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Programme and Credit Structure

The 3-year B.A and B.Sc. programme consists of 3 components.

The students need to acquire 84 credits from Common curriculum and Specialisation courses to graduate from this programme. Those who enroll for the optional Honours pathway (in the second year) will have to earn additional 12 credits and should acquire 96 credits to graduate.

The Common Curriculum


36 credits
Specialisation
(Option of 7 Disciplines)

48 credits
Honours pathway
(Optional)

12credits
  • Foundations
  • Understanding India
  • Interdisciplinary Study
  • Creative Expressions
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Additional courses
  • Research work
  • Thesis

  1. The Common Curriculum – 36 credits
  2. Specialisation (Discipline) – 48 credits
  3. Honours pathway (optional) – 12 credits
A. Common Curriculum (36 credits)

All students study perspectives and themes that are necessary to make their learning effective, rich and satisfying. The common curriculum has the following four components for students enrolling in the 3-year degree programmes:

  1. Foundations (9 credits):

    Courses focus on Strengthening the fundamental capacities of students to become active and self-directed lifelong learners. Emphasis is on critical thinking, public reasoning, effective verbal and written communication.

  2. Understanding India (8 credits) :

    Understanding the people of India – Who are we? Where have we come from and what does the future hold? These questions about personal and collective identities and about the context in which we live are addressed by courses which explore the exceptional cultural diversity of India

  3. Interdisciplinary Studies (15 credits):

    The Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies is an important component of the common curriculum. Building on themes touched upon in the ‘Understanding India’, the Interdisciplinary studies will help students focus their efforts on one of the following areas below:

    • Development
    • Education
    • Sustainability
    • Media and Democracy

    Students will take up four taught courses in one of the above themes followed by one course in field engagement. The Field engagement will be for three weeks.

    Interdisciplinary Studies component is applicable only for the 3-year Degree Programmes and is designed to help students engage theoretically, empirically and practically in the chosen theme. The theme for interdisciplinary study is made in the third semester. Click here to read more.

  4. Creative Expressions (4 credits):
    A set of courses and workshops around art, theatre, craft, movement, physical activity and sports aimed at allowing students to expand one’s breadth of experience by acquainting with various art forms and physical activity. Click here to read more.

B. Specialisation (48 credits)

Specialisation help build disciplinary knowledge and appreciate the excitement of a subject and its applications. Emphasis is on active and participative learning. Discussions, research projects and field visits are an important part of the Curriculum. Students have to choose their area of specialisation from the disciplines listed below before joining the programme.

  1. Biology- Be conversant with the biological phenomena across length scales (Molecules to Ecosystems); link concepts with phenomena observed in everyday life; develop the ability to read biological texts; acquire diverse experimental skills; become acquainted with data analysis and visualization techniques.

  2. Economics- Gain a strong understanding of Indian Economy theory, tools of analysis and practical applications of these skills to current economic issues.

  3. English- Experience a rigorous training in the effective use of the English language with the cultivation of a literary sensibility that is empathetic and critical.

  4. History- Gain a deep understanding and appreciation of macro- and micro-historical processes that shape peoples’ lives in concrete social contexts over time.

  5. Mathematics- Apply mathematical ideas in society and understand the universality of the application of mathematics in various disciplines that lead to scientific and technological innovation.

  6. Philosophy- Ask the big questions, make clear arguments, and learn to find alternative views. Communicate clearly, work with those you profoundly disagree with, come up with your own ideas and test them thoroughly. Gain the capacities required for real world problem solving through rigorous thinking.

  7. Physics-- Understand the underlying principles of Physics and connect to our everyday world. Gain an appreciation for the important issues facing our planet such as climate change and the depletion of natural resources as well as understand how physics forms the basis for the technology that is dominating and transforming our lives.
C. Honours pathway (12 credits)/optional

Students can take up additional courses and research work to earn an Honours Degree. An honours thesis will involve working closely with a faculty member on a specific topic, developing a research question and writing up a thesis.

Click here to watch details of the Honours projects.

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Programme and Credit Structure

The 4 year dual degree (B.Sc + B.Ed.) programme consists of 3 components. The students need to acquire 120 credits to graduate from this programme.

The Common Curriculum

21 credits
Sciences

48 credits
Education

51 credits
  • Foundations
  • Understanding India
  • Creative Expressions
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Perspectives in Education
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Field Practice

  1. The Common Curriculum     -21 credits
  2. Science Specialisation*        -48 credits (B.Sc.)
  3. Education Specialisation     -51 credits (B.Ed.)

*The students would share classes with other students of science/mathematics enrolled in the 3-year undergraduate programmes of the University.

A. Common Curriculum (21 credits)

All students study perspectives and themes that are necessary to make their learning effective, rich and satisfying. The common curriculum has the following four components

  1. Foundations (9 credits): Courses focus on Strengthening the fundamental capacities of students to become active and self-directed lifelong learners. Emphasis is on critical thinking, public reasoning, effective verbal and written communication.
  2. Understanding India (8 credits) : Understanding the people of India – Who are we? Where have we come from and what does the future hold ? These questions about personal and collective identities and about the context in which we live are addressed by courses which explore the exceptional cultural diversity of India
  3. Creative Expressions (4 credits)-A set of courses and workshops around art, theatre, craft, movement, physical activity and sports aimed at allowing students to expand one’s breadth of experience by acquainting with various art forms and physical activity. Click here to read more.
B. Sciences (48 credits)

The Specialisation in Sciences help build disciplinary knowledge and appreciate the excitement of a subject and its applications. Emphasis will be on active and participative learning. Discussions, research projects and field visits are an important part of the curriculum.

For the Science specialisation (B.Sc.) Students are required to choose from

  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

The students would share classes with other students of science/mathematics in the 3-year undergraduate programmes of the University.


  1. Biology- Be conversant with the biological phenomena across length scales (Molecules to Ecosystems); link concepts with phenomena observed in everyday life; develop the ability to read biological texts; acquire diverse experimental skills; become acquainted with data analysis and visualization techniques.

  2. Mathematics- Apply mathematical ideas in society and understand the universality of the application of mathematics in various disciplines that lead to scientific and technological innovation.

  3. Physics- Understand the underlying principles of Physics and connect to our everyday world. Gain an appreciation for the important issues facing our planet such as climate change and the depletion of natural resources as well as understand how physics forms the basis for the technology that is dominating and transforming our lives.
C. Education (51 credits)

For the education major (51 credits), the courses are structured as below

  • Educational judgement through perspective courses – Draw upon the disciplines of philosophy, sociology, history and linguistics and further analysis of educational processes.
  • Skills to teach effectively through courses in curriculum and pedagogy – Develop the ability to design curriculum, create appropriate curricular materials, adopt effective instructional strategies and develop assessments that are relevant.
  • A thorough grounding in school practice – Short duration practicums, long internships to understand different school contexts in India and a Semester long field apprenticeship

Click here for the glimpses of courses in the 4-year Dual Degree Programme.



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