REGULATION

There shall be examinations at the end of each semester, for odd semester in the month of October / November; for even semester in April / May.

A candidate 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 candidates who have arrears in Practicals shall be permitted to take their arrear Practical examination only along with Regular Practical examination in the respective semester.

A candidate 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 candidates who have arrears in Practicals shall be permitted to take their arrear Practical examination only along with Regular Practical examination in the respective semester.A candidate 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 candidates are permitted to move to the next semester. Such candidates shall re-do the missed semester after completion of the course.

PG students shall be required to take up a 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 80 per cent and for the Viva-Voce 20 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 candidate shall be required to appear for Viva-Voce Examination (in defence of the Project only).

CONDONATION

Students must have 75% of attendance in each course to apear for the examination.

Students who have 70% to 74% of attendance shall apply for condonation in the prescribed form with the prescribed fee.

Students who have 60% to 69% of attendance shall apply for condonation in prescribed form with the prescribed fee along with the Medical Certificate.

Students who have below 60% of attendance are not eligible to appear for the examination. They shall re-do the semester(s) after completion of the programme.

QUESTION PAPER PATTERN

Part A
Ten Questions ( No choice) 10 x 2 = 20 marks
Two Questions from each Unit
Answer not exceeding 50 words
Part B
Five Questions (either or type) 5 x 5 = 25 marks
One Question from each Unit
Answer not exceeding 300 words
Part C
Three Questions out of five 3 x 10 = 30 marks
One Question from each unit
Answer not exceeding 1000 words

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 :
1. UG PG
2. Two Tests – 15 Marks Two tests – 15 Marks
3. Two Assignments – 10 Marks One Seminar – 5 Marks
4. One Assignment – 5 Marks
5. Total – 25 Marks

Attendance is not taken as a component for continuous assessment, even though the students should put in a minimum of 75% attendance in each course.

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 allotted to continuous internal assessment and to end semester examination is 25 : 75.

The evaluation of laboratory component, wherever applicable, will also be based on continuous internal assessment as 40:60 and on an end-semester practical examination.

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.

Grades will be awarded for Part V Courses. Marks obtained in Part – III Allied Courses, Core Course s, Elective Courses and Extra Disciplinary Courses will be taken into consideration for awarding the class in the overall performance of the student with grading system.

PASSING MINIMUM

  1. There is a passing minimum of 10 Marks (40%) for CIA Marks (25).
  2. The passing minimum for End semester Exam shall be 40 % out of 75 marks (30 marks) and overall pass is 40% of 100 marks.
  3. 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.
  4. A candidate shall be declared to have passed in the Project work if he/she gets not less than 40% in each of the Project Report and Viva-Voce but not less than 50% in the aggregate of both the marks for Project Report and Viva-Voce.
  5. A candidate who gets less than 40% in the Project Report must resubmit the Project Report. Such candidates need to take again the Viva-Voce on the resubmitted Project.

IMPROVEMENT IN INTERNAL ASSESSMENT MARKS

  1. Students who were absent in CIA test / assignment are permitted to write the test/Assignment before finalizing the CIA marks during the semester by paying a fee of Rs. 50/- per paper.
  2. Students who were absent in the CIA test / assignment and who have not availed the above provision are permitted to improve the CIA marks by writing test/submitting the assignment within 20 days from the publication of CIA marks, by paying a fee of Rs. 100/- per paper.
  3. Students who have failed in the subject due to low marks in internal assesment are permitted to improve their internal assessment in the subsequent semesters (two chances would be given) by writing two assignments and two tests by paying a fee of Rs. 150/- per paper.
  4. In case of PG students, those who have secured the pass mark in the End Semester Examination 40 marks but failed to secure aggregate minimum pass mark (50) are permitted to improve their internal assessment mark in the following semesters and /or by writing End Semester Exam. For improving the internal assessment the fees will be Rs. 200/- per paper [For writing two tests & two assignments]. Two chances alone will be given for improving internal assessment marks.

REVALUATION

There is provision for re-valuation, re-totalling and transparency (Xerox) of answer scripts for UG& PG on payment of Rs.300/- per paper in each case.

IMPROVING MARKS IN PASSED PAPERS

There is provision to permit passed students who are willing to improve their marks by appearing End Semester Examinations in the immediate subsequent End Semester Examination only, provided the student is without arrears till that semester. Usual fees per paper will be collected. While filling the Examination application form, student should specify the improvement separately. Only one chance per paper will be given.

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.500/- 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.

RANKING : END SEMESTER EXAMINATION

  1. Five Rank Certificates will be issued for every Programme
  2. The Bharathidasan University conducts University Rank Examination (URE) for the toppers in every subject. First Rankers of all Autonomous colleges and the top 20 rank holders of the non-autonomous colleges (having passed their examinations in the first appearance within the prescribed duration of the programme; absence from an exam shall not be taken as an attempt) are required to take two examinations.
  3. The question papers of the examinations comprise of objective type questions covering the Core Courses in each of the Programmes generally followed by both autonomous / non-autonomous
  4. The top scorers in this University Rank Examination would be declared as University Rank Holders, irrespective of their grades in their respective End Semester Examinations.

REVISION OF REGULATION AND CURRICULAM

The College may from time to time revise, amend and change the regulations and the curriculum, if found necessary.

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. From the second semester onwards the 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).