St.Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur, Kerala
The college has an Academic Council which is in charge of bringing out the Academic calendar. The academic calendar is approved by the Governing and College Councils and is strictly followed in the College.
The autonomous status awarded to the College has eased the scheduling of teaching, learning and evaluation processes.
The academic calendar is prepared at the commencement of every academic year. It specifies details such as number of working days, important holidays, examination schedules and other important academic activities of the college. These dates and schedules are determined in accordance with discussions with the Boards of Studies, Staff Council and the Controller of Examinations.
The Academic Management System that is used in the College is set every year according to the academic calendar. The College follows semester system and a common regulation based on the norms of University of Calicut and based on this the College has designed its own Calendar.
College Time Table
A general timetable is issued by the college for all programmes specifying the distribution of classes and allotment of classrooms for every session.
Department Time Table
Department wise time tables are slotted, in keeping with the general time table which specifies the work allotment among different members of the faculty in the department.
Class teachers inform the schedule to students in advance so that students can prepare their seminars and assignments. The faculty members frame pedagogical schedule so that 40% of syllabus is covered before the first internal examination, the next 40% before the second internal examination and the remaining 20% before the end semester examination including revision.
PG students and final year UG students are given a detailed schedule which includes their dissertation/thesis work, field work, lab experiments etc.
Department meetings are the venues where heads of departments audit the progress of topics covered. The College Manual which consists of all details is distributed to students at the beginning of every year.