Wednesday, 8 July 2015

CBCS : New VTU Scheme & Syllabus for B.E/B.Tech I/II Semester 2015-2016. CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM

VTU has now introduced a new scheme and Syllabus for the students joining B.E/B.Tech from next year onward i.e with effect from 2015-2016 batch of Engineering Students.

VTU introduced this scheme after the 2014 scheme which didn't go well with the students as they found it tough and the portions were heavy compared to the previous 2010 scheme.

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS):


The CBCS provides choice for Students to select from the prescribed courses

  
Sequencing Plan for the B.E. / B.Tech  Degree Curriculum:

SEM
Course Coverage
I-II SEM
HSS, BS and ES; Common for all Branches;
Mandatory Courses
III-IV SEM
BS Common for all Branches and ES;
PS – Core/Elective
V-VII SEM
PS -Core &  Electives; Other Electives;
Branch-wise Orientation 
VIII SEM
PS- Electives/Elective ; Other Electives,
Internship,  Project work 
 

Abbreviations: 

HSS - Humanities and Social Sciences 
BS -Basic Sciences 
ES - Engineering Sciences
PS - Professional Subjects

Credit Structure for Course Work :



Lectures
(hrs/wk
/Sem)
Tutorial
(hrs/wk/
Sem)
Lab. Work
(hrs/wk/Sem)
Credits
(Lec:instruction:Lab)
Credits        
(Total)
4
3
0
0
0
1
0
0
3
4:0:0
3:0:0
0:1:3
4
3
2

DEFINITIONS OF KEY WORDS:




1. Academic Year: Two consecutive (one odd + one even)semesters constitute one academic year.

2. Choice Based Credit System (CBCS): The CBCS provides choice for students to select from the prescribed courses (core,elective and Foundation Courses).

3. Course: Usually referred to, as ‘papers’ is a component of a programme. All courses need not carry the same weight. The courses should define learning objectives and learning out comes. A course may be designed to comprise lectures/tutorials/laboratory work/ field work/ outreach activities/project work/ vocational training/viva/ seminars/ term papers/assignments/ presentations/ self-study etc. or a combination of some of these.

4. Credit Based Semester System (CBSS): Under the CBSS, the requirement for awarding a degree or certificate is prescribed in terms of number of credits to be completed by the students.

5. Credit Point: It is the product of grade point and number of credits for a course.

6. Credit: A unit by which the course work is measured. It determines the number of hours of instructions required per week. One credit is equivalent to one hour of teaching (lecture or tutorial) or two hours of practical work/field work per week.

7. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): It is a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters. The CGPA is the ratio of total credit points secured by a student in various courses in all semesters and the sum of the total credits of all courses in all the semesters. It is expressed up to two decimal places.

8. First Attempt: If a student has completed all formalities and become eligible to attend the examinations and has attended at least one head of passing, such attempt (fist sitting) shall be considered as first attempt.

9. Grade Point: It is a numerical weight allotted to each letter grade on a 10-point scale.

10. Letter Grade: It is an index of the performance of students in a said course. Grades are denoted by letters S, A, B, C, D, Eand F.

11. Programme: An educational programme leading to award of a Degree or certificate

12. Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA): It is a measure of performance of work done in a semester. It is the ratio of total credit points secured by a student in various courses registered in a semester and the total course credits taken during that semester. It shall be expressed up to two decimal places.

13. Semester: Each semester will consist of 15-18 weeks of academic work equivalent to 90 actual teaching days. The odd semester may be scheduled from August to January and even semester from February to July.

14. Transcript or Grade Card or Certificate: Based on the grades earned, a grade certificate shall be issued to all the registered students after every semester. The grade certificate will display the course details (code, title, number of credits,grade secured) along with SGPA of that semester and CGPA earned till that semester.






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