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· Two Years B.Ed. Degree Programme
1. Pattern of Question Paper for University Examination:
Full Courses: 80 marks – 3 hours
(a) 2 questions of 10 marks each =20 (Answer 2 Questions out of 4 with internal choice)
(b) 8 questions of 5 marks each = 40 (Answer 8 Questions out of 12)
(c) 10 questions of 2 marks each = 20 (Answer 10 Questions out of 10)
Half Courses: 40 marks – 2 hours
(a) 1 question of 10 marks = 10 (Answer 1 Question out of 2)
(b) 5 questions of 4 marks each = 20 (Answer 5 Questions out of 8)
(c) 5 questions of 2 marks each = 10 (Answer 5 Questions out of 5)
2. Distribution of Marks for Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE):
i) For theory courses:
The CCE weightage for continuous internal assessment tests and task & assignment projects should be equal i.e. 5 marks for a periodical test and 5 marks for a project. There should be at least two tests and two projects for a full course and one test and one project for a half course.
ii) For Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC):
The following specialized courses are offered to enhance the professional capacities of student teachers.
Course EPC 1: Reading and Reflecting on Texts
Course EPC 2: Drama and Art in Education
Course EPC 3: Critical Understanding of ICT
Course EPC 4: Understanding the Self
The evaluation of student teachers for these courses shall be totally internal. The total of 50 marks allotted to each of the courses is assigned as follows.
Ø Periodical tests based on the prescribed syllabus (at least two) - 10 Marks
Ø Assessment based on at least 4 of the tasks and assignments listed under the course outline – 10 x4 = 40.
iii) Yoga, Health & Physical Education:
The evaluation of student teachers for the above course in both academic years shall be totally internal. The total of 50 marks allotted to each of the academic year is assigned as follows.
Ø Periodical tests based on the prescribed syllabus (at least two) - 10 Marks
Ø Assessment based on at least 4 of the tasks and assignment listed under the course outline – 10 x4 = 40.
iv) For Teaching Competency (During School Internship):
The different aspects of practicum and weightage marks for each of the Pedagogical Subjects I and II. The total of 100 marks allotted during the academic year
Ø Teaching Competency (Planning and Performance) 50 Marks
Ø Preparation of Teaching Resources, (Including ICT based) 20 Marks
Ø Lesson observation record (Peer and Regular teacher) 10 Marks
Ø Evaluation, Diagnosis and Remedial programme (Record) 20 Marks
3. Conducting of Practical Examination:
i) Based on the periodical assessment of the teaching competency and other practical aspects of the student teachers, the internal assessment marks will be assigned by the faculty of the concerned pedagogical subject. The consolidated CCE marks in the prescribed format will be sent to the university by the Principal of the college concerned before the commencement of the practical examination.
ii) On receipt of the CCE marks from any college of education, the University will make arrangement for conducting the practical examination for their by appointing the Board of Examiners.
iii) Board of examiners for practical examination consisting of one Convener and three examiners for one unit (50 student teachers) and one Convener and seven examiners for two units (100 student teachers) will be chosen from among the faculty members of the Colleges of Education/ University Department of Education from within and outside university jurisdiction who possess a minimum of five years of teaching experience at B.Ed. /M.Ed. level. The Convener must be from among the Principals / Associate Professors of the Colleges of Education. The Principal of the respective College of Education will be the ex-officio member of the panel.
iv) The practical examination will be conducted for two to three days after the completion of internship in the second year.
v) The practical examination should be conducted by two examiners acting as a pair and to assess the student teachers on following aspects of both pedagogical subjects:
vi) The examiners should submit the marks separately to the convener and the board of examiners should consolidate the marks.
vii) The practical examination marks awarded by the individual examiners and the consolidated marks list should be submitted to the Controller of Examinations, Pondicherry University on the final day of the practical examination itself with the signatures of all the members.
viii) The faculty observer of the Pondicherry University shall be present during the practical examination.
ix) The practical examination for all student teachers shall be conducted in a recognised high / higher / senior secondary school and the verification of records in the concerned college.
