Academics

The Faculty constantly update themselves with the current trends in their subjects through participation in seminars, workshops, conferences, orientation and refresher courses. Programmes are conducted from time to time on various relevant themes to enhance the understanding and effective practice of the Salesian Method of Education – the Preventive System. Spiritual animation and orientation programmes are offered periodically.


Structure of UG Course

Academic Programme

As an autonomous institution, Auxilium College follows the Semester pattern with Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) requiring 3 years of study for an Undergraduate Degree Programme and 2 years of study for a Postgraduate Degree Programme. The duration of a semester is 90 instructional days.

The CBCS involves semester system, course credit, internal assessment, and inter-departmental academic collaboration. It gives freedom to academic departments to frame rules on academic matters and introduce new study programmes and structure courses. It aims at making the academic programme student-oriented, relevant, interdisciplinary and flexible. Under this system, the students will have a lot of freedom in designing their own curriculum to suit their interest, aptitude and needs.

A curriculum is a programme of studies or activities (curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular) and guidance. It can function as a scale of values providing a set of criteria. Arising from the basic needs and moving on to social, cultural, individual and traditional needs, the curriculum attempts to fulfill the ideal needs also, such as intellectual, moral, aesthetic and spiritual needs. The curriculum is viewed as a function of the College for preserving and transmitting traditional cultures, for the transformation of culture, and primarily the integral development of the participants, which ultimately aim at social transformation.

Credit System

The Autonomous status of the College offers a student the benefits of Choice Based Credit System. Every paper is allotted a certain number of credits. A student is awarded the specified credits on obtaining a pass in the respective paper. The student has abundant opportunities during the course of study to obtain additional credits by doing Optional Certificate Courses offered by different Departments of the College.

This facility will strengthen the academic potential of the students as it provides flexibility in the choice of courses beyond the framework of the discipline of study. The introduction of the CBCS ensures compatibility with the academic norms practiced in similar institutions in India and abroad.

The structure of undergraduate courses under the CBCS in the semester pattern provides for wide ranging choice for students to opt for courses based on their aptitude and their career goals. The undergraduate curriculum will include the following categories of courses in order to accomplish a holistic approach to undergraduate education.

Structure of Undergraduate Degree Course
as per R.C. No. 2909/M1/08 dated 02.05.2008

Part IFoundation Course in Language
Tamil/Hindi
Part IIFoundation Course in English
Part III (a) Core Subjects
(b) Allied Subjects
(c) Project/ Electives
Part IV 1. (a) Basic level course in Tamil or
(b) Advanced level course in Tamil or
(c) Non-Major Electives
2. Skill-based Subjects
3. Environmental Studies
4. Value Education

 

Part VExtension Activities
(i) Part I and Part IIFoundation Course in Language and English Each B.A./B.Sc. Degree Course has two Foundation Courses – one in Tamil/Hindi and another in English, offered during the first four semesters.
B.Com./B.B.A/B.C.A. Degree Courses have two Foundation Courses – one in Tamil/Hindi and another in English during the first two semesters.
(ii) Part III – Core Subjects
Each Course has a set of Core subjects and Elective subjects spread over six Semesters. The prescribed syllabi of the Core subjects will help the student to acquire mastery over the fundamental concepts, in-depth knowledge of the respective discipline, and to get updated with the latest developments in the subject. This will help the student to have a vertical mobility to pursue higher studies.
(iii) Part III -Allied Subjects
The Allied subjects will be of two categories – Mandatory and Optional offered during the first four semesters. A student will have a choice in the Optional Allied subjects, if offered by the respective Department. Allied courses are aimed at facilitating desired complementarity with the Major courses of Study.
(iv) Part IV – Non-Major Electives (General Electives)

(a) Basic Level Course in Tamil
A student who has not studied Tamil up to Std.XII and has taken a non-Tamil language under Part I, shall take two basic level courses in Tamil(at the level of Std.VI)

(b) Advanced Level Course in Tamil
A student who has studied Tamil up to Std. XII and has taken a non-Tamil language under Part I, shall take two advanced level courses in Tamil.

(c) Those who do not come under (a) or (b) above, will choose non-major elective comprising of two courses.
Each Department will offer courses with syllabus containing fundamental concepts, for the students of other disciplines. It will facilitate the student to acquire a basic knowledge of other disciplines and will enhance her opportunities for getting a suitable job. The student is required to register her name for the subject opted, with the department concerned, by the date specified.

