To graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from Ashoka University, students must pass courses that are broadly divided into three categories – Foundation Courses, Major Courses (including Interdisciplinary Majors) and Co-Curricular Courses. Each course carries credit points, and in order to earn their degree at the end of three years, students need to have accumulated a minimum of 100 credit points.
The course divisions and credits they need to acquire within three years are as follow:
9 Foundation Courses (36 credits)
12 Major Courses (48 credits)
3 Elective Courses (12 credits)
2 Co-Curricular Courses (4 credits)
Students can also take additional courses during the three years. Students working towards an approved Interdisciplinary Major must take a minimum of 16 (64 credits) courses – i.e. four courses more than what is required for a pure Major. A number of Minors are also offered at Ashoka. To qualify for a Minor, students must take 6 courses (24 credits) in a programme outside their field of Major specialisation.
In order to ease students into the programme, in their first semester, all Ashoka students must take only 4 courses. After that, students can take up to 5 courses per semester. Added to this are the Co-Curricular Courses, which can be taken in any semester across the three years.