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Grades will be calculated as University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) grading scale and individual students will be evaluated based on the following criteria with respective weights.  

Assessment of Courses

The total performance of a student in a given course is based on a scheme of continuous assessment. The performance of a student in theory courses is measured and evaluated throughout the semester by class tests, quizzes, homework, assignments, periodic examinations, term papers and final examination. The methods of performance evaluation to be used in  a course will be provided in the course outline circulated by the course teacher in the beginning of a semester.

The distribution of total marks for a given course is as follows:
Assessment Type Weight (%)
Continuous Assessment 40
Mid Semester Examination 20
Semester Final Examination 40


  1. Assessment: Marks for assessment will be given by the course teacher through quizzes, assignments, presentation, term papers, case reports, class performance, class attendance etc. Course teacher will publish assessment marks in the last week of class.
  2. Mid Semester Examination: Mid semester examination will be held according to the academic calendar published by the university at the beginning of a semester. The classes will remain suspended during the mid-semester examination and the exam is to be completed within one week.
  3. Semester Final Examination: Semester final examination will start at the end of regular classes for a semester. The time duration of each examination will be 3 hours. A student is required to attend at least 70% of the classes held for every course in order to sit for the semester final examination.

The breakdown of marks for each item of evaluation will be circulated in the course outline by the course teacher. Course teachers will make various evaluations (assessment, mid semester examination and final examination). However, question papers of the final examinations set by the course teacher will be moderated by the moderation committee.

a. Grading Scale
Each letter grade is equivalent to a numerical value and grade point. Letter grades and their corresponding grade points are as follows:

Sl. No. Numerical Grade Letter Grade Grade Point
1 80% or above A + 4.00
2 75% to less than 80% A 3.75
3 70% to less than 75% A - 3.50
4 65% to less than 70% B + 3.25
5 60% to less than 65% B 3.00
6 55% to less than 60% B - 2.75
7 50% to less than 55% C + 2.50
8 45% to less than 50% C 2.25
9 40% to less than 45% D 2.00
10 Less than 40% F 0
11 Incomplete I -

Exemption: Means credits earned for equivalent course(s) by a student in other universities/academic institutions.

b. Grades

Grade ‘F’: If a student fails to achieve at least 40% mark in a course he/she will get ‘F’ grade in that course. Absence in the final examination held at the end of each academic semester will also result in ‘F’ grade.

Grade ‘I’: Grade ‘I’ means incomplete work. Grade ‘I’ may be given to a candidate when he/she fails to appear at the semester final examination for reasons beyond his/her control. Grade ‘I’ shall be converted to the actual grade obtained by the students in repeat examination. Otherwise, grade ‘I’ shall be converted to
an ‘F’ grade. If necessary, in case of project work/thesis/internship, the final result may be published by providing I grade.

c.    Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

A student’s performance is evaluated by the number of credits that he/she has completed satisfactorily and the weighted average of the grade points that he/she has achieved. The Grade point average (GPA) is computed by the following formula:

The grade points are points against letter grades A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C- and D. Credits are for those courses attempted at this university only.

d. Course Withdrawal
After completing the course registration for a particular semester, students can withdraw from any registered course by consulting with their advisor within two weeks from starting the classes.

e. Retaking/Back-log courses
If any student fails in one or more courses in any semester and obtains an F grade, he/she can complete it in the next semester along with other regular courses.

f. Grades Improvement
The provision for improvement of grades applies only to those who obtained a grade of C or lower in any course. Such candidates may be allowed to improve their grades by surrendering the earlier grade obtained by them. A student will be allowed to improve a maximum of two courses. A student may apply for such provisions any time during his/her study period in the university but not beyond two weeks after the publication of his/her last semester results.

g. Re-evaluation of Answer Script
Re-evaluation of the final examination answer scripts may be permissible. A candidate can apply for re-evaluation of any answer script for the final examination to the Controller of Examinations through their advisor and Head of the Department on payment of 700 taka only per script within 7 working days from the publication of the final results. 

h. Policy for Semester Drop Retaking/Back-log Courses
After completing registration by paying registration fees, students can drop the semester by filling the semester drop application provided by university authority within two weeks from the commencement of classes. Students will submit their application, along with the recommendations of the respective advisor and Head of the Department to the Registrar office.

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