Course Regulation - CBCSS

Course Regulation - CBCSS

The duration of undergraduate programmes under CBCSS, is 3 years, which consists of 6 semesters. Each semester consists of 450 contact hours distributed over 90 working days within 18 five day academic weeks.

The structure of the courses is as follows:

  • Common Courses
  • Core Courses
  • Complementary Courses
  • Open Courses

1. Programme Structure

a. Programme Duration (Semesters) 6
b. Total Credits required for successful completion of the programme 120
c. Minimum credits required from common courses 38
d. Minimum credits required from Core + complementary + vocational* courses including Project 79
e. Minimum credits required from Open course 3
f. Minimum attendance required 75%

2. Examinations

The evaluation of each course shall contain two parts:

  1. Internal or In-semester Assessment (ISA)
  2. External or End-semester Assessment (ESA)

Internal to external assessment ratio shall be 1:4. There shall be a maximum of 80 marks for external and maximum of 20 marks for internal evaluation.

Grades are given on a 07- point scale as given below

Percentage of Marks Grade Grade Points
90 and above A+ - Outstanding 10
80 - 89 A - Excellent 9
70 - 79 B - Very Good 8
60 - 69 C - Good 7
50-59 D - Satisfactory 6
40 -49 E - Adequate 5
below 40 F - Failure 4

A separate minimum of 30 % marks each for internal and external (for both Theory & Practical) and aggregate minimum of 40 % are required for a pass for a course. For a pass in a programme a separate minimum of Grade E is required for all the individual courses. If a candidate secures F Grade for any one of the courses offered in a Semester / Programme only F Grade will be awarded for that Semester / Programme until he / she improves this to E Grade or above within the permitted period. Candidates who secures E Grade and above will be eligible for higher studies.

Marks Distribution for External Examination and Internal Evaluation

The external examination of all semesters shall be conducted by the University and the end of each semester. Internal evaluation is to be done continuous assessment. Marks distribution of external and internal assessments and the components for internal evaluation with their marks are shown below:

For all courses without practical

Components of Internal Evaluation Marks
Attendance 5
Assignment/Seminar / Viva 5
Test Paper(s)(1 or 2) 10
Total 20
  1. Marks of External Examination  :  80
  2. Marks of Internal Evaluation      :  20

For all courses with Practical

  1. Marks of Theory - External Examination : 60
  2. Marks of Theory - Internal Evaluation : 10
  3. Marks of practical -external examination : 40 (only in even semester)
  4. Marks of practical - internal evaluation : 20 (odd and even semester combined annually)
    Components of Theory - Internal Evaluation Marks
    Attendance 3
    Assignment / Seminar / Viva 2
    Test Paper(s)(1 or 2) 5
    Total 10
    Components of Practical Internal Evaluation Marks
    Attendance 4
    Record 10
    Lab involvement 6
    Total 20

3. Attendance Evaluation

Percentage of Attendance Marks
90 and above 5
85 - 89 4
80 - 84 3
76 - 79 2
75 1

4. Assignments

Assignments are to be done from 1st to 4th semesters. At least one assingement should be done in each semester.

5. Seminar /Viva voce

A student shall present a seminar in the 5th semester and appear for viva - voce in the 6th semester.

6. Internal assessment for Practicals

At least one internal test - paper is to be attended in each semester for each course. The evaluations of all components are to be published and are to be acknowledged by the candidates. All documents of internal assessments are to be kept in the college for two years and shall be made available for verification by the university. The responsibility of evaluating the internal assessment is vested on the teachers), who teach the course.

7. External Examination

The external examination of all semesters shall be conducted by the University at the end of each semester.

Students having a minumim of 75% average attendance for all the courses only can register for the examination. Condonation of shortage of attendance to a maximum of 10 days or 50 hours in a semester subject to am maximum of 2 times during the whole period of the programme may be granted by the university on a valid grounds. This condition shall not be counted for internal assessment.

Benefit of attendance may be granted to students attending University / College union / Co-curricular activities by treating them as present for the days of absence, on production of participation / attendance certificates, within one week from competent authorities and endorsed by the Head of the Institution. This is limited to a maximum of 10 days per semester and this benefit shall be considered for internal assessment also.

Those students who are not eligible even with condonation of shortage of attendance shall repeat the course along with the next batch.


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