IMDI strongly believes in developing
managerial and practical competencies of course participants,
in addition to classroom lectures.
All validated programmes offered by
IMDI have two major components:
a) Written examinations, and
b) Course work or Assignment or Project Work or Internship
The total marks awarded for any particular
examination module is 100%. 80% will be allotted for written
examinations. These written examinations will be taken
at the end of each module and 20% will be based in course
work or project work or assignment or internship.
Clear guidelines will be given to
course lectures about the internal assessment scheme and
they are required to maintain proper records of the performance
of students during the course.
Course lecturers will submit project
work and assignments done by students to the Examiner
Office and these will be available for inspection to moderators
of external validation bodies if applicable.
In exceptional cases, students may
be granted ‘Advanced standing status’ by the
school. Students this status may be given exemption from
certain modules of the programme based on their previous
qualifications, age, experience and other criteria. Such
students will be exempted from assessment requirements
on those modules for which exemptions are granted to them.
However, they will be required to pay the examination
fees in full to the external validation body to qualify
for the award of the Diploma, Higher Diploma or Advanced
Diploma. No exceptions will be made in this regard.
The IMDI – Partner programme
papers will be set by respective Heads of Department,
module leaders and lecturers. However all questions will
be vet through by the IMDI Examination
Board. Subsequently, it will be assessed with the respective
validation bodies for final approval before it is used
as examination papers.
Methods of Continuous
(i) All lecturers who are teaching
the respective modules are to set 1 Assignment per module.
These assignments constitute 40% of the weightage of the
marks of each module.
(ii) 1 Assignment constituting 20%
may be an exercise, case study, project or internship.
The assignment test will be of 2 hours duration and constitute
the other 20%.
(iii) Normally, the exercise, case
study or project is given to students after lectures.
They are to be completed by students outside lectures,
and assessment is based on students’ presentation
of their work in writing as well as presentation. A pass
mark of 30% must be maintained in the total assignment
(iv) Moreover, the assignment is to
be marked and recorded by the respective modules lecturers
and sent together with a copy of the assignment questions
to the Examination Officer/Executive at FEIDA International
2 weeks before the FEIDA International examinations for
the purpose of validation.
(v) It is compulsory for students
to pass BOTH the assignment and examination component
in order to be considered to have passed the module.
b. Written Examination
(i) Written examination constitutes
60% for each module, and is conducted for every module.
FEIDA International conducts the examination. The examination
is conducted four times yearly in March, June, September
and December. The duration of each examination is 3 hours
and it is a closed book examination unless otherwise stated.
(ii) Registration for examination
begins in January, April, July and October each year.
(iii) The overall pass mark of every
module is 40%
Students need to pass BOTH the Coursework
and Examination component of Module. All coursework and
examinations will be subject to the moderation of the
partnership agreement with the external validation bodies.
IMDI will determine the final marks.
Case Studies will be assessed
100% by examinations and will be subjected to the moderation
of the partnership agreement with the external validation