Mechanism of internal/external assessment is transparent and the grievance redressal system is time-bound and efficient.
St. Thomas College of Arts and Science has a transparent mechanism in conducting the internal / external assessments and in dealing with the issues that arise while addressing the grievances of the students. The internal assessment procedure is informed to the students in advance and their performance are brought to their notice on time and the areas where they lapse are pointed out by the concerned teachers. Thereby, they are asked to submit assignments or write class tests to enhance their performance. Finding out the root causes and the process of rectification are done in a stipulated duration. The data of this whole process is recorded regularly in the ERP.
The Examination Cell is an important part of the academic work
The work starts from the commencement of every academic year with a mention of the exact dates of the three internal assessments. Besides, the complete regulations regarding CIA including examination pattern and evaluation criteria published in academic calendar and college website help the students have a clear picture of the internal assessments.
Conduct of Internal Assessment Tests / Model Examination
Students are given the opportunity to improve upon their performance through exam. Continuous Internal assessment (CIA): 40% for it motivates the students to study continuously. The break-up of Internal Assessment as prescribed by the University of Madras is as follows: 10 % through Class Tests; 10% through Assignments, Projects and Presentations; 5% through Attendance.
The subjects handling faculties are directed to prepare question papers as per University pattern. Preparation of Invigilation duty, Hall & Seating arrangements are made by the Controller of Examinations. There will be a process of overall result analysis.
After the assessment being conducted by the COE, it is evaluated within a week and submitted to the principal. The marks are uploaded timely in the college portal thomas.ibossems.com. The faculties prepare the internal grade sheets and finally uploads the internal marks into the University portal.
Procedure for conducting University Practical / Viva Voce Examinations
University issues a circular to schedule the Practical examination. HODs prepare the examination time table and provide the details of Internal examiner and the External examiner. The external / internal examiner set the question papers, value the answer scripts and award marks. The mark statements are prepared and signed by both the examiners and it is sealed in separate covers along with question paper and handed over to the Exam Cell. The External and internal examiners conduct the viva voce for the project as per university protocol.
Conduct of University Theory Examinations
Candidates are permitted to appear for the semester examination after the registration through online for examination in all courses according to the University regulations. The exam answer scripts will be handed over to the University of Madras by the examination cell.
Controller of Examinations-Dr. M. Rassul Jayapathy