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Preamble | B.Sc (Non-Medical)

Preamble:

Welcome to the Faculty of Physical Sciences, Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University. The department came into existence in 2014. The Department has highly qualified faculty persons having national and international repute. There are 23 faculty members with Doctorate and Post-Doctorate research experience. We also have well experienced and supportive laboratory staff members. Department emphasis on the most basic requirement that is a curriculum that teaches students how to apply what they learn to solve real world problems & help them to develop the broader competencies that are increasingly important for success in an ever more complex and demanding world.

 

Goals:

  1. Employment prospects for B.Sc. (Non-Medical) graduates are very good. The scientific knowledge and mathematical and analytic skills acquired help to place across a wide range of industries including aerospace, pharmaceutical, dyes,fabrics, electronics, semiconductors, petroleum, communications, computing, education, commerce, civil services and many more.
  2. The theoretical and experimental skills necessary to analyze and solve a range of advances problems, providing an excellent foundation for leadership.
  3. Graduation leads to an abundance of research opportunities to study for Post-Graduation as well as Ph.D.

 

Objectives:

The B.Sc. (Non-Medical) programme at SGT University has four main learning objectives:

  1. Knowledge in the various fields of science offered within the curriculum.
  2. Hand on skills in Laboratory.
  3. Communicational skills including technical and informal communication.
  4. To relate existing curriculum with research methods

 

Duration of Study:

Three – year program (with theory, practical & experiential learning in various aspects of science fields)

Eligibility:

The candidate seeking admission to B.Sc.(Non-medical) course must have passed Senior Secondary Examination (10+2) of the Board of School Education Bhiwani Haryana or any other examination recognized by SGT University as equivalent thereto, with at least 40 % marks (35% marks in case of SC/ST candidates of Haryana State only) in Physics, Chemistry and Math taken together both in qualifying and/or competitive examinations and must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Math and English individually in the qualifying examination.

Career opportunities:

The courses taught in the degree course equip the graduates to find career opportunities in:

  • educational and research fields in public and private institutions
  • higher education
  • Defence services
  • banking sector
  • reputed government jobs

Core Departments

The following will be the core disciplines to be taught in the degree course:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry

Teaching strategies:

The curriculum based on interdisciplinary approach, is an integrated system of learning. The major thrust remains on practical and problem based learning. The students’ involvement and interaction with the problems faced by them in science will be the main stay of the teaching strategies.

It is assumed that there will be 1010 (approximately) teaching hours in one year period of the degree course. Breakup of these hours will be for theory and practical classes. The theory teaching will be of 750 hours and practical will be of 260 hours. The teaching will be on various topics and subtopics.

Heads Semester wise Total hour/year
Theory classes 30 hours /week and 375hours/semester 750
Practical classes (in laboratory and field) 10 hours /week 130hours/semester 260
Total 505 hours/semester 1010

 

The theory teaching will be classroom teaching, including explaining the subject matter by using board (white), multimedia, charts, models, specimens, carrying out group discussion, etc. Lecture delivery will be done keeping in mind the standards of all strata of the students. Formative assessment will be part of the teaching methodology. For the students this kind of assessment will be a sort of fun, fast and friendly (not a burden/stress). It may include verbal interaction, group discussion, MCQs where students will not be judged, but class teacher will get an idea if the student has received what has been delivered.

  1. Duration and Nomenclature:

The duration of B.Sc. (Non-Medical) course shall be of three academic years. Each year shall be divided into two semesters.  Thus, the course shall comprise of six semesters will spread over three years.  On completion of all the six semesters, the student will be awarded B.Sc. (Non-Medical) degree. The student shall complete all the six semesters within a maximum period of 5 (five) years from the date of admission to the first semester. However, he/she may be given one more year by the Academic Council under special circumstances which will be duly recorded in the Council’s resolution.

  1. Admission to the Course:

Admission to the above course shall be made on the terms & conditions as prescribed in Chapter 2 of the 1st Ordinance of SGT University, Gurgaon as amended from time to time.

  1. Admission schedule and receipt of fees:

The admission schedule along with last date for the receipt of admission forms and fees structure shall be fixed by the Vice-Chancellor for every academic year.

  1. Selection of candidates for admission:

The candidates shall be selected for admission to the above course on the basis of their academic merit to be determined on the basis of marks obtained either in Entrance Examination conducted by SGT University, or in the qualifying examination as decided by the University from time to time.

  1. Syllabus:

Syllabus for the course will be as recommended by Board of Studies and approved by Academic Council from time to time.

  1. Medium of Instruction and Examination:

The medium of instruction and the examination shall be English only.

  1. Scheme of Examinations:

The Scheme of Examinations shall be as approved by Board of Studies/Academic Council of the University from time to time.

  1. University Examinations:

(i)         End Term Examinations:

The examinations of the 1st, 3rd and 5th semesters shall ordinarily be held in the month of December and those of 2nd, 4th and 6th semesters in the month of  May or on such dates as fixed by the Controller of Examinations with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor.

(ii)        Supplementary/ Re-appear Examinations:

Supplementary examinations of the 1st, 3rd and 5th semesters will be held along with the regular semester examinations of 1st, 3rd and 5th semesters in December and those of 2nd, 4th and 6th semesters will be held along with regular semester examinations of 2nd, 4th and 6th semesters in May or on such dates as fixed by the Controller of Examinations with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor. However, the supplementary examinations of 6th semester may be held in the month December along with that of odd semester examinations.   A   student   on   the   rolls   of Faculty or an ex-student shall submit his/her application for admission to an examination on the prescribed form with the requisite certificate duly countersigned by the Dean of the Faculty and examination fee.

