Admission Regulations and Courses Structure

Applicability of the regulation

These regulations shall be applicable to: 

  • The students who are taking admission to the B.A./B.Sc./B.Mus. (Honours/General) Course from the academic session 2021-22.
  • The students who were admitted in earlier sessions but did not enroll for B.A./B.Sc./B.Mus. (Honours /General) Part I Examinations up to 2018.
  • The students who were admitted in earlier sessions and enrolled for B.A./B.Sc./B.Mus. (Honours/General) Part-I Examinations but did not appear in Part-I Examinations up to 2018.
  • The students who were admitted in earlier sessions and appeared in B.A./B.Sc./B.Mus.(Honours/General) Part I Examinations in 2018 or earlier shall continue to be guided by the existing Regulations of Annual System.

admission Regulation

1(a). A candidate who has passed the Higher Secondary (10+2) or its equivalent Examination is eligible to seek admission to the 1st year of the 3 year (six semesters) B.A. (Honours / General) Course of Studies provided he/she has also passed in English having full marks not being less than 100 and fulfills the conditions.  

Candidates who have passed the Higher Secondary (10+2) Vocational examination conducted by the West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education and Training shall be eligible to seek admission to the B.A. (General) 1st year Course of Studies taking the subjects under Humanities Division only. 

However, no candidate shall be allowed admission after a lapse of more than 5 years from the year of passing the previous qualifying examination. 

Explanation: The year of admission shall not be taken into account while calculating five years from the year of passing the previous qualifying Examination. 

1(b). Students who have passed the Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination or its equivalent from the All India Boards/Councils (i.e. CBSE, ISC and National Institute of Open Schooling) need not require to submit Migration Certificate for getting Registration under this University. 

  1. For the purpose of determining eligibility for admission to the B.A.(Honours / General) Courses, aggregate marks shall be calculated by adding the marks in top-four subjects in order of marks secured by a candidate. Marks in compulsory Environmental Education/Studies shall not be taken into account for calculation of aggregate marks. However, if the subject “Environmental Science” is studied as an elective subject of 100 marks, it may be taken into account for the purpose of determining the aggregate marks.
  2. . A candidate taking up Honours Course in a subject must have obtained : 

i) A minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate and 45% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination [in case of B.Mus. (Hons.) 45% marks in the aggregate and 45% marks in the subject Music, in the previous qualifying examination] Or

ii) 55% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination [in case of B.Mus. (Hons.) 50% marks in the subject Music at the previous qualifying examination. Or 

iii) 50% marks in the aggregate when the candidate has not studied the subject in his/her previous qualifying examination provided all other clauses are satisfied [in case of B.Mus. (Hons.) – 45% marks in the aggregate when the candidate has not studied the subject Music in the pre-qualifying examination. Candidates shall be admitted on the basis of the Admission Test to be conducted by the College Authority concerned.] 

(c). Candidates belonging to Reserved Categories taking up Honours Course of Study must have obtained a minimum of 40% marks in the aggregate or 40% marks in the subject or related subjects at the previous qualifying examination, as the case may be. 

2. Attendance

    • A student attending at least 75% of the total number of classes* held shall be allowed to appear at the concerned Semester Examinations subject to fulfilment of other conditions laid down in the regulations.
    • A student attending at least 60% but less than 75% of the total number of classes* held shall be allowed to appear at the concerned Semester Examinations subject to the payment of prescribed condo nation fees and fulfilment of other conditions laid down in the regulations.
    • A student attending less than 60% of the total number of classes* held shall not be allowed to appear at the concerned Semester Examinations and he /she has to pursue admission to the same Semester in the very next year for attending the classes and appearing at the said Semester Examination.

 *Such attendance will be calculated from the date of commencement of classes or the date of admission, whichever is later.

  • Outline of Choice Based Credit System
  • A) Core Course (CC) : A course, which should compulsorily be studied by a candidate as a core requirement is termed as a Core course.

Modalities of selecting CC by a student of Honours/ General programme shall be as follows : 

  • In case of B.A. Honours programme a student shall have to study 14 Core courses of the Honours Subject as specified for each of the 6 semesters.
  • In case of B.A. General programme a student shall have to study 4 Core Courses of each of the 2 chosen subjects as specified for each of the first 4 Semesters. In addition 4 Core Courses to be studied; two courses each from two language subjects: LCC1- English & LCC2- MIL (Bengali/Hindi/Urdu) /Alternative English as specified for each of the last 4 semesters.
  • B) Elective Course: Generally a course which can be chosen from a pool of courses and which may be very 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 nurtures the candidate’s proficiency/skill is called an Elective Course.
  • i) Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Course: Elective courses which may be offered by the main

discipline/subject of study is referred to as Discipline Specific Elective. This course is to advance knowledge and skill in the core course domain. ii) Generic Elective (GE) Course : An elective course chosen generally from an unrelated discipline/subject, with an intention to seek wide exposure, is called Generic Elective. 

Modalities of selecting GE by a student of Honours/ General programme shall be as follows : 

  1. In case of B.A. Honours programme, a student shall have to choose 4 Generic Elective papers strictly from 2 subjects of choice taking exactly two courses from each subject as specified for first 4 semesters.
  2. In case of B.A. General programme, a student shall have to choose 2 Generic Elective papers strictly from one particular subject [which will be different from the core subjects including the Core Languages (LCC1 & LCC2)] as specified for the 1st and 2nd semester.
  3. C) Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC) : The Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC) may be of two kinds: Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) and Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC).
  4. Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) : AECC courses are the courses based upon the content that leads to Knowledge enhancement. These are mandatory for all disciplines. i) AECC1 : Communicative English / MIL(Bengali/Hindi/Urdu);  ii) AECC2 : Environmental Studies. 
  5. Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC): These courses may be chosen from a pool of courses designed to provide value-based and/or skill-based knowledge and are aimed at providing competencies, skills, etc.

Tutorial : Every Core, Discipline Specific and Generic Elective Course shall have a Practical/ Tutorial component. Wherever there is a practical, there will be no Tutorial and vice versa.