Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)
UGC has introduced Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with the objectives of enhanced learning opportunities, improvement in educational quality and excellence and standardization of educational programmes in India. CBCS allows the learner to select their choice of specialization.
Choice Based Credit and Grading System was introduced by the University of Mumbai for F.Y.B.Com in the academic year 2016-17 in place of Credit Based Grading and Semester System. It is applicable uniformly to F.Y.B.Com, S.Y.B.Com and T.Y.B.Com from the academic year 2018-19.
The three year undergraduate course of B.Com is divided into six semesters, with two semesters per year. Semester end exams are conducted on behalf of University of Mumbai and in accordance with the rules prescribed from time to time. Students are evaluated and results declared after every semester.
THE SCHEME OF EXAMINATION:
Bachelor of Commerce
A. Foundation Course
Internal Assessment (Project) 25 marks
Semester End Examination 75 marks
B. Other Subjects
Semester End Examination 100 marks
The performance of the learners shall be evaluated in two components:
a. Internal Assessment (Class Test/Projects) 25 marks
b. Semester End Examination 75 marks
The learners shall obtain minimum of 40% marks in the Internal Assessment and 40% marks in Semester End Examination separately to pass a course
The grading of the learners shall be on the TEN point ranking system as under:
80 and above
Less than 40
ALLOWED TO KEEP TERMS (ATKT):
a. A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester II irrespective of number of courses of failure in the Semester I.
b. A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester III if he/she passes each of Semester I and Semester II
A learner fails in not more than FOUR courses of Semester I and Semester II taken together with not more thanTWO courses at each of Semester I & Semester II.
c. A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester IV irrespective of number of courses of failure in Semester III.
d. A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester V if he/she passes Semester I, Semester II, Semester III and Semester IV
A learner shall pass Semester I and Semester II and fails in not more than FOUR courses of Semester III and
Semester IV taken together with not more than TWO courses at each of Semester III & Semester IV.
e. A learner shall be allowed to keep term for Semester VI irrespective of number of courses of failure in the Semester V
f. The learner can appear for the semester VI examination subject to 9d & 9e above but the result of Semester VI shall be kept in abeyance until the learner passes each of Semester I, Semester II, Semester III, Semester IV and Semester V.
Candidates are eligible for the award of maximum 10 grace marks provided they have:
- Participated in the N.S.S. programme and have satisfactorily completed 120 hours of social service comprising time spent in at least 2 types of projects as certiﬁed by the Principal.
- Reached at Quarter ﬁnal stage at inter-collegiate sports competitions or have secured one of the eight places in order of merit in individual sports event conducted by the University or have represented the University in sports events either at the inter-state, zonal national, or at the international level and have produced the necessary certiﬁcate
- Member of the Students’ Councils constituted under Section 40 (2) (a) or Section 40 (2) (b) or under Section 40 (4) of the Maharashtra Universities Act 1994 and have actively participated in various schemes, programmes and attended functions of the University during the academic year
The beneﬁt of 10 grace marks to candidates would be available only in any one of the activities mentioned above, at their option subject to their fulﬁlling the following conditions:
1. That in case of failure in one or more heads of passing an examination, the beneﬁt of grace marks shall be granted to the extent of 5% of the maximum marks allotted to the subject.
2. That the grace marks will be granted for the purpose of claiming exemptions in a subject/s, provided it shall not exceed 5% of t he maximum marks allotted to the subject.
3. That the maximum of 10 grace marks shall be granted for the purpose of enabling a candidate for the award of class and / or distinction, in the examination.
4. That the maximum 10 grace marks will be added to the grand total, if the beneﬁt of grace marks is not claimed in any of the above (1) and (3)
POST GRADUATE COURSES
Under the Credit based semester and grading system from the academic year 2012-13, the duration of the M.Com. programme shall be 2 years, consisting of 4 semesters. The examination for semester I will be held in the second half of the academic year in which the learner was admitted. Semester II examinations will be held in the ﬁrst half of the calendar year.
These examinations would carry 60 marks each and in each semester 40 marks will be Internal Assessment.
The learners will have to obtain a minimum of 40% marks in aggregate to qualify each course where the course consists of Internal Assessment & Semester End Examination.
However, the learners shall obtain minimum of 40% marks i.e. 16 out of 40 in the Internal Assessment and i.e. 24 out of 60 in Semester End Examination separately.
A learner who has kept terms satisfactorily for semester I shall be permitted to keep terms for semester II notwithstanding he/she may not have appeared for Semester I examinations or failed there at. A learner who has declared to be passed in Semester I / Semester II will not be allowed to reappear for the Semester I and Semester II examinations for improvement of his/her results.