Courses Offered

1. Three year UG Programmes (CS)
Part I. Language-English
Part II. Second Language –Malayalam/Hindi/Sanskrit
Part III. Optional subjects
  Programme   Core Course   Complementary Course
   B.A     1.Economics    1.Politics       2.Indian History
   B.Sc.    1. Mathematics    1. Physics      2. Statistics
     2. Physics     1.Chemistry    2. Mathematics
     3. Chemistry    1.Physics       2. Mathematics
     4. Zoology     1.Botany        2. Chemistry
   B.Com.    1. Taxation    1.Advertising  2. Principles of Business Decison
2. Vocational courses (Semestersystem)
B.A. English (Teaching of English in Lower Classes)
B.Sc. Botany (Environmental Monitoring and Management)
3. P.G.Courses
1.M.Sc. Mathematics -Analytical number theory and Operations Research
2. M.Sc. Physics -  Electronics
3.M.Sc.Chemistry - Pure Chemistry
4. M.Com - (Finance)
Choice Based Credit And Semester System
1. The university grants commission has directed all the universities in the country to restructure Undergraduate courses on choice based Credit - Semester and Granding pattern in 2009 - 10 academic year. The Mahatma Gandhi University Regulations are framed in accordance with UGC Guidelines on restructuring undergraduate education, with the following features.
a)  Semester System
b)  Choice based credit system
c)  A combination of internal and external evaluation
d)  Grading

2. The three year undergraduate programme is divided into six semesters, each semester consisting of a minimum of 90 working days, inclusive of examinations, distributed over 18 five day academic weeks. The duration of the odd semesters will be from June to October and even semesters fromDecember to April. There will be two semester breaks of one month duration in November and May. The time table shall be set according to the day order system to provide proper distribution of working days of all courses. There will be a common calender giving schedule of admission, classes, internal and external examinations, evaluation and publication of results.

3. The structure of the semester courses shall be as follows.
Common Courses : Which will include compulsory courses in English and additional languages and general courses, a selection of which should be common to all programmes irrespective of the subject of specialization. Core Courses : Including methodology courses and courses on the subject of specialization, one elective and one project which will be compulsory for all students doing a particular programme.

Complementary Courses : Which include courses the study of which would complement the study of the subject of specialization, which shall be compulsory for all students doing a particular programme. Open Courses : Which include all courses other than the courses in the area of specialization of the student concerned, the choice of which will be decided by preference of students and availability of teachers.

4. The following are the common courses suggested
English Language Courses
1. Communication skill in English
2. Academic Writing & Presentation skills/Creative Writing in English
3. Literature and contemporary issues
4. Critical Reasoning and Writing

Additional Language Courses
5. Literature in Malayalam/English/Hindi/other Indian/World languages other than English.
6. Communication skills in Languages other than English/Creative Writing in Malayalam.

