Courses and Credit structure
The entire Program is covered through a set of theoretical courses, laboratory exercises, field works, assignments and project works. The total number of Credits for the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.) courses is 167, including credits of theoretical, practical, project, training, viva and credits for non pharmacy general education courses.
During any semester, students, according to their needs, may take additional courses either to make up deficiencies in credits and grade point average (GPA) requirements, or to fulfil the credit requirements for a B. Pharm. (Hons.) degree and thus spending less time than the normal duration.
Assignment of Credits to Courses:
- 1. Theoretical Courses: An one-hour lecture per week per semester will be equivalent to one Credit. Thus, a three Credit hours’ course will have three lectures per week throughout the semester.
- 2. Practical Exercises / Field Training and Project Work: Credits for practical / field work usually will be half of the class hours per week per semester. 3 Credits are also assigned to project works taken by students.
After completion of two semesters, students will have to sit for an oral assessment as a part of the final examination of one academic year. It will carry 1.0 credit.
For the total period of four academic years students will have to sit for four oral assessments.
Distribution of Marks
The total performance of a student in a given course is based on a scheme of continuous assessment. For a theoretical course, this continuous assessment is made through homework, class tests, assignment, attendance, quizzes etc, a mid semester examination of 90 minutes duration and a semester final examination of 180 minutes duration. The distribution of marks for a given course is as follows:
- I. Assessments (Class tests 10%, Assignments 5%, Class attendance 5%) : 20%
- II. Mid Semester: 30%
- III. Final Exam: 50%
- Total: 100%
The assessment in practical/field work exercises is made through observation of the students’ performance at work in class, viva voce during Practical hours and quizzes.
The Grading System as prescribed by the University Grants Commission, Dhaka is followed in grading students’ aptitude and performance in examinations.
The system is as follows:
|Serial||Numerical Grade||Letter Grade||Grade Point|
|1||80% and above||A+ (A Plus)||4:00|
|2||75% to less than 80%||A (A regular)||3.75|
|3||70% to less than 75%||A- (A minus)||3.50|
|4||65% to less than 70%||B+ (B Plus)||3.25|
|5||60% to less than 65%||B (B regular)||3:00|
|6||55% to less than 60%||B- (B minus)||2.75|
|7||50% to less than 55%||C+ (C Plus)||2.50|
|8||45% to less than 50%||C (C regular)||2.25|
|9||40% to less than 45%||D||2:00|
|10||Less than 40%||F||0:00|