Evaluation

Evaluation of students for both UG and PG is based on both Continuous Assessment and the End Semester Examination held at the end of each Semester. The weightage of marks is indicated below:

Programme Cont. Assessment End Semester Exam
B.A. / B.V.A. / B.Sc. / B.Com. / B.Com (CS) / B.Com (A&F) / B.C.A. / B.B.A./ B.S.W
(Theory and Practicals)
50% 50%
M.A. / M.Sc. / M.S.W. / M.Com. (Theory and Practicals) 50% 50%

B.Voc. DEGREE PROGRAMME

Programme Cont. Assessment End Semester Exam
Theory / Practicals                                                                                                           25% 75%

Continuous Assessment

  • Continuous Assessment is carried out by the course teachers.
  • Students are expected to take all testing units that are administered to them, i.e. one CA test and additional components which may include Seminar / Assignment / Project Work / any other.
  • The testing units carry equal weightage. Seminar / paper presentation is a requirement at the postgraduate level.
  • There is no minimum mark required for passing in the Continuous Assessment.
  • Students can choose to write an improvement test, conducted towards the end of the semester, if they wish to improve their marks.

Retests will be given only for those students who have missed the tests because of participation in college-sponsored activities such as NCC, NSS and Sports. These tests will be held before the commencement of the End Semester examination. Students must apply for the retest in the prescribed forms, through the Vice-Principals' office.


End Semester Examination

  • Assessment will be in the form of a comprehensive examination for each paper at the end of each semester.
  • Every student should register for the examination, paying the prescribed fees within the stipulated time.
  • A student will be permitted to take the End Semester Examination provided she has a minimum attendance of 85% per paper and has completed the Continuous Assessment requirements of test / assignments / seminars / project work etc.

The minimum marks required for passing in each course is as follows:

Programme End Semester Exam Aggregate of Cont. Assessment & End Semester Exam
B.A. / B.V.A. / B.Sc. / B.Com. / B.Com (CS) / A&F / B.C.A. / B.S.W / B.B.A. / B.Voc
(Theory and Practicals)
40% 40%
M.A. / M.Sc. / M.S.W. / M.Com. (Theory and Practicals) 50% 50%

FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Marks and Grades:

The following table gives the conversion of marks, grade points, letter grades and classification to indicate the performance of the candidate at the Undergraduate level:
RANGE OF MARKS GRADE POINTS LETTER GRADE DESCRIPTION
90 - 100 9.0 - 10.0 O Outstanding
80 - 89 8.0 - 8.9 D+ Excellent
75 - 79 7.5 - 7.9 D Distinction
70 - 74 7.0 - 7.4 A+ Very Good
60 - 69 6.0 - 6.9 A Good
50 - 59 5.0 - 5.9 B Average
40 - 49 4.0 - 4.9 C Satisfactory
0 - 39 0.0 - 3.9 U Reappear
ABSENT 0.0 AAA ABSENT

The Degree is awarded according to the following Classification:
CGPA GRADE CLASSIFICATION OF FINAL RESULT
9.5 - 10.0 O+ First Class - Exemplary*
9.0 and above but below 9.5 O
8.5 and above but below 9.0 D++ First Class with Distinction*
8.0 and above but below 8.5 D+
7.5 and above but below 8.0 D
7.0 and above but below 7.5 A++ First Class
6.5 and above but below 7.0 A+
6.0 and above but below 6.5 A
5.5 and above but below 6.0 B+ Second Class
5.0 and above but below 5.5 B
4.5 and above but below 5.0 C+ Third Class
4.0 and above but below 4.5 C
0.0 and above but below 4.0 U Re-appear

* Only those students who have passed at the first appearance and within the prescribed semester of the UG Programme are eligible for these classifications.