  Open Course   
   Demography    Dept. of Economics
  English for careers    Dept. of English
  Fundamentals of Accounting    Dept. of Commerce 
  Applicable Mathematics    Dept. of Mathematics
  Energy and Environment studies    Dept. of Physics 
   Chemistry in everyday life    Dept. of Chemistry
   Ecotourism    Dept. of Botony
   Genetics, Nutrition and community Health    Dept. of Zoology
   Physical health and life skills education    Physical Education
The Syndicate of the Mahatma Gandhi University has resolved to reform the existing CBCSS regulations as follows “Regulations for Under Graduate Programmes under Choice Based Course Credit Semester System and Grading, 2013”
1. Applicable to all regular non-professional Under Graduate Programmes conducted by the University with effect from 2013-14 admissions .
2. The courses conducted in distance/off-campus and private registration shall not come under the purview of this regulation.
3. The provisions herein supersede all the existing regulations for the regular non-professional undergraduate programmes to the extent herein prescribed
2.1 The duration of U.G. programmes shall be 6/8 semesters (the semesters defined under 3.20, above).
2.2 The duration of odd semesters shall be from June to October and that of even semesters from November to March. There shall be three days semester break after odd semesters and two months vacation during April and May in every academic year.
2.3 A student may be permitted to complete the Programme, on valid reasons, within a period of 12/16 continuous semesters from the date of commencement of the first semester of the programme.
3.1 The strength of students for each course shall remain as per existing regulations, except in case of open courses for which there shall be a minimum of 15 and maximum of 75 students per batch, subject to a marginal increase of 10.
3.2 Each student shall register for the courses in the prescribed registration form in consultation with the Faculty Advisor within two weeks from the commencement of each semester. Faculty Adviser shall permit registration on the basis of the preferences of the student and availability of seats.
3.3 The number of courses/credits that a student can take in a semester is governed by the provisions in these regulations pertaining to the minimum and maximum number of credits permitted.
3.4 A student can opt out of a course/courses registered subject to the minimum credits requirement, within seven days from the commencement of the semester.
3.5 The college shall send a list of students registered for each programme in each semester giving the details of courses registered including repeat courses to the University in the prescribed form within 20 days from the commencement of the Semester.
3.6 Those students who possess the required minimum attendance and progress during an academic year/semester and could not register for the annual/semester examination are permitted to apply for Notional Registration to the examinations concerned enabling them to get promoted to the next class.
4.1. The U.G. programmes shall include (a) Common courses I & II, (b) Core courses, (c) Complementary Courses, (d) Open Course.
4.2. Credit Transfer and Accumulation system can be adopted in the programme. Transfer of Credit consists of acknowledging, recognizing and accepting credits by an institution for programmes or courses completed at anotherinstitution. The Credit Transfer Scheme shall allow students pursuing a programme in one University to continue their education in another University without break.
5 Programme Structure
There shall be a maximum of three credits for the open course and remaining one credit should be shifted to choice based course or any other core course.
   a     Programme Duration    6 Semesters
   b    Total Credits required for successful completion of the programme    120
   c    Minimum credits required from common courses      38
   d    Minimum credits required from Core + complementary + vocational
* courses including Project
   e    Minimum credits required from Open course     3
   f    Minimum attendance required    75%
* The credit distribution for vocational courses is to be decided separately.

6 Examinations
6.1 The evaluation of each course shall contain two parts:
(i) Internal or In-Semester Assessment (ISA)
(ii) External or End-Semester Assessment (ESA)
The internal to external assessment ratio shall be 1:4, for both courses with or without practical. There shall be a maximum of 80 marks for external evaluation and maximum of 20 marks for internal evaluation. For all courses (theory & practical), grades are given on a 07-point scale based on the total percentage of marks. (ISA+ESA) as given below

  Percentage Of Marks   Grade    Grade Point
   90 and above     A+ - Outstanding    10
   80-89    A - Excellent    9
   70-79    B - Very Good      8
   60-69    MC - Good    7
   50-59    D - Satisfactory    6
   40-49    E - Adequate    5
   Below 40    F - Failure    4
Note: Decimal are to be rounded to the next whole number

Credit Point (CP) of a course is calculated using the formula CP = C x GP, where C = Credit; GP = Grade point
Credit Point Average (CPA) of a Semester/Programme is calculated using the formula
CPA = TCP/TC, where TCP = Total Credit Point; TC = Total Credit
Grades for the different semesters and overall programme are given based on the corresponding CPA as shown below:
  CPA   Grade
   Above 9     A+ - Outstanding
   Above 8, but below or equal to 9    A - Excellent
   Above 7, but below or equal to 8    B - Very Good  
   Above 6, but below or equal to 7    MC - Good
   Above 5, but below or equal to 6    D - Satisfactory
   Above 4, but below or equal to 5    E - Adequate
   4 or below    F - Failure

