Curricular Activities

The college strictly adheres to the time schedule as envisaged by the MG University for the successful completion of the academic programmes. The academic year consists of 195 working days spread over three terms. Curriculum related activities such as formal lessons, tests/examinations and library work occupy the student community for the best part of the period. Bharata Mata College has a tradition of academic discipline and the students are expected to maintain it by complying with the rules of attendance and conduct.

Weekly Allotment of Undergraduate Class Hours – Semester Stream

Courses 1st y e a r 2nd y e a r 3rd y e a r
Eng. Sl. Sub. 1 Sub. 2 Main Eng. Sl. Sub. 1 Sub. 2 Main Main
B.A. (English) 9 4 3 9 5 5 3 6 6 25
B.A. (Economics) 9 4 3 3 6 5 5 3 3 9 25
B.Com. (Taxation) 5 4 16 3 22 25
B.Com. (TTM) 5 Voc. 10 10 Voc. 12 13 21 Voc. 4
B.Sc. 9 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 25

Weekly Allotment of Undergraduate Class Hours – Semester Stream

Courses Subjects Sem. 1 Sem. 2 Sem. 3 Sem. 4 Sem. 5 Sem. 6
B.A. (Malayalam) English 5 5 5 5
Second Language 5 5
Core Subject 5 5 5 10 10 25
Vocational Subject 10 10 10 5 10
Com. Subject 5 5 5
B.A. (Hindi) English 5 5 5 5
Second Language 5 5
Core Subject 5 5 10 10 15 15
Vocational Subject 5 5 5 5 10 10
Com. Subject 5 5 5 5
B.Sc. (Physics) English 5 5 5 5
Second Language 5 5
Core Subject 5 5 10 10 19 19
Vocational Subject 5 5 5 5 6 6
Com. Subject 5 5 5 5

Tests/Examinations

  1. The students must take the examinations and tests conducted by the college departments. Leave of absence from a college test can be granted only by the Principal.
  2. An entry-level test will be conducted for IDC students for assessing their knowledge and skill during the first week of the academic year.
  3. The college will conduct two bimonthly tests in August and October, a half-yearly examination in December and a model examination in February–March for realising the progressive evaluation of the students. Open House will be conducted in the month of November.
  4. Seminars/Assignments that are part of internal assessment will be attended to by not later than the months of November and December.

Internal Assessment (for 2nd & 3rd Undergraduate & Postgraduate Programmes)

The restructured curriculum for undergraduate (UG) programmes with effect from 1998 and postgraduate (PG) programmes with effect from 2001 of the MG University has incorporated internal assessment as an effective tool for fruitful evaluation of the students. In addition to evaluation through university examinations, the teachers will assess the performance of every student, in accordance with the norms issued by the university. The marks awarded to the students in the internal assessment will be forwarded to the university, for inclusion in the final mark list. The pass minimum for internal assessment is 30% in each paper.

Internal evaluation will be held for 20% of the total marks in each paper for UG and 25% for PG. Four percent of the total marks in each paper are awarded for attendance. The details of the break-up are as follows:

UG PG
a) Attendance Marks a) Attendance Marks
Below 50% Nil Below 75% Nil
50%–74% 1%    
75%–79% 2% 75%–79% 2%
80%–89% 3% 80%–84% 3%
90% and above 4% 85%–89% 4%
    95% and above 5%
b) Test Paper (2) 8% b) Test paper (2) 10%
c) Assignment/Seminar 8% c) Assignment/Seminar 10%

Grievance Redressal Mechanism for Internal Assessment

There shall be provision for grievance redressal for students at four levels. Complaints regarding the evaluation shall be brought to the notice of the teacher concerned in the first instance. If the student is not satisfied with the teacher’s decision, s/he may appeal to the Departmental Redressal Cell that shall have, as members, the Head of the Department, the teacher-in-charge for the particular paper and the teacher against whom the complaint is made. The student shall also approach the College Level Grievance Redressal Cell, which shall have the Principal, the General Co-ordinator and the Head of the Department concerned as members. If the student is not happy with the verdict of the college cell, s/he may appeal to the University Level Grievance Redressal Cell, which has the Pro Vice Chancellor, the Affiliation Committee Convener and the Controller of Examinations as members. The verdict of the University Level Redressal Cell shall be deemed final.

Complaints regarding internal evaluation shall be made at the earliest opportunity, preferably within two days of the award of marks. Complaints regarding the final tally of marks will be made before the 15th of March and cases disposed of before the 20th of March.

  1. Strict silence should be observed in the library hall.
  2. Footwear is not allowed inside the library hall.
  3. The students should always produce their identity cards and library tickets at the library.
  4. Books and other personal belongings are not allowed inside the library hall. However, each student may carry a notebook.
  5. The library will open at 9.30 a.m. and close at 4.30 p.m. on all working days. All the members of staff and students are entitled to use the library. There will be separate reading rooms for boys, girls and staff members.
  6. A card catalogue is kept in a room at the rear end of the library hall. Boys can go through the catalogue from 9 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Girls can do the same during the noon interval on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  7. Books will be issued to the members of staff for one month with an extension of two weeks on request. Only 10 books will be issued at a time to a member of staff against library cards, which will be issued in advance. These cards are to be returned before a teacher retires or avails of long leave.
  8. The students may take only one book at a time against a library card, which will be issued to them on submission of their identity cards. These cards are non-transferable and have to be returned at the end of the course or when a student applies for the Transfer Certificate.
  9. The students should fill in a book application slip and hand it over at the counter to borrow books from the library. One slip will fetch only one book.
  10. When books are issued, the students should submit their library cards, which will be retained in the library until the books are returned.
  11. The return slip attached to the application slip should be duly filled in and submitted, while returning a book to the library. The students should claim their library cards, when they return their books.
  12. Books should be returned on or before the due date given in the due slip on the inside back cover of the books. If the due date falls on a holiday, the books should be returned on the next working day. Absence from college will not be admitted as an excuse for delay in returning the books.
  13. A fine of 50 paise per week shall be charged from those who fail to return their books on the due date.
  14. Books and periodicals should be used with care. The members will be held responsible for any damage caused to the books borrowed by them. Pencil marks, ink stains etc. in the books are also treated as damages. If a book is already damaged the fact should be pointed out to the librarian before the book is issued.
  15. If a book/periodical is damaged by a member, s/he will have to replace it or pay its cost. If one book of a set is damaged, the whole set must be replaced.
  16. Reference materials will be issued to the students only on submission of their identity cards. Encyclopaedias, yearbooks, dictionaries, question papers of previous university examinations etc. are available in the library. These reference materials are to be used only inside the reading room.
  17. Taking into consideration the special needs of UG and PG students, various departments are allowed to maintain libraries of their own.

 Tutorial System (Academic Assistance)

Tutorial system visualises to provide academic assistance to students in their problem areas and to ensure thereby more of endeavour, involvement, discipline and regularity from their side. Towards achieving this goal, each class is allocated the personal supervision of a tutor. The tutor acts as a personal guide and counsellor.


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