  1. Distribution of Marks:

The distribution of marks in various papers shall be as given in the Scheme of Examinations approved by the Board of Studies/the Academic Council.

 

 

  1. Attendance Requirements/Eligibility to Appear in Examination:

 

The student shall fulfill the following criteria to be eligible for appearing in the end term examinations:

  • He/ she should bear a good moral character.
  • He/she should be on the rolls of the University during the Semester.
  • He/she should have not less than 75% of the attendance during the respective semester. Twenty five (25%) of attendance relaxation shall account for illness and exigencies of serious and unavoidable nature.
  • He/she should not be a defaulter in payment of tuition fees or any other dues of the University and no disciplinary action is pending against him/her.

 

  1. Exemption from Attendance / Shortage of Attendance to be condoned:

The shortage of lectures to the maximum limit, to be condoned by the competent authority is as under:

 

Sr. No Exemptible  No. of Lectures Ground of Exemption Competent Authority
1 All periods of the days of blood donation Voluntarily blood donation to the Blood Bank. Dean of the  Faculty
2 Maximum 10 days attendance during a semester  For participation in Intra-University or Inter-Faculty/College Sports Tournaments/ Youth Festivals, NCC/ NSS Camps/ University Educational Excursions/ Mountaineering Courses etc. -do-
3  Maximum 15 days attendance during a semester For participation in Inter-University Sports Tournaments/ Youth Festivals etc. -do-

 

   Provided:

 

  • that he/she has obtained prior approval of the Dean, Faculty of Physical Sciences.
  • that credit will be given only for the dates on which lectures were delivered or practical classes were held during the period of participation in aforesaid event.

 

  1. Attendance Shortage Warning:

 

Attendance shortage warning will be displayed on the Faculty’s Notice Board and University Website by 10th day of every month.

  1. Submission of Examination Forms and Payment of Fees:

The Dean, Faculty of Physical Sciences will submit the examination admission forms of those students who satisfy the eligibility criteria for appearing in the examinations to the Controller of Examinations as per Schedule of Examinations circulated from time to time.

  1. Setting of Question Papers:

(i)         The Head of the Department/Dean of the Faculty shall supply the panel of internal and external examiners well in time duly approved by the Board of Studies, to the Controller of Examinations. The paper(s) will be set by the examiner(s) nominated by the Vice-Chancellor from the panel of examiners.

(ii)        An examiner shall be allowed to set not more than two papers in a semester examination.

  1. Evaluation of Answer Books:

The answer books may be evaluated either by paper setter or by any other internal or external examiner to be nominated by the Controller of Examinations. In case, such examiner does not evaluate the answer books in the given schedule, the Controller of Examinations may get the answer book(s) evaluated from any other expert in the subject with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor.

  1. Internal Assessment:

(i)         Twenty (20) per cent marks shall be assigned to theory paper as Internal Assessment (excluding practicals, training report, project report and viva voice which shall be awarded as per the criteria given below:

Distribution of 10 marks
1 Attendance 2.5 marks
2 Mid-term Test-I 2.5  marks
3 Mid-term Test-II 2.5  marks
4 Assignment/Quiz/Seminar etc. 2.5  marks

 

  • In case of those ex-students who will be appearing for re-appear / improvement examination in any semester, their previous Internal Assessment marks awarded, will be counted for the purpose.
  • The concerned teacher shall preserve the records on the basis of which the internal assessment marks have been awarded, and shall make the same available to the Controller of Examinations whenever required.

(iv)       The Head of   the Department/ Dean of the Faculty shall forward the internal assessment marks to controller of examination at least seven (15) days before the commencement of the end term examinations of the semester.

  1. Criteria for Promotion to Higher Semester:

All the students will be automatically promoted to 2nd, 4t and 6th semester without any condition of passing minimum number of papers. For promotion from 2nd to 3rd semester, the student shall have to clear at least 50% papers of 1st semester; for promotion from 4th to 5th semester, the student shall have to clear at least 50% papers of 1st, 2nd and 3rd semesters taken together.

  1. Pass Percentage:

The minimum percentage of marks to pass the examination in each semester will be

  1. 35% in written paper and internal assessment taken together.
  2. 35% in viva-voice examination.
  • 35% in the aggregate in each semester examination.

 

  1. Declaration of Results:

(i)         After the semester examinations are over, the Controller of   Examinations   shall   declare the results of those students who had appeared in the examinations

(ii)        Each successful student/ the student placed in re-appear, shall be provided a copy of the Detailed Marks Card of each semester examination.

(iii)       The student, whose   result   is   declared   late   due to some reasons,   can provisionally attend classes of the next higher semester at his /her own risk and responsibility, subject to his /her passing the concerned semester examination.  In case, the student fails to pass the concerned semester examination, his/her attendance/internal assessment in the next higher semester in which he / she was provisionally allowed to attend class, shall stand cancelled.

  1. Classification of Performance:

Performance of the successful students after the 6th i.e. last semester examinations on basis of final CGPA obtained by him / her in 1st to 6thsemester examinations shall be classified as under:

with equivalent % marks Classification of Performance
to 75% marks or more in first attempt First Division with Distinction
60% marks or more but less than 75% First Division
50% marks or more but less  60% marks Second Division
Less than 50% marks Third Division

 

  1. Other Provisions:
  2. Nothing in the Ordinance shall debar the University from amending the Ordinance, if required and the same shall be applicable to all the students whether old or new.
  3. Any other provisions not contained in the Ordinance shall be governed by the rules and regulations framed by the University from time to time.