Grading Policy

BEMS Examinations System And Grading

1. Mid Term and Terminal Examination

The examination held at the end of semester after the completion of a course shall be known as Terminal Examination. It will carry 100 marks each for theory and practical. This examination is a passing head i.e., a student must for each course obtain a minimum of 50% marks separately in theory and practical in this examination. In each semester students may be required to appear in quizzes, and submit assignments to be determined by the teacher concerned and for these HEC policy guidelines and implementation of semester system will be followed. The distribution of marks will be:

  • Theory: Mid Term Test 30 Marks, Terminal Examination 70 Marks.
  • Practical: Terminal Examination 100 Marks.

2. Grading System

Grades given to a student in each course shall be of two types:

a. Numerical Grade (NG) Assessment of performance on the basis of marks out of 100 fixed for a course of 2 or 3 credit hours unit is NG.

b. Letter Grade (LG) Equivalent of numerical grades in terms of alphabets shall be termed as alphabetical grades. (Each letter carries a value in terms of numerical points)

c. Grading

Degree Requirements:

1. Letter Grades A, B, C or D in all courses.
2. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)* – Minimum 2.00, calculated for all semesters.
*CGPA = Sum of (credit hours X GPA) Total credit hours
d. Incomplete Grade (IG)

A student fails to complete a course for reason beyond his control may be granted incomplete (IG). This course can be completed subsequently, for which fresh course fee be deposited. Any student who fails to maintain a GPA 1.8 shall be placed on probation.
e. Grade Point Average (G.P.A) Points obtained in each course shall be multiplied by the number of Credit Hours specified for that course, and then a grade point ratio (GPA) shall be calculated. For example, the result of a 1st year student in a semester may be as follows:

f. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) This is obtained by adding all the Grade Points of the courses during 5 years study period and dividing the total by the total number of credit hours.

g. Improvement of ‘C’ Grade: A student is allowed to improve ‘C’ grade only when he/she has cleared all courses but short of required CGPA. (Cumulative Grade Point Average i.e. 2.00)

h. Semester and Examination Duration: The semester duration will be four months and one month for examination both for theory and practical or clinical. Similarly the year will consists of two semester and two terminal examinations, completing in a span of 10 months.

3. Requirement for the Award of B.E.M.S. Degree

a. A student must have passed all prescribed courses.

b. A student must have obtained a minimum CGPA : 2.00.

4. Rules Concerning the Promotion and Repetition of Course A student would be promoted to next higher class upon clearing 70% of courses.

5. Attendance Attendance in each subject is compulsory for all students and no student shall be eligible to appear at any University examination unless he has attended 75 per cent lecture sessions in the course.

Admission and Examinations Post Graduate Studies (M.Phil.)

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (Eastern Medicine) 

The Program provides Postgraduate education for Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics and other specified areas through its Master of Philosophy (M.Phil. in Eastern Medicine) Coursework, and research work.
Faculty of Eastern Medicine at Hamdard University at Karachi is striving hard in education and research initiative in Pakistan responding to the challenge of a changing and demanding health care system, and the lack of trained academics in Eastern Medicine research.
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil. in Eastern Medicine) Coursework: see the courses.

Master of Philosophy (Eastern Medicine) Research

The Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Research was established in 2002 and is the first research-based postgraduate in Eastern Medicine. This Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Research is available to qualified BEMS graduates the areas of evidence based medicine. Many of the projects run in the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) research will be supervised with research-trained medical Faculty at Hamdard University

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD.)

Requirements: 

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) is a research degree awarded for a thesis considered to be a substantially original contribution to the subject concerned. The resolutions of the Academic Council of degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) are given in The University Calendar, Statutes and Regulations.
For PhD. master’s degree or equivalent degree is required as per HEC directives.
For the Master of Philosophy, a bachelor’s degree (BEMS or equivalent degree) is required as per HEC directives.
Applicants should normally hold a master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree in Eastern Medicine from the University, or an equivalent qualification from another university or institution.

Areas of Research 

Research in Eastern Medicine covers a broad spectrum of clinical sciences ranging from the design, formulations, clinical trials, through studies on methods of treatment of disease, to research on the clinical and sociological aspects of Unani therapies.

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) 2-4 years 

All applicants for research degrees must contact the Faculty before making a formal application to establish that their research proposal is likely to be acceptable and that there are adequate resources and facilities for the research, as well as appropriate supervision. Formal applications must be accompanied by a four-page research proposal.

I MPhil. ADMISSIONS

Admissions in Hamdard University are given according to merit

1. Eligibility for Admissions.

Bachelor of Eastern Medicine (BEMS) or Equivalent Degree, GAT / Equivalent Test.

