1. To enhance creative thinking of students and enable them to connect their theoretical knowledge to real-world.
2. To empower students with self-learning, enhance their self-confidence and communication skills.
The new evaluation pattern involves a continuous assessment process throughout the semester. It involves engaging the students meaningfully in a variety of content-related activities such as projects, field work, class presentations, assignments, lab work, etc. Each school can design its own activities depending on the requirement of the discipline. It is an on-going evaluation process, involving active participation of the students throughout. The purpose is to enable the students develop an in-depth understanding of the concepts and theories relating them to real life situations.
Individual departments are also encouraged to modify the evaluation pattern if necesssary so as to suit their specific learning outcomes and requirements.
The evaluation pattern is structured as follows:
1. Conduct of experiments/lab work/field work/class activities, etc.: 30 marks
Wherever applicable, lab practicals and /or experiments may be conducted by the students under the guidance of teachers. Students may be encouraged to think of new ways of conducting practicals prescribed in the syllabus. Various class activities such as quizzes, debates, panel discussion, framing MCQs , etc. may be designed by the students in consultation with the teacher.
2. Lab work/field work/projects/presentations/assignments, etc.: 30 marks
Students can work in small groups, with specific topics assigned to each group member, and then asked to make group presentations. This will enable them to develop meaningful interactions among the class and enhance their team spirit. Assignments can be given on any topic related to their course content , encouraging students to collect material consulting a variety of resources suggested by the teacher or the students may explore on their own. Small groups of students can be involved in some subject-related projects for which they can collect data from easily accessible places, understand the data, interpret it and present it in the class. Case studies can be analysed and interpreted with the help of different theoretical frameworks. Through self-exploration and field experiences, students can learn to relate theories and methods they have studied to real-world problems and try to find solutions.
3. Attendance/class performance: 10 marks
Those students who fall short of attendance due to medical or some genuine reasons will have an opportunity to cover up by submitting extra assignments. Their active participation in the class can also be considered .
4. End-term written examination: 30 marks
Written exam for three hours having descriptive questions will be conducted towards the end of the semester to test knowledge and understanding of the subject and also to test their writing skills.