The 96 credits for the B. Sc. Programme are to be spread over three categories of Courses as given below:
Foundation Courses -24 Credits
Elective Courses - 56 to 64 Credits
Application- Oriented Courses- 8 to 16 Credits
Awareness Course on Environment -Nil
Total - 96 Credits
In case, you do not complete various BSc (Major) degrees and complete any other combination of courses from among science elective courses, then you will be awarded a BSc (General) degree.
Commencement of the Programme:
Credit System: The University follows a credit system for its Bachelor's Degree Programme in Science. Each credit amounts to 30 hours of study comprising all learning activities. Thus, a four credit course involves 120 hours of study and an eight credit course involves 240 hours of study. To complete this programme successfully, a student will have to earn 96 credits over a period of 3 to 6 years, depending on his/her convenience. However, he/she will not be allowed to earn more than 32 credits in a year.
Evaluation: The evaluation consists of two components: (1) continuous evaluation through assignments, and (2) term-end examination. Students must pass in both these components of a course to earn the credits assigned to that course. In the final result, the assignments of a theory course carry 30% weightage while 70% weightage is given for the term-end examination. Term-end examinations are held twice a year - in the months of June and December.
Evaluation of laboratory courses: Each and every experiment performed is evaluated. Evaluation of experiments, which are performed under the guidance of the counsellor, constitutes continuous evaluation and carries 70 per cent weightage. On the other hand, the evaluation of unguided assigned experiment(s), performed during the last session of lab course carries 30 per cent weightage and constitutes term-end evaluation.
Infrastructural and Human Resource for the Laboratory Work
A. List of Laboratory Courses and Experiments
* This contains the Apparatus and Chemicals required for smooth conduct of the designed experiments for the listed courses; the study centres are approved accordingly.
a) List of approved Study Centres under a Regional Centre
b) List of Approved Counsellors for the Study Centres under the Regional Centre
c) Schedule of the conduct of Laboratory Courses at the Study Centres under the Regional Centre
Continuous Evaluation of Theory Component
Assignment is a means of continuing assessment of theory and practical. Assignments will help you to recapitulate the theory and go back to the text again in case students are unable to answer a particular question. Thus assignments also help to reinforce learning in distance learning system of education. These assignments consist of a set of questions and activities that you will answer at your own place by referring your blocks. The assignments will cover all types of questions (long answer type, short answer type, objective type, multiple choice questions and case studies). Each assignment will carry 100 marks. In the final result assignments will carry thirty percent weightage.
As stated earlier, term-end examination is the major component of the evaluation system and if carries seventy percent weightage in the Final result. The University conducts term-end examination twice a year i.e., in June and December. They can take the examination only after completion of the course, failing which students can take the same in December or June of subsequent years years within the total span of the programme. In case any student fail to get a pass score in the Tern-end Examination, the person will be eligible to reappear at the next Term-end Examination for that course as and when if is held, within the total span of the Programme.