Higher Secondary Course (HSC)/CBSE/Equivalent-Academic Stream
These regulations shall be called “Bachelor’s Degree Programme Rules and Regulations – 2016”.
A course shall be offered only once in an academic year during the semester as listed in the course curricula and syllabi.
|Date of Registration||23.07.2012 (Monday –1st Day)|
|Last date for Registration without fine||24.07.2012 (Tuesday -2nd Day)|
25.07.2012 (Wednesday -3rd Day)
26.07.2012 (Thrusday -4th Day)
27.07.2012 (Friday -5th Day)
28.07.2012 (Saturday -6th Day)
29.07.2012 (Sunday -Holiday)
Mid Semester examination – Online Mode
Final Theory Examination – Hand written mode
Practical Examination: The Deans of Colleges will announce the schedule of final practical examinations. The Controller of Examinations, based on the proposal sent by the Deans concerned, will nominate the external examiner and the course teacher shall be the internal examiner. In case of affiliated colleges, the external examiners will be exclusively nominated by the Controller of Examinations. In the event of external/ internal examiner nominated for practical examination could not conduct the examination, then the Dean concerned shall nominate an alternative examiner to conduct practical examination in anticipation of approval by the Controller of Examinations. Submission of bona fide practical records certified by the Course Teacher is a pre-requisite for appearing in the practical examinations failing which ‘F’ grade will be awarded. The duration of practical examination shall be two and a half hours. The practical marks should be communicated to Controller of Examinations within 10 days of the last working day.If a student fails to write practical examination, `F’ grade will be awarded if he/she has 80% attendance. The student has to appear for the reappearance examination (vide rule 7.6)
Postponement of Final Examination: Whenever the Government declares holidays on the dates of final examinations, the examination that falls on the particular date will be postponed to the date after the last examination as per the original examination schedule.
Improvement and Re-examination: Improvement and re-examination is permitted only for the final theory and practical examinations. The students are permitted to write the improvement and re-examinations as and when conducted with the permission of Deans of Colleges. Improvement and re-examination fee of Rs.250/= up to 9 credits and Rs.500/= for 10 – 25 credits is to be paid on or before the prescribed date. A student is permitted to write either theory or practical examination alone or both in the reappearance examination for the failed subjects. A student is permitted to write reappearance examination for the failed subjects only three times during n+4 years duration excluding the regular final examination (Mid-term assignment and continuous evaluation record marks will be retained as such and student must produce the evaluated record). In the event of a student failing to secure a pass in the three re-examinations permitted he/she has to reregister the course along with juniors. The registration for the improvement/re-examination shall be done on the date specified by the Controller of Examinations. Each registration is considered as an attempt even if the student is absent for the examination. The latest theory / practical examination marks will be retained for the subsequent reappearance examinations for which the student has not opted.
The student having an OGPA of less than 6.50 is eligible to improve the grade point only once in courses with grade point less than 8.00. A student who has an OGPA of 6.50 and above is not eligible to improve his/her grade points in any course. In case a student fails to secure higher grade point in the subsequent attempts, the higher grade point secured by the student either in regular or improvement examination will be accounted. Improvement and re-examination will not be applicable to industry and institutional educational tours, RAWE, agro industrial tie-up programmes, crop production, NSS, NCC and physical education courses. The camp requirement in NSS and NCC may be allowed along with juniors if the student has secured more than 80% attendance in the regular courses.
In order to register for the III year courses (V semester), the students should have completed successfully all the I year courses registered.
In order to register for final year courses (VII semester) the students should have successfully completed all second year courses registered.
The students of last batch undergraduate students of every syllabus pattern are exempted from the rules 7.6.1. and 7.6.2 and they can continue their studies in their respective batch.
Mess due clearance certificate has to be produced by every student before taking the final examinations.
The minimum grade point to be secured for a pass in a course is 6.00.
A student has to maintain a minimum OGPA of 6.50 out of 10.00 at the end of final year (VIII semester) to become eligible for the award of degree. Reappearance examination for the undergraduate failed subjects shall be conducted once in six months, during the semester breaks for 100 marks.
All educational tours are compulsory; those who miss the study tours for any valid reason must re-register and undertake the tour along with juniors to complete the degree programme.
The study tour shall be conducted within the 105 working days. The evaluation procedures applicable for educational tours are given in Annexure I. The course teachers will do the evaluation of the educational tour.
Field trips are compulsory. If any student is absent for field trips, the student will be marked absent for all compensating classes on the day of the field trip in addition to the field courses.
