Track Women’s Graduation Rate
Amrita University has implemented several measurement systems for the tracking of students’ performance and the likelihood of graduation. These tools enable us to monitor women’s participation and performance compared to men’s. We have also developed a number of schemes, including remedial measures in the event students face challenges in their studies. Whether these schemes are open to all students, regardless of their gender, or have been designed to tackle specific challenges faced by women, such mechanisms enable Amrita University to address and reduce any potential gender-based gap.
1.Tracking of Students Progress
All the students, teachers and parents can track student’s progress report from AUMS at any time.
Amrita has developed an integrated world-class University Management System which includes an e-learning platform, Amrita Vidya, web-based software for effective management of learning services.
AUMS supports all the major institution-wide administrative and academic services including admission module, administration module, academics module, accounts module, examination module, library, research, rankings, accreditation to name a few.
AMRITA PARENT PORTAL
Parents can register to access the academic progress of their wards as well as view other details of their life in AMRITA. Registration and authentication is a 3-step process outlined in the Registration Help Document.
2.Counselling Services and Guidance
In order to (i) guide the students in planning their courses of study, (ii) advise them on academic programmes and (iii) monitor their progress, the departments will assign a batch (class) of a certain number of students to a faculty member, who will be designated as their Class Counsellor. One among the Counsellors shall be designated as the Faculty Advisor, who shall coordinate the functions of the Class Counsellors.
If students need further help, they can approach the students’ counsellor (psychiatrist) available at their campus.
Should a student fail in an examination, several remedial provisions are made available to support them.
1. 3.1. Supplementary Examinations:
Students, who fail or secure an “F” grade in a non-semester course (i.e. courses not offered in the ongoing semester), can apply to write supplementary examinations for the course during the prescribed schedule from the Examination Office, paying the prescribed fee.
Students who have secured an ‘F’ grade in a course may take the supplementary examination for a maximum of three additional attempts (excluding the end-semester examinations) with the same internal marks awarded in their immediate previous exam. If students exhaust all three additional attempts, they will appear for their supplementary exam for the entire 100 marks. The internal marks will not be applicable.
If students wish to improve their internal marks, they can do so by re-registering for the course by choosing any of the appropriate remedial options. In this case, the internal marks obtained by the student will be valid for the end-semester of the reregistered course with three more supplementary attempts.
Remedial options are offered to enable students to complete the dropped courses or clear the failed courses. Remedial options described in this section are primarily offered to help students improve their internal assessment marks.
- Regular Semester Re-registration: Students with “F”, “FA” grades or who have dropped the course can re-register whenever the course is offered during the regular semester. The assessment pattern will be similar as in the regular mode.
- Run-time re-do: Certain courses that are not offered during the current semester, are offered as special classes (termed as run time re-do) and the following options are available depending on the operational and logistical convenience of the campus:
- Course is offered during the last hour of every working day during the semester. Students with “F”, “FA” grades or who have dropped the course being offered can register. The assessment pattern will be similar as in the regular mode.
- Course is offered on all non-working Saturdays for a duration of 5 hours per Saturday amounting to approximately 30- 40 contact hours. Students with “F”, “FA” grades and those who have dropped the course can register. The assessment pattern will be similar to that in regular mode.
- Course is offered in contact mode with no regularly scheduled classes. Students with “F” grade with a maximum of two failed courses at the time of the registration are eligible to register for this option. Students with “FA” grade are NOT eligible to register for this option. Students are required to meet the concerned faculty for a minimum of 15 contact hours during the semester. The assessment pattern will be similar to that in regular mode. Students can exercise this option from Semester II as long as they meet the eligibility criteria and subject to the approval of the Department Chairperson. A student is allowed to register for ONLY ONE course under this option.
- Second chance examination (that is, an additional examination conducted approximately one month after the publishing of results of the End semester examinations) is allowed for students of Sixth semester (failed in one-sixth semester subject) and students of Eighth semester (failed in one eighth semester subject).
- Supplementary examinations and examinations of all other remedial option courses will be evaluated against the most recent grade rule (whenever the course was offered recently in the regular semester).
- In case of pregnancy, female students, including PhD students, can take long term leave up to one year and continue their studies after the leave, joining another cohort for PHD students.
- Female students with children can benefit from Child Care services available on campus: Day care center for young Children – MainReport
- At the undergraduate level, sometimes, female students may get discouraged by their families to continue their studies, either to pursue a married life or to immediately enter the workplace instead, in order to financially support the family. In such cases, course counsellors and mentors are available to exchange with the families, including doing several rounds of discussions, in order to help them analyze the existing options so that students feel supported and do not discontinue their education. In a few cases where the family experienced financial constraint, female students were offered scholarships, based on merits, to continue their education.
Women’s Compliants and Redressal Cell