UniversityOfMumbai

Mission Statement


"To empower the women students, and mould them to be socially, culturally, economically, morally and physically responsible, So that they are able to face the challenges ahead with confidence and courage"



Examination Pattern

Credit, Grade and Semester System.
(To be implemented from 2011-12, only for F.Y.B.A./B.Sc./B. Com.)
(Subject to revision as per University Guidelines from time to time)

Scheme of Evaluation: The performance of the learners shall be evaluated in two parts internal assessment with 40% marks by way of continuous evaluation and by semester end assessment with 60% marks by conducting the theory examination.
I. Internal Assessment : It is defined as the assessment of the learners on the basis of continuous evaluation as envisaged in the credit based system by way of participation of learners in various academic and correlated activities in the given semester of the programme.
II. Semester End Assessment : It is defined as the assessment of the learners on the basis of performance in the semester end theory / written examinations.

Modality of Assessment:

Internal Assessment 40%    40 Marks
• Two periodical class test / Case study(ies) / online or a combination of these    20 Marks
• One assignment    10 Marks
• Active participation in class instructional deliveries    05 Marks
• Overall conduct as a responsible student, mannerism and articulation and exhibit of leadership qualities in organizing related academic activities.    05 Marks

Semester End Assessment 60 %    60 Marks
• Duration – These examinations shall be of 2 Hours duration.
• Question Paper Pattern:
1) There shall be four questions each of 15 marks.
2) All questions shall be compulsory with internal choice within the questions.
3) Question may be subdivided into subquestions a, b, c, d & e only
4) The allocation of marks depends on the weightage of the topic.

Standard of Passing
• The learners shall have to obtain a minimum of 40% marks in aggregate to qualify each course where the course consists of Internal Assessment & Semester End Examination. However, the learners shall obtain minimum of 40% marks i.e. 16 out of 40 in the Internal Assessment and 24 out of 60 in Semester End Examination separately.
To qualify each course minimum grade E shall be obtained by the learners in each course and project wherever applicable in a particular semester.

Method to carry forward the marks :

A learners who PASSES in the Internal Assessment but FAILS in the Semester End Examination of the Course shall reappear for the Semester End Examination of that Course. However, his/her marks of the Internal assessment shall be carried over and he/she shall be entitled for grade obtained by him/her on passing of the complete course.
A learners who FAILS in the Internal Assessment but PASSES in the Semester End Examination of the course shall submit and reappear for the Internal assessment in the form of projects for that course. However, his/her marks of the Semester End Examination shall be carried over and he/she shall be entitled for grade obtained by him/her on qualifying the course.
The Evaluation for students who fails in Internal Assessment will consist of one project of 40 marks which will be divided into 20 marks for the documentation of the project given by the concerned teachers on the curriculum, 10 marks each for the presentation and for the viva.

ATKT- Allowed to Keep Term :

A student shall be allowed to keep term for Semester II irrespective of number of heads of failure in the Semester I.

A student shall be allowed to keep term for Semester III if he/she passes each of Semester I and Semester II if A student who fails in not more than two courses of Semester I and Semester II taken together.

A student shall be allowed to keep term for Semester IV irrespective of number of heads of failure in Semester III. However, the student shall pass each course of Semester I and Semester II in order to appear for Semester IV.

A student shall be allowed to keep term for Semester V if he/she passes Semester I, Semester II, Semester III and Semester IVOR Astudent shall pass Semester I and Semester II and fails in not more than two courses of Semester III and Semester IV taken together.

A student shall be allowed to keep term for Semester VI irrespective of number of heads of failure in the Semester V. However, the student shall pass each course of Semester III and Semester IV in order to appear for Semester VI. The result of Semester VI shall be kept in abeyance until the student passes each of Semester I, Semester II, Semester III, Semester IVand Semester V.

ATKT Circular

Additional Examination :

Class test or assignment for Internal Assessment
a) A learner who is absent for the two class test and the assignment will be declared fail in the Internal Assessment Scheme.
b) A learners who is absent for the two class tests and has appeared for the assignment will be allowed to appear for the additional class test of 10 marks. However, his marks for the class test will be taken as out of 20 and internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks and not 30 marks.
c) Alearners who has appeared for both the class test but remains absent for the assignment will be allowed to appear for the additional assignment and the internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks.
d) Alearners who is absent for one of the 2 class test or assignment as the case may be, and the internal assessment will be calculated as out of 40 marks.

Semester End Examinations :

a) There will be one additional examination for semester I, II, III and IV for those who have failed or remained absent.
b) The absent student will be allowed to appear for the examination by the head of the institution after following the necessary formalities.
c) This examination will be held 20 days after the declaration of results but not later than 40 days.

