The Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce is offering a ‘Degree with Honours’ Programme for the B.A/B.Com students in order to strengthen the Undergraduate Programme from the Academic Year 2014 – 2015.

This initiative aims at creating a unique educational programme which blends intense subject domain and knowledge along with practical skills required for enhancing employability of students.

The student can opt for the ‘Degree with Honors’ Programme along with the Regular degree programme. This Programme will have additional academic inputs as well as additional credits. There will be prescribed norms for entry to this programme and also norms for qualifying for the ‘Degree with Honours.’ The Programme will be for duration of two years and will be offered at the Second Year of the B.A and B.Com Course.  The Degree with Honours’ Programme will be offered in all the subjects of specialization in the Commerce as well as Arts Streams as given below:

Subjects of Specialization:

Faculty of Commerce

  1. Banking
  2. Costing
  3. Business Entrepreneurship
  4. Marketing

Faculty of Arts

  1. Economics
  2. English
  3. Psychology

Structure of the ‘Degree with Honours’ Programme

Duration of the Programme

Total duration of the programme is of three years

The First year is common for both regular degree programme and degree with honorous programme.

The students can opt for degree with honorous programme in the second year subject to following eligibility conditions.

  • For B.Com Students:
  • Aggregate 65% marks at First Year B.Com level.
  • For B.A. Students:
  • Aggregate 60% marks at First Year B. A level.
  • The ‘Degree with Honours’ Programme in the respective specializations will be offered subject to a minimum enrollment of students.   

Note: Students with Backlog (due to any reason) will not be admitted to the ‘Degree with Honours’ Programme.

  1. Credits and Qualifying Grades:
  2. The total credits for the Programme will be 147 credits i.e.:
    • 125 credits (Regular B.Com/B.A.)
    • 22 credits for Additional Components of ‘Degree with Honours’ programme.
  3. For B. Com & B.A Students
  • Students securing an aggregate B+ grade at the end of the three year programme will qualify for the ‘Degree with Honours’
  1. For students who have opted for the Honours’ but not able to obtain the qualifying marks / grade as stated above will get the regular B.A. / B.Com degree and will get separate Certificates for the completion of the additional courses that have been part of the Degree with Honours’ Programme.
  • Mark sheet / Degree / Certificates:
  1. The student who has acquired the qualifying marks and grades will get the Degree with Honours’ mentioning also the Subject of Specialization. e.g. B.A Honours’ in Economics.
  2. The student, who qualifies for the ‘Degree with Honours’ Programme will get the mark sheet reflecting a record of all the additional courses, marks and grades obtained in the ‘Degree with Honours’ Programme.
  • Structure of the ‘Degree with Honours’ Programme’

The student can opt for the ‘Degree with Honours’ Programme along with the Regular degree Programme. This Programme will have additional academic inputs as well as additional credits. The structure of the ‘Degree with Honours’ Programme is given below.

  1. Fee structure:

Total fees: (INR) 40,000/-

  • The students of the 2016 – 2019 batch can pay the total fees of Honours’ course in 2 years i.e. 20,000/- in S.Y. and balance in T.Y.

 

 The Structure of the Degree with Honours Programme is as follows. The total credits for the Programme will be 147 credits i.e. 125 credits for regular degree programme and 22 credits for additional academic components.

Class Semester Papers / Course Credits
 

S.Y. B. A. / B. Com

3 Core Paper – I 4
 

4

Core Paper – II 4
Interdisciplinary Paper – I 3
 

 

T.Y. B. A. / B. Com

 

5

Course in life skills 3
Research Methodology 2
 

6

Core Paper – III 4
Project 2
Total 22

 

The Structure of the   Degree with Honours Programme for S.Y. B. A. (Psychology)

Class Semester Papers / Course Credits
 

S.Y. B. A. (Psychology)

 

3

Core Paper – I

Psychological Testing

4
 

4

Core Paper – II

Criminal Psychology

4
Interdisciplinary Paper – I 3
 

T.Y. B. A. (Psychology)

5 Course in life skills 3
 

6

Core Paper – III

Abnormal Psychology

4
Core Paper – IV

Project & Internship

4
Total 22

Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce is happy to introduce Choice Based Credit System for Honours Degree Programme. Students have a choice to select 1 subject from interdisciplinary subjects and life skills subjects. The list of interdisciplinary subjects and life skills subjects is given below;

  1. Interdisciplinary Subjects
    1. The Living Past
    2. Introduction to Philosophy
    3. Philosophy of Entertainment
    4. India and Global Corporate Sector
    5. Appreciating Theatre
    6. Scientists and Inventions
    7. Dissolve the Boundaries
    8. Comparative Mythology
    9. Cyber Law
    10. Basic Logic
    11. Science and Sustainable Development
  2. Life Skills Subjects
  3. Non-Verbal Communication
  4. Outdoor Leadership
  5. Legal Awareness
  6. Soft Skills and Personality Development
  7. Team Building and Leadership
  8. Value Education
  9. Advance Creative Writing
  10. Problem Solving and Decision-making Skills