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Guidelines for Admission:

All admissions to B.A. B.Com 1st, 3rd and 5th Semester, and B. Sc. 1st semester will be made as per the Admission Schedule 2016-17. From Academic Session 2013-14 onwards the University of Himachal Pradesh and Department of Higher Education Govt. of Himachal Pradesh has introduced CBCS/Semester System in B.A./B.Com and B.Sc classes.

Choice Based Credit System

The H.P. University switched over from the annual system of examination to semester system of examination with Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) from the session 2013-14 with a view to improving quality of education and the employability of the work-force. Now a candidate shall have to undergo the prescribed courses of study in a period not less than three years or more than five academic years from the date of admission. A candidate will not be allowed more than three attempts to pass a course

1. Admission:

1.1 Eligibility:

A pass in the Senior Secondary (+2) Examination (Academic Stream) conducted by the H.P Board of School Education (or in case of Shashtri, pass in Prak Shashtri from Sanskrit Colleges affiliated to the HPU) or an examination accepted as equivalent thereto by the various bodies of the H.P. University

(i)    Provided that the candidates who have passed the qualifying examination with science stream shall be given preference in admission to B.Sc. Programme.

(ii)    Provided that the candidates who have passed the qualifying examination with commerce stream shall be given preference in admission to B.Com. Programme.

(iii)   Provided that the candidates who have passed the qualifying examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects shall be given preference in admission to B.C.A programme.

Ordinance 1.4 of H.P. University states further that a student seeking admission to B.A. 1st year with Mathematics as one of the subject of study should have obtained either 45% marks in aggregate or 45 marks in mathematics at+2 level. (5% marks of Relaxation for SC/ST students). (For determining the eligibility, 0.5 percent and above shall be considered as one percent).

2. Study Courses:

2.1    At the time of admission each student will identify a Major (main) subject in which he/she will concentrate and two Minor (allied) elective subjects which he/she would choose to study.

2.2    Major would be the subject in which the student will have to take core courses (hard and soft core and/or elective) prescribed by the concerned UG Board of Studies and the Faculty.

2.3    Major once identified would not be changed unless the student quits a programme and joins a new programme.

2.4    Minor, on the other hand, would be the subject that would be chosen by the student out of a number of subject combinations (at least two subjects in each subject combination) suggested and approved by the UG BoS and Faculty of a student’s major subject and available in the college/institution in which student applies for admission. Minor subjects can be changed in the second semester.

2.5    In these subjects the student will be required to accumulate a certain minimum number of credits in order to qualify for the UG degree. i.e. for Pass course 106 credits and for honours 120 credits.

3. Programmes offered in the college:

3.1    B.A. (Arts / Languages)

3.1.1 Language Group: English, Hindi.

3.1.2 Arts : Economics, Political Science, Sociology, History, Geography and Mathematics.

3.2    Performing Arts:

3.2.1 Music (Vocal)

3.3    B.Sc. (Science)

3.3.1 Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics.

3.4    B.Com.

3.4.1Commerce.

Provided that the following minor subject combinations will be allowed with different major subjects in B.A., B.Com. B. Sc. Programme:

Major Subjects Minor Subject Combinations
1. One of the Languages

1. One of the Languages other than the major or one social science or one science subject.

2. One Social Science.

2. One of the Social Science/ Performing arts subject

1. One of the languages or social sciences.

2. One of the Social Science Subjects.

3. Geography

1.Mathematics or Economics.

2. One of the Science or Social Science subjects.

4. Mathematics

1. Physics or Chemistry or one of the Social Sciences

2. One of the science or Social Science subjects. .

5. Commerce

1. Management.

2. As per Syllabus.

6. Physics

1. Mathematics.

2. Chemistry.

7. Chemistry

1. Physics

2. Mathematics.

8. Botany

1. Zoology.

2. Chemistry.

4. Courses in Programmes:

4.1    The UG (TDC) programme in a college affiliated to the HPU will comprise the following categories of courses:

i    Compulsory Courses.

ii    Core Courses.

iii    Elective Courses.

iv    General Interest and Hobby Courses.

4.1.1    Compulsory Courses:A student enrolled in an undergraduate programme will have to pass compulsory courses.

A minimum of three compulsory/skill based courses subject to following condition;

A student majoring in language and minoring in language will not do compulsory course in that language.

A student majoring/minoring in a particular social science will not do a compulsory course in that particular social science.

A student majoring in Science subject and minoring in Science subject will not do compulsory basic science subjects”.

4.1.1.1    All compulsory courses will be three credit hours each. Thus, a minimum of 9 credit will be accumulated by a student by doing compulsory courses.

