Programme and Course Outcomes

Sree Narayana Guru College Chelannur -

Programme and Course Outcomes


A choice based credit semester system and grading have been introduced for the UG curriculum in affiliated colleges of the University with effect from 2009 admission. The curriculum restructuring envisages athorough revamp of the existing oneinconcept,structure, content, spirit and methodology. The three governing principles are greater emphasis in methodology, interdiscplinary and academic freedom. The structure of an undergraduate programme comprises ten common courses, core courses (including two methodology courses informatics, an elective and a project) complementary courses,auditcoursesandanopencourse.Theentirecourseofstudy andexaminationareknownasprogramme(traditionallyreferredtoas course) and the duration of a programme shall be six semesters in a period of 3 years. A semester is a sequence of 18 academic weeks of five working days each. It will have a minimum of 90 working days includingexaminations.

The measure of the weekly unit of work assigned for the courseisknownasthecreditofthecourse.Itistheindexofthetotal numberofteachinghoursattendedbythestudent.Usually18hoursof class room teaching activity would make the student gain a credit. Extracreditistheadditionalcreditsacquiredbythestudentforco-curricular activities.


  • Student shall be admitted into undergraduate programmeunder faculties of Science, Humanities, Language &Literature, Commerce & Management, Fine arts and Journalism and such otherfacultiesconstitutedbytheuniversityfromtimetotime.
  • Duration:Thedurationofanundergraduateprogrammeshallbe 6 semesters distributed in a period of 3 academic years. The odd semester (1,3,5) shall be from June to October and the even semester(2,4,6)shallbefromNovembertoMarch.Eachsemester shallhave90workingdaysinclusiveofallexaminations.
  • Courses:Theundergraduateprogrammeshallincludefourtypes of courses, viz, Common course (code A), Core courses (codeB), Complementary courses (code C), Open courses (code D). The minimumnumberofcoursesrequiredforcompletionofanunder graduate programme may vary from 30 to 40 depending on the creditsassignedtodifferentcourses.
  • Course Code: Each course shall have an alphanumeric code number, which includes abbreviation of the subject in three letters, the semester number (1 to 6) in which the course is offered, the code of course (A to D) and theserial number of the course (01,02,). Course code will be centrally generated by the university. A particular complementary/open course should have same code with same credit eventhough it is offered for different programmes. For example: ENG2A03 represents common course of serial number 03 offered in the second semester and PHY2B02 representing second semester core course 2 in Physics programme.
  • Core courses: Core course are the courses in the major (Core) subject of the degree programme chosen by the student. Core coursesareofferedbytheparentdepartment.Thenumberofcore coursevariesfrom10 to18 including a project work.
  • Complementary courses: Complementary courses cover one or two disciplines that are related to the core subject and are distributedinthefirstfoursemesters.
  • Opencourses:Thereshallbeoneopencourseincoresubjectsin the fifth semester. The open course shall be open to all the students in the institution except the students in theparent discipline. (They can choose an open course from a different discipline). Each department/discipline can decide the open course from a pool of three courses offered by the university.
  • Credits: Each course shall have certain credits. For passing the degree programme the student shall be required to achieve a minimum of 120 credits of which 38 (22 from common (English) courses +16 for common languages other than English) credits shallbefromcommoncourses,aminimumof2creditsforprojectand3creditsfortheopencourse.(inthecaseofLRPProgrammes 14creditsforcommoncourses,8creditsforAdditionalLanguage courses and 16 credits of General courses.) Minimum credits required for Core,Complementary and Open courses put together are 82. However the credits to be set apart for the core and complementary courses shall be decided by the faculty concerned. The maximum credits for a course shall not exceed 5 honours and dual core programmes are having separate credits distribution.
  • Attendance: A student shall be permitted to appear for the semester examination, only if he/she secures not less than 75% attendance in each semester. Attendance shall be maintained by the concerned Department. Condonation of shortage of attendance to a maximum of 9 days in a semester subject to a maximum of four times during the whole period of a Degree Programme may be granted by the university.
  • For the UG programmes Malayalam, Hindi, Sanskrit and Arabic are the second languages offered. Kindly note that B.Com students can opt only Hindi as a second language.

Benefits of attendance may be granted to students who attend the approved activities of college/university with prior concurrence of the head of the institution. Participation in such activities may be treated as presence in lieu of their absence on production of participation/attendance certificate in curricular/ extracurricular activities. It should be limited to 9 days in a semester.The condonation of the shortage of attendance shall be granted according to the existing prescribed norms.

If a student registered in first semester of the UG degree programme is continuously absent from the classes for more than 14 working days at the beginning of the semester without informing the authorities the matter shall immediately be brought to the notice of the registrar of the university.The name of such students shall be removed from the rolls.

Admission to repeat courses should be within the sanctioned strength. However if more candidates are there, the candidates who have suffered serious health problems, on production of medical certificate issued by a physician not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon in Government Service, may be permitted to repeat the course, with a written order issued by the Registrar, Calicut University (By considering his/her SGPA/CGPA and percentage of attendance). The number of such candidates should not exceed two.

  • Grace marks: Grace marks may be awarded to a student for meritorious achievements in curricular activities (in Sports/ Arts/NSS/NCC Student Entrepreneurship) carried out besidesthe regular class hours. Such a benefit is applicable and limited to a maximum of 8 courses in an academic year spreading over two semesters.No credit shall be assigned for such activities.
  • Project: Every student of UG degree programme shall have to work on a project of not less than 2 credits under the supervision of a faculty member as per the curriculum.
  • Extension Activities: Compulsory social service (CSS) for a period of 15 days is essential for the successful completion of a UG programme.


  • There shall  be  university  examinationsat  the  endofeachsemester.
  • Practical examinations shall be conducted by the University at the end of fourth and sixth semesters.
  • External Viva Voce, if any, shall be conducted along with the practical examination/Project evaluation.

Evaluation and Grading:

  • Mark system is followed insteadof direct grading for each question. For each course in the semester lettergrade, grade point and % of marks are introduced in 7 point in direct grading system.

Course Evaluation:

  • The evaluation scheme for each course shall contain two parts (1) Internal Assessment (2) External evaluation.

Internal Assessment:

  • 20%  o fthe tota lmarks in each course  are for internal examinations.The internal assessment shall be based on the pre-determined transparent system involving written tests, assignments/seminars/viva and attendance in respect of the theory courses.
  • Components with percentage of marks of internal evaluation of the theory courses are, class room participation based on attendance-20%, assignment-20%, Seminar-20% and testpaper- 40%.For practical Courses record-60% and Lab involvement-40% as far as internal is concerned.
  • The internal assessment marks awarded to the students in each course in a semester shall be notified on the notice board at least one week before the commencement of external exam. There shall not be a chance for improvement of the internal marks.

External Evaluation:

  • External evaluation carries 80% of marks. External evaluation of even (2, 4, 6) semesters will be conducted in centralized valuation camps. Answer scripts of odd semester (1, 3and5) exams will be evaluated by home centralized valuation. All question papers shall be set by the university.
  • The external examinations in theory courses is to be conducted with question paper set by external experts. The evaluation of the answer script shall be done by examiners based on a well-defined scheme of valuation and answer keys shall be provided by the University. The external examination in practical courses shall be conducted by two examiners one internal and an external appointed by the University. The project evaluation with viva can be conducted either internal or external which may be decided by the BOS concerned. No practical examination will be conducted in odd semester. Practical examination shall be conducted in the even semester (II,IV,VI) and as per the decision of the appropriate academic bodies.
  • After the external evaluation only marks are to be entered in the answer scripts. All other calculations, including grading, aredone by the University.
  • Revaluation:   In   the   new   system   of   grading   revaluation   is permissible. The prevailing rules of revaluation are applicable to CUCBCSS-UG 2014.
  • Students can apply for photocopies ofanswer scripts ofexternal examinations. Application for photocopies/scrutiny/revaluation should be submitted within 10 days of publication of results. The fee for this shall be decided by the university.


  • Indirect grading system:  based on a 7 point scale is used toevaluate the performance of students.
  • Each course is evaluated by assigning marks with a letter grade (A+, A, B, C, D, E or F) to that course by the method of indirect grading.
  • An aggregate of E grade with 40% marks (after external and internal put together) is required in each course for a pass and also for awarding a degree.
  • Appearance for  Internal  Assessment  (IA)  and End Semester Evaluation (ESE-external) are compulsory and no grade shall be awarded to a candidate if she/he is absent for IA/ESE or both.For a pass in each course, 40% marks or E grade is necessary.
  • A student who fails to secure a minimum grade for a pass in a course is permitted to write the examination along with the next batch.
  • After the successful completion of a semester, Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) of a student in that semester is calculated using the formula given below.For the successful completion of a semester, student should pass all courses.
  • However a student is permitted to move to the next semester irrespective of SGPA obtained.
% of Marks
(A+ ESE)
Grade Interpretation Grade point Average (G) Range of grade points Class
90 & above A+ Outstanding 6 5.5 - 6 First class with Distinction
80 to below 90 A Excellent 5 4.5 - 5-49
70 to below 80 B Very good 4 3.5-4.49 First class
60 to below 70 C Good 3 2.5-3.44
50 to below 60 D Satisfactory 2 1.5-2.49 Second
40 to below 50 E Pass/Adequate 1 0.5-1.4 Pass
Below 40 F Failure 0 0-0.49 Fail

Ability Enhancement courses / Audit courses :

  • These are courses  which are mandatory for a programme but not counted for the calculation of SGPA or CGPA. There shall be one Audit course each in the first four semesters of the degree courses.
  • These courses are not meant for class room study.The students can attain only pass (Grade P) for these courses. At the end of each semester there shall be examination conducted by the college from a pool of questions (Question Bank) set by the University.

Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes

BA English

  • Introducing students to the linguistic, social, cultural and political aspects of the world of literature.
  • Enabling the students to appreciate poetry, prose, fiction, drama and theatre as art forms.
  • Understanding the important texts and movements in the history of literary theory, and approaching various literary texts in a multi- dimensional manner.
  • Learning to analyze languages, their sounds, word format, sentence structure and expression of meaning.
  • Understanding the basic concepts of the feminist movement, the diversity of women’s experiences across the world and perceiving gender as a social construct.
  • Enlightening the students with the classic literatures and exposing them to the composite cultures of the world.
  • Exposing students to the emerging trends in literature.
  • Enabling students to appreciate film as an art form and connect it with different perspectives of politics, history, technology, psychology and performance.

MA English

  • Familiarising the students with various trends and movements in British literature from the fourteenth century to the eighteenth century
  • Equipping the students with the knowledge of various trends, literary movements and major writers of Britain during the nineteenth century
  • Providing an overview of the History of the English Language from its origin to the present
  • Familiarising students with various trends, literary movements and major writers of Britain, in the twentieth century upto World War II
  • Providing a general understanding of the critical approaches prevalent in literature through the ages.
  • Acquainting the students with the dominant trends in American Literature, from the colonial period to the twentieth century
  • Enabling students to  explore colonialism and it’s cultural impact, and postcolonial resistance, through the study of writings produced in former colonies
  • Introducing students to various trends in British and English literature, in the later decades of the twentieth century and, the contemporary writers of the twenty -first century.

BA Economics

  • Critically evaluate and apply the theories and techniques of economics.
  • Demonstrate subject-specific ‘thinking’ skills that are readily transferable to problem solving and decision making in a wider context.
  • Enhance their lifelong learning, employing a range of practical and professional skills.
  • Find, evaluate, synthesize and use information from a variety of sources.
  • Articulate an awareness of the social and community contexts within their disciplinary fields.

MA Economics

  • Apply theories, models, and tools of Economics to analyze socio-economic issues and Formulate viable solutions.
  • Undertake scientific enquiry and research to resolve socio-economic problems.
  • Demonstrate professional competencies to investigate socio-economic issues, extracting qualitative and quantitative data, critically examining its impacts for resource allocation, distribution, and exchange.
  • Critically evaluate and apply the theories and techniques of economics.
  • Enhance their lifelong learning, employing a range of practical and professional skills.
  • Find, evaluate, synthesize and use information from a variety of sources.

M. Sc Biology

  • Demonstrate the basic knowledge of immunological processes at a cellular and molecular level defines central immunological principles and concepts.
  • Learn and understand the fundamentals of physiology and its association with clinical biochemistry.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to evaluate the impact of structure/part modification on a biological system and/or relationships between systems.
  • Examine biophysical scenarios using both a conceptual understanding of the core concepts of biology, chemistry, and physics, and calculations using the appropriate methods of mathematical, theoretical, and computational physics.
  • Demonstrate competency in laboratory safety and in routine and specialized microbiological laboratory skills applicable to microbiological research or clinical methods, including accurately reporting observations and analysis.
  • Students will demonstrate broad-based knowledge of the fundamentals of Ecology, Behavior, Evolution and Physiology and the relationships among these disciplines.
  • Understand the role of compartmentalization and signalling in cellular biology; Interpret and explain key experiments in the history of cell biology; Evaluate and apply knowledge of modern techniques in cellular biology.
  • Introducing students to genetics and molecular biology, including in-depth understanding of expression and organization genomes.
  • Recognize the concepts of biostatistics and its relation with other sciences and demonstrate the ability to choose methods appropriate to research aims and objectives.
  • Learn the fundamentals to identify genes and proteins, determine their functions, establish evolutionary relationships and predict their conformation.
  • Explain the interplay between different organ systems and how organs and cells interact to maintain biological equilibria in the face of a variable and changing environment.
  • Describe evolutionary history of complex multicellular life forms; Compare environmental influence on development and homeostasis of animals and plants; Interpret, analyze and present experimental results and conclusions in a scientific manner.
  • Contrast differences in virus architecture and classification, transmission and replication for medically important viruses and distinguish characteristics of normal cells and virus-infected cells.
  • Develop awareness of sample types, preparation, and storage for molecular biology tests.


  • Students can get thorough knowledge of Finance, Commerce, Industries, Banking sectors insurance companies, Accounting Costing.
  • Enabling the students to start up their own business independently.
  • Capability of the students to make decisions at personal and professional level will increase after completion of this course.
  • After completing graduation, students can get skills regarding various aspects like marketing manager, sales manager and administration of the company.
  • Help the students to acquire knowledge and skill skills in different areas of Communication, decision making, innovation and problem solving in day to day business activities.
  • Turn into Manager, Accountant, Auditor ,Bank Manager, Management Accountant ,Cost Accountant, Bank Manager, Teacher, Professor, Govt.  Employees etc.


  • To provide a systematic learning and exposure to Business Management  and finance related disciplines
  • To train the student to develop conceptual ,applied and research skill as well as competencies required for effective problem solving and right decision making in routine and special activities related to financial management and banking transaction of a business
  • To introduce the students to both the conventional as well as contemporary areas in the discipline of Commerce
  • To provide an understanding of the core areas specially like Advanced Accounting, International Accounting, Management, Security Market Operation, Research Methodology and Tax Planning.

B. Sc Botany

  • Critically evaluate ideas and arguments by collecting relevant information about the plants, so as recognize the position of plant in the broad classification and phylogenetic level.
  • Identify problems and independently propose solutions using creative approaches, acquired through interdisciplinary experiences, and a depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise in the field of Plant Identification. Students will be able to apply the scientific method to questions in botany by formulating testable hypotheses, collecting data that address these hypotheses, and analyzing the data to assess the degree to which their scientific work supports their hypotheses.
  • Students will be able to apply fundamental mathematical tools (statistics, calculus) and physical principles (physics, chemistry) to the analysis of relevant biological situations.
  • Students will be able to identify the major groups of organisms with an emphasis on plants and be able to classify them within a phylogenetic framework. Students will be able to compare and contrast the characteristics of plants, algae, and fungi that differentiate them from each other and from other forms of life. And Learn about classification, characteristics, ultra structure of prokaryotic microbes.
  • Students will be able to use the evidence of comparative biology to explain how the theory of evolution offers the only scientific explanation for the unity and diversity of life on earth. They will be able to use specific examples to explicate how descent with modification has shaped plant morphology, physiology, and life history.
  • Students will be able to explain how plants function at the level of the gene, genome, cell, tissue, flower development. Drawing upon this knowledge, they will be able to give specific examples of the physiological adaptations, development, reproduction and mode of life cycle followed by different forms of plants.
  • Students will be able to explain the ecological interconnectedness of life on earth by tracing energy and nutrient flow of the environment. They will be able to relate the physical features of the environment to the structure of populations, communities, and ecosystems.
  • Helps to understand the structural adaptations of plants with respect to diverse environmental conditions and internal organization of distinct plant.
  • Learn about mendelian principles, gene mapping method, and extra chromosomal inheritance.
  • Gain knowledge on Plant breeding techniques.
  • Study the application of Bioinformatics in drug delivery, various application in biotechnology and molecular biology.

B. Sc Mathematics

  • The mathematics required for viewing and analyzing the physical world around us is contained in calculus.
  • The students will be able to handle vectors in dealing with the problems involving geometry of lines, planes, curves and surfaces in space and to acquire the ability to sketch curves.
  • Students will get an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of linear algebra and to apply it in data communication, computer graphics, modeling etc.
  • Ability to understand both concrete and abstract problems.
  • Rich use of Geometry, Comparison between Real and Complex Calculus Areas will demystify student’s belief that complex variable theory is incomprehensible.

B. Sc Physics

  • Developing students’ scientific intuition and ability and technique to tackle problems either theoretical or experimental in nature.
  • Identifying and describing physical systems with their professional knowledge.
  • Knowledge of general physics like sound, wave, mechanics, use of mathematics etc?
  • Acquire information about current electricity and related topics.
  • Learn about concepts of nuclear physics and nuclear energies and importance of their use for mankind
  • Understand about light and its importance in life, its characteristics, properties and use in various instruments.

BA Malayalam

  • Understand Malayalam language, Literature and Culture on the basis of methodology and   philosophy of cultural studies.
  • Critically evaluate the historical evaluation and growth of Malayalam Language and   Literature.
  • Understand the fundamental principles of Modern Linguistics.
  • Develop the skills of critical analysis focusing on contemporary Malayalam Literary Criticism.
  • Understand popular art forms and folk culture in Kerala.
  • Understand the modern scientific methodologies in the language.

Prof.(Dr). Kumar SP
Principal, SNGCC