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1.    Introduction.

a.    Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), which is one of the public universities of Bangladesh, was established on 05 June 2008. The aim of the university was to facilitate professional degrees and to run undergraduate, graduate and post graduate degrees through its faculties, affiliated and embodied colleges, institutes, academy or organizations. BUP, with its own unique features, is set up in a green landscape of Mirpur Cantonment located in Dhaka Metropolitan City. The University provides a tranquil, pollution free and secured campus life and above all, a congenial academic atmosphere. 

b.    BUP deals with not only the education of the armed forces personnel but also the students of civilian community from home and abroad. It welcomes those students who intend to dedicate their total attention and devotion to serious academic pursuits to build up better tomorrow for the nation. BUP is committed to providing high quality education that delivers real benefits for the students. Thus, BUP is the only unique academic entity in the country, where blending between the civilian and the armed forces students of diverse skills, experience, exposure and attitude is possible. This Academic guideline is effective from 1st January 2019.


2.    Student Services.

a.    Guidance and Counseling.        The guidance and counseling services are available to students on academic and other matters of interest as follows:

(1)    To give the student information on matters important to success in academic activities.
(2)    To get information about student this will be of help in solving his/her problems.
(3)    To establish a feeling of mutual understanding between students and teachers.
(4)    To help the student work out a plan for solving his/her difficulties.
(5)    To help the student know himself better –his/her interests, abilities, aptitudes, and opportunities.
(6)    To encourage and develop special abilities and right attitudes.
(7)    To inspire successful endeavor toward attainment.
(8)    To assist the student in planning for educational and vocational choices.
(9)    A faculty member is assigned as Student Adviser for each section of a batch, who, as a routine matter, meets the students at least once a week and attends them whenever the students feel necessary. 

b.    Internship/Placement.

(1)    There is a committee to provide required assistance to the students for placement in different organizations as part of the internship programme. The committee is comprised of the Dean of the Faculty, Chairman of the Department, respective Student Adviser and Placement Officer. Dean of the Faculty acts as a convener of this committee. 

(2)    The duration of the internship/placement will not be more than 13 weeks. Maximum 10-11 weeks for industrial visits, 1-2 weeks for report writing and other academic activities. However, the departments may have different internship policy depending upon the requirement of the respective department subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty.

c.     Extra-Curricular and Club Activities

d.    Study Tour/Excursion & Industrial/Organizational Visits.    Different departments of BUP organize visits to different organizations/places according to the requirements of their individual programmes. Moreover, a batch trip is a part of the academic curriculum and is supposed to be arranged for the students of the final year. There shall be at least one industrial visit/study tour per year (2 semester) whenever applicable and this should be organized by the department concerned.

e.    Guest Lectures/Seminars.        Seminars/workshops on important academic/business issues and lectures/presentations by eminent academicians/professionals/experts are organized throughout the academic year for the students. Every year, BUP is organizing at least one International Seminar. The purposes of the seminars/workshops are:

(1)    Academic Success and Career Awareness. To provide an opportunity to the students to learn about the scholarly characteristics of an academic setting. To participate in activities that improves the students’ awareness of careers and their individual career goals.

(2)    Communication. To create a classroom environment that encourages a communication-across-the-curriculum approach to learning.

(3)    Research and Undergraduate Scholarship.    To engage students in activities that promotes skills and positive attitudes toward scholarship and seeking knowledge.

(4)    Critical Thinking. To create activities that encourages students towards the use of reasoned thinking and the analysis of information including rhetorical strategies.

(5)    Community Building and Diversity. To encourage collaborative learning and support students’ efforts to connect with the many varied components and diversity of University setting.

f.    Admission Procedure.    Every year, the Academic council set detailed and related issues regarding admission test. Faculty/Department usually follows its own procedure as per requirements.

g.    Eligibility for Admission

Subject to approval of the academic council faculty/department normally follow its own procedure as per requirements.

h.    Selection Process.

