Academic regulations and procedures

Made by FACULTY OF SCIENCE

                ORDINANCE FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH HONOURS

                 WITH EFFECT FROM SESSION 2009-2010

 

 1.    DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME OF STUDY

 

 The programme of study for the Degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours shall extend over a period of 4(four) academic years and shall be completed by a student in not more than 6(six) academic years.

 

 2.    SUBJECTS

 

There shall be the following subjects in the Faculty of Science of this University; i. Physics; ii. Chemistry; iii. Mathematics; iv. Statistics; v. Computer Science and Engineering; vi. Applied Physics, Electronics and Communication Engineering and any other subject/s as may be approved by the University authority from time to time.

 

 3.    QUALIFICATION FOR ADMISSION

 

Students passing the Higher Secondary Certificate (H.S.C.) examination in science from an Education Board of Bangladesh or a recognized equivalent examination from home or abroad may be admitted to the programme of Bachelor of Science with Honours in any of the above mentioned subjects in this University on such terms and conditions as may be determined by the University authority from time to time.

 

 4.    REGISTRATION

 

A candidate shall attain studentship of the University on admission to a programme as per rules. S/he shall be required to be registered with the University through such processes and on payment of such fees as determined by the University authority from time to time.

 ii.   A student shall never take admission in more than one subject other than certificate/diploma courses. If it is so reported/found, his/her studentship and examinations, if appeared, shall be immediately cancelled.

 

 5.    COURSE IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

 

Each course shall be designated by three/five letters for the subject/discipline as decided by the concerned department and a three-digit number for the course of which the first digit shall correspond to the year, for example, CHEM.-101 for the first course of 1st year in Chemistry, STAT-405 for the fifth course of 4th year in Statistics and so on. English course shall be denoted by ENG -001.

 

 6.    MARKS AND CORRESPONDING CREDITS

 

Theoretical/practical courses/ viva-voce of 25, 50, 75 and 100 marks are equivalent to 1, 2, 3 and 4 credits, respectively.

 

 7.    NATURE OF COURSES AND DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS

 

i. The B.Sc. (Hons.) degree programme shall be an integrated one consisting of major and related courses, carrying a total of 4000 marks as distributed below (year-wise):

 

                           Major                   Related                                    Viva-                  Total       Total

          Year                                                       Credits    Sessional               Credits

                    Theoretical+Practical   Theoretical+Practical                              voce                 Marks       Credits

 

          First             450                      350                32          75          75       03+03       950           38

 

         Second             450                      350                32          75          75       03+03       950           38

 

          Third             850                       —                34          75          75       03+03       1000          40

 

         Fourth             950                       —                38          75          75       03+03       1100          44

 

          Total             2700                     700               136         300         300         24        4000         160

 

 ii.   The related courses shall be from at least two subjects other than the major subject as decided by the Academic Committee

       of the concerned Department of Honours subject. The Committee of Courses and Studies of the Department shall prepare

       the  syllabus.   In   preparing   the  syllabus  of  the  related   courses,   the  teachers  of  the  relevant   subjects   should   be  invited  for

       consultation about the courses in the meeting of the committee of courses.

 

iii.   Sessional means tutorial, class test, term paper, field works, field tour, study tour, class attendance, etc.

iv.    25-35% of the total of theoretical and practical marks shall be allotted for practical in all subjects, other than Mathematics.

 

 v.    5-10% of the total of theoretical and practical marks shall be allotted for practical in Mathematics.

 

vi.    20% of the practical marks shall be awarded on the basis of class performance, during the whole course of study evaluated by the

       course teacher/s and the rest 80% on the basis of performance in the annual examination.

 

vii.   Project works, if applicable, shall be started at the beginning of the 4th year class.

 

                                                               

viii.   ENGLISH COURSE (NON-CREDIT)

 

        Apart from the credit courses mentioned above a student shall take one English course of 100 marks in the first year and

        s/he will be allowed to sit for this examination with the first year examination. If s/he fails to do that, s/he will be allowed to

        appear at the examination with the immediate next batch, only once. Points secured in this course in excess of 12.00 shall be

        added in calculating his CGPA. Minimum pass marks in English is 25.