4.1.2    Major subject (Core) Courses:In each subject being taught in the colleges affiliated to the HPU there will be identified by the concerned UG Boards of Study (BoS) and Faculty some courses which will be required to be passed by all students majoring in the concerned subject. These are called core courses. Core courses can be of two kinds -

Soft Core Courses,In each subject being taught in the colleges affiliated to the HPU there will be identified by the concerned UG Boards of Study (BoS) and Faculty some courses which will be required to be passed by all students majoring in the concerned subject. These are called core courses. Core courses can be of two kinds -

Hard Core Courses,in which some degree of choice is available in the sense that one has to select a certain number of courses out of the given number of courses. The student will have to choose a certain number of core courses out of the total available.

4.1.2.1 In each subject there will be a minimum of twelve (12) core courses for Pass Degree in Major subject. Each core course will be of four credit hours total 48 credits.

4.1.2.2 Pass course degree shall be awarded in Major subject.

4.1.3   Elective Courses:

4.1.3.1 All students enrolled for a UG degree will be required to pass a minimum of elective courses.

4.1.3.2 Provided that each student will have to take a minimum of 5 elective courses in either of his / her minor subjects.

4.1.3.3 Each elective course will be 4 credit hours.

4.1.3.4 A student may opt for more elective courses in the subject of his / her major or outside to make up for the discrepancy if any or for ‘emphasis’ or ‘double major’.

4.1.4   Rules for identifying and floating Elective Courses at the college end

4.1.4.1 All courses (core or elective) of subjects other than a student’s major will be considered as elective courses for his / her UG programme. However, a student will be bound to complete the minimum required number of electives from his / her minor subjects (a minimum of 5 courses for each minor) before he /she can opt for other elective courses.

4.1.4.2 P Additional Elective courses (elective courses opted for after the minimum requirements have been completed) are open to all students irrespective of whether a student is doing major in Arts, Humanities, Science, Language, Commerce.

4.1.4.3 The Department Committee of the college will decide the elective courses to offered and the size of the class when it is offered. However, it has to be ensured that any elective course is offered at least once every three years.

4.1.4.4 The student will be allowed in an elective course on a first-come-first-served basis.

4.1.5   General Interest and Hobby (GI & H) Courses:. The college administration will decide on the basis of its material and human resources as to what courses can be offered.

4.1.5.1 Between 1 and 3 GI & H courses can be taken by a UG student over the period of the programme. Thus, between 1 and 9 credits can be cumulated by a UG student by passing GI & H courses.

4.1.6    There is no provision of compartment in the NATIONAL OPEN SCHOOL NEW DELHI, so a candidate failed in any one or more than one subject/subjects out of five, is not eligible for admission in the college and will not be admitted (as per university ordinances/Rules).

5. Age limitation for admission 1st year Class, (Ordinance 3.3) :

  The Students who has attained the age of 23 years (25 years for girls students only) in case of +1 class of +3 pattern on the 1st July of the year concerned will not be admitted, provided that in case +1 class of +3 pattern, the vice chancellor shall have the powers to permit age relaxation for reasons to be recorded in writing up to a maximum of six months. The upper age limit to be raised by three years in case SC/ ST Student.

5.1 Relaxation for SC/ ST students:

i)   Relaxation of 5% marks in aggregate for the admission in commerce and science. However, the 45%marks to be required to get admission in Science and Commerce.

ii)   Relaxation of 3 years of age for determination of upper age limit for admission.

Note:    As per instructions contained vide letter No Shiksha-H (8)9(2) II-7-6-DE, H.P, dated 20-6-92 the students belonging to SC/ST will be given 5% relaxation of marks for the purpose of admission.

6. Eligibility for University Examination (Ordinance 6.2) :

In order to be eligible to appear in the University examination, a candidate should have to put in 75% attendance in each of the concerned courses in theory as well as in practical. Provided that in the case of a candidate provisionally admitted to a higher class, but reverted to the lower class, as provided therein, this condition shall only be required to be fulfilled in respect of attendance or assignments as the case may be from the date of his/her reversion to the lower class.

7. Requirement in minor/house tests:-

A student should secure a minimum of 20% in each subject or 25% in aggregate out of a total internal minor/ house examinations for awarding him 45% marks of internal assessment and 5% marks for attendance.

8. Enrolment of a student under e-examination system:-

For enrolment of a student under e-examination system, the fee has to be deposited through SBI branch only; whereas, some other CBS enabled banks have also been authorised for depositing the examination fees. All the students at the semester end have to online fill their examination forms and deposit requisite fee through challan generated by this process and only thereafter they can get their roll number slip from online portal. Students must keep secure their ID and password for future. In every semester at the end for university examination they will have to fill the e-examination forms through this ID and password generated in first semester.

