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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 programs 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. 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.

2. Motto: 

The motto of BUP is “Excellence through Knowledge”.

3. Mission: 

The mission of BUP is to develop human capital of the military and civilian resources to respond to the knowledge-based society of the present world.

4. Vision: 

The vision of BUP is oriented towards enhancing professionalism in both military and civilian environments, through need-based and time-sensitive education and training. The University envisions the responsibility of graduating intellectually enlightened, technologically advanced, academically competent, ideologically liberal and inspiringly research-oriented resourceful citizens who are prepared to lead, promote and preserve the virtues of our great civilization. The University commits itself and all the resources to the accomplishment of the global trust and responsibility.

5. Core Values:

a. Integrity: Highest ethical and moral uprightness.

b. Discipline: Strict discipline in all activities. 

c. Creativity: Creativity in all spheres.

d. Commitment:  High quality academic standards.

e. Wisdom: Enhanced education and research. 

6. Objectives:

a. To become a leading public University in Bangladesh and in the region;

b. To promote knowledge in the field of science and technology, business, medicine, humanities and liberal arts, social sciences, strategy and security;

c. To promote leadership and civil-military relationship;

d. To develop intellectual and practical skills;

e. To provide the best possible academic atmosphere;

f. To preserve the spirit of national culture, heritage and traditions;

g. To facilitate higher education in the Armed Forces;

h. To prepare the faculty and staff with necessary competencies;

i. To deliver competent professionals relevant to the demands of the society;

j. To establish and extend collaborative relationships with communities and educational partners; and

k. To provide efficient services to support programs, campus community and quality of life. 

7. Embodied Faculties:

BUP offers and regulates degrees in multi-disciplinary dimensions in the field of science, technology, strategy, humanities, liberal education, business and social sciences, medical science, war and security studies and other fields of knowledge through its following 5 faculties:

a) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)

b) Faculty of Business Studies (FBS)

c) Faculty of Security and Strategic Studies (FSSS)

d) Faculty of Science and Technology (FST)

e) Faculty of Medical Studies (FMS)

Address: Bangladesh University of Professionals 

Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka- 1216, Bangladesh

Tel:88-02-8000368, PABX 8000261-4 

Fax: 8000443 



8. Student Services:

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

i. To give the students information on matters important to success in academic activities;

ii. To get information about the students in order to help them in solving their problems;

iii. To establish a feeling of mutual understanding between students and teachers;

iv. To help the students to work out a plan for solving their difficulties;

v. To help the student know themselves better –his/her interests, abilities, aptitudes, and opportunities;

vi. To encourage and develop special abilities and right attitudes of the students;

vii. To inspire successful endeavor towards attainment; and

viii. To assist the students in planning for educational and vocational choices.

A faculty member is assigned as Student Advisor for each section of a batch, who, as a routine matter, meets students at least once a week and attends them whenever the students feel necessary. 

b) Scholarship and Stipend: In general terms, Scholarship is a financial grant-in-aid awarded to students whereas a Stipend is an allowance paid to students as a monetary assistance. Scholarships (semester wise) and stipends (yearly) are granted to a large number of students based on the criteria set by the University. The students are granted scholarships and stipends duly scrutinized by a committee which consists of the following members:

(a) Vice-Chancellor - Chairman

(b) Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Member

(c) Treasurer - Member

(d) All Deans - Member

(e) Controller of Examinations- Member

(f) Registrar - Member Secretary

N.B.: For details, see ‘Rules and Regulations for Awarding Scholarship and Stipend- 2015’.

9. Internship/Placement (If applicable):

There is an office in BUP named Counselling and Placement Centre (CPC). This Centre assists students to find suitable jobs as well as getting internship. Besides, the CPC is also involved in arranging workshops and seminars to practice in resume writing, interview techniques, job search skills and presentation techniques.

