Rules & Regulation

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Admission & Registration Process

 

The Academic year of BU

The Academic year consists of:

  1. Tri-Semester (Four months semester) System and
  2. Bi-Semester (Six-months semester) System.

For Tri-Semester System, there are three semesters in each academic year:

  • Spring semester begins from 2nd  week of January and continues for four months;
  • Summer semester begins from 2nd week of May and continues for four months;
  • Fall Semester begins from 2nd week of September and continues for four months.

For Bi-Semester System, there are two semesters in each academic year:

  • Spring semester begins from last week of February  and continues for Six months;
  • Fall Semester begins from last week of August and continues for Six months.

Registration

Before the beginning of a semester (Spring/Summer/Fall), students have to register for courses in consultation with Heads of Departments/the departmental Coordinator. The students have to select the appropriate courses & pay the required fees and register on SMS (Student Management System) for the semester.

Students may pre-register for the appropriate course at any time during an academic year. They may do so only in consultation with the Heads of Departments and the departmental coordinator. In any case, students have to be eligible for admission into the Degree Programs at Bangladesh University.

General Rules of Registration

  1. A Registration is incomplete until taka 500 is paid for semester registration.
  2. A student cannot register after the scheduled date of registration mentioned in the academic calendar except by special permission of the Dean of the concerned Faculty.
  3. To avoid paying late fee, students must register during the scheduled registration period.
  4. Registration for a semester is conducted in accordance with an academic calendar. It starts immediately preceding the commencement of classes and continues up to the second week of classes.
  5. Transfer students are provided with the opportunity to register in advance on specific registration days meant for new students.
  6. Mere attendance does not constitute registration in a class.
  7. Changes of courses can only be made through the processing of an official registration form.
  8. The total fees for each semester can divided into two halves. A half shall have to be paid 15 days before the semester midterm examination and other half 15 days before the semester final examination. Total fees for each semester can also be paid in one installment in advance. A student will not be registered online until fees are paid according to the schedule given above and will not also get admit card for examination.
  9. Students may not drop a course merely by stopping attending classes.

Readmission & Re-registration

A student who is in good academic standing, but who does not register in a full academic year (i.e.in three/two consecutive semesters respectively for tri-/bi- semester), will have to take re-admission paying readmission fee afresh, re-register all the courses & attend classes accordingly with ongoing batch of students paying normal semester fees & other dues, if any

Provisional Admission

BU may provisionally accept applicants for admission who cannot produce official transcripts, certificates and other necessary documents at the time of admission. As a prerequisite all provisionally admitted students will be required to submit the appropriate credentials to continue. Required credentials must be submitted within the semester of initial enrollment. Failure to submit the required papers would result in cancellation of the admission.

Internship Requirement

Internship may be required for some programs for graduation. For fulfilling degree requirements -

students may be interned in organizations for three to six months, allowing two more weeks for writing reports, etc.  It is preferred that students applying for internship should have completed all the courses works. The Head of the department or Dean of the Faculty may authorize exceptions to these rules.

Orientation Program

Students are expected to participate in the orientation program which takes place at the beginning of the semester. The orientation program acquaints the students with rules, university policies, the educational opportunities, facilities and services and faculty members of the university.    

Students` Identification Cards

All students will receive photo ID cards with their student numbers. The cards will be used for various purposes such as entering the university campus, attending classes, using the library and getting access to the computer/ internet lab.

Degree Completion Deadline

  1. An Undergraduate degree program except Architecture must be completed within six {6} years time from the date of enrolment.
  2. An Undergraduate degree program in Architecture must be completed within seven {7} years time from the date of enrolment.
  3. A Graduate degree must be completed within four {4}Years time from the date of enrolment.
  4. Any exception to the above must be approved by the Academic Council of the university.

 

Code of Conduct of Students

  1. Expectations from students

  1. Every student is responsible for upholding the image of the university;
  2. Every student shall wear his/her Identity Card issued by the university during his/her stay at the campus;
  3. Students will refrain from engaging in any sort of political activity within the campus;
  4. Every student should be dressed in a manner befitting to the academic environment of the campus. Improper and indecent attire is not allowed in the campus.
  5. Students should take part in all programs organized by the departments and the university;
  6. Students will abide by the rules and regulations as well as the instructions issued from time to time by the authority of the university.

