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EXAMINATIONS

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ASSESSMENT

The Assessment of student's performance is based on the Assignments, Class Participation, Term-End Examination and Project work.
  • Examinations are normally held towards the end of June and December every year at several Centers in India and Overseas.
  • The minimum Modular Grade Point Average (MGPA) of 2.67 (B-) must be secured by the student for passing each Module.
  • MGPA is the average of overall grades for all the subjects of a module.
  • Students are allowed to reappear in the exams to meet the criteria of MGPA.
  • Examination form is available at AIMA website.
  • The tentative Examination schedule is put on AIMA website on March 15 and September 15 for the June and December examinations respectively.
  • Hall Tickets for examinations are put on the AIMA website much before the examination. Students should take a print of hall - ticket from the web site and produce it along with the AIMA Identity Card at the examination centre.
  • The term end examination for a student will be cancelled if :
    • It is found that a student has appeared without submission of assignments.
  • Examination fee payable for the first and second chance (whether availed or not) is Rs 200/- per paper. For third chance an examination fee of Rs 500/- per paper will be charged. After the third attempt, a student is required to reregister against a payment of Rs 1700/- per paper for all Programmes (Rs 1500/- Reregistration Fee and Rs 200/- examination fee)
  • Please note that students will be allowed to appear for four consecutive Modules : (Mod I , Mod II ,Mod III and Mod IV.


EXAMINATION FEE

Examination Fee with effect from June 2010 Term End Examinations

Compulsory Examination Fee
(Applicable to all students for availing first/second chance to write the examination)
Rs 200/- per paper
Examination Fee for availing the Third Chance to write the examination Rs 500/-per paper
Re-registration fee and Examination Fee for the students to avail fourth/fifth chance to write the examination Rs 17,00/- per paper
(Rs 1500/-towards Re-registration Fee + Rs 200/-towards compulsory examination fee)

IMP NOTE : Please note that students will be allowed to appear for four consecutive Modules : (Mod I , Mod II, Mod III and Mod IV) together.  However, in case any clash of subjects is there in examination, student himself has to choose either of the subject to appear in an examination.


FEES PAYABLE FOR OTHER REQUIREMENTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Re-evaluation fee of Answer Scripts Rs. 500/- per paper
Project Fee (Re-evaluation/ Re-submission) Rs. 1000/-
Synopsis (Resubmission after incorporating faculty feedback/ new topic) Rs. 500/-
Change of examination centre Rs. 500/-
Duplicate grade card Rs. 200/-
Duplicate certificate Rs. 200/-
Programme Transcript fee Rs. 500/-
Exam fee to appear at any overseas centre USD 100 per subject (or equivalent INR)


MAXIMUM TIME TO COMPLETE A PROGRAMME AND RE-REGISTRATION FOR COURSES
Registration to a course (Subject/Paper) is valid for a period of one and a half year from the date of registration to the Module of which the course is a part. If a student wants to appear in the examination or submit / the project work for the incomplete course/s after one and half year of registration to the course then he/she may do so by getting re-registered to the course/s.

Re-registration is valid for a period of one and half year. Re-registration is subject to the fulfillment of the condition that a Post Graduate Programme must be completed within 6 years from the date of registration to the programme and Professional Diploma / Post Graduate Certificate programme must be completed within 3 years of registration to the programme.

The Foundation programme of PhD must be completed within 3 years of registration. Failure to meet the maximum time limit to complete the programme would lead to cancellation of registration to the programme
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LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF EXAM FORMS

  June Exams December Exams
Last Date (without Late Fees) April 15 October 15
With Late Fees of Rs 500/-

May 30 November 30
With Late Fees of Rs 1000/- June 5 Dec 5

Student opting for any overseas centre for examination must submit examination form by April 15 for June Examinations and October 15 for December Examinations. Forms received after that may not be accepted for overseas examination Centers.


The Registration No. is the Roll No. for examination. Be careful while writing it.

POLICY ON SCRIBER
This refers to the Examination fee towards the scriber (person who writes examination on behalf of student due to inability/ accident, etc). Such students have to submit an additional charge of Rs 300/- per paper to allow him to write exams in this manner.
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ASSIGNMENTS

Instructions for Submission of Assignments Session : January-June 2012

Note :

Download Assignments of only those subject codes as mentioned in the checklist of your Course Pack. Please check your subject code carefully for assignments.

