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EXAMINATION REGULATIONS
In exercise of powers conferred by sub section (1) of Section 46 of the Maharashtra State Board of Technical
Education Act, 38 of 1997, read with clause (a) to (i) of sub section (2) of the Act and of all other powers
enabling it in this behalf, by superseding earlier regulations of the years 2006 and 2009, the Maharashtra
State Board of Technical Education with the approval of Governing Council in its Twenty-eighth meeting held
on 27th June 2018 vide item no. 28.3, makes the following regulations, namely :-
Short Title, Application and Commencement
1)
These regulations shall be called the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education Examination
(For the Diploma, Post-Diploma, Post-Graduate Diploma,Advanced Diploma and any other Diploma in
Engineering/Technology and such other disciplines) Regulations, 2018
2)
These regulations shall apply to all the affiliated courses/programmes of the institutes to MSBTE and
the students enrolled therein.
3)
They shall come into force from Academic Year 2018-19.
4)
In case of any difficulty and/or doubt in interpretation of any rule, the interpretation of the Director,
MSBTE shall be final and binding on all stakeholders. The word Diploma includes Diploma/Post
Diploma/Post-Graduate Diploma/Advanced diploma/any other Diploma with whatever nomenclature
it may be called.
Dr. Vinod M. Mohitkar
Director
Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education
Date : 28/6/2018
Mumbai
CONTENTS
Particulars
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Part I - REGULATIONS FOR EXAMINATIONS, RESULTS AND AWARDS IN GENERAL
RG-1
Applicability
1
RG-2
Definitions
1
RG-3
Teaching and Examination Scheme
2
A) Subject/ Course and Heads of Passing
2
RG-4
Conditions of Admission to a Course/Programme
3
A) Eligibility
3
B) Readmission of a Failed Candidate to the Same Semester/Year
3
C) Eligibility Criteria for Admission to Higher Semester/ Year
4
D) Conditions of ATKT for Admission to Next Higher Semester/Year
6
E) Documents Required for Admission/ Enrollment
6
F) Direct Admission/Enrollment to Third Semester /Second Year (applicable
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only for Engineering & Technology Diploma)
G) Acquiring Additional Diploma
7
RG-5
Enrollment
7
A) Enrollment of Candidates
7
B) Last Date for Submission of Enrollment Form
8
C) Late Submission of Enrollment Forms
8
D) Approval of Merit List of Admitted Candidates
8
E) Timely Submission of the Enrollment Forms
8
RG-6
Eligibility to Appear for Examination
8
A) Filling of Examination Forms
8
B) Admission to an Examination
9
C) Condoning Deficiency in Attendance
9
D) Action Against Defaulting Candidates
9
E) Action Against Defaulting Institute
10
F) Admission to Examination Hall
10
G) Failing to Appear in the Examination
10
RG-7
Exemptions
11
A) Automatic Exemptions
11
B) Exemption Related to Change of Course/Programme
12
C) One-Time Opportunity to Complete the Term in Old Curriculum
12
RG-8
Ex-Candidate
12
RG-9
Assessment of Term Work / Sessional / Practical / Project Work / Oral/
13
any other Head
A) Assessment
13
B) Marks of Ex-candidate to be Carried Forward
14
C) Procedure to Deal with Wrong Certification of Incomplete Term Work etc.
14
of a Candidate
D) Procedure to Deal with Deficient Conduct of Term- Work etc. by the
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Institute
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RG-10
Conduct of Examination and Result Processing
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A) Examination Period and Timetable
15
B) Modes of Theory Examination
15
C) Subject / Course at an Examination
15
D) Curriculum for Subject / Courses at Examination
15
E) Medium of Examination
16
F) Granting Change of Examination Centre
16
G) Facilities for Divyang Candidate
16
RG-11
Result Processing
16
A) Result of the Examination
16
B) Result Status
16
C) Result Held in Reserve (RHR)
17
D) Processing Adversely Affected Result before its Declaration
17
E) Allotment of Abnormally High or Low Internal Marks
17
F) Amendment in Declared Results
17
G) Late Communication of Internal Marks by an Institute
18
H) Amendment in the Declared Result Owing to Misconduct
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I)
Certificate of Marks
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J) Process and Extent of Verification
18
K) Revaluation of Answer Books
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L) Loss of Candidate’s Right to Verification, Obtaining Photocopy of
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Assessed Answer Book/s or Revaluation of the Assessed Answer Book/s
RG-12
Penalty for Acts of Misconduct of Candidates / Institutes
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A) Misconduct Before, During or After the Examination
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B) Candidate Found Copying or Misbehaving During the Examination
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C) Copying Cases Detected in Assessment Center
20
D) Eligibility to Appear Anew at Examination after the Expiry of Penalty
21
Period
E) Penalty / Punishment for Malpractice and Negligence by Institute
21
F) Acts and Documents applicable to Regulations
22
RG-13
Discrepancies in Question Paper/s
22
RG-14
Award of Diploma
22
A) Eligibility for Award of Diploma
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B) Issuance of the Certificates
22
C) Issuance through the Institute
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D) Certificates to Candidates from Closed Down Institutes
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E) Issuance of Duplicate Diploma Certificates
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F) Issuance of Duplicate Diploma Certificate to a Candidate from a Closed
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down Institute
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Particulars
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RG-15
Name Corrections on Documents
23
RG-16
Issuance of Transcript
24
RG-17
Retention Period of Documents
24
RG-18
Cessation of Printing of Question Paper due to Curriculum Revision
24
RG-19
Norms, Procedures & Instructions for smooth Conduct of Examination,
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Assessment Process and Post Result Activities
Part II- REGULATIONS FOR ENGINEERING/TECHNOLOGY
RE-1
Class Tests & Submission of Marks
25
RE-2
Standard of Passing
25
RE-3
Rules of ATKT for Admission to Next Higher Semester/ Year
26
RE-4
Award of Class
26
RE-5
Gracing
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RE-6
Carrying Forward Marks of Ex-Candidates for Exemptions
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RE-7
Result of a Candidate Appearing Simultaneously for Two Examinations
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RE-8
Improvement of Performance
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RE-9
Grace Marks for Winner or Runner Candidate in Sports
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RE-10
Consideration of In-plant (Practical) Training Semester for Declaration of
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Result for a Sandwich Pattern Course/Programme
RE-11
Additional Criteria in reference to In-plant Training
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Part III - REGULATIONS FOR DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURE
RA-1
Admission
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RA-2
Stages of Diploma Course/Programme
32
RA-3
Eligibility of a Candidate for Diploma
32
RA-4
Time Limit for Completion of Course/Programme
32
RA-5
Award of Diploma
32
RA-6
Allowance of the Term for Next Year (ATKT)
32
RA-7
Result of a Candidate Appearing Simultaneously for Two Examinations
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RA-8
Time Limit for Abeyance of ATKT
33
RA-9
Relaxation in Time Limit for Passing First Stage
33
RA-10
Teaching and Examination Scheme
33
RA-11
Assessment of Sessional Work
33
A) Progressive Assessment
33
B) Internal & External Assessment
33
C) Criterion for Passing Sessional
33
RA-12
Exemptions
34
RA-13
Communication of Sessional Marks
34
RA-14
Standard of Passing
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RA-15
Gracing
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A) Marks for Subject / Course Passing
34
B) Grace Marks for Passing Examination
34
C) Grace for Minimum Passing Marks in a Subject / Course
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D) Gracing for Award of class
35
RA-16
Award of Class
35
RA-17
Scope of Council of Architecture, India Rules
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Part IV - REGULATIONS FOR DIPLOMA IN PHARMACY
RP- 1
Admission to the Course/Programme
36
RP- 2
Examinations
36
RP- 3
Exemptions
36
RP- 4
Eligibility for Award of Diploma in Pharmacy
36
RP- 5
Eligibility for Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II)
37
RP- 6
Results of Final Year and First Year Examinations to be Declared
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Simultaneously
RP- 7
Teaching and Examination Scheme
37
RP- 8
Award of Sessional Marks and Maintenance of Record
37
RP- 9
Improvement of Sessional Mark
37
A) Scope of Improvement
37
B) Allotment of Sessional Marks for Practical
38
RP- 10
Standard of Passing and Award of Class
38
A) Standard of Passing
38
B) Award of Class
38
C) Disqualification for Award of Class
39
RP- 11
Gracing
39
A) Gracing for Award of Class
39
B) Gracing for Subject/Course Passing
39
C) Standard of Passing
39
RP- 12
Award of Diploma Certificate
39
RP- 13
Scope of Pharmacy Council of India Rules
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Abbreviations
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Annexure I - The Penalties to the Examinees, Staff and Institutions for Various
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Instances of Malpractice
Annexure II - The Penalty/Punishment for the Malpractices & Negligence in the
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Process of Examination
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Part I
REGULATIONS FOR EXAMINATIONS, RESULTS AND AWARDS IN GENERAL
RG-1
Applicability
These regulations are applicable to all Diploma courses/programmes affiliated to Maharashtra
State Board of Technical Education.
RG-2
Definitions
Admission
The process adopted by competent authority for the entry of
students in to the Diploma course/programme affiliated to the
Board.
Board
The Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE)
hereafter shall be called as Board.
Subject/Course
A component of curriculum having any one or a combination of
passing heads like Theory, Practical, Progressive Assessment in
Theory/Practical.
Enrollment
The process through which a student admitted to a course/
programme is registered in the records of Board by allotment of
unique enrollment number.
Examination
Evaluation of Term Work/Theory/Practical through Progressive
Assessment and End Semester Examination as per Teaching &
Examination Scheme.
Exemption
Opportunity to a student entering the Diploma course/programme
with additional qualifications than the basic eligibility criteria to
skip the obligation of keeping term and passing the course.
Forced Result held in
The status of result wherein the result of the student is withheld on
Reserve
account of a pending decision in an enquiry against any possible
objectionable deed on part of the student.
Group of Engineering
Group of Engineering Course/Programmes indicates the courses/
Courses/Programmes
programmes having similarity in the curriculum and Teaching &
Examination Scheme of courses/programmes.
In-plant Training/
An opportunity provided to the student after attaining core
Industrial Training
competencies of the course/programme to get conversant with/
hone hands on experience in real life situation of industry.
Oral
Mode of assessment wherein the assessor evaluates the
student’s learning through verbal interaction.
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Online Examination
Computer based mode of conduction and evaluation of learning
outcomes.
Course/Programme
Diploma course/programme in Engineering/ Technology affiliated
to Board leading to the award of Diploma certification on
completion.
Practical
Subject/Course work delivered through laboratory / drawing /
workshop sessions or field work.
Progressive Assessment
Assessment methodology in which the student’s learning
outcomes are assessed continuously throughout the term.
Project
The performance of a student at application level wherein he/
she applies the competencies attained to compile / analyze data
or synthesize a model or prototype pertaining to some emerging
concept in the field of the programme of Diploma course.
Result Held in Reserve
The status of result for a student whose marks under certain
passing heads are not available for result processing.
Seminar
The performance of a student wherein he/she presents in a
report form, a compilation of information / analysis /case study of
an existing concept in a new perspective or an emerging trend.
Term Work
Subject/Course work designed to complement theory / practical
inputs reflected through assignments / journal writing / job work
/ drawing etc.
Theory
Subject/Course work delivered through class room & tutorial
learning.
RG-3
Teaching and Examination Scheme
The Teaching and Examination Scheme of a Diploma/Post Diploma/Advanced Diploma/Post-
Graduate Diploma programmes in Engineering/Technology and such other disciplines shall be as
per the respective curriculum, subject to the revisions and modifications made by the Board, from
time to time.
A) Subject/Course and Heads of Passing
A Subject/Course may have some or all of the following heads of passing, as may be
prescribed in the teaching and examination scheme of the curriculum:
Theory
Practical
Term work
Oral
Project and Seminar
In-plant Training/Industrial Training
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Theory and Practical heads may have further separate passing heads for End Semester
Examination (ESE) and Progressive Assessment (PA). Each head shall have separate
marks. However, for a theory subject / course, its prescribed passing heads shall not be
treated as separate passing heads for the purpose of granting ATKT (meaning failure
in any one of them shall be treated as failure in that subject). The maximum marks and
minimum passing marks for each passing head of a subject /course shall be given in the
corresponding Teaching and Examination Scheme.
