Academic Rules & Regulations: MBA Programme

1.  Academic  Qualities

The teaching-learning process aims to develop a number of qualities in students. These are as follows:

1.1  Sustained Disciplined Work
The ability to put in sustained and disciplined hard work over a sufficient length of time is one of the key factors to success in professional life. A typical trimester is designed in an intensive and a modular fashion with an emphasis on regular and continuous work. The Evaluation System is designed to encourage this concept.

1.2   Self Learning
In its attempt to move away from teacher-centered learning to student-specific learning, the curriculum will actively encourage self learning.

1.3   Continuous Learning
The evaluation system makes special provision for continuous learning throughout trimester and the programme. It attempts to inculcate respect for deadlines. Each course outlines clearly specify a time limit within which assignments/cases/presentations/ project work must be completed. The faculty will notify the penalty for late submission for learning/ evaluation components.

1.5  Quality Consciousness
Students should be aware of the importance of continuous improvement and doing quality work. All courses will emphasize on quality as an integral part of teaching. Students are encouraged to take guidance from the faculty members to improve their performance.

1.6  Orientation to Group Work
Given the complexity of Business and Management problems of today’s world, people work in teams to provide solutions. Thus, it is very important to learn group dynamics and to work in teams. Through team work wherever possible, the Institute will encourage students to learn to select good teams, resolve leadership and group issues and to make effective learning.

2.   Programme Structure
The 2 year MBA programme comprises six trimesters of ten to twelve weeks each. In the first year, the students are made familiar with the foundations of management.  Hence all the courses offered in the first year are compulsory.  In the second year a student is required to complete elective courses in functional or sectoral areas, as detailed in the curriculum. In addition the students are required to do social and summer internships and comprehensive viva-voce.  

The 5 year Dual Degree Management(DDM) programme (B.Tech.+MBA) is conducted through a series of courses equated to the first year of study of MBA conducted during the B.Tech phase, whereas second year courses are as per the schedule of regular MBA programme.

2.1  Course 

Each course offered at JBS shall be of three credits except internships and comprehensive viva-voce and shall have minimum of 30 hours of classroom teaching, excluding tutorials, assignments, presentations, projects and guest lectures.

2.2   Summer Internship     
Students are required to undertake summer internship in their chosen specialization during the summer break at the end of Trimester III. On successful completion of same the student shall be awarded 6 credits.  Successful completion of summer internship is mandatory for award of degree. The objective of summer internship is to help students relate the concepts learnt in the class with practice in real-life situations, to make them aware of business practices and to instill in them a sense of discipline essential for success in the corporate world.  Submission schedule of the summer internship report will be spelt out in the academic calendar.

2.3   Social Internship 
Each student is required to engage in a social internship after the end of Trimester-VI to sensitize them towards the social responsibility. The student has to submit the report which will be evaluated equivalent to one full course (i.e. 3 credits).

2.4  Comprehensive Viva-Voce
The MBA programme includes three comprehensive viva-voce-I, II and III (carrying 2 credits each) at the end of trimester-III, IV and V respectively. The objective of the comprehensive viva-voce is to integrate the learning in different courses and develop a holistic view of business and management. The detailed guidelines for comprehensive viva-voce shall be issued by the Programme Director, with the prior approval of the Director-JBS, separately, before commencement of respective trimester.

