What is Generic Elective?

A student admitted in a particular department has to opt for the Generic Elective (GE) Course offered by other departments. As an example, a student admitted under B.Sc. (H) Mathematics programme can’t opt for the Generic Elective Courses offered by Department of Mathematics. The student will study GE Course in the first four semester.

GENERIC ELECTIVE PAPERS OFFERED BY VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS IN ACADEMIC SESSION 2020-21 (FIRST SEMESTER)

DEPARTMENT NAME OF THE GENERIC ELECTIVE PAPER BRIEF DESCRIPTION
COMMERCE Basics of Accounting This course provides students a firm foundation in basic
accounting concepts and methodology and also acquaints them
with the changes taking place in the preparation and
presentation of financial statements in accordance to the
applicable accounting standards and relevant Acts.
COMPUTER SCIENCE Introduction to Programming This course is designed for students with no prior programming
experience. The course introduces the concepts of object-
oriented programming to students with a background in the
procedural paradigm. Topics include data types, control
structures, functions, arrays, files, and the mechanics of
running, testing and debugging. Further, the course provides a
brief review of control structures and data types with emphasis on
structured data types and array processing. It then moves
on to introduce the object-oriented programming paradigm,
focusing on the definition and use of classes along with the
fundamentals of object-oriented design.
ECONOMICS Introductory Microeconomics This course seeks to introduce microeconomic analysis as a way
of understanding the world. It exposes students to standard
microeconomic theory with a focus on the development of
economic intuition, whilst also providing certain economic
tools that support this intuition along the way. The
microeconomic mind-set helps students thinking about issues
that are relevant empirically and for policy. The course is aimed
primarily at those who have not previously studied economics.
It provides a foundation for further study in economics but is
sufficiently self-contained to provide grounding for those who
do not intend to take the subject any further.
ENGLISH Media and Communication Skills Media and Communication Skills is a very interesting,
introductory and learner-orientated paper. It offers multiple
dimensions of media and communication skills to the young learners and motivates them towards proficient, skill-based
performance in each and every phase of life. It introduces the
learners to the theories of communication, mass communication:
its multiple forms and relationship with globalization,
advertisements: types and ethics, Media Writing: scripts for
television and radio, news reports and editorials, and editing
for print and online media, Cyber Media and Social Media: its types
and impact.
हिंदी हिन्दी सिनेमा और उसका अध्ययन हिंदी सिनेमा की लोकप्रियता ही विद्यार्थियों को उसके अध्ययन के
लिए भी प्रेरित करती है । हिंदी सिनेमा आज की युवा पीढ़ी के हृदय की
धड़कन बन चुका है । ऐसे में सिनेमा के बहुआयामी और व्यापक स्वरूप
को जानने के लिए और उसके तकनीकी पहलुओं से परिचित होने के लिए
इस विषय को विद्यार्थी चुन सकता है । समाज, साहित्य और रंगमंच का
बृहत दर्शन सिनेमा में किया जा सकता है । वर्तमान संदर्भ में विद्यार्थी की
रुचि और रोजगार को यहाँ आश्रय मिलता है । अतः इस विषय का चयन
प्रासंगिक है।
HISTORY Delhi through the Ages This paper reveals the different ages of Delhi. It reflects how
Delhi came into existence and how did it emerged to be one of
the most significant cities of India among all the times. From
Stone Age Sites in Delhi area to Pre-historic settlements there
has been a vivid interpretation of several propounded theories
about it. Besides that, the medieval history of various cities
of Delhi is associated with the Sultanate & the Mughals with
the Sufis, the Courtiers and the people who resided here. It
relates to the artisans, the commercial groups and the brokers,
the bazaar and their hinterlands that created a glittering
emporium & a culture of urbanity that seized the imagination
of the people of age. In the modern Delhi era, the importance of
Delhi can be observed from the battle of Parpatganj to the Ghadar 1857.
MANAGEMENT Fundamental of Marketing Management This course aims to build a basic understanding of marketing
management decisions. It will equip students with an
understanding of marketing mix elements. Students will
be able to: 1. Understand the concept of marketing and
related concepts; 2. An understanding of various elements
of marketing mix.
MATHEMATICS Calculus The main aim of this course is to introduce the concept of
differentiation of functions, points of inflection, curve sketching
etc. Concepts of functions of several variables, their partial
derivatives and saddle points is also discussed. This course will
enable the students to:
1) Visualize three dimensional figures and calculating their volumes;
2) Draw the graph of functions in polar coordinates and level curves
of functions of several variables; 3) Understand Limits, continuity
and partial derivatives of functions of several variables.
PHILOSOPHY Ethics in Public Domain This paper is an attempt to make students understand the
importance of ethics in social and personal life. We try to
understand the personal, social, political, philosophical issues,
problem and debates through the lenses of morality and   find out
ethical solutions for it. In doing this, we firstly define what
is ethics and how it is connected with our everyday life.
POLITICAL SCIENCE Nationalism in India The purpose of this course is to help students understand the
struggle of Indian people against colonialism. It seeks to achieve
this understanding by looking at this struggle from different
theoretical perspectives that highlight its different dimensions.
The course begins with the nineteenth century Indian responses to
colonial dominance in the form of reformism and its criticism and
continues through various phases up to the events leading to the
Partition and Independence. In the process, the course tries to
highlight its various conflicts and contradictions by focusing on its
different dimensions: communalism, class struggle, caste and gender questions.
PSYCHOLOGY Psychology for Living This involves study of health, health promoting behaviours
(exercise, meditation etc) and health compromising behaviours
(smoking, alcoholism etc.) and positive psychology topics like
hope, optimism etc.
STATISTICS Statistical Methods The learning objectives of this course include: 1. To Motivate
students towards intrinsic interest in statistical thinking. 2. To
analyse and interpret data. After completing this course, students
should have developed a clear understanding of: Basic concepts of
Statistics; Distinguish between different types of data; Graphical
methods of displaying data; Measures of Locations; Concept of
Bi-Variate Data; Method of Least Square; Introduction to the basics of Probability.