Education

Admission in B.D. Degree Programme: Senate of Serampore College

Senate of Serampore College (University)

Bachelor of Divinity Degree

  1. Minimum Qualification and Course Requirements for the BD Degree:

a. HSE/HSCE/Pre-University [PU]/Pre Degree Certificate [PDC]:

i. A total of 5 years residential programme – one year BD Orientation Studies plus four year BD studies. (No student shall be admitted as day scholar, irrespective of distance or location)

ii. 200 Credit Hours Course Work including thesis (for Advanced Greek and Hebrew students 204 Cr. Hr.)

iii. In lieu of thesis, students shall complete 8 credit papers (any combination of credits) from the Optional courses, which shall be considered as required papers.

iv. 16 Credit Hours of Field Work (marks calculated for the purpose of final grade)

v. Students can take Optional Papers (BD Regulations and Syllabus Vol. II) from the Second Year of study.
b. Graduate and Post Graduate Degree Holders:

i. Four Year Residential Programme (no student shall be admitted as day scholar, irrespective of distance or location)

ii. 160 Credit Hours Course Work including thesis (for Advanced Greek and Hebrew students 164 Cr. Hr.)

iii. In lieu of thesis, students shall complete 8 credit papers (any combination of credits) from the Optional courses, which shall be considered as required papers.

iv. 12 Credit Hours of Field Work (marks calculated for the purpose of final grade)

v. Students can take Optional Papers (BD Regulations and Syllabus Vol. II) from the Second Year of study.
c. B.Th, B.Miss and ATA BTH with Third Division:

i. Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Missiology degree holders with III division and ATA BTH pass candidates, having completed 8 papers BD Qualifying Examination with 40% and above marks from the Senate of Serampore College, shall enroll in 2nd year (total 3 year course).

ii. Three Year Residential Programme (no student shall be admitted as day scholar, irrespective of distance or location)

iii. 130 Credit Hours Course Work including thesis, shall be applicable from the

Academic Year 2015 and continue.

iv. In lieu of thesis, students shall complete 8 credit papers (any combination of credits) from the Optional courses, which shall be considered as required papers.

v. Eight Credit Hours of Field Work (marks calculated for the purpose of final grade)

vi. Students can take Optional Papers ( BD Regulations and Syllabus Vol. II) from the Second Year of study.
d. B.Th, B.Miss and ATA BTH with Second Division:

i. Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Missiology degree holders with I and II division and ATA BTH pass candidates, have completed 8 papers BD Qualifying Examination with 52.5% and above marks from the Senate of Serampore College, shall enroll in 3rd year (2 year course).

ii. Two Year Residential Programme (no student shall be admitted as day scholar, irrespective of distance or location)

iii. 90 Credit Hours Course Work including thesis.

iv. In lieu of thesis, students shall complete 8 credit papers (any combination of credits) from the Optional courses, which shall be considered as required papers.

v. 4 Credit Hours of Field Work (marks calculated for the purpose of final grade)

vi. Students can take Optional Papers (BD Regulations and Syllabus Vol. II) from the Second Year of study.

(All the clauses mentioned above under Sl. No. d, will be applicable from the academic year 2016)

e. Mature Candidates:

i. Should have at least passed 10th Class (Matriculation) and completed 25 years of age.

ii. Must have three years of substantive ministerial experience.

iii. Should have separately passed Senate prescribed Qualifying Examinations for Mature Candidates.

iv. A total of 4 years residential programme. (no student shall be admitted as day scholar, irrespective of distance or location)

v. 160 Credit Hours Course Work including thesis (for Advanced Greek and Hebrew students 164 cr. Hr.)

vi. In lieu of thesis students shall complete 8 credit papers from the optional courses, which shall be considered as required papers.

vii. 16 Credit Hours of Field Work (marks calculated for the purpose of final grade)

viii. Students can take Optional Papers (BD Regulations and Syllabus Vol. II) from the Second Year of study.

f. Diploma in Christian Studies to Bachelor of Divinity:

i. Dip. C.S. pass candidates from Senate of Serampore College securing an overall 40% grade with Higher Secondary qualification are eligible to register in 4 years BD Degree program.

ii. They have to complete 507 and 509 at Dip. C.S. level.

iii. They should also pass Qualifying English Papers BOS11 and BOS12 from the Senate of Serampore College separately.

iv. A total of 4 years residential programme. (no student shall be admitted as day scholar, irrespective of distance or location)

v. 160 Credit Hours Course Work including thesis (for Advanced Greek and Hebrew students 164 cr. Hr.)

vi. In lieu of thesis students shall complete 8 credit papers from the optional courses, which shall be considered as required papers.

vii. 16 Credit Hours of Field Work (marks calculated for the purpose of final grade)

viii. Students can take Optional Papers (BD Regulations and Syllabus Vol. II) from the Second Year of study.

