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Academic Rules and regulation

 ACADEMIC REGULATIONS FOR B.F.Sc.  DEGREE COURSE IN THE FACULTY OF FISHERIES

 READ: 1.  Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University Act, 1998.

 2.  Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University Statutes, 2002.

 3.  Government of Maharashtra G.R. No. eifo@2404@idz&73@inqe&1 dated 10-01-  

      2005 regarding sanction of College of Fishery Science.

             4.  Academic Regulations and curriculum for the degree programme in Fishery

                  Science.

  1. MAFSU Academic Council Resolution No.21/6/2005 dated 13-05-2005 regarding Academic Regulation of B.F.Sc.

 

1. Short Title and Commencement:

 

 

(i)

These Academic Regulations shall be called the “Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University– Bachelor of Fisheries Science Academic Regulations for degree course in the Faculty of Fisheries under Semester System.  

 

(ii)

These Regulations shall be in accordance with the provisions specified in the MAFSU Act, 1998, MAFSU Statutes, 2002 and ICAR Publications 3/99.

 

(iii)

These Regulations shall come in force from the Academic Year 2008-09.

2. Definitions:

 

 In these Regulations unless the context otherwise requires-

 

(i)

“Academic year” means the period of academic programme normally commencing on or after 1st July in the academic year and ending on or before the 30th June of the following calendar year excluding the period of Semester-End Examination and Semester break.

 

(ii)

“Advisor/ Counselor” means an Academic Officer who will help a batch of students assigned to him in planning of their studies and foster close personal relationship.

 

(iii)

“Candidate” means an applicant who desires to seek admission to the first year of B.F.Sc. Degree Course in the University.

 

(iv)

“College:  means the College(s) established / may be established with the objective to impart instructions for Bachelor of Fisheries Science degree in Maharashtra State.

 

(v)

“Competent Authority” means the Authority of the Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur and /or its constituent colleges / centers.  Depending upon the context, it may include the Vice-Chancellor, the Dean(s), Associate Dean(s), the Head(s) of the institute, the Registrar, the Deputy Registrar(s), the Controller of Examinations, the Director of Students Welfare, the Hostel Warden(s) and/ or Head(s) of the teaching Departments of the University and/ or such other authorities connected with the affairs of the University as may be designated by the Vice-Chancellor to be such competent authority.

 

(vi)

“Contact hours” for a course means the total clock hours per week per semester per theory and practical in respect of  a course.

 

(vii)

“Credit hour” means the weekly unit of work recognized for any particular course as per the course syllabus by the University.  A lecture class of one hour per week shall be counted as one credit of theory, whereas a practical class of two hours duration shall count as one credit hour for practical.

 

(viii)

“Credit load” means the quantum of credits undertaken by a student in a semester.

 

(ix)

“Credit point” means the product of credit hours and grade point obtained by a student in a course (successfully passed)  is the credit point of that course.

 

(x)

“Course” means a unit of instruction or a segment of subject matter as specified in the course curriculum to be covered in a semester.  It has a specified number, title and credits as may be determined from time to time by the competent authority of the University.

 

(xi)

“Course content”  means a concise outline of the course.

 

(xii)

“Cumulative Grade Point Average” (C.G.P.A.) means the quotient of the total Credit Points obtained by a student in all courses during the degree programme, divided by the total number of Credit Hours successfully completed.

 

(xii)

“Degree / Degree Course” means the course of study in Fisheries namely, Bachelor of Fisheries Science.

 

(xiii)

“Department” means a department established and designated as such by the Statute with reference to the subject or group of subjects, to provide training opportunities to meet the requirements for the Degree course programme.

 

(xiv)

“Fisheries Science” means the science of fish and fisheries related to aquaculture, processing, disease management and marketing of fish.

 

(xv)

“Grade Point” means the actual percentage of the marks obtained by a student in a particular course of a particular semester divided by 10 and expressed up to two decimal places.

 

(xvi)

“Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) means the sum of all Credit Points divided by the sum of Credit Hours of all the courses (successfully completed) of that semester.