RG-4
Conditions of Admission to a Course/Programme
A)
Eligibility
Candidates passing the qualifying examination or its equivalent as prescribed along with
fulfilling other conditions of eligibility as laid down by the competent authority for admission
to the course/programme shall only be eligible for admission.
B)
Readmission of a Failed Candidate to the Same Semester/Year
Candidates failing in any semester/year examination of the Board shall be considered for
readmission to the same semester/year, with or without change of Course/Programme or
institute, subject to prevailing rules. Such readmitted candidate forfeits the claim on the
marks obtained in any of the subjects/courses or passing heads during the earlier attempt/s.
Further such candidate shall submit an undertaking to this effect.
Following table contains the conditions applicable to readmission, change of course/
programme/institute etc.
Sr.
Semester /
Whether
Whether
Necessary Conditions
No.
Year of the
Change of
Change of
Course/
Course/
Institute
Programme
Programme
Sought?
Sought?
1
First
Yes or No
Yes or
1. Previous admission to first semester/
Semester/
No
Year shall be cancelled before applying
First Year
for readmission.
2. All provisions of prevailing admission
rules applicable
2
Third
No
No
1. Permission from the concerned Joint
Semester /
Director of Technical Education.
Second Year
2. Admission shall be within sanctioned
Or
intake capacity for the course/
Fifth
programme
Semester /
3. Certificate of Eligibility for readmission
Third Year
from the RBTE
4. Section RG-6 of the regulation
Applicable.
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Sr.
Semester /
Whether
Whether
Necessary Conditions
No.
Year of the
Change of
Change of
Course/
Course/
Institute
Programme
Programme
Sought?
Sought?
3
Third
Yes
No
1. Permission from the concerned Joint
Semester/
Director of technical education.
Second Year
2. Admission shall be within the
sanctioned intake capacity for the
course/programme.
3. Certificate of Eligibility for readmission
with change of course/programme
from the RBTE
4. Subject to relevant rules for change of
course/programme
5. Section RG-6 of the regulation
applicable
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Third
Yes
Yes
1. Permission from the concerned Joint
Semester/
Director of technical education.
Second Year
2. Admission shall be within the
sanctioned intake capacity for the
course/programme.
3. Certificate of Eligibility for readmission
with change of course/programme and
change of institute from the RBTE
4. Subject to relevant rules for change of
course/programme and institute.
5. Section RG-6 of the regulation
applicable
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Third
No
Yes
1. Permission from the concerned Joint
Semester /
Director of technical education.
Second year
2. Admission shall be within the
or
sanctioned intake capacity for the
Fifth
course/programme.
Semester /
3. Certificate of Eligibility for readmission
Third Year
with of institute from the RBTE
4. Subject to relevant rules for change of
institute
5. Section RG-6 of the regulation
applicable
C)
Eligibility Criteria for Admission to Higher Semester/Year
A candidate shall be eligible for admission to higher semester/year or for keeping terms
thereof on the basis of passing or obtaining status as Allowed to Keep Term (ATKT) in the
examination in which he/she has appeared, as shown in table given below.
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Admission to Higher Semesters/Years
i)
Semester Pattern Courses/Programmes
Admission to
Eligibility
Semester
First (I)
As per Rules of admission prescribed by the
competent authority, for Diploma Courses/Programmes
Second (II)
1) Pass/ATKT/Fail at Semester I or
2) Term completion**at Semester I
Third (III)
1) Pass/ATKT at Semester I & II combined
Fourth (IV)
1) Pass/ATKT at Semester I & II combined
2) Pass/ATKT/Fail at Semester III or
3) Term Completion** at Semester III
Fifth (V)
1) Pass in Semester I & II
2) Pass/ATKT at Semester III & IV combined
Sixth (VI)
1) Pass in Semester I & II
2) Pass/ATKT at Semester III & IV combined
3) Pass/ATKT/Fail in V Semester or
4) Term completion** at V Semester
Seventh (VII)
1) Pass in Semester I, II III & IV
2) Pass/ATKT at Semester V & VI combined
Eighth (VIII)
1) Pass in Semester I , II III & IV
2) Pass/ATKT at Semester V & VI combined
3) Pass/ATKT / Fail in Semester VII or
4) Term completion** at Semester VII
**Term completion at any semester here means completion of term as per rule RG-6 (B).
ii)
Yearly Pattern Courses/Programmes
Admission to Year
Eligibility
First
As per Rules of admission prescribed by the
competent authority for Diploma courses/programmes.
Second
Pass /ATKT in First Year
Third
1) Pass in First Year
2) Pass/ATKT in Second year
Fourth
1) Pass First Year
2) Pass Second Year
3) Pass/ATKT Third Year
Fifth
1) Pass First Year
2) Pass Second Year
3) Pass Third Year
4) Pass/ATKT Fourth Year
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Eligibility Certificate shall be obtained from Board or its regional office, (wherever
applicable).
D)
Conditions of ATKT for Admission to Next Higher Semester/Year
A candidate with ATKT shall be eligible for admission to the next higher semester/year as
shown in table given below.
Table for deciding ATKT status
Total number of
Minimum number of subjects/
Maximum number of failure
subjects/courses
courses required to be passed
subjects/courses allowed
for availing benefit of ATKT
1
1
0
2
2
0
3
2
1
4
3
1
5
4
1
6
4
2
7
5
2
8
6
2
9
6
3
10
7
3
11
8
3
12
8
4
13
9
4
14
10
4
15
10
5
16
11
5
17
12
5
18
12
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Subject/Course having multiple ESE shall be treated as single passing head.
Subject/Course head without passing requirement shall not be considered for this purpose.
E)
Documents Required For Admission/Enrollment
i)
List of admitted candidates approved by the competent admission authority of
technical education of that region.
ii)
Enrollment Forms
iii)
No Objection Certificate, issued by the original institute and permission letter from
the Director / Joint Director / Competent Authority of Technical Education, in case of
candidates transferred from one institute to other institute.
iv)
Eligibility Certificate issued by Regional office of the Board in case of candidates
allowed to change the course/programme or Institute or admitted for Double Diploma
or direct admission to second year.
v)
Attested copy of Affiliation Certificate issued to institute by Board.
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F)
Direct Admission/Enrollment to Third Semester/Second Year (Applicable Only For
Engineering & Technology Diploma)
A candidate passing H.S.S.C. Examination (Standard XII) with technical subjects, bifocal
course, MCVC of the Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education shall be eligible
for direct admission to third semester for semester pattern courses/programmes or second
year for yearly pattern courses/programmes of a Diploma course/programme in Engineering
and Technology, against the seats created solely for this purpose, subject to the conditions
hereunder.
i.
He has passed standard XII with minimum qualifying marks as notified by admission
authority with and in vocational/ technical subject/s.
ii.
A candidate passing ITI examination with minimum qualifying marks as notified by
admission authority, after passing SSC with English, Science & Mathematics subjects.
iii.
A candidate passing standard XII examination with MCVC with minimum qualifying
marks as notified by Government from time to time.
iv.
All such eligible candidates will get admission to third semester for semester pattern
courses/programmes or second year for yearly pattern courses/programmes in
respective Diploma courses/programmes only.
v.
Any other condition/s that may be prescribed by the Government and may prevail at
the time of these admissions.
G.
Acquiring Additional Diploma
A candidate desires of acquiring additional Diploma after completion of any Diploma course/
programme affiliated to the Board shall;
i.
In case the additional Diploma desired by the candidate is in the same group of
the earlier Diploma of the candidate, he/she shall take admission and pass 5th & 6th
semester of final year or final year of the additional Diploma course/programme.
ii.
In case the additional Diploma desired by the candidate is not in the same group
of the earlier Diploma of the candidate, he/she shall take admission and pass all
semesters of pre final and final year of Diploma course/programme.
iii.
In case of Maharashtra State Approved short term courses/programmes, the
candidate has to take fresh admission as per eligibility in the first semester/year and
pursue desired additional Diploma course/programme.
iv.
Candidate claiming exemptions on the strength of having passed any identical or
equivalent subjects/courses at any of the examinations of his/her previous Diploma
shall not be eligible for award of class and his/her previously obtained marks of such
subjects/courses shall not be carried forward.
RG-5
Enrollment
A) Enrollment of Candidates
Enrollment of every first time admitted student is mandatory to authenticate him/her as
studying in the course/programme and institute which is affiliated to Board.
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i)
The enrollment of the first time admitted students shall be permitted only for those
courses/programmes in the institutes which are affiliated to Board.
ii)
Each institute shall complete enrollment procedures for the students admitted to
the affiliated courses/programmes along with information in a prescribed format and
shall pay required enrollment fees.
B)
Last Date for Submission of Enrollment Form
The last date for enrollment of students shall be as notified by Board for the corresponding
academic year.
C)
Late Submission of Enrollment Forms
In case of delay beyond the dates mentioned in (B) above, the forms would be accepted
with the late fees and penalty as prescribed in Circulars issued by Board from time to time.
D)
Approval of Merit List of Admitted Candidates
It shall be the responsibility of the institute to get its admitted candidates’ merit list approved
from the competent authority for admission. Till merit list approval, enrollment of students
shall be treated as provisional. No relaxation in this regard would be made on account of
delay in getting the approval, for any reason whatsoever.
E)
Timely Submission of the Enrollment Forms
It is the responsibility of the institute to submit the enrollment forms timely. However, the
acceptance of enrollment forms would not construe automatic right to the candidate /
institute for admission to the next examination or thereafter, unless the conditions mentioned
in RG-6 are fulfilled. The institutes failing to comply with provisions of AICTE Norms and
conditions in RG-6 shall not be permitted to effect admissions, and the candidates of such
institutes shall not be eligible to appear for the examinations of the Board.
RG-6
Eligibility to Appear for Examination
A) Filling of Examination Forms
i)
It shall be the responsibility of the candidate to fill up the online examination form as
per schedule declared by Board, along with prescribed examination fees/ late fees/
penalty through the head of institute.
ii)
Online Examination forms will normally be made available to all eligible candidates.
iii)
An eligible candidate shall apply separately for each semester/year examination he/
she wishes to appear in.
iv)
Online examination forms filled and submitted by the student wishing to appear
for examination shall be initially confirmed by the respective institute after verifying
the eligibility, completeness and accuracy of information only after receipt of the
prescribed examination fee / late fee / penalty if any. Thereafter, on receiving the
fees from the institute, the concerned RBTE shall confirm the examination forms.
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Hall tickets are generated only for those candidates whose examination forms are
confirmed by RBTE.
v)
The examination fees, late fees and penalty shall be prescribed by the Board from
time to time.
vi)
Penalty chargeable to Institute - Penalty as levied by the Board from time to time per
course/programme and for per delayed days irrespective of number of application
forms shall be payable by the institute in case the institute fails to confirm applications
and remit the examination fee to the Board on the due date.
B)
Admission to an Examination
No candidate will be admitted to any semester/year examination unless he/she keeps terms
for that semester /year at the institute recognized by the Directorate of Technical Education,
Maharashtra State & affiliated to Board and unless he/she has filled in examination form
along with prescribed examination fees and unless it is certified by the Principal/Head of
Institute that he/she has fulfilled following conditions.
a)
He has put in satisfactory attendance of at least 75 % of the total Lectures /Periods
in each Theory /Practical /Term work /Tutorials / Project work separately in each
and every subject / course of the Semester/Year as per the Teaching scheme of the
Board.
b)
He has satisfactorily completed all the specified laboratory Practicals /Term work /
Projects / Sessional etc. and secured the minimum passing marks in the PA prescribed
in the curriculum for the Semester / Year.
c)
He has shown satisfactory progress in his/her studies and evinced good conduct. He/
she has not been debarred for any period from appearing for any examinations held
by any Government, Constitutional Authority or Statutory Examining Authority in India
or by the Board to any of its Examination during that period.
d)
It is the responsibility of the Principal/Head of Institute to verify and duly certify the
compliance of a,b,c above for each student.
e)
Candidate failing to comply with conditions a, b & c above shall be detained by the
Principal/Head of Institute for the term and he/she shall repeat the term by taking
fresh admission.
