Conduct of the Course

Conduct of the Course

1.       The respective course teacher will carry out and ensure the following:

a.         At the beginning of the semester, the course teacher will prepare a course outline incorporating the course syllabus, performance evaluation and grading policy (as per the laid down one), list of suggested texts/references, and a tentative schedule of classes/examinations/events. He/she will give a copy of the course outline to each student of the course. He/she will also submit a copy of the course outline to the Program Office.

b.         He/she will conduct 2 (two) classes per week for the Program each of 90 minutes duration as per the course outline.

c.         He/she will take minimum 6 (six) quizzes/weekly tests during course duration for the Program.

d.         He/she will assign, either individually or in groups, a term paper/project/research work on any issue pertaining to the course. He/she will also assign a number of individual and group assignments, home works, case studies, presentations, etc as per the course requirements. 

e.         She/he will take one Mid Term examination in a semester preferably in the 8th week. Retake of Mid Term Examination will not be accepted. However, in case of sickness, hospitalization or other unavoidable situation student will be permitted to appear only when the course teacher and the course coordinator is informed well before the exam commences and immediately applies with all supporting documents. In such case 25% of total weightage assigned against the midterm will be deducted. Relaxation in this case will be at the discretion of Director, AIBA.

f.          While aggregating/ tabulating total marks in any subject, marks to be rounded up to the advantage of students, i.e. any fraction to be rounded up to the next number.

Examination and Assessment System

2.       AIBA follows a single examiner system and continuous assessment is done to evaluate a student in a semester. The following rules will apply for all tests and examinations:

a.         All tests, assignments, term papers, presentations, class performance will be evaluated by the course teacher. He/she will show the scripts, assignments, term papers, etc to the students in the classroom in the following week. However, the scripts of final examination will not be shown to them.

b.         The course teacher is required to submit all scripts, assignments, etc with a compiled up-to-date result summary for all the tests/performance evaluated prior to semester final examination to the Deputy Director (Program) of AIBA.

c.         The questions for the semester final examination will be set by the course teacher, who will submit the same to the Director. The Director may moderate the question through Moderation Committee, if necessary.

d.         The course teacher alone will evaluate the scripts and submit marks obtained to the Deputy Director (Program) of AIBA.

Special Final Examination

3.       Taking of Special Final Examination will not be accepted. However, if any student fails to appear scheduled semester final examination for extremely unavoidable and valid reasons, his/her semester final examination may be conducted on case to case basis under the following guidelines:

a.         He/she should appear in final examination preferably within 45 days from end of scheduled examination.

b.         Students should apply to the Director with required supporting documents for his/her inability in appearing scheduled semester final examination before commencement of scheduled final examination. The Director will forward the case to the Controller of Examination Office with necessary recommendation for getting necessary approval of Academic Council.

c.         Student needs to pay the required fees for appearing special final examination and complete other examination formalities for the course/courses so appeared.

d.         The highest possible grade/grades for the course(s) appeared will be no higher than ‘B+’.

e.         In the case of course(s) enrolled are pre-requisites for the course(s) offered in the following semester, still student may continue with next semester. Should students fail to obtain a passing grade; it will automatically lead student to withdraw from that/those course(s).

f.          Students may be allowed to register for these courses in the following semester after having received the grade(s) for the courses appeared.

g.         All other necessary arrangements including question setting, moderations, evaluation, and result publication will be as per existing rules/ system.   

Examination System

4.       A single examiner system will be followed in line with BBA Program of the AIBA. All tests, assignments, term papers, and class performance will be evaluated by the course teacher. He/she will make available the scripts, assignments, term papers, etc to the students in the classroom in the following week, except those of final examination. Before the final examination, course teacher is required to submit all scripts, assignments, etc with a compiled up-to-date in-course result summary to the Deputy Director (Program) of AIBA. The question for final examination will be set by the course teacher himself/herself, who will submit it to the Director. The Director may moderate the question through Moderation Committee if necessary and then arrange for its printing, safe custody and conducting of final examination. After the examination, course teacher alone will evaluate the scripts and deposit marks to the Deputy Director (Program) for onward submission to the Controller of Examination. In case of any grievances expressed by any student in writing to the Director within one week of provisional results, the Controller of Examination/Director reserves the right to arrange for re-scrutinization of the particular student’s script and publishing of final results.  

Computation of CGPA

5.       CGPA will be computed after each semester to determine the academic standing of the student in the program. Calculation of CGPA will be done following a 4 step procedure as following:

a.         Step-1. Grade Points earned in each course will be computed basing on credit hours in that course and the individual grade earned in that course by multiplying both.

b.         Step 2. All subject grade points (determined at Step 1) will be added to determine the Total Grade Points Earned.

c.         Step 3.  Credits of all courses will be added together to determine the Total Number of Credits.

d.         Step 4. CGPA will be determined by dividing the results of Step 2 by result of Step 3.

Incomplete Grades

6.       For any incomplete course work, a student may be assigned the grade ‘Incomplete’ (if permitted by Academic Council of AIBA), which will be recorded as ‘I’ with an alternative grade based on the work completed at that point in time. The alternative grade will come into effect if the student fails to complete the course requirement within 4 weeks from the publication of the provisional results.

Repeating/ Retaking Courses.

7.       Since passing of all courses individually is a degree requirement, a student earning an ‘F’ grade in any course shall be required to improve the grade by retaking the course offered in the subsequent available semester. A student earning a grade of A- or below may also elect to improve the grade by retaking the course when offered in the subsequent semester. In order to retake a course, the student must apply as such at least 4 (four) weeks before the commencement of the semester. However, a candidate cannot retake any course after graduation. In this case, the student desiring to retake a course shall have to apply to the Director to withhold his/her graduation. The grade earned on the retaken course will be shown in the transcript along with an ‘R’ symbol depicting ‘Retake’. However, the grade earned on such course(s) would be used for computing the final CGPA. A course can be retaken only once.

Pre-requisite Course(s).

8.       If a course(s) is prerequisite for the course(s) offered in the following semester and should student fails to obtain minimum D Grade, then he/ she can not undertake the course(s) of following semester having prerequisite course(s) until he/ she passes in the prerequisite course(s).

Note:

A BBA student must complete the prerequisite course(s) before registering the course(s) requiring prerequisite(s). Course(s) completion of prerequisite course(s) for BBA student means, he/she must go through the entire curriculum, obtain minimum C grade in in-course (60%) weightage and sit for the final examination.