(v) Part IV – Skill-based Subjects They are job-oriented, skill-based and need-based courses designed to develop skills in the student to enhance her opportunities for acquiring a suitable job.
Every Department will offer at least one skill-based course per semester. This provides a wide choice for the student to select the course of her choice. Each student should take six skill-based subjects, one in each semester. Each student may take two general skills, two soft skills and two skills in the major subject of study.

The student is required to register her name for the subject opted, with the department concerned, by the date specified. The number of students per course will be 30. (30 to 35, if needed)

(vi) Part IV – Environmental Studies This paper offered in the fourth Semester provides awareness to the student regarding the basic concepts of environment and environment related issues. It is intended to motivate the students to develop a positive attitude towards environmental concerns of the society
(vii) Part IV – Value Education This paper offered in the first and second semesters, is intended to build up the moral values in the student. It also offers inputs for personality development and social consciousness.
(viii) Part V – Extension Activities Extension Activities is a part of the Curriculum. A student should put in 90 hours of extension activityduring the course of study. It includes a set of service activities extended by a student through the Department or any service group of the College, for the benefit of any part of the community. It should be carried out after/before the regular working hours of the College, as the case may be. The Head of the Department/ the concerned staff-in-charge will certify for the work done by the student to earn the respective credits.
(ix) Others

(a) Certificate Course in Computers
A student should complete a basic Course in Computers. This is to make the student computer literate. The student may or may not attend the classes offered by the College for the said course, but should appear for the examination in the course conducted by the College (and should obtain a pass to complete the Degree Course).

(b) Other Certificate Courses
These courses are not a part of the curriculum. They are job-oriented, skill-based and need-based courses designed to develop skills in the student to enhance her opportunities for acquiring a suitable job.

The student may or may not attend the classes offered by the College for the said courses, but should appear for the examination in those courses conducted by the College and should obtain a pass to receive additional credits.

The duration of the Certificate Courses will be 60 hours.

Medium of Instruction and Examination.

The medium of instruction and examination will be English.


Structure of PG Courses

Structure of Postgraduate Degree Courses
as per R.C. No. 2909/M1/08 dated 02.05.2008

(a) Core Subjects
(b) Major Electives
(c) Non-Major Electives
(d) Human Rights

(i) Core Subjects
Each Programme has a set of Core subjects spread over four Semesters. The syllabi of the Core subjects will help the student to acquire in-depth knowledge and to stay abreast with the recent developments in the respective discipline. This Programme includes Project work.

(ii) Major Electives
Each department offers a course in Major electives, which consists of three/four papers spread over the course of study.

(iii) Non-Major Electives
Each Department will offer a course in Non-Major Elective for the students of other disciplines during the III Semester. It will facilitate the student to acquire a reasonable knowledge of other disciplines and will enhance her opportunities for getting a suitable job.
The student is required to register her name for the subject opted, with the department concerned, by the date specified.

(iv) Human Rights Education
A course in Human Rights Education is offered in the II Semester.


Skill Based and Non Major Electives

Semester I : 2008 – 2009
Shift I :

S.No.Name of the PaperDepartment
1.Developmental PsychologySociology
2.Tourism and Travel FormalitiesHistory
3.English for Competitive ExaminationsEnglish
4.English for Everyday UsageEnglish
5.Quantitative AptitudeMathematics
6.Data InterpretationMathematics
7.Medicinal ChemistryChemistry
8.Entrepreneurial ChemistryChemistry
9.Seri CultureZoology
10.Public Health and HygieneZoology
11.Electrical AppliancesPhysics
12.Everyday PhysicsPhysics
13.Herbal Therapy in CosmetologyBotany
14.Plants and Human Welfare/Mushroom CultivationBotany
15.Managerial Skills for Effective ManagementCommerce
16.Conversational HindiHindi
17.Art AppreciationVis. Comm.
18.Film AppreciationVis. Comm.

List of Skill-Based Electives Semester I : 2008 – 2009 Shift II :

S. No.Name of the PaperDepartment
1.Everyday PhysicsPhysics
2.Electrical WiringPhysics
3.Nutrition EducationBiochemistry
4.Health Care for WomenBiochemistry
5.Introduction to Information TechnologyComputer Science
6.Multimedia Using FlashComputer Science
7.Food PreservationMicrobiology
8.Infectious Disease and ControlMicrobiology
9.Managerial Skills for Effective ManagementCommerce
10.Life Style ManagementBBA
11.Professional Skills for Business CommunicationBBA

