Evaluation procedure

Each subject will be evaluated by the respective department of study.  In-course assessments and end-of-course examination are held.

In-course assessment

Respective Departments will conduct in course assessment examinations during the course.  Students must attend all in-course assessment examinations.  If any student absents at the in-course assessment for valid reason, the department concerned may conduct another examination either in written or oral form.  If students absent themselves for trivial reasons, they will be given zero mark for that examination.A portion of the final marks will be obtained from the in-course assessment marks.  The component of the in-course assessment marks will be carried over to all attempts of the candidate in that subject if the student fails to pass the subject at the first attempt.

End-of-course Examination

An examination is conducted at the end of each Phase.  A second examination will be conducted 6 weeks after releasing the results of the first examination.  Each subject will be examined separately.  Integrated examinations could be evolved when integrated teaching is introduced in due course.  Each examination will have many components such as MCQ, essay questions, practical, spot examination, viva and clinical examinations.  The components may vary according to the nature of the subject.  Attempts will be made to make the evaluation objective by giving structured questions for theory and converting conventional clinical and practical examinations into Objective Structured Clinical Examinations and Objective Structured Practical Examinations.

Eligibility to Sit for the First Examination for Medical Degrees

  • The subjects are Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology.
  • The student must have valid registration in the University.
  • The student must have passed the Information Technology examination.
  • The student must have passed the English examination.
  • The student must have at least 80% attendance in each component of all the subjects or the absence should have been excused by the Faculty and the Senate.
  • The student must have completed the course in all subjects and should have obtained the signature of each Head of each Department in the student record book and the application form.

Eligibility to Sit for the Part I of the Second Examination for Medical Degrees

  • The subjects are Microbiology and Parasitology.
  • The student must have valid registration in the University.
  • The student must have at least 80% attendance in each component of the three subjects or the absence should have been excused by the Faculty and the Senate.
  • The student must have completed the course in the subjects and should have obtained the signature of each Head of each Department in the student record book and the application form.

Eligibility to Sit for the Part II of the Second Examination for Medical Degrees

  • The subjects are Community Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Pathology and Pharmacology.
  • The student must have passed the PPDS examination.
  • The student must have at least 80% attendance in each component of the three subjects or the absence should have been excused by the Faculty and the Senate.
  • The student must have completed the course in the subjects and should have obtained the signature of each Head of each Department in the student record book and the application form.

Eligibility to Sit for the Final Examination for Medical Degrees

  • The subjects are Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and surgery.
  • The student must have valid registration in the University.
  • The student must have 100% attendance in clinical component.   Up to 10% absenteeism in Clinical component could be acceptable with prior permission of the Consultant.
  • The student must have completed the course in all the subjects and should have obtained the signature of each Head of each Department in the student record book and the application form.

Attempts and Excuses

The students must appear for the scheduled examinations.  The examination scheduled immediately after the completion of the course shall be deemed to be the first attempt.  Students will be allowed to sit 4 scheduled attempts at the first examination and 6 scheduled attempts at the other examinations.  If any student misses the scheduled examination for not fulfilling the above mentioned criteria or for any other reason, the student will be deemed to have failed that examination unless the absence at the examination is excused by the Faculty Board and the Senate.  If any student happens to be unable to appear at the examination due to ill health, the student should get examined by the UMO or a Consultant at the Teaching Hospital or a Government Medical Officer if the student is in a faraway place.  The medical certificate should be duly certified by the UMO and submitted to the Faculty Board within Two weeks.  Medical certificates or any appeal of excuses will not be accepted after the release of the results of the examination.

An additional grace chance may be granted for students who have not completed any examination within the stipulated number of attempts if the appeal of the student is accepted by the Faculty and approved by the Senate.

Summary of the Scheme of Evaluation

First attempt

 

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Subsequent Attempts

 

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PPDS

Type of Examination

Distribution of Marks- First examination Distribution of Marks- subsequent examinations

Details of evaluation – No. of hrs No. of question etc.

