Semester System: Semester system is followed for all academic programmes to enlarge curricular space and encourage accelerated learning opportunities at par with global practices in terms of effective number of teaching days and teaching learning synergy. This system further enhances the ability to accommodate diverse choices that are dynamic and can motivate students as they may like to have. As per requirements of an academic programme; decisions regarding student faculty contact hours during a semester in different programmes, developing the credit system, determining the quantum of learning, time-distribution on classroom work, elements of participatory teaching-learning synergy, fieldwork, lab-work and other curricular work are taken by the academic bodies of the University.
The University has introduced Comprehensive Choice Based Credit System (CCBCS) largely on the lines of the best universities of the world. Comprehensive Choice Based Credit System (CCBCS) has some unique features like enhanced learning opportunities, ability to match student’s scholastic needs and aspirations, horizontal intra and inter School / Centre mobility of students, inter-institutional transferability of students, improvement in educational quality and excellence, flexibility for working students to complete the programme over an extended period of time, innovation and comparability of educational programmes across the country. CCBCS will facilitate vertical integration of knowledge and holistic development.
As opposed to papers / courses in the conventional system, a student shall be required to accumulate:
1. 20 DP credits to earn a Certificate
2. 40 DP credits to earn a Diploma / Trade Certificate
3. 80 UG credits to earn an Advanced Diploma / Industrial Trade Certificate
4. 120 UG credits to earn a UG degree
5. 40 PG credits to earn a PG Diploma
6. 80 PG credits to earn a PG degree
7. 60 RD credits to earn a M.Phil. Degree
8. 120 RD credits to earn a Ph.D. Degree
The interdisciplinary approach in the selection of courses is followed with 70 percent courses from the department and 30 percent from other schools / departments of the university. In case of School of Business and Management Science, students would offer 30 percent Courses University wide; 40 percent Schools wide and 30 percent department wide.
Innovative approach in designing programmes of Study: Departments would not design programmes of Study as such. Instead, they would just:
1. Design and offer courses, based on the expertise and specialization of their faculty members;
2. Specify pre-requisite and co- requisites for each course offered;
3. Guide the students to make their own basket of courses to accumulate the required credits to complete their programme of Study.
Thus, the focus is on ‘learner-centered approach’ (as opposed to the conventional ‘teacher-centered approach’) to accommodate learner’s needs and expectations to have wider choices in content, mode and pace of learning.