Why CBCS?

  • The main objectives of CBCS are:
  • To provide broad based education;
  • To provide students with greater flexibility in choice of courses;
  • To provide students multi-disciplinary curriculum;
  • To enable students to choose courses at basic/advanced level/inter-disciplinary;
  • To enable students to acquire job-oriented skills;
  • To enable students to progress at their own pace;
  • To enable highly motivated students, gain extra credits; and
  • To bridge the gap between professional and social exposure to provide a holistic education.

Importance of CBCS in the Process of Learning

  • Choice enables a learner to pursue any area of knowledge domain depending upon his / her interest.
  • Choice also widens the horizon of learner’s intellectual insight.
  • Rigidity of present system does not allow pursuit of areas of interest as well as widening the educational horizon of the learner, and Provision of choice is an essential condition for broad-based learner’s profile across areas of knowledge.

Definitions of Key Words in CBCS:

  1. Academic Year Two consecutive (one odd + one even) semesters co institute one academic year.
  2. Semester: Each semester will consist of 15-18 weeks of academic work equivalent to 90 actual teaching days. The odd semester may be scheduled from July to December and even semester from January to June.
  3. Programme: An educational programme leading to award of a Degree, diploma or certificate.
  4. Course: Usually referred to, as ‘papers’ is component of a programme. All courses need not carry the same weight. The courses should define learning objectives and learning outcomes. A course may be designed to comprise lectures / tutorials / laboratory work / field work / outreach activities / project work / vocational training / viva / seminars / term papers / assignments / presentations / self-study etc. or a combination of some of these.
  5. Choice Based Credit System (CBCS): The CBCS provides choice for students to select from the prescribed courses (core, elective or minor or soft skill courses).
  6. Credit Based Semester System (CBSS): Under the CBSS, the requirement for awarding a degree or diploma or certificate is prescribed in terms of number of credits to be completed by the students.
  7. Credit: A unit by which the course work is measured. It determines the number of hours of instructions required per week. One credit is equivalent to one hour of teaching (lecture or tutorial) or two hours of practical work / field work per week.
  8. Grade Point: It is a numerical weight allotted to each letter grade on a 10-point scale.
  9. Credit Point: It is the product of grade point and number of credits for a course.
  10. Letter Grade: It is an index of the performance of students in a said course. Grades are denoted by letters O, A+, A, B+, B, C, P and F.
  11. Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA): It is a measure of performance of work done in a semester. It is ratio of total credit points secured by a student in various courses registered in a semester and the total course credits taken during that semester. It shall be expressed up to two decimal places.
  12. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): It is a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters. The CGPA is the ratio of total credit points secured by a student in various courses in all semesters and the sum of the total credits of all courses in all the semesters. It is expressed up to two decimal places.
  13. Transcript or Grade Card or Certificate: Based on the grades earned, a grade certificate shall be issued to all the registered students after every semester. The grade certificate will display the course details (code, title, number of credits, grade secured) along with SGPA of that semester and CGPA earned till that semester.

Courses under Choice Based Credit System:

  1. Core Course (C): 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.
  • 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).
  • 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 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.
  • 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 value-based and/or skill-based and are aimed at providing hands-on-training, competencies, skills etc.

  • Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC): Environmental Science, English Communication/MIL Communication.
  • Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC): These courses may be chosen from a pool of courses designed provide value-based and/or skill-based knowledge.

DISTRIBUTION OF COURSES IN B.A/B.Sc. (HONOURS/GENERAL)

Course Components

B.A.

B.SC

 

 

Honours

General

Honours

General

   

 

Core Course

14

8

14

12

   

 

Ability EnhancementCompulsoryCourse(AECC)[Core]

-

4

-

-

   

Discipline specificElective (DSE) Course

4

4

4

6

   

Ability EnhancementCompulsory Course (AECC)

2

2

2

2

   

Generic Elective (GE)Course

4

2

4

-

   

Skill EnhancementCourse (SEC)

2

4

2

4

   
                 
SCHEME FOR CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM IN B.A/B.SC.(HONOURS)

Semester

Core Course (CC)

(14)

 

Ability Enhancement compulsory Course (AECC)

(2)

Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)

(2)

Discipline specific Elective (DSE)

(4)

GENERIC ELECTIVE(GE)

(4)

I

C1

C2

English

 

 

GE-1

II

C3

C4

Environmental science

 

 

GE-2

III

C5

C6

C7

 

SEC-1

 

GE-3

IV

C8

C9

C10

 

SEC-2

 

GE-4

V

C11

C12

 

 

DSE-1

DSE-2

 

VI

C13

C14

 

 

DSE-3

DSE-4

 

II) SCHEME FOR CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM IN B.SC.(GENERAL)

Semester

Core Course (CC)

(12)

 

Ability Enhancement compulsory Course (AECC)

(2)

Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)

(4)

Discipline specific Elective (DSE)

(6)

I

DSC-1A,

DSC-2A,

DSC-3A

English

 

 

II

DSC-1B

 DSC-2B

DSC-3B

Environmental science

 

 

III

DSC-1C

DSC-2C,

DSC-3C

 

SEC-1

 

IV

DSC-1D

 DSC-2D

 DSC-3D

 

SEC-2

 

V

 

 

SEC-3

DSE-1A

 DSE-2A

 DSE-3A

VI

 

 

SEC-4

DSE-1B,

DSE-2B,

DSE-3B

III) SCHEME FOR CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM IN

B.A(General)

Semester

Core Course (CC)

(12)

 

Ability Enhancement compulsory Course (AECC)

(2)

Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)

(4)

Discipline specific Elective (DSE)

(4)

GENERIC ELECTIVE(GE)

(2)

I

English-I, DSC-1A, DSC-2A

Bengali

 

 

 

II

Bengali-I, DSC-1B, DSC-2B

Environmental science

 

 

 

III

English-II, DSC-1C, DSC-2C

 

SEC-1

 

 

IV

Bengali-II, DSC-1D, DSC2D

 

 

SEC-2

 

 

V

 

 

SEC-3

DSE-1A&DSE-2A

GE-1

VI

 

 

SEC-4

DSE-1B&DSE-2B

GE-2

Qulifying Rules :-

14.7.a. A candidate pursuing Honours/ General course of study has to secure minimum of 20% marks (including the marks in Internal Assessment) of each paper at the End Semester Examination in order to qualify for the next semester.

14.7.b. Automatic progression in the higher semester may apply, i.e., after appearing at semester I examination, he/ she is allowed to continue semester II study irrespective of the result of semester I and so on.

14.8. Internal Assessment has to be done in the semester in which a candidate becomes eligible to appear in the concerned end semester examination. The candidates remaining absent in the written examination for Internal Assessment will be awarded zero (0) marks. Marks obtained in Internal Assessment (i.e. marks for attendance and marks of written examination taken together) shall be retained for the entire duration of his/her enrolment.

14.9. If a candidate secure pass marks in Practical Paper(s)/Project Work but fails to secure pass marks in theoretical papers, the marks of Practical Paper(s)/Project Work along with Internal Assessment of theoretical papers shall be retained.

14.10 A candidate who fails to secure pass marks in one or more papers maximum two papers one each Honours Core Course and one from other courses of a semester may appear in those paper(s) when the concerned End Semester Examination will be held next.

 

14.11

i. A candidate ( Honours/ General) shall have to complete each semester examination within 3 ( Three) consecutive chances including his / her first appearance in the concerned End Semester Examination.

If a candidate does not avail of any chance/chances mentioned above within the stipulated period, the chance shall be deemed to have lapsed. A student failing to get pass in one or more course(s) in respective semester examination, he/she may re-appear at the following year as 2nd chance. ii. A student will be permitted to clear his/her failed course(s) in maximum three consecutive chances irrespective of availing/ not availing any particular chances.

Student who skips semester examination will be eligible to clear those course(s) in the respective semester examination of subsequent years (i.e. 1st semester with the 1st semester of the subsequent year, 2nd semester with the 2nd semester of the subsequent year) and so on. iii. If any candidate fails to qualify any semester after three (03) chances his/her candidature of the course will be lapsed/ cancelled. A special permission may be given by the Secretary, Council of UG Studies for re-registration/ admission following the admission rules stated in clause (5).

14.12 Pass mark in any paper in any semester is 20% of the full marks of the subjects for Honours and General courses.

If a candidate secure qualifying grade (D grade) in all courses he/she will be declared to have qualified the said semester and the result will be shown as SQ/HQ/GQ and thereafter no. of next higher semester will be added. Marks obtained in the internal assessment will be clubbed with marks obtained in end semester examination before awarding the grade. If a candidate fails to secure pass grade (D grade) in a particular course, he/she will have to appear in that course only. The internal assessment marks will be retained for next examination(s) with valid chances.

14.13

(a) An arrear paper is one in which student fails to secure 20% marks. Arrear paper will be due to absence to sit in examination or failure to obtain the required qualifying marks. This will be indicated in the mark sheet of end semester examination.

 

Arrear paper will be allowed in Core Course/GE/AECC/SEC/DSE in a particular semester. Maximum number of arrear paper allowed in a semester is two (02).

All arrear papers from 1st semester to 5th semester must be cleared before being promoted to 6th semester.

14.14. Special Supplementary Examination:

A Special supplementary examination will be held for 3rd year students who have arrear paper only for 6th semester, except the R.A. student(s). There will be no Special supplementary examination for any practical paper.

14.15 Cancellation of results : A candidate may apply to the Controller of Examinations for cancellation of his/her result of any semester for improvement of results within 15 days from the publication of results or issue of mark sheet. There will be no provision

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