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.
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
- 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
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
Each course has four components (table-2, page 3)
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.
- Part I: Language- Core Credit
- Part-II : Core Credit(Optional)
- Part-III: Transdisciplinary Electives (TDE) and
NSS/NCC/Sports/Certified Voluntary work-Elective
- 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.
- 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
Note2: All the students are expected to
take the TDE subjects other than their core
- 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
- Contents of each UG programme are designed to meet the
ever changing requirements of the industry/job market/needs of
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
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 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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