The program structure at SSLA follows a semester pattern. Since SSLA does not believe in the traditional policy of extensive traditional end of term exams, the school will work on the following aspects for student assessment:
The basic criteria for assessments have been designed by the School, but since this is a faculty driven institute, each faculty member is free to design his/her assessment scheme, drawing from the above criteria. The students will be informed by the individual faculty with regards to their assessment/evaluation criteria, during the first week after commencement of classes.
*Regular assessment of minimum 60 & maximum 80 marks + End of Term Evaluation of minimum 20 & maximum 40 marks = Total 100
Each student will thus be assessed throughout the semester, and will be marked out of 60-80 marks. These marks will include the following:
Each student will be evaluated at the end of the semester, during the Semester End Evaluation Week and will be marked out of 20 - 40 marks. The evaluation scheme chosen by the internal faculty must include at least 2 of the following components.
Semester End Evaluation must include at least two of the above mentioned methods of evaluation, with the breakup of marks as per the internal faculty’s decision.
Total Semester End Evaluation Marks - 40*
For evaluations based on presentations / vivas, an external faculty member will also be invited to judge the student’s performance along with the internal faculty.
SSLA aims at offering a multidisciplinary and holistic educational program that assesses/evaluates students on the much-needed ability to think critically and develop innovative solutions to problems, rather than just ‘knowing’ facts and figures.
The institute offers the following components for faculty to use as tools for student assessments/evaluations:
Students are informed by each faculty about the assessment formats and criteria, during the first week of classes every semester.
Note : Curiosity is an academic software used by the faculty to upload internal and external marks , attendance, and reading material that can be accessed by students as well as parents.
Criteria for Continuous Assessment (CA): Continuous Assessment (CA) are a minimum of 60 marks and a maximum of 80 marks with a minimum of 3 components as a part of the course requirements for the semester. The faculty administer, on average, one assessment every month of the semester, as a part of this continuous assessment process. The criteria for these assessments are provided in the course syllabus that the faculty make available to students, during the first week of classes.
Criteria for Semester End Evaluation (SEE): At the end of the semester, evaluations are conducted with at least 2 different components, to test the students on their knowledge and skill gained from taking the course.
Suggested Division of Marks :
Calculation of Grade Points:
The grade points corresponding to nine grades will be as follows: (Batch 2015-19, Batch 2016-20, Batch 2017-21).
Time table for August – December 2017
The student has to visit the SI(DU) website- www.siu.edu.in
For backlog examinations, the latest version of the syllabus will be used to set the paper. Hence for a particular examination season, the same paper shall be used for both regular and backlog students.The student must procure the latest syllabus for the institute/department and prepare for the backlog examination accordingly. A separate backlog paper will be set only in case of title/credits changes. With prior permission of the institute/department, the student may attend classes to cover a new topic with a convenient batch, or any arrangement as provided therein. In case of annual pattern, a backlog examination shall be conducted in each of the semesters of a year or annually, as per rules.