CBCS Ordinance & Other Goa University Ordinances

Choice Based Credit System – CBCS – B.A/B.Com/B.Sc.

Ordinance OC-66 relating to the three year Choice Based Credit System Programmes of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degrees (under section 24(1) of Goa University Act, 1984).

 

OC-66.1 GENERAL

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) provides choice for students to select from the prescribed courses. Under the CBCS, the requirement for awarding a Degree is prescribed in terms of number of Credits to be completed by the students.

 

1.1 OBJECTIVES

  1. To bring the undergraduate curriculum on par with the model curriculum recommended by the University Grants Commission.
  2. To impart quality education on par with international standards.
  3. To offer new, relevant and need-based Courses.
  4. To inculcate in students, responsibility and self-discipline in the learning process.
  5. To enable students to acquire specific skills in keeping with their area of study.
  6. To make the evaluation system continuous and more objective.
  7. To provide a choice to the students in choosing their courses.

 

1.2 DEGREE TO BE AWARDED

Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Arts (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (Honours).

 

1.3 DURATION OF COURSE

The afore-mentioned Degree Courses shall each have duration of three academic years. Every academic year shall consist of two semesters.

OC-66.2 ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

Eligibility for admission leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Arts (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (Honours) shall be as follows.

2.1 Eligibility for admission to Semester I & II (in the first year) B. A./B.Com/B.Sc./ B. A. (Hon.)/ B.Com. (Hon.)/B.Sc. (Hon.) Programme:

  1. To be eligible for admission to the Semester I of the Three Years Programme leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts/ Commerce/ Bachelor of Arts (Hon.)/ Commerce (Hon.) the candidate should have passed:
    1. The Higher Secondary School Certificate (Std. XII) examination conducted by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education in any stream, including Vocational stream in the subjects notified by the University from time to time.

      OR

    2. Std XII Arts/Science/Commerce or similar examination of another body, equivalent to Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Goa, and recognized as such by Goa University.
  2. To be eligible for admission to the Semester I of the Three Year Programme leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Science (Hon.) the candidate shall have passed:
    1. The Higher Secondary School Certificate (Std. XII) examination conducted by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education in the Science stream or Vocational stream in the subjects notified by the University from time to time.

      OR

    2. Std XII Science or a similar examination of another body, equivalent to Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Goa, and recognized as such by Goa University.
  3. A candidate not covered under any of the above categories but desirous of seeking admission to the said course may apply to the College. However, the Registrar along with Dean of concerned Faculty and Chairperson(s) of Board(s) of Studies of concerned subjects shall decide the eligibility.
  4. A candidate admitted for Semester-I shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester-II.
  5. A candidate migrating from another recognized University and desirous of direct admission to Semester-II may be considered for admission provided he/she has cleared/passed First Term/ Semester-I examination of that University with those subjects for which admission is sought and undertakes to successfully complete the other compulsory Courses of Semester-I.

2.2 Eligibility for admission to Semester-III & IV (in the second year) B.A./B.Com./ B.Sc./ B. A. (Hon.)/B.Com. (Hon.) /B.Sc. (Hon.) Programme:

    1. A candidate who has requisite attendance for Semester-I and Semester-II shall be eligible for admission to Semester-III.
    2. A candidate migrating from any other recognized University may be considered for admission to Semester-III of the B. A./ B. Com. / B. Sc./ B. A. (Hon.)/B.Com. (Hon.) /B.Sc. (Hon.) provided:
      1. He/She has passed the First Year B. A./ B. Com./ B. Sc./ B. A. (Hon.)/B.Com. (Hon.) /B.Sc. (Hon.) examination in all subjects from that University.
      2. He/She had offered at the First Year the same subjects as prescribed under Major category available under the scheme of this University.
      3. He/She undertakes to successfully complete the required courses and credits prescribed by this University for Semesters-I & II, if he/she has not already done so in the previous University. Result of Semester IV examination shall be withheld if the candidate fails to fulfill this undertaking.
    3. A candidate admitted for Semester-III shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester-IV.
    4. A candidate from another recognized University may be considered for direct admission to Semester IV provided he/she fulfills the conditions in (a), (b) and (c) at (B) above and, in addition, has passed/cleared Semester-III/First Term examination of the Second Year B. A. /B. Com. /B. Sc. of that University. However, the result of Semester IV shall be withheld if the candidate does not fulfill these conditions.

