Academic Affairs

CHOICEBASED CREDIT SYSTEM –UG,

Bharathi Women’s College for Women (Autonomous) offers the Semester System of education with credits for UG/PG courses. Credit simply means the weightage given to what is taught and what is learnt. It is normally related to the number of hours a teacher teaches a particular subject as well as to the number of hours a student spends learning a subject or carrying out an activity. In the semester system of study, every academic year is divided into two semester sessions. Each semester will have a minimum of 90 working days and each day will have 5 working hours.

Differential weightage is given according to the content and duration of the courses in the curriculum design. Each course is designed variously under lectures / tutorials / laboratory work / seminar / project work / practical training / viva voce etc to facilitate effective teaching and learning and the credits are assigned accordingly, depending on the content and the specialization.

The credit requirement for a three-year UG course shall be 140.

YearNo. of PapersCredits
CoreElectiveSoft SkillMarksCoreElectiveSoft SkillExtension
Activities
I Year732 120033122X2=42
II Year82212003782X2=4
III Year15542400702082

Compulsory Core Module Course in Environmental Studies consisting of 2 extra credits, Value Education – 2 credits.

Non-Major Electives for UG – II Year

SI.No.DepartmentsSemester - IVCode
1MathematicsFunctional Statistics12NA2
2PhysicsModern Physics12NB2
3ChemistryAgricultural Chemistry12NC2
4BotanyHorticulture12ND2
5Zoology Ornamental Fish Culture12NE2
6GeographyGeography of Resources12NF2
7Bio-chemistryHuman diseases and Preventive aspects12NG2
8Computer ScienceComputer Fundamentals - II 12NH2
9HistoryFreedom Fighters of Tamil Nadu12NK2
10EconomicsPrinciples of Economics12NL2
11English LiteratureSoft Skills12NN2
12Tamil LiteratureAdipadai Tamil Payitruvithal -II12MM2
Sirappu Tamil -II12MMY
13HindiBasic Hindi – II12NBY
14UrduUrdu For Beginners - II12NDY
15CommerceBasics of Business Insurance 12NS2

Non-Major Electives for UG – I Year

Sl.No.DepartmentsSemester - IICode
1MathematicsDescriptive Statistics12NA1
2PhysicsBasic Physics12NB1
3ChemistryPolymer Chemistry12NC1
4BotanyHerbs & Home remedies12ND1
5ZoologyVermiculture12NE1
6GeographyDemographic Studies12NF1
7Bio-chemistryHealth and Nutrition12NG1
8Computer ScienceComputer Fundamentals - I12NH1
9Historical StudiesWomen's Social Legislations in India since Independence12NK1
10EconomicsEconomics of Gender and Development12NL1
11English LiteratureBasic Grammar & Writing Skills12NN1
12Tamil LiteratureAdipadai Tamil Payitruvithal - I12MM1
Sirappu Tamil - I12MMX
13CommerceConcept of Self Help Group12NS1
14HindiBasic Hindi - I12NBX
15UrduUrdu For Beginners - I12NDX
Skill based elective is offered for UG students for IV semesters.

I Semester : Essentials of Language and Communication Skill’
II Semester : Spoken and Presentation Skills
III Semester : Subject offered by the department
IV Semester : Personality Development

VALUE EDUCATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Value Education and Environmental studies is taught to the UG students as per the syllabus and norms stipulated by the University of Madras.

Bharathi Women’s College for Women (Autonomous) offers the Semester System of education with credits for UG/PG courses. Credit simply means the weightage given to what is taught and what is learnt. It is normally related to the number of hours a teacher teaches a particular subject as well as to the number of hours a student spends learning a subject or carrying out an activity. In the semester system of study, every academic year is divided into two semester sessions. Each semester will have a minimum of 90 working days and each day will have 5 working hours.

Differential weightage is given according to the content and duration of the courses in the curriculum design. Each course is designed variously under lectures / tutorials / laboratory work / seminar / project work / practical training / viva voce etc to facilitate effective teaching and learning and the credits are assigned accordingly, depending on the content and the specialization.

The credit requirement for a two year PG course shall be 91 credits

YearNo. of PapersMarksCredits
CoreElectiveCoreElective
I Year7310003312
II Year821000378
Total520007020

Extra Disciplinary Elective for PG – I Year

Sl.No.DepartmentsSemester - IICode
1MathematicsApplied Statistics12EA3
2PhysicsIntelligent Instrumentation12EB3
3ChemistryBiological Chemistry12EC3
4BotanyEthnobotany12ED3
5ZoologyBasics of Human Physiology12EE3
6Applied GeographyHealth Geography12EF3
7Bio-chemistryNutritional Aspects of Diseases12EG3
8Computer ScienceInternet Concepts12EH5
9HistoryWater Resource Management in India12EK3
10Business EconomicsEconomics of Health12EL3
11Tamil LiteratureThamizhar Panpattu Varalaru12EM3
12English LiteratureFilm Studies12EN3
13CommerceTotal Quality Management13ES3

Extra Disciplinary Elective for PG – II Year

Sl.No.DepartmentsSemester - IIICode
1MathematicsOptimization Techniques12EA5
2PhysicsBasic Material Science12EB5
3ChemistryIndustrial Chemistry12EC5
4BotanyHerbal Drug Biotechnology12ED5
5ZoologyOrnamental Fisheries12EE5
6Applied GeographyBio- Geography12EF5
7Bio-chemistryLife style - diseases Prevention12EG5
8Computer ScienceE-Commerce12EH7
9HistoryPersonalities of India12EK5
10Business EconomicsEconomics of Insurance12EL5
11TamizhialNaatuppuravial12EM5
12English LiteratureBasics of Journalism12EN5
13CommerceBusiness Ethics, Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility 13ES5

Soft Skill

The Soft Skill syllabus is focused to develop the wholesome personality of the students. There are four papers. The course content for each paper is designed for 30 hours. Two credits are assigned for each course. Including internship the total credit is 10 for part IV.

The papers titled ‘Essentials of Language and Communication Skill’ and ‘Spoken and Presentation Skills’ are designed to improve the four basic communication skills namely Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. These papers also provide adequate functional vocabulary and comprehension that enable the students to be effective communicators.

The practical sessions provide essential training for improving usage thinking style, expression etc.

The paper ‘Life and Managerial Skills’ helps the students to learn the various means and methods in which they can manage the various aspects of life. Practical sessions are provided to manage time and conflicts. Special focus is given for developing interpersonal relationships. The papers ‘Computing Skills’ and ‘Contemporary Awareness’ (only for M.Sc., Computer Science) give the students an opportunity to learn how to use technology for acquiring knowledge and information.

The Soft Skill Programme is highly practical oriented and is aimed to provide self confidence and personality development.