From the academic session 1990-1991, the University has introduced the course system for undergraduate studies. This new system replaces the earlier administered annual system with failed students of the annual system being absorbed in the course system of the curricula.
This new system has been introduced with an aim to create a continuous, even and consistent workload throughout the term for the students. This new curriculum does not demand the same rate of academic progress from all students for obtaining the degree but only lays down the pace expected of a normal student. A student whose background or capacity for assimilation is lower is permitted to complete the program at a slower pace by studying a fewer number of courses during a given term, subject to a minimum course load.
The following are the rules and regulations for administering undergraduate course curricula through the course system. The following articles have been reproduced from Rules and Regulations for Course System (May 1999) after incorporating all the amendments that were subsequently made to it (up to January 2005).
The undergraduate curricula at BUET are based on the course system. The salient features of the course system are as follows:
Besides the professional courses pertaining to each discipline, the undergraduate curriculum gives a strong emphasis on acquiring thorough knowledge in the basic sciences of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Due importance is also given on the study of several subjects in Humanities and Social Sciences which, it is expected will help the student to interact more positively with the society in which he lives.
The first two terms of Bachelor’s degree programs generally consist of courses in basic engineering and architecture subjects; while the third and subsequent terms go on to develop competence in specific disciplines.
Students are admitted in undergraduate curricula in the Department of Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Production Engineering, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering as per existing rules of the university. The Registrar’s Office serves as the Admissions Office and deals with course registration in addition to student admission.
There will be two terms (Term I and Term II) in an academic year. In addition to these two regular terms there may be a short term in the intervening period between the end of Term II and the commencement of Term I of the following academic session. During the short term, students may take additional courses to make up deficiencies in credit and GPA requirements for Bachelorâ€™s degree spending less time than the normal duration.
Respective departments will take the decisions about courses to be offered during each short term depending upon the availability of course teachers and number of students willing to take a particular course.
The duration of each of Term I and Term II will be 18 weeks that will be used as follows:
Recess before Term Final Examination
Term Final Examination
Normally 1 week of mid-term break is provided after 7 weeks of classes, which is followed by another 7 weeks of classes. The duration of a Short Term will be around 8 weeks of which about 7 weeks will be spent for class lectures and one week for Term Final Examination.
টার্ম সিস্টেম এর প্রতি টার্মের দীর্ঘসুত্রীতা এবং session Jam কমানোর (দুইটি টার্মকে ৫২ সপ্তাহের মধ্যে সীমাবদ্ধ রাখার লক্ষ্যে ) বিষয়ে বিস্তারিত আলোচনা হয়। আলোচনাক্রমে সিদ্ধান্তগৃহীত হয় যে কেন্দ্রীয় মনিটরিং কমিটির সুপারিশের আলোকে প্রতি টার্মে নিম্নলিখিত ব্যবস্থা গ্রহন করা যাইতে পারে।
(ক) প্রতি ক্লাশের পিরিয়ড ৫৫ মিনিট এবং টার্মের মোট ক্লাশ সময় ১৩ সপ্তাহ করা যাইতে পারে।
(খ) ১ সপ্তাহ মিড টার্ম ব্রেক বাদ দেওয়া যাইতে পারে।
(গ) বিরতীসহ টার্ম ফাইন্যাল পরীক্ষা ৫ সপ্তাহের মধ্যে সম্পন্ন করা যাইতে পারে।
(ঘ) পরীক্ষার ফলাফল প্রকাশের সকল কার্যক্রম ৩ সপ্তাহের মধ্যে সম্পন্ন করা যাইতে পারে।
(ঙ)পরবর্তী টার্মের ক্লাশ টার্ম ফাইন্যাল পরীক্ষা শেষের ২ সপ্তাহের পর শুরু করা যাইতে পারে।
(চ) কোর্স রেজিস্ট্রেশনের মেয়াদ ক্লাশ শুরুর পর ২ সপ্তাহ পর্যন্ত এবং বিলম্ব রেজিস্ট্রেশনের মেয়াদ ক্লাশ শুরুর পর ৪ সপ্তাহ পর্যন্ত বৃদ্ধি করা যাইতে পারে।
(ছ) কোর্স রেজিস্ট্রেশন এবং Add or delete & Dropping of Course- এর মেয়াদ ৪ সপ্তাহ পর্যন্ত বৃদ্ধি করা যাইতে পারে। তবে এক্ষেত্রে রেজিস্ট্রেশন ফি প্রযোজ্য হইবে না।
The undergraduate program is covered by a set of theoretical courses along with a set of laboratory/sessional courses to support them.
