CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM (CBCS),2018
1.Short Title , Definition and Commencement :
a) CBCS: CBCS means Choice Based Credit System . Choice Based Credit System 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 . This system permits students to-
"Learn at their own pace
"Chose electives from a wide range of Elective Courses offered for the programme
"Undergo additional courses and acquire more than the required number of credits
"Adopt an inte"-disciplinary approach in learning
"Make best use of the expertise of available faculty .
b) Course : A programme is divided into a number of course . A course is a unit of instruction or segment of subject area under any programme . The traditional concept 'paper' is replaced by 'course'.
c) Semester : The word "semester" is used tie an a half-yearly term or term of studies including examinations; vacations and semester breaks .
d) Semester Duration : A semester normally extends over a period of 15 class weeks . Each week has 30 hours of instruction spread over the week .
e)Credit : 'Credit' defines the quantum of contenU syllabus prescribed for a course and determines the number of hours of instruction required per week . Thus , normally in each of the course, credit will be assigned on the basis of the number of lectures I tutorials/ laboratory work and other forms of learning required to complete the course contents in a 14/15 week schedule .
i)1 Lecture per week = 1 hour duration per week = 1 Credit
ii)1 Tutorial per week = 1 Hour duration per week = 1 Credit
iii)1 Practical per week= 2 Hours duration per week =1 Credit
*College CBCS Board : There shall be a College CBCS Board to monitor and supervise the implementation of the CBCS, which is constituted under Dibrugarh University Guidelines comprising of the following members as stated below :
1)Dr. Golap Sarma Boruah , Principal, LKM Chairperson
2)Dr. Neelima Gogoi Kanwar, Vice -Principal, LKM Vice Chairperson
3)Mr. Gunaram Kalita, Associate Prof. Dept.of History- Member Secretary
i)HoD -Assamese -( Mrs. Latumoni Bordoloi Bhagawati, Assoc.Prof.)
ii)HoD - English -(Dr. Dilip Kumar Jha, Assoc.Prof.)
iii)HoD-Anthropology -( Mrs. Mridusmita Phukan,Asstt.Prof)
iv)HoD - Economics -(Mrs. Barnali Bhuyan, Assoc.Prof.)
v)HoD- Education -(Dr. Minali Goswami Puzari, Assoc.Prof.)
vi)HoD- History -( Mrs. Nageshree Narah Ayengia ,Assoc. Prof.)
vii)HoD- Mathematics -( Mrs. Rupa Mahanta, Asstt. Prof.)
Viii) HoD- Philosophy -( Dr. Sibaraj Chetry, Assoc.Prof.)
ix)HoD -Political Science -( Mr. Prasanta KumarTamuli Assoc. Prof.)
x)HoD- Sociology -( Dr. Bishwajit Ch. Biswas, Assoc.Prof.)
xi)The Coordinator ,IQAC -( Mr. Suraj Chetry, Asstt. Prof.)
xii)The Librarian, M.C.Roy Library, LKM -( Mr. Pradip Dutta , Associate Librarian )
i)Odd semester: June - November ( including end-semester examination and semester breaks )
ii)Even Semester: December - May ( including end- semester examination and semester breaks)
Any change in the Academic Calendar/ Schedule may be made by the University whenever necessary .
*Academic Schedule :
The Academic schedule of the Bachelor degree in Arts ( BA) Programmes under the CBCS shall be administered as per the Academic calendar of the University published for every academic session .
1. The nature of the course structure for all Under Graduate academic programme shall be as below :
a) Core Courses : Compulsory components of an Academic Programmes . These Courses are to be compulsorily studied as a core requirement for the programme. The content of the Core Courses shall be as per the UGC Model curriculum for the subject/ discipline concerned .
b) Elective Course: Elective course shall be chosen by each student froma pool of course . These course may be intra - departmental , i.e . Discipline Specific Elective (DSE)as well as inter-departmental ,i.e. Generic Elective (GE). The student shall have to choose minimum number of DSE and GE in every semester as prescribed in the Course Structure.
C) Ability Enhancement Course (AEC) : The Ability Enchantment Course shall be of two kinds- 'Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course' and Skill Enhancement Course'. These course shall be inter-disciplinary (within the programme ) in nature . AEC' Course are the course based upon the content that leads to Knowledge enhancement .
i)Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC): (a) Environmental Science (2 Credit), (b) Communicative English (2 Credit and (c)Alternative English/Communicative Hindi/ MIL (2 Credit).
For BA Programme, there shall be a Multi -disciplinary Course of 4 Credit
ii)Skill Enhancement Course (SEC): (minimum 4 Credit): These course may be chosen from a pool of course designed to provide value-based and/or skill based knowledge and should contain both theory and lab/hands on / training/ fieldwork. The main purpose of these course is to provide students life -skills in hands-on mode so as to increase their employability. The list provide under this category are suggestive in nature and each University has complete freedom to suggest their own papers under this category based on their expertise, specialization: requirements, scope and need.
i) A student who has less than 80% attendance shall not be permitted to sit foe the End- Semester examination in the course in which the shortfall exists. Provided that it shall be opened tp the University to grant exemption to a student who has attended a minimum of 70 % classes but failed to obtain the prescribed 80% attendance for valid reasons on recommendation of the Head/Coordinator of the college CBCS Board I Centre on payment of a prescribed fee(s).
ii) The Principal of the college with recommendation of the concerned Head of the Department (s) Shall announce the name of all student who shall not be eligible to appear in the End Semester examination in the various courses
due to non fulfilment of the criteria of internal assessment and attendance and send a copy of the same to the University .In such cases , the student shall have to re-enrol in the relevant course (s) with next batch.
