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Choice-based Curriculum

Navrachana University, Vadodara (NUV) has implemented choice based curriculum that gives student a range of choices and flexibility to choose courses across the school of their interest.


All the programs of NUV offers 85% of the credits pertaining to mandatory courses. A student is free to pick remaining 15% from any School of the University in the form of elective courses. In this, student must select 1/3rd elective courses outside of the school. However, student can choose rest of the 2/3rd elective courses either from their own School or other schools of Navrachana University.


So every semester on an average, a student will take 2 elective courses of his/ her choice. Student can pick these elective courses from any of the schools of NUV. Even mandatory courses of one school may be offered as electives for students of other schools. This means that each student of any program at NUV would have done different courses based on his/ her passion or professional plans. (For example a student of Mechanical Engineering might decide to pick design courses from SEDA or a student of BBA might decide to pick language courses from SLSE or a BSc student who decides to pick courses on business and finance from SBL).


Mandatory Courses 85%  + Elective Courses (15% for UG/10% PG) = Total Credits (Minimum Requirement)


Calendar and Time Table:

All the programs of different schools will follow a common annual calendar and timetable for the smooth conduction of the courses and giving a flexibility to students to attend any of the courses.


Course Typology

The courses offered at NUV follows the listed typologies and adheres to conditions of the same. It also mentions the contact hours, teaching style, nature of student engagement. This lays an important feature for the students, as before registration, students are equipped with type of pedagogy/teaching method that the course in-charge will be administering throughout the course and which will further help them in selecting the course. The details of CT are furnished in the form of table in the next section.

Type Sub -types Pedagogy Objective Method of Evaluation
Lecture Lecture This mode of teaching is considered to be the primary and is best for delivering and transferring theory or concept based information. 1. Delivering the substantial amount of information.

2. Providing summary of latest information from various sources.

3. Introducing multiple concept  lecture

Conduction of Test at said frequency.
Seminar Discussion Seminar Pre-assigned topics can be given to students and discussion based pedagogy can be employed 1. Conducting discussion on topics related to the Course.

2. Exposing the students to various topic.

3. To inculcate the idea of  questioning and reasoning and formulating the argument research.

Evaluation will be based on Presentations/ Critical thinking/ taking part in the discussions.


Research Seminar Students will be exposed to the process of critical thinking within a specific field or topic through the published research papers. Understanding, formulating and writing the research hypothesis giving rationale justification and forming the coherent connections within the topic will be the main aim 1. To equip the students to build their concepts by deciphering the information, experiments, filed studies through research papers.

2. Helping them to understand the arguments/discussion and form connections related to topics.

Studio Studio Where students are confronted by life like situations and asked to define the problems and how to resolve it by solving them. This is facilitated by the faculty who will be providing them with necessary concepts and theories. 1. Encouraging the individual by inculcating the process of active learning and responsibilities.

2. Team building and group dynamics will be taught by facilitative learning.

Workshop Workshop Course In charges trains the students to help them develop skills in working with recent materials and technologies. 1. To provide Interactive Hands on training.

2. Inculcate skill building by providing sufficient time.

3. Instill  them in decision making and  reasoning.

Design Workshops Students will be embarked with real life problems and they will be trained to evolve construction / working drawings and/or prototypes. 1. Translate design interventions into executable forms.  
Research Guided Research (Thesis) Faculty members will coach individual students for:

1. Conducting research and writing up to the results.

2. Undertaking research design, analysing and writing the results.

1. To Inculcate the vital research skills in students.

2. To imbibe the skills of logical and rationale based thought process.

Will be based on the Thesis curation and submission with/without conduction of viva voce.
Independent Study Students will select a topic of interest, read the associated reference books and write down annotated bibliography. This will be done under the guidance of a assigned faculty member. 1. It will encourage students to learn independently.

2. Exploration of research topics of personal interest within research framework.

Laboratory Labs Student will be given the practical skills and will be exposed to lab based techniques. This will be conducted through the instructions of assigned course in-charge 1. To enhance the skill in the students and give applications of the techniques/instrument learned Will be through continuous evaluation/ performance or conduction through lab based exams.
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