IGNOU COURSES

BSc (General)

Updated on 03 Oct, 2016


BSc (General)

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 10,500
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

10+2 in Science or equivalent

 

Fee Structure : Total Programme fee is Rs. 10,500 ,Which is to be paid @ Rs. 3,500 per Annum.

 

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Programme Structure

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
  • Total - 96 Credits
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.
 
Syllabus : (Physics || Chemistry || Maths || Life Sciences)

General Informations

  • 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.
 
Infrastructural and Human Resource for the Laboratory Work
 
A.     List of Laboratory Courses and Experiments
 
Discipline
Laboratory Courses
List* of Apparatus and Chemicals
Chemistry
Life Science
 
 
Physics
 
 
*    This contains the Apparatus and Chemicals required for smooth conduct of the designed experiments for the listed courses; the study centres are approved accordingly. 
 
For the following, please visit the website of the respective Regional Centres
 
a)      List of approved Study Centres under a Regional Centre
b)      List of Approved Counsellors for the Study Centres under the Regional Centre
c)      Schedule of the conduct of Laboratory Courses at the Study Centres under the Regional Centre
 
 
CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 FEG-01  Foundation Course in English-1 Or Foundation Course in Hindi-2  4
 FST-01  Foundation Course in Science and Technology  8
 BHDF-01  Foundation Course in Hindi  4
 FHS-1  Foundation Course in Humanities and Social Sciences  8
 FEG-02  Foundation Course in English  4
   Any one of the following Courses:  .
 FGB-01  Foundation Course in Bengali  4
 FGT 1  Foundation Course in Gujarati  4
 FKD-1  Foundation Course in Kannada  4
 FML-1  Foundation Course in Malayalam  4
 FMT-1  Foundation Course in Marathi  4
 FOR-1  Foundation Course in Oriya  4
 FPB-1  Foundation Course in Punjabi  4
 FTM-1  Foundation Course in Tamil  4
 FTG-1  Foundation Course in Telugu  4
 FUD-1  Foundation Course in Urdu  4
 FAS-01  Foundation Course in Assamese  4
 FEG-2  Foundation Course in English-2  4
 FHD-1  Foundation Course in Hindi-1  4
 BSKF-01  Foundation Course in Sanskrit  4
   Elective Courses of Life Sciences  .
 LSE-01  Cell Biology  4
 LSE-02  Ecology  4
 LSE-03  Genetics  4
 LSE-04(L)  Laboratory Course-I  4
 LSE-05  Physiology  4
 LSE-06  Developmental Biology  4
 LSE-07  Taxonomy and Evolution  4
 LSE-08(L)  Laboratory Course-II  4
 LSE-09  Animal Diversity-I  6
 LSE-10  Animal Diversity-II  6
 LSE-11(L)  Animal Diversity Lab  4
 LSE-12  Plant Diversity-I  6
 LSE-13  Plant Diversity-II  6
 LSE-14(L)  Plant Diversity Lab  4
   Elective Courses of Physics  .
 PHE-01  Elementary Mechanics  2
 PHE-02  Oscillations and Waves  2
 BPHL-103  Physics Laboratory-I  4
 PHE-04  Mathematical Methods in Physics-I  2
 PHE-05  Mathematical Methods in Physics-II  2
 PHE-06  Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics  4
 PHE-07  Electric and Magnetic Phenomena  4
 PHE-08(L)  Physics Laboratory-II  4
 PHE-09  Optics.  4
 PHE-10  Electrical Circuits and Electronics  4
 PHE-11  Modern Physics  4
 PHE-12(L)  Physics Laboratory-III  4
 PHE-13  Physics of Solids  4
 PHE-14  Mathematical Methods in Physics-III  4
 PHE-15  Astronomy and Astrophysics  4
 PHE-16  Communication Physics  4
   Elective Courses of Chemistry  .
 CHE-01  Atoms and Molecules  2
 CHE-02  Inorganic Chemistry  4
 CHE-03(L)  Chemistry Lab-1  2
 CHE-04  Physical Chemistry  4
 CHE-05  Organic Chemistry  4
 CHE-06  Organic Reaction Mechanism  4
 CHE-07(L)  Chemistry Lab-II  2
 CHE-08(L)  Chemistry Lab-III  2
 CHE-09  Bio chemistry  4
 CHE-10  Spectroscopy  4
 CHE-11(L)  Chemistry Lab-IV  4
 CHE-12(L)  Chemistry Lab-V  4
   Elective Courses of Mathematics  .
 MTE-01  Calculus  4
 MTE-02  Linear Algebra  4
 MTE-04  Elementary Algebra  2
 MTE-05  Analytical Geometry  2
 MTE-06  Abstract Algebra  4
 MTE-07  Advanced Calculus  4
 MTE-08  Differential Equations  4
 MTE-09  Real Analysis  4
 MTE-10  Numerical Analysis  4
 MTE-11  Probability and Statistics  4
 MTE-12  Linear Programming  4
 MTE-13  Discrete Mathematics  4
 MTE-14  Mathematical Modelling  4
 MTE-03#  Mathematical Methods  4
   Application-Oriented Courses  .
 AFW-E  Feature Writing (English)  4
 AFW (H)  Feature Lekhan (Hindi)  4
 AWR-E  Writing for Radio (English)  4
 AWR-H  Radio Lekhan (Hindi)  4
 ATR-1  Translation (English 4 cr. + Hindi 4 cr.)  8
 ACC-1  Organizing Childcare Services  8
 ANC-1  Nutrition for the Community  8
 AHE-01  Human Environment (6 cr. Theory + 2 cr. Project)  8
 AMK-1*  Marketing  4
 AED-1*  Export Procedures and Documentation  4
 AOM-1*  Office Organization & Management  4
 ASP-1*  Secretarial Practice  4
 AMT-01  Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (6 cr. Theory + 2 cr. Project)  8
 ACS-1  Consumer Studies  8
 CTE-3  Teaching Strategies  4
 CTE-4  Teaching English - Elementary School To be taken  4
 CTE-5  Teaching English - Secondary School (with CTE-3 take any one either CTE-4 or CTE-5)  4
 AST-01**  Statistical Techniques  4
 AOR-01**  Operations Research  4
 AEC-01***  Environmental Chemistry (6 cr. Theory + 2 cr. Labwork)  8
 APM-01****  Integrated Pest Management (6 cr. Theory + 2 cr. Project)  8
 NEV-001  Introduction to Environment  0
 
Continuous Evaluation of Theory Component

Assignments

Assignment is a means of continuing assessment of theory and practical. Assignments will help you to recapitulate the theory and go back to the text again in case students are unable to answer a particular question. Thus assignments also help to reinforce learning in distance learning system of education. These assignments consist of a set of questions and activities that you will answer at your own place by referring your blocks. The assignments will cover all types of questions (long answer type, short answer type, objective type, multiple choice questions and case studies). Each assignment will carry 100 marks. In the final result assignments will carry thirty percent weightage.

Term-end Examination

As stated earlier, term-end examination is the major component of the evaluation system and if carries seventy percent weightage in the Final result. The University conducts term-end examination twice a year i.e., in June and December. They can take the examination only after completion of the course, failing which students can take the same in December or June of subsequent years years within the total span of the programme. In case any student fail to get a pass score in the Tern-end Examination, the person will be eligible to reappear at the next Term-end Examination for that course as and when if is held, within the total span of the Programme.
Regional Centres: