Holycross College Nagercoil


PROGRAMMES

Aided Programmes

UG

PG

Mathematics
Physics
Chemistry
Botany
Zoology
History
Economics
English
Commerce
Mathematics
Physics
Zoology
English


Self Financed Programmes

UG PG
Mathematics
Computer Science
English
Tamil
Commerce –I
Commerce –II
Mathematics
Physics
Zoology
English

M.Phil. Programmes

English
Mathematics
Physics
Zoology

Ph.D. Programmes


Zoology
English
Botany
Physics
Chemistry
Commerce
Economics
History

Programme Regulations


UG PROGRAMMES WITH CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM( CBCS)

1. Eligibility: 10 + 2 pattern

(i) For Admission:

A pass in the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) (Academic / Vocational Stream) conducted by the Government of Tamil Nadu or an examination accepted as equivalent thereto by the syndicate of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli.

A) ARTS & COMMERCE

Sl.
No.
Name of the
Programmes
Eligibility Instruction Medium of
1. B.A. English
(Aided & Self
Financed)
A pass in 10 + 2 English
2. B.A. History A pass in 10 + 2 English
3. B.A. Economics A pass in 10 + 2 English
4. B.Com.
(Aided & Self
Financed)
A pass in 10 + 2 with Commerce as one
of the core subjects
English
5. B.A. Tamil
(Self Financed)
A pass in 10 + 2 with Tamil as a
Language Paper
English

B) SCIENCE

Sl.
No.
Name of the
Programmes
Eligibility Instruction Medium of
1. B. Sc. Mathematics
(Aided & Self
Financed)
A pass in 10 + 2 with Mathematics as
one of the core subjects
English
2. B. Sc. Physics A pass in 10 + 2 with Physics and
Mathematics as Core Subjects
English
3. B. Sc. Chemistry A pass in 10 + 2 with Chemistry as one
of the core subjects
English
4. B. Sc. Botany A pass in 10 + 2 with Botany or Biology
as one of the core subjects
English
5. B. Sc. Zoology A pass in 10 + 2 with Zoology or
Biology as one of the core subjects
English
6. B. Sc. Computer
Science (Self Financed)
A pass in 10 + 2 with Computer Science
or Mathematics as one of the core
subjects
English


(ii) For the Degree:

The candidates shall have subsequently undergone the prescribed course of study in Holy Cross College affiliated to the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University for a period of not less than three academic years (six semesters), passed the examinations prescribed and fulfilled such conditions as have been prescribed thereof.

2. Duration

The Programme is for a period of three years. Each academic year shall comprise two Semesters viz. Odd and Even semesters. Odd Semester shall be from June to October / November and Even Semester shall be from November / December to April. There shall be not less than 90 working days which shall comprise 450 teaching clock hours for each Semester (excluding of the days for the conduct of end-semester examinations).

3. The CBCS System

All Programmes (named after the Core subjects) mentioned earlier shall be conducted through Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). It is an instructional package developed to suit the needs of students to keep pace with the developments in higher education and the quality assurance expected of it in the light of liberalization and globalization in higher education.

4. Courses in Programmes

Language Courses (LC) (any one of the languages from Tamil and French), General English Courses (GEC) (any one of the streams from A, B, and C Streams or a syllabus for B. Com & Computer Science students), Core Courses (CC), Core Practical (CP), Allied Courses (AC), Allied Practical (AP), Elective Courses (EC), Major Based Elective Courses (MBEC), Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC), Skill Based Courses (SBC), and Non Major Elective Courses (NMEC).

Core Courses are the basic courses which are compulsorily required for the each of the Programme of study. These will be related to the subject of the Programme in which the candidate gets her degree. The total number of Core Courses shall be 13 to 15. Allied Courses are generally related to the main subject of the programme. There shall be Two Allied Courses for Science and Four Allied Courses for Arts and Commerce Programmes. These courses are offered in the first IV semesters.

The Major Based Elective Courses (MBEC) are two in number for each U.G. degree and they are open to all students irrespective of Science, Arts and Commerce Programmes. Each department offers 2 Non Major Elective Courses (NMEC). A student shall choose the course offered by any other Department.

Selection of students to the Elective Course (EC)

The Department Committee shall follow a selection procedure on a first-come-first-served basis, fixing the maximum number of students, giving counselling to the students etc. to avoid overcrowding to particular course(s) at the expense of some other courses.