Examination and Evaluation:
a) Examination and evaluation shall be done on a continuous basis, at least three times during each semester .
b) There shall be 20% Marks for internal assessment and 80% marks for End semester examination in each course during every semester.
c) There shall be no provision for re-valuation of the answer- scripts of the end semester examination . However, a candidate may apply for re scrutiny.
*End semester Examination :
i)There shall be one End semester examination carrying 80% Marks in each course of a semester covering the entire syllabus prescribed for the Course. The End semester examination is normally a written/ laboratory- based examination/ Project Work/ Dissertation.
ii)The Controller of Examination shall make necessary arrangements for notifying the dates of the End semester examinations and other procedures as per Dibrugarh University Rules (at least 20 days advance) and the Academic. Calendar notified by the University .
iii)Normally, the End-semester examination for each course shall be of three hour duration
*Internal Assessment :
(i) In internal assessment , different tools such as objective tests, written tests assignments , paper presentation , laboratory work , etc. Suitable to the courses ma be employed .
(ii) The students shall be informed in advance about the nature of assessment Students shall b e required to compulsorily attend internal assessment including appearing the Seasonal Tests, failing which they will not be allowed to"appear for the End-semester examination .A student cannot repeat In - semester examination . The department may arrange special in- semester examination whenever necessary .
* Betterment Examination :
(i) A student shall be entitled to take the "betterment examination" in any two theory course of any of the six semester after passing the Sixth Semester examination only once .In this case ,the higher marks secured by the student shall be retained . The candidate shall have to apply for betterment examination within one year of passing the Sixth Semester examination .
(ii) No betterment shall be allowed in the practical examination.
* Result and Progression:
a) A candidate shall be declared as passed a course, provided he/ she secures-
i) At least 40% of marks in each Course in the End Semester Examination .
ii) At least 'P' grade in the 10 point scale combining both the in-semester and End semester Examination performance .
iii) There shall be no separate pass mark for Internal Assessment.
b) A candidate shall be declared as passed a semester/ programme, provided he/ she secures at least 'P' Grade in the 10 points scale ( given in clause) in all the Course separately .
c) There may be moderation of Internal Assessment marks I End Semester marks as and when necessary .
d) The marks of In-semester examination obtained by the candidate shall be carried over for declaring any result .
e) A candidate who fails or does not appear in one more course of any end semester examination up to sixth Semester shall be provisionally promoted to the next higlier semester with the failed course as carry over course (s). Such candidates will be eligible to appear in the carry course in the next regular examination of those course .
f) If a candidate clears the sixth semester examination before clearing all the course of the previous semesters, the result of the sixth semester examination of that candidate shall be withheld and his /her result shall be announced only after he I she clears the course of the previous semesters .
A student must clear all his/ her semester Examination within Six (6) years from the dates of admission to the First Semester of any Programme irrespective of the"number of examinations appeared by the student, Viz. First and Second
Semester Examination shall have to be cleared in six consecutive chances
Third and Fourth Semester Examination shall have to be cleared in five consecutive chances and Fifth and Sixth Semester Examination in four consecutive chances .
However , after the first chance of the sixth semester Examination , the candidate shall be considered as a non- regular candidate .
g) Since the Semester system involves continuous assessment, there shall be no scope for a student to appear as private candidate in any programmei this
h) A candidate shall be declared to have passed the Bachelors Degree in the concerned discipline provided he/ She has passed all the Semester and in all
the Courses separately
i)The Controller of Examination shall declare the result of the DU-UG CBCS Examination and issue Grade -Sheets .
j) The First rank holder of a programme shall be decided on the basis of the CGPA However , the Overall Weighted Percentage of Marks (OWPM) of a candidate shall be considered in case of tie in CGPA.
*Grading System :
1.The absolute grading system shall be applied in evaluating performance of the student.
2.The following scale of grading system shall be applied to indicate the performances of students in terms of enter grade points as given below:
| Letter Grade with meaning
|| Grade points*
|| 10( Marks securing above 90%)
|| 9(Marks securing 80%-90%)
|| Very Good
|| 8( Marks securing 70%-80%)
|| 7 (Marks securing 60%-70%)
|| Above Average
|| 6( Marks securing 50%-60%)
||4( Marks securing 40%- 50%)
||0( Marks securing below below 40%)
*Credit Transfer :
Inter -Institutional transfer of credits may be considered by the Dibrugarh University on reciprocal basis or in compliance with the relevant Guidelines of the UGC.
*Optional Dissertation or project works in place of one Discipline Specific Elective Course (6 credits) in 6th Semester
*Rules for Admission on Transfer from other University :
(a) The University shall allow admission on transfer of students from other Universities However, such transfer shall be permissible provided that -
(i) both the Universities conduct the same degree programmes under the CBCS.
(ii) The course structure along with the nomenclature of the course are similar between the two Universities ,
(iii) The combination of course opted by the candidate are not changed.
(b) In fulfilment of the conditions as laid down in clause 11 (a), a candidate may be allowed to get admission on transfer from other Universities on production of transfer certificate , proof of classes attended, migration certificate, etc. Not later than 1 (one) month from the commencement of the classes of the semester concerned. The records of class attendance, performance in internal assessment in his/her credit shall be carried over on admission and shall be computed for the purpose of examination .
With such permission of transfer , the Credit earned by the student shall also be accepted by the University.
(c) A candidate shall have to apply for transfer in the prescribed format of the University .