(1)    Written Admission Test.    Admission test will be conducted by Faculty/Department on the basis of the syllabus of HSC examinations of all Boards of Secondary and Higher Secondary School Certificates. Admission test will be in MCQ and/or Subjective written test and weightage 65 percentage is counted.

(2)    Communication Test (Interview/ Viva-voce).    The candidates are selected for communication test based on their written test result. Panels of faculty members will take the communication test/interview (Weightage is 10 marks).

(3)    Marks from Past Public Examinations.    The results of past public examinations carry 25 marks weightage, where 15% is from HSC and equivalent and 10% from SSC and equivalent. The marks are calculated in a simple linear distribution method from candidates' GPA.

(4)    Final Selection.    Final selection will be made on the basis of merit. The merit list is prepared according to combined marks obtained by candidates in the written admission test (65 marks), score in communication test (10 marks) and in past public examinations (25 marks) out of 100 marks.

i.    Admission in the Program.    After final selection, the candidates are asked to go through a medical checkup at BUP Medical Centre to ascertain their medical fitness. The selected candidates must collect Admission Form from Admission Section of the Registrar Office and complete admission and registration formalities within the given time frame with the respective BUP Admission Section and Faculty by paying required fees. The following rules will apply in this regard:    
(1)    Candidate failing to complete admission formalities within the prescribed date and time, his/her selection will be considered as cancelled. 

(2)    Student who fails to attend the class within two weeks of the commencement of 1stsemester class, his/her admission will be considered as cancelled.

(3)    In case, if the prescribed vacancies are not filled up by the candidates in the first merit list, other merit list(s) will be published from the waiting candidates for admission, who will have to follow the same procedure for admission.

j.          Tuition and other Fees.

(1)       The semester wise tuition fees are as follows:

Ser
Year
Semester
Amount
(Tk)
1.
First
1st
31,000/-
2.
2nd
16,500/-
3.
Second
3rd
17,500/-
4.
4th
16,500/-
5.
Third
5th
17,500/-
6.
6th
16,500/-
7.
Fourth
7th
17,500/-
8.
8th
20,000/-
Total :
1,53,000.00 /-

(2)       Additional fees as applicable for any department as follows:

Ser
Name of Heads
Amount (Taka)
Remarks
1.
Re-Admission Fee
5,000
If Applicable
2.
Migration Fee
500
3.
ID Card Re-Issue Fee
200
4.
Original Certificate Fee
1,000
5.
Fine/Late Fee
500/1000
6.
Study tour
300
Per tour as applicable
7.
Field Visit
1500
Per semester as applicable
8.
Non-Collegiate Fee
5000
Per Course
9.
Supplementary Exam Fee
4000
Per Course
10.
Lab Fee
2000
If Applicable
11.
Thesis Fee (Including Defense)
5500
If Applicable
12.
Internship Fee
2500
If Applicable

(3)       At present, tuition fees vary from department to department, the amount of fees may depend on credit hour/lab/other facilities. There is a details policy on Semester and other fees.

k.         Review of Fee Structure.  All fees mentioned in the above table will be reviewed as and when necessary by the University authority and the students will be liable to pay the fees as per changed/reviewed fees.

l.          Deadline for Submission of Fees/Dues.            The 1st year students will have to clear all the fees during the admission process after publication of result. For subsequent semesters, the payment of all fees/dues must be maintained semester wise and the following rules will apply in this regard:

(1)       The semester fees to be paid within 15 days after commencement of each semester without any penalty.

(2)       The students may pay their fees after 1st 15 days within one-month time by paying a penalty of Tk. 500.00 for each 15 day.

