The undergraduate curriculum has been prepared with the objective of giving sound knowledge and understanding of Chemistry. The goal of the syllabus is to make the study of Chemistry stimulating, relevant and interesting. It has been prepared with a view to
equip students with the potential to contribute to academic and industrial environments. The undergraduate curriculum in Chemistry will expose students to various fields in Chemistry and develop interest in related disciplines. Chemistry, being a border science to biology, physics and engineering, has a key role to play in the understanding of these disciplines. The syllabus is based on an interdisciplinary approach to understand the application of the subject in daily life and allows flexibility for students to select open courses and electives of their choice
The student intake for the choice based credit semester undergraduate programme (CBCSSUG) is limited to 48 per semester. A successful applicant to the first semester of the programme must have 12th grade in the science stream. The admission to the programme is through the centralized allotment by the University of Calicut.
The undergraduate programme includes 5 types of courses, viz., common courses, core courses, complementary courses, open course and audit course. Common courses include English and additional language courses. Every undergraduate student shall undergo 10 common courses [6 English courses and 4 additional language courses] for completing the programme. Core coursescomprise compulsory course in a subject related to a particular degree programme offered by the parent department. There are 18 core courses including a project work. Complementary courses cover Mathematics and Physics, are distributed in the first four semesters. There shall be one open course in the 5th semester. Students can opt one open course of their choice offered by any department in the institution other than their parent department. Audit courses are courses which are mandatory for a programme but not conducted for the calculation of SGPA or CGPA. There shall be one audit course each in the first 4 semesters. Audit courses are not meant for class room study. The students can attain only pass(Grade P) for these courses. At the end of each semester there shall be examination conducted by the college from a pool of questions (Question Bank).
A student is required to acquire a minimum of 140 credits for the completion of the UG programme, of which 120 credits are to be acquired from class room study and shall only be counted for SGPA and CGPA. Out of the 120 credits, 38 (22 for common (English) courses + 16 for common languages other than English) credits shall be from common courses, 55 credits for core courses (including 2 credits each for project work and Elective), 24 credits for complementary courses (12 credits each) and 3 credits for the open course. Audit courses shall have 4 credits per course and a total of 16 credits in the entire programme. Extra credits are mandatory for the programme. Extra credits will be awarded to students who participate in activities like NCC, NSS and Swatch Bharath. Those students who could not join in any of the above activities have to undergo Calicut University Social Service Programme (CUSSP). Extra credits are not counted for SGPA or CGPA. The maximum credit acquired under extra credit shall be 4. If more Extra credit activities are done by a student that may be mentioned in the Grade card
The learning objectives of the programme are
To enable the students