Kalam Institute Of Technology

Berhampur, Odisha

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Examination Section


Our institution has a well equipped examination section of 1200 sq.ft. As per BPUT guideline, we are conducting different types of examination, special examination etc.

However, we are conducting Class Test (Internal Examination) for all semesters.

About Examination Section:

1. Infrastructure:

a) Physical infrastructure
We have
  • 40 no. of well furnished examination halls with C.C. Camera.
  • 200 sq.ft. sized strong room.
  • Fire Extinguishers.
  • Xerox machine, 3 no. of Printers, 1 no. of Scanner and 6 nos. of Computer Systems.
  • 24 hours wi-fi and lease line connection.
  • Aqua Guard of capacity 40 litres.
b) Official infrastructure

In-order to smooth conduct of various examination we have assigned different staff members as

  • Center Superintendent
  • In-charge Examination Section
  • Section Officer
  • Supporting Staffs
  • At tender

2. Discipline:(As per the BPUT guideline the rules for Examinations)

  • Each discipline consists of the following four types of items:
    • Theory Items
    • Practical Items
    • Sessional Items
    • Project Items
  • The schedule of these items along with their credit points for each semester shall be as per rules formulated by the Academic Council from time to time.
  • At the end of each semester, there shall be an examination (hereinafter called end-semester examination) conducted by the University as per programme announced at the beginning of each academic year.
  • Back paper examinations, if any, shall be held with the normal end semester examination.
  • Students with backlogs shall clear their backlog subjects along with regular students of lower semester(s) in subsequent year or in the same year if a subject is offered in both semesters.
  • There shall be Special examinations after the final semester examination for 3rd to final semester subjects. Students who have gone through the final semester examinations are eligible to appear at the Special examinations. Students who have appeared at the semester examinations (3rd to final semester) and secured ‘F’ grade in the subjects, are eligible to avail this opportunity to clear these subjects. Students, after completing of final semester examination, can register in any number of subjects (failed) for the Special Examinations.
    [ There shall be no Re-Totalling / Re-Checking for any subject of the Special Examination ]
3. Students who have secured ‘M’ OR ‘S’ Grade in any subject(s) are not eligible to appear Special Examinations. However, such students can appear at the Regular Semester Examinations to clear such subjects and if they fail they can appear at the next Special Examinations.

For promotion from 2nd year to 3rd year :
All students of second year (after 4th semester) are eligible for promotion 3rd year except candidates under clause – D.
For promotion from 3rd year to 4th year :
All students of third year (after 6th semester) are eligible for promotion to 4th year except candidates under clause – D.
For promotion from 4th year to 5th year:
(Only for B.Arch Programme):
All student of fourth year (after 8th Semester) are eligible for promotion to 5th year except candidates under clause- D.

Important Note: The SGPA of the lower semester(S) of XP category students after clearing their backlog subjects would be updated. This updated SGPA would be considered for their promotion in the 1st year.

This updated SGPA would be considered for their promotion in the 1st year.
a. The candidate is eligible for promotion to next higher level (year / Semester) if
(i) he / she has registered for all the subjects for any semester AND
(ii) he/she has appeared in the semester examination in at least 3 (three) theory subject of the regular semester AND
(iii) he/she has attended at least 2(two) lab / practical / sessional classes.
N.B: All the above three conditions have to be satisfied for promotion to the next higher semester / year.
b. Not Eligible for Promotion (denoted by X) indicating that
The student is NOT eligible for promotion to the next higher level as he / she has not fulfilled the stipulated requirements defined under the provision, stated above under clause ‘A’ , ‘B’ and ‘C’ for promotion.

Important Note: The ‘X’ category students as well as those who do not want to be promoted and who are otherwise eligible to continue in the BPUT system, are required to re- register for that year. They are required to register in all the backlogs (failed / not appeared) subjects of both the semesters of that year except 1st year.

Qualification Grade Score on 100 Percentage points Point
Outstanding 'O' 90 & above upto 100 10
Excellent 'E' 80 & above but less than 90 9
Very Good 'A' 70 & above but less than 80 8
Good 'B' 60 & above but less than 70 7
Fair 'C' 50 & above but less than 60 6
Below Average 'D' 37 & above but less than 50 5
Failed 'F' Below 37 2
Malpractice 'M' --- 0
Absent 'S' --- 0

Grade- sheet would be issued year-wise to students who have cleared all the subjects as per syllabus of the lower semesters.
N.B. Grade C shall be considered as average, Grade D shall be Pass Grade for theory and Grade C shall be Pass Grade for Practical / Sessional / Project / seminar / viva – voce.
c. A student’s level of competence shall be categorized by a GRADE POINT AVERAGE to be specified as:
SGPA - Semester grade point average.
CGPA - Cumulative grade point average.
It shall be the basis of judging his/her overall competence in the course.
d. Definition of terms:
a) POINT-Integer equivalent each letter grade.
b) CDEDIT- Integer signifying the elective emphasis of individual course item(s) in a semester as indicated by the Course structure and syllabus.
c) CREDIT POINT –(b) x (a) for each course item.
d) CREDIT INDEX -ΣCREDIT POINT Of course items in a Semester
CGPA - --ΣCREDIT INDEX upto a Semester ΣCREDITS of all Previous Semester

(a) B.Tech. Degree Programme

Subject Category Required Range of Credits
Basic Science 30 35
Basic Engineering 40 45
Professional Core 45 55
Professional Electives 25 30
Free Elective 20 25
Humanities & Management 25 30
Project 10 10
Comprehensive Viva-Voce 5 5
Total Credits for Degree 200 235

Pass grade is D in Theory and C in all other items.

