Performance Evaluation - B. Sc. Nautical Science
An academic year is divided into two semesters of 18-weeks each. During the semester, students are required to complete a prescribed set of courses as laid down by IMU.
TMI follows examination and grading system as laid down by IMU from time to time. The curriculum on campus is structured so that by the end of the third year all students complete all the modular courses required for one to be employed on board a ship. In addition, the workshop training ensures that by the end of the third year the students are also reasonably skilled in the use of shipboard tools, maintenance procedures and other practical seamanship, sailing and boat handling skills.
The effort and progress of the students in each subject is continuously assessed throughout the semester by grading performances in assignments, class discussions / presentations, tests and laboratory / workshop work. A special emphasis is placed on report writing.
Written, oral and/or practical examinations are conducted in each subject, at the middle and end of each semester. The written tests are either "open book" or "closed book". As per TMI norms, the answer books, after evaluation, are distributed back to students so that they can review their results and work on areas of improvement.
For every subject, each evaluation component is assigned a weightage for incorporation into the cumulative marks scored for the semester. Using this method, each student receives an overall percentage scored in each subject during each semester.
Physical fitness is critical to a successful career in the merchant navy. Participation in sports and the disciplinary regimen of marching and physical education also earn a student credit marks.