The duration of the course leading to the Degree of Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) shall be two academic years. Each year shall be divided into two Semesters. There shall be actual teaching for a minimum of 90 days in each Semester excluding admission, preparation and examination days. The Examination for the First and Third Semesters shall ordinarily be held in the month of December/January and for the Second and Fourth Semester in May/June every year.
Supplementary Examinations will be held for Re-appear candidates as under:-
Semester When held
(a) First Semester Alongwith the Third Semester
(b) Second Semester Alongwith the Fourth Semester
(c) Third Semester Alongwith or after the Fourth Semester
The dates fixed under this Clause shall be notified by the Controller of Examinations to the Chairperson of the University School Of Management.
The Chairperson of the University School of Management shall forward to the Controller of Examinations, at least five weeks before the commencement of the examinations in each Semester, a list of the students who have satisfied the requirements of rules and are qualified to appear in the examination.
The last date(s) by which the admission examination forms and fees must reach the Controller of Examination shall be as per schedule at Appendix-1
Provided that a late fee of Rs. 150/- (Rupees One hundred and fifty only shall be charged from the candidates who are defaulters of examination fee by less than 20%. If the fee due is more than 20%, the late fee of Rs. 900/- will be charged.
4. The minimum qualification for admission to the First Semester of the course shall be:-
Bachelor’s Degree, BIS, BSIS or Post –Graduate Degree in any discipline with not less than 50% marks (45% marks in case of Schedule Caste/Tribes Candidates) in the aggregate or an examination recognized as equivalent there to by this University.
Final Examination conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India/Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India/Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
5. Every candidate shall be examined in the subjects as laid down in the syllabus prescribed by the Academic Council from time to time.
30% marks in each paper excluding Seminar/Dissertation/Project, Training Report and Viva Voce shall be assigned for Internal Assessment.
The question-paper will be set and answer –books will be examined by single external examiner.
There will be 100% Internal Assessment for Seminar. Viva-Voce shall be conducted at the end of second and forth semester. Training Report and Dissertation/Project Report will be examined by External Examiners.
The Chairperson of the University School of Management shall forward the Internal Assessment marks on the basis of Periodical tests, Written assignments, Case discussions, Field Trips, etc; to the Controller of Examinations at least one week before the commencement of the Semester Examination.
6. The Chairperson of the University School Of Management will preserve the records on the basis of which the Internal Assessment awards have been prepared, for inspection, if needed by the University upto six months from the date of declaration of the Semester Examination results.
7. The First Semester Examination shall be open to a regular student who:-
has been on the rolls of the Department, during one semester preceding the First Semester Examination;
has attended not less than 75% of lectures in each paper, Seminar, Case Discussion, Field trips etc. This requirements shall be fulfilled separately for each course of study ( to be counted upto the last day when the classes break up for the preparatory holidays, viz., one week before the commencement of the examination). A deficiency upto 10% may be condoned by the Chairperson of the University School of Management;
For the purpose of counting of the last date when the classes shall break up for the preparatory holidays, first day of the commencement of any semester examination will apply to all semester examinations and all Semester classes will have the preparatory holidays from the same date, i.e. one week before the date on which the first Examination of any semester commences.
has obtained pass marks in the Internal Assessment of the paper(s) for which he is a candidate.
Provided that a candidate who has not attended the requisite percentage of lectures or has not obtained pass marks in the Internal Assessment for any paper(s) will not be eligible to take examination in the remaining papers.
8. The Second, Third and Fourth Semester Examinations shall be open to a regular student who:-
has been on the rolls of the Department during the Semester preceding the Second, Third or Fourth Semester Exanimation as the case may be. This is, however, subject to Clause 12 and 13;
has attended not less than 75% of lectures in each paper, Seminars, Field trips, etc. This requirements shall be fulfilled separately for each course of study ( to be counted upto the last day when the classes break up for the preparatory holidays, viz, one week before the commencement of examination). A deficiency up to 10% may be condoned by the Chairperson of the Department;
Provided that a candidate who has not attended the requisite percentage of lectures or has not obtained pass marks in the Internal Assessment for any paper(s) will be eligible to take examination in the remaining paper(s); and
has passed the previous semester examination or is covered under Clause 13 below.
9. The medium of instruction and examination shall be English. This is, however, subject to relaxation as per Executive Council Resolution No. 47 of 30-12-1988 i.e., the medium of examination shall be English or Hindi if the facilities in the Department are available.
10. The minimum percentage of marks to pass the examination in each semester shall be-
(i) 40% in each Written paper and Internal Assessment separately.
(ii) 40 % in Seminar/Dissertation/Project Report, Training Report and Viva-Voce.
(ii) 50% in the total of each semester examination.
11. The amount of examination fee to be paid by a candidate for each semester shall be the same as prescribed by the Controller of Examination form time to time.
