UNIVERSITY OF CHITTAGONG
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
ORDINANCE FOR THE DEGREE OF
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH HONOURS

1. DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME OF STUDY

The programme of study for the Degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours shall extend over a period of 4(four) academic years and shall be completed by a student in not more than 6(six) academic years.

2. SUBJECTS

There shall be the following subjects in the Faculty of Science of this University;
i. Physics, ii. Chemistry; iii. Mathematics; iv. Statistics; v. Applied & Environmental Chemistry and any other subject/s as may be approved by the University Authority from time to time.

3. QUALIFICATION FOR ADMISSION

Students passing the Higher Secondary Certificate (H.S.C.) examination in science from an Education Board of Bangladesh or a recognized equivalent examination from home and abroad may be admitted to the programme of Bachelor of Science with Honours in any of the above mentioned subjects in this University on such terms and conditions as may be determined by the University from time to time.

4. REGISTRATION

i. A candidate shall attain studentship of the University on admission to a programme as per rules. He/She shall be required to be registered with the University through such process and on payment of such fees as determined by the University from time to time.

ii. A student shall never take admission in more than one subject other than certificate/diploma courses. If it is so reported/found, his/her studentship and examinations, if appeared, shall be immediately cancelled.

5. COURSE IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

Each course shall be designated by three to five letters for the subject/discipline as decided by the concerned department and a three-digit number for the course of which the first digit shall correspond to the year, for example, CHEM.101 for the first course of 1st year in Chemistry, STAT.405 for the fifth course of 4th year in Statistics and so on. English course shall be denoted by ENG.001.

6. MARKS AND CORRESPONDING CREDITS

Theoretical/practical courses/sessional and viva-voce of 25, 50, 75 and 100 marks are equivalent to 1, 2, 3 and 4 credits, respectively.

7. NATURE OF COURSES AND DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS

i. The B.Sc. (Hons.) degree programme shall be an integrated one consisting of major and related courses, carrying a total of 4000 marks as distributed below (year-wise).

Year Major

(Theoretical + Practical)

Related

(Theoretical + Practical)

Credits Sessional Viva-voce Credits Total Marks Total Credits
First 450 350 32 75 75 03+03 950 38
Second 450 350 32 75 75 03+03 950 38
Third 850 34 75 75 03+03 1000 40
Fourth 950 38 75 75 03+03 1100 44
Total 2700 700 136 300 300 24 4000 160

ii. The related courses shall be from at least two subjects other than the major subject as decided by the Academic Committee of the concerned Department of Honours subject. The Committee of Courses and Studies of the Department shall prepare the syllabus. In preparing the related courses the teachers of the relevant subjects should be invited as an associate member in the meeting of the committee of courses.
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iii. Sessional means tutorial, class test, term paper, field works, field tour, study tour, class attendance etc.

iv. 25 – 35% of the total of theoretical and practical marks shall be allotted for practical in all subjects, other than Mathematics.
v. 5-10% marks of the total of theoretical and practical marks shall be allotted for practical in Mathematics.

vi. 20% of the practical marks shall be awarded on the basis of class performance during the whole course of study evaluated by the course teacher/s and the rest 80% on the basis of performance in the annual examination.

vii. Project works, if applicable, shall be started at the beginning of the 4th year class.

8. ENGLISH COURSE

Apart from the credit courses mentioned above, a student shall take one English course of 100 marks in first year and s/he shall be allowed to sit for this examination with the first year examination. If s/he fails to do that, s/he will be allowed to appear at the examination with the immediate next batch, only once. Points secured in this course in excess of 12.00 shall be added in calculating his CGPA. Minimum pass mark for English is 25. Students securing marks between 25 and below 65 will be awarded ‘Pass’. The F grade will be awarded to the students scoring less than 25 marks. If a student fails to appear even in the second time, “Incomplete” will be written in her/his transcript as shown in the following table:

Numerical Grade Letter Grade
65%  and above B+ and above
25% to less than 65% Pass
Less than 25% F
Not appeared in the examination Incomplete

9. CLASS HOURS (45 MINUTES EACH)

Theoretical and practical courses shall be so designed as to be completed in minimum of the following class hours:
a. theoretical course of 25 marks (1 credit) in 15 class hours, 50 marks (2 credits) in 30 class hours, 75 marks (3 credits) in 45 class hours and 100 marks (4 credits) in 60 class hours.
b. practical course of 25 marks (1 credit) in 8 x 3 class hours, 50 marks (2 credits) in 15 x 3 class hours, 75 marks (3 credits) in 25 x 3 class hours and 100 marks (4 credits) in 30 x 3 class hours.

