EXAMINATION

RULES &REGULATIONS

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE AWARD OF DIPLOMA

No candidate shall be eligible for the Diploma unless he/she has undergone the prescribed course of study for a period of not less than 3 academic years in an institution affiliated to the state board of technical education and training, tamilnadu. When joined in first year and two years if joined under lateral scheme in the second year and has passed the prescribed examination.

SUBJECT OF STUDY AND CURRICULUM OUTLINE

The subjects of study shall be in accordance with the syllabus prescribed from time to time, both in theory and in practicals. The curriculum outline for III , IV, V and VI Semester is given in Annexure – I and Annexure-II .

EXAMINATIONS

Board examinations in all subjects of all the semesters under the scheme of examinations will be conducted at the end of each semester.

The sessional marks in all the subjects will be awarded on the basis of continuous internal assessment earned during the semester concerned. For each subject 25 marks are allotted for sessional marks and 75 marks are allotted for board examination.

Continuous Internal Evaluation:

Theory:

It has been decided to introduce continuous internal assessment marks for a total of 25 marks which are to be distributed as follows:

Attendance - 5 marks

(Award of marks for attendance will be as per the range given below)

Attendance % Marks
80% - 83% 1 Mark
84% - 87% 2 Marks
88% - 91% 3 Marks
92% - 95% 4 Marks
96% - 100% 5 Marks

Test - 10 marks

3 Tests each of 2½ hours duration for a total of 30/50 marks is to be conducted out of which the best two will be taken and the marks to be reduced to 10.

Test Units When to Conduct Marks
Test - 1 I End of 4th Week 30
Test - 2 II & III End of 10th Week 50
Test - 3 IV End of 14th Week 30

Question Paper Pattern for Periodical Test: (Test - 1 & 3)

5 Questions x 1 mark 05 Marks
5 Questions x 3 marks 15 Marks
1 Question x 10 marks 10 Marks
Total 30 Marks

Question Paper Pattern for Periodical Test : (Test - 2)

5 Questions x 1 mark 05 Marks
5 Questions x 3 marks 15 Marks
3 Question x 10 marks 30 Marks
Total 50 Marks

ASSIGNMENT

For each subject three assignments are to be given each for 20 marks and the average marks scored should be reduced for 10 marks.

All test papers and assignment note books after getting the signature from the students must be kept in the safety custody in the department for verification and audit. It should be preserved for a semester for academic audit.

PRACTICAL

The Internal Assessment Mark Calculation for Practical subjects is given as follows:

Marks
Attendance (Evaluation Pattern same as Theory) 05
Procedure/Observation & Tabulation / Other related Practical Work 10
Result 05
Record Writing 05
Total 25

The record for every completed exercise should be submitted in the subsequent Practical classes and marks should be awarded for 20 for each exercise as per the above collection. At the end of the semester, the average marks of all the exercises should be calculated for 20 marks and the marks awarded for attendance is to be added to arrive at the sessional mark for practical. All the mark entries for assignment, test and attendance should be entered in the personal log book of the staff handling the subject. This is applicable to both theory and practical subjects.

COMMUNICATION SKILL PRACTICALS

The communication skill practical with more emphasis is being introduced in IV semester for circuit branches and in V semester for other branches of engineering. Much stress is given on:

Reading skill Listening skill Writing skill Pronunciation Interview techniques Writing resumes

SESSIONAL MARK - 25 marks

BOARD EXAMINATION MARK ALLOCATION

Communication practicals 45 Marks
Written test in professional ethics for 1 hour
(Selection of 10 questions (10*2 marks)
(Without choice) should be only from the Question bank given by the external examiner
20 Marks
Project Report Writing 10 Marks

PROJECT WORK

The students of all the diploma programmes(except diploma in modern office practice) have to do a project work as part of the curriculum and in partial fulfillment for the award of diploma by the state board of technical education and training, tamilnadu. In order to encourage students to do worthwhile and innovative projects, every year prizes are awarded for the best three projectsi.e. institution wise, region wise and state wise. The selection of project work should be taken up in V sem. Of study. The project may be reviewed twice during 4th and 10th week of VI semester.

SESSIONAL MARK FOR PROJECT WORK & VIVA VOCE

Project review I (VI Sem) 10 Marks
Project review II(VI Sem) 10 Marks
Attendance 05 Marks
Total 25 Marks

PROJECT WORK & VIVA VOCE IN BOARD EXAMINATION

Viva voce 15 Marks
Project report 10 Marks
Demonstration 15 Marks
Applicability of the project 05 Marks
Total 45 Marks

WRITTEN TEST MARK (FORM 3 TOPICS FOR 1 HOUR DURATION)

Entrepreneurship (5 questions * 2 marks) 10 Marks
Environment Management (5 questions * 2 marks) 10 Marks
Disaster Management (5 questions * 2 marks) 10 Marks
Total 30 Marks

Selection of questions from question bank by the external examiner, no choice need be given to the candidates

EXAM PATTERN

CRITERIA FOR PASS

No candidate shall be eligible for the award of diploma unless he/she has undergone the prescribed course of study successfully in an institution approved by AICTE and affiliated to the state board of technical education & training, tamilnadu and pass all the subjects prescribed in the scheme of examinations.
A candidate shall be declared to have passed the examination in a subject if he/she secures not less than 40% in theory/drawing subjects and 50% in practical subject out of the total prescribed maximum marks including both the sessional and the board examination marks put together, subject to the condition that he/she has secures at least a minimum of 30 marks out of 75 marks in the boards theory/drawing and a minimum of 35 marks out of 75 marks.

CLASSIFICATION OF SUCESSFUL CANDIDATES

Classification of candidates who pass out the final examination from April 2010 onwards(joined in first year in 2007-2008) will be done as specified below:

FIRST CLASS WITH DISTINCTION

A Candidate will be declared to have passed in first class with distinction if he/she secures not less than 75% of the aggregate marks in all semesters put together, except I and II semester and passes all the above semesters in the first appearance itself and completes all papers including that of I & II semester within the stipulated period of study 3 years without any break in study.

FIRST CLASS

A Candidate will be declared to have passed in first class if he/she secures not less than 60% of the aggregate marks in all semesters put together except I & II semesters and completes all papers including that of the I & II semester within the stipulated period of study 3 years without any break in study.

SECOND CLASS

All other successful candidates will be declared to have passed in second class.

DURATION OF A PERIOD IN THE CLASS TIME TABLE

The duration of each period of instruction is 1 hour and the total period of instruction hours excluding interval and lunch break in a day should be uniformly maintained as 7 hours corresponding to 7 periods of instruction (Theory & Practical).

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