Grace Ordinance
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% ORDINANCE No. 18 OF 2001

An ordinance to provide grace marks for passing in a head of passing and improvement of Division (Higher class )  and getting Distinction in the subject and Condonation of deficiency of marks in a subject in all the faculties prescribed by the Status No. 18 Ordinance, 2001

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide an ordinance to prescribe rules for grant of grace marks for passing, in a head of passing and improvement of division (Higher Class) and getting distinction in the subject and condonation of deficiency of marks in a subject in all the faculties prescribed by the Statute No. 18, the Management Council is hereby pleased to make the following Ordinance:-

  1. This Ordinance may be called “An ordinance to prescribe rules for award of grace marks for passing in a Head of passing and Improvement of Division (Higher Class) and getting Distinction in the subject and Condonation of deficiency of marks in a subject in all the faculties prescribed by the Statute No. 18. Ordinance 2001”
  2. This Ordinance shall come into force with effect from the session 2001-2002.
  3. In this ordinance unless the context otherwise requires-

A)   ‘Act’ means Maharashtra University Act, 1994.

B)   ‘Ordinance’ means an ordinance made in accordance with the provisions of section 54 of the act.

C)   ‘Draft Ordinance’ means a draft of ordinance prepared for the consideration of the competent authority.

D)   ‘JBVC’ means Joint Board of Vice-Chancellors.

E)   ‘Existing Ordinance’ means an ordinance in operation.

F)    ‘Higher Second Class’ means a score of 55% of aggregate marks.

G)   ‘AICTE’ means All India Council of Technical Education.

H)   ‘MCI’ means Medical Council of India.

I)     ‘DCI’ means Dental Council of India.

J)    ‘BCI’ means Bar Council of India

K)   ‘CCIM’ means Central Council of Indian Medicine.

L)    ‘CCH’ means Central Council of Homoeopathy.

M)  ‘NCTE’ means National Council of Teachers Education

N)   UGC’ means University Grants Commission.

PART ONE

A.            Rule for granting Grace marks for passing in each head of passing (Theory-Subject /paper/practical/sessional/internal Assessment/minimum aggregate marks which happens to be head of passing) to pass the examination.

 

Rule I:

Where an examinee is failing in one or more subject/paper / practical/sessional / Internal assessment, minimum aggregate passing head which happens to be a head of passing, the examinee shall be given the benefit of Grace marks for passing in each head of passing, if the candidate passes the entire examination as shown in a table below:

 

Head of passing Prescribed marks

 

 

 

Grace Marks admissible up to

Up to

-

50

----

02

51

-

100

----

03

101

-

150

----

04

151

-

200

----

05

201

-

250

----

06

251

-

300

----

07

301

-

350

----

08

351

-

400

----

09

401

-

and above

----

10

 

            Provide that the benefit of Grace Marks under this rule is Concurrent with the rules and guide lines of professional statutory bodies at the all India Level, such as AICTE, MCI, DCI, BCI, CCIM, CCH, NCTE, UGC, etc.

Provided secondly that the benefit of such Grace Marks to be given in different heads of passing shall not exceed 1% of the aggregate marks in that examination.

 

Notes:

a)    The provision of Grace Marks under this rule shall be made applicable only after the application of Ordinance No. 1 of 1985 for incentive marks. However grace marks under this rule and incentive marks in ordinance No. 1 of 1985 and/or condonation marks under Rule No. A-1(Part One) of this ordinance shall not be made applicable together to pass in a subject /paper/practical/sessional /internal assessment/ head of passing.

b)    Head of passing for this rule shall be as per the provisions of the Ordinance of that concerned examination.

c)    In case the subject is divided heads of passing the grace marks shall be awarded to such individual heads of passing as per assigned marks to those heads, of passing provided the total allotted grace marks to individual heads of passing shall not exceed the admissible grace marks to that particular

d)    In case the Post Graduate Students giving a declaration for higher division under concern ordinance the provisions of this rule shall not be applicable.

