Examination
Regulations

CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM (CBCS)

Regulations from 2008-2009

  • All UG and PG Courses shall be conducted on Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) it is an instructional package developed to suit the needs of students to keep pace with the developments in Higher Education and the quality assurance expected of it in the light of liberalization and Globalization in higher education.
  • The term “Credit” refers to the weightage given to a course, usually in relation to the instructional hours assigned to it. However, in no instance the credits of the course can be greater than the hours allotted to it. Each course is designed under lectures / tutorials / laboratory or field work / seminar / practical training / Assignments / Report writing etc., to meet effective teaching and learning needs.
  • Non Major Electives during III and IV Semester 2 papers with 2 credit each are taken. It is open to all the students, irrespective of the Department. In case of languages the students who study Arabic, Hindi, French and Urudu will study one paper on Fundamentals of Tamil during III & IV semesters. The Students who have studied Tamil in Higher SecondarySchool and taken other language as Part - I have advanced Tamil. Others will study other Non Major Electives.
  • Extra Curricular Courses include activities of the NSS, NCC, Youth Red Cross, Rotaract Club and Sports. All the students have to involve themselves in any one of the extension services for the first four semesters. This will carry 1 credit.
  • The following of the credits for B.A., B.Sc., B.Com., B.C.A., and B.B.A., programmes.
S.no Course Semester No Of Papers Total Hrs During the Program No. of Credits Total credits Marks
1 Part I - Language I to IV 4 24 Hrs @ 6 Hrs 3 12 400
2 Part II - English I to IV 4 24 Hrs @ 6 Hrs 3 12 400
3 Part III - Core I to VI 14 68 Hrs @ 4/5/6 Hrs 4/5 70 1500
4 Part III- Allied I to IV 4 30 Hrs @ 5 Hrs 3/4 15 400
5 Part III - Electives - 4 14 Hrs @ 5/4 Hrs 5/4 16 400
6 Part IV - - - - - -
a Non Major Electives III, IV 2 4 Hrs @ 2 Hrs 2 4 200
b Skill Based Electives II, III, IV 3 12 Hrs @ 4 Hrs 4 4 200
c Environmental Studies IV 1 2 Hrs 2 2 100
d Value Education II, IV 2 2 Hrs 2 4 200
7 Part - V Extension Activities - 1 - 1 1 -
Totals 39 180 Hrs - 140 380
  • The following are the credits for Post Graduates
S.no Course No Of Papers Total Hrs During the Program No. of Credits Total credits Marks
1 Core  Including Project 16/19 96 Hrs @ 6 Hrs 4/5 64 1500
2 Electives 4 24 Hrs @ 6 Hrs 4 16 400
3 Skill Based Elective 4 @ 2Hrs 2 8 800
Totals 27 120 Hrs - 90 2700

Examinations

  • There shall be examinations at the end of each Semester, for odd semester in the month of October / November and for even semester in the month of April / May.
  • A Student who does not pass the examination in any course(s) may be permitted to appear in such failed course(s) in the subsequent examinations to be held in October / November or April /May. However students who have arrears in Practicals shall be permitted to take their arrear Practical examinations in the respective semester.
  • A Student should get registered for the first semester examination, If registration is not possible owing to shortage of attendance beyond condonation limit / regulation prescribed or belated joining or on medical grounds, the students are permitted to move to the next semester. Such students shall re-do the missed semester after completion of the course.
  • PG students shall be required to take up Project Work and submit the Project Report during the second year. The Head of the Department shall allot the Guide who in turn will suggest the Project Work to the students. Two typed copies of the Project Report shall be submitted to the Department before the due date and one copy will be forwarded to the Controller of Examinations.
  • For the Project Report, the maximum marks will be 75 per cent and for the Viva-Voce 25 per cent (If in some programmes, if the project is equivalent to more than one course, the project marks would be in proportion to the number of equivalent courses). Each student shall be required to appear for Viva-Voce Examination (in defence of the Project only).
  • Each PG student shall appear for an intenship training during the vacation of II Semester for a minimum period of 15 days and shall submit the report to the controller of examinations. Each student is allotted 2 credit on submission of the report.

Condonation

  • Students must have 75% of attendance in each part of the course of study to appear for the Examinations. Students who have 74% to 65% of attendance shall apply for condonation in the prescribed form with the prescribed fee and receive the permission orders to write the Exam. Students who have 65% to 50% of attendance must pay the prescribed condonation and get permission to write the Examinations in the next semester.Students who have below 50% of attendance are not eligible to appear for the examination. They shall re-do the semester(s) after completion of the course and appear for the Examination after securing required percentage of attendance.

