Grading System

The rules of the grading system for the MBA in Agribusiness program at IADS are as follows:

1. The Institute follows a letter grading system to assess the performance of a student in a course. The grades, such as A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C are considered passing grades whereas "F" indicates fail. "A+" is the highest grade which indicates a full mastery of the subject, and "C" denotes the minimum passing grade.

The numerical equivalents of grades are given below:

Equivalent Marks Letter Grade Grade Point
80% and above A+ 4.00
75% to 79% A 3.75
70% to 74% A- 3.50
65% to 69% B+ 3.25
60% to 64% B 3.00
55% to 59% B- 2.75
50% to 54% C 2.50
< 50% F 0.00

2. Percentage of numerical marks shall be calculated in round figures. A fraction of 0.5 or above shall be considered as the next higher consolidated number.
3. If a student obtains an "F" grade (fail) in a particular course or defense, the Director may allow him/her to repeat the course. A student may be allowed to carry and repeat not more than two courses in a semester but a maximum of six courses during his/her entire study program to clear "F" grades.
4. If a student gets an "F" grade in three or more courses in a semester, the concerned semester shall be deemed “crashed” and the student shall have to re-enroll to fulfill the course-credit requirement in the available semester(s) subject to clauses 3.3 and 3.4 of the MBA ordinance.
5. The computation of semester grade point average (GPA) is done by summing up the multiplication of grade point with the number of credit hours for total credit points which are divided by the number of total credit hours attempted in the semester, for example:

Course Letter Grade Grade Point Credit Hours Credit Points
ADS 501 A+ 4.00 3 12.00
ADS 503 A- 3.50 3 10.50
ADS 505 C 2.50 3 7.50
ADS 507 B 3.00 3 9.00
ADS 509 B+ 3.25 3 9.75
ADS 531 A- 3.50 3 10.50
Total     18 59.25

GPA = Total credit points are divided by total credit hours (59.25 divided by the 18 = 3.291).
CGPA = Grand total of credit points of 4 semesters divided by total credit hours of 4 semesters
where CGPA stands for Cumulative Grade Point Average.