Academic Policies : The People's University of Bangladesh

The People's University of Bangladesh

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

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Code of Conduct and Discipline

A student should conform to the highest standard of discipline and shall conduct himself/herself within and outside the premises of the University in a manner befitting the student of a University of national importance. He or she shall show due courtesy and considerations to the teachers and other employees of the University and render sincere co-operation to his or her fellow students. The students must also pay due attention and courtesy to the visitors.

Rules for repeating course

Student who receives a “F” (fail) grade in any course needs to repeat that course and obtain a minimum “D” grade in order to meet the degree requirement. Such a repeat will be allowed whenever the course is offered or at the end of the program, provided that the number of courses including.the repeat one for a student does not exceed 24.00 credits in a semester.

Rules for Improvement

The courses in which a student shall obtain D or a higher grade will be counted as credits earned by him/her. Any course in which a student shall obtain F will not be counted towards his/her earned credits. A student may improve his/her grades D, D+ C- by reappearing the final examination of the courses. Students intending to improve D, D+, C- grades can do so as per the rules set by the Academic council, but in such cases no improvement shall be allowed in assesments, mid-term examinations, and as such, Grade improvement shall be assessed on the basis of one Final improvement examination only. In case of improvement examination the better result between the two examinations will be taken into account. If the grade earned in the improvement examination falls bellow than the grade of previous examinations then the grade(s) of previous examination will stand valid for calculation of GPA/CGPA. Students must register for the course(s) they want to improve the grades and applicable fees will be assessed for the repeat/retake course(s). Improvement shall not be allowed once the degree has been awarded.

Rules of Withdrawal of a course

There is a provision for withdrawal of courses by a student from a semester. If a student desires to do so he/she has to notify atleast 30 days before the beginning of the semester final examinations. The maximum duration of stay of a student at the faculty for completion of all requirements for obtaining a B.Sc. /B. Sc. Engg. degree be six years. If any exceptional circumstance arises in respect to any student, the matter shall be referred to the Academic Council of the University for Decision.

Transfer of credit and Waiver

A student admitted in any semester on transfer from any accredited University/institute shall be entitled to “Transfer of Credits” and consequent waiver of equivalent courses based on the recommendation of the Equivalence Committee of PUB. And in such cases, the grades earned by the student concerned in his/her former institution shall not be counted towards calculation of his/her Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). However these courses will be shown separately in the official transcript. Grades earned below 2.5 in a 4.00 scale will not be transferred (and hence waiver will not be admissible)

Course Registration :

Before starting of every semester each student has to register courses formally. Student adviser of corresponding student will help and verify the registration.

Class Attendance

All students are expected to attend the classes regularly. The People’s University of Bangladesh believes that regular attendance is essential for effective learning. A student is required to attend at least 85% of all the classes held in every course in order to sit for the final examination.

Academic Rules

Number of semesters in an academic year:

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

Semester Duration
Spring : January-April
Summer: May-August

Fall: September-December

Duration of Semesters

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

Course Pattern and Credit Structure

The undergraduate program is covered by a set of theoretical courses along with a set of laboratory/practical courses to support them.

Course Designation System

Each course is designed by a two or three letter code identifying the department offering the code followed by a three-digit number. The first digit corresponds to the year in which the course is normally offered. The second digit is reserved for the departmental use. The last digit is an odd number for theoretical courses and even number for practical courses.

Credits

Theoretical Courses
One lecture per week per semester is equivalent to one credit.

Practical Courses
Credits for practical courses are half of the class hours per week per semester.

Course Registration

Before starting of every semester each student has to register courses formally. Student adviser of corresponding student will help and verify the registration.

Class Attendance

All students are expected to attend the classes regularly. The people?s University of Bangladesh believes that regular attendance is essential for effective learning. A student is required to attendant least 85% of all the classes held in every course in order to sit for the final examination.

