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Unformatted text preview: STELLA MARIS COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI, INDIA (Re-accredited by NAAC with an ‘A’ Grade and a CGPA of 3.68 on a four point scale) CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS 2017 – 2018 1 CONTENTS I II OBJECTIVES OF THE CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM 3 PRELIMINARY DEFINITIONS 4 III THE ACADEMIC PROGRAMME 7 – Branches of Study – Structure of Degree Programmes – Allotment of Credits for B.A. / B.Sc. / B.S.W. Degree Programmes – Allotment of Credits for B.Com. / B.C.A./ B.Com.(CS) / B.Com.(A&F) / BBA Degree Programmes – Allotment of Credits for B.Voc – Allotment of Credits for B.V.A. Degree Programme – Service Programmes – Structure and Allotment of Credits for M.A. / M.Sc. / M.S.W. / M.Com. Degree Programmes – Structure and Allotment of Credits for M.Phil. Degree Programmes – Independent Elective Courses – Auditing of Courses – Language Partnership Programme IV ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE UG AND PG DEGREE PROGRAMMES – Attendance – Duration of Programme 23 25 V REGISTRATION PROCEDURE FOR COURSES 2 I OBJECTIVES OF THE CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM Stella Maris College is an autonomous institution affiliated to the University of Madras. The College frames its own courses of study and adopts innovative methods of teaching and evaluation. In keeping with its tradition of promoting innovation and growth, the College has introduced the Choice Based Credit System for the undergraduate programmes from the academic year 1997– 98 with the following objectives: • to provide broad based education • to provide students with greater flexibility in choice of courses • to enable students to choose courses at basic / advanced levels • to enable students to progress at their own pace and • to enable highly motivated students to gain extra credits The postgraduate departments of the College introduced the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) from the academic year 2000-2001. In the Choice Based Credit System each course offered is assigned a weightage of 2, 3, 4 or 5 credits. Credit allocation depends on the number of instructional hours assigned to the course every week. 3 Students should earn a minimum of 149 credits for an undergraduate degree programme. Students of Visual Arts should earn a minimum of 174 credits. Students of B.Voc degree programme should earn a minimum of 180 credits A student will earn the credits assigned to a course only when she successfully completes all requirements of the course. A student will be awarded her degree on completion of the requirements of the curriculum: Parts I to V for the undergraduate degree programme and Part A and Part B for the postgraduate degree. II PRELIMINARY DEFINITIONS THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME Branch refers to discipline of study:e.g. Branch III - B.A. - Sociology. or Branch IV - B.Sc. - Chemistry. Course refers to a theory or practical subject that is studied in a semester. e.g. Micro Economics, Business Law, Biochemistry. Credit is a unit of measurement for the quantum of work required of a student in a particular course. It reflects the number of instructional hours assigned to it every week. e.g. 2 credits, 3 credits, 4 credits (2, 3, or 4 instructional hours per week respectively). Code : Each course is represented by a code. The code is composed of letters and numbers : e.g. 15EC/MC/ME14 h The first two numbers indicate the year in which the syllabus becomes effective. h The two letters following the year indicate the department offering the course, e.g. EC - Economics ; CM - Commerce; CH - Chemistry. h The next two letters indicate the course category : Foundation Core (FC), Major Core (MC), Major Elective (ME), Allied Core (AC), Allied Elective (AE), General Core (GC), General Elective (GE), Value Education (VE), Social Awareness Programme (SA) and Service Learning (SL). h The next two letters stand for the title of the course. ME - Micro Economics 4 h The first number indicates the semester in which the course is first offered and the second indicates the number of credits assigned to that particular course. 14 - 1 indicates semester I and 4 indicates the number of credits allotted to the course h In the case of a practical course, the letter P is followed by a number. 15PH/MC/P122 15 - Year of Syllabus effective PH – Physics MC – Major Core P1 – Practical One 22 – 2 indicates semester II and the last number 2 indicates the number of credits assigned to the course. THE POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME Each course is indicated by a code. The code is composed of letters and numbers. e.g.15EL/PC/AL14 h h The first two numbers indicate the year in which the syllabus becomes effective. The two letters following the year indicate the department offering the course, e.g. EL- English. h The next two letters PC indicate the course category; P refers to a postgraduate programme, and the following letter C indicates whether it is a Core Course (PC), Elective (PE), Internship (PN), Soft Skills (PK), Value Education (PV), Social Awareness Programme (PA) / Service Learning (PL). h The next two letters stand for the title of the course. AL - American Literature 5 h Of the two numbers, the first one indicates the semester in which the course is first offered and the second indicates the number of credits assigned to that particular course. 14 - 1 indicates semester I and 4 indicates the number of credits assigned to the course h In the case of a practical course, the letter P is followed by a number. e.g. Practical : 15FA/PC/P116 FA – Fine Arts PC – Postgraduate Core, P1 – Practical One 16 – 1 indicates semester I, 6 indicates the number of credits assigned to the course RESEARCH PROGRAMMES M.Phil. Each course is indicated by a code. The code is composed of letters and numbers. e.g. 15SW/RC/RM105 h The first two numbers indicate the year in which the syllabus becomes effective. h The two letters following the year indicate the department offering the course SW – Social Work h The next two letters stand for the course category RC – Research Core RO – Research Option RS – Research Specialisation h The next two letters indicate the title of the course RM – Research Methodology h Of the three numbers, the first indicates the semester, the next two indicate the credits assigned to that particular course 1 05 - 1 indicates semester 1 and 05 indicates the number of Credits. 6 III THE ACADEMIC PROGRAMME As an autonomous College, Stella Maris follows the semester pattern requiring three years of study for a Bachelor’s Degree, four years of study for a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts, two years of study for a Master’s Degree and one year of study for an M.Phil. Degree. The duration of a semester is 90 working days. Each year of study is divided into two semesters. The semester from June to November is the odd semester and the semester from November to April is the even semester. In each semester, the course work consists of lectures, tutorials, assignments and seminars. All courses have an End Semester Examination. Some courses have projects, term papers, dissertations, or theses, in lieu of an End Semester Examination. Value Added Courses (optional) Extra Credits (UG) Independent Elective (UI) / Language Partnership Programme (LP) / Internship (UN) / Certificate Course (CT) / Research Project (RP) / Vocational Courses (VC). Value Added Courses (optional) Extra Credits (PG) Independent Elective (PI) Independent Elective Courses h Both undergraduate and postgraduate students may opt to do an “Independent Elective Course” where the student will study the entire course on her own : UI for UG and PI for PG. h The code for such a course for the UG student will be 15SC/UI/CS23 h The code for such a course for the PG student will be 15MT/PI/MC24 h Students can take a maximum of one Independent Elective Course : 3 credits for UI and 4 credits for PI courses per semester. 7 h Each department offers UI and PI courses in addition to existing courses. h UI and PI courses may be taken either from the parent department or from other departments. h A three hour End Semester Examination will be held for all Independent Elective Courses. The marks and extra credits for these courses will be included in the Mark Sheet. However these marks will not be considered for the final classification. h A student who fails a UI / PI course is not eligible for course completion for the same. h A student who fails a UI / PI course cannot re-register for the same course. h UI and PI will not be offered in the 1st semester. Language Partnership Programme Language Partnership Programme (LPP), one of the best practices of the College, is offered to the I year undergraduate students who need additional support to improve their proficiency in English. Student volunteers who act as student-teachers in this programme will be awarded 2 extra credits, provided they offer their service as teachers for a minimum of 85% of the classes. B.Voc. Degree Programme B.Voc. is a unique programme with multiple exit points. A student can opt to exit the programme at the end of the first year earning a Diploma or at the end of the second year earning Advanced Diploma or after completion of three years earning a B.Voc. Degree. At the Undergraduate level a student must complete a minimum of 180 credits for a B.Voc. degree, 117 credits for an Advanced Diploma and 59 credits for a Diploma. 8 BRANCHES OF STUDY undergraduate programmes B.A. DEGREE PROGRAMMES BRANCH IA History and Tourism BRANCH III Sociology BRANCH IV Economics BRANCH XII English B.V. A. DEGREE PROGRAMME Visual Arts (4 year course) B.Sc. DEGREE PROGRAMMES BRANCH I Mathematics BRANCH III Physics BRANCH IV Chemistry BRANCH VA Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology BRANCH VIA Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology Psychology B.S.W. DEGREE PROGRAMME Social Work B.Com. DEGREE PROGRAMMES Commerce Commerce-Corporate Secretaryship Commerce-Accounting & Finance BBA DEGREE PROGRAMME Business Administration B.C.A. DEGREE PROGRAMME Computer Applications B.Voc. DEGREE PROGRAMMES Food Processing and Quality Control Sustainable Energy Management 9 POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES M.A. DEGREE PROGRAMMES BRANCH III Economics BRANCH VII English BRANCH X History of Fine Arts International Studies Public Relations M.S.W. DEGREE PROGRAMME Social Work M.Sc. DEGREE PROGRAMMES BRANCH I Mathematics Chemistry Bioinformatics Biotechnology Information Technology M.Com. DEGREE PROGRAMME Commerce 10 POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA COURSE Computer Science DIPLOMA COURSE Medical Laboratory Technology RESEARCH PROGRAMMES M.Phil. DEGREE PROGRAMMES Economics History of Fine Arts English Mathematics Social Work DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES Economics History of Fine Arts English Mathematics Chemistry Social Work 11 STRUCTURE OF B.A. / B.Sc. / B.V.A. / B.Com. / B.Com.(CS) / B.Com.(a&f) / BBA / B.S.W. / B.C.A. DEGREE PROGRAMMES PART I Foundation Course in Language – Tamil / Hindi / Sanskrit / French PART II Foundation Course in English PART III (A) Core Courses (i) Major (ii) Allied (B) Elective Courses (i) Major (ii) Allied PART IV (a) General Electives (b) General Electives / Tamil (c) General Core : (i) Environmental Studies (ii) Soft Skills (d) Value Education (Christian Perspectives / Ethics) (e) Extra Credits (Optional) Independent Electives, Internships, Certificate Courses, Research, Projects, Language Partnership Programme, Vocational Courses PART V (a) Student Training Programmes NSS / NCC / Games / Youth Red Cross (b) Social Awareness Programme / Service Learning 12 STRUCTURE OF B.Voc. DEGREE PROGRAMMES PART I Foundation Course in Language – Tamil PART II Foundation Course in English PART III (A) Non - Major Elective (General Elective) (B) Environmental Studies (C) Value Education (D) Extension Activity (E) Soft Skills PART IV Skilled Component Core Subjects (Theory & Practical, Allied subjects and Projects) 13 ALLOTMENT OF CREDITS FOR B.A. / B.Sc. / B.S.W. DEGREE PROGRAMMES Min. Credits to be earned Part I Language - Core 12 English - Core 12 Part II Part III Major Core Allied Core Major Electives Allied Elective 60 20 10 5 General Electives General Electives / Tamil General Core Value Education 12 4 4 6 Part IV Part V Student Training Programmes Social Awareness Programme / Service Learning 2 2 149 14 ALLOTMENT OF CREDITS FOR B.Com. / B.Com.(CS) / B.Com.(A&F) / B.C.A. / BBA DEGREE PROGRAMMES Min. Credits to be earned Part I Language Part II English - Core 6 - Core 6 Part III Major Core Allied Core Major Electives Allied Elective 72 20 10 5 Part IV General Electives General Electives / Tamil General Core Value Education 12 4 4 6 Part V Student Training Programmes Social Awareness Programme / Service Learning 2 2 149 15 ALLOTMENT OF CREDITS FOR THE B.Voc. DEGREE PROGRAMME Min. Credits to be earned Part I Language - Core 16 - Core 16 Part II English Part III (a) Non-Major Elective (General Elective) (b) Environmental Studies (c) Value Education (d) Extension Activity - Games (e) Soft Skills 4 2 4 1 12 Part IV Skilled component : Core 90 Allied / Elective 20 Project 15 180 16 ALLOTMENT OF CREDITS FOR THE B.V.a. DEGREE PROGRAMME Min. Credits to be earned Part I Language - Core 9 - Core 9 Part II English Part III Part IV Major Core Allied Core Major Electives Allied Elective 67 20 34 5 General Elective General Elective / Tamil General Core Value Education 12 4 4 6 Part V Student Training Programmes Social Awareness Programme / Service Learning 2 2 174 17 ELECTIVE COURSES MAJOR ELECTIVES (ME) Undergraduate Students have the option of choosing between subject related elective courses and subject related skill developmental courses. Students must choose two such elective courses of 5 credits each and earn a total of 10 credits. ALLIED ELECTIVE (AE) Undergraduate students have the option of choosing one 5 credit Allied Elective course from a pool of courses offered by related departments. GENERAL ELECTIVES (GE) The total credit requirement for the General Elective courses for each student is 16 credits. The student can choose courses across disciplines. A Science student should take a minimum of one GE course of 3 credits from the Arts or Commerce streams. An Arts student should take minimum of one GE course of 3 credits from the Science or Commerce streams. A Commerce student should take a minimum of one GE course of 3 credits from the Arts or Science streams. A student cannot opt for more than 2 GEs from any one department. a) All students are expected to register for and complete four General Elective courses of 3 credits each. b) Students who have studied Tamil upto Std.X have to take any two GE courses of 2 credits each across disciplines. c) Students who have not studied Tamil upto Std.X have to take two courses in Basic Tamil of 2 credits over the two semesters. Two basic English courses of 2 credits each are offered to students who need to enhance their English language skills. 18 VALUE EDUCATION Christian Perspectives / Ethics Students are expected to earn 6 credits in any one of the above over three semesters. STUDENT TRAINING PROGRAMMES (ST) Students opting for Games will earn 2 credits in one year (1credit per semester). Students opting for NSS / NCC / Youth Red Cross will have to be involved in these activities for a minimum of two years. They will earn a total of 2 credits. (1credit per year) Students can earn 2 extra credits by continuing in NSS, NCC, YRC or being a part of the College games team in the third year. SOCIAL AWARENESS PROGRAMMES (SA) OR SERVICE LEARNING (SL) Students are expected to earn 2 credits for SAP / SL within six semesters. ALLOTMENT OF CREDITS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME Min. Credits to be earned Part A Core Electives 61 20 Part B Value Education Soft Skills Social Awareness Programme/ Service Learning Internship 4 2 2 2 91 19 20 9 12 6 6 6 6 BVA SW CM CM(CS) CM(A&F) BBA 12 12 12 12 12 PH CH BT ZL PY 6 12 EL 12 12 EC MT 12 BCA 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 6 6 6 6 6 12 9 12 12 12 12 English SC PART - II PART - I Language HS Dept 60 60 60 60 60 60 72 72 72 72 72 60 67 60 60 60 60 MC 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 AC 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 34 10 10 10 10 ME PART - III 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 AE 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 GE 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 GE/TM 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 GC PART - IV 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 VE 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 SA/SL 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 ST PART - V Structure and allotment of credits for B.A. / B.Sc. / B.S.W. / B.Com. / B.Com.(CS) / B.Com.(A&F) / BBA / B.C.A. and B.V.A. 149 174 149 Total Credits 21 CM BI BY CH CS MT SW PR IS FA EL EC DEPT 16 VS 2 2 GC 6 6 VE PART - III 1 1 ST 8 8 SS 2 2 SA 105 105 MC PE 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 PV 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 PK 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 PA / PL Structure and allotment of credits for M.A. / M.Sc. / M.S.W. / M.Com. 4 4 GE PC 16 16 English Language 16 PART - II PART - I VF Dept Structure and allotment of credits for B.Voc. 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 PN 15 15 AC PART - IV 5 5 ME 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 TOTAL 180 180 Total Credits 22 31 5 36 RC RS RO Total 36 5 - 31 EL 36 - - 36 FA 36 5 - 31 MT 36 - - 36 SW PGDCS 50 50 Courses Core Total STRUCUTRE AND ALLOTMENT OF CREDITS FOR POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (PGDCS) EC Courses STRUCUTRE AND ALLOTMENT OF CREDITS FOR M.PHIL DEGREE PROGRAMME IV ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS bachelor’s DEGREE PROGRAMMES ♦ All students must put in a minimum of 85% attendance in every course to qualify to write the End Semester Examinations, in addition to completing all other academic requirements such as Continuous Assessment Test, seminars, assignments etc. ♦ Students whose attendance falls between 75% and 85% due to participation in co-curricular and extra-curicular activities may be permitted to take the examinations on the recomendation of the respective faculty-in-charge / Head of the Department. ♦ Students whose attendance falls between 75% and 85% due to participation in NCC / NSS / Sports may be permitted to take the examinations on the recommendation of the faculty-in-charge. ♦ Students whose attendance falls between 75% and 85% due to longterm illness / hospitalisation of ten days and above may be permitted to take the examinations provided she produces a medical certificate and her illness has been notified to the Head within three days by the parent / guardian. She is permitted to take the examinations after payment of the condonation fee. ♦ Students whose attendance falls below 50% in any course in the semester will have to re-register and repeat the course requirements after their final semester. 23 CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT (Refer to Testing & Evaluation) DURATION OF PROGRAMME : A student is expected to complete the B.A. / B.Sc. / B.Com. / B.Com.(CS) / B.Com.(A&F) / BBA / B.S.W. / B.C.A / B.Voc programme in three years. However, a student may complete the programme at a slower pace. If a student fails to complete the degree programme in five years she will have to repeat the programme under the regulations prevalent at the time. If a student of B.V.A. fails to complete the degree programme in six years she will have to repeat the programme under the regulations prevalent at that time. THE POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME CREDITS : A student must necessarily complete a minimum of 91 credits for a postgraduate degree. Electives: The total credit requirement for the postgraduate elective for each student is 20 credits. A student should choose two PEs from other departments and three PE’s from the parent department. ATTENDANCE : ♦ All students must put in a minimum of 85% attendance in every course to qualify to write the end semester examinations, in addition to completing all other academic requirements such as continuous assessment test, seminars, assignments etc. ♦ Students whose attendance falls between 75% and 85% due to participation in co-curricular and extra-curicular activitie...
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