Assessment and Evaluation System

During a semester, the participants may be required to take the tests and examinations for each course(s) that they are being studying. Each instrument carries proportionate marks (already mentioned by the Resoure Person in the distributed course outlines), which are accumulated in total marks of 100% weightage.

Institute of Islamic Banking (IIB) like other schools and institutes of the University of Management and Technology (UMT) is using Relative Grading Scheme (Normal or Bell Shaped curve), allowing the student to achieve a grade with respect to his/her ranking in the class. Students are formally evaluated by the resource person through different pedagogical assessment tools throughout the semester. A combination of the following may be employed constituting sessional as well as final evaluation and can be used to grade the students in Relative Grading Scheme.

  • Case Study
  • Presentation
  • Assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Class Participation
  • Attendence
  • Term Projects
  • Viva Voce (for final projects/term papers)
  • Mid Term Exam
  • Final Term Exam

A wide range of assessment methods are available to resource persons to evaluate the level of knowledge and skills acquired by students in a particular subject. The following two methods are employed at IIB, generally known as sessional evaluation and final term. A total of 100 marks are allocated to a course or a subject. These marks are normally assigned as per following 

Sessional work (includes case study, presentation, assignments, quizzes, participation, attendence, term papers) - 65%

End Term Exam (may include final projects, excluding internship/thesis) - 35%

However, marks allocation or weightage may vary in some cases depending on the nature of the course or as deemed appropriate by the Resource Person. The Resource Person is supposed to announce the student’s sessional evaluation in the class and also display it on the notice board before the closing of classes. After classes are over, final term examinations are conducted by the Office of Controller Examination (OCE) as per the announced date sheet.

Compilation of Result

After the marking of the end term papers, respective Resource Person shall initially compile the result by adding the marks secured by the participants in Sessional Work and End term examination to complete the course evaluation. The percentage of marks secured by a participant are then converted into letter grades.

Requirements for Result Compilation

  • Complete Award List/Result is duly signed by two authorities (Resource Person and Director)
  • Signed result must be submitted to Office of Controller Examination (OCE) within four days of exam date after reviewing the students
  • Resource person should have adopted Relative Grading Scheme to grade the students

Grading Scheme

The definition of letter grades and corresponding grade points is illustrated in the following table.

Letter GradesUndergraduate / Graduate / Post Graduate Degree Programs
Grade Points
A+/A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
F 0.0
P (Pass) -
I (Incomplete) -
W (Withdrawal) -
SA (Short Attendance) -
S (Satisfactory) -
NC (Non Credit) -

Merit Award Scheme

Institute of Islamic Banking has started Rector and Dean Merit Awards for their participants from the Fall 2013 to appraise the efforts of hardworking students and to promote healthy knowledge capacity building within the institute in vision of UMT culture on semester basis.

Rector's Merit Award

Rector's Merit Award is given to participants earning Semester GPA of 4.00/4.00 who fulfill the following conditions:

  • The participant is required to take minimum 15 credit hours for bachelors,12 credit hours for masters and 9 credit hours for MS/MPhil course load excluding the pre and non-GPA (non credit) courses, internship, thesis and final projects.
  • There should not be any 'F', 'SA', 'W' grade or course repeat.
  • The participant should not have been penalized as a result of disciplinary and/or unfair means.

The participant qualifying for Rector's Merit award will get tuition fee discount of six (06) credit hours along with merit certificate.

Dean's Merit Award

Dean's Merit Award is given to participants fulfilling the following conditions:

The participant is required to take minimum 15 credit hours course load for bachelors,12 credit hours for master programs and 9 credit hours course load for MS/MPhil programs excluding the pre and non-GPA (non credit) courses, internship, thesis and final project.

  • The participant must have earned semester GPA 3.80/4.00
  • For bachelors and master degree (equivalent to 16-years of education), criteria is semester GPA of 3.70 or above.
  • There should not be any 'F', 'SA', 'W' grade or course repeat.
  • The participant should not have been penalized as a result of disciplinary and/or unfair means.

The participant qualifying for Dean's Merit Award will get tuition fee discount of three (03) credit hours along with merit certificate. Only top ten participants in a program who meet the above criteria will be given Dean's Merit Award. Participants in their last semester will only receive certificates.

Degree Requirements

  • A participant has to complete the scheme of studies of a particular degree program as per the prescribed Road Map including thesis/project/internship; Road Map of degree program includes semester-wise courses, total number of credit hours required to complete a degree program, foundation, core and elective courses.
  • Minimum passing CGPA for Bachelors level programs is 2.00/4.00 and for Masters level programs (sixteen years of education and above) is 2.50/ 4.00.
  • Participants, who fail to maintain a CGPA of at least 2.00/4.00 at Bachelors level and at least 2.50/4.00 at Masters level for three consecutive semesters, shall be expelled on academic ground and shall not be readmitted in any program of the University.
  • Maximum time frame allowed for the award of four-years Bachelors Degree is six calendar years/twelve semesters and for Masters Degree (2 years) it shall be three years/six semesters. Summer semesters are not counted in maximum time frame allowed for completion of degree.

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