 

 8.     CLASS HOURS (45 MINUTES EACH)

 

        Theoretical and practical courses shall be so designed as to be completed in minimum of the following class hours:

        a. Theoretical course of 25 marks (1credit) in 20 class hours, 50 marks (2 credits) in 40 class hours, 75 marks (3 credits) in

        50 class hours and 100 marks (4 credits) in 60 class hours.

        b. Practical course of 25 marks (1 credit) in 8 x 3 class hours, 50 marks (2 credits) in 15 3 class hours, 75 marks (3 credits)

        in 25 3 class hours and 100 marks (4 credits) in 30 3 class hours.

 

 9.     DURATION OF EXAMINATION

 

        Examination shall be held on academic year (annual) basis. Time allotted for examination shall be as follows:

        a. Theoretical courses: 2 hours for 25 marks, 3 hours for 50 marks, 4 hours for 75 – 100 marks.

        b. Practical courses: 4 hours for 25 marks, 6 hours for 50 marks, 9 hours for 75 marks and 12 hours for 100 marks.

 

 10.    MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION AND EXAMINATION

 

        The medium of instruction and answer in the examination scripts shall be either English or Bengali. Mixing of English and

        Bengali in the answer script of any course shall not be acceptable, except for scientific/technical terms.

 

 11.    ELIGIBILITY TO APPEAR AT THE EXAMINATIONS

 

 i.     In order to be eligible for appearing at the examination, a candidate shall be required to attend on an average not less than

        70%    of  the  lectures.  The   Academic    Committee     of  the  Department    may   recommend      marginal   cases  of  shortage   of

        attendance (not below 60%) on special ground with documentary evidences. In this case, the candidate shall have to pay the

        requisite non-collegiate fee as determined by the University Authority.

 

        Attendance                                     Non-collegiate Fees

        60% – below 70%                                BDT 1000 (One thousand)

        50% – below 60%                                BDT 3000 (Three thousand)

        40% – below 50%                                BDT 7000 (Seven thousand)

 

 ii.    The   course   teacher  must  submit   the   class   attendance   register   to   the   Chairman   of   the   Department   before   processing   the

        examination entry forms. The Chairman of the Department shall verify the eligibility of the candidates and send the entry

        forms to the Provost of the concerned hall for necessary action.

 

 iii.   The Provost of the concerned hall shall make necessary verification of the forms and send forward to the Comptroller of

        Accounts for necessary action.

 

 iv.    The Controller of Examinations shall issue admit card only to the eligible candidates as per rules and send these to the concerned

        Department and the Chairman shall distribute the same to the candidates. If the examination entry forms remain incomplete, admit

        cards shall not be issued. Each student shall mention his/her registration/ID number with session and previous examination roll/ID

        number in the entry form, if any.

 

 12.    GRADING SYSTEM

 

        Letter grades and corresponding grade points shall be awarded as follows:

 

                                          Letter        Grade                                                    Letter          Grade

           Numerical Grade                                                         Numerical Grade

                                          Grade          Point                                                   Grade           Point

      80 % and above                        A+            4.0                  55 % to less than 60 %              B–             2.75

 

      75% to less than 80%                   A           3.75                  50 % to less than 55%               C+             2.50

 

      70 % to less than 75 %                A–           3.50                  45 % to less than 50 %               C             2.25

 

      65% to less than 70%                  B+           3.25                  40 % to less than 45%                D             2.00

 

      60 % to less than 65 %                 B           3.00                  Less than 40 %                       F             0.00

 

                                                                                  Incomplete/Absent                 X              X

 

 13.    GPA/CGPA CALCULATION

 

 i.     No credits are granted for grade less than D. Calculation of GPA and CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) is shown in

        appendix-A. To calculate CGPA, no grades from any source other then that of the prescribed credits will be considered.

 

 ii.    In the Academic Transcript/Grade sheet, only Letter Grade (LG), corresponding Grade Points (GP), Points Secured (PS) and

        finally GPA, CGPA, not the numerical marks, shall be shown.