C)
Condoning Deficiency in Attendance
In case the attendance of a candidate falls short by not more than 10% due to his/her
own illness (duly certified by a registered medical practitioner) the head of the institute
may condone such shortage at his/her discretion and permit the candidate to appear for
examination, if he/she is otherwise eligible.
D)
Action against Defaulting Candidates
The candidate who does not fulfill the eligibility criteria (such as completion of satisfactory term
work, satisfactory attendance etc.) to appear for examination shall be treated as defaulter
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and be disallowed for examination and detained in the same class. Such candidate shall
not be allowed to appear for examination even though he/she has submitted examination
forms and paid fees. The Principal shall prepare list of such defaulting candidates and
submit it to the Board, as soon as the academic term is over. Also remarks to this effect
shall be written on the copy of seating chart and mark sheets duly countersigned by the
Principal/ examiner before submitting it to Board or regional office. In case, it is found that the
defaulting candidate is not detained, Board shall have the right to cancel the performance
of such candidate in that examination and also the matter shall be placed before Special
Committee for appropriate action against the subject/course teacher/ Principal/Institute.
The Board may report the matter to the Government for further action in this behalf.
E)
Action against Defaulting Institute
In case an examiner or Board detects that the candidate/s have not completed the practical
or the term-work as per prescribed curriculum satisfactorily, however, it has been certified
as satisfactory and complete by the institute, in such a case the examiner shall not examine
the incomplete term work and submit a report to Secretary (through regional office of the
Board), who, in turn, will put the matter before the Special Committee for further action
against the candidate and the institute.
F)
Admission to Examination Hall
a)
Mandatory Documents for a Candidate during Examination
- Each candidate
appearing for the examination must possess a proper Hall Ticket issued by Board
& duly attested by Principal/ HOD; a valid Identity Card issued by his/her institute,
bearing his/her sufficiently recent photograph for easy verification of his/her identity.
He/she shall produce the same as and when demanded by an authorized person
during examination.
b)
In case of missing / blank/ wrong photo on the generated hall ticket, candidate shall
affix the recent photograph duly attested by head of the institute. Institute shall report
all such cases to the Board immediately.
c)
If a candidate is unable to produce on demand the mandatory documents mentioned
above, he/she shall not be allowed to appear for the examination.
G)
Failing to Appear in the Examination
A candidate, who fulfills all the conditions prescribed in RG-6(B) but fails to submit
examination form in the prescribed manner and hence could not appear at the examination,
may appear for a subsequent examination as a regular candidate with the same term work.
In such a case, the candidate himself shall preserve the term work put in by him. Principal/
Head of the Institute shall take an undertaking from the candidate that he/she would be
responsible for presenting his/her term work at the time of his/her appearance for the next
examination.
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RG-7
Exemptions
A candidate may claim exemption in a prescribed subject/course having passed it or its equivalent
subject of other Board or university.
A)
Automatic Exemptions
A candidate, whose overall result is “Fail / ATKT”, shall earn automatic exemption at the
subsequent examination, for the passing heads which are passed in the earlier examinations.
i)
Award of Class vis-à-vis Claiming Exemptions
A candidate claiming exemption/s in the subjects/courses on the basis of passing fully
the prescribed or its equivalent examination/s of any recognized Board/University will
not be entitled for award of class and will be declared “Pass”.
However, a candidate declared to have failed in an examination of the Board, and
granted exemption/s in certain subjects/courses on the basis of having passed them
at previous examination and the marks secured therein, having been carried forward
and shown with (#) in the certificate of marks, will be entitled for award of class on par
with other successful candidates. However this is not applicable to the candidates
undergoing Pharmacy course and Architecture course/programme.
ii)
Exemptions for Subjects/Courses Passed in Examinations of other Board/
University
A candidate who has passed fully the prescribed or its equivalent examination of
a recognized Board / University in the subjects/courses recommended by the
Equivalence Committee from time to time, shall, at his/her option, be entitled to claim
exemption in such subjects/courses, provided always that the percentage of marks
obtained by the candidate at the original examination is not lower than that of the
minimum percentage for passing prescribed by the Board in the relevant subjects/
courses of the course/programme. Candidate shall not be eligible for claiming
exemptions later, on the strength of having passed the subjects/courses after the
date of his/her admission. Candidate so exempted shall not be entitled to award of
class. Exemption so admissible will lapse if not claimed at the first attempt at the
examination of the Board. Exemption so admissible will lapse if not claimed at the
first attempt at the examination of the Board.
For claiming exemption the candidate shall apply to Board or its regional office in
the prescribed form. Such application shall be submitted through the Principal or
Head of Institute before last date prescribed by the Board along with supporting
documents and necessary fees if applicable. Forms received after due date shall
not be considered. The Board/regional office will inform the names of the candidates
granted exemption and the subjects/courses in which exemptions are granted, to the
institutes. (However this is not applicable to the candidates undergoing Pharmacy
course/programme and Architecture course/programme.)
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iii)
Reappearing in Passed Subjects/Courses:
A candidate declared as Fail/ATKT in an examination of the Board, but has obtained
passing marks in one or more heads of passing (Theory, Practical, Oral and Term
Work etc.) will automatically be exempted from reappearing in those passing head/s
at the next examination at which he/she appears, provided no separate aggregate
passing in two or more heads is prescribed. If the candidate desires not to claim
exemptions in the next examination, shall apply in writing through the Principal of his/
her institute and obtain written permission from Board before filling the examination
form (For theory paper only). The candidate shall submit a copy of the permission
letter obtained from Board along with the examination form. The performance of the
candidate in the subjects/courses he/she has not claimed the exemptions in, shall
be cancelled permanently. If the candidate does not reappear in the examination for
these subjects/courses, he/she shall be marked absent. This facility shall be available
for theory papers only. However this is not applicable to the candidates undergoing
Pharmacy & Architecture course/programme.
iv)
Equivalence or Exemption in case of Curriculum Revision
In case of revision of curriculum, equivalent subjects/courses are offered for previous
courses/programmes wherever possible.
B)
Exemption Related to Change of Course/Programme
If a candidate has been granted a change of course and seeks exemptions in the
equivalent/ common subject/s in new course on the basis of having passed such subject/s
in examination of previous course conducted by the Board, he/she shall be eligible for such
exemption. However, the candidate so exempted shall not be entitled to award of class.
C)
One-Time Opportunity to Complete the Term in Old Curriculum
Whenever Board revises curriculum and there is major change in the Teaching and
Examinations schemes, in opinion of the Courses Committee, the Board shall provide option
of one time opportunity to all candidates who have completed the term of the penultimate
year in the old curriculum but are not eligible to get admission to the final year of the course/
programme to complete their term in old curriculum. Thus One-Time Opportunity (OTO)
shall be given to the students, when outgoing scheme is in its last year and this facility shall
be given only for completion of final year term. However, such candidates shall be eligible to
appear for the examination only on fulfillment of the rules for admission to the examination
as applicable. The institute shall complete all procedures (for the students opting for one-
time opportunity) as laid down in the corresponding one-time opportunity circular notified by
Board time to time.
RG-8
Ex-Candidate
A candidate, who fulfills the conditions prescribed hereunder and is certified by the Principal/ Head
of Institute as eligible for admission to a semester/ year examination, shall be called ex-candidate
for subsequent examinations of that semester/year, if after such certification the candidate does
not appear or appears and fails in that semester/year examination.
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Admission of Ex-Candidate to Examination
i)
An ex-candidate, except where he/she has failed only in term work, shall be entitled, without
having to keep fresh terms and fulfill conditions of admission to the examination anew,
to have his/her application form forwarded through the head of institute for admission to
the subsequent examinations of that semester/year, subject to the provisions of relevant
regulations.
ii)
A candidate, who has failed at the previous examination in the term work, shall have to
rejoin the institute and put in fresh term work, in which he/she has previously failed, to the
satisfaction of the head of institute for being eligible to reappear in that examination.
iii)
A candidate who is ex-candidate of the institute and who has successfully completed the
term of any semester or year examination and who has taken away his/her leaving Certificate
will cease to be a candidate of the institute. However if such ex-candidate desires to appear
any semester/ year examination to which he/she is otherwise eligible to appear can apply
for admission to the examination through the institute where he/she was studying.
For doing so he/she will have to deposit his/her latest leaving Certificate or transfer Certificate
temporarily and an affidavit stating the reasons for gap at the institute. If such candidate
passes the examination or becomes eligible for higher semester/year, the prevailing rules
for admission to higher year shall apply.
RG-9
Assessment of Term Work / Sessional / Practical / Project Work / Oral / any other Head
A)
Assessment
(i)
For Term Work/Sessional/Practical/Project Work, Oral or any other Head a schedule
of dates shall be prepared for the completion of individual drawing sheets, designs,
jobs, laboratory journals, projects, etc. by the respective institutes in accordance with
academic calendar of the Board. The various assignments of the term work shall be
duly completed and collected as per the schedule and submitted for assessment to
the examiner. Practical / Term work / Sessional work shall be assessed progressively
or as prescribed by Board, from time to time. The Progressive Assessment (PA)
and End Semester Examination (ESE) under theory and practical heads shall be
carried out strictly in line with the teaching and examination scheme. The record of
PA of theory and PA & ESE of practical heads shall be maintained as per Curriculum
Implementation and Assessment Norms (CIAAN)
(ii)
The Principal/Head of the institute shall keep in his/her custody the record of the
progressive assessment marks, in the prescribed format, and make it available,
when required at next examination. Such record shall be kept for subsequent two
examinations only.
(iii)
The Term Work/Practical/Project Work of a candidate abstaining from an examination,
shall be preserved by the candidate himself and presented for examination when the
candidate next appears therein. The period of preservation of such term work shall
not be more than two succeeding examinations.
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(iv)
The Principal/Head of the institute shall issue the order/list of the disallowed/ detained
candidates immediately after the end of the term and before the commencement of
the Theory or Practical examination whichever is earlier. The internal examiner shall
hand over a copy of the above list to the external examiner who shall ascertain that
the disallowed/ detained candidates have been marked with appropriate code in the
examiner’s mark sheet. The institute shall submit a copy of the order to the regional
office. A copy of these orders shall be preserved by the Head of the Institute in sealed
envelope and shall produce only if asked by the authority of the Board.
(v)
Term Work and performance at Practical/Oral examination shall be assessed on
the basis of the candidate’s depth of comprehension of the principles involved and
not on the basis of mere collection of data for presentation. Embellishment, thus, is
not expected and will not be given credit. When practical/ oral/ project/ term work/
sessional as applicable in any subject/course is assessed, the marks shall be carried
over to subsequent examination, unless the candidate has failed to secure passing
marks in which case the candidate shall be permitted to appear at subsequent
examination without joining the institute again for the purpose except in case of failure
in term work when he/she shall be required to join the institute for another term and
put in fresh term work.
Marks obtained in the class test shall also be similarly carried over to the subsequent
examination except in the case of those who appear for fresh test at the subsequent
time for improving the test marks, (if applicable), the latter taken into account at
the subsequent examination only if there is an improvement over the earlier marks
otherwise the earlier marks shall be continued to be taken into account at the
subsequent examination.
A candidate whose marks are thus carried over is eligible for award of class.
B)
Marks of Ex-candidate to be Carried Forward
In case of ex-candidate, the marks obtained in different heads of passing in the previous
examination of the same course/programme in which he/she has claimed exemption, shall
be carried forward for deciding his/her total marks.
The candidate who has claimed exemptions and whose marks are carried over is eligible
for award of class.