2.3(i) Eligibility for admission to Semester-V (in the third year) B. A./ B. Com./B. Sc./ B. A.(Hon.)/B.Com. (Hon.)/B.Sc. (Hon.) Programme:

  1. A candidate who has been declared passed in Semester-I to Semester-IV examinations shall be eligible for admission to Semester-V.
  2. A candidate admitted for Semester-V shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester-VI.
  3. A candidate migrating from any other recognized University may be considered for admission to Semester-V of the B. A. / B.Com. /B. Sc. Course provided:
    1. He/She has passed the Second Year B. A. / B. Com. /B. Sc. / B. A. (Hon.)/B.Com. (Hon.) /B.Sc. (Hon.) Examination in all subjects from that University, and
    2. He/She had offered at the Second Year the required courses and credits under the scheme of this University. A candidate fulfilling these conditions shall be eligible for admission to Semester-V only.

(ii) Eligibility for admission to Semester-VI (in the third year) B.A./ B.Com./B.Sc./ B. A. (Hon.)/B.Com. (Hon.)/B.Sc. (Hon.) Programme:

A candidate already admitted for Semester-V shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester-VI. Direct admission to Semester-VI shall not be permitted.

 

2.4 Class strength: Number of students in a class/division shall not ordinarily exceed sixty.

OC-66.3 PROGRAMME STRUCTURE:

  1. The Programme shall be based on a system of time-integrated Units called Credits, under the CBCS.
  2. The Programme shall comprise Courses such as Core, Elective and Ability Enhancement Courses.
  3. A Credit shall consist of 15 clock hours of theory of 1 hour duration each or 15 practical classes of 2 hours duration each, per semester or its equivalent; field work and such other as recommended by the Board of Studies (BoS) shall be considered under practical category for calculating credits and workload.
  4. One Credit shall carry a maximum of 25 marks.
  5. A student shall be eligible for the award of Bachelor’s Degree on successful completion of minimum of 132 Credits, to be completed over a minimum of six Semesters.

A student shall be eligible for the award of Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) on successful completion of minimum of 148 Credits, to be completed over a minimum of six Semesters.

OC-66.4 COURSE STRUCTURE

  1. Each Course can carry different weightage in terms of number of Credits. Each Course should define learning objectives and outcome. A course may be designed so as to comprise any or combination of lectures/ tutorials/ laboratory work/ field work/ outreach activities/ project work/ vocational training/viva/ seminars/ term papers/ assignments/ presentations/ self-study/ such other.
  2. Core Course – A Core Course (CC) shall be of 4 or 6 Credits and may consist of only theory component, or theory and practical components, in which case the theory component shall be of 3 Credits and the practical component shall be 1 Credit for 4 credit courses and the theory component shall be of 4 Credits and the practical component shall be 2 Credits for 6 credit courses, or as prescribed by BoS and approved by the Academic Council.Elective Course
  3. Elective Course – An Elective Course can be chosen from a pool of Courses, which may be specific/ specialized/ advanced/supportive to the discipline or subject, or which provides an extended scope, or which enables an exposure to some other discipline/ subject/ domain or which nurtures the candidate’s proficiency/ skill. An Elective Course may be Discipline Specific Elective Course or Generic Elective Course.
    1. 1 Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Course –
      Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Courses shall be offered in the main discipline/ subject. Each DSE shall be of 4 Credits and may consist of only Theory component, or Theory and Practical component, in which case the theory component shall be of 3 Credits and the practical component shall be 1 Credit or as prescribed by BoS and approved by the Academic Council. Any number of DSE’s as approved by BoS and AC, can be offered depending upon the specialization available in the college.
    2. 2 Project –
      A compulsory Project work of 4 Credits shall be offered in lieu of a DSE Course in Semester VI and shall be designed to acquire special/ advanced knowledge; it shall be specialised course involving application of knowledge in solving / analyzing /exploring a real life situation / difficult problem. Students shall undertake such a project under the guidance of a teacher/ faculty member. The topic for the Project Work shall be given in Semester V. Students shall be required to carry out work for the Project during Semesters V & VI. The assessment of the Project will be carried at the end of Semester VI.
    3. 3 Generic Elective Course –
      A Generic Elective (GE) course shall be of 4 Credits, and may be chosen from an unrelated discipline/subject, with an intention to seek exposure. A Core Course offered in a discipline/subject may be treated as GE Course for another discipline/ subject, and may consist of only Theory component, or Theory and Practical component, in which case the Theory component shall be of 3 credits and the Practical component shall be of 1 Credit, or as prescribed by BoS and approved by the Academic Council.
  4. Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC) – The Ability Enhancement (AE) Courses may be of two kinds: Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) and Skill Enhancement (SE) Courses.
    1. 1 AEC Courses are based upon the content that leads to Knowledge enhancement. Environmental Studies as AEC Course is mandatory for all disciplines. Each Course shall have only Theory component of four credits or two separate Courses of 2 credits each.
    2. 2 SE Courses are value-based and/or skill-based and are aimed at providing hands-on training, competencies, skills. These courses may be chosen from a pool of courses designed to provide value based and/or skill-based knowledge. Each course will be of four credits.