3.  Academic Policies & Procedures
3.1   Attendance Requirements
(a) A student is required to attend all the lectures, tutorials, guest lectures and presentations as per the time table and notices issued from time to time. 
(b) A student must have a minimum attendance of 75% in each course during a trimester.
(c) A student should meet the above attendance requirement irrespective of the number of days he/she is on medical and/or other leave for any reason, whatsoever.
(d) A relaxation of up to 5% may be given on the following special grounds:
(i) Any serious continuous illness up to two weeks supported by a proper medical certificate including the views of Institutional Medical Officer.
(ii) The student being deputed to represent the institution with the prior approval of the Programme Director/ Director. 
(iii) Any special genuine reason, on the recommendation of the Programme Director and approved by Director.
(e) In order to maintain the attendance record of a particular course, a roll call shall be taken in every scheduled lecture/ tutorial and guest lectures.
(f) For the purpose of attendance, every scheduled lecture/tutorial/guest class will be counted as one session. 
(g). Each Course Coordinator will maintain attendance record and a Mid-Term attendance review will be done in the faculty meeting chaired by Director-JBS. The students having less percentage of attendance in each course, may be warned.
(h). The Course Coordinator while awarding the final grades will take into account the consolidated attendance record of that course for the whole trimester, as per the parameters defined below.
 (i). Students having attendance less than 75% and up to 50% in any course shall be penalized in the marks from continuous evaluation by the concerned faculty (excluding mid-term and End-Term examination marks) according to the table given below, before awarding final grades.

Range of Attendance

Deduction of marks out of teacher’s assessment

Below 75% to 70%


Below 70% to 65%


Below 65% to 60%


Below 60% to 55%


Below 55% to 50%


Below 50%

Debar and awarded F Grade

 (j). Students having less than 50% of attendance in any course will be debarred from appearing in End-Term Examination of that course and will be awarded F grade irrespective of his/her performance in Mid-Term Examination and continuous evaluation
(k). Debarred students will not be allowed to appear in the supplementary examination. They have to repeat the course.
(l). Attendance in Common Guest Lectures/Pre Placement Activities/Presentations/ Institutional Activities is mandatory. Any absence from these activities will be considered as an act of major indiscipline and punishment may range from deduction of attendance in all courses as may be decided by the Director-JBS. In addition, the Director-JBS may debar the student from participating in campus placement. The Programme Director shall maintain absence record for the central events.

3.2  Absence during the Trimester
(a) A student must inform the Programme Director immediately of any instance of continuous absence from classes for more than 10 days.
(b) If a student is continuously absent from the JBS for more than 3 weeks without notifying the Programme Director his/her name will be struck off the rolls of the university.

4.   Examination System 

JBS follows a system of continuous assessment

4.1   Continuous Assessment
(a) Each course shall generally have two written examinations. The written examination shall have a total weightage of 60%; the balance 40% shall be allocated to the teacher’s assessment. The assessment methodology shall be  explained to the students by the course coordinator at the beginning of the trimester.

The Evaluation Scheme shall be as follows:-


% of Marks

Duration of Examination

Coverage / Scope

Mid Term Examination


1 Hour 15 Minutes

Syllabus covered till Mid-Term Examination Multiple choice and Descriptive questions, numerical, caselets

End Term Examination


2 Hour

Entire syllabus (Application based/ Descriptive questions and caselet(s))

Teacher’s  Assessment


Entire Trimester

As declared by the course coordinator in the course outline

The Teacher’s Assessment may include the following components with respective weightages. Details will be provided in the course outline and explained to the students at the beginning of the course. 
                     Individual Assignments                                                    10-20 % weightage              
                     Quizzes/ viva-voce/class participation                              5-10 % weightage                
                     Case Submissions,                                                             10-20 % weightage  
                     Minor Project(s)                                                                10-20 % weightage  
                     Term Paper                                                                        10-20 % weightage 

No single component of teacher’s assessment should be more than 20% weightage. Above mentioned Teacher’s Assessment scheme is indicative in nature and liable to be changed at the discretion of the course coordinator with prior approval from Director-JBS.

