Tirunelveli Dakshina Mara Nadar Sangam College in Sindupoondurai,Tirunelveli Dakshina Mara Nadar Sangam College in Tirunelveli, Tirunelveli Dakshina Mara Nadar Sangam College in T. Kallikulam

CBCS FOR UG COURSES



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
Credit Per
Course / Paper I
Total
Credits II
Part – I Tamil /Other Languages 2+2 = 4 3 12
Part – II English 2+2 = 4 3 12
Part – III Major Core Subjects
Allied Subjects
Major Elective / Project
Part – IV

  • Those who have not studied Tamil up to
    Standard XII and taken a non-Tamil language
    under Part I shall take Tamil comprising of
    two courses (at the level of Standard VI)
  • Those who have studied Tamil upto
    Standard XII and taken a non-Tamil
    language under Part-I shall take
    Advanced Tamil comprising two courses.
  • Others who do not come
    under (a) or (b) can choose non-major
    elective comprising two courses

2. Skill Based Subjects (Elective)
3. Environmental Studies
4. Value Based Education

13-15

4

3

1 + 1 = 2

1+1+1=3

1

1

4 – 5

5

5

2

4

2

2

60

20

15

4

12

2

2

Part-V Extension Activities 1 1 1
Total 140
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:

  Marks
The Average of the best two tests from three compulsory tests
(Each test is of one hour duration)
20 Marks
Assignment 5 Marks
Total 25Marks

5. Practical – external: internal = 60:40; The breakup for the internal practical marks is allocated in the following manner:

  Marks
Class Work 10Marks
Record 5Marks
Regularity 5Marks
Test 20Marks
Total 40Marks

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
  Total 75 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
  Total 75 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.

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