1. Theory Courses
The distribution of marks for theory courses shall be as follows:
25% Sessional evaluation, including home assignments, quizzes, oral tests, class presentations, mini-projects etc.
25% Midterm examination
50% Final term examination
2. Lab Course
The distribution of marks for laboratory courses shall be as follows:
25% carrying out lab work: Sessional evaluation by the teacher concerned.
25% midterm evaluation: Written examination to be conducted by the teacher concerned before midterm week.
25% final evaluation: Written exam to be conducted by the teacher concerned before oral examination.
25% oral examination (Viva voce): To be conducted jointly by instructor and external examiner at the end of the session. The external examiner will be appointed by the Controller of Examinations on recommendation of the Chairman of the Department.
3. Final Year Project
The capstone project carried out by student groups in the last two semesters will be marked as follows:
35% Sessional work, to be assessed by project supervisor
20% Presentations of work to Evaluation Committee 45% Viva examination (including evaluation of project report)
The project supervisor will award 15% of the sessional marks at the end of 7th semester and the remaining 20% at the end of 8th semester.
Grade “IP” (In Progress) is awarded for Project in the 7th semester, which is converted to an appropriate letter grade at the end of 8th semester, based on student's performance in both semesters.
A Project Evaluation Committee (notified by the Department Chairman) will assess the progress of the project through four student presentations, each carrying 5% marks. In the first presentation, students will present the project proposal on prescribed format, while in other presentations progress reports will be presented. The presentations will be scheduled as follows:
1st presentation Second week of 7th semester
2nd presentation Midterm Exam week of 7th semester
3rd presentation Final Exam week of the 7th semester
4th presentation Midterm Exam week of the 8th semester
The Viva Voce Examination will be taken by the examination committee comprising the External Examiner, Project Supervisor of the concerned group, and Department Chairman. Each member will award marks out of 15%, making a total of 45% marks.
4. Award of Grades
Grading of student will be through letter grades that indicate the level of performance, as shown below:
B Above Average
D Minimum Acceptable
F Failed. The student must repeat the course to receive credit
W Withdrawn from the course
IP In Progress
The full spectrum of grades is given in Table below
Students may withdraw from one or more courses with the approval of the Chairman of the department one week after the midterm exam. A copy of the withdrawal approval shall be sent to the Controller of Examinations immediately.
Grade “I” (Incomplete) shall be awarded to a student only if he/she has missed the final examination, project report, etc. due to some genuine reason, but has completed all other requirements of the course successfully. The award of grade “I” shall not cover a student's lethargic attitude, willful absence, or bad performance in class. Grade “I” should be converted into an appropriate letter grade within one year, otherwise, it shall be changed to an “F” grade. The teacher concerned shall specify the conditions for conversion of grade.
A student not allowed to appear in the Final Examination of a course due to shortage of attendance shall be deemed to have obtained zero marks in the Final Examination. The grade will be awarded based on the student's sessional and midterm marks.
Determining Student Grades
Student Grades in a class shall be determined as below:
1. Based on the sessional work, Mid-term and Final-term examination, calculate the actual marks of each student.
2. Calculate normalized Marks for each student by multiplying the actual marks obtained with the factor 100 / Highest marks obtained in the class.
3. Divide the range from 50 to 100 of the Normalized Marks into ten equal intervals, each of five marks and award letter grade: D, D+, C-, C, C+, B-, B, B+, A- and A accordingly
4. Award F grade to student whose Normalized Marks are less than 50.
Grading students in Repeated Courses
A department may offer Repeated Courses (over and above the regularly scheduled courses) during a regular semester or during the summer session in order to facilitate re-registering students. For grading the students in such courses, their Total Marks will be merged with the Total Marks of the same course when it was last offered as a regularly scheduled course. Then the procedure outlined in section 10.2.2 above will be followed to determine the grades of new students. However, the grades of the old students (of regularly scheduled course) will not be affected by this procedure.
Grade Point Averages (GPA)
The Letter Grades awarded to students in a course are assigned Grade Points, as defined in Table 1. The average performance of a student during a particular semester is indicated by the Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) and the overall performance to date is indicated by Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). These performance indicators are calculated as below.
SGPA = (Sum of quality points of all courses taken in the semester / Total credit hours taken in the semester)
CGPA = (Sum of quality points of all courses taken to date/Total Credit hours taken in all courses taken to date)
Where Both SGPA and CGPA shall be rounded off to two decimal places.
In case a course is repeated, all of the grades obtained shall be reported in their relevant semesters
on the transcript; however, only the best grade shall be used to calculate the CGPA.