Chandidas Mahavidyalaya

OUTLINE OF THE SEMESTER-WISE COURSE STRUCTURE FOR

B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. UNDER THE CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM (CBCS)

PRESCRIBED BY

THE UNIVERSITY OF BURDWAN

Under the CBCS there are broadly two course structures---i) Honours Course, ii) Regular/General Course.

The main components of the courses are as follows:

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: A course which may be offered by the main discipline/subject of study, is referred to as Discipline Specific Elective.

 

2.2 Generic Elective (GE) Course: An elective course, chosen generally from an unrelated discipline/subject of study with an intention to seek an exposure, is called a Generic Course.

 

N.B. - A Core Course, offered in a discipline/subject, may be treated as an elective by another discipline/subject and vice- versa and such electives may also be referred to as Generic Elective.

 

2.3 Dissertation/Project: An elective course, designed to acquire special/advanced knowledge, is termed as dissertation/project. This is considered as a special course involving application of knowledge in solving/analyzing/exploring a real life situation/difficult problem. A dissertation/project work will be of 6 credits. A dissertation/project work may be given in lieu of a Discipline Specific 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).

 

3.1 AECC: These are the courses based on the contents that lead to knowledge enhancement and consist of Environmental Studies & Communicative English/MIL. These are mandatory for all disciplines.

 

3.2 SEC:SEC are value-based and/or skill-based and are aimed at providing hand-on-training, competency, skill etc. It will be minimum 2 for Honours Courses and 4 for General Courses. These may be chosen from a pool of courses designed to provide value-based and/or skill-based knowledge would contain both theory and lab./hands-on-training/field work. The main purpose of these courses is to provide the students life-skill in hands-on-mode so as to increase their employability.

# # Practical/Tutorial: One each with every Core, Discipline Specific and Generic Elective Paper.

 

# Course Structure ( Honours& General)

Course Components

B.Sc.

B.A

B.Com

Honours

General

Honours

General

Honours

General

Core Course: (CC)

14

12

14

12

14

12

Discipline Specific

Elective: (DSE)Course

4

6

4

4

4

4

Generic Elective: (GE) Course

4

----

4

2

4

2

Ability Enhancement

Compulsory Course: (AECC)

2

2

2

2

2

2

Skill EnhancementCourse:(SEC)

2

4

2

4

2

4

 

* Wherever there is a practical, there will be no tutorial and vice-versa.

 

An Under-graduate Honours Degree in a discipline may ONLY be awarded if a student completes 14 core papers in that discipline, 4 papers each from a list of DSE and GE respectively, 2 papers in AECC and minimum 2 papers in SEC.

* Wherever there is a practical, there will be no tutorial and vice-versa.

 

An Under-graduate General Degree in Science may be awarded if a student completes 4 core papers each in three disciplines of choice, 2 papers each from a list of DSEs based on the three disciplines of choice selected above, 2 papers in AECC and minimum 4 papers in SEC.

An Under-graduate General Degree in Humanities/Social

Sciences/Commerce may be awarded if a student completes 4 core papers each in two disciplines of choice along with 2 core papers each in two Languages from English, Bengali and Hindi respectively, 2 papers each from a list of DSEs based on the two disciplines of choice selected above and 2 papers from the list of GEs, 2 papers in AECC and minimum 4 papers in SEC.

 

SEMESTER WISE DISTRIBUTION OF COURSES & CREDITS:B.A./ B.Sc./ B.Com. Honours

Courses/(Credits)

Sem

I

Sem

II

Sem

III

Sem

IV

Sem

V

Sem

VI

Total

No. of

Courses

Total

Credit

CC (6)

2

2

3

3

2

2

14

84

DSE (6)

 

 

 

 

2

2

04

24

GE (6)

1

1

1

1

 

 

4

24

AECC (2)

1

1

 

 

 

 

2

4

SEC (2)

 

 

1

1

 

 

2

4

Total No. of Courses/ Sem.

