(With modifications in 2016 Regiulations as recomeended by the 120th Meeting of the Under Graduate Board held on 19.11.2018 and approved the 115th Meeting of the Academic Council, Dibrugarh University held on 21.11.2018
1) Short title, definitions and commencement
These Regulations shall be called the Dibrugarh University Regulations for the Under Graduate Academic Programmes in the Choice Based Credit System, 2018. These Regulations shall be effective for the Courses of Study leading to the Bachelor Degree (s) in Arts (BA), Science (B.Sc.) and Commerce (B. Com.), which shall be of three years duration comprising of six semesters. Hereinafter, it will be referred to as DU-UGCBCS Regulations, 2018.
The Regulations shall come into effect from the Academic Session, 2019-2020.
The Regulations shall be applicable to the students enrolled in the aforementioned Aca-dermic Programmes under CBCS conducted by the College/Institutes affiliated to/ permitted by Dibrugarh University from the Academic Session 2019-2020.
2) Short Title, Definitions and Commencement :
2.1 Definitions :
(a) CBCS : CBCS means Choice Based Credit System. Choice Based Credit System is a flexible system of learning ‘Credit’ defines the quantum of contents/syllabus pre-scribed for a course and determines the number of hours of instruction required. This system permits students to -
* learn at their own pace
* choose electives from a wide range of Elective Courses offered for the programme
* undergo additional courses and acquire more than the required number of credits
* adopt an inter-disciplinary approach in learning
* make best use of the expertise of available faculty
(b) College : The term ‘College’ means the Colleges and Institutes affiated to or permitted by Dibrugarh University for conducting different academic programmes.
(c) Department : The term ‘Department’ is used to mean a Department of College/Institute affiliated to/permitted by Dibrugarh University.
(d) Programme : The term ‘programme’ is used to mean the whole learning experience or combination of courses in a particular field of study.
(e) Course : A Programme is divided into a number of courses. A course is unit of instruction or segment of subject area under any programme. The traditional concept ‘paper’ is replaced by course’.
(f) Academic Year : An academic year means a period of twelve months consisting of two semesters.
(g) Semester : The word ‘semester’ is used to mean a half-yearly term or term of studies including examinations, vacations and semester breaks.
(h) Semester Duration : A semester normally exends over a period of 15 class weeks. Each week has 30 hours of instruction spread over the week.
(i) In - semester : The word ‘in-semester’ is used to refer to the continuous evaluation within the half-yearly term.
(j) End-semester : The word ‘end-semester’ is used to refer to the terminal processes of examinations and evaluations at the end but within the half-yearly term.
(k) Credit : ‘Credit’ defines the quantum of contents/syllabus prescribed for a course and determines the number of hours of instruction required per week. Thus, normally in each of the course, credits will be assigned on the basis of the number of lectures/tutorials/laboratory work and other forms of learning required to complete the course contents in a 14-15 week schedule:
(i) 1 Lecture per wee = 1 Hour duration per week = 1 Credit
(ii) 1 Tutorial per week = 1 Hour duration per week = 1 Credit
(iii) 1 Practical per week = 2 Hours duration per week = 1 Credit
Note : The lacture sessions and tutorials shall not be substituted with any other activities like seminars, roup discussions etc.
(j) Course teacher : A teacher or any person engaged by the university/College for teaching a Course shall be called a Cours teacher. He/she shall perform the following functions :
(i) Teaching a course approved by the statutory authorities.
(ii) Maintaining attendance and performance records of all the students registered for the Courses (s) he/she teaches.
(iii) conducting In-semester Assessment (Internal Assessment)
(iv) Involving himself/ herself in preparation and monderation of question papers, evalu-ation, serutiny and finalization of results of the course (s) etc. whenever needed.
(v) Participating in various curricular and co-curricular activities as and when necessary.
(l) College CBCS Board : There shall be a college CBCS Board to monitor and super-vise the implementation of the CBS, which shall be constituted as below.
(i) The Principal of the College - Chairperson
(ii) The Vice-Principal of the College - Vice-Chairperson
(iii) The Heads of the Departments - Members
(iv) The Coordinator, IQAC - Member
(v) A Senior Teacher of the College nominated by the Principal of the College - Member Secretary
(m) Dibrugarh University CBCS Board : There shall be Dibrugarh University CBCS Board to be constituted as below.
(i) Vice Chancellor - Chairperson
(ii) The Registrar - Member
(iii) The Deans - Members
(iv) The Controller of Examinations - Member
(v) The Director, IQAC, D.U. - Member
(vi) Five Principals of the colleges to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor - Members
(vii) The Joint/Deputy Register (Academic) - Member
(viii) One Joint/Deputy Controller of Exams to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor - Member
(ix) The Director, College Development Council - Member Secretary
2.2 Semester Duration
(i) Odd Semesters : June - November (including end-semester examinations and semester breaks)
(ii) Even Semester : December - May (including end-semester examinations and semester breaks)
Any change in the Academic Calendar/Schedule may be made by the University whenever necessary.
2.3 Extent of Application :
The Regulations shall be applicable to the students enrolled for the Courses of Study leading to the Bachelor degrees in Arts (BA), Science (B. Sc.) and (B. Com), which shall be of three years duration distributed into six semesters.
2.4 Academic Schedule :
The Academic Schedule of Bachelor degrees in Arts (BA), Science (B. Sc.) and (B. Com)Programmes under the CBCS shall be administered as per the Academic Calendar of the University published for every session.
2.5 Admission Notice and Admission Criteria :
(i) Newspaper Notice inviting applications for admission into the different programmes shall be issued by the Principals of the colleges/institutes as per the Academic Calendar of the University. The minimum eligibility for admission into the following Programmes shall be as below :
a. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) : A students passed the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) of the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, or an equivalent examination (10+2) recognized as such by the University.
