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The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

 

All the programmes ( named after the core subject (major/main) chosen by the student) shall be run on Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). It is an instructional package developed to suit the needs of the students to keep pace with the developments in higher education worldwise. The student in this system has considerable freedom in choosing courses and so making his/her own personalised programme. Except for the compulsory and core courses of the subject of his/her major, he/she is free to choose courses of his/her choice. The programme is considered completed when the students cumulates the requisite number of successful credits (passed). i.e. at least 120 credits for an undergraduate degree.

Course In Programmes

 

The UG (TDC) Programme in a college affiliated to the HPU will comprise the following categories of courses:

Compulsory CoursesCore CoursesElective CoursesGeneral Interest and Hobby Courses

Compulsory Courses

A student enrolled in an undergraduate programme will have to pass some compulsory courses. These compulsory courses are of three kinds:

A. Lanuguages –

( Those courses are indicative in nature only. Faculty of these subject can draw exhaustive list and draft syllabi )

Compulsory EnglishCompulsory HindiB. Social Science / Commerce / Management –

( These courses are indicative in nature only, faculty of these subjects can draw an exhaustive list and draft syllabi )

Compulsory Social Science / Commerce / Management CourseCompulsory Geography of Himachal PradeshCompulsory Indian ConstitutionCompulsory Himachal Past, Present and FutureC. Science –

( These courses are indicative in nature only, faculty of these subjects can draw an exhaustive list and draft syllabi )

Compulsory Basic ScienceClimate Change and its impact on mountain sustainabilityCompulsory Environment Science ( Audit Pass Course )D. Skill Based Course –

( These courses are indicative in nature only, Faculty of these subjects can draw an exhaustive list and draft syllabi )

Functional EnglishOffice ComputingFunctional HindiApplication Packages for FinanceSecretarial PracticeShort Hand ProcessingWeb Applications

A minimum of three and a maximum of six compulsory courses are to be passed by all students enrolled for a UG degree. However:

A student majoring in English will NOT do compulsory English.A Student majoring in Hindi will NOT do compulsory Hindi.A Student majoring in Sociology will NOT do compulsory Social Science.A Student majoring in Geography will NOT do compulsory Geography.A Student majoring in Political Science and Public Administration will NOT do compulsory Environmental Science.

All Compulsory courses will be three credit hours each. Thus, a maximum of 3 x 6 = 18 credit hours will be accumulated by a student by doing compulsory course.

A minimum of three compulsory courses (3×3 = 9 credits) will have to be done by each UG students to qualify for the UG degree.

Core Courses

In each subject being taught in the colleges affiliated to the HPU there will be identified by the concerned UG Board of study ( BoS) and faculty some courses which will be required to be passed by al students majoring in the concerned subject. These are called core courses. Core courses can be of two kinds:

Hard Core Courses

which have to be done without exception. There will be no choice available.

Soft Core Courses

In which some degree of choice is available in the sense that he/she has to select number of course out of the given number (larger than the required) of courses. The students will have to choose a certain number of core courses out of the total available.In each subject there will be a minimum of fourteen (14) core courses (hard and/or soft). Each core courses will be of our four credit hours. Thus, a student majoring in the concerned subject will be required to accumulate 14×4 =56 credit hours by passing core course. A student will be required to pass in minimum of 14 core courses in the subject of his/ her major to quality for a UG degree in a subject (Major).

Elective Courses

All students enrolled for a UG degree will be required to pass a minimum of between 10 and 13 elective courses.

However , a student may take more elective courses for the purpose of “Emphasis or ‘ Double Major ‘.

Elective course are to a be from student’s major/minor subject (s) as details above in the subject combinations allowed.

In each subject being taught in the colleges affiliated to the HPU there will identified by concerned UG BoS and faculty some variable number of courses as elective courses.

However, courses (whether core or elective) of the subjects other than a student’s major will be concerned elective for a particular students UG Programme.

Each UG students will have to pass at least 10 to 13 elective course in either of from his minor (allied) subject being taught in the college.

Provided that each student will have to take aminimum of 5 elective course in either of his/her minor subjects.

Each elective course will be 4 credit hours. Thus a student will be able to accumulate at least 10×4=40 credit by passing elective course.

A student may opt for more elective course in the subject of his/her major or outside to make up for the discrepancy if any of for ‘emphasis ‘ or ‘double’ major.

General Interest & Hobby (GI & H) Course

In each college there can be offered some general interest (GI) and /or hobby (H) courses cutting across subject.

The college administration will decide on the basis of its material and human resources as to what such courses can be offered.

Some such courses (with 1 to 3 credit hours each) can be as under:

General Computer Application ( Software Package Tranining)History of SciencePhotographyPlaying Musical Instruments ( Sitar, Gitar, Tabla/Drums, Harmonium, Flute, Violine etc.)Drawing and Painting

Between 1 and 3 such courses can be taken by a UG student over the period of the programme.

Thus between 1 and 9 credits can be cumulated by a UG student by passing GI & H Course.

A student accumulating less than the required number of credits (i.e. less than 120 credits) for the award of a UG degree will have to make up for the discrepancy by taking more compulsory course ( if he/she has not already taken the maximum permitted compulsory courses as the case may be.

At the end of the programme, if a student has accumulated more than the required number of credits (i.e. more than 120n credits) for the award of a UG degree, he/she can be considered for the following by a committee comprising the college Principal, Senior-most teacher of the students major subject and/ or the senior most teacher of the student/s minor subject

A. Major with Emphasis: ( To be decide by the Committee) when there are at least 30 in excess with minimum of ‘ A ‘ grade.

B. Double Major : ( Second major to be decided by the Committee) when there are at least 30 credits in excess with minimum of ‘ A ‘ grade.