OUTLINES OF CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM (CBCS)
1. Core Course (14 for honours courses : 4 discipline specific papers each for regular courses and 2 papers each for English and Hindi/MIL in B.A./B.Com) : The papers under this category are going to be taught uniformly across all unversities with 30% deviation proposed in the draft. The purpose of fixing core papers is to ensure that all the institutions follow a minimum common curriculum so that each institution/rsity category aim to cover the basics that a student is expected to imbibe in that particular discipline. A course, which should compulsorily be 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 of 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. Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Course (4 for honours courses and 2 each for regular courses ) : Elective course offered under the main discipline/subject of study is referred to as Discipline Specific Elective. The list provided 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 University/Institute may also offer discipline related Elective courses of interdisciplinary nature (to be offered by main discipline/subject of study).
4. Dissertation/Project : 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.
5. Generic Elective (GE) Course (4 for honours courses and 2 each for B.A./B.Com. regular courses) : An elective course chosen from an unrelated discipline/subject with an intention to seek exposure beyond disciplines of choice is called Generic Elective. The Purpose of this category of papers is to offer the students the option to explore discipline Specific Elective Papers. The list provided 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. P.S. : A core course offered in a discipline/subject may be treated as an elective by other discipline/subject and vice versa and such electives may also be referred to as Generic Elective.
6. Ability Enhancement Course (AEC) : The Ability Enhancement (AEC) Course may be two kinds : Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC) and Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC), ‘AECC’ courses arethose courses based upon the content that leads to knowledge enhancement : I.Environmental Science and
II. English/Hindi/MIL Communication. These are mandatory for all disciplines. SEC Courses are value- based and/or Skill-based and are aimed at providing hands-on-training, competencies, skills etc.