Question Paper Pattern

  • Part A
    • Ten Questions (No choice) Two Questions from each Unit - 10 X 2 =20 marks
  • Part B
    • Five Questions out of Eight - 5x5 = 25 marks
  • Part C
    • Three Questions (either or pattern) One Question from each Unit- 3x10 = 30 marks

Evaluation

  • The performance of a student in each course is evaluated in terms of percentage of marks with a provision for conversion to grade points. Evaluation for each course shall be done by a continuous internal assessment by the course teacher concerned as well as by an end semester examination and will be consolidated at the end of the course.
  • The components for continuous internal assessment are :
  • UG
    • Tests & Model    -    10 Marks
    • Assignment        -     10 Marks
    • Regularity          -       5 Marks
    • Total                  -    25 Marks
  • PG
    • Tests & Model    -    10 Marks
    • Assignment        -     10 Marks
    • Regularity          -       5 Marks
    • Total                  -    25 Marks
  • In addition to continuous evaluation component, the end semester examination, which will be a written-type examination of at least 3 hours duration, would form an integral component of the evaluation. The ratio of marks to be alotted to continuous internal assessment and to end semester examination is 25 : 75.
  • The procedures for the conduct of the Semester Examination and valuation will be evolved by the office of the Controller of Examinations in consultation with the Examination Committee.
  • Classes will be awarded separately for Part I, Part II and Part III. Marks alone will be awarded for Part IV. Credit will be awarded for Part V courses. Marks obtained in Part -III Allied Courses, Core Courses, Elective Courses will be taken into consideration for awarding the class in the overall performance of the student with grading system.

Passing Minimum

  • There is no passing minimum for CIA Marks (25). The passing minimum for End semester Exam shall be 35% out of 75 marks (26 marks) and overall pass is 40% of 100 marks. In PG course, a candidate shall be declared to have passed in each course if he/she secures not less than 40% marks in the End Semester Examinations and not less than 50% in the aggregate, taking Continuous assessment and End Semester Examinations marks together.

Instant Examination

  • UG/PG Students with arrear in only one paper (from first to final semester) will be permitted to write the instant exam on the payment of Rs.1000/- for that paper. The Instant exam will be normally conducted within 15 days of declaration of results of the final semesters. However, the re-do and malpractice cases, if any, are not eligible to appear for Instant exam./li>

Grading

  • Once the marks of the CIA and semester Examinations for each course are available, they will be added. The marks thus obtained will then be graded.
  • Total performance within a semester and continuous performance starting from the first semester are indicated by Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
GRADING OF THE PG & UG COURSES
Range of Marks Grade Points Latter Grade Description
PG & UG PG & UG PG & UG PG & UG
90 - 100 9.0 - 10.0 O Outstanding
80 - 89 8.0 - 8.9 O+ Excellent
75 - 79 7.5 - 7.9 D Distinction
70 - 74 7.0 - 7.4 A+ Very Good
60 - 69 6.0 - 6.9 A Good
50 - 59 5.0 - 5.9 B Average
PG UG PG UG PG UG PG UG
00 - 49 40 - 49 0.0 4.0 - 4.9 U C Re-Appear Satisfactory
00 - 39 0.0 U Re-Appear
Absent 0.0 AAA Absent
OVERALL PERFORMANCE
CGPA % GRADE Classification of final Result
Pg & UG Pg & UG Pg & UG
9.5 - 10.0 O+ First Class - Exenplary *
9.0 and above but below 9.5 O
8.5 and above but below 9.0 D++ First Class With Distinction *
8.0 and above but below 8.5 D+
7.5 and above but below 8.0 D
7.0 and above but below 7.5 A++ First Class
6.5 and above but below 7.0 A+
6.0 and above but below 6.5 A
5.5 and above but below 6.0 B+ Second Class
5.0 and above but below 5.5 B
UG PG UG PG UG PG
4.5 and above but below 5.0 0.0 and above but below 5.0 C+ U Third Class Re-appear
4.0 and above but below 4.5 C
0.0 and above but below 4.0 U Re-appear

Grievance Redressal Cell

  • To deal with matters relating to the redressal of genuine and valid grievances of the students concerning all academic and examination related matters and suggest corrective measures.
  • To make a systematic enquiry into any written complaint lodged by any student regarding his/her continuous internal assessment or Final examination marks and suggests appropriate corrective actions.
  • The students are informed that there will be a Grievance Letter box in the General Library.
  • The letter of Grievance should contain the name, roll number, class of the student and should be duly signed with date. The letter of grievance may be handed over to the Convenor, in person or dropped in the grieance letterbox.
  • The convenor shall collect and number the letter serially, go through the letter and arrange for the reddressal of grievance of the students and report the same in the monthly meeting of Grievance Appeal Committee to be convened on the first Monday of every month. The Genuine Grievance will be properly redressed.

Disciplinary Action on Malpractice in Examination

  • The student will not indulge in any form of malpractice during C.I.A Tests and End Semester Examinations.
  • The student will be disqualified from the examination if he writes examination with Mobile Phone and keeping the same with or without knowledge of the invigilator.
  • The following punishments will be given to the studets, when they indulge in malpractices in C.I.A test and Semester Examinations.
    • Possession of notes, books, bits of any incriminating material but not attempted to copy :- The particular examination paper will be cancelled.
    • Attempting to copy from the material in possession and accepting the malpractice:- The particular paper and the subsequent papers will be cancelled
    • If a candidate repeats the malpractice in the next following semesters also, all the written examination of the particular will be cancelled.
  • For any other type of malpractice, the punishments will be decided by Examinations Disciplinary Committee.