Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), 2018
Important Sections of Dibrugarh University Regulations for the Undergraduate Academic Programmes in the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), 2018 (Approved in the meeting of Academic Council of D.U. on 21.11.2018}
Short title, definitions and commencement These Regulations shall be called the Dibrugarh University Regulations for the Under Graduate Academic Programmes in the Choice Based Credit System, 2018. These Regulations shall be effective forthe Courses of Study leading to the Bachelor Degree(s)in Arts (BA), Science (B.Sc.) and Commerce (B.Com), which shall be of three years duration comprising of six semesters. Here in after, it will be referred to as DU-UGCBCS Regulations, 2018.The Regulations shall come into effect from the Academic Session, 2019-2020. The Regulations shall be applicable to the students enrolled in the a for ementioned Academic Programmes under CBCS conducted by the Colleges/ Institutes affiliated to/ permitted by DibrugarhUniversity from the Academic session 2019-2020.
Definitions: 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 acourse and determinesthe number of hours of instruction required. b) College: The term 'College' means the Colleges and Institutes affiliated to or permitted by Dibrugarh University for conducting different academic programmes. c) Department : The term 'Department' is used to meana Department of a College/ Instit ute affiliated to/ permitted by Dibrugarh University. d) Programme: The term 'programme' is used to mean the whole learning experience or combination of courses in a particular field of study. e) Course: A Programmeis divided Into a number of courses. A course Is a unit of instruction or segment of subject area under any programme. The traditional concept 'paper's replaced by 'course'. f) Academic Year: An academic year means a period of twelve months consisting of two semesters. g) Semester :The word "semester" Is used to mean a half-yearly term or term of studies including examinations, vacations and semester breaks. h) Semester Duration: A semester normally extends over a period of 15 class weeks. Each week has 30 hours of Instruction spread over the week. I) In -semester: The word "in-semester" issued to refer to the continuous evaluation within the half-yearly term. j) End-semester : The word "end-semester" is used to refer to the terminal processes of examinations and evaluations at the end but within the half-yearly term. k) Credit: 'Credit' defines the quantum of contents/ syllabus prescribed for a course and determines the number of hours of in struct ion required per week.Thus, normally in each of the course, credits will be assigned on the basis of t he number of lectures/ tutorials/ laboratory work and other forms of learning required to complete the course contents In a14-15 week schedule: I) 1 Lecture per week= 1Hour 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 Note
Semester Duration: i) Odd Semesters: June- November (including end-semester examinations and semester breaks) ii)) Even Sem ester: December -May (including end-semester examinations and semester breaks)
Extent of Application: The Regulations shall be applicable to the students enrolled for the Courses of Study leading to the Bacheolr degrees In Arts(BA),Science (B.Sc.) and (B.Com),which shall be of three years duration distributed into six semesters. f) Academic Year: An academic year means a period of twelve months consisting of two semesters. g) Semester:The word "semester" Is used to mean a half-yearly term or term of studies including examinations, vacations and semester breaks. h) Semester Durati on: A semester normally extends over a period of 15 class weeks. Each week has 30 hours of Instruction spread over the week. I) In -semester: The word "in-semester" isused to refer to the continuous evaluation within the half-yearly term. j) End-semester : The word "end-semester" is used to refer to the terminal processes of examinations and evaluations at the end but within the half-yearly term. k) Credit: 'Credit' defines the quantum of contents/ syllabus prescribed for a course anddetermines the number of hours of in struction required per week.Thus, normally in each of the course,credits will be assigned on the basis of the number of lectures/ tutorials/ laboratory work and other forms of learning required to complete the course contents In a14-15 week schedule: I) 1Lecture
Semester Duration i) Odd Semesters: June- November (including end-semester examinations and semester breaks) ii)) Even Sem ester: December -May (includingend-semester examinations and semester breaks)
Extent of Application The Regulations shall be applicableto the students enrolled for the Courses of Study leading to the Bacheolr degrees In Arts(BA),Science (B.Sc.)and (B.Com),which shall be of three years duration distributed into six semesters.
Academic Schedule The Academic Schedule of the Bachelor degrees in Arts(BA),Science (B.Sc.) and (B.Com) Programmes under the CBCS shall be administered as per the Academic Calendar of the University published for every academic session.