 Ph.D (Business Administration)-course prior to Jan 2011 and Advanced Certificate Programme Assignments are common and given from Serial No. 79 to 110.

Submit Assignments for the subjects of your current session (Jan-Dec 2012) to the Study Centre you are attached to. Assignments for the previous module subjects should also be submitted at your Study Centre.In case of only one assignment submission or F grade in one assignment, kindly submit both the assignments of that particular subject in ensuing semester (FOR ALL THE PROGRAMMES). Assignments for all the programmes except Ph.D Programme must be handwritten by the student himself/herself. Typed and printed assignments will not be accepted. Each assignment must have the Assignment Cover/Evaluation Page as provided in the link below. Kindly go through Guidelines before submitting the assignments.

If you are attempting assignments in the third/onwards chance then you need to pay fee @ Rs. 150/-per Assignment through a bank DD in favour of All India Management Association, payable at New Delhi. This fee should be submitted along-with the Assignments to Manager-Evaluation at AIMA-CME, New Delhi


IMPORTANT NOTE : PHD STUDENTS ENROLLED IN JANUARY 2011 SESSION ONWARDS

  1. There would not be any term paper/ course assignment for respective papers in Module I – IV and the candidates would be evaluated out of 100 marks in end term comprehensive examinations for each paper.
  2. In place of term paper/course assignment for each paper, in second semester (Module – IV) there is going to be compulsory Case Work and Research Paper of 2 credit each.
Last Date for submission of Assignments is as given below:

ASSIGNMENT LAST DATE/ LATE FEE

Assignment I

15th April 2012 without any late fee

Assignment I (Late Submission)

21st April 2012 with Late Fee @ Rs 150/- per Assignment

Assignment II

15th May 2012 without any late fee

Assignment II (Late Submission)

25th May 2012 with Late Fee @ Rs 150/- per Assignment

Assignment I & II (Late Submission)

30th May 2012 with Late Fee @ Rs 300/- per Assignment

Term Paper & Case Study-for old PhD Programme students

15th May 2012

Advanced Certificate Programme Assignment I & II (without late fee)

15th May 2012

Advanced Certificate Programme  Assignment I & II (with late fee)

25th May 2012 with Late Fee @ Rs 150/- per Assignment

Advanced Certificate Programme Assignment I & II (with late fee)

30th May 2012 with Late Fee @ Rs 300/- per Assignment

Advanced Certificate Programme Case Study

15th June 2012

Advanced Certificate Programme Case Study (with late fees)

30th June 2012 with Late Fee @ Rs 150/- per Case

Students submitting Assignments (both Assignment I & II) in CNM Cases

10th April 2012



* Late fee should be paid through a bank DD in favour of “All India Management Association”, payable at New Delhi. Assignments with late fee of current session students should be submitted at the respective study center only.
Pl indicate your name, Registration No, subject for which fee is paid at the back of DD.

It is important to submit your assignment by due date as specified above. Submission of both the assignments/subject in time is a pre-condition to appear in Term-end Examination. Please refer the “Programme Guide” for more detailed information.



For Advanced Certificate Programme

In case the Assignment/ Case Study is submitted in subsequent session, an additional payment of Rs 150/- per Assignment/ Case Study will be charged

However, in case the Assignment/Case Study is submitted in later sessions, an additional payment of Rs 300/- per Assignment/ Case Study will be charged.

For any further query regarding assignments, please e-mail at evaluation@aima-ind.org

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PROJECTS

Project work is the best way to practice what you have learnt. The purpose of including Project report in the Post Graduate Diploma Programmes is to provide you an opportunity to investigate a problem by applying management concepts in a scientific manner. It enables you to apply your conceptual knowledge in a practical situation and to learn the art of conducting a study in a systematic way and presenting its findings in a coherent report.

TOPIC SELECTION
Selection of topic for the Project is extremely crucial. The topic chosen by you should be realistic, specific and one where related information is easily accessible. It must be related to your area of specialisation and should be something that interests you.

