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An Academic Committee actively functions in the college to internalise and institutionalise excellence in all disciplines. The committee consists of the Principal as Chairman, a teacher-convener, elected representatives of the teaching staff to the College Council and the Heads of Departments. The Academic Committee prepares the academic calendar and supervises the day-to-day academic functions of the college. It also monitors term-wise completion of syllabus in every discipline.

The college Academic Committee streamlines and synthesizes systematically the functioning, the overall development and the data collection for total academic planning. The committee meets at least once in every term to scrutinize and examine the academic activities and to carry out the concomitant monitoring of the system. The tentative dates for submission of teaching plan, assignments, seminars, test papers, interdisciplinary seminars, midterm examination, model examination, class wise PTA meeting etc are included in academic calendar.

First Degree Programme Structure

1. Semester
Semester means a term consisting of 90 working days distributed over a minimum period of 18 Weeks.

2. Course
Course means a portion of a subject to be taught and evaluated in a semester. A course of 4 Credits will meet a minimum of 4 hours per week and treated as full course. A semi course of one credit will meet at least one hour per week in a semester.

3. Language Courses
Students who join for any B.A/B.Sc. programme in this college have to study five courses in English and four courses in additional language. The additional languages offered are Malayalam and Hindi.Those who join for B.Com programme have to study 4 courses in English and 2 courses in additional Language.

4. Foundation Courses
Students who join for B.A/B.Sc programmes have to study one course under language and one Course under core. For B.Com programme students have to take up both the foundation courses under the core subject.

5. Core Courses
Core course means compulsory course in a main subject related to the First Degree programme (FDP)  in a discipline. Students who join for B.A/B.Sc programmes have to study compulsory 12-15 core courses and submit one dissertation/project report. For B.Com Programme a student has to attempt 16 core courses and submit one dissertation/project work.

6. Complementary Courses

Complementary Course means a course in a subject other than the major subject and is complementary to the main subject. Students who join for BA,/BSc programmes have to study 8 to 10 complementary courses while for B.Com programme a student has to choose 4 complementary courses.

7. Open/Elective Course
Students who join for B.A,/B.Sc programmes have to study two courses to a minimum of 4 credits and for B.Com Degree programme a student has to study 6 courses to a minimum of 20 credits. Open course means an optional course which the student is free to take at his/her will.
Elective course means a specialized course from the frontier area of core subject.

8. Audit Courses
Courses which student can register without earning credits (Zero Credit Course) and are not compulsory for completing the degree programme. Courses for more than the stated number of credits (120) may be obtained through audit courses.

9. Repeat course
Repeat course is a course that a student repeats if he/she has failed in it. Repeat courses are
possible with the next batch for failed candidates. Students who complete the semester, by securing the minimum required attendance and by registering for ESE of each semester alone shall be promoted to higher semester. Students who fail to secure minimum required aggregate attendance during a semester shall be given one or more chances to repeat the semester along with the subsequent batch of students after obtaining re-admission subjected to the condition that the candidate has to complete the programme in not more than 12 continuous semesters and that the candidate has to appear for CE afresh each time.

10. Credit
Credit of a course is measure of the weekly unit of work involving lecture or laboratory session or seminar or similar activity designed for the course. Each credit hour is roughly equivalent to one hour of class time per week in a semester.

11. Attendance
A minimum of 75% of total attendance is required for eligibility to appear the End Semester Examination  (ESE). Percentage of attendance shall be calculated Course-wise. To determine the eligibility for registration for the End Semester Examination, the average of the course-wise percentage of attendance shall be considered. Condonation of attendance to a maximum of 10 days in a semester subject to a maximum of two times during the whole period of a Degree Programme may be granted by the University. Benefits of attendance may be granted to students who attend to University Union activities, meetings of University bodies and participation in extra -curricular activities by treating as present for the days of their absence fur the above purpose on production of participation attendance certificate in such activities issued by the University Authorities/Principal, subject to a maximum of 10 days in a semester. Those who secure a minimum of 75% attendance in the aggregate for all the courses of a Semester taken together alone will be allowed to register for the End Semester Examination of the Semester.
The allotment of Grades for attendance shall be as follows :

Less than 75 % - E Grade
75 % & less than 80 % - D Grade
80 % & less than 85 % - C Grade
85 % & less than 90 % - B Grade
90 % and above - A Grade

12. Social Service/Extension Activities
Social Services and Extension activities are mandatory for all students in 3rd & 4th semester with a minimum attendance of 40 hours. A Student who makes achievement in Sports/Arts/N.C.C. /N.S.S. shall get Grace Grade.

13. Evaluation
Evaluation is made by direct grading. The ratio between Continuous Evaluation (CE) and End Semester Evaluation (ESE) is 1:3. Each course shall involve Continuous Evaluation (CE) with a weightage of 25% & and End Semester Evalualion (ESE) with a weightage of 75%.The components for CE will be attendance, two assignments or one seminar and two class tests.

14. Grade
Grade indicates the level of performance of a student in a course. Grading is at Five Point Scale for both internal and external for all Courses and Seven Point Scale for Certification. Minimum D Grade is required for both internal and external for all courses and C+ and above for awarding Degree Certificates.

15. Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA)
SGPA is an index of overall performance of a student at the end of a semester. It is obtained by dividing the sum of the credit points obtained by a student (multiply the grade point obtained by the student in each course by the credit of that course) at the end of a semester by the sum of the credits of courses taken by the student in the semester.

16. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
CGPA indicates the broad academic level of performance of the student in a programme. lt is obtained by dividing the sum of the credit points in all the courses taken by the student for the entire programme by the total number of credit. Grading System: Both CE and ESE will be carried out using Direct Grading System on a S-point scale as given below:

Letter Grade
Grade Points (G)
Grade Range
3.50 to 4.00
Very Good
2.50 to 3.49
1.50 to 2.49
0.50 to 1.49
Below Average
0.00 to 0.49

Award of Grace Marks to NCC Cadets in Graduate Course (CBCSS)

Sl No Category Event Grade Credit Points Weightage WGP Cumulative WGP Limit upto Each Category
1 A Republic Day Parade         20
  1 Attended Youth Exchange Programme A 4 5 20  
  2 Attended Republic Day Parade at New Delhi A 4 4 16  
  3 Attended minimum 3 Pre-RDC camps B 3 2 6  
2 B Participation in Camps         8
  1 TSC/NSC/VSC A 4 2 8  
  2 Inter Directorate Shooting Championship A 4 2 8  
  3 Basic Leadership Camp B 3 2 6  
  4 National Treckking B 3 2 6  
  5 NIC/SNIC B 3 2 6  
  6 RCTC / Mountaineering course B 3 2 6  
  7 Para Gliding/Para Sailing /Sailing/ Trekking & Other Expedition B 3 2 6  
  8 Army/ Navy/ air Force Attachment Camps C 2 2 4  
  9 ATC/CATC/CAWATC C 2 1 2  
3 C NCC Certificates         12
  1 'C' certificate A 4 3 12  
  2 'B' certificate A 4 2 8  
  3 Cadets with minimum 75% Attendance in NCC activities in an academic year A 4 1 4  
Maxirnum Weightage for NCC 12.5

Credit Points and Grace Grade for NSS Volunteers

Sl. No Performance Grade Credit Weightage Points WGP Cumulative
WGP limit
1 NSS volunteers attended Republic Day Parade A 4 1 4 6 WGP
2 NSS volunteers attended National camp B 3 1 3
3 NSS volunteers having NSS Certificates C 2 1 2
Maximum weight for performance in NSS 12.5