Academic Standards

Hamdard University Bangladesh follows a model of higher education consisting of semesters’ courses’ credit hours’ continuous evaluation and letter grading. In keeping with its mission and goals’ the University strives to insure high academic standards by implementing well-designed curricula’ carefully selecting high quality students and faculty’ utilizing modern and effective instructional methods and aids’ and by continuously monitoring and rigorously evaluating all the pertinent activities and systems.

Performance Evaluation

The performance of the students will be evaluated throughout the semester by class tests’ quizzes’ assignments’ and midterm exams. End of semester evaluation includes comprehensive final exams’ term papers’ project reports etc. Numerical scores earned by a students in tests’ exams.’ assignments etc are cumulated and converted to letter grades at the end of the semester.

Course Numbering System

Each course is identified by a two-part numbering system. The first part with three alphabets represents the subject area and the second part refers to the level of the course as follows:

1st Semester courses: 100
2nd Semester courses: 200
3rd Semester courses: 300
4th Semester courses: 400

The series 100, 200, 300 and 400 numbers are intended to indicate progressively more demanding content of the course and correspondingly increasing competence on the part of the students enrolled in the course. For example’ EEE 301 Electronic Circuits-1 is a third Semester course and it is assumed that a student registering in this course has already attended one or more second Semester (200 level) courses in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. A student may register in this course before third year if he has already fulfilled the prerequisites for the course.

Academic Standing

Students will be expected to maintain standards in their academic work. They should be taking the requisite number of courses and maintain satisfactory grades in these courses. In particular students are expected to maintain a GPA of 2.00 (both semester and cumulative)’ otherwise the student will be put on probation for the following semester. If the student fails to maintain a CGPA of 2.00 in the following semester’ then the university will review the student’s record and may recommend further action that may include options such as changing course of study’ taking extra courses or in some cases withdrawing from the university. If a student on probation fails to raise CGPA to 2.00 in three semesters’ s/he will be dismissed from the University. Students whose grade point average is below 1.0 in their first semester may be asked to withdraw from the university.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer from an educational institution with a system similar to HUB may be considered. Such candidates will have to apply with required documents and are subject to credit transfer rules of Hamdard University Bangladesh. The total credits transferred by a student from other universities will not exceed 50 credits for undergraduate and 30 credits for graduate programme.

Class Attendance

A student is expected to attend all the classes in each course. Maximum 20% absence in a course in one semester may be exempted under genuine situation. It is the responsibility of the student to keep the course teacher informed regarding absence from classes. A student may be dropped from a course for absence from three consecutive classes without sufficient reasons. It would be the responsibility of the course teacher to announce the attendance policy at the beginning of the semester. The course teacher will determine the manner by which, assignments or examinations missed by students, may be made up. If a student fails to attend at least 75% of the classes he/she will have to take the course again by readmission with the next batch of students.

Administration and Monitoring

  1. The course-teacher shall provide the students a course outline indicating the list of textbooks to follow, probable dates of in-course tests and home assignments.
    The Academic Committee will monitor the progress of the course by sitting together at least once in a month, prepare the in-course examination schedule and conduct the examination. For final examination the course teacher will follow the central academic calender.
    Result of each semester will be published within a maximum period of 4 weeks from the date of last examination of the trimester final.

Requirements for Specialization

Before moving towards specialization/concentration every student has to complete the core and foundation courses designed for him or her. For Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BBA), a student must complete core courses before taking any specialization course. On the completion of the designed curriculum, he/she will be guided and provided with the permission of choosing one of the specialized areas. For Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA) a student must complete foundation and core courses before taking any specialization.


There are 3 (Three) equal semesters-Spring, Summer and Fall. The duration of each semester is 14 working weeks. An additional week for each semester is allocated for final exams. Usually the spring semester commences in January’, Summer semester in May and the Fall semester in September. The Semester Calendar provides deadlines for registration’ add/drop courses’ withdrawals etc. This has financial and academic implication too.

 Course Load

A student who registers for 9 credits or more is considered to be a full-time student. A full-time student taking 15 credits in each semester will be able to complete the program in less than four years. Fee waivers’ scholarships and academic honors are considered for full time students only.

Maximum period to complete the undergraduate program is eight years from the date of first admission to the university and minimum period to complete the undergraduate program is three years.

Credit hours`

Students take courses each semester and these courses have credits assigned to them and the credits are counted towards the degree. Credit hours for a course are assigned on the basis of a 14 weeks’ semester. One (1) credit hour means that the course meets for (50+50) =100 minutes in two class each week in each session. The tutorial/lab/workshop sessions meets for 180 minutes each week.

 Student Advising

Advising is a two-way street. A good advising is critical for successful graduation. An academic advisor (a faculty member) can help students to select his/her courses during admission. However, Students and advisors share the responsibility for successful advising.

