Rules and Regulations of B.S.S. (Honours) and M.S.S. Degree Porgammes in Institute of Health Economics (IHE)
Admission
A total of sixty students shall be admitted in the first year of the B.S.S. (Hons.) programme based on the performances in the admission test conducted by the faculty of Social Sciences(D Unit) and faculty of Arts (B unit) in equal proportion.
Degree Requirements

B.S.S. (Honours) in Health Economics

The B.S.S. (Honours) programme requirements are:

  • (i) Completion of 35 courses including comprehensive and internship ( total 140 credit hours)
  • (ii) Passing of all courses individually and maintaining a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0

M.S.S in Health Economics

The M.S.S programme requirements are:

  • Completion of 10 courses (40 credit hours)
  • Passing of all courses individually and maintaining a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0

Duration of Programme

The B.S.S. programme will be of four-year duration divided into eight semesters; two semesters in each academic year. The M.S.S. programme will be of one-year duration divided into two semesters.

Course Load

B.S.S

A student will enroll for four courses per semester during first to third academic year and will enroll for five courses in two semesters of fourth year. All courses are compulsory for first year to third year but in fourth year student will chose two courses from the optional ones, along with 3 compulsory courses in each semester. Additionally, in the 8th semester there will a comprehensive examination and internship.

M.S.S.

A student will enroll for five courses per semester i.e. ten courses in two semesters/one in academic year. For first semester four courses will be compulsory while one course will be optional; and for second semester, two courses will be compulsory and three courses will be optional.

Method of Instruction

Teaching is done through lectures, supplemented by project work, case presentation, group discussions, seminars, audio-visual aids and visits to facility/ institutions/ organization related to their study. An emphasis is given on the project work, case method of instruction and other techniques that simulate situations.

For each course taken in a semester a student is assigned textbooks and lecture material for the semester. Supplementary texts/journals/reading material can either be read in or borrowed from the library. Students are required to prepare work assignments as per guideline and schedule provided by the respective course teacher, participate in class discussion and sit for periodical quizzes and tests.

Arrangements are also made to hold lectures and research seminars by prominent executives and researchers on subjects of current interest in the three sectors. The medium of instruction is mainly English, but Bangla is also used as when needed.

The Programme

  • The BSS (Honours) Programme in Health Economics shall be of four years duration divided into 8(eight) semesters. Each semester shall be of 19 weeks, of which 15 weeks will be for class teaching, 1 week for preparation, and 3 weeks for holding the semester final examination
    th semester.
  • Since the credit hours are counted on the basis of lecture class/ contact hours per weeks, number of lecture classes/contact hours shall be determined according to the credits assigned to each courses unit. For a 4-hour credit course unit, there shall be two lecture classes of 90 minutes each, and one 60 minutes discussion class/lab work/group presentation/ class tests every week.

Courses Structure of the B.S.S. (Honours) Degree Programme

Semester No. of Courses Total Marks Earned Credits
1st 4 400 16
2nd 4 400 16
3rd 4 400 16
4th 4 400 16
5th 4 400 16
6th 4 400 16
7th 5 500 20
8th 5

Comprehensive and Internship

500

100 (written 25 marks, internship 25 marks, and oral 25 marks)

20

4

Total 35 Courses 3500 140
  • The MSS Programme in Health Economics shall be of one year duration divided into 2(two) semesters. Each semester shall be of 19 weeks, of which 15 weeks will be for class teaching, 1 week for preparation, and 3 weeks for holding the semester final examination
  • The programme shall include teaching of 10 courses a total of 1000 marks, which will be translated into 40 credit hours. The total credit hours shall be evaluated on the basis of 1000 total marks.
  • Since the credit hours are counted on the basis of lecture class/ contact hours per weeks, number of lecture classes/contact hours shall be determined according to the credits assigned to each courses unit. For a 4-hour credit course unit, there shall be two lecture classes of 90 minutes each, and one 60 minutes discussion class/lab work/group presentation/ class tests every week.

Courses Structure of the M.S.S. Degree Programme

Semester No. of Courses Total Marks Earned Credits
1st 5 500 20
2nd 5 500 20
Total 10 Courses 1000 40

Evaluation and Grading

Evaluation and grading shall be determined on the basis of semester examination including:

  • Semester final examination
  • Term paper/ home assignments
  • Class attendance
  • Active participation in the discussion class/ tutorial class/ group participation/ class test.

The Distribution of Marks for Evaluation

Class attendance 5%
Active participation in the discussion class/ tutorial class/ group participation/ class test 10%
Term paper/ home assignments 15%
Mid semester examination (Duration of 75 minutes) 20%
Semester Final Examination (Duration of 180 minutes) 50%
Total 100%

The distribution of Marks for class attendance

Attendance range (in percent) Marks
90% and above 5.0
85% to less than 90% 4.5
80% to less than 85% 4.0
75% to less than 80% 3.5
70% to less than 75% 3.0
65% to less than 70% 2.5
60% to less than 65% 2.0
55% to less than 60% 1.5
50% to less than 55% 1.0
45% to less than 50% 0.5
Less than 45% 0.0

 

Grading Structure for BSS (Honours) and MSS Degree Programme in 4- point Grading Scale

Marks range (in percent) Letter Grade Explanation (of performance) Grade Points
80% and above A+ Excellent 4.00
75% to less than 80% A 3.75
70% to less than 75% A- 3.50
65% to less than 70% B+ Very good 3.25
60% to less than 65% B 3.00
55% to less than 60% B- 2.75
50% to less than 55% C+ Good 2.50
45% to less than 50% C 2.25
40% to less than 45% D Passing 2.00
Less than 40% F Failing 0.00
W Withdrawn