Note: A separate minimum of 30% marks each for internal and external (for both theory and practical) and aggregate minimum of 40% are required for a pass for a course. For a pass in a programme, a separate minimum of Grade E is required for all the individual courses. If a candidate secures F Grade for any one of the courses offered in a Semester/Programme only F grade will be awarded for that Semester/Programme until he/she improves this to E grade or above within the permitted period. Candidate who secures E grade and above will be eligible for higher studies.
The external examination of all semesters shall be conducted by the University at the end of each semester. Internal evaluation is to be done by continuous assessment. Marks distribution for external and internal assessments and the components for internal evaluation with their marks are shown below:
Components of the internal evaluation and their marks are as below.
8.1 For all courses without practical
a) Marks of external Examination : 80
b) Marks of internal evaluation : 20
All the three components of the internal assessment are mandatory. For common course English in I Semester, internal oral examination shall be conducted instead of test paper.
  Components Of Internal Evaluation   Marks
   Attendance     5
   Assignment/Seminar/viva    5
   Test Paper(s) (1 or 2) (1x10=10;2x5=10)    10  
   Total    20
8.2 For all Courses With Pratical
a Marks of theory –External Examination : 60
b Marks of theory –Internal Evaluation : 10
  Components of Theory – Internal Evaluation Marks   Marks
   Attendance     3
   Assignment/Seminar/viva    2
   Test Paper(s) (1 or 2) (1x5=5;2x2.5=5)    5  
   Total    10
c) Marks of Practical –External Examination: 40
(only in even semesters)
d) Marks of Practical- Internal Evaluation: 20
(odd and even semesters combined annually)
  Components of Pratical – Internal Evaluation   Marks
   Attendance     4
   Record*    10
   Lab Involvement    6  
   Total    20
* Marks awarded for Record should be related to number of experiments recorded.

8.3 Project Evaluation: (Max. marks100)
  Components of Project – Evaluation   Marks
   Internal Evaluation     20
   Dissertation (External)    50
   Viva-Voce (External)    30  
   Total    100
9 Attendance Evaluation
1) For all Courses without pratical
  % of attendence   Marks
   90 and above    20
   85-89    4
   80-84    3  
   76-79    2  
   75    1  
(Decimals are to be rounded to the next higher whole number)
2 For all courses with pratical
  % of attendance   Mark for theory
  90 and above     3
   80-89    2
   75-79    1  
  % of attendence   Marks for pratical
   90 and above     4
   85-89    3
   80-84    2  
   75-79    1

Assignments are to be done from 1st to 4th Semesters. At least one assignment should be done in each semester.
A student shall present a seminar in the 5th semester and appear for Viva-voce in the 6th semester.
At least one internal test-paper is to be attended in each semester for each course. The evaluations of all components are to be published and are to be acknowledged by the candidates. All documents of internal assessments are to be kept in the college for two years and shall be made available for verification by the University. The responsibility of evaluating the internal assessment is vested on the teacher(s), who teach the course.
Internal assessment shall not be used as a tool for personal or other type of vengeance. A student has all rights to know, how the teacher arrived at the marks. In order to address the grievance of students a three-level Grievance Redressal mechanism is envisaged. A student can approach the upper level only if grievance is not addressed at the lower level.
Level 1: Dept. Level: The department cell chaired by the Head; and Dept. coordinator and teacher in-charge, as members. Level 2: College level: A committee with the Principal as Chairman, Dept. Coordinator, HOD of concerned Department and a senior teacher nominated by the College council as members. Level 3: University Level: A Committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor as Chairman and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Convener - Syndicate sub-committee on Students Discipline and Welfare, Chairman- Board of Examinations as members and the Controller of Examination as member-secretary. 14.1 The college council shall nominate a senior teacher as coordinator of internal evaluations. This coordinator shall make arrangements for giving awareness of the internal evaluation components to students immediately after commencement of I semester
14.2 The internal evaluation report in the prescribed format should reach the University before the 4th week of October and March in every academic year.
15. External examination
The external examination of all semesters shall be conducted by the University at the end of each semester.
15.1 Students having a minimum of 75% average attendance for all the courses only can register for the examination. Condonation of shortage of attendance to a maximum of 10 days or 50 hours in a semester subject to a maximum of 2 times during the whole period of the programme may be granted by the University on valid grounds. This condonation shall not be counted for internal assessment.
Benefit of attendance may be granted to students attending University/College union/Co-curricular activities by treating them as present for the days of absence, on production of participation/attendance certificates, within one week, from competent authorities and endorsed by the Head of the institution. This is limited to a maximum of 10 days per semester and this benefit shall be considered for internal assessment also.
Those students who are not eligible even with condonation of shortage of attendance shall repeat the course along with the next batch.
15.2 All students are to do a project. This project can be done individually or as a group of 3 students. The projects are to be identified during the II semester of the programme with the help of the supervising teacher. The report of the project in duplicate is to be submitted to the department at the sixth semester and are to be produced before the examiners appointed by the University.
15.3 There will be no supplementary exams. For reappearance/ improvement, the students can appear along with the next batch.
15.4 A student who registers his/her name for the external exam for a semester will be eligible for promotion to the next semester.
15.5 A student who has completed the entire curriculum requirement, but could not register for the Semester examination can register notionally, for getting eligibility for promotion to the next semester.
15.6 A candidate who has not secured minimum marks/credits in internal examinations can re-do the same registering along with the University examination for the same semester, subsequently.
16. All programmes and courses shall have unique alphanumeric code. Each teacher working in affiliated institutions shall have a unique identification number and this number is to be attached with the codes of the courses for which he/she can perform examination duty.

