About Us


at CHRIST (Deemed to be University)

NEP 2020, with reference to the Higher Education scenario, fosters a positive change in the way knowledge must be cultivated among the youth of the nation. The programme structure and course outcomes are mapped out to address the learning needs of the current times. NEP focuses on providing Learners with multiple course combinations with no hard separation of streams and subjects. A student majoring in a science course may take up another subject from another stream or take a multi-disciplinary course and benefit from such fluidity. Such freedom to explore knowledge across different domains is the greatest advantage of the policy. The primary focus of the NEP is in increasing the critical thinking skills and cognitive abilities of Young India. NEP aspires to recreate the ancient culture of learning by offering a multi-disciplinary engagement and bolstering the existing pedagogical practises to integrate classical approach with a modern outlook. Logic, reasoning, didactic thinking, rational debates, abstraction, ethical decision making, and problem-solving approach would be the way forward in the classrooms.

The vision of NEP inspires and encourages the teachers and learners to explore new ideas and thoughts beyond the boundaries of a linear knowledge system. In this light, the multidisciplinary courses are offered to stimulate innovative thinking and critical problem-solving skills. Breaking free from the single stream, single degree form of education, the NEP provides learners with a variety of subject combinations, thereby allowing newer discourses to emerge from such inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach. Another key highlight of the policy is the GCED, Global Citizenship Education that aims to promote awareness of global issues and to empower learners towards becoming confident global citizens. Providing learners with the skills required on an international platform and with exposure to the needs around the world, learners will become active citizens supporting a sustainable development of the country.


Key Features of NEP Implementation at CHRIST

  • Multidisciplinary Education: At CHRIST (Deemed to be University), we embrace NEP's emphasis on multidisciplinary education. Our approach to  multidisciplinary education goes beyond merely providing a diverse range of courses. It's about cultivating a mindset that embraces diverse perspectives, encourages practical application, fosters collaboration, and equips students with the skills they need to navigate an ever-changing and interconnected world. 
  • Technology-Enabled Education: In line with the vision outlined in the National Education Policy (NEP), our institution is committed to providing an education that embraces and leverages the power of technology. Recognizing the transformative impact of technology on learning, we have strategically invested in state-of-the-art infrastructure to create an environment that fosters innovation and prepares students for the dynamic challenges of the modern world.
  •  Modern Library Resources: In alignment with NEP's emphasis on comprehensive learning resources, our library is a treasure trove of knowledge. Boasting an extensive collection of books, journals, and digital resources, it serves as a hub for academic exploration. The library's modern infrastructure ensures that students have access to a diverse range of materials, facilitating in-depth research and intellectual growth.
  • Global Exposure and Exchange Programs: In line with NEP's global outlook, we facilitate international exposure through exchange programs. This transcultural experience enriches students' perspectives, fostering a global mindset. Collaborations with international universities also provide opportunities for research partnerships, giving students a truly global educational experience.
  • Holistic Education Approach: CHRIST University's commitment to holistic education goes hand in hand with NEP's objectives. Our approach integrates academic excellence with character development. Through a plethora of clubs, sports, and cultural events, students are encouraged to develop a well-rounded personality, nurturing skills beyond the classroom setting.
  • Inclusive Academic Environment: Ensuring inclusivity and equity, a cornerstone of NEP, is embedded in our institutional DNA. CHRIST (Deemed to be University) provides scholarships, mentorship programs, and support services to create an inclusive academic environment. This ensures that students from varied backgrounds have equal opportunities to thrive academically and personally.
  • State-of-the-Art Research Facilities: CHRIST (Deemed to be University) stands at the forefront of research excellence, embodying the core tenets of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Our commitment to fostering a culture of innovation is reflected in our state-of-the-art research facilities. Cutting-edge laboratories equipped with advanced technology provide students and faculty with the tools needed to push the boundaries of knowledge across disciplines.
  • Continuous Infrastructure Development: CHRIST (Deemed to be University), in line with the vision of NEP 2020, recognizes that a dynamic and conducive physical environment is integral to nurturing holistic learning experiences. Through strategic planning and execution, the University consistently upgrades its facilities, ensuring state-of-the-art classrooms, cutting-edge laboratories, and modern amenities. The continuous infrastructure development underscores the institution’s  commitment to providing an enriching educational ecosystem that prepares students for the challenges of the 21st century.
  • Community Engagement: CHRIST University's commitment to community engagement aligns seamlessly with the societal goals outlined in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Beyond academic excellence, we recognize the importance of social responsibility. Our institution actively participates in a myriad of community outreach programs, empowering students to contribute meaningfully to society. Through initiatives that address local challenges, our students learn the value of empathy, leadership, and civic responsibility.