 

(xvii)

“Head of the Department” means the Senior Academic Officer principally responsible for teaching, research and extension education in the Department of the University.

 

(xviii)

“Head of the Institute” means the Dean or the Associate Dean of the College or Institute principally responsible for the administration of the college or the institute.

 

(xix)

“Head of the Section” means the Academic Officer who is working as In-Charge of the section and is responsible for teaching, research and extension activities of the section at the college/institute/ center.

 

 

 

 

(xx)

“I.C.A.R.” means the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.

 

(xxi)

“MAFSU Act, 1998” means the “Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University Act, 1998.

 

(xxii)

“Section” mean a unit of teaching and/ or research and/ or extension education of College/ Institute/ Center.

 

(xxiii)

“Semester” means the period consisting of minimum 95 instructional days, excluding the period of Semester End Examination and Semester break.

 

(xxiv)

“Statutes” means the Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University Statutes, 2002, made under the provision existing in the Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University Act, 1998.

 

(xxv)

“Student” means a candidate who is enrolled in a Fisheries College recognized by the University for receiving instructions for qualifying himself for B.F.Sc. degree certificate or other academic distinction conferred by the University.

 

(xxvi)

“Syllabus and Curriculum” means a series of courses selected and designed to provide instructions to meet the prescribed requirements as specified by ICAR and Academic Council, MAFSU, for B.F.Sc. degree programme.

 

(xxvii)

Term” means the first or second half of an academic year, which includes the period from the date of registration for the semester till the declaration of result of that semester (approximately 26 weeks).

 

(xxviii)

“University” means the “Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Seminary Hills, Nagpur (MAFSU) constituted under section XVII of Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University Act, 1998.

 

(xxix)

Words and expressions used in the MAFSU Act, 1998, MAFSU Statutes, 2002 and ICAR Regulations 3/99 and not defined in these regulations shall have the meaning assigned to them in MAFSU Act, Statutes and ICAR Regulations as the case may be.

3.

Course of study:

 

(1)

Duration of Degree Programme:

 

 

(i) A degree course of B.F.Sc. shall comprise a course of study consisting of updated curriculum and syllabus spread over for Four academic years (Eight Semesters) and successful completion of all credit hours provided in the syllabus.

 

 

(ii)   During the course of study, there shall be compulsory “Hands-on Training” (Experiential Learning) in VII Semester and

      In-plant Training in VIII Semester as per the programme approved by the Academic Council.

 

 

(iii)Academic year shall be divided in two semesters each of minimum 95 instructional days.  Date of registration, commencement of instructions, Semester-End Examination, end of semester and academic year etc. shall be determined by the University from  time to time and notified accordingly.

 

(2)

Maximum Duration

 

 

 A student admitted to the B.F.Sc. Degree Programme in the University shall complete the degree programme within a maximum time limit of 8 academic years from the date of first registration i.e. within a total consecutive period of 16 semesters, failing which, he/she shall have to discontinue his/her studies and the admission of the student shall be cancelled. 

 

(3)

Medium of Instruction

 

 

 The medium of Instruction shall be English.

 

(4)

Medical Examination

 

 

(i)  Medical Examination is compulsory for all the students admitted during the first year and the same shall be got done from the Civil Surgeon/ Medical Officer as may be directed by the University /Head of the Institute before the end of the first semester.  If a student is medically unfit, the Head of the Institute will inform the concerned student and his/her parents/ guardians for rectification of the defects. Else, he/she is liable to be discontinued from the University. Such cases shall be reported to the Registrar for taking necessary action.  If a student fails to appear for the medical examination arranged by the University/ Head of the Institute, he/ she will have to get himself/ herself medically examined from the above mentioned medical authorities at his/her own expenses and produce examination report within the period specified by the College authorities.  In case, he/she fails to produce the medical examination report within the specified time, his/she admission shall stand cancelled.

 

 

(ii)  At any time during the course of the Degree Programme, the student may be directed to get himself medically examined by the Competent Authority, as and when may deem fit.

