In the process of the fulfillment of the set objectives of the University and for imparting specialized education to the student s after their +2 level of education, a College for Integrated Studies (CIS) was established in the year 2006-07 to offer 5-year Integrated programs in several disciplines leading to Master’s Degree.
Courses offered by the College
The College offers Master’s Degree (5-year Integrated) courses in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences subjects.
a) The medium of instruction is English for all the courses except the language programs which will be taught in the language concerned. The students admitted to language programs are required to do some common courses, which are taught in English medium. Therefore, proficiency in English is essential.
b) All courses are full time regular courses. Exit option is likely to be introduced for students admitted from academic year 2015-16. The distinguishing features of the exit option are:
I. It will be available at the end of three years in the case of IMA (Humanities / Social Sciences) / IMSc (Sciences) students. And in the case of Integrated Optometry and Vision Sciences Programme the ‘Exit Option’ would be given at the end of fourth year.
II. Students who exercise ‘Exit option’ at the end of three-years of IMA/IMSc will be given BA/B.Sc. Certificates. Students in Optometry and Vision Sciences will get a B.Sc Certificate in Optometry and Vision Sciences at the end of four-years.
III. Students who do not exercise ‘Exit option’ will be given two degree Certificates – B.A/B.Sc and M.A./M.Sc at the end of five-years.
c) All eligible applicants will be called for the written test to be held at 26 centres. Proof of eligibility will be verified at the time of admission.
d) Written test for each of these programs is of two hours duration. It will consist of multiple choice questions to be answered in the OMR sheet with black/blue ball point/sketch pen. The level of questions shall be consistent with +2 level of education. There is negative marking; each wrong answer shall be given -0.33 marks. Specific instructions will be given in question papers.
e) The minimum eligibility requirements and the schedule of written test for admission to the above courses are given in a tabular form at Chapter 2 of this Prospectus-cum-Application form.
M.Sc. (5-year Integrated) Programs from the Science Schools.
The four Science Schools of the University offer Master of Science (5-year Integrated) programs, in Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and Systems Biology, through the College for Integrated Studies (CIS). The programs are open to all students who have completed/expect to complete +2 stage with at least three of the four subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology) as their optionals with a minimum of 60% at +2 level. The curriculum is common to all the disciplines for the first four semesters. Students with biology background in the +2 stage and who had left mathematics after the 10th class are expected to put in the necessary effort to learn mathematics. Similarly students who left biology in the +2 stage are expected to learn biology. The University offers bridge courses in the first semester to facilitate this process. The students spend first two years of their programs at the CIS. The students are transferred to their parent Schools at the end of the fourth semester.
M.Sc. (5-year Integrated) Earth Sciences
The University Center for Earth and Space Sciences (UCESS) offers and M.Sc. (5-year Integrated) course in the Earth Sciences. Candidates who have studied Science subjects at +2 level with a minimum of 60% marks are eligible to apply. First four semesters are common to Earth Science students on par with other M.Sc. (5-Year Integrated) Science students.
The admission to M.Sc (5-Year Integrated) in Sciences (Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Chemical Sciences, Systems Biology and Earth Sciences) will be through a common entrance examination. The entrance examination consists of a written test for 100 marks. The written test paper contains 25 objective questions each in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at +2 level.
Candidates who hold KVPY fellowship, Science Olympiads (those who have at least attended the training programs conducted by the Homi Bhaba Centre, Mumbai), I.I.T, - JEE main list qualified candidates and first rank holders of different State/Central boards at +2 level may seek exemption from the written test. In such cases, they would be awarded the equivalent of the average of the first 64 students from the University written test. They have the option of writing the exam to improve their position.
The students are allocated the discipline (subject) of their choice at the time of admission based on their performance in the entrance examination and their preferences. The candidates must give all their four choices in the application form since there is no counseling at a later date.
M.Sc. (5-Year Integrated) Program in Health Psychology)
The Centre for Health Psychology offers an M.Sc. (Year Integrated) program in Health Psychology through the CIS. Students who have completed or expect to complete the +2 stage with either Science or Arts subjects with a minimum of with 60% marks are eligible to apply for the program. The students spend two years at the CIS and are transferred to the parent centre at the end of fourth semester.
The admission to the Health Psychology program is through a written test (100 marks). It includes aptitude test for Psychology at +2 level and test for proficiency in English.
