UNIVERSITY OF CHITTAGONG
ORDINANCE FOR THE DEGREE OF
MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (M. Phil)
With Effect From the Session 2012-2013
 
  1. 1.      ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

 A candidate having Masters in the respective subject from this University or other public Universities of Bangladesh and satisfying any of the following conditions will be eligible for admission to the program of study and research leading to an M. Phil. degree. Candidates with equivalent degrees from universities abroad may also be considered for admission. Candidates, other than those serving as teachers in the University of Chittagong or BCS cadre officers, in addition to fulfilling any of the following conditions, will have to appear at a qualifying examination conducted by the Advanced Degree Committee formed by the Academic Committee of the Department/Institute. The Advanced Degree Committee will consist of 3 members nominated by the Academic Committee of the Department/Institute from among the Professor/ Associate Professor with Ph.D. degree. The tenure of the Advanced Degree Committee shall be one year. The committee will take a written examination and candidates securing at least 60% of total marks of the examination will qualify for admission.

 

  1. 2.      OTHER CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSION

i.            A Candidate having at least second class with minimum 50% marks in both 3-year  Honours and 1-year Masters of CGPA/GPA 3.25 in both examinations and at least second division or GPA 3.50 (on the scale of 5.00) both in S.S.C.&H.S.S. or equivalent examinations.

ii.            A candidate having at least second class with minimum 50% marks in both 4-year Honours and 1-year Masters of CGPA/GPA 3.25 in both examinations and at least second division or GPA 3.50 (on the scale of 5.00) both in S.S.C.& H.S.C. or equivalent examinations.

iii.            A candidate not having Honours must having either a first division in Degree pass examination or CGPA 3.75 or a first class in the Masters or GPA” 3.75with at least second division or GPA 3.50 (on the scale of 5.00) both in S.S.C. & H.S.C. or equivalent examinations.

iv.            Research/Scientific Officers/Candidates holding other jobs with post-graduate degrees serving Government research organizations/institutions/bodies having at least three years of research experience and minimum one research articles solely  authored by the candidate and published in peer-reviewed journals subject to satisfying any one by the above academic qualifications.

v.            Candidates holding jobs with postgraduate degrees having second class with 55% marks or CGPA/GPA 3.50 in both honours and Masters and at least one articles solely authored or two Co-authored articles by the candidate in peer reviewed journals and at least second division or GPA 3.50 (on the scale of 5.00) both in S.S.C.& H.S.C. or equivalent examinations.

vi.            A candidate having a second class with minimum 55% marks or CGPA/GPA 3.25 in B.Sc. Engineering or M.Sc. (Ag) with at least second division or GPA 3.50 (on the scale of 5.00) both in S.S.C.& H.S. C. or equivalent examinations.

Any candidate having third class/division or equivalent CGPA/GPA at any level is not eligible for admission into this program.

 Candidates having M.B.B.S./B.D.S./D.V.M./ and B.Sc. Hons. (Ag.) are eligible for admission into this program. 

 

  1. 3.      ADMISSION PROCEDURE AND REGISTRATION

                     i.            Following advertisement/ notification a candidate shall apply for admission into M. Phil programme in a prescribed form (Annexure- 1A) obtainable from the office of the Registrar with necessary documents and with the recommendations of his/her proposed Supervisor and submit it to the Registrar’s office. Incomplete application will not be accepted.

(a) The candidate will also have to submit a write-up of about 500 words of the proposed field of research along with the application.

(b) The Registrar will send all applications to relevant Departments/Institutes.

(c) The advanced Degree Committee will be nominated by the Academic Committee consisting of three senior members (professor/Associate Professor/Assistant professor with Ph.D. /M. Phil. /second Masters from abroad) of the Department/Institute. It will be headed by the senior most member of the committee and its tenure shall be one academic year.

(d) The advanced Degree Committee of the Department /institute will then select the candidates by taking a 2-hour written admission test and send the Name(s) of the successful candidate/s to the Department/Institute. An amount of Taka.2000/= is to be paid by the candidates to the Department/Institute as test fees.

ii.   The Academic Committee of the Department/Institute will then forward the      applications of successful candidates with its comments to the Registrar     within one month of the admission test.

iii.     Incomplete application/s will not be accepted.

iv.    The Registrar, with the approval of the Board of Advanced Studies shall issue a letter   to the successful candidates for admission into the M.Phil programme.

v.         The candidate shall complete his/her admission and registration of payment of  necessary fees determined by the University  Authority (Annexure-2A) and submit a joining report along with the attested copy of registration card or band receipt through the Supervisor (and Joint Supervisor, if any) and the Chairman/Director of the Department/Institute.

vi. The University will invite applications for admission in January every year and the academic session shall begin in July every year.

