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Rules & Grading System

Rules & Regulations for Students

Port City International University is a Non-smoking and Non-political academic institution. Port City International University attaches top priority to maintain a healthy academic environment in the campus. Students of Port City are expected to cooperate in achieving this goal to enhance their academic achievements through maintaining discipline, keeping the campus neat and clean and being good neighbors and citizen. The academic rules and regulations regarding studying at Port City International University provide detailed information concerning class attendance, examination guidelines, students’ dress code, disciplinary matters etc. Students are advised to abide by the rules and regulations strictly. Failure to comply with university rules and regulations may incur penalties/sanctions on them.

Class Attendance

A student is expected to attend all the classes in each course. Maximum 30% absence in a course in one trimester may be exempted under emergency situation. It is the responsibility of the student to keep the course teacher informed regarding absence from classes. A student may be dropped from a course for absence from three consecutive classes without sufficient reasons. It would be the responsibility of the course teacher to announce the attendance policy at the beginning of the trimester. The course teacher will determine the manner by which, assignments or examinations missed by students, may be made up.

Dress Code for the Students

Every student is required to dress himself/herself decently and properly for being a proud student of Port City International University. Students are advised not to enter the university campus or classroom in the following attire:

  • Without wearing ID card properly.
  • Wearing a sleeveless, hanging t-shirt or chemise.
  • Wearing a wrack, ragged or slashed jeans/trousers.
  • Wearing dirty clothes. • Wearing half-pant or skirt.
  • Putting on slippers of ordinary type.
  • Wearing provocative and seductive clothing/dress.
Library Code

Students are advised to strictly observe the following code of conduct while using the library facility of the university:

  • Library members must bear library cards while in the library.
  • Handing over of the library card is absolutely prohibited.
  • Folder, files, personal books and all kinds of bags are not allowed in the library.
  • Library members are entitled to issue 02 (two) different books at a times for ten days. On expiry of due date TK 10/- only will charged per day for each issue.
  • Library remains open from 8:30.am to 8.30.Pm except holiday. Student must return issued books on due date .If the due date is on holiday(s), after holidays the first day of opening University may be considered as the schedule/due date. If any student’s borrower card is help up due to nonpayment of due fine, he/she is not allowed to issue any book(s) till to pay the fine amount in account section.
  • Silence must be maintained in the reading room.
  • Library member must write their ID. No. and signature in the respective columns of issuing book cards.
  • No food is allowed except fresh drinking water in the library.
  • In case of loss of the library card it can be reissued on payment of TK. 100/- only for a new one. If borrower`s card losses its usability it may be issued a duplicate card for one time without any cost, subject to deposit the old one. But more than one time to reissue each duplicate card, the card holders will have to pay TK 100/- as a renewal cost.
  •  In case of losing any book of the library, a member must replace the book by a new one or pay three times of the market price of the book along with the delay fine.
  • Reference materials are for library use only, not for issue. Newspaper should be read out on paper stand. Any information of newspaper may be photocopied not to be cut.
  • Library members are advised to keep their bags in the pigeon hole (bad counter) against token, taking valuable belongings like cell phone, money, ornaments etc. With themselves. Library authority will not be responsible for any of such materials and on complain will be accepted regarding the matter. In case of token lost, a student will have to pay TK. 100/- as fine.
Violation of Discipline

The following activities would be treated as committing major offenses:

  • Any activity that impedes, hinders, prevents the right of a student to attend classes.
  • Any act that disturbs the peace and order either in class room or in the campus.
  • Carrying any sort of deadly or dangerous weapon or explosive of any kind inside the university.
  • Possessing or taking any sort of drug or seductive product.
  • Bringing intoxicating drinks and /or regulated drugs inside the campus.
  • Willful disregard, disrespect, discourtesy and disobedience to any of the faculty, officials and staff of the university
  • Any sort of physical assault and/or injuries to any one in the campus
  • Possession or distribution of any sort of pornographic materials
  • Stealing any material of the university. • Extortion or unauthorized solicitation
  • Selling tickets, raffles or lotteries without permission of the university authority
  • Using disrespectful or indecent language and committing offensive acts
  • Any activity leading to defamation and maligning and others in the campus
  • Destruction of university property or properties belonging to any member of the faculty and non-teaching staff
  • Any sort of forgery or falsification and attempt thereof
  • Organizing gambling or playing cards inside the class room or campus
  • Any activity that leads to misrepresentation and dishonesty
  • Entering the class room and/or offices without proper permission
  • Any activity leading to defamation and maligning and others in the campus
  • Planning and organizing activities contrary to the interest of the university
  • Violating any clauses of the university circulation/notice
  • Attachment with any subversive activities/unlawful organization.
  • Printing of any document/material using the names and seals of the university.
  • Committing any offense punishable under existing law of the land.
Minor Offenses

The following activities would be treated as committing minor offenses:

