Academic credits are means of quantifying and recognizing student learning. It is unit that gives weighting to the value, level or time requirements of any of the learning endeavors that students engage in. Credit is awarded for the recognition of learning acquired through a range of approved academic work or activities. These could include seminars, lectures, fieldwork, practicum, case studies, discussions, studios, projects, workshops, independent study, research, internships or teaching assistantships

Credits may not necessarily be equated against time spent on the teaching hours involved. They include taught and unsupervised instruction and all work both inside and outside the classroom or institution. The number of hours per course is calculated based on a combination of the classroom instruction, outside class work and research, faculty-student virtual interaction, value, level, complexity and other time requirements of that particular learning endeavor.

Kinds of Credits

Credits for all courses are broken up into the following:

  • Foundation –Essential to all courses
  • Core (Major)
  • Electives
    • Discipline Specific Electives (Minor)
    • Projects
    • Generic Electives
    • Open Electives
  • Ability Enhancement Courses
    • General Studies
    • Generic Skills
  • Research (Culminating credits)
    • Project
    • Dissertation
    • Thesis
    • Capstone

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