10. DURATION OF EXAMINATION

Examination shall be held on academic year (annual) basis. Time allotted for examination shall be as follows:
a. theoretical courses: 2 hours for 25 marks. 3 hours for 50 marks. 4 hours for 75-100 marks.
b. practical courses: 4 hours for 25 marks, 6 hours for 50 marks and 9 hours for 75 marks and 12 hours for 100 marks.

11. MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION AND EXAMINATION

The medium of instruction and answer in the examination scripts shall be either English or Bengali but preferably English. Mixing of English and Bengali in the answer script of any course shall not be acceptable, except for scientific/technical terms.

12. ELIGIBILITY TO APPEAR AT THE EXAMINATIONS

i. In order to be eligible for appearing at the examination, a candidate shall be required to attend on an average not less than 70% of the lectures. The Academic Committee of the Department may recommend cases of shortage of attendance (not less than 60%) on special ground with documentary evidences. In this case, the candidate shall have to pay the requisite non-collegiate fee as determined by the University Authority as per General Rules and Regulations No 1(viii).

ii. The course teacher must submit the class attendance register and report to the Chairman of the Department before processing the examination entry forms. The Department shall verify the eligibility of the candidates and send the entry forms to the Provost of the concerned hall for necessary action.

iii. The Provost of the concerned hall shall make necessary verification of the forms and send forward to the Comptroller of Accounts for necessary action.
iv. The Provost of the concerned hall shall make necessary verification of the forms and forward to the Comptroller of Accounts for necessary action.

v. The Controller of Examinations shall issue admit card only to the eligible candidates as per rules and send these to the concerned Department and the Chairman shall distribute the same to the candidates. If the examination entry forms remain incomplete, admit cards shall not be issued. Each student shall mention his/her registration/ID number with session and previous examination roll/ID number in the entry form, if any.

13. GRADING SYSTEM

Letter grades and corresponding grade points shall be awarded as follows:

 

Numerical grade Letter grade Grade point   Numerical grade Letter grade Grade

point

80% and above A+ 4.00 50% to less than 55% C+ 2.50
75% to less than 80% A 3.75 45% to less than 50% C 2.25
70% to less than 75% A- 3.50 40% to less than 45% D 2.00
65% to less than 70% B+ 3.25 Less than 40% F 0.00
60% to less than 65% B 3.00 Incomplete/Absent X X
55% to less than 60% B- 2.75

14. PASS MARKS

Course Marks 100 75 50 25
Pass Marks 40 30 20 10

15. GPA/CGPA CALCULATION

i. No credits are granted for grade less than D. Calculation of GPA and CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) is shown in Appendix-A. To calculated CGPA, 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 CGPA, not the numerical marks, shall be shown.

iii. 0.05 points secured will be added to the total points secured of candidates who study Military Science and score 70% or above at the time of calculating CGPA.

16. PROMOTION TO HIGHER CLASS (FROM 1ST YEAR TO 4TH YEAR)

A student is required to fulfil the following conditions for promotion to the next higher class:

i. A student must earn at least GPA 1.75 without sessional and viva-voce at his/her respective examination of the year, failing which s/he shall be declared to have failed in the respective examination.

ii. In such case, a student shall be allowed to improve his/her GPA of the 1st/2nd/3rd year by appearing at the examination of the immediate next batch only.

iii. Promotion to 2nd/3rd/4th year after the respective examination shall be given effect on the basis of the results published by the Controller of Examinations.