Guidelines (Applicable from 2023 Batch UG)

Major and Minor disciplines

Major discipline is the discipline or subject of main focus and the degree will be awarded in that discipline. Students should earn the prescribed number of credits (about 50% of total credits for a Programme with Single Major and approximately 40% with a minimum of 48 credits of the total credits for a Programme with a Double Major) through core courses in the major discipline.

Minor discipline helps a student to gain a broader understanding beyond the major discipline. Courses in the Minor Category are to be interdisciplinary in nature. A minimum credit of 12-24 is required to have a minor in a particular discipline and if the number of credits is less than 12 it will be called as Allied core.

Each undergraduate programme shall have the following course categories in line with the UGC CCFUP

  • Disciplinary/Interdisciplinary Major Courses
  • Disciplinary/Interdisciplinary Minor Courses
  • Multidisciplinary Courses
  • Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC)
  • Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)
  • Value Added Courses (VAC)
  • Summer Internship
  • Research Project/Dissertation
  1. The Credit requirements for undergraduate programmes of the university may be as follows:


Single Major

Double Major













  1. Four Year UG programme Credits


Single Major

Double Major













Honours with Research: Students who secure 75% marks and above in the first six semesters and wish to undertake research at the undergraduate level can choose a research stream in the discipline that they have taken as a major leading to award of undergraduate Honours with Research. The research project/dissertation will be in the major discipline.

A student who enrolls in a double major programme and completes the requirements of   UG Degree (Honours/Honours with Research) programme but wishes to also pursue honours in the second major, can complete the requirements of the second major after the completion of the requirements of the first major honours programmes.

Categories of Programmes offered 

  • Single major with Minor: Minimum Credits for Minor: 24 credits 
  • Double Major with Minor: Minimum Credits for Minor: 12 Credits 
  • Double Major with Allied Core: Minor courses of a minimum of 6 and less than 12 will qualify as allied core courses.  
  • Interdisciplinary Programmes
  • Multidisciplinary Programmes

The award of degrees will be on fulfillment of the programme requirements and outcomes specified by each programme including the minimum credits specified. Degrees shall not be awarded merely for meeting the minimum credits but based on the successful completion of programme specifications. For example, if a programme requires 132 credits and students have earned only 120 credits, they will not be eligible for the award of their undergraduate degree.

Students have an option to exit the programme early upon completion of the following requirements:

Students can exit a programme after the first year with a UG Certificate, provided the programme requirements of the first year are completed along with four credits for a vocational course. The requirements of a four credit vocational course may be fulfilled through an internship for two month.

Students can exit a programme after the second year with a UG Diploma, provided the programme requirements of the first two years are completed, along with four credits for a vocational course. The requirements of a four-credit vocational course may be fulfilled through an internship for two months.

The maximum duration to complete any of the UG Degree programmes would be seven years from the date of first enrolment to the programme.

Students who have exited a programme can re-enter a programme provided they fulfill the requirements of the level they wish to enter at the time of re-entry to the programme.

Category of Course and Number of Credits

a. Core Course 

  • These courses will be offered in all semesters .
  • These courses usually carry 4 credits each
  • Core Courses can have electives referred to as Major Core Elective Courses.
  • An additional one to two credits may be allotted for tutorials or practicals.

Minimum credits for Core Courses in Majors

Type of Programme

Three Year UG

Four Year UG Honours/ Honours with Research

Single Major



Double Major









bMinor Course

  • Minimum Credits for a Three year Undergraduate programme will be 12-24.
  • For Single Major programme the credit requirement will be 24 and for Double Major programme it will be 12 credits.  
  • Minimum Credits for a Four year Undergraduate programme will be 32. 
  • Minors offered should be in disciplines other than the Majors.
  • Electives can be offered as part of these Courses (earlier known as DSE) called Minor Core Elective Courses.
  • Minor courses with less than 6 to 11 credits will be called as allied core.

c. Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Courses (ID&MDC)

  • Minimum requirement is three courses with 3 credits each. 
  • Two ID/MDCs should be completed before the completion of the second semester.
  • A third ID/MDC should be completed through the SWAYAM platform by the end of the Fourth semester. 
  • The courses will be offered as open elective during block hours in the time table to enable students to choose from across the department. 
  • These are Introductory Level Courses offered by each department in their respective discipline. 
  • Students can only enroll for courses which they have not studied in their 11th and 12th standard.
  • Irrespective of the type of the programme ID / MD courses will have to be offered as part of the programme structure. 
  • Minimum students for a course is 20. However, each department may prescribe a number over and above 20. 

