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    To all students of BITS Pilani Off Campus Work Integrated Learning Programmes who have chosen DUBAI as their exam centrefor taking their Mid-Semester Tests and Comprehensive Examinations during this semester (First Semester 2009-2010: July 2010 to November 2011).

    Dear Student,

    You may be aware that the Regular Mid-Semester Tests (EC-1 Regular) for the current semester are scheduled for AUGUST 28-29, 2010. The Regular Comprehensive Examinations (EC-2 Regular) for the current semester are scheduled forOCTOBER 23-24, 2010.

    If you plan to appear for your exams at Dubai, please follow the instructions given below:

    1. All students taking their exams at Dubai exam center will be required to pay an examinationcentre fees of1000 UAE Dhirams (AED)per semester.

      This exam centre fee can be paid in two installments: 500 AED should be paid during Mid-Semester Tests (EC-1) and another 500 AED should be paid during the Comprehensive Exams (EC-2). If you have already paid 500 AED during Regular Test / Exam in a semester, then you need not pay again during Makeup Test / Exam in the same semester, in case you appear for Regular Tests/ Exams for some courses and take Makeup Tests/Exams for the other courses.

      This exam centre fee of 500 AED (or 1000 AED) should be paid through a Demand Draft in AED drawn in favour of "ETA-NET" and payable at DUBAI. Cheques will not be accepted.

      This Demand Draft for 500 AED should be submitted IN PERSON when you appear for the first Mid-Semester Test and the first Comprehensive exam at DUBAI.

    2. The timings for Mid-Semester Tests (CLOSED BOOK) at Dubai will be

      Forenoon Session:10 AM IST to 12 Noon IST (8.30 AM to 10.30 AM Local Dubai Time)

      Afternoon Session: 2 PM IST to 4 PM IST (12.30 PM to 2.30 PM Local Dubai Time)

    3. The timings for Comprehensive Examinations (OPEN BOOK) at Dubai will be:

      Forenoon Session:9 AM IST to 12 Noon IST (7.30 AM to 10.30 AM Local Dubai Time)

      Afternoon Session: 2 PM IST to 5 PM IST (12.30 PM to 3.30 PM Local Dubai Time)

    4. Please refer to the respective course handouts for the schedule of examinations for each course in which you are registered during the current semester
    5. You should report at the exam venue atleast 30 minutes before the start of each session, with your HallTicket(which can be downloaded from the BITS WILP website) and any other valid, personal identification document like a copy of your company Identity Card, Work Permit, Driving License or Passport.
    6. Students reaching late (after the start of the examination) will NOT be permitted to take the examination.
    7. The contact address of the BITS Coordinator at Dubai Exam Centre is
      Dr.K.K.Singh,

      BITS Pilani Dubai Campus
      INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CITY
      P.O.BOX. 345055
      DUBAI, UAE
      Please refer to the Road Map given in the Exam Centre details on the WILP website or click here for directions)
      Mobile: +971 50 8668797
      krishnas70@yahoo.com

    8. If you have any questions regarding the procedures for taking BITS WILP exams at Dubai, please contact the BITS Coordinator, Dr. K.K. Singh.
    9. If you are unable to appear for the Regular Mid-Semester Tests (on August 28-29, 2010) due to genuine, unavoidable exigencies, please refer to the Make-up Exam Policy, available through the "Important Information" link on the BITS WILP website, for the procedure to request permission to appear for the Make-up Mid-Semester Tests in October 2010.
    10. If you are unable to appear for the Regular Comprehensive Examinations (on October 23-24, 2010) due to genuine, unavoidable exigencies, please refer to the Make-up Exam Policy, available through the "Important Information" link on the BITS WILP website, for the procedure to request permission to appear for the Make-up Comprehensive Examinations in November 2010.
    11. For referring to the Important Information and general guidelines to all students, please visit the following BITS WILP website:
      http://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/dlp-home/online/guidelines/guidelines.aspx
    12. Please mention your BITS ID.No. and Name in the subject line of your e-mails as well as at the end of every message to BITS, Pilani.

      You may share the information in this message with other BITS WILP students who are likely to appear for the Mid-Semester Tests and Comprehensive Examinations at Dubai.

  • Make up Examination policy

    Make-up Examination Policy for Second Semester 2011-2012

    1. It is the responsibility of each student registered in coursework during the current semester to take the prescribed components of the evaluation such as Assignment / Quiz (online), Mid-Semester Tests and Comprehensive Examinations according to the schedule given in the respective Course Handouts.

