H o l y C r o s s





Holy Cross College (Autonomous), Nagercoil

Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu.

Accredited with A+ by NAAC IV cycle – CGPA 3.35

Undergraduate Program

Course Structure and Examination pattern

Study Component

No. of Courses

Credit

/Course

Total Credits

Part I - Tamil /French

4

4

16

Part II–English

4

4

16

Part III

Core Theory, Practicals& Specific Elective Course

16- 24

3-6

 

88

Generic Elective Course (Allied)

4

4-6

Part IV

 

 

 

Add on Course -Professional English

4

2

8

Non-Major Elective (NME)

2

2

4

Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)

3

2

6

Ability Enhancement Course (AEC) -

Environmental Studies (EVS)

1

2

2

Non-Academic Courses

Part V

Foundation Course I Values for Life

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

4

Foundation Course II Personality Development

Foundation Course III Human Rights Education

Foundation Course IV Gender Equity Studies

Service Learning Programme (SLP)

1. Community Engagement Course

 

1

 

2

 

2

2. Reaching the Unreached Neighbourhood

1

2

2

Student Training Programme (STP)

NSS & RRC/YRC/Rotaract/Eco Club/Women’s Cell/ Legal literacy and Human Rights Unit/ Consumer Club/ AICUF

1

2

2

 

Total

140 + 10

 

Examination Pattern

Each paper carries an internal component.

There is a passing minimum for external component.

A minimum of 40% in the external examination and an aggregate of 40% is required.

 

  • i) a. Part I - Tamil

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) Internal Components and Distribution of Marks

 

Components

Marks

Internal test (2) -  40 marks each converted to 15 marks

15

Quiz (2)  -  20 marks each converted to 4 marks

4

Class Test (3) -3x10=30 marks converted to 6 marks

6

Class assignment/ Home assignment/ Field assignment/ Article review/ Group discussion/ Problem solving 

20 marks converted to 5 marks

5

Total

30

 

Question Pattern

 

Internal Test

Marks

    External

   Summative Examination

Marks

Part A 4 x 1

4

Part A 10 x 1 (No choice)

10

Part B 3 x 4

12

Part B 5 x 4 (Internal choice)

20

Part C 3 x 8

24

Part C 5 x 8 (Internal choice)

40

Total

40

Total

70

 

  • b. Part I -French

Ratio of Internal and External= 30:70

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) Internal Components and Distribution of Marks

 

Components

Marks

Internal test (2) -  40 marks each converted to 15 marks

15

Quiz (2)  -  20 marks each converted to 4 marks

4

Class Test (3) -3x10=30 marks converted to 6 marks

6

Class assignment/ Home assignment/ Field assignment/ Article review/ Group discussion/ Problem solving 

20 marks converted to 5 marks

5

Total

30

 

Question Pattern for I & II Semesters

 

Internal Test

Marks

   External

            Summative Examination

Marks

Part A (Translation)

5

Part A (Objective type)       4x5

20

Part B (Grammar) 5x5

25

Part B (Grammar)                6x5

30

Part C (Paragraph Writing)1x10

10

Part C

(Translation, Comprehension)    2x5

 

10

 

 

  Part D

(Paragraph Writing)  2                    x                   5               

10

Total

40

Total

70

 

Question Pattern for III & IV Semesters

 

Internal Test

Marks

External

     Summative Examination

Marks

Part A (Translation)

5

Part A (Translation)1x10

10

Part B (Grammar) 5x5

25

Part B (Comprehension)

1 x 10 (Paragraph Writing)                         
                                 1x15

25

Part C (Paragraph Writing)10x1

10

Part C (Grammaire) 7 x 5

35

Total

40

Total

70

 

  • ii) Part II - General English

Ratio of Internal and External= 30:70

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) Internal Components and  Distribution of Marks

 

Components

Marks

Internal test (2) -  40 marks each converted to 15 marks

15

Quiz (2)  -  20 marks each converted to 4 marks

4

Class Test (3) -3x10=30 marks converted to 6 marks

6

GD/Open Book Test/Role Play/Assignment/Article Review/Seminar 20 marks converted to 5 marks

5

Total

30

 

Question Pattern

Internal Test

Marks

  External

Summative Examination

Marks

Part A (Objective Type)

4 x 1 = 4

Part A (Objective Type)

10 x 1 = 10

Part B

3 x 4 = 12

Part B

5 x 4 = 20

Part C

3 x 8 = 24

Part C

5 x 8 = 40

Total

40

Total

70

 

 

iii) Part III (Major/ Elective/ Allied)

Ratio of Internal and External= 30:70

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) Internal Components and  Distribution of Marks

 

Components

Marks

Internal test (2) -  40 marks each converted to 15 marks

15

Quiz (2)  -  20 marks each converted to 4 marks

4

Class Test (3) -3x10=30 marks converted to 6 marks

6

Class assignment/ Home assignment/ Field assignment/ Article review/ Group discussion/ Problem solving 

20 marks converted to 5 marks

5

Total

30

 

Question Pattern

 

Internal Test

Marks

External

Summative Examination

Marks

Part A 4 x 1

4

Part A 10 x 1 (No choice)