Project Evaluation (If Applicable) :

a) Astudent who passes in all the courses but does not secure minimum grade of E in project as applicable has to resubmit a fresh project till he/she secures a minimum of grade E.
b) The credits and grade points secured by him/her in the other courses will be carried forward and he/she shall be entitled for grade obtained by them on passing of all the courses.
c) The evaluation of project and viva/voce examination shall be done by marks only and then it will be converted into grade in the seven point scale and award the same to the learner.
d) A learners shall have to obtain minimum of grade E (or its equivalent marks) in project evaluation and viva/voce taken together to obtain 40% marks in project work.

What is Grading ?

a) The word Grade is derived from the Latin word 'grad us’
b) 'Grad us' means 'Step'
c) It is a method of declaring the result of the learner's performance by means of evaluation.
d) It involves the set of alphabets which clearly define, designated and understood by all the stakeholders.
e) Properly introduce grading system is not only provide for the “comparison” of the learners but it assessed the “quality” of the learner's performance.

Seven Point Grading System :



Conversion of Marks to Grades And Calculations of GPA:

Abbreviations and Formulas Used
G: Grade
GP: Grade Points
C: Credits
CP: Credit Points
CG: Credits X Grades (Product of Credits & Grades)

SGPA: Semester Grade Point Average shall be calculated for individual semesters. (It is also designated as GPA)
CGPA: Cumulative Grade Point Average shall be calculated for the entire course by taking all semesters taken together.

Grade Cards :

The result gazette and the format of the Grade Cards for the semesters conducted by colleges on behalf of the University will be uniform for all the Colleges / Institutions.
The Grade Cards will be printed along with the marks shown for all the concerned courses in the programme.
The SGPA will be calculated only for the learners who will qualify in all the courses and accordingly the Grade will be awarded to them.
In case a learner/s is not qualified in a particular course/s of a programme, he/she shall be allowed to accumulate the credits of qualified courses only of the said programme and the Grade Card will be issued with 'Credit Accumulate' and the remark as 'FAIL'.

S.Y.B.A/ B.Com:

There will be two examinations, one at the end of each term i.e. First Semester Examination and Second Semester Examination. Each examination will be based on the portion taught in that term as prescribed in the syllabus. Each paper will be for 60 marks with duration of 2 hours. 40 marks will be allotted for the same and theory marks will be converted to 80marks. [50 marks at each term End examination will be converted to 40 marks].

S.Y.B.Sc. :

There will be semester examination, at the end of each term. Each paper will be for 60 marks and 2 hours duration. Marks secured at each will be converted to 30. Practical examination will be conducted at the end of the second term for 40 marks each per paper (or as prescribed by the Board of Studies from time to time).
Project / Tutorials : In subjects where project / tutorials are prescribed as part of workload in the syllabus, the papers in such subjects for each term examination shall be of 50 marks and 2 hrs. duration. Marks secured in each paper shall be appropriately converted into theory component (marks out of 40 or 45 as applicable) and remaining marks shall be treated for project / tutorials as applicable.

Additional Examination:

A student who does not appear for some or all papers either at the First or Second Terminal Examination o n m e d i c a l ground or for representing College / University in Sports, cultural activities or N.C.C, N.S.S, conducted by recognized authorities or for any other reason which is considered valid under exceptional circumstances and to the satisfaction of the Principal, is eligible to appear for Additional Examination, which will be held after the conduct of second Terminal Examination. The submission of application by the student along with the supporting documents with Parent’s signature stating the reasons for absenteeism is essential.

Note : Astudent who could not appear at both terminal examinations shall not be eligible to appear forthe Additional Examination.

Standard of Passing for S.Y.B.A./B.Sc./B.Com Classes :


Passing in a subject will be based on the aggregate marks of First and Second Terminal examinations taken together. (Marks obtained in the Additional Examination will be considered if students have appeared for the same.]

The appearance at both term examinations, tutorials evaluation and the practical examination shall be compulsory.
In order to pass in a subject a student should secure :
(i) Aminimum of 35% marks in each subject having one paper.
(ii) In subjects having more than one paper, a minimum of 20% marks in each paper and a minimum of 35% marks in aggregate.
(iii) In case of Practicals, students are required to secure a minimum of 35% marks separately, in Practical Examination.

T.Y.B.A / B.Sc. / B.Com :

Students should note that the Examination forms of the following categories of students will not be sent, or if already sent, will be withdrawn for :
(a) Poor attendance (As per Ordinances 119 and 125), and
(b) Poor conduct and performance.

Any change in the Rules regarding examination will be notified to the students, as and when received from the University. They are advised to read the notices put up on the College Notice Boards periodically.
For any clarification regarding the Examination Scheme, students may approach any member of the Examination Committee/Principal.

ATKT rules and grace marks (as prescribed by the University) for all S.Y. students will be applicable only at the annual examination. Students who secured ATKT should apply for the examination in the prescribed form along with the examination fees before the due date, so that they can appear in the subsequent examinations, in order to clear the A.T.K.T. subjects. Students who failed in FY/SY/TY classes can appear in the subsequent October/March Examination by applying in the prescribed form to the college office along with the examination fees.

