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Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

To keep pace with the academic challenges and developments of higher education globally, Government Degree College for Women (Autonomous), Begumpet, offers Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), as approved by the Academic Council and Governing Body from the academic year 2014-15.

Main Features:
This system provides flexibility for the students to
  • Learn at their own pace
  • Provide greater flexibility for the students to spend time on co-curricular courses and extracurricular activities to earn extra credits outside the class room.
  • Provide opportunity for advanced learners to earn extra credits.
  • Expose the students to the world of social commitment through specially designed components of study like NSS/NCC/Sports/Certified voluntary work.
  • Make best use of the expertise of available faculty.

The curriculum consists of the various parts / components of each UG degree programme that give appropriate teaching-learning experience.
Credits refers to the numerical weightage given to each and every course of study including certificate courses , Transdisciplinary , IHC, ES, S&C and HVPE.
In CBCS each course offered to B.A, B.Com, B.Sc. is assigned 1 to 4 credits. The credits allotted for each theory course are: 1 to 2 Hrs /week =1 credit, 3 Hrs /week =2 credits, 4 to 5 Hrs /week =3 credits and 6Hrs/week=4 credits.

A student is expected to earn a minimum of 125 credits consisting of core subjects, Transdisciplinary subjects, NSS/NCC/Sports/Certified Voluntary work.
Components of curriculum of UG Programme:

Each course has four components (table-2, page 3)

  • Part I: Language- Core Credit
  • Part-II : Core Credit(Optional)
  • Part-III: Transdisciplinary Electives (TDE) and NSS/NCC/Sports/Certified Voluntary work-Elective Credit.
  • Part-IV: Indian Heritage and Culture (IHC), Environmental Science (ES) and Science and Civilization (S&C)-Core Credit and HVPE.
  • Additional Credits can be earned in Semesters I, II, III and IV.
Semester Grade Point Average is calculated at end of each semester and a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5 is required for the award of degree.
  • Credits refer to the numerical weightage given to each course of study including Transdisciplinary and House exams (IHC, S&C, ES and HVPE) put together.
  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5 is required for the award of degree.

Add on Courses:

Transdisciplinary Electives (TDE): Transdisciplinary Electives (TDE) are introduced as part of the CBCS. Several TDE courses are offered in III and IV semesters. Each TDE syllabus is framed for 30hrs and 2 teaching hrs are allotted per week and the students performance is evaluated for 50marks, 20 marks for assignment/test and 30marks for semester end examination. Each Transdisciplinary elective has weightage of 1 credit. A student is expected to choose and complete two Transdisciplinary electives during III and IV Semesters to be eligible for the award of the degree. A student is free to choose more than two electives to earn credits. It is a must for all students to have requisite attendance and better than F grade is required to pass/ to earn a credit.

Note 1: It is mandatory for a student to complete the Transdisciplinary course in the same semester. In case a student is unable to complete these TDE courses due to a valid reason, she has to complete it in the next semester failing which she has to register a fresh for a TDE Course.

Note2: All the students are expected to take the TDE subjects other than their core subjects.
Grading System

  • The performance of the student is evaluated in terms of percentage of marks with a provision for conversion to grade points. A student earns credits in each paper only if she obtains minimum pass marks in each subject.
  • Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) refers to the performance of the student in a given Semester. SGPA is based on the total credit points earned by the student in all the courses and the total number of credits assigned to the courses in a Semester. A candidate shall be deemed to have fully passed the examination of a Semester, if she secures not less than the minimum marks in theory and Practical (40%) / grade point 5 as prescribed.
  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5 is required for the award of degree. The consolidated memorandum of marks reflects the credits / grade scored in each subject and the credits/grades scored in TD, NSS/NCC/Sports/ Certified voluntary work. However, courses under part III expect TD and part IV will not be included for the calculation of SGPA & CGPA.
      • In the CBCS system continuous evaluation of the students in all the semesters is done through Internal Assessment Examinations.
      • Contents of each UG programme are designed to meet the ever changing requirements of the industry/job market/needs of society.

SGPA (Semester Grade Point Average) indicates the performance of a student in a given Semester. SGPA is based on the total Credit points earned by the student in all the courses and the total number of credits assigned to the courses in a Semester.

Note: SGPA is computed only if the candidate passes in all the courses (gets a minimum ‘e’ grade in all the Courses)Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA):

CGPA refers to the Cumulative Grade Point Average weighted across all the six Semesters of Part I and Part II. CGPA is obtained by dividing the total number of credit points (CPts) in all the Semesters by the total number of credits in all the semesters. The final result at the end of all the Semesters is declared in the form of CGPA.

Note: CGPA is calculated only after the candidate passes in all the courses of all the Semesters CGPA is also be converted into Division.

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