10

Part B 3 x 4

12

Part B 5 x 4 (Internal choice)

20

Part C 3 x 8

24

Part C 5 x 8 (Internal choice)

40

Total

40

Total

70

     

Practicals: Major Core & Allied papers

        Ratio  of Internal and External= 40:60

 

       Total : 100 marks

                                

Internal Components and Distribution of Marks

 

Internal Components

Marks

Performance of the Experiments

10

Regolarity in attending practical and submission of records

10

Record

5

Model exam

15

Total

40

Question pattern

 

External Exam

Marks

Major Practical

 

60

Minor Practical / Spotters /Record

Total

60

             Project: Ratio of Internal and External=    40:60       

                    Total: 100 marks

 

 

 

 

  • Part IV

Ratio of Internal and External = 50: 50 )               

 

Add-on Course: Professional English Internal Components and Distribution of Marks

 

Internal Components

Marks

Listening and speaking

25

Reading and Writing

25

Total

50

 

Question pattern

 

External Summative Examination

Marks

Written Test : Open choice – 5 out of 7 questions (5 x 10)

50

Total

50

 

  • Non – Major Elective (NME)

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) Internal Components and Distribution of Marks

 

Internal Components

Marks

Internal test (2)

20

Quiz (2)

15

Class assignment/ Home assignment/ Project report

15

Total

50

Question Pattern

Internal Test

Marks

External

Summative Examination

Marks

Part A 4 x 1 (No Choice)

4

Part A 5 x 1 (No Choice)

5

Part B 3 x 4 (Internal Choice)

12

Part B 5 x 3 (Internal Choice)

15

Part C 3 x 8 (Internal Choice)

24

Part C 5 x 6 (Internal Choice)

30

Total

40

Total

50

 

  • Skill Enhancement Course (SEC) - Meditation and Exercise

 

Internal Components

Component

Marks

Objective type questions (20x1)

20

Exercise (2x10)

20

Assignment

10

Total

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

External -Summative Examination

 

Component

Marks

Quiz

20

Written test : Open choice –10 out of 15 questions (10x3)

30

Total

50

 

 

Skill Enhancement Course (SEC) - Computer Literacy Internal Components

 

Component

Marks

Objective type questions (30x1)

30

Exercise (Book) compolsory (2x10)

20

Total

50

 

External -Summative Examination

 

Component

Marks

Exercise 1

20

Exercise 2

10

Procedures for both Exercises

20

Total

50

 

Ability Enhancement Course (AEC) - Environmental Studies  Internal Component

 

Component

Marks

Project Report

30

Viva voce

20

Total

50

External -Summative Examination

Component

Marks

Quiz

20

Written Test : Open choice – 10 out of 15 questions (10x3)

30

Total

50

 

  • Part V

 

  • i) Foundation course (Values for life, Personality development, Human rights education and Gender equity studies)

Ratio of Internal and External = 50: 50

 

  • a) Foundation Course I: Values for Life

 

Internal Components

 

Component

Marks

Group Song/ Mime/Skit

20

Book Activities

20

A Kind Action -Report

10

Total

50

                                      

External -Summative Examination

 

Component

Marks

Quiz

20

Written Test : Open choice – 5 out of 7 questions (5 x 6)

30

Total

50

 

Foundation Course II: Personality Development

 

Internal Components

Component

Marks

Exercise from book

20

Skit

10

Group Album

20

Total

50

                                              

External -Summative Examination

Component

Marks

Quiz

20

Written Test : Open choice – 5 out of 7 questions (5 x 6)

30

Total

50

 

  • b) Foundation Course III: Human Rights Education

 

Internal Components

Component

Marks

Album on current issues

20

Group Song/ Mime/ Skit

10

Open book test (Objective type questions)

20

Total

50

External -Summative Examination

Component

Marks

Quiz

20

Written Test : Open choice – 5 out of 7 questions (5 x 6)

30

Total

50

 

  • c) Foundation Course IV: Gender Equity Studies

 

Internal Components

 

Component

Marks

Album on current issues

20

Group Song/ Mime/ Skit

10

Open book test (Objective type questions)

20

Total

50

                                              

External -Summative Examination

 

Component

Marks

Quiz

20

Written Test : Open choice – 5 out of 7 questions (5 x 6)

30

Total

50

 

  • d) SLP - Community Engagement Course (CEC)

(Field Work – 15 hrs; Class Hours – 15 hrs)

 

Internal Components

Component

Marks

Assignment

10

Group Discussion

10

Attendance (Field work)

30

Total

50

 

External Components

Component

Marks

Project Report / Case Study (10-15 pages in print)

 ((Group of 5 students)

50

Total

50

 

  • e) SLP – Service Learning Programme: Reaching the Unreached Neighbourhood (RUN)

 

30 Hours mandatory programme included in the curricolum (2 credits).

 

  • f) STP – Student Training Programme
    • Compulsory for all I & II year students (2 credits).
    • Clubs and Committees – NSS & RRC/YRC/Rotaract/Eco Club/Women’s Cell/ Legal literacy and Human Rights Unit/ Consumer Club/ AICUF.
    • Each student can opt for one club/ committee.