## BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH HONOURS IN FORESTRY AND BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH HONOURS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

1. Duration Of The Programme Of Study

The programme of study for the Degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Forestry and Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Science shall extend over a period of 4(four) academic years consisting of 8 (eight) semesters and shall be completed by a student in not more than 6(six) academic years.

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 and abroad may be admitted to the programme of Bachelor of Science with Honours in this Institute on such terms and conditions as may be determined for the Institute by the University Authority from time to time.

3. Registration
1. 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.

2. 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 or passed shall be immediately cancelled.

4. Course Identification System

Each course shall be designated by two/three letters for the subject/discipline as decided by the Institute. A three-digit number for the course of which the first, second and third digit shall correspond to the year, semester and course respectively, for example, FOR. 314 for the fourth course of 5th semester in Forestry and ENV. 421 for the first course of 8th semester in Environmental Science and so on.

5. Marks And Corresponding Credits

Theoretical, practical, tutorial, term paper, tour report, sessional and viva-voce of 25, 50, 75 and 100 marks are equivalent to 1, 2, 3 and 4 credits, respectively. 6.

6. Nature Of Courses And Distribution Of Marks
1. The B.Sc. (Hons.) in Forestry and the B.Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science each programme shall be carrying a total of 4800 marks as distributed below (semester-wise):

2. Semester Total Marks Total Credits
First 600 24
Second 600 24
Third 600 24
Fourth 600 24
Fifth 600 24
Sixth 600 24
Seventh 600 24
Eighth 600 24
Total 4800 192
3. The Committee of Courses and Studies of the Institute shall prepare the syllabus.

4. The committee of courses and studies of the Institute shall fix the distribution of marks for all papers theoretical, practical, tutorial, fieldwork, tour reports, tour examinations, sessional, class attendance, seminar, project paper, management plan and viva-voce.

5. Sessional means class test, term paper, BNCC/physical training, etc.

6. 25-35% of the total of theoretical and practical marks shall be allotted for practical.

7. 1 credit for tutorial and class attendance will be allotted for courses which includes tutorial.

8. Project works shall be started at the beginning of 8th semester class.

7. 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 (1 credit) in 15 class hours, 50 marks (2 credits) in 30 class hours, 75 marks (3 credits) in 45 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 x 3 class hours, 75 marks (3 credits) in 20 x 3 class hours and 100 marks (4 credits) in 30 x 3 class hours.

8. Duration Of Examination

Examinations shall be held on semester (6 month one semester) basis. Time allotted for examinations shall be as follows:

1. Theoretical courses : 2 hours for 25 marks, 3 hours for 50 marks and 4 hours for 75 and 100 marks.

2. Practical courses : 4 hours for 25 marks, 6 hours for 50 marks

9. Medium Of Instruction And Examination

The medium of instruction and answer in the examination scripts shall be English. 10.

10. Eligibility To Appear At The Examinations
1. 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 Institute may recommend marginal cases of shortage of attendance (not below 50%) on special ground with documentary evidences. In this case, the candidate shall have to pay the requisite non-collegiate fees as per General Rules and Regulations No.1 (ix).

2. The course teacher must submit the class attendance register to the Director of the Institute before processing the examination entry forms. The Institute shall verify the eligibility of the candidates and send these to the Provost of the concerned hall for necessary action.

3. The Provost of the concerned hall shall make necessary verification of the forms and send them to the Comptroller of Accounts for necessary action.

4. The Controller of Examinations of the University shall issue admit card only to the eligible candidates as per rules and send these to the Institute and the Director 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 ID number with session in the entry form, if any.

80% and above A+ 4.00
75% to less than 80% A 3.75
70% to less than 75% A- 3.50
65% to less than 70% B+ 3.25
60% to less than 65% B 3.00
55% to less than 60% B- 2.75
50% to less than 55% C+ 2.50
45% to less than 50% C 2.25
40% to less than 45% D 2.00
Less than 40% F 0.00
Incomplete/Absent X X
- - -

13. Pass Marks
1. To pass an individual course containing theoretical, tutorial and/or practical parts, a candidate shall have to obtain at least the following pass marks in theoretical, practical, tutorial, field trip, term paper, sessional, and viva-voce separately.

2.  Course Marks 100 75 50 25 Pass Marks 40 30 20 10
3. A student shall have to pass theoretical, tutorial and practical parts separately to pass the course.

14. Gpa/Cgpa Calculation
1. 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 than that of the prescribed credits will be considered.

2. 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.

