This self-financed Undergraduate programme is the only one of its kind in the country and has been designed by VVM’s Shree Damodar College of Commerce & Economics. The financial sector is one of the most rapidly growing service sectors in India as well as in the world, and offers huge employment opportunities. Presently specialization in Finance is only a Post-Graduate option [MBA, MBA (Financial Services)], and not all students can pursue a Post- Graduate degree.
The programme aims to develop students’ knowledge and skills in the vast areas of Finance and can help students gain entry into the Finance sector. This is a suitable option for students who wish to pursue careers in banking, insurance, mutual funds, financial services, corporate finance and other areas in finance. It is also an ideal educational foundation for a Management career in Finance, Banking and Financial Services.
Previously known as Bachelor of Business Studies (Financial Services), the programme is a credit-based programme, with continuous evaluation and strong emphasis on the development of students’ knowledge, skills, soft skills and personality. The teaching methodology is also less lecture-based and more student-centric, with the use of case studies, group discussions and other similar methods, which improve students’ understanding and ability to apply knowledge. Continuous evaluation takes the form of quizzes, student seminars, student presentations, article reviews, newspaper readings and discussions, and other innovative methods of assessment that help develop the students’ confidence, presentation skills, communication skills, independent thinking, etc.
For entry into this programme, a student must have passed Standard XII with minimum 50% in any stream of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or any other equivalent examination recognized by Goa University.
NUMBER OF SEMESTERS, HOW THE COURSES ARE DISTRIBUTED:
This is a six-semester choice-based credit integrated degree programme spread over three years. Each student has to complete a total of 160 credits, of which 130 credits are from the core courses. The Academic Year consists of two semesters: Odd Semester (Semester I, III & V) and Even Semester (Semester II, IV & VI). Each semester is of approximately 5 months duration. The Odd Semesters (Semesters I, III & V) begin in June and the Even Semesters (Semesters II, IV & VI) begin in November.
INTERNSHIP AND PROJECT:
During the course of the 3-year programme, students complete 2 summer internships – between Semesters II & III and between Semesters IV & V, based on which they write project reports and present seminars. This exposure to the world of work helps them relate their theoretical knowledge to the real world, and gives students the competitive edge needed when applying for jobs
No. of Seats: 80 (2 Divisions of 40 each)
Eligibility for Admission to First Year BBA (Financial Services): For admission to First Year BBA, a student must have passed Standard XII in any stream of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or any other equivalent examination recognized by Goa University. A student who is admitted to the Odd Semester (I, III & V) is deemed to be admitted to the subsequent Even Semester (II, IV & VI respectively).
Fee Structure (2017-18)
FY BBA(FS) Particulars Tuition fees 26000 Library Fees 1000 Gymkhana Fees/Sports Aff. Fee 400 Other Fees/Student Activities 400 Library Deposit 60 Caution Money Deposit 60 Laboratory Practical/ Lab Fees 1000 Registration Fees / I Card (for SY/TY) 550 University Administration Fees 1000 Development Fees 1000 Examination Fees 2150 Statement of marks / I.T. Fees 500 Student Aid Fund 120 PTA Fees 100 Total 34340
IMPORTANT: THE FEE STRUCTURE IS PURELY TENTATIVE AND IS LIKELY TO CHANGE BASED ON THE FEES ANNOUNCED BY GOA UNIVERSITY / GOVERNMENT OF GOA.
ALL RULES RELATING TO REFUND OF FEES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE COLLEGE WEBSITE.
