Repeat exam is considered as a privilege; as such it is offered for an exceptional situation of students to improve their grades. BracU definitely does not want it to be a trend or norm. We expect students to do well in their regular exams. That is why the repeat fee has been kept at regular rate. The reason for charging such fee is not to consider it as a revenue generation source but to discourage any abuse.
Because, the cut-off point for a repeat exam is below ‘B’, it is only fair to the students who got B and above to restrict the highest repeat grade to B+. Arguments can be made to lower or raise the cut-off grade of repeat, for which no consensus can be reached. A compromise has to be made on administrative capacity and student opportunity in this regard. BracU wants to impart fairness and equal opportunity to all of its students which also ensures that repeat or fail courses never appear in the transcript.
However, considering fairness to all students who already availed the old rules and regulation, applicability of the revised Retake, Repeat and Probation policy would be effective to all students enrolled in Summer-2019 and onward as followed:
(1) Retake: A student getting “F” grade in a course will be allowed to retake the course twice with the proviso that the student received at least a C grade in all other subjects taken during the semester. In other words, getting a D or F in more than one subject in a semester will allow the student to retake F grade subject only once. In case of non-credit course (091/092 category) taken in the first/second semester, will only be allowed to retake once. However, course so retaken will not be awarded more than B plus (B+) grade.
(2) Repeat: Students with a grade of B minus (B-) or below may repeat a course once; but shall not be awarded a grade of more than B plus (B+) in that particular course.
(3) Probation: Students are expected to maintain a minimum CGPA of 1.5, otherwise the student will be put on probation for the following semester. If a student on probation fails to raise CGPA to 1.5 in two consecutive semesters s/he will be dismissed from the University. Students whose grade point average is below 1.0 in their first semester may be asked to withdraw from the university. Students will be allowed to continue with a CGPA of 1.50 up to sixth semester, (in case of Pharmacy students up to fourth semester). However, at the end of the sixth semester/fourth semester for Pharmacy, students must have a CGPA of 2.00 in order to continue his/her studies in the undergraduate programs.