Credits are also assigned to project and thesis work taken by the students. The amount of credits assigned to such work varies from one discipline to another.
The types of courses included in the undergraduate curricula are divided into the following groups:
5.1 Core Courses
In each discipline, a number of courses are identified as core courses, which form the nucleus of the respective bachelorâ€™s degree program. A student has to complete all the designated core courses of his/her discipline.
5.2 Prerequisite Courses
Some of the core courses are identified as prerequisite courses for a specific subject. A prerequisite course is the one that is required to be completed before some other course(s) can be taken. Any such course, on which one or more subsequent courses build up, may be offered in each of the two Regular Terms.
5.3 Optional Courses
Apart from the core courses, the students can choose from a set of optional courses. A required number of optional courses from a specified group have to be chosen.
The courses to be offered in a particular term are announced and published in the Course Catalog along with the tentative Term Schedule before the end of the previous term. The courses to be offered in any term will be decided by the respective Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUGS). Respective departments may arrange to offer one or more prerequisite or core courses in any term depending upon the number of students who dropped or failed the course in the previous term.
Each course is conducted by a course teacher who is responsible for maintaining the expected standard of the course and for the assessment of student performance. Depending on the strength of registered students (i.e. on the number of students) enrolled for the course, the teacher concerned might have course associates and teaching assistants (TA) to aid in teaching and assessment.
For a course strength necessitating two or more parallel classes or sections, one of the course teachers or any other member of the teaching staff of the department be designated as course coordinator. He/she has the full responsibility for coordinating the work of the other members of the department involving in that course.
Consistent with its resilient policy to keep pace with new developments in the field of science and technology, the university updates its course curriculum at frequent intervals (at least every three years). Such updating aims not only to include the expanding frontiers of knowledge in the various fields but also to accommodate the changing social, industrial and professional needs of the country. This can be done through the deletion and modification of some of the courses and also through the introduction of new ones.
The Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUGS) of each department forms a Departmental Monitoring Committee with three teachers of the department. This committee is in charge of monitoring and evaluating the performance of the course system within the department. In addition to other teachers of the department, the committee also may propose from time to time to the Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUGS) any changes or modifications required for upgrading the Undergraduate Curriculum and the Course System.
The new system encourages students to come in close contact with the teachers. For promotion of a high level of teacher-student interaction, each student is assigned to an Adviser and the student is free to discuss with his adviser all academic matters. Students are also encouraged to meet with other teachers any time for help and guidance in academic matters.
One adviser is normally appointed for a group of students by the Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUGS) of the concerned department. The adviser advises each student about the courses to be taken in each term by discussing the academic program of that particular term with the student. However, it is also the student’s responsibility to keep regular contact with his/her adviser who will review and eventually approve the student’s specific plan of study and monitor subsequent progress of the student. The adviser is usually in the rank of an Assistant Professor or above of the concerned department.
For a student of second and subsequent terms, the number and nature of courses for which he/she can register is decided on the basis of academic performance during the previous term. The adviser will advise the students to register for the courses during the next term within the framework of the guidelines in respect of minimum/ maximum credit hours limits, etc. which are elaborated at appropriate places in this document. He is also authorized to permit the student to drop one ore more courses based on his previous academic performance and corresponding categorization (Art. 16).
Special provisions exists academically weak students with regard to make-up courses (Art. 19).
Any student who uses classroom or laboratory facilities or faculty time is required to register formally. Upon admission to the university each student is assigned to a student adviser with whose consent and advice the student can register for courses he intends to take during a given term.
10.1 Registration Procedure
Students must register for each course in which they will participate. At the commencement of each term, each student has to fill up a course registration form in consultation with and under the guidance of his/her advisor. The date, time and venue of registration are announced in advance by the Registrar's Office. Much counseling and advising are accomplished at this time. It is absolutely essential that all the students be present for registration at the specified time. Late registration is, however, permitted during the first week on payment of a late registration fee.
10.2 Limits on the Credit Hours to be taken
A student must be enrolled for at least 15 credit hours. He may be allowed to enroll in up to a maximum of 24 credit hours if recommended by his/her Adviser. A student must enroll for the sessional/ laboratory courses prescribed in a particular term within the allowable credit hour limits.
