Guidelines

Courses | Examinations |Assignments | Library |


1. Courses


1.    All Students of theology are expected to attend the courses on biblical languages. Those students doing their B.Th. degree are to qualify themselves in these languages, while the non-degree students have to secure a minimum of 25% marks.
2.    The non-degree students have to do the Seminar 1 and the  Elective 1, 3, 4.
3.    The medium of Instruction of the Institute is English. Exception may be had in special cases according to the discretion of the Teacher.
4.    To be eligible for B.Ph. the degree students should obtain 60% marks in the aggregate of the subjects of the first year philosophy (for those who do two- year philosophy course) and first and second years of philosophy (for those who do three-year philosophy course). In the final year a candidate for B.Ph. degree should obtain 50% marks in the final comprehensive oral and written exams.
5.    To be eligible for B. Th. the degree students should obtain 60% marks in the aggregate of the first and second year theology. The candidate should obtain a minimum of 50% also in the final comprehensive oral and written exams.
6.    To get exemption from a course, the student has to produce a duly attested certificate and mark list from the Institute where one has studied that subject specifying the hours and credit for the same. The Faculty will take an appropriate decision on the basis of the documents submitted.
7.    Those who start the course in philosophy have to produce the certificate of the plus two or its equivalent exam within two weeks after the publication of the result.
8.             The Institute offers a two-year philosophy course for graduates and a three- year course for non-graduates. Those students who already appeared for a graduate degree may commence the two-year course in philosophy. In case of failure of the degree course, the student will have to follow the three-year course at Mangalapuzha. At Carmelgiri, whoever, to continue the studies further the student will have to first qualify himself in the graduate exam.


II.  Examination
1.    The maximum mark given for an exam, dissertation etc. will be 85%.
2.    A teacher is allowed to give a maximum of 25% of the total marks of the subject for internal assessment by way of test paper, written assignment etc.
3.    Oral exam may be held for subjects having one or two credits provided the teacher and the students agree to it. The courses of three credits and above are to have written exam. However, exception to this rule is allowed for exams of Canon law and Moral Theology.
4.    The students who fail in the first chance of an exam will be allowed to appear for a second time. A third chance is possible only with the permission of the syndicate. Those who fail in two subjects or more in the second chance and those who fail in one subject in the third chance are liable to repeat the year.
5.    Pass mark for an individual subject is 40%.
6.    Students who want to get their mark list and certificate must give a written application along with a passport size photo at least a week in advance.  B.Ph and B.Th certificates shall be issued from the Faculty offices at Carmelgiri and Mangalapuzha respectively. 
7.    The answer sheets after valuation are to be returned to the Faculty Office by the teachers latest by 20th October and 31st March, and the declaration of the results is to be on 27th October and 7th April, after the first and second semesters respectively.


III. Written Assignments
1.    The maximum number of students a teacher may take for directing the dissertation is limited to 10.
2.    Normally the work of at least the first chapter of the dissertation should be completed before the first semestral holidays and the rest before Christmas holidays. If there is a sufficient reason, a change in the schedule is possible with the consent of the director of the dissertation. The last date for submitting the dissertation is 31st  January 2013. The research paper of first year theology students is to be handed over to the Faculty office on or before  10 th December.
3.    The B. Ph. and B.Th. dissertation should have not less than 6000 words
(ca. 50 pages). It can be handwritten, typed or printed. The bound copy of the dissertation is to be submitted to the Faculty office on or before the prescribed date. There will be a second reader for the B.Th. dissertation and an oral examination .
4.    The dissertation of the non-degree students should be of at least 3500 words (ca.30 pages).  It can be handwritten, typed or printed. It need not be bound.
5.    The Institute is proposing a scientific methodology to be followed in writing the dissertation, research paper, etc. All students are expected to follow this methodology under the guidance of the respective directors.
6.    In the case of dissertation, 40% marks are meant for methodology and 60% for content.  But, for the research papers of first year Theologians 60% are meant for methodology and 40% for content.


IV.  Attendance
1.     The attendance in the class will be marked for each period.  Those who are absent for three periods and more on a day will be counted absent for the whole day. Those  who are absent for more than one third of class days of a semester are liable to repeat the semester.
2.     Every absence from classes will be noted and the respective superiors will be informed of the same by the Institute.


V.  Fees
The admission fee and the annual fee are to be paid at the beginning of the academic year.


VI. Class Representative
The Faculty representative will be appointed  by the Faculty.  He will see to the proper arrangement of the classes, registers and attendance/absence of the students and communicate the same to the Faculty Office.


VII.  Library
1.     The student has to produce the identity card of the Institute to the assistant librarian at the counter, if asked for.
2.     The Students are allowed to keep only five books at a time. They may keep a book for fifteen days.  A fine of one rupee per day on each book will be levied from the defaulters.  In case the defaulters fail to return the book even after five days, the matter will be taken up with the Fr. Librarian.
3.     The books taken from the library shall be returned when especially called for.  Those failing to do so will be subjected to the usual fine.
4.     All the library books are to be returned to the library before the study leave and exams of each semester. Those who fail to return the books will not be allowed to appear for the exams.
5.     The borrowers shall be responsible for the books borrowed under their names.  If a book is found to be damaged at the time of issue the attention of the assistant librarian should be called for to the fact. All marks made in the books will be considered as damage.
6.     The loss of a book should be reported to the assistant librarian as soon as possible.  The borrowers will be held responsible for replacing the lost books or paying the cost of replacement of the book.
7.     Scribbling on pages, tearing pages, cutting off of photos, spoiling the binding, etc. will be considered as serious damage to the books and in such cases they are either to be replaced by new copies or got bound by the borrowers as the case may be, or pay the cost thereof.
8.     Personal books, bags, files, umbrellas, etc. should not be taken into the library.  They may be left on the desk provided for the purpose at the entrance.  However, each student may take notebooks or loose sheets into the library for the purpose of taking notes.
9.     Those using the books in the reference section may leave them on the tables.  The students in charge of the library will replace them everyday.
10.   Bound magazines are considered as reference books.
11.   The students need not necessarily be allowed to take photocopy from the source books, such as Encyclopedia, Dictionaries, Bound Magazines, ancient books, etc.
12.   Strict silence is to be observed in the library.
13.   Continuous violation of rules and regulations of the library will be viewed seriously by the Librarian and the matter will be reported to the respective superiors of the students concerned.