EXAMINATIONS

Annul/Semester End Examinations:
The examination notification will be given by Andhra University to apply with prescribed exam feel. The students will apply for the examinations with the details of course and subjects and their personal details uploaded onto the university examination portal. The application process for examinations by the students is monitored by their faculty mentors and office. Only such students who produce certificate from the Head of the Institution in which he or she has satisfactorily undergone the course of study by attending not less than 80% of the classes held both in theory and in practical separately in each subject shall be eligible for appearing at examination.
The university will release the examination admission tickets of the students and the same will be distributed to the students by office of the institution. The Semester End Examinations are conducted by the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, as per the time table published. This time table is published by the University approximately one month prior to the commencement of examinations. The examinations are conducted separately for Theory and Practical classes.

Mode of examinations for B.Pharm:

  • Theory examination shall be of three hours and practical examination shall be of four hours duration
  • A candidate who fails in theory or practical examination of a subject shall re-appear in theory or practical as the case may be
  • Practical examination shall also consist of a viva �voce (Oral) examination.
Award of sessional marks and maintenance of records:
  • A regular record of both theory and practical class work and examinations conducted in an institution imparting training for B. Pharm course, shall be maintained for each student in the institution and 25 marks for each theory and 25 marks for each practical subject shall be allotted as sessional marks.
  • There shall be at least three periodic sessional examinations during each academic year and the highest aggregate of any two performances shall form the basis of calculating sessional marks.
  • The sessional marks in practicals shall be allotted on the following basis:-
    • Actual performance in the sessional examination (15 marks)
    • Day to day assessment in practicals, promptness, viva-voce, record, etc. (10marks)
Minimum marks for passing examination:
A student shall not be declared to have passed examination unless he or she secures at least 50% marks in each of the subjects separately in the theory and practical examinations, including sessional marks.

The students securing 60% marks or above in aggregate in all subjects in a single attempt at B. Pharm shall be declared to have passed in the First Class.

Students securing 75% marks or above in any subject or subjects shall be declared to have passed with distinction in the subject or those subjects provided he / she passes in all the subjects in a single attempt.

Eligibility for the promotion to the next year:
All the students who have appeared for all the subjects and passed the First year Annual Examination are Eligible for promotion to the second year and so on. However, failure in more than two subjects shall debar him /her from promotion to the next year classes.

Mode of examinations for PharmD:
  • Theory examination shall be of three hours and practical examination shall be of four hours duration.
  • A Student who fails in theory or practical examination of a subject shall re-appear both in theory and practical of the same subject
  • Practical examination shall also consist of a viva �voce (Oral) examination.
  • Clerkship examination � Oral examination shall be conducted after the completion of clerkship of students. An external and an internal examiner will evaluate the student. Students may be asked to present the allotted medical cases followed by discussion. Students� capabilities in delivering clinical pharmacy services, pharmaceutical care planning and knowledge of therapeutics shall be assessed.
Award of sessional marks and maintenance of records:
  • A regular record of both theory and practical class work and examinations conducted in an institution imparting training for Pharm.D. or as the case may be, Pharm.D (PB) course, shall be maintained for each student in the institution and 30 marks for each theory and 30 marks for each practical subject shall be allotted as sessional.
  • There shall be at least two periodic sessional examinations during each academic year and the highest aggregate of any two performances shall form the basis of calculating sessional marks.
  • The sessional marks in practicals shall be allotted on the following basis:
    • Actual performance in the sessional examination (20 marks)
    • Day to day assessment in the practicals, promptness, viva-voce record, etc. (10 marks)
Minimum marks for passing examination:
A student shall not be declared to have passed examination unless he or she secures at least 50% marks in each of the subjects separately in the theory examinations, including sessional marks and at least 50% marks in each of the practical examinations including sessional marks.

The students securing 60% marks or above in aggregate in all subjects in a single attempt at the Pharm.D or as the case may be, Pharm. D. (Post Baccalaureate) course examination shall be declared to have passed in first class.

Students securing 75% marks or above in any subject or subjects shall be declared to have passed with distinction in the subject or those subjects provided he or she passes in all the subjects in a single attempt.

Eligibility for promotion to next year.
All students who have appeared for all the subjects and passed the first year annual examination are eligible for promotion to the second year and, so on. However, failure in more than two subjects shall debar him or her from promotion to the next year classes.

