Academic Regulations

Academic Rules and Regulations



A student must complete registration to enroll as a student in the University. Those who have completed a particular semester must also re-enroll to continue academic activities for the following semester after paying enrollment fees set by the University.


Evaluation Based Credit System

Credits are counted in terms of semester hours. A semester hour of credit is awarded to a student for the successful completion of a course, which meets one hour per week in a semester. An hour is a 50-minute period. Each course indicates the number of hours of credit assigned to the course.

A minimum of 15 hours of work by each student is required for each unit of credit. An hour of work represents a minimum of 50 minutes of class time often called a "contact-hour" or 60 minutes of independent study work. For lecture-discussion courses, this requirement equates to at least 15 contact hours and a minimum of 30 hours of work outside the classroom for each unit of credit. Even though the values of 15 and 30 hours may vary for different modes of instruction, the minimum total of 45 hours of work for each unit of credit is a constant.

Regular Semester Hours
Classes For 3 Credits 45 Hours
Classes For 2 Credits 30 Hours
Classes For 1 Credits 15 Hours
Lab For 2 Credits 40 Hours
Lab For 1 Credits 20 Hours

Credit Transfer

A student studying or having completed a programme in other institutions or transferring from one programme to another within UODA may apply for credit transfer. Transfer of credit for the relevant course is subject to the approval of the Equivalence Committee of the respective departments.



Credits will be given only after registering (through paying admission /enrollment fees) for a particular Semester.


Grading System

The grading system is as follows:

Percentage Equivalent Letter Grade Grade Point Meaning
81-100 A+ 4.00 Outstanding
76-80 A 3.75 Excellent
71-75 A- 3.50 Very Good
66-70 B+ 3.25 Moderate
61-65 B 3.00 Good
56-60 B- 2.75 Satisfactory
51-55 C+ 2.50 Average
46-50 C 2.25 Fair
40-45 D 2.00 Pass
Below F 0.00 Fail

Student's performance is evaluated on the Grade Point Average (GPA) in each semester and  on Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), which is the Average Grade Points of all Semesters. The CGPA is computed in the following manner:

CGPA = (Grade Points  x  Credits) / Credits


Performance Evaluation

The performance of a student is evaluated on the basis of course work, laboratory work, class attendance and class performance. Each course is based on a total of 100 marks. The general scheme for marks distribution is detailed below:

Class Test 10%
Attendance and performance 10% = (5%+5%)
Mid-term examination 30%
Term Final 50%

Leave of Absence

If a student discontinues study, he/she must request in writing for leave of absence for a specific period (to be not less than a semester). A student who discontinues study without getting leave of absences or is granted leave but does not get involved in active study at the end of the period of approved absence, must apply for re-admission to the university before he/she  continues the programme. Student on leave of absence will not have to pay for the period of leave.


Eligibility for Admission

  • SSC and HSC with minimum GPA of 2.50 in each (except for Music, Fine Arts) or a GPA of 2.00 in either SSC or HSC but with a combined GPA of 6.00 in both SSC and HSC or a combined GPA of 5.00 in both SSC and HSC. For children of freedom fighters father's / mother's certificate of joining the Libration War has to be provided
  • 'A' level- at least 2 subjects with minimum Bs or 3 subjects with 2 Cs,
  • 'O' level - at least 5 subjects with 3 Bs
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • American High School Diploma or equivalent
  • A 12-year Higher Secondary School Education from the SAARC countries.


Tuition Fees

The fees are set for different subjects according to each Faculty and Department. For more information on the amount and the procedure to pay, please contact the Registrar.

Students must clear their tuition fees on or before the 7th of each month. If any student has any problem to clear his/her tuition fees in due time, the student must obtain written permission from the Registrar approving the delay.


Semester in an Academic Year

There are 3 semesters in an academic year. These semesters include:

Fall               (Code: 01): September to December

Winter           (Code: 02): January to April

Spring           (Code: 03): May to August



The office of the Registrar preserves all financial and administrative records. If any student is found guilty of misrepresenting any relevant fact, his/her academic pursuit at the University will be suspended and the following measures may be adopted:

  1. Withholding of the official transcript
  2. Suspension of registration privileges
  3. Revoking of University and other student services

The suspension remains effective until the Initiating Office removes it. It is the student's responsibility to clarify the conditions causing the suspension.


The office of the Registrar issues official transcripts only upon the written request ofthe student. The request must include the following information:

  1. Student's name
  2. Student's ID number
  3. Date of birth
  4. Dates of attendance
  5. Specific address
  6. Money receipt of transcript fee

Transcript is handed over to a student only on the basis of photo identification.


Academic Good Standing

In order to be graduated from UODA, a student must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of not less than 2.00 at the end of each semester. If CGPA becomes less than 2.00, the students are placed on academic probation. Such student must immediately consult his/her academic advisor.


Recognition: Dean's List

A regular student who obtaines a GPA of 3.5 at the end of a semester will be placed in the Dean's list.


UODA Degree Recognition

Under the provision of the Private University Act 1992, the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh has approved the courses and academic curricula of UODA and accordingly the Government of Bangladesh recognizes of the degrees of UODA.