Admission Notice and Admission Criteria (i) Newspaper Notice Inviting applications for admission into the different programmes shall be issued by the Principals of the colleges/ institutes as per the Academic Calendar of the University. The minimum eligibility for admission into the following Programmes shall be as below: a.Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): A student passed the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) of the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, or an equivalent examination (10+2) recognized as such by the University. b.Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.): A student passed the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) in Science stream of the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, or an equivalent examination (10+2) recognized as such by the University. For admission into the B.Sc. In Chemistry, Physics and Geology Honours, a candidate must pass the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) in Science stream of the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council or an equivalent examination with passing Mathematics as a subject. (ii) The admission or eligibility criteria shall be fixed by the Academic Council from time to time whenever necessary. The University/ colleges/ institutes may also adopt own policy for admission or selection of e.ligible candidates for admission complying with the eligibility criteria prescribed in the clause 2.S(i) of the CBCS legulation. (iii) No student shall be eligible for admission to an Academic Programme in any discipline unless he/she has successfully passe
The Course Structure of the Academic Programmes under the CBCS shall be as per the Course Structure given in Annexure I.The nature of the Courses for all Under Graduate Academic programmes shall be as below: a) Core Courses: Compulsory components of an Academic Programme. These Courses are to be compulsorily studied as a core requirement for the programme. The contents of the Core Courses shall be as per the UGC Model Curriculum for the subject/ discipline concerned. However, the Boards of Studies concerned may recommend maximum of 20% deviation from the UGC Model Syllabi wherever requires. In case, UGC does not provide model Syllabi/ Curriculum, the Board of Studies shall propose their own Core Courses keeping parity of total numbers of credits/ courses with other similar subjects/ disciplines. b) Elective Courses: Elective courses shall be chosen by each student from a pool of courses. These courses may be intra-departmental, i.e. 01.scipline Specific Elective (DSE) as well as Inter-departmental, I.e., Generic Elective (GE). The students shall have to choose minimum number of DSE and GE in every semester as prescribed in the Course Structure.
These courses shall be: (i) supportive to the discipline of study (ii) providing an expanded scope (iii) enabling an exposure to some other discipline/ domain (iv) nurturing student proficiency,skill There shall be a basket of at least eight Elective Courses having equal number of credits. For the students of the same discipline/ subjects these elective courses shall be intra-disciplinary and shall be called DSE Courses. If the students of other discipline/ subjects (within the Programme) opt these electives shall be considered as inter-disciplinary and shall be called GE courses. Further, there may be few courses conducted under the UGC's Programmes on Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)s. The University may time to time fix the criteria for MOOCs asper the relevant UGC Guidelines on digital education. c) Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC): The Ability Enhancement Courses shall be of two kinds- 'Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses' and 'Skill Enhancement Courses'.These courses shall be Inter-disciplinary (within the Programme) in nature. 'AEC' Courses are the courses based upon the content that leads to Knowledge enhancement. i.Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) : (a) Environmental Science (2 Credit), (b) Communicative English (2 Credit) and (c) Alternative English/Communicative Hindi /Mil(2Credit).
For BA and B.Com (Non-Honours} Programmes, there shall be a Multi-discipllnary Course of 4 Credits. II.Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC): (minimum 4 credits): 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/handson/training/fieldwork.The main purpose of these courses is to provide students life-skills in hands-on mode so as to increase their employability.The list provided under this category are suggestive in nature and each University has complete freedom to suggest their own papers under this category based on th eir expertise, speciali zation, requ irem ents, scope and need. A Course may also take the form of a Dissertation/ Project work/ Practical training/ Field work/ Seminar, etc. A student shall have to study the academic programme as per the scheme of the Programm e. Even if a candidate earns the required number of credits before completion of the full duration of the programme, he/she shall not be entitled for the degree.
