Internal Assessment All courses shall have internal assessment.

  • Internal assessment components
    The internal assessment will be based on the following components. Each faculty shall have the freedom to decide the appropriate weight of individual components except for tests, which shall be minimum of 50% of the total internal assessment. But the following components may be followed: Periodic tests (Marks of best 2 out of a minimum of 3 tests) 50% Seminar paper and presentation 20% Classroom participation and attendance 10% Case analysis/ other assignment 20%
  • A student should have obtained a minimum of D grade ( 50 % of the maximum marks ) in internal assessment in each course to be passed successfully in that course.
  • In case a student fails to get D grade in any course, he or she shall take retest(s)/submit assignments to the concerned faculty to get the required minimum in that course. Internal assessment has to be completed before the university examination for each semester.
  • If the student fails in getting the required minimum marks in internal assessment in spite of taking retests or resubmission etc. he or she shall not be allowed to write the University examination in that semester for that particular course.
  • Such students shall repeat the course along with the successive batch of MBA students for getting pass marks in internal assessment and then appear for university examination in such course.

Transparency about Internal Assessment

  • Each faculty shall maintain record of performance and attendance of each student in his or her class course-wise.
  • Each faculty shall submit the internal assessment marks of the students to the Head of the department or institution on conclusion of lecture class in each semester.
  • Such internal assessment mark lists shall show all the components separately and the total of internal assessment marks awarded to each student.
  • The Department or Centre or Institute shall publish the list of internal assessment marks of all the students within a week of conclusion of the lecture classes in each semester before sending it to the Controller of Examinations.
  • The internal marks of the student shall be communicated to Controller of Examinations along with Attendance and Progress Certificate (APC) within two weeks from the last day of class in each semester.
  • The faculty shall make available details of the internal assessment marks, with explanations wherever required, to the Head of the Department or Institution in case of grievance regarding internal assessment.

Procedure for grievance handling of internal assessment

  • If the students have any grievance against any member of faculty, such grievance shall be dealt with at three levels for a solution. First the concerned student may present the grievance and discuss it with the concerned faculty.
  • If the grievance is not solved at the faculty level, the student shall submit a written complaint with all the relevant details to the Head of the Department, centre, or institute.
  • The complaint shall be dealt with by a Committee of Teachers with the Head of the institute, one senior teacher and the teacher whose assessment is a matter of dissatisfaction for the student or students.
  • If it is not solved at the Department or centre or institute level the head of the institution shall forward the written complaint of the student along with the reply of the concerned faculty member to the Controller of Examinations, University of Calicut.
  • The student and the faculty member may be invited to present the facts of the dispute in writing before a committee consisting of the Controller of Examinations, Head, Department of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Calicut and the Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies of the University. This Committee may take a final decision based on the facts presented by the student(s) and the concerned teacher and the answers they get from them.

External Examination

  • 1 The University shall conduct semester end examinations, carrying 2.4 credits for full course and 1.2 credits for half course, for each of the courses in the first, second, third and fourth semesters.
  • 11.0 The duration of examination shall be three hours for full courses and 1½ hours for half courses. 11.1 A student shall register for all the courses in a semester to appear for examination in the respective semester for the first time. Part appearance shall not be allowed for first appearance. 12.0 Major Project
  • The students shall do a major project during their final semester of MBA under a faculty guide, preferably in their area of specialization.
  • The faculty guide must have either (a) M. Phil or Ph.D. in Management or Commerce or Economics or (b) two years’ MBA teaching experience.
  • The duration of fieldwork for major project is eight weeks. 12.4 This project work is to be done individually by the students.
  • The student shall prepare and submit a project report, printed and bound (preferably spiral bound) with a minimum of 100 A4 pages of text, to the Head of the Department or Centre or Institute before the last working day of the final semester.
  • The head of the institute shall send the projects of all the students together to the Controller of Examinations well in time so that they are received in the Pareeksha Bhavan within two weeks from the last date for project submission to the institute.
  • Projects received late shall be forwarded to the Controller of Examinations along with a request for late submission supported by necessary fee for late submission as fixed by the University.
  • However, such late submission shall be done within one month of the last date for final semester project submission.
  • A certificate showing the duration of the project work shall be obtained from the organization for which the project work was done and it shall be included in the project report.
  • Structure of the report (Common for minor and major projects) Title page Certificate of the Head of the Dept. /Institution Certificate from faculty guide Certificate, in original, from the organization (for having done the project work) Declaration Acknowledgements Contents Chapter I: Introduction (Organization profile, Research problem, objectives of the study, Research methodology etc.) Chapter II: Review of literature / Theoretical profile Chapters III and IV: Data Analysis (Can be 3 or more chapters) Chapter V: Summary, Findings and Recommendations. Appendix (Questionnaire, specimen copies of forms, other exhibits etc.) Bibliography (books, journal articles etc. used for the project work).
  • Evaluation of Major Project Report
  • The major project report during the fourth semester shall be evaluated in two stages.
  • Internal assessment by the faculty guide out of 3.2 credit for the project.
  • External evaluation by the final semester Board of Examiners appointed by the University for a maximum of 4.8 credits for the major project in the final semester.