SRIMAD ANDAVAN ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE











Controller of Examinations

Dr. M. KARNAN,
Controller of Examinations

Welcome to Office of the Controller of Examinations. Exam Related information / services for all the Students of Srimad Andavan Arts and Science College (Autonomous), Trichirappalli is provided under this category. The Institute, under Bharathidasan University, was granted autonomous status by UGC and Government of Tamil Nadu with effect from the Academic year 2014-15.

Examination System

Srimad Andavan Arts and Science College (Autonomous), Trichirappalli became Autonomous in 2014-15 and continues to be affiliated to Bharathidasan University, Trichirappalli. It has been given freedom to frame its own courses of studies and adopt innovative methods of teaching and evaluation. In keeping with its tradition of promoting innovation and growth, the college has introduced the choice based credit system (CBCS) since 2014-2015 with the following objectives in view:

-- To enhance the curriculum to meet the current needs of employers and to facilitate job opportunities.

-- To develop entrepreneurial skills that are required for students.

-- To enable the students to have their own choice of courses at the basic / advanced level, according to their needs, aspirations and learning capacity.

-- To provide opportunities to the students to earn extra credits within the stipulated time.

-- To provide online examinations to the students and enable them to face the online interviews.

The CBCS method of evaluation with grading point pictures the academic personality of the students better than the existing method of marks indicated in percentages. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and Grade point Average (GPA) are the indicators of the academic performance of the students. The students can have parallel mobility in studying Diploma and certificate courses for their further empowerment with learning flexibility.

OFFICE OF COE

Name & Qualification

Designation

Dr. M. KARNAN
M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Ed., M.Phil (Edn)., Ph.D

CoE

Mr. V. UPENDRAN
M.Sc., M.Phil., (Ph.D)

Assistant Professor & Co-ordinator

Ms.T. VIDYA
M.Tech.,

Assistant Professor & Co-ordinator

Ms. S. SEETHALAKSHMI
B.E.,(CS)

Assistant Professor & CoE Staff

Ms. J. GAYATHRI
MS(SE).,

Assistant Professor & CoE Staff

Mr. G. DEEPAK
B.E., MBA., SET.,

Assistant Professor & CoE Staff

Ms. K. MAHALAKSHMI
B.E.,(CS)

CoE Staff

Ms. R. REVATHI
B.A.,

CoE Staff

Ms. V.L. BRINDA
MCA., B.Ed., B.A(Hindi).,

CoE Staff

Mr. C. SRINIVASAN
B.Sc., MSST.,

Programming Assistant

Mr. P. RAJAKUMAR
B.Com.,

Office Assistant

Ms. S. VIMALA
B.Sc., DCA.,

Data Entry Operator

CBCS – in a nutshell

CBCS essentially redefines the curriculum into smaller measurable entities or modules with the hours required for learning them and not measured on the hours required to teach them. The focus is on the time it takes to learn and not on the time required to teach. – The mechanism aims to combine these modules in different ways so as to qualify for a Certificate, Diploma or Degree. The primary aim is that the completion of a single ‘Module’ of learning can pave the way for learning other modules either in the same institution or elsewhere.

Reason for introduction of CBCS

The UGC while outlining the several unique features of the Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) has given few specific rationales for its introduction. Some of them are:

  • -- enhanced learning opportunities
  • -- ability to match learners’ scholastic needs and aspirations
  • -- inter-institution transferability of learners (following the completion of a semester)
  • -- part-completion of an academic programme in the institution of enrolment and part-completion in a specialized (and recognized) institution,
  • -- improvement in educational quality and excellence
  • -- flexibility for working learners to complete the programme over an extended period of time
  • -- standardization and comparability of educational programmes across the country

Advantages of the Credit System

Some of the universally acclaimed advantages of the credit system are enumerated below:

  • -- A shift in focus from teacher-centric to learner-centric education since the workload estimated is based on the investment of time in learning, not in teaching.
  • -- The learning experience is divided into calibrated units, which can be accumulated in order to secure an academic award.
  • -- The system assists self-paced learning. Learners may undertake as many credits as they can cope with, without having to repeat all the courses in a given semester if they fail in one or more courses. Alternatively, they can choose other courses and continue their studies.
  • -- Provides more flexibility to the learners by allowing them to choose inter-disciplinary courses, change majors, programmes, etc.
  • -- The system offers greater transparency and compatibility between different educational structures.