4   DURATION OF STUDY AND RESEARCH

 i.     A candidate for M. Phill. Shall be required to complete his/her course and examination within of admission. However, the time may be extended for one more year on the recommendation of the Supervisor and the Academic Committee of the Department/Institute concerned. If the student fails to complete the course work within two years from the date of his/her admission, the admission shall automatically stand cancelled. If thus cancelled, he/she will not be allowed to apply for admission within the next five years.

ii.            The Academic Committee of the concerned Department/Institute in consultation with the supervisor shall prepare an Academic Calendar showing dates for commencement of classes, the number of classes for each course to be attended by a candidate, the course teacher and examination schedule of the M. Phil. course work. The course teachers shall maintain class attendance and submit it to the chairman/Director of the Department/Institute concerned at the time of processing the examination entry form of the candidate.

iii.            Upon successful completion of course work. A candidate will proceed on to write the thesis. Any change or modification of the title/topic must be completed within the first year of the course work with the approval of the Academic Committee and be reported to Academic Council.

iv.            The research work should be completed within one year of the publication of course work examination results. The time may be extended for one more year with the approval of the Supervisor, the Academic Committee and BAS. For every year of extension, student/s shall pay the session fee and other charges, if applicable, and submit the attested copy of the receipt to the higher studies cell and academic section. Under no circumstances a candidate will be allowed more than two years to complete the thesis.

v.            In case of need, the Academic Committee may also nominate/change supervisor/joint supervisor.

 

  • 5.      SYLLABUS

 The Syllabus for m. Phil. Shall be approved by the Academic Council of the recommendations of the committee of courses and studies of the Department/Institute and the Faculty concerned.

 

  • 6.      ELEGIBILITY OF SUPERVISOR AND JOINT SUPERVISOR

i. A professor of this University with a Ph.D degree/M. Phil degree/ second Masters degree from abroad.

ii. An Associate professor of this university with a Ph.D degree.

iii. a) A Professor from any other public University with Ph.D./M. Phil degree. Some one from a government Research organization/institution with Ph.D degree and at least fifteen years of active teaching/research may act as a Joint Supervisor.

b) A professor of Medical faculty of this university may act as a joint supervisor.

iv. A Supervisor after retirement from this University shall be allowed to guide the students but there should be a joint Supervisor or a new Supervisor may be nominated by the Academic Committee of the respective Department/Institute.

v. If a Supervisor goes on leave of any kind for a period exceeding 1 year, Academic Committee will nominate a new Supervisor and the nomination will have to be approved by the Academic Council.

vi. Before one year of PRL , the professor/Associate professors are not entitled to enroll the research student under his/her supervision.

7.        COURSE WORK EXAMINATIONS

i. After completion of the course work, a student shall be required to appear at an examination consisting of two written papers of 100 marks (4 credits) each of four hours duration and also an oral examination of 100 marks (4credits)

ii. The minimum pass marks in each written paper and viva-voce are 60% (GPA.3.00) separately.

iii. If a candidate fails in one or both of the written papers, he/she will be given a second chance to clear that/those paper/papers under the same examination committee within three months from the date of publication of his/her result.

iv. A student who will obtain less then GPA 3.00 in the viva-voce and fails in the written paper/s after the second chance, he/she shall cease to be a student of the course.

v. The researcher shall give one open seminar at the end of first year in the concerned Department/Institute. A copy of the seminar paper has to be submitted to the chairman /Director of the Department/Instiutute and Dean of the concerned faculty.

8.        GRADING SYSTEM

Letter grades and their corresponding grade points will be 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

Less than 60%

F

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.   CALCULATION OF GPA

 i.            No grade points will be granted for letter grade less than B, Calculation of GPA (Grade Point Average) has been shown in Appendix-A. To calculate GPA. No grades from any source other than that of the prescribed credits will be considered.

ii.            In the Academic Transcript/Grade sheet, only Letter Grade (LG), corresponding grade points (GP).Points secured (PS) and finally GPA, not the numerical marks, shall be shown.

