MECHANISM OF ASSESMENT & EVALUATION PROCESS
MECHANISM OF ASSESMENT & EVALUATION PROCESS
Haji Anfar Ali College is affiliated to the Gauhati University and it strictly follows the
assessment and evaluation process of the University. The assessment of the learning levels of the
students of Haji Anfar Ali College commences right from the very beginning of the process of
admission to the college. The order of the merit list prepared for admission provides a general idea
of the learning level of each student. The college has adopted a number of measures to assess the
learning levels of advanced and slow learners. The strategy so far devised includes the following:
(1) External Evaluation: The external evaluation includes the semester-end final examination of
each odd and even semester at the end of the academic session according to the programme of the
(2) Internal Evaluation and Assessment: The internal evaluation and assessment of students is
a continuous process that includes the following:
(a) Counseling at the Time of Admission: The Admission Committee plays an important
role in assessing the learning levels of students. On the day of admission, the admission committee
members help and encourage the students in selecting the right subjects and course combinations
of their choice. This is basically done in the case of first semester students. The counselling method
helps and benefits the students by removing the dilemma of opting for the courses of their interest.
(b) Meet Your Principal Programme: 'Meet Your Principal' is quite like an induction
programme which begins on the very first day of every academic session. The announcement for
the programme is circulated during the time of admission and attended by the Principal, faculty
members and newly admitted students. The main objective of the programme is to acquaint the
newly enrolled students with the faculty members, to make them aware of the vision and mission
of the college, to inspire them to abide by some dos and don’ts and to follow the ethics and code
of conduct of the college. The students are also allowed to interact with the Principal and express
their views freely. The programme has proved immensely helpful in assessing the learning levels
(c) Mentoring for Slow Learners: Haji Anfar Ali College provides mentoring for its slow
learners. The Vice-Principal is the chief mentor of students and coordinator of various
departments. Apart from the teachers, the HoD of each department serves as a mentor to the
students. The performance of the students in the internal assessment is used to identify slow and
advanced learners in different subjects. In fact, slow learners are encouraged to improve their
performance in the future through personal counselling and remedial classes. Besides, the tutorial
classes are also included in the daily class routine for better performance.
(d) Class Tests, Unit Tests and Practice Lectures: Class tests, unit-wise tests, or practice
lectures are conducted by the concerned department on their own. The individual teachers
announce the date and time for such tests, which are given during class hours. Practice lectures
give students an ample opportunity to grasp a specific topic covered in the syllabus. While
administering such tests, care is taken not to disturb the other classes. The students' learning level
is gauged by conducting such tests.
(e) Departmental Seminars: Departments organise seminars involving students and
faculty members with the prior approval of the Principal. Departmental seminars help the students
enhance their oral presentation and public speaking skills. The faculty members and students of
other departments are also encouraged to participate in such seminars.
(f) Internal Assessment, Assignments, Project Work and Field Visits: The semester-
end internal assessment of all the students is mandatory as part of the final examination of the
affiliating university. The writing of assignments on given topics, the submission of project work,
and educational field trips are also integral parts of internal assessment. They help in assessing the
writing and comprehension skills of students.
(g) Online Classes: The management of online classes through the college website
provides ample opportunity for students to ask for requirements and download class notes. They
can attend online audio and video classes, and submit their assignments. Online classes proved
helpful during COVID-19, saving time for both slow and advanced learners.
(h) Special Internal Examination: Special internal examinations are held for poor scorers
in the semester-end internal examinations.
(i) Encouragement for Advanced Learners: The advanced learners are inspired to go for
higher studies and civil service examinations. They are encouraged to take part in extracurricular
activities such as debate competitions, quizzes, conferences, essay writing, personality
development programmes, seminars, and so on.
(j) Exhibition of Documentaries, Short Films, etc.: The departments on different
occasions host programmes that feature films, documentaries, short films to instil values, cultural
ethos and social responsibilities in the students.
(k) Motivational Talks: Eminent personalities with expertise in various fields are invited
to give motivational talks to students.
Apart from the above, the college has adopted a number of ways and means for slow and
♦ Slow learners are motivated to use e-library resources for their improvement.
♦ Students are encouraged to participate in various competitions inside and outside the
college, including college week, graduate congress, inter-college competitions, and other
programmes organised by the administration.
♦ Educational visits to other institutions and places of historical importance are made from
time to time.
♦ Semester-wise WhatsApp groups are created for quick communication with students.
♦ Slow learners are encouraged to attend remedial classes.