Ignou Ignou Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science (BSCG)

School of Sciences:

Objective of B.Sc Programme:

To provide higher education required for a B.Sc. degree in conformity with the UGC-CBCS to aspirants
(including learners from the deprived sections and those living in remote and rural areas) seeking the
degree for employment, further higher education, promotion in career and professional development.
The University offers Bachelor’s Degree in Science in the following Disciplines:
1) Botany
2) Chemistry
3) Geography
4) Geology
5) Mathematics
6) Physics, and
7) Zoology

Eligibility:10+2 with science subjects or its equivalent qualification

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 13,500/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs.4,500/- per year. Fee to be paid
in first year, including Registration Fee of Rs.200/- is Rs.4,700/-

The University follows the credit system for offering all its programmes. One credit is equal to 30 hours of
learners study time. To earn Bachelor’s Degree, a learner has to earn 132 credits in minimum six Semester (three
years) with 22 credits per Semester. For earning 132 credits, a student has to opt for courses from the following
categories of courses:
a) Core Courses (CC)
b) Discipline Specific Electives (DSE)                                                                          c) Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)
d) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)
A learner can choose any of the three disciplines as per interest from the above disciplines for completing BSc
programme. Once chosen, he/she has to take Core Courses and Discipline Specific Elective Courses from those
three Disciplines ONLY in all the semesters as per the following Programme Structure Template:

Semester-wise Programme Structure of BSCG Programme

Semester Discipline Specific Core Courses (DSC) Discipline Specific Elective Courses (DSE) Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) (4 Cr.) Total Credits (Per Semester) Download
Semester (6 Cr. each) (4 Cr. Theory & 2 Cr. Laboratory to be taken together*)/(5 Cr. Theory &1 Cr. Tutorials*) (6 Cr. each) (4 Cr. Theory & 2 Cr.Laboratory to be taken together*)/(5 Cr. Theory &1 Cr. Tutorials*) (4 Cr. each) (4 Cr. each)
I DSC – 1A

DSC – 2A

DSC – 3A

Environmental Studies 22 Credits
II DSC – 1B

DSC – 2B

DSC – 3B

English/Hindi Communication) 22 Credits
III DSC – 1C

DSC – 2C

DSC – 3C

SEC – 1 22 Credits
IV DSC – 1D

DSC – 2D

DSC – 3D

SEC – 2 22 Credits
V DSE – 1A

DSE – 2A

DSE – 3A

SEC – 3 22 Credits
VI DSE – 1B

DSE – 2B

DSE – 3B

 

SEC – 4 22 Credits
Total 72 Credits 36 Credits 8 Credits 16 Credits 132 Credits

* 1. As per CBCS, in disciplines such as Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Physics and Zoology, where Laboratory work
is compulsory, a 06 Credit Course is offered as a combination of two Courses in the same subject area:
a 04 Credits Theory Course and a 02 Credits Laboratory Course. Both these courses in a given subject area
of a discipline are to be taken together compulsorily.
2. Every course offered by the Mathematics discipline, which does not require Laboratory work, is a single
course of 06 Credits which includes 01 Credit worth of Tutorials.
3. In the Geography discipline, some subject areas do require Laboratory works whereas, some subject areas
do not require any Laboratory work. Therefore, the Courses of the Geography discipline are of two types:
a) Courses which require Laboratory work – Each such Course is a combination of a 04 Credits Theory
Course and a 02 Credits Laboratory Course (both these are to be taken together compulsorily); and b)
Courses which do not require Laboratory work – Each such Course is of 06 Credits and includes 01 Credit
worth of Tutorials.

