semester and the student shall have to take readmission with the next batch, provided the student concerned is eligible for readmission.
  • For improvement of grade in course, the student shall apply to the Director of the center at least 4 (four) weeks before the start of the semester final examination.
  • No improvement examination shall be allowed for the term papers/home assignments, and active participation in the discussion class/tutorial class/group presentation/ class test marks and the grades earned in written and oral comprehensive examination.

Readmission


  • A student failing to get the requisite grade points for promotion (clause 10) from one semester to the next may seek readmission with the following batch.
  • For readmission, students must attend at least 30% classes in each of the courses in the preceding session and shall have to apply within 15 days after the announcement of result of the concerned semester.
  • On readmission grades earned earlier by a student in the class of readmission shall cease to exist and the student has to retake all the course works and examinations.
  • Readmission shall be allowed only once for Two-Year MSS degree Programmes either
    in the same class or in different classes. In both cases, she/he must complete the two-year MJS degree by 4 years from the time of original admission.

Drop out


  • A student failing to earn the GPA for promotion from one semester to the next after taking readmission in any semester shall be dropped out of the Programme.
  • A student earning F grade in any course after taking improvement examinations or readmission in any semester class shall be dropped out of the Programme.

Computation of Grade Point Average


  • A course in which a student has obtained ‘0’ or a higher grade shall be counted as credits earned by him/her.
  • Any course in which a student has obtained ‘F’, ‘I’ or ‘W’ grade shall not be counted towards her/his earned credits.
  • ‘F’ grade will not be counted for GPA calculation, but will stay permanently on Grade Sheet and Transcript.