4. Disqualification for Award of Degree of a CDMO to examine if the illness was serious enough to compel him / her to abstain from spearing at the test. Medical board report with the recommendation of the Principal shall be sent to the University for consideration of compensating test / award of percentage points. The University shall constitute a committee to recommend the action for each case. If the committee recommends compensatory percentage points, it will be the average of the other two tests.
a. Any student securing less than 12 (internal) marks in the class tests has obtained overall ’F’ grade in the subject may be allowed to repeat the internal tests at the college level during the corresponding semester of the subsequent year. The revised marks from the colleges would replace the old class test marks. However, his total internal marks will be restricted to 12 out of 30 in the repeat tests or actual mark if his/her total mark is less than 12. For this repeat test only one chance would be given. The revised marks shall be communicated to the University prior to start of respective University level regular examination.
b. A candidate is deemed to clear (pass) a theory paper if he/she secures:
(1) A minimum of 25 percentage points in the End Semester Examination, (is out of 70), and
(2) A minimum of 37 percentage points in the End Semester Examination and three class tests, taken together (i.e., out of 100).
5. Practical Papers
(a) The syllabus of a practical paper shall specify the number of practical / experiments (works) to be done in a semester.
(b) A practical paper shall have 100 percentage points.
Each practical / experiment (work) shall have equal percentage point as its weightage.
(d) A practical paper shall have 2,3 and 6 contact ours / week for 1,2, and 4 credit papers respective. Time Table must provide for such contract hour.
(e) A practical experiment (work) and its evaluation shall be completed in all respects within the allotted hours. A practical experiment(work) will be evaluated by an External Examiner appointed by BPUT, based on the following components. They relative weightage of the components are also given below.
Experiment (work) planning and execution 20
(f) At the lend of each session work, the evaluation will be done. The student is to be shown the score and told about weaknesses (if any).
(g) At the end of each sessional the marks are to be sent to the University.
(h) If a student misses upto 35 percent of allotted sessional hour for a job on health ground, he/she may make an application to the Principal alongwith a medical certificate. A committee constituted by the Principal may consider the application and the student may be allowed compensatory classes to complete the sessional work beyond the regular allotted hours.
(i) The teacher concerned shall maintain all records of the sessional work at least for a semester for ins0pection by the University.
(i) A candidate shall clear (pass) a Sessional Paper if he/she scores minimum of 50 percentage points.
(k) Any student securing less than 50marks (‘F’ grade) in sessional may be allowed to repeat the sessional in the corresponding semester of the subsequent year. This will be limited to only one chance.
6. Project Item
(a) A project item shall carry 100 e4centage points.
(b) Each candidate shall do a project under the supervision of a Supervisor. There could be a Co-Supervisor if the project is interdisciplinary in nature. For an Industry based project, the Co-Supervisor could be from concerned Industry. Project could be Theoretical / Practical/Design oriented.
(c) Evaluation of the Project
(i) Evaluation of a major / minor project will be done on following points.
Understanding the relevance, scope 10 points And dimension of the project.
Relation to literature / application - 10 points
Methodology - 10 points
Quality of Analysis and Results - 10 points
Interpretations and Conclusions. - 20 points
Report - 20 points
Defence - 20 points
(ii) The evaluation shall be done by a Committee of teachers where the Project Supervisor shall be a member. His evaluation shall carry 50 percent also maintain all records for inspection by the University for t least a semester. He / she shall submit a copy of the score to the Principal for records.
(c) Minimum score for a Pass in Viva – Voce is 50 percentage points.
7. Evaluation Responsibility
(a) The teacher imparting instruction is solely responsible for evaluation of Class Tests, Practicl and Sessional works. He/she is also responsible for maintaining all records to justify his/her evaluation scheme and score thereof.
(b) Neither the Principal nor the Management shall have right to change the score assigned by a teacher, however, if the Principal is convinced that the scores assigned by a teacher are biased, he/she shall appoint a committee where the teacher concerned will be a member for review.
The decision of the committee shall be final and binding.
The decision with the revised score shall be sent to the University for necessary action.
(c) A copy of the score assigned for each Class Test, Practical and Sessional work shall be submitted to the Principal for records, and the same will be sent directly by the teacher concerned to the University.
8. Disciplinary Actions (Examinations)
(1) A student found resorting a malpractice (copy9ing etc.) in the examination hall during University Examination as reported by the Invigilator / Supervisor / Squad Member
will be awarded “M” grade having 0 (zero) Grade point in that paper and he/she will be warned by the university with a copy to the parents / guardians or a notice in the official website of the University.
(2) A student adopting malpractice and showing an indisciplined behavior in the examination hall
Will be awarded “M” grade having 0(zero) Grade point in that paper and he/she will be warned by the university with a copy to the parents / guardians or a notice in the official website of the University.
Shall have to bear a fine of Rs.2000.00.
(3) A student found adopting malpractice in more than one papers in a Semester / Trimester / Special examination
Any remarks, requests or irrelevant issues in answer scripts.)
Will be awarded “M” grade having 0 (zero) Grade point in all the papers of that Examination and will be expelled from the College for one year.
(4)Any student found mal-handling / threatening the officers / staff connected with the examinations (Invigilator, Center Superintendent, Supervisors, Principal, Members of flying squad, etc.)
Will be awarded “M” grade having 0 (zero) grade point in all the papers of that Examination and will be expelled from the College for one year.
Other disciplinary actions as deemed fit (including FIR to Police) would be initiated by the University / College.
(5) Any student found damaging the property of the staff / officers/institution connected with the examination
Will be awarded “M” grade having 0 (zero) Grade point in all the paper of that Examination and will be expelled from the college for one year.
Will be obliged to provide compensation for the damage as assessed by the college / university or individual as the case may be.