15. Promotion To Higher Semester (From 1st Semester To 8th Semester)

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

1. A student must earn at least GPA 1.75 at his/her respective examination of the semester, failing which s/he shall be declared to have failed in the respective semester examination.

2. At this stage, a student shall be allowed to improve his/her GPA of the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th semester by appearing at the examination of failed course/s immediate with the next batch only.

3. Promotion to 2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th/8th semester after the respective examination shall be given effect on the basis of the results published by the Controller of Examinations.

16. Field Trip, Sessional And Viva-Voce
1. A regular student must earn required GP at the field trip, sessional and viva-voce separately of the respective examination. At the end of each semester examination, the Examination Committee shall hold a viva-voce.

2. If a student fails to appear at the viva-voce, the examination committee may recommend him/her for appearing at the viva-voce within 30 days from the date of preceding regular viva-voce of the respective examination and also before the publication of respective examinations results. 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 expenses to conduct the viva-voce as fixed by the university authority.

1. A regular student earning C, D and F grade in any course in the lst, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th semester examination may also choose to improve his/her grade/s by appearing at the semester examination of the same course only with the immediate next batch. If such a student fails to improve his/her grade/s, the previous grades of the same course will remain valid and if fails to improve his/her F-grade s/he shall be treated as failed in the respective semester.

2. If a student appears at the improvement examination of any course/s as per clause i. above and whatever the score s/he earns a letter grade not above B (even if earned grade is higher than B) shall be written in the Tabulation sheet and Grade sheet. The word ' Improved ' shall be written to the right column of the Transcript corresponding to the improved course/s.

3. No improvement shall be allowed in the project, management plan, field trip, sessional and viva-voce.

4. For improvement of his/her grade in a particular course, the student shall apply to the Director of the Institute at least 4 weeks before the start of the next semester examination.

5. The Director of the Institute shall prepare 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 of examination entry forms.

18. Degree Requirements

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

19. Improvement Of Results

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

1. A student must earn 192 credits, failing which s/he will be declared failed in the programme.

2. A student must earn minimum CGPA 2.25 and s/he also earn GPA 1.75 at the Ist/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th and 2.00 at the 8th semester examination separately, failing which s/he shall be declared failed in the programme.

3. A student must earn minimum GP 2.00 at the field trip, sessional and viva-voce separately of the respective examination, failing which s/he shall be declared failed in the programme.

4. A student must earn a minimum GP 2.00 in project, failing which s/he shall be declared failed in the programme.

5. A student must earn a minimum GP 2.00 in management plan, failing which s/he shall be declared failed in the programme.

6. A student earning CGPA 4.00 shall be awarded B.Sc. (Hons.) with Distinction and citation so made in the academic transcript.

20. Failed Student
1. If a student fails to earn required GPA for promotion mentioned in clause 14i. at the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th semester examination, s/he shall be treated as a failed student and shall not be promoted to the next higher semester. The failed student shall be allowed to appear in the failed course/s with the batch that immediately follows as an irregular candidate, failing which s/he shall be dropped out of the programme.
The failed students can also appear at the improvement examination in the courses earning C and D along with the failed course/s only once. In this case if s/he improve grade/s a letter grade not above B will be written in the Tabulation sheet and Grade Sheet for the improvement courses (originally earning C or D).

2. If a student fails to appear at the lst/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th/8th semester 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.

3. If a failed student earns required GPA for promotion as an irregular candidate at the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th semester 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 third time and s/he shall be dropped out of the programme.

4. The failed student shall appear at the lst/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th/8th semester 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 Institute.

5. After completing lst/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th semester examination as irregular candidate, the above categories of students shall have to be admitted provisionally to the next higher semester within the date fixed by the Academic Committee of the Institute. If the student fails at the respective examination, his/her provisional admission shall automatically be cancelled.

6. If a student fails to pass or fails to appear at the examination twice in a particular semester or more than twice in the entire programme, s/he shall be dropped out of the programme.

7. A student failing to earn minimum GPA 2.00 in 8th semester examination shall be treated as a failed. Such student is allowed to improve his/her GPA by appearing in 8th semester 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.

8. A student failing to earn required GP in project will have to resubmit it with the immediate next batch only as an irregular candidate. But it must be in maximum six consecutive academic years from the session of his/her first admission.

9. A student failing to earn required GP in management plan will have to resubmit it with the immediate next batch (using current data) only as an irregular candidate. But it must be in maximum six consecutive academic years from the session of his/her first admission.

10. If a student fails to appear or fails to earn GP 2.00 at the field trip, sessional and viva-voce separately, s/he shall be declared to have failed in the respective examination. The failed student shall be allowed to appear at the examination of all courses of the respective examination with the batch that immediately follows as an irregular candidate, failing which s/he shall be dropped out of the programme.