1. Theminimum andmaximum credits to be optedby astudent for qualifying of agraduate degree shall be asper the Course Structure given at the end of this statement. 2. Change of Courses shall not be permitted after sending the records of the students to the University for registration. Attendance 1.The course teacher shall be responsible for maintaining a record of attendance of students who have enrolled for the course. 2. All course teachers shall intimate the Principal/ Director of a college/ Institute through the Head of the Department concerned at least thirty calendar days before the last instruction day in the semester, the parti cularsof all students who have less than 80% of attendance during the total number of class days. 3. A student who has less than 80% attendance in average shallnot be permitted to sit for the End-semester examinati on. Provided that It shall be open to 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 recommendati on of the Head/Chairperson/ Principals of the Department/ Centre/ College on payment of a prescribed fee(s). 4. The Principals of the Colleges shall announce the names of all students who shall not be eligible to take the End-semester examinationsin the variouscourses and send a copy of the same to the Controller of Examinations. Such candidates shall have to repeat the concerned course(s) when it is offered next. 5. A student declared as discollegiate shall not be allowed to proceed to the next higher Semester. He/ She shall need to pursue the Semester afresh in which he/ she was declared asdlscollegiate along with the next fresh 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-evaluation of the answer-scripts of the end semester examinations. However, a candidate may apply for re-scrutiny. (d) Internal Assessment: (i) In Internal assessment, different too is such as ojective tests, written tests, assignments, paper presentation, l aboratory work, etc. suitable to the courses may be employed. The Procedure for Internal Assessment is prescribed in Annexure Ill. (i) The students shall be informed in advance about the nature of assessment. Students shall be required to compulsorily attend internal assessment including appearing the Sessional Tests, failing which they will not beallowed to appear for the End-semester examination. A Student cannot repeat In-semester examinations. The department may arrange spec.ial In-semester examination whenever necessary. (e) End Semester Examinati on: (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 Examinations shall make necessary arrangements for notify ing the dates of the End semester examinations and other procedures as per Dibrugarh University Rules (at least 20 days In advance) and the Academic Calendar notified by the Universtiy. (iii) Normally, the End-semester examination for each course shall be of three hour duration.
(g) The mode of the conduct of the end-semester examinations of the practical/ dissertation courses shall be partially external as below: 1. The end-semester examinations of all practical/ dissertation courses shall be conducted by a Board of Examiners consisting of the Internal examiner (the concerned course teacher) and an external examiner appointed by the Controller of Examinations. 2. A student shall not be allo wed to take more than one project work in a single semester.
The mode of end-semester examination and evaluation of the Courseshall be specified in the detailed syllabus of the Course concerned.
(k) Betterment Examination: (i) A student shall be entitled to take the "betterment examinations" in any two theory courses of any of the six semesters after passing the Sixth Semester examination only once. In this case, the higher marks secured by the student shall be retained. The candidates 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 examinations.
Results and Progression
a) Acandidate shall be declared as passed a course, provided he/she secures"
(i) At least 40% of marks in each Courseint he End Semester Examinations.
(ii) At least 'P' grade In the 10 point scale combining both the in-semesterand 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
point scale (given in clause ) in all the Courses separately .
c) There may be moderation of Internal Assesment marks/End-Semester marks asand when necessary.
d) The marks of In-semester examinations obtained by the candidate shall be carried over for declaring any result.
e) Acandidate who fails or does not appear in one or more courses of any end semester examinations up to Sixth Semester shall be provisionally promoted to the next higher semester with the failed course as carry over course(s). Such candidates will be eligible to appear in the carry over course in the next regular examinations of those courses.
f) If a candidate clears the sixth semester examination before clearing all the courses of the previous semesters, the result of the sixth semester examination of that candidate shall be with held and his/her resutls shall be announced only after he/ she clears the courses of the previous semesters.
Astudent must clear all his/her Semester Examinations 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 Examinations shall have to be cleared In six consecutive chances, Third and Fourth Semester Examinations shall have to be cleared in five consecutive chances and Fifth and Sixth Semester Examinations in four consecutive chances. However, after the first chance of the Fifth and Sixth Semester Examinations, the candidate shall be considered asa non-regular candidate.
g) Since the Semester system involves continuous assessment, there shall be no scope for a student to appear as a private candidate in any programme In this system.
h) Acandidate shall bedeclared to have passed the Bachelors Degree in the concerned discipline provided he/she has passed all the Semesters and in all the Courses separately.
i) The Controller of Examinations shall declare the results of the DU-UG CBCS Examinations and Issue Grade-sheets.
j) The first rank holder of a programme shall be decidedon the basis of the CGPA. However, the Overall Weighted Percentage of Marks (OWPM) of a candidate shall be consideredin case of tie In CGPA.
The absolute grading system shall be applied to indicate the performance of students in terms of letter grade and grade points as given below.
2.The following scale of gradingsystem shall be applied to indicate the performances of students in terms of letter grade and grade points as given below :
Letter Grade with meaning Grade Point.
|O||OUTSTANDING||10 MARKS SECURING ABOVE 90 %|
|A+||EXCELLENT||9 MARKS SECURING ABOVE 80-90 %|
|A||VERY GOOD||8 MARKS SECURING ABOVE 70-80 %|
|B+||GOOD||7 MARKS SECURING ABOVE 60-70 %|
|B||ABOVE AVERAGE||6 MARKS SECURING ABOVE 50-60 %|
|P||PASS||5 MARKS SECURING ABOVE 40-50 %|
|F||FAIL||0 MARKS SECURING BELOW 40 %|