The CBCS course will comprise of the following:
- Core Course: A course, which should compulsorily be studied by a candidate as a core requirement of the chosen discipline(s) is termed as a Core course.
- 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.
2.1 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 may also offer discipline related Elective courses of interdisciplinary nature (to be offered by main discipline/subject of study).
2.2 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. 2.3 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.
- Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC): The Ability Enhancement (AE) Courses will be of two kinds: Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) and Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC). ͞AECC͟ courses are the courses based upon the content that leads to Knowledge enhancement. These are mandatory for all disciplines. SEC courses are value-based and/or skill-based and are aimed at providing hands-on-training, competencies, skills, etc.
3.1 Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC): i) Environmental Science, ii) English Communication/MIL Communication (MIL stand for Modern Indian Language).
3.2 Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC): These courses may be chosen from a pool of courses designed to provide value-based and/or skill-based knowledge.
An undergraduate (B. Sc, B. A., B. Com.) degree with Honours in a discipline may be awarded if a student completes 14 core courses in that discipline, 2 Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC), minimum 2 Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) and 4 courses each from a list of Discipline Specific Elective and Generic Elective courses respectively.
A student admitted in a particular department must opt for Generic Elective offered by another department. i.e., a student admitted under B. Sc (Hons) in Zoology cannot opt for Generic Elective courses offered by the Department of Zoology.
An undergraduate (B. Sc General) Program degree in Science disciplines may be awarded if a student completes 4 core courses each in three disciplines of choice, 2 Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC), minimum 4 Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) and 2 courses each from a list of Discipline Specific Elective courses based on three disciplines of choice , respectively.
An Undergraduate (B. A. General, B. Com General) program degree in Arts (Humanities/ Social Sciences) / Commerce may be awarded if a student completes 4 core courses each in two disciplines of choice, 2 core courses each in English and MIL respectively, 2 Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC), minimum 4 Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC), 2 courses each from a list of Discipline Specific Elective courses based on the two disciplines of choice , respectively, and two courses from the list of Generic Electives courses.