RVS College of Computer Application
(Approved by AICTE, Affiliated to Anna university Chennai)
(Stand Alone Institution)
Kumaran Kottam Campus,Kannampalayam Post, Coimbatore - 641402
Tel : 0422- 2687877, Tele Fax : 0422- 2688077
Email: director.rvsmca@rvsgroup.com
 
    Rules and Regulation
 
REGULATIONS  
These regulations are applicable to all candidates admitted into MCA degree Programme from the academic session 2009 onwards.

Degree of Master Of Computer Applications - (M.C.A.) - (Six Semesters)
The following Regulations will be applicable to all Stand Alone MCA Colleges affiliated to Anna University other than Autonomous Colleges. In case of all autonomous colleges, the regulations, curricula and syllabi of the respective college shall be approved by the Syndicate of the University.

1. ADMISSION
Candidates seeking admission to the first semester of the six semester MCA Degree Programme should have passed the Bachelor Degree from any one AICTE/UGC Recognized Universities with Mathematics Background.

2. STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES
Every Program shall have a curriculum comprising of both theory and practical courses with well defined syllabi. The courses shall cover Mathematics, Management and Computer Science related subjects.

There shall be a certain minimum number of core courses and sufficient number of elective courses that can be opted by the student. The blend of different courses shall be so designed that the student, at the end of the program, would have been trained not only in his / her relevant professional field but also would have developed as a socially conscious human being.

Further, every student shall be made to involve in any one of the character development programs such as NCC / NSS / NSO / YRC. The curriculum of each semester shall normally be a blend of Theory courses not exceeding 7 and practical courses not exceeding 4. However, the total number of courses per semester shall not exceed 10.

The medium of instruction, examinations and project report shall be in English, except for courses on language other than English.

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3. DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
A student is ordinarily expected to complete the MCA Degree Programming 6 semesters (three academic years) but in any case not more than 12 Semesters for HSC candidates. Each semester shall normally consist of 90 working days or 450 hours or 540 periods of 50 minutes each. The Principal shall ensure that every teacher imparts instruction as per the number of periods specified in the syllabus and that the teacher teaches the full content of the specified syllabus for the course being taught.

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4. FACULTY ADVISER
To help the students in planning their courses of study and for general advice on the academic programme, the Head of the Department of the students will attach a certain number of students to a teacher of the Department who shall function as Faculty Adviser for those students throughout their period of study. Such Faculty Adviser shall advise the students and monitor the courses undergone by the students, check the attendance and progress of the students attached to him/her and counsel them periodically. If necessary, the faculty adviser may also discuss with or inform the parents about the progress of the students.

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5. CLASS COMMITTEE
Every class shall have a class committee consisting of teachers of the concerned class, student representatives and a chairperson who is not teaching the class. It is like the 'Quality Circle' (more commonly used in industries) with the overall goal of improving the teaching-learning process. The functions of the class committee include Solving problems experienced by students in the class room and in the laboratories. Clarifying the regulations of the degree programme and the details of rules therein Informing the student representatives the academic schedule including the dates of assessments and the syllabus coverage for each assessment

Informing the student representatives the details of Regulations regarding weightage used for each assessment. In the case of practical courses (laboratory / drawing / project work / seminar etc.) the breakup of marks for each experiment / exercise / module of work, should be clearly discussed in the class committee meeting and informed to the students. Analyzing the performance of the students of the class after each test and finding the ways and means of solving problems, if any. Identifying the weak students, if any, and requesting the teachers concerned to provide some additional help or guidance or coaching to such weak students. The class committee for a class under a particular branch is normally constituted by the head of the department. However, if the students of different branches are mixed in a class (like the first semester which is generally common to all branches), the class committee is to be constituted by the Principal.

The class committee shall be constituted on the first working day of any semester or earlier. At least 4 student representatives (usually 2 boys and 2 girls) shall be included in the class committee. The chairperson of the class committee may invite the Faculty adviser(s) and the Head of the department to the meeting of the class committee. The Principal may participate in any class committee of the institution. The chairperson is required to prepare the minutes of every meeting, submit the same to Principal within two days of the meeting and arrange to circulate among the concerned students and teachers. If there are some points in the minutes requiring action by the management, the same shall be brought to the notice of the management by the head of the institution.