10. Extra-Curricular and Club Activities:

From its inception, the students of BUP have been spontaneously participating in extra-curricular and club activities to enhance their physical, intellectual, moral and ethical development. The clubs are active and contribute to arranging different events in the University and ensure the quality/standard of students’ social, cultural and extra academic activities. They organize inter-batch/department, inter-University and other competitions etc. They also organize different important events like cultural programs, sports, debate etc. and participate in different events and competitions. The students of BUP are also connected with other universities through different clubs. The clubs currently functional in BUP are given below:

a. BUP Accounting Forum- Managed by the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, FBS.

b. BUP Cultural Club - Managed by the Department of Sociology, FASS.

c. BUP Debate Club - Managed by the Department of Public Administration, FASS.

d. BUP Economics Club- Managed by the Department of Economics, FASS.

e. BUP Film Club - Managed by the Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, FSSS.

f. BUP Finance Society - Managed by the Department of Business Administration in Finance and Banking, FBS.

g. BUP Global Affairs Council - Managed by the Department of International Relations, FSSS.

h. BUP Information Technology Club - Managed by the Department of ICT, FST.

i. BUP Law & Moot Court Club – Managed by the Department of Law, FSSS.

j. BUP Literature and Drama Club - Managed by the Department of English, FASS.

k. BUP Photography Society Managed by the Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, FSSS. 

l. BUP Research Society (BUPRS)- Managed by the Department of English, FASS.

m. BUP Robotic Club - Managed by the Department of ICT, FST.

n. Business Communication Club - Managed by the Department of Marketing, FBS.

o. Career Club - Managed by the Department of Business Administration (General) FBS.

p. Development Leaders club - Managed by the Department of Development Studies, FASS.

q. Disaster Management Forum- Managed by the Department of Disaster and Human Security Management, FASS.

r. Environmental Club of BUP- Managed by the Department of Environmental Science, FST.

s. Human Resource & Leadership Club- Managed by the Department of Management Studies, FBS.

t. IEEE BUP Student Branch - Managed by the Department of ICT, FST.

u. Quizzers Club of BUP- Managed by the Department of International Relations, FSSS

In the coming days, the number of clubs will be definitely increased for undertaking other important and interesting events/issues. However, the number of clubs needs to be rationalized in order to avoid duplication and overlapping in their assigned activities.

11. Study Tour/Excursion & Industrial/Organizational Visits:

Different departments of BUP organize visits to different organizations, industries, and places according to the requirements of their individual program. There shall be at least one industrial visit/study tour per year whenever applicable and this should be organized by the department concerned.

12. 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 organizes at least one international seminar. The purposes of the seminars/workshops are to ensure the following:

a) 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.

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

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

d) Critical Thinking: To create activities that encourages students towards the use of reasoned thinking and the analysis of information including theoretical strategies.

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

13. Admission Procedure:

Every year, the Academic Council sets the detailed and related issues regarding admission test. Faculty/Department usually follows its own procedure as per requirements.

a. Eligibility for Admission: Subject to approval of the Academic Council respective Faculty/Department normally sets the eligibility for admission as per requirements. 

b. Selection Process:

i. For BUP Students: Students who passed 4 years Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) from BUP with same/related subject is eligible for the selection process of the Master’s program. The candidates who have appeared at the 4th year last semester Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) examination may be admitted provisionally to the Master’s Program. The confirmation of admission of such students into the Master’s program is subject to passing their Bachelor’s Degree examination. Hence, the students of BUP are allowed to continue the Master’s Program without giving any admission test. They have to apply for the admission to the Master’s program in prescribed form within due date from the respective department. The department will publish the final list of selected candidates at the end of the academic year of that respective program.

ii. For students of other Public universities [At present this opportunity is available only for Master’s in Information and Communication Engineering (MICE) program, Dept. of ICT]: For details please see Appendix- `A’.

iii. For International students, BUP will keep an option for admission in its Master’s Program (a separate guideline will be issued by the OEFCD for this purpose in due course of time). In case of joint Master’s Program (MoU signed by BUP with other international universities) offered and awarded by BUP and other international universities, a separate guideline will be prepared in due course of time.

