Assessment Criteria for TISS SVE PGDHR Students

Rules and Guidelines for curricular aspects, assessment criteria and credit system in skill based Vocational Programme for

P.G. Diploma Under NSQF.

Scheme for Evaluation of Internship and projects

For P.G. Diploma Programme.


School of Vocational Education



(Post Graduate Diploma in HR & Administration)


School of Vocational Education offers P.G. Diploma courses of one-year duration in different sectors. This course has a strong component of skill based and Work Integrated training. The distribution of theory classes to on the job training is 50:50. In order to meet the demands of the Industry for skilled workforce with higher qualification at the post graduate level, School of Vocational Education (SVE) has undertaken the task to offer one-year Post Graduate Diploma Programme in various sectors.

This will provide learners the opportunity for higher education and better employment after completion of their graduation programme. These courses are at NSQF level 8 (Level 8-10 P.G. Diploma, Masters and research degree programme under NSQF).

Based on UGC guidelines and NSQF levels the curriculum is designed on the basis of 50% weightage for theory based courses and 50% weightage for skill based training.

Programmes and Curriculum:

Post graduate diploma programme under vocational Education is a One-year duration programme. The Learners / students who have successfully completed the B.Voc and equivalent graduate degree programme are eligible to take admission. The minimum number of students in each batch will be 10 and maximum will be 60 as per NSQF guidelines. The P.G. Diploma will be of 40 credits divided in to two semesters. Each semester will be of 20 credits. The weightage for Internal Examination will be 30% and the weightage for end-semester examinations will be 70 % for theory courses. For skill based components such as Internship /on job training, project report etc. internal and external assessment will be of equal weightage 50% each.

Illustration: Semester Wise Distribution of Subjects, Credits, Hours and Marks.

Semester I

Semester II

Total: Number of Credits- 40, Marks -1000 and Hours 900.

Assessment Criteria:

The Skill component of the course will be assessed and certified by the School of Vocational Education-Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

P.G. Diploma Programme as per NSQF guidelines will be of Level -8

1. This P.G. Diploma will consist of 40 credits divided in to two semesters.

2. Theory and skill based component for P.G. diploma programme are divided in 50:50 ratios.

3. Theory parts credit refers to a unit by which the course work is measured and number of hours of instructions required per week.

4. One theory credit is equivalent to 15 hours of teaching (lecture or tutorial) and one practical credit is equivalent to 30 hours of practical work/field work. i.e. 1:15 and 1:30 resp.

Theory Component

The theoretical component is based on the syllabus approved by the respective sector and approved by the Academic Council of the University. Semester one is divided into two courses each of 5 credits and 125 marks and Second semester is divided into two courses with 4 credits with 100 marks and one course with 2 credits with 50 marks. Examination for 70% marks will be conducted by SVE at the end of each semester (Examination for each course will be conducted for respective course marks and converted to 70 Marks), assessment for 30% marks are carried out by institute by conducting two tests each of 20 marks per course and average of both tests taken, if tests are conducted more than 20 marks then these are converted to 20 marks and 10 marks are allotted to the work book completed during the course of each semester.

Skill Component

The skill component for P.G. diploma programme in each semester is total of 10 credits and 250 marks divided into (Internship / and On Job training) for 06 credits (150 marks) and project report/ case study/ research/survey etc. are for 04 credits (100 marks).

The assessment and evaluation marks distribution of the skill based component is carried out as per rules and guidelines framed in a below given table. Assessment of the Skill component is carried out by Internal examiner (50%) marks and External examiner (50% marks) as per the given guidelines. The internship part is jointly assessed by the supervisor / trainer and external examiner appointed by SVE. Similarly, the Project Report assessment work is assessed by coordinating guide/ supervisor and external examiner simultaneously.


After successful completion of the course the result is declared grade points are printed on marks sheets.

Letter Grades and Grade Points: The UGC recommends a 10-point grading system with the following Letter grades and approved by TISS

Grade Table as approved by TISS

Grading Scheme

A grade point of 4.0 is the minimum requirement for passing in Individual courses, including in fieldwork/ internship/research project. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 is required for passing in a Semester. Letter Grades and corresponding qualifying descriptions and grade point range are given below.

Remarks in the Semester Grade Sheet

S1 - Supplementary – 1

S2 - Supplementary – 2

Re - Repeat Course / Fieldwork / Internship / Research Project

I - Improvement Examination

R - Re-evaluation

M - Mandatory

Op - Optional

Au - Audit

EC - Extra Credit

Semester Result Description

PP - Passed and Promoted (Passed in all courses, fieldwork/internship and research project)

FS - Failed and allowed to keep Semester (that is, failed in up to two courses or 4 credits)

FR - Failed and Repeat Semester (that is, failed in 3 or more courses or more than 4 credits)


· A student obtaining Grade F shall be considered failed and will be required to reappear in the examination.

