The Department of English Language & Literature offers the undergraduate programme in English which gives students an opportunity to know and appreciate the science of language as well as the literary works of English and to develop literary and linguistic aptitude of their own.  The motto “To teach English; and not to teach about English” lies all through at the back of offering the courses at BAUET. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme in English is divided in two lines of specialization: language and literature. The result is that students constantly show up uttermost vehemence to attain English language skills and the zeal of the learners has already proved in ever proliferating one. The programme is recommended for students interested in a strong background in the humanities with a concentration on language and literature. It also enables the graduate to pursue careers in the academic as well as the non-academic world.

Grading System

Students’ performance in a course is evaluated as under:

Class attendance and Performance         10%
Class Tests/Presentations/Assignment  20%
Final Examination                                          40%
Total                                                                  100%

Attendance and Class Performance

The university has strict rules regarding the issues of attendance in class. All students are expected to attend classes regularly. The university believes that attendance is necessary for effective learning. The first responsibility of a student is to attend classes regularly, and one is required to attend at least 80% of all classes to be held in any course for being eligible to sit for mid-term or final examination.

 Duration of Semesters

The duration of each semester will be 26 weeks that will be used as follows:

Classes                                                                           14 weeks

Mid-Term, and Final                                                   6 weeks

Academic Activities & preparatory Leaves               6 weeks

Total                                                                           26 weeks

Admission Requirement

Our admission requirements are fully compliant with the rules and regulations of UGC and the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh.

  • A student should have at least second division or minimum GPA of 2.5 in both SSC & HSC examinations, combined total (SSC+HSC) being not lower than 6.00.
  • A student must have at least 5 subjects in O Level and 2 subjects in A Level (Must have minimum B grade in 4 subjects of O Level and minimum C grade in 2 subjects in A Level).
  • For the children of Freedom Fighters: A minimum GPA of total 5.00 in SSC and HSC examinations (Freedom Fighters Certificate must be produced).


Academic Probation and Dismissal:

For admission into undergraduate programs in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), the students must meet all of the following conditions:

  1. Must have science background with mathematics