In special cases where a student cannot be allotted the minimum required 15 credit hours in a Term, the relevant BUGS may approve a lesser number of credit hours to suit individual requirements. Such cases shall only be applicable to students requiring less than 15 credit hours for graduation.
10.3 Pre-conditions for Registration
A student is allowed to register in a particular course subject to the class capacity constraints and satisfaction of pre-requisite courses. If a student fails in a pre-requisite course in any term, the concerned BUGS may allow him/her to register for a course which depends upon the pre-requisite course provided that his/her attendance and performance in the continuous assessment in the said pre-requisite course is found to be satisfactory.
Registration will be done at the beginning of each term. The Registration program with dates and venue will be announced in advance. Late registration is, however, permitted during the first week on payment of a late registration fee. Students having outstanding dues to university or a hall of residence shall not be permitted to register. All students have, therefore, to clear their dues and get a clearance or no dues certificate, on the production of which, they will be given necessary Course Registration Forms and complete the course registration procedure. Registration Forms will normally be available in the Registerâ€™s Office. However, for the First Year students, prior department-wise enrolment/admission is mandatory. An orientation program will be conducted for them at the beginning of the first term when they will be handed over the registration package on producing enrollment slip/proof of admission.
Pre-registration for courses to be offered by the students in a particular term will be done on a specified dates before the end of the previous term. All students in consultation with their course adviser are required to complete the pre-registration formalities, failing which a fine of Tk. xxx.xx (amount may be decided by the authority) will have to be paid before registration in the next term. Further a student who does not pre-register may not get the courses desired by him subsequently.
10.5 Registration Deadline
Student must register for the courses to be taken before the commencement of each term and no late registration will be accepted after one week of classes. Late registration after this date will not be accepted unless 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 of the university or some other academic commitments which precluded enrolling prior to the last date of registration.
10.6 Penalty for Late Registration
Students who fail to register during the designated dates for registration are charged a late registration fee of Tk. xxx.xx (amount may be decided by the authority, currently the amount is Tk. 500.00 (Five hundred only)). This extra fee will not be waived whatever be the reason for late registration.
10.7 Course Adjustment Procedure
A student will have some limited options to add or delete courses from his/her registration list, within the first two weeks from the beginning of the term. He/She may add courses only within the first two weeks of a regular Term and only the first week of Short Term. Incase of dropping a course a student will be allowed to do so within four weeks after the commencement of a regular Term and two weeks after commencement of a short Term. Adjustment of initially registered courses in any term can be done by duly completing the Course Adjustment Form. These forms will normally be available in the Registrarâ€™s Office. For freshman students such forms can be included in the registration packet at the time of orientation.
Any student willing to add or drop courses will have to fill up a Course Adjustment Form in consultation with and under the guidance of his adviser. The original copy of the Course Adjustment Form will be submitted to the Registrarâ€™s Office, and then the requisite number of photo copies will be made by the Registrarâ€™s Office for distribution to the concerned adviser, Head, Dean, Controller of Examination and the student.
All changes in course must be approved by the Adviser and the Head of the department concerned. The Course Adjustment Form will have to be submitted to the Registrarâ€™s Office after duly filled in and signed by the concerned persons. To add/drop a course respective teacherâ€™s consent will be required.
10.8 Withdrawal from a Term
If a student is unable to complete the Term Final Examination due to serious illness or serious accident, he/she may apply to the Head of the degree awarding department for total withdrawal from the Term within a week after the end of the Term Final Examination. However, he/she may choose not to withdraw any laboratory/ sessional/ design course if the grade obtained in such a course is â€˜Dâ€™ or better. The application must be supported by a medical certificate from the Chief Medical Officer of the University. The Academic Council will take the final decision about such application.
11. The Grading System
The total performance of a student in a given course is based on a scheme of continuous assessment. For theory courses this continuous assessment is made through a set of quizzes, class evaluation, class participation, homework assignment and a term final examination. The assessment in laboratory/ sessional courses is made through observation of the student at work during the class, viva-voce during laboratory hours and quizzes. For Architecture students, assessments in design sessionals would be done through evaluation of a number of projects assigned throughout the term.
Each course has a certain number of credits, which describes its corresponding weights. A letter grade with a specified number of grade points is awarded to each course for which a student is registered. A student’s performance is measured both by the number of credits completed satisfactorily and by the weighted average of the grade point earned. A minimum grade point average (GPA) is essential for satisfactory progress. A minimum number of earned credits also have to be acquired in order to qualify for the degree as prescribed under Article 22. Letter grades and corresponding grade points will be awarded in accordance to the provisions shown below.
