CCSS Regulations for PG Programme

Duration

The minimum duration for completion of a two year PG Programme in any subject is four semesters. The maximum period for completion is eight semesters (4 years).

The duration of each semester shall be five months inclusive of examinations. There shall be at least 90 instructional days and a minimum of 450 instructional hours in a semester. First and Third semesters shall be from June to October, and Second and Fourth semesters shall be from November to March.


Programme Structure

Students shall be admitted into postgraduate programme under faculties of Science, Humanities, Language and Literature, Commerce and Management, Communication, Technology etc. The programme shall include two types of courses: Core courses and Elective Courses. There shall be a Project /Dissertation to be undertaken by all students.

Each course shall have a specified number of credits. A student shall accumulate a minimum of 80 credits in various programmes except for MSW (100 credits), MBA and MCA (120 credits). The number of credits from elective/optional courses shall vary between12 to 16. Minimum credit for core shall be 64.

Each course shall have a specified number of credits. A student shall accumulate a minimum of 80 credits in various programmes except for MSW (100 credits), MBA and MCA (120 credits). The number of credits from elective/optional courses shall vary between12 to 16. Minimum credit for core shall be 64.


Attendance

The students admitted in the PG programme shall be required to attend at least 75% percent of the total number of classes (theory/practical) held during each semester. The students having less than prescribed percentage of attendance shall not be allowed to appear for the University examination.

Condonation of shortage of attendance to a maximum of 12 days of the working days in a semester subject to a maximum of two times during the whole period of postgraduate programme may be granted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University. Benefit of condonation of attendance will be granted to the students on health grounds, for participating in university union activities, meeting of the university bodies and participation in other extracurricular activities on production of genuine supporting documents with the recommendation of the Head of the Department concerned. A student who is not eligible for such condonation shall repeat the course along with the subsequent batch.

Students who complete the courses and secure the minimum required attendance for all the courses of a semester and register for the university examinations at the end of the semester alone will be promoted to higher semesters. The students who have attendance within the limit prescribed, but could not register for the examination have to apply for the token registration, within two weeks of the commencement of the next semester.

Attendance of each course will be evaluated (internally) as below:

Attendance % of Marks for Attendance
Attendance % of marks for attendance
Above 90% attendance 100
85 to 89% 80
80 to 84% 60
76 to 79% 40
75% 20

Grace Marks

Grace marks may be awarded to a student for meritorious achievements in co-curricular activities (in Sports/Arts/ NSS/NCC) carried out besides the regular class hours. Such a benefit is applicable and limited to a maximum of 8 courses in an academic year spreading over two semesters.


Examination

There shall be University examination at the end of each semester. Practical examinations (External) shall be conducted by the University at the end of even semesters. Project evaluation and External Viva Voce shall be conducted at the end of the programme only. Project Evaluation and Viva Voce shall be conducted by two external examiners.


Evaluation

The evaluation scheme for each course (including projects) shall contain two parts: Continuous Assessment (CA) and End Semester Evaluation (ESE). 20% marks shall be given to CA and the remaining 80% to ESE. The ratio of marks between internal and external is 1:4 excluding viva-voce. Both internal and external evaluation shall be carried out using marks with corresponding grades and grade points in 7-point indirect relative grading system.


Continuous Assessment

The percentage of marks assigned to various components for internal evaluation is as follows:

THEORY
Components % of internal marks
1 Two test papers 40
2 Assignments/Book review/debates 20
3 Seminars/presentation of case study 20
4 Attendance 20
PRACTICAL
Components % of internal marks
1 Two test papers 40
2 Lab skill 20
3 Records/viva 20
4 Attendance 20

TESTS

For each course there shall be at least two class tests during a semester.


ASSIGNMENTS

Each student shall be required to do two assignments/Book review for each course.


SEMINAR

Every student shall deliver one seminar as an internal component for every course and must be evaluated by the respective course teacher in terms of structure, content, presentation and interaction. The soft and hard copies of the seminar report are to be submitted to the teacher in charge.