DISCIPLINE-WISE LIST OF COURSES FOR BSCG PROGRAMME

The list of courses available under each of the four categories [Core Courses (CC), Discipline Specific Electives
(DSE), Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC), and Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)] is given in the
following tables:

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC CORE (DSC) COURSES

Botany

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Remarks Download
BBYCT 131 Biodiversity (Microbes, Algae, Fungi and Archegoniates) 04 To be taken
BBYCL 132 Biodiversity (Microbes, Algae, Fungi and Archegoniates): Laboratory 02 together
BBYCT 133 Plant Ecology and Taxonomy 04 To be taken
BBYCL 134 Plant Ecology and Taxonomy: Laboratory 02 together
BBYCT 135 Plant Anatomy and Embryology 04 To be taken
BBYCL 136 Plant Anatomy and Embryology: Laboratory 02 together
BBYCT 137 Plant Physiology and Metabolism 04 To be taken
BBYCL 138 Plant Physiology and Metabolism: Laboratory 02 together

Chemistry

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Remarks Download
BCHCT 131 Atomic Structure, Bonding, General Organic Chemistry and Aliphatic Hydrocarbons 04 To be taken
BCHCL 132 Atomic Structure, Bonding, General Organic Chemistry and Aliphatic Hydrocarbons : Laboratory 02 together
BCHCT 133 Chemical Energetics, Equilibria and Functional Group Organic Chemistry-I 04 To be taken
BCHCL 134 Chemical Energetics, Equilibria and Functional Group Organic Chemistry-I : Laboratory 02 together
BCHCT 135 Solutions, Phase equilibrium, Conductance, Electrochemistry and Functional Group Organic Chemistry-II 04 To be taken
BCHCL 136 Solutions, Phase equilibrium, Conductance,Electrochemistry and Functional Group Organic Chemistry-II : Laboratory 02 together
BCHCT 137 Coordination Chemistry, States of Matter and Chemical Kinetics 04 To be taken
BCHCL 138 Coordination Chemistry, States of Matter and Chemical Kinetics : Laboratory 02 together

Geography

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Remarks Download
BGGCT 131 Physical Geography 06
BGGCT 132 Human Geography 06
BGGCT 133 General Cartography 04 To be taken
BGGCL 134 General Cartography: Laboratory 02 together
BGGCT 135 Environmental Geography 06

Geology

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Remarks Download
BGYCT 131 Physical and Structural Geology 04 To be taken
BGYCL 132 Physical and Structural Geology: Laboratory 02 together
BGYCT 133 Crystallography, Mineralogy and Economic Geology 04 To be taken
BGYCL 134 Crystallography, Mineralogy and Economic Geology : Laboratory 02 together
BGYCT 135 Petrology 04 To be taken
BGYCL 136 Petrology: Laboratory 02 together
BGYCT 137 Stratigraphy and Palaeontology 04 To be taken
BGYCL 138 Stratigraphy and Palaeontology: Laboratory 02 together

Mathematics

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Remarks Download
BMTE 141 Linear Algebra 6
BMTE 144 Numerical Analysis 6

Physics

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Remarks Download
BPHET 141 Elements of Modern Physics 04 To be taken
BPHEL 142 Elements of Modern Physics: Laboratory 02 Together
BPHET 143 Digital and Analog Circuits and Instrumentation 04 To be taken
BPHEL 144 Digital and Analog Circuits and Instrumentation: Laboratory 02 Together

Zoology

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Remarks Download
BZYET 141 Immunology 04 To be taken
BZYEL 142 Immunology: Laboratory 02 Together
BZYET 143 Insect Vectors and Vector Borne Diseases 04 To be taken
BZYEL 144 Insect Vectors and Vector Borne Diseases: Laboratory 02 Together

SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSES (SEC)

CHEMISTRY

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Remarks Download
BCHS 184 Basics of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Sale 04

GEOGRAPHY

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Remarks Download
BGGSL 191 Field Survey Methods: Laboratory 04
BGGSL 192 Remote Sensing and GPS: Laboratory 04
BGGSL 193 Geographical Information System: Laboratory 04
BGGSL 194 Techniques in Regional Development Planning: Laboratory 04