    2. For each course for which the student is registered in the current semester, the student must attend the Assignment / Quiz (online), Mid-Semester Test (EC-2, 30%, 2 Hours duration, Closed Book type) as well as the Comprehensive Examination (EC-3, 60%, 3 Hours duration, Open Book type).

    3. IF a student is absent for any examination of a course, then s/he will be required to register in those course(s) again in a subsequent semester and appear for all evaluation components again in that semester, to clear the course. The marks obtained in any evaluation component in a semester cannot be carried forward to a subsequent semester.

    4. For every semester of registration, the full semester fees must be paid, irrespective of the number of courses registered in that semester. There is no separate exam fees payable per course. The semester fees, once paid for registration in a semester cannot be carried forward to a subsequent semester, even if the student is absent for all tests / exams of that course.

    5. IF the student is unable to appear for any of the Regular Mid-Semester Tests (EC-2) or Regular Comprehensive Examinations (EC-3) due to genuine personal or professional exigencies, the student can apply for permission to take the Make-up Tests / Make-up Examinations, which will be held only at selected exam centers. The Makeup Tests / Exams will be held in the same weekday (Saturday / Sunday) and same exam session (Forenoon / Afternoon) as that of the Regular Test / Exam for that course, as specified in the respective course handout.

    6. In case of students having a backlog course package, IF there is any clash in the examination schedule (Date + Session) for any two courses in the prescribed course package for this semester, then the student must appear for the Regular Test/ Regular Exam for ONE of the two clashing courses, and take the Make-up Test / Make-up Exam for the other clashing course.

    7. A student can appear the Regular Tests / Exams for some courses in the courses package and take the Make-up Test / Exam for the other courses. For example, a student can take one or more tests / exams in the Regular dates and take the remaining tests / exams on the Make-up dates (to be announced later), at selected exam centres.

    8. However a student should NOT write both Regular as well as Make-up Test / Make-up Exam for the same evaluation component (EC-2/ EC-3) in a course. If any student appears for both Regular as well as Make-up Test/ Exam for the same evaluation component of a course, then his/her registration in that course during the current semester will be cancelled and s/he would be required to register again in the course later.

    9. Students who are unable to appear for one or more Regular Mid-Semester Tests on February 11-12, 2012 can apply for permission to take the Make-up Tests, which are likely to be held during the second fortnight of MARCH 2012, at selected exam centres including the PILANI, GOA, and DUBAI campuses of BITS, Pilani. The exam dates and exam centres for the Makeup Mid-Semester Tests will be announced later, on February 15, 2012, on the BITS WILP website.

    10. The application form for permission to take the Make-up Mid-Semester Tests will be available for download from the BITS WILP website only during February 15, 2012 to March 05, 2012. You should enter your details and submit your makeup request online. Once you submit your request and confirm, you can download and print your Hallticket immediately. There is no need for any signature from employer or mentor as the request form is submitted online only. And, there is no hard copy form to be faxed or posted. The Hallticket itself is issued only by due permission. No Hall Ticket will be sent by post or email.

    11. Students who are unable to appear for one or more Regular Comprehensive Exams on APRIL 07-08, 2012 can apply for permission to take the Make-up Comprehensive Exams (EC-3 Make-up), which are likely to be held during the 14-15 April 2012, at selected exam centres Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi including the PILANI, GOA, and DUBAI campuses of BITS, Pilani. 

    12. The application form for permission to take the Make-up Comprehensive Examswill be available for download from the BITS WILP website only during April 9, 2012 to April 13, 2012. You should enter your details and submit your makeup request online. Once you submit your request and confirm, you can download and print your Hallticket immediately. There is no need for any signature from employer or mentor as the request form is submitted online only. And, there is no hard copy form to be faxed or posted. The Hallticket itself is issued only by due permission. No Hall Ticket will be sent by post or email.

    13. Students who miss the Regular Test or Exam as well as the Make-up Test / Exam for any course during the current semester, will be Required to Register Again in the same course during a later semester. No further Make-up Tests / Exams will be conducted irrespective of the reasons for missing the Make-up Tests / Exams.

