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Program

Brief Description of the Program(s) under review

The department of Statistics offers four year undergraduate and one year graduate program for the degree of B.Sc. (Hon’s) and M.Sc., respectively for producing skilled and competent personnel in this field. Faculties in the department engaged themselves actively with research in the relevant areas through M.Sc. (thesis), M. Phil. and Ph.D. programs. The faculties publishes research articles in peer-reviewed and highly reputed journals to enhance research activities and disseminate the research outputs in the different statistical fields and it’s allied disciplines.

All the programs are operated according to the academic ordinances formulated by the Academic Council and approved by the Syndicate. The academics tried their best to follow the academic calendar of the department of Statistics but we couldn’t maintain the academic calendar due to shortage of academic staff which we will observe in the next chapters.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)(Hon’s) Program

The B.Sc. (Hon’s) degree program in Statistics consists of 46 courses of 100 marks each, oral examinations carry 200 marks distributed uniformly in 4 academic years and one non-credit course (Islamic Studies/Bangladesh Studies) carrying 100 mark. Out of 46 courses, 8 courses should be from allied subjects with maximum of 4 courses from one discipline. The B.Sc. (Hon’s) program is an integrated in nature consisting of major and related 37 theoretical courses and 9 Practical/Field-work/Project courses. The examination will be held at the end of each academic year. The examination of individual theoretical course shall be of four hours duration and practical exam shall be of 12 hours for each unit course of 100 marks.

           One credit is equivalent to 14 hours class lectures or academic work for theoretical courses and 28 class hours for practical courses.

 

        A student shall have to complete at least 160 credits in 4 years program to be Graduate       the grading scale is stated in terms of Letter Grade and Grade Point. The top Letter Grade is A+ which needs 80% marks or above at the scale of the grade point 4.00.

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Program

The M.Sc. degree program in this department shall comprise two groups: The General Group (Group A) and The Thesis Group (Group B). The corresponding syllabus shall consists of 7 theoretical courses each carrying 100 marks and will be taught over one academic year. Also the students shall have to perform practical, project, field work (group A) or comprehensive practical, prepare dissertation, viva-voce on dissertation (group B) and attend viva-voce examination after the end of final examination. Either group shall cover a grand total of 1200 marks distributed over one year. For each theoretical course, the written examination shall be of 4 hours duration whereas the practical and project examination shall be of 12 hours duration.

            One class lectures per week for a period of 14 weeks for theoretical course and minimum two class hours of a practical class per week for a period of 14 weeks shall be considered as one credit. A student has to complete 39 credit offered in this program. The grading scale is the same as stated in undergraduate program. From the 2017-2018 academic session, Islamic University is going to run its undergraduate and postgraduate program with a semester system.

Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) Program

The M. Phil. degree from the department of Statistics is awarded on the basis of (i) course work of 300 marks, (ii) oral examination of 50 marks and (iii) submission of a thesis on an approved topic. M. Phil. program should be completed within two years from the date of registration. The course work consists of three theoretical courses- one course should be on to the thesis field and the other two should be allied to the research field. The duration of examination of each theoretical paper shall be 4 (four) hours.

A candidate who has minimum 50% marks (Traditional marking system) or CGPA 3.00 (Grading system) in both Honors and Masters Degrees is eligible for M. Phil. Program. Academic Council of the University appoints a supervisor for the candidate on the recommendation of the Department and Faculty. A student has to obtain 50% marks in the year-end course work examinations. An M. Phil. Degree may be awarded to a candidate who completes a thesis that demonstrates an original contribution to the knowledge in the respective field.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program: A candidate who has minimum two years of teaching or research experience and minimum two research articles in the relevant field in recognized journals or alternately if a candidate has M. Phil. Degree will be eligible for admission in Ph.D. program. The Academic Council of the University appoints a supervisor for the candidate on the recommendation of the Department and Faculty. Ph.D. degree may be awarded to a candidate who completes a thesis demonstrating an innovative contribution to knowledge in the respective field.

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