2. Procedure for Synopsis Submission 

(a) The application on the prescribed form shall be made to the Registrar through the Dean, Faculty of Eastern Medicine and the Chairman concerned. It shall be accompanied with the synopsis consisting of the objectives, plan of work, methodology and bibliography.

(b) The Registrar shall present the application before the Board of Advance Studies and Research (BASR). The Board shall approve the title of the thesis, the name of the research supervisor and course requirement.

(c) The Registrar shall notify the decision of the BASR.

(d) Every candidate shall pursue his/her research at the Hamdard University, Karachi or any other institution approved by the BASR.

(e) No candidate shall, join another course of studies or appear at any other examination conducted by the University.

3. Progress Report 

The Student through his Supervisor will submit progress report every six months for the consideration of BASR, Hamdard University

4. Submission of Thesis

(a) The candidate shall not be allowed to submit the thesis after the end of 4th year from the date of admission
(b) The plan of thesis should be as follows; statement of the problem to be investigated and introduction which should include the relevant background of the subject and scope of inquiry, precise description of methodology applied for the measurement or recording of experiments. The details of the data and analysis of the data should follow the results and discussion and conclusion. The precise literature citation should be on the standard format so that verification may be facilitated.

5. Examination of Thesis

(a) The thesis must be typewritten on one side of the paper with margin of 1-1/2 inch at each side. The number of pages of the thesis should not be less than 100 or more than 120 in any case. It shall be bound in cloth with title, name of the author and institution and year on the cover. Five copies of the thesis shall be submitted to the University of Evaluation.

(b) On the submission of dissertation BASR, shall appoint three examiners to examine the thesis of the candidate.  One of the examiners shall be the research supervisor, and the two shall be external examiners, not in the service of the university. If the three examiners give an adverse opinion about the thesis, it shall be rejected. However, the BASR on the recommendation of the Dean appoint additional (i.e.) fourth examiner and may consider to permit to revise the thesis in accordance with comments of examiners. After modification/revision thesis may be re-submitted after a period of three months.

(c) On the basis of favorable (positive) reports, the viva voce examination shall be conducted by supervisor of research. The viva voce shall be conducted in the Office of the Dean who will act as a titular Chairman.

(d) The degree shall be awarded on successful completion of the course work, approval of thesis by external, internal examiners and qualifying the viva voce examination.

II EXAMINATIONS AND GRADING

1. Mid Term and Terminal Examination

The examination held at the end of semester after the completion of a course shall be known as Terminal Examination. It will carry 100 marks each for theory and practical. This examination is a passing head i.e., a student must for each course obtain a minimum of 50% marks separately in theory and practical in this examination. In each semester students may be required to appear in quizzes, and submit assignments to be determined by the teacher concerned and for these HEC policy guidelines and implementation of semester system will be followed. The examination will:

i. Theory: Mid Term Test 30 Marks, Terminal Examination 70 Marks.

ii. Practical: Terminal Examination 100 Marks.

Mid-term test will be conducted in the middle of semester whereas Terminal examination will be held at the end of semester after the completion of course work. At least 50% marks in each course must be obtained to pass the examination.

2. Grading System

Grades given to a student in each course shall be of two types:

a. Numerical Grade (NG) Assessment of performance on the basis of marks out of 100 fixed for a course of 3 or 4 credit hours unit is NG.

b. Letter Grade (LG) Equivalent of numerical grades in terms of alphabets shall be termed as alphabetical grades. (Each letter carries a value in terms of numerical points).

c. Grading

Degree Requirements:

1. Letter Grades A, B, C or D in all courses.

2. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)* – Minimum 2.45, calculated for all semesters. *CGPA = Sum of ( credit hours X GPA ) Total credit hours

d. Incomplete Grade (IG) A student fails to complete a course for reason beyond his control may be granted incomplete (IG). This course can be completed subsequently, for which fresh course fee be deposited.
Any student who fails to maintain a GPA 1.8 shall be placed on probation.
For incomplete courses no point shall be given.

e. Grade Point Average (GPA) Points obtained in each course shall be multiplied by the number of Credit Hours specified for that course, and then a grade point ratio (GPR) shall be calculated. For example, the result of a 1st year student in a semester may be as follows:

f. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) This is obtained by adding all the Grade Points of the courses during 5 years study period and dividing the total by the total number of credit hours.

