I.MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK: Rules and Regulations for PG
Choice based Credit System – CBCS (Autonomous Semester Scheme) for Masters Degree Programme leading to MSW Degree w.e.f. 2010-2011 (Framed under Section 44 (1) (c) read with Section 64 of the KSU Act 2000) are applicable to those who seek admission to the course. Some of the salient features are as follows:
Credits: Each semester shall carry 25 credits. Credits represent the weightage of a course and are a function of teaching, learning and evaluation strategies such as number of contact hours, the course content, pedagogy, learning expectations, and maximum marks. In general one credit is assigned per hour of instruction in theory and one credit for two hours of practical / project work per week in a semester. On this basis, a two years M.S.W. degree programme will have a maximum of 100 credits. The other features of the Choice based Credit System are:
- The relative importance of subjects of study and activities are quantified in terms of credits and also their overall relative importance.
- The Course offers Core, Specialisation and Elective papers.
- The declaration of result is based on the Grade Point Average (GPA) earned towards the end of each semester and the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) earned towards the end of the programme and the corresponding Alpha Sign Grade.
- A candidate shall be considered to have satisfied the requirement of attendance for a semester if he/she attends not less than 75% of the classes actually conducted up to the end of the semester in each of the subjects.
- For Social Work Practicum a minimum of 90% attendance shall be mandatory.
Internal Assessment: As skill development is an important component of social work education and is integrated into the syllabus, continuous internal assessment shall be part of the process of evaluation. Internal Assessment shall be limited to 30% of the maximum marks allotted to the paper.
II. M. SC. IN PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELLING, M. SC. IN CRIMINOLOGY AND FORENSIC SCIENCE: Rules and Regulations for PG
Choice based Credit System – CBCS (Autonomous Semester Scheme) for Masters Degree Programme leading to M. Sc. in Psychological Counselling, M. Sc. in Criminology and Forensic Science Degree w.e.f. 2010-2011 are applicable to those who seek admission for the courses. Some of the salient features are as follows:
Maximum Period for Completion of the Programme: The courses consist of 4 Semesters, each semester of 16 weeks.
- The candidate shall be considered to have satisfied the requirement of attendance for a semester if he/she attends not less than 75% of the classes actually conducted up to the end of the semester in each of the subjects.
Scheme of Examination: There shall be an examination at the end of each semester. The duration of the theory examinations is 3 hours and practical is 4 hours per batch of 7 to 9 students. There shall be double valuation for all theory, dissertation/project/field work. The average of the marks awarded by the internal and external examiners shall be taken as the final award for that particular paper
Internal Assessment: In case of theory papers the internal assessment will be for 30 marks.
Practicals : Every practical paper will carry 100 marks of which 70 marks will be for the examination and 30 marks for internal assessment. The practical examination shall be conducted by both internal and external examiners.
The term “completing the programme” means passing all the prescribed examinations of the programme to become eligible for the degree. No candidate shall be permitted to appear for the examinations after the prescribed maximum period for completing the programme. The Maximum Period shall be DOUBLE the duration fixed for the normal programme, e.g., FOUR academic years for the MSW Degree Programme.