Questions shall be set to assess knowledge acquired, standard application of knowledge, application of knowledge in new situations, critical evaluation of knowledge and the ability to synthesize knowledge. The question setter shall ensure that questions covering all skills are set. He/She shall also submit a detailed scheme of evaluation along with the question paper.
A question paper shall be a judicious mix of objective type, short answer type, short essay type /problem solving type and long essay type questions.

Pattern of questions for external examination for theory paper without practical.
Nature Of Questions Total No: Questions No: of to be answered Marks of each question Total Marks
Objective Type  10 10 1 10
Short answer type 12 8 16
short essay type /problem solving type 6 24
long essay type 4 2 15 30 
Total 35  26 x 80
Pattern of questions for external examination for theory papers with practical
Nature Of Questions Total No: Questions No: of to be answered Marks of each question Total Marks
Objective Type  8 8 1 8
Short answer type 10 6 12
short essay type /problem solving type 4 16
long essay type 4 2 12 24 
Total 28 20 x 60
The University under its seal shall issue to the students a MARK CUM GRADE CARD on completion of each semester, which shall contain the following information:
(a) Name of the University
(b) Name of the College
(c) Title & Model of the
(d) Under-Graduate Programme
(e) Name of the Semester
(f) Name and Register Number of the student
(g) Code, Title, Credits and Max. Marks (Int., Ext. & Total) of each course opted in the semester.
(h) Internal, External and Total Marks awarded, Grade, Grade point and Credit point in each course opted in the semester
(i) Institutional average of the Internal Exam and University Average of the External Exam in each course.
(j) The total credits, total marks (Max. & Awarded) and total credit points in the semester
(k) Semester Credit Point Average (SCPA) and corresponding Grade.

Course - Credit System
Each degree programme is consists of different courses with differant number of credits. Credits reflect the quality of work in each component to achive specific objectives and the credit unit reflects the time spent for study during a semester. Students will be permitted to graduate by accumulating specified credits. Credit with Languages and Common course are compulsory for all programmes. Students can select certain courses on their Choice. Choice is based on their needs and interest and on the availability of courses in the institution. The three - year Under graduate Programme in 6 Semesters consist of a minimum of 120 credits spread through a minimum of 30 courses. Each Course to be designed variously under lectures/tutorials/laboratary or field work/seminar/particular training / Practical training /assignments. The number of Core Courses shall be 13, of which one course shall be choice based. The student registering for NCC/NSS/Physical Education/shall carry one credit each (treated as Zero credit for requirements of GPA and CGPA)
D B Pampa College has entered in to the 46th year of glorious educational service to the nation. Today, the college has strength of nearly 1050 students and over 55 faculty members serving in 14 departments. The college offers 8 U. G programme and 4 P. G programmes.