The college shall provide all information relating to the ECs in each programme to all the students so as to enable them to choose their ECs.

Part IV - Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC): English Communication is offered in the 1st semester in all UG Programmes as per the recommendation of the UGC (2 hours - 2 credits).

Part IV - Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC): Environmental Studies is offered in the 2nd semester in all UG Programmes as per the recommendation of the UGC (2 hours - 2 credits).

Part IV - Foundation Course I: Values for Life is offered in the 1st and 2nd semesters in all UG Programmes.

Part IV - Foundation Course II: Personality Development is offered in the 3rd and 4th semesters in all UG Programmes.

Part IV - Skill Based Course (SBC): Meditation and Exercise(Yoga) / Computer Literacy is offered in the 3rd and 4th semesters in all UG Programmes.

Part IV - Foundation Course III: Human Rights Education (HRE) is offered in the 5th semester in all UG Programmes.

Part IV - Foundation Course IV: Gender Studies and Women Empowerment is offered in the 6th semester in all UG Programmes.

Part V - Skill Development Programme (SDP): Certificate Course and Student Training Programme (STP): Clubs & Committees / NSS should be carried out apart from the regular
class hours

 

5. Project

Each candidate shall be required to take up a group Project Work and submit it at the end of the fifth semester. The Head of the Department shall assign the Guide who, in turn, will suggest the Project Work to the student in the beginning of the year. A copy of the project report will be submitted to the Department before the date fixed by the Institution. The Project will be evaluated by an internal and an external examiner nominated by the Controller of Examinations. The candidate concerned will have to defend her Project through a Viva-voce.

6. Course

Each Course is designed with Lectures / Tutorials / Laboratory or Field Work / Seminar / Practical Training / Assignments / Term Paper or Report Writing etc., to meet effective teaching and learning requirements.


CBCS for UG Courses

Study component No. of courses Credit per
courses
Total
credits
Part I
Tamil / French
2 + 2 = 4 3 12
Part II
English
2 + 2 = 4 3 12
Part III
Core subjects
Allied Subjects
17- 22
4
4 – 5
4
80
16
PART IV
I. Non Major Elective Course (NMEC)
2 2 4
II. Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course
(AECC)
1.English Communication
2. Environmental Studies (EVS)
2 2 4
III. Skill Based Course (SBC) 4 2 8
IV. Foundation Course
Value Education I (I & II Sem.)
Value Education II (III & IV Sem.)
Human Right Education (HRE) – V Sem.
Women Studies (WS) – VI Semester
4 1 4
Part V
Skill Development Programme (SDP) -
Certificate Courses
1 1 1
Students Training Programme (STP) –
I & II Years
Clubs, Committees & NSS
1 1 1
Service Learning Programme (SLP)- II Year
Extension- Run
1 1 1
TOTAL 140 +3



PG PROGRAMMES WITH CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM (CBCS)

1. Eligibility

i. Admission: A candidate who is a graduate of this college or any other recognized University in the main subject / subjects as given below against each or who has passed an examination accepted by the Syndicate, as equivalent thereto is eligible for admission.

A) ARTS, COMMERCE & SOCIAL WORK

Sl.
No.
Name of the
Programmes
Eligibility Instruction Medium of
1. M. A. English
(Aided & Self
Financed)
A pass in B. A. English Literature English
2. M. A. History
(Self Finance)
A pass in B. A. History English
3. M. A. Economics
(Self Financed)
A pass in B. A. Economics English
4. M. Com.
(Self Financed)
A pass in B. Com. / Bank Management /
Computer Applications / Financial
Management / B. Com. (Applied) / C
Operation / B.B.A. and other related
Programmes equivalent to B. Com.
English
5. Master of Social Work
(MSW) (Self Financed)
A pass in any degree English

B) SCIENCE

Sl.
No.
Name of the
Programmes
Eligibility Instruction Medium of
1. M. Sc. Mathematics
(Aided & Self
Financed)
A pass in B.Sc. Mathematics English
2. M. Sc. Physics A pass in B. Sc Physics / B. Sc.
Electronics / Applied Physics / Four
year Physics (Honours)
English
3. M. Sc. Zoology A pass in B.Sc. Zoology English
4. M. Sc. Chemistry
(Self Financed)
A pass in B.Sc. Chemistry English
5. M. Sc. Botany
(Self Financed)
A pass in B.Sc. Botany English


ii) Degree

The candidates shall have subsequently undergone the prescribed programme of study in Holy Cross College affiliated to the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University for a period of not less than two academic years comprising four semesters, passed the examinations prescribed and fulfilled such conditions as have been prescribed thereof.

