The admission committee as per the rules of the university will conduct the admission process for Bachelor's degree. The student will be admitted in the first semester of an academic year in the individual discipline of different schools. A student will be eligible for re-admission in the first year first semester of the subsequent session if s/he was present in at least 25% of the classes or appeared at the semester final examination and his/her admission/semester fees was clear in the past semester/session. Readmitted students will always be assigned the original Registration Number.
After admission every student will be assigned to a student Advisor from the teacher of his/her discipline to guide him/her through the semester system. The advisor will maintain a student card containing complete academic records of the student, a duplicate of which will be supplied to the student every semester.
Number of Semesters:
There will be two semesters (1st Semester and 2nd Semester) in an academic year. The beginning and end of each semester will be announced in an academic calendar at the beginning of every academic year.
Duration of Semesters:
Classes 12 weeks
Recess before final Examination 12 weeks
Final Examination, grading etc. 5 weeks
Total 19 weeks
These 19 weeks may not be contiguous to accommodate various holidays.
The entire Bachelor's degree program is covered through a set of theoretical, practical and seminar courses and a short description of every course will be published by the syllabus committee of each discipline.
Major and Non-Major Courses: Every discipline will develop all the courses of the respective subject that will be offered by that particular discipline. These include major subjects for the respective discipline as well as non-major subjects for other disciplines. Courses for non-major subjects will be developed with close cooperation of disciplines concerned keeping into consideration the need of the students.
Syllabus: Syllabus committee will select and approve the courses from major courses of the discipline as well as non-major courses offered by other disciplines to develop the complete syllabus.
Course Instruction: The course instructor has to supply a copy of the detailed plan of the course instruction with information about the number of lectures per topic, number and type of assignments, number and dates of mid-semester examinations, suggested date of final examination, name of text material at the end of the course to submit to the syllabus committee.
Course Identification System: Each course is designated by a three-letter symbol for discipline abbreviation followed by a three-digit number to characterize the course. An extra letter may be used after the three digits to specify the department taking the non-major course.
Discipline Identification: The three-letter symbol will identify a discipline as follows:
School of Applied Sciences and Technology:
CEP Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science
CEE Civil and Environmental Engineering
CSE Computer Science and Engineering
IPE Industrial and Production Engineering
PME Petroleum and Mining Engineering
FET Food Engineering and Tea Technology
School of Life Sciences
BMB Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
GEB Genetics Engineering and Biotechnology
School of Physical Sciences:
School of Social Sciences
PSS Political Studies
PAD Public Administration
SCW Social Work
School of Agriculture and Mineral Science
FES Forestry and Environmental Science
School of Management and Business Administration
BAN Business Administration
Course Number: The three-digit number will be used as follows:
First Digit: The first digit of the three digit number will correspond to the year intended for the course recipient.
Second Digit: The second digit will be reserved for the discipline to identify the different areas within a discipline. A discipline may use the number 0 and 1 to identify a course designed for non-major courses and the number 2-9 may be used for major courses.
Third Digit: The third digit will be used to identify a course within a particular discipline. This digit can be used sequentially to indicate a follow up course.
Course Title and Credit: Every course will have a short representative course title and a number indicating the total credit as well as reference to prerequisite course if any.
Theory and Lab Course: If a single course has Theory and Lab then the course must be split into two courses and Theory and Lab courses should have separate course number.
Assignment of Credits:
Theoretical: One lecture per week per semester will be considered as one credit.
Practical Classes: Minimum two classes hour of a practical class will be considered as one credit.
Seminar, Projects, Fieldwork etc.: Will be assigned by the respective discipline.
Classification of the Courses:
Bachelor's Degree Courses: The Bachelor's degree courses will be classified into several groups and the syllabus committee will finalize the curricula selecting courses from the groups shown below.
Major Courses: In every discipline a number of courses will be identified as core courses and every student of a particular discipline will be required to take those courses. A student has to take at least 60% courses from his/her discipline.
Non-Major Courses: Every student is required to take at least 20% courses from related disciplines. These courses will be designed, offered and graded by the related disciplines.
Other Courses: To fulfill the requirement a student may take few other courses not directly related to his/her discipline. However, as per the university regulations s/he has a mandatory language courses.
A student has to register for his/her courses and pay necessary dues within the first two weeks of every semester. Departmental student advisor will advise every student about his/her courses and monitor his/her performances.
