FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Student: I could not appear in the Semester I examination. Can I continue attending the classes? When shall I sit for the Semester I examination?

Answer: You can continue attending the classes of 2nd Semester, and you can appear in the Semester I examination in the 3rd Semester.


Student: I passed the 1st Semester, but could not fill up the forms for the 2nd Semester, and consequently could not appear in the Semester II examination. When can I clear the 2nd Semester?

Answer: You can appear in the 2nd Semester examination in the fourth (4th) Semester.


Student: I did not appear in the Semester V examination. Can I continue doing the classes? When can I clear that Semester?

Answer: You can continue attending your classes and can clear your 6th Semester without any break. You can appear in the 5th Semester V examination during the 1st/ 3rd Semester examination.


Student: Is there ay "on-line" form fill up system in the college?

Answer: We are planning to introduce it in near future.


Student: I could not appear in the Sessional Examination. Shall I be allowed to appear in the final examination? If I fail in the Sessional Examination, is there any provision for repeat-examination?

Answer: There is no provision for reappearing or "repeat" / "betterment" in Sessional Examination. If a student misses one or both examinations for valid reasons, (as evidenced by medical certificate or other authentic documents) then the teacher / college concerned may allow the student to appear at a separate / specially conducted examination using the teachers' own discretion.


Student: Are the home assignments and seminar marks added to the final examination marks of a student?

Answer: Home assignments, seminars, group discussions, or related tasks depending on the decisions of the teachers / college authority are necessary part of the course. These may be regarded as one question (out of four) in each of the Sessional Examinations.


Student: Is there any provision for repeat / betterment in practical examinations?

Answer: There is no provision for repeat / betterment in practical examinations.


Student: Does the college offer post-graduate courses?

Answer: The College offers post-graduate courses in Botany (Sc) and in History and Assamese (Arts).


Student: Are there any provision for obtaining dual degree in the college?

Answer: A student can obtain a regular bachelor's degree from any stream, and can simultaneously obtain a BCA degree. There is also the provision of obtaining double bachelor degree in the college.


Student: Is there any facility for students engaged in creative writing?

Answer: Students can contribute their writing to the college magazine as well as to the wall magazines of the various departments.


Student: Is any job facility offered to the students completing graduation from this college?

Answer: There is a placement cell in the college which creates link between the students and the job offering companies and organizations.


Student: Is there any digital library in the college? Till what time does it remains open?

Answer: There is a digital library in the college which is kept open till 7 P.M. The digital library facilitates the students / teachers of the college to have easy accessibility to research works / writings done in different corners of the globe.


Student: What is the academic calendar for the semester system?

Answer:

A) Admission – June.

B) Semester I/ III/ V classes – August to December.

  • Sessional I Examination – September.
  • Sessional II Examination – November.
  • Semester final Examination – December.
  • Announcement of result – by January.
  • C) Semester Break – July 1st to 31st.

    D) Semester II/ IV/ VI classes – January to June.

  • Sessional I Examination – February.
  • Sessional II Examination – April.
  • Semester final Examination – to be completed by June 30th.
  • Announcement of result – within first week of July.
  • Student: What is the Credit & Grading system in TDC Semester Course?

    Answer: 1. Definition of Credit:

    a) The theory paper would have one credit for each year of instruction per week in a Semester. The activities include lectures, tutorials and others for internal evaluation (Seminar, group discussion, laboratory/ demonstration session mini project etc.)
    A theory paper (which is equivalent to 100 marks of course load) should be of 6 (six) credit points which would consist of 4 hrs, of lectures and 2 hrs of tutorial & other activities. A theory paper of 50 marks would have 3 (three) credit points: 2 hrs of lectures + 1 hrs tutorial (& others)
    For science subjects with practical one hour tutorial may be outside the office hours for home work, literature survey / internet browsing etc.

    b) Practical papers / courses would have one credit point for every 2 hrs of laboratory work per week in a semester. If the number of hrs per week is an odd number, appropriate adjustments be made it to the nearest even number for example.
    1. 3 hrs lab per day x 2 days per week = 6 hrs = 3 credits.
    2. 3 hrs lab per day x 3 days per week = 9 hrs = 4 credits.
    3. 3 hrs lab per day x 6 days per week = 18 hrs = 9 credits.
    If the total number of practical courses is 18 hrs per week, then 3 hrs per week be devoted as home work for preparing the report (i.e. lab book) and other activity related to practical.
    c) P.G Dissertation by research work/ projects would be of 12 credit points by 24 hrs of work per week in a semester. The dissertation would involve activities such as literature survey preparation of project report, computation, seminar, presentation, demonstrations, viva-voce examinations, and (if required) visit to other institutions or research lab for data collection etc. about six to nine hrs of work may be allowed to such activities outside class hours and about 18 to 15 hrs of work for the laboratory work.
    d) Other type of work such as departmental seminar, field / industrial training would be compulsory for the student, but no credit or marks for internal evaluation be assigned for such activities. Moreover, class attendance should not be considered for internal (or external) evaluation. Attendance including of department seminars would be treated under the University rules of minimum 75% attendance required for appearing in the examinations.

    2. Total Credit per Semester:

    Every student must complete a minimum of 30 credits per week in semester, this amount to about 30 hrs of contact teaching per week. The total number of credit for a four semester course should be between 120- 140. For a two semester or a eight-semester course the total credit points may be worked out accordingly.

    3. Grading System:

    a) Conversion of marks of Grades:
    Actual marks secured by a group of candidates are converted into Relative Percentile (R) before conversion into Relative Letter Grades. The maximum Actual marks (i.e. Highest mark) (M) secured in a particular Group is converted into 100% and other actual marks (A) secured by the students of the sane groups are converted to the Relative Percentile.
    R= (100 / M) X A where R = Relative Percentile
    M = Maximum (Highest) Marks in the class
    A = Actual marks of a student who passed i.e. if the actual marks is not less than 30%.
    b) Conversion Table for Relative Percentile into Letter Grades and Grade points.


    Range of Relative Percentile
    Letter Grades
    Grade point
    90–100
    A
    10
    75–89
    B
    8
    55–74
    C
    6
    40–54
    D
    4
    30–39
    E
    2
    If A / or F is below 30%
    F
    0