CBCS FOR UG COURSES
CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM
(For UG Courses)
A choice-based credit system set in place by the university is proving to be the ideal method to narrow down the gap between education and employment. The system facilitates students to move from one discipline to another. A student can choose from a variety of courses as electives, get due credits and qualify for graduation. While core courses are part of the main discipline, the electives come from many other disciplines.
As per the draft regulations of the CBCS for UG and PG courses, the CBCS is a flexible system of learning. ‘Credit’ defines the quantum of contents/syllabus prescribed for a course and determines the number of hours of instruction required. The CBCS permits students to learn at their own pace, choose electives from a wide range of elective courses offered by the departments of the affiliated colleges, undergo additional courses and acquire more than the required number of credits, adopt an inter-disciplinary approach in learning, and make best use of the expertise of available faculty. In the case of UG courses, a student would have to pass in all the papers and practical by earning 140 credits in all five parts for being declared passed in the whole examination. In the case of PG courses, a candidate shall be eligible for the award of degree only if he/she has passed the examinations of all the four semesters, earning 90 credits.
|Study Components||No.of Papers
Course / Paper I
|Part – I Tamil /Other Languages||2+2 = 4||3||12|
|Part – II English||2+2 = 4||3||12|
|Part – III Major Core Subjects
Major Elective / Project
Part – IV
2. Skill Based Subjects (Elective)
1 + 1 = 2
|4 – 5
|Part-V Extension Activities||1||1||1|
|Students of B.Com., with Computer Applications and B.Sc., Computer Science have only 2 courses in Part – I Language and Part II English during the First Year.|
COMMON GUIDELINES FOR CBCS UG COURSES
1. Each paper carries an internal component.
2. There is a separate passing minimum of 40% for external and overall components.
3.Theory - external: internal= 75:25.
4. Internal assessment, the 25 marks is allocated in the following manner:
|The Average of the best two tests from three compulsory tests
(Each test is of one hour duration)
5. Practical – external: internal = 60:40; The breakup for the internal practical marks is allocated in the following manner:
6. Project – external: internal = 80 : 20; Project report evaluation and viva – voce will be conducted by both the external examiner and the project guide.
7. For Skill Based Subjects, external: internal assessment shall be 60:40. The breakup of internal is 20 marks for test and 20 marks for practical/field work/project work.
8. For Non major elective: a) Option should be given to the students in the selection of non- major elective: b) The subjects other than the major and allied shall be opted by the students as non major electives.
9. External Examination will be of three hours duration for all the theory papers.
10. The Question pattern for the theory papers are as follows:
|Section||Type of Question||Marks|
|Part A||Multiple Choice Questions (two question from each unit)1 x 10||10 Marks|
|Part B||Internal Choice Questions (one quest ion from each unit) 5 x 5||25 Marks|
|Part C||Internal Choice Questions (one question from each unit) 5 x 8||40 Marks|
11. The Question Pattern for non major elective Papers:
|Section||Type of Question||Marks|
|Part A||Short Answer Questions (four questions from each unit) 2 x 20||40 Marks|
|Part B||Internal Choice Questions (one question from each unit) 5 x 7||35 Marks|
12. In Part V: Extension activities like NCC, NSS, YRC etc will be taken into account for one credit. This shall not be included for the percentage of marks.