4

4

5

5

4

4

26

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Total Credit per Semester

20

20

26

26

24

24

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140

 

 

SEMESTER WISE DISTRIBUTION OF COURSES AND CREDITS: B.A./ B.Sc./ B.Com. General

Courses/

(Credits)

Sem

I

Sem

II

Sem

III

Sem

IV

Sem

V

Sem

VI

Total

No. of

Courses

Total

Credit

CC - 1,2 (6)

2

(1A,2A)

2

 (1B,2B)

2

 1C,2C)

2

 1D,2D

 

 

8

48

Language

CC- 1,2 (6)

1

(L1-1)

1

(L2-1)

1

(L1-2)

1

(L2-2)

 

 

4

24

DSE- 1,2 (6)

 

 

 

 

2

(1A,2A)

2

(1B,2B)

4

24

GE (6)

 

 

 

 

1

(GE-1)

1

(GE-2)

2

12

AECC (2)

1

1

 

 

 

 

2

4

SEC (2)

 

 

1

1

1

1

4

08

Total No. of Courses per Sem.

4

4

4

4

4

4

24

-----

Total Credit per Sem.

20

20

20

20

20

20

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120

 

 

SEMESTER WISE DISTRIBUTION OF COURSES AND CREDITS: B.Sc. General

Courses/

(Credits)

Sem

I

Sem

II

Sem

III

Sem

IV

Sem

V

Sem

VI

Total

No. of

Courses

Total

Credit

CC - 1,2,3 (6)

3

(1A,2A,3A)

3 (1B,2B,3B)

3

(1C,2C,3C)

 

 

 

12

72

DSE - 1,2,3 (6)

 

 

 

 

3

(1A,2A,3A)

3 (1B,2B,3B)

6

36

GE (6)

-----

-----

-----

-----

------

-----

-----

------

AECC (2)

1

1

 

 

 

 

2

4

SEC (2)

 

 

1

1

1

1

4

8

Total No. of Courses per Sem.

4

4

4

4

4

4

24

-----

Total Credit per Sem.

20

20

20

20

20

20

------

120

 

 

 

Full marks of a course, having 6 credits/2credits, along with distribution of marks:

1. Full marks of each course of B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. (Hons. & Gen.), carrying 6 credits, will be 75

2. Full marks of each course of B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. (Hons. & Gen.), carrying 2 credits, will be 50

3. For B.A. & B.Com. (Hons. & Gen.) Courses, having no practical, distribution of 75 marks will be as follows:

i) Class Attendance cum Internal Assessment: 20% of 75 marks = 15 marks of which 5 marks be reserved for class attendance (both theoretical + tutorial) in the following manner:

Attendance 50% & above but below 60% - 2 marks

Attendance 60% & above but below 75% - 3 marks

Attendance 75% & above but below 90% - 4 marks

Attendance 90% & above - 5 marks

and 10 marks be reserved for class test/assignment/seminar (Theoretical- 5 & tutorial - 5 ). Minimum 15 classes be allotted for tutorial portion.

ii) In the Semester-end Examination of each course, Question Paper be set for 60 marks, distribution of which may be as under:

a) Answer 10 questions out of 15 carrying 02 marks each =10x02=20

b) Answer 04 questions out of 06 carrying 05 marks each =04x05=20

c) Answer 02 questions out of 04 carrying 10 marks each =02x10=20

However, questions, carrying 05 or 10 marks, need not necessarily to be a single question.

4. For B.Sc. (Hons. & Gen.) Courses, having practical, distribution of 75 marks be as follows:

i) Class Attendance cum Internal Assessment: 20% of 75 marks = 15 marks of which 5 marks be reserved for theoretical class attendance in the following manner:

Attendance 50% & above but below 60% - 2 marks

Attendance 60% & above but below 75% - 3 marks

Attendance 75% & above but below 90% - 4 marks

Attendance 90% & above - 5 marks

and 10 marks be reserved for class test/assignment/seminar ( theoretical -5 & practical -5 ).

ii) 20 marks be allotted for Semester-end Practical Examination of each course, distribution of which may be as under:

a) Lab. Note Book : 05 Marks

b) Viva- voce: 05 Marks

c) Experiment: 10 marks

Or, as may be decided by the concerned Board of Studies.

iii) 40 marks be allotted for Semester-end Theoretical Examination of each course, distribution of which may be as under:

a) Answer 05 questions out of 08 carrying 02 marks each =05x02=10

b) Answer 02 questions out of 04 carrying 05 marks each =02x05=10

c) Answer 02 questions out of 04 carrying 10 marks each =02x10=20

However, questions, carrying 5 or 10 marks, need not necessarily be a single question.

