(a) Grade and Point Values
A student’s performance in a subject is reflected by the grade received. The relationship between the grade and the point value is as shown below:
The Relationship Between Grade and Point Value
Point Value for Postgraduate
(b) Passing Grade
The general passing grade in all subjects is a B and above.
(c) Accumulating Point
i.The points are counted by taking the total credit hours for a particular subject and multiplying it with the grade received for a particular subject. For example, a student who receives an A in Principles of Management which carries 3 credit hours receives 12 point for the subject (3 hours x 4.00 point value for an A)
ii.The total point is the total of all points accumulated by a student from all subjects taken in one semester.
(d) Calculating the GPA and CGPA
The Grade Point Average (GPA) is defined as the total grade point received by a student in a semester divided by the number of credit hours counted in the semester. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is defined as the total grade point accumulated from all semesters divided by the total credit hours counted.
(e) Repeating Failed Subjects
A student who obtained F in any subject is required to repeat the subject. For the purpose of calculating the CGPA, the new grade will be counted.
(f) Repeating Subjects for Grade Improvement
A student is allowed to improve his grade by repeating the subject in the programme of their study. For CGPA calculation the better grade will be counted.
(g) Status Indicators Other Than Grades
Other than the A, B, C, D, F above, the following status indicators are also used to illustrate a student’s performance:
i.“I” = Incomplete
This status is awarded to a student who is unable to sit for an examination or is unable to complete assignments, like projects in the time given due to illness verified by a Medical Officer or for other reasons with the approval of the Dean. The student who obtained the ‘I’ grade is required to sit for a supplementary examination as replacement for the initial examination or has to complete the incomplete assignment at a date to be fixed by the Dean. Appropriate time extensions will be considered.
ii.‘I’ status is also accorded to the following cases:
•Non submission of Assignment and absent from Final Exam
•Submission of Assignments only and absent from Final Exam
•Non submission of Assignments but sat for Final Exam.
iii.IP = In Progress
This status is given to students who have completed the coursework of a subject but yet to sit for the final examination in the same semester. This status indicates the work progress of the students before a final grade is awarded in the later semester. A student is required to sit for the final examination within the next three (3) consecutive semesters and if he fails to do so, he needs to re-register for the subject.
iv.CT = Credit Transfer
This status is given to students who have been granted credit transfers for certain subjects in accordance with the relevant regulations. In such cases, students will be regarded as having received the credit hours for the relevant subjects.
v.S or U = Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory
Research work is graded either as Satisfactory “S” or Unsatisfactory “U”. No point value is given to the research work and thus it is not computed in the cumulative or semester grade point average.
vi.W = Subject Withdrawal
This status is given to students who withdraw from a subject within the allocated time as provided for in 5 (4). The W status will not be calculated in the GPA.
vii.AU = Audit
This status will be given to students who have registered for a subject but do not take part in the assessments.
IGNOU - The Indira Gandhi National Open University named after the ex-Prime Minister of India- Late. Smt. Indira Gandhi is the world's largest university. It was established in the year 1985 under an act of Parliament with the aim of delivering quality higher education, in various disciplines, through distance learning to three categories of students:
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It has contributed significantly to the development of higher education in the country through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.
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