Verification :
There shall be no facility of revaluation of answer books at the F.Y. / S.Y. B.A. / B.Sc./ B. Com examinations conducted by the colleges. However, the facility for verification of marks shall be available. The verification shall be done by the examination committee. In the event of any discrepancy noted, rectification shall be effected by the concerned examiner. For any reason, If the concerned examiner is not available, the examination committee in consultation with the principal, may authorise another subject teacher in the college to make necessary corrections.
Note : Verification includes correction of mistakes in transfer of entries, totalling & correction of unassessed part of answer, If any, verification done does not include reassessment.

Exemption :
An unsuccessful candidate who obtains the minimum percentage of marks prescribed for passing in a subject / practical may at her option be exempted from appearing in that subject/ practicals at her subsequent appearance and will be declared to have passed the whole examination on her passing in the remaining subjects/ practicals in which she has failed.

Ex-Students :
Candidates who have been declared failed at the examination or who have been allowed to keep terms for the higher class shall appear as Ex- Student for the Annual Examinations held by their respective colleges.

ATKT/ Failures Examination :(Old pattern for S.Y. and T.Y.)

A) Eligibility to appear at the annual examination : Astudent, who has failed or is allowed to keep terms for a higher class is eligible to appear at the annual examinations.
B) Nature ofAnnual Examinations: TheAnnual Examinations shall be of three hours duration and of 100marks per paper subject, where there are no practicals and of two hours durations and of sixty marks per paper subjectwhere there are practicals. The paper shall be drawn over the entire syllabus and will be divided into two sections viz. section 1 based on portion of syllabus to be taught in 1st termand section IInd based on portion of syllabus to be taught in second term. There shall be two annual examinations in an academic year,Onebefore the endof first termandanotherbefore the endof secondterm.

Unfair Means at Examinations :
Students of the Degree College who are found adopting Unfair Means at the examinations, tutorials, etc. will be dealt with as per the University Act 1994 and the provisions of Act No. XXXI/1982 as the case may be.

F.Y.B.M.S. & S.Y.B.M.S.

i. A students must get 50% of the marks in aggregate of Internal and Semester End Examination with minimum of 40% marks in the internal and semester end examinations separately to pass the subject.( For a student to pass the subject, the student must secure minimum of 40% of the marks allotted ( i.e. 40out of 100) in the internal and semester end examinations with minimum of40% marks in internal and external examinations separately (16 out of 40and 24 out of 60 marks separately)
ii. Acandidate shall be placed in First Class with Distinction if she secures a minimum of 50 % marks in each theory paper and with a minimum Grade of C in each project in Semester Vand VI and at least 70% marks in theory papers of Semester Vand VI together in aggregate.
iii. Acandidate shall be placed in First Class if she secures a minimum of 50% marks in each theory paper and with a minimum Grade of C in each project in Semester V& VI and at least 60% marks in theory papers of Semester V & VI taken together in aggregate.
iv. Carry forward of the Marks in case if the student fails in one or more subjects:
a. Acandidate who fails in any particular theory papers shall be allowed to reappear for that theory papers. However , her internal evaluation marks shall be carried over. But she shall not be entitled to any class on passing.
b. Acandidate who passed in the Semester End ( Theory ) examination of any subject but fails in the internal examination shall appear for the internal examination of that subject only . The internal examination will consist of one project of 40 marks and the same is to be divided into : 10 marks for the presentation, 20 marks for the hard copy of the project and 10for the viva. However her Semester End Examinations shall be carried forward but the student will not be entitled to any class on passing.
v. a. Acandidate shall be allowed to keep terms for Semester II if she passes Semester I OR if she fails in not more than two theory papers of Semester I.
b. Acandidate shall be allowed to keep terms for Semester III if she passes Semester I and Semester II OR if she fails in not more than two theory papers of Semester I and Semester II taken together.
c. Acandidate shall be allowed to keep terms for Semester IV if she passes in each of Semester I , II , III OR if she passes Semester I and fails in not more than two theory papers of Semester II and Semester III taken together.
d. Acandidate shall be allowed to keep terms for Semester Vif she passes in each of Semester I, II, III and IV OR if she passes Semester I and Semester II and fails in not more that two theory papers of Semester III and Semester IV taken together.
e. Acandidate shall be allowed to keep terms for Semester VI if she passes in each of Semester I, II, III, IV and V OR if she passes Semester I, Semester II and Semester III and fails in not more than two theory papers of Semester IV and Semester V taken together irrespective of her Grade in Project –I of Semester V.
f. Acandidate who does not secure minimum grade of C in project I and or Project II and has to submit a fresh project will she secures a minimum grade of C.
vi. The evaluation of project I & II and viva –voce examination shall be by awarding grade in the seven point scale noted below:
A candidate shall have to obtain Grade C in this seven points scale grade in project evaluation and Viva-voce taken together to obtain 50% marks in project work. (vide Circular No. UG/442 of 2001)