d. Assessment of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Courses 

  • The assessment will be based on Continuous Internal Assessment  
  • The approval of the CIA components will be as decided by the department through its BOS.  
  • In case of failure to complete the course, the course is to be repeated, as per the regulations for Repeat CIA in the immediate upcoming semester. 

e. Ability Enhancement Course (AEC)

  • English and Languages will be offered as a two credit course.
  • English will be offered in the First year (First and Second Semester) and Languages will be offered in the Second year (Third and Fourth Semester), except for BBA
  • (Decision Science) and programmes offered by the Department of Professional Studies. 
  • BBA (Decision Science) will offer both English and Languages in the First year.
  • Languages will be offered as a basic/foundation course for students without any prior introduction to the language and advanced level for those who have basic desired proficiency in that language or have studied that language in their 11 and 12 standards
  • In case of international languages, if more than 30 hours of instruction is needed in order to prepare the students for international language proficiency exams, additional hours of instruction can be offered beyond the regular course hours without the addition of credits and with a special fee. 

f. Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)

  • Minimum requirement is three courses with 2 to 3 credits each.  
  • To be offered in the first three semesters. 
  • Courses as part of CAPS, Choir, NCC, Peer Education, CSA and SWO will be included under Skill Enhancement Courses  

g. Value Added Courses (VAC)

  • Total minimum credits assigned for the value added courses will be six (6).
  • These courses will be offered in the first four semesters. 
  • Four credits will be assigned to Holistic Education, with one credit each assigned to each of the first four semesters. 
  • One credit each for Environmental Science in the first semester and Understanding India in the second semester is assigned. 
  • The above mentioned courses except HED will be offered online with regular assessment. 

h. Research Project / Dissertation:  

  • To be pursued in the 4th year of the UG programme, equivalent to 12 credits. Students who do not undertake research dissertation will have to complete 3 courses of 12 credits in lieu of a research project / Dissertation.

i. Vocational Education and Training: 

  • For students exiting with a UG certificate/UG Diploma, a two-month internship for 4 credits will have to be completed during the summer vacation of the first/second year. 

j. Summer Internship /Apprenticeship (2 - 4 credits)

k. Bridge Course: Introductory level non-credit course  

  • To be included as part of the programme structure. 
  • Based on the requirement of the programme, departments can offer bridge course. 
  • Students to be identified based on their proficiency level in the discipline. 
  • Attendance will be mandatory, but will not form part of the aggregate attendance. 

l. Assessment for Bridge courses 

  • The assessment will be based on Continuous Internal Assessment  
  • It will be a pass/fail course without credits
  • Supplementary exam in the ongoing semester and submission of marks to Office of Examinations
  • Bridge course will appear in the transcript, but will not be included in the calculation of CGPA.

Credits earned by the students to be uploaded to Academic Bank of Credits, after every semester or academic year.


Course Code Guidelines

  1. Levels of Courses:

Courses to be further categorized into levels in terms of their level difficulty and academic rigor as per the UGC CCFUP as follows:

i.   Pre-requisite Courses: Course Codes 00-99

  • Similar to the Bridge courses, pass or fail courses with no credits.

ii.   Foundation or Introductory Courses: Course Codes 100-199

  • Foundational/ Basic Knowledge Courses, considered as prerequisites for undertaking Majors.

iii.   Intermediate-Level Courses: Course Codes 200-299

  • Part of majors or minors, and will be a prerequisite for undertaking Advanced courses.

iv.   Higher-Level Courses: Course Codes 300-399

  • Required for majors in a discipline

v.   Advanced Courses: Course Codes 400-499

  • Lecture courses with practicum, seminar-based course, term papers, research methodology, advanced laboratory experiments/software training, research projects, hands-on-training, internship/apprenticeship projects at the undergraduate level or First year Postgraduate theoretical and practical courses’

vi.   Course Codes 500-599

  • First-year Master’s degree level courses for a two year Masters programme

vii.   Course Codes 600-699

  • These are courses offered during the second-year of 2-year Master’s or 1-year Master’s degree programme

viii.   Course Codes 700 -799

  • Courses for doctoral students


The University shall use the course codes based on the level of courses as indicated above.



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