Undergraduate Academics

Jahnavi College offers a multidisciplinary undergraduate programme, in the interest of exposing
students to many different perspectives in and out of the classroom.

Critical Thinking Seminars

Writing, communication and critical thinking are the cornerstones of JAHNAVI’s academicculture.  All students who graduate from JAHNAVI are expected to acquire superior skills in organizing their thoughts both orally and in writing; indeed, JAHNAVI students are discouraged from rote learning and, instead, critically engage and reshape concepts through questioning and writing. The platform for these skills is provided by JAHNAVI’s unique two-semester Critical Thinking sequence.  In each of their first two semesters, JAHNAVI students take a Critical Thinking seminar distinguished by small class size, close faculty attention to students’ writing, communication and thinking processes.
All the UG Departments in the Faculties of Science, Social Sciences, Arts, Commerce of the constituent participate in this Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).
In the CBCS system continuous evaluation of the students in all the semesters is done through Internal Assessment Examinations, assignments, etc.
Course contents of each UG programme are designed to meet the ever changing requirements of the industry/job market/needs of society.
Each paper/course is assigned a specific number of credits and the marks secured by a student are converted into grade points and credit points. The performance of a student in a semester is expressed as Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) and the combined performance of a student in all the six semesters of the UG programme is expressed as Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

CBCS Course Structure

UG Courses in the CBCS are offered within the Semester pattern.
There shall be six semesters in each UG course. The duration of an Academic year consists of two semesters, each of 15 weeks of teaching. The Academic session in each semester will provide 90 teaching days. The period of the odd semesters shall be from July to November and the even semesters shall be from December to April.
There shall be five categories of courses/papers in the UG programmes:
The detailed UG course structure for each Department will be designed by the UG Board of Studies of the Department and finalized by the Faculty and approved by the Standing Committee of the Academic Senate of the University from time to time.

Skill Enhancement Course SEC (Choice Based):

Each department shall offer one SEC paper in each of the Semesters I, IV, V and VI. Students shall choose one SEC paper from a pool of 3 for BA and BSc. based on their optionals. For B.Com the pool will consist of 2 SEC papers per semester out of which the student has to do only one.

Generic Elective GE:

Each department has to offer a Generic Elective in Semester VI to students of other
departments. Student has to select one of them.

3 Attendance:

  • 75% of attendance is compulsory for all students. A student shall be considered to have satisfied the requirement of attendance for appearing for the semester end examination, if he/she has attended not less than 75% of the number of classes held upto the end of the semester including tests and practicals etc.
  • However, there is a provision for condonation of attendance for the students who have attendance between > 65% and < 75% on Medical Grounds on payment of a fee and production of medical certificate.
  • If a student represents Nation in Sports, NCC, NSS or Cultural or any other officially sponsored activities, he/she shall be eligible to claim the attendance for the actual number of days participated subject to a maximum of 20 days in a Semester based on the specific recommendations of the Head of the Department and Principal of the College concerned.
  • A student who does not satisfy the requirements of attendance shall not be permitted to take internal assessment as well as the Semester end examinations.
Credit means the unit by which the course work is measured. In these Regulations one credit means one hour of teaching work or two hours of practical work per week.
Grade Letter is an index to indicate the performance of a student in a particular course (Paper). It is the transformation of actual marks secured by a student in a course/paper. It is indicated by a Grade letter O, A, B, C, D, E, F. There is a range of marks for each Grade Letter. In case the student is absent for any exam, Ab is indicated in the memo in place of the Grade Letter.
Grade Point is weightage allotted to each grade letter depending on the marks awarded in a course/paper

Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA)

SGPA indicates the performance of a student in a given Semester. SGPA is based on the total credit points earned by the student in all the courses and the total number of credits assigned to the courses/papers in a Semester.


SGPA is computed only if the candidate passes in all the papers (gets a minimum ‘E’ grade in all the Papers)
No assignments for any 3 credit core / elective course / paper.
NO INTERNAL EXAM for practical courses. Each 1 Credit Practical examination is evaluated at the end of the semester for 25 marks. Evaluation by internal examiners for I, II & V Semesters and for II, IV & VI End Semesters by external examiners. Pattern of Semester End Exam for UG Core and Elective papers ( 4 and 5 credit courses / papers): For ARTS, COMMERCE AND SOCIAL SCIENCES:
The marks secured by the student in the Internal tests, assignments, Seminars, practicals, project work and semester-end examinations are converted into SGPA and CGPA.

9. Improvement of Grades and Completion of the Course:

i. Candidates who have passed in a theory paper/papers are allowed to appear again for theory paper/papers only once in order to improve his/her grade, by paying the fee prescribed by the University. If a candidate improves his/her grade, then his/her improved grade will be taken into consideration for the award of SGPA only. Such improved grade will not be counted for the award of prizes/medals, Rank and Distinction. If the candidate does not show improvement in the grade, his/her previous grade will be taken into consideration. Candidates will not be allowed to improve marks/grade in the internal assessment, seminars and Project Work. 10.

Promotion, Re-admission Rules & Maximum Time for Completion of Course:

The procedure to be followed for granting readmission to the students in the following cases:

  • A student who did not put in the required attendance in a semester/year of a Course and thus detained
  • A student who did not pass in the required number of papers and thus detained (3) A student after completing a semester/year did not continue their studies in the next immediate semester/year on personal /health grounds but desired to continue his/her studies after a short break
  • A student, who has put in not less than 40% of attendance in a Semester and not registered for the examination, can take re-admission in the same semester.

All the readmissions including such of those students, who take TC and come back, shall begranted by the Principals of the concerned colleges directly subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions stipulated by the University.

  • they should have been promoted to next higher class/semester in which they are seeking readmission.
  • they should join the course within 4 weeks in case of semester system from the date of commencement of classes
  • they should be able to complete the course within five years from the year of their original admission.
  • they should pay the readmission fee as prescribed by the University


No readmission shall be made after the cutoff date (4th week in a15 week semester) under any circumstances. The cutoff date for granting readmission shall be reckoned from the date of commencement of classes for different courses as per the almanac communicated by the University every year.
In the normal course of time a candidate is expected to complete UG Degree course within three years from the date of admission.
Whenever the syllabus is revised, the candidate reappearing shall be allowed for UG Degree examinations according to the old syllabus upto 5 years from the time of his/her admission.
The six-semester three -year course should be completed by a student within 5 years (3 + 2) as per the guidelines of UGC approved by Osmania University Standing Committee of the Academic Senate on 28-01-2016.