LBSGDC Saraswatinagar

UG Courses: FOR BACHELORS (PASS COURSE)

If a student chooses to go for Bachelors ( pass ) degree,   he/she will choose three subjects that he/she will be studying from the subject groups given below.

  1. B.A. GROUP-I

Hindi, Sanskrit, Economics, History.

GROUP-II

Physical Education, Geography, Music, Philosophy.

GROUP-III

Public Administration, English, Maths, Political Science.

B.Sc.

Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics.

B.Com.

Commerce

The CBCS System (Earning Credits):   The implementation of CBCS will depend on the Notification released by University from time to time.

For update please visit college website. www.lbsgcsnagar.edu.in

All the above mentioned Programmes (named after the major subject (core/main) chosen by the student) shall be run on Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). It is an instructional package developed to suit the needs of students to keep pace with the developments in higher education worldwide taking him/her out of isolated compartmentalized learning environment which clearly indicates for each level of certification learning efforts required on the part of the student In terms of credits to be earned as well as participation In instructional hours to be spent through either regular mode or through distance education mode. The student in this system has considerable freedom in choosing courses as offered by the college, and so making his/her own personalized programme/ bouquet in a cafeteria mode keeping in mind necessary requirements of a major course. Except for the compulsory and core courses of the subject of his/her major, he/she is free to choose courses of his /her choice. The programme is considered completed when the student cumulates the requisite number of successful credits (passed), i.e. at least 120 credits for an undergraduate degree over a minimum of three and a maximum of five years from the date of admission. Provided that not more titan three attempts will be allowed to pass a course.

There shall be no private or other category of students and shall be eligible for degree either through regular mode or through distance education mode.

Credits

The term 'credit' refers to the weightage given to a course, usually in terms of the number of instructional hours per week assigned to it. This explains why usually 'credit' is taken to mean 'credit hours'. The credits also determine the volume of course contents and delivery of programmes such as lectures, tutorials, practicals, assignments etc.

For the purpose of credit determination, instruction is divided into three components:-
Lectures (L) - Classroom lectures of one hour duration. Tutorials (T) - Special, elaborate instructions on specific topics (from Lectures) of one hour duration. Practicals (P) - Laboratory of field exercises in which the student has to do experiments or other practical work of two hour duration.

Courses in Programmes:

 

The UG (TDC) programme in a college affiliated the HPU will comprise the following categories of courses:

  1. Compulsory Courses.
  2. Core Courses (Major)
  3. Elective Courses.
  4. General Interest and Hobby Courses.
  5. Additional Elective Courses
Major Courses:

In each subject being taught in the college, major courses will be required to be passed by all students majoring in the concerned subject. In each subject there will be a minimum of fourteen (12) major courses. Each major course will be of four credit' hours for a UG degree in a subject (Major). A student majoring in the concerned subject will accumulate 12 x 4 = 48 credit hours( According to New regulations) .

Minor course:

A student will be required to pass a minimum of six minor courses in each of the two minor subjects chosen by the student to qualify for a UG degree in a subject (Major).

Each UG student will have to pass at least 12 minor courses being taught in the college. Provided that each student will have to take a minimum of 6 minor courses in each of his/ her minor subjects. Each minor course will be of 4 credit hours. Thus, a student will be able to accumulate at least 12 x 4 = 48 credits by passing minor courses.
A student may opt for more elective courses in the subject of his/her major or outside to make up for the discrepancy if any or for 'emphasis' or 'double major'

General Interest and Hobby (GI & H) Courses:

The college offers the following General interest (G1) and / or Hobby course

  1. Music (1-credit)
  2. Computer application. (2-credits)

The student will have to pass minimum one GI&H course and maximum three courses.
2.         Psychoactive Plants and Society

Duration (Time Frame):

The UG (TDC) programme for a regular student shall be for a minimum period of three years and a maximum of five years from the date of admission of the candidate. Each academic year' shall comprise of two semesters, viz. Odd and Even semesters. Odd Semesters shall be from June/July to October/November and the Even Semester shall be

from November/December to April/March. There shall be in each semester not less than 90 working days with 540 teaching clock hours (each working day having 6 teaching clock hours).

