Continuous assessment and innovative methods of evaluation (objective questioning, assignments, seminars, viva, quizzes).
Course teacher evaluation.
Question setting by external examiners.
Freedom to change the question paper pattern.
Double valuation of end semester exams.
Provision for revaluation and retotalling.
Adhering to transparency in evaluation.
Supplementary end semester exams.
Improvement of CIA.
Project and Viva Voce.
On the spot study reports.
Oral examinations for languages.
Periodical Review of assessment methods.
GOALS OF AUTONOMY Third Stage Second Stage First Stage Long-term goals Short-term goals
- Educational innovations.
Own courses of study.
Application / Practical oriented courses.
Innovative teaching – learning methods.
Innovative evaluation methods.
- Updating syllabi.
Enhancement of faculty skills.
Research and services of value to the industry and society.
Enhancement of curricular,
Co-curricular and extra-curricular skills.
Compulsory life / job oriented courses.
Internal / national interaction.
CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM
Objectives of credit system
To provide mobility and Flexibility for Students within and out the parent department
To provide broad based education
To help students learn at this own pace
To provide students scope for acquiring extra credits
To impart more job oriented skills to students and
To make may course multi - disciplinary in approach
What is a credit?
Credit refers to the weightage given to a course in relation to the hours assigned for it.
Generally one hour per week has one credit.
There could be some flexibility because of the practicals, field visits and tutorials comprising a Course.
The Credit cannot be greater that the hours, giving high number of hours and credits for any individual paper must be avoided.
There should be some logic in the allotment of hours and credits.
Credits for STAND and Service Organisations are symbolic. The Credits in there, in no way match the Hours spent
General Objectives of UG Courses
1. To develop language skills
2. To impart an relevant, ethical and socially harmonious value education, which would mould both character and personality development.
3. To broaden the outlook of the students by interdisciplinary approach
4. To offer student-oriented and employment-relevant applied courses
5. To offer functional computer skill linked to the discipline of study.
6. To prepare students for various competitive examinations.
Course Structure : UG Courses
7- Tier Course structure.
1. Languages and Foundation courses
2. Core courses
3. Core special courses
4. Core applied courses
5. Core supportive courses.
6. Extra departmental courses and extra credit
7. Outreach programmes and participation courses inservice organisations.
1.'Credits' is the language understood by institutions worldwide. Roughly '80-120' credits are used to denominate an undergraduate course worldwide. Therefore it is imperative that we also follow the same pattern so as to enable our students to move horizontally and vertically within the country and without.
2. CBCS will enable the students to acquire knowledge in more than one major if the students select their courses diligently. By adding sufficient credits in other disciplines, additional degrees become possible with little extra time spent by the students.
3.Flexibility given to the students might improve their interest in studies. They might show more keenness in the pursuit of studies meaningfully.
4.CBCS is likely to alter the existing mind set of academicians, propelling them into radically change curriculum designing, teaching methodology and evaluation techniques.
5. The quality of education offered under Choice Based Credit System may be comparable to overseas graduate programmes.
6. Team teaching will be possible with the credit system
7. There is also a possibility for a motivated student to secure more credits. There is a choice of subjects available
9. There is guest lecturers, audited courses, flexibility to choose other papers, from other disciplines and even practicals in literature classes.
10.This is democracy in classroom interaction which will provide the student-friendly atmosphere.
11.This curriculum will prepare the learner to be involved in social problems.
1.Existing workload and Appointment norms will hamper and initiative drastically.
2. Resistance to change on the part of administrators and academicians to experiment with new changes.
3. A meticulous planning and a radical curriculum designing is required. Cosmetic changes will not serve the purpose.
4. Substantial financial outlay for implementation and if necessary for appointment of teachers is required.
About the presenter
Dr.B.Victor is a highly experienced postgraduate biology teacher, recently retired from the reputed educational institution St. Xavier’ s College, Palayamkottai, India-627001.
He was the dean of sciences and assistant controller of examinations.
He has more than 32 years of teaching and research experience
He has taught a diversity of courses ranging from Send your comments to : pre- university to post graduate classes.