 10.       FORMATION OF COURSE WORK EXAMINATION COMMITTEE

         i.            The Controller of Examinations shall request the Chairman/Director of the Department/Institute to from the Course Work and Viva-voce examination committee for each academic session of the Supervisor’s request.

      ii.            The Academic Committee of the Department/Institute concerned shall constitute an examination committee for each academic session comprising one Chairman two internal members from the department/Institute and one external member from other public University for all students belonging to a particular subject.

    iii.            For different branches of study in a particular subject, there shall not be more than four examination committees.

    iv.            Only Professors, Associate professors and ‘Assistant Professors with Ph.D degree’ shall be examiners and members of the examination committees.

      v.            The Chairman/Director of the Department/Institute shall inform the Controller of Examinations about the examination Committee/Committees.

 

11.       GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE HONOURS, MASTERS, M.Phil AND ANY OTHER DEGREE/CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA EXAMINATIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY

         i.            Functions of the Academic Committee/Chairman/Director of the Department/Institute/RCMPS shall be according toGeneral rules and regulations no.1.

       ii.            Functions of the Examination Committee shall be according to General rules and regulations no.2.

       iii.            Functions of the Chairman of the Examination Committee shall be according to General rules and regulations no.3.

    iv.            Functions of the course teacher/examiner shall be according to General rules and regulations no.4.

      v.            Functions of the tabulators for finalization of the results shall be according to General rules and regulations no.5.

    vi.            Functions of the Controller of Examinations regarding examinations and publication of results shall be according toGeneral rules and regulations no.6.

12.       THESIS AND ORAL EXAMINATION COMMITTEE

         i.            The thesis for M.Phil shall be examined by a Board of examiners consisting of:

1)      Supervisor- Convener& Examiner; 2. Two External members & Examiners (Professor from another public University with Ph.D/M.Phil degree/Associate Professor from another public University with ph.D degree/Officer from Government Research Organizations with Ph.D degree and position equivalent to professor or from abroad). 3. One Alternate External Member & Examiner having qualification and position similar to 2 in case of refusal/unavailability of an external member.

ii.            The Supervisor shall request the Chairman/Director of the Department/Institute to form the examination  committee and the Chairman/Director shall take necessary action in this regard through the Academic Committee of the Department/Institute.

iii.            The Controller of Examinations shall appoint the examiners of the Recommendation of the Academic Committee of the Department/Institute and the Faculty concerned with the approval of the academic Council.

13.       SUBMISSION OF THESIS

                    i.            The thesis should be submitted, with a certificate from the supervisor stating that the work constitutes a basic and distinct contribution to the subject/s, within one year from the date of publication of the course work examinations result.

                  ii.            A candidate shall not be permitted to submit, as his/her thesis, any work which has already been approved by any other institution for any other Degree/Prize etc.

                iii.            All M.Phil theses should be written preferably either in English or in Bangla. If any thesis is written in any language other than English or Bangla, a translation either in English or Bangla should be affixed OR a chapter wise summary not less than 3000 words either in English or Bangla should be affixed at the end of each chapter, The summary must also contain the sources used in writing each chapter.

 Five copies of the thesis should be submitted through the Chairman/Director of the Department/Institute concerned. Four copies of the thesis shall be sent to the Controller of Examinations. Controller of Examinations will send three copies to the examiners for evaluation and the remaining copy to be sent to Central Library upon award of the degree. One copy of the thesis will be preserved in the seminar library of the Department/Institute. The candidate will submit thesis examination fees (in the form of pay order payable to Registrar) to the controller of examinations office along with the thesis.

14.       FUNCTIONS OF THE CONTROLLER OF EXAMINATIONS

 Before sending the thesis to the examiners, the Controller of Examinations shall check, whe3ther the candidate has got clearance about his/her liabilities of any kind with the Department/institute, the central library, the Higher studies cell, the Academic Section of any other, as well as registration status, the controller of examinations will send thesis along with a letter to the examiners requesting them to return evaluation report within one month upon receipt of the thesis.