12.1 A candidate who has appeared and failed in one or more paper(s) of the First Semester shall be allowed to study for and appear in the Second Semester, He shall, however, be allowed promotion to the Third Semester examination provisionally only if he earns exemption in at least 50% papers of both the First and Second Semester Examination taken together.
Such a candidate will be allowed to re-appear for the remaining paper(s) of the First Semester, along with the Third Semester and for the paper(s) of the Second Semester along with the Fourth Semester Examination simultaneously, subject to the provisions of Clause 12.3 and 12.4 below. While re-appearing in the Examination the candidate shall be exempted from re-appearing on the paper(s), Seminar, Dissertation/Project Report, Training Report and Viva-Voce in which he has obtained at least 50% marks including the marks for Internal Assessment.
12.2 The Vice-Chancellor may, in very exceptional cases and where he is satisfied that there are unavoidable circumstances, e.g., serious illness, serious calamity like death of father or mother etc., allow a candidate who having been eligible, failed to appear in First/Third Semester Examination, to study for the Second/Fourth Semester Examination as the case may be, provided that an intimation to this effect, accompanied by a documentary proof, thereof, is received in the office of the Controller of Examinations through the Chairperson of the University School Of Management within 10 days of expiry of the concerned Examination.
12.3 Subject to Clause 12.4 below a candidate who has failed in one or more paper(s) or fails to appear in a Semester Examination shall be allowed two additional chances only to pass the Semester Examination. One extra chance will be allowed to clear re-appear paper(s) of any one Semester throughout the duration of a course. The candidate who has availed this chance in any of the Semester shall not be allowed any extra chance again for any of the remaining Semester Examination, for any reason whatsoever.
12.4 A candidate must pass all the Four Semester Examinations within five years of his admission to the First Semester of the M.B.A Course failing which he will be deemed to be unfit for the M.B.A programme.
13. A candidate whose result is declared late for no fault of his, may either attend classes of the next higher semester provisionally at his own risk and responsibility, subject to this passing the concerned Semester Examination or join the classes of next higher semester within ten days of the declaration of the result. In such a case the lectures will be counted from the date a candidate started attending classes or the date of declaration of result whichever is earlier. In case a candidate fails to pass the concerned Semester Examination his/her attendance/Internal Assessment in the next higher Semester in which he/she was allowed to attend classes provisionally shall stand cancelled.
14. A candidate, having passed the Second Semester Examination discontinues his studies, may be permitted to join, Third Semester within two years of his passing the Second Semester Examination.
15. The Internal Assessment award of a candidate who fails in any Semester Examination shall be carried forward to the next examination provided that a candidate who has not obtained pass marks in the internal assessment for any paper(s) will not be allowed to take examination in the said paper(s) in the relevant semester unless he repeats the course in the paper(s) concerned and obtains the minimum pass marks in the Internal Assessment.
16 As soon as possible, after the termination of the examination, the Controller of Examinations shall publish a list of candidates who have passed the Semester examination.
17 (a) The subject of Dissertation will be as approved by the Committee consisting of Senior teachers presided over by the Chairperson of the University School Of Management .
Candidate shall be required to submit two copies of his Dissertation/Project Report. The last date for receipt of Dissertation/Project Report in the Office of the Controller of Examination shall be 30th April of Fourth Semester Examination.
The Dissertation shall be evaluated by only External Examiner.
The marks obtained by the candidate for the Dissertation shall be taken into account when he appears in any future examination under ‘Re-appear’ Clause 12.
18. Candidate of MBA Degree shall be required to undergo six weeks practical Training normally in the Summer Vacation, after Second Semester Examination is over, in a Business Enterprise, approved by the Chairperson of the University School Of Management. The Chairperson of the University School Of Management himself or with the help of teachers concerned shall certify and confirm that there is no copying and he will ensure that the Summer Practical Training/Reports submitting by the candidates who undergo training are not similar to one which has already been submitted by the other candidates. They shall be required to submit one copy of comprehensive Training Report by 30th November in 3rd Semester Examination for evaluation only by one External Examiner to be appointed by Academic Council on the recommendations of the Board of Studies. However, after expiry of above date, the extension indicate shall be permissible with penalty as laid down in the General Rules for Examinations.
19 The Viva-Voce shall be conducted after the Second Semester and Fourth Semester Examination respectively, by a Board of two Examiners (one of them being an External Examiner) to be appointed by the Academic Council on the recommendations of the Board of Studies.The internal examiner will be appointed by the chairman/Principal.
The evaluation of the Sessional Work and Seminar shall be conducted in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Board of Studies in Management. The Chairperson of the Department shall ensure that these guidelines are followed and proper record is maintained and made available to the students at the appropriate time.