· Computation of SGPA and CGPA: Following procedure to compute the Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) may be adopted:

· The SGPA is the ratio of sum of the product of the number of credits with the grade points scored by a student in all the course components taken by a student and the sum of the number of credits of all the courses undergone by a student, i.e

SGPA (Si) = ∑(Ci x Gi) / ∑Ci

· where ‘Ci’ is the number of credits of the ith course component and ‘Gi’ is the grade point scored by the student in the ith course component.

· The CGPA is also calculated in the same manner taking into account all the

· courses undergone by a student over all the semesters of a programme, i.e

CGPA = ∑(Ci x Si) / Ci

· where ‘Si’ is the SGPA of the ith semester and Ci is the total number of credits in that semester.

• The SGPA and CGPA shall be rounded off to 2 decimal points and reported in the transcripts.

• The skill component would be taken as one of the course component in calculation of SGPA and CGPA with given credit weightage at respective level.

• UGC guidelines on Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) may be refereed for further illustration on computation of SGPA, CGPA etc.

Assessment Criteria for Internship/ on Job Training and projects for P.G. Diploma’s

Internship and On Job Training (06 Credits 150 marks) Skill based component.

Each learner will be assessed based on following scheme and required to prepare a detailed plan within 15 days of joining the internship/OJT and Project in consultation with Supervisor/Trainer/Co-ordinator.

1. At the end of the internship, Supervisor/Trainer/Co-ordinator will prepare a write up on achievements of the goals mentioned in the detailed plan and also their reflections.

2. Each student will be required to maintain the diary in which daily /weekly activities will be recorded. This will be sent to Supervisor/Trainer/Co-ordinator and department advisor on weekly basis.

3. At the end of the internship student will submit a report in about 2000-2500 words.

4. Evaluation of internship/OJT will be done internally and externally. (06 credits).

Following will be the criterion for internal assessment

Parameters of Assessment criteria.

Punctuality: Remains present for all working days, goes to work on time and remains at work for the required duration

Sincerity: works hard to meet the quality requirement of the organisation, prepared to put in extra efforts to complete the given task.

Initiative: prepared to try new ways of doing existing task, identifies obstacles-makes persistent efforts to overcome the barriers.

Commitment: Displays work oriented life goals, makes client and customers their priority, has a clear understanding of her job responsibilities and fulfils those to the best of their ability.

Attitude towards profession: Takes responsibility for the own actions, improves herself through self-learning receptive to new ideas, ready to take new challenges, accepts constructive criticism demonstrates trustworthiness, treats seniors, peers and juniors of all class/caste with respect, dresses appropriately, comes prepared for work.


Communication: written and oral, displays good manners and etiquettes

Documentation: Prepared the relevant documents and preserves them systematically

Reporting: Reports to the higher authorities of organisation work done by her in appropriate manner.

Any other: Each P. G. Diploma program has specified skills and abilities are developed at the end and are assessed based on

v Plan for Internship including goals of internship

v Achievement of goals (reflections and Performa)

v Diary: Daily/weekly reports of activities

v Following will be the criterion for assessment done jointly

v Report of internship

v Viva voce

Project (04 Credits 100 marks)

The students/ learner will carry out one project under the guidance of course coordinator or supervisor for 04 credits and 100 marks for which the assessment is based on one of the following.

project title / case study/ Research /survey etc.

After completion of Project/ research/ case study etc. each student will submit the report of 50-60 pages (12000-15000 words)

Evaluation of research project will be conducted internally and externally

Each report will be evaluated by the coordinator guide and external referee

Following will be criterion for Internal and External assessment: (100 marks)

1. Project Work/ Case study

(General– Need, Parameters, Applicability etc.) (30 marks)

2. Project Report (30 Marks)

3. Viva - Voce (30 Marks)

4. Presentation. (10 Marks)

The Internal and External Examiners will assess learner on their internship and project Report jointly.

Evaluation Report

Name of The Student __________________________________________

Programme_____________________Semester________Seat No________

Place of Internship/ Training Centre_______________________________

Title of the Project_____________________________________________

Name of the coordinator/ supervisor. ______________________________

Marks obtained ______________ out of ___________________________

Signature and Name Signature and Name External Examiner Internal Examiner

Place: Seal of the Institute and Signature


Guidelines for Evaluation of Internship/On Job Training & Project Report

Dean of School of Vocational Education Controller of Examinations