3. Attendance 

Attendance in each subject is compulsory for all students and no student shall be eligible to appear at any University examination unless he has attended 75 per cent attendance in the course.

i. The attendance of students admitted in the Faculty will be counted from the 1st day of semester and not from the date of admission.

ii. If a student is unable to attend classes continuously for 15 days or more without informing the Dean/Chairperson of the Department (in writing) his/her admission will also stand cancelled. In case of illness or other similar situation, application along with a medical certificate from a registered medical practitioner duly verified by the Senior Medical Officer of the University must be submitted within two days after the incident. This may be informed to the Vice Chancellor accordingly.

iii. Original attendance register is to be submitted to the Dean/Chairperson for record and future reference.

4. Maximum Duration for Completion of Degree

The duration of completion M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees requirement will be followed as per University rules and regulations.

5. Requirement for the Award of M.Phil. Degree

a. A student must have passed all prescribed courses.

b. A student must have obtained a minimum CGPA 2.45

c. Submission of M.Phil. Thesis and Approval of BASR

6. Unfair means 

All the cases of unfair means will be forwarded to the unfair means Committee appointed for the purpose and the matter will be dealt with in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University.

7. Interpretation of Semester Rules 

The decision of the Faculty Committee, headed by the Dean, the Controller of Examinations and all the Heads of Department of Faculty would be final for the interpretation of semester rules. In case of any appeal the said Committee would dispose it off on its merits.

Total No. of Credit Hours: 30 Credit Hours Course work + 06 Credit Hours Thesis

Semester Duration: Minimum 16 weeks excluding Examination

Course Duration: Minimum 04 years

No. of Regular Semester: 02

Summer Session: For Deficiency/Failure Courses

Course Load: 9 to 15 Credit Hours

Admission And Examinations Post Graduate Studies (Ph.D.)

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.) Requirements 

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a research degree awarded for a thesis considered to be a substantially original contribution to the subject concerned. The resolutions of the Academic Council of degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) are given in the University Calendar, Statutes and Regulations.

For Ph.D. master’s degree or equivalent degree is required as per HEC directives.

For the Master of Philosophy, a bachelor’s degree (BEMS or equivalent degree) is required as per HEC directives. Applicants should normally hold a master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree in Eastern Medicine from the University, or an equivalent qualification from another university or institution.

Areas of Research 

Research in Eastern Medicine covers a broad spectrum of clinical sciences ranging from the design, formulations, clinical trials, through studies on methods of treatment of disease, to research on the clinical and sociological aspects of Unani therapies.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 4-8 years

All applicants for research degrees must contact the Faculty before making a formal application to establish that their research proposal is likely to be acceptable and that there are adequate resources and facilities for the research, as well as appropriate supervision. Formal applications must be accompanied by a four-page research proposal.

I PhD. ADMISSIONS

Admissions in Hamdard University are given according to merit

1. Eligibility for Admissions. 

M.Phil. (Eastern Medicine) or Equivalent Degree, GAT/Equivalent University Test.

2. Procedure for Synopsis Submission

(a) The application on the prescribed form shall be made to the Registrar through the Dean, Faculty of Eastern Medicine and the Chairman concerned. It shall be accompanied with the synopsis consisting of the objectives, plan of work, methodology and  bibliography.

(b) The Registrar shall present the application before the Board of Advance Studies and Research (BASR). The Board shall approve the title of the thesis, the name of the research supervisor and course requirement.

(c) The Registrar shall notify the decision of the BASR.

(d) Every candidate shall pursue his/her research at the Hamdard University, Karachi or any other institution approved by the BASR.

(e) No candidate shall undertake any employment during the period of his study. This rule shall not applicable to the teaching faculty of the Hamdard University.

(f) No candidate shall, join another course of studies or appear at any other examination conducted by the University.

3. Progress Report

The Student through his Supervisor will submit progress report every six months for the consideration of BASR, Hamdard University

4. Submission of Thesis 

(a) The candidate shall not be allowed to submit the thesis after the end of 4th year from the date of admission

(b) The plan of thesis should be as follows; statement of the problem to be investigated and introduction which should include the relevant background of the subject and scope of inquiry, precise description of methodology applied for the measurement or recording of experiments. The details of the data and analysis of the data should follow the results and discussion and conclusion. The precise literature citation should be on the standard format so that verification may be facilitated.

5. Examination of Thesis 

(a) The thesis must be typewritten on one side of the paper with margin of 1-1/2 inch at each side. The number of pages of the thesis should not be less than 100 or more than 120 in any case. It shall be bound in cloth with title, name of the author and institution  and year on the cover. Five copies of the thesis shall be submitted to the University of Evaluation.

