Each subject will be evaluated by the respective department of study. In-course assessments and end-of-course examination are held.
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.
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.
The IT co-module continues until the end of the first term and the first examination on the IT co-module is conducted at the beginning of term II. Results of the first examination are released 6-8 weeks after the date of the examination. For those who fail at the first examination of the IT co-module, the 2nd examination is held 6 weeks after the date of release of the results. The second examination results are released 4 weeks after the date of the examination.
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.
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.
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 Class Upper|
|70 or Above||First Class|
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.
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.
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.