Course Pattern and Credit Structure
Course Pattern and Credit Structure:
The program is covered by a set of theoretical courses along with a set of lab/ sessional (practical) courses to support them. The rules for assignment of credit are as follows:
- Theoretical Course – One contact hour of lecture per week per term is equivalent to one credit.
- Sessional Courses – Credits for sessional course (practical class) are half of the contact hours per week per term.
- Thesis/Project – Credits are also assigned to project and thesis works taken by the student. The amount of credits assigned to such works varies from one discipline to another.
- Introduction of letter grades and grade points instead of numerical grades following the guidelines of University Grant Commission (UGC).
- Continuous evaluation of student performance.
- Promotion of student-teacher relation.
- The first digit corresponds to the year/ level in which the students normally undertake the course.
- The second digit is reserved for departmental uses. It usually identifies a specific area of study within the department.
- The last digit is an odd number for theoretical course and an even number for sessional course.
- For Example: Course CE 361
- CE – Departmental identification (Civil Engineering Department)
- 3 – Signifies level of courses (Level- 3).
- 6 – Subject code (reserved for departmental use).
- 1 – Odd digit designates a theoretical course.