|Chemistry||abbreviated as||M. Phil (Chem)|
|Mathematics||abbreviated as||M. Phil (Math)|
|Physics||abbreviated as||M. Phil (Phy)|
|Material Science||abbreviated as||M. Phil (Mat.Sc)|
2.3For admission to the course leading to the award of M. Phil degree in Chemistry, an applicant must have obtained a four-year B. A / B. Sc. degree (or equivalent) or M. Sc. degree with Honours in Chemistry (Organic, Physical, Inorganic) or Applied Chemistry or B. Sc. Engineering degree in Chemical /Mechanical /Electrical & Electronic /Materials & Metallurgical Engineering. An applicant with M. Sc. degree but not having a Bachelor (honours) degree in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry should have a first class (or equivalent) in the M. Sc. degree.
2.4 For admission to the course leading to the award of M. Phil degree in Physics, an applicant must have a four-year B. A / B. Sc. degree (or equivalent) with Honours or M. Sc. degree in Physics or applied Physics or B.Sc. Engineering in Electrical & Electronic / Materials and Metallurgical Engineering. An applicant with M. Sc. degree (or equivalent) but not having a Bachelor (honors) degree in Physics or applied Physics should have a first class (or equivalent) in the M. Sc degree.
2.5 For admission to the course leading to the award of the degree of M. Phil. (Mat. Sc.) an applicant must have a four-year Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree with Honours in Physics / Applied Physics and Electronics / Electronics and Applied Physics / Chemistry / Applied Chemistry / Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology / Chemical Technology and Polymer Science / Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science / Geology / Mining / Geology and Mining / Geological Science / Environmental Science / Materials Science and Technology or its equivalent degree from any recognized institution.
The selected candidate may be required to undertake non credit prerequisite courses at the undergraduate and / or post graduate level as may be determined by the BPGS of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department.
3.1Applications for admission to the above courses shall be invited through regular means of advertisement and shall be received by the Registrar.
3.2Before being finally selected for admission a candidate may be required to appear at an oral and / or written test by a Selection Committee as constituted by the BPGS. He/She will be required to take pre-requisite courses as may be prescribed by the Selection Committee. Every selected candidate, unless he/she has already been registered, shall get himself/herself registered with the University.
3.3After admission each student shall be assigned, by the appropriate BPGS, an Adviser from among the teachers of the Department not below the rank of an Assistant Professor. In advance of each enrolment and course registration for any semester, the Adviser or Supervisor (as appointed by Art. 8.1 of this ordinance) shall check and approve his/her student’s schedule for courses, pre-requisites as recommended by the Selection Committee and the total hours. The student is expected to consult his/her Adviser on all academic matters. However, it is the responsibility of the individual student to see that his/her schedule conforms to the academic regulations.
3.4Every registered student shall get himself/herself enrolled on payment of prescribed fees and other dues as per the University rules before the commencement of each semester. In an academic year there will be normally two semesters. All courses registration must be completed within two weeks from the start of a semester.
3.5On the recommendation of the appropriate BPGS and CASR the rules for admission into the University for post graduate studies shall be framed from time to time by the Academic Council. CASR on its own may, if it deems fit, recommend such rules for admission for approval of the Academic Council.
3.6 No late registration will be allowed after two weeks of designated dates of registration. Late registration after this date may only be accepted for thesis if the student submits a written appeal to the Registrar through the concerned Head and can document extenuating circumstances such as medical problems (physically incapacitated and not able to be presented) from the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the University or some other academic commitments which precluded registration prior to be last date of registration.
Student will be charged a late registration fee of Tk.1000.00 (One thousand) only. This extra fee will not be waived whatever be the reason for late registration.
3.7 If a student is unable to complete the final examination of a semester due to serious illness or serious accident or official commitment he/she may apply to the Registrar in a prescribed form though Head/Director of the degree awarding Department/Institute for total withdrawal from the semester within a week after the end of the semester final examination.
The application must be supported by a medical certificate from the CMO, BUET or relevant Official documents. The Academic Council will take the final decision about such application on the recommendation of the relevant BPGS/RAC.
4.1 The minimum duration of the M. Phil course shall normally be four semesters. A candidate for the M. Phil degree must complete all the requirements for the degree within five academic years (Session) from the date of the first admission in the respective programme.
4.2 Academic progress shall be measured in terms of credit hours earned by a student. One credit hour course shall normally require 14 hours of lecture for one semester; while one credit hour for thesis/ laboratory should normally require 42 hours of work for one semester. The number of credit hours for each course shall be as specified in the syllabus of the respective department.
4.3 The credit hour requirement for the M. Phil programm shall be as follows.
4.3.1 For the degree of M. Phil in Physics, Chemistry and Material Science a student must earn a minimum of 48 credit hours including a thesis for which 30 credit hours shall be assigned.
4.3.2 For the degree of M. Phil in Mathematics a student must earn a minimum of 48 credit hours including a thesis for which 24 credit hours shall be assigned.
4.4 There shall be two categories of students, namely, full-time students and part-time students.
4.4.1A student may enroll as a part-time student.
Students, serving in different organizations, may also be admitted as part time students with the written consent of the employer. A part time student may be assigned a maximum of 9 credit hours of course including thesis work in any semester.
4.4.2 Full time students must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours and a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester. A full time student shall not be allowed to be in the employment of any organization (even as a part time employee). However, they may be employed as Teaching/Research Assistant at the University. If a full time student becomes an employee ( full time or part time) of any other organization in the middle of a semester, he/she may, with the approval of the Head of the Department and his/her Employer, be allowed to continue as a full time student for that semester
4.4.3 A student may be allowed to switch from part-time to full-time or vice versa on the recommendation of the respective BPGS before the commencement of a semester.
4.5 The courses of study in the different departments shall be as recommended by the respective BPGS and the faculty and approved by the Academic Council. The BPGS may review the curriculum from time to time and recommend any changes as may be considered necessary. The courses to be offered in any semester shall also be as determined by the relevant BPGS.
4.6 A student on recommendation of the relevant BPGS and as approved by the CASR may be allowed to transfer a maximum of 9.0 credits of the courses completed by the student at a recognized institution provided that the courses were not taken earlier than five calander years from the date of his first enrolment in the respective programme at BUET and that the student obtained a minimum GP of 3.0 out of 4.0 or its equivalent in such courses and that the courses are equivalent to the approved courses of BUET.
|Grade||Merit description||Grade points|
|90% and above||A (Plus)|
|80% to below 90%||A|
|70% to below 80%||B (Plus)|
|60% to below 70%||B|
|50% to below 60%||C|
|(ii)||Co-supervisor (if any)||Member|
|(iii)||Head of the Department (Ex-officio)||Member|
|(iv)||One or two members from within the Department||Member|
|(v)||One external member from outside the student’s Department||Member (External)|