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.

UG – Non-Major Elective courses

(Effective from the academic year 2019-20 onwards)

S.NoCourses
Mathematics1. Descriptive Statistics
2. Functional Statistics
Physics1. Fundamental Physics - I
2. Fundamental Physics - II
Chemistry1. Polymer Chemistry
2. Agricultural Chemistry
Botany1. Botany for Competitive Exams paper - I
2. Botany for Competitive Exams paper - II
Zoology1.Vermiculture
2. Sericulture
Geography1. Demographic Studies
2. Geography of Resources
Biochemistry1. Nutritional aspects of diseases
2. Life style - diseases and prevention
Computer Science1. Computer Fundamentals I
2. Computer Fundamentals - II
History1. Women's Rights and Legislation of India since Independence
2. Freedom Fighters of Tamil Nadu
Economics1. Tamil Nadu Economy
2. Principles of Economics
English1. Soft Skills
2. English for Competivive Examinations
Tamil1. (ய) அடிப்படைத் தமிழ் பயிற்றுவித்தல் - ஐ
(டி) சிறப்புத் தமிழ் - ஐ
2. (ய) அடிப்படைத் தமிழ் பயிற்றுவித்தல் - ஐஐ
(டி) சிறப்புத் தமிழ் - ஐஐ
Commerce1. Concept of Self Help Group.
2. Consumer Rights & Protection
Hindi1. Basic Hindi - I
2. Basic Hindi - II
Telugu1. Basic Telugu - I
2. Basic Telugu - II

UG – Non-Major Elective courses

(Effective from the academic year 2016-17 onwards)

S.NoCourses
Mathematics1.Descriptive Statistics
2.Functional Statistics
Physics1.Basic Physics
2. Modern Physics
Chemistry1.Polymer Chemistry
2. Agricultural Chemistry
Botany1.Herbs& Home remedies.
2. Horticulture
Zoology1.Vermiculture
2. Sericulture
Geography1. Demographic Studies
2. Geography of Resources
Biochemistry1. Health and Nutrition
2. Human diseases and preventive aspects
Computer Science1. Computer Fundamentals - I
2. Computer Fundamentals - II
History1. Women's Rights and Legislation of India since Independence
2. Freedom Fighters of Tamil Nadu
Economics1. Tamil Nadu Economy
2. Principles of Economics
English1. Basic Grammar & Writing Skills
2. Soft Skills
Tamil1. (ய) அடிப்படைத் தமிழ் பயிற்றுவித்தல் - ஐ
(டி) சிறப்புத் தமிழ் - ஐ
2. (ய) அடிப்படைத் தமிழ் பயிற்றுவித்தல் - ஐஐ
(டி) சிறப்புத் தமிழ் - ஐஐ
Commerce1. Concept of Self Help Group.
2. Consumer Rights & Protection


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

Non-Major Electives for PG (2016-2018)

S.NoCourses
Mathematics1. Applied Statistics
2. Optimization Techniques
Physics1. Energy Physics
2. Astro Physics
Chemistry1. Biological Chemistry
2. Industrial Chemistry
Botany1. Ethnobotany
2. Herbal Drug Biotechnology
Zoology1. Ornamental Fish Culture
2. Wild Life Conservation and Management
Applied Geography1. Health Geography
2. Bio-Geography
Biochemistry1. Nutrional aspects of diseases
2. Life style-diseases and prevention
Computer Science1. Internet Concepts
2. E-Commerce
History1. Water Resource Management in India
2. Personalities of India
Economics1. Entrepreneurial Development Programme 2. Economics of Insurance
English1. Film Studies
2. Basics of Journalism
Tamil1. Mozhi Peyarppu Kalai
2. Payanmurai Tamizh
Commerce1. Practical Banking
2. Business Ethics, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

Supportive Electives for PG (2019 onwards)

S.NoCourses
Mathematics1. Tensor Analysis
2. Formal Languages and Automata
Physics1. Energy Physics
2. Astro Physics
Chemistry1. Environmental Chemistry
2. Biological Chemistry
Botany1. Horticulture
2. Entrepreneurial Botany
Zoology1.Vermi Composting
2. Wild Life Conservation and Management
Applied Geography1. Geography of Health
2. Bio-Geography
Biochemistry1. Nutrional aspects of diseases
2. Life style-diseases and prevention
Computer Science1. E-Commerce
2. Web Services
History1. Museology
2. Panchayat Raj in India
Economics1. Entrepreneurial Development Programme
2. Economics of Insurance
English1. Film Studies
2. Basics of Journalism
Tamil1. Pani vaippu Tamizh
2. Payanmurai Tamizh

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.