The Deans of Colleges are empowered to organize all educational tours and field trips by following the University norms.
The students should wear white full trousers and blazer during Industry and Institutional Educational tours and during University / college official functions.
A student who discontinues the first semester (I year) without getting permission from the Dean concerned will not be re-admitted. However, the student who discontinues the first semester (I year) for genuine reasons with the prior permission of the Dean (within 30 days) will be re-admitted in the first semester of the next year along with the junior batch (I year) of students with the approval of the Academic Council.
Students admitted to any of the courses discontinuing their studies with permission of concerned Dean before completing the course may be re-admitted to the course, if they should have completed at least one semester before such discontinuance.
A student discontinuing studies temporarily on valid and genuine grounds with prior permission of the Dean of the College will be awarded Grade ‘E’ for all the registered courses. The student has to rejoin with the permission of the Dean at the beginning of same semester along with junior batch of students on payment of a re-registration fee of Rs.600/- and semester fee.
When a student discontinues his/her studies in a semester (other than the first semester) on his/her own accord after getting the written permission of the Dean concerned or by the order of the University, he/she shall be re-admitted in the same semester where he/she discontinued, along with the junior batch of students.
In case of revision of curricula and syllabi the student has to complete all the course works in the original syllabus in which he/she has joined, by registering equivalent / special semester courses (or) the student has to forgo all the courses registered so far in the original curricula and syllabi and register all the courses from first semester in the new syllabus along with juniors.
A student shall not be allowed to discontinue consecutively, beyond a period of two semesters. If the discontinuance period exceeds two semesters the name of the student will be removed from the roll.
A student who discontinues a course in the undergraduate degree programme is not eligible for admission again to any other undergraduate degree programme of the University. An undertaking to this effect shall be obtained from the student by the Dean concerned at the time of discontinuation.10. QUESTION PAPER SETTING AND EVALUATION The mid semester question papers will be set and answer papers evaluated by the course teacher concerned and the mid semester exam is on line. The semester final theory question paper for all the courses will be set by the Controller of Examinations after obtaining question papers from external examiners outside the University. The practical examination will be conducted and evaluated by the external examiner with the help of internal examiner. The Controller of Examinations will arrange for evaluation of semester final theory papers with external examiners. 11. EVALUATION OF COURSE WORK The results of the course shall be indicated by grade points ranging from 0 to 10. The minimum grade point to be secured for the successful completion of a course will be 6.00. Securing a grade point less than 6.00 in a course will be treated as ‘F’ and the grade point will be 0 for calculating the GPA/OGPA. In case of course with theory and practical, minimum of 50% mark separately in theory and practical with an aggregate of 60 per cent is essential. An OGPA of 6.50 shall be the minimum requirement for the award of Degree. The following symbols shall be used E – INCOMPLETE (Lack of 80% Attendance)F – FAILEDRR – RE-REGISTRATION RE – RE- EXAMINATIONIE – IMPROVEMENT EXAMINATIONEE – INCOMPLETE FOR REASONS OTHER THAN ATTENDANCE
If it is established that the result of a candidate has been vitiated by malpractice, fraud or other improper conduct and that he/she has been a party to malpractice connivance or improper conduct of another student, the Vice Chancellor shall have the powers at any time to amend the results of such a candidate and to make such declaration as the Vice Chancellor may deem necessary on that behalf including return of prize, scholarship money and debarring the candidate from the University for such periods as may be specified and to cancel the results of the candidate in such manner as the Vice Chancellor may decide.
In case of new admissions, the students should pay the first semester fees on the date specified failing which admission will be cancelled.
In other cases, the fees are payable within seven working days including the date of registration. If the seventh day happens to be a holiday, the next working day shall be the last date for payment of fees without fine.
In case of default of full payment within seven working days, a fine of Rs.100/- along with semester fees will be collected. The students who fail to pay tuition fees “within 30 days” of commencement of the semester will not be allowed to attend classes and their name will be struck off the rolls.
Students who are away on study tour or other extra-curricular activities organized by the University or Colleges concerned with proper permission from the Dean may, however, pay their tuition fees and other fees within three working days after they return from such assignments.
A student who has been granted scholarship by the Adi-Dravidar Welfare Department or by the Government of India or State Government through the Director, Adi-Dravidar Welfare, Chennai will however be exempted from the levy of fines, provided the scholarship is actually sanctioned to him/her. In case of default of payment on the day next to the day of the disbursement of the scholarship amount, the student shall be permitted to pay the fees within seven working days by paying a fine of Rs.15/- failing which the name will be struck off the rolls. The concession mentioned above will apply to those who have actually been granted scholarship and not those who have applied for and are expecting sanctions.