  • Entering the campus or class room without wearing ID card.
  • Smoking inside the class room or in the campus.
  • Manners unbecoming of a student of the university.
  • Violation of admission and registration procedures and policies.
  • Misuse or improper use of university properties and facilities.
  • Tampering, altering or destroying any part of the notices or posters.
  • Male students entering rest rooms for female and vice versa.
  • Acts of any kind that causes panic and confusion in class room or in the campus.
  • Spitting on the floor, corridors, stairways which may result to dirty condition.
  • Dislocating chairs, tables, boxes, lab equipments, audio-visual equipment and the like from rooms and buildings without permission of the proper authority
  • The Disciplinary Committee will decide upon any offense/offenses not mentioned above.
Execution of Disciplinary

Action The Disciplinary Committee shall determine whether an offense committed by any student constitutes a major or a minor violation. It shall, likewise, determine the appropriate sanction/penalty against students who commit such a violation. Any of the following disciplinary actions may be imposed on students considering the nature and gravity of violation of the rules and regulations:

  • Cancellation of a trimester
  • Temporary suspension from the university
  • Expulsion from the universit

Evaluation & Grading System
Evaluation Procedures

The performance of a student in any course will be evaluated on the basis of class attendance, in course/class test/class assessment, assignments/term papers/case, mid-term and trimester final examinations.

For All Programs:

The whole course will be divided into two parts and the course evaluation will comprise the following:

1st Part 2nd Part
Case/Assignment 5% Case/Assignment 5%
Class test 5% Class test 5%
Midterm ** 30% Trimester Final 40%
Attendance 10%
  • For a 3 credit hours course minimum four class tests need to be taken and best three of them will be considered for evaluation. For a 1/2 credit hours course minimum three class tests need to be taken and best two of them will be considered for evaluation.
  • After the completion of the midterm examination, the 1st part of the course would be considered completed and would not be carried for trimester final examination.
Marks Range Letter Grade Grade Point Interpretation
80% and above A+ (A Plus) 4.0 Outstanding
75% to less than 80% A (A regular) 3.75 Excellent
70% to less than 75% A- (A minus) 3.50 Very Good
65% to less than 70% B+ (B Plus) 3.25 Good
60% to less than 65% B (B regular) 3.0 Satisfactory
55% to less than 60% B- (B minus) 2.75 Above Average
55% to less than 60% B- (B minus) 2.75 Above Average
50% to less than 55% C+ (C Plus) 2.50 Average
45% to less than 50% C (C regular) 2.25 Below Average
40% to less than 45% D 2.0 Pass
Less than 40% F x 0.0 Fail
x I x x Incomplete
x W x x Withdraw
Calculation of GPA/CGPA

Grade Point Average (GPA) or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the average of the grade points obtained in all the courses passed/completed by a student. For example, if a student passes/completes four courses in a trimester having credit hours of C1, C2, C3, & C4 and his/her grade points in these courses are G1, G2, G3, & G4 respectively then

Suppose a student got grade point "4.0" in a 3 credit hours course and 3.0 in 1.5 credit hours course then his/her GPA/CGPA will be as follows:

Earned Credit Hours

The course in which a student has obtained "D" or higher grade will be counted as earned credit hours. Any course in which a student has obtained "F" grade will not be counted towards his / her earned credit. In that case he/she will have to repeat the course. "F" grade will not be counted for GPA calculation.

Marks of Class Attendance
Attendance (%) Marks Attendance (%) Marks
90- 100 10 65- 69 5
85- 89 9 60- 64 4
80- 84 8 55- 59 3
75- 79 7 50- 54 2
70- 74 6 Below 50% 0
Course Monitoring
  • At the beginning of a trimester, all the courses will be assigned by the Academic Committee of the respective department headed by the Chairman
  • The course-teacher shall provide the students a course outline indicating the list of textbooks to follow, probable dates of in-course tests and home assignments.
  • The Academic Committee will monitor the progress of the course by sitting together at least once in a month, fix up the examination schedule and conduct the examination.
  • Result of each trimester will be published within a maximum period of 1week from the date of last examination of the trimester final.
Academic Probation

Students of undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate or any other academic and professional programs with a GPA less than 2.50 will be placed under probation for one trimester only. If he/she fails to improve his/her grade within one trimester, he/she will have to leave the university. If a student fails to attend any class test, midterm or final examination, he/she will get a zero in that particular class test, midterm or final examination. When a student secures grade 'F' in any course, he/she will require to repeat that course by paying full course fee. Repeating a course implies that the student has to attend all the classes, class tests, midterm and final examinations as a regular student. No student will be allowed to repeat/retake a course more than three times. If any student fails to improve the grade within the stipulated times, he/she will not be allowed to take any further course(s) to continue until he/she improves the grade.

Specialization and Internship/Thesis
Specialization/Concentration

Specialization/Concentration is designed for students of different programs to provide an in-depth understanding and vast knowledge on specialized or concentrated subject. It also provides adequate training to those students who wish to pursue a career in a specialized area. Before taking specialization/concentration courses every student has to complete all foundation and core courses.

Internship/Dissertation/ Project and Thesis

Specialization/Concentration is designed for students of different programs to provide an in-depth understanding and vast knowledge on specialized or concentrated subject. It also provides adequate training to those students who wish to pursue a career in a specialized area. Before taking