K.S. RANGASAMY COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE (Autonomous)
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These regulations are applicable to all candidates admitted into UG and PG programmes from the academic year 2015-2016 onwards.

Admission

Candidates for UG and PG programme shall be admitted as per the norms prescribed by the University and Government of Tamil Nadu. For MBA and MCA programmes AICTE norms shall apply.

Structure of the Programme

Each UG programme shall have a curriculum comprising theory and practical subjects with a specified syllabus. The curriculum of each semester is a blend of theory subjects not exceeding 6 and practical courses not exceeding 2 per semester. In addition, seminars, assignments and personality development programmes such as NCC, NSS, and YRC, Sports and Games and extension activities shall be offered. The career competency skills shall be offered as non credit components for two semesters.

Medium of instruction

The medium of instruction and examinations shall be in English except for subjects on languages other than English.

Curriculum Design

UG programme

Each UG programme shall have a curriculum comprising theory and practical subjects with specified syllabus. The programmes shall cover

  • Part – I Language
  • Part – II Language
  • Core Subjects
  • Project and Viva Voce (wherever applicable)
  • Allied Subjects
  • Skill Based subjects
  • Value Education
    • 1. Yoga
    • 2. Environmental Studies
  • Non Major Elective Course
  • Career Competency Skills
  • Extension Activity
  • Diploma Course

PG programme

Each PG programme shall have a curriculum comprising theory and practical subjects with specified syllabus. The courses shall cover

  • Core courses
  • Elective Subjects
  • Inter-disciplinary courses
  • Project
  • Value Education
    • Human Rights
  • Soft Skills
  • Career Competency Skills

Every student has to carry out a project work and shall submit at the end of the fourth semester. The students of MCA programme shall submit the project work at the end of the sixth semester.

Procedure for completing the programme

The academic year shall normally be the period from June to May. Each academic year will be divided into two semesters, the Odd semester is from June to November and the even semester is from December to May.

The candidate shall be permitted to proceed to the courses of study in any semester, only if he/she fulfils the requirements of attendance, progress, and character and conduct in respect of the preceding semester and had registered for the highest semester examination for which he / she is eligible to register. He / She should compulsorily appear for the latest Semester Examination.

Attendance and Progress

The guidelines of attendance requirement issued by Periyar University are adopted by the College. Attendance shall be considered semester wise (not annually).

A candidate shall be permitted to appear for the Semester examinations in any semester, if he/she secures not less than 75% of attendance in the total number of working days during the semester and if his/her progress has been satisfactory and his/her conduct has been satisfactory.

It is mandatory that each student shall have 75% attendance to appear for the Comprehensive Examinations.

Those who have below 75% and above 65% attendance shall pay the condonation fee and write the examination in the same semester.

Those who have below 65% and above 50% attendance shall pay the condonation fee and write the examination in the forth coming semester after compensating for the loss of attendance.

Those who have below 50% of attendance have to redo the semester.

 

Assessment

The assessment shall comprise of Continuous Assessment (CA) and Comprehensive Examinations (CE) with marks as specified below:

Scheme of assessment

Theory Subject Practical Subject
Continuous Assessment (CA) 25 marks Continuous Assessment (CA) 40 marks
Comprehensive Examinations (CE) 75 marks Comprehensive Examinations (CE) 60 marks
Total 100 marks Total 100 marks

Continuous assessment

(i) Theory

Continuous assessment will be carried out by the teachers responsible for the subjects they teach, on dates centrally specified by the College exam cell. There will be three tests for each subject with accepted innovative techniques such as seminars, assignments, quiz and objective tests (Online Examination). The programme such on evaluation shall be specified before the commencement of each semester in consultation with the respective Heads and Principal. Any CA test should be completed before the commencement of the comprehensive examination. PG students will be required to present seminars on topics of their choice with the assignments.

Conduct of Internal Assessment Test (Continuous Assessment)

To ensure the gradual and study progress of the students, Continuous Assessment System is followed. For regularity of attendance, 5 marks shall be awarded. For submission of assignment/seminar 5 marks shall be awarded. Three unit tests shall be conducted at convenient stages of the semester. The average is worked out for 15 marks and thus the CA is arrived at for each student.

Scheme of Assessment

Test No. Portion to be
covered
Test Duration Max. Marks Weightage for
Internal Mark
Test – I 2 Units 3 Hrs 75 25
Test – II 2 Units 3 Hrs 75 25
Test – III All the 5 units 3 Hrs 75 25

There shall be three tests for each subject and the average of the three tests shall be considered for 25 marks as weightage for internal marks.

(ii) Practical

Every student is continuously assessed in each and every practical class. In addition to this one or two internal practical tests shall be conducted. The average of all shall be taken for internal practical marks. To appear for the Comprehensive Practical Examinations, each student shall have 75% attendance in the Practical Classes.

(iii) Project

Three Project Reviews shall be conducted for final year PG students during the fourth semester for the Two year Programme and in the Sixth semester for the Three year Programme. The student shall attend all the three Project Reviews for Internal Marks. Candidates those who do not attend more than one Review shall not be permitted to submit the Project during that semester and shall be permitted to submit in the forth coming even semester only.

Comprehensive Examination

The academic year is divided into two semesters. Each semester will have a minimum of 90 working days. Examination days are excluded. Comprehensive examination will be conducted in all semesters during November/December and April/May every year for all the UG and PG programmes. A student, who fails in any subject in any semester, shall be permitted to take it at subsequent
Comprehensive Examination, provided that the student has fulfilled the attendance requirements. To qualify for UG/PG degree, candidates are required to pass in all the subjects prescribed for the programme within six/four semesters. Beyond that period, the candidate shall follow the current syllabus for the examinations. Students shall get a clearance of no dues from the departments, only then they are eligible to get the Hall Ticket for the Comprehensive Examination. If a candidate fails to submit the report on project work on or before the date specified by the College, he/she shall be deemed to have failed in the project work and shall submit the report for evaluation in the next even semester only.