11.1 Distribution of Marks
Thirty percent (30%) of marks of a theoretical course shall be allotted for continuous assessment, i.e. quizzes, home assignments, class evaluation and class performance. The rest of the marks will be allotted to the Term Final Examination that is conducted centrally by the university. There are internal and external examiners for each course in the Term Final Examination of three hours duration. Distribution of marks for a given course is as follows.
Homework assignment and quizzes
Final Examination (3 hours)
Basis for awarding marks for class participation and attendance will be as follows.
90% and above
85% to less than 90%
80% to less than 85%
75% to less than 80%
70% to less than 75%
65% to less than 70%
60% to less than 65%
The number of quizzes of a course shall be n+1, where n is the number of credits of the course. Evaluation of performance in quizzes will be on the basis of the best n quizzes. The scheme of continuous assessment that a particular teacher wishes to follow for a course will be announced on the first day of classes.
12. Earned Credits
The courses in which a student has earned a ‘D’ or a higher grade will be counted as credits earned by him/her. Any course in which a student has obtained an ‘F’ grade will not be counted towards his/her earned credits or GPA calculation. However, the ‘F’ grade will remain permanently on the Grade Sheet and the Transcript.
A student who obtains an ‘F’ grade in a core course will have to repeat that particular course. However, if a student gets an ‘F’ in an optional course, he/she may choose to repeat that course or take a substitute course if available. When a student will repeat a course in which he/she has previously obtained an ‘F’, he/she will not be eligible to get a grade better than ‘B’ in that repeated course.
If a student obtains a grade lower than ‘B’ in a particular course he/she will be allowed to repeat the course only once for the purpose of grade improvement by forgoing his/her earlier grade. However, he/she will not be eligible to get a grade better than ‘B’ for an improvement course. A student will be permitted to repeat for grade improvement purposes a maximum of four courses in B. Sc. Engineering and BURP programs and a maximum of five courses in B. Arch. program.
If a student obtains a ‘B’ or a better grade in any course he/she will not be allowed to repeat the course for the purpose of grade improvement.
উপরোক্ত সংশোধনী সমুহ এই বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের ১৯৯২ ইং সনে চালুকৃত কোর্স সিষ্টেম এর নিয়মাবলী যাহা সর্ব প্রথম ৩০/৯, ৪/১০, ১৯/১০/৯২ ইং তারিখে অনুষ্ঠিত ২১৪তম একাডেমিক কাউন্সিল অধিবেশনে অনুমোদিত হয় সেই সময় হইতে কার্যকর হইবে।
Candidates for Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Architecture will be awarded the degree with honors if their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is 3.75 or better.
13.1 Deanâ€™s List
As a recognition of excellent academic performance, the names of students obtaining an average GPA of 3.75 or above in two consecutive regular terms of an academic year may be published in the Deanâ€™s List in each Faculty. Students who have received an â€˜Fâ€™ grade in any course during any of the two regular terms will not be considered for the Deanâ€™s List that year.
Term system নিয়মাবলী ১৩.১ ধারায় যে সকল ছাত্রের ২টি নিয়মিত Term এর G.P.A কমপক্ষে ৩.৭৫ হইতে হবে তাহাদের নাম Dean List এ প্রকাশ করার বিষয়ে উল্লেখ আছে। এই ক্ষেত্রে ব্যাখ্যা হইল ২টি টার্মের G.P.A দুইটির গড় ৩.৭৫ বা ততোধিক হইবে।
â€œThe students whose G.P.A will fall bellow 2.20 will have to be notified so that the necessary remedial measures can be takenâ€
As a recognition of excellent performance, the names of students obtaining a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above in two regular Terms in each academic year may be published in the Deanâ€™s List in each faculty. Students who have received F grade in any course during any of the tow regular terms will no be considered for Deanâ€™s List in that year
14. Calculation of GPA
Grade Point Average (GPA) is the weighted average of the grade points obtained of all the courses passed / completed by a student. For example, if a student passes / completes n courses in a term having credits of C1, C2, … , Cn and his grade points in these courses are G1, G2, … , Gn respectively then
14.1 A Numerical Example
Suppose a student has completed eight courses in a term and obtained the following grades:
Grade Points, Gi
Ci * Gi
GPA = 72.125/19.50 = 3.70
15. Classification of Students
At the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), regular students are classified according to the number of credit hours completed/earned towards a degree. The following classification applies to all the students.