M.A (5-Year Integrated) Programs from the School of Humanities)
The School of Humanities offers Master of Arts (5-Year Integrated) programs in four disciplines: Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, and Language Science. All students with a minimum of 60% marks at +2 stage are eligible to apply. The students spend the first three years at the CIS where they are exposed to the basics of several disciplines to provide them a broad foundation. They are transferred to their parent departments/centre at the end of the sixth semester.
There will be a common entrance test for admission to M.A (5-Year Integrated) in Humanities. The written test carries 100 marks. The question paper will be objective type consisting of three Parts: A, B, and C. In Part A, there will be 40 questions of one mark each to test the competence in the concerned subject to which a candidate seeks admission. Part B will have 35 questions of one mark each to test competence in English. Part C will have 25 questions of one mark each to test the competence in the current affairs and general knowledge. Candidates should choose concerned subjects (Telugu, Hindi, Urdu, and Language Science) in Part A according to their options. Questions in Parts B and C will be in English. The questions in Part A will be in English for Language Science candidates and in Telugu/Hindi/Urdu for those who opt for Telugu, Hindi and Urdu respectively.
Candidates will be eligible for admission, only to the subject that they choose for Part A of the written test.
The students are allocated the discipline (subject) of their choice at the time of admission based on their performance in the entrance examination and their preferences.
M.A (5-Year Integrated) Programs from the School of Social Sciences and School of Economics
The School of Social Sciences offers Masters of Arts (5-Year Integrated) Programs in four disciplines: Anthropology, History, Political Science, and Sociology. The School of Economics offers M.A (5-Year Integrated) in Economics. All students with a minimum of 60% at +2 level are eligible to apply. The students spend the first three years of their program at the CIS. They are transferred to their parent schools and departments at the end of sixth semester.
There will be a common entrance test for admission to the M.A (5-Year Integrated) program in Social Sciences. Written test carries 100 marks divided into four parts (of 25 marks each) consisting of the following: Part A: Social Studies and General Awareness; Part B: Language and Comprehension; Part C: Reasoning Ability; and Part D: Quantitative Aptitude.
The students are allocated the discipline (subject) of their choice at the time of admission based on their performance in the entrance examination and their preferences. The candidates must give all their five choices in the application form, since there is no counseling at later date.
Courses of study: M.A (5-Year Integrated) Humanities and Social Sciences programs.
Courses of study for students of M.A. (5-Year Integrated) in Humanities and Social Sciences at the College for Integrated Studies (CIS) are common in the first year. These will be introductory and foundational in nature and will all be taught courses, viz., English, I.T., Indian Languages, Indian Literature, Comparative Literature, Logical Reasoning, Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science and Sociology. In the second year, a student opting for Humanities has to make a choice of three courses from the School of Humanities including courses of their own discipline and one from the School of Social Sciences. Students opting for Social Sciences will follow a similar procedure, i.e. a choice of three courses from Social Sciences including one from their own discipline and one from School of Humanities. During the third year, a student has to select any one cluster of two courses in their discipline of their school and one course from any school other than their parent school.
The following procedure shall be followed for selecting the candidates for different Master’s Degree (5-Year Integrated) courses:
a) All eligible applicants will be called for the written test to be held at 26 centers.
b) The written test will be in the form of objective type questions of +2 standard; it will be for two hours duration to be answered in the OMR sheet with black/blue ball point/sketch pen. There is negative marking for wrong answers. Specific instructions will be given in the question paper/answer book.
a) Weightage for distinction in Sports/Cultural activities will be given.
b) Weightage for candidates from backward districts:
Additional weightage is also given to the candidates who belong to backward districts and who have pursued their education upto +2 level in those districts as per the classification/notification of backward districts by the Government of India, for which duly certified proof of residence and education in those districts would be required. 4 marks will be given to the candidates belonging to backward districts under 1st quartile and 2 marks to the candidates belonging to the backward districts under 2nd quartile.
c) Weightage for linguistic deprivation: 2 marks of additional weightage are also given to those who have pursued their +2 level educations in non-English medium which is evident from their educational certificate. In its absence, the applicants should enclose a copy of the medium of instruction certificate issued by the Head of the college or institution where they have studied their +2 level education.
The following criteria shall be followed, one after the other, to resolve the ties, when more than one candidates secure the same total marks in the entrance examination:
(a) First criterion: Marks obtained in the entrance examination (written test).
(b) Second criterion: Marks obtained by the candidates in the qualifying examination at (+2 level). If the final result is not available, then the marks upto the 1st year will be taken into consideration.
Third criterion: Marks obtained in the next lower public examination (SSC/Matriculation or equivalent). Candidates whose result of the qualifying examination (+2 stage) is not declared may also apply for admission.
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