 

(5)

Orientation:

 

 

The Head of the Institute shall organize the orientation  programme before the commencement of classes of the first semestser involving the Head(s) of Section(s) / Department(s) and teachers of the College. The Administrative, Research and Extension staff at the campus shall also be involved.  The programme shall be aimed at providing the new entrants a feel of the campus and the course, and to introduce them with the staff.  

 

(6).

System of Teaching:

 

 

The four year degree programme of B.F.Sc. is imparted under semester system, with compulsory “Hands-on Training” (Experiential Learning) in VII semester and In-plant Training in VIII Semester of the degree course. The I, III, V  and VII semesters are taught in the first term and the II, IV, VI and VIII semesters in the second term.  The exact schedule of the Semesters shall be announced in an academic calendar declared by the University upon the commencement of the academic year.

 

(7)

System of Evaluation:

 

 

The system of evaluation is based on internal evaluation during the semester through practicals, mid-term examinations, trainings and external evaluation through Semester-end (Theory and Practical) Examination(s).

4.

Admission:

 

(i)

Selection of candidates for admission to first semester of B.F.Sc. Degree course shall be made in accordance with the provisions and Regulations made in this behalf by the University and as per the guidelines of the ICAR from time to time.

 

(ii)

Fees levied on account of enrolment, tuition, hostel, library, gymkhana, examination and other items shall subject to the provision of clause 12 as may be determined by the University from time to time.

 

(iii)

Candidates selected provisionally for admission to a degree programme shall report on the due date mentioned in the admission letter,  to the Associate Dean/ Principal/ Dean of the respective college during the period notified for this purpose by the Registrar of the University and shall receive necessary directives for registration from the Associate Dean/ Principal/ Dean of the College.

 

(iv)

Admission is incomplete without registration of required courses, relevant to degree programme.  Hence, all students admitted to the degree programme shall go through the process of registration in person on the notified date except in I semester.

 

(v)

In-absentia registration shall not be allowed in any case.

 

(vi)

Enrolment Number

After completion of the admission process, the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal shall send within a period of one month, the enrolment form in duplicate stating all the information of the students admitted, along with the applications of the students and migration certificates if any, to the Registrar of the University.

       The Registrar shall allot enrolment number to each student and communicate the same to the Head of the Institute for notification.

       A student already enrolled in a University other than the MAFSU, shall have to produce a Migration Certificate, within three months from the date of his first registration, failing which, he/she shall not be enrolled and his/ her admission shall stand automatically cancelled.

 

(vii)

Identity Card

 

 

An Identity Card, duly authenticated by the Head of the Institute, shall be issued to every enrolled student.  It shall be carried by him /her at all times and shown as and when required. In case the Identity Card is lost, a duplicate Identity Card shall be issued on payment of a prescribed fee.  The Identity Card shall be renewed every year.

 

(viii)

Refund of fees on cancellation of admission

 

 

A student shall get 50% refund of tuition fee, 100% caution money and 100% examination fee if he/she desires to cancel his/her  admission for bonafide reasons and applies for cancellation of admission within one month after his/her registration for first Semester.  However, only 100% caution money may be refunded after cancellation of admission at any time (except I Semester) during the degree course or completion of the degree course.  Such refund however, shall be materialized only on production of the original receipts.  If a student does not claim the college caution money within three months after completion of degree course, the amount shall be deposited to the Students’ Aid Fund.        

5.

Registration and Eligibility Criteria:

 

  (1)

Registration shall consist of -

 

 

(a)  Payment of University/ College/Hostel fees and other fees / charges by the student himself/ herself to the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal of the constituent college.  In-absentia registration is not permitted in any case.    

 

 

(b)  A student shall register to various courses in a semester in consultation with the respective counselor and depositing with the Associate Dean/ Principal of the College, the registration form (Roster form) duly filled in and signed by the student and counselor.

 

 

(c)   After receipt of the registration forms (roster form) from the student, the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal of the College shall prepare the list of the students and forward the same to the Registrar normally within a month.  

