ICBS Faculty

Department of Associate Degree in Arts (2 Years)

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The associate degree in different subjects offered by the ICBS as 2-years regular degree programs as mentioned below:

Associate Degree (AD) Program in Arts

These degree programs are offered with a combination of any two off areas from the available electives.

  • Economics
  • Urdu
  • Art
  • English
  • Pakistan Studies
  • Islamic Studies

It is 2-years degree program (four semesters) based on knowledge, skills, and values. The award of a 2-year associate degree is contingent upon completing a mandatory 3-month internship allocated to the student, following a presentation given by the student and submission of a report.

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Mission Statement

The objectives of the Associate Degree in Arts Program are:

  • To provide students with a broad base and academic foundation of multidisciplinary programs;
  • To give students comprehensive knowledge in Arts subjects that is fairly sufficient to expose to different disciplines;
  • To reflect a general understanding of the concepts and principles of selected areas of the study thus providing students an opportunity to decide the specialization fields for making professional choices

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Eligibility Criteria

• Intermediate (Equivalent to 12 years of education)
• Candidates having ‘A’ levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad.

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Duration

It is two-years full time study program spread over four semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.

Assessment of Study Program

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), mid-term and final term exams. The Mid-term and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of Associate Degree in Arts, a student is required to earn prescribed 66 credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 out of 4.

Program Offered

Associate Degree (AD) Program in Arts

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SCHEME OF STUDIES

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Year 1

Semester -I

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
CC/CS-101 Introduction to Computing 3(2+1)
Maj/Arts-101 Major – I 3(3+0)
Maj/Arts-102 Major - II 3(3+0)
CC/Eng-101 Academic Reading and Writing 3(3+0)
 CC/PS-101 Pakistan Studies 2(2+0)
CC/Isl-101 CC/Phil-101 Islamic Studies Ethics (For Non-Muslim) 2(2+0) 2(2+0)
  Total Credits 16
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Year 1

Semester -II

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
Maj/Arts-103 Major – I 3(3+0)
Maj/Arts-104 Major - II 3(3+0)
Min/Arts-101 Minor – I 3(3+0)
Min/Arts-102 Minor – II 3(3+0)
CC/Math-101 CC/Stat-101   Basic Mathematics Basic Statistics (Choose anyone) 3(3+0) 3(3+0)
CC/Eng-104 Business and Technical English Writing 2(2+0)
  Total Credits 17
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Year 2

Semester -III

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
SP/Arts-201 Special Course related to skill offered in 4th semester 3(3+0)
Maj/Arts-201 Major – I 3(3+0)
Maj/Arts-202 Major – II 3(3+0)
SP/Arts-202 Humanity Base Course 3(3+0)
CC/Eng-201 Communication Skills 2(2+0)
  Total Credits 17
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Year 2

Semester -IV

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
Maj/Arts-205 Major – I 3 (3+0)
Maj/ Arts -206 Major – I 4 (4+0)
Maj/ Arts -207 Major – II 4 (3+1)
Maj/ Arts -208 Major – II 4 (4+0)
Maj/ Arts -209 Humanity Base Course 3 (3+0)
  Total Credits 18
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SUMMER SEMESTER

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
Maj/Arts-212 Internship (Mandatory - 03 Months) 6
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Total Hours: 16+17+17+18+6 = 74

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