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  1. University of Calicut • Choice Based Credit Semester System (CCSS) -by abbasvattoli@yahoo.com

  2. UG Education Restructuring • Kerala State Higher Education Council recommended to restructure the Under Graduate education by Introducing Semesterisation and Grading. • Calicut University implemented CCSS From 2009-2010 academic year onwards

  3. The New Names • ‘Programme’ - Entire course of study (traditionally referred to as course). • ‘Course’ - subject (traditionally referred to as paper) • ‘Credit’ (Cr) - weekly unit of work

  4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE • Duration: 6 semesters distributed in a period of 3 years • The odd semesters: June to October • Even semesters: November to March • Each semester: Min 90 working days of 18 weeks, 5 Days and 5 Hours

  5. Courses • Total 31 courses • 10 Common Courses (Code A) • 16 Core Courses (Code B) • 04 Complimentary Courses (Code C) • 01 Open Courses (Code D)

  6. Credits • To pass: Achieve a min of 120 credits • Common: 38 credits • Core and Complimentary: 78 credits • Open: 4 credits

  7. Attendance • Min 75% during a semester for each course • Condonation: max 10 days in a semester and max 2 times during the programme

  8. Extra credits • NCC weightage certificate- 1 • NSS weightage certificate -1 • University level participation in sports -1 • Participation in inter zone arts festival -1 • Participation in inter University meets -1

  9. Extension activities • Compulsory social service (CSS) for a period of 30 days

  10. EVALUATION AND GRADING • Two parts • Internal Evaluation (25% Weightage) • External Evaluation (75% Weightage)

  11. Internal Evaluation • Based on Direct Grading System • Five components for internal assessment • Assignment - 1 wieghtage • Seminar - 1 weightage • Test Paper (2 test papers) 2 weightage • Attendance 1 weightage • Total 5 weightage • There shall not be any chance for improvement for internal grade

  12. External Evaluation • Immediately after Each Semester • Based on Direct Grading System • Four types of questions • 1. Multiple Choice/Objective Type questions • 2. Short Answer type questions • 3. Short Essays/Problems • 4. Long Essays

  13. External Evaluation • Questions are given different weights. • Weights are similar to marks in the traditional marks system. • Weights of these 4 types of questions ¼, 1, 2, 4 respectively

  14. DIRECT GRADING SYSTEM

  15. Passing a course • • Aggregate C grade in each course for a pass and also for awarding a degree

  16. Grade of Internal Assessment

  17. Internal Grade for Attendance

  18. Grade of a Course

  19. Calculation of SGPA

  20. Calculation of CGPA

  21. CGPA • CGPA is calculated at the end of the programme • CGPA will be calculated seperately for • Core courses • Common Courses – English • Common Courses – Other than english • Complementary Courses • Open courses • And overall CGPA

  22. Overall Grade in a Programme A seven point scale letter grade will be used

  23. Percentage equelence Percentage = CGPA/4 *100 = 3.38/4 *100 = 84.5%

  24. AWARD OF DEGREE • The successful completion of all the courses (common, core, complementary and open courses) prescribed for the degree programme with C grade shall be the minimum requirement for the award of the degree.

  25. Thank you Edited by: Abbas Vattoli Assistant Professor Amal College of Advanced Studies Nilambur abbasvattoli@yahoo.com www.dcamal.wordpress.com