Choice Based Credit System – CBCS – B.C.A

Ordinance relating to the Three Year Choice Based Credit System(CBCS) Programme of Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) (effective from academic year 2019-2020 onwards).

 

OC-67.1 GENERAL:

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) provides choice for students to select from the prescribed courses. Under the CBCS, the requirement for awarding a Degree is prescribed in terms of number of Credits to be completed by the students.

 

1.1 OBJECTIVES

  1. To bring the BCA curriculum on par with the model curriculum recommended by the University Grants Commission.
  2. To impart quality education on par with international standards.
  3. To offer new, relevant and need-based courses.
  4. To inculcate in students, responsibility and self-discipline in the learning
  5. To enable students to acquire specific skills in keeping with their area of
  6. To make the evaluation system continuous and more objective.
  7. To provide a choice to the students in choosing their courses.

 

1.2 DEGREE TO BE AWARDED

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA).

 

1.3 DURATION OF COURSE

The afore-mentioned Degree Course shall have duration of three academic years. Every academic year shall consist of two semesters.

OC-66.2 ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

Eligibility for admission leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) shall be as follows :-

2.1 Eligibility for admission to Semester I & II :

  1. To be eligible for admission to Semester-I of the Three Years course leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), the
    candidate should have passed:

    1. The Higher Secondary School Certificate (Std. XII) examination conducted by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education in any stream, including the vocational stream in the subjects notified by the University from time to time.

      OR

    2. the Std XII or similar examination of another body equivalent to Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Goa and recognized as such by Goa University.
  2. A candidate not covered under any of the above categories but desirous of seeking admission to the said course may apply to the College. However, the Registrar along with the Dean of the Faculty and the Chairperson of the Board of Studies shall decide the eligibility.
  3. A candidate admitted to Semester-I shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester-II.
  4. A candidate migrating from another recognized University and desirous of direct admission to Semester-II may be considered for admission provided he/she has cleared/ passed Semester-I examination of that University with those subjects, under CBCS, for which admission is sought.
  5. A candidate shall be selected based on an entrance test. The entrance test shall assess the general aptitude, logical reasoning and analytical abilities and basic arithmetical skills of the candidate.

2.2 Eligibility for admission to Semester-III & IV:

    1. A candidate who has requisite attendance for Semester-I and Semester-II and has attended minimum required ISAs of all the courses in Semesters I
      & II shall be eligible for admission to Semester-III.
    2. A candidate migrating from any other recognized University may be considered for admission to Semester III provided:
      1. He/she has passed in all courses of the Semester I and Semester II (First Year BCA) examination from that University.
      2. He/she undertakes to successfully complete the required courses and credits prescribed for First Year BCA by this University, if he/she has not already done so in the previous University. Result of Semester IV examination shall be withheld if the candidate fails to fullfil this undertaking.
    3. A candidate admitted for Semester-III shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester-IV.
    4. Acandidate from another recognized University may be considered for direct admission to Semester IV provided he/she fulfills the conditions specified at (B) (a) and (b) above and, in addition has passed/ cleared Semester III/ First Term examination of the Second Year BCA of that University. However, the result of Semester IV shall be withheld if the candidate does not fulfill these conditions..

2.3 Eligibility for admission to Semester-V :

  1. A candidate who has been declared passed in Semester-I to Semester-IV examinations shall be eligible for admission to Semester-V.
  2. A candidate admitted for Semester-V shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester-VI
  3. A candidate migrating from any other recognized University may be considered for admission to Semester-V of the BCA Course provided:
    1. He/she has been declared Passed in Semester I to Semester IV examinations from that University, and
    2. He/she had taken at the Second Year the required courses and credits under the scheme of this University. A candidate fulfilling these conditions shall be eligible for admission to Semester-V only.

