Registration for courses for the entire academic year commences one week prior to the start of the first semester, and continues during the first two weeks of this semester.

Selection of course units must be done very carefully as students will not be permitted to change their selections once the registration period is over.

All students are expected to obtain advice directly from faculty appointed academic advisors if they have any queries regarding their study programmes. Students are also advised to register for the prerequisites, if any, of their intended study programmes. Elective course units having less than five students are not conducted (applicable only to General Degree course units) and students who have registered for such course units are permitted to register for other available course units during the registration period. No changes in course units are permitted after the registration period.

 

Mode of Registration

Registration for courses is done online through the Student’s Information System (SIS) of the Faculty of Science. (http://sis.cmb.ac.lk/sci/) The ‘Add – Drop’ Period During the first two weeks of every second semester, students are given a limited opportunity to revise their course unit registrations. During this period they can add or drop a limited number of course units to/from the list that they have submitted at the beginning of the academic year. However, students are not allowed to change subject combinations or drop compulsory units. Changes are only allowed on condition that the students maintain the prescribed number of main subjects and compulsory course units.

 

Very Important

Although students are permitted to register for more than 30 academic course units per year (up to 33), this option has to be taken very cautiously as the performance of all registered course units will be taken into consideration when determining the final result. Students will not be permitted to drop any of their selections once the registration period is over.

 

Registration for Course Units – Level I and Level II

  • Biological Science (Including the Direct Intake for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

During the first two years of study, students should register for a minimum of 30 academic course credits including the compulsory course units (maximum of 33), as prescribed in Annex 4 and 5 and for the required number of enhancement course units per year.

  • Physical Science

Out of the 30 academic course credits, a minimum of 6 credits should be selected from the core / compulsory course units of each of three main subjects in the combination, totaling 18 credits. Students, if they wish, may treat all four subjects in the combination as main subjects, in which case they should register for a total of 24 core / compulsory course units from the four subjects. All students are required to follow this selected number of course units and other designated compulsory course units during the first and the second years. Students can select the rest of the course units from subject areas within and outside their subject combination, provided it is permitted by the time table, space availability, and other degree requirements.

Minimum Achievement Level – Level I and II

A student should obtain C grades or better aggregating to a minimum of 15 academic credits per year at the levels I and II, to move on to the next level. If a student fails to obtain this minimum achievement level, he or she will not be permitted to register for the next level until this requirement has been fulfilled.

 

Registration for course units of the General Degree – Level III

During the Level III of study, students should register for a minimum of 30 academic credits (maximum of 33) and the required number of Enhancement credits. Those who are following the three year general degree programme are required to register for at least 6 core credits from each of two main subjects. The remaining credits can be selected from any subject area, subject to time and space availability. In addition, students may have the opportunity to select an Internship programme worth 6 academic credits in the 6th semester of their study. The three-year general degree programme will span a total of six semesters with 90-99 academic credits and at least four enhancement credits. All academic credits accumulated over the Levels I, II and III are considered for the determination of the B.Sc. three year general degree. Those who have been selected for the four year general degree program will be required to follow the prescribed courses of the relevant themes

Minimum Achievement Degree–Level III Level General

A student should have met the criteria listed under degree awarding criteria (on page 16), in order to be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science (General – 3 Years)

 

An Important Note

Many public institutions will not recognise a particular discipline as part of a graduate’s General Degree programme, unless the graduate has completed a minimum of 24 credits in that discipline, over Levels I, II, and III. Students interested in keeping open the option of employment in the public sector (secondary education, banks, government ministries and institutions, etc.), or in pursuing post-graduate education in a particular field, should take sufficient electives in at least two main disciplines in order to fulfill this requirement.

 

Registration for course units of the General Degree – Level IV

During the Level IV of study in the four-year general degree programme, students must register for 30 academic credits (maximum of 33). They are required to register for a minimum of 18 academic credits offered in the 7th semester, and for the fulltime industrial training programme worth 12 academic credits in the 8th semester. The four-year general degree programme will span a total of eight semesters with 120-132 academic credits and at least four enhancement credits. All academic credits accumulated over the entire four year period are considered for the determination of the BSc. four year general degree.

Minimum Achievement Level General Degree – Level IV
  • A student should obtain C grades or better aggregating to a minimum of 15 academic credits in Level III to move on to the Level IV
  • At the end of Level IV, a student should have met the criteria listed under Degree Awarding Criteria in order to be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science.

 

Registration for course units of the Special Degree programme

Selection for the four-year special degree programmes, is based on the marks obtained by the student for the relevant course units as specified by each programme during the first two years. In addition to the core / compulsory course units, departments may specify additional course units as pre-requisites for eligibility for particular four-year special degree programmes. For a special degree, selected students are expected to follow course units specified for Levels III and IV of the relevant special degree programme.

Students following the special degrees should register for a minimum of 30 (maximum of 33) academic credits, and the necessary enhancement course units, during each of the third and fourth years of study. The total minimum number of Level III and Level IV academic credits that should be offered by a student depends on the special degree a student wishes to follow. A department could allow students to take up to four enhancement course credits per year if they wish. Thus, a special degree will span a total of eight semesters with 120-132 academic credits and 4-12 enhancement course credits.

Minimum Achievement Level: Special Degree – Level III and IV
  1. A student should obtain C grades or better aggregating to a minimum of 15 academic credits in Level III to move on to the Level IV
  2. At the end of Level IV, a student should have met the criteria listed under Degree Awarding Criteria in order to be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science (Special).