Holycross College Nagercoil


GUIDELINES OF UG PROGRAMME

ALLOTMENT OF MARKS

Study Components

Internal

External

     

Part - I

   

Tamil / Other languages

25

75

     

Part - II

   

English

25

75

     

Part - III

   

Theory Papers (core course, DisciplineSpecific Elective and Generic Elective)

25

75

Practical Papers (Major & Generic Electives)

40

60

Project (V Semester)

40

60

     

Part - IV

   

1. NMEC

40

60

2. AECC

40

60

3. Skill Based Courses

40

60

4. Foundation Course

60

40

Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)

The ability enhancement courses are based on the content that leads to knowledge enhancement.

o Environmental studies

o English Communication

The relevant study materials are provided by the institution. These are mandatory for all disciplines.

English Communication

Internal components include Creative Writing, Viva-voce and Language Laboratory. Viva-voce

examination will be based on speaking and reading skills.

  • For speaking - Questions from Unit II & V.
  • Students will have 4 hours of Language Laboratory on rotational basis.
  • 30 minutes practical at the end of the respective semester.

For external, 3 questions out of 5 from four unit must be answered. Each question carries 5 marks. Unit V is only for Viva voce examination.

Environmental Studies (II Semester) Internal components

Album Based on Environmental issues - group of 8 students.

Album can contain poems, pictures, collage, paper cuttings, paintings, drawings etc. Marks must be given for content and not for decorations.

  • Field visit - outside working hours.
  • Field Report - 10 - 15 pages typed, with 1 or 2 photos.
  • Viva voce - based on field work report. For external 2 hours examination is conducted for 60 marks.

Part IV - Skill Based Course (SBC)

Students will be divided into 2 categories

Category A: Computer Science, English (Aided & S.F.), Zoology, History, Chemistry, Tamil (S.F.)

Category B: Commerce (Aided & S.F.), Maths (Aided & S.F.), Botany, Physics and Economics

Category Semester III Semester IV

A Meditation and Exercise Computer Literacy

B Computer Literacy Meditation and Exercise

External: Two hours of practical exam

Part IV - Foundation Course

These courses are conducted during the value education hour. The duration for external exam is

1½ hours.

For Value Education I & II, external examination will be conducted at the end of II & IV semesters respectively. For HRE, external examination will be conducted at the end of V Semester for 1½ hours.

hours.

For Women Studies, external examination will be conducted at the end of VI Semester for 1½

Value Education I (I Year)

Internal Components include

Song, Mime and Skit - 7 members in each group. Maximum no. of groups: 6 to 9

Written test - 4 out of 6 questions. Each question carries 5 marks.

A Kind Action - Student’s life experience/life experience of family member / a friend.

Value Education II (II Year)

Group Album: 7 members in each group.; maximum no. of groups: 6 to 9;page limit: 10; lot method to select the title; mode of presentation may include poems, pictures, drawings, printouts, paper cuttings, photographs, quotes, collage etc.

Human Rights Education (HRE) - (V Semester)

Title for Album will be chosen from the prescribed text.

Maximum of 7 members in each group: 6-9 groups

Women Studies (WS) - (VI Semester)

For album, title should be related to women’s issues discussed in the text book.

Maximum of 7 members in each group: 6-9 groups

PART: V

  1. i) Skill Development Programme (SDP) - Certificate Courses
  2. Journalism and Mass Communication - Dept. of English
  3. Clinical Chemistry - Dept. of Chemistry
  4. Folklore (Kalari) - Dept. of Tamil (F.)

The courses such as Artificial Jewel Making, Artificial Bouquet Making, Bridal Makeup & Hair dressing, Catering, Computer Accounting, Computer Hardware, Clay Design, Handicrafts, Hand Embroidery, Hindi, Glass Painting, Saree Painting, Poster Painting, Tailoring and Music are offered by Holy Cross Academy

  • Compulsory for all I year students.
  • 60 hours programme with one credit- included in the curriculum.
  • Courses and final examinations will be conducted by external experts.
  • Certificates will be issued to those who pass in the examinations.
  • If a student fails, she is not eligible to get the degree.
  1. ii) Service Training Programme (STP)

Compulsory for all I & II year students.

Clubs and Committees - Eco Club, YRC, Rotaract Club, NSS/ RRC, AICUF, Consumer Club, Legal

Literacy and Women’s Cell. Each student can opt for one of the clubs/committees.

iii)Service Learning Programme: Reaching the unreached Neighbourhood (RUN)

60 hours programme - Reaching the Unreached Neighbourhood (RUN) programme with one credit - included in the curriculum.

If a student fails, she is not eligible to get the degree.

Value Added Courses

In order to make the students excel in knowledge and entrepreneur skills, value added courses are introduced for all UG students. The courses are organized by the departments in collaboration with other institution. Each course is of 30 hours duration.

Part I, Part II & Part III Theory Papers

Test

=

15 marks

Quiz

=

5 marks

Assignment

=

5 marks

Total

Part IV

=

25 marks

Non major Elective Courses (NMEC)

Test

=

20 marks

Quiz

=

10 marks

Assignment

=

10 marks

Total

=

40 marks

Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC)

1) English Communication - I Semester

Creative Writing = 10 marks

Viva (Speaking & Reading) = 20 marks

Language Lab = 10 marks

Total = 40 marks

2) Environmental Studies - II Semester

Album = 10 marks

Field Visit = 10 marks

Fieldwork Report = 10 marks

Viva voce = 10 marks

Total = 40 marks

iii)

Skill Based Course (SBC)

1)

Computer Literacy (III / IV Semester)

Objective type questions (30 X 1)

=

30 marks

Exercise (Book) ( 1x 10) Total

=

=

10 marks (Compulsory)

40 marks

2) Yoga/Meditation and Exercise (III / IV Semester)

Objective type questions (20 x 1) = 20 marks

Exercise (2 x 10) = 20 marks

Total = 40 marks

Foundation Course

Value Education I (I Year)

Songs, Mime, Skit = 20 marks

Written Test ( 4 x 5) = 20 marks

A Kind Action = 20 marks

Total = 60 marks

Value Education II (II Year)

Exercise from book = 20 marks

Written test ( 4 x 5) = 20 marks(4 out of 6 questions)

Group Album = 20 marks

Total = 60 marks

Human Rights Education (HRE) and Women Studies (WS) - III Year

Album = 20 marks

Group Song, Mime, Skit = 20 marks

Written test ( 4 x 5) = 20 marks (4 out of 6 questions)

Total = 60 marks

EXTRA CREDITS FOR UG PROGRAMME

Certificate Courses (Organized by the dept.) - 1 Credit per Course

Self Learning Course (Maximum 2 courses) - 2 Credits per Course

Sports: Representation - Maximum 5 credits

International level - 5 Credits

National level - 4 Credits

State level - 3 Credits

University level - 2 Credits

District / College level - 1 Credit

Paper Presentation / Publication in Proceedings (National / State)

Upto 3 papers - 1 Credit

More than 3 papers - 2 Credits

International level (upto 3 papers) - 2 Credits

International level (more than 3 papers) - 3 Credits

Publication of articles in Journals / Books - 2 Credits

Conversion of marks to Grade Points and Letter Grade for UG Programme

Range of Marks

Grade Point

Letter Grade

Description

90-100

9-10

O

Outstanding

80-89

8-8.9

A+

Excellent

75-79

7.5-7.9

A

Very Good

70-74

7-7.4

B+

Good

60-69

6-6.9

B

Above Average

50-59

5-5.9

C

Average

40-49

4-4.9

P

Pass

0-39

0

F

Fail

Absent

0

Ab

Absent

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