Credit and Semester System (CSS)

Under the Credit and semester system (CSS), the requirement for awarding a degree or is prescribed in terms of number of credits to be completed by the students. Each course is worth a certain number of credit points, determined by different criteria including curricular content in terms of number of hours of teaching/learning in a course during a semester.

CSS of Mahatma Gandhi University is designed as a comprehensive package of curriculum management that enables faculty in departments to enjoy autonomy and flexibility in the design of diverse programmes in a pattern as per national/international norms or rules prescribed by UGC and other Regulatory Bodies.

Credit and semester system (CSS) of Mahatma Gandhi University aims at flexibility in curriculum development, objectivity and critical approach in examination patterns, use of continuous evaluation for assessment in educational programmes offered in the teaching schools of the University. The CSS is also meant to provide meaningful common criteria as per the national pattern to transfer credits when students move from one institution to another within or outside the country.

The CSS provides an opportunity for the students to choose courses from the prescribed courses comprising core, elective/minor or skill based courses. The courses are evaluated following the grading system, which is considered to be better than the conventional marks system.

Measures of performance of students are Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGP.

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) relates to the performance of a student for all semesters of the programme. CGPA is a weighted average based on the SGPA earned by a student in all semesters of the programme and the total number of credits required in the programme.

Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) refers to the performance of the student in a given semester. SGPA is a weighted average based on the total credit points earned by a student in all the courses in the semester divided by the total number of credits offered in the semester.