Academic Rules and Regulations

Academic System

The academic Affairs Division is largely responsible and involved in planning, implementation and monitoring academic activities. Academic Office specifically performs the following responsibilities.

Counseling and Admission: Academic Office provides information to the prospective candidates of admission for offered programs of USS;it’s mainly responsible for distribution & receiving of filled up admission forms from admission seekers, processing of admission form data, processing of admission tests and issuance of admission letter.

Academic Planning: Academic Office prepares academic calendars for all programs of USS Semesters/Trimester wise. It provides reports on comparative study of admissions, intakes and forecasting of future intakes as required by the authority.

Promotion and Marketing: Academic Office takes different promotional steps for providing information and attracting the prospective admission seekers by advertisement in local Tvs, websites, leaflets, brochures, and social Media. For improving the images of the University, it arranges get together programs for students, guardians and stakeholders.

Printing and Publications: Academic Office handles all related activities of printing and distribution of admission brochures, handbooks, Identity cards and banners, etc.

Beside the above activities, Academic Office also provides services regarding credit transfer, re-admission, notification to students and staff.

The Credit Hour System at USS

To bring the academic system to international standard, USS follows open Credit Hour System based are required to complete successfully the total number of credit hours stipulated in the program requirements in order to graduate.

The number of credit hours assigned to each course denotes the academic load that a student carries while registering for that course. Therefore, a course that carries three credit hours normally has three contact hours per week.

However, there are courses, which do not tally with the contact hours or for which no credit hours have been assigned. Such courses are normally not a part of the main curriculum of the department, but of the University Requirement Courses such as language courses etc.

Grading System

A student may earn five letter grades on the basis of his/her performance in a course. The letter grades A, B, C, and D is considered passing grades.

USS follows the uniform Grading System for evaluating the performance of the students as given below.

Marks (%) Letter Grades Grade Points Remarks/Status
80% or above A+ 4.00 Excellent
75% to less than 80% A 3.75 Very Good
70% to less than 75% A- 3.50
65% to less than 70% B+ 3.25 Good
60% to less than 65% B 3.00
55% to less than 60% B- 2.75 Satisfactory
50% to less than 55% C+ 2.50
45% to less than 50% C 2.25 Pass
40% to less than 45% D 2.00
Less than 40% F 0.00 Fail