Academic System


Course offering and Instruction

The courses to be offered in a particular term are announced and published in the course catalog with the tentative term schedule in the middle of the previous term. A course teacher is to conduct a course and is responsible for maintaining the expected standard for the course. In case, a course is conducted by more than one teacher, then one of them will act as the course adviser and shall be responsible for maintaining expected standard. 

Tutorial Based Education (TBE)

CUB introduces tutorial based education system for the first time in the country. The system accumulates all the good features extracted from both the traditional education system and the latest problem based learning (PBL) to ensure outcome based education (OBE). In this system for a 3.00 CH course there are two hours lecture and two hours tutorial class per week (actual class duration will be within a period ranges from 105 minutes to 110 minutes depending on a furnished ending of the class by the teacher). To sustain the attention for a two hour long class, the teachers apply various teaching strategies in the class under the methodology switching policy. These strategies include problem based learning, interacting with the students directly, fostering the participation of the students, using multimedia based collaboration, playing video and other available online contents, experimental learning etc. These methodologies not only make the class interesting but also help to obtain internationalism and applied skills at the stage of academic growth for an individual student.

In a tutorial class, there are two parts for interactive learning - review and application. Review part is an interactive session between the teacher and students where they engage in deep discussion regarding the previous lecture class topics. Then in application part, the teacher gives some real life problems based on the previous topics to the students for solving them. By following this strategy, the students acquire skills, not only knowledge that help them to solve real life challenges to obtain the objective of OBE.




Course Registration

Within the due date and before the commencement of each term, a student has to fill up a course registration form in consultation with and under the guidance of his/her advisor. The date, time and venue of registration are announced in advance by the Registrar's Office. Much counseling and advising are accomplished at this time. It is absolutely essential that all the students be present for registration at the specified time. Late registration is, however, permitted during the first week on payment of a late registration fee.

Limits on the Credit Hours to be taken 

A student must be enrolled for at least a minimum of 9 credit hours and the allocated credit hours offered for that term and a maximum of 18 credit hours. A student must enroll for the sessional courses prescribed in a particular term within the allowable credit hour limits. In special cases where it is not possible to allot the minimum required 9 credit hours to a student, he/she may be approved a lesser number of credit hours to suit individual requirements. Under no circumstances a student will be allowed to take more than the maximum limits as a regular course load.

Course Add/Drop

A student has some limited options to add or delete courses from the registration list. Addition of courses is allowed only within the first week of a term. Dropping a course is permitted within the first two weeks of a term.

Assessment Methodologies

The total performance of a student in a given course is based on a scheme of continuous assessment. For theory courses this continuous assessment is to be made through class tests, tutorial performance, class evaluation, class participation, homework assignment, midterm and a term final examination. The assessment in laboratory/sessional courses is made through observation of the student at work during the class, viva-voce, laboratory hours and quizzes.

Marks Distribution

Theory Courses

Sessional Courses

Assessment Criteria

Grading Weight

Assessment Criteria

Grading Weight

Class Attendance and Performance

10%

Class Attendance and Performance

10%

Class Test/Tutorial 

20%

Continuous Evaluation

20%

Mid Term Exam

30%

Mid Term Exam

30%

Final Exam

40%

Final Exam

40%

Total

100%

Total

100%



Attendance and Class Performance
The university has strict rules regarding the issues of attendance in class. All students are expected to attend classes regularly. The university believes that attendance is necessary for effective learning. The first responsibility of a Student is to attend classes regularly, and one is required to attend at least 60% of all classes to be held in any course otherwise the attendance marks will be zero. For becoming suitable for a scholarship, a student must ensure at least 80% of class attendance in the previous trimester. 

Attendance Weight Distribution

% Attendance

Obtainable Point (out of 10)

≥  90%

10

< 90% and ≥  85%

9

< 85% and ≥  80%

8

< 80% and ≥  75%

7

< 75% and ≥  70%

6

< 70% and ≥  65%

5

< 65% and ≥  60%

4

<60%

0