In case of a student who re-registers with junior batch, he/she has to pay the tuition fee applicable to the junior batch semester in which he/she registers besides re-registration fee.
In the case of two overlapping of semesters the student need not pay the semester fee for the registration of courses in the overlapping semester, but overlapping period should be within 40 days from the date of registration of the regular semester.
Collection of Penalty for Special Semester Courses: A penalty equivalent to tuition fee in addition to special semester fee is to be collected from the students who register for special semester.
In case of a student who registers courses along with juniors after completion of four year study period the student need to pay all the fee including self- supporting fee as applicable to junior batch students.
Fee for Newly Admitted Candidates
The Deans concerned can permit the students who are having arrear subjects beyond n+4 years to write the supplementary examinations. The supplementary examination is applicable only for the Trimester / Semester students who have joined the degree programme up to 2002.
The students having arrear subjects beyond n+4 years shall be permitted to write the supplementary examinations by registering the course in the concerned college where the student had undergone the degree programme. The Controller of Examinations will intimate the examination schedule after the receipt of Registration Card from the Dean concerned. The examination will be conducted 15 days after the receipt of the Registration Card from the Deans of Colleges.
Students who have passed all the courses in a degree programme, but failed to secure the minimum OGPA shall be permitted to write the improvement examinations in subjects in which they secured less than 7.5 /10.0 for semester students and courses with C & D grade for trimester students. The attempt in respect of improvement for a course is only once. For improvement examination the total number of credits should not be more than 25.
Students who have exhausted the supplementary examination provision, have to re-register the equivalent course along with juniors, under existing rules whenever offered. Based on the request from the students, the Head of the Department shall recommend to the Deans concerned the equivalent course for approval. In case of short fall of credits to meet the minimum credit requirements in the award of degree in the event of registering equivalent courses at the end of the programme, the Deans concerned can nominate a committee of two senior Professors to suggest the course to be studied for satisfying the total credit requirement.
All the students who are re-registering courses beyond the prescribed duration of n+4 years should pay two times of current semester fee, besides fee prescribed for re-registration of courses.
For supplementary and improvement examinations twice the current prescribed fee has to be paid. In case of trimester batch, a penalty of Rs.3500/- over and above the examination fee, and for semester batch earlier to 1995, a penalty of Rs.1500/- over and above the examination fee has to be paid.
If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of these regulations, the Vice-Chancellor may issue necessary orders which appear to him to be necessary or expedient for removing the difficulty.
Every order issued by the Vice Chancellor under this provision shall be laid before the Academic Council of the University immediately after the issuance.
Not-withstanding anything contained in the rules and regulations, the Academic Council shall make changes whenever necessary.
The credit requirement to ful fill the TNAU degree in B. Sc. (Agri.)/B. Sc. (Hort.) and B. Tech. (Hort.) is 15 core course credits and 9 optional course credits from NSAC.Marking system:
Minimum mark for pass is 60% and the minimum mark to complete the degree programme is 65%. The marks awarded by NSAC shall be converted into 10 point scale by TNAU.Award of degree
On completion of three semesters and after conduct of examinations, the NSAC will provide the complete grade chart to TNAU for arriving OGPA and course completion certificate of TNAU.
These regulations shall be called “Diploma Programme Rules and Regulations”.
(Ref 16: Sample Report Card) Report Card S.No. 1464884 of the student Gandhiraj S dt. 5.2.2019)
|GP – Grade point||:||Grade Point = Total marks (%) / 10.00|
|CP – Credit Point||:||Credit Point = Grade Point x Credits|
|GPA – Grade Point Average||:||Grade Point Average = Total Credit Points / Total Credits|
|OGPA – Overall Grade Point Average||:||Overall Grade Point Average = Cumulative Credit Points / Cumulative Credits|
|E||:||INCOMPLETE (Lack of 80% Attendance / Not satisfactory)|
|Minimum GPA Requirements||Programme|
|For a pass in a subject||6.00||7.00||7.00||6.00||5.00|
|For a Successful Completion||6.50||7.00||7.50||6.50||5.00|
(Ref 17: Email. Lr. No. 28.06.2018 Annexure II )
|S. No.||Certificate||Amount (Rs.)|