2. Duration

The duration of all PG programmes is two years. Each year shall consist of two semesters, viz. Odd and Even semesters. Odd semester shall be from June to October / November and Even Semester shall be from November / December to April. There shall be not less than 90 working days which shall comprise 450 teaching clock hours for each Semester (excluding of the days for the conduct of end-semester examinations).

3. Courses in Programmes

The following are the various categories of the courses suggested for the PG

programmes:

  • Core Courses (CC) - 15, Elective Courses (EC) - 4, Project - 1 (for Arts and Commerce)
  • Core Courses (CC) - 11, Core Practical (CP) - 4, Elective Courses (EC) - 4, Project - 1 (for Science)

Selection of students to the Elective Course (EC)

a. The colleges shall provide all information relating to the Elective Courses in each programme to all the students so as to enable them to choose their Elective Courses.

4. Project

Each candidate shall be required to take up an individual or group project (2 members) and submit it at the end of the fourth semester. The Head of the Department shall assign the Guide who, in turn, will suggest the Project Work to the student in the beginning of the final year. A copy of the project report will be submitted to the Department before the date fixed by the Institution. The Project will be evaluated by an internal and an external examiner nominated by the Controller of Examinations. The candidate concerned will have to defend her Project through a Viva-voce.

5. Semesters

In each semester, Courses are offered in 15 teaching weeks and the remaining 5 weeks are to be utilized for conduct of examinations and evaluation purposes. Each week shall have 30 working hours spread over 5 / 6 days a week.

6. Credits

The term "Credit" refers to the weightage given to a course, usually in relation to the instructional hours assigned to it. However, in no instance the credits of a Course can be greater than the hours allotted to it. The total minimum credits, required for awarding PG Programmes is 90.

7. Course

Each Course is designed with Lectures / Tutorials / Laboratory or Field Work / Seminar / Practical Training / Assignments / Term Paper or Report Writing etc., to meet effective teaching and learning requirements.

8. Examinations

  • There shall be examinations at the end of each semester, for odd semesters in October / November; for even semesters in April / May.
  • A candidate who does not pass the examination in any course(s) shall be permitted to appear in such failed course(s) in the subsequent examinations to be held in October / November or April / May.
  • However, candidates who have arrears in Practicals shall be permitted to appear for their arrears in Practical examination only along with Regular Practical examination in the respective semester.
  • Viva-voce: Each candidate shall be required to appear for Viva-voce Examination in defense of the Project only.
  • For the Project Report, the maximum mark will be 80 percent and for the Viva-voce is 20 percent.
  • The results of all the examinations will be published through the College where the student underwent the Course.

CBCS for PG Courses

Study Components No. of
Courses
Credit per
Course
Total
Core Papers / Project 13 - 18 4 - 5 67
Elective Papers 4 5 20
* Life Skill Training 2 1 2
* Summer Training Programme 1 1 1
Total 90

* Courses / Programmes conducted outside the regular working hours.
Note: Each P.G. student has to undergo Summer Training Programme for a period of 60 hours during Summer Vacation.

MSW PROGRAMME REGULATIONS

II Semester

Concurrent Field Work

I. General Instruction for students

  • The trainee should be followed the agency timing and should be punctual
  • From the agency the trainee should receive the acceptance letter with the name of the agency supervisor and contact number
  • Action plan should be framed by the trainee with the help of the supervisor within week duration
  • The trainee should get the signature from the agency supervisor in the time sheet every day .
  • The trainee should be participated in all the activities carried out by the agency Daily report should be submitted by the trainee to the agency supervisor and to the faculty in charge
  • The assessment form should be collected by the trainee from the agency at the end of the field work
  • The trainee should submit the copy of the final report to the agency and to the department at the last date of field work
  • The trainee should get the field work certificate from the agency after the completion of the field work.

II. Specific Instructions for Students

Agency

First of all study and understand the functioning of the agency. Field work days are every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. These timings can be changed according to the agency without affecting her class hours.

Code of conduct

The trainees are expected to observe punctuality, obedience, dedication and sincerity during the field work. The reports should be submitted before 9 am on every next-day of the field work day to the staff in-charge. The delayed reports will carry lesser marks during evaluation.

Reports

Regarding writing reports, only the specific field work record sheets should be used. In the reports, to begin with the worker should provide particulars regarding:

  • Name of the worker
  • Name of the agency
  • Date / Day
  • Time and Duration
  • Staff in-charge

In the reports, the worker must be referred as third person and all the prgrammes explained in the
past tense. But opinions and reflections can be in present tense. The worker should write in
different paragraphs with relevant headings. Each report should contain (1) a general
introduction (2) objectives of the day’s work (3) planning (4) actual programme implementation
(5) the days” evaluation & reflection (6) Future plan for the next field work day.


III Semester

Specialization- Community Development

Activities of the trainee Social Worker

  • Participation in other routine activities of the agency such as organizing functions, attending case conference, conducting surveys, diagnostic camps, maintenance of record, follow-up activities concerning discharged patients etc.
  • Participation in out-reach activities / extension programmes of the placement agency

Case study

Individual and group

SPECIALIZATION- MEDICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORK

Activities of the Trainee Social Worker

  • Intake and referral of out-patient.
  • Performing ward rounds.
  • To function as a member of the multi disciplinary team.
  • Participation in other routine activities of the agency such as attending case conferences, conducting surveys, diagnostic camps, maintenance of records, follow-up activities concerning discharged patients etc.
  • Participation in out-reach activities / extension programmes of the placement agency.

Practice of Social Case Work

The trainee is required to collect at least 5 individual clients having psycho-social problems their detailed case-histories; formulate a comprehensive psycho-social diagnosis, formulate goals of intervention and attempt to alleviate psycho social problems of their clients using intervention techniques such as counselling, environmental modification, facilitating catharsis, ego assessment and ego strengthening, behavior modification etc. Intervene the family and peer group using appropriate techniques whenever necessary.

Trainee may carry out discharge planning of patients, conduct home visits and other follow-up activities for their clients plan and implement measures for rehabilitation wherever necessary.


IV SEMESTER

SPECIALIZATION - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Acquiring information about the placement agency
The students are expected to acquire knowledge on the following areas:

  • Administrative structure (Recruitment, Job, Description, salary etc.)
  • Project Formulation
  • Programmes
  • Systems
    • Budgeting
    • Financing
    • Accounting
    • Auditing
    • Reporting
  • Funding Agency.

Activities of the trainee Social Worker

  • Participation in other routine activities of the agency such as organizing functions, attending case conference, conducting surveys, diagnostic camps, maintenance of record, follow-up activities concerning discharged patients etc.
  • Participation in out-reach activities / extension programmes of the placement agency

Practice of Community Development Tech

  • Studying the level of community participation and involving them in Decision-making, setting up of goals, planning, programming, prioritizing and implementing.
  • Studying the level of linkage that exists between the Government and the community and between the agency and the community.
  • Creating awareness about the social evils by using social education methods (Such as Films, Slides, Charts, Skits, Discussion, and Cassettes etc.)
  • Starting and/or strengthening core Groups and registering the same.
  • Proposal writing
  • Fund raising practice- mode and strategies
  • Organize a capacity development programme
    • Trainee should select the topic and frame the curriculum with the support of the agency supervisor
    • Trainee should be a resource person for the programme
    • Available resources should be used with the support of the agency

  • IV SEMESTER


  • SPECIALIZATION - MEDICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORK

  • Activities of the trainee Social Worker

  • Intake and referral in the cut-patient.
  • Performing ward rounds.
  • To function as a member of the multi disciplinary team.
  • Participation in other routine activities of the agency such as attending case conferences, conducting surveys, diagnostic camps, maintenance of records, follow-up activities concerning discharged atients etc.
  • Participation in out-reach activities / extension programmes of the placement agency.

Practice of Social Case Work

With at least 3 individual clients having psycho-social problems, Trainee is required to collect detailed case-histories; formulate a comprehensive psycho-social diagnosis, formulate goals of intervention and attempt to alleviate psycho social problems of their clients using intervention techniques such as Counselling, environmental modification, facilitating catharsis, ego assessment and ego strengthening, behavior modification and apply any two therapies which relevant to the disorder etc. Intervention with the family and peer group using appropriate techniques wherever necessary.

