Bachelor in Social Sciences (Honours)Guru Nanak Dev University
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The admission to the course shall be open to a candidate who has passed: a. Senior Secondary Part-II (+2) examination with at least 50% marks in aggregate in any stream from Punjab School Education Board. OR b. Any other examination recognised as equivalent to (a) above by this University with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
The Guru Nanak Dev University's Faculty of Arts and Social Science offers Bachelor in Social Sciences (Honours) course to its students. The course structure for it is as follows:
Semesters I and II:
Each candidate shall have any three main elective subjects out of Political Science, History, Economics, Sociology and Public Administration. Additionally, English, Punjabi Languages and Computer Applications shall be compulsory subsidiary courses for all the candidates subject to the condition that those candidates who have not studied Punjabi up
to Matric level shall have the option to offer the paper of Punjab: History and Culture in lieu of compulsory Punjabi Language. The candidates shall write and present one term paper in each semester on any elective subject.
Students shall have to clear one additional paper of Environment Sciences in 2nd Semester which would be of qualifying nature only and the marks obtained in this paper shall not be included in the aggregate marks.
Candidates shall be allowed to have Political Science or Public Administration, Sociology or History as one of their optional subjects.
Semesters III and IV:
In the beginning of the third semester a candidate shall select two subjects as Majors out of the three main elective subjects opted by him/her. The remaining one subject shall be treated as Minor. Additionally in place of courses of Computer Applications and Punjabi/Punjab History and Culture they shall have the compulsory courses in General Studies-I and General Studies-II as subsidiary course. English language shall continue to
be compulsory subsidiary course. The candidates shall write one term paper relating to any one of the two Major subjects or on a general topic not related to any paper. Besides, in the beginning of the III Semester all the candidates shall select a topic for Project Report relating to one of the Major Courses in consultation with the teacher concerned. The Project Report shall be submitted on or before 15th January of Semester VI.
Semesters V and VI:
In semester V & VI the candidates shall continue to have two Majors and one Minor subjects as opted by them in semester III & IV. However they shall have two courses in each of the two Majors and the paper I of the Minor. The candidates shall write one term paper relating to any one paper of the two Major subjects or on a general topic not related to any paper. Besides they will continue to have the General Studies as compulsory subsidiary course in both semesters.