 

 

(d)   A student shall be allowed to register for the courses of V,VI, VII and VIII semesters if he has successfully completed all the courses up to and including II, III, IV and V semester, respectively

        However, if a student  after availing the facility under the provision of clause 5(i)(d) and fails to clear the course(s) of that lower semester in the Semester-end Examination and /or Compartment Examination, and therefore is not eligible to register for any semester in the subsequent term, due to not offering the course(s) normally by the University, as per the prescribed programme, may be straight way got admitted and registered by the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal to the appropriate semester on application of the student, in subsequent term.  

 

 

(e)  Late Registration:

 

 

(i) A student seeking admission to semester other than the first shall be permitted by the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal on payment of a late fee of Rs 100/- per day or as may be prescribed by the University from time to time up to a period of 5 working days excluding the day notified for registration. No registration shall be permitted on expiry of this period on any ground except the student who may be eligible for registration to higher semester due to revision in his result after scrutiny of answer book(s) under the clause 9 of these Regulations. However, for genuine reason with the permission of Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, on payment of Rs 200/- per day or as may be prescribed by the University from time to time, registration shall be permitted within  additional maximum 5 days.

 

 

(ii)    After the last day of registration (including the period specified for late registration), the student shall not be permitted to register in that semester.  However, within two months from the last date of registration, he/she shall have to obtain written permission of the Head of the Institute for the registration of the next semester, whenever due, provided he/she shall pay the fees of the semester(s) in which he/she did not register.  If he/she fails to do so, his/her name shall be removed from the University roll and his/ her admission shall stand cancelled. 

 

(2)

Eligibility Certificate:

 

 

Students who are provisionally admitted in this University shall have to apply in the prescribed form along with the true copies of the testimonials for eligibility immediately on his registration.  Each student shall pay eligibility certificate fees as prescribed by the University.

 

 

(a)  Students migrating from the Universities or statutory examining bodies other than the Maharashtra State and seeking admission in this University shall be required to pay the fee as prescribed by the University for issue of eligibility certificate.  No student from other University or statutory body shall finally be admitted to any institution/ college constituent or affiliated to this University without production of an eligibility certificate signed by the Registrar of the University.

 

(b)   While applying for an eligibility certificate, the applicant shall have to attach with his application the attested copies of the following documents.

      (b-1)  A statement of marks/ grade card/ transcript of the last  

                qualifying examination passed.

      (b-2)  A passing certificate of the last qualifying examination.

      (b-3) A migration certificate for the students outside the Maharashtra State: A student already enrolled in a University / Board other than the Maharashtra State shall have to produce a migration certificate, within 3 months from the date of his first registration, failing which he/she shall not be enrolled and the admission shall stand automatically cancelled.     

 

(c)   In case of students coming from Board/ Universities outside India, the examination conducted by such Universities or examining bodies, shall be given general equivalence according to the rules prescribed for standard of passing and after verifying the course catalogues/ syllabus, etc.  In absence of this, students possessing qualifications of such Universities/ Boards, etc., shall be deemed to have been provisionally admitted on merit of each individual case.  The Registrar of the University shall finally confirm such provisional admission only after the issue of an eligibility certificate before the end of first semester.  If he/she fails to submit the certificate, his/her semester end result shall not be declared and he/she shall not be permitted to register for second semester.

6.

 

Transfer of student:

 

 

 

a) A student studying in a recognized College of Fishery Sciences may be transferred to another recognized College of Fishery Sciences under the Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur.  In such case, the incumbent on successful completion of I and II semesters shall apply to the Registrar within a one month afeter the date of registration for Third Semester of B.F.Sc. through the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal of the College/ Institute with his No Objection Certificate.  The Registrar may then, admit (on transfer basis) the said student after reviewing the position of the college of student’s interest.

 

(b)      The number of students transferring from one college to another college during the period of one year shall be to the maximum limit of 5 per cent of its intake capacity as per the merit.

 

(c)      In case of the transferred student, his/her academic record such as courses completed and grade/ grade points etc. secured also shall be      

transferred.

 

(d)    Transfer of student, however, will not be permitted in case of student who has been expelled by the authority of the University or constituent or affiliated college as a punishment for act of misconduct.

7.

