Academics

B.Pharm Examination Grading & Assessment

Course Assessment

Each course is assessed as outlined in the course description form and can be further discussed with the course coordinator.
The College will follow mainly two basic measures to assess student's learning such as formative and summative which includes,

  • Assignments.  
  • Seminars   
  • Problem Based Learning (PBL).   
  • Theory, Oral and Practical examinations 
  • Preceptors' grading and assessment.   
  • External reviewers' reports.
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Examination Schedule:

The students shall take their exams as per the schedule fixed by the College in the light of the following rules and regulations:The students shall take their exams as per the schedule fixed by the College in the light of the following rules and regulations. Final exams will be held at the end of the semesters (Fall and Spring), on completion of the prescribed syllabus.

Re-sit Exams:

  • Re-sit exams for all the subjects considered necessary shall be held at the end of second semester within a week after the declaration of the examination results.
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  • Not more than one re-sit exam for any subject shall be allowed within one academic year.

Course Grading System:

Students are assigned grades (letters) for each course in which they have enrolled. The letter reflects the student's achievement in the course. The minimum grade for passing a course is letter (D) and grades are written in letters according to the following table:


Range of Marks Grade Point    For BPharm
EvaluationGrade Symbol
95- 1004 Outstanding A+
90 – 94.99 3.75 Excellent A  
85 – 89.993.50Very GoodB+
80 – 84.993.00GoodB  
75 – 79.992.50 Satisfactory C+
70 – 74.992.00 Pass C  
65 – 69.99 1.5 Unsatisfactory D+
60 – 64.991.0 UnsatisfactoryD  
Below 65FailedFailedF  
Administrative Codes
IncompleteI
WithdrawW

Computation of the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and Grade Point Average (GPA) 

  • The GPA is calculated by multiplying the grade of each course by the number of its credit hours and dividing the total by the number of total credit hours taken in a semester. 
  • The CGPA is calculated by multiplying the grade of each course by the number of it's credit hours and dividing the total of all courses by the number of total credit hours taken for all semesters. 
  • By contrast, the GPA is the average of grade points of all courses in one semester, whether she passed or failed the course. 
  • As mentioned earlier, the CGPA is the average of grade points of all courses in all semesters. 
  • Both GPA and CGPA are rounded to the nearest decimal units. GPA and CGPA are calculated according to the following formula       
GPA = Total (credit hours per course x grades received  per course) for all courses taken in one semester
Total credit hours for all courses taken in one semester
CGPA =Total (credit hours per course x grades received per course) for all the courses taken in all semesters
Total credit hours for all the courses  taken in all semesters


   
GPA / CGPAB. Pharm
Evaluation
3.75 - 4.00 Outstanding
3.74 - 3.60 Excellent
3.00 - 3.59Very Good
2.50 - 2.99Good
2.00 - 2.49 Satisfactory
Less than 2.00Unsatisfactory

Incomplete Grades

  1. A student who is unable to attend the final exam of any course because of extenuating circumstances such as serious illness, accident or death of a family member during the final examination period seeks an incomplete grade "I" for the course.  
  2. Grade "I" is granted to the student if the average marks of the course work is not less than 60%.
  3. Requests for an "I" grade is made on a form available from Dean's office  
  4. Unless otherwise stated on the form, the work required to remove an "I" grade is to be completed no later than the end of the second week of the next semester in which the student registers at the university, otherwise a grade of "F" is recorded.  
  5. (For Credit System students only) after the two week add/drop period, and up to the end of the 10th week of a semester, students may choose to withdraw from a course without academic penalty; however, a grade of "W" will appear on the student's transcript.