Accumulation of Credits:

For the degree (B.A. / B.Sc./B.COM./B.CA) the student will have to cumulate a minimum of 120 successful credit hours of coursework for a bachelor's degree with a major (honours), or 106 successful credit hours of coursework for a bachelor's degree over a minimum of three and maximum of five years from the date of admission.

A student accumulating less than the required number of credits) for the award of a UG degree will have to make up for the discrepancy by taking more compulsory courses (if he / she has not already taken the maximum permitted compulsory courses) or major or minor courses or GI & H courses as the case may be.

At the end of the programme, if a student has accumulated more than the required number of credits (i.e. more than 120 credits) for the award of a UG degree, he/she can be considered for the following by a committee comprising the College Principal, Senior-most teacher of the student's major subject, and / or the senior-most teacher of the student's minor subject:-

Students Course-wise Assessment and Evaluation

All courses (Compulsory, Core, Elective, and GI & H courses) involve an evaluation system of students that has the following two components:-

  1. Continuous Comprehensive Assessment (CCA) accounting for 30% of the final grade that a student gets in a course; and
  2. End-Semester Examination (ESE) accounting for the remaining 70% of the final grade that the student gets in a course.

Continuous Comprehensive Assessment (CCA): This would have the following components:
a) Classroom Attendance : Each student will have to attend a minimum of 75% Lectures/ Tutorials/Practicals. A student having less than 75% attendance will not be allowed to appear in the End -Semester Examination (ESE).

  1. Classroom Attendance Incentive : The incentive for the classroom attendance (for those participating in Co-curricular activities, 25% will be added to per cent attendance) will be awarded CCAmarks as follows:

>75%but < 80%                       1 marks
>80%but <85%                       2 marks
>85%but <90%                        3 marks
>90%but < 95%                       4 marks
>95%                                       5 marks

  1. Mid-Term (Minor) Test: one Mid Term Test will be conducted on the completion of 2/3 of syllabus. Each of these mid-term tests will be for 15 marks.
  2. Seminar/Assignment/ Term Paper: The remaining 10 marks of the CCA will be awarded on the basis of seminar/ assignment I term paper etc. that the course teacher might give to the students.

 

NOTE: Only those students shall be allowed to appear in the ESE who have been successful in CCA

 End-Semester Examination (ESE):
The remaining 70% of the final grade of the student in a course will be on the basis of an end- semester examination (ESE) that will be for three hours duration and will be covering the whole syllabus of the 'course. For the Odd Semesters the ESE will be in the month of October/November and for Even Semesters it will be in the month of April/May.

A candidate who does not pass the examination (ESE) in any course(s) or due to some reason is not able to appear in the ESE, other conditions being fulfilled, and so is considered as 'Fail'), shall be permitted to appear in such failed course(s)' ESE in the subsequent ESE to be held in the following October / November or April/Mayas the case may be.

The registration for the ESE will be done at the time of the enrollment for the course at the beginning of the semester. The fee for the ESE will also be collected at that time as decided by the university from time to time.

If a student is not permitted to appear in the ESE due to shortage of attendance beyond the exemption limit shall be deemed to have 'dropped the course. However such candidate, on his /her written request to be made immediately, can be permitted to redo the missed semester after completing I the rest of the programme or whenever the course is offered subsequently. This redoing would mean complete course including CCAand ESE.

The information given above is general in nature, for exact and exhaustive details the students are advised to go through the CBCS regulations available with the admission committees, in the college Library and on the Himachal Pradesh University website, www.hpuniv.nic

Note: To get BA/B.Sc. /BCOM degree as per UGC Notification Students have to compulsory pass EVS Subject as in lieu of instructions passed by hon'ble Supreme Court of India.

  1. ELIGIBILITYRELAXATION TO SC/ST/STUDENTS

To encourage boys and girls belonging to SC/ST category to go for college education, the following relaxations are available.

  1. 15% and 7.5% of the total number of seats in each course and class are reserved for SC and ST candidates respectively.
  2. Each SC/ST candidates will be given relaxation of 5% marks (in the minimum eligibility requirement) for each course and their merit list will be prepared and announced separately.
  3. SC/ST candidates are also entitled for 3 years relaxation in age limit. If after giving the above noted relaxation, some seats remain vacant; these will be treated as open and will be offered to other students on merit.