C)
Procedure to Deal with Wrong Certification of Incomplete Term Work etc. of a
Candidate
In case, an external examiner reports that the laboratory Practicals/ Term work / sessional
etc. are incomplete, then such information with detailed report of the external examiner
along with written explanation of Internal examiner / Subject/Course Teacher and Principal
of Institute shall be put before the Special Committee for consideration and decision prior
to declaration of result, wherever possible. Else the result of such institute for that course/
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programme & year/semester shall be held in reserve till the Special Committee gives its
decision.
D) Procedure to Deal with Deficient Conduct of Term Work etc. by the Institute
If the examiners detect cases where Laboratory Practicals / Term-work / Project / Sessional
are incomplete but Principal / Head of Institute has certified the same as complete and
allowed candidates to appear for examination, the Secretary shall enquire into such matter
and report of all such cases shall be submitted to the Director of Board for due action against
the institute as per the decision of special committee. In addition to this, the Secretary shall
report all such cases to the Director of Technical Education and Government for further
action against the institute as may deem fit.
RG-10
Conduct of Examination and Result Processing
A)
Examination Period and Timetable
The dates of commencement of examinations shall be as indicated in the academic calendar
of the Board published on its web portal/circulated to all its affiliated institutes. The detailed
timetable of an examination would be displayed on the Board portal 3 weeks prior to the
commencement of the examination. Any changes of dates, due to unavoidable circumstances,
shall be intimated to institutes and also published through Board’s web portal adequately in
advance.
B)
Modes of Examination
i)
Mode of Theory Examination
Each candidate presenting himself at the specified centre of examination shall be
permitted to appear for the theory examination as per the mode of examination like
written, online etc.
ii)
Mode of Practical, Oral, Term Work, Sessional, Project/Seminar Examinations
The internal and/or external examiners appointed by Board/Regional Office shall
conduct these examinations, as applicable according to the teaching and examination
schemes of the curricula. Further, the mode of conduct of any of these examinations
shall be as decided by the Board from time to time and even may be online. In case of
online examination it is the responsibility of the Institute to provide adequate numbers
of computers with softwares and peripherals for smooth conduct of examination.
C)
Subjects/Courses at an Examination
Examination shall be held in the subjects/courses mentioned in Teaching and Examination
Scheme of the related curriculum prescribed by the Board.
D)
Curriculum for Subjects/Courses at Examination
The Curriculum for each subject/course (of the course/programme) at the examination shall
indicate the detailed contents of study prescribed. The copy of Curricula may be priced
publication made available for sale in Board, its regional offices, Govt. Press, institutes
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or book depots authorized by the Board. The Board may also make them available on its
website.
E) Medium of Examination
Candidates appearing for an examination of the Board shall have to write and communicate
answers to the questions in written or oral examinations, through the medium of English
language only, unless otherwise specified.
F)
Granting Change of Examination Centre
Generally, no change of centre of examination would be granted. However, in exceptional
cases, Board may grant the change, considering merits of the case.
G) Facilities for Divyang Candidate
Govt. of Maharashtra has issued resolution No g{H$U-2016/à.H$.302/{d{e-3/
{X:04/03/2017 regarding the facilites to be given to Divyang examinees persuing higher
education. Examinees willing to avail such facilities under these categores shall apply to
respective RBTE through Head of the Institution with appropriate documents immediately
after the admission. Board will extend such facilities as applicable to such students persuing
Diploma education.
RG-11
Result Processing
A)
Results of the Examinations
As soon as it is practicable, after completion of examinations and subsequent valuation, the
Board, in accordance with prescribed rules, shall declare result of the said examinations.
B)
Result Status
The result of a candidate shall fall into one of the following status categories. The status
categories are applicable as per teaching and examination scheme for a particular course/
programme.
I DST (First Class with Distinction): Candidates passing in all subject/course heads
and securing minimum 75% of total marks shall fall in this category.
I (First Class): Candidates passing in all subject/course heads and securing minimum
60% or more but less than 75% of total marks shall fall in this category.
II
(Second Class): Candidates passing in all subject/course heads and securing
minimum 45% or more but less than 60% of total marks shall fall in this category.
Pass (Pass Class): Candidates passing in all subject/course heads and securing
minimum 40% or more but less than 45% of total marks shall fall in this category.
ATKT (Allowed To Keep Term): Candidates awarded ATKT status as per prevailing
rules, shall fall in this category
WFLS/WFLY (Withheld. Failed in Lower Semester/Year): Candidates passing final
semester/year examination but failing in lower semester/year(s) examination shall
fall in this category.
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Fail: Candidates failing to secure minimum passing marks in number of subjects/
courses more than those prescribed for award of ATKT or minimum percentage of
aggregate marks shall fall in this category.
C)
Results Held in Reserve (RHR)
i)
Clearing RHR Results
The result of a candidate shall be held in reserve for want of any marks or information
from the institutes and declared on obtaining such information as per the schedule of
the Board,
ii)
Penalty to Institute for Non-clearance of RHR
In case any Institute fails to get cleared its RHR cases by the dates specified by the
Board, it shall be liable for penalty as decided by the Board from time to time. Besides,
names of such Institutes shall be reported to the Director of Technical Education /
Government for further disciplinary action.
D)
Processing Adversely Affected Result before its Declaration
When the result of an examination is found to have been adversely affected before its
declaration, either on account of unexpectedly large number of failures in a subjects/courses
due to the question paper/s being set beyond the scope of the Curriculum or on account of
error, malpractice, fraud, improper conduct of examination or any other matter, such matter
shall be placed before the Special Committee for its consideration and recommendations
on further course of action in this behalf.
E)
Allotment of Abnormally High or Low Internal Marks
In case it is revealed that the candidates of a particular course/programme of an institute
has been allotted abnormally high or low internal assessment marks, such cases shall
be enquired into and the matter shall be placed before the Special Committee for Its
recommendations to the extent of modifying the marks in proportion to the average marks
of the whole class in the related theory paper or all theory papers (in case the related
subject/course of the internal assessment does not have theory paper for the examination)
of that examination, secured by the class, limited to the minimum marks for passing and
consequent amendment in the result shall be effected.
F)
Amendment in Declared Results
In case, the declared result of an examination is later found affected by an error (except
those covered under malpractice, fraud or improper conduct); the matter shall be placed
before the Special Committee for scrutiny. The Director of Board shall have the power to
amend such result according to the recommendations of the Special Committee. No result
shall, however, be amended after six months from the date of declaration of such result or
after declaration of the result of the next examination at the same level, whichever is earlier.
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G)
Late Communication of Internal Marks by an Institute
If Head of the Institute fails to communicate any of the internal assessment marks of a
candidate before the set last date in this regard or before the declaration of the result of
the related examination, the result of such candidate shall be held in reserve (RHR). If
head of the institute communicates such marks after the declaration of the result, these
marks would be accepted by the Board for clearing the RHR cases, provided the marks
do not exceed the average marks secured by candidate for that particular examination. In
case the late communicated marks exceed his/her average marks, they shall be restricted
to the average marks for the purpose of declaration of the withheld result. However, if the
average marks are below the minimum passing marks, the minimum passing marks shall
be awarded if late communicated marks are more than minimum passing marks.
After the declaration of the result, if it is revealed that an institute has communicated
erroneous internal assessment marks, the result shall be reviewed and duly modified in
light of the provisions laid down in the preceding para.
H)
Amendment in the Declared Result owing to Misconduct
If the result of a candidate has been declared and later it is found that such result had
been affected through malpractice, fraud or other misconduct, irrespective of whether the
candidate has benefited by it or not, and that such candidate, in the opinion of the Secretary,
has partly or fully participated in such malpractice, fraud or misconduct, all such cases shall
be placed before the Special Committee for scrutiny. The Director of Board shall have
power to advise Secretary to amend the result of such candidate at any time, as per the
recommendations of the Special Committee and declare the result.
i)
Implementation of the amended result by the institute
On receiving the amended result, the institute shall get its institution copy of result
gazette duly corrected by the Board. The institute shall further, take back the original
mark sheet and the Diploma certificate, as the case may be, from the candidate. The
institute shall return these documents to the Board.
I)
Certificate of Marks
i)
Issuance of Certificate of marks - A candidate appearing for an examination of the
Board may get certified Certificate of marks obtained by him, in the prescribed form,
after the declaration of results of the said examination through the Head of the
Institute.
ii)
Duplicate Certificate of marks - A candidate shall apply in the prescribed form along
with requisite fees for Duplicate Certificate of marks. The copy shall be marked
as “DUPLICATE”. Further copies to Duplicate copy shall be super scribed as
‘TRIPLICATE’, ‘QUADRAPLICATE’ & likewise, as the case may be.
J)
Process and Extent of Verification
A candidate who has appeared at the examination conducted by the Board may apply after
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declaration of result for verification of marks obtained by him, in theory papers he/she has
appeared in other than those conducted in online mode. The candidate may apply (in his/
her own interest) for verification as per schedule of application if he/she desires to do so.
The verification shall be;
Restricted to verifying that all answers attempted by the candidate have been
assessed.
There has been no mistake in totaling of marks allotted to each answer in the answer
book of that subject/course
All such allotted marks to each answer are transferred correctly on the cover page
of the main answer book and whole answer book, main and all its supplements as
mentioned by the candidate on the cover page of main answer book, are intact.
If, as a result of verification, a candidate becomes eligible for modification of his/her result,
the same shall be done by the Board.
i)
Application for Verification
Application for verification shall be made by the candidate as per the procedures laid
down in the schedule declared by the Board.
ii)
Application for Urgent Verification
A candidate who has appeared for Final Semester/Year Examination of the Board,
may apply for the urgent verification of marks as per the procedures laid down in the
schedule declared by the Board.
However, this facility shall be available for the summer examinations only.
K)
Revaluation of Answer Books
A candidate who has appeared for latest examination of Board shall be entitled for a photocopy
of maximum two subjects/courses per semester/year of his/her assessed answer book
on submission of application as per the procedures laid down in the schedule declared by the
Board.
A candidate who has obtained the photocopy of his/her assessed answer book shall be
entitled for reassessment of the same on submission of application as per the procedures
laid down in the schedule declared by the Board.
After revaluation/reassessment, if the marks awarded by subsequent examiner vary/
deviate by equal to or more than 4 marks of the subject/course on either side determined
on the basis of marks awarded by the original examiner, then the marks shall be awarded
as mentioned below;
1.
The marks after reassessment shall be awarded if the difference between the marks
allotted by the original examiner and the marks allotted by the subsequent examiner
is maximum up to 20 marks on either side.
2.
If the difference is more than 20 marks, the answer book shall be assessed by the
THIRD assessor and comparing the marks allotted by three assessors, maximum of
two closer marks shall be allotted.
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Any delay in supplying the photocopy of assessed answer book and/or reassessment,
owing to reasons beyond the control of the Board, or change of marks consequent to the
reassessment of assessed answer book, shall not confer any right upon the applicant
examinee for admission to the next higher class in the current academic session / year, if
the schedule of admission does not so permit.
As the facility of the photocopy of the answer book is being given to the student as per the
schedule notified by the Board, any request thereafter for seeking photocopy of the answer
book shall not be entertained.
The marks obtained by examinee after reassessment shall be final and binding and the
matter is closed.
L)
Loss of Candidate’s Right to Verification, Obtaining Photocopy of Assessed Answer
Book/s or Revaluation of the Assessed Answer Book/s
If a candidate fails to apply for the verification of marks, photocopy of assessed answer
book/s or revaluation of the assessed answer book/s in the prescribed form and within the
prescribed date, he/she shall lose the right to verification, photocopy of assessed answer
book/s or revaluation of the assessed answer book/s.
RG-12
Penalty for Acts of Misconduct of Candidates / Institutes
A)
Misconduct Before, During or After the Examination
If at any point of time, before, during or after the examination, it is found / reported that
a candidate / the Institute has indulged in any act of misbehavior or misconduct, thereby
committing breach of any of the rules laid down by the Board in this behalf, and the Secretary,
after due enquiry of the incident, is convinced of such possible misconduct/misbehavior on
the part of the candidate / the Institute, he/she shall place all such cases before the Special
Committee for its final decision on penalties to be imposed or action to be taken in this
regard.