Examination Systems

At the end of each semester students have to sit for a semester final examination Generally the duration of the examination of each course will be 3 (three) hours. If a student does not attend the semester final examination, automatically his/her grade will be F (fail). The total marks obtained by the students in a course will be the some of the marks of semester final examinations, Mid-term examination, class tests, assignments, quiz, report/ presentation etc. Finally the letter grade will be awarded by the course teacher based on the total marks.

Performance Evaluation

The performance of a student will be evaluated in terms of semester GPA and cumulative grade point average (CGPA), which is the grade point average for the semesters under consideration. Students will be awarded a degree with honors if their CGPA is 3.75 or above. Students will be considered to be making normal progress towards a degree if their CGPA for all work attempted is 2.25 of better and are in good standing with the University. Students who fail to maintain this minimum rate of progress will not be in good standing.

Passing of all courses individually and maintaining a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 are the basic requirements for degree awarding.

Rules for Repeating Course

Student who receives a “F” (fail) grade in any course needs to repeat that course and obtain a minimum “D” grade in order to meet the degree requirement. Such a repeat will be allowed whenever the course is offered or at the end of the program, provided that the number of courses including the repeat one for a student does not exceed 24.00 credits in a semester.

Rules of Improvement

The courses in which a student shall obtain D or a higher grade will be counted as credits

earned by him/her. Any course in which a Student shall obtain F will not be counted towards his/her earned credits. A student may improve his/her grades D, D+, C- by reappearing the final examination of the courses.

Students intending to improve D, D+ C- grades can do so per the rules set by the Academic Council, but in such cases no improvement shall be allowed in assessments, mid-term examinations, and as such Grade improvement shall be assessed on the basis of one Final improvement examination only.

In case of improvement examination the better result between the two examinations will be taken into account. If the grade earned in the improvement examination falls bellow than the grade of previous examinations then the grade(s) of previous examination will stand valid for calculation of GPA/CGPA.

Students must register for the course(s) they want to improve the grades and applicable fees will be assessed for the repeat/retake course(s).

Improvement shall not be allowed once the degree has been awarded.

Rules for Withdrawal of a Course

There is a provision for withdrawal of courses by a student from semester. If a student desires to do so he/she has to notify at least 30 days before the beginning of the semester final examinations.

The maximum duration of stay of a student at the faculty for completion of all requirements for obtaining a B.Sc Engineering degree is six years.

If any exceptional circumstance arises in respect to any student, the matter shall be referred to the Academic Council of the University for Decision.

Transfer of Credit and Waiver

A student admitted in any semester on transfer from any accredited University / Institute shall be entitled to  “Transfer of Credits” and consequent waiver of equivalent courses based on the recommendation of the Equivalence Committee of PUB. And in such cases, the grades earned by the student concerned in his/her former institution shall not be counted towards calculation of his/ her Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). However theses courses will be shown separately in the official transcript.

Grades earned below 2.5 in a 4.00 scale will not be transferred (and hence waiver will not be admissible)

Student Advisor

Each Student is assigned to an advisor. The advisor advises each student about the courses to be taken in each semester by discussing the academic program. Students are also responsible to keep regular contact with his/ her advisor who will give a plan of study and also observe the progress of the student. The adviser may permit the student study and also observe the progress of the student. The adviser may permit the student drop one or more courses based on previous academic performance.

Student Counseling

The University is committed to maintain a homely academic environment through close counseling and guidance of the students by the teachers. Maintenance of academic honesty and integrity shall be given topmost priority by the University. A necessary part of the process of teaching and learning is counseling and guiding of students by the teachers.

Students shall be guided by a rigorous and disciplined standard of academic honesty in preparing assignments, appearing at examinations and using University facilities. Teachers are very much concerned about the progress of students. This is why teachers want to keep contact with students. Students are also advised to feel free to discuss matters with teachers and their advisors. Every full-time teacher maintains scheduled student counseling hours.

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