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Admission ELIGIBILITY

ELIGIBILITY CONDITION FOR UG CLASSES

AGE LIMIT FOR ADMISSION
For admission to B.A., B.Sc., B.Com, BBA and BCA. Programmes in 1st Semester the maximum age limit is 23 years [25 years for girl students] on 1st of July of the year concerned. However, the Vice Chancellor can grant 6 months relaxation for genuine reasons. Relaxation of 3 years in age limit is granted for the candidates belonging to SC/ST, both for UG and PG classes.
 Minimum Percentage of Marks Required for Admission 

FOR   B.A. 1st SEMESTERr: 
33% marks at +2 levels are required; however, students opting mathematics must have 45% in aggregate or 45% marks in mathematics at +2 level.
FOR   B.Sc.  1st SEMESTER: 
45% marks at +2 levels in four written subjects including English. For joining Medical Group, Biology at +2 levels is compulsory.
FOR   B.Com. 1st SEMESTER: 
45% in four written subjects (including English) with Mathematics/Economics as compulsory subject at +2 level (40% in +2 for those students who have passed +2 under commerce Group). In case of girl students, 33% in +2 are required. Arts and Science Students with 45% marks can join B.Com. 1st, provided they have Mathematics of Economics at +2 level.
FOR   BCA / BBA. 1st SEMESTER: 
50% of +2 level in all stream. A concession of 5% marks in the minimum eligibility required will be allowed for SC/ST candidates.
Note:  A concession of 5% marks in the minimum eligibility required will be allowed for SC/ST candidates in B.Sc./B.Com. 1st Semester.
In addition to the eligibility conditions mentioned above, the students should also satisfy the following conditions for admission to the first year of B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com.
a. A student should have 10+2 class from H.P. Board of school Education under 10+2+3 system or any other equivalent examination recognized by the H.P. University. 
b. The student of National open school will be admitted provided they have secured requisite marks in all the five subjects. The students of National Open School who have not clearly passed +2 examination will not be admitted in the first year of B.A./B.Sc./B/Com. Students coming from Vocational stream are eligible for admission to this class.

 

OTHER  ELIGIBILITY  CONDITIONS

  1. A Candidate furnishing any wrong information will be punished with cancellation of admission/registration. Suitable disciplinary and legal action will be taken. Dues paid will be forfeited. 
    b. All admissions are provisional till these are confirmed/approved by HPU and the college will assume no responsibility for non-approval of a particular case for any reason, including equivalence cases. 
    c. In the absence of actual marks sheet from Univ./Board in respect of +2 of equivalent exam where the result is shown in grades/standards the minimum percentage of marks for each subject given in standard will be taken into consideration for determining eligibility. 
    d. The admission schedule notified by the university will be strictly adhered to. No relaxation will be given in this regard. 
    e. The decision of the Principal will be final in the matter of admission and he has the power to refuse of terminate any admission without assigning any reason or also on disciplinary grounds.

GUIDELINES FOR P.G. COURSES IN M.COM, ENGLISH, POL.SCIENCE, HISTORY, ECONOMICS, HINDI & PGDCA
a. There are 20 seats each in the P.G. Departments which will be filled strictly on merit. 
b. Eligibility: boys and girls should not have attained the age of 26 years and 28 years respectively on 1st July of the year for general category. Relaxation of 3yrs. for SC/ST students is allowed. 
c. For M.Com, M.A. in English, Pol.Science, Hindi, Economics, History and PGDCA 45% marks in concerned subject or 50% marks in aggregate are required.
Merit will be determined on the basis of following formula.
Aggregate marks obtained in TDC + Total marks in TDC I,II,III divided by Maximum marks of TDC+300 
d. 5% relaxation in marks for SC/ST is also allowed
e. There are 60 seats each in the P.G.D.C.A. Department which will be filled strictly on merit. 

Weight age: 1. For M.A. English 5% credit will be given to those who have studied English (Elective) in UG Course. 
2. 2% credit for N.S.S./N.C.C. ‘C’ certificate 
3. 3% credit for national participation in NCC 
4. 5% credit for international representation. 
5. 10% for Honors course if PG subject is the same. 
Note: only one of the maximum credits will be given out of the five above.

RESERVATION
1. 15% and 7.5% seats will be reserved for SC/ST candidates who have passed their qualifying exam from H.P.U. 
2. 25% seats shall be open-irrespective of the institution. 
3. 75% seats are for those candidates who have studied from H.P.U. 
Note: Admission will be made in accordance with the University Roster 120, successively year wise.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF ADMISSION
1. Photostat copies of all Board/University certificates from matriculation  onwards. 
2. Original copy of character certificate from the head of institution last attended. 
3. Original Certificates for verification by committee. 
4. Two passport size photographs and one stamp size for the Identity Card. 
5. B.A., B.Sc., B.Com, B.C.A 1st Semester students will also fill University Registration From along with two copies of their +2 result card. 
6. Students with a gap of one year or more in studies will have to submit an affidavit showing the reason for the gap. 
7. The candidates from other Boards/University must submit: 
a. Eligibility certificate from H.P. Board/University showing equivalence. 
b. Migration Certificate. 
8. SC/ST certificate for those seeking relaxation or weight age. 
9. All girl candidates have to submit a copy of Bonafide Himachali Certificate for getting Exemption from Tuition fee as per Notification. Edu H (8) 3 (8) 1/76 dated 29-06-2001. 
10. A postal stamp of Rs. 6 must be fixed on the Result Card of House Exam.

 

COURSES
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science (Medical & Non Medical)
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Computer Applications (Self-finance)
Master of Arts (English ,Political Science and History)
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (Self-finance)
Add-on Courses
Functional English,
Fashion Designing,
Marketing Management and Tourism and Travel Management
Journalism & Mass Communication

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION
A pass in the Senior Secondary (+2) Examination (Academic Stream) conducted by the H.P Board of School Education (or in case of Shashtri, pass in Prak Shashtri from Sanskrit Colleges affiliated to the HPU) or an examination accepted as equivalent thereto by the various bodies of the H.P. University
(i) Provided that the candidates who have passed the qualifying examination with science stream shall be given preference in admission to B.Sc. / B.C.A programme.
(ii) Provided that the candidates who have passed the qualifying examination with commerce stream shall be given preference in admission to B.Com. / B.B.A programme.
(iii) Provided that the candidates who have passed the qualifying examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects shall be given preference in admission to B.C.A programme.

 

CHOOSING PROGRAMME /COURSES
At the time of admission each student will identify a Major (Main) subject in which he / she will concentrate and two Minor (Allied) subjects whom he / she would choose to study.
 Major would be the subject in which the student will have to take core courses (hard and soft core and / or elective) as defined below prescribed by the concerned UG Board of Studies and the Faculty.
 Major once identified would not be changed unless the student quits a programme and joins a new programme.
 Minor, on the other hand, would be the subjects that would be chosen by the student out of a number of subject combinations (at least two subjects in each subject combination) suggested and approved by the UG Board of Studies and Faculty of a student’s major subject and available in the college/institution in which student applies for admission.
 In these subjects the student will be required to accumulate a certain minimum number of credits in order to qualify for the UG degree.

FOR THE DEGREE
A regular candidate shall have to undergo the prescribed courses of study in a College affiliated to the H.P. University for a period not less than three academic years (and not more than five academic years), should have passed the examinations prescribed and fulfill such conditions as have been prescribed there for.
 There shall be no private or other category of students and shall be eligible for degree either through regular mode or through distance education mode
 For the degree (B.A. / B. Sc. / B.Com. / B.C.A. / B.B.A) the student will have to cumulate a minimum of 106 successful credit hours of coursework over a minimum of three and a maximum of five years from the date of admission. If a student acquires 120 or more than 120 credits, he/she will get Honour degree

 DURATION [TIME FRAME]
The UG (TDC) programme for a regular student shall be for a minimum period of three years and a maximum of five years from the date of admission of the candidate. Each academic year shall comprise of two semesters, viz. Odd and Even semesters. Odd Semesters shall be from June / July to October / November and the Even Semester shall be from November / December to April / May. There shall be in each semester not less than 90 working days with 540 teaching clock hours (each working day having 6 teaching clock hours).
PROGRAMME
B. A.
B. Sc.
B. Com.
B.C.A.
B.B.A.
M.com
M.A. [English, History, Political Science, Hindi, Economics]

PGDCA.

Note: In addition to these, the colleges affiliated to HPU, depending on the infrastructure and faculty available, can offer various courses under self-financing mode leading to undergraduate certificate (up to 6 credits, one semester) and diploma (25-30 credits, two semesters). The necessary Government and University approval, however, will have to be obtained by the College.

CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM (CBCS) AND CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT GRADING PATTERN (CAGP) FOR UNDER-GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

From the academic session [2013-14] Choice-based and credit-based grading system with credits for various courses is being followed. Students have flexibility and a wider choice of subjects across various streams, but subject to the availability of courses and facilities in the college. Choice Based Credit System is an internationally acknowledged system of structured delivery system of learner engagement for a planned learning experience, offering opportunities to not only learn core subjects but to indulge in exploring other avenues of learning beyond core subjects for an overall growth in creating holistic personality ready to face the world. It is a mean to achieve excellence through comprehensive continuous assessment. The programme is considered completed when the student cumulates the requisite number of successful credits (passed), i.e. at least 106 credits for an undergraduate degree. All courses (Compulsory, Core, Elective etc.) involve an evaluation system of students that has the two components:-(i) Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) accounting for 50% [for 2013-14 and 2014-15 batches]and 30% [for 2015-16 onwards] of the final grade that students  get in a course for ; and(ii) End-Semester Examination (ESE) accounting for the remaining 50% [for 2013-14 and 2014-15 batches] and 70% [for 2015-16 onwards] of the final grade that the students get in a course. Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) will have three components (a) Classroom Attendance [5%] (b) Minor Tests [30%] (c) Seminar / Assignment / Term Paper [15%] for 2013-14 and 2014-15 batches students whereas for the students of 2015-16 onwards % age of these components will be… (a) Classroom Attendance [5%], Minor Tests [15%](c) Seminar / Assignment / Term Paper [10%].
All the above mentioned Programmes (named after the major subject (core/ main) chosen by the student) shall be run on Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). It is an instructional package developed to suit the needs of students to keep pace with the developments in higher education worldwide taking him/her out of isolated compartmentalized learning environment which clearly indicates for each level of certification learning effort required on the part of the student in terms of credits to be earned as well as participation in instructional hours to be spent through either regular mode or through distance education mode. The student in this system has considerable freedom in choosing courses and so making his / her own personalized programme/ bouquet in a cafeteria mode keeping in mind necessary requirements of a major course. Except for the compulsory and core courses of the subject of his / her major, he / she is free to choose courses of his /her choice. The programme is considered completed when the student cumulates the requisite number of successful credits (passed), i.e. at least 106 credits for an undergraduate degree.

SEMESTER SYSTEM
From the academic session .2013-14, college has switched over from the annual system to the semester system for undergraduate courses whereas semester system already introduced in PG courses .The duration of the semester will be six months involving teaching for 15weeks for a 6 day week excluding duration of minor exams, tests end term examinations and semester breaks [90 teaching days].  An academic year comprising 180 working days in the least is divided into two semesters, each semester having at least 90 working days. With six working days in a week this would mean that each semester will be having 90 ÷ 6 = 15 teaching / working weeks. Considering that each teaching day has 5 teaching / working hours, a teaching week would have 5 × 6 = 30 working / teaching hours and each semester will have 30 × 15 = 450 teaching hours available for each student.

CREDITS
The term ‘credit’ refers to the weight age given to a course, usually in terms of the number of instructional hours per week assigned to it. This explains why usually ‘credit’ is taken to mean ‘credit hours’. The credits also determine the volume of course contents and delivery of programme such as lectures, tutorials, practicals, assignments etc. For the purpose of credit determination, instruction is divided into three components:- Lectures (L) – Classroom lectures of one hour duration. Tutorials (T) – Special, elaborate instructions on specific topics (from Lectures) of one hour duration.Practicals (P) – Laboratory of field exercises in which the student has to do experiments or other practical work of two hour duration. Each one of these components is considered as equal to one credit. One lecture (L) as well as one Tutorial (T) of one hour a week is considered as one credit, whereas one Practical (P) of two hours a week is considered as one credit. The total weight age given to a course in terms of credits will be equal to L + T + P, where L is the number of one hour Lectures per week, T is the number of one hour Tutorials per week, and P is the number of two hour Practicals per week. This can be written in symbols as:- C = L + T + P Where, C is the credit weight age for a particular course. The total minimum credits required for an under graduate degree programme is one hundred and six (106).

COURSE 
A course is a structured set of instructions that are imparted to a student on the basis of a syllabus or a framework decided beforehand (and has the sanction of the different academic (Board of Studies, Faculty, Academic Council) and executive (Senate / Executive Council, Finance Committee) bodies of the HPU extended over a semester. Each course is designed variously under instructions given as Lectures, Tutorials, and Practicals (laboratory and field exercises). Usually these components are referred to as L, T, and P components. The credits for each course determine the volume of the course content.

