For BSc (Major) in Zoology, Elective Courses worth 48 credits in Life Sciences [LSE-01 to LSE-08(L) worth 32 credits] and a package of courses [LSE-09, 10, 11(L) worth 16 credits] should be completed.
The 96 credits for the B. Sc. Programme are to be spread over three categories of Courses as given below:
Foundation Courses -24 Credits
Elective Courses - 56 to 64 Credits
Application- Oriented Courses- 8 to 16 Credits
Awareness Course on Environment -Nil
In case, you do not complete various BSc (Major) degrees and complete any other combination of courses from among science elective courses, then you will be awarded a BSc (General) degree.
Commencement of the Programme:
Credit System: The University follows a credit system for its Bachelor's Degree Programme in Science. Each credit amounts to 30 hours of study comprising all learning activities. Thus, a four credit course involves 120 hours of study and an eight credit course involves 240 hours of study. To complete this programme successfully, a student will have to earn 96 credits over a period of 3 to 6 years, depending on his/her convenience. However, he/she will not be allowed to earn more than 32 credits in a year.
Evaluation: The evaluation consists of two components: (1) continuous evaluation through assignments, and (2) term-end examination. Students must pass in both these components of a course to earn the credits assigned to that course. In the final result, the assignments of a theory course carry 30% weightage while 70% weightage is given for the term-end examination. Term-end examinations are held twice a year - in the months of June and December.
Evaluation of laboratory courses: Each and every experiment performed is evaluated. Evaluation of experiments, which are performed under the guidance of the counsellor, constitutes continuous evaluation and carries 70 per cent weightage. On the other hand, the evaluation of unguided assigned experiment(s), performed during the last session of lab course carries 30 per cent weightage and constitutes term-end evaluation.