(b) Students who fail to meet the requirement, deadlines etc. of the submission of projects or assignments or who absent themselves at assessment sessions are not entitled to any marks assigned for the same. In their own interests, students are advised to follow the guidelines and schedule for submission of project / assignment reports, etc. In special cases if the delay is on account of project assignments / placement activities, then the student must get a written recommendation of the faculty to the Director, JBS. Upon approval only, the faculty can award marks to the students. 
(c) In case of genuine reason (illness advised by Institutional Medical Officer), student must apply with necessary proof immediately to the concerned Programme Director. In case of any scheduled test during the expected period of absence, the request must be made along with an application prior to the test. 
      The genuineness of each case shall be approved by the Director based on the evidence provided including views of the Institutional medical officer in medical cases. 
(d) A student who has been absent from any class test/Assignment/Presentation etc. due to any reason, other than on account of genuine reason, shall not be given chance for make up. Only those students, whose applications are approved by the Director-JBS, will be allowed to make up of the examination, which are part of teacher’s assessment.
(e)  No make-up test will be conducted for Mid-Term Examination. Instead, the student’s performance shall be evaluated at the end of the trimester based on the End-Term Examination (Teacher’s assessment marks not to be taken into account) and pro-rata marks shall be awarded in Mid-Term Examination   missed by the student. 
(f)  It is mandatory for a student to appear in End-Term Examination to be eligible for a Grade. Should a student miss the said Examination for the genuine reasons(approved by the Director-JBS), he / she will be required to take the supplementary examination which shall then replace the value of End-Term Examination and the grades shall be computed accordingly.
(g) The answer scripts of all Mid-Term and End-Term examinations shall be shown to the students. Students desirous of seeing the marked answer scripts of End-Term examination, has to ensure their presence before results are declared, as per dates notified in the academic calendar. No appeal shall be accepted for scrutiny of grades. 
4.2       Supplementary Examination

(a)  Students with ‘F’ grades or approved genuine cases who have missed End-Term examination are eligible to appear in the supplementary examination.

(b) Supplementary examinations shall be held thrice in an Academic Session, after declaration of each trimester results on specified dates mentioned in academic calendar.  
(c) A fee of Rs. 500/- per course or as decided by the Board of Management from time, to time will be charged from the students.
(c) The JBS may conduct preparatory /coaching classes prior to supplementary examination.
(d) Any student who has been awarded F grade because of being debarred due to attendance shortage shall not be allowed to take the supplementary examination. The student shall have to register for the course when offered next in the regular trimester. 
(e)  The supplementary examination shall be of 2 hours duration with complete syllabi.
(f) The maximum grade awarded for the supplementary Examination shall be up to C+ (four grades comprising F, D, C and C+), except in approved genuine medical cases, where actual grades shall be computed taking in account the marks of Mid-Term, Teacher’s Assessment and supplementary examination.

(g) A student is entitled to appear in supplementary examinations only once, for a course.

(h) If a student fails in the Supplementary Examination, he/she shall have to re-register for the course in the immediate corresponding regular trimester, where the course is available.

4.3       Grading System
JBS follows a letter grading system for evaluation of academic achievement of the students. The grading system followed is given below:

Students obtaining grades D to A+ shall be declared pass subject to the other regulations as detailed earlier and earn the laid down credits for that course. Students failing in subject will be awarded F grade and shall earn no credit. The following shall be the structure of grading for academic performance of the students:

GradePointDescription of performance
B+8Very Good
C5Below Average

4.4       Grading policy
Faculty is empowered to outline and announce his or her grading policy of teaching and continuous assessment before the commencement of the course. They are encouraged to find a judicious allocation of grade points along the complete grade spectrum. An example is as follows.

93 and aboveA+
50 or belowF (Fail)


All grades awarded shall be notified provisionally by the concerned faculty after discussion in the Faculty Council from time to time. Faculty Council will consider and recommend to the Vice Chancellor the final grades for approval. 

Trimester Grade Point Average (TGPA)
On the basis of the relative grades scored by the student in each courses of the trimester, the Trimester Grade Point Average (TGPA) is arrived as follows and shall be reflected in the trimester grade sheet:

  • Multiply the credits by the points assigned to the grade concerned
  • Add the points arrived at for all the registered courses of the trimester
  • Divide the points by the total number of registered credits


Example:         Trimester 1

Course Code

Course Title




BM 111

Managerial Economics           




BM 121

Accounting for Managers




BM 141

Marketing Management




BM 161

Psychology for Managers   




BM 162

Managerial Oral Communication




BM 171

Business Statistics




BM 181

Management Perspectives




3x9=27,   3x6=18,   3x5=15,   3x8=24,   3x7=21,   3x4=12,   3x10=30 
Total registered credits 21                  
Trimester Grade Point Average (TGPA) = 147 divided by 21 = 7.00

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
The total grade points of different trimesters divided by the total number of registered credits indicates the Cumulative Grade Point Average and shall be reflected in the grade sheets from Trimester-2 onwards besides the TGPA.

