PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND STANDARDS

The performance of students is constantly evaluated through surprise quizzes, hourly examinations, assignments throughout the semester, submission of term reports, presentations and final examinations at the end of the semester. The grades awarded are as follows:

 

Grade

Marks

Grade Points

A+

96-100

4.00

A  

91-95

3.89

A-

87-90

3.78

B+

84-86

3.67

B

79-83

3.33

B-

74-78

3.00

C+

68-73

2.75

C

65-67

2.67

C-

62-64

2.50

D

60-61

1.75

F

<60

0.00

 

Grade points are assigned to the given grades for calculation of the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

The grade of ‘I’ (Incomplete) may be recorded to indicate that the requirements of a course have been substantially completed, but for a legitimate reason, a small component of the work (final examination) remains to be completed and the record of the student justifies the expectation that he or she will obtain a passing grade upon completion. The instructor should be notified of the reason for the non-completion of work in order to ascertain the legitimacy of that reason and in turn to grant an incomplete grade. In order to complete the “I” grade, students must appear in the final examination in the following semester. Failure to do so will result in an ‘F’ grade. The incomplete grade is not counted in the computation of the CGPA for the semester in which the incomplete grade was permitted. The instructor assigning an incomplete grade files with the Dean a signed form indicating the reason for the incomplete grade.

 

Only courses for which grades C, D or F are received may be repeated for credit. Only one repetition is permitted, unless authorized in writing by the Dean. On the repetition of a course, the credit hours are applied towards a degree only once.

 

BBA (Hons) and BS students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a cumulative basis in order to maintain good standing. Any deficiency should be made up in the following semester, otherwise, the concerned student may be dropped from the rolls of the College. A CGPA of 2.5 is required for the conferment of the degree.

 

MBA and MPhil students are expected to maintain a CGPA of 2.5 to remain in good standing. Any deficiency should be made up in the following semester, otherwise the concerned student may be dropped from the rolls of the College. The cumulative GPA should be 3.0 in order to receive the degree. MBA and MS students are required to repeat those courses in which they receive F and D grades.

 

Discipline

IoBM stands out among other universities for its special emphasis on maintaining good order and discipline among its students. It reserves the right to prescribe such regulations from time to time that may be considered expedient for effectively maintaining the highest standards. The regulations set out below are IoBM’s General Regulations for discipline.

 

The General Regulations provide that:

No student of IoBM shall

  1. disrupt the activities and functions of the Institute;

  2. damage any property of the Institute or of any faculty member, visitor or an employee of the Institute or knowingly misappropriate such property;

  3. forge or falsify any certificate/degree issued by IoBM or knowingly make false statements concerning standing or results obtained in examinations;

  4. engage in violent, indecent, disorderly, threatening, or offensive behavior or language;

  5. engage in the harassment/disrespect of any faculty member, peer, visitor, employee of the Institute;

  6. exhibit behavior that is inappropriate in terms of the norms and cultural values of the Institute and society in general;

  7. engage in any political activity while enrolled at IoBM;

  8. disrespect/disregard any guidelines/instructions prescribed by faculty and management of the Institute;

  9. assist or encourage directly or indirectly any person to act in breach of the above mentioned regulations.

No student of IoBM shall breach any regulation

  • relating to the use of the libraries or the information and communication technology facilities at IoBM;
  • relating to conduct in examinations;
  • assist or encourage directly or indirectly any person or persons to act in breach of above mentioned regulations.
 

The Disciplinary Committee

The Disciplinary Committee, IoBM, comprises a Chairman, Executive Director Academics, Executive Director Administration, Academic Heads of Departments, Controller of Examination, Senior Manager Admissions and such other members notified by IoBM. If the Disciplinary Committee is satisfied that a student is guilty of breach of conduct it may:

  1. impose a fine of such amount as it thinks fit;

  2. order the student to pay compensation to any person or body suffering injury, damage, or loss as a result of the student’ s conduct;

  3. make an order banning the student from specified premises or facilities for a certain period or on such terms as it thinks fit;

  4. rusticate the student for such period as it thinks fit;

  5. expel the student;

  6. award ‘F’ (fail) grade to a student cheating in an examination or a part of the examination concerned;

  7. ask the parents of the student to give an undertaking that henceforth their wards will not get involved in any activity warranting disciplinary action and should any such incident occur, the Disciplinary Committee reserves the right to expel him/her permanently from the Institute without even asking him/her to appear before the Committee for the consideration of his/her case.

If the Disciplinary Committee is satisfied that a student has committed a breach of the disciplinary regulations relating to plagiarism it may:

  1. exclude any part of the work submitted from assessment;

  2. award no mark / reduce or disregard any piece of work;

  3. permit a student to re-sit an examination or resubmit a piece of work on such conditions as it thinks fit.

Appeal / Review of the decision:  

The review of the decision taken by the committee shall rest with the President, IoBM.

 

Attendance Policy

Ensure 100% attendance for each course. 20% absences are permissible, only in case of illness, or emergencies. These have to be approved by the Management. Approval is contingent upon the evidence provided. 20% means that a student is allowed a maximum of four approved absences in a course during a regular semester and two in a course offered on weekends. If a student accumulates more than the allowed number of absences, he/she will automatically be awarded an ‘F’grade in that particular course.