 

 iii.   0.05 points will be added to the total points secured of candidates who will study Military Science and score 70% or above

        marks in its final examination.

 

                                                               

14.     PROMOTION TO HIGHER CLASS (FROM 1ST YEAR TO 4TH YEAR)

 

        A student is required to fulfill the following conditions for promotion to the next higher class:

 

 i.     A student must earn at least GPA 1.75 without sessional and viva-voce at his/her respective examination of the year, failing

        which s/he shall be declared to have failed in the respective examination.

 

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 ii.    In such case, a student shall be allowed to improve his/her GPA of the 1  /2               /3   year by appearing at the examination of the

        immediate next batch only.

 

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iii.    At this stage, s/he earns required GPA for promotion of the 1  /2              /3  year examination, but failed in any course/s s/he shall

        not be allowed to appear in the failed course/s to improve GPA under any consideration for the 3rd  time.

 

iv.     Promotion to 2nd/3rd/4th year after the respective examination shall be given effect on the basis of the results published by

        the Controller of Examinations.

 

        * Students must complete all course final examination within six years of admission.

 

15.     VIVA-VOCE EXAMINATION

 

 i.     A regular student must appear at the viva-voce of the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year examination. At the end of each examination, the

        Examination       Committee     shall   hold  a  viva-voce.    The    viva-vice   marks    shall  not   be  taken   into  consideration     for  the

        determination of yearly GPA. All marks of 4 viva-voce examinations will be added up to determine LG, GP and PS and to

        calculate CGPA.

 

 ii.    If a student fails to appear at the viva-voce, the Examination Committee may recommend him/her for appearing at the viva-

        voce  within   the   30   days   from   the   (date   of   preceding   regular)   viva-voce   of   the   respective  examination.   However   the

        candidate shall have to take permission from the Vice-chancellor producing necessary documents.                          In this case, s/he shall

        have to bear all the expenses to conduct the viva-voce as fixed by the University Authorities.

 

iii.    If a student does not avail the above clause i. & ii. i.e. does not appear at the annual viva-voce, s/he shall be declared to have

        failed in the respective examination.

 

16.     SESSIONAL

 

 i.     A regular student must complete his/her sessional of the1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year. The sessional marks shall not be taken

        into consideration for the determination of yearly GPA. All marks of 4 sessionals shall be added up to determine LG, GP

        and PS and to calculate CGPA.

 

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 ii.    If a student fails to appear at his/her sessional of the 1  /2        /3 /4   year, s/he shall be declared to have failed in the respective

        examination.

 

17.     IMPROVEMENT OF GRADES

 

 i.     Students earning C, D and F grade in any course in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year examination may also choose to improve their

        grade/s by appearing at the annual examination of the same course only with the immediate next batch. If such a student

        fails to improve his/her grade/s, the previous grade/s of the same course shall remain valid. The improvement is considered

        not more than B grade.

 

 ii.    No improvement shall be allowed in English course, sessional and viva-voce.

 

iii.    For improvement of his/her grade in a particular course, the student shall apply to the Chairman of the Department at least 4

        weeks before the start of the next annual examination.

 

 iv     The Chairman of the department shall prepare the list/s of candidates for the regular, irregular and improvement categories

        and send one copy of each to the office of the Controller of examinations after the last date of filling up the examination

        entry forms.

 

18.     DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

 

        For the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours, a student shall require to fulfill the following conditions:

 

 i.     A  student must   earn   a minimum CGPA  2.25  and   s/he  must   earns  GPA  1.75   in  1st,   2nd,   3rd   and   4th   year   examinations

        separately.

 

 ii.    A   student   must   earn   a   minimum   GPA  2.00  in   consolidated   sessional,   failing   which   s/he   shall   be   declared   failed   in   the

        programme.

 

iii.    A  student must   earn a   minimum   GPA  2.00   in   consolidated   viva-voce,   failing   which   s/he  shall   be  declared   failed   in the

        programme.

