All the SDSs
are the internal examiners and reps from the Madras University are external
examiners. A system of continuous assessment by internal examiners is being
followed, however Paper III would also be assessed by external examiners. The
assessment procedure is as appended below: -
I (National Security). Continuous
assessment would entail submission of 350-500 words hand written service paper on the subject of
study undertaken by the candidates during the course of each IAG/Think Tank, to
the respective SDS (through the University Division) as per programme which
would be promulgated in the training programme. Thus candidates would be
required to submit a total of six service papers during the year, one during
II (Research Methodology). The
assessment of this paper would be carried out under three headings, namely:-
of research methodology.
(ii) Use of research methodology in
developing the arguments in the Thesis.
of research methodology tools employed.
(c) The written examination will be also be conducted
during the course on Research Methodology. Candidates are advised to refer to
the Notes on Thesis Writing and other relevant books available in the library and
apply these principles whilst planning and writing their thesis.
III (On Area of Specialisation i.e. Thesis). The assessment of this paper will be done under four headings,
(i) Outline and
of Thesis. - 40 Marks
with Guide (SDS) - 30 Marks
(e) The total marks obtained would be
converted into grading on the same lines as for thesis. Candidates are advised
to stick to the schedule published in the Notes on Thesis writing and in the training
programme to ensure continuous assessment.