It has the following basic elements:
•Semesters: The assessment is done semester wise. A student progresses on the basis of the courses taken rather than time like three years for science, arts, commerce or four years for engineering etc. Each
semester will have
•Credit transfer: If for some reasons, he cannot cope with the study load or if he falls sick, he has the freedom to study fewer courses and earn fewer credits and he can compensate this in the next semester.
•Comprehensive continuous assessment: There is a continuous evaluation of the student not only by the teachers but also by the student himself.
•Grading: UGC has introduced a
•O (Outstanding): 10
•A+ (Excellent): 9
•A (Very Good): 8
•B+ (Good): 7
•B (Above Average): 6
•C (Average): 5
•P (Pass): 4
•F (Fail): 0
•Ab (Absent): 0
Course structure: Course structure for each Honours/General shall be designed
by the respective UG Board of Studies, keeping in view the curriculum proposed by the UGC.
Provided that the Board of Studies shall have, subject to prior authorization and approval of the
•Credit system: Each course is assigned a certain credit. When the student passes that course, he earns the credits which are based on that course. If a student passes a single course in a semester, he does not have to repeat that course later. The students can earn credits according to his pace.
Except in the case for which a different structure is provided under the regulations, the course matter of each course shall be divided into different units/credits, which shall also include the practical/tutorial component(s) to be evaluated in accordance with the relevant Regulations
The course(s) shall be so arranged as to achieve a minimum target as follows: i. Each Honours Course shall be of 142 credits, to be studied in six (06) semesters.
ii.Each General Course shall be of 122 credits, to be studied in Six (6) semesters Curriculum structure in different programmes shall have contained different types of courses as under: Core Course, Elective Course (Discipline Specific Elective, Generic Elective), Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC) [Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course & Skill Enhancement Course.
A student attending at least 75% of the total number of classes held shall be allowed to sit for the concerned Semester Examination subject to the fulfilment of other conditions as laid down in the regulations. Such attendance will be calculated from the date of first appearance of the classes of the student.
Outline of Choice Based Credit System:
1.Core Course: A course, which should compulsorily be studied by a candidate as a core requirement is termed as a Core course.
2.Elective Course: Generally a course which can be chosen from a pool of courses and which
may be very specific or specialized or advanced or supportive to the discipline/ subject of study or which provides an extended scope or which enables an exposure to some other discipline/subject/domain or nurtures the candidate’s proficiency/skill is called an Elective Course.
2.1.Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Course: Elective courses may be offered by the main discipline/subject of study is referred to as Discipline Specific Elective. The University/Institute may also offer discipline related Elective courses of interdisciplinary nature (to be offered by main discipline/subject of study).
2.2.Dissertation/Project:An elective course designed to acquire special/advanced knowledge,
such as supplement study/support study to a project work, and a candidate studies such a course on his own with an advisory support by a teacher/faculty member is called dissertation/project.
2.3.Generic Elective (GE) Course: An elective course chosen generally from an unrelated
discipline/subject, with an intention to seek exposure is called a Generic Elective. P.S.: A core course offered in a discipline/subject may be treated as an elective by other discipline/subject and vice versa and such electives may also be referred to as Generic Elective.
3.Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC): The Ability Enhancement (AE) Courses may be of two
kinds: Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) and Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC). “AECC” courses are the courses based upon the content that leads to Knowledge enhancement; i. Environmental Science and ii. English/MIL Communication. These are mandatory for all disciplines. SEC courses are
3.1.Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC): Environmental Science, English Communication/MIL Communication.
3.2. Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC): These courses may be chosen from a pool of courses designed to provide value-based and/or skill-based knowledge.