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Scheme of Assessment

Both Under Graduate and Post Graduate Examinations are planned according to the 'Regulations' designed separately for these programs by the Academic Council and approved by the Governing Council. Various modules in syllabi and model questions are designed on the basis of the said regulations.

Continuous Internal Assessment

  • The examination in each Theory, Practical and Project paper consist of two parts:
    • Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) carrying a maximum of Theory - 25% marks, Practical - 40% marks and Project - 20% marks.There shall be two Internal Exams and one Model Exam for Theory, two tests for Practical and three reviews for Projects.
    • End of Semester Examinations (ESE) covering the whole syllabus prescribed for the paper carrying maximum of Theory - 75%, Practical - 60% marks and Project - 80% marks.

The Examination Cell will conduct all the CIA and ESE. The Office of Controller of Examinations shall issue Mark Lists with requisite security features. Bharathiar University will issue the Final Degree.

Evaluation:

Continuous Internal Evaluation shall be performed by the course teachers based on the regulations set by the Academic Council.

End Semester External Examination shall be conducted for theory / practical papers (Courses) and project / dissertation. Viva, whenever necessary, will be conducted as per the requirement of the course, programme or both. The evaluation of End Semester Examinations shall be done by the External Examiners only.

Passing Minimum for UG:

A candidate who secures not less than 40% shall be declared to have passed the examination. A candidate who passes the examination in all the courses of Part I, II, III, and IV & V shall be declared to have passed the whole examination. Thus to obtain UG Degree, a student should pass in all the courses prescribed in the concerned programme and he / she should earn the prescribed credits.

Passing Minimum for PG:

A candidate who secures not less than 50% shall be declared to have passed the examination. Thus to obtain PG Degree, a student should pass in all the courses prescribed in the concerned programme and also he / she should earn the prescribed credits.

Requirement to appear for the End Semester Examinations

  • Attendance Requirements for the Students appearing for End Semester Examination
    • The guidelines of attendance requirement issued by Bharathiar University are adopted by the College. Attendance shall be considered semester- wise (not annually).
    • A candidate shall be permitted to appear for the Semester Examinations in any semester, if he / she secures not less than 75% of attendance in the total number of working days during the semester and if his / her progress has been satisfactory, and his / her conduct has been satisfactory.
    • Those who have obtained below 75% and above 65% of attendance shall pay condonation fee and shall write the examination in the same semester with due permission from the Principal.
    • Those who have below 65% and above 50% of attendance are not eligible to write the examination in current semester subjects but are permitted to continue their studies in the next semester provided that this is the first time that the candidate earned attendance between 50% and 65%. Else the candidates have to discontinue the course and re-join in the same semester subjects in the next year with proper approval of the Principal. However, the candidates are eligible to write arrear subjects if any.
    • Those who have below 50% of attendance have to redo the semester.

  • Restrictions to appear for the examinations
    • Any candidate having arrear paper(s) shall have the option to appear in any arrear paper along with the regular semester papers.
    • “Candidates who fail in any of the course of Part I, II, III, IV & V of UG degree examinations shall complete the course concerned within 5 years from the date of admission to the said programme, and if they fail to do so, they shall take the examination in the texts / revised syllabus prescribed for the immediate next batch of candidates. If there is no change in the texts / syllabus they shall appear for the examination in that course with the syllabus in vogue until there is a change in the texts or syllabus. In the event of removal of that course consequent to change of regulation and / or curriculum after 5 year period, the candidates shall have to take up an equivalent course in the revised syllabus as suggested by the Chairman of the concerned Board of Studies and fulfill the requirements as per the regulation curriculum for the award of the degree.

Medium of Instruction and Examinations

The medium of instruction and examinations for the courses of Part I, II & IV shall be in the language concerned. For part III courses, the medium of instruction and the medium of Examination is English.

Marks & Grade:

Once the marks of the CIA and End-Semester Examinations for each of the course are available, they shall be added. The mark thus obtained shall then be converted to the relevant letter grade, grade point as per the details given below and classification to indicate the performance of the candidate.

Conversion of Marks to Grade Points & Letter Grade for UG students

Range of Marks Grade Point Letter Grade Description
90-100 9.0-10.0 O Outstanding
80-89 8.0-8.9 D+ 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
40-49 4.0-4.9 C Satisfactory
00-39 0.0 U Re-Appear
ABSENT 0.0 AAA Absent

Classification of Grade for PG Students based on the Percentage of marks

Range of Marks Grade Point Letter Grade Description
90-100 9.0-10.0 O Outstanding
80-89 8.0-8.9 D+ 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
00-49 0 C Re-Appear
ABSENT 0.0 AA Absent

Grade Point Average (GPA):

Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each part taking into account all the courses studied under each part. Calculation of GPA semester-wise and part-wise is as follows:


Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) :

For the entire program CGPA is calculated in the following manner.

Classification of CGPA:

A candidate who has passed all the examinations under different parts (Part-I to Part V) is eligible for the following part wise Computed Final Grades based on the range of CGPA.

Classification of performance of Students based on the Cumulative Grade Points Average for UG


Classification of performance of PG Students based on the Cumulative Grade Points Average


Improvement of Marks in the subjects already passed :

Candidates desirous of improving the marks awarded in a passed subject in their first attempt shall reappear in the subsequent semester only. The improved marks shall be considered for classification but not for ranking. When there is no improvement, there shall not be any change in the original marks already awarded.


Conferment of the Degree:

  • No candidate shall be eligible for conferment of the UG Degree unless he / she
    • i. has undergone the prescribed course of study for a period of not less than six semesters in an institution approved by/affiliated to the University or has been exempted from in the manner prescribed and has passed the examinations as have been prescribed therefore.
      No candidate shall be eligible for conferment of the PG Degree unless he / she
    • has undergone the prescribed programme of Study for a period of not less than four Semesters in an Institution approved of by and affiliated to the University or has been exempted there from in the manner prescribed and has passed the Examinations as have been prescribed.
    • Has completed all the components prescribed under Parts I to Part V in the CBCS pattern to earn the prescribed credits.
    • Has successfully completed the prescribed Field Work/ Institutional Training (if any) as evidenced by certificate issued by the concerned authorities.

Ranking:

A candidate who qualifies for the UG / PG Degree Programme passing all the examinations in the first attempt, within the minimum period prescribed for the programme of study from the date of admission to the programme and secures I or II class shall be eligible for ranking and such ranking shall be confined to 10 % of the total number of candidates qualified in that particular branch of study, subject to a maximum of 10 ranks. The improved marks shall not be taken into consideration for ranking.

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