e)    The provision of grace mark under this rule shall not be applicable to the candidate who remain absent for theory examination or part of it and/or practical/sessional/ internal assessment/head of passing.

a)    These grace marks wherever provided under this rule shall be shown by one asterick with added marks above the head of right side of the original marks in the Tabulation Register.  However in the statement of marks theses grace marks be included in the scored marks and shall be shown by the sign of one asterick(Viz.,*) above the head or right side of consolidated marks and to be carried forward to the grand total with the same illustration.

b)    If an examinee passes the examination by grace marks under this rule a remark passes vide ordinance No. 18 of 2001 shall be written in the Tabulation Register and on the Statement of marks the meeting of one asterick be printed at the bottom as follows:

 

Note: - *= passes by grace marks vide Ordinance No. 18 of 2001

B – Rule of granting Grace Marks for placement in a division/grade or getting

 higher class.

      Rule II:

An examinee who passes in all the subjects and heads of passing  in the examination without availing the benefits of either grace marks under Rule A-1 (Part One) or condonation marks under Rule A-1 (PART-TWO) of this ordinance and whose total number of  marks falls short for securing second Class/higher Second Class/First Class or corresponding Division/Grades by marks not more than 1% of the aggregate marks of that examination or up to to 10 marks whichever is less shall be granted the required marks to be placed in the next higher class/division/grade as the case may be.

 Provided that, the benefit of grace marks under this rule shall not be made

applicable if the examination fails to secure necessary minimum passing marks in the aggregate head of passing, if prescribed in the examination concerned.

Provided secondly that, the benefit of grace marks under this rule shall be provided to those examinations and for those examinations only, where the provision of award of class/division/grade is prescribed by ordination.

Provided thirdly that, the award of grace marks under this rule is concurrent with the rules and guidelines of professional statutory bodies at the All India Level Viz. AICTE, MCI,BCI, CCIM, CCH, DCI, NCTE,UGC etc.

Provided fourthly that, in case of postgraduate or post degree of diploma examination, an examinee giving a declaration for higher division under concerned ordinance, the provision of the rule shall not be applicable.

Notes:

a)         The condo nation marks under this rule shall not be made applicable for placing

an examinee in first division with distinction wherever prescribed.

b)         The provision of grace marks under this Rule shall not be applicable to the

candidates who remain absent for theory examination or part of it and /or

Practical / sessional /internal assessment head of passing.

c)         If an examinee is granted grace marks for placing in a higher division, these

marks shall be shown with a sign of plus sign(Viz.+) with added marks above the

head or right side of the original aggregate marks in the Tabulation Register with

a remark Division vide Ordinance No. 18 or 2001. However, in the statement of

marks these grace marks shall be included in the scored aggregate marks and shall

not be indicated.  They are to be carried back to the lowest scored marks in theory

Paper.

C.        Rule for granting Grace marks for getting distinction in the subject only.

Rule – III

            An  examinee who passes in all the subjects and heads of passing in the examination without availing the benefit of either grace marks under Rule A-1 (Part One) or condonation marks under Rule A-1(Part Two) of this ordinance and whose total number of marks in the subject/s falls short by not more than 3(three) marks for getting distinction in the subject/s shall be given necessary grace marks up to 3(Three) in maximum two subject, subject to maximum 1% of the total marks of that Head of passing, whichever is more, in a given examination. 

(i)            The benefit of grace marks shall be given to the candidate only for such examinations for which provision for distinction in subject has been prescribed.

(ii)           This gracing is concurrent with the rule and guidelines at the All India Level such as AICTE, MCI, Bar Council, CCIM, CCIH and NCTE etc.

Notes :-

 

(a)        The post graduate students giving a declaration for higher division shall also be

considered eligible to this rule.

(b)        If  these grace marks result in a fraction, it shall be converted in to the next higher number.

(c)        The provision of grace marks under this Rule shall not be applicable to the

candidate who remain absent for theory examination or part of it and/or

Practical/sessional/ internal assessment/ head passing.

(d)  If an examinee is granted grace mark for getting distinction, those marks shall be shown with a sign of two plus sign (Viz.++)  with added marks above the head or right side of the original marks in the Tabulation Register with a remark Distinction vide Ordinance No. 18 of 2001. However in the statement of marks these grace marks shall be included in the scored marks and shall not be indicated. They are to be added in the grand total.

 

PART TWO

A- Rule for condonation of marks for passing in one subject only to pass the Examination.

Rule – I: -

            If an examinee fails in only one subject having passed in all other subjects/his/her

deficiency or marks in such subject 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 subject in which he/she is failing, whichever is less. However, condonation in

one subject or and its different sub-head of passing including head of total

minimum marks required to pass in the subject be restricted to maximum up to

Ten marks only.

Provided that in respect of examination governed by MCI, CCH,CCIM,DCI rules,

condonation marks upto a maximum 5 (Five) to pass in a subject and examination

may be allotted to an examinee.  These 5(Five) marks may be distributed in heads

of passing of that particular subject as per requirements.

Note :-

a)         The benefit of condonation marks under this is concurrent which the rules and

guidelines, or professional statutory bodies at the All India Level such as AICTE,MCI,BCI, CCIM, CCH,DCI, NCTE,UGC etc.

b)         The Head/s of passing for this rule shall be as per the provisions of the ordinance \

of the concerned examination. 

 

c)         In case a subject is divided into more than one head of passing, the condonation

marks may be distributed amongst these heads of passing as per requirements.

d)         If  Connotation marks under this rule results  in a fraction, irrespective of its

denomination shall be converted into the next higher number.

e)         If there are more than one University examinations prescribed for a

Degree/Diploma/Certificate course examination, this condonation shall be based on the maximum marks prescribed for that particular examination, which  an examinee is taking at a time. 

f)          In case of post graduate students giving declaration under concerned ordinance, the provisions of this rule shall not be applicable.

g)         The provision of condonation marks shall not be made applicable to those examinees who remain absent for theory subject/paper/practical/sessional/ internal assessment for an examination.

h)         The provision of condonation marks under this rule shall b e made applicable only after the application of the provision of the ordinance no 1 of 1985 for incentive marks and thereafter the application of grace marks under Rule A-1 (Part One) of this ordinance.  However incentive marks under Ordinance 1 of  1985, grace marks under Rule A-1 (Part One) and condonation marks under Rule A-1(Part Two) of this Ordinance shall not be made applicable together for passing in a subject /paper/Practical/sessional/international assessment/head of passing or an examination.

i)          The Condonation marks under this rule shall be shown by two astericks with added marks the head or right side of the original marks in the Tabulation Register.  However, in the statement of marks the condonation marks be included in the scored marks and shall be shown by sigh of two astericks (Viz.**) above the head or right side of the consolidated marks.  They are to be carried forward to the grand total or be carried backwards to the lowest earned marks of theory head as the a case may be with the same illustrations.

j)          If an examinee passes by granting condonation marks a remarks passes vide Ordinance No. 18 of 2001 shall be written in the Tabulation Register and on the statement of marks the meaning of the two astericks be printed at the bottom as bellows:

Note :-

 

            **= passes by Condonation Marks Vide Ordinance No. 18 of 2001

4.         An examinee passes an examination with grace or condonation shall not be

eligible to be places in the merit list, any University scholarship, medal, prize or any other University award pertaining to that examination.

5.         The Existing Ordinance No. 7A & 7B shall stand repealed herewith.

 

Note :-

            The following signs of illustration shall be printed at the bottom of the statement of  marks.

@        = Passes by incentive marks vide Ordinance No. 1 of 85.

*           = Passes by Grace marks vide Ordinance No. 18 of 2001

**         = Passed by Condonation marks vide Ordinance No. 18 of 2001