15.       FUNCTIONS OF THE THESIS AND ORAL EXAMINATION COMMITTEE

i.            The examiners shall send their detailed reports on the thesis to the Controller of Examinations under sealed covers. The examiners will write detailed report (including chapter wise comments) upon examination of the thesis and must state clearly whether the candidate may be awarded the degree or not, If there is consensus among the examiners about awarding degree, the candidate will face an oral Examination, The recommendations of the examiners must be unanimous for awarding the Degree.

ii.            The Controller of Examinations will open the reports and check whether the recommendations are complete and are according to the university format, and whether the recommendations are unanimous as mentioned in Clause 15(i) above. If the format is not followed in the report/s the Controller of Examinations will request the examiner/s to send the detailed/ complete reports again and if the reports are detailed and examiners are unanimous for awarding the degree then these will be forwarded to the Convener (Chairman of the Examination Committee) for consideration.

iii.            If the examiners unanimously recommend the acceptance of the award of the Degree, the Convener will fix a date and venue in consultation with the Chairman/Director of the Department/Institute concerned for Oral examination. The Convener and at least one other member (in special circumstance) of the Board shall conduct the oral examination in which the candidate must successfully defend the thesis.

iv.            If the examiners recommend the award of the degree with some corrections, the candidate must correct the loopholes/drawbacks of the thesis before the oral examination and the corrected copy of the thesis shall be resubmitted through the supervisor.

v.            If the reports are not unanimous, the candidate will not be called for oral examination but only after he/she has revised the thesis in the light of the report/s of the differing examiner/s and the revised thesis will be re-submitted within six months for re-examination and the convener/controller of examinations will again check the unanimity of the reports of the examiners.

vi.            After the viva-voce, the Convener shall send a full report, signed by all examiners present in the board, to the Controller of Examinations as to whether the candidate shall be awarded the degree or not .

vii.            If the thesis is adequate but the candidate fails to satisfy the Viva-voce Board at the Oral Examination, the Academic Council may on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners permit the candidate to appear at the Oral Examination for a second time within a reasonable period of time. In this case the candidate will pay fees second time as determined by the University Authority.

16.       The Vice-Chancellor shall place the final report before the Academic Council and the Academic Council on the unanimous recommendation of the Board of examiners shall consider the award of the M.Phil. degree.

17.       All matters relating to candidates admitted before passing of this ordinance will be resolved by the earlier ordinance/s and if any dispute arises in implementing this ordinance, the matter should be resolved by the Academic Council.

 18. This ordinance shall be effective from the academic session 2012-2013.

 As per recommendation of 226th  meeting of the Academic Council vide resolution no-1 (Kha) held on 30-07-2013 & approved by 490th meeting of the Syndicate vide resolution no. 4 held on 06-08-2013.  

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF CHITTAGONG
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
SYLLABUS  FOR MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (M. PHIL.) COURSES IN PHYSICS
SESSION:  2012-2013

 

The Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) course in physics shall consist of two theory papers, one viva-voce paper and submission of one dissertation. The theoretical papers are each of 100 marks and of four hours duration and the viva- voce examination will carry 100 marks. The theory and viva – voce examinations shall be held normally at the end of the first academic year of admission. The dissertation shall be submitted normally at the end of the second academic year.

 

An M. Phil. Student must choose any Two Papers mentioned below for his/her theoretical examination in consultation with the Chairman of the Department and his/her proposed supervisor.

 

Each paper will carry 100 marks and the examination will be of 4 hours duration.

 

Marks Distribution

Theoretical Papers   2×100 = 200

Viva –voce                        = 100

 

 Theoretical Papers 

PHYS – 601: Group theory and Advanced Quantum Mechanics.

PHYS – 602: Theoretical Physics

PHYS – 603: SolidState Physics

PHYS – 604: Atmospheric Physics

PHYS – 605: Climatology

PHYS – 606: Quantum Field Theory of Solid

PHYS –607: Nuclear Physics

PHYS –608: Semiconductor Devices and Applied Electronics

PHYS –609: Nuclear Instrumentations

PHYS –610: Radiation and Health Physics

PHYS –611: Medical Physics

PHYS –612: Biology and Physics of Human Body

PHYS –613: Gravitational Physics

PHYS—614: Semiconductor Physics and Superconductivity

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PHYS – 615: Viva-voce

 

 

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