Earned Credit Hours
First Year/ Level 1
0 to 36
0 to 34
Second Year/ Level 2
>36 to 72
>34 to 72
Third Year/ Level 3
>72 to 108
>72 to 110
Fourth Year/ Level 4
>110 to 147
Fifth Year/ Level 5
16. Registration for the Second and Subsequent Terms
A student is normally required to earn at least 15 credits in a term. At the end of each term, all students other than freshmen are classified into the following three categories.
Category 1: This category consists of students who have passed all the courses prescribed for the term and have no backlog of courses. A student belonging to this category will be eligible to register for all courses prescribed for the next term.
Category 2: This category consists of students who have earned a minimum of 15 credits in the term but do not belong to category 1. A student belonging to this category is advised to take at least one course less in the next term since he might have to register for one or more backlog courses as prescribed by his/her adviser.
Category 3: This category consists students who have failed to earn the minimum required 15 credits in the term. A student belonging to this category is advised to take at least two courses less than a category 1 student subject to the constraint of registering at least 15 credits. However, he will also be required registering for backlog courses as may be prescribed by the adviser.
17. Performance Evaluation
The performance of a student will be evaluated in terms of two indices, viz. Term Grade Point Average and Cumulative Grade Point Average which is the grade average for all the terms completed. The Term Grade Point Average is computed by dividing the total grade points earned in a term by the number of term hours taken in that term. The overall or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is computed by dividing the total grade points accumulated up to date by the total credit hours earned. Thus a student who has earned 375 grade points in attempting 100 credit hours of courses would have a CGPA of 3.75.
Students will be considered to be making normal progress toward a degree if their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for all work attempted is 2.20 or higher. Students who regularly maintain a term GPA of 2.20 or better are making good progress toward the degrees and are in good standing with the University. Students who fail to maintain this minimum rate of progress will not be in good standing. This can happen when any one of the following conditions exists.
All such students can make up their deficiencies in GPA and credit requirements by completing courses in the subsequent term(s) and backlog courses, if there are any, with better grades. When the minimum GPA and credit requirements are achieved the student is again returned to good standing.
18. Academic Progress, Probation and Suspension
Academic Progress: Undergraduate students will be considered to be making normal progress toward a degree if their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for all work attempted is not less than 2.20.
Probation and Suspension:Undergraduate students who fail to maintain the minimum rate of progress as mentioned before may be placed on academic probation. The objective of the academic probation is to remind or warn the student that satisfactory progress towards graduation is not being made. A student may be placed on academic probation when either of the following conditions exists.
Students on probation are subject to such restrictions with respect to courses and extracurricular activities as may be imposed by the respective Dean of Faculty.
The minimum period of probation is one term, but the usual period is for one academic year. This gives the student an opportunity to improve the GPA through the completion of additional course work during the period the student is on probation. The probation may be extended for additional terms until the students achieve an overall GPA of 2.20 or better. When the condition is achieved the student is returned to good standing.
An academic probation is not to be taken lightly. A student on academic probation who fails to maintain a GPA of at least 2.20 during two consecutive academic years may be suspended from the University. A student who has been suspended may petition to the Dean of Faculty, but this petition will not be considered until the student has been suspended for at least one full term.
Petitions for reinstatement must set forth clearly the reasons for the previous unsatisfactory academic records and it must delineate the new conditions that have been created to prevent the recurrence of such work. Each such petition is considered individually on its own merits.
After consideration of the petition, and perhaps after consultation with the student, the Dean in some cases reinstates the student if this is the first suspension of that student. However, a second suspension from the university will be regarded as final and absolute.
19. Measures for Helping Academically Weak Students
The following provisions will be made as far as possible to help such academically weak students to enable them to complete their studies within the maximum allowable period of seven years in Engineering and eight years in Architecture.
Academically weak students will be identified according to the following criteria:
20. Rules for Special Courses
A special course is a self-study course, but is amongst the regular courses listed in the course catalog. This type of course is offered only in exceptional cases. The following rules are applicable to all special courses.
21. Rules for Courses offered in Short Term
22. Minimum Earned Credit and GPA Requirement for Obtaining Degree
Minimum credit hour requirements for the award of bachelor’s degree in engineering (B.Sc. Engg.) and architecture (B.Arch.) will be decided by the respective BUGS. However, at least 157 credit hours for engineering and 190 credit hours for architecture must be earned to be eligible for graduation, and this must include the specified core courses. The minimum GPA requirement for obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in engineering and architecture is 2.20.