  • Important Information

  • Fine-Grained Letter Grading in Courses for all the Courses

  • Operational Highlights

     Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani - 333031 (Rajasthan) India

    Off-Campus Work-Integrated Learning Programmes

     

    SOME OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

     

    1.    Registration and Fee Payment: Each semester of the Off-Campus Work-Integrated Learning Programmes begins with a mandatory REGISTRATION process, which specifies the prescribed course package for each student for that semester.  The Registration process for each semester is completed when the student sends the duly signed Registration Card alongwith the payment for the semester fees. The student has to pay the full semester fees for every semester in which s/he registers, irrespective of the number of courses in his/her prescribed course package. 

     

    2.    Continuous Internal Evaluation: BITS follows continuous system of internal evaluation and letter grades A, B, C, D, E carrying grade points 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 respectively are awarded for all courses other than Dissertation/Project Work for which only non-letter grades namely EXCELLENT, GOOD, FAIR, POOR are awarded. If a student does not offer adequate opportunity for evaluation in a course, reports such as NC (Not cleared) may be awarded.

     

    3.    Evaluation Scheme: For each course in each semester for the B.S. ET/IS and M.S. SS/MM programmes, there will be typically 3 Evaluation Components (EC) spread over the semester according to the dates specified in the Course Handout for each course:

     

    4.    Evaluation    Component    Description                     Weightage            Given & Evaluated by

     

    EC-1             Assignment / Quiz (online)                         10%             BITS Faculty

    EC-2             Mid-Semester Test (2 Hours)                      30%             BITS Faculty

    EC-3             Comprehensive Exam (3 Hours)                    60%             BITS Faculty

     

    EC-2 and EC-3 examinations are conducted only at the following Centres: Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Dubai, Hosur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagda, Pilani and Pune.  The details of these exam centers will be placed on the BITS website in due course.

     

    5.    Grading Procedure: At the end of each semester, the performance of each student in a course, is specified as a LETTER GRADE (namely A, A-, B, B-, C, C-, D or E) which is obtained through a Relative Grading procedure, which is described below.

     

    The final grading in each course is done by tabulating in descending order (equivalently a histogram) the total marks obtained by all students in that particular course. The performance of the course will be analyzed in terms of average, highest and lowest marks and the dividing lines between various clusters. Gaps between clusters and the nature of clusters will guide drawing the dividing lines between various grades. In a normal class of large size, the C-band will usually include the average mark. This is not a hard and fast rule and exceptions may arise in cases of small classes or a skewed histogram etc.

     

    6.    Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): The CGPA (calculated on a 10 point scale) will be used to describe the overall performance of a student (from the semester of admission till the point of reckoning) in all courses for which LETTER GRADES are awarded.

     

                                                       U1 G1 + U2 G2 + U3 G3 ……..

                                          CGPA = --------------------------------------------

                                                              U1 + U2 + U3 …….

                                

    Where U1, U2, U3 …….. denote UNITS of the course,  and G1, G2, G3…. denote grade points of the LETTER GRADES awarded in that course. Non-Letter grades do not go into computation of CGPA.

     

    7.    Minimum Academic Requirements: Subject to fulfilling the Academic Regulations of the Institute, the student will be issued a grade sheet at the end of each semester, a Transcript and a Provisional Certificate followed by the Final Degree Certificate at the end of the programme.

     

    The minimum academic requirements for successful completion of our M.S. programmes require that a student obtains a minimum CGPA of 5.50 and no E grade in any course. For B.S. programmes, the student should obtain a minimum CGPA of 4.50 and no E grade in any course. No student can register in any other course of his/her degree along with Dissertation in MS or Project work in BS.

     

    Failure to meet the minimum academic requirements will bring the student under the purview of Academic Monitoring Board (AMB), which will prescribe a suitable course package for the student and monitor his/her progress and academic performance closely.

     

    8.    Dissertation / Project Work:  

     

    The students enrolled in B.S. programmes will have to register for a full semester Project work in their final semester.  The students of M.S. programmes will be required to register for a full semester Dissertation in their final semester.

     

    Each student should complete all prescribed coursework of the programme and fulfill the minimum academic requirements before s/he can register for Project Work or Dissertation in her/his final semester of the programme.  If the academic performance of the student falls below the minimum requirements, s/he will be required to register in some courses again in a subsequent semester to improve her/his CGPA, before s/he can register for Project Work/Dissertation.

     

    As admissions to the Off-Campus Work-Integrated Learning Programmes are based on various factors like student employment, employer consent, mentor consent, etc, any student changing his/her employer or mentor should inform Dean immediately and get such changes approved, failing which the student would be Discontinued from the Programme (DP), resulting in his/her name getting struck off the rolls of the institute.

     

    (Dean, WILP, BITS, Pilani) 

     

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