Readmission:

 

 

A student who leaves the college with the prior permission of the Associate Dean/Dean/ Principal at the end of any semester may be readmitted by the Registrar of the University on request of the student within two years of leaving the college and on recommendation of the Head of the Institute, provided that the said curriculum of the studies is in vogue.  Such permission and readmission shall be granted only once during the entire degree programme to that particular student.  The student shall have to complete his studies within the period stipulated in clause 3(2),

         However, in a most genuine case, where after enrolment/ registration of a student is finalized and  it is beyond  the control of the student to continue the attendance at the classes of any semester due to his severe illness, accident, riots or heavy natural calamity, he may inform the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal about his inability to attend the classes.  In such case, the condition of completion of the semester shall not be applicable. 

8.

Counseling System:

 

(i)

The Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal of the College shall group the students, on their admission, in to convenient batches. Each such batch of students shall be assigned normally for the entire duration of their education at the college, to an Advisor/ Counselor who shall be an Academic Officer of that college.

 

(ii)

The Advisor/ Counselor will establish and foster close relationship with the students assigned to him by having periodical meetings (either with the entire batch of students or with each student separately, as often as may be necessary) and shall endeavour to know their problems and provide remedial actions /solution thereof in consultation with the course teacher(s) and the Head of the Institute concerned. The Counselor shall conduct the monthly meeting to review the overall performance of all the students assigned to him and submit the report to the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal of the College and inform his parents, if necessary.

 

(iii)

The Advisor/ Counselor shall advise the students in their personal difficulties, help them in planning their academic programme and review their academic progress and overall performance.

 

(iv)

The Advisor/Counselor shall maintain record of the students assigned to him, in the format prescribed by the University.

 

(v)

Only the designated Advisor/Counselor shall sign the roster form of the student.  However, the concerned Head of the Section/ Department or the Head of the Institute may sign the roster form under a genuine case.

 

(vi)

Any representation from the students shall be routed through their respective Advisor/ Counselor to the Head of the Institute.

9.

Courses, Credits, Curriculum, System of Teaching, Examination and Evaluation:

 

(1)

As per the MAFSU Statute No. 7(1)(C), the subjects/ disciplines comprised in the Faculty of Fisheries shall be as under:

 

 

        1. Fisheries Biology

 

 

        2. Aquaculture

 

 

        3. Fisheries Technology (Fish Processing Technology &

            Microbiology

 

 

        4. Fisheries Engineering

 

 

        5. Fisheries Resources, Economics, Statistics and Extension

            Education.

 

 

        6.* Fisheries Hydrography (*As per ICAR Publication  

             No. ICAR/ED(A) PUB-3/99)

 

(2)

 The details of the courses, credits and curricula of the B.F.Sc. Degree Programme shall be such as may be determined from time to time by the Academic Council on recommendation by the Faculty of Fisheries and respective Board of Studies.

 

(3)

The student admitted to the degree programme shall be taught and evaluated through Course-Credit system as prescribed by the University and as per the ICAR guidelines.

 

(4)

Medium of Instructions shall be English.

 

(5)

The syllabus comprising of 172 credits is the minimum requirement for a programme leading to B.F.Sc. degree.  Semester wise distribution of courses, credit and details given in the course catalogues approved by the Academic council shall be followed.

 

(6)

Credit Load:

 

 

(a)  A student shall not register for more than 22 credits in a semester.  However, the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal may permit on recommendation of the Counselor a credit load not exceeding 25 credits as a special case.

 

 

(b)  Subject to the provision of sub-clause (a) above, a student may, within a period of 6 (six) weeks from the date of registration with prior consent of the Counselor, concerned teacher of the subject and Head of the Department of the Section withdraw/offer any course.  All such changes on approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal shall be communicated to the Registrar, immediately.

 

(7)

Attendance

 

 

       (i)  Every student shall have to attend all lectures, practical, library work, extension education campaigns, visits, study tours and meetings with teachers, counselors etc.  However, under exceptional circumstances and on application of the student, the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal may exempt the student from attending the study tours.

