CBCS Scheme


CBCS is a flexible system of learning that focuses from teacher centric to student centric education and permits students to

  1. Choose electives from a wide range of elective courses offered by the colleges, FOR
  2. Adopt an inter-disciplinary approach in learning, and
  3. Make best use of the expertise of available faculty.



The CBCS provides an opportunity for the students to choose courses from the prescribed courses comprising core, elective or skill based courses.

  1.  Core Course: A course, which needs to be compulsorily studied by a candidate as a core requirement is termed as a Core course.
  2. 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.
  3. 2.1 Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Course: Elective courses may be offered by the main discipline/subject of study is referred to as Discipline Specific Elective. The University/Institute may also offer discipline related Elective courses of interdisciplinary nature (to be offered by main discipline/subject of study).
    2.2 Project Work/Dissertation: An elective course designed to acquire special/advanced knowledge, such as supplement study/support study to a project work, and a candidate studies such a course on his own with an advisory support by a teacher/faculty member is called dissertation/project.
    2.3 Generic Elective (GE) Course: An elective course chosen generally from an unrelated discipline/subject, with an intention to seek exposure is called a Generic Elective.

  4. Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC)/Competency Improvement Courses/Skill Development Courses (SEC)/Foundation Course: The Ability Enhancement (AE) Courses may be of two kinds: AE Compulsory Course (AECC) and AE Elective Course (AEEC)/Skill Enhancement Course (SEC). "AECC" courses are the courses based upon the content that leads to Knowledge enhancement. They include ((i) Environmental Science, (ii) English/MIL Communication). These are mandatory for all disciplines. AEEC courses are value-based and/or skill-based and are aimed at providing hands-on-training, competencies, skills, etc.

3.1. AE Compulsory Course (AECC): Environmental Science, English Communication/MIL Communication.
3.2 AE Elective Course (AEEC)/SEC: These courses may be chosen from a pool of courses designed to provide value-based and/or skill-based instruction.
3.3 Project work/Dissertation is considered as a special course involving application of knowledge in solving / analyzing /exploring a real life situation / difficult problem. A Project/Dissertation work would be of 2/4 credits. A Project/Dissertation work may be given in lieu of a discipline specific elective paper.