B)
Candidate Found Copying or Misbehaving During the Examination
If during an examination a candidate has been found copying or using or attempting to
use unfair means and unless he/she has been ousted for gross misbehavior, he/she would
not be expelled from examination. The Officer-in- charge shall provisionally permit such
candidate to appear for the remaining / full examination at the centre. The candidate’s
answer book and copying material, if any, shall be seized and his/her written undertaking
shall be obtained. A fresh answer book shall then be issued for writing the examination.
The Officer-in-Charge then shall report the event to the Secretary as per the prescribed
procedure. The Secretary shall cause an enquiry into the matter and place all such cases
along with enquiry report/s before the Special Committee for its final decision in this regard.
C)
Copying Cases Detected in Assessment Center
When a case of copying or misconduct is detected by an examiner at the assessment center
(RAC) or at the place of assessment while assessing the answer-books, the examiner shall
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report it to the Officer-in- Charge of the assessment centre or the Secretary, as the case
may be, along with his/her observations. The Officer- in-charge of the centre shall report
such cases along with the report of the Examiner/s to the Secretary. The Secretary shall
cause an enquiry into the matter and place all such cases along with enquiry report/s before
the Special Committee for its final decision in this regard.
The special committee shall recommend the penalties/punishments in all above cases,
referring guideline document mentioned under F(iv) below.
The Director of Board shall have the power to cancel the result of such defaulting candidate
in the examinations at which he/she (the candidate) appeared and also to debar him from
subsequent examinations, either permanently or for such a specified period as the Special
Committee may deem fit, in all above cases.
D)
Eligibility to Appear Anew at Examination after the Expiry of Penalty Period
The candidate, who, in the opinion of special committee, is found guilty and given
punishment, whose all examinations, he/she appeared in are cancelled and who is further
debarred from examination/s for a specified period shall be eligible to appear anew as
ex-candidate for such examination/s after the expiry of the penalty period, provided he/
she is otherwise eligible. During the period of punishment such candidate shall not be
eligible to appear for any examination/s of the Board, neither he/she shall be eligible to seek
admission. *However he/she shall be allowed to continue and complete the term only, if he/
she is already admitted before the examination in which he/she is found guilty.(*Applicable
for yearly pattern courses/programmes only)
E)
Penalty/Punishment for Malpractice and Negligence by Institute
The Institute is liable for punishment as decided by the Board for any act towards disturbance
of functioning of the Board such as,
i)
Delay in submission of the necessary documents required for declaration of result,
issue of Diploma certificates, preparation of pre- examination documents, etc.
ii)
Submission of documents with incorrect or false information,
iii)
Submission of forged and fabricated documents,
iv)
Breach of Rules or Instructions,
v)
Malpractices/Negligence observed in the Distribution centers, Examination centers
and assessment centers.
vi)
Delay in submission of documents like examination forms, PAC list, Enrollment
forms, mark sheets and such other relevant documents. The Institute here means
the Institute as a whole, the Head of the Institute, the staff of the Institute or the
Management as the case may be.
The nature and quantum of the penalty / punishment shall be as decided by the Board.
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F)
Acts and Documents applicable to these Regulations
Acts
i)
Maharashtra Prevention of Malpractices at University, Board & Specified Examinations
Act of 1982
ii)
Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1999
Documents
i)
Instructional Manual for Conduct of Examination, Assessment Process & Post Result
Activities
ii)
Curriculum Implementation and Assessment Norms (CIAAN)
iii)
Directives of Special Committee.
iv)
The Penalties to the Examinees, Staff and Institutions for Various Instances of
Malpractice
(Annexure I) and The Penalty/Punishment for the Malpractices &
Negligence in the Process of Examination (Annexure II)
v)
Academic Monitoring Reports
vi)
Vigilance Squad Reports
RG-13 Discrepancies in Question Paper/s
In case some discrepancies are found to have occurred in Question Paper/ s or such complaints
are received from the candidates, as well as staff or teaching faculty member and when there
is substance in the complaint, such matters shall be placed before the Special Committee for
appropriate decision in this behalf. The Special Committee will consider the pros & cons of the
matter and submit its recommendations to the Director for appropriate decision.
RG-14
Award of Diploma
A) Eligibility for Award of Diploma
A candidate to be eligible for award of Diploma/ Post Diploma/Post-Graduate Diploma/
Advanced Diploma shall be required to pass all examinations prescribed under the
respective Teaching and Examination Scheme for that course/programme, including
missing and backlog subjects/courses as applicable.
Unless otherwise stipulated the result of final examination leading to the award of Diploma
/Post Diploma/Post graduate Diploma /Advanced Diploma or any other Diploma shall be
determined by the aggregate marks obtained at the final and pre final semesters, in case
of semester pattern courses/programmes and final year in case of yearly pattern courses/
programmes.
B) Issuance of the Certificates
The Director of Board shall issue the certificates of Diploma in the prescribed format to
the successful candidates after the declaration of result and within the time limit set by the
Board.
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C)
Issuance through the Institute
A candidate, who has passed the final semester/year examination, shall be issued
provisional Diploma Certificate along with the Certificate of marks. The Board shall issue
the certificates of Diploma or Post Diploma or Post-Graduate Diploma or any other relevant
Diploma expeditiously through the Heads of Institutes.
D)
Certificates to Candidates from Closed Down Institutes
In case of an Institute, presenting candidates for an examination and closing down
subsequently, the Diploma certificates shall be issued to the successful candidates by
the Regional Office of the Board on production of their identity certificates duly verified &
certified by a competent gazetted officer or such any other proof of identity and /or related
documents that may be demanded by the Board.
E)
Issuance of Duplicate Diploma Certificates
A duplicate copy of the relevant Diploma Certificate shall be issued to a candidate on
receipt of an application. The application should be submitted in prescribed format along
with requisite fees. Further, the copy shall be marked as “DUPLICATE”. Further copy to
duplicate copy shall be super scribed as ‘TRIPLICATE’, ‘QUADRAPLICATE’ & likewise, as
the case may be.
F)
Issuance of Duplicate Diploma Certificate to a Candidate from a Closed down Institute
In case of an Institute, presenting candidates for an examination and closing down
subsequently, the Diploma Certificate shall be issued to the candidate through the regional
office of the Board, on production of his/her identity Certificate duly verified & certified by a
competent gazetted officer or special executive magistrate and an affidavit stating that the
Original or Duplicate copy, as the case may be, issued to him earlier is lost. Further, the copy
shall be marked as “DUPLICATE”. Further copy to duplicate copy shall be superscribed as
‘TRIPLICATE’, ‘QUADRAPLICATE’ & likewise, as the case may be.
RG-15
Name Corrections on Documents
Documents shall normally have the name of a candidate as contained in his/her SSC Board
certificate. In case of any discrepancy appearing in the name of a candidate in a document issued
by Board, the candidate shall duly apply for correction immediately after the declaration of the
result of the very first examination of the Board he/she appears in. Board shall carry out the sought
correction in the statement of marks for the said examination, following the prescribed procedure,
expeditiously, latest before the next examination. The candidate shall apply for correction in his/
her name through the Principal of his/her institute, who shall ascertain that the candidate’s name
appears in the related list of admitted students and shall duly certify on the application and forward
it to the Board.
No corrections in the name shall be done after the issuance of the Diploma certificate.
However, change in name shall be effected as laid down below.
The change in the name on the request of a candidate after marriage of a lady candidate or legal
adoption of a candidate or legal change in the name of a candidate happening during the course
of candidate’s study, shall be carried out on the completion of the course/programme. The Board
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shall appropriately certify on the reverse side of the original document/s issued by it the changed
name as sought by the candidate.
RG-16
Issuance of Transcript
The Board shall issue, on request, along with prescribed fees, the transcript for Semester/Year
examination passed by a candidate.
RG-17
Retention Period of Documents
The examination documents like Question Papers, Written Answer Books, Examiners Mark
Sheets, Timetable, Main Seating Charts shall be preserved for the period mentioned below
unless otherwise the retention of documents is mandatory as an evidence for some enquiry and/
or judicial purpose. The disposal after retention period shall be as per guidelines
NAME OF DOCUMENT
RETENTION PERIOD
Printed Question Papers
Till declaration of result
Written Answer Books
Till commencement of next examination
Examiners Mark Sheets
One year after declaration of the result
Time Table
Till declaration of result
Documents related to reporting of malpractice
One year from the date of special
cases in Board examination based on which
committee meeting.
special committee accords punishments to the
defaulters
Documents related to Board examinations
One year from the date of special
(other than malpractice cases) based on which
committee meeting.
decisions are taken by the special committee of
Board
Exam Forms & Documents related to
One year after declaration of result
Assessment, Reassessment
RG-18
Cessation of Printing of Question Paper due to Curriculum Revision
As and when the curriculum is revised and implemented, the question papers based on earlier
curriculum shall be printed for four consecutive examinations only; after which the failure candidates
shall have to appear for equivalent/substitute papers as recommended by equivalence committee
and approved by Director of the Board. In case of a subject/course not having equivalent in the
revised curriculum and is not relevant in the current situation, exemption is offered for candidates
having those subjects/courses as backlog.
RG-19
Norms, Procedures & Instructions for smooth Conduct of Examination, Assessment
Process and Post Result Activities
There shall be a Manual for Conduct of Examination, Assessment Process and Post Result
Activities, which shall be binding on the affiliated institutes. The Director, BOARD is authorized to
issue circulars and orders amending the provisions under this manual.
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Part III
REGULATIONS FOR DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURE
Preamble
The council of Architecture (Incorporated under the Architects Act, 1972), has, with the approval of the
Central Government, Prescribed “Minimum Standards of Architecture Education Regulations, 1983” for
imparting Architecture education throughout India for award of Recognized Qualifying Degree or Diploma
in Architecture for the purpose of registration as an Architect, under Architects Act of 1972. Since the
“Regulations 1983” are applicable as mandatory requirement under the provisions of the Architects
Act 1972, the Board has revised the Curriculum of the existing Five Year (full-time) Diploma Course/
Programme in Architecture from 1986-87 as per the guidelines issued by the Council of Architecture in the
Minimum Standard of Architecture Education Regulation, 1983.”
RA-1
Admission
No candidate shall be admitted to the Diploma Course/Programme in Architecture, unless the
candidate satisfies the qualification and other conditions prescribed by the State Government
from time to time in this behalf.
RA-2
Stages of Diploma Course/Programme
The Diploma course/programme in Architecture shall be conducted in the following two stages as
prescribed by the Council of Architecture.
A) The first stage shall consist of the initial three academic years.
B) The second stage shall consist of two years (fourth and fifth year of the course/programme)
out of which a candidate shall be required to work in an Architect’s office for practical training
for a minimum of 20 weeks after successful completion of terms of fourth year of the course/
programme.
RA- 3
Eligibility of a Candidate for Diploma
A Candidate to be eligible for award of Diploma in Architecture shall have to pass first, second and
fourth year examinations conducted by the Institute and third (Intermediate) and fifth (Final) year
examinations conducted by the Board.
RA-4
Time Limit for Completion of Course/Programme
The candidate shall have to complete the course/programme of first stage within 5 years from
the date of his/her admission to the course/programme. However, relaxation may be made as per
RA-9
RA-5
Award of Diploma
Candidates shall be awarded Diploma on successful completion of both, first and second stages,
of the course/programme.
RA-6
Allowance of the Term for Next Year (ATKT)
A candidate-passing minimum 2/3rd of total number of subjects/courses prescribed for an
examination shall be allowed to keep term for next higher year. Rules for ATKT are given in table
as mentioned in Rule RG-4(D).
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RA-7
Result of a Candidate Appearing Simultaneously for Two Examinations
The result of current examinations of a candidate, who is required to appear for both the current
and lower year examinations and fails or fails to appear for the lower year examinations but
passes the current year examination, shall be declared only after he/she passes the last but lower
year examination. Such a candidate shall be deemed to have passed the current examination
from the date of his/her passing the last but lower year examination. However, if such a candidate
has failed in the current year examination he/she shall be so informed. Such candidates will not
be admitted to the next higher year.
