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    • Awareness on Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)- An Overview

      By

      Dr.J Chinna Babu

      Academic coordinator

      Vivekananda Govt.Degree College

      Vidyanagar, Hyderabad.

      Types of Courses in CBCS System

      1.      Core Course: A course, which should compulsorily be studied by a candidate as a core requirement is termed as a Core course.

      1. 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.

      Elective Course:

      1. 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).
      2. 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. 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 by a teacher/faculty member is called dissertation/project.
      4.    A Project/Dissertation work may be given in lieu of a discipline specific elective paper.
      5. 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 Knowledge enhancement; i. Environmental Science and ii. Gender sensitization. These are mandatory disciplines. SEC courses are value-based and/or skill-based and are aimed at providing hands-on-training, competencies, skills, etc
      6. Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC): Environmental Science, Gender sensitization, English Communication/Gender sensitization
      7. Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC): These courses may be chosen from a pool of courses designed to provide value-based and/or skill-based knowledge.

      Examination Method

      •      Two Internal exams (average of two) -  15 M

              (No re-exam for Internal exam)

      •      One assignment                                          5M

      •      End semester examination                       80M

      Total                                                                   100M

      Pass Marks -  (40 %)                                            40M

       

       

       

       

       

       

       Pass Marks -an Example      

      Internal

      External

      Total

      Result

      0

      40

      40

      Pass

      8

      32

      40

      Pass

      20

      20

      40

      Fail

      20

      31

      51

      Fail

      •      No Internal Exam for Practical .

      •      End semester Examination for 25 marks and 1 credit

      •      I, III, V  Practical examination evaluation by internal examiner

      •      II, IV & VI Practical evaluation by  External examiner.

      Detention/ promotion:

      •      No detention from I to II SEM  But Exam registration  for SEM I and getting hall ticket is must

      •       But to promote  from II SEM to III SEM, the candidate has clear at least 50 % of papers, otherwise he will be detained .

                                     Promotion from II SEM to III SEM

      Programme

      No.of papers in SemI &II

      Total no.of backlogs permitted

      B.A

      12

      6

      B.SC

      18

      9

      B. Com

      14

      7

       

      No detention from III to IV SEM

       But Exam registration  for SEM III is must

      Promotion from IVSEM to V SEM

      Programme

      No.of papers in Sem I  to IV

      Total no .of backlogs permitted

      B.A

      24

      12

      B.SC

      36

      18

      B. Com

      28

      14

      Award of Letter Grade and Grade Point

      Award of Grade

      Range of Marks(%)

      Letter

      Grade

      Grade

      Point

      85 to 100

      70 to 84

      60 to 69

      55 to 59

      50 to 54

      40 to 49

      Less than 40

      Absent 

      O

      A

      B

      C

      D

      E

      F

      Ab 

      10

      9

      8

      7

      6

      5

      0

       0

       

      The SGPA is the ratio of sum of the product of the number of credits with the grade points scored by a student in all the courses taken by a student and the sum of the number of credits of all the courses undergone by a student, i.e

      SGPA (Si) = Σ(Ci x Gi) / Σci

      where Ci is the number of credits of the ith course and Gi is the grade point scored by the student in the ith course.

      ii. The CGPA is also calculated in the same manner taking into account all the courses undergone by a student over all the semesters of a programme, i.e.

      CGPA = Σ(Ci x Si) / Σ Ci

      where Si is the SGPA of the ith semester and Ci is the total number of credits in that semester.

      Calculation of SGPA– an example

       

       

       

       

      S.No

      Course title

      %Marks

      Grade Letter

      Grade Points

      Credits

      Credit points

      1

      Environmental Science

      56

      D

      6

      2

      12

      2

      English

      62

      C

      7

      5

      35

      3

      Second Language

      82

      A

      9

      5

      45

      4

      Optional - I ( Maths)

      90

      O

      10

      4

      40

      5

      Optional - I ( Maths) Pr

      79

      B

      8

      1

        8

      6

      Optional – II (Physics)

      55

      D

      6

      4

      24

      7

      Optional – II (Physics)Pr

      89

      A

      9

      1

        9

      8

      Optional – III( Chemistry)

      48

      E

      5

      4

      20

      9

      Optional – III( Chemistry)Pr

      70

      B

      8

      1

        8

      SGPA =  Total Credit points/ Total Credits

      SGPA = 201/27 = 7.44


       

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