The minimum pass marks for all course units is 50%.
In the first year, each course unit (TML 501 to TML 512) carries 70% for written paper and 30% for continuous assessment tests.
A student who has failed to get at least 50% (15 marks out of the above 30 marks) in continuous assessment test of a course unit will not be allowed to sit the written paper of the course unit.
A student shall not be allowed to sit the written examination unless he / she has followed at least 80% of the classes held.
A student, who is not eligible to sit the written paper of a course unit under the above conditions in (c) and (d), can sit the next immediately available examination if he / she has completed the requirements for sitting the written paper. The highest grade obtainable in such an attempt will be grade C.
A student who fails in a course unit (F grade) will be allowed to re-sit the next immediately available examination. Students can repeat a course unit only thrice. However, a student should complete the programme such a period not exceeding five academic years. The highest grade obtainable in such an attempt will be grade C.
If a student is unable to sit the examination due to illness or any other valid reason acceptable to the Senate, he / she will be required to sit for such examination, when it is conducted during the next academic year.
A student who is unable to sit an examination due to illness or any other valid reason should inform to the Senior Assistant Registrar / Examination in writing or by telegram within a period of 48 hours. Telegrams should be confirmed in writing by registered post within a period of two weeks. A medical certificate should be submitted within a period of two weeks. However, the Senate will take the final decision.
Such student should sit the next immediately available examination and depending on the circumstances at the discretion of the Senate, the student may be treated as appearing for the first time.
The examination for each course unit will be conducted at every academic year.
Students should pay an additional amount of money as examination fee to repeat the examination.
A student should submit the thesis within a particular period
A student who fails in thesis shall be directed to re – submit the thesis within a specific period.
Students' Performance will be evaluated in the following manner:
| 85 – 100
| 80 – 84
| 75 – 79
| 70 – 74
|| Very Good
| 65 – 69
|| Very Good
| 60 – 64
| 55 – 59
| 50 – 54
| 0 – 49
Grade Point Average (GPA) is the credit – weighted arithmetic mean of the grade points.
The GPA is determined by dividing the total credit – weighted grade points value by the total number of credits.
The formula for GPA calculation is given below:
Award of the Degree:
Those who have been registered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Tamil and passed all the ten course units of the programme, qualify for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Tamil. They should earn GPA not less than 2.25.
After completion of the first year, students may be admitted to the M.A. programme. A student who gains admission to the M.A. programme is not eligible for awarding the Postgraduate Diploma.
Those who have been registered for the Master of Arts programme and passed all the fifteen course units of the programme, qualify for the award of Master of Arts in Tamil. They should earn GPA not less than 2.25.