The first meeting of the class committee shall be held within one week from the date of commencement of the semester, in order to inform the students about the nature and weightage of assessments within the framework of the Regulations. Two or three subsequent meetings may be held in a semester at suitable intervals. During these meetings the student members representing the entire class, shall meaningfully interact and express the opinions and suggestions of the other students of the class to improve the effectiveness of the teaching process.

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6. SYSTEM OF EXAMINATION
Performance in each course of study shall be evaluated based on Continuous internal assessment through the semester and An University examination at the end of the semester. Each of the theory and practical courses (other than  project work) shall
carry a maximum of 100 marks of which 20 marks will be through internal
assessment and the University Examination (ESE) will carry 80 marks. The project work shall be evaluated for a maximum of 200 marks.

The University examination (theory and practical) of 3 hours duration shall ordinarily be conducted between October and December during the odd semesters and between March and May during the even semesters. The University examination for project work shall comprise of evaluation of the final report submitted by the project by an external examiner followed by a viva-voce examination conducted separately for each student by a committee consisting of the external examiner, the guide of the project group and an internal examiner. The project report shall carry a maximum 100 marks while the viva-voce examination shall carry 100 marks. For the University examination in both theory and practical courses including project work the internal and external examiners shall be appointed by the University.

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7. PROCEDURE FOR AWARDING MARKS FOR INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
Every teacher is required to maintain an 'ATTENDANCE AND ASSESSMENT RECORD' which consists of attendance marked in each lecture or practical or project work class, the test marks and the record of class work (topics covered), separately for each course. This should be submitted to the Head of the Department periodically (at least three times in a semester) for checking the syllabus coverage and the records of test marks and attendance. The Head of the department will put his signature and date after due verification. At the end the semester, the record should be verified by the Head of the institution who will keep this document in safe custody (for five years). The university or any inspection team appointed by the University may inspect the records of attendance and assessments of both current and previous semesters.

Internal Assessment for Theory Courses:
For all theory and practical courses the continuous assessment shall be for a maximum of 20 marks (consisting of 15 marks for tests/experiments and 5 marks for attendance). The above continuous assessment shall be awarded as per the procedure given below:

(a) Theory Courses:
Three tests each carrying 100 marks shall be conducted during the semester by the Department / College concerned. The total marks obtained in all tests put together out of 300, shall be proportionately
reduced for 15 marks and rounded to the nearest integer (This also implies equal weightage to all the three tests).

(b) Practical Courses:
Every practical exercise / experiment shall be evaluated based on the exercise / experiment prescribed as per the syllabi and the records of work done maintained. There shall be at least one test during the semester. The criteria for arriving at the internal assessment marks (15 marks) shall be decided based on the recommendation of the class committee and shall be announced at the beginning of every semester by the Principal.

Seminar:
The seminar is to be considered as purely INTERNAL (with 100% internal marks only). Every student is expected to present a minimum of 4 seminars per semester and for each seminar marks can be equally
apportioned. At the end of the semester the marks can be consolidated and taken as the final mark and hence, there is no need for End Semester Examination for SEMINAR.

Project Work: The project carries 400 Marks,320 for External and 80 for Internal, The Principal shall constitute a review committee for each branch of study. There shall be three assessments (each 20 Marks) during the semester by the review committee. The student shall make presentation on the progress made by him / her before the committee. The total marks obtained in the three assessments shall be reduced to 60 marks (vide clause 9.2.2) and rounded to the nearest integer. The remaining 20 marks is allotted for the performance of the student in viva voce(Total 400Marks).Every teacher is required to maintain an 'ATTENDANCE AND ASSESSMENT RECORD' which consists of attendance marked in each lecture or practical or project work class, the test marks and the record of class work (topic covered), separately for each course. This should be submitted to the Head of the department periodically (at least three times in a semester) for checking the syllabus coverage and the records of test marks and attendance. The Head of the department will put his signature and date after due verification. At the end of the semester, the record should be verified by the Principal who will keep this document in safe custody (for five years). The University or any inspection team appointed by the University may inspect the records of attendance and assessment of both current and previous semesters.