19.     A student earning CGPA 3.75 will be awarded B. Sc. (Hons.) degree with distinction and citation so made in the academic

        transcript.

 

                                                               

 20.     A student who shall earn CGPA 2.00 to less than 2.25 after completion of four   year course shall be awarded B.Sc. Pass

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         degree without   any  class  but   s/he   must   earn   GPA   1.75   in   1  /2    /3   and   4   year   examination,  GP  2.00  in  consolidated

         sessional and GP 2.00 consolidated viva-voce separately. The pass degree shall be declared only after 6th                          year. The student

 

         with a pass degree shall not be eligible for admission into masters programme.

 

 21.     FAILED STUDENT

 

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  i.     If a student fails to earn required GPA for promotion mentioned in clause 14i. of the 1  /2                      /3   year examination, s/he shall

         be treated as a failed student . The failed student shall be allowed to appear in the course/s s/he scored C, D or F grade with

         the batch that immediately follows as an irregular candidate, failing which s/he shall be dropped out of the programme.

 

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  ii.    If a student fails to appear at the 1  /2        /3  /4  year examination after depositing examination fees, s/he shall be treated as a

         failed student. The failed student shall be allowed to appear at the examination with the batch that immediately follows as an

         irregular candidate, failing which s/he shall be dropped out of the programme.

 

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 iii.    If a failed student earns required GPA for promotion as an irregular candidate in the1st/2                       /3   year examination, s/he shall

         not be allowed to appear in the course/s s/he scored C, D or F grade to improve his/her GPA under any consideration.

 

 iv.     If a student fails to appear at the viva-voce of the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year examination as per clause 15, s/he shall be treated as

         a failed student. In such a case, s/he shall be allowed to appear at the viva-voce with the batch that immediately follows as

         an irregular candidate, failing which s/he shall be dropped out of the programme.

 

  v.     If a student fails to appear at the sessional of the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year examination as per clause 16, s/he shall be treated as a

         failed student. In such a case, s/he shall be allowed to appear at the sessional with the batch that immediately follows as an

         irregular candidate with permission of Academic Committee of the Department, failing which s/he shall be dropped out of

         the programme.

 

 vi.     The failed student shall appear at the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year examination as an irregular candidate, generally as per syllabus in

         force without any re-admission. If any drastic changes in the syllabus are made, the irregular candidate shall appear at the

         examination in his/her original syllabus on the recommendation of the Academic Committee of the department.

 

vii.     After   completing   1st/2nd/3rd   year   examination   as   irregular   candidate,   the   above   categories   of   students   shall   have   to  be

         admitted   provisionally   to   the   next   higher     class   within   the   date   fixed   by   the   Academic   Committee   of   the   concerned

         department. If the student fails at the respective examination, his/her provisional admission shall automatically be cancelled.

 

viii.    If a student fails to appear at the examination twice in a particular year or more than twice in the entire programme, s/he

         shall be dropped out of the programme.

 

ix.      A student failing to earn minimum GPA 1.75 in 4th                year examination shall be treated as a failed student. Such a student is

         allowed to improve his/her GPA by appearing in 4th  year course/s at the examination with the immediate next batch only as

 

         an   irregular   candidate,  but   it must   be  within   six   consecutive  academic   years  from   the  session   of  his/her   first  admission.

         Failing which s/he shall be dropped out of the programme.

 

x.       A student failing to earn required GP in consolidated sessional during finalization of 4-year results will have to appear at

         four   courses  of   comprehensive  examinations  each   of  75   marks with the  immediate next   batch   only  once  as  an   irregular

         candidate, but it must be within six          consecutive academic years from the session of his/her first admission. Course-1, 2, 3

         and 4 comprises of first, second, third and fourth year syllabi respectively.

 

xi.      A student who fails to earn required GP in consolidated viva-voce during finalization of 4-year results will have to appear at

         a viva-voce examination of 300 marks with the immediate next batch only as an irregular candidate.                            But it must be within

         six consecutive academic year from the session of his/her first admission.