17. VIVA-VOCE EXAMINATION

i. A regular student must appear at the viva-voce of the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year examination. At the end of each examination, the Examination Committee shall hold a viva-voce. The viva-voce marks shall not be taken into consideration for the determination of yearly GPA. All marks of 4 viva-voce examinations will be added up to determine LG, GP and PS and to calculate CGPA.

ii. If a student fails to appear at the viva-voce, the Examination Committee may recommend him/her for appearing at the viva-voce within 30 days from the date of preceding regular viva-voce of the respective examination and also before the publication of result of the respective examination. However, the candidate shall have to take permission from the Vive-chancellor producing necessary documents. In this case, s/he shall have to bear all expenses to conduct the viva-voce as fixed by the University Authorities.

iii. If a student does not avail the above clause i. & ii. i. e. does not appear at the annual viva-voce, he/she shall be declared to have failed in the respective examination.

18. SESSIONAL

i. A regular student must complete his/her session of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year. The sessional marks shall not be taken into consideration for the determination of yearly GPA. All marks of 4 sessionals shall be added up to determine LG, GP and PS and to calculate CGPA.
ii. If a student fails to appear at his/her sessional of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year, he/she shall be declared to have failed in the respective examination.

19. IMPROVEMENT OF GRADES

i. A general students earning grade C, D and F in any course in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year examination may also choose to improve their grade/s by appearing at the annual examination of the same course only with the immediate next batch. If such a student fails to improve his/her grade/s, the previous grade/s of the same course shall remain valid.
ii. If a student appears at the Improvement Examination of any course/s as mentioned in the clause i. above and whatever the score s/he earns, a letter grade not above B (even the score above B is earned) shall be written to the right column of the Transcript corresponding to the improved course/s.

iii. No improvement shall be allowed in English course, sessional and viva-voce.

iv. For improvement of his/her grade in a particular course, the student shall apply to the Chairman of the Department at least 4 weeks before the start of the next annual examination.

v. The Chairman of the Department shall prepare list/s of candidates for the regular, irregular and improvement categories and send one copy of each to the office of the Controller of Examinations after the last date of filling up of examination entry forms.

20. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

For the degree of Bachelor of Science will Honours, a student shall require to fulfill the following conditions.

i. A student must earn a minimum CGPA 2.25 and s/he must earn GPA 1.75 in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year examination separately.
ii. A student must earn a minimum GP 2.00 in consolidated sessional, failing which s/he shall be declared failed in the programme.

iii. A student must earn a minimum GP 2.00 in consolidate viva-voce, failing which s/he shall be declared failed in the programme.

vi. A student earning CGPA 4.00 will be awarded B.Sc. (Hons.) degree with distinction and citation so made in the academic transcript.

v. A student who shall earn CGPA 2.00 to less than 2.25 after completion of 4-year course shall be awarded B. Sc pass Degree without any class but s/he must earn GPA 1.75 in 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th year examination GP 2.00 in consolidated scssional and GP 2.00 in consolidated viva voce separately. The student with a Pass Degree shall not be eligible for admission into Master Programme.

21. FAILED STUDENT

i. If a student fails to earn required GPA for promotion mentioned in clause 16i. of the 1st/2nd/3rd examination, he/she shall be treated as a failed student. The failed student shall be allowed to appear in the failed course/s with the batch that immediately follows as an irregular candidate, failing which he/she shall be dropped out of the programme.
The failed students can also appear at the improvement examination in the courses earning C and D along with the failed course/s only once. In this case if s/he improves grade/s a letter grade not above B will be written in the Tabulation sheet and Grade sheet for the improvement courses (originally earning C or D).

ii. If a student fails to appear at the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year examination after depositing examination fees, he/she shall be treated as a failed student. The failed student shall be allowed to appear at the examination with the batch that immediately follows as an irregular candidate, failing which he/she shall be dropped out of the programme.

iii. If a failed student earns required GPA for promotion as an irregular candidate in the 1st/2nd/3rd year examination, s/he shall not be allowed to appear in the course/s s/he scored C, D or F grade to improve his/her GPA under any consideration.

iv. If a student fails to appear at the viva-voce of the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year examination as per clause 17, s/he shall be treated as a failed student. In such a case, s/he shall be allowed to appear at the viva-voce with the batch that immediately follows as an irregular candidate, failing which he/she shall be dropped out of the programme.

