All B.A., B.Sc., B. Com. Programmes shall have the following components, viz.
❱ Compulsory Courses: These courses are the compulsory courses for all students of the programme concerned.
❱ Major Courses: Major courses shall be chosen by the students. The Courses shall be optional and non-mandatory.
❱ Non-Major Courses: Non-Major courses shall be chosen by the students, who do not opt for major courses.
❱ Skill-based Courses: A skill based course shall be mandatory for all students pursuing General B.A. and B.Sc. Programmes. The colleges shall offer the Skill-based Courses as per their own infrastructure and human resource feasibility.
Note on Skill-based Subjects/ Courses to be introduced in the Six Semester Degree B.A. and B.Sc. programmes of Dibrugarh University
Introduction of skill-based courses in the Six Semester Degree B.A. and B.Sc. programmes is a new concept of Dibrugarh University. These courses are proposed to be designed for the general B.A. and B.Sc. programmes, which shall be offered during the fifth and sixth semesters as compulsory subjects. The primary objective for introducing these courses are to provide knowledge and skills on certain specific areas, where a student can find their suitable professions in both employment or entrepreneurship sectors after being graduated. It is also expected that these courses shall be able to reduce the gap between the society’s expectation for empowered educated youth and knowledge-centric products of the University. As per the Dibrugarh University Regulations for the B.A./B.Sc./ B.Com. programmes in the Semester System, 2010, “A skill based course shall be mandatory for all students pursuing General B.A. and B.Sc. Programmes. The colleges shall offer the Skill-based Courses as per their own infrastructure and human resource feasibility.”
The University is of the view that the nature of the skill-based courses shall be mainly applied,practical or vocation-oriented. After doing these courses, students will get hands-on experience which will add on to their professional experience. While designing the skill based courses, the following points may come into consideration:
1. The courses designed are potential for developing professional skills or aptitude for entrepreneurship,
2. The colleges may think of industry-academia relationship while designing such courses,
3. The Courses should have at least 50% components for practical work,
4. The Courses may be designed on the basis of local priorities and potentials pertaining to the colleges,
5. The Courses may be developed from the various subjects imparted in the colleges, e.g. Entrepreneurship Development from Economics, Pre-primary & Primary School Teaching from Education, Eco & Historical Tourism from Life Sciences and History, Event Management from Management etc.
DESIGN OF THE COURSES:
The Skill-based subjects shall be offered in the fifth and sixth semester B.A. and B.Sc. programmes distributing in four and two courses respectively. For example, the following table may be perused:
Subject: Eco & Historical Tourism
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PREPARATION OF THE SYLLABI:
Preparation of the syllabi for the Skill-based subjects and courses shall be done by the Board of Studies relevant to the subjects, which shall be finally approved by the Under Graduate Board of the University. However, for convenience of preparing the drafts of the syllabi, steps mentioned below shall be followed:
1.The Boards of Studies of various subjects shall recommend Skill-based courses along with the syllabus,
2.The Colleges shall recommend Skill-based courses along with the draft of the syllabi, which shall be processed through the relevant Board of Studies,
3.The Committee for Introduction of Semester System under Dibrugarh University may also recommend skill-based courses along with the draft of the syllabi, which shall be processed through the relevant Board of Studies
MODE OF OPERATION:
There shall two lists of Skill-based courses as Annexure I (A) and Annexure I (B) for B.A. and B.Sc. Programmes respectively containing at least 20 subjects. The Colleges shall choose and offer at least 5 subjects from amongst it on the basis of their own infra-structure, faculty and other basic facilities.
CLASSES, INTERNAL ASSESSMENT AND PRACTICAL OR PROJECTS:
Classes including internal assessment, practical or project works shall be held as per other courses of the programme.
EXAMINATION & RESULT:
Examinations of both theory and practical/project courses shall be held like other University examinations conducted for the programme. The performance in these courses shall be reflected in the result of the candidates.
Course Structure of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Programme in the Semester System
The syllabus for each course should be divided into modules or units and qustions shall be set from each unit and students shall be required to answer questions in each unit. Unit-wise distribution of marks shall be shown in the syllabus.
The subjects mentioned below shall be offered in the Six Semester.
Bachelor of Arts: Compulsory Subjects:
(ii) Modern Indian Language (M.I.L) (any one):
Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Bodo, Nepali OR Alternative English (in lieu of M.I.L.)
(iii) Computer Skills/ Communication Skills (in lieu of Computer Skills)
(v) Environmental Studies
(vi) Skill based Courses (for General programme only)
(i) Elective Language (Assamese/Bengali/Hindi) (ii) Sanskrit (iii) History (iv) Economics (v) Education (vi) Philosophy (vii) Political Science (viii) Sociology (ix) Mathematics (x) Statistics (xi) Anthropology (xii) Geography (xiii) Home Science (xiv) Information Technology (xv) Computer Application
Skill Based Courses:
As prescribed in Annexure I (A). The detailed course structure for the Six Semester B.A. of General and Major Programmes is listed below:-
Bachelor of Science: Compulsory Subjects:
(ii) Computer Skills
iii) Environmental Studies
iv) Skill based Courses (for General programme only)
(i) Physics (ii) Chemistry (iii)Botany (iv) Zoology (v) Anthropology (vi) Geology (vii) Geography (viii) Statistics (ix) Mathematics (x) Economics (xi) Home Science (xii) Electronics (xiii) Computer Science (xiv) Information Technology (xx) Biotechnology
Skill Based Courses:
a) The detailed course structure for the Six Semester B.Sc. of General and Major Programmes is enclosed as Annexure III.
b) Bachelor of Commerce: The detailed course structure for the Six Semester B.Com of General and Major Programmes is enclosed as Annexure IV.