       (ii) Each teacher shall have to maintain a record of students’ attendance in a register for each course taught by him in a semester. Such record of attendance shall consist of number of lectures/ practical held and number of lectures / practical attended by a student.  This record shall be submitted to the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal at the end of each semester.  Students having less than 75% attendance in a course shall not be eligible to appear in a Semester-End Theory and Practical Examinations of the concerned course.  However, the Head of the Institute, on valid reason, may condone the shortage of attendance up to a maximum of 15%. 

(iii)     Attendance shall be counted from the date of commencement of classes of the semester.

(iv)     Attendance of students participating in extra-co-curricular activities at University/ College level shall be considered by the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal during the period of participation.

(v)      If a student fails to attend 75% of the total number of lectures, practical in a laboratory or a field work of a course, held during the semester, irrespective of his/her date of registration, he/she shall not be eligible to appear at the Semester-End Examination and shall be declared failed in that course due to short of attendance. Such a student shall repeat the course whenever next offered.  The maximum number of such attempts shall be subject to observance of the stipulated maximum duration of the degree course as specified in Clause 3(2) of these Regulations.

(vi)        The Head of the Institute shall notify under intimation to the Head of the Section/ Department and concerned Course Teacher, the non-eligibility of a student to appear in the examination due to short of attendance 7 days prior to the commencement of the Semester-end Examination and the notice to this effect shall be displayed on the Notice Board of the college.

(vii)      If all the students of a class remain absent enmass from all the scheduled classes of all the courses of the semester for a continuous period exceeding 15 days in a semester, the semester may be declared as cancelled by the Head of the Institute with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor and the fees etc. paid by the students shall be forfeited.  Such a semester shall be counted towards maximum duration requirement for completion of degree course.         

 

(8)

The student shall undergo compulsory “Hands-on Training” (Experiential Learning) in VII semester and In-plant Training in VIII Semester of the degree course, as per the course catalogues approved by the Academic Council.

 

(9)

Examination and Evaluation:

 

 

         A student’s progress in a course shall be judged through well spread out periodical examinations in 10.00 Point Scale.   

 

 

 

(a) Weightage:

 

The relative weightage of marks to the various examinations conducted, class work and records maintained during the semester shall be as under:

 

       Theory          Mid-term Examination                      20%

                            Semester-end Examination                80%

 

       Practical       Record of Class work                        20%

                            Semester-end Examination                80%

 

       If Viva-voce is conducted at the Semester-end Practical Examination, the marks allotted to Viva-voce shall not exceed 10% of the total marks allotted to the Practical Examination.

 

 

 

 (b) The Mid-Term Theory examination shall be conducted at the College level by the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal when approximately half the course (50%) is completed.  It shall consist of the theory paper of 1 hour duration.

 

         It shall be an internal evaluation and   Record of class work in case of Practical shall also be assessed internally by respective course teachers.

         The Semester-end Theory and Practical Examination’s schedule shall be prepared by the University.  The duration of the Semester-end Theory and Practical Examinations shall be as under:

 

 

      Theory Examination          1 Credit Course          =  2 hours

                                                 2 Credit Course          =  3 hours

 

      Practical Examination        1 Credit Courses     = Minimum 2 hours

      (for a batch of 16 - 20        2 Credit Course     = Minimum 3 hours

       students).

 

          The Semester-End Examination shall be conducted by the University after the end of each semester. The Question Paper of the Theory Examination shall normally be set and evaluated by an external examiner covering the entire syllabus prescribed for the semester.

          No student shall be examined in more than 2 practical courses in a day.

 

(i)  The allocation of marks between the theory and practical examinations shall be proportionate to the number of credits (e.g., a course with 2 credits for theory work and 1 credit for practical, the allocation of marks between theory and practical examinations shall be in the proportion of 2:1).

 

(ii)(a)   Semester End Theory and Practical examinations shall be conducted at the respective Fisheries Colleges under the supervision of Dean/Associate Dean/ Principal/ Evaluator. 

      (b)   For Semester-End Examination evaluation, External Examiners be appointed by the University. 