2.4 Eligibility for admission to Semester-VI :

  1. A candidate already admitted for Semester-V shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester-VI.
  2. Direct admission to Semester-VI shall not be permitted.

 

2.5 Class strength: 

Maximum number of students in a class/ division shall not exceed forty. For practicals the batch size shall be upto a maximum of 20 per batch.

25% of the total seats will be reserved for admissions under Management quota subject to the approval of the appropriate Authorities. The students seeking admission under this category will have to meet the eligibility criteria.

OC-66.3 PROGRAMME STRUCTURE:

  1. The Programme shall be based on a system of time-integrated Units called Credits, under the CBCS.
  2. The Programme shall comprise Courses such as Core, Elective and Ability Enhancement Courses.
  3. A Credit shall consist of 15 clock hours of theory of 1 hour duration each or 15 practical classes of 2 hours duration each, per semester or its equivalent; Field work and such other as recommended by the Board of Studies (BoS) shall be considered under practical category for calculating credits and workload.
  4. A student shall be eligible for the award of BCA Degree on successful completion of minimum of 132 Credits, to be completed over a minimum of six Semesters.

OC-66.4 COURSE STRUCTURE

  1. Each Course can carry different weightage in terms of number of Credits. Each Course should define learning objectives and outcome. A course may be designed so as to comprise any or combination of lectures/ tutorials/ laboratory work/ field work/ outreach activities/ project work/ vocational training/ viva/ seminars/ term papers/ assignments/ presentations/ selfstudy/ such other.
  2. Core Course (CC): A course, which should compulsorily be studied by a candidate as a core requirement is termed as a Core Course. Each Core Course is of 4 credits or 2 credits and may consist of theory and practical component or only theory component or only practical component. If the course has a theory and practical component, the theory component will be of 3 credits theory and 1 credit practical for 4 credit course. If the course has only practical component, this component will be of 2 credits. The candidates are required to compulsorily pass all the Core Courses of the Programme.
  3. Elective Course – An Elective Course can be chosen from a pool of Courses, which may be 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 which nurtures the candidate‘s proficiency/ skill. An Elective Course may be Discipline Specific Elective Course or Generic Elective Course Course.
    1. 1 Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Course –
      Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Course shall be offered in the main discipline/subject of study. Each DSE shall be of 4 credits and may consist of theory and practical component or only theory component. If the course has a theory and practical component, the theory component will be of 3 credits theory and 1 credit practical or as prescribed by BoS and approved by the Academic Council. Any number of DSE‘s as approved by BoS and AC, can be offered depending upon the specialization available in the college.
    2. 2 Project –
      A compulsory Project work of total 4 credits shall be offered in lieu of a DSE Course in Semester VI and shall be designed to acquire special/ advanced knowledge; it shall be specialised course involving application of knowledge in solving / analysing / exploring a real life situation / difficult problem. Students shall undertake such a project under the guidance of a teacher / faculty member. The topic for the Project Work shall be given in Semester V. Students shall be required to carry out work for the Project during Semesters V & VI. The assessment of the Project will be carried at the end of Semester VI.
    3. 3 Generic Elective Course –
      A Generic Elective(GE) course shall be of 4 Credits, and may be chosen from an unrelated discipline/subject, with an intention to seek exposure. A Core Course offered in a discipline/subject may be treated as GE Course for another discipline/ subject and vice versa. If the course has a practical component, the theory component will be of 3 credits theory and 1 credit practical or as prescribed by BoS and approved by the Academic Council.
  4. Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC) – The Ability Enhancement (AE) Courses may be of two kinds: Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) and Skill Enhancement (SE) Courses.
    1. 1 AEC Courses are based upon the content that leads to Knowledge enhancement. Environmental Studies as AEC Course is mandatory for all disciplines. Each Course shall have only Theory component of four credits or two separate Courses of 2 credits each.
    2. 2 SE Courses are value-based and/or skill-based and are aimed at providing hands-on training, competencies, skills. These courses may be chosen from a pool of courses designed to provide value based and/or skill-based knowledge. Each course will be of four credits.
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