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Dr.R.Muthukumaran, M.A.,M.Phil.,B.Ed.,Ph.D.,

Controller Of Examinations

With a humble beginning as a pre-university college on the auspicious 12th July 1957, NGM College has over the last six decades blossomed into a premier post graduate teaching and research institution in Tamilnadu, attaining the coveted Autonomous status in 1987. It is a co-educational ISO 9001-2008 certified, UGC & AICTE recognized institution, affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. In 2007, it was one of the 7 institutions in Tamilnadu to be accredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC in 2003.

With the advent of autonomy, it became incumbent on the institution to assume many of the responsibilities and functions of a typical university. Consequently, a few academic bodies had to be set up: one of them was the office of COE. To manage all matters relating to the Examination System, a separate body called the Examination Office under the control of a  CONTROLLER OF EXAMINATIONS has been constituted.

The Examination Office consists of a  Controller of Examinations, One deputy Controller of Examinations, One Office Superintendent, One Software Developer,  7 Clerk-cum-computer operators and two Office Assistants. The Examination Office is now functioning in a centrally located building in the College Campus.

The Examination Office is equipped with one Hi-tech IBM Server One ultra fast line Printer, 1 Epson Scanner and 12 Computers, 2 Digital Copy Printers, 2 Copier Machines, and two intercom phone lines, and One Separate Landline Phone.

CONTROLLER PROFILE :

Since its inception in 1987 COE’s office was headed by Dr. K. A. Gundu Rao, who had just retired as HOD of Physics in 1992. Dr. Gundu Rao was succeeded by Dr. V. Radhakrishnan and then he was succeeded by Dr. R. Muthukumaran HOD of History has been serving in this college for the past 22 years. Dr.R. Muthukumaran has been working as the COE since 2016.

Examination Rules & Regulations

Evaulation System

Students of both UG and PG Programmes are evaluated through Internal and External Examinations.

The examination in each theory and practical paper consists of two parts:

  • Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) carrying a maximum of 30 marks.
  • End of Semester Examinations (ESE) covering the whole syllabus prescribed

for the paper carrying a maximum of 70 marks.

Continous Internal Assessment (C.I.A.) Components

UG Programmes

  • One Pre-model Examination (3 hours duration)
  • One Model Examination (3 hours duration)
  • One Seminar/Assignment

PG Programmes

  • One pre-model Examination (3 hours duration)
  • One Model Examination (3 hours duration)
  • One Seminar

Break-Up of Marks for C.I.A. Among its Components

UG & PG PROGRAMMES

Programmes

PRE-MODEL
70 Marks
MODEL
70 Marks
SEMINAR
40 Marks
Total
180 Marks

The total CA score secured by a student in each paper is to be shown as a fraction of 30 (by dividing the total of 180 marks by 6).

Conduct of CIA Programmes

During each semester, one Pre-model and one Model Examinations are held at a minimum interval of one month in between. The first CIA programme commences after the 45th contact day. The duration of both the Pre-model and of Model Examination is 3 hours.

To ensure that this programme is conducted systematically and efficiently by all the 27 Departments, its conduct has been centralised and vested with a full-time Controller of Examinations. The Examination Office well staffed is responsible for framing and announcing the time table for CIA programmes for all the UG & PG Programmes, obtaining the relevant question papers (conforming to the prescribed model) for printing and distribution of the answer scripts for valuation by course teachers. Question papers for Pre-model and Model Examination are set by course teachers according to the prescribed model.

End-of-Semester Eaminations (E.S.E.) : General Features

End-of-Semester Examinations are conducted at the end of each semester after completion of 90 days of contact classes.

End-of-Semester Examinations for the even semesters are generally held during April-May and odd semesters during November-December.

Each student is given a cyclo-styled copy of the relevant time-table. For the benefit of students with arrears, examinations for the odd semester Papers are conducted during February and for the even semester papers during August.

To keep the identity of the candidate confidential, the dummy number system is adopted.

To speed up the entire process of valuation, processing of results and their publication, Central Valuation is being followed in preference to the time-consuming home valuation.

There is also a provision in the college Regulations to conduct Supplementary Examinations in any paper of any Part (Theory & Practical) at the discretion of the Standing Committee of the Academic Council.

Special Provisions to safeguard the interests of Students

Revaluation of answer scripts

Candidates who are not satisfied with the marks awarded to them in any of the theory papers in the ESE are eligible to apply for revaluation of the relevant paper on payment of the prescribed fee (Rs.375/-)
This provision does not apply to PG Programmes, the reason being there is
provision for double valuation.

Improvement

Students of all UG & PG Programmes who have passed one or more of the theory papers will be, subject to certain conditions permitted to appear once again for examination in one or more of such papers so as to enable them to improve their score in those papers and thereby achieve better grades in the relevant papers.