 

 (iv)  The Dean/ Associate Dean. Principal shall ensure that a student’s grade card containing information regarding the courses offered, Result. Grade Points, Credit Points and G.P.A. etc.  obtained and the student’s academic status is made available to him and the counselor before the end of term.

 

(10)

Grading and Declaration of Class:

 

 

(i)                 The gradation shall be in 0-10 Point Scale on the basis of CGPA obtained by the student, on completion of the degree programme,  following divisions shall be awarded

 

Pass Class

Second Class

First Class

First Class with Distinction

5.50 to 5.99

6.00 to 7.49

7.50 to 8.49

8.50 and above

 

(ii)  Student securing less than 55.00 per cent marks in Theory and Practical examinations in the course shall be declared as failed in that course.

     

 

(11)

“Only for the examination” (Repeat examination)

 

(i)      Student fulfilling the minimum required attendance but failed in the course(s) shall apply for the Semester-End Examination directly without attending the classes in that course(s).  Such student shall have to register by filling the said course(s) in the roster form by payment of prescribed fees per course.  The marks secured in Mid-term Theory examination and record of class work shall be carried over.  Such repeat courses shall not be considered for the maximum credit load prescribed for the semester as in 8(6)(a).

 

(ii)     Subject to the condition laid down under clause 8(6)(a), such failed student shall have an option to appear in mid-term examination by filling up the roster form and payment of prescribed fees whenever the course is offered.

 

(iii)   If a student fails to appear or appears but fails in regular examination shall reappear for examination whenever conducted.  The passing grade so obtained in repeat examination shall be indicated with letter “R” beside the Credit Point in the Transcript.  The number  along with letter “R” in the final Transcript will indicate the  number of times the course was repeated by the student due to failure. 

 

(12)

Facility of Writer

 

 

(i)   If a student is temporarily incapable and /or unable to write the answers himself/herself at the time of any examination, the Head of the Institute may provide a writer to assist the examinee.

 

(ii)   The writer so provided shall be preferably a non-graduate of other faculty.

 

(iii)  The expenses incurred for the services of the writer shall be born by the student concerned.

 

(iv)  Separate seating arrangement for such student and hisher writer shall be made by the Head of the Institute.

10.

 

Scrutiny and Change of Grade/Result

 

 

Declaration of result , scrutiny and change of result

(i)   Result of the Mid Term Examination shall be declared by the concerned course teacher through Head of Section/ Department/ Associate Dean within fortnight of the End of the Mid Semester Examination.

 

         If, after declaring the result of mid term examination, a teacher/ student discovers any omission, mistake or any discrepancy, he/she shall immediately request the Head of the Department/Section to effect appropriate correction in the result.  Such corrections shall normally be reported by the teacher to the Head of the Department/Section and by later to the Associate Dean/ Principal of the college within seven days of display of result.

 

(ii)   The result of Semester-End Examination shall be declared as per the schedule given by the Controller of Examinations.

        A student may within a period of 3 working days from the date of announcement of the results of Semester-End Examination with a deposit of Rs. 100/- per subject or as prescribed by the University from time to time, request the Registrar/ Controller of Examination through Associate Dean for re-totaling the marks obtained and for calculation of the GPA. The Registrar/Controller of Examination shall inform the change in marks and GPA if any, after re-totaling to the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal. 

There is no provision for revaluation.

11.

 

Unfair means

 

 

(i)  The Associate Dean/ Principal of the college shall have the primary responsibility of preventing and dealing with the case of preparation, attempt, abatement and use of unfair means in Mid-Term examination and Semester-End Examination.

 

(ii)   The concerned teacher or Invigilator, who during the course of examination notices or to whose notice it has been brought that a student is preparing, attempting, abetting in use of or is actually using or has used unfair means in any of the examinations shall seize all the incriminating material, including the answer books from the student and shall issue a fresh answer book to the student asking him/her to solve the remaining question(s) within the rest of the examination period.

 

(iii)  The teacher or invigilator concerned shall on the very day of the alleged preparation for or attempt of abatement in use or actual use of unfair means by a student in any of the examinations, report to the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal through In-Charge of Examination (if appointed).  The occurrence of the said alleged preparation, attempt, abatement with records (including both the answer books) and evidence in support to the same.