Implementing CBCS

A comprehensive credit system needs to be implemented by adopting a systematic approach that handles most, if not all, the aspects that need attention. Much care has to be taken to see that the learner, who is supposed to be the ultimate beneficiary of the system, does not suffer academically because of absence of procedures or lack of adequate attention to detail when evolving the system.

  • -- For each academic programme considered at the Certificate / Diploma / Degree level (Undergraduate or Post-graduate level), the programme structure (core courses, elective courses, etc and their year wise distribution if applicable), entry level requirements, minimum and maximum duration for successful completion, programme objectives, teaching-learning strategies (number of teaching hours/lecture hours, tutorial hours, practical conduct hours, etc involved) and evaluation components (nature and number of assignments, tutorials, tests, etc.) for the entire programme must be clearly specified. Any modules / courses that may be studied either as part of the programme or may be taken up independently shall also be indicated.
  • -- The objectives of each course / programme must be specified clearly in the syllabus.
  • -- The syllabus of each course must be broken down into smaller components called ‘Units’ and the Specific Learning Outcomes (SLO) for each ‘Unit’ may also be indicated.
  • -- Generally, in a given semester a learner must undertake courses that have a minimum of 18 to 20 credits, each credit indicating 1 or 2 learning hour(s) depending on the module. Note that a learning hour need not correspond to a clock hour of 60 minutes.
  • -- As a thumb rule, each course should normally be in the range of 4 to 6 Credit Points. However, for certain courses the number of credits shall be restricted to 2 or 3 per semester.
  • -- Allocate the course-wise credits based on an estimate of the number of hours that would be required by an average learner to fulfill the basic requirements of the course including time spent on attending lectures, preparing for all the evaluation components, etc.
  • -- Credits should also be allocated to project work
  • -- The Institution must maintain a Transcript of Records of credits and the grade/marks awarded to a learner.
  • -- The use of decimals in course wise credit allocations (e.g. 5.25 credits) should be avoided. However, half credits (0.5) may be allowed.
  • -- Credits should only be awarded to learners who successfully complete the qualifying criteria for an entire course. In other words, credits should not be given for partial work completed for a given course like submission of assignments or attendance at tutorials, etc.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

Assignment of credits and evaluation system


  • -- The college follows the Semester System.
  • -- In each academic year, there shall be two Semesters.

  • General credit assignment

    The credit allotment is shown below:

    Level
    Course Type
    Course Nature
    Credits
    UG Part – I (Tamil / Sanskrit) and II (English) Theory 3
    UG Core Course Theory 5
    UG Core Course Lab 5
    UG Core Course Project 5
    UG Allied Course Theory 4
    UG Allied Course Lab 4
    UG Major Based Elective (MBE) Theory 4
    UG Non-Major Elective (NME) Theory 2
    UG Skill Based Elective (SBE) Theory 2
    UG UGC Compulsory Courses Theory 2
    PG All courses Theory and Lab 1 Credit per hour

    -- All the post-graduate courses shall contribute 1 credit for 1 hour of learning.

    -- The total of academic credits for all the Under Graduate programmes is 145 (for 180 hours). However, a student may opt to pursue extra-credit course which will add another 5 credits, taking the total to 150 credits.

    -- The total of academic credits for Post Graduate programme is 120.

    ASSESSMENT

    Internal assessment and External assessment


    The Scheme of Examination shall be divided into two components: Internal assessment and External assessment (semester examination) for each course of the programme. Internal Assessment includes Assignments, Seminars and five unit tests. The passing marks are:

    Programme Level

    Internal

    External

    Total

     

    Max Marks

    Passing Min

    Max Marks

    Passing
    Min

    Max Marks

    Passing Min

    Undergraduate

    100

    40

    100

    40

    100

    40

    Postgraduate

    100

    40

    100

    40

    100

    50


    Note 1: With effect from 2015-16 batch onwards, internal marks will be taken for 40% and external marks will be taken for 60% to arrive at the final total of 100 marks. However this is not applicable for the earlier batches. To arrive at the total marks, the formula is (internal marks * 0.4 + external marks * 0.6).