 

8. REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF A SEMESTER
A candidate who has fulfilled the following conditions shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements for completion of a semester. Ideally every student is expected to attend all classes and secure 100% attendance. However, in order to allow for certain unavoidable reasons such as Medical / participation in sports / personal, the student is expected to attend at least 75% of the classes. Therefore, he/she shall secure not less than 75% of overall attendance in that semester taking into account the total number of periods (540 periods) in all courses put together attended by the candidate as against the total number of periods in all courses offered during that semester. However, a candidate who could secure attendance between 65% and 74% in the current semester due to medical reasons (hospitalization / accident / specific illness) or due to participation in the College / University / State / National / International level Sports events with prior permission from the Principal shall be given exemption from the prescribed attendance requirement and he/she shall be permitted to appear for the current semester examinations. Candidates who do not complete the semester, will not be permitted to write the University examination at the end of the semester and not permitted to go to next semester. They are required to repeat the incomplete semester in the next academic year.

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9. REQUIREMENTS FOR APPEARING FOR SEMESTER EXAMINATION
A candidate shall normally be permitted to appear for the University examination of the current semester if he/she has satisfied the semester completion requirements and has registered for examination in all courses of that semester. Registration is mandatory for current semester examinations as well as arrears examinations failing which the candidate will not be permitted to move to the higher semester In addition, the candidate shall satisfy the following conditions: To be permitted to register for the University examination of theory courses of VII Semester the candidate should have passed the University examination in all courses of the first semester. To be permitted to register for the University examination of theory courses of VIII Semester the candidate should have passed the University examination in all courses of the second semester. Amended clause of 12 (ii) is substituted: To be permitted to proceed to the 3rd year (V semester) the candidate should have passed the University examinations in all the courses of the first and second semesters. To be permitted to proceed to the 4th year (VII semester) the candidate should have passed the University examinations in all the courses of the first four semesters.

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10. PASSING REQUIREMENTS
A candidate who secures not less than 50% of total marks prescribed for the courses with a minimum of 50% of the marks prescribed for the end-semester University Examination in both theory and practical courses shall be declared to have passed the Examination. If a candidate fails to secure a pass in a particular course, it is mandatory that he/she shall register and reappear for the examination in that course during the next semester when examination is conducted in that course; he/she should continue to register and reappear for the examination till he / she secures a pass. However, the internal assessment marks obtained by the candidate in the first attempt shall be retained and considered valid for all subsequent attempts.

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11. ISSUE OF MARK SHEETS
Individual mark sheet for each semester will be issued, containing the following information through the Principal concerned, after the publication of the results. The college in which the candidate studied. The marks obtained in each course in internal assessment and University Examination and the total marks obtained for each course. Whether the candidate has passed or failed in the courses concerned.

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12. ELIGIBILITY FOR THE AWARD OF DEGREE
A student shall be declared to be eligible for the award of the MCA. Degree provided the student has successfully completed the course requirements and has passed all the prescribed examinations in all the 6 semesters within a maximum period of 6 years reckoned from the commencement of the first semester to which the candidate was admitted. Obtained a certificate from the principal of the college of certifying the participation in NCC / NSS / NSO / YRC. The award of Degree must have been approved by the Syndicate of the University.

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13. CLASSIFICATION OF THE DEGREE AWARDED
A candidate who qualifies for the award of the Degree having passed the examination in all the courses of all the Six semesters and securing an aggregate of not less than 75% of total marks (internal assessment plus semester exam marks) in all the courses in the final semesters shall be declared to have passed the examination in First Class with Distinction. The authorized break of study (vide clause 17 (iii)) will not be counted for the purpose of classification.

For this purpose the authorized break of study (vide clause 17(iii)) will not be counted for the purpose of classification. All other candidates (not covered in clauses 16.1 and 16.2) who qualify for the award of the degree (vide Clause 15) shall be declared to have passed the examination in Second Class. A candidate who is absent for semester examination in a course / project work after having registered for the same shall be considered to have appeared for that examination for the purpose of classification. A candidate can apply for revaluation of his/her semester examination answer paper in a theory course, within 2 weeks from the date of publication of the results Every student shall put in a minimum of 75% attendance in the training and attend the camp (except YRC) compulsorily. The training and camp (except YRC) shall be completed during the first year of the program. However, for valid reasons, the Principal may permit a student to complete this requirement in the second year.

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14. DISCIPLINE
Every student is required to observe disciplined and decorous behavior both inside and outside the college and not to indulge in any activity which will tend to bring down the prestige of the University / College. The Principal shall constitute a disciplinary committee consisting of the Principal, Two Heads of Department of which one should be from the faculty of the student, to enquire into acts of indiscipline and notify the University about the disciplinary action recommended for approval.