v. If a student fails to appear at the sessional of the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year examination as per clause 18, he/she shall be treated as a failed student. In such a case, he/she shall be allowed to appear in sessional with the batch that immediately follows as an irregular candidate with permission of the Academic Committee of the Department, failing which he/she shall be dropped out of the programme.
vi. The failed student shall appear at the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year examination as an irregular candidate, generally as per syllabus in force without any re-admission. If any drastic changes in the syllabus are made, the irregular candidate shall appear at the examination in his/her original syllabus on the recommendation of the Academic Committee of the Department.

vii. After completing 1st/2nd/3rd year examination as irregular candidate, the above categories of students shall have to be admitted provisionally to the next higher class within the date fixed by the Academic Committee of the concerned Department. If the student fails at the respective examination, his/her provisional admission shall automatically be cancelled.

viii. If a student fails to appear at the examination twice in a particular year’s course or more than twice in the entire programme, s/he shall be dropped out of the programme.

ix. A student failing to earn minimum GPA 1.75 in 4th year examination shall be treaded as a failed, such student is allowed to improved his/her GPA by appearing in 4th year course/s at the examination with the immediate next batch only as an irregular candidate, but it must be within six consecutive academic years from the session of his/her first admission. Failing which s/he shall be dropped out of the programme.

x. A student failing to earned required GP in consolidated sessional during finalization of 4th year results will have to appear at four courses (total marks 300) of comprehensive examinations each of 75 marks with the immediate next batch only as an irregular candidate, but it must be within six consecutive academic years from the session of his/her first admission. Course-1, 2, 3 and 4 comprises of first, second, third and fourth year syllabi respectively.

xi. A student who fails to earn required GP in consolidated viva voce during finalization of 4-year results will have to appear at a viva voce examination of 300 marks with the immediate next batch only as an irregular candidate. But it must be within six consecutive academic years from the session of his/her first admission.
22. RE-ADMISSION

i. If a student fails to appear at the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year examination due to shortage of required percentage of class attendance or any other reason, he/she shall have to get himself/herself re-admitted as an irregular student with the batch that immediately follows on recommendation of and within the date fixed by the Academic Committee of the Department. S/he must have to fulfil the requisite class attendance for appearing at the examination as an irregular candidate.
The student shall be allowed to appear at the respective examination only once with the batch that immediately follows as an irregular candidate, failing which s/he shall be dropped out of the programme. If a re-admitted student earns required GPA for promotion as an irregular candidate in 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year examination, s/he shall not be allowed to appear in the failed course/s s/he scored C, D, or F grade to improve GPA under any consideration.

ii. Re-admission will not be allowed in the first year. If percentage of class attendance of the student is bellow 30, then his/her studentship will be treated as cancelled, i.e. s/he shall be dropped out of the programme.

iii. A student may be allowed re-admission for not more than once in a particular year and not more than twice in the entire programme.

23. IMPROVMENT OF RESULTS
A student may improve his/her CGPA after the degree is awarded by appearing only once in 4th year course/s earning C,D and F grade at the examination with the immediate next batch but it must be within six consecutive years from the session of his/her first admission. If a student improves his/her CGPA, the word `Improvement’ and `the year’ of improvement examination should be mentioned in his/her academic transcript and certificate.

A student willing to cancel his/her improved CGPA and have the pervious results reinstated shall apply in this respect to the Controller of Examinations through the Chairman of the Department and the Provost of the concerned hall with necessary fees prescribed by the University Authority from time to time.
23. ADMISSION OF THE EXPELLED STUDENT
i. If a student adopts unfair means in 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year examination, and s/he if is penalized with cancellation of result of his/her respective year, then his/her result of the previous year/s, if any, shall remain valid.

ii. If a student of 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year is expelled from the university for any reason as the case may be, s/he shall have to get himself/herself re-admitted to the subsequent 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year respectively for once only. Generally, the syllabus in force for the examination concerned will be applicable for such a student. If any drastic changes in the syllabus are made, s/he have to appear at the examination with his/her original syllabus on the recommendation of the Academic Committee of the Department.

iii. The expelled period shall not be counted for calculating maximum available period (6 years) in clause 1.

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