 GPA Computation

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed in the following manner:

Sum of (Grade points X Credits)
GPA = ——————————————-
Sum of Credits attempted

CGPA =Sum of GPA of 8 semesters divided by 8

Grades Review Procedure

The Committee on Academic Standard administers the Grading Regulations and reviews course grades submitted by the Departments.

Methods and Medium of Instructions

The university teaching meets the demand of the time by adopting present-day teaching methods including interactive Internet, simulation, lab work, case analysis and field study. A special feature of HUB teaching is the workshop/lab sessions designed to assist students in learning application of concepts (mostly activity-based education) and theories.

The medium of instruction in HUB is English.


All students in the undergraduate and graduate programmes will receive advisement prior to registration for each trimester. The program advisor will declare courses for different batches and programs before registration and advice students for their convenience. It is the responsibility of each student to comply with degree requirements and general regulations of registration.

Prerequisite Courses

If any course has prerequisite course(s), every student has to complete that course(s) before taking the course. Without the completion of the prerequisite course(s), students will not be allowed to take the course any way.

Proficiency in English

To the modern world, proficiency in English is essential. So every student of University must acquire proficiency in English. Taking this into account, University offers two compulsory English courses for all undergraduate students to create in them a sound working and technical knowledge of English.


For improving student’s skill and competence by earning supervised practicalexperience and, in addition, to enable them to demonstrate maturity and acceptable professional, personal and interpersonal attitude, University  facilitates every student with internship or taking up an innovative project for 3-6 months under the supervision of a teacher. On the completion of the required curriculum, a student must apply for internship/project to the office at least a semester earlier mentioning that he/she is going to internship/project on the next semester.

After the completion of internship/project, the student will have to submit a report on his/her internship/project and the supervisor will review his/her programmee. Grade point will be awarded on the recommendation of the supervisor.

Campus outfit for students

– Without properly pinned ID card
– Wearing a t-shirt or chemise
– Wearing jeans
– Wearing unclean clothes
– Wearing half-pant or full face veil
– Putting on sponge slippers
– Put on a clean and decent dress as a proud student of Hamdard  University Bangladesh.

– All students must carry the ID card while in campus
– Students must not wear jeans, half/three quarters pants, full-face veil or sponge slippers.

Library Use

Students are advised to strictly observe the following code of conduct while using the library facilities of the University:

Grades without numerical value

P: Pass
I: Incomplete
W: Withdrawal

Pass/Fail Option

A course may be taken for a pass/fail grade, providing that the teacher approves the option and the student carries 9 (nine) credits for regular letter grades in that semester. A maximum of 15 (fifteen)) credits may be taken for credit with the pass/fail grading option. No more than 6 (six) credits may be taken with the pass/fail grading option in any one semester. Departments may not approve the pass/fail grading option for some courses counting towards the major.

Incomplete Grade

An Incomplete (I) grade is assigned only when a student has failed to complete one or more requirements of the course for an unavoidable reason/accidental circumstance and has applied for I grade. The students who are permitted to appear in make up examination (s) will be assigned an ‘I’ grade for that course and this grade will stay until the student appears in the make up examination at the first available opportunity; if s/he fails to appear in the make up examination the ‘I’ grade will automatically be converted to ‘F’ grade.

Withdrawal (W)

Withdrawal is assigned to a student who withdraws from the course within the deadline for withdrawal with ‘W’ grade. A student who withdraws after this date will earn the grade based on his performance before his withdrawal. Exception to this rule may be made on medical ground and on terms and condition imposed by the University.

Common Courses

Considering the standard of higher education, Socio-economic condition, required computer literacy in the work place, knowledge on the history of Bangladesh, applied communication in bangla and environmental degradation of the country, HUB introduces the following Common Courses for all the students:

1st Semester
COM 101 : English foundation course-(1)
COM 102 : Computer skill course –(1)

2nd Semester
COM 201 : Bangladesh studies –(1)
COM 202 : English foundation course –(2)

3rd semester
COM 301 : Computer skill –(2)
COM 302 : Applied Bangla or
COM 303 : Bangladesh studies -2 ( For foreign students’ only)

4th semester
COM 401: Environmental science

Grading System

The grades at the university will be indicated in the following manner:

80 %- 100% = A+ (4.0)
75 %- <79.99% = A (3.75) Regular
70 %- <74.99 % = A- (3.50)
65 %- <69.99 % = B+ (3.25)
60 %- <64.99 % = B (3.00) Regular
55 %- <59.99 % = B- (2.75)
50% – <54.99 % = C+ (2.50)
45 %- <49.99 % = C (2.25) Regular
40 %- <44.99 % = D (2.00)
Less than 40% = F


Students are required to complete their registration formalities for enrollment in the coming Semester. Without registration no student will be allowed to attend the classes and it will be considered that the student is absent from the Semester. Every student must register in-person.

Registration Procedures

Registration forms are available at the registration office.
Completed registration form must be submitted to the office with the payment receipt as a proof that 100% of the registered course fee incurred by registration has already been paid to the university.
No registration form will be received without payment receipt.