Curriculum Regulations

UG Curriculum: Regulations
All undergraduate programmes of the college follow Choice Based Credit and Semester System (CBCSS) adopted by the M.G. University, Kottayam. The regulations under the scheme are as follows:
Duration of the programme:
The duration of UG programmes shall be 6 semesters with each semester consisting of 90 working days. The odd semesters shall be from June to October and the even semesters from December to April. There will be a one month break between the semesters.
Registration:
Each student shall register for the courses in the prescribed registration form in consultation with the Faculty Advisor (a teacher nominated by the department council) from the parent department.
A student can opt out of a course/courses he/she registered for, subject to the fulfillment of the minimum credit requirement, within thirty days from the commencement of the semester.
Attendance:
Students having a minimum of 75% average attendance for all the courses only can register for the examination. Condonation of shortage of attendance to a maximum of 10 days in a semester subjected to a maximum of 2 times during the whole period of the programme may be granted by the university on valid grounds.
Benefit of attendance may be granted to students attending university/college union activities, participation in co-curricular activities on production of participation/attendance certificates from competent authorities and endorsed by the Head of the institution. This is limited to a maximum of 10 days and this benefit shall be considered for internal assessment also.
A student who is not eligible for condonation of shortage of attendance shall repeat the course along with the next batch. Grade and Points Awarded for Attendance
% of Attendance
Grade
Points
> 90
A
4
85 - 90
B
3
80 - 85
C
2
75 - 80
D
1
<75
E
0
Scheme and Syllabus:
The UG programmes shall include (a) Common courses, (b) Core courses, (c) Complementary courses, (d) Open courses, (e) Co-curricular courses and (f) Extension activities. Besides the above, the college offers Zero credit courses to encourage advanced learners. The credits obtained from such extra work shall be counted as Zero credits. However, a candidate will not be permitted to do more than one Zero credit per semester which should be done under the direct supervision of faculty member of the college.
For the successful completion of a programme, a candidate should have a minimum of 120 credits from the various courses, excluding the credits from co-curricular activities.
The minimum required credits from various components are as follows:
Common courses
38
Core/complementary/vocational* courses
78
Open course
04
Minimum attendance required
75%
Examinations
Each course is evaluated in two parts, viz., internally (in-semester assessment) and externally (end-semester assessment).
The ratio between the internal and external assessments shall be 1:3.
Internal Evaluation
Internal evaluation is done by continuous assessments on the following components:
Attendance: A student should have a minimum of 75% of attendance
Assignments: Best two assignments are considered per course.
Seminar/Viva: A student has to take a minimum of 1 seminar per course.
Class test: A minimum of 2 class tests are to be attended. The best two grades obtained are considered in this component.
The examinations are evaluated using a Direct Grading system based on a 5-point scale viz., A, B, C, D and E.
External Examinations
There will be an external examination at the close of each semester (November & April). Students having a minimum of 75% average attendance for all the courses can register for the examination. A student who registers his/her name for the external examination will be eligible for promotion. There shall be no supplementary examinations. Reappearance/improvement is admissible with the next batch.
Calculation of Grades
Letter Grade
Grade Range
A
3.5 to 4
B
2.5 to 3.49
C
1.5 to 2.49
D
0.5 to 1.49
E
0.0 to 0.49
The overall grade for the certification of a programme shall be based on the Consolidated Grade Point Average (CGPA) on a 7-point scale.
Letter Grade
Grade Range
A+
3.8 to 4
A
3.5 to 3.79
B+
3.0 to 3.49
B
2.5 to 2.99
C+
2.0 to 2.49
C
1.5 to 1.99
D
1.0 to 1.4949
A separate minimum of D grade for internal and external examinations is required for a pass for a course. For a pass in a programme, a separate minimum of D grade is required for all the courses and must score a minimum CGPA of 2.0 or an overall grade of C+ and above.
Grace Marks
Grace marks shall be awarded to the winners in Sportsand Arts at the university level and above and those who participate in National Service Scheme (NSS), National Cadet Corps (NCC) etc., as shown below:
I Sports/Games [Individual & Team events] 3% - 25%
II Arts/Youth Festival [Intercollegiate - National level] 3% - 10%
III National Service Scheme [certificate holder-RD Camp]2% to 5% [Limited to 7%]
IV NCCB Certificate - R D Parade 2%-5% [Limited to 10%]
Grievance Redressal
There shall be provision for grievance redressal at four levels. Complaints regarding the evaluation shall be brought to the notice of the teacher concerned in the first instance. If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the teacher concerned, he may appeal to the Departmental Redressal Cell which shall have, as members, the Head of the Department, the teacher-in-charge for that particular class and the teacher against whom the complaint is made. 
The student will also have the freedom to make further appeal to the College Level Grievance Redressal Cell, which shall have the Principal, the Controller of Internal Examinations and the Head of the Department concerned as members. 
If the student is not satisfied, he may appeal to the Univeristy Level Grievance Redressal Cell which consists of Pro-Vice Chancellor, Affiliation Committee Convenor and Controller of Examinations.The verdict of the University Level Redressal Cell shall be final.
Complaints regarding the internal evaluation shall be made at the earliest opportunity, preferably within two days of the award of marks. Complaints regarding the final tally of marks should be made before the first week of October/ April.