 

Re-admission Policy

Students who stop attending classes at the Institute, for any reason, without informing the concerned authorities about their absence for more than one semester, their admission shall be struck off and candidates would be required to go through the admission process afresh in case they want to register for courses in future.
The procedure for rejoining:
• Admissions can be deferred for maximum of two semesters with justification and approval of Executive Director Admissions. Any relaxation not beyond two years is subject to approval of Executive Director Admissions.
• Students who complete their Bachelors from IoBM are eligible to register for MBA. However, if Security Deposit has been withdrawn, candidates may reapply for admission.
• Students dropped due to below good standing (i.e Masters below 2.5 CGPA and Bachelors’ below 2 CGPA) may also apply for readmission.

 

Examination Norms

Each semester has two hourly exams (6th & 11th week) & one final exam in the 15th week. Marks distribution is conveyed to the students at the beginning of the semester which tradionally is 15 marks for each hourly and 40 marks for the final exam. 30 marks are assigned for quizzes and assignments. In some cases there might be a slight variation if the concerned faculty so desires.

IoBM, in its pursuit of excellence, believes in providing a congenial atmosphere to the students during all exams in order to get them to perform at their optimum level. However, there are certain norms which the students are expected to be aware of and observe both in letter and spirit. These norms are :

  • Impersonation may lead to permanent expulsion from the Institute.

  • Cell phones are strictly prohibited in the exam hall/ room. Defying this rule may result in confiscation or a fine of Rs. 1000/=.

  • Valid college ID card is mandatory for entry to the exam room / hall. There is absolutely no relaxation in this rule.

  • Punctuality is most important at all times. Students are expected to check their exam location and be seated at least 10 minutes prior to the exam time. Late comers will be made to wait for 5 minutes in case of hourlies and 15 minutes in the final exams before they are allowed entry.

  • As per college policy all question papers are to be returned along with the answer script.

  • Students are required to bring their own stationary & calculators as no lending or borrowing is permitted during examination.

  • Programmable calculators or any other kind of electronic devices are strictly prohibited inside the exam area.

  • Indiscipline in the exam hall/ room will not be tolerated. Such cases are to be reported to the Controller of Examinations immediately for appropriate action.

  • Possession of any written material related to the subject or communication with their fellow students, will result in disciplinary action through the decision of the Disciplinary committee.

 

Mid-Term Policy

Students are required to take two mid-terms and one final examination. There would be no N-1 given to a student. All students must take both the mid-terms, as the aggregate of these would be included in the final grade. The Institute does not exempt students from completing course requirements on medical grounds nor is leave granted for any personal reasons. This is done to ensure the market credibility of the Institute teaching programs and degrees.

 

Policy For Course Repetition

Student failing a course twice will not be allowed to register for a third attempt. If it is a compulsory course, a second failure will lead to failure in the degree and withdrawal from the Institute.

 

Academic Dishonesty

To maintain credibility and uphold its reputation, the Institute has certain procedures to deal with academic dishonesty which are uniform and should be respected by all. Violations of academic integrity include:

  • Unauthorized assistance during an examination
  • Falsification or invention of data
  • Unauthorized collaboration on an academic exercise
  • Plagiarism
 

Definition of Plagiarism

Students are required to submit original work. Papers and/or projects submitted as part of a group effort must be clearly identified, with the team members specifically acknowledged. Ideas, data, direct quotations, paraphrasing, or any other indirect incorporation of the work of others must be clearly referenced to avoid plagiarism. Examples of plagiarism include:

  • Direct quotation or paraphrasing from published sources that are not properly acknowledged;
  • The use of other persons or services to prepare work that is submitted as one’s own;
  • The use of previously submitted papers or work, written by other students or individuals;
  • Misappropriation of research materials;
  • Any unauthorized access to an instructor’s file or computer account;
  • Any other serious violations of academic or moral integrity as established by the instructors of the Institute;
  • Conduct during examinations.

Cheating is unacceptable. Examples of cheating are:

  • Any written or oral communication among students during an examination
  • Providing information about the content of an examination
  • Impersonation by another student during an examination

IoBM is no smoking campus. Any violation of this rule can lead to serious consequences. The penalty for this can amount to the extent of cancellation of registration.

 

Dress Code

Appropriate dressing enhances the personality and contributes to successful non-verbal communication in the workplace.

 

IoBM expects its students to reflect its values and standards in every way, and especially in the way they dress and conduct themselves. This will enable them to make a positive impression and project a professional image wherever they go.

 

In order to achieve the above stated objectives, the following guidelines must be strictly observed:

  • All clothing worn by students should be well laundered.
  • Clothes should be inoffensive in terms of cuts and style, or by way of messages printed on them.
  • Female students may only wear jeans provided their tops are of mid-thigh length.They should also be modest and avoid transparent materials and short lengths for sleeves and trousers/ shalwars.
  • Only light make up, jewelry and perfume is permitted.
  • Male students are only allowed full length trousers or jeans.For footwear, they must wear dress shoes, moccasins, joggers or sandals with back straps.
  • Male students should maintain proper haircuts and refrain from piercing their ears and faces.

No variations or violations in all of the above will be permitted and students doing so will be marked absent in their respective classes.


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