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Examination System

All Undergraduate Programmes offered by the University shall be under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). CBCS is introduced with the aim of offering flexibility in the choice of courses to the students

  • Objectives of the Choice Based Credit System:
    • To facilitate the students to have greater flexibility in their choice of courses.
    • To widen the spectrum of knowledge of students by means of Core, Allied, Project/Electives, Value Education, Environmental Studies and Skill Based Subjects.
    • To revamp the curriculum, to impart entrepreneurial skills and placement potentials qualities.
    • To incorporate need based knowledge in tune with the location and neighborhood of the institution.
    • To allocate credit points to each paper of the study based on the weight age of the contact hours, content and quality.
    • To extend opportunities to fast learners in order to earn additional credit from advanced as well as additional courses.
    • To maintain the total credit points of each programme on par with international standards.
    • To assess the performance of students in terms of Marks & Credit points
    • Each department will offer not less than 3 papers under Extra Credit System. The papers are job oriented. The respective department will offer guidance outside the working hours. Students can choose any number from III semester onwards.
    • Each student should undergo one Value Added Course in the III Semester which will be offered by an Industry. It enhances their professional skills in core areas.
    • Each student should undergo one Extra Departmental Course in the IV Semester which will be offered by other departments. This helps the students to improve their skills in their area of interest.

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.

Marks for Attendance

Every student should earn a minimum attendance of 75% which is the minimum eligibility to appear for End Semester Examinations. The 4 marks allotted to this component under CIA (UG Only) will be awarded as given hereunder.

Percentage of General Attendance Marks awarded
85.1 - 100 4
75.1 - 85 3
70.1 - 75 2
65.1 - 70 1
< 65 0

End Semester Examinations

End-of-Semester Examinations for all subjects taught in a semester will be held at the end of each semester. A semester consists of a minimum of 90 working days excluding the End-of-Semester Examination days.

Passing Minimum for UG

A candidate who secures not less than 40% in the End Semester Examination and 40% marks in the external examination and continuous internal assessment put together in any course of Part I, II, III & IV shall be declared to have passed the examination in the subject (Theory or Practical ). Thus the minimum pass mark is 30 out of 75 in ESE and 40 marks out of 100 (CIA+ESE).

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 140 Credits.

Passing Minimum for PG

A candidate who secures not less than 50% in the End Semester Examination and 50% marks in the external examination and continuous internal assessment put together in any courses shall be declared to have passed the examination in the subject (theory or Practical). Thus the minimum pass mark is 38 out of 75 in ESE and 50 marks out of 100 (CIA+ESE ).

A candidate who passes the examination in all the courses shall be declared to have passed the whole 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 90 Credits.

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