 

xii      A  student   who  fails to  earn   CGPA  2.25after   completions of  4   years  course  shall  be  treated   as  failed  student. The  failed

         student will be allowed to appear at the examination with the immediate next batch as an irregular candidate, only once, in

         the 4th  year courses s/he scored C, D, or F grade to earn required CGPA. Bu it must be within six consecutive academic

 

         years from the session of his/her first admission.

 

 22.     RE-ADMISSION

 

  i.     If a student fails to appear at the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year examination due to shortage of required percentage of class attendance

         or any other reason, s/he shall have to get himself/herself re-admitted as an irregular student with the batch that immediately

         follows on recommendation of and within the date fixed by the Academic Committee of the department. S/he must have to

         fulfill the requisite class attendance for appearing at the examination as an irregular candidate.

         The student shall be allowed to appear at the respective examination only once with the batch that immediately follows as

         an irregular candidate, failing which s/he shall be dropped out of the programme. If a re-admitted student earns required

         GPA for promotion as an irregular candidate in the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year examination, s/he shall not be allowed to appear in

         the course/s s/he scored C, D, or F grade to improve GPA under any consideration.

 

  ii.    Re-admission will not be allowed in the first year, if the percentage of class attendance of the student is below 30%, then his/her

         studentship will be treated as cancelled, i.e. s/he shall be dropped out of the programme.

 

 iii.    A student may be allowed re-admission for not more than once in a particular year and not more than twice in the entire

         programme.

 

                                                                

23.    IMPROVEMENT OF RESULTS

       A student may improve his/her CGPA after the degree is awarded by appearing only once in 4th  year course/s earning C, D

 

        or F grade at the examination with the immediate next batch. If a student improves his/her CGPA, the word ‘Improvement’

        and  ‘the   year’  of   improvement   examination   should   be   mentioned   is   his/her  academic   transcript  and  certificate.  If   a

        student intends his/her pass degree the word is mentioned ‘irregular’.

 

       A student willing to cancel his/her improved CGPA and have the previous results reinstated shall apply in this respect to the

        Controller of Examinations through the Chairman of the Department and the Provosts of the concerned hall with necessary

        fees prescribed by the University Authority from time to time.

 

24.    FORMATION OF THE EXAMINATION COMMITTEE

 

        There shall be separate Examination Committees for each of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year examinations as follows:

 

 i.     The 1st and 2nd year Examination Committees, each shall consist of – one Chairman, two Internal Members of the major

        subject, two members on the related subjects and one External Member (from another Public University)

 

 ii.    The   3rd   and   4th   year   Examination   Committees,   each   shall   consist   of  –  one   Chairman,   three   Internal  Members   and   one

       External Member (from another Public University).

 

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        GENERAL RULES AND REGULATION

 

 i.    Functions   of   the   Academic   Committee/Chairman/Director   of   the   Departments/Institutes/RCMPS  shall   be   according   to

        “General     rules   and   regulations    for  the Honours,      Masters,    M.   Phil.  and   any   other   degree/certificate/diploma

        examinations of the University of Chittagong” no. 1.

 

 ii.   Functions of the Examination Committee shall be according to “General rules and regulations for the Honours, Masters,

       M. Phil. and any other degree/certificate/diploma examinations of the University of Chittagong” no.2.

 

iii.   Functions of the Chairman of the Examination Committee shall be according to “General rules and regulations for the

       Honours, Masters, M. Phil. and any other degree/certificate/diploma examinations of the University of Chittagong”

        no. 3.

 

iv.    Functions of the course teacher/examiner shall be according to “General rules and regulations for the Honours, Masters,

       M. Phil. and any other degree/certificate/diploma examinations of the University of Chittagong” no. 4.

 

 v.    Functions  of   the  tabulators  for   finalization   of  the  results  shall   be  according to  “General rules  and  regulations  for   the

       Honours, Masters, M. Phil. and any other degree/certificate/diploma examinations of the University of Chittagong”

        no. 5.

 

vi.    Functions   of   the   Controller   of   Examinations   regarding   examinations   and   publication   of   results   shall  be   according   to

        “General     rules   and   regulations    for  the  Honours,     Masters,    M.   Phil.  and   any   other   degree/certificate/diploma

        examinations of the University of Chittagong” no. 6.

