What is the format of new credits grading system in Mumbai Colleges

How many credits are needed to graduate from a Mumbai College? What is the minimum marks required to pass in Mumbai colleges as per the new credit grading system? This article answers these queries by giving complete information on the structure of the new credits and semester system of the University of Mumbai, including details on how evaluations take place.

Three years ago, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had instructed all universities in India to implement a credit and semester system. The University of Mumbai is introducing it for the very first time in this academic year, beginning from July 2011.

Features of the new Credit and Semester System in University of Mumbai Colleges

1. The new system involves division of each academic year into 2 semesters.

2. Every student will be evaluated on the basis of their performance in 6 semesters.

3. A student will earn credits through: attendance, submission of projects, appearing for tests and participating in classroom interactions. All these credits will then be added up to the student's final year total.

4. The credit and semester system is applicable to every single undergraduate degree program offered in all colleges which are affiliated to the University of Mumbai, including arts, science and commerce colleges.

5. The system is not choice based in the way it is offered in foreign universities. That is, a student cannot choose a subject as per his/her interest or aptitude.

6. A student cannot transfer any credits from one program to another even if it is at the same level or across programs within the same University.

7. Evaluations of the new credit and semester system in Mumbai collegesworks as follows:
Every student will be evaluated in 2 parts:
(i) Internal assessment of 40%: This has a breakup of:
(a) 20 marks: 2 periodical class tests in each subject, conducted during the semester
(b) 10 marks: A project or presentation or assignment specific to a subject
(c) 5 marks: Participating actively in the classroom
(d) 5 marks: Overall conduct of the student is assessed

(ii) Exam of 60% at the end of the semester: This exam will be as follows:
(a) 2 hours duration
(b) 4 questions, each question of 15 marks

Aggregate required: You must get minimum 40% marks in aggregate for each course.
(i) Passing marks in internal assessment: 16 out of 40
(ii) Passing marks in semester-end exam: 24 out of 60
(iii) Minimum grade required: E grade
(iv) Total credit value over the period of 3 years: 120 points

Seven Point Grading System for students of Mumbai colleges

The grading system is based on the aggregate performance of both the components.

  • Grade O
    Marks: 70 and above
    Grade Points: 7
  • Grade A
    Marks: 60 to 69.99
    Grade Points: 6
  • Grade B
    Marks: 55 to 59.99
    Grade Points: 5
  • Grade C
    Marks: 50 to 54.99
    Grade Points: 4
  • Grade D
    Marks: 45 to 49.99
    Grade Points: 3
  • Grade E
    Marks: 40 to 44.99
    Grade Points: 2
  • Grade F (Fail)
    Marks: 39.99 and below
    Grade Points:1

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