College of Horticulture and Forestry,Neri Neri,Hamirpur,(HP)

Academic Evaluation

Undergraduate Students

The evaluation of student’s achievement in a course is based on performance in i) written tests, ii) practical, and iii) special assignments. The relative weightage given to various tests are determined by the Instructor in consultation with the Head of the Department. The university adopted the guidelines of the III Deans’ Committee of the ICAR for external evaluation at undergraduate level and 50 per cent marks in each course were earmarked for external evaluation, both in theory and practical examinations. Two written tests are essential for evaluation of a course, namely mid-term examination (internal) and end-term examination (external). The recommendations of the Fifth Deans’ Committee have been implemented from the academic session 2017-18 for the undergraduate programmes.

a) Mid-term Examination

In each course, a written test lasting for at least one hour is given during the tenth or eleventh week of the semester as per the academic calendar. Under the external system of evaluation, the mid-term examination is conducted by the Dean as a common examination.

b) End-of-term Examination

The End-of-term examination is conducted towards the end of the semester in each course that lasts for at least two hours and covers the entire subject matter of the course. The examination is conducted by the Dean as a combined examination for all the degree programmes of the college as per the academic calendar. The paper setting and evaluation of end-of-term examination is done by the external examiner.

Postgraduate Student

a) Course evaluation

The procedure for course evaluation of M Sc and Ph D students is the same as for undergraduate students as given at 6.6.1. However, the system of evaluation is internal and the students are evaluated in each course for 100 marks internally.

b) Seminar evaluation

For the award of M Sc and Ph D degree, a student has to deliver/ present one and two seminars, respectively, of one credit hour each, which are evaluated by the seminar in-charge with the help of 3-4 other senior faculty members.

c) Comprehensive examination evaluation

The Ph D students have to clear successfully a comprehensive examination, after completing 75 per cent of prescribed theory load. The oral comprehensive examination is conducted by an External Examiner who is invited from other institution/university, along with the members of the advisory committee of the student.

d) Thesis evaluation

The postgraduate student is required to give colloquium before the submission of thesis, and the thesis is evaluated by external examiner. In the case of M Sc degree, the thesis is evaluated by one external examiner and the same external examiner is invited to conduct the final viva-voce examination along with the advisory committee of the student. In the case of Ph D degree, copies of the thesis are sent to two external examiners for evaluation and one of them is invited to conduct the final viva-voce examination along with the advisory committee of the student.

Financial Assistance

The following financial assistance is provided to the students of this University:

Undergraduate Programmes

  • ICAR National Talent Scholarship of 1000/- PM.
  • College Merit Scholarship of 350/- PM (10% of the enrolment).

Master’s Programme

  1. i) University Merit Scholarship: 3000/- PM. (one in each discipline)
  2. ii) University Stipend: 2000/- PM (for HP domiciles not getting any financial assistance)

Doctoral Programme (Ph.D.)

  1. i) University Merit Scholarship: 5000/- PM (one in each discipline)
  2. ii) University Stipend: 2500/- PM (for HP domiciles not getting any financial assistance)

ICAR/ CSIR Fellowship

Awarded on the basis of All India Competitive Examination conducted by the ICAR/ CSIR to the following programmes:

a) Master’s Programme

ICAR Junior Fellowship: 12640/- PM +contingent grant of 6000/- per annum

b) Doctoral Programme

ICAR/ CSIR Senior Fellowship

  1. i) 1st and 2nd year: 31000/- PM
    ii) 3rd year: 35000/- PM +contingent grant of 10000/- per annum

Number of other agencies such as Inspire (UGC), ASPEE Foundation etc. also award fellowship to Postgraduate students. The applications for these fellowships are to be submitted to the awarding agencies through the concerned Dean.

Medals & Awards

University Level

  • Gold Medals are awarded at the University level as per the provisions of the Academic Regulations to a student who tops in the following programmes:
  • B Sc (Honours) in Horticulture
  • B Sc (Honours) in Forestry
  • B. Tech Biotechnology
  • B. Tech Food Technology
  • M. Sc.
  • Ph. D.
  • Puran Anand Adlakha Gold Medal for all round best graduate of the University

Certificate of Honour

The University awards Certificate of Honour to the students securing an OGPA of 8.00/10.00 in UG and 8.50/10.00 in PG and Ph.D. The student must pass all the courses in first attempt and complete degree in normal duration of programme.