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Bye-Laws, so far as they regulate the time, place, and manner of any examination and the interval to elapse between one examination and another, provided that the Resolution passed in every such case shall be reported to the Senate at its next Meeting with a full statement of the special grounds upon which the Syndicate aeted.
IV. THE REGISTRAR 25. The Registrar shall be appointed by the Senate.
26. The tenure of the office of Registrar shall be limited to two years, but the same individualshall be eligible for re-election.
27. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the office of Regis. trar, a special Meeting of the Senate, if necessary, shall be convened for the purpose of appointing a Registrar, and in the meanwhile the Syndicate may appoint a Registrar pro tempore.
28. The Registrar shall be the custodian of the Records, Library, Common Seal, and such other property of the University as the Syndicate shall commit to his charge.
29. The Registrar shall conduct the duties of his office under the instructions of the Syndicate.
30. It shall be the duty of the Registrar to give notice of Meetings of the Senate, Syndicate, and Faculties, to the res. pective Members thereof, and to keep a record of the proceedings of all such Meetings.
31. The Registrar shall give not less than five days' notice of a Meeting of the Senate, and three days' notice of a Meeting of the Syndicate or of a Faculty, to each Member thereof.
32. The Registrar shall circulate, together with the notice of any Meeting, the subjects to be considered, and any papers connected therewith which have to be laid before such Meeting. He shall further, within four days after every Meeting of the Senate or Syndicate, circulate to such Members as were present a draft of the Minutes of such Meeting for confirmation, and the Minutes so confirmed shall be attested by the Vice-Chancellor or Chairman.
V. EXAMINATIONS AND DEGREES.
11--MATRICULATION EXAMINATION. 33. A Matriculation Examination shall be held in Madras once a year, commencing on the 15th day of December, unless that day falls on a Sunday, in which case it shall be held on the Monday following. Candidates may also be examined at other places appointed by the Syndicate.
The Syndicate shall publish annually, in the month of January, the list of places at which examinations shall be held.
34. Applications for admission to the Matriculation Exami. nation must reach the Registrar not later than the 1st October preceding, and Candidates must, at the same time, notify the optional language in which they elect to be examined.
35. A fee of ten Rupees must accompany the application of each Candidate, and no Candidate shall be registered unless he haye previously paid this fee to the Registrar. Candidates fail. ing to pass a Matriculation Examination may be admitted to subsequent examinations on payment of a like fee of ten Rupees on each occasion.
36. The Matriculation Examination shall be conducted by means of printed papers, which shall be the same for all the Candidates, and shall be given out to them on the same days and hours at each place of examination.
37. Candidates for the Matriculation Examination shall be examined in the following branches of knowledge :-
i. ENGLISH LANGUAGE, in which each Candidate must undergo examination,
ii. OPTIONAL LANGUAGE. One of the following languages at the option of the Candi. date:Sanscrit.* Persian.
iii. HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY.
(1.) The leading facts of the Histories of England and India.
(2.) General Geography, and the Geography of India in particular.
iv. MATHEMATICS. (1.) Arithmetic.—The first four Rules, Reduction, Vulgar and Decimal Fractions, Proportion, Practice, Extraction of the Square Root, Interest.
(2.) Algebra.-Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication; Divis sion, Involution and Evolution of Algebraical Quantities, and Simple Equations with easy Problems.
(3.) Geometry.—The first three books of Euclid with easy deductions.
38. The examination in languages shall comprise two papers of questions in each language, one bearing upon the prose authors and the other upon the poetical authors selected for examination.
Each paper shall include questions on grammar and idiony, such as to test the candidate's knowledge of the structure of the language, and such questions on the subject-matter as may be requisite to test the Candidate's intelligent study of the author.
In English the passage or passages selected for paraphrage shall not be taken from the text-books:
Passages in the two languages in which the Candidate is examined shall be given for translation, the one into the other. The passage for translation from English into the vernaculars shall be the same for all languages.
39. The questions in each subject shall be of a varied character, but they shall not be more in respect of number or of difficulty than can be answered within the allowed time by a Candidate of decided ability well prepared in the subject.
40. The Matriculation Examination shall be conducted in the order of time and subjects set forth in the following table, and the number of marks assignable to each subject shall be as therein specified :
41. At the close of each day's examination the answers of the Candidates shall be sealed up by the officer appointed to superintend the examination, and transmitted immediately to the Registrar, who shall forward them directly to the Examiners.
42. The Examiners shall be appointed not less than three months before the time fixed for the Examination, in order that they may have ample time for exercising care and deliberation in the preparation of their papers. 43. Previous to the transmission of the Examination
papers to the Registrar, the Examiners shall hold a meeting, at which each Examiner shall submit his papers and also the value which he intends to assign to each question; in the event of a differ. ence of opinion, the decision of the majority of the Examiners present shall prevail.
44. Within one month fro the completion of the examination, the Examiners shall furnish to the Registrar a tabular statement prepared in the annexed form, exhibiting the results of the examination, together with a letter containing any remarks or suggestions which they may consider to be deserv. ing the attention of the Senate.
* 100 marks are allowed for Sanscrit, Greek, Latin, Arabic, and Persian: 45. The Candidates shall be ranked in the order of profia ciency as determined by the total marks obtained by each, and shall be arranged in two classes
The 1st, consisting of those who have obtained not less than one-half of the aggregate number of marks.
The 2nd, of those who have obtained not less than one-third of the aggregate number of marks.
Candidates failing to obtain one-third of the marks in Enge lish, one-fourth in each of the other branches, or one-third upon the whole, shall not pass.
The Examiners shall be at liberty to bracket men when the difference between them amounts only to a very small number of marks.
46. A certificate signed by the Registrar shall be given to each passed Candidate, setting forth the date of the examina. tion, the optional language in which he was examined, and the class in which he was placed.
Form of tabular statement to be submitted by the Examiners.