For admission into the BA in Economics Honours, a candidate should have preferably passed the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) of the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council or an equivalent examination with passing Mathematics as a subject.
In case a student of Economics Honors, have not pursued and passed Mathematics in the Higher Secondary level; he/ she shall have to opt an Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course of Mathematics of 2 credits.
b. Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) : A student passed the higher Secondary Examination (10+2) in Science stream of the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, or an equivalent examination (10+2) recognized as such by the University. For admission into the B. Sc. in Chemistry, Physics and Geology Honours, a candidate must pass the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) in Science Stream of the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council or an equivalent examination with passing Mathematics as a subject.
c. Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com.) : A student passed the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) in Commerce stream of the Assam Higher Secondary Edu-cation Council, or an equivalent examination (10+2) recognized as such by the University. A student passed the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) in Arts or Science stream with Mathematics and/or Statistics is also eligible to apply for admission.
(ii) The admission or eligibility criteria shall be fixed by the Academic Council from time to time whenever necessary. The University/ colleges/ institutes may also adopt own policy for admission or selection of eligible candidates for admission complying with the eligibility criteria prescribed in the clause 2.5 (i).
(iii) No student shall be eligible for admission to an Academic Programme in any discipline unless he/she has successfully passed the qualifying examination fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria from a University/Institute recognized by Dibrugarh University.
(iv) Statutory reservation policy of the government shall be followed in case of selection of eligible candidates for admission.
3. Course Structure
3.1 The Course Structure of the Academic Programmes under the CBCS shall be as per the Course Structure given in Annexure 1. The nature of the Course for all Under Graduate Academic programmes shall as below :
a) Core Course: Compulsory components of an Academic Programme. These Course are to be compulsorily studied as a core requirement for the programme. The contents of the Core Courses shall be as per the UGC Model Curriculum for the subject/discipline concerned. However, the Boards of Studies concerned may recommend maxi-mum of 20% deviation from the UGC Model Syllabi wherever requires.
In case, UGC dose not provide model Syllabi/Curriculum, the Board of Studies shall propose their own Core Courses keeping parity of total numbers of credits/courses with other similar subjects/disciplines.
b) Elective Course : Elective course shall be chosen by each student from a pool of course. These course may be intra-departmental, i.e., Generic Elective (GE). The students shall have to choose minimum number of DSE and GE in every semester as prescribed in the Course Structure. These course shall be :
(i) supportive to the discipline of study
(ii) providing an expanded scope
(iii) enabling an exposure to some other discipline/domain
(iv) nurturing student proficiency/skill
There shall be a basket of at least eight Elective Courses having equal number of credits. For the students of the same discipline/subjects these elective courses shall be intra-disciplinary and shall be called DSE Courses. If the students of other discipline/subjects (within the Programme) opt these electives shall be considered as inter-disciplinary and shall be called GE courses.
further, there may be few courses conducted under the UGC’s Programmes on Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)s. The University may time to time fix the criteria for MOOCs as per the relevant UGC Guidelines on digital education.
c. Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC) : The Ability Enhancement Courses shall be of two kinds- ‘Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses’ and ‘Skill Enhancement Courses’. These courses shall be inter-disciplinary (within the Programme) in nature. ‘AEC’ Courses are the courses based upon the content that leads to Knowledge enhancement.
I. Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC):(a) Environmental Science (2 Credit), (b) Communicative English (2 Credit) and (c) Alternative English/Communicative Hindi/MIL (2 Credit).
For BA and B.Com Programmes, there shall be a Multi-disciplinary Course of 4 Credits.
II. Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC): (minimum 4 credits): These courses may be chosen from a pool of course designed to provide value-based and/or skill-based knowledge and should contain both theory and lab/hands-on/training/fieldwork. The main purpose of these courses is to provide students life-skill in hands-on mode so as to increase their employability. The list provide under this category are suggestive in nature and each University has complete freedom to suggest their own papers under this category based on their expertise, specialization, requirements, scope and need.
The list of skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) are given as Annexure II.
3.2 A Course may also take the form of a Dissertation/Project work/Practical training/Field work/Seminar, etc.
3.3 A student shall have to study the academic programme as per the scheme of the Programme. Even if a candidate earns the required number of credit before completion of the full dura-tion of the programme, he/she shall not be entitled for the degree.
4. Course Enrolment
4.1 The minimum and maximum credits to be opted by a student for qualifying of a graduate degree shall be as per the Course Structure given as Annexure I.
4.2 Change of Courses shall not be permitted after sending the records of the students to he University for registration.
5.1 The course teacher shall be responsible for maintaining a record of attendance of students who have enrolled for the course.
5.2 All course teachers shall intimate the Principal/Director of a college/Institute through the Head of the Department concerned at least thirty calendar days before the last instruction day in the semester, the particulars of all students who have less than 80% of attendance during the total number of class days.
5.3 A student who has less than 80% attendance in average shall not be permitted to sit for the End-semester examination.
Provided that it shall be open to the University to grant exemption to a student who has attended a minimum of 70% classes but failed to obtain the prescribed 80% attendance for valid reason, on recommendation of the Head/Chairperson/Principals of the Department/ Centre/College on payment of a prescribe fee(s). The Principal of the Colleges shall announce the names of all students who shall not be eligible to take the End-semester examinations in the various courses and send a copy of the same to the Controller of Examinations. Such candidates shall have to repeat the concerned course (s) when it is offered next.
5.4 A student declared as discollegiate shall not be allowed to procced to the next higher Semester. He/She shall need to pursue the Semester afresh in which he/she was declared as discollegiate along with the next fresh batch.