Selecting a major or college isn’t the only factor in selecting the best college. It’s about finding the learning environment that suits you and the pace that supports your success. Here at Kathmandu Model College, we proudly excel at the semester system. So, what do you mean by semester system?
The semester system splits the academic year into two halves. Six months make up a semester. So, the two year MBS at KMC consists of four semesters. Students must regularly participate in class and be present on time. The minimum attendance requirement must be met to be eligible to appear in the final examination.
MBS semester structure is important for raising learners’ academic performance. It is beneficial to use modern technologies to replace traditional teaching and learning methods and to adhere to international standards for postgraduate study.
Using the semester approach, KMC can successfully develop human resources through academic achievements.
Students will be able to study more courses under the semester system than under the annual system. Students switch to a new subject every six months, replacing their previous one. MBS semester system is more expensive than the traditional annual system.
They will receive constant feedback through the semester system because exams are given at the end of every semester.
So, students keep up their daily preparation. Under the annual system, students usually begin their exam preparation at the last moment MBS semester system is considered to be more motivating and effective than the annual system.
Former students had to wait a full year, thus there was no learning need or incentive; in contrast, the latter kept students involved and proactive.
The internal evaluation will have a total weight of 40% for each course. Students have to secure at least 50 percent marks in each subject to pass the in-semester exam. The in-semester evaluation shall be based on a student’s performance in class presentations, case analysis, project assignments, class tests, and others as required by the course. A student must secure a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 or Grade B minus (B-) in a course in order to be eligible to appear in the semester-end examination of that course.
In-semester evaluation: 40 Marks
Evaluation Activities Weight in %
In-semester pre-board examination 40
Class-room activities (Class presentations,
case analysis, group works etc)
Project Assignments 30
Class Attendance 10
The semester-end examinations on course work related subjects shall have a total weight of 60 percent. The semester-end examination shall be based on problem solving questions, analytical questions, case studies, or any other formats as demanded by a course. The duration of the examination will be 3 hours for each course.
External Evaluation: 60 Marks
Number of Questions and
Weight in %
Case Analysis, Situation Analysis or Extended Problem Analysis as suitable to the course.
Two Compulsory Questions 50
Problem Solving, Critical Analysis Oriented questions
Three analytical Questions
with one choice. (Two
questions of 15 marks each
to be solved by students)
Concept Oriented Short Answer Questions
Six Short Answer Questions
with Two Choice Questions
(Four Questions of 5 marks
to be solved by Students)
Total marks 100
The grading system followed in the MBS program will be based on the absolute performance of a student in the in-semester evaluations and semester-end examinations.
The performance of a student in the MBS program shall be made on a four point scale ranging from 0 to 4. The passing grade in the semester-end examination for an individual paper shall be grade “B minus” or GPA of 2.7.
In order to pass the semester examination the student must secure a minimum of Grade “B” or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 (60 percent). The
overall grade of a student will be determined by the student’s performance in the in-semester and semester-end examinations.
The following table presents the Letter Grade, GPA, percentage equivalent and Performance Remarks for the MBS program: Grade GPA Percentage Equivalent Performance Remarks A 4.0 90 and above Excellent A- 3.7 80 -89.9 Very good B+ 3.3 70 -79.9 First Division B 3.0 60 – 69.9 Second Division B- 2.7 55 – 59.9 Pass in individual course F 0 below 55 Fail
The following are the maximum times to finish the program’s requirements: Normal duration 24 months (4 semesters) Maximum duration 5 Years
Students must reregister and repeat the course in accordance with the semester cycle if they are not eligible to appear in the final exams. Students who meet the requirements but either do not show up for the semester-end exams or do not pass them may take makeup exams.
Students can take part in exams for a maximum of two courses in such a scenario. FOM shall organize chance make-up examinations in the last semester only where a student may appear in two courses of the earlier three semesters.
The semester system splits the academic year into two halves. Six months make up a semester.
There are four semesters in MBS course.
The performance of a student in the MBS program shall be made on a four point scale ranging from 0 to 4. The passing grade in the semester-end examination for an individual paper shall be grade “B minus” or GPA of 2.7
Applicants must apply at the FOM and pay a fee for each credit that they would like to transfer from an authorized university or college that has been recognized by TU.
Students must reregister and repeat the course in accordance with the semester cycle if they are not eligible to appear in the final exams
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