ABILITY ENHANCEMENT COMPULSORY COURSE

Environmental Studies

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Download
BEVAE 181 Environmental Studies 4

English

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Download
BEGAE 182 English Communication Skills 4

Hindi

Course Code Title of the Course No of Credits Download
BHDAE 182 4

SEMESTER-WISE COURSE OPTIONS FOR BSCG

The Bachelor’s Degree in Science is of 132 credits spread over six semesters (Three years) with study load worth
22 credits in each semester. . The students have to select any Three Disciplines for study as per their interest
in which they want to obtain their bachelor’s degree in Science. They have to make a conscious decision of
choosing the Disciplines they want to study since the Disciplines once chosen in first semester will have to be
studied in the subsequent semesters also. In each semester, the students have to choose 4 courses in all from
different categories of courses. The courses given in pairs need to be taken in pairs only. While the
courses under CC and DSE Categories are of 6 credits each, the courses under AEC and SEC are of 4 credits
each. Therefore, the study load in each semester will come out to 22 credits. While the detailed nomenclature
and number of credits for different courses have been presented earlier, the following Table presents the CODES
of Courses available as option in each semester from different categories of courses with credit load:

Semester/Credits Core Courses(6 x 12=72 Cr.) Discipline Specific Electives (6×6=36 cr.) Ability Enhancement
Courses
(4 x2= 8 cr.)
Skill
Enhancement
Courses
(4 x4=16 cr.)
Total Credits Download
I Any Three Disciplines–Any One
Course from each*
BBYCT 131 & BBYCL 132
BCHCT 131 & BCHCL 132
BGGCT 131
BGYCT 131 & BGYCL 132
BMTC 131
BPHCT 131 & BPHCL 132 BZYCT 131 & BZYCL 132
BEVAE 181 22 Credits
II Repeat the same Three
disciplines. Any from
each discipline*
BBYCT 133 & BBYCL 134
BCHCT 133 & BCHCL 134
BGGCT 132
BGYCT 133 & BGYCL 134
BMTC 132
BPHCT 133 & BPHCL 134
BZYCT 133 & BZYCL 134
Any one:BEGAE 182
BHDAE 182
22 Credits
III Repeat the same
Three disciplines. Any
from each discipline* e
BBYCT 135 & BBYCL 136
BCHCT 135 & BCHCL 136
BGGCT 133 & BGGCL 134
BGYCT 135 & BGYCL 136
BMTC 133
BPHCT 135 & BPHCL 136
BZYCT 135 & BZYCL 136
Any one BCHS 184
BGGSL 191
22 Credits
IV Repeat the same Three
disciplines. Any from
each discipline* *

BBYCT 137 & BBYCL 138
BCHCT 137 & BCHCL 138
BGGCT 135
BGYCT 137 & BGYCL 138
BMTC 134
BPHCT 137 & BPHCL 138
BZYCT 137 & BZYCL 138
BGGSL 192 22 Credits
V Repeat the same Three
disciplines. Any
from each
discipline *
BBYET 141 &
BBYEL 142
BGGET 141
BGYET 141 &
BGYEL 142
BMTE 141
BPHET 141
& BPHEL 142
BZYET 141 &
BZYEL 142
Chem (any one)
BCHET 141 &
BCHEL 142 BCHET
145 & BCHEL 146
BGGSL 193 22 Credits
VI Repeat the same Three
disciplines.
Any from each
discipline *

BBYET 143 &
BBYEL 144
BGGET 142
BGYET 147 &
BGYEL 148
BMTE 144
BPHET 143
& BPHEL 144
BZYET 143 &
BZYEL 144
Chem(any one)
BCHET 149 &
BCHEL 150
BCHET 147 &
BCHEL 148
BGGSL 194 22 Credits
Total 72 credits 36 credits 8 credits 16 credits 132 Credits

 

*The Courses given in pairs need to be taken in pairs only.

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