ACADEMIC
ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND GRADING POLICY

Academic Progress and Grading Policy of WUB

The methodology for monitoring and evaluation of student’s academic progress

The students of WUB need to attend classes regularly and participate with other academic tasks such as assignments, term papers, project works, case studies, and quizzes. Moreover, for every course there shall be at least three written examinations held in each semester.

The nature and the level of the course, the faculty shall allocate the weightage for student evaluations in the light of the guidelines provided. However, the allocation and evaluation requirement of the course outline must be clearly spell out by the faculty at the beginning of classes. The retention of weightage suggested for quizzes and attendance is generally expected. Besides,

  • The first and last 5 minutes of each class is devoted for continuous classroom evaluation.
  • if a student remains absent for 3 consecutive days, his /her guardian is contacted for explaining the reason
  • An examination result is published within 72hours
  • Students are required to attend at least 60% of the total classes to be eligible to sit for the written examinations especially final examinations.
  • Attendance in classes of the students is checked meticulously
  • Intensive care for the unserious students
Assessment Methodology
Semester examination/ Work 15%
1st Midterm examination 15%
2nd Midterm examination 15%
Essay, term paper/case presentation/group discussion/ 15%
Class attendance and participation, quizzes 60%
Semester final examination 40%
Grand total 100%

Academic rules relating grading system

Grading system

WUB follows a letter grading system as prescribed by the UGC (University Grants Commission), Bangladesh and the grades A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, and D are considered passing grades. While, grade ‘F’ is the failing grade. The numerical equivalent of grades with meaning of each grade is given below:

Marks in Percentage Letter Grade Grade Point
_80%_ and Above__ A+ 4.00
75% to 80% A 3.75
__70% to 75%__ A- 3.50
65%__ to 70%__ B+ 3.25
60%__ to 65%__ B 3.00
55%__ to 60%__ B- 2.75
50% to 55% C+ 2.50
45% to 50% C 2.25
40% to 50% D 2.00
Below 40% F 0.00
------ I Incomplete
------ W Withdraw
  • The minimum passing grade from 1st semester to 2nd is CGPA 2 from 2nd to 3rd semester is CGPA 2.25 and from 3rd semester to rest of the semester need to secure 2.50 CGPA.
  • The overall performance of a student will be expressed in terms of Cumulative Grade Point Average or CGPA
  • A student may sit for retake examination in maximum of two courses in a semester
  • The minimum CGPA required for award of degree is 2.50 (C+)

The following abbreviations are used to indicate the status of a student in respect of a course:

I= Incomplete
W= Course Withdrawn

The grade ‘I’ may be assigned by a faculty at the end of a semester to deignate incomplete work in a course. It should be used only when a student is unable to complete requirements of the course because of unavoidable circumstances. The grade ‘I’ is to be removed as soon as possible but no later than 3 weeks from the beginning of next semester. At the end of deadline the faculty must submit the final grade or this is automatically converted into ‘F’ grade.

Academic Standards

A degree student must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) 2.5 in a 4 point scale for the completion of degree. If a student fails to maintain CGPA 2.5 in a semester, the student shall be placed on probation. The student will remain in probation until a semester is completed with a CGPA of 2.5 or above. If a student fails to remove probation after 2 semesters, he/ she 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 cancellation from WUB. Students willing to re-take must visit the Division of Student Affairs (DSA).

How to calculate CGPA?

The computation of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is done by multiplying grade value times with the number of credit hours of total grade points and then divided by the total number of grade points with the number of credit hours attempted. Following is the sample calculation of CGPA.

A+ = 4.00 C+ = 2.50
A = 3.75 C = 2.25
A-= 3.50 D = 2.00
B+ = 3.25 F = 0.00
B = 3.00 C+ = I = 0.00
B- = 2.75 W = 0.00
Example:
Course Grade Grade Value Credit Hours Grade Points CGPA
ENG 107 B 3 3 9
PHY 102 D 2 3 6
MATH 104 C 2.25 3 7.75
CHEM 105 A 3.75 3 11.25
Total 12 34 2.83

Note: CGPA is Total Grade Points/ Total Credit Hours = 34/ 12 = 2.83