COURSES IN PROGRAMMES
The UG (TDC) programme in a college affiliated to the HPU will comprise the following categories of courses:
(i) Compulsory Courses. 
(ii) Core Courses. 
(iii) Elective Courses.
(iv) General Interest and Hobby Courses

COMPULSORY COURSES
A student enrolled in an undergraduate programme will have to pass some compulsory courses. These compulsory courses are of three kinds –
A. LANGUAGES
(These courses are only indicative in nature. Faculty of these subjects can draw an exhaustive list and draft syllabi. The list below shall be updated after receiving list of courses drafted by various BOS) –
a. Compulsory English 
b. Compulsory Hindi 
c. Compulsory Sanskrit
B. SOCIAL SCIENCES/COMMERCE/MANAGEMENT
(These courses are only indicative in nature. Faculty of these subjects can draw an exhaustive list and draft syllabi. The list below shall be updated after receiving list of courses drafted by various BOS) – a. Compulsory Social Science/commerce/management course 
b. Compulsory Geography of Himachal Pradesh* 
c. Compulsory Indian Constitution* 
d. Compulsory Himachal Past, Present and Future*
* These compulsory course can be opted by all the students irrespective of their major. 
C. SCIENCE
(These courses are only indicative in nature. Faculty of these subjects can draw an exhaustive list and draft syllabi. The list below shall be updated after receiving list of courses drafted by various BOS)
a. Compulsory Basic Science
b. Climate Change and its impact on mountain sustainability** 
c. Compulsory Environmental Science (Audit Pass Course)** 
** These compulsory course can be opted by all the students irrespective of their major.

D. SKILL BASED COURSES
(These courses are only indicative in nature. Faculty of these subjects can draw an exhaustive list and draft syllabi. The list below shall be updated after receiving list of courses drafted by various BOS) – a. Functional English***

b. Office Computing
c. Functional Hindi*** 
d. Application Packages for finance 
e. Secretarial practice 
f. Short hand and word processing 
g. Web applications

*** These courses can be opted by students of Major in languages and Minor in Languages. (For exact nomenclature and syllabi refer to the syllabi of different subjects approved by statutory bodies from time to time.) A minimum of three and a maximum of six compulsory courses are to be passed by all students enrolled for a UG degree. However, 
- A student majoring in Language or minoring in Language will NOT do Compulsory course in that Language. 
- A student majoring/minoring in a particular Social Science will NOT do Compulsory course in that particular Social Science. 
- A student majoring in Science subjects/minoring in Science subjects will NOT do Compulsory Basic Science subjects.  All compulsory courses will be three credit hours each. Thus, a maximum of 3×6 = 18 credit hours will be accumulated by a student by doing compulsory courses.
 A minimum of three compulsory courses (3×3 = 9 credits) will have to be done by each UG student to qualify for the UG degree. 

CORE COURSES
In each subject being taught in the colleges affiliated to the HPU there will be identified by the concerned UG Boards of Study (BoS) and Faculty some courses which will be required to be passed by all students majoring in the concerned subject. These are called core courses. Core courses can be of two kinds -
 HARD CORE COURSES
These have to be done without exception? There will be no choice available.

SOFT CORE COURSES
In these courses some degree of choice is available in the sense that he / she has to select a certain number of courses out of the given number (larger than the required) of courses. The student will have to choose a certain number of core courses out of the total available. 
 In each subject there will be a minimum of fourteen (14) core courses (hard and / or soft). Each core course will be of four credit hours. Thus, a student majoring in the concerned subject will accumulate 14 × 4 = 56 credit hours by passing core courses. 
 A student will be required to pass in a minimum of 14 core courses in the subject of his / her major to qualify for a UG degree in a subject (Major). 
A student will be required to pass a minimum of five core and/or elective courses in the subject of his/her minor to qualify for a UG degree in a subject (Minor).

ELECTIVE COURSES
All students enrolled for a UG degree will be required to pass a minimum of between 10 and 13 elective courses. 
However, a student may take more elective courses for the purpose of ‘Emphasis’ or ‘Double Major’. 
 Elective courses are to be from a student’s major / minor subject(s) as detailed above in the subject combinations allowed. 
 In each subject being taught in the colleges affiliated to the HPU there will be identified by the concerned UG BoS and Faculty some variable number of courses as elective courses. 
 However, courses (whether core or elective) of the subjects other than a student’s major will be considered elective for a particular student’s UG programme. 
 Each UG student will have to pass at least 10 to 13 elective courses from his / her minor (allied) subjects being taught in the college. 
 Provided that each student will have to take a minimum of 5 elective courses in either of his / her minor subjects. 
 Each elective course will be 4 credit hours. Thus, a student will be able to accumulate at least 10 × 4 = 40 credits by passing elective courses. 
 A student may opt for more elective courses in the subject of his / her major or outside to make up for the discrepancy if any or for ‘emphasis’ or ‘double major’.