(The Senate of Serampore College (University) has introduced Senate examined BOS11 and BOS12 as English Qualifying Papers, instead of 72 and 73, from the academic year 2015.). As far as continuing students of Bachelor of Theology are concerned, 72 and 73 remains as it was.

2. Pattern of Examinations:

a. Senate Papers of Affiliated Colleges:

i. All Senate papers shall be examined out of 100 marks and be a duration of three hours.

ii. All Senate papers shall be examined at the end of the academic year, i.e. March/ April.
b. College Papers of the Affiliated Colleges:

i. All college papers shall be examined out of 100 marks.

ii. Internal Assessment (IA) – 40 marks (minimum pass marks is 16)

iii. The Final Examination (Ex.) – 60 marks (minimum pass marks is 24)

The Final Examination shall be out of 100 marks and be a duration of three hours, irrespective of the number of credit hours. The 100 marks shall be reduced to 60 for the purpose of calculation.

iv. College papers that have no final examination (already prescribed in the syllabus with a superscript ‘No Final Examination’) must be graded on the basis of additional work such as project, interview, oral examination, empirical research, report, book review, essay, etc. in addition to Internal Assessment.

v. All College papers shall be examined at the end of the academic year, i.e. March /April.

c. College Papers of Provisionally Affiliated Colleges:

i. Examination of all College papers shall be conducted by the Senate, except those which are superscripted ‘No Final Examination’ in the syllabi. Kindly remember these papers are Compulsory College examined credit papers. All colleges are to be requested to send ‘No Final Examination’ papers marks to the Senate accordingly.

ii. The Senate will set the question papers and schedule the date of examinations for both the semesters.

iii. College papers will be evaluated by the subject teacher as well as an external examiner as has been the practice.

iv. ‘No Final Examination’ papers shall be wholly graded by the subject teacher/s.

v. All college papers shall be examined out of 100 marks.

vi. Internal Assessment – 40 marks (minimum pass marks is 16)

vii. The Final Examination – 60 marks (minimum pass marks is 24)

viii. The Final Examination shall be out of 100 marks and be a duration of three hours, irrespective of the number of credit hours. The 100 marks shall be reduced to 60 for the purpose of calculation.

ix. Internal Assessment shall be graded by the subject teacher and the same shall be sent to the Senate.

x. College papers which have no final examinations (already prescribed in the syllabus with a superscript ‘No Final Examination’) must be graded on the basis of additional work such as project, interview, oral examination, empirical research, report, book review, essay etc in addition to Internal Assessment..

3. Required Courses:

i. All courses offered by the College, strictly follow the outline of the BD Course Schema or else cancelled by the Senate.

ii. Students must complete the required courses to complete their studies.

iii. Field Work is compulsory. Students shall receive marks for every year’s field work and an equal weightage of four credits will be awarded.

4. Promotion to the Next Class and Arrear Papers:

a. All Students will be promoted to the next academic year once they fulfill the requirements of class attendance and passing Internal Assessments.

b. If a student fails in the Internal Assessment, s/he shall repeat the course.

c. Students failing in papers, both Senate and College, must write arrears only when they are offered even if they are promoted to the next year.

d. No Examination shall be conducted outside of the examination schedule nor should odd semester papers be written in even semesters and vice versa.

e. Examination of a difference:

i. ‘No Final Examination’ compulsory College papers will not have final examinations, particularly Integrated and Interdisciplinary courses. But these are all credit papers.

ii. Teachers must device different mode of examinations such as term papers, project, report, book review, oral examinations, seminars, interview methods for these examinations.

iii. For the sake of clarity, we must maintain the 40 / 60 marks for class assessment and final examinations, so that there is no confusion. All College has to send marks of ‘No Final Examination’ to the Senate accordingly.

iv. Care should be taken so that students are graded objectively.

v. Courses that are superscribed as ‘No final examination paper’ shall follow the system and no other papers can be given as examinations.

f. Pass Marks:

i. Students should pass both Internal Assessment and Final Examinations with a minimum of 40% (C -)

ii. Internal Assessment shall be shown separately in the Final Transcript. ‘No

Examination Papers’ shall also be divided into Internal Assessment and Final Examination Marks for the purpose of Transcription.

iii. Because of the residential nature of the programme, students shall have a minimum of 75% class attendance. Colleges can raise the minimum required class attendance to above 75% that must be informed to the students beforehand.

iv. In the event of poor performance, poor class attendance or on the grounds of indiscipline, the college can determine whether the students can be promoted or allowed to repeat the same year.

g. Change of Name:

The Senate of Serampore College (University) registers students’ name from their highest degree certificate, provided by the students at the time of registration. A student can change or correct the spelling of his/her name before appearing in the Final Year examination. No change of name will be allowed by the University after the completion of the course.


The Registrar

Senate of Serampore College (University)
P.O. Serampore
District: Hooghly
Pin:- 712 201
West Bengal INDIA
e-mail Id:- registrarsenate@yahoo.in/registrarsenate@gmail.com
Phone: (033) 2662 2692

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