RA-8
Time limit for Abeyance of ATKT
Facility of ATKT shall not be permitted to be kept in abeyance for more than one academic year/
annual examination.
RA-9
Relaxation in Time Limit for Passing First Stage
The condition of completion of first stage of the course/programme within 5 years from the date of
candidate’s admission to the course/programme may be relaxed for the candidate getting ATKT
for the fourth year of Architecture course/programme. Such a candidate would be granted an
additional year for completion of the course/programme of the first stage, i.e. maximum six years.
RA-10
Teaching and Examination Scheme
The teaching and examination scheme for the five year Diploma course/programme in Architecture
(yearly pattern), shall be as contained in the curriculum prescribed by the Board, following
guidelines issued by the Council of Architecture, subject to revisions and modifications made
from time to time.
Subjects/Courses of Examination:
Examination in the subjects/courses may include:
Theory
Sessional work and/or viva voce
As applicable and prescribed in curriculum and teaching & examination scheme
RA-11
Assessment of Sessional Work
A) Progressive Assessment
The internal assessment of the sessional work in theory and drawing subjects/courses shall
be progressive.
B) Internal & External Assessment
The sessional work (in Design, Construction Engineering, Town Planning and Landscape),
and viva voce shall be assessed jointly by internal and external examiners on the basis
of the concepts and the depth of comprehension of principles involved and not on any
attempts of embellishment of presentation.
C) Criterion for Passing Sessional
A candidate shall not be allowed to appear for the Annual Examination if he/she fails to
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secure a minimum of 50% marks in the internal assessment of the sessional work in the
respective subjects/courses.
RA-12
Exemptions
Automatic exemptions: A candidate whose overall result is “Fail”, shall earn automatic exemptions
at the subsequent examination, in the subjects/courses or passing heads in which he/she has
passed. These marks shall be carried forward to the subsequent examination, for deciding his/
her total marks.
RA-13
Communication of Sessional Marks
Principal shall communicate the sessional marks of the candidates appearing for the third
(Intermediate) and/or fifth (Final) year examinations of the Board, within one week from the end of
the academic year. The sessional work in Design, Construction Engineering, Landscape and Town
Planning, would, however, be retained (in portfolios) in the institute for the joint assessment by
the internal and external examiners appointed by the Board. Principal shall also communicate the
result of each candidate who has appeared at first year, second year or fourth year examination,
to enable the Board to verify the result status at third and fifth year and declare the result.
RA-14
Standard of Passing
To pass the examination a candidate shall obtain a minimum of 40% of full marks in each
theory and drawing/design paper and minimum 50% of full marks in sessional work/viva voce.
However, he/she should obtain minimum 50% of the aggregate marks in the subject/course head
comprising theory, design/drawing, sessional and viva voce to be eligible for claiming exemption
in that subject/course for the next examination.
To be eligible for the exemption for appearing in the same subject/course at the next examination
in case of failure in other subjects/courses the candidate has to secure a minimum of 50% of
aggregate marks in the subjects/courses concerned. The candidate will have to appear for
examination in theory paper, drawing/ design paper only, because his/her sessional marks are to
be carried forward.
RA-15
Gracing
A) Marks for Subject/Course Passing
If a candidate obtains at least 50% of total marks in some of the heads of subject/course
(theory, sessional, viva voce), but falls short by maximum up to ½% of the aggregate marks
assigned to the examination for passing, such deficiency would be removed by adding
maximum up to ½% of aggregate marks assigned to the examination, to the total marks
obtained by the candidate in the examination. While adding such grace marks, the fraction
of a mark shall be rounded to the next number and added in the total.
B) Grace Marks for Passing Examination:
A candidate who fails to pass an examination by not more than 10 marks in aggregate and
in not more than 2 theory papers and /or practical (including oral/ viva voce and/or sessional
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except design sessional) covering not more than 2 subjects/courses, such deficiency in
marks in those 1 or 2 Theory papers and /or practical and /or oral (viva voce) and/ or
sessional shall be condoned.
C) Grace for Minimum Passing Marks in a Subject/Course
A candidate will get the grace marks of maximum 1 or 2 as the case may be to remove the
deficiency in securing minimum marks for passing for a total marks below 75 or maximum 1,
2 or 3 as the case may be, for the total marks of 75 or above, in written theory examination
of that subject/course. Benefit of gracing shall not be given twice in a single theory paper.
D) Gracing For Award of class
A candidate who falls short of the total to obtain a first or second class shall be declared
to have passed in first or second class, as the case may be by adding half percent of
the aggregate marks, assigned to the examination. While adding maximum 1/2 % of the
aggregate marks fraction of a mark shall be rounded to the next full number and added in
the total.
RA-16
Award of Class
A candidate shall be declared to have passed the examination in First class with Distinction, First
or Second class on obtaining minimum of 80, 65 or 50% marks respectively, of the aggregate
marks, provided he/she passes in all the subjects/courses of examination at one and the same
sitting. While deciding minimum marks required for award of class, fraction of a mark shall be
omitted.
RA-17
Scope of Council of Architecture, India Rules
The Board shall adopt and apply the rules, prescribed by the Council of Architecture, India, for
admission to the Architecture Course/programme, admission to the examinations, passing the
examination etc., from time to time.
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Part IV
REGULATIONS FOR DIPLOMA IN PHARMACY
Preamble
The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) has, with the approval of the Central Government, Prescribed
“Minimum Standards for Pharmacy Education Regulations, 1991” for imparting Pharmacy education
throughout India for the award of Recognized Qualifying Degree or Diploma in Pharmacy for the purpose
of registration as an Pharmacist. Since the “Regulations 1991” are applicable as mandatory requirement
under the provisions of the PCI Act 1972, the Board is adhering to the same.
RP- 1
Admission to the Course/Programme
A candidate shall not be admitted to the course/programme of Diploma in Pharmacy (part I of the
course/programme) affiliated by the Board, unless he/she has passed the qualifying examination
or an equivalent examination as prescribed by the competent authority for admission to the
course/programme in the state of Maharashtra and fulfills the other conditions prescribed for the
admission to the course/programme.
RP-2
Examinations
There shall be two examinations, Diploma in Pharmacy, (Part-I), to examine candidates in the first
year course/programme and Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II), to examine candidates in the second
year course/programme. Each examination may be held twice every year. The first examination
in a year shall be the Annual examination and second examination shall be supplementary
examination of the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II), as the case
may be. The examination shall be of written and Practical (including oral) nature as indicated in
the table in the regulation 10 of the Education Regulation 91 framed by the Pharmacy Council of
India.
RP-3
Exemptions
A candidate who has appeared in all subjects/courses (theory, practical with sessional/ oral) of first
year or second year, but failed in some subjects/courses (theory and/or practical with sessional/
oral) may be exempted from reappearing in the subjects//courses in which he/she has passed by
securing 40% marks or above.
RP-4
Eligibility for Award of Diploma in Pharmacy
A candidate to be eligible for award of Diploma in Pharmacy shall have to pass
Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I (First year) and
Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II (Final year)
Consisting of the course of study given in chapter II of the Education Regulation - 91, prescribed
by Pharmacy Council of India.
Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-III)
Consisting of Practical Training and the Certificate of having completed satisfactorily the
apprenticeship period as provided in Chapter III of the Education Regulation - 91 prescribed by
the Pharmacy council of India.
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RP-5
Eligibility for Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II)
If a candidate completes satisfactorily the term of First Year and appears in all subjects/courses
including theory, practical and sessional/oral of Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I Examination, but fails
in more than two subjects/courses (including theory and/or practical with Sessional/ Oral), he/she
shall not be eligible for promotion to Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II.
A candidate who fails in theory or practical examination of a subject/course shall re-appear such
in theory paper or Practical as the case may be.
RP-6
Results of final year and first year examinations to be declared simultaneously
The result of a candidate, who has appeared for final year examination simultaneously with first
year examination, shall be withheld until he/she passes in the first year examination. However, if
such candidate fails in the final year examination, the result would be declared.
RP-7
Teaching and Examination Scheme
The teaching and examination scheme of Diploma in Pharmacy shall be as prescribed under
chapter II of the Education Regulation, 91 of Pharmacy Council of India and adopted by the
Board, subject to such revision and modification made from time to time by Pharmacy Council of
India.
The examination in various subjects/courses may include
i.
Theory
ii.
Practical (by using software - wherever applicable) including sessional examinations as
per Educational Regulation 1991 and ER 1996.
RP-8
Award of Sessional Marks and Maintenance of Record
The record of theory and practical class work shall be maintained by the institute in the manner
prescribed in Education Regulation 91 as under:
A regular record of both theory and practical class work and examination conducted in an
Institute imparting training for the course/programme for Diploma in Pharmacy, Part- I and
Part-II shall be maintained for each candidate and 20 marks for each paper in theory and
20 marks for each paper in practical shall be allotted as Sessional Marks.
There shall be at least 2 periodic sessional examinations during each academic year. In
case more than two periodic tests are held the highest aggregate of any two performances
shall form the basis for calculating sessional marks.
If any candidate remains absent for any periodic test he/she shall be deemed to have
secured zero marks in the said test.
The Principal shall communicate the sessional marks of the candidates to the Board as
directed within the stipulated period.
RP-9
Improvement of Sessional Mark
A) Scope of Improvement
A candidate may improve the sessional marks as per the provision made in the Education
Regulation 91 as under:
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Candidate who wishes 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 of improved sessional marks in theory. The
sessional of practical shall be improved by appearing in additional practical examinations.
Marks awarded to a candidate for day-to-day assessment in the practical class cannot be
improved unless he/she attends a regular course of study again. The average sessional
marks thus calculated should be made available to all examiners in the practical subject/
course at the commencement of the relevant examination in both the Diploma in Pharmacy
part I & II examinations.
The facility of improvement of sessional marks shall be given only for one time.
B) Allotment of Sessional Marks for Practical
The sessional marks would be divided in two parts for assessment by examiners as per the
provision made in the Education Regulation 91 as under:
The sessional marks in Practical shall be allotted on the following basis:
Actual performance in the sessional examinations = 10 marks.
Day to Day assessment in the Practical class work = 10 marks
RP-10
Standard of Passing and Award of Class
A)
Standard of Passing
A candidate shall not be declared to have passed Diploma in Pharmacy examination,
unless he/she secures at least 40% marks in each of the subjects/courses separately in the
theory examinations including sessional marks and also at least 40% marks in each of the
practical examinations including sessional marks.
B)
Award of Class
First Class with Distinction
The candidate securing 75% of aggregate marks or above in a single attempt at the
Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part- II) examination, shall be
declared to have passed the related examination in First class with Distinction.
First Class
The candidate securing 60% of aggregate marks or above but less than 75% marks
in a single attempt at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-
II) examination, shall be declared to have passed the related examination in First
class
Second Class
The candidate securing 50% of aggregate marks or above but less than 60% marks
in a single attempt at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-
II) examination, shall be declared to have passed the related examination in Second
class.
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Pass Class
The candidate securing less than 50% of aggregate marks but above the minimum
passing marks at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II)
examination shall be declared to have passed the related examination in Pass class.
C) Disqualification for Award of Class
A candidate, who has failed in an examination of the Board and has subsequently claimed
exemption/s in certain subjects/courses on the basis of having passed certain subjects/
courses at previous examination, and whose marks secured in such subjects/courses have
been carried forward, would not be entitled for award of class.
RP-11
Gracing
A) Gracing for Award of Class
If a candidate falls short by maximum ½% of the aggregate marks assigned to the
examination, to be eligible for First class or Second class, such deficiency would be removed
by adding maximum ½% of the aggregate marks assigned to the examination to the total
marks obtained by the candidate in the examination. While adding maximum ½% of the
aggregate marks fraction of a mark shall be rounded to the next full number and added in
the total.
B) Gracing for Subject/Course Passing
A candidate would get the grace marks of maximum 1 or 2 as the case may be to remove
the deficiency in securing minimum marks for passing a theory subject/course having total
marks below 75 or maximum 1, 2 or 3 as the case may be, for a subject/course theory
having total marks 75 or above, in theory and test examination of that subject/course.
