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a) Mode of Payment of fees Candidates seeking admissions into the course have to pay the fee amount as stated against the course through DDE Online challan of AB/SBI and send it along with their application form. b) Medium of Instruction The medium of instruction for PG courses will be in English only except for Telugu and Hindi subjects. However, the students who are willing to write the University Examination in Telugu Medium are permitted to do so by the University. c) Study Material The Directorate of Distance Education will supply the study material to all the students. Study Material are in English Medium only except for Telugu and Hindi language subjects. For those students enrolled through SVU DDE Study Centres can obtain the study materials from the study centres only. d) Contact Programme Classes The DDE will organize useful 12 days contact programme classes for all M.A./M.Com. courses by experienced faculty for both previous and final year students separately. For science courses refer the concerned subject page for details. e) Examination Pattern At the end of each academic year i.e., First Year and Second Year, the students have to appear for the examinations conducted by the University. The examinations will be conducted once in a year. Each paper carries maximum marks of 100 (University examinations for 80 marks and internal assessment through assignments for 20 marks). To declare pass for PG Degree, a candidate has to pass all the papers. In each paper a candidate has to secure 35% of marks in university examinations 28 out of 80 marks for those courses each have internal assignments and an aggregate of 40% of marks. The internal assessment through assignments of 20 marks are introduced for M.A., (All subjects) M.Com., M.B.A. and M.Sc. Mathematics courses only. The University has introduced paper-wise pass system for all the courses of Directorate of Distance Education. Paper-wise pass system means, if any candidate got fail marks / absented in a particular paper/ papers, such candidate need not write all papers again. But he/she has to write only that particular paper/ papers in which he/she failed and has to get 40% marks in each paper for passing the degree. Assignments All the admitted candidates have to write the assignments, which carry 20 marks in each paper in both previous and final years. The assignment question papers will be supplied to all the candidates by DDE. All the assignment note books should reach the O/o DDE, SVU, Tirupati before the date of commencement of the yearly examinations. Failure in submitting the written assignment note books within the time stipulated will never be considered for future examinations and will forgo the assignment marks to be added to the theory marks forever.