Practice of Social Group Work

With at least one group of patients or their significant others, to deal with similar problems experienced by the group members. Group formed may be educative, therapeutic, and recreational or self- help groups depending on the needs of the members and the scope offered by the agency. Trainee is required to identify members, formulate a group, Facilitate group interaction, promote positive group dynamics, enable goal formulation, discuss and help group members plan measures for goal attainment, implement these plans and to wind up group work after evaluating the extent of goal attainment by individuals of the group and the group as a whole.

  • Organizing One Day Workshop
  • Student should organize one day workshop on any topic relevant to their studies and community need with the support of the placed agency. Atleast for one session the student should be the resource person.

M.PHIL. PROGRAMME WITH CBCS

M. Phil. programmes were instituted as a pre-doctoral programme on a full-time basis comprising two semesters, under self-financing stream. This programme offers scholars an opportunity to do research-based project under scholarly guidance, choosing a topic from among a variety of areas of research in their discipline.
Scholars can choose one Optional Paper for in-depth study. In addition to these, the scholars take up a paper that is common to the M. Phil scholars of all disciplines, and train themselves in Professional Skills for Teaching-Learning..

Eligibility Norms for admission

A candidate who has passed the PG programme with a minimum of 55% marks in the qualifying examination of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University or possesses qualification accepted by the syndicate of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University as equivalent examination. For SC/ST candidates there will be 5% relaxation in marks.

Procedure for Admission

An entrance test is conducted for the candidates. It shall be followed by an interview. Only the predetermined number of students may be admitted to M.Phil. programme.

Duration of the course: 1 year

The M.Phil. degree course will consist of two semesters covering one academic year. The scholars will have summative examinations for all the three theory papers at the end of the semester I and the Dissertation and viva, at the end of the II semester.

COURSE STRUCTURE

SEMESTER I SEMESTER II
Course Title Credit Course Title Credit
C1 Professional Skills
for Teaching -
Learning
4 C5 Dissertation ( Topic selected
should be relevant to the topic
of the Indepth paper )
12
C2 Research
methodology
4
C3 Core Course 5
C4 Indepth paper 5
Total 18 Total 12


C1- Professional skills for Teaching – Learning

The C1 Course is (to be) designed to exploit the various Teaching – Learning. Research Skills to be imbibed / cultivated to make the research scholars to be fit for the profession they are likely to
acquire in the Education Industry.

Guidelines for Paper C1- Professional Skills for Teaching - Learning

  • First Three Units of C1 will be handled by experts from within the College and outside.
  • The observation record is prepared by the M. Phil scholars, observing the method of teaching (Lecture, Tutorial and PPT) of the experts handling the paper C1.
  • Instruction will be given to the scholars regarding the format for the writing of observation record.
  • The scholars record any 15 observations of Unit I to Unit III.
  • The number of pages is restricted to 40 pages in A4 paper.
  • Observation record has to be submitted to the Heads of the Departments of respective Discipline in legible handwritten form and spiral bounded.
  • The record has to be submitted during Third week of November to the Controller of Examination.

Dissertation

Seminar I (Four weeks from the II Semester) Review of Literature
Seminar II (Just before submission of Final Draft of Dissertation) Data analysis/ Result/ Mid term Review.
Submission
  • 2nd week of May
  • 1st instance Extension time – Six month.
  • 2nd instance Extension time with penalty - another Six months
  • After two extensions- registration is cancelled and has to re-register for the course subject to the discretion of the Principal.
  • Candidate need not write once again the theory paper if she passed
The guide concerned should forward the marks out of 125 as stated above to the COE in a sealed cover .

  • All the M. Phil. Scholars (along with their Guides) have to submit at least one Research article for publication, at the time of submitting the dissertation.
  • Departments (with the constituted Expert Committee) will scrutinize; select and recommend the best articles for a publication either in Crossian Resonance Journal or in other National/ International Journals.
  • For the valuation of dissertation it is mandatory to have passed in all the four courses.
  • One external examiner and the Research Adviser shall value the Dissertation.
  • The external examiner should be selected only from outside the college (within the colleges affiliated to Manonmanium Sundaranar University/ other university/colleges in
    Tamil Nadu.
  • The external examiner shall be selected from a panel of 5 experts suggested by the Research Adviser. However, the Controller of Examination may ask for another panel if she deems it necessary.
  • Both the internal and external examiner will evaluate the Dissertation and allot the marks separately. However the viva-voce will be done by both of them.

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