1

In Course Assessment

40

1.1

Beginning of term 1

20

2 SEQ- 1 hour

1.2

Beginning of term 2

20

2 SEQ- 1 hour

2

End of course

60

100

6 SEQ- 3 hour

 

IT CO MODULE

Theory (MT)

In course assessment:
Tutorial based tests 20%
Assessment tests 20%
End of course examination: 60%
Total 100%

Practical (MP)

In course assessment: 40%
End of course examination: 60%
Total 100%
Final Total (MF): MF = ( MT + MP )/2

 

ENGLISH CO MODULE  
In course assessment:    
Writing 10%
Listening 10%
Speech 10%
End of course examination:  
Grammar and reading comprehension 70%

 

SOCIOLOGY CO MODULE  
In Course assessment    
Presentation 20%
End of course Assessment  
Essay type 80%

 

Award of Pass, Fail, Distinctions and Class

Each examination of the pre, para and clinical courses will be independent and the results of one examination will not have any influence in other examination and the students will be awarded pass, class and distinctions for each examination separately.  When the curriculum progresses to higher levels of integration, the results of the examination could be cumulated at the end of the course.

Award of Pass in a Subject

  • The students should obtain the marks of 50% or above and obtain the qualifying marks in the specified components to pass any subject.
  • Qualifying marks are 40% in the theory component [MCQ and Essay] in each of the pre-clinical and para-clinical subjects.  Qualifying marks for the clinical subjects are, 45% in theory [MCQ and Essay] and 50% in clinical component [short case and long case in Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics and Psychiatry and Obstetric & Gynaecological cases in Obstetrics & Gynaecology].

Award of Fail and Referred in an examination

  • Any student who fails to appear at any scheduled examination will be deemed to have failed that examination [First and Final Examinations for medical degrees] or part of the examination [Part I or Part II of the Second Examination for medical degrees] unless an excuse is accepted by the Faculty Board and approved by the Senate.
  • If any student obtains less than 25% in any one subject, the student will be failing the entire examination irrespective of the marks obtained in other subjects.
  • If any student obtains less than 50% in all subjects, the student will have failed in the examination.
  • If any student fails to obtain the qualifying marks, the student will fail in that subject irrespective of the total marks obtained.
  • If the student passes one or more subjects and fails to pass in other subjects, the student will be deemed to have referred in the unsuccessful subjects.

Award of Pass and Class Honours

Pass will be awarded to students when they obtain pass marks in all subjects of the course.  Class Honours will be awarded to students only if they complete the course in the first scheduled attempt and obtain average marks for that examination as follows:

Range of Marks Award
50-59 Pass
60-64 Second Class Lower
65-69 Second ClassUpper
70 or above First Class

Award of Distinction

Distinctions in subjects will be awarded to students who got 70% or above in any subject if they have got pass marks in all subjects of the examination at the first scheduled attempt.

Releasing Results

When the marks of all subjects of an examination are received by the Dean, a Pre-Result Board will be convened by the Dean.  The Pre-Result Board will comprise the relevant Heads of Departments, all examiners who took part in that examination and the Assistant Registrar.  The marks will be analyzed and scrutinized and sent to the Examination branch of the University.  The students who obtain fail in subjects will be notified by the Dean, subject to confirmation by the Result Board and the Senate.  The date of notifying failures will be the first day for counting 6 weeks to conduct the second examination.

The Vice Chancellor will convene a Result Board to finalize the results and submit the result for confirmation by the Senate.  The Result Board will scrutinize the marks again and work out the distinctions, class honours, passes, failures and prizes.

Award of Bachelor of Medical Science [BMSc]

The degree of BMSc will be awarded to those students who wish to leave the University after successful completion of the Second Examination for Medical Degrees.

The BMSc could be converted to MBBS provided the students return within a period of 5 years from the date of award of BMSc and complete the MBBS within the remaining period to make the maximum period of 10 years in the University.