5. For B.A. & B.Com. (Hons. & Gen.) Courses, having practical, distribution of 75 marks be as under:

a) i) In case of 'Fully Practical' based course, Class Attendance cum Internal Assessment: 20% of 75 marks = 15 marks of which 5 marks be reserved for practical class attendance in the following manner:

Attendance 50% & above but below 60% - 2 marks

Attendance 60% & above but below 75% - 3 marks

Attendance 75% & above but below 90% - 4 marks

Attendance 90% & above - 5 marks

and 10 marks be reserved for class test/assignment.

ii) 60 marks be allotted for Semester-end-Practical Examination of each course, distribution of which may be as under: Viva-voce: 10 Marks, Experiment: 50 marks

b) i) In case of a course, containing theory and practical, Class Attendance cum Internal Assessment : 20% of 75 marks = 15 marks of which 5 marks be reserved for theoretical class attendance in the following manner :

Attendance 50% & above but below 60% - 2 marks

Attendance 60% & above but below 75% - 3 marks

Attendance 75% & above but below 90% - 4 marks

Attendance 90% & above - 5 marks

and 10 marks be reserved for class test/assignment/seminar

(Theoretical -5 & practical -5 ).

ii) 20 marks be allotted for Semester-end-Practical Examination of each course, distribution of which may be as under:

Viva-voce: 05 Marks, Experiment : 15 marks

iii) 40 marks be allotted for Semester-end-Theoretical Examination of each course, distribution of which may be as under:

a) Answer 05 questions out of 08 carrying 02 marks each =05x02=10

b) Answer 02 questions out of 04 carrying 05 marks each =02x05=10

c) Answer 02 questions out of 04 carrying 10 marks each =02x10=20

However, questions, carrying 5 or 10 marks, need not necessarily to be a single question.

6. For B.Sc. (Hons. & Gen.) Courses, having no practical, Distribution of 75 marks, be same as (3) above.

 

7. In the Semester-end-Examination of AECC of B.A./B.Sc./ B.Com, carrying 4 and 2 credits (i.e. full marks 100 and 50), MCQ be set and OMR sheet be used. Under AECC, ENVS be taught in the 1st Semester and communicative Eng./MIL be taught in the 2nd Semester.

8. For B.A., B.Sc. & B.Com. (Hons. & Gen.) Courses, distribution of 50 marks (for each SEC) be as follows:

i) Internal Assessment: 20% of 50 marks = 10 marks be reserved for class test/assignment/seminar.

ii) 40 marks be allotted for Semester-end Theoretical Examination of each course, distribution of which may be as under:

a) Answer 05 questions out of 08 carrying 02 marks each =5x2=10

b) Answer 02 questions out of 04 carrying 05 marks each =2x5=10

c) Answer 02 questions out of 04 carrying 10 marks each =2x10=20

However, questions, carrying 5 or 10 marks, need not necessarily to be a single question.

 

Distribution of total marks (1900), equivalent to 140 credits, of all courses to be studied by a student of B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. Hons.

 

Marks (1900),

Equivalent to 142 Credits

CC: 75 x 14 = 1050

DSE: 75 x 4 = 300

GE: 75 x 4 = 300

AECC: 100+50 = 150

SEC: 50 x 2 = 100

 

Distribution of total marks (1650), equivalent to 122 credits, of all courses to be studied by a student of B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. Gen.

 

B.A. & B.Com. (Gen.)

Marks (1650),

Equivalent to 120 Credits

B.Sc. (Gen.)

Marks (1650),

Equivalent to 120 Credits

CC : 75 x 12 = 900

CC : 75 x 12 = 900

DSE : 75 x 4 = 300

DSE : 75 x 6 = 450

GE : 75 x 2 = 150

AECC: 100+50  = 150

AECC: 100+50  = 150

SEC : 50 x 4 = 200

SEC : 50 x 4 = 200