c. Admission in the Program: The selected candidates from BUP and other universities must collect their Admission Form from the Registrar Office (Admission Section) and complete admission/registration formalities within the given time period by paying required fees at the beginning of academic year. The following rules will apply in this regard:

i. The candidate failing to complete admission formalities within the prescribed date and time, his/her selection will be considered cancelled.  

ii. The student who fails to attend the class within two weeks of the commencement of 1st semester class, his/her admission will be considered cancelled.

d. Tuition and other Fees: Tuition and other fees will be determined by the Central Fees Policy of BUP with the approval of the Finance Committee.

e. Review of Fee Structure: All fees 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.

f. Deadline for Submission of Fees/Dues: The students have to clear all the fees during the admission process after the publication of the list of selected candidates by the respective department. For subsequent semesters, the payment of all fees/dues must be maintained semester wise and the following rules will apply in this regard:

i. The semester fees to be paid within 30 days after the commencement of each semester without any penalty.

ii. The students may pay their fees after 30 days by paying a penalty of Tk. 500.00 for each 15 days. 

iii. If a student fails to pay the semester fees within two months, 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 by the authority concern, he/she may take re-admission paying required re-admission fee.

14. Course Load to the Students: 

The students must register to the required number of courses of each semester offered by the respective program. In case of elective/specialized stream/ major courses, the students must register according to the guidelines prescribed by the respective program. During each semester, students are allowed to take/enroll into the maximum 02 (two) additional retake/improvement courses (also applicable for the more than 1-year Master’s program). The students are allowed to retake a course for twice and improve a course only for once throughout his or her entire registration period. He/she must complete all the master’s courses within 4 years of his or her registration period.

15. 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:

a. 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 textbooks/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. 

i. A Full Unit (4-Credit) Theory Course:  A theory course with at least 2 classes of 2 hours or 3 classes of 1 hour 20 minutes, one of which may be problem/assignment tutorial class, per week per semester will represent a full unit 4-credit course. The total contact duration for a full unit course will normally be above 50 hours (henceforth abbreviated as hr).

ii. A Full Unit (3-Credit) Theory Course:  A theory course with at least 2 classes per week per semester will represent 3 credit courses. The total contact duration for a full unit 3 credit course will normally be between 45 and 48 hr.

iii. A Full Unit (3-Credit) Course (with Practical/Field-work): A course including practical/field work with at least 2 classes (including minimum 1 class in lab/practical/ field work per week) per semester will represent 3 credit courses. The total contact duration for a full unit 3 credit course will normally be between 45 and 48 hr.

iv. A Full Unit Practical/Field-work Course: A minimum of 6 hr of practical/field-work/internship per week per semester will constitute a full-unit practical/field-work course. Total contact duration for a full-unit practical/field-work course will normally be between 80 and 120 hr and will carry 4 credits.  

v. A Half Unit Practical/Field-work Course: A minimum of 3 hr of practical/field-work/internship per week per semester will constitute a half-unit practical/field-work course. The total contact duration for a half-unit practical/field-work course will normally be between 50 and 60 hr and will carry 2 credits. 

vi. A Double Unit ‘Thesis’ (6/8/18 credit) course: The students will be required to write a ‘Thesis’ on a topic related to the program he/she is enrolled. To conduct the research for ‘Thesis’ successfully and to write the completion of the ‘Thesis’ in the stipulated time, the students will be under the direct supervision of a Supervisor who is preferably an in-house faculty member. The supervision will include at least twice one to one meeting (monthly) of students with the respective supervisor. Altogether at least 10-12 meeting will be required to successfully complete the ‘Thesis Work’.

vii. A Double Unit Project/Internship (4/6 credit) Course: Students will be required to join in an organization to complete Double Unit Project/ Internship (4/6 credit) course. To conduct this internship successfully and to write the internship report perfectly the students will be under the direct supervision of a Supervisor who is preferably an inhouse faculty member. The supervision will include at least monthly twice one to one meeting with the respective supervisor. The duration of the internship course will be at least 12 weeks. 

