RVCE got autonomous status under VTU in 2007 and since then RVCE follows Grading system. At the beginning it was relative grading system. Now it is grading system on a absolute scale. Marks obtained will be converted to equivalent grades. Grades will be given for a scale of 10.
All autonomous colleges, IITs, NITs and universities across the world have this GPA system. In countries like the US, the GPA is calculated out of 4 while in India it is calculated out of 10.
How to calculate your GPA?
This is covered during your orientation sessions held for first year students.
CIE – Continuous Internal Evaluation
SEE- Semester End Exam
Assume your percentage in the exams conducted in various subjects are the following (CIE + SEE):
|Subject||% of marks scored|
These percentages are converted to grades by the following scheme
So your grades and grade points are as follows
|Subject||% of marks scored||Grade||Grade Points|
Each subject has a weightage associated with it known as credits:
The credits for the corresponding subjects are
|Subject||No. of Credits|
Putting in all the details into 1 table you get:
|Subject||% of marks scored||Grade||Grade Points||No. of credits|
The formula to calculate your GPA is
GPA= ∑ (No. of credits for the subject X Grade Points)/(Total no. of credits)
GPA=( 9X5 + 10X4 + 8X4 + 9X5 + 7X4 + 9X1)/(5+4+4+5+4+1) -See the last 2 columns of the table
VTU students still quote their scores in terms of percentages. The equivalent GPA to % conversion is done using the formula
% = (GPA-0.75)X 10
%= (8.652-0.75) X10
- Do well in subjects which contain labs which have 5 credits
- If you see the previous example, if the student had scored an A grade in Civil and a C in English, a quick calculation shows his GPA would have been 8.913 from the earlier 8.652
- A GPA >8.5 is considered to be good in campus
- Higher GPA does not imply probability of getting higher pay. The guy who got placed in Microsoft(which paid the highest last year) was a 8 pointer.