Overview of CBCS

 

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Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

 

CBCS implementation

 

From the Academic Year 2015-16, all undergraduate programmes offered by the college will be based on the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) defined by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and as per the new CBCS based syllabus prescribed by the University of Delhi

CBCS provides an opportunity for the students to choose courses from the prescribed core, elective/minor or skill based courses.

Student performance will be evaluated following the grading system, which is considered to be better than the conventional marks system. CBCS will bring uniformity in evaluation system and student’s performance in examinations will be evaluated on a scale of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) based on UGC guidelines

CBCS is being adopted throughout the country in all the higher education institutions. This will help the students in easily moving across institutions within India to begin with and across countries, as may be necessary. The uniform grading system will also help potential employers in making proper comparative assessment of the academic performance of the candidates based on CGPA scores.

 

Outline of Choice Based Credit System:

 

Under CBCS, students will study the following types of courses:

Core Course:

A course, which should compulsorily be studied by a candidate as a core requirement is termed as a Core course.

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 or which enables an exposure to some other discipline/subject/domain or nurtures the candidate’s proficiency/skill is called an Elective Course.

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 or which enables an exposure to some other discipline/subject/domain or nurtures the candidate’s proficiency/skill is called an Elective Course.

  • Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Course:

    Elective courses may be offered by the main discipline/subject of study is referred to as Discipline Specific Elective. The University/Institute may also offer discipline related Elective courses of interdisciplinary nature (to be offered by main discipline/subject of study).

  • Dissertation/Project:

    An elective course designed to acquire special/advanced knowledge, such as supplement study/support study to a 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.

  • Generic Elective (GE) Course:

    An elective course chosen generally from an unrelated discipline/subject, with an intention to seek exposure is called a Generic Elective. (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)

Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC)/Competency Improvement Courses/Skill Development Courses/Foundation Course:

The Ability Enhancement (AE) Courses may be of two kinds: AE Compulsory Course (AECC) and AE Elective Course (AEEC).

    AE Compulsory Course (AECC)

    “AECC” courses are the courses based upon the content that leads to Knowledge enhancement. These are are mandatory for all disciplines and include (i) Environmental Science, (ii) English/MIL Communication.

    AE Elective Course (AEEC)

    These courses may be chosen from a pool of courses designed to provide value-based and/or skill-based instruction. Project work/Dissertation is considered as a special course involving application of knowledge in solving / analysing /exploring a real life situation / difficult problem. A Project/Dissertation work would be of 6 credits. A Project/Dissertation work may be given in lieu of a discipline specific elective paper.

 

Letter Grade Based Evaluation System:

 

Evaluation of student performance in the examinations will be done using Letter Grades, which have corresponding Grade Points instead of marks. The details of the Letter Grades and their corresponding Grade Points are given below

 

Letter Grade Interpretation Grade Point
O Outstanding 10
A+ Excellent 9
A Very Good
8
B+ Good 7
B Above Average 6
C Average
5
P Pass 4
F Fail*
0
Ab Absent 0

 

* A student obtaining Grade F shall be considered failed and will be required to reappear in the examination

 

Computation of SGPA & CGPA

 

Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) :

The SGPA is the ratio of sum of the product of the number of credits with the grade points scored by a student in all the courses taken by a student and the sum of the number of credits of all the courses undergone by a student.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA):

The CGPA is also calculated in the same manner taking into account all the courses undergone by a student over all the semesters of a programme

The SGPA and CGPA shall be rounded off to 2 decimal points and reported in the transcripts.

 

Illustration of SGPA Computation

 

Course Credit Letter Grade Grade Point Credit Point
(Credit X Grade Point)
Course 1 3 A 8 24
Course 2 4 B+ 7 28
Course 3 3
B 6
18
Course 4 3 O 10 30
Course 5 3 C 5 15
Course 6 4
B 6
24
  20     139

 

SGPA =139/20 =6.95

 

Illustration of CGPA Computation

 

Semester I Semester II Semester III Semester IV Semester V Semester V1
Credit : 20
SGPA:6.9
Credit : 22
SGPA:7.8
Credit : 25
SGPA:5.6
Credit : 26
SGPA:6.0
Credit : 26
SGPA:6.3
Credit : 25
SGPA:8.0

 

CGPA =(20 x 6.9 + 22 x 7.8 + 25 x 5.6 + 26 x 6.0 + 26 x 6.3 + 25 x 8.0)/144 =6.73