(b) On the submission of dissertation BASR, shall appoint three examiners to examine the thesis of the candidate. One of the examiners shall be the research supervisor, and the two shall be external examiners, not in the service of the university. If the three examiners give an adverse opinion about the thesis, it shall be rejected. However, the BASR on the recommendation of the Dean appoint additional (i.e.) fourth examiner and may consider to permits to revise the thesis in accordance to comments of examiners. After modification/revision thesis may be re-submitted after a period of three months.

(c) On the basis of favorable (positive) reports, the viva voce examination shall be conducted by supervisor of research. The viva voce shall be conducted in the Office of the Dean who will act as a titular Chairman.

(d) The degree shall be awarded on successful completion of the course work, approval of thesis by external, internal examiners and qualifying the viva voce examination.

II EXAMINATIONS AND GRADING 

1. Mid Term and Terminal Examination 

The examination held at the end of semester after the completion of a course shall be known as Terminal Examination. It will carry 100 marks each for theory and practical. This examination is a passing head i.e., a student must for each course obtain a minimum of 50% marks separately in theory and practical in this examination. In each semester students may be required to appear in quizzes, and submit assignments to be determined by the teacher concerned and for these HEC policy guidelines and implementation of semester system will be followed. The examination will be:

i. Theory: Mid Term Test 30 Marks, Terminal Examination 70 Marks.

ii. Practical: Terminal Examination 100 Marks.

Mid-term test will be conducted in the middle of semester whereas Terminal examination will be held at the end of semester after the completion of course work. At least 50% marks in each course must be obtained to pass the examination.

2. Grading System

Grades given to a student in each course shall be of two types:

a. Numerical Grade (NG) Assessment of performance on the basis of marks out of 100 fixed for a course of 3 or 4 credit hours unit is NG.

b. Letter Grade (LG) Equivalent of numerical grades in terms of alphabets shall be termed as alphabetical grades. (Each letter carries a value in terms of numerical points).

c. Grading

Degree Requirements: 

1. Letter Grades A, B, C or D in all courses.

2. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)* – Minimum 2.45, calculated for all semesters. *CGPA = Sum of ( credit hours X GPA ) Total credit hours

d. Incomplete Grade (IG) A student fails to complete a course for reason beyond his control may be granted incomplete (IG). This course can be completed subsequently, for which fresh course fee be deposited.

Any student who fails to maintain a GPA 1.8 shall be placed on probation.

For incomplete courses no point shall be given.

e. Grade Point Average (GPA) Points obtained in each course shall be multiplied by the number of Credit Hours specified for that course, and then a grade point ratio (GPR) shall be calculated. For example, the result of a 1st year student in a semester may be as follows:

f. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) This is obtained by adding all the Grade Points of the courses during 5 years study period and dividing the total by the total number of credit hours.

3. Attendance 

Attendance in each subject is compulsory for all students and no student shall be eligible to appear at any University examination unless he has attended 75 per cent attendance in the course.

i. The attendance of students admitted in the Faculty will be counted from the 1st day of semester and not from the date of admission.

ii. If a student is unable to attend classes continuously for 15 days or more without informing the Dean/Chairperson of the Department (in writing) his/her admission will also stand cancelled. In case of illness or other similar situation, application along with a medical certificate from a registered medical practitioner duly verified by the Senior Medical Officer of the University must be submitted within two days after the incident. This may be informed to the Vice Chancellor accordingly.

iii. Original attendance register is to be submitted to the Dean/Chairperson for record and future reference.

4. Maximum Duration for Completion of Degree

The duration of completion M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees requirement will be followed as per University rules and regulations.

5. Requirement for the Award of M.Phil. Degree

a. A student must have passed all prescribed courses.

b. A student must have obtained a minimum CGPA 2.45

c. Submission of M.Phil. Thesis and Approval of BASR

6. Unfair means 

All the cases of unfair means will be forwarded to the unfair means Committee appointed for the purpose and the matter will be dealt with in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University.

7. Interpretation of Semester Rules

The decision of the Faculty Committee, headed by the Dean, The Controller of Examination and all the Heads of Department of Faculty would be final for the interpretation of semester rules. In case of any appeal the said Committee would dispose it off on its merits.

Total No. of Credit Hours: 30 Credit Hours Course work + 06 Credit Hours Ph.D. Dissertation

Semester Duration: Minimum 16 weeks excluding Examination

Course Duration: Minimum 04 years & Maximum 08 years

No. of Regular Semester: 02

Summer Session: For Deficiency/Failure Courses

Course Load: 9 to 15 Credit Hours