  1. Violations of the Code of Conduct and Penalties

 Violation of any part of this rule may result in the commission of a major or minor offense, and student violators will be immediately referred to the Disciplinary Committee for the appropriate sanctions. A minor offense will result in a reprimand/censure including a permanent note in the student’s file, or to a suspension of one to three days. A major offense will result in suspension, dismissal or expulsion.

Classification of Offences

  1. Minor Offences

  1. Entering the campus without ID card and using someone else' ID cards, registration card, receipts, etc;
  2. Lending and or tampering by altering such as changing original photos of ID cards, registration cards and other university forms;
  3. Behavior unbecoming of a student;
  4. Infraction of the university procedures and policies on admission, registration and fee payments;
  5. Tampering, altering or destroying bulletin board notices, posters, announcements and directions;
  6. Littering, writing graffiti, or posting unauthorized content on the walls of the building, classroom or campus;
  7. Spitting on the floors, corridors or stairways results to the unsanitary, dirty or disorderly;
  8. Smoking within the university campus;
  9. Unauthorized movement of chairs, tables, equipment, audio-visual equipment etc.
  10. Writing on the walls, chair, table, furniture, etc. and pressing shoes against the walls of the class rooms. 

B. Major offences

  1. Acts of Academic Dishonesty,including:
  1. Plagiarism: Representing the work of another as one's own work;
  2. Preparing work for another that is to be used as the other's own work;
  3. Cheating.
  4. Knowingly and willfully falsifying or manufacturing scientific or educational data and representing the work to be the result of one's own research and experimentation; or
  5. Knowingly furnishing false information to a university official about academic matters.
  1. Any conduct, expression or language considered improper in interacting with faculty member, university official and staff;
  2. Disorderly actions or committing any lewd act including indecent or uncalled for remarks or exposure that demonstrate obscene conduct indecency;
  3. Disobedience, interference, resistance, or failure to comply with the directive of an identified university official on duty;
  4. Behavior, inside or outside the campus, which damages university image.
  1. Acts of Deception,including:
  1. Furnishing false information to the university with the intent to deceive;
  2. Forgery, alteration or misuse of university documents, records and identification cards; or
  3. Forgery or issuing a bad check with intent to defraud.
  1. Possession, sale and/or use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs in any form within the campus;
  1. Possession, distribution or perusal of pornographic materials;
  1. Possession and/or use of weapons, including:
  1. Firearms;
  2. Explosives or explosive materials such as bombs, cocktails, chemicals or anything in similar nature;
  3. Fireworks; or
  4. Knives, clubs, sticks or any item that is used with the intention to cause harm/injury or threat.
  1. Causing fear and apprehension using misrepresentation, misinformation, force or coercion to solicit support, signatures or participation in activities of a subversive nature or detrimental to the normal functioning of the university;
  1. Property Damage,including:
  1. Arson;
  2. Willful or malicious damage or destruction of property; or
  3. Reckless behavior causing damage to property.
  1. Theft,including:
  1. Misappropriation or conversion of university funds, supplies, equipment, labor, material, space or facilities;
  2. Possession, storing or transport of stolen belonging to university property; or
  3. Aiding or abetting theft of university property.
  1. Tampering ,with elevators, security devices such as doors and locks, university equipment such as computers and electronics and/or other university equipment;
  2. Vandalism or destruction of university property belonging to any member of the faculty, administration non-teaching staff;
  3. Having been convicted of a criminal offense by a court of law;
  4. Eve-teasing, molestation or sexual harassment;
  5. Membership in subversive organization(s);
  6. Membership (active or inactive) in illegal organization(s);
  7. Committing any act punishable under the existing law of the land within and outside the campus, and violation of the laws of the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission;
  8. Using the names and seals of the university on printed matters such as progress reports, invitation, announcement, ticket, certificate, etc. without the permission of the university or an authorized representative. Likewise, representing the university whether individually or in groups, in and off campus conferences, seminars, congresses, rallies, assemblies, congregations, etc. without authorization from the university officials.

 

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