11. A student failing to earn CGPA 2.25 after completion of 8-semester course shall be treated as failed. At this stage s/he is allowed to earn required CGPA by appearing only once in 8th semester course/s earning C, D and F grade at the examination with the immediate next batch as an irregular candidate but it must be within six consecutive academic years from the session of his/her first admission.

1. If a student fails to appear at the lst/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th/8th semester examination due toshortage 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 Institute. S/he must have to fulfill the requisite class attendance for appearing at the examination as an irregular candidate.

The re-admitted 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 at the lst/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th/8th semester 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 third time and shall be treated as failed in the respective semester.

2. Re-admission will not be allowed in the first semester, if 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.

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

22. Improvement Of Results

A student can also improve his/her CGPA after the degree is awarded by appearing only once in 8th semester course/s earning C, D and F grade at the examination with the immediate next batch but it must be within six consecutive years from the session of his/her first admission.. If a student improves his/her CGPA, the word 'Improvement' and „the year' of improvement examination should be mentioned in his/her academic transcript and certificate.

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 Director of the Institute and the Provost of title concerned hall with necessary fees prescribed by the University Authority from time to time.

23. Formation Of The Examination Committee

There shall be separate Examination Committee for each of' lst/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th and 8th semester examinations. Each Examination Committee shall consist of - one Chairman, two Internal Members, and one External Member (from another Public University/Government Research Organizations).

24. General rules and regulations for the honours, masters, m.phil. And any other degree/certificate/diploma examinations of the university
1. Functions of the Academic Committee/Chairman/Director of the Department/Institute/RECMPS shall be according to General rules and regulations no. 1

2. Function of the Examination Committee shall be according General rules and regulations no. 2

3. Functions of the Chairman of the Examination Committee shall be according to General rules and regulations no. 3.

4. Functions of the course teacher/examiner shall be according to General rules and regulations no. 4.

5. Functions of the tabulators for finalization of the results shall be according to General rules and regulations' no. 5.

6. Functions of the Controller of Examinations regarding examinations and publication of results shall be according to General rules and regulations no. 6.

25. 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/5th/6th/7th/8th semester, within two months after publication of result of Ist/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th semester examination. 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 strucked off from the University Register. i.e. s/he shall be dropped out of the programme.

26. Collection Of Tuition Fees
1. If a student adopts unfair means in 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th /8th semester examination, and if s/he is penalized with cancellation of result of his/her respective semester, then his/her results of the previous semester/s, if any, shall remain valid.

2. If a student of Ist/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th/8th semester 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 lst/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th/8th semester 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 Institute.

3. If a student adopts unfair means in Ist/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th/8th semester examination and if s/he is penalized with cancellation of one course or two courses of his/her respective semester, than s/he is allowed to appear at the semester examination of the same course/s only with the immediate next batch.

4. The expelled period shall not be counted for calculating maximum available period (6 years) in clause 1.

The Academic Committee of the Institute shall prepare an Academic Calendar showing the beginning of each semester, date for commencement and suspension of classes, commencement of each examination. Classes will be suspended at least 15 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 semester (eg. 2nd semester 2009) and date of' commencement of the next examination of next session (eg. 2nd semester 20l0).

28. Review Of The Ordinance

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

29. Effect Of The Ordinance

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

30. APPENDIX-A:

COMPUTATION OF GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) AND

GPA $=\frac{\sum PS}{\sum Cr}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$, where $\sum PS\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$ means total Points Secured and $\sum Cr\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$ means total credits offered in a semester.

Example: GPA calculation

Course
No.
No. of
Credits
Marks (%) Corresponding
Corresponding
Points
Secured
FOR 111 4 68 B+ 3.25 13.00
FOR 112 3 72 A- 3.50 10.50
FOR 113 3 55 B- 2.75 8.25
FOR 114 4 48 C 2.25 9.00
FOR 115 4 52 C+ 2.50 10.00
FOR 116 4 65 B+ 3.25 13.00
FOR 117 2 42 D 2.00 4.00
Total: 24 - - - 67.75

Total Credits Offered = 24, Total Points Secured = 67.75

GPA =      = 2.82

Semester Total Points Secured Total No. of Credits CGPA
First 67.75 24 571.13/192 = 2.97
Second 70.25 24
Third 72.50 24
Fourth 68.38 24
Fifth 70.50 24
Sixth 74.00 24
Seventh 72.25 24
Eighth 75.50 24
Total 571.53 192
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