University Profile : The People's University of Bangladesh

The People's University of Bangladesh

( Govt. & UGC Approved Private University, Established : 1996 )

3/2, Asad Avenue, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207

UNIVERSITY PROFILE

Background

The People’s University of Bangladesh (PUB) was established on 14th May, 1996 as a private University under the Private University Act 1992, with a vision to enhance the opportunities for higher education in Bangladesh. The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh has approved its curriculum.

The Vision

The people’s University is nonprofit organization for higher education. The University is committed to maintain a peaceful, congenial and homely academic environment through close counseling and guidance of the students by the teachers. The prime objective of the University is to attract the potentialities and talent of our youths so that they can meet the challenge of the twenty first century. The academic programs of the University are carried through predetermined academic calendar to avoid wastage of time, energy and money.

The Strategy

To develop an interactive, involving and caring relationship among teachers, students, guardians and administration.

History

Establish on 14th May, 1996. Approved under the Private University act, 1992. All its courses are approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Accreditation & Affiliations

Government of Bangladesh

University Grants Commission of Bangladesh

Benedict International, Switzerland

Some reputed University of Japan, Europe, Australia, UK and USA.

Internal Link

The PUB is internationally recognized by some reputed Universities of Japan, Europe, Australia, UK and USA. So, PUB students can easily obtain transfer of credit to the foreign universities, if required.

The Key Features

· To develop and implement the state-of-the-art curricula

· PUB ensures International Standard Education at a minimum cost

· 5% Full-free Scholarship

· Fees may be paid by suitable installments

· 20% fee reduction for female students

· 50% tuition waiver for brother/ sister/ spouse of existing students

· Regular seminars, conferences etc. are held and participated by distinguished foreign scholars.

· Scholarship based on academic standing at PUB

· Practical job experience through internships

· PUB own campus at 3/2, Asad Avenue, Dhaka

· Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies

· Free foundation course on Math/English/Computer.

· Rich network, Hardware, Software Lab facilities and 24 hours Internet facilities.

· Hospital for Physiotherapy and Acupuncture and free medical services are available for students.

· Rich library facilities

· Publication of international standard journal

· Hostel facilities for both Male and Female students.

· Students Center (Air- Conditioned)

Schedule of Courses

One academic year is divided into three semesters, namely spring, Summer & Fall.

The duration of each semester is 16 weeks with 13 weeks for class teaching; 1 week break as examination preparatory leave 1 week for holding examinations.

Semester

Duration

Spring

January-April

Summer

May-August

Fall

September-December

Admission Requirements

A. For Undergraduate program

Minimum 2nd Division or GPA 2.5 in both S.S.C. & H.S.C. or equivalent examinations or ‘O’ Level in five subject & ‘A’ Level in two major subject with minimum ‘C’ grade in each or US High School diploma.

B. For Postgraduate program

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree relevant to the Postgraduate programs with minimum GPA 2.5/ 2nd Division in all examinations.

Evaluation System

The grade awarded to a student in any practical course is based on continuous evaluation of his/her performance. The continuous Evaluation System includes Midterms, Assignment, Quizzes, Class Tests, Project Work, Reports, Presentations, etc. The distribution of marks is as follows:

1

Mid-term Test

20

2

Assignment

10

3

Class Tests/ Quizzes/ Project Work/ Reports/ Presentations/ etc

10

4

Semester Final Examination

50

5

Class attendance

10

Total Marks

100

At the end of each semester, students have to sit for the Semester Final Examination. Generally the duration of the examination is three hours. The total marks secured by a student in a course is the sum total of the marks of Semester Final Examination, Mid-term Test, Assignment, Class Test, Quizzes, Project Work, Reports, Presentations, etc. The results are calculated on a 4.0 scale of GPA for each course and CGPA for the final ranking.

Financial assistance/ scholarships

5% full-free Studentship

10% tuition fee waiver PUB graduates

20% fee reduction for all female students

30% tuition fee waiver for Executive MBA-Program Specially for Banker’s, Journalists, Teachers, Doctors, Engineers, Insurance, Govt. Employees, Defense Personnel

40% Scholarships on the basis of Semester results

50% tuition fee waiver for brother/sister/spouse of existing students

50% and 100% tuition fee waiver for students obtaining GPA 4.5 & 5.00 in H.S.C. exams.

Course Pattern

The undergraduate program comprises a set theoretical courses along with, where applicable, a set of laboratory/ practical courses to support them.

Payment Procedure

Student should pay all semester dues at the beginning of the Semester. In exceptional cases, at least 20% of the Semester fees must be paid at the time of admission/ Registration, at the beginning of the semester, 40% of Semester Fees before the Mid-Term Test and the remaining 40% before the Semester Final Examination.

Grading System

Numerical Grade

Letter Grade

Grade Point

80% or above

A+

4.00

75% to less then 80%

A

3.75

70% to less then 75%

A-

3.50

65% to less than 70%

B+

3.25

60 to less than 65%

B

3.00

55% to less than 60%

B-

3.25

50% to less than 55%

C+

2.25

45% to less than 50%

C

2.25

40% to less than 45%

D

2.00

Less than 45%

F(Fail)

0.00

Incomplete Work

I

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