EXAMINATION RULES FOR POST GRADUATE STUDENTS UNDER SEMESTER SYSTEM :
(I) The Post-Graduate Examination for the students admitted into the course shall be held in four semester examinations leading to the award of M.A./M.Sc./M.Com Degree. The First, Second, Third and Fourth semester Examination will be held along with the same semester Examination of the U.G. Classes.Students admitted into the course in 2006-07 and onwards shall be required to appear at P.G. Semester Examination at the end of each semester.
(II) Duration of Examination:-
The Duration of Examination for Theory Papers of 50 marks shall be 3 Hrs. and for Practical Papers shall be 6 Hrs.
(III)Eligibility for appearing Semester Examination:-
To be eligible to fill up forms for a Semester Examination the candidate shall be required to attend at least 75% of Lecturers in Theory, seminars and Practical classes separately if any condonation may be granted to the extent of 15% in exceptional cases.
(a)Students will be automatically promoted to the next and subsequent semester course immediately after completion of one semester course, irrespective of the performance at the concerned examination. Those who fail to clear some or all papers in a semester shall be allowed to clear those papers in the sub-sequent year along with the fresh batch of students.
(b)To be admitted into Third Semester Course, a candidate shall have to appear at or fill up forms for at least one of the first two semesters.
(c)In order to be eligible to avail the benefit of improvement/Back examination, a candidate is required to register his/her name by filling the form for the Semester Examination conducted at the end of each semester.
(d)A candidate who registers his/her name but fails to appear in Semester Examination either in full or in part in the first chance or who wants to improve his/her performance in any papers(s) may be permitted to appear in any or all papers of PG Semester Examinations in two consecutive chances following the first chance. No candidate is allowed to register for whole exam.
(e)Candidate have to pass all P.G. Semester Examination within four years from the year of admission.
Representation relating to Question Paper:-
If the examinees desire to represent on any question paper set beyond the scope of approved syllabus for the exam. , they can do so collectively, indicating the specific discrepancies along with a copy of the question paper through the concerned Head of the Deptt. within 5 days of the completion of the concerned paper. The Head of the Deptt. is authorized to forward such representation with specific comments of the concerned teacher to the Controller of Examinations within 07 days of the exam on that paper. No representation will be entertained after due date.
Filling up of Forms:-
Filling up of forms for all the P.G. Semester Examination at the end of each Semester course is mandatory. If a student does not fill up forms for a particular semester examination he/she will not be promoted to the next higher semester nor shall be allowed to take improvement examination. Studentship of such student shall cease at the end of the semester automatically.
If a student fails to fill up form for a semester examination on the due date, he/she has to do so, with a fine of Rs. 50/-, on another date fixed by the Controller of Examination. If on this date also he/she becomes defaulter, he/she has to fill up forms with a fine of Rs.500/- before twenty one days of the commencement of the concerned examination. No student will be allowed to fill up forms for an examination during twenty-one days preceding the examination. If a student is not able or does not interred to sit for an examination he/she has to fill up forms for that examination, in order to avail continuation of his/her course.
Computation/Publication of Results:-
(a) In order to pass in a subject a candidate has to secure at least 36% of marks in the aggregate of all theory paper and 40% of marks in each practical paper of all P.G. Semester examinations taken separately. No minimum pass mark will be required in any theory paper, but if any theory paper, a candidate secures less than 25% of marks, shall not be included in the aggregate.
(b) The Division of the candidate in the PG Course shall be determined by the total of marks of all the semesters (including theory and practical)
in the following order.
(i) 60% or above-First Division
(ii) 48% or more but less than 60%-Second Division
(iii) Less than 48% but has passed in the aggregate marks-Third Division
(c) The name of the candidate availing the benefit of improvement examination shall not be placed in the merit list.
(d) Each successful candidate at the end of the PG Fourth Semester Examination shall receive the Degree in the prescribed Certificate signed by the Vice-Chancellor of Utkal University in a passing out ceremony organized by the College.