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Academic Plan

Semester System

The semester system has been adopted instead of a yearly system. There are three semesters in an academic year. Each semester is of 4 months' duration, which covers instruction, examination, grading, results and a break.

Academic Calendar

The semester system of AUB follows the academic calendar as follows:

Semester Duration
Spring January to April
Summer May to August
Fall September to December

Credit Hour System

The credit hour systrem has been adopted in the academic programs of AUB. Each academic program requires a certain number of credits to complete. One credit hour implies one lecture hour of study per week for a semester. Usually a course has 3 credit hours. 

Evaluation System

The evaluation is based on:

(1). A final examination

(2). A mid-term test

(3). Quizzes

(4). Assignments and/or term papers/reports.

The exact distribution of marks may vary from course to course.

Letter Grading

The following letter grading is used:

Marks Obtained(Out of 100) Letter Grade Grade Point Equivalent
80-100 A+ 4.00
75-79 A 3.75
70-74 A- 3.50
65-69 B+ 3.25
60-64 B 3.00
55-59 B- 2.75
50-54 C+ 2.50
45-49 C 2.25
40-44 D 2.00
00-39 F 0.00

Semester and Cumulative Grade Point Average

Two kinds of Grade Point Averages (GPA) are used at AUB: Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). The GPA is computed by dividing the total earned grade points by the number of credit hours attempted in a given semester. The earned grade points are computed by multiplying the value of the grade point equivalent of the corresponding letter grade by the number of credit hours for the course, e.g. a student securing 'B' grade in a 3 credit hour course earns 9.00 grade points. The CGPA is computed by dividing the total earned grade points by the number of credit hours attempted.

Medium of Instruction

English is used as the medium of instruction. In order to improve the students' proficiency in English, different types of courses on English are offerd. However the national language is used in some of the courses in the distance mode.


Academic Regulations and Policies

Student's Responsibility and Conduct

Each student is responsible for knowledge the rules, regulations, academic requirements and disciplinary policies of AUB. He/She is expected to behave in accordance with good moral values and the rules and regulations of AUB either in campus or outside. Politics, grouping, procession, agitation, strikes and other similar activities are completely prohibited in campus, which are punishable as per disciplinary rules and regulation of AUB.

Satisfactory Performance

A student is deemed to have a passing grade if he/she earns a CGPA of at least 2.00.

Good Standing Status

A student is in a good standing status who is up-to-date by paying all his/her fees in time and is not probation or dismissed from AUB

(a) Academic Probation

A student whose CGPA is below 2.00 but not less than 1.70 is placed on academic probation during the following semester. A student on academic probation may be restricted in the number or type of courses for which he/she is permitted to register during the probitionary period.

(b) Dismissal

A student will lose his/her status as a student on any of the following grounds:

(i) When a student's CGPA falls below 1.70 or he/she fails to earn a GPA of 2.00 or better during two subsequent probitionary semesters, the student concerned will be dismissed from AUB.

(ii) When a student breaks his/her active studies for a semester without written permission of AUB.

(iii) When a student fails to clear his/her dues in time.

(iv) when a student violets rules and regulations of AUB, both relating to AUB as a whole or to the respective school and/or department.

AUB reserves the right to dismiss or exclude any student from any of its class and/or programs whenever such action is deemed appropriate in the interest of the student or AUB.

Repeat or Retake of Course  

(a) A student who obtains grade ‘C' or ‘C+' in a course may repeat the course to improve his/her grade only once after the semester in which the relevant grade is obtained. When a course is improved, the transcript shows the best grade for the course, but it should be completed within two consecutive semesters.

(b) A student who obtains grades D & F should retake his/her respective courses within two consecutive semesters without which he/she will not be allowed to resister for the following semester.

The student who intends to repeat or retake a course will be required to pay the prescribed course fees.

Transcripts 

Official transcripts of student records are issued upon a written request of a student or former student who has paid all fees that are payable to AUB at the time the request is made. A fee of Tk. 100/- (one hundred) is charged for each semester transcript. When more than one transcripts are requested at the same time, Tk. (one hundred) is charged for the first transcript and Tk. 50/- (fifty) only is charged for each additional copy will cost Tk. 200/- (two hundred) only.

Credit Transfer

A student studying or having completed the same program in another recognized institution or transferring from one program to another within AUB, may apply for credit transfer. The transfer of the relevant credits is subject to approval of the Equivalence Committee or the respective departments. Besides, there is a credit transfer fee of Tk. 4,000/- (four thousand) only for overseas studies.

Equivalence of Courses

There is an Equivalence Committee to determine the equivalence of different certificates, degrees and diplomas for entry into AUB programs, or for credit transfer.

Academic Honesty

A student is required to maintain academic honesty in all his/her studies and works. Cheating or unauthorized assistance in examinations, assignments, term papers, or thess will be subjected to disciplinary action.

Disciplinary Action

There is a Disciplinary Board to take action in cases involving politics, grouping, agitation, strikes, and the violation of academic honesty, good conduct, and any rules and regulations of AUB or of departments/schools.

Application for Graduation 

Candidates for graduation must apply to the Registrar by the end of the sixth week in the semester preceding their final semester.

Right to Change

AUB reserves the right to change or modify admission and program requirements, rules, regulations, and fee structures. Such changes and modifications will be effective for both new and existing students, as AUB authorities may decide form time to time.


Admission and Registration

Admission Procedure:

A student seeking admission should follow the following steps for admission: 

(a) Collect the Application form and related documents from the AUB office by paying the prescribed fees. Admission office: House 3, Road No. 7, Sector No. 7, Uttara, Dhaka 1230. Opening hours: Sunday- Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

(b) Submit the filled-in application form. Incomplete forms will not be considered.

(c) Sit for the admission tests. Students who secure minimum marks may qualify for admission. Selection of students for admission will be based on merit list, subject to the number of available seats.

(d) Successful candidates are required to complete the registration for admission  formalities by paying the prescribed fees to the authorized banks designated by the AUB authority.

(e) Get ID

N.B No admission test is required for the subjects of Arts and Social Sciences except English.

 

Semester Registration:

It is the responsibility of each and every student to complete registration in due time each semester by paying all the fees of the relevent semester. Otherwise, he/she will have to pay late fees along with the regular fees. Non-payment of fees will lead to termination of his/her status as a student at AUB. Students should consult the accounts department for their fees.

Re-admission:

A student who discontinues active enrolment without being granted leave of absence or does not return to active study after expiry of any granted leave of absence will lose his/her status as a regular student and will have to apply for re-admission.

Admission ralated Correspondence:

All correspondence relating to admission and re-admission should be made to the Director of Admission and Records of AUB at his office in the Uttara Campus.


Awards, Scholarships and Free Studentships

The following awards, scholarships and free studentships are available at AUB:

  • Best Student Award.
  • Awards for Dean's List students.
  • Free Studentship for students securing A+ (GPA 5.00) at the HSC level may be considered.
  • Free Studentship for poor and meritorious students (upto 5% of student population).
  • Free Studentship for high achievers in the co-curricular activities.

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