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.
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 .
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.
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)
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.
Question Paper Pattern for Periodical Test: (Test - 1 & 3)
Question Paper Pattern for Periodical Test : (Test - 2)
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.
The Internal Assessment Mark Calculation for Practical subjects is given as follows:
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.
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:
SESSIONAL MARK - 25 marks
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.
Selection of questions from question bank by the external examiner, no choice need be given to the candidates
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 candidates who pass out the final examination from April 2010 onwards(joined in first year in 2007-2008) will be done as specified below:
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.
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.
All other successful candidates will be declared to have passed in second class.
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).