CODE COURSE CREDITS MARKS CORE /ELECTIVE SEMESTER ONE BFS C101 Microeconomics 4 100 Core BFS C102 Essentials of Management-I 4 100 Core BFS C103 Fundamentals of Accounting 4 100 Core BFS C104 Indian Financial System 4 100 Core BFS C105 Quantitative Skills 4 100 Core Elective Paper (any TWO) BFS E106 Communication Skills 4 100 Elective BFS E107 Fundamentals of Computer Applications 4 100 Elective BFS E108 Cyber Security 4 100 Elective Total 28 700 SEMESTER TWO BFS C201 Essentials of Management –II 4 100 Core BFS C202 Cost Accounting 4 100 Core BFS C203 Banking in India 4 100 Core BFS C204 Data Analysis and Quantitative Techniques 4 100 Core BFS C205 Fundamentals of Insurance 4 100 Core Elective Paper (any ONE) BFS E206 Environmental Studies* 4 100 Elective BFS E207 Fundamentals of Marketing 4 100 Elective Total 24 600 SEMESTER THREE BFS C301 Summer internship report and seminar 6 150 Core BFS C302 Law and Practice of Banking in India 4 100 Core BFS C303 Financial Services-I 4 100 Core BFS C304 Indian Securities Market 4 100 Core BFS C305 Financial Management 4 100 Core BFS C306 Organisational Behaviour 2 50 Core Elective Paper (any ONE 4-credit course AND any ONE 2-credit course) BFS E307 Mutual Funds Management 4 100 Elective BFS E308 NCFM Insurance Module 4 100 Elective BFS E309 Strategic Management 2 50 Elective BFS E310 Business Environment 2 50 Elective Total 30 750 SEMESTER FOUR BFS C401 Direct Taxes 4 100 Core BFS C402 Management Accounting 4 100 Core BFS C403 Stock Market Operations 4 100 Core BFS C404 Financial Services-II 4 100 Core BFS C405 Research Methodology 4 100 Core Elective Paper (any ONE) BFS E406 Econometrics for Finance 4 100 Elective BFS E407 Corporate Restructuring 4 100 Elective Total 24 600 SEMESTER FIVE BFS C501 Summer Internship Report And Seminar 6 150 Core BFS C502 Entrepreneurship Development 4 100 Core BFS C503 Corporate Finance 4 100 Core BFS C504 Macroeconomics 4 100 Core BFS C505 Financial Statement Analysis 4 100 Core BFS C506 Global Banking 4 100 Core Elective Paper (any TWO) BFS E507 Corporate Governance 2 50 Elective BFS E508 Derivatives: Equity and Currency 2 50 Elective BFS E509 Real Estate Finance 2 50 Elective Total 30 750 SEMESTER SIX BFS C601 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 4 100 Core BFS C602 Human Resource Management 4 100 Core BFS C603 International Finance 4 100 Core BFS C604 E-commerce and Accounting 4 100 Core BFS C605 Marketing of Financial Services 4 100 Core Elective Paper (any ONE) BFS E606 Venture Capital and Private equity 4 100 Elective BFS E607 Treasury and Forex management 4 100 Elective Total 24 600 GRAND TOTAL 130 Core + 30 Elective 4100
Evaluation for 2-, 3- and 4-credit courses will be as follows:
For all courses (other than the Summer Internship report), evaluation has two components – continuous in-semester evaluation and an end-semester examination. In semester evaluation comprises of 40% of the total marks & end semester covers the remaining 60%. The end-semester examination will be of 2 hours duration for 4 credit courses (60 marks). 1 hour for 2 credit courses and 1 and ½ hour for 3 credit courses. The in semester evaluation will be in the form of presentations, assignments, projects, article reviews, case studies and other similar methods.
SCHEME OF GRADING
STANDARD OF PASSING FOR BBA (FS)
A candidate passes the course if he/she gets any grade in the range between A and D.
A candidate is awarded F grade on account of overall poor performance (total marks less than 40%) or failure to appear for the end-semester examination.
To obtain a Pass in BBA (FS), the student must obtain a cumulative weighted average grade point (weighted by the number of credits of each course) of at least 5.00 for the programme as a whole (from Semesters I to VI) and should not have obtained F grade in any course.
REVALUATION & PERSONAL VERIFICATION OF MARKS
There shall be no revaluation of answer books of the candidates at the End-semester examination.
Personal verification of marks shall be granted to the candidate, provided he/she had applied for the same along with the payment of prescribed fees within one week of the declaration of results. The procedure for the verification of marks is as follows:
On a notified day and time, not later than 10 days after the receipt of application from the candidate, the candidate will be shown the answer book in the chamber of the Principal/Vice- Principal in the presence of the examiner concerned.
If the candidate is not satisfied with the results of personal verification, he/she may apply to the Principal for looking into the grievance.
The grade sheet issued by Goa University to the student at the end of Semester VI will show credits, grades and grade points for each course, his/her rank in the class in the respective institution for each course, the overall grade and cumulative grade point average (weighted average, weighted by the Credits of each course).