20. Each successful candidate shall receive a copy of the detailed-Marks-Card on having passed the Semester Examination.
21. The list of successful candidates of the Fourth Semester Examination shall be arranged as under in divisions on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained in the I, II, III & IV Semester Examination taken together, and the division obtained by the candidate will be started in his degree:
(a) Those who obtain 60% or more marks… First Division.
(b) Those who obtain 50% or more but less… .Second Division than 60% marks.
(c) Candidates who pass all the Four Semester Examinations at the first attempt with minimum duration of the course after obtaining 75% or more marks of the total aggregate shall be declared to have passed with ‘Distinction’.
22. A successful candidate may publish original result of the Dissertation, if permitted by the Chairperson of the University School Of Management as a Paper in a Journal of repute.
23. Notwithstanding the integrated nature of this course, which is spread over more than one academic year, the Ordinance in force at the time a student joins the course shall hold good only for the examination held during or at the end of the Academic year and nothing in this Ordinance shall be deemed to debar the University from amending the Ordinance and the amended Ordinance, if any, shall apply to all the students whether old or new.
A candidate who has passed the M.B.A. (Previous) Examination from this University, under the old rules, may be permitted to join Third Semester within two years of his passing the previous Examination subject to the condition that he will pass the deficient course(s) of the First and Second Semesters, as may be specified by the Chairperson of the Department, within the chances permissible under Clause 12 along with his papers for Third and Fourth Semester Examination(s), as the case may be. Such a candidate shall pay Examination fee as prescribed by the Controller of Examinations per paper (deficient subject).
COURSE CURRICULUM FOR
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Important Guidelines 1. Evaluation I. Each paper will carry 100 marks (Except CP—107, CP— 108, CP-208, CP—304, CP-402 and CP—403) of which minimum of 30% of marks shall be for internal assessment.
II. The internal assessment marks shall be based on factors such as:—
• Participation in Seminar case discussions and group work activities.
• Class tests, quizzes, individual and group oral presentations.
• Class—room participation and attendance.
III. The Scheme of evaluation of project studies shall be as follows:
(a) For Paper CP—304, a project report based on the summer training will have to be submitted within one month from the commencement of third semester.
(b) Paper CP-402, research project shall commence from Beginning of the Fourth semester and the report should be submitted in the office of Controller of Examination on or before 30th April.
2. Promotion and Span Period
I. The span period of the programme is four years from the date of registration in the programme.
II. The minimum marks for passing the examination for each semester shall be 40% in each paper and 50% in aggregate for all the courses of the semester.
III To be eligible for promotion to the second year of the programme, a students must pass successfully at least 50% of the papers offered during the first year of the programme.
IV. The degree shall be awarded to successful students on the basis of the combined results of the first year and second year as follows:—
— Securing 60% and above : 1st Division
— All Others : 2nd Division
V. The students to be eligible for award of degree has to clear all the papers offered during two-year programme within maximum four years of admission.
A candidate who has secured minimum marks to pass in each paper but has not secured the minimum marks required to pass in aggregate for the semester concerned may take, re—examination as per terms and conditions of relevant University Ordinance to obtain the aggregate percentage required to pass the semester.
No candidate shall be considered to have pursued a regular course of study unless he/she has attended the three—fourths of the total number of classroom sessions conducted in each semester during his/her course of study. Any student not complying with this requirement will not be allowed to appear in the semester examination. However, the Chairman may condone the required percentage of attendance by not more than 10 per cent during a semester.
4. Guidelines for Preparation and Presentation of Project Report As a student of Master of Business Administration (MBA) you are required to undertake a major individual piece of research work - the Project or Dissertation. The aim of the Project is to give a student the opportunity to learn independently and show that one can identify, define and analyse problems and issues and integrate knowledge in a business context. It is an important part of the programme that tests one’s ability to understand and apply the theory, the concepts and the tools of analysis to a specific problem situation.
The only precise rule on what constitutes an acceptable project is that it should be an ordered critical exposition, which affords evidence of reasoning power and knowledge of the relevant literature in an approved field within the subject matter of the programme - Management. Students must ensure that they maintain regular contact with their supervisor and also that they provide the supervisor with drafts of their work at regular intervals.
The project is a practical, in-depth study of a problem, issue, opportunity, technique or procedure – or some combination of these aspects of business. Typically, a student will be required to define an area of investigation, carve out research design, assemble relevant data, analyse the data, draw conclusions and make recommendations. The project should demonstrate organisational, analytical and evaluative skills of the student.
ORGANISATION OF PROJECT REPORT
It is recommended that a student follow these guidelines. The final report should be presented in the following sequence:
Student’s Declaration as to the originality of the research output reported.
Supervisor’s Certificate as to the authenticity of the report.
*Topic for seminar relating to the contemporary business issues/practices comprising Indian ethos, values, current socio-economic and business context would be assigned by the teacher in advance. Evaluation of such seminar would be based on written assignment submitted and presentation given by the candidate.