Program Guideline

/Program Guideline
Program Guideline 2017-12-03T11:43:54+00:00

1.0 Admission

Students shall be admitted in the BSS (Hons) Degree in Japanese Studies under the Faculty of Social Sciences as per the University Rules.

1.1 The Program

1.1a The BSS (Hons) shall be of four years duration and divided into 8 (eight) semesters. Each semester shall be of 19 weeks, of which

  • 15 weeks will be for class teaching
  • 1 week break for preparation, and
  • 3 weeks for holding the semester final examinations.

1.1b The programme shall include teaching of 32 course units for a total of 3200 marks, which will be translated into 128 credit hours.

1.1c The total credit hours shall be evaluated on the basis of 3200 total marks, of which 3000 marks shall be for 30 taught course units, 100 marks for field research/ project work / internship, and 100 marks for written and oral comprehensive examination.

1.1d Each full unit course shall be of 100 marks and half unit course shall be of 50 marks.
1.1e Since the credit hours are counted on the basis of lecture class/contact hours per week, number of lecture classes/contact hours shall be determined according to the credits assigned to each course unit.

  • For a 4 credit course unit, there shall be two lecture classes of 90 minutes each, and one 60 minutes discussion class/tutorial class/lab work/group presentation/class test every week.
  • For a 4 credit course unit, there shall be two lecture classes of 90 minutes each, and one 60 minutes discussion class/tutorial class/lab work/group presentation/class test every week.
  • For a 2 credit course unit, there shall be one lecture class of 60 minutes each, and one 60 minutes discussion class/tutorial class/lab work/group presentation /class test every week.

1.1f In the course structure for the BSS (Hons) degree, in each semester, there shall be

  • 4 courses with 100 marks each, resulting in 16 (sixteen) earned credits per semester, i.e., there shall be 4 courses with 4 credits assigned to each course. There could also be courses with 2 credit hours for 50 marks, but altogether there must be 16 earned credits per semester. The credit hours to be assigned to the courses shall be the choice of the individual department, depending on the course objectives, content and activities related to a course.
  • 2 taught courses for 200 marks (4 credit hours assigned to each course), 100 marks for field research/Project work/Internship (4 credit hours) and 100 marks for written and oral comprehensive examination with 4 credit hours assigned against it, in the 8th (eighth) semester. However, any particular department may opt for an additional full unit taught course in lieu of the field research/Project work/Internship.

The distribution of course units, makes and credit build up for the BSS (Hons) Degree Program for 3200 marks for 32 courses with 4 credit hours per course shall be as under:

 

Course structure of the BSS (Hons) Degree
Semester No. of Courses Total Marks Earned Credits
One 4 400 16
Two 4 400 16
Three 4 400 16
Four 4 400 16
Five 4 400 16
Six 4 400 16
Seven 4 400 16
Eight 2

Field Research/Internship/ Project Work

Comprehensive (Written & Oral)

200

100

100 (50+50)

8

4

4

Total 32 Courses 3200  128

1.1g The 4- year BSS (hons) degree programme has to be completed by a maximum of 6 years from the date of original entry.