Gracing Norms

AWARD OF STATUTORY GRACE MARKS

O.5043A GRACE MARKS FOR GETTING HIGHER CLASS 

A candidate who passes in all the subjects and heads of passing in the examination without the benefit of either gracing or condonation rules and whose total number of marks falls short for securing Second Class/Higher Second Class or First Class by marks not more than 1% of the aggregate marks of that examination or up to 10 marks, whichever is less, shall be given the required marks to get the next higher class or grade as the case may be.

Provided that benefits of above-mentioned grace marks shall not be given, if the candidate fails to secure necessary passing marks in the aggregate head of passing also, if prescribed, in the examination concerned.

Provided further that benefits of above-mentioned grace marks shall be given to the candidate for such examination/s for which provision of award of class has been prescribed.

O.5044A GRACE MARKS FOR GETTING DISTINCTION IN THE SUBJECT ONLY 

A candidate who passes in all the Subjects/Heads of passing the examination without benefit of either gracing or condonation rules and whose total number of marks in the subject/s falls short by not more than three marks for getting distinction in the subject/s shall be given necessary grace marks up to three in maximum two subjects, subject to maximum 1% of the total marks of that Head of Passing whichever is more, in a given examination.

Provided that benefit of the abovementioned grace marks shall be given to the candidate only for such examination/s for which provision for distinction in a subject has been prescribed.

O.5045A CONDONATION (*)

If a candidate fails in only one head of passing having passed in all other heads of passing, his/her deficiency of marks in such head of passing may be condoned by not more than 1% of the aggregate marks of the examination or 10% of the total number of marks of that head of passing in which he/she is failing, whichever is less. However, condonation whether in one head of passing or aggregate head of passing be restricted to maximum up to 10 marks only.

Award of 10 grace marks to students under O.229 for participation in Co-curricular and Extra-Curricular activities conducted by the college and university: (For exact details refer Circular No.UG/112 of 2015 dated October 27, 2015)

Students participating in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities like N.C.C., N.S.S., Sports and Cultural Activities, etc. and win laurels for self and college and university are awarded grace marks under Ordinance 229. Given below is a brief description about the criterion for eligibility of the grace marks under O.229. 

Learners 

  • enrolled as members of the N.C.C. and have satisfactorily completed the N.C.C. training programme during the academic year.
  • enrolled as members of the Home Guards and have satisfactorily completed Home Guard training programme during the academic year.
  • participated in the N.S.S. programme and have satisfactorily completed 120 hours of social service comprising time spent in at least 2 types of projects as certified by the Principal.
  • participated in any programme of the Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension and have satisfactorily completed at least 120 hours of work in the programme as certified by the Principal.
  • participated in the Work-experience project of the Department for 240 hours as certified by the Principal.
  • reached Quarter Final stage at inter-collegiate sports competitions or have secured one of the eight places in order of merit in individual sport event conducted by the University or have represented the University in sports events either at the inter-state, zonal national or international level and have produced the necessary certificate secured first three positions in cultural group events or have secured one of the first three places in individual cultural events or whose performances have been adjudged best at the inter-collegiate cultural competition organised by the University.
  • been members of the Student Council constituted under Section 40 (2) (a) or Section 40 (2) (b) or under Section 40 (4) of the Maharashtra Universities Act 1994 and have actively participated in various schemes and programmes, and attended functions of the University during the academic year.

The benefit of 10 grace marks to candidates would be available only in any one of the activities mentioned above, at their option subject to their fulfilling the following conditions:

  1. That in case of failure in one or more heads of passing an examination, the benefit of grace marks shall be granted to the extent of 5% of the maximum marks allotted to the subject.
  2. That the grace marks will be granted for the purpose of claiming exemptions in a subject/s, provided it shall not exceed 5% of the maximum marks allotted to the subject.
  3. That the maximum of 10 grace marks shall be granted for the purpose of enabling a candidate for the award of class and / or distinction, in the examination.
  4. That the maximum 10 grace marks will be added to the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).
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