9. Rules regarding payments of College Dues:

i)    Tuition fee shall be charged only from boys for 12 months (June to May) as per schedule. At the time of admission; students will have to pay the tuition fee for six months i.e from June to November.

ii)    Fee and other charges are to be paid (without fine) on the dates fixed by the office for each class notified from time to time. Those who pay college dues after the dated fixed for their class will have to pay the fine for delay.

iii)    Fee, fine and other dues once paid, shall not be refunded except in accordance with the rules at the discretion of the Principal.

iv)    The names of those students, who do not pay their dues as per scheduled dates will be struck off. Such students can be re-admitted, within 5 days only, on payment of Rs.100/- as re-admission fee along with late fee and fine. Re-admission of such students will be at the discretion of the Principal.

v)    Tuition fee from the following students will not be charged:

i)    Girls students.

ii)    Among two real brothers one will be exempted.

iii)    Physical disability above 40%.

9.1 Schedule of Payments:

1)    At the time of admission for six months from June to November.

2)    Between 20th November to 7th December for the months of December to May.

10 Fee, Funds And Other Charges (SESSION :2016-17)

Late Fee will be charged as per university schedule.

11 OTHER CHARGES

i)    P.T.A. fund Rs. 200/- Per Semester

ii)    Sanchayika deposits Rs.20/-per Annum under Sanchayika scheme (refundable on leaving the College).

iii)    Absence and other fines: Absence fine per period Rs. 1/- (Theory)

iv)    Absence for Practical per practical Rs. 3/- (Practical)

v)    Absence from house examination, Minor Test I, II per paper Rs. 20/-

12. Rules and Regulation in Force

12.1. Leave Rules:

1)    It is compulsory for all students to get their leave sanctioned before proceeding on leave due to any reason.

2)    For leave on medical grounds, a student shall be required to submit a Medical Certificate in case the leave is of more than a week’s duration.

3)    Leave up to one week shall be sanctioned by the senior tutor. For leave of more than one week’s duration, a student shall have to apply to the Principal.

4)    If a student remains absent for 10 days continuously without information, his/her name shall be struck off from the rolls of the college.

5)    IEven if a student is on leave, he /she shall deposit his/her fees as per the scheduled dates decided by the college.

12.2 Identity Card:

It is mandatory for every student to carry his/her College Identity Card while in College. The Identity Card will have to be produced by the student whenever it is demanded by the Principal or any staff. In case the Identity Card is lost, No duplicate Identity card will be issued.

12.3 House Examination:

It is mandatory for every student to appear in minor tests /House Examination to be conducted as per calendar of activities failing which student is not eligible to appear in university examination.

12.4 General Instructions:

1)    It is mandatory for every student to maintain best discipline in the college campus as well as outside the college.

2)    Any kind of act performed by the student which amounts to indiscipline will be dealt strictly.

3)    All the students are directed to read the notices thoroughly which are displayed exclusively on the student’s notice board every day and act or do the needful in accordance.

4)    Teasing girl student, in any manner whatsoever, is an offence punishable under law. Hence, students should not indulge in such kind of activities otherwise matter will be dealt strictly in accordance with the law.

5)    To write anything on the black–board, furniture and on the walls etc. is a part of indiscipline.

6)    To remove or break the furniture or window panes, to pluck the flowers, to remove the notices, etc. are also part of indiscipline.

7)    Following acts are also treated as indiscipline: Such as holding any meeting / function/ party and to take any photographs in the premises of the college without the prior permission of the Principal.

8)    Students are advised to be regular in classes. Absentee fine shall be charged from the defaulters. A fine of Rs. 25 per subject shall be charged from the students who do not appear in the House Examination.

13. FACILITIES AVAILABLE AND ACTIVITIES IN PROGRESS

13.1. SCHOLARSHIP:-

There is a provision to grant scholarship to the deserving student in the following categories as per the rules/directions issued by the state government:

1)    I. R. D. P.

2)    SC/ST—it is restricted to certain income level as applicable by the order of H. P. Govt.

3)    Brilliant student scholarship of H. P.

This scholarship is available only for those students who fulfill the following requirements:

i)    He/ she should be a bonafide resident of Himachal Pradesh.

ii)    He/she should have passed plus two from H. P. Board.

iii)    He/she should have secured minimum 77% marks at plus two level.

iv)    He/she should have secure minimum 60% marks at TDC-I or II as applicable.