viii. A Full Unit 3-Credits of Written Comprehensive Course: A full unit 3-credits written comprehensive course will carry 100 marks written examination on the basic understanding derived throughout the semesters. Detailed curriculum of the respective program will be the syllabus of this course. No lecture/class is required to complete this course. 

ix. Marks, Credits and Viva-voce Examination: A full-unit (theoretical/practical/field-work) course carries 100 marks and is equivalent to 4 credits and a half-unit (theoretical/practical/field-work) course carries 50 marks and is equivalent to 2 credits. One half-unit viva-voce examination carries 50 marks and equivalent to 2-credits. Only those courses will be counted towards credits of a student in which the student has earned a grade of ‘D’ or above.

b. The students must appear one (01) 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.

c. 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 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. 

d. 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.

e. 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.

f. 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.

16. 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 60% 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 60% 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 Program Coordinator. The marks distribution for attendance is given below:



90% and Above


85% to 89%


80% to 84%


75% to 79%


60% to 74%


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

Less than 60%


17. Performance Evaluation System:

a. Distribution of Marks for Evaluation will be followed as per the respective Department/Faculty.

b. Distribution of Marks for Evaluation (Theory Courses): Letter grades (eg. A+, A, A-, B etc.) are used to evaluate the performance of a student in a course. The following mark distribution system can be followed for the performance evaluation of students. However respective department can vary according to their book of syllabus:

Grading Distribution

% of Total Grade Allocated

Class Attendance and Performance

The weightage of these items will be based on the approved book of syllabus of the respective programs.

Mid Term Exam

Class Tests (3 class tests will be held)

Term Paper (Book Review / Research Paper Writing)


Semester Final


Grading Distribution


N.B: Ideally, it is expected that the book of syllabus of all Departments/Programs of BUP will gradually be updated to the weightage of mark 60% in final examination and 40% in course works.

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. The distribution of marks for three types of Laboratory is given below:

d. Marks Distribution for Laboratory:


Marks Distribution (%)

Lab test

The weightage of these items will be based on the approved book of syllabus of the respective programs.




Home Assignment/Report

Class Performance/Observation



e. Marks Distribution of Project Based Laboratory:


Marks Distribution %


The weightage of these items will be based on the approved book of syllabus of the respective programs.




Home assignment/report

Class Performance/Observation



f. Marks Distribution of Programming Based Laboratory:


Marks Distribution (%)

Online Test – 1

The weightage of these items will be based on the approved book of syllabus of the respective programs.

Online Test – 2




Class Performance



g. Distribution of 4/6/8/18 Credit ‘Thesis’/Internship Report/Project Evaluation: In addition to the theoretical examination of the ‘Thesis’/Internship Report/ Project to be submitted by the students, there shall also be oral defense of the written work. 3 copies of the ‘Thesis’/Internship Report/ Project work shall be submitted to the examination committee. The examiners for the ‘Thesis’/Internship Report/ Project shall be appointed by the Examination Committee. The 1st examiner shall be from amongst the internal faculty members (who is the supervisor of the research) and the 2nd examiner shall be an internal/external member, chosen from the list of examiners approved by the Academic Council. The Supervisors, however, shall be in charge of the in-course assessment of their respective research candidates. For the students of MICE Program (FST), minimum one conference paper (Oral/Poster presentation) or a journal paper relevant to Thesis/ Project work is required to be awarded the degree.  

Evaluation of ‘Thesis’/Internship Report/ Project

(Written Work)

Oral Defense

In course continuously Assessment

The weightage of these items will be based on the approved book of syllabus of the respective programs.

The weightage of these items will be based on the approved book of syllabus of the respective programs.

