Choice Based Credit System
The College adheres to the CBCS adopted by its parent university, Himachal Pradesh University
For the Under Graduates (UG Programs)
1. At the time of admission each student will study all subjects which are compulsory. Foundation Courses for all fields are required and will continue for two semesters. The Syllabi for these subjects have been approved by the UG Board of Studies. In these subjects the student will be required to accumulate a certain minimum number of credits in order to qualify for the UG Degree. Third semester onwards, the student will choose a specific discipline. 2. Duration: The UG/(TDC) programme is for a minimum period of four years. Each Academic year shall comprise two semesters, viz. Odd and Even Semesters. Odd Semesters shall be from June/July to October/November and the Even Semesters shall be from November/December to April/May. 3. The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS):- The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS ) is an Instructional package developed to suit the needs of students to keep pace with the developments in higher education worldwide. A student in this system has considerable freedom in choosing courses and thus making his/her own personalized programme. The programme is considered complete when the student accumulates the requisite number of successful credits for four years undergraduate degree.
Outlines of Choice Based Credit Credit System:-
1. Core Course: 4 discipline Specific papers each for regular courses and 2 papers each for English and Hindi/Mil in B.F.A). The papers under this category are going to be taught uniformly across all universities with 30% deviation proposed in the draft. The Purpose of fixing core papers is to ensure that all the institutions follow a minimum common curriculum so that each institution/university adheres to a common minimum standard. Also the courses designed for paper under this category aim to cover the basics that a students is expected to imbibe in the particular discipline. A course which should compulsorily be studied by a candidate as a core requirement is termed as Core course. 2. 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 of which enables and 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 offered under the main Discipline/subject of study is referred to Discipline Specific Elective. The lists Provided 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. The university/Institute 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 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 Electives (GE) Course: An elective course chosen from an unrelated discipline/subject, with an intention to seek exposure beyond disciplines of choice is called a Generic Elective. The purpose of this category of papers is to offer the students the option to explore disciplines of interest beyond the choices they make in Core and Discipline Specific Elective papers. The list provided under this category is suggestive in nature and each University has complete freedom to suggest their own papers based on their Expertise, Specialization, requirements, scope and need. 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. 3. Ability Enhancement Courses(AEC): The Ability Enhancement (AE) Courses may be of two kinds: Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) and Skill Enhancement Courses(SEC). “AECC” courses are the courses based upon the content that leads to knowledge enhancement i). Environmental Science and ii) English/Hindi/MIL communication. 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): Environmental Science, English Communication/Hindi Communication/MIL Communication. 4. Skill Enhancement Course (SEC): These courses may be chosen from a pool of courses designed to provide value-based and /or skill-based knowledge and should contain both theory and lab/hands-on /training/field work. The main purpose of these courses is to provide students with life-skills in hands-on mode so as to increase their employability. The lists provided 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.