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Governing Attendence, Examinations, Evaluation & Declaration of Results

The choice refers to the flexibility offered to the students for selecting a suitable course or paper and the credit refers to time spent for study. Thus the CBCS is an advanced mode of higher learning that facilitates a good deal of freedom in designing your own curriculum in Mastersí degree. Further, this is a learner and teacher oriented by eliciting active participation of teachers in planning and management of academic programmes, establishing close interaction between teacher and students that contribute towards quality of education.


In the present day competitive scenario, everyone should be acquainted with a broad spectrum of knowledge and the approaches must be multi-disciplinary in nature. Therefore, students with a encyclopedic information on present day happenings, should be competitive enough to face challenges of the society. The traditional teaching process those being followed could not meet the demand of comprehensive learning to meet the requirement of competitive society. Hence, Kuvempu University is starting the CBCS.


The system encompasses the credit and choice, wherein an academic credit is defined as the unit by which an institution measures the course work. The credit system is simply a way of accounting for time spent on academic work. On the other hand, choices are given to you both within and outside the department. After the completion of the course work with the required credits and examination, your degree will be awarded. Each course work prescribed for any master degree comprises of HARD CORE, SOFT CORE and ELECTIVE PAPERS. In addition, there are mandatory papers on Communication skill, Computer Application and Personality Development.

The hard core papers are fundamental in nature. These papers cannot be substituted by any other papers.

The soft-core papers are advanced papers. Each department will furnish you a list of soft core papers and you have to choose one/two papers. The soft core paper provides you the scope for advanced learning in the subject area- within the department

Elective papers are the concept papers and offered by each department. These papers are general in nature and you have the freedom to choose any one paper from any other department/school of study.

The hard core and soft core papers carry 3 to 6 credits while the elective has 2 credits. The mandatory papers carry two credits each, which have to be completed within first two semester to get masters degree. These essentially help you to prepare yourself to face the challenges of the world.


In general, students who have successfully completed the three-year degree course or any other degree course of Kuvempu University or any other University recognized as equivalent thereto by this University and/or who have qualified in the entrance examination shall be eligible for admission provided they possess minimum percentage of marks prescribed by the University.


The CBCS under Post-Graduate programme is for two academic years. Each academic year consists of two semesters and each semester comprises sixteen weeks of class work. You are not permitted to obtain the degree earlier than four semesters or not permitted to take more than four years.


In addition to 6 credits from the mandatory papers the minimum requirement to complete the respective masters degree is as follows :

For all M.A., M.Sc., and LLM courses   72 credits
For M.Com,  Management Studies and MP.Ed., courses   80 credits
For MCA and M.Sc. Tech courses 108 credits
For M.Ed course   40 credits
A 75% of attendance in each paper is mandatory and is a requirement to take up the examination. The attendance is the integral part of the Internal Assessment and carries the following weightage.
75% of attendance / semester 0 mark
75-80% of attendance 2 marks
80-85% of attendance 4 marks
85-90% of attendance 6 marks
90-95% of attendance 8 marks
95-100% of attendance 10 marks

Each semester is a Continuous Evaluation. The Evaluation process includes session tests, seminar, practical performance, fieldwork, regularity etc., (all are part of Internal Assessment) and regular examinations. The CBCS scheme is fully carry-over system.

Internal Assessment contains a total 50 mark and they are distributed to various components in the following manner :
Two session tests 20 marks

Seminar (to be assessed on the basis of writing,comprehension, communication, articulation, presentation skills)

10 marks
Practical performance & Field work/assignment 10 marks
Regularity and attendance 10 marks

If you appear for an improvement examination, the marks obtained in the Internal Assessment will not be revised. There is no improvement for internal assessment.

A minimum of Two session tests (minimum of two for each paper/ semester) will be conducted per paper per semester. Marks of two session test are taken into account for the compilation of grades. The marks list will be notified in the department notice board.
For the remaining 50 marks for each paper there will be a semester end examination of 3 hrs duration.

In case of subjects of Science faculty, there will be one end semester practical examination of three hours duration (50 marks/practical).