The weightage of these items will be based on the approved book of syllabus of the respective programs.

h. Resubmission of ‘Thesis’/Internship Report/ Project: For valid ground such as lack of originality or plagiarism, the issue of ‘Thesis’/Internship Report/ Project resubmission will be conducted as per the discretion of examiner(s) concern. In case of resubmission of the ‘Thesis’/Internship Report/ Project the students will be given an additional 2 months to rectify/amend his/her work. 3 copies of the ‘Thesis’/Internship Report/ Project should be submitted again. The cost of the examination (e.g. remuneration of supervisors and examiners) will be paid by the student. For resubmitted ‘Thesis’/Internship Report/ Project not more than GPA 3.50 will be awarded.

i. Grading System:

Numerical Grade

Letter Grade

Grade Point

80% and above


(A Plus)


75% to < 80%


(A Regular)


70% to < 75%


(A Minus)


65% to < 70%


(B Plus)


60% to < 65%


(B Regular)


55% to < 60%


(B Minus)


50% to < 55%


(C Plus)


45% to < 50%


(C Regular)


40% to < 45%




< 40%









Total Grade Point earned in particular Semester

iv.    GPA =         ------------------------------------------------------------------

Number of Courses taken in the particular Semester


 ∑ Ci Gi

GPA= ------------

  ∑ Ci

v. A numerical example, Suppose, a student has completed five courses in a term obtained the following grades: 




Grade Points

ENG 1101




ENG 1102




ENG 1103




ENG 1104




ENG 1105




vi. GPA for the term will be computed as follows:


                                (GPA) Calculation = --------------------------------------------------


= 3.52                                     

vii. When a course is repeated for improvement, the last result or grade point shall be counted for calculation of GPA and CGPA. If the grade point, obtained in improvement, is lower than the grade point obtained earlier, the earlier one (previous grade point) shall stand.

viii. Performance in all courses including the ‘F’ grade shall be reflected in the transcript.

ix. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) Calculation is as follows:

Total credits in a semester X semester GPA + total credits in a semester X semester GPA+…

                      CGPA =      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                   Summation of total credits from all semesters



=     ------------------------------------


= 3.61

18. Promotion Policy:

To be promoted from one semester to another, students must obtain a minimum CGPA (with maximum number of ‘F’ Grade to be considered in each semester) as mentioned in the table below.


For 1-year Master Programs


(From & To)

Required Minimum CGPA (During the mentioned semesters)

Number of ‘F’ Grade to be Considered (in each semester)


1st – 2nd


*  Maximum two (02) ‘F’ Grade



For 1.5-years Master Programs


(From & To)

Required Minimum CGPA (During the mentioned semesters)

Number of ‘F’ Grade to be Considered (in each semester)


1st -2nd


*  Maximum two (02) ‘F’ Grade


2nd -3rd


* Maximum two (02) ‘F’ Grade

*It will not be applicable for retake course.

If a student gets ‘F’ grade in more than two (02) courses in any semesters and/or fails to obtain required CGPA in a semester as mentioned above, he/she will automatically be relegated to the next batch and such relegation for more than twice throughout the entire registration period will warrant permanent withdrawal of the student from the program. However, the relegated student, besides retaking the courses obtaining ‘F’ grade, will also have the option to improve or retake for rest of the courses.

19. Withdrawal Policies:

a. Temporary Withdrawal: Temporary Withdrawal means a student has voluntarily withdrawn himself/herself from a particular semester. In such case, following rules will be maintained:

i. A student can withdraw himself/herself from a semester without penalty by applying to the authority within four weeks from the commencement of the semester. 

ii. A case of withdrawal is subject to the approval of the Academic Council of BUP.

iii. Withdrawal is not allowed after the Midterm Examination during a semester. 

iv. A student will have to re-register his/her required courses by the next semester with the next immediate batch.

v. The student can avail such opportunity only for once within his or her valid registration period.

b. Permanent Withdrawal: The term ‘Permanent Withdrawal’ stands for a permanent, voluntary discontinuation of the student from the program. The implication of permanent withdrawal includes cancellation of admission and expiry of registration. 

