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Academic Vision

The overall mission is being attained through offering courses and curricula relating to various aspects of knowledge as well as providing opportunities for individuals to acquire skills and relevant experiences in the chosen field of specialization.

Academic Systems & Standards

Academic Orientation

Education at IUBAT is oriented towards developing a person in a holistic manner. This entails developing in the individual an approach to life that is productive, stimulating, rewarding and beneficial to the immediate society as well as to mankind. The General Education Curriculum at IUBAT has been developed to address this orientation. This general education components are common to all degree programs at IUBAT and are in sharp contrast to the prevailing curriculum orientation of the conventional universities of Bangladesh.

Student Advising

The Student Advisory Services basically take two forms, viz. academic advising and personal advising. Academic advising is designed to assist students in analyzing and achieving their educational and career goals through academic programs in the university. Each student is provided specific guidance in choosing courses every semester, selecting major concentration as well as choosing courses for meeting specific degree requirements.

Examination System

In addition to class work, home assignments, term papers, project works, case studies, quizzes, weekly tests, presentations, etc., there shall be three compulsory examinations in each semester for each course, a first-term, a mid term and the final examination. The general guideline for students is that every class contact hour is to be backed up by a minimum of 3 hours of private study. More…

Classification & Course Load

The normal course load for a full time student is twelve (12) credit hours in a semester. However, a student may register in a minimum of three (3) credit hours and a maximum of fifteen (15). The course load may vary from department to department and based on the result of a student.

Course Numbering System

Each course is numbered by 3 capital letters followed by three digits, course title and credit hours. CEN 213 Civil Engineering Materials (3) where CEN refers the subject area, 213 refers the level of the course, ‘Civil Engineering Materials” indicates title of the course and “3” indicates the number of credit hours the course carries.

Semester System

The academic year is divided into 3 semesters namely Spring, Summer and Fall. Spring semester starts in January and ends in April, Summer semester starts in May and ends in August. FALL semester starts in September and ends in December.

Academic Rules and Regulations

Academic Standards

A degree student to remain in good standing must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 in a 4.0 point scale on the basis of number of courses completed. If a student fails to maintain a CGPA of 2.5 at the end of a semester, the student will be placed on probation. The student will remain in probation until a semester is completed with a CGPA of 2.5 or above or until the student is suspended or dismissed. If a student fails to remove probation after 2 semesters, s/he will be suspended from the program. Suspended students will be allowed to improve CGPA through retake of courses with grades below B. Failure to come out of suspension after two semesters will result in academic dismissal of the student from IUBAT.

Medium and Methods of Instruction

English is chosen as the medium of instruction and communication in all IUBAT programs, communications and activities unless otherwise specified. To ensure effective communication and learning, the methods of instruction are carefully chosen for a course from a wide array of lecture, discussion, case analysis, project work, term paper, film shows, exercises, role play, seminars, supervised reading, organization visits, etc.

Attendance and Punctuality

Students are required to attend all classes, laboratories, clinics, or other class meetings officially designated for a particular course. They are also required to complete all assignments. IUBAT or individual instructors may make specific requirements about attendance and class participation. An instructor therefore, may assign a final grade of F in the course to a student who fails to meet any one of the requirements. Such requirements are made to be known to students within the first two weeks of the course. It is the responsibility of a student to ascertain the requirements of the course

Grading System

IUBAT follows a letter grading system and the grades A, B+, B, B-,C+, C, C-, D+ and D are considered passing grades. Grade ‘F’ is the failing grade.

Numerical Grade Letter Grade Grade Point
80% and above A+ 4.0
75% to less than 80% A 3.75
70% to less than 75% A- 3.5
65% to less than 70% B+ 3.25
60% to less than 65% B 3.0
55% to less than 60% B- 2.75
50% to less than 55% C+ 2.5
45% to less than 50% C 2.25
40% to less than 45% D 2.0
Less than 40% F 0.0

Performance Evaluation

The course teacher evaluates and assesses a student’s work in a course to determine the competence as manifested by work and to award interim and final course grades. The academic decisions made by a teacher in the performance of this function are final.

Grade I (Incomplete Grade)

The grade “I” may be assigned by a faculty at the end of a semester to designate incomplete work in a course. It should be used only when a student is unable to complete requirements of the course because of illness, hardship or death in the immediate family. Incomplete (I) should only be given if the student has already substantially completed the major requirements of the course. “I” must not be assigned to a student if s/he has no potential of successfully passing the course even after passing in the incomplete part of the course through the “I” removal examination. The grade `I’ must be removed as soon as possible but no later than 3 weeks from the beginning of the next semester. At the end of deadline, the faculty must submit the final grade or this is automatically converted into “F” grade.

Add/Drop a Course (s)

Add a Course: Students can add curse(s) to their course offering of a semester from 1-5th January/May/September for Spring, Summer and Fall semester respectively. This can be done online from anywhere in the world.

Drop a Course: Course(s) can be dropped within the first 15 days of the semester with a refund of 100% course fee. After the first 15 days but within 30 days course(s) may be dropped with the permission from the Course Instructor, but 50% of the tuition fee will be charged.


Withdrawal from the program must be with permission and is allowed on request from a student. A student withdrawing from a program must complete the program within a period of ten academic years from the date of initial registration. Upon reentry, the student must complete the remaining courses of the program. The student can only be accommodated within the courses offered for the regular students; otherwise applications for re-entry may not be considered. Students receiving financial assistance must conform to restrictions on withdrawal as specified in the facilities section.