All the results of the CA shall be displayed on the notice board within five working days from the last day of a semester.


End Semester Evaluation (ESE)

The End Semester Examination in theory courses is to be conducted by the university with question papers set by external experts. There shall be double valuation system of answer books. There shall be no provision for revaluation.


Project

There shall be a project work with Dissertation to be undertaken by all students. Every student has to do the project work independently. No group projects are accepted. The project should be unique with respect to title, project content and project layout. No two project report of any student should be identical, in any case, as this may lead to the cancellation of the project report by the university. Project work shall be carried out under the supervision of a teacher in the parent department concerned or prescribed by the department coordinator.

The project report shall be prepared according to the guidelines approved by the university. Two typed copies of the project report shall be submitted to the Head of the Department, two weeks before the commencement of the ESE of the final semester. The external evaluation of the project work shall be carried out at the end of the programme.

Assessment of different components of project may be taken as below:

Internal (Viva) 20% of Total
Components Internal Marks %
Punctuality 20
Use of Data 20
Scheme/Organization of Report 40
Viva voce 20

Pass Conditions for Project

Submission of the Project Report and presence of the student for viva are compulsory for internal evaluation. For external evaluation, the Project report submitted by the student shall be evaluated by the external examiners. No marks shall be awarded to a candidate if she/he fails to submit the Project report for external evaluation.

A student shall be declared to pass in the Project report course if she/he secures minimum 40 % marks of the aggregate and 40% separately for external. In an instance of inability of obtaining a minimum of 40% marks, the Project work may be redone and the report may be resubmitted along with subsequent exams through parent department.

There shall be no improvement chance for the marks obtained in the Project Report.


7-Point Indirect Relative Grading System

Evaluation ( both internal and external)is carried out using mark system .The grading on the basis of a total internal and external marks will be indicated for each course and for each semester and for the entire programme.

External (80% of Total)
Components External Marks %
Relevance of the Topic 5
Statement of Objectives 10
Methodology/Reference/Bibliography 15
Presentation of Facts/Figures/Language style/diagrams etc. 20
Quality of Analysis /Use of Statistical tools 15
% of Marks (CA+ESE) Grade Interpretation Range of grade points Class
90 and above 0 Outstanding 9-10 First Class with Distinction
80 to below 90 A Excellent 8-8.9
70 to below 80 B Very Good 7-7.9 First Class
60 to below 70 C Good 6-6.9
50 to below 60 D Satisfactory 5-5.9 Second Class
40 to below 50 E Pass/Adequate 4.4.9 Pass
Below 40 F Failure 0-3.9 Fail

A candidate securing E grade with 40% of aggregate marks and 40% separately for ESE each course shall be declared to have passed in that course.

Those who secure not less than 40 % marks (both ESE and CA put together) for all the courses of a semester shall be declared to have successfully completed the semester. The marks obtained by the candidates for CA in the first appearance shall be retained (irrespective of pass or fail) The candidates who fail in theory unit shall reappear for theory unit only, and the marks secured by them in practical unit, if passed in practicals, will be retained.

A candidate who fails to secure a minimum for a pass in a course will be permitted to write the same examination along with the next batch. For the successful completion of a semester, a candidate should pass all courses and secure a minimum SGPA of 4. However a student is permitted to move to the next semester irrespective of his/her SGPA.


Improvement

A candidate who secures minimum marks (40 %) for a pass in a course will be permitted to write the same examination along with the next batch if he/she desires to improve his/her performance in ESE. If the candidate fails to appear for the improvement examination after registration, or if there is no change/up gradation in the marks after availing the improvement chance, the marks obtained in the first appearance shall be retained. There shall be no improvement chance for the marks obtained in internal assessment. Improvement of a particular semester can be done only once the student shall avail the improvement chance in the succeeding year along with the subsequent batch.

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