20. Examinations and Assessment System:

        BUP follows continuous assessment to evaluate a student in a semester. The following rules will apply for all tests and examinations:

a. Records of In-course (Midterm, Class tests, Attendance, Assignments etc.): These will be evaluated by the teacher of the relevant course in a prescribed form (or online portal) showing the marks obtained by the students. The course teacher will display one copy of the mark sheet in the notice board to inform students, send one copy to the Chairman of the department, one copy to the Chairperson of the Examination Committee and one copy to the Controller of Examinations at least one week before the commencement of final examination. This timeframe needs to be strictly maintained.

b. Question Setting for Semester Final Examination: For the semester final examination of each course, two different complete sets of questions would be produced. One set would be produced by the course teacher and the other set would be produced by an ‘External Examiner’ who would preferably be another faculty member of BUP to avoid the undesired delay of result publication. A committee of moderators would decide the final set of questions from the two sets that are submitted by the question setters. The question setters of a particular course cannot be moderators/ part of the committee of moderators for that course. 

c. Answer Script Evaluation for Semester Final Examination: The answer scripts of semester final examination would be evaluated both course teacher and 2nd question setter of that respective course. The average marks of the two examiners will be the final score/marks of the student. If marks given by the two examiners vary more than 15 percent, the answer script will be evaluated by a third examiner set by the chairman of the respective department. In this case, the marks given by the third examiner would be considered the final score. The answer scripts will not bear any sign of evaluation and the score given by each examiner will not be revealed to anyone. 

N.B:  Students with physical disabilities will get extra 10 minutes per hour in the examination subject to the approval of his or her application to the concern exam committee.

21. Supplementary Examination:

As a general rule, supplementary examinations of any kind are discouraged. However, if a student fails to appear in the scheduled Semester Final Examination for unavoidable and valid reasons; he/she may be allowed to appear at such examination on the basis of the following guidelines under the grounds described below:

a. In case of a student’s extreme compassionate ground or any other reason that is approved by the Chairman of the Department, he/she must appear the supplementary examination within 45 days from the date on which the particular examination was held.

b. The student should apply to the concerned Dean (through the respective department) within seven days from the last examination with the required supporting documents describing the reasons for his/her inability to appear for the scheduled semester final examination. The Dean, if convinced, will forward to the office of the Controller of Examinations duly recommending approval and thereby allowing for making arrangement to conduct the examination on the respective course/subject.

c. The student will have to pay the required fees as per the University Policy for appearing at the supplementary examination and completing other examination formalities for the course(s) so appeared.

d. Not more than 'B+' (GPA 3.25) grade will be awarded to the student for supplementary examinations. However, special cases may be considered with prior approval of the VC.

e. The existing rules of semester final examination will apply to the conduct of supplementary examinations e.g. question setting, moderation, evaluation, and result publication etc.

22. Improvement Policy:

A student, earning lower than ‘B’ Grade (i.e. lower than Grade Point 3.00) in any course(s), may choose to improve the grade by appearing at the improvement examination. In case of improvement examination, following rules will be maintained:

a. A student will get chance to improve the grade of a course only for once in a valid registration period (within 4 years).

b. The student must sit for only the Semester Final Examination with the immediate next batch.

c. If the grade point obtained by the student in the improvement examination is lower than the earlier obtained grade point, the earlier one (previous grade point) will stand.

d. Improvement examination for a course will not be allowed after the graduation and certification.

e. No improvement examination will be allowed for any practical course, viva voce, internship and ‘Thesis’/project/dissertation and/or the like.

23. Relegation Procedure:

a. Relegation stands for demotion or batch-drop of the student who fails in more than two (2) courses and/ or fails to obtain required CGPA in the semester final examination. In such case, the student is demoted to the next batch.

b. The Relegation System maintains following procedures:

i. Failing in more than two courses in the semester final examination, a student will be relegated to the immediate next batch and will have to appear in the retake examination for the required courses.

ii. More than two (02) times of relegation during the entire valid registration period will warrant permanent withdrawal of the student from the program/University.  

