STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The University of Jammu on Friday notified scheme for the progression of students of Undergraduate Courses (B.A/B.Sc./B.Com)-Semester-II, IV and VI. “We all are aware of the fact that due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the University examinations for under-graduate course. (B.A/B.Sc./B.Com) Semesters-II, IV & VI could not be held as per earlier schedules,” the notification issued by JU stated. “While respecting the mandate of the UGC (Regulations), and pursuant to the recommendations of the Committee constituted by the University on Examinations, it is hereby notified for the information of all the students of Undergraduate Courses (B.A/B.Sc./B.Com) – Semester-II, IV and VI that the University in anticipation of the approval of the Competent Bodies, has adopted the scheme for the progression of students of intermediate Semester II and IV to the next Semester (III & V), as a one-time exception for the year 2020,” it added. As per scheme, it stated, the College shall conduct Internal Evaluation (which can be Internal Assessment/Assignment) for Semester 2nd and 4th students 50 per cent weightage shall be given to the internal evaluation and the remaining 50 per cent weightage to the average marks secured by the student in the preceding semester (i.e Semester I & III respectively). “The College shall complete the internal evaluation, if not done earlier during the first 10 days of the start of the class work for the next semester post lockdown. This is as per the UGC scheme of 50 per cent weightage to the previous semester awards and 50 per cent weightage to the internal evaluation awards of the semester in question,” the notification stated and added, “For 2nd/4th Semester private students, the Committee recommends 50 per cent weightage for the internal assessment already evaluated/awarded an the 2nd/4th semester and the remaining 50 per cent weightage to be given to the preceding semester score of the subject passed by the candidate.” For the students of 2nd, 4th and 6th Semesters of the Directorate of Distance Education, it stated, the calculation of result shall be 50 per cent weightage to the Internal Assessment awards received from the Directorate of Distance Education and the rest 50 per cent weightage shall be given to the performance in the preceding semester (passed subject). However, it added, the terminal examination for Under-graduate 6th Semester shall be conducted on the pattern of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered on OMR sheets by following all the safety norms/precautions, social distancing, staggered shifts, etc. as soon as conditions are considered conducive. “The question papers shall be set from the course content delivered/syllabi completed (based on the report of the Nodal Principal of the Colleges) before the lockdown or during the lockdown,” it stated.
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