Postgraduate Courses List of Non-Major Elective Papers

S. No.Name of the PaperOffered by the Department
1.English for Specific PurposesEnglish
2.StatisticsMathematics
3.Chemistry in Daily LifeChemistry
4.Human Health and GeneticsZoology
5.Web DesigningComputer Science
6.Databases in Molecular BiologyBio-informatics
7.Advertising MediaElectronic Media


Branches of Study Offered

DegreeBranchCodeCategory
B.A.HistoryHIAided
EnglishENAided & Unaided
Functional EnglishFEUnaided
B.Sc.MathematicsMAAided
PhysicsPHUnaided
ChemistryCHAided
ZoologyZOAided
BiochemistryBCUnaided
Computer ScienceCSUnaided
MicrobiologyMBUnaided
Physical Education, Health Education & SportsPEUnaided
Visual Communication and MultimediaVCUnaided
B.Com.CommerceCOAided & Unaided
B.B.A.Business AdministrationBAUnaided
B.C.A.Computer ApplicationsCAUnaided
M.A.EnglishENUnaided
Social WorkSWUnaided
M.Sc.MathematicsMAUnaided
ChemistryCHUnaided
ZoologyZOUnaided
Computer ScienceCSUnaided
BioinformaticsBIUnaided
Electronic MediaEMUnaided
M.Com.CommerceCOUnaided
M.Phil.EnglishENUnaided
MathematicsMAUnaided
ChemistryCHUnaided
CommerceCOUnaided
Computer Science


Requirements of Attendance

1.The minimum requirement of attendance for a candidate is 75% per semester, to enable her to appear for the Semester Examinations.

2.If the attendance of a candidate is between 65 – 75%, due to any of the following reasons, the candidate is eligible to appear for the current Semester Examinations only after obtaining condonation from the Principal, by payment of the prescribed Condonation Fee:

Prolonged illness
Major surgery
Accident, which requires a long period of rest

The reason for the long period of absence should be informed to the Principal and the sanction obtained, within a week from the commencement of absence.
If the attendance of a candidate is between 50% – 65% in a semester, she is not eligible to appear for the current Semester Examinations. But she is permitted to appear for the arrear subjects, if any. She is also permitted to move to the next Semester.

If the attendance of a candidate is below 50%, she is not eligible to continue her studies but can complete the Programme by re-joining the same Semester in the following academic year, if vacancy is available.


Distribution of Hours UG & PG

Distribution of Hours:(a) Undergraduates: B.A – 15 Weeks/Semester

Part Subject Hours/Week Total Credits
Sem I Sem II Sem III Sem IV Sem V Sem VI
I Language: Tamil/Hindi 6 6 6 6 12
II English 6 6 6 6 12
III Core 9 9 10 8 20 15 60
Allied 6 6 6 6 20
Project/Major Elective 5 10 15
IV Non-Major Electives 3 3 4
Skill-Based Subjects 2 2 2 2 2 2 12
Environmental Studies 2 2
Value Education 1 1 2
V Extension Activities 1
Total 30 30 30 30 30 30 140


(b) Undergraduates: B.Sc. – 15 Weeks/Semester

Part Subject Hours/Week Total Credits
Sem I Sem II Sem III Sem IV Sem V Sem VI
I Language: Tamil/Hindi 6 6 6 6 12
II English 6 6 6 6 12
III Core 9 9 10 8 20 15 60
Allied 6 6 6 6 20
Project/Major Elective 5 10 15
IV Non-Major Electives 3 3 4
Skill-Based Subjects 2 2 2 2 2 2 12
Environmental Studies 2 2
Value Education 1 1 2
V Extension Activities 1
Total 30 30 30 30 30 30 140 Credits

 

(c) Undergraduates: B.Com./B.B.A./B.C.A. – 15 Weeks/Semester

Part Subject Hours/Week Total Credits
Sem I Sem II Sem III Sem IV Sem V Sem VI
I Language: Tamil/Hindi 6 6 6
II English 6 6 6
III Core 10 10 18 21 20 20 72
Allied 5 5 5 5 20
Project/Major Elective 5 5 5 15
IV Non-Major Electives 3 3 4
Skill-Based Subjects 2 2 2 2 2 2 12
Environmental Studies 2 2
Value Education 1 1 2
V Extension Activities 1
Total 30 30 30 30 30 30 140 Credits

 

Subject Hours/Week Total Credits
Sem I Sem II Sem III Sem IV
Core (Including Practical and Project) 25 23 20 25 68
Major Electives 5 5 5 5 16
Non-Major Electives 5 4
Human Rights 2 2
Total 30 30 30 30 90 Credits

 

Postgraduates: 15 Weeks/Semester