    Note 2: In case of Post-graduate students, they should get an aggregate of 50 marks in internal and external for passing a course. For example, if a student gets 42 in internal and 46 in external, he/she should reappear in external exam since he/she has not secured the minimum aggregate marks; however, he/she need not redo the internal components. Also, if a student gets 35 in internal and 70 in external, he/she need not reappear in the external exam; however, he/she should redo the internal components.

    Note 3: A student who has not secured the minimum internal marks shall be allowed to appear in the semester examinations. However the result will not be declared unless the student secures the minimum internal marks within a month of declaring the result.

    Scheme of Internal Assessment


    Theory Course

    UG Programmes

    S. No

    Evaluation Component

    Marks weightage

    1

    Unit Tests – 3

    50

    2

    Pre Semester Examination

    25

    3

    Class participation

    10

    4

    Assignment – Two

    15

    PG Programmes

    1

    Unit Tests – 3

    50

    2

    Pre Semester Examination

    20

    3

    Class participation

    10

    4

    Assignment – One

    10

    5

    Seminar – One

    10


    Laboratory Course

    UG Programmes

    S. No

    Evaluation Component

    Marks weightage

    1

    Tests – 3

    50

    2

    Pre Semester Examination

    20

    3

    Class participation

    10

    4

    Record

    20

    PG Programmes

    1

    Tests – 3

    50

    2

    Pre Semester Examination

    20

    3

    Class participation

    10

    4

    Class Viva

    10

    5

    Record

    10


    Normalization slabs for Attendance (UG and PG):

    S.No
    Attendance Percentage (Present %)
    Attendance Marks
    1 100% 10
    2 95 - 99 % 9
    3 90 – 94 % 8
    4 85 – 89 % 7
    5 80 – 84 % 6
    6 75 – 79 % 5
    7 70 – 74 % 4
    8 65 – 69 % 3
    9 61 – 64 % 2
    10 60 % 1
    11 Below 60 % - Not eligible 0

    Note :

    -- Students with attendance percentage falling between 70 and 79% will have to pay a fine of Rs. 500 towards condemnation charges.

    -- Students with attendance percentage falling between 60 and 69% will have to produce Medical Certificate in addition to Rs. 500 towards condemnation charges.

    -- Students below 60% of attendance are not eligible to appear in the semester examinations.

    Scheme for Semester Examination (Theory)

    -- The theory examination will be conducted for 3 hours.

    -- The question paper patterns are given below:

    UG Programmes

    Part

    No. of questions

    Type of question

    Mark/ question

    Total Marks

    A

    20

    Objective / True or False

    1

    20

    B

    5

    Either or

    7

    35

    C

    5

    Any 3

    15

    45

                                                                                      TOTAL

     

    100

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PG Programmes

    Part

    No. of questions

    Type of question

    Mark/ question

    Total Marks

    A

    25

    Objective / True or False

    1

    25

    B

    5

    Either or

    6

    30

    C

    5

    Any 3

    15

    45

     

     

     

    TOTAL

     

    100

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MBA

    A

    10

    Objective / True or False

    1

    10

    B

    5

    Either or

    6

    30

    C

    5

    Any 3

    15

    45

    D

    1

    Case study (compulsory)

    15

    15

                                                                                      TOTAL

     

    100

     

     

     

    Scheme for Semester Examination (Practicals)

    -- The practical examination duration will be between 3 to 6 hours depending on the programme.

    -- The question paper patterns are given below for various disciplines:

    UG Programmes:

    S.No
    Component
    Marks
    1 Two experiments 80
    2 Record 20

    UG Programmes (Life sciences):

    S.No
    Component
    Marks
    1 Minor Experiment 30
    2 Major Experiment 50
    3 Spotter 10
    4 Record 10

    PG Programmes (Computer Science and Physics):

    S.No
    Component
    Marks
    1 Two experiments – 40 each 80
    2 Viva 10
    3 Record 10

    PG Programmes (Life sciences):

    S.No
    Component
    Marks
    1 Minor Experiment 30
    2 Major Experiment 40
    3 Spotter 10
    3 Viva 10
    3 Record 10

    Scheme for Semester Examination (Project)

    -- The practical examination for project will be in the form of viva-voce.

    -- There is no internal marks component for project.

