The credit hour semester system has been adopted in the academic programs of BRITANNIA UNIVERSITY. A semester involves 14-16 weeks of instruction. Courses may be of different credit hours. Each credit hour implies at least 14 instruction hours per semester. The credit hour system provides flexibility to the students to complete a required number of credit hours for a program, in which the number of credit hours in different semesters depends on the student's choice and ability, and/or on a semester-based package. However, it may vary from program to program.
The BRITANNIA UNIVERSITY follows semester system. There are three semesters in a calendar year -Spring Semester (January to May), Summer Semester (May to August), and Fall Semester (September to December). Each semester will be of 14-16 weeks duration, which will be distributed as follows: 14 weeks for instruction, 2 week for registration and examination.
The evaluation will be based on (1) Mid-term Examination, (2) Classroom Evaluation/ Continuous Assessment and (3) Final examination. Continuous assessment (class tests/quizzes, presentation, term paper/ assignments, class journal, class attendance, viva etc.) will cover 30 percent of the total marks, and the remaining 70 percent is reserved for mid-term examination (30 percent) and the final examination (40 percent).
The BRITANNIA UNIVERSITY follows the following Letter grades and Grade point system introduced by the UGC as a uniform grading system for public and private universities in Bangladesh. The Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed in the following manner: A student may earn any of the five-letter grades on the basis of his/her performance in each course. The letter grades A, B, C and D are considered passing grades and also acceptable to continuing of grades. Grade F is the failing grade. The numerical equivalents of the grades and grade points are given below:
Credits for courses with this grade do not apply towards graduation but used for the calculation of grade point average. ** Credits for courses with these grades do not apply towards graduation and are not used for the calculation of grade point average. ** Credits for courses with this grade required towards graduation but are not used for the calculation of grade point average. ** In the Transcript/Grade Sheet, only the Letter Grade and the Corresponding Grade Points, and finally, the CGPA, not the numerical marks, will be shown.
The grade ' W ' (Withdrawal) is assigned when a student officially withdraws a course within the date mentioned in the academic calendar for the semester. Prior to that time if a student drops a course no entry is made on the academic record.
When a student retakes a course, the better grade will be shown on the transcript/grade report and the lower grade will be recorded as ' R '.
Grade ' I ' means incomplete work. Grade ' I ' may be given to a candidate when s/he fails to appear at the semester final examinations only for reasons beyond his/her control (Only the cases of illness, accident, death of family members* & any other emergency case where admissible).
In case of illness, accident, death of family members & any other emergency, students/guardians will have to inform the respective course teacher & Office of the Controller of examinations within 03 working days of the scheduled time of examination in writing or by Fax to get an ' I ' grade. No such application shall be entertained after the time.
Students are provided grade(s) ' F ' if they fail to inform the valid reason(s) in writing to the respective course teacher & Office of the Controller of examinations in time.
Students will have to submit the following supporting documents during make-up registration : In case of illness or accident students will have to submit a " Medical Certificate " with the registration form.
In other cases except illness or accident, the guardian of the student needs to come & meet the Dean of the concerned faculty and submit a written application about the authenticity of the incident.
The university follows modern teaching methods including class lectures, interactive discussion, and oral presentation by students, simulation, lab work, case analysis, and field study. A special feature of Britannia University (BRITANNIA UNIVERSITY) teaching is the tutorial/workshop/lab sessions designed to assist students in learning application of concepts and theories. The medium of instruction in BRITANNIA UNIVERSITY is English.
AttendanceA student must attend minimum 75% of the total number of classes held. If anyone fails to do so, s/he will be debarred from attending final examination. Those having valid ground for failing to attend minimum 75% of the classes can apply to the Controller of Examinations through the concerned Dean with recommendation of the Course Teacher and the Program Coordinator for the permission to appear in the examination. In this case the student may be a permitted provided that s/he submits required documents and the case is found to be genuine after examining the documents.
If a student remains absent (without proper permission) from attending three consecutive classes in a course, s/he will not be allowed to attend the fourth class without permission of the Dean of the concerned Faculty.
Leave of AbsenceIf a student finds it necessary to interrupt active pursuit of his/her study, s/he must request in writing for leave of absence for a specific period. A student must apply for leave for absence within the prescribed form available in the Program Office. The right to use BRITANNIA UNIVERSITY facilities is suspended while the leave is in effect. No fees will have to be paid by a student on leave of absence.
A student must maintain an academic standing with a CGPA of at least 2.00 for earning degree. Students with CGPA and (or) GPA of less than 2.00 will be placed on probation. Students on Probation will be allowed a maximum of three semesters to earn CGPA and (or) GPA 2.00 or more failing of which will result in dismissal from the program.
Students are dismissed from the program for failure to make satisfactory academic progress. Students failing to maintain the required GPA (2.0) in three consecutive semesters will be dropped out of the program. Students dropped out of the program may appeal to the Dean/Head of the Department/Coordinator for renewal of admission. Renewal of admission will not be granted without strong evidence of significant change in student's ability to complete the requirements satisfactorily.
When a student on probation fails to get out of probation within three semesters, s/he will be dismissed from the University. The University also reserves the right to dismiss or exclude any student from any of its courses whenever, in view of the university, such an action is deemed appropriate.
BRITANNIA UNIVERSITY students who have been dismissed from the University may apply for renewal of admission after three academic years from the day of dismissal. Such applications should include documented evidence that the petitioners have taken steps to improve their academic performance such as further studies at academies or other institutions or taken employment providing them experience and responsibilities which has enhanced their ability to undertake academic endeavors. Britannia University will provide academic counseling during this period if requested.
The Registration Section shall send the record/report of dropped out students by dismissal from program by the university authority and by voluntary cancellation of studentship by the student and for academic probation to the Office of the Coordinator/Head of the Department of concerned Faculty, Office of the Controller of Examinations and Accounts Section for updating information.
The degree requirements must be completed, including research methodology and internship/thesis/project within a period of actual residency equivalent to 2.0 times the normal length of the program. For example; an undergraduate degree of 4 years program must be completed in eight (8) years from the date of enrollment. Accordingly, a graduate degree of 2 years program must be completed in four (4) years from the date of enrollment. Any exception to the above must be approved by the Academic Council.
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