C) Standard of Passing
A candidate shall not be declared to have passed Diploma in Pharmacy Examination unless
he/she secures minimum passing marks of 40% in each of the subjects/courses separately,
in the theory examinations including sessional, as well as practical examination including
sessional work.
RP-12
Award of Diploma Certificate
The Board shall award Diploma in Pharmacy to a candidate who has passed Diploma in Pharmacy
(part-I) and (Part-II) examinations and has also duly produced the Certificate of satisfactory
completion of practical training for Diploma in Pharmacy (part-III), from an institute fulfilling the
conditions stipulated in Appendix-D of Education Regulation 91. Principal / Head of the institute,
where the candidate is enrolled, shall submit a copy of such Certificate to the Secretary, for
issuance of the Certificate of the Diploma.
RP-13
Scope of Pharmacy Council of India Rules
The Board shall adopt and apply the rules, prescribed by the Pharmacy Council India, for admission
to the Pharmacy Course/programme, admission to the examinations, passing the examination
etc., from time to time.
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Abbreviations
AB
:
Absent
AG
:
Aggregate
AICTE
:
All India Council for Technical Education
AP
:
Additional practical
ATKT
:
Fail but Allowed To Keep Term
CIAAN
:
Curriculum Implementation And Assessment Norms
COA
:
Council of Architecture
CON
:
Condoned
DST
:
Distinction
ESE
:
End Semester Examination
EX
:
Exemption
FCO
:
Fail but allowed to Carry On
FT
:
Failed but allowed to keep term
HSC
:
Higher Secondary Certificate
IT
:
Industrial training
ITI
:
Industrial Training Institute
LSP
:
Lower Semester Pending
MCVC
:
Minimum Competency Vocational Courses
OPT
:
Optional
OR
:
Oral
OTO
:
One Time Opportunity
PA
:
Progressive Assessment
PCI
:
Pharmacy Council of India
PJ
:
Project work
PLY
:
Pending lower year
PM
:
Practical test marks
PR
:
Practical
RA
:
Regulation Architecture
RBTE
:
Regional office of BOARD
RE
:
Regulation Engineering
RG
:
Regulation General
RP
:
Regulation Pharmacy
RHR
:
Result Held in Reserve
+RHR
:
Force Result Held in Reserve
SSC
:
Secondary School Certificate
SW
:
Sessional
TM
:
Theory test marks
TH
:
Theory
TW
:
Term Work
WFLS
:
With Held on account of Lower Semester Pending
WFLY
:
With Held On account of Lower Year Pending
@
:
Condoned marks
:
Failure marks
#
:
Marks Carried forward
%
:
Percentage of marks
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Annexure I
THE PENALTIES TO THE EXAMINEES, STAFF AND INSTITUTIONS FOR
VARIOUS INSTANCES OF MALPRACTICE
Sr.
NATURE OF MALPRACTICE
QUANTUM OF PUNISHMENT
No.
1
Examinee/s making marks
/signs,
Cancellation of the result /performance of the guilty
Writing Roll Numbers, name or using
examinee in the subject/course during whose
any other means of disclosing identity
examination he/she caught. (Subject/Course)
with a clear intent of getting illegal
/
undue benefits/frequent changes in ink
without supervisor's permission.
2
Examinee making an appeal to the
Cancellation of the result /performance of the guilty
examiner revealing both, former's name
examinee in the subject/course during whose
and address.
examination he/she caught. (Subject/Course)
3
Examinee Writing in provocative or
Cancellation of full performance in the entire
abusive and /or threatening language in
examination/s in which the examinee has appeared.
the answer-book.
(1+0)
4
Examinee or his/her associate/s
Cancellation of full performance in the entire
influencing the Examiner/ Moderator
examination/s in which the examinee has appeared
/ similar Authority connected with the
and debarring him from appearing in subsequent one
examination with a clear intent of getting
examinations. (1+1)
illegal /undue benefits.
5
Examinee(s) communicating or talking
Cancellation of the result /performance of the guilty
with another Examinee/s during
examinee in the subject/course during whose
examination session.
examination he/she caught. (Subject/Course)
6
Examinee tampering with Answer-
Cancellation of the result/performance in the current
books /torned pages of own or another
examination/s of the alleged examinee involved in
examinee inside or outside the
such action for candidate appearing examination.
examination hall.
(1+0)
7
Examinee caught during the examination
Cancellation of full performance in the current
session while in possession and/
examination/s. (1+0)
or copying from the copying material
scribbled on/question paper/ articles
/
clothes/ body parts.
8
Examinee caught during the examination
Cancellation of full performance of the alleged
session while in possession and/or
examinee in the current examination/s in which he/she
copying from the copying material in
has appeared, plus debarment from appearing in the
the form of written or printed material /
next one examination. (1+1)
stored in electronic gadget like mobile
phone, smart watch, I pad etc.
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Sr.
NATURE OF MALPRACTICE
QUANTUM OF PUNISHMENT
No.
9
Examinee(s) found exchanging (giving
Cancellation of performance of the examinee found
or taking) answer books with other
guilty in the current examination/s plus debarment
examinee(s).
from appearing in the next one examination. (1+1)
10
Examinee 'X' found in possession of
Cancellation of the performance in current
answer-book/ supplement of another
examination/s, plus debarment from appearing in the
examinee 'Y', forcibly or without his/her
next one examination/s, in respect of examinee 'X'
(Y's)knowledge.
(1+1) exonerating examinee 'Y', provided he/she has
not connived with 'X'.
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Impersonation:
Following
actions
shall
be
taken:
a) Cancellation of the performance in present
i)
Examinee who impersonates.
examination/s plus debarment of the guilty
examinee from appearing in the next two
examinations provided he/she is a bona fide
student of BOARD. Further, he/she should be
handed over to the police. (1+2)
b) Matter should be communicated to the employer
of the impersonating examinee, provided he/
she is employed and not a bona fide student of
BOARD.
c) In case the examinee is unemployed and is a
student undergoing education with examination
authority other than Board, the information should
be given in writing to the concerned examination
authority.
ii)
Bona fide examinee
who
is
Cancellation of the performance in such examinee
impersonated.
in current full examination plus debarment from
appearing in the next two examinations. Further,
he/she should be handed over to police and FIR be
lodged against the examinee by the officer-in-charge
of the Examination Center. (1+2)
12
Examinee found inserting
previously
Cancellation of the full performance in current
written pages smuggled in from outside,
examination/s, plus debarment from appearing in the
in the answer book.
next two examinations. (1+2)
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Examinee found with answer-book/s
Cancellation of the full performance in current
having two different handwritings, one of
examination/s, plus debarment from appearing in the
the examinee's own and the other of a
next two examinations. (1+2)
different person.
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Sr.
NATURE OF MALPRACTICE
QUANTUM OF PUNISHMENT
No.
14
Cases of mass copying during the
Result of examinee/s involved is to be withheld for
examination period, reported from
conducting an Inquiry. Punishment shall be awarded
examination center.
as deemed fit on scrutiny of the Inquiry Report.
15
Cases of copying
/mass copying
Result of the involved examinees to be withheld for
reported by the examiners from R.A.C.
conducting inquiry. Punishment shall be awarded as
deemed fit on scrutiny of the Inquiry Report.
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Examinee attaching currency notes
Cancellation of the performance in current examination
to his/her answer-book with /without a
plus debarment from appearing in next one examination
request to the examiners to assess their
and forfeiture of the entire amount and depositing the
answer -books favorably.
same in Board's appropriate account. (1+1)
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Examinee throwing the question paper/
Cancellation of the performance in current
any other copy material to the other
examination plus debarment from appearing in next
examinee, after writing the answer/s on
one examination. (1+1)
it.
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Examinee destroying his/her own
Cancellation of the full performance in current
answer book or supplement/s or any
examination/s plus debarment from appearing in the
copy material in possession after being
next two examination. (1+2)
caught under malpractice.
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Examinee smuggling out his/her own
Cancellation of the full performance in current
answer book or supplement or blank
examination plus debarment from appearing in the
answer book/s and/or supplement/s.
next two examinations. (1+2)
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Free copying or using unfair means,
Cancellation of the result/performance of the involved
with or without connivance of the
examinees with their debarment from appearing in
management by a group of two or more
next two examinations along with the punishment as
examinees, during an examination
deemed fit on scrutiny of enquiry report. Separate
session.
enquiry to be set up. (1+2)
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Examinee attempting to send Question
Cancellation of the full performance in current
Paper or its contents out of Examination
examination plus debarment from appearing in the
hall by any means.
next three examinations. (1+3)
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Examinee possessing any weapon,
Cancellation of the result
/performance in current
explosives, similar material and/or under
examination/s and debarment from appearing in next
the influence of any narcotic drugs etc. in
five examinations. A complaint should be lodged with
examination hall or bringing any of them
the police by the Officer-in-Charge of examination.
in the examination hall or causing any
(1+5)
kind of violence in the examination hall.
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Sr.
NATURE OF MALPRACTICE
QUANTUM OF PUNISHMENT
No.
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Examinee possessing mobile phone
Cancellation of the full performance in current
or any electronics communication
examination/s & forfeiture of the device or gadget.
gadget or I-pod or any similar device in
(1+0). Penalizing the institute as pronounced by
examination hall.
special committee.
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Tampering with the Certificate of marks
Cancellation of performance in the examination and
or their copies and any other documents
debarment of the examinee for next five examinations
issued by BOARD .
and filing Police complaint by the concerned Institute/
authority against the candidate involved in such
activities. (1+5)
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Conduct of mischief or causing deliberate
Cancellation of performance in the subject/course
disturbance in examination hall.
(e.g.
during whose examination he/she caught. (Subject/
making noise, disturbing others etc.)
Course)
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The examinees threatening/ intimidating
Cancellation of the full performance in current
the staff associated with examination.
examination plus debarment from appearing in the
next two examinations. (1+2)
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All other cases not covered above
shall be dealt independently on the
basis of severity of the cases reported
to M.S.B.T.E., and all such cases to be
placed before Special Committee and
punishment be awarded as deemed fit.
NOTE : Cancellation of the performance of current examination means cancellation of the entire
performance of that examination. If the examinee has appeared in more than one examination
simultaneously, as regular/ex-student and has been found guilty in one of the examination, his/
her performance in all such examinations simultaneously attempted at the instance shall stand
cancelled. The term granted to the alleged examinee and term-work marks, sessional/test marks
etc. allotted to him/her shall remain unaffected, unless specifically cancelled by the penalty
awarded.
Further, the candidate shall not be allowed to join any course/programme of this Board during the
period of punishment imposed on him/her.
A Police Complaint may be lodged against the examinee or a person who is found involved in
destroying or attempting/facilitating to destroy the evidence of the malpractices or answer books
and/or supplements or any relevant documents.
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Annexure II
THE PENALTY/PUNISHMENT FOR THE MALPRACTICES & NEGLIGENCE
IN THE PROCESS OF EXAMINATION
A]
Delay in Submission of the Necessary Documents Required for Declaration of Result,
Issue of Diploma Certificates, Preparation of Pre-Examination Documents etc.:
The cases in this type are delay in submission of mark sheets of sessional/test, practical, oral,
term work, project and/or theory as well as main seating charts and any other such relevant
document which affects the matter as stated above.
Punishment / Penalty :-
l)
Debarring the concerned persons from the Board work for one year and communicating
his/her cancelling authority to make a mention in this regard in his/her yearly Confidential
Report.
2)
Imposing and recovering penalty up to Rs. 10,000/- (or as may be decided by Board from
time to time) per course/programme from the Institute involved in such negligence.
3)
Withholding/forfeiting entire remuneration of concerned persons for that examination. If
remuneration is already paid, it shall be recovered from concerned person/s.
B]
Submission of Documents with Incorrect or False Information :
In this type of malpractice, the cases include scratching the serial number on mark sheets and
putting different serial numbers to the mark sheets, scratching the proper subject/course code on
the mark sheets and putting wrong subject/course code, filling the marks of candidates in improper
mark sheet, giving marks to the candidates without conducting the sessional/test examinations.