Transparency in Valuation

Photo copies of valued answer scripts will be furnished to the student who apply for the same on payment of prescribed fee. This facility is intended to enable the students to satisfy themselves that all the answers have been valued and there is no under valuation. This provision is applicable to UG Programmes only.

Supplementary Examinations

Supplementary Examinations will be conducted in June/July of every academic

year for the benefit of final year students of UG & PG Programmes who have passed
all the prescribed papers for their respective courses excepting two of any Semester.

Bonus marks to students for outstanding achievements in co- curricular activities. (NCC, NSS, Sports & Games)

Category
Bonus Marks
All India / Inter-University placement / National Level Camp
5 marks
Representing Bharathiar University or participation in All India Tournament State level placement/ State level camp
3 marks
Inter collegiate / District level placement / Camp  
2 marks

The bonus marks will be added to the internal score (CIA) of each theory paper.

Malpractices in Examinations

All cases of malpractice by the students in the examinations (ESE and CIA) shall be referred by the Principal to a committee (through the COE) constituted for the purpose. The Committee shall consist of Three Members representing the Faculties of Science, Commerce and humanities / Language, the members being nominated by the Principal.

The Principal shall nominate one of the members as the Convenor of the Committee.

The Committee shall go into all cases of malpractice referred to it and recommend to
the Principal the action to be taken in each case.

Passing of Results and Publication of Results.

After completion of valuation and the processing of Results by the COE, the unmoderated Results are presented to the Passing Board consisting of the Principal, the University Representative, the Controller of Examination and the Heads of Departments. The Results after moderation, if any, are promptly published on the college web site.

BA Tamil
MA Tamil
MA English 
M.Sc Bio technology
MCA
M.Com IB
BCA
Mathematics
– 
Computer Science 
B.Com CA
B.Com 
BBM
B.Sc IT 
EDC
ADC

Choice Based Credit System

Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College has always been in the forefront to introduce innovations in the curricular contents of UG and PG programmes of study. When we were conferred with Autonomy in 1987 by UGC, a novel component, popularly called Choice Based Additional Subjects (CBAS) as part IV was introduced in UG Programmes. Under the system, the students were required to select and study 4 extra disciplinary subjects from a group of 20 subjects. This component has been highly commended and appreciated by every quarter of higher education including students, parents, faculty, university and UGC.

Now, we have replaced CBAS by introducing another major innovation in the UG and PG curriculum in the name of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) to meet the emerging challenges in the context of fast changing market requirements, quality enhancement and globalization.

CBCS is the Cafeteria System of approach in which students are having options of courses to select and study, suitable to their tastes, temperament and talent.

The CBCS was introduced in the UG and PG curriculum from the academic year 2004-2005.

It is in accordance with the model curricula proposed by UGC with the thrust areas like Modernization of teaching, Strengthening research, Support of outreach programmes like Value Education, Community programme etc.

In respect of students admitted in UG & PG courses from the academic year 2008-2009 Bharathiar University has prescribed a new pattern of CBCS system formulated by TANSCHE.

Under the revised pattern of CBCS total credits to be obtained by students will be as follows ; UG: 140 & PG : 90.

The Objectives of CBCS

To enrich the horizon of knowledge of students by means of Core, Inter disciplinary, Extra disciplinary and Life/Job oriented courses.

To ensure more interaction between the teacher and taught in class room and extra class room programmes.

To offer flexibility in choosing the courses of study according to their needs and learning capacity.

To englishten the students on the rich culture of our nation and ethical values underlying real life situations.

To expose the students to the world of social commitment through specially designed components of study like NSS/NCC/Sports and Games.

To allow the advanced learner to earn extra credits.

To maintain the total credits of each programme on a par with International standards.

Terms and Definitions

In the context of introduction Choice Based Credit System, it is necessary to define the new terms for better understanding of the students and their parents.

Programme

Every branch of study at UG/PG level is called a programme. For e.g. B.Com degree programme / B.A. Degree programme in English / M.Sc. Degree programme in Mathematics.

Course

Every paper/subject of study offered by various UG/PG degree programmes is called a course.

Curriculum

The various parts / components of each and every UG/PG degree programme that give appropriate teaching – learning experience are collectively called curriculum.

Credits

It refers to the numerical weightage given to each and every course of study based on the depth of teaching – learning experience of that course. For successfully completing a 3 year UG Programme, a student must earn a minimum of 120 credits.

Components of Curriculum of UG Programmes

There will be seven components to be taken up by each and every student to complete the UG programme of study. These include In addition to these seven parts, students at their option may study Advanced Courses (ADC) to earn extra credits.

The following is the break up of curriculum, credits and duration of study for UG Programmes.

