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Methodology

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This course is divided into six modules as follows:
You take one module at a time starting from the first module.
1. Nectar of Instruction (NOI)
2. Sri Isopanishad (ISO)
3. Bhagavad gita – Chapters 01 to 06 (BG1)
4. Bhagavad gita – Chapters 07 to 12 (BG2)
5. Bhagavad gita – Chapters 13 to 18 (BG3)
6. Nectar of Devotion (NOD)

Duration of the Course: 
2 years from the date of registration. Approx. 4 months for each module.
 
The structure of all modules is given at following links,
 
Each module has a series of online video classes and linked reading material and structured in a weekly format, having two video lessons per week.
After scrutinizingly studying videos and the corresponding reading material, please attempt the MCQs and open book assignments appearing as and when you complete certain video lessons.
You can study video lessons as many times as you want.

Multiple choice quizzes (MCQs) (15 % weightage)
In the new system, notes have been replaced with multiple choice quizzes (MCQs)
You need not submit notes as an email attachments to us now.
(For your personal benefit, you are free to make notes)
Please continue studying the video lessons to attempt the MCQs.
These quizzes are based on the video lessons and also based on books
 
The grades of MCQs are automatically calculated by the system.
While you are attempting the multiple choice quiz, you shall see total number of questions on left panel and also the countdown counter.
Once you attempt any question, the color of the question number on the left shall change to light gray.
Unattempted questions remain white in color.
You can change the choice of any question, before finally submitting the quiz.
After you submit the quiz, you shall see your marks (calculated by the system) appearing in the gradebook.
 
Each question is for one minute and carries one mark.
There are two attempts for each MCQ.
You may attempt full quiz once or twice.
The highest grade between the two attempts shall be considered as your final grade for that MCQ.
 
There are total 6 MCQs per module.
 
Open Book Assignments (40 % weightage)
We have included all the open book assignments in the system.
 
Kindly submit your assignment to elearning system through following methods :
 
When you are submitting the open book assignments in the new system, you can send as an online text by typing your answers or you can submit as an attachment.
 
You can submit maximum of 4 attachments per one open book assignment.
The permissible size for any attachment is 1 MB.
If you are writing on paper and scanning and sending, please see that size is less than 1 MB per attachment.
(Please send attachments in the form of pdf formats. It shall help us to give proper responses for your submissions.)
 
Open Book Assignments drafts can be saved in the system.
There is only one attempt for any assignments, therefore you may thoroughly check before submitting the open book assignments.
When you click the final 'Add Submission' button, then assignment submission shall be considered final and you won't be able to make any changes.
 
There is manual grading for the open book assignments, therefore after you submit the open book assignments, grades shall not immediately appear in the gradebook till teacher (or tutor) gives manual grading.
He/she may give response to your answers, which you can access in your gradebook.
 
 
Closed book exam (45 % weightage)
After completing the MCQs for all videos and open book assignments for that module, you can apply for closed book exam (45 % weightage)
Please inform us at bhakticourses@gmail.com
 
After you have successfully passed the first module, we shall enroll you for second module and so on in a similar fashion.
 
Assessment:
When you are studying each module, you will follow three steps.
Step 1: You shall attempt the MCQs as they appear during the course.
Step 2: You shall submit the ‘Open Book Assignments’ as they appear during the course.
Step 3: You shall appear for ‘Closed Book Exam’ for that module within one week of step 2 in the presence of the ISKCON Temple President/Authority who has certified about you.
Please see that you authority submits your closed book exam paper in pdf format and sends to us at bhakticourses@gmail.com with all the details of the candidate.
 
Scoring system:
For each module the marks will be distributed as follows.
MCQs : 15%
Open book assignments: 40%
Closed book exams: 45%
 
You will be considered to have passed the module if you get at least 65% marks.
(The grade for each module will be sent within three weeks after the closed-book exam is over.)

 

Grade                     Marks                   Definition
AA                          95 & above           High Honors
AB                          85 – 94                 Honors
BB                          75 – 84                 Distinction
BC                          65 – 74                 Pass
CC                          50 – 64                 Marginal Fail
CD                          Below 50              Fail

 
A student will be considered to have passed the module if he gets at least 65% marks.
If somebody has scored less than 65%, he will be given a second chance.
Of course that will be a different exam.
 
Certification:
In order to get the Bhakti Shastri degree, you will have to pass all six modules within one and half year from the time of registration. Once you have passed all the six modules, Bhakti Shastri e-certificate will be sent to you within one month by Bhakivedanta academy for culture and education (BACE, ISKCON Chowpatty) on behalf of ISKCON board of exams.