(i) Comprehensive Examinations – Theory

  • i) Duration of the Examinations – 3 hours
  • ii) Maximum – 75 marks

(ii) Comprehensive Examinations – Practical

  • i) Duration of the Examinations as specified by the Board of Studies.
  • ii) Maximum – 60 marks

External and Final evaluation

Theory

There shall be a final written examination in each of the subjects for three hours duration at the end of each semester.

Practical

For practical examinations the students have to submit a bonafide record note book signed by the subject teacher and approved by the Head of the Department. The candidates who failed in the practical shall submit the same record note book for reappearance. There shall be a practical examination at the end of each semester. An internal and external examiner conducts the practical examinations and the papers shall be valued jointly. All practical examinations shall be completed before the commencement of theory examinations.

Passing requirements and Provisions

For Under- graduate courses, the passing minimum is 40 marks.

  • The Breakup of the 40 marks will be 10(CA) + 30 (CE).
  • There is no minimum mark for CA.
  • However, the candidate has to get a minimum of 30 in CE. For example: 20(CA) + 20(CE) shall be declared as reappearance. A Candidate with 0 in CA and 40 in CE could be declared to have passed the exam.

A candidate qualifies for the award of degree with distinction, when he/she passes all the courses of study in the first attempt itself. If he/she secures 75% and above in the first attempt, he/she will be declared to have passed with Distinction. If he/she secures 60% and above, he/she will be declared to have passed in First class. If he/she secures below 60%, he/she will be declared to have passed in Second class. All other candidates who qualified for the award of degree with below 50% shall be declared to have passed in Third class.

For Post-graduate courses, the Passing minimum is 50 marks.

    • The break-up of the 50 marks will be 12 (CA) + 38 (CE).
    • There is no minimum mark for the CA.
    • However, the candidate has to get a minimum of 38 in CE. For example: 20(CA) + 30(CE) shall be declared as reappearance. A Candidate with 0 in CA and 50 in the External could be declared to have passed the exam.

A candidate qualifies for the award of degree with distinction, when he passes all the courses of study in first attempt. If he/she secures 75% and above in the first attempt, he/she will be declared to have passed with a Distinction. If he/she secures 60% and above, he/she will be declared to have passed in First class. All other candidates who qualified for the award of degree with below 60% shall be declared to have passed in Second class.

Provision for Revaluation

Students shall apply for revaluation in the specified format within 10 days of publication of results. Request for revaluation for each paper shall be made separately. A fee of Rs.300/- for each paper under appeal should be paid. Such appeals will be referred to an appeals committee whose decision shall be final.

Provision for Transparency

Students shall apply for Transparency in the specified format within 10 days of publication of results. Request for transparency for each paper shall be made separately. A fee of Rs.300/- for each paper under appeal should be paid. The transparency shall be given to the students within three days.

Provision for Supplementary Examination

In order to provide an opportunity to the final UG and PG students to complete the programme in the same year without any loss of time, supplementary examinations are conducted in the even semester for the final year students of all disciplines. Candidates who fail in only one paper [Theory] in any of the semesters will be permitted to take up supplementary examinations. Candidates who wish to apply for supplementary examinations can apply to the Controller of Examinations through the Principal, in the prescribed format, along with the prescribed fee within 7 working days from the date of publication of the revaluation results.

Issue of Mark sheet and Degree Certificate

After evaluation and with the recommendations of the result passing board in each semester, the College shall publish the results. The academic council approves/ratifies the results and recommends the candidate to the Periyar University which in turn shall award the degree.

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 / Paper)

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 U Re-appear
ABSENT 0.0 AAA ABSENT

UG Programme

Minimum Credits to be earned

For Three Year Programme: Best 140 credits
Part I & II: Languages
Part III: Core, Elective, Allied
Part IV: Value Education, Skill Based Elective Course, Non-Major Elective Course, Soft Skills
Part V: Extension Activity

For a Semester

GRADE POINT AVERAGE [GPA] = ∑­iCiGi / ∑­iCi

               Sum of the multiplication of grade points by the credits of the courses

GPA

                                         Sum of the credits of the courses in a semester 

Ci = Credits earned for course iin any semester

Gi = Grade Point obtained for course iin any semester

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

For the entire programme

CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE [CGPA] = ∑­n­iCniGni/ ∑­n­iCni

Sum of the multiplication of grade points by

the credits of the entire programme

CGPA =

Sum of the credits of the courses of the entire programme

     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 Re-appear

 

*The candidates who have passed in the first appearance and within the prescribed semester of the UG programme (Core, Elective and Allied courses alone) are eligible.

PG Programme

Minimum Credits to be earned

For Two year Programme: Best 90 credits

Part A: Core, Elective, Non-Major Electives and Inter Disciplinary Courses

Part B: 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 an course / Paper)

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 U Re-appear
ABSENT 0.0 AAA ABSENT

 

For a Semester

GRADE POINT AVERAGE [GPA] = ∑­iCiGi / ∑­iCi

               Sum of the multiplication of grade points by the credits of the courses

GPA

                                         Sum of the credits of the courses in a semester 

 

Ci=Credits allotted for course in any semester

Gi=Grade Point obtained for course iin any semester

 

 

For the entire programme

CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE [CGPA] = ∑­n­iCniGni/ ∑­n­iCni

Sum of the multiplication of grade points by

the credits of the entire programme

CGPA =

Sum of the credits of the courses of the entire programme

 

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 (Core, Elective, Non-Major Electives and Inter Disciplinary Courses alone) are eligible.