FOR POST GRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Marks and Grades for a semester

The following table gives the conversion of marks, grade points, letter grades and classification to indicate the performance of the candidate for Postgraduate level:
 
RANGE OF MARKS GRADE POINTS LETTER GRADE DESCRIPTION
90 - 100 9.0 - 10.0 O Outstanding
80 - 89 8.0 - 8.9 D+ Excellent
75 - 79 7.5 - 7.9 D Distinction
70 - 74 7.0 - 7.4 A+ Very Good
60 - 69 6.0 - 6.9 A Good
50 - 59 5.0 - 5.9 B Average
0 - 49 0.0 - 4.9 U Reappear
ABSENT 0.0 AAA ABSENT

GRADE POINT AVERGAE [GPA]

GPA = sum of the multiplication of grade points by the credits of the Courses in a semester
Sum of the credits of the courses in a semester

Marks and Grades for the entire programme

The Degree is awarded according to the following Classification:
CGPA GRADE CLASSIFICATION OF FINAL RESULT
9.5 - 10.0 O+ First Class - Exemplary*
9.0 and above but below 9.5 O
8.5 and above but below 9.0 D++ First Class with Distinction*
8.0 and above but below 8.5 D+
7.5 and above but below 8.0 D
7.0 and above but below 7.5 A++ First Class
6.5 and above but below 7.0 A+
6.0 and above but below 6.5 A
5.5 and above but below 6.0 B+ Second Class
5.0 and above but below 5.5 B
0.0 and above but below 5.0 U Re-appear

* Only those students who have passed at the first appearance and within the prescribed semester of the PG Programme are eligible for these classifications.


CUMMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERGAE [CGPA]

CGPA = sum of the multiplication of grade points by the credits of the entire programme
Sum of the credits of the courses of the entire programme

 

For a Semester :

GRADE POINT AVERAGE [GPA] = Σi Ci Gi / Σi Ci
GPA = sum of the multiplication of grade points by the credits of the entire programme
Sum of the credits of the courses in a semester

For the entire Programme :

CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE [GPA] = Σn Σi Cni Gni / Σn Σi Cni
CGPA = sum of the multiplication of grade points by the credits of the entire programme
Sum of the credits of the courses in a Programme

Ci = Credits earned for course i  in any semester.

Gi = Grade Point obtained for course i  in any semester.

n = refers to the semester in which such courses are credited.


CLASSIFICATION FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS WILL BE BASED ON MARKS OBTAINED IN POSTGRADUATE CORE (PC) AND POSTGRADUATE ELECTIVE (PE) COURSES.

CLASSIFICATION OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES (M.PHIL)

Classes will be awarded separately in the following:

Core, Elective, Specialisation (For Classification)

Marks and Grades for a semester

The class obtained by a student will be indicated in the Cumulative Marks Statement issued to her on successful completion of the Degree as follows:-
RANGE OF MARKS GRADE POINTS LETTER GRADE DESCRIPTION
90 - 100 9.0 - 10.0 O Outstanding
80 - 89 8.0 - 8.9 D+ Excellent
75 - 79 7.5 - 7.9 D Distinction
70 - 74 7.0 - 7.4 A+ Very Good
60 - 69 6.0 - 6.9 A Good
50 - 59 5.0 - 5.9 B Average
0 - 49 0 U Re-appear
Absent 0 AAA Absent

GRADE POINT AVERAGE [GPA]
GPA = Sum of the multiplication of grade points by the credits of the Course
Sum of the credits of the courses in a semester

Marks and Grades for the entire programme

The Degree is awarded according to the following Classification:
CGPA GRADE CLASSIFICATION OF FINAL RESULT
9.5 - 10.0 O+ First Class - Exemplary*
9.0 and above but below 9.5 O
8.5 and above but below 9.0 D++ First Class with Distinction*
8.0 and above but below 8.5 D+
7.5 and above but below 8.0 D
7.0 and above but below 7.5 A++ First Class
6.5 and above but below 7.0 A+
6.0 and above but below 6.5 A
5.5 and above but below 6.0 B+ Second Class
5.0 and above but below 5.5 B
0.0 and above but below 5.0 U Re-appear

CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE [GPA]
CGPA = Sum of the multiplication of grade points by the credits of the entire programme
Sum of the credits of the courses of the entire programme

* The candidates who have passed in the first appearance and within the prescribed semester of the M.PHIL Programme are eligible.

The class obtained by a student will be indicated in the Consolidated Marks Statement issued to her on successful completion of the programme.
The University of Madras confers the degree on the students on successful completion of the programme of study.