4. Passing Minimum:
i) Every student teacher should register for all the courses in the theory examination and practical examination in the first attempt.
ii) A student teacher shall be declared to have passed in the B.Ed. Degree examination only if he/ she has passed both the theory and practical examination.
iii) A student teacher shall be declared to have passed in the theory examination if he/ she obtains a minimum of 45% marks both in External Examination (36 out of 80) and CCE (9 out of 20) and a total of 50 marks by combining both external (EE) and internal (CCE) examination in each full course. In the case of half course, a minimum of 45% marks both in External Examination (18 out of 40) and CCE (5 out of 10) and a total of 25 marks by combining both external (EE) and internal (CCE) examination
iv) A student teacher shall be declared to have passed the practical examination if he/she obtains a minimum of 45% marks in the pedagogical subject and in each of other aspects of practical examination mentioned above and 50% marks by combining all the aspects taken together.
v) A student teacher who fails in one or more courses in the theory examination shall reappear in those course(s). But the one who fails in any one of the aspects of the practical examination shall reappear for all aspects.
vi) The B.Ed. degree programme should be completed by the student teachers in not more than 4 years from the date of admission to the programme.
5. Classification of Successful Candidates: All successful student teachers shall be classified as follows.
· Four Years Integrated Degree Programme
Part I – Regional Language
(a) A regional language - Hindi - (as a popular medium of instruction at the school level);
Part II – English
(b) English (as the medium of instruction in the College, a library language and a link language);
Note: Language Courses (Part I Regional Language and Part II English) will not be counted towards the declaration of class in the examination; but will be counted towards pass.
(c) Relatively minor components like Health and Physical Education, Work Experience – Library Science and SUPW, General Science/Social Studies, Information and Communication Technology will be assessed internally.
1.1. Subject Specialization: The number of subjects will be as per regular UG courses.
1.2. Professional Education: Studies in the foundations, general methodology and special methodology relating to subjects of specialization and a comprehensive internship programme in the field.
1.3. The Choice of Optional Subjects: Every candidate shall offer two optional subjects of which Optional I should be based on the relevant main subject of Bachelor Degree. They may offer for Optional II as specified in the following table:
Note: A combination of sessional or internal assessment and terminal examination conducted by the University each semester will be followed for all the major components of study (including allied subjects), while skill/performance oriented components will be assessed entirely through continual evaluation as part of the sessional or internal assessment, without a formal terminal examination to be conducted by the University.
2. Attendance: The regulations regarding attendance in force in Pondicherry University will be adhered to. 80% attendance is required to appear for the examination.
3. Requirements for Pass:
3.1. The minimum marks for passing the semester examinations in a subject is 45 percent in each theory paper, 45 percent in each practical (where there are practicals) and 45 percent in the aggregate including theory, practicals and sessional marks. For subjects without terminal examination the minimum marks for passing shall be 45 percent of the sessional marks. A candidate who satisfies these requirements for pass in all the subjects/components of a semester shall be declared to have passed the semester concerned.
3.2. Failure to obtain the minimum in theory or practicals or in the aggregate will result in the candidate having to reappear for the examination in the subjects concerned.
3.3. There shall be provision for revaluation/ Retotaling of paper(s) of any semester as per general university rules. Application for revaluation / retotaling shall be submitted to the Registrar through the Principal after remitting the fee prescribed by the University within the time prescribed by the University.
Note: No supplementary examination will be conducted. Therefore, a student who has to complete the semester examination in whole or part, shall reappear only when the semester examination concerned are next conducted.
4. Class Declaration: Those who pass all the semester examinations as required by the regulations shall be classified as follows on the basis of the aggregate 'of marks obtained in all the courses prescribed in all the eight semesters, provided that such candidates have not taken more than two attempts for passing any subject, provided the candidate does not fail in more than five subjects in all.
75% or above : I class with Distinction
60% and above but less than 75% : I class
50% and above but less than 60% : II class
45% and above but less than 50% : III class
All other candidates who complete the course and examinations taking more than two attempts semester examination will be declared to have passed the examination in ‘PASS CLASS’.