Evaluation Pattern

The formative and summative assessments are used to evaluate the performance of students. The formative assessment comprises of continuous internal assessment (CIA) and the summative assessment is the end semester examination, (ESE). 

RULES & REGULATIONS
The weightage is given as
Weightage                  CIA                 ESE                 Aggregate
Theory                         30                   70                   100
Practical’s                    60                   40                   100

(UG, PG & M.Phil)

CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
Continuous Internal Assessment will be made by the teachers responsible for the courses they teach on the dates centrally, fixed by the college. There will be two compulsory written tests for 20 marks weightage under CIA system in the college. Depending on the course, the teacher has the option to select two components from the following for the remaining 10 marks

COMPONENTS FOR CIA

  • Assignment
  • Seminar
  • Field trip report
  • Viva-Voce
  • Quiz
  • Model Building
  • Poster presentation
  • Open book assignment

PROVISION FOR IMPROVEMENT IN CIA
Provision for Improvement in CIA is allowed only in the first semester to the failed candidates. Improvement test will be administered within 10 days after distribution of valued answer scripts. This provision can be availed for both tests and the best of the two marks will be taken

PRACTICALS

CIA for Practical Examination

CIA COMPONENTS

WEIGHTAGE

Observation & Reading

6

Calculation & Result

4

                     Total                          10

The same procedure is followed for all practicals

Class Practicals

40

Model practical-I

30

Model practical – II

            30

Total is converted for 60 marks

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION

  • Examinations will be conducted for papers of odd semesters in Nov/Dec and for even semester papers in April/May for all UG & PG courses.
  • Eligibility to appear for the ESE:

A student becomes eligible to appear for the ESE in a subject only if

  • She secures a minimum of 75% attendance .
  • She takes all the components of CIA.
  • She has paid the exam fees on or before the last date as announced by the Examination Office.
  • Exam fees is as per university norms

PASSING MINIMUM

  • Passing minimum for UG course is 35% in ESE and 40% in the aggregate of CIA and ESE.
  • Passing minimum for PG course is 45% of marks in ESE and 50% in the aggregate of CIA and ESE.
  • For M.Phil programme passing minimum is 50% in ESE and 50% in aggregate.
  • No minimum marks for CIA.

QUESTION PAPER SETTING AND VALUATION
Setting

  • External examiner sending through post.
  • Two sets to be prepared.
  • Monitoring by a committee                

Valuation

  • UG External valuation.
  •  PG & M.Phil - Double Valuation by internal and external examiners and the average of both valuations will be taken.
  • Third valuation for a difference of more than 10% by internal examiner other than the course teacher.
  • Remuneration as per university norms.

MALPRACTICE
When a student is found involved in any sort of malpractice, the student is not permitted to continue to write the exam. She will be permitted to write the examination for the remaining papers of that semester.       SUPPLEMENTARY EXAM

  • Conduct of supplementary exam in the first two weeks of June.
  • Conduct of supplementary exam for Sem V of UG & Sem III of PG along with final semester exam.
  • Three consecutive chances are given to appear for Supplementary Examinations, beyond which the same to be taken in the currently offered course.

PROVISION FOR IMPROVEMENT DURING THE COURSE OF STUDY
For successful candidates improvement of marks in a subject will be allowed in the exams conducted in the next immediate June.

PROVISION FOR EARNING EXTRA CREDIT
Every Department gives provision for earning extra credit to the students through the following components. A minimum of 30 hrs per component will be spent by the student for earning 1 credit.

  1. Self Study Courses
  2. Term Paper
  3. Mini Project
  4. Comprehensive Viva
  5. Field work/study/survey reports
  6. Case study Analysis
  7. Experiments
  8. Summer Training (Minimum one month)
  9. Industrial Training (Minimum one month)

CLASSIFICATION OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES (U.G):
Classes will be awarded separately in the following:
Part I   -    Language (Tamil / Hindi / Sanskrit / French)
Part II -    English
Part III -   (a) Major & Application Oriented subject
(b) Allied
Part IV -   Non- major elective & value education
Part V -    Extension activity
Part VI -   Vocational courses

  • Credit weighted Average (CWA) = (Sum of Marks X Credits/ Total Credits).
  • The class obtained by a student will be indicated in the cumulative Marks Statement issued to her on successful completion of the course.

MARKS STATEMENT
A consolidated mark statement is issued to students who have completed the course successfully. To complete a UG programme a student has to earn a minimum of 140 credits and that for a PG programme it is 90 credits. Extra credits are written in the bottom of the mark sheet separately. The grade obtained by a student in the co-curricular activities is also reflected in the mark statement.

GRADE DETAILS
Grade
O         -           75% and above         -         I Class with distinction
A         -           60% - 74%                  -         I Class
B         -           50% - 59%                  -         II class
C         -           40 % - 49%                -          III Class
D         -           Less than 40%          -         Not eligible.

GRIEVANCE CELL
Any discrepancy in the CIA marks or ESE marks may be brought to the Grievance cell which comprises of the Principal, Controller of Examination, Deans and HOD. The cell will review examination matters, and discuss with students and the course teacher. A final recommendation which is given by them is approved by the Principal and the follow up action is taken.

MONITORING COMMITTEE
Composition:  HOD & One Senior Teacher (UG Dept)
HOD & Two Senior Teachers (PG Dept)
Procedure
Review of question papers and valuation
Review of recommendation of Course Teachers
Approval of Question Papers and valuation
Final Recommendation to Controller of Examinations.Approval by Principal