Student Life : Student Assesment - University of Mines and Technology

Student Assesment - University of Mines and Technology

All Bachelor of Science (Engineering) Programmes offered at School of Engineering will follow the assessment regulations within the framework of regulations of the affiliating university. Any exceptions (additions / deletions / modifications) to these regulations require prior approval of the Governing Council.

Academic Assessments

i. Continuous Assessments
Continuous assessments are based on continuous evaluation, and may include a few or all of the assessment methodologies listed below.
a. Individual Assignment in the form of report/presentation
b. Group Assignment in the form of report/presentation
c. Portfolio Development
d. Closed Book Test
e. Quiz (Objective Type Test - Multiple Choice Questions, etc.)
f. Case-Study in the form of report/presentation
g. Open Book Test

Assessments are subject to periodic review by the Governing Council and Academic Board, based on student performance, student and peer feedback, latest trends and developments in the respective academic areas.

ii. Assessment and Evaluation
Credit System
• The Programmes offered by the College are credit based. The Programme structure for individual programmes and the credit requirements are elaborated in the syllabus for each programme, which will be given to the students at the time of admission into undergraduate programmes.
• Details of the continuous assessment weightages are clearly specified in the table shown below. The continuous assessment scores constitute 40% of the total marks allotted to each module.
• The Assessment procedure includes the conduct of three Unit tests and one End Semester Examination. The continuous assessment and End Semester Examination will have a weightage of 40% and 60% respectively each in the final total mark.
• The passing marks for any course is 50%

iii. Assessment Procedures
• The College Academic Board will decide from time to time the methodologies for continuous assessment.
• The Assessment Procedure includes continuous assessments and End Semester Examinations.
• Each module will be evaluated for a total of 100 marks. 40% of the marks will be allocated for continuous assessments including the Model Examination during the module work and 60% for the End Semester Examination.
• The marks of the continuous assessment will be distributed between different assessment methods, usually three periodical assessments and one Model Examination. The division of marks can vary as per module requirements.

Assessment Procedures - Theory modules
For each module, the continuous assessments will be done on an on-going basis. The weightages allocated for continuous Assessments, Model Examination and End Semester Examination are as shown in the table below.

Assessment Method
Class / Lab / Home Assignments
Units Tests
Closed Book / Open Book / Practical Test & Viva Voce

Model Examination
Practice Examinations in a pattern similar to ESE
End Semester Exam
End Semester Examinations for all modules – Theory and Practical

Assessment Procedures - Practical modules

For Practical only modules / modules with practical component, weightages for the continuous assessments and End Semester Examination for Practical are as shown below.
o 50% weightage for Weekly Assignment / Observation Note Book / Lab records
o 50% weightage for End Semester Practical Examination of 3 hour duration which includes viva-voce

Model Examination
Model examination, which is part of the continuous assessment, provides practice to the student to prepare for his/her final examination. The students, who could not attend the model examination as per the announced timetable, due to genuine compelling reasons, may be considered as a special case for a repeat test, but should be represented by the student within 2 days from the conduct of examination for that module.

End Semester Examination
The college will conduct the End Semester Examinations at the end of every semester normally during 15 to 17th weeks as per the guidelines of the degree awarding University. The student is required to appear for the examinations for the modules that s/he has registered in that semester.

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