Interpretation of the Grades

  • “A+”, “A” and “A-” grades are indicative of “excellent” performance overall by a student, earning grade points of 4.0, 3.75, and 3.50, respectively
  • “B+”, “B” and “B-” grades are indicative of “very good” performance overall by a student, earning grade points of 3.25, 3.00, and 2.75, respectively
  • “C+”, “C” are indicative of “good” performance overall by a student, earning grade points of 2.50, 2.25 , respectively
  • “D” grade is indicative of minimally acceptable “passing” performance overall by a student, earning a grade point of 2.00
  • “F” grade is indicative of an unacceptable “failing” performance overall by a student, i.e., fail to earn any credit point
  • “W” grade shall be awarded when a student is permitted to withdraw/ drop a course/ semester without penalty. Withdrawals without penalty are not permitted after the mid-semester examination. A student may take readmission in the semester concerned with the next batch by paying the fees for whole year

Promotion

    • From promotion from one year to another year a student shall require to earn a minimum CGPA as follows

1st year- 2nd year : CGPA- 2.00
2nd year- 3rd year : CGPA- 2.25
3rd year- 4th year : CGPA- 2.50

  • A student failing to clear up the annual University or Institute’s dues of the year of study shall not be permitted to the next semester.
  • The 4- year under- graduate program has to be completed by maximum of 6 years from the date of original entry.

Repeating a course

A course may be taken only once for a grade, except when a student receives a failing grade that is recorded as ‘F’ and a student, for non-academic reasons beyond his control, is unable to complete the full requirements of the courses who will submit the valid and authenticated evidence of such reasons and the recommendation of the course teacher . Since passing of all courses individually is a degree requirement, the student must re-sit for the examination of the failing course within four weeks from the date of announcement of results of each semester. Re-siting will be allowed for only one course in each semester in B.S.S. (Honours) and only one course in M.S.S programme in each semester. A student will be dismissed from the programme if s/he fails to improve the grade after re-siting.

Academic Standing of a Student

A student to remain in good standing must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.0 at both BSS and MSS. The student must maintain a GPA of 2.0 at the end of each semester. Any student obtaining a GPA of less than 2.0 shall be dismissed from the programme.

Academic Standing of a Student
A student to remain in good standing must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.0 at both BSS and MSS. The student must maintain a GPA of 2.0 at the end of each semester. Any student obtaining a GPA of less than 2.0 shall be dismissed from the programme.

Class Attendance

¬A student must attend at least 75% of the classes of each course enrolled during a semester. Unexcused absence may result, either in reducing the course grade of the student or in dismissal of the student from the semester. However, any proposal for dismissal of students for unexcused absences shall be reviewed and considered by the Academic Committee of IHE for a final decision.

Unfair Means

The following would be considered as unfair means adopted during examinations and other contexts:

  1. Communicating with fellow students for obtaining help
  2. Copying from another student’s script/report/paper
  3. Copying from desk, or palm of a hand, or from other incriminating documents
  4. Possession of any incriminating document whether used or not
  5. Any approach in direct or indirect form to influence teacher for grade, and
  6. Unruly behavior, which disrupts academic programme.

If the course teacher finds a student to be adopting unfair means he/she may be given and F’ grade at the discretion of the teacher for part of the course or in its entirety.Adopting of unfair means may result in the dismissal of a student from the programme and expulsion of the student from the Institute and as such from the University.

Readmission

  • A student failing to get the requisite grade points for promotion from one semester to the next may seek readmission with the following batch.
  • For readmission, a student shall have to apply within one month after the announcement of result of the concerned semester.
  • On readmission, grades earned earlier by a student in the class of readmission shall cease to exist and the students has to retake all the courses works and examination
  • A student shall not be allowed readmission in more than two semesters during the entire B.S.S (Honours).

Drop Out

  • If a student takes re-admission two times and after that a student earning “F” grade in any course after taking re-sit examinations shall be dropped out of the programme.
  • A student failing to earn the GPA for promotion from one semester to the next after taking the readmission (maximum two times) in any semester shall be dropped out of the programme.
  • In case of MSS, if a student fails to earn the pass grade even after re-sit examination (will be allowed for one course only) or if any student fails in two courses in one semester will be dropped out of the programme.

Grievance Regarding Grade

If a student is aggrieved by the evaluation and grading of academic work by his/her teacher s/he may file a grievance application as per approved procedure of IHEs.

Registering Complaints about Marking, Grading and Related Issues

  • Where students have concern about the teacher’s teaching evaluation or grading, a provision shall be thereby which the student can make the concern known to the appropriate individuals in the following order: The course teacher, The Director of the Institute in which the course is taught, and the Director of the Institute in which the student belong to.
  • Grievances should be recorded by a student within a week after the publication of the results.

Fees and Charges: In addition to the tuition fees and other fee payable to the university, the students will be required to pay fees, which the Institute shall charge, for its development activities. Students will be charged additional fees for a computer laboratory, own seminar library, semester fund as well as co-curricular activities.

Issues not coved here: The issues that not covered here, the institute will follow the standard rules and regulations practiced in the IHE.

N.B. Rules and regulations contained here are subject to change. Students will be required to comply with the changes in the rules and regulations as applicable to them.