Total grade points                   Total Number of Credits
Trimester 1                  147                                          21
Trimester 2                  141                                          21

CGPA after Trimester 2:                     147+141= 288 divided by 42 = 6.85

5  Unfair Means 

These guidelines apply to all examinations. 
5.1       Nature of offense, Processing of the Case and Punishment
Offenses have been classified into six major categories depending upon the severity of the misdemeanour of the student. The least severe Category 1 and most severe is category 6. Appropriate punishment for various cases of offences has been detailed and the procedure to be followed in dealing with cases laid down. 
5.1.1    Category 1
A) student is found
a) talking in the examination hall to another student and / or
b) to have deliberately changed his/her seat.
            Invigilator - in - charge shall follow the procedure as given in Section 5.2.1.
            The punishment may range from warning to imposition of discipline Marks fine.

5.1.2    Category 2
A student is found possessing unauthorized material in any form but not able to make use of it in the Examination.
Invigilator-in-charge shall follow the procedure as given in Section 5.2.1.
Punishment to the extent of cancelling the paper of the student.
5.1.3    Category 3
A student is making use of unauthorised material either by himself/herself or through assistance of others.
Invigilator-in-charge shall follow the procedure as given in Section 5.2.1.
Punishment to the extent of cancelling the concerned examination to the cancellation of entire trimester examination.
5.1.4    Category 4
A student after having been found in the possession of relevant material does not hand over the material to the invigilator.
Invigilator-in-charge shall follow the procedure as given in 5.2.1
Punishment to the extent of cancellation of the paper to the cancellation of trimester / entire academic year.
5.1.5    Category 5
A student is reported to have influenced the examiner/invigilator during the examination or cheating in the evaluated script or disrupting the smooth conduct of the examination in any way.
Invigilator-in-charge / Examiner shall report the matter with facts/documents/evidence as available to the Registrar.
Punishment shall range from cancellation of examination for the academic year to debarring him/her from academic programme for one more year.
5.1.6    Category 6
A student is found to be impersonating using threatening or foul language etc.
The Invigilator-in-charge shall report the matter along with documents/statements of the examinees who are witnesses to the incident to the Registrar.
Punishment shall range from cancellation of examination for the academic year and debarring him/her from academic programme for two more years. 

5.2     Procedure for processing Unfair Means Case 

5.2.1    Procedure to be followed by Invigilator

The Invigilator-in-charge of the room/hall shall immediately take the possession of the answer book along with the relevant material found with the student both duly signed by the student. The Invigilator-in-charge shall get the prescribed form for unfair means filled and signed by the student and give his/her comments on the same. If the student does not hand over the relevant material and/or refuses to fill up and sign the prescribed from the same shall be recorded on the prescribed form. He shall then issue another answer book and marked as Answer Book II and the student will continue to work in that book. No extra time will be given for completing the examination as a result of this exercise. After the examination is over these answer books duly marked as I and II, the material found in possession and the prescribed form duly filled and signed by the invigilator-in-charge shall be delivered separately to the Registrar along with the report. 
5.2.2    Procedure to be followed by Programme Director/ Director-JBS
The registry shall send cases falling under Category 1 to the Programme Director who shall examine and recommend appropriate action. The recommendation shall then be sent to the Director-JBS for his consideration and orders. For the remaining categories, the cases shall be put up before the Standing Committee on unfair means, which shall have the following composition :
1.         Professors nominated by the Director-JBS                             Chairman
2.         Programme Director                                                                Members
3.         Dy. Registrar                                                                           Member Secretary
The Committee shall thoroughly examine the case(s) on the basis of the material/documents placed and shall submit its findings after laying down clearly the nature of offense listed along with proposed action to be to the Director-JBS for, his consideration and orders.
The Director-JBS after due consideration of the case (s) shall pass orders accordingly and send the file to the Registrar for further action. 
5.2.3    Procedure to be followed by Registrar
The Registrar shall inform the student in writing of the charges, the proposed penalty and the clauses under which the Institute proposes to take action. The student will be given 10 days notice to “Show Cause” why the proposed penalty should be imposed.
The reply if any received shall again be placed before the Director-JBS or the Standing Committee (as the case may be) for consideration of the reply to the “Show Cause Notice”. The recommendations again shall be placed before the Director-JBS for final orders.
In Case no reply is received by the stipulated time, it will be presumed that the student has nothing to offer in his defence and the punishment proposed shall be imposed.

