REGULATION FOR THE BACHELOROF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE EXAMINATIONS (UNDER GRADUATE) :
The three year Degree Course leading to the Bachelor’s Degree in Arts/Science/Commerce of Dhenkanal Autonomous College, Dhenkanal shall be spread over a period of three academic years. The academic year of the college shall ordinarily be from June to May subject to notification of the Govt. of Orissa.
A candidate for the Bachelor’s Degree in Arts/Science/Commerce shall be required to appear six semester examination.
( 1) Qualification for admission to the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth & Sixth semester Examination.
(i) Any registered student of the college may be admitted to the Second Semester Examination for the Bachelor’s Degree in Arts/Science/Commerce, if he/she has appeared / cleared the first semester examination in the concerned stream and has there after completed a regular course of study for not less than one semester in the first year admitted for the purpose of such examination in the subjects which he / she offers provided that he / she is not otherwise in-eligible for appearing the said examination. Similarly, no student will be admitted to the subsequent semester, if he / she has not enrolled/appeared/cleared the previous semester examinations.
(ii) Filling up of form for Semester Examination is mandatory. If a student does not fill up the form for the related Semester Examination, he / she will neither be promoted to the next semester nor be allowed to take semester back examination. Studentship of such students shall cease at the end of the semester.
(iii) If a student fails to fill up forms for a Semester Examination on the due date, he / she has to dos o, with a fine of Rs.50/- on another date fixed by the Controller of Examinations. If on this date also he / she becomes defaulter, he / she has to fill-up the form with a fine of Rs.200/- before twenty-one days and with a fine of Rs.400/- before seven-days of the commencement of the concerned examination.
(iv) No students shall be allowed to fill up forms for an examination, during twenty-one days preceding the examination.
(v) If a student is not able or does not entered to sit for an examination, he / she has to fill up forms for that examination even after the examination is over in order to avail continuation of his/her course.
( 2) Mode of examination:-
(i) There shall be six-semester Examinations, each being conducted at the end of each semester for 80 percent of marks in every prescribed paper.
(ii) There shall be two Internal Assessment Examinations in each paper during each semester. Higher of the marks of such tests will be considered for 20 percent of marks in each paper. If a candidate appears in one Internal Assessment Examination in a paper, the mark secured in that paper will be taken into account. A candidate, who fails to appear at both the Internal Assessment Examination in a paper will be awarded zero out of 20 marks and will be declared to have passed in the paper , provided he/she secures 30% of the total marks in the paper. The Laboratory note book or the field work note book of each candidate who offers a subject in which there is practical Examination shall be inspected by the Examiners who shall take those into consideration to determine the result of the Practical Examination. Each experiment in every note book shall contain the date of Experiment, signature of the student and the initial of the teacher, with date under whom the experiment is performed.
(iii) However, during the sixth Semester, there will be no internal Assessment tests both for compulsory and Hons papers. In Hons papers there will be seminar for 20 marks and Project work for 20 marks.
( 3)Duration of Examination:-
(i) 45 mins for each Internal Assessment Examination
(ii) 2 Hours for Theory Papers carrying 50 marks or less.
(iii) 3 Hours for Theory Papers carrying more than 50 marks.
(iv) 4/6 Hours for Practical Papers carrying 25/50 marks.
( 4) Attendance:-
(i) A candidate shall be required to attend 75% of lectures, in Theory and Practical classes taken separately, in each subject during each semester and condonation in exceptional cases may be granted by the College to the extent of 15%.
(ii) The principal may grant further condonation of shortage in attendance to the extent of 10% in respect of candidates who represent the University or state on deputation for any inter college/University or National camps/ Competitions/ Games or sports and obtain prior permission from the principal in writing.
(5) Computation of results:-
(i) The final result of a candidate shall be decided at the end of the sixth semester examination by putting together, the marks obtained at the end of each semester, including both the Internal and Semester Examination.
(ii) Pass Marks:-
(a) 30% in Theory papers of each subject and 40% in practical paper of each subject.
(b) 36% in aggregate of all Honours and non-Honours papers taken together.
(a) 60% and above in aggregate in Honours subject-Ist Division in Honours.
(b) 45% tobelow 60% in aggregate in Honours subject-2nd Division in Honours.
(c) Below 45% in aggregate in Honours subject and satisfying clauses a & b of (ii)-Pass without honours.
(iv)Award of Distinction:-
(a) Candidate who secures 50% of marks or more in aggregate of all non-Honours papers taken together in the first Regular chance shall be declared to have passed with Distinction. The first Regular chance means, a candidate must have passed all non-Honours subjects of the six semester Examinations in first attempt.
(b) If a candidate fails to retain Honours, he/she shall be awarded Distinction if he/she secure 50% of mark in the aggregate of all papers ( both Honours and non-Hons) taken together.
(c) No distinction will be awarded if the candidate passes, having availed the benefit of year back Examination.
( 6)Back Examination:-
(i) If a candidate remains absent in any sitting (s) of an examination, he/she shall be awarded Zero in that paper(s) / subject (s);
(ii) A candidate, who fails to secure the prescribed pass mark in any of the compulsory/Elective/Pass Subjects and fails to secure Hons Mark i.e. 45% in the Hons. subject, may be allowed to appear in those subjects in two chance in the next odd or even semester following that examinations for which he/she has first registered, to clear the back paper(s) on payment of prescribed fees, subject to changes as deemed fit. A student whose result has be declared to have passed with Hons., at the end of the course, can no more sit for Improvement Examination.
(iii) If a candidate fails to secure pass mark in aggregate in any of the semester Examination, he/she may appear in one or more paper(s)/subject(s) of his/her choice to make up the deficiency only one in the immediate next chance.
Representative Relating to Question Paper:-
(i) If the examinees desire to represent on any question paper set beyond the scope of approved syllabus, they can collectively do so, by indicating the specific discrepancies in the question paper, through the concerned Head of the Department with in 5 days of the completion of the Examination in that paper. The Head of the Department is authorized to forward such representation with specific comments of the concerned subject teacher to the Controller of Examination within 10 days of the date of Examination of that paper.
(ii) No representation shall be entertained after the above stipulated time limit.