Policies & Procedures

Examinations
  1. The total performance of a student in a given course will be based on:
  • Continuous assessment (attendance, quizzes, class tests, assignments etc.).
  • Midterm examination.
  • Semester final examination.
  • Clearance examination (for clearance of carry/uncleared/backlogged courses), if any.
  • Improvement examination, if any.
  1. The continuous assessment and the midterm/semester final examination will form the normal or regular examination system while the clearance examination and the improvement examination will provide additional opportunities to students with poor or unsatisfactory performance as per rules.
  1. The distribution of marks between the continuous assessment and the mid/semester final examination will be as follows:

Mark Distribution Policy: Theory

Class Participation/Observations/Performance - 5%

Class Attendance - 10%

Homework Assignment and Class Test - 15%

Midterm Examination - 30%

Semester Final Examination - 40%

Mark Distribution Policy: Sessional

LAB Participation/Observations/Performance - 10%

LAB Attendance - 10%

LAB Report -20%

LAB Project -20%

LAB Quizzes - 20%

LAB Viva - 20%

Mark Distribution Policy: Industrial Attachment/Thesis/Project

Respective faculty will decide.

The number of quizzes and/or assignments and/or class tests in a course of study shall not exceed n+1, where n is the number of credits of the course. Evaluation of the performance will be on the basis of the best n quizzes and/or assignmentsand/or class tests.

Credit Transfer & Course Waiver

Credit Transfer

  1. Inbound Policy:Students with good academic records from other recognized universities/institutions are eligible to transfer credits to CUST programs. Students willing to transfer from another university/institution must have transcripts of completed courses and grades, together with copies of certificates and mark sheets of SSC or HSC or “O” and “A” levels or equivalent. These transcripts will be evaluated against the minimum entry requirement at CUST. The expert panel will decide upon submitting successful applications with required documents. Students have to pay 5,000 Tk. as fees of application. 

Highlighted Points:

  • A student may transfer a maximum of 60 credits earned at previously attended universities/institutions toward CUST programs.
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions must be submitted.
  • Only credits on which a student has earned the grade “C”or above will be transferable to CUST.
  • For the purposes of transferring credits, School Dean, Chairs of departments and Experts will determine equivalence of courses and may also refer cases to the Equivalence Committee if needed.
  • Transferred credits and grades are not included in calculating the GPA/CGPA at CUST.
  • Panel decision will be considered as final.
  1. Outbound Policy: Request for transfer of credential shall be filed in the Registrar’s Office. A student shall secure clearance from the Registrar’s Office and have this signed by the respective departments indicated in the form, prior to the issuance of the transfer of credentials.

Course Exemption Policy

  1. Exemption of Courses for Undergraduates:Students with extensive academic or professional experience may apply to waive courses by completing a ‘Request for Course Waiver’ form. This form should be submitted to the Coordinator of the Program/ Head of the Dept./ Dean of the Faculty with the relevant academic transcripts or evidence of an appropriate certification.

Students having completed any Bachelor’s degree course from recognized university are eligible for waiver provided that they obtained at least a ‘B’ grade or over 50 percent marks in that specific course. Waivers are given on foundation courses only. A course waiver requires approval from the Equivalence Committee of CUSTand panel decision will be considered as final.

Waivered credits and grades are not included in calculating the GPA/CGPA at CUST. They will be considered as ungraded with a “Waiver Remarks”.

  1. Exemption of Courses for Diploma Holders:Students with extensive academic or professional experience may apply to waive courses by completing a ‘Request for Course Waiver’ form. This form should be submitted to the Coordinator of the Program/ Head of the Dept./ Dean of the Faculty with the relevant academic transcripts or evidence of an appropriate certification.

CUST does not encourage course waiver for diploma holders however, Maximum 15 credits could be exempted because of the candidates completion of 4 years Diploma in Engineering backgrounds after 10 years of schooling. 

Students having completed any Diploma from recognized institutions are eligible for waiver provided that they obtained at least a ‘B’ grade or over 50 percent marks in that specific course. A course waiver requires approval from the Equivalence Committee of CUST and panel decision will be considered as final.

Waivered credits and grades are not included in calculating the GPA/CGPA at CUST. They will be considered as ungraded with a “Waiver Remarks”.

Grading System

Grade

Grade Points

Numerical Marking

A+

4.00

80% and above

A

3.75

75% to less than 80%

A-

3.50

70% to less than 75%

B+

3.25

65% to less than 70%

B

3.00

60% to less than 65%

B-

2.75

55% to less than 60%

C+

2.50

50% to less than 55%

C

2.25

45% to less than 50%

D

2.00

40% to less than 45%

F

0.00

Below 40%

I

-

Incomplete

W

-

Official Withdrawn

UW

-

Unofficial Withdrawn

X

-

Project/Thesis/Industrial Attachment continuation

NOTE:

  1. If any grade of project and thesis of a student is not available in time due to any genuine reason, the student may apply to the Head of the Department for continuation in the subsequent semester within a week after the result. In this case, the student may be marked with a letter grade ‘X’ against the course in the tabulation sheet/grade card.
  2. If a student is unable to attend the classes of a semester due to serious illness or serious accident, or financial/personal reasons, he/she may apply through the Head of the Department for withdrawal from the semester of a course/courses before the classes of the semester starts. Otherwise, he/she will have to pay the semester fees and will be declared to have failed in the subject(s). However, he/she can come back within four weeks of the start of the class and take admission for the semester, subject to the availability of seats.
Course Numbering

Course Numbering System: Corse numbering system with an example “CSI 01 202” is as follows: 

  1. Here first three digits “CSI”combinedly indicates school information that is School of Computer Science & Information Technology.
  2. “Fourth” and “fifth” digits combinedly indicates the program information. That is “01” stands for Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) program.
  3. “Sixth” digit indicates the theory/sessional course or others. “1” stands for theory course. “2” stands for the sessional course of that theory. “3” stands for course which has no theory but only practical contents. “4” stands for the Research Field Work & Production of Thesis. And “5” stands for Industrial Attachment.
  4. “Seventh”&“Eighth”combinedly represents the plain course number.

So,

CSI 01 202 – Indicates Computer Programming – I Laboratory.

CSI 01 301 – It is only a sessional course. Against this practical there is no theory course.

CSI 01 401 - Research Field Work & Production of Thesis

CSI 01 501 – Industrial Attachment.

CGPA Computation

Computation of CGPA: Below is an example of how CGPA is computed. Suppose that an undergraduate student of School of Engineering & Civilization Planning takes Introduction to computer science, Mathematics I, Physics I, Physics Lab I, English I in his/her first semester. Each of these courses carries three or one credits. Suppose that he/she receives the following grades in those classes.

Course

Grade

Credits

Grade Points

Introduction to computer science

A+

3

4.00 X 3 = 12.00

Mathematics I

A

3

3.75 X 3 = 11.25

Physics I

A+

3

4.00 X 3 = 12.00

Physics Lab I

A-

1

3.50 X 1 =   3.50

English I

A

3

3.75 X 3 = 11.25

Total

13

                  50.00

Therefore, the SGPA in the first semester of the student (50.00/13) = 3.85

Same way the SGPA in the 2nd semester of the student (55.00/14) = 3.93

Accordingly, the CGPA of the students at the end of the second semester (50.00 + 55.00)/ (13 + 14) = 3.89. For the consecutive semesters, the CGPA will be calculated following the above technique.