RULES FOR IDENTIFYING FLOATING ELECTIVE COURSES
The undergraduate boards of study (UG BOSs) of the subjects taught in the colleges affiliated to the HPU and the concerned Faculty (with the approval of the Academic Council) will identify a number of courses as elective courses in each subject. 
 All courses (core or elective) of subjects other than a student’s major will be considered as elective courses for his / her UG programme. However, a student will be bound to complete the minimum required number of electives from his / her minor subjects (a minimum of 5 courses for each minor) before he /she can opt for other elective courses. 
 Additional Elective courses (elective courses opted for after the minimum requirements have been completed) are open to all students irrespective of whether a student is doing major in Arts, Humanities, Science, Language or Commerce. 
The Department Committee of the college will decide the elective courses to be offered and the size of the class when it is offered. However, it has to be ensured that any elective course is offered at least once every three years. 
 The student will be allowed in an elective course on a first-come-first-served basis, with the limit set in by the college. 
 The failed candidates in one elective course are permitted to opt for another elective course or may be permitted to continue with the same elective course when it is offered the next time. However, a candidate failing in a core / elective course shall be allowed a maximum of two more (total of three) attempts to obtain a passing grade, failing which he / she shall be considered ‘dropped’ from the course.

GENERAL INTEREST AND HOBBY (GI & H) COURSES
In each college there can be offered some general interest (GI) and / or hobby (H) courses cutting across subjects. The college administration will decide on the basis of its material and human resources as to what such courses can be offered. Some such courses (with 1 to 3 credit hours each) can be as under: 
-General Computer Applications (Software Package Training) 
-History of Science 
- Photography 
- Playing Musical Instruments (Sitar, Guitar, Tabla / Drums, Harmonium, Flute, Violin etc.) 
-Drawing and Painting. -Appreciation of Fine Arts (Music, Painting, Dance, Sculpture etc.). 
NSS,NCC,Scouts &Guides,Spoerts and Cultural activities are now also included in GI%H

(These courses are only indicative in nature. Faculty of these subjects can draw an exhaustive list and draft syllabi. The list shall be updated after receiving list of courses drafted by various BOS) 
 Between 1 and 3 GI & H courses can be taken by a UG student over the period of the programme. Thus, between 1 and 9 credits can be cumulated by a UG student by passing GI & H courses.

DRFTING OF COURSE CONTENT
Dafting of the syllabus/ curricula shall be carried out in terms of 
i. Current knowledge 
ii. National and international developments 
iii. Relevance of new ideas, concepts and knowledge to the concerned discipline. 
iv. Internet search engines, latest books, journals and open course wares available across the net. 
v. Development of topical courses as per the requirements of employability of the learners, academic interests of the faculty and thurst of the programme. 
vi. Volume of the content as per credits.

ACCUMULATION OF CREDITS 
A student accumulating less than the required number of credits (i.e. less than 106 credits) for the award of a UG degree will have to make up for the discrepancy by taking more compulsory courses (if he / she has not already taken the maximum permitted compulsory courses) or elective courses or GI & H courses as the case may be. At the end of the programme, if a student has accumulated more than the required number of credits (i.e. more than 106 credits) for the award of a UG degree, he / she can be considered for the following by a committee comprising the College Principal, Senior-most teacher of the student’s major subject, and / or the senior-most teacher of the student’s minor subject:-
Major with Emphasis (to be decided by the Committee) when there are at least 15 credits in excess with a minimum of ‘A’ grade. 
Double Major (second major to be decided by the Committee) when there are at least 30 credits in excess with a minimum of ‘A’ grade. 
 However, on the other hand, such students who, due to any reason, are not able to complete the UG programme (i.e. are not able to accumulate 106 credits), will be considered for the following: 
(a) Certificate in the major Subject, if he / she has accumulated at least 48 credits in total with at least 16 credits in Core Courses. 
(b) Diploma in the major Subject, if he / she has accumulated at least 96 credits in total with at least 32 credits in Core Courses. 
(c) B.A. / B.Sc. /B.Com (Pass) Degree, if he/she has accumulated at least 106 credits in total with at least 30 credits in each of three subjects (30 × 3 = 90 credits) of his / her study
(d) ) B.A. / B.Sc. /B.Com (Honour) Degree, if he/she has accumulated at least 120 credits in total with at least 40 credits in each of three subjects (30 ×4 = 120 credits) of his / her study