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Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

Royal Global University’s (RGU) approach towards formal education is learner-centric and as such the University has adopted Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) to allow flexibility in the education system, so that students depending upon their interests, learning needs and aptitude can choose inter-disciplinary, intra-disciplinary and skill- based courses along with emphasis on enhancing students’ ability in Communication Skills and Behavioral Approach. CBCS makes education broad- based and at par with global standards, which is the need of the hour. The motive of a holistic education is to infuse ethical values and morals in an individual’s consciousness along with cultivating intellectual minds to bring a positive change in society at large.

Advantages of the choice based credit system:

  • Shift in focus from the teacher-centric to student-centric education.
  • Students may undertake as many credits as they can cope with upto a maximum of 20 credit.
  • CBCS allows students to choose inter-disciplinary, intra-disciplinary courses, skill oriented papers (even from other disciplines according to their learning needs, interests and aptitude) and more flexibility for students).
  • CBCS makes education broad-based and at par with global standards. One can take credits by combining unique combinations. For example, Physics with Economics, Biotechnology with Chemistry or Environment Science etc.

Some of the programmes comply with the academic guidelines and norms under the following regulatory bodies:

For B.Tech courses, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) norms

For Architecture courses, Council of Architecture (COA) norms

For Law Courses, Bar Council of India (BCI) norms

For Nursing courses, Indian Nursing Council (INC ) norms

The main components of RGU Course Structure offered to UG and PG programs are:

I. Core Course- All programs

II. Generic Elective (GE)- For all UG programs

III. Discipline Specific Elective – For all programs

IV. Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC)- For All programs

V. Ability Enhancement Elective Course (AEEC)/ Skill Enhancement Elective Course (SEC)- For All programs

I. CORE COURSE

Core courses are those, the knowledge of which are deemed essential for students registered for the program. A student has to compulsorily take these subjects. The subjects designed under this category aim to cover the knowledge that a student is expected to imbibe in that particular discipline, along with compulsory summer internships, projects, dissertation, field study/clinical exposure etc.. For example, the core course for a student pursuing MBA in Human Resource and Marketing in Royal Global University will comprise of subjects related to his/her specialisations along with the compulsory foundation courses of MBA.

Similarly, a student who pursues BA (H) in Psychology at Royal Global University, all subjects related to Psychology along with other foundation courses, will be considered as core subjects.

II. GENERIC ELECTIVE

Generic Electives are those subjects which are to be opted by students of any department offered by other schools/departments of the university. Generic Electives are offered only to undergraduate students. A student has to opt and study for 2(two) GE courses from 1st to 4th semester comprising of a total of 24 credits.

For example, a student of B.A. Political Science (H) can choose one course from Economics and another from Fine Arts. A basket of courses is available to students from all the schools of the University.

As specified in the CBCS system and suggested by UGC any student wishing to earn extra credits, over and above the normal credits, can additionally opt for 2 GE courses in the last 2 semesters and this will also be reflected in their transcripts.

III. DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVE (DSE)

These are compulsory courses related to a program opted by a student aimed to enhance students’ in depth subject knowledge and can be chosen from a basket of many subjects offered by the department. The DSE subjects for UG courses are offered in last two semesters while PG students have to choose 1 to 3 courses in every semester depending upon the courses offered in the program.

For example, a B.Sc (H) Chemistry student can opt for subjects on Organic or Inorganic or Physical Chemistry or any other subject offered by the Department of Chemistry.

IV. ABILITY ENHANCEMENT COMPULSORY COURSE (AECC)

Example: A student of BBA first semester, apart from his regular core courses, will also require taking up the following AECC courses:

a. Communicative English- every semester (1 credit)

b. Behavioural Science- two semesters (1 credit each)

c. Environmental Science- one semester (2 credits)

V. ABILITY ENHANCEMENT ELECTIVE COURSE (AEEC)/ SKILL ENHANCEMENT ELECTIVE COURSE (SEC)

To enhance competitive skills, a student must opt for two AEEC/SEC courses of 2 credits offered by any school. For example, a student of B.Sc (H) in Mathematics or M.Sc Mathematics may opt for subjects like:

C+

C++

LATEX

MATLAB

French Language

Floriculture

Mushroom Cultivation

Vermiculture

Computer Application and Data Analysis

General Aptitude

Current Socio- Economic Issues

Pest Management etc...

SEMESTER SYSTEM

Each academic year (July to June) shall comprise of two semesters viz. Odd and Even semesters. Odd semesters shall be from July to December and Even Semesters shall be from January to June. There shall not be less than 90 working days in each semester (exclusive of the Semester End Examination days.) Longer contact hours in a semester calendar provide more space for better quality of instruction. Moreover, the extra time also allows for greater collaboration with not only peers but with teachers and mentors too.

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