Internship:
  • Internship is a phase of training wherein a student is expected to conduct actual practice of pharmacy and health care and acquires skills under the supervision so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently.
  • Every student has to undergo one year internship as per Appendix-C to these regulations.
Mode of Examinations of M.Pharm:
  • Theory examination shall be of three hours and practical examination shall be of six hours duration.
  • A student who fails in theory or practical examination of a subject shall re-appear both in theory and practical of the same subject.
  • Practical examination shall also consist of a viva �voce (Oral) examination.
  • The maximum number of candidates to be examined in clinical / practical and Oral on any day shall not exceed fifteen for M.Pharm examinations.
  • M.Pharm examinations, in any subject shall consist of Thesis, Theory Papers, and Practical and Oral examinations.
Sessional Examinations:
  • There shall be at least two periodic sessional examinations in each subject of specialization conducted at regular intervals at the end of the first term and second term respectively both in theory and in practical which include seminars.
  • The highest aggregate of any two performances shall form the basis of calculating sessional marks.
  • The sessional marks shall be awarded out of a maximum of 50 in theory and practical as follows:
    • Theory:
      Written Test: 30 marks (average of two)
      Seminar: 20 marks
      Total : 50 marks
    • Practicals:
      Practicals Test: 30 marks (average of two)
      Lab Work (Record) : 20 marks
      Total: 50 marks
A regular record of both theory and practical class work and examinations conducted in an institution imparting training for M.Pharm Programme shall be maintained.

Improvement of sessional marks:
Students who wish to improve sessional marks can do so, by appearing in two additional sessional examinations during the next academic year. The average score of the two examinations shall be the basis for improved sessional marks in theory. The sessional marks of practicals shall be improved by appearing in additional practical examinations. Marks awarded to a student for day to day assessment in the practical class cannot be improved unless he attends a regular course of study again. University Examination M.Pharm (Part- I):
  • There shall be two university examinations annually (Annual & Supplementary).
  • Each theory paper shall be of 3 hours duration carrying 100 marks each.
  • Each practical paper shall be of 6 hours duration carrying 100 marks each.
Theory:
  • There shall be four theory papers.
  • The theory examinations shall be held sufficiently earlier than the Practical examination so that the answer books can be assessed and evaluated before the start of Practical and Oral examination.
Practical and Oral Examination:
  • Practical examination shall be conducted to test the knowledge and competence of the candidates for making valid and relevant observations based on the experimental/Laboratory studies and his ability to perform such studies as are relevant to his subject.
  • The Oral examination shall be thorough and shall aim at assessing the candidates knowledge and competence about the subject, investigative procedures, technique and other aspects of the speciality, which form a part of the examination.
Thesis:
  • Every candidate shall carry out work on an assigned research project under the guidance of a recognised Postgraduate Teacher, the result of which shall be written up and submitted in the form of a Thesis.
  • Work for writing the Thesis is aimed at contributing to the development of a spirit of enquiry, besides exposing the candidate to the techniques of research, critical analysis, acquaintance with the latest advancesin medical science and the manner of identifying and consulting available literature. Thesis shall be submitted at least two months before the theoretical and practical examination.
  • The Thesis shall be examined by a minimum of two examiners; one internal and one external examiner.
Minimum marks for passing examination:
  • A student shall not be declared to have passed M.Pharm examination unless he secures at least 50% marks in each of the subject separately in the theory examinations, including sessional marks and at least 50%marks in each of the practical examinations including sessional marks.
  • The students securing 60% marks or above in aggregate in all subjects in a single attempt at the M.Pharm examination shall be declared to have passed in first class.
  • Students securing 75% marks or above in any subject or subjects shall be declared to have passed with distinction in the subject or those subjects provided he passes in all the subjects in a single attempt.
Eligibility for promotion to M.Pharm (Part-II):
  • All students who have appeared for all the subjects and passed the first year annual examination are eligible for promotion to the second year.
  • The student failing in subjects of M.Pharm (Part-I) examination shall be permitted to register for M.Pharm(Part-II) programme. However, such students shall not be permitted to submit the dissertation unless he completes the M.Pharm (Part-I) examination and passes both in theory and practical at a time together.

 
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