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Policy of Make-Up Examinations

End of semester examinations/assessments are not repeated under any circumstances. If a student fails to sit the end of semester examination of a particular CU(s), he/she can sit for it in the next academic year, or in the following semester of the same academic year, but only if the CU(s) is being offered in that semester.

Mid-term exams, assignments, classroom tests, oral presentations, etc. in general are not repeated either. The dates of these tests are notified at the beginning of each academic semester by the lecturers concerned. It is therefore the responsibility of the student to sit for these tests and complete his/her assignments on time.

However, if a student is unable to complete an assignment due to unavoidable circumstances, she/he can request the relevant lecturer(s) in writing for a make-up test. Requests should reach the lecturer(s) concerned with supportive documents within two weeks of the original date of assignment or mid-semester exam. Students are advised however that the respective Departments will make the final decision on such requests.

All make-up tests/assignments should be completed before the end of semester examination of the CU(s) commences. Departments which decide not to offer make-up tests will inform students of their decision at the beginning of the semester.

Under the CU System, students can complete their missed evaluations in future semesters without any problem. Students who have successfully completed their continuous assessments but have not been able to complete the end of semester examination of a particular CU(s) due to a genuine reason can request the relevant Department through the IDC, to carry forward the marks obtained at the continuous assessment until s/he sits the end of semster examination of the CU(s) in question. The maximum period for which such marks can be carried forward is two consecutive academic years.

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