For B.A./B.Sc. Programmes offering language for 4 semesters

Parts Courses Semester Credits
I Language Tamil/Hindi/French I to IV 12
II Language English I to IV 12
III (a) Core I to VI 70
. (b) Inter disciplinary courses I to IV 12
IV Ethics & Culture I to VI 06
V (a) Foundation Course I 1
. b) Environmental Studies I & II 2
. (c) Extra disciplinary Course III & IV 2
VI Life / Job oriented Course V 1
VII NSS/NCC/Sports and Games I to IV 2
. Total Credits 120

For B.Sc./B.Com./B.B.M./B.Com.(C.A.) and B.C.A. programmes offering language for 2 semesters

Parts Courses Semester Credits
I Language Tamil/Hindi/French I & II 6
II Language English I & II 6
III (a) Core I to VI 82
. (b) Inter disciplinary courses I to IV  12
IV Ethics & Culture I to VI 06
V (a) Foundation Course I 1
. (b) Environmental Studies I & II 2
. (c) Extra disciplinary Course III & IV 2
VI Life / Job oriented Course V 1
VII NSS/NCC/Sports and Games I to IV 2
. Total Credits 120

Core Course (COC)

It refers to Major papers of study distributed over Six semesters for UG Programmes.

Inter disciplinary Course (IDC)

It refers to the course offered by the other related departments to the students of a particular programme. The IDC for each and every UG programme is fixed and compulsory. The IDC for each and every UG programme is fixed and compulsory. The IDC is to be studied for first four semesters of UG programmes.

Ethics and Culture (ECL)

Taking into account the imperative need for value – based eduction, the course on Ethics and Culture is made compulsory for all the students of UG programmes as part of our innovative package under CBCS.

This course is to be studied by UG students in all the six semesters, one paper each per semester. There is no continuous Internal Assessment for the course and the evaluation is based on End of Semester Examination only.

Foundation Course

It refers to a paper which lays emphasis on General awareness and General knowledge to be possessed by every UG programme student. This is a self-study paper and there will be no contact classes. Supportive study material will be supplied to all the students.

Environmental Studies (EVS)

It refers to a course on Environmental Science which gives importance to the preservation and rational management of our own environment. It will be taught by the concerned faculty during the I and II semesters. The examination will be conducted only at the end of the II semester. There is no continuous Internal Assessment in this paper and the evaluation is based only on the End of Semester Examinations.

Extra Disciplinary Course (EDC)

Each UG Department will offer two or three extra disciplinary courses. All the UG departments will offer two groups of extra disciplinary courses. UG students have to study two ED courses, one in III semester and another in IV semester from these two groups. These two ED courses to be studied by a student of a particular Department must be the ones offered by other Departments.

The Extra Disciplinary Courses are from various disciplines and the students will have the freedom of choice in selecting the courses. It is intended to enable the student to study some subject of his/her liking, which the conventional course structure does not permit and thereby broad base his/her intellectual horizon.

Life/Job oriented Course (LOC/JOC)

It refers to the courses which train the students with certain skills needed to enrich their lives or for self employment. All the UG students have to select one course from a group of LOC/JOC and have to complete it successfully to qualify for the UG degree. This course is evaluated by End-os- Semester Examination only.

NSS / NCC / Sports and Games

Students choose any one of the courses viz NSS / NCC / Sports and Games according to their aptitudes and suitability. The objective of this part is to provide opportunities for recreation, social service and learning the rudiments of military science. The classes for these 3 courses will be conducted outside the class hours.

Each student should participate in any one of three courses during the first four semesters. The evaluation is based on continuous internal assessment only.

Advanced Courses (ADC)

To facilitate the students to earn extra credits, Advanced Courses are offered by each and every department. A student can select advanced courses from a group of courses offered by their respective departments with 2 credits for each course. A student can opt for any one course per semester from II semester onwards for UG Programmes.

Advance Courses are self study papers but due guidance will be given by departments concerned.

Evaluation :

General Guidelines

To earn a UG degree, students should pass in all the courses prescribed for that programme, by obtaining the minimum pass mark and also earn the minimum number of credits as noted below.

UG Degree Programmes

  • 40 percent in each course with a minimum of 35 percent in ESE (i.e. 25 marks out of 70 ) and
  • 120 credits.

ii) Extra fees will not be levied upon the students who opt for Advanced Courses provided no practical work in the laboratory is involved.

Faculty adviser

Proctorial system is in practice in the college. A group of students will be assigned to a particular faculty member and the students can approach him or her for counseling on all academic matters.

Examination and Students’ Grievances committee

Students who have any grievances can appeal to the above committee for the redressal of their grievances.

Contact Us

The Controller of Examinations
NGM College (Autonomous)
91, Palghat Road, Pollachi – 642 001
Coimbatore District,Tamilnadu, INDIA.

Phone No : (04259) 220074,234868,234870

Fax No : (04259) 234869

Mail id : controller@ngmc.org, ngm@ngmc.org

Web Site : www.ngmc.org

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