6 Eligibility Criteria for Award of Degree 

6.1       MBA Programme
To enable students qualify for award of MBA Degree for MBA students the following conditions are mandatory: -

  • A minimum CGPA of 5.0 on the scale of 10.
  • Student must get pass grades in all core courses including internships, comprehensive viva-voce and other requirements as prescribed.
  • Must complete 135 credits.
  • Maximum duration for completion of programme is 3 years.

6.2  DDM Programme  
To enable students qualify for award of MBA Degree for DDM students the following conditions are mandatory: -

  • Completion of requirements for the award of degree in B. Tech.
  • Obtaining a CGPA of 5 and above for the MBA courses in the programme.
  • Must get pass grades in all core courses including internships, comprehensive viva-voce and other requirements as prescribed.
  • Must complete 111 credits for the MBA courses including bridge courses (24 credits shall be transferred from B.Tech. Programme)
  • Completion of requirements of the programme in maximum of seven years.

The students registered in the DDM programme shall be governed by the rules governing the progress for B. Tech programme till completion of B. Tech. For the completion of MBA component, the students shall be governed by the rules of MBA programme, as laid down.

While progressing & registering for a semester beyond the normal for B. Tech. i.e. after 8th Semester, the completion of B. Tech requirements shall be considered first in priority & then the MBA courses shall be registered. 

7 Disciplinary Cases 

The welfare and discipline of students are two integral parts of an Institutional behaviour. Students’ behaviour and discipline will therefore be assessed and will receive the same attention as the academic work.
The discipline of the students will therefore be closely monitored in the campus, class rooms, guest lectures, pre-placement talks, events/fest, academic/ industrial visits, conference/seminar/ workshops, Computer lab., play grounds, Annapurna and in the hostels in respect of residing students and outside the campus for both residing and non-residing students. This will cover general behaviour and discipline and will be awarded proficiency grades/marks.
Standing orders for students are provided to the students at the time of admission in the form of a printed booklet, which every student is required to follow in letter and spirit.

7.1       Procedure for Awarding Grades for Discipline
A student shall be guilty of misconduct and breach of discipline if he or she violates any of the provision of the standing orders issued by JBS/ JIIT. Every student shall get A+ grade in discipline unless he/she is found guilty of misconduct and breach of discipline and violates any of the provisions of the standing orders.

The disciplinary grade will be awarded each Academic Year to be reflected on the Grade Card.

7.2       Computation of yearly Discipline Grades.
A student shall automatically get A+ grade, if no act of indiscipline is recorded against him / her.

Where proctorial Board / Competent Authority / Discipline Committee(s) has awarded deduction in term of % of marks from the disciplinary grade, the commensurate grades may be as follows: -

Range of Deduction of Disciplinary Marks(%)Grade
1 – 20A
21 – 30B+
31 – 40B
41 – 50C+
51 – 60C
61 – 80D
81 – 100F

Discipline grades of the trimester and Cumulative(revised) Discipline grades will be reviewed in each trimester in discipline committee meeting and will be sent to the Registry  through Director-JBS. 
7.3       Revision of Disciplinary Grade
A student who has once been awarded lower grade because of an act of indiscipline, he/she may file a mercy appeal at the end of the academic year to the Director-JBS for review of the grade provided there is no other act of indiscipline after the first act of indiscipline.