(3)       If a student fails to pay the semester fees within one and a half month, his/her name will be dropped, and the student will have to apply for re-registration, if he/she desires to continue his/her study. If approved, he/she may take re-admission paying required re-admission fee.

m.        Course Load to Student.    The students must enroll for 5 (6/7/8 in case of Lab Courses) courses-in each semester. As a general rule, students are not given more than 5 courses in a semester. However, maximum seven courses (Maximum eight courses for 1st semester only) are allowed, when a student is repeating course/courses because of obtaining 'F' grade or if they want to improve his/her previous grades. He or she is allowed to retake a course for twice and improve a course only for once throughout his or her entire registration period. A student is allowed to sit for retake/improvement only 2 courses (3 Courses for 1st semester only) in each semester.

He/she must complete all the courses of under graduation within 6 years of his or her registration period.

n.         Conduct of Courses.   Generally, an individual course teacher is assigned to design and teach a particular course in a semester. The following guidelines are followed for conducting different courses:

(1)       At the beginning of the semester, the course teacher prepares a course outline/Course Kit according to the approved course curriculum, performance evaluation and grading system (as laid down in the policy), list of suggested text books/references, and a tentative schedule of classes, examinations and events. He/she distributes a copy of the same course outline to each registered student for the course and must submit a copy to the Department’s Office.

(2)       At least 2 (two) classes per week, consisting of 90 minutes respectively, is allotted for each batch. Out of 90 minutes, 30 minutes may be catered for individual presentation/consultation as per the course outline.

(3)       The students must appear 1 (one) Mid Term examinations in a semester as per given schedule. As a rule, ‘Retake’ of Mid Term Examination is not allowed, except for sickness, hospitalization or other unavoidable circumstances, provided the student has valid supporting documents and he/she has been permitted by the course teacher and Chairman of the department before the examination commences.

(4)       The course teachers are expected to ensure that n+1 quizzes/weekly tests are conducted in a semester for each course and ‘n’ is counted as n= Credit Hour. The course teachers are expected to ensure 3-4 quizzes/class tests conducted in a semester for each course and the best three (3) will be counted.

(5)       Students must submit individual Term Paper/Project Paper/Assignment (individual and group)assigned to them which should be followed by a presentation. The presentations must be short. For that other periods or 15-30 minutes in each day’s class may be utilized.

(6)       One analytical group assignment and individual presentation is mandatory in a course. As per the requirements of the course(s), field trips may be organized.

(7)       Any fraction in the marks obtained is to be rounded up to the advantage of student i.e. any fraction is to be rounded up to the next number.

o.         Class Attendance.   Attendance in all classes is mandatory. A certain percentage of the total marks for each course is allotted for class attendance. If a student is to appear at the final examination, she/he must fulfill the criteria of being Collegiate (having 75% or more attendance). In case a student becomes Non-collegiate (having attendance from 65% to below 75%)his/her guardian must apply to the Chairman of the respective department followed by the payment of BDT 5000 as fine for each course to be allowed to sit for the final exam. Students who become Dis-collegiate (having attendance below 65% attendance) will not be allowed to sit for the final examination. However, the Deans have the authority to consider 5% attendance on any valid/exceptional reasons with the recommendation of the respective Chairman of the department. A student must obtain permission from the Chairman of the department for any kind of absence due to valid reason and must inform the course teacher and Programme Coordinator. The marks distribution for attendance is given below:

Attendance

Marks

90% and Above

10.0

85% to 89%

9.0

80% to 84%

8.0

75% to 79%

7.0

65% to 74%

6.0

Non-Collegiate, with payment @ 5000/- per course)

Less than 65%

Dis-collegiate

3.         Performance Evaluation System.

a.        Distribution of Marks for Evaluation to be followed as per the faculty/Department

b.         Distribution of Marks for Evaluation (Theory Courses).       Letter grades are used to evaluate the performance of a student in a course. The following grading system is currently followed for performance evaluation of the students:

c.          Distribution of Marks for Evaluation (Laboratory Courses).           The marks for the Laboratory courses distributed according to the type of the laboratory course based on respective department’s requirement.