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Under guidelines of Union Grants Commission (UGC), Dr. V. S. Krishna Govt. Degree College (A), Visakhapatnam introducted Choice based Credit System (CBCS) from during the academic year of 2014-15.

 

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 or minor or soft skill 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 outcomes. 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 diploma 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. Grade Point: It is a numerical weight allotted to each letter grade on a 10-point scale.


9. Letter Grade: It is an index of the performance of students in a said course. Grades are denoted by letters O, A+, A, B+, B, C, P and F.


10. Programme: An educational programme leading to award of a Degree, diploma or certificate.

 

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