A student to register his/her incomplete courses, if offered, from proceeding semesters before s/he can register courses from current or successive semester, otherwise s/he takes the courses when the desired course is offered next time. A student will not be allowed to take 100 and 300 level and 200 and 400 level courses simultaneously. 100 level courses mean courses of 1st and 2nd semesters, 200 level courses mean courses of 3rd and 4th semesters and so on.
A student can withdraw a course by a written application to the Head of the discipline through his/her course advisor on or before the last day of instruction. The Head of the discipline will inform it to the Chairman of the Examination Committee and the Controller of Examinations. The Controller of Examinations will send the revised registration list to the disciplines before the examination.
Total Credits: No syllabus will have less than 140 credit hours in 8 (eight) semesters but a student has to complete for graduation all the credits prescribed by the syllabus committee for the session s/he is registered.
Total Years: A student will be given 4(four) extra semesters in addition to 8 semesters to complete his/her degree; however, his/her admission will be terminated if his/her remaining credits can not be acquired in his/her allowed time frame with the maximum allowable credits per semester.
Minimum and Maximum Credit: A student, if s/he is not a clearing graduate, has to register for at least 12 credits minimum and 30 credits maximum every semester.
Minimum Credit for a Clearing Graduate: For a clearing graduate (8th and subsequent semesters) condition for maximum and minimum credit requirements may be relaxed.
If a student has to repeat a course and that course is not offered and more s/he may take an equivalent course defined by the syllabus committee.
A student will be evaluated continuously in the courses system, for theoretical classes s/he will be assessed by class participation, assignments, and quizzes, mid-semester examinations and final examination. For laboratory work s/he will be assessed by observation of the student at work, viva-voce during laboratory works, from his/her written reports and grades of examinations designed by the respective syllabus/examination committee.
Distribution of Marks: The marks of a given course will be as follows:
Class participation: 10%
Assignments and mid-semester examinations: 20%
Final examination: 70%
Class participation: The marks for class participation will be as follows:
95% and above 10
90% to 94% 9
85% to 89% 8
80% to 84% 7
75% to 79% 6
70% to 74% 5
65% to 69% 4
60% to 64% 3
Less than 60% 0
A student will not be allowed to appear at the examination of a course if his/her class attendance in that course is less than 50%.
Assignments and Mid-Semester Examinations: There should be at least two mid-semester examinations/assignments but not more than three for every course. The course teacher may decide the relative marks distribution between the assignments, tutorial and mid-semester examinations. The answer script should be returned to the students as it is valuable to their learning process.
Final Examination: The final examination procedure will be as follows:
(a) External Examination: The examination committee will assign an external examiner either from the discipline or from outside for the final examination . The questions for the final examination will be prepared by the course instructor and by the external examiner. The examination committee will select/moderate the questions for the final examination.* The course instructor and the external examiner will examine and mark the answer scripts separately. The two marks will be averaged by the examination committee. If the marks by the two examiners differ by 20% or more the concerned answer scripts will be examined by a third examiner (recommended by the examination committee) and the highest two close marks among the three will be averaged by the examination committee. The marks (class participation, mid-semester and final examination) will be added together to get the final grade.
(b) Duration of the Final Examination: For all semesters there should be a 3-hour final examination for every course of 3 credits or more after the 14th week. For smaller courses the duration should be proportional to the credit hours.
Letter Grade and Grade Point: Letter Grade and corresponding Grade-Point will be awarded as follows:
Numerical Grade Letter Grade Grade Point
80% and above A+ 4.00
75% to less than 80% A 3.75
70% to less than 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- 2.75
50% to less than 55% C+ 2.50
45% to less than 50% C 2.25
40% to less than 45% C- 2.00
Less than 40% F 0.00
GPA: Grade Point Average (GPA) is the weighted average of the grade points obtained in all the courses completed by a student in a semester.
CGPA: Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) will be calculated by the weighted average of previous CGPA and current GPA.
F Grades: If a student obtains an 'F' grade his grade will not be counted for GPA and s/he has to repeat the course. If the same course is not available then the Head of the discipline will assign an equivalent course. An 'F' grade will be in his/her record permanently and s/he will not be eligible for honours or Distinction.
Improvement: A student will not be allowed to repeat a course for improvement if his/her grade is C- or better.
Distinction and Honours
Distinction: Candidates for four year B.A., B.Sc. and B.S.S. Honours degree will be awarded the degree with distinction if his/her overall GPA is 3.75 or above and s/he does not have any 'F' grade.
Honours: Candidates for four years Bachelor's of Engineering/Architecture degree will be awarded the degree with honours if his/her overall GPA is 3.75 or above and s/he does not have any 'F' grades.