13.2 College Library:-

The College Library has 700 books. To inculcate the habit of reading among the students, 7 magazines, 3 newspapers and 1 employment newspaper are being subscribed on monthly basis. Due to start of RUSA in college, the deficiency of reference and text books was met by purchasing same for First semester. In order to meet the student’s demand; a Photostat machine has been purchased and installed in Library so that students can copy learning material at Rs 1/ per copy. Again to computerize the Library so that cataloguing of books and use of latest Library software like SOUL and INBLIBNET, one computer with printer has been purchased for Library.

13.3 CSCA (COLLEGE STUDENT’S CENTRAL ASSOCIATION)

In order to inculcate the leadership qualities among the students and raise the student’s problems through a well formed platform, college student central association is elected in the college in accordance with university schedule. The College CSCA is an elected body of the students and is the reflection of discipline and overall academic atmosphere of the college. They also help in keeping the college campus neat and clean. Election is held for president, vice president, general secretary and joint secretary and class representatives. Beside them, few nominated members on the basis of academic achievement are also added to CSCA.

13.4 SPORTS & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES:

Renowned Philosopher Socrates has said- “What a disgrace it is for man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength which the body is capable”. Our College fully realizes the significance of sports activities and ensures that our students remain engaged in activities throughout the year. As college do not have a playground but there is a badminton court and Table Tennis Table in the College campus to facilitate student to practice in the indoor games. Every effort will be made to participate in the all activities organized by H. P. University from time to time. Further, it has been rightly said that, “music is food of soul”, and to encourage student in this direction so as to preserve our culture from the ill effect s of the western world, cultural activities are carried out in the college. The college CSCA cultural function “Seraj Vaani” a fiesta of cultural echoes of Seraj area is held in the college.

13.5 ROVERS AND RANGERS:-

From the academic session 2013-14, units of Rovers and Rangers has been introduced in the college with 24 Rovers and 24 Rangers in each unit. This unit is doing good job in this direction.

13.6 RED RIBBON CLUB:-

As per the direction of H.P. Aids Control Society, College carry out Aids related awareness and activities. On AIDS Day, Aids awareness programme will be organized with competitions like declamation contest and slogan writing so as to create awareness among the masses about the virus of aids and the deadly disease expanding its limbs of death all over the world.,

13.7 COLLEGE MAGAZINE (SERAJ VAANI):-

The college brings out a college magazine entitled as “Seraj Vani” in every session in which the students contribute in the forms of articles, poems, stories etc written by them and dealing with all walks and sections of life. This literary endeavour offers an opportunity for young minds to give full vent to their creativity, imagination and thoughts. The Magazine has five sections viz.English, Hindi, Pahari, Planning and Social Science. For each section, the staff editor selects a suitable student editor. Students contribute their write-ups to the College Magazine through student’s editor.

13.8 SERAJ ENERGY CLUB

To enlighten people about the value of energy and the methods to save power, Seraj Energy Club has been established with the collaboration of HPSEB. Power Conservation Programme will be organized in the College with slogan writing competition, declamation contest and a rally march under the aegis of this club.

13.9 CARRIER COUNSELLING CELL:-

A career counselling cell is active in college. Its main aim is to make students aware of job opportunities in various sectors and also on scope of future higher study options in various universities and academic institutions. It will also help students choose their major / minor and other courses during the admission in the session. All students are advised to meet first the counselling CELL and then approach the admission committee for admission in first year.

13.10 EDUCATIONAL AND EXCURSION TOURS:

The students can undergo the tour and excursions with the active initiatives of their teachers to visit places of historical, scientific and cultural importance. For this the teachers will take initiatives and make a prior program during vacations only.

RAGGING: A PUNISHABLE CRIME:

Students are warned strictly that they should not practice ragging at all, or otherwise legal action will be taken against such erring students. Zero tolerance for ragging as per the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and Govt Rajpatra March, 25, 2009. Do not practice it otherwise you will be prosecuted for the same.

Students are informed that under the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India as well as Hon’ble High Court and Himachal Pradesh University Notification No. 1-14/HPU/DSW/08-/360 Dated 10th July, 2008, Ragging in Educational Institutions including Hostels is strictly banned.

Under the H.P. Government ordinance of 2009 any student found guilty of ragging will be imprisoned for a term which may extend for the three years or fine which mayextend to Rs. 50,000/- or both. Any student found involved in Ragging will be punished appropriately which may include.

i)    Imprisonment, fine or both

ii)    Expulsion from the College

iii)    Suspension from the College

iv)    Fine with public apology

v)    Withholding scholarships or other benefits

vi)    Debarring from the representation in sports/cultural events

vii)    Suspension or Expulsion from Hostel or Mess

viii)    Legal proceeding under criminal law by lodging FIR

NOTE:

The above stated admission guidelines is subject to change in accordance to any amendments made by the Himachal Pradesh University for the session 2016-17.