SYNOPSIS FORMAT
  • Working Title
  • Purpose
  • Aim
  • Objectives
  • Hypothesis (or key questions)
  • Outline of methodology
  • Proposed

PROJECT SUBMISSION
Once the synopsis has been approved by AIMA-CME, the project to be submitted should be along the following lines:

  • Title Page
  • List of Contents
  • List of Tables
  • List of Figures
  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • Text (Main body of Dissertation)
  • Appendices
  • Bibliography

It is important to note that the Project must NOT be a mere description of an economic activity. It must address a well defined problem and seek to establish causal relationships, preferably through statistical analysis. The Project must seek to answer a specific question(s). The dependent variables and independent variables must be clearly specified and the relationship between dependent and independent variables should be examined. The focus should be on ANALYSIS and not description. Management concepts must invariably be used in the analysis contained in the Project.

The VIVA may be conducted for Project Work for students who have taken admissions in January 2010 onwards.

Synopsis and Projects Reports are to be submitted by the students directly to AIMA alongwith complete correspondence address, E-mail address and contact number.

PROJECT SUBMISSION DATE
Project report can be submitted any time within 18 months of beginning of the module of which project work is a part of the course curriculum. After that Re-registration would be required.

Only One copy of Project has to be submitted at AIMA with approved copy of Synopsis and other details as per guidelines. Kindly ensure that the student has retained one copy of Project Report with him/ her as well for reference purpose.

NOTE :
  1. It takes 6-8 weeks in evaluation of Synopsis/ Project Report
  2. The Project is equivalent to two papers
CONTACT
Manager-Evaluation
evaluation@aima- ind.org
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PRESENTATION OF WORK

(Applicable to assignments, project work and term-end exams)

The project topic is to be selected from the area of specialisation e.g. a student of PGDM with specialisation in Marketing Management, must have a major topic on Marketing only. A student of Professional Diploma in HRD, must do project work on any of the HR topics only.

Project and other work submitted to meet programme requirement need to reflect standards appropriate to documentation provided for business purposes as well as to meet standards relevant to an academic document. There is obviously no sharp division between these standards but the following may be useful comments.

Meeting business presentation standards will affect such things as conciseness of language, layout and the orientation of the content in ways suitable for business people.

Academic standards will be concerned with your ability to substantiate your points of view and arguments with referenced and researched material. This should be cited in an appropriate manner. Importantly, in assessing your work from an academic reference position, the Academic Evaluator will be looking for your capacity to locate your points of view within some sort of theoretical framework, usually derived from the material presented in the different subject areas. Photocopies of material used for reference can be attached.

It is expected that both standards will require you to demonstrate sound and sensible reasoning with a capacity to identify a changed situation or opportunity, analysis and diagnosis of such a situation, making recommendations, and developing implementation plans.

The qualities discussed above are not necessarily indicated by the quantity of information gathered but more by the careful selection of relevant information and by an understanding of the basis for selection of sufficiently relevant information. Nor is the presence of the qualities necessarily indicated by the volume and length of piece of work. In face, brevity and conciseness may be more important and indicate clearer thinking.
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GRADE CLASSIFICATION AND POINT SYSTEM

The following grading system is followed :

Grade Points
A+ 4.33
A 4
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2
C- 1.67
F 0.33


Students in all the programmes except PhD are required to maintain a minimum grade point average of B- i.e. 2.67 to qualify in each Module. For individual subjects, minimum qualifying grade would be C- i.e. 1.67. For PhD, the minimum MGPA would be B i.e. 3.00 and for individual subjects, the minimum qualifying grade would be C i.e. 2.00.
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GRADUATION

On successful completion of the programme you are entitled to attend Convocation (held once a year in the first week of August) ceremony where your Diplomas will be conferred.

In case you are eligible and do not receive the Invitation letter to attend the Convocation, kindly contact Examination Department not later than 15th July of that year.

You may be awarded PGDM/ PGDITM certificate at Convocation if following conditions are fulfilled :
  1. You have cleared in all subject Assignments and Examinations
  2. Project is cleared /submitted before 31st March in that year
  3. Minimum Three years has passed since the session you took admission
  4. All applicable fees has been paid
  5. Minimum CGPA should be 2.67
Information on the same would be provided to you by the Controller of Examinations, AIMA-CME.

UNSATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE / MISCONDUCT

UNSATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE
To qualify an individual course (subject) of a programme the minimum qualifying grade is C- (C in case of Ph.D Programme). But to qualify a module (generally a set of five courses) the average of the overall grades of all the courses of the module must be B- or above (B in case of Ph.D Programme). Hence, any grade below B- reflects unsatisfactory performance.

MISCONDUCT
Misconduct relates to any conduct that could be regarded by AIMA-CME as prejudicial to the AIMA-CME or its members or is likely to bring the AIMA-CME into disrepute. Misconduct could include, for example, cheating, impersonating in examinations, or plagiarism, or the misuse of confidential information for personal or organisational gain. Misconduct can lead to your expulsion from the programme.

Any attempt by students to influence the examination result by making special requests before, during or after the written examination will be considered as unfairmeans.  Students attempting to influence by mention if that they were hospitalized / got a job and they may lose the job if they fail in the examination will be considered as unfairly influencing the examination result.
 
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Criteria Not Met (CNM)

“Students in all the Programmes except Ph.D are required to maintain a minimum modular grade point average (MGPA) of B-, i.e., 2.67 to pass in each module. For individual subjects, minimum passing grade would be C-, i.e., 1.67. For Ph.D minimum MGPA is B i.e., 3.00 to pass in each module and for individual subjects, the minimum passing grade would be C, i.e., 2.00.

In case a student has obtained the minimum passing grade in all papers of a module but MGPA is less than 2.67 for all programmes (3.00 for Ph.D) then the student has a CNM (Criteria Not Met) in that Module. How to meet the Criteria/ to improve on grades and get the required MGPA :
  1. A student is allowed to resubmit assignments so as to get a minimum MGPA of 2.67. However, only students with CNM are eligible for resubmitting assignments for improvement. No re-registration fee will be applicable for students having CNM in a particular module.  These students should submit both assignments of the paper as given on website for the current session before 10th April/October on payment of Rs 150/- per assignment. The grades obtained for assignment will be intimated by first week of May/November.
  2. If CNM is not cleared even after that, the students are advised to appear in June/December Examination with proper preparation. This special provision is made available to the students with CNM. Students may utilize this option after due consideration in order to clear the CNM. The Examination form should be submitted as per last dates and applicable fee. Ideally a student with CNM in any Module should repeat exam of subjects with low grades.
  3. In case CNM is in last Module and Project Work has low grade, then the student may resubmit Project Report after incorporating faculty remarks and a DD of Rs 1000/- to meet the criteria.
    Students must note that on appearing in a paper or re-submission of assignments or resubmitting Project  to clear CNM, the best of the two grades will be considered”
 
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ANSWER SHEET FEEDBACK

The process of seeing the feedback on examination paper/ answer sheet : Step 1: Student if not satisfied with the Exam Result, will first apply for Revaluation. Step 2: In case the outcome of revaluation result is also not satisfactory to the student, then he will submit a separate request within 7 days of uploading of revaluation result on website to see the answer sheet and get written feedback on same with a fee of Rs 1000/- per paper. Step 3: The student will have to report to AIMA CME office on the date and time communicated by Examination Deptt as per availability of faculty to discuss the answer sheet. Step 4: In case the student is unable to get the feedback in person, the feedback will be sent through email/ courier/ sped post to him. Step 5: No Change in marks will be made after Feedback on answer sheet. This policy will be effective from June 2010 examination onwards.
 
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QUESTION PAPER FORMAT

This refers to Format of Question papers from June 2011 Examination onwards. Kindly note that there is a change in format of Question Paper . The new Format of Question papers will be as below : NEW FORMAT FOR QUESTION PAPERS
  1. Section A (Four Short Questions of 10 Marks each), Student will have a choice out of 7.
  2. Section B (Three Long Questions of 15 Marks each), Student will have a choice out of 5 questions.
  3. Section C (Case Study followed by questions of 15 Marks).
 
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