School of Undergraduate Studies

Introduction of the School:

The School of Undergraduate Studies coordinates with other Schools and Departments to provide a holistic undergraduate experience. It draws upon the academic resources of other schools to offer integrated and flexible learning programmes leading to the award of BA (Hons) and MA degrees with exit option after the three years with award of BA (Hons) degree in Economics, Geography, Psychology and English subjects. Apart from this, the School also offers three year stand-along BBA programme.

The undergraduate programmes also include Foundation Courses (FC) and the Social Orientation Course (SoC).

The Foundation course is designed to not only develop a student’s understanding of his/her own subject but also to enable them to develop capabilities of lateral thinking, integrated understanding, and a keen cognitive perception of their surroundings. The Social Orientation Course, which is compulsory for students of all undergraduate and post-graduate courses is planned to make the student into a responsible citizen wherein he/she will appreciate the country’s working laws, resources, culture and develop a spirit that is constructive, informed and positive.

Apart from the above components, the programmes courses on core subjects, elective / allied subjects and language subjects with a good amount of flexibility for the students to choose and design his/her programme content.

       The School of Undergraduate Studies coordinates with other Schools and Departments to provide a holistic undergraduate experience. It draws upon the academic resources of other schools to offer flexible learning programmes at the Integrated M.A/M.Sc. levels.

       The School invites applications for admission to 5 year integrated courses (leading to the award of M.A. or M.Sc. degrees) with exit option after 3 years leading to either a B.A. (Hons.) or B.Sc.(Hons.) degree or to the award of B.A.(Hons.) and M.A. or B.Sc.(Hons.) and M.Sc. degrees after 5 years as the case may be. The following courses of study are presently available in the School

Courses Offered:

  Course   Subjects   Intake  
Integrated M.A. Economics English 30
Integrated M.Sc. Geography Geology Psychology 06
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Management Studies 06

Eligibility Criteria

       Students aged up to 18 years and who have completed 12th class / Intermediate education from a recognized Indian or foreign university / Board or equivalent (foreign recognition to be as per AIU list) with a minimum of 50% aggregate and who have secured a minimum of 40% marks iin the entrance test conducted by the University.

       The integrated M.A. and M.Sc. courses are spread over ten semesters (five years) with exit option after six semesters (three years) with award of B.A./B.Sc.(Hons.) degree as applicable.

The undergraduate degree, for the initial three years of the course, consists of the following components apart from the Core Courses in the subject that the student wishes to earn the degree:

Foundation course (Compulsory for all students)

      This course is designed to not only develop a students understanding and grasp in his/her own subject of choice but also to enable them to develop capabilities of lateral thought, integrated understanding, holistic knowledge and a keen cognitive perception of their surroundings.

Social Orientation Courses (Compulsory for all students)

      Planned to make the student into a responsible citizen wherein he/she will appreciate the country’s working, laws, resources, culture and develop a spirit that is constructive, informed and positive.

Elective course (Compulsory- Students to choose one subject)

      Courses chosen by the students as per their aptitude outside the parent Centre from other Centres of the parent school or from other Schools etc, which will help students to academically develop their areas of special interest and aptitude that are normally not possible within the traditional framework.

Language course (Compulsory-Students to choose one language)

      This course will develop the proficiency of a student in English (12 credits) and one Indian language to be chosen from either.

Allied course (Compulsory- Students to choose one subject)

      Complementary courses to core courses which will enable students to study areas which are complementary to their basic subjects and will contribute to a more integrated and inter-disciplinary understanding to be chosen in consultation with the faculty.