 

(iv)   On receipt of the report referred to in Clause (iii) above, the Dean/ Associate Dean/ Principal of the College shall himself/herself hold inquiry into the alleged preparation, attempt and abatement or actual use of unfair means in the examination, within 3 days.  The concerned student shall be given an opportunity to be he

   

Appendix-I

9(8).1. Rules for ‘Hands-on Training’ (Experiential Learning) and ‘In-Plant Training’

9(8).1.1. Every student of B.F.Sc. degree course shall be required to undergo compulsory “Hands-on Training” (Experiential Learning) during VII Semester and “In-Plant Training” during VIII semester to the satisfaction of the University so as to be eligible for the award of the degree of B.F.Sc.

9(8).1.2. The student may opt for any one of the two Modules selected by the University for “Hands-on Training” (Experiential Learning).

9(8).1.3. Compulsory “Hands-on training’ (Experiential Learning) during VII semester shall include a full time training under module opted by him and the student will devote whole time to the training and will not be allowed to accept a whole time or part time job paid or otherwise anywhere else.

9(8).1.4. During the period of ‘In-Plant Training’ in VIII semester, of 17 weeks/ as per academic calendar issued by the University, the students shall be paid consolidated remuneration in the form of stipend as may be decided by the University/Institution from time to time.

9(8).1.5. Attendance will be compulsory. The candidate will be entitled for 06 days casual leave. The leave cannot be claimed as a matter of right until and unless the sanctioning authority sanctions it. If a student willfully absents from the ‘In-plant Training’ even if for part of a day or during off hour’s duty (including Sundays/holidays) he/she may be treated absent for that day. The candidate will be required to undergo training for the additional days in lieu of the absence period and stipend/allowance will not be paid for these days or extended period/repeater period.

9(8).1.6. The trainings (VII and VIII semester) shall be supervised and monitored by a committee constituted by the Dean/Associate Dean under his/her chairmanship including among others the representative/coordinator for the said programme. This committee shall co-ordinate and monitor effective implementation of the training from time to time.

9(8).1.7. Details of day to day work, posting and duration needs to be worked out by the respective Colleges as per their need and infrastructural facilities.

9(8).1.8. Functions, responsibilities and duties of trainee students:

                          I.Participation with teaching facility in the daily routine farm/industry work.

                     II.Sharing the emergency and night duties on farm/fish processing units including Sundays and Holidays.

                   III.Participation with the staff of the place of the posting in fish farm and Fish Processing practice (Production or Processing)

                   IV.The trainee will maintain good conduct and high moral standards.

9(8).1.9. The student shall maintain a log book of day to day work which may be verified and certified by the supervisor under whom he/she works. In addition the students will prepare a brief project report on the basis of his/her case study, work experience and findings under the guidance of concerned department. This shall be based on his/her own study during respective semester. Such reports can be supervised by the concerned. The students shall present such report during their oral examination at the end of the training.

9(8).1.10. The semester wise evaluation programme will be considered. The ‘Hands-on Training’ for VII semester comprising of 20 credits will be evaluated by the committee appointed by the Dean/Associate Dean of respective college. Each credit will carry 50 marks. The evaluation will be done by committee comprising of the faculty mostly of the concerned departments. The total marks would be 1000 in each semester. The distribution of marks for evaluation for one credit would be as under:

                        Viva- 20%

                        Report writing & Documentation- 50%

                        Presentation- 30%

9(8).1.11. The evaluation of performance of students during the ‘In-Plant Training’ (VIII semester - 20 credits) shall be done by the host industry (50 %) for 500 marks and the committee members of the college to be nominated by the Dean/Associate dean of the College (50 %) for 500 marks. The distribution of marks for evaluation for one credit would be same as mentioned under 9(8).1.10. The evaluation shall be based upon the assessment of log book, their performance reports from all the minimum prescribed training postings, project report and comprehensive examination (Viva-voce) in core competence in fisheries and aquaculture related industries skill conducted at the end of programme by an Evaluation Committee.