A student may take additional courses with the consent of his/her Adviser in order to raise GPA, but he/she may take a maximum of 15 such additional credits in engineering and URP, and 18 such additional credits in architecture beyond respective credit-hour requirements for Bachelor’s degree during his/her entire period of study.
22.1 Application for Graduation and Award of Degree
A student who has fulfilled all the academic requirements for Bachelorâ€™s degree will have to apply to the Controller of Examinations through his/her Adviser for graduation. Provisional degree will be awarded on completion of credit and GPA requirements. Such provisional degrees will be confirmed by the Academic Council.
23. Industrial/Professional Training Requirements
Depending on each department’s own requirement a student may have to complete a prescribed number of days of industrial/ professional training in addition to minimum credit and other requirements, to the satisfaction of the concerned department.
Letter grade `S’ may be used for Satisfactory, Letter grade `U’ may be used for Unsatisfactory performance. In case of Unsatisfactory performance he/she has to repeat the Industrial/ Professional Training until he/she has earned `S’ grade.
24. Time Limits for Completion of Bachelorâ€™s Degree
A student must complete his studies within a maximum period of seven years for engineering and URP departments and eight years for architecture department.
25. Inclusion of Repeater from Annual System in Course System
Repeater students including Private students of Annual system will be included in the Course System of curricula as and when such situation will arise.
25.1 Equivalence of Courses and Grades
Equivalence of courses passed previously by any repeater student including Private students shall be determined by the respective BUGS for the purpose of allowing course exemption, and conversion of numerical grades into letter grades in exempted courses.
25.2 Exemption of Courses
Repeater students including private students may be granted exemption in theoretical and sessional/ laboratory course(s) in which he secured 40% or more marks.
প্রস্তাবিত বিষয়ে বিস্তারিত আলোচনার পর সিদ্ধান্ত হয় যে, পুরাতন পদ্ধতিতে অকৃতকার্য্য হইয়া কোর্স পদ্ধতিতে হওয়া ছাত্র/ছাত্রীগণ থিউরী/ সেশনাল কোন বিষয়ে ৪০% বা ততোধিক নম্বর প্রাপ্ত হইলে তাহতদিগকে অব্যাহতি প্রদান করা যাইতে পারে। এই অব্যাহতি জন্য কোন আবেদন প্রয়োজন হইবে না।
25.3 Time Limit for Completion of Bachelor’s Degree
Time allowed for a student included in Course System form Annual System to complete studies leading to a bachelor’s degree will be proportional to the remaining credits to be completed by him/her.
A student in engineering, for example, having earned 40 credit hours through equivalence and exemption (of previously completed courses) out of a total requirement of 160 credits for bachelor’s degree will get (7 yrs x 120/160=5.25) = 5½ years (rounded to net higher half-a-year) or 11 (eleven) Regular Terms to fulfill all requirements for bachelor’s degree. For a student in architecture time allowed will be calculated in a similar way.
25.4 Relaxation of course registration for student transferred to course system from annual system
The requirement of registration of a minimum 15 credit hours in a term shall be waived for only the terms of the level where he/she has been transferred in course system provided that he/she has been granted exemption in some of the courses offered in those terms.
26. Attendance, Conduct and Discipline
The university has strict rules regarding the issues of attendance in class and regarding the disciplinary issues.
All students are expected to attend classes regularly. The university believes that attendance is necessary for effective learning. The first responsibility of a student is to attend classes regularly, and one is required to attend at least 60% of all classes held in every course.
26.2 Conduct and Discipline
A student shall conform to a high standard of discipline, and shall conduct himself, within and outside the precincts of the university in a manner befitting the students of a university of national importance. He shall show due courtesy and consideration to the employees of the university and Halls of Residence, good neighborliness to his fellow students and the teachers of the university and pay due attention and courtesy to visitors.
27. Absence during a Term
A student should not be absent from quizzes, tests, etc. during the term. Such absence will naturally lead to reduction in points/ marks which count towards the final grade. Absence in Term Final Examination will result in `F’ grades.
A student who has been absent for short periods, up to a maximum of three weeks due to illness should approach, the course teacher(s) or the course coordinator(s) for make-up quizzes or assignments immediately on returning to the classes. Such request should be supported by medical certificate from a University Medical Officer. The medical certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner (with the Registration Number shown explicitly on the certificates) will also be acceptable only in those cases where the student has valid reasons for his absence from the university.