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Evaluation and Grading System

Evaluation Policy

Students evaluation is based on his / her performance both in the

  • Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)   – (Internal Exam)
  • End Semester Examinations (ESE)          – (External Exam)

It is mandatory for the students to secure the passing minimum in both CIA & ESE. Besides, a student is required to earn the minimum prescribed credit points in a specific program to fulfill the minimum requirements.

Minimum Credits Required to Qualify

Degree

Credits

Under Graduate

140

Under Graduate – B.Com Honours

165

Post Graduate

91

M.C. A. ( 3 Years )

140

M.C. A. ( 2 Years)

91

Add-on credits for Moocs, NPTEL,etc

Break-up of marks for Internal Valuation  

CIA

Marks

Total Marks

CIA (1 & 2)

25

40 Marks

(U.G Programmes  – 16 Minimum to take up the ESE Exams)

(B.Com Honours – 20 marks minimum to take up the ESE exams

(P.G. Programmes – 20 marks minimum to take up the ESE exams

Generic Skills

10

Attendance

5

 

End Semester Examination

Marks

Total Marks

End Semester Examinations

  100

 60 Marks

(U.G – Minimum pass mark is  24)

(B.Com Honours & P.G.  Minimum pass mark is 30)

Marks for External Evaluation

End Semester Examinations

Marks

Total Marks

 End Semester Examinations                            100  60 Marks

 (UG – passing minimum

24 marks ) 

 (B.Com. Hons. – passing    

 minimum   30 marks ) 

PG – passing minimum  30 marks)

Attendance split up

Attendance

Marks (5)

 80% and above

5

75-80 %

4

65-74 %

3

51-64 %

2

31-50 %

1

Less than 30%

0

CIA Question Paper Pattern

(CIA total Marks is 40. Consolidated marks secured by a student in the two tests will be converted to 25 marks)

CIA – 1 ( 50 Marks) Objective type Questions ( 30 Marks)

Descriptive type Questions ( 20 marks)

CIA – 2 ( 50 Marks) Objective type Questions ( 20 Marks)

Descriptive type Questions ( 30 marks)

The testing methodology based on higher levels of learning; (prescribed by the respective departments for each course)

 Third Component – Generic Skills

(10 Marks )

 

The testing methodology based on higher levels of learning

Group Discussion Presentation

Quiz

Debate

Practical assignments

Project

Case Studies

Role play

Problem Solving,

Field Visits

Poster Presentations etc. as decided by the department.

Passing Minimum

A student shall be declared to have passed if he / she satisfies the following conditions:

  1. Students admitted to the various courses UG from 2019 and thereafter have to secure a passing minimum of 16 out of 40, students who fail to secure the passing minimum in the Internal Assessment will not be eligible to appear for the End Semester Examinations. However, students who fail to secure the passing minimum will have to appear for an improvement exam in (3rd CIA) to secure the passing minimum, only one attempt will be permitted.
  2. To pass in the external examinations students will have to secure 24 / 60 for II & III year U.G & PG II Year, 30 / 60 for 1st year UG & PG courses (Except B.Com Honours) and 30 / 60 (50% ), 38 / 75 for all PG courses and B.Com, Honours in each theory paper / practical’s.
  3. For courses with project work the passing minimum will be 50% of the maximum marks prescribed.
  4. In the aggregate (External & Internal) the passing minimum shall be of 40% for UG courses ( Except B.Com Hons.) & 50 % for P.G and B.Com (Hons. ) programmes.

Photocopy of the answer booklet & Revaluation 

            Students who wish to apply for Revaluation are entitled to photocopies of their answer booklets for their regular examinations.

Instant Examination

            Final year students who fail in only one paper irrespective of semesters are eligible to apply for the Instant Examination.

Grading System for Undergraduate Programs as Per University Of Madras CBCS System

  • Candidates must secure a passing minimum of 40% in the End Semester Examinations as well as secure an overall passing minimum of 40%.
  • A candidate will be eligible to graduate only if s/he earns the minimum credits prescribed under each Course component. Part I, II, Ill, IV & V.   Part I and II – Foundation Courses – Language & English, Part Ill – Core and Electives, Part IV – Soft Skills, Part V – Extension activity.

The table below lists the Course Components and Credit Distribution    

 

Course Component

 

Name of the Course

Credits allotted for FOUR Semester Language Papers *

Credits allotted for TWO Semester Language Papers #

PART I Tamil        or        Other

Languages

12

06

PART II English

12

06

 

PART III

Core Courses

60

72

Allied Courses

20

20

Project/ Three Elective

Courses

15

15

 

PART IV

i. Basic                 Tamil/

Advanced Tamil/ NME

04

04

ii. Soft Skill Courses

12

12

iii. Environmental Studies

02

02

iv. Value Education

02

02

PART V Extension Activities

01

01

Total Credits

140

140

  • Marks, Grades, Letter Grades and Classifications have been listed in the table below to indicate the academic performance of a candidate.

Conversion of Marks to Grade Points and Letter Grade (Performance in a Course)

RANGE OF MARKS

GRADE POINTS

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 – 00

U

Reappear

ABSENT

0.0

AAA

Absent

Ci =  Credits earned for course i in any semester.

Gi  =  Grade Point obtained for course i in a semester.

n   =   refers to the semester in which such courses were credited.

 

CGPA

GRADE

CLASSIFICATION OF FINAL RESULT

9.5 – 10.0

O+

First Class Exemplary *
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

4.5  and above but below 5.0

C*

Third Class
4.0  and above but below 4.5

C

0.0  and above but below 4.0

U

Reappear

   * The table above is applicable only to the candidates who have passed all the courses in the prescribed semester and in the first attempt.

Grading System for Postgraduate Courses as Per University Of Madras CBCS System

The table below lists the Course Components and Credit Distribution

 

Course Component

 

Name of the Course

    

      Credits

 PART I

CORE COURSE / PRACTICALS   INCLUSIVE OF  PROJECT WORK

15 Courses

 15 x 4 =  60 credits

ELECTIVE COURSE 5 COURSES @ 3 CREDITS

15 x 3 = 15 credits

EXTRA DISCIPLINARY 2 COURSES @ 3 CREDITS

 2 x 3 =   6 credits

PART II

 SOFT SKILLS (all 4 semesters)

 COURSES @ 2 CREDITS

 4 x 2 = 8 credits

INTERNSHIP 1 COURSE @ 2 CREDITS

1 x 2 = 2 credits

Total Credits

91 credits

  • PassingMinimum is 50% of the ESE and also 50% of the maximum of that paper / course.
  • Minimum Credits to be earned :

For a two-year programme :  90 Credits

Part A (80 Credits):  Core, Elective, Non-major elective, and Extra Disciplinary, and

Part B (10 Credits) Soft Skills and Internship

For a 3-year programme  – MCA  135 Credit

Part A (120 Credits) : Core, Elective, Non-Major Electives, and Extra, Disciplinary, and

Part B (15 Credits)    : Soft Skills and Internship

  • Marks and Grades

The following table gives the marks, grade points, letter grades and classification to indicate the performance of the candidate.

         Conversion of Marks to Grade Points and Letter Grade (Performance in a Course)

RANGE OF MARKS

GRADE POINTS

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

0.0 – 4.9

U

Re-appear

ABSENT

0.0

AAA

ABSENT

Ci =  Credits earned for course i in any semester.

Gi  =  Grade Point obtained for course i in a semester.

n   =   refers to the semester in which such courses were credited.

CGPA

GRADE

CLASSIFICATION OF FINAL RESULT

9.5 – 10.0

O+

First Class – Exemplary *
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

0.0 and above but below 5.0

U

Re-appear

* The candidates who have passed in the first appearance and within the prescribed semester of the PG Programme are eligible.

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