24. Retaking a Course:

a. In case of retaking of course(s) of Master’s Program, students must complete the process within four (4) years of his or her registration period. A student will be allowed to retake only two (02) courses in a semester. He/she will be allowed to retake a course for twice only throughout his or her entire registration period. Retaking a course (or grade) will be guided by the following rules:

b. A student earning an ‘F’ grade or being Dis-collegiate/Absent/Expelled from the examination will be required to retake the course offered in the immediate next batch or if the situation is considered reasonable/convenient. In this case, a student is allowed to continue with immediate next available batch. Since achieving a passing grade in all courses individually is mandatory as the degree requirement.

c. The student will have to be allowed by the Dean of the Faculty and Chairman of the respective Department to sit for the examination. In case of retaking course(s), following rules will be maintained:

i. The student must sit for all In-course and the Final examination.

ii. For appearing in the examination for retaking a course, his/her class attendance is an important factor which should be checked and ensured by the respective chairman of the department.

25. ‘F’ Grade:

‘F’ Grade stands for an ultimate failure in a course. A student, having ‘F’ grade in maximum two (2) courses, can be promoted to the next semester as per the condition of retaking the courses. If a student gets ‘F’ grade in more than two courses in a semester, he/she will automatically be relegated to the next batch.  For any reason (except the reasons of Supplementary examination) such as being dis-collegiate/ absent, if a student fails to appear in the examination, or if his/ her examination is cancelled due to expulsion or other reasons, the grade of his/ her respective course/ courses will be considered ‘F’ or grade point 0.

26. Awarding Master’s Degree and Requirements:

Students must fulfill all requirements of the degree within four years of valid registration period for the postgraduate program. The requirements are as follows:

a. Students must not have any ‘F’ grade.

b. Students must have the minimum CGPA of 2.50.

c. Minimum grade in the Internship/Thesis/Project/Dissertation/Monograph is ‘C’.

27. Dismissals on Disciplinary Grounds:

A student may be dismissed or expelled from the program for adopting unfair means (Copying in examinations/trying to influence grades); unruly behavior, or any other breach of discipline. The implication of dismissal may include cancellation of admission and termination of registration. 

28. Discipline and Code of Conduct:

Adherence to strict discipline is considered to be a core concept of building future leaders. The students must abide by the rules, regulations and code of conduct of the University. Students are forbidden either to be a member of or to organize students’ organization, club, society etc. other than those set up by the University authority. They must maintain a peaceful and congenial atmosphere in the academic building particularly adjacent to the classroom, library and faculty rooms etc. The students will not be allowed to enter the classroom, if he/she is in contrary to the following rules:

a. Arriving late in the class

b. Not wearing appropriate dress/attire as per the BUP dress code

N.B.: For the details, “The Students' Discipline Rules” is available in BUP website.

29. Other Breaches of Discipline:

Academic Council may dismiss any student on disciplinary ground if any form of indiscipline or unruly behavior is observed in him/her which may disrupt the academic environment or program or is considered detrimental to BUP’s image. Discipline Committee will process the matter. Zero tolerance to drug, violence, and sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). 

30. Students' Grievance:

If a student anticipates any biases or unfair treatment about the evaluation or grading, he/she can make such apprehension to the appropriate authority. A certain amount of fee is required for lodging such an application of grievance.

a. The application of grievance should be submitted by the student to the Chairman of the Department within a week after the publication of the result.

b. A three-member Grievance Committee from the teachers of the Department will be formed by the Dean of the Faculty on the basis of the recommendation of Chairman of the Department for this purpose. 

c. The decision of the Grievance Committee would be the final and it should be abided by all concern.

31. Executive Decision for Any Arising Situation:

If this Academic Guideline does not explicitly or satisfactorily address any arising situation relating to the implementation of the Academic Guideline, the matter will be referred to the Vice-Chancellor for a decision. Execution of such a decision will duly be reported to the Academic Council for information only.

32. Amendments:

Any of the provisions of this guideline may be changed and/or new provisions added as per rules of the University if required.

33. Conclusion:

BUP Master’s Academic Guideline-2019 is for the students and it is to be followed for the best use of student’s academic interests. It is the guide for the faculty members too for assessing overall evaluation system of a student as well as to acquaint themselves BUP’s rules and regulations.

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