Beginning from the next academic year onwards, the students belonging to the various arts and sciences courses in the Tamil Nadu colleges would have the semester exams for 75 marks and the remaining 25 marks for the internal assessment. This was announced by the Tami Nadu State Council for Higher Education or TANSCHE.
Model syllabus for 127 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes were introduced by TANSCHE. It later informed the colleges about the common weightage for assessment. At present, the autonomous colleges in TN have different weightage like 50:50 or 60:40 for semester exams and internal assessments respectively.
According to some officials belonging to TANSCHE, there would be uniformity in the assessment of the students studying in many govt, govt-aided, self-financing, affiliated and non-affiliated colleges in TN by this new weightage. It is true that this new weightage of marks of 75:25 has been accepted by the VC of the universities after some deliberations.