Putting the wrong noting on the mark sheets, e.g. exemption instead of absent; absent instead
of present and vis-à-vis; disallowed instead of exemption; wrong entry of marks in marksheet,
tampering with already written marks, intentionally changing marks, etc.
Punishment / Penalty :-
1)
Debarring the concerned Officer-in-charge from Board work for two years and issuing
directions to his/her controlling authority to initiate disciplinary proceedings against him/her.
2)
Imposing and recovering penalty up to Rs. 3,000/- (or as may be decided by Board from
time to time) from the Institute involved in such malpractices.
3)
Withholding/forfeiting entire remuneration of concerned persons for that examination. If
remuneration is already paid, recovering the same from concerned person.
C)
Submission of Forged & Fabricated Documents pertaining to the Result Declaration, Award
of Diploma etc. :
The cases under this category are filling the mark sheets without conducting practical , oral, or
term work or any other type of prescribed examination; giving marks for continuous assessment
without maintaining proper records prescribed by Board from time to time; intentionally giving/
awarding marks more than the maximum marks to some of the candidates to create confusion
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in Board work; changing the seat number written by the examinee or making some kind of
marking on the answer books and/or putting the seat number of another examinee; deliberately
neglecting the wrongly recorded examination seat number on the answer books by the candidate
and accepting the answer books to create trouble in further processing; issuing orders to the
examiners other than those appointed by Board for conducting practical examination, without
any information to Board; deliberately marking examinee who are present for examination as
absent in the records of practical examinations; changing the practical examination center without
approval of Board and managing for the favorable allotment of marks to the examinees; admitting
examinees to the examination without valid hall tickets or without any receipt for payment of
examination fees; allowing examinees to examination without submission of examination form
and/or fees; deliberately avoiding the signature on answer books by the invigilators during the
conduct of examinations to cause trouble to the examinees.
Punishment / Penalty :-
1)
Debarring the concerned Internal & External Examiner from Board work for Two Years and
issuing directions to his/her controlling authority to initiate disciplinary proceedings against
him/her.
2)
Imposing and recovering fine of up to Rs. 20,000/- (or as may be decided by Board from
time to time) per case from the Institute involved in such malpractice.
3)
Forwarding all such cases to Director of Technical Education or Government for further
suitable action.
4)
Withholding/forfeiting entire remuneration of concerned staff for that examination. If
remuneration is already paid, recovering the same from the concerned persons.
D)
Breach of Rules or Instructions :
In this category, fall the cases like non-maintenance of the record of continuous assessment and
awarding the sessional/test marks, practical marks, term work marks and/or oral marks at will,
without following the norms given by Board; breach of rules/instructions by internal and external
examiners; not following the scheme prescribed by Board for a particular course/programme;
not maintaining the record of blank answer books and other examination stationery provided to
the Institution; attempting to motivate candidates to create indiscipline; to support misconduct
during the course of examination at examination centre; to threaten the examination staff such as
controller, vigilance squad member/s; causing physical violence to examination staff & damaging
property; submitting wrong documents or not submitting the documents to clear the withheld
results and motivating candidates to rush to the Board Office & cause disturbance in office work;
not submitting the examiner’s mark sheets in the prescribed time period given by the Board.
Punishment / Penalty :-
l)
Debarring entire staff of Institute including Principal/Head of Institute etc. who are involved
in such malpractice from Board work, for a period of minimum two years and issuing
directions to his/her controlling authority to initiate disciplinary proceedings against him/her.
2)
Imposing and recovering penalty up to Rs. 25,000- (or as may be decided by Board from
time to time) from Institute involved in such malpractices.
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3)
Shifting of Examination Center to other Institute and charging Examination Centre fee and/
or penalty as per norms.
4)
Demanding affidavit from management giving undertaking that due care shall be exercised
to avoid recurrence of such events in future.
E)
Nature of Malpractice observed in the Assessment Centers :
The cases under this category are:
1)
Breach of Government Resolution/s, rules, instructions by the examiner assessing answer
book/s, amounting to malpractice/misconduct
2)
Not maintaining consistency in the assessment of the answer books; leaving certain
questions un-assessed; deliberately making mistakes in summing up the marks; allotting
marks arbitrarily and freely, beating all logic, without actually assessing the answer paper.
3)
Reporting as “No Change” without actually carrying out due verification.
4)
Incorrect transfer of marks from inner pages of answer books to their face sheets.
5)
Not transferring marks correctly from the face sheets of answer books to examiners’ mark
sheets.
6)
Not duly putting his/her initials for the corrections in allotted marks, made by the examiner,
either in mark sheets or answer books.
7)
Assessing the answer books without knowledge of the subject/course.
8)
Intentionally reporting change in marks in verification even though there is no change in
marks to give undue benefit to candidate.
Punishment / Penalty :-
1)
Withholding/forfeiting entire remuneration of officer-in-charge, examiners & all concerned
staff for that year. If remuneration is already paid, it shall be recovered from concerned
persons.
2)
Debarring the concerned examiner/s & staff for 1 to 3 year period considering extent of
negligence/malpractice.
3)
Submitting the matter to the Governing Board with recommendations of taking severe
action against the concerned Staff, by the appropriate authority.
F)
Unfair Practice, Breach of Rules and Breach of Instructions by the Officer-In-Charge :
The cases under this category are :
1)
Not appointing the additional supervisor for checking the total and transfer of marks from
the answer books to mark sheets,
2)
Not moderating the initial sample of the new examiner, appointing in-experienced examiner
without observing the quality parameters prescribed by Board.
3)
Not moderating the initial sample to judge in depth, knowledge of the examiner about the
subject/course concerned, not moderating samples at the end or during the course of
assessment for ensuring maintenance of consistency in the assessment by the examiner.
4)
Not following the quality assurance parameters as prescribed by Board during the process
of assessment of answer books.
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Punishment / Penalty :-
1)
Warning to the Principal & Officer-in-charge to follow Board norms.
2)
Withholding & forfeiting entire remuneration of all concerned persons for that examination /
year. If the remuneration is already paid, recovering it from concerned persons.
3)
Reporting the matter to Director of Technical Education / Government for appropriate action
against the concerned persons for not following Quality Parameters prescribed by Board.
G)
Breach of Rules or Breach of Instructions amounting to Malpractice by other staff such as
Supervisor, Sealing Supervisor etc. in the RAC :
The cases under this category are :
1)
Loss of answer books, changing the examination seat numbers of the candidates, hiding or
removing the content from the answer papers or adding to the contents to answer book.
2)
Not maintaining the statistical record of answer books received in the RAC, (assessed / un-
assessed).
3)
Not submitting the examiners’ mark sheets in the prescribed time period to Board.
Punishment / Penalty :-
1)
Debarring the concerned Officer-in-Charge, Examiners & Staff for period of 1 to 3 years
from Board work.
2)
Withholding forfeiting entire remuneration of all concerned persons. If remuneration is
already paid, it shall be recovered from concerned persons.
3)
Reporting the matter to Director of Technical Education for taking appropriate action against
concerned persons & Institute.
4)
Submitting the matter to the Governing Board with recommendations to withdraw the
affiliation of the errant Institute.
H)
Not Following the Decision of Special Committee of the Board :
The cases of misconduct/irregularities in this type are
1)
Not following or implementing the decisions of Special Committee within a prescribed/
reasonable time limit.
2)
Avoiding the payment of financial penalty imposed on the Institute.
3)
Consistently failing to create and maintain atmosphere conducive to smooth conduct of
examination, in the institute.
4)
Instigating the candidates to boycott or protest or cause disturbance in smooth conduct of
examinations in the Institute.
5)
Non-cooperation with Board or its officers or any person appointed by Board.
Punishment / Penalty :-
1)
Considering institutes attitude as conflicting, challenging and arrogant towards Board and
Impose additional financial penalty of any amount that Board may deem fit.
2)
Withhold the results of entire Institute for the present/current examination without assigning
any reasons thereof.
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3)
Issue a Show-Cause Notice to explain why the enrollment of candidates for the next
academic year should not be withheld?
4)
Require the institute to furnish an affidavit before “First class Judicial Magistrate” stating that
in future the Institute shall follow scrupulously all the Rules, Regulations, Norms, Quality
parameters and Instructions given by Board.
5)
Submitting a proposal to the Governing Board to recommend withdrawal of affiliation of the
Institute, to the Government.
For the clauses as mentioned below from I through M, the committee recommends the punishment/
penalty as per Maharashtra Government Act XXXI of 1982 (The Maharashtra prevention of
Malpractices of University, Board and Other specified Examination Act 1982).
I)
Duties of Paper Setters and Punishment for Contravention
Any person who is appointed as a paper setter at any examination shall not supply or cause to be
supplied the question paper drawn by him or a copy thereof or communicate the contents of such
paper to any person or give publicity thereto in any manner.
Punishment / Penalty :-
Any person who contravenes the provision shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment
for a term which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees,
or with both.
J)
Duties of Persons Entrusted with Printing etc. of Question Paper and Punishment for
Contravention
Any person who is entrusted with the work of printing, cyclostyling, typing or otherwise producing
copies of any question paper set for the purpose of any examination shall not supply or cause to
be supplied a copy thereof or communicate the contents thereof to any person or give publicity
thereto in any manner, except in accordance with instructions given to him in writing by the
authority which entrusted the work to him.
Punishment / Penalty :-
Any person who contravenes the provisions shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment
for a term which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or
with both.
K)
Duties of Persons Entrusted with Custody of Question Paper and Punishment for
Contravention
Any person who is entrusted with the custody or is otherwise in possession of any question paper
set up for the purposes of any examination shall not supply or distribute or cause to be supplied
or distributed any copy thereof or communicate the content thereof to any person or give publicity
thereto in any manner except in accordance with the instructions given to him in writing by the
authority which entrusted the custody or gave possession thereof to him.
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Punishment / Penalty :-
Any person who contravenes the provisions shall on conviction, be punished with imprisonment
for a term which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or
with both.
L)
Prohibition of Supply or Publication of Any Question Paper before Examination is held
Whoever has in his/her possession any question paper set or purported to be set for any examination
and supplies or causes to be supplied or offers to supply a copy thereof, or communication or offers
to communicate the contents thereof to any person, whether for any consideration or otherwise or
gives publicity thereto in any manner, except in accordance with the instructions issued in writing
by an authorized officer of the Board or other authority concerned with the examination.
Punishment / Penalty :-
Any person who contravenes the provisions at any time before the examination is held, shall, on
conviction be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine
which may extend to ten thousand rupees or with both.
M)
The Institutes and/or the Staff not accepting shouldering responsibilities assigned by
the Board and Contravene the Provisions mentioned under Clauses and their Respective
Subsections as below :
1)
As per clause 25(g) of Maharashtra Act :XXXVIII of 1997, the services of all teaching and
nonteaching employees and the facilities of the Institution shall be made available for
conducting examinations and promoting other activities of the Board.
2)
As per clause 46(0), Board is empowered to appoint officers and staff from Government
and Aided and unaided Institute or polytechnic for smooth conduct of examination.
3)
As per clause 50, All affiliated and Autonomous Diploma Level Institutions shall render such
help and assist the Board as the Board may require to perform and discharge its duties and
functions under the Act.
The actions shall be as follows :
a)
Affiliation of Any Institute which contravenes above said provision/s shall on conviction be
withdrawn partly or fully. Such institution shall be given sufficient opportunity to present its case.
b)
Any autonomous Institute which contravenes above said provision/s shall on conviction be
denied equivalence for certain period.
c)
Name of any teaching and /or non-teaching staff from Government and aided Institute
who contravenes above said provisions shall be communicated to Director of Technical
Education with a copy to Government of Maharashtra for disciplinary action as per provisions
available in Maharashtra Civil Services Rules.
d)
Name of any teaching and /or non-teaching staff from unaided Institute who contravenes
above said provisions shall be communicated to the Management of the Institute with copy
to Director of Technical Education for disciplinary action as per prevailing act and Board
shall withdraw approval of the teacher.
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