A Final Examination is given in every Course. The Final Examination, semester tests, assignments, and reports are used to determine a Student's performance in a subject. The order of procedure in these matters will be prepared by the instructor and announced at the beginning of the semester. All Final Examinations must be held in conformity with the Official Final Examination Schedule. No Final Examination shall be given at a time other than that scheduled in the Official Examination Schedule without the approval of the Academic Department. All Final Examination answer papers are kept by the Academic Department.
They take place in a specified period shown on the Academic Calendar of the College. All information related to the examinations, in the form of a time-table, is circulated and posted on specified notice boards at the College premises at least three weeks prior the completion of classes. Students and Lecturers can view their personal timetable on the web platform. All prerequisite work for the Final Examination must be submitted by the required date before the Examination period.
Duration of Final Examinations:
Undergraduate Programmes : 2 hours
Postgraduate Programmes: 2.5 hours.
Eligibility to take the exams is dependent on:
An adequate number of invigilators will supervise the examinations. They have the authority to remove a student from the examination room for misbehaviour.
No candidate is allowed to enter or leave the examination room without the permission of the invigilator. The following should be adhered to:
(e) After the examination results have been officially announced, Students may:
i) Request an Administrative check of his/her assessment.
ii) Request the Academic Committee to review their decision.
Conduct in Examinations
(a) It is an academic offence to bring into the examination room and/or possess course work material, notes or any information related to the course for examination, unless such examinations are officially designated as "open book" exams.
(b) It is an academic offence for a Student to communicate or try to communicate with another student in the form of oral, written, computed or other means of communication.
(c) It is an academic offence for a Student to present or try to present somebody else's work as his/her own.
(d) It is an academic offence for a Student to offer his/her knowledge, or work for somebody else's benefit or attempt to impersonate somebody else.
(e) It is an academic offence to cover a Student who has committed an academic offence.
Penalties for Misconduct in Examinations
(a) A formal warning by the invigilator for a minor offence as long as the validity of the examination is not jeopardized.
(b) Removal of the student from the examination room for a major offence. The Academic Department and Lecturer concerned should be advised immediately, and the matter be brought before the Disciplinary Committee. An “I” grade will be given for the course if it is the student’s first examination offence.
(c) Similar to (b) but an “F” grade will be given for the course if the student had ONE previous similar offence in any year.
The decisions of the Disciplinary Committee are final.
Absence from Examinations
Students are expected to attend all their examinations.
Only in the exceptional circumstances of serious illness or other force majeure, will the College excuse a Student for not attending an examination. In the event of illness, the Student should inform the lecturer concerned and present a medical certificate which will describe the nature of the illness and the period of absence.
In the event that the student becomes ill during the examination and is unable to continue, he/she should advise the invigilator of his/her condition and ask for permission to leave. The student should also advise the Lecturer and the Academic Dean and present a satisfactory medical certificate as soon as possible.
A Student who has missed an examination as a result of serious illness or by force majeure may be given a second opportunity by sitting a make-up examination,
The date for a written examination will be arranged within 2 weeks from the examination missed, on a date and time that does not clash with the smooth running of the College.
(a) A student who scores below 50% but not below 40% in not more than two subjects in the : Preparatory, First, Second and Third years, and one subject in the Final Year, may be given the opportunity for an oral examination before an Examining Committee to defend his/her understanding of the paper.
(b) A Student who scores below 50% but not below 40% in the Final Year Project may, at the discretion of the examiners, be given the opportunity to:
In all the above cases the final examination mark will be the average of the written and oral examinations.
Students who wish to remove an F or improve a Final Result in any subject may apply in writing for a make-up examination within two days from the announcement of the results of the specific subject.
Students are entitled to take a make-up examination: