Sister Nibedita Government General Degree College for Girls

Sister Nibedita Government General Degree College for Girls

Affiliated to University of Calcutta

Courses/Programmes under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

1. A candidate taking up B.A./B .Sc. (Honours) Courses/Programme shall study:

A) Core Course (CC) : A course, which should compulsorily be studied by a candidate as a core requirement is termed as a Core course.

  • Modalities of selecting CC by a student of Honours/ General programme shall be as follows: In case of B.A./B.Sc Honours programme a student shall have to study 14 Core courses of the Honours Subject as specified for each of the 6 semesters.

B) 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.

i) Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Course: Elective courses which may be offered by the main discipline/subject of study is referred to as Discipline Specific Elective. This course is to advance knowledge and skill in the core course domain.

  • Modalities of selecting DSE by a student of Honours/ General programme shall be as follows :

In case of B.A./B.Sc. Honours programme a student shall have to study 4 DSE courses strictly on the Honours subject. Such a student shall have to study the curriculum of DSE on the Honours subject concerned as specified for the relevant semester.

Explanation: Each Honours subject shall have two groups (A & B) of DSE papers. A student shall choose any one paper from each of Group A and Group B in fifth semester and sixth semester.

  • Dissertation/Project : An elective course designed to acquire special/advanced knowledge, is termed as dissertation/ project. This is considered as a special course involving application of knowledge in solving/ analyzing/ exploring a real life situation/ difficult problem. A dissertation/ project work will be of 6 credits. A dissertation/ project work may be given in lieu of a Discipline Specific Elective.

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

  • Modalities of selecting GE by a student of Honours/ General programme shall be as follows :

In case of B.A./B.Sc. Honours programme, a student shall have to choose 4 Generic Elective papers strictly from 2 subjects of choice taking exactly two courses from each subject as specified for first 4 semesters.

C) Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC) : The Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC) may be of two kinds: Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) and Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC).

a) Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) : AECC courses are the courses based upon the content that leads to Knowledge enhancement. These are mandatory for all disciplines.

i) AECC1 : Communicative English /MIL (Bengali)

ii) AECC2 : Environmental Studies.

b) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC): These courses may be chosen from a pool of courses

designed to provide value-based and/or skill-based knowledge and are aimed at providing

competencies, skills, etc.

  • Modalities of selecting SEC by a student of Honours/ General programme shall be as

follows :

In case of B.A./B.Sc. Honours programme a student shall have to study 2 skill enhancement courses strictly on the Honours subjects. Such a student shall have to study the curriculum of SEC on the Honours subjects concerned as specified for the relevant semester, i.e., SEC-A in the 3rd semester and SEC-B in the 4th semester.

Explanation: Each Honours subject shall have two groups (A & B) of Skill Enhancing Course papers. An Honours student shall have to choose one paper from Group A in third semester and one paper from Group B in the fourth semester.

  • Practical/ Tutorial: Every Core, Discipline Specific and Generic Elective Course shall have a

Practical/ Tutorial component. Wherever there is a practical, there will be no Tutorial and vice-versa.

Course/Programme Structure for B.A. (Hons.)/B. Sc.(Hons.)

Course ComponentsB.Sc. Hons. B.A. Hons.
Core Course (CC) 14 14
Generic Elective (GE) 4 4
Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) 4 4
Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC) 2 2
Skill Enhancement Elective Course (SEC) 2 2
Total no. of courses 26 26

 

2. 22% and 6% of the seats are reserved for Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribes (ST) whereas 10% and 7% of the seats are kept reserved for Other Backward Class- A (OBC-A) and Other Backward Class- B (OBC-B) respectively.

3. SC, ST, OBC-A and OBC-B candidates from West Bengal are only eligible for reserved seats.

4. As per G.O.No 65-Edn(U)/1U-89/13 Date: 16.10.2014, a person with disabilities will enjoy 3% reservation in each of the categories, i.e. SC, ST, OBC-A, OBC-B and the General category.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Honours Courses/Programmes

Honours Subjects No. of Seats
General SC ST OBC-A OBC-B Total
Bengali 13 6 2 2 2 25
English 13 6 2 2 2 25
Philosophy 13 6 2 2 2 25
Sanskrit 13 6 2 2 2 25
Political Science 13 6 2 2 2 25

Note: Choice of Two Generic Elective Subjects will be offered merit-wise at the time of admission.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Honours Courses/Programmes

Honours Subjects No. of Seats
GeneralSC ST OBC-A OBC-B Total
Geography 13 6 2 2 2 25
Economics 13 6 2 2 2 25
Physics 13 6 2 2 2 25
Computer Science 8 3 1 2 1 15
Geology 8 3 1 2 1 15
Statistics 8 3 1 2 1 15
Mathematics 8 3 1 2 1 15
Botany 8 3 1 2 1 15
Zoology 8 3 1 2 1 15
Physiology 8 3 1 2 1 15
Food and Nutrition 8 3 1 2 1 15

Note: Choice of Two Generic Elective Subjects will be offered merit-wise at the time of admission.

Generic Subject combinations of B.Sc. and B.A. Honours Courses/Programmes

Honours SubjectsGeneral
Geography Economics and Geology/Mathematics/English/Political Science
Economics Statistics, Political Science, Computer Science, Mathematics
Physics Mathematics and Comp. Sc/Geology/Chemistry
Computer Science Mathematics and Physics
Geology Mathematics and Physics/ Chemistry
Statistics Computer Science and Mathematics
Mathematics Physics and Statistics/ Computer Science
Botany Zoology and Chemistry/ Physiology/Microbiology
Zoology Botany and Chemistry/ Physiology
Physiology Zoology and Botany/Chemistry/Food & Nutrition
Food and Nutrition Chemistry and Physiology/Microbiology
English Philosophy/ Bengali/Sanskrit and Economics/ Political Science
Bengali Philosophy/Sanskrit and Political sc./English/Economics
Political Science Bengali/Sanskrit/Philosophy and English/Economics
Philosophy Bengali/ Sanskrit and English / Economics/ Pol. Science
Sanskrit Philosophy/ Bengali and Pol. Sc/ English/ Economics