    -- The scheme of evaluation is given below:

    S.No
    Evaluation Component
    Marks
    1 Plan of the project 15
    2 Execution and presentation 45
    3 Initiative and Innovation 15
    3 Viva-voce 25

    EXAMINATION GUIDE

    Registration for examination

    -- The office of CoE shall display and send circular regarding the examination fees for various programmes.

    -- The college office shall issue exam registration form to the students for collecting the fees. The fee details are indicated in the Annexure of this manual.

    -- An eligible examinees shall be issued a hall ticket by the office of CoE, which he/she has to produce during the examination. The student shall affix their recent color photograph in the hall ticket and return to the Office of CoE through their HODS for affixing seal. The same shall be returned to the HODs for distribution.

    -- The office of the CoE shall issue a duplicate hall ticket on payment Rs. 50 as fine, if an examinee’s hall ticket has been lost or destroyed.

    -- The hall ticket shall be signed by the hall invigilator every day against the date indicated.

    Application for transparency

    -- A student who wishes to go through his / her evaluated answer script shall apply for the same within five working days from the date of declaration of the result.

    -- He/She shall apply in the prescribed format along with the required fee indicated in the Annexure of this manual.

    Revaluation

    -- A student who has failed in the semester examination can apply for revaluation.

    -- Such an application has to be made within ten working days from the date of declaration of the result.

    -- He/She shall apply in the prescribed format along with the required fee indicated in the Annexure of this manual.

    -- If the revaluation marks are less than the original marks, the original marks shall be retained.

    -- If the difference between the originally awarded mark and the revaluated mark is more than 10 marks for UG programmes, then the average of the two shall be taken as the final mark.

    -- If the difference between the originally awarded mark and the revaluated mark is more than 15 marks for PG programmes, then the average of the two shall be taken as the final mark.

    Supplementary Examinations

    -- Supplementary Examination shall be held for those students who have not turned up for the regular examinations. However, this is subject to the discretion of the HOD and to be substantiated with suitable reasons.

    -- Supplementary Examination shall also be held for those students who have registered and were given permission by the college for attending extra-curricular activities etc on the semester examination days. However, such permissions must be sought well in advance.

    -- Supplementary Examination shall also be held for those students who have failed in the regular courses of that Examination. If a student has appeared for a carry course in an Examination and has failed, then he/she will not be allowed to take up the Supplementary Examination for that course. An exemption to this rule will be given in the last semester only.

    -- The registration for supplementary examination should be done within ten working days (including holidays) from the date of the declaration of the result. He/She shall apply in the prescribed format along with the required fee indicated in the Annexure of this manual.

    Improvement Examinations

    -- A student who has been declared “pass” may apply for improvement examination within seven working days from the date of declaration of the result. He/She shall apply in the prescribed format along with the required fee indicated in the Annexure of this manual.

    -- However a student who had appeared for a “carry course” in any semester is not eligible to appear for an improvement examination.

    -- A student will be allowed to take up the improvement examination only for the courses in which he / she has appeared in that semester examination.

    -- If the improvement examination marks are less than the original marks, the original marks shall be retained.

    GRADING SYSTEM(UG)

    Grade

    Marks Range

    Grade Point (GP)

    Class *

    O+

    95 to 100

    10

    Outstanding
    (89,90=Distinction)

    O

    89 to 94

    9

    D+

    83 to 88

    8

    Distinction
    (71 to 74 = First)

    D

    77 to 82

    7

    A+

    71 to 76

    6

    A

    65 to 70

    5

    First
    (59=Second)

    B+

    59 to 64

    4

    B

    53 to 58

    3

    Second

    C+

    47 to 52

    2

    C

    40 to 46

    1

    F

    39 and below

    0

    NA


    GRADING SYSTEM(PG)

    Grade

    Marks Range

    Grade Point (GP)

    Class *

    O+

    96 to 100

    10

    Outstanding

    O

    91 to 95

    9

    D+

    86 to 90

    8

    Distinction

    D

    81 to 85

    7

    A+

    76 to 80

    6

    A

    71 to 75

    5

    First
    (75=Distinction)

    B+

    66 to 70

    4

    B

    61 to 65

    3

    C+

    56 to 60

    2

    Second
    (60=First)

    C

    50 to 55

    1

    F

    49 and below

    0

    NA


    -- *Distinction / Outstanding will be awarded only for students without any arrears. If a student falls in this category with arrears he/she will be awarded only First Class

    Calculation based on the Ten Point Grading System

    Credit point (CP) of a course is the value obtained by multiplying the GP by Cr of the course:

    CP = GP x Cr


    -- Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) determines the overall performance of a student at the end of a semester. It is the value obtained by dividing the sum of credit points (CP) obtained by a student in the core courses taken in a semester by the sum of credits in core courses taken by him / her. The grade point shall be rounded off to two decimal places.

