Tools of CIA
Many tools are available for CIA (i) quiz (ii) written and oral tests (iii) assignment in the class, library or home (iv) practical work in the laboratory, field or project (v) term paper / dissertation / thesis and (vi) tutorial group discussion / seminar. Almost any type of tests (tool) could be used, provided, it is designed to test one or more of the stated learning outcomes.
Utilising the relevant tools, the programmes of CIA are designed by all the teachers together. They decide in advance, how much weightage is to be given for the different tools of evaluation and inform the students in the beginning itself.
CIA was first introduced in Avinashilingam Home Science College in the year 1976 and continued in the autonomous set-up for over 10 years. The CIA component which was 25% originally was raised to 40% and then to 50%. It was raised to 100% for the Master 's Degree students in the year 1988-89, when the college was conferred the Deemed University status. For the Bachelor 's Degree Courses 100 per cent CIA was introduced from 1990-91.
At present in the CBCS pattern, the weightage of Continuous Internal Assessment : Comprehensive examination is as follows Programme
|Programme||CIA : CE|
|UG||50 : 50|
|PG||40 : 60|
|Diploma/Certificate course||50 :50|
Teacher Student Co - operation in CIA
This concept of CIA must find full acceptance with both the teacher and the taught on the one hand and with the parents and the community on the other hand for ensuring favourable teaching learning situation.
To the student, CIA should mean
To the teacher, CIA should mean
Components of CIA and marks for the Bachelor's Degree CoursesEvery course / paper taught carries 100 marks. The breakup of marks for the internal assessment is as follow
|Evaluation Tool||Number||Marks||Reduced to||Total|
|Continuous Internal Assessment Tests of 2hrs||2||60||20||20 x 2 = 40|
|Assignment / Seminar||1||10||10||1 x 10 = 10|
|Comprehensive Examination of three hours duration (i.e. Examination on the complete syllabus)||1||100||50||1 x 50 = 50|
Attendance - Bachelor's DegreeSeventy five per cent is the minimum attendance required for writing the Comprehensive/Final Semester Examination.
A candidate must secure not less than 40% in the Comprehensive Final Semester Examination and not less than 50% marks in the aggregate i.e. Continuous Assessment (Monthly tests, assignments and attendance) and the Comprehensive Final Semester Examination put together, to be declared to have passed in that paper (Theory / Practical)
Those who do not secure pass marks in a paper will reappear for the same at the next Supplementary Examination held in June.
Grade - Credit System
The University is implementing credit based curriculum and grade system from 1995-96, for all courses. In the credit system, each paper offered in the Degree Programme is assigned a relative weight (credit)
A student is deemed to have completed a paper successfully and earned the credit if she secures a letter grade other than F. A letter grade F implies failure in that paper.
For each Semester, the grade sheet issued to the student will have the following information:
NSS / NCC/Sports/ Medical CampNSS/NCC is part of the curriculum and is compulsory to all undergraduate students. MASTER 'S DEGREE / POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA / B.Ed. PROGRAMMES
ATTENDANCEFor all students Seventy five per cent is the minimum attendance required for writing the Comprehensive Final Semester Examination.
INTERNAL ASSESSMENT BREAK-UP
The break-up of the internal assessment marks for the Master’s Degree Courses (M.A., M.Sc., M.C.A., M.B.A., M.F.C., M.Ed.,) and Post Graduate Diploma is given below.
|Evaluation Tool||No||Marks||Total Marks|
|Test||2||2 x 20||40|
|Assignments||1||1 X 10||10|
|Seminar / Project||1||1 X 10||10|
|Comprehensive Examination||1||1 X 40||40|
PASSING MINIMUMA candidate shall be declared to have passed an examination if she obtains not less than 45 per cent in the Comprehensive Final Semester Examination and not less than 50 per cent marks in the aggregate for each paper.
CSSCSS is part of the curriculum and is compulsory for all post graduate students.
|C.S.S||Max . Marks|
| CSS written paper (1)
Field work - 15 marks / semester I & II
Mid-Term test - 10 marks / semester I & II
MASTER 'S DEGREE
Max . Marks
CSS written paper (1)
Field work - 25 marks / semester I,II,III & IV