UG DEGREE PROGRAMMES
- B.Sc Botany with Chemistry and Zoology asComplementary
- B.Sc Mathematics with Physics and Statistics as Complementary
- B.Sc Physics with Electronics and Mathematicsas Complementary
- B.A. Economics with Modern Indian History &Indian Constitution and Politics asComplementary
- B.A. Malayalam with Sanskrit asComplementary
- B.A. English with Social and Cultural History of Britainand Journalism asComplementary
- B.Com Finance
PG DEGREE PROGRAMMES
- M A English Language and Literature
- M A Economics
- M Com
- M.Sc. Biology
CHOICE BASED CREDIT SEMESTER SYSTEM (CUCBCSS)
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.
- The evaluation scheme for each course shall contain two parts (1) Internal Assessment (2) External evaluation.
- 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 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
- 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|
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.
Dr. Devipriya V. (Principal)