    SGPA=∑(GP X Cr) / ∑Cr


    -- Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the value obtained by dividing the sum of credit points obtained in core courses in successive semesters taken by the student by the sum of credits in core courses in those semesters and shall be rounded off to two decimal places.

    CGPA =∑(GP X Cr) / ∑Cr(for all semester core courses)


    Example


    -- An example to illustrate the working of SGPA for UG is shown below:


    Course

    Marks obtained

    Grade

    Grade Point (GP)

    Credit (Cr)

    (GP X Cr)

    (GP X Cr)
    SGPA = ---------------
    Cr

    1

    53

    B

    3

    3

    9

     

    101 / 22 = 4.59 (take lower limit)

    2

    76

    A+

    6

    3

    18

    3

    67

    A

    5

    6

    30

    4

    59

    B+

    4

    6

    24

    5

    65

    A

    5

    4

    20

     

     

     

    TOTAL

    22

    101

    Grade = B+


    Note:

    In case of re-appearance, statement marks will reflect the credits for the course. However, this will not be taken for the CGPA calculations.


    RULES AND REGULATIONS

    -- All candidates must occupy seat in exam hall before half an hour of commencement of examination time.

    -- Student should ensure that any objectionable material is not lying around his/her seat prior to start of examination and it will be the sole responsibility of the student to inform to the supervisor.

    -- check your enrollment number, subject code, date of exam etc. at appropriate location.

    -- Do not write your name or number or any sign in the answer book which reveals your identity

    -- Please check that you have the correct examination paper and that your copy of it is complete.

    -- Under no circumstances, the candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall after commencement of examination.

    -- Please read the instructions at the head of your paper, and make sure you understand and follow them.

    -- Begin a new answer on separate page.

    -- Write relevant answer of the question in a clear and legible hand writing on both sides of answer book in respective Part-A ,Part-B and Part-C

    -- Do not write anything in space provided for marks.

    -- Do not leave your seat in any circumstance without the prior permission of the supervisor.

    -- No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall after the commencement of examination till 45 minutes and during last 15 minutes of the examination session.

    -- Students may not leave the examination room (except when they have finished their examination). If the medical condition appears serious and the student is not able to resume the exam, Supervisor should call Security and request medical assistance. In this case the student may be able to resume the examination.

    -- If you need to do any rough work, use the back page(s) of your answer book(s) and either cross through the rough work or identify it clearly as such before handing in your script; you may not use paper of your own for rough work).

    -- It is the students responsibility to make sure their calculators are working and have fresh batteries. Students are neither permitted to share calculators nor to pass them between each other during an examination. Use of a non-permissible type of calculator or other electronic device will be regarded as cheating.

    -- If any objectionable material related to exam or mobile phone or programmable calculator is found with candidate or found exchanging answer book/ question paper with other candidate, he/she will be immediately expelled and the final punishment will be imposed once the matter is taken up by the authorities.

    -- There will be warning bell 10 minutes before the completion of the examination.

    -- All unused answer books and other examination materials must be handed over to Supervisor and must NOT be taken from the room.

    -- A disciplinary action will be taken against the candidate who disobeys the instructions of the supervisor or misbehaves or violates the code of conduct of examination

    -- If any examinee is violating rules, he/she is liable to be punished under the provision of the College rules

    AICTE GOVERNING BODY
    NAME & PROFILE DESIGNATION

    Dr. J. RADHIKA

    Principal

    CHAIRMAN

    CA AMMANGI.V.BALAJI

    Secretary & Correspondent

    MEMBER

    Dr. H. DEVARAJ

    Vice CHairman, UGC

    MEMBER

    Mr.P.SARANGAPANI

    Principal, Kurinji College of Arts & Science

    MEMBER

    Dr.M.PITCHAIMANI

    Vice Principal

    MEMBER

    Prof. K. SRIDHARAN

    Controller of Examinations

    MEMBER


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