The project work is compulsory for the subjects of all faculties. The marks of the project work vary among faculties.
Your result will be declared provided:

You secure a minimum of 45% in each paper inclusive of internal assessment. Out 45%, a minimum of 18 marks shall be from theory paper

You must earn a minimum of 78 credits.
In any case, the marks of mandatory papers are not used for the declaration of result or for awarding classes

You can claim exemption from appearing for the examination in the theory paper/practical if you have passed in it in the previous examinations.


If you are seeking improvement in the results then you have to submit a representation along with a permissible fee to the Registrar (Evaluation) and surrender the degree certificate/provisional pass certificate/original marks cards of that semester within 15 days of announcement of result.


In CBCS there will be a grading system of declaration of the result you have secured in the examination. The Grade Point Average (GPA) is given to you based on your performance in examination. The GPA of each semester should be carried to next semester as Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).


A student who desires to challenge the marks awarded to him/her may do so by submitting an application along with a fee of Rs. 1000-00 per paper or the fee prescribed by the University from time to time to the Registrar (E) within 15 days from the date of announcement of the results. Such candidates shall be provided with a xerox copy of the answer book after concealing the name of the valuers.

The answer scripts for which challenge valuation is sought shall be sent to another external examiner. The average of the marks awarded in the challenge valuation and the marks of the earlier valuation.


A candidate shall successfully complete the P.G. Degree Course within four years from the date of admission. If there is no examination on the date of expiry, the immediate succeeding examination shall be the last examination.
Whenever the syllabus is revised, the candidates reappearing shall be allowed to appear for P.G. Degree examinations according to the old syllabus which has been revised in three chances within the period stipulated for the completion of the P.G. Course.
The semester scheme examination is a fully carry over system.


The CBCS provide you the flexibility to choose and study the relevant and interested papers during your mastersí degree programme and develop your own skill.

This enables you to improve your interdisciplinary ability and high degree of flexibility to choose papers within and between the departments

To improve the capacity to plan your own academic programmes
To monitor and review your own progress
To brings in you an enhanced awareness to know your own learning
The system helps to recognize and discuss your own strengths and weakness
You can improve your ability to recognize opportunities for learning and personal development outside the curriculum
The system forms a foundation for improved self-awareness of capacities, skills and capability that you are developing through higher education and other exposure.
You can develop a potential articulation
CBCS provides high flexibility of optional and elective papers to meet your subject and job providers demand
Observe the discipline and decorous behavior both inside and outside the campus
As soon as you got an admission, decide your Soft-core papers for that semester.

Consult the Director of the school to know the Elective papers offered for that semester and for necessary arrangement of mandatory paper.

Choose the right soft core and Elective paper suitable to your future plan of action
Be regular to all academic activities, which carry marks
Have a close interaction with subject teachers, discuss your problem with them
Organize your course component well in advance
Use CBCS to self motivate for competitive examination and to reach your future goals
Be active in all academic activities- participate in all seminars, group discussion and workshops being conducted as a part of CBCS
Use library and electronic media to update your knowledge and advances in the topics you selected to study
Share information with others and actively interact with teacher
Prepare your own study materials and notes based on class room lecture, special talks, group discussion and seminars
Do not indulge in any activity which will tend to bring down the prestige of the University
Do not waste your time
Do not expect too much too soon
Do not criticize your neighbors
Do not postpone any academic and course work for tomorrow
Do not hitchhike system for your incompetence
A teacher in CBCS is indeed a guide to orient you towards the subject that you opted for the mastersí degree.
Teacher will organise the class room teaching/coaching/ special lecturing/ group discussion and seminars of the particular subject
A teacher in this system will be an active tool for dissipation of latest knowledge to the student.
Teacher will thoroughly monitor the progress, activity, involvement, participation and articulation of each student
Teacher guide the student for the improvement of academic and personal quality of the student
Teacher evaluate the student both in internal assessment and in examination
On consultation, he/she will guide you how to take up entrance test, competitive examination and carrier oriented courses

A teacher will be an observer of your quality and progress in the academic and his remark carry a considerable weightage as a recommendation.