 

26.     COLLECTION OF TUITION FEES

 

        The Comptroller of Accounts will make arrangement to collect tuition and session fees of respective session from a student

       who will be promoted to 2nd/3rd/4th year, within two months after publication of result of 1st/2nd/3rd year examinations. If

        s/he fails to deposit fees within the time, s/he may be given another 30 days to deposit the same with late fine fixed by the

       University Authority, failing which his/her name shall be struck off the University Register. i.e. s/he shall be dropped out of the

       programme.

 

27.    ADMISSION OF THE EXPELLED STUDENT

 i.    If a student adopts unfair means in 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year examination, and s/he if is penalized with cancellation of result of his/her

       respective year, then his/her results of the previous year/s shall remain valid.

 

 ii.   If a student of 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year is expelled from the university for any reason as the case may be, s/he shall have to get

       himself/herself   re-admitted   to   the   subsequent   1st/2nd/3rd/4th   year   respectively   for   once   only.   Generally,   the   syllabus  in

        force for the examination concerned will be applicable for such a student. If any drastic changes in the syllabus are made,

        s/he   shall   have   to  appear   at   the   examination   with   his/her   original   syllabus   on   the   recommendation   of   the   Academic

        Committee of the Department.

 

28.    ACADEMIC          CALENDAR

       Academic   Committee   of   the   concerned   Department   shall   prepare   an   Academic   Calendar   showing   the   beginning   of   eah

        academic  year, date  for   commencement  and   suspension   of  classes,   commencement   of  each   examination.   Classes  will  be

        suspended al least 30 days before the commencement of each examination. There should be a gap of at least 30 days from

       the date of publication of results of a particular year (eg. 2nd  year 2002) and date of commencement of the next examination

        of next session (eg. 2nd  year 2003).

 

29.    REVIEW OF THE ORDINANCE

        The    ordinance   may    be  reviewed    by  the  Academic     Council    on  recommendation       of  the  Faculty   through   Ordinance

        Committee.

                                                               

  30.    EFFECT OF THE ORDINANCE

         This ordinance shall be effective from the academic session 2009-2010.

 

 (Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Kalam Azad)

 Dean                                      Member                                                Member

 Faculty of Science                        Ordinance Sub-Committee, C.U.                         Ordinance Sub-Committee, C.U.

 Chittagong University, Chittagong.

 

                        APPENDIX – A: CALCULATION OF GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) AND

                                      CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE (CGPA)

 

            PS

GPA      = –––––, where PS means Points Secured in a year and Cr. means credits offered in a year.

           Cr.

 

Example: GPA calculation of one year

 

                         No. of          Marks             Letter           Grade            Points            GPA

       Course

                        credits            (%)             grade            points          secured

       C – 101             4                80               A+              4.00             16.00

 

       C –  102            4                75               A               3.75             15.00

 

       C – 103             4                70               A-              3.50             14.50

                                                                                                            91.50/32 =

       C – 104             4                65              B+               3.25             13.00

                                                                                                               2.86

       C – 105             4                60               B               3.00             12.00

 

       C – 106             4                55               C+              2.75             11.00

 

       C – 107             4                50               C               2.50             10.00

 

       C – 108             4                38               F               0.00            00.00

 

         Total             32                –                –                –             91.50

 

Example:

 

           TPS of (1st year + 2nd year + 3rd year + 4th year) + PS of 4 Years

              Sessional + PS of 4 years Viva voce + Excess PS in English

CGPA =  –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

               Total number of credits offered in the whole programme

 

    Year                                       Total Points Secured          Total No. of Credits           CGPA

    First                                              91.75                           32

    Second                                             99.00                           32

    Third                                              100.00                          34

                                                                                                          471.75/160

    Fourth                                             105.00                          38

                                                                                                             = 2.95

    Sessional                                          48.00                           16

    Viva-voce                                          24.00                           08

    Excess PS of English Course                        04.00                           00

    Total                                              471.75                         160

 

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