The prominent features of the program are the process of continuous evaluation of a student’s performance and the flexibility to allow the student to progress at a pace suited to his/her individual ability, subject to the regulation of credit requirements.
A student’s performance in a course is evaluated internally by the concerned faculty member and externally by the Lumbini University, Nepal.
In each term, the academic performance of the students will be judged through (a) Internal Evaluations (continuous In-term Assessment) and (b) End-term Examination.
a. Internal Evaluations
The mode of evaluation in a given course is decided by the concerned faculty who may assign varying weights to one or more of the evaluation modes and will announce such weights in the beginning of the course. The concerned faculty shall be responsible for the continuous in-term evaluations and will evaluate academic performance of students in each course offered in any or a combination of (a) Written test (b) Quizzes and oral test (c) Workshop practices (d) Assignments (e) Term paper (f) Project work (g) Case studies, analysis and discussion (h) Open Book test (i) Class participation and (j) Any other test deemed suitable by the concerned faculty member. The in-term evaluation shall have in general a total weight of 60 percent.
b. End-term Examination
There will be end-term examination in the courses offered during the term. The end-term examination may be based on problem solving questions, analytical questions, and case studies or any other formats as demanded by a course.
The first and the last trimester courses shall have a 60% weight on internal ongoing evaluation and a 40% weight on the external examinations. The college in collaboration with Lumbini University shall organize the evaluation of all courses under the close supervision and monitoring by the Lumbini University. The college shall also be responsible for evaluating the Internship Project, graduate seminar, term papers, and the Graduate research Project.
Students are required to take evaluation immediately after the completion of each module. The college must submit marks secured by the students’ in each course to the Lumbini University within one week from the completion of the examination and test.
Lumbini University may delegate a particular authority for conducting end-term examination such as setting question papers, evaluating answer sheets, project reports, and publication of results. In such case, the Dean of the Faculty will form an Evaluation and Monitoring Committee and closely monitor through the committee the end-term examinations and evaluation of answer papers. The Committee will comprise faculty from Lumbini University and the respective college. The performance of the committee will be subject to an annual review by the University.
In each course, the academic performance of a student will be evaluated on a 4-point scale as follows:
Note: Apart from the letter grades mentioned above, the following letter grades can also be awarded
W = Withdrawn
I = Incomplete
NC = Non Credit Course
'W' indicates that a student has officially withdrawn from a course without grade or penalty. During the regular term, a student seeking to withdraw from a course must do so before the final examination with the permission of the concerned faculty member. 'W' may not be processed after the final examination. 'NC' indicates that student has officially attended a course till the end and completed it successfully but for which no credit will be given. A student can take non-credit course only in addition to the credit hours required for the fulfillment of MIRD degree. 'I' indicates that a student has not completed all the assignments required in the particular course.
A student’s overall academic performance will be evaluated through Cumulative Grade Point
Average (CGPA) which is calculated as following:
Cumulative total honors points earned
CGPA = —————————————————————
Cumulative total number of credit hours taken