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Choice Based Credit System

The CBSC system is an instructional package developed to suit the needs of students to keep pace with the developments in higher education and the quality assurance expected of it in the light of  liberalization and globalization in higher education. Tamil Nadu Government and Thiruvalluvar university have introduced this system since the academic year 2008-09, along with semester pattern. 

It permits the students to :

  •     Learn at their own pace   
  • Choose electives from a wide range of elective courses offered by the departments of the affilated Colleges
  • Undergo additional courses and acquire more than the required number of credits   
  • Adopt an inter-disciplinary approach to learning   
  • Make the best use of expertise of available faculty

 The main subjects of Bachelor Degree course shall consist of the following :

Part I Tamil/Urdu/Other Language
Part II English
Part III Core subjects, Allied Subjects, Project/Electives
Part IV

1 (a) Those who have not studied Tamil upto XII Std.; and taken Non-Tamil Language under part-I shall take Tamil comprising of two courses (of 6th Standard Level).
(b) Those who have studied Tamil upto XII Std. and taken a Non Tamil Language Under Part-I shall take Advanced Tamil Comprising of two courses.
(c) Others who do not come under (a), (b) can choose a non-major elective comprising of two courses.
2. Skill Based Subjects (Elective)
3. Environmental Studies
4. Value Education

Part III  

Extension Activities
A Candidate shall be awarded a maximum of 1 credit for compulsory extension service.


Conversion of Marks to Grade Points & Letter Grade:

Range of Marks Grade Points Letter Grade Description
90 - 100 9.0 - 10.0 O+ OUTSTANDING
80 - 89 8.0 - 8.9 D+ EXCELLENT
75 - 79 7.5 - 7.9 D DISTINCTION
70 - 74 7.0 - 7.4 A+ VERY GOOD
60 - 69 6.0 - 6.9 A GOOD
50 - 59 5.0 - 5.9 B AVERAGE
40 - 49 4.0 - 4.9 C SATISFACTORY
00 - 39 0.0 - 0.0 U RE-APPEAR
ABSENT 0.0 - 0.0 AAA ABSENT