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Assessment, Evaluation & Results

Evaluation at Aurora’s Business School is based on the three methods of pedagogy integrated into the coursework. They are

  • Conventional Teaching – Learning Practices (TLPS)
  • Interactive Teaching Learning Practices (ITLPS) and
  • Experiential Teaching – Learning Practices. (ETLP)

Conventional pedagogical tools are followed by continuous and end term evaluation. Interactive TLP exclusively follows continuous evaluation and

Experiential TLP follows continuous evaluation only. Continuous evaluation happens every day in the classroom and has 50% weightage. End term evaluation happens after each Trimester and includes a written / laboratory examination in each subject. Remaining 50% wheightage is given to end term evaluation.


Evaluation of Conventional TLP

Two surprise tests are conducted without prior notice in all theory subjects. These tests assess the preparedness, knowledge and analytical skills of students. They are usually administered online though some subjects might require a traditional paper based method. Surprise tests are evaluated for 10 marks.

Midterm tests (Theory):

Two midterm tests are conducted as part of conventional TLP. They are conducted in each course. Equal weightage is given to both objective and descriptive questions.

Midterm tests (Labs):

  • Midterm tests comprise of 10 marks.
  • Two midterm lab tests are conducted for 50 marks each.

Surprise tests:

Two surprise tests are conducted without

prior notice in all theory subjects. These tests assess the preparedness, knowledge and analytical skills of students. They are usually administered online though some subjects might require a traditional paperbased method. Surprise tests are evaluated for 10 marks.

Assignments:

Faculty is given flexibility to fix the number of assignments and the weightage given to each of the assignments in every course. Students are required to strictly adhere to the deadlines prescribed for the submission of all written assignments. Late submission is liable to reduction in grade. Assignment evaluation is for 5 marks.

End Term Examination:

A schedule for the End Term Examinations will be released by the Examinations

Department which will not be changed under any circumstances. End term evaluation is for 75 marks. End term (Lab) is conducted for 50 marks.


Evaluation of Interactive TLP

Case studies:

Case material is circulated in advance. Student are expected to come prepared to participate in the discussions with proper materials, notes on the case, and key issues of the case. Discussion ensues in small groups and the analysis is presented in large group. Case studies are evaluated based on the case write-up, participation in discussion and presentation of analysis. 10 marks are allocated for case study.

Seminars:

Students are encouraged to give seminars in all the courses. This instills confidence in them and improves their communication skills. Seminars comprise of 10 marks.

Group discussions:

Students are encouraged to work in groups during case discussions, field visits and some assignments given extempore. This enables them to develop communication skills, and interpersonal skills of students. GDs are evaluated for 10 marks.

Quizzes:

A diverse pool of questions is collected for the activity. Quiz evaluation is for 10 marks.

Debates:

Debates improve ability for critical thinking and communication skills of students. One debate is mandatory per course. Feedback is given to the students regularly to enable improvement . Students learn about current affairs and also learn the art of articulating information and presenting in large group.

Debate is evaluated for 10 marks


Evaluation of Experiential TLP

Field work:

Field work is conducted in the first Trimester to foster understanding of various social issues. It helps the student to appreciate livelihoods problems at the bottom of the pyramid. Evaluation is based on data collection, interpretation, presentation and report writing skills. Field work is evaluated for 75 marks.

Surveys Project:

Surveys are conducted as part of market research in subjects like Quantitative Techniques in the second Trimester. Evaluation is based on questionnaire design, data collection and data analysis

Research Project:

A research project is conducted in the third Trimester as an extension of the subject Business Research Methods. Research project is evaluated for 75 marks.

Internship:

An eight week internship is conducted after 3rd Trimester and before 4th. Trimester. Evaluation is done by the Company Guide and Faculty Guide at various stages of internship on ongoing basis. Students are required to communicate with the institution through daily reporting in person or logging on to goggle documents. Evaluation is based on dailyreports and three interim presentations that are conducted once in three weeks. The final interim presentation will lead to submission of a project report. Evaluation of internship is for 150 marks.

Industry Exposure:

Industry visits follow subjects like Operations Management in the fourth Trimester. Evaluation is based on participation in the field, presentation and report writing skills. Industry exposure is evaluated for 75 marks.

Course of Independent Study (CIS):

One CIS each is conducted in the 5th and 6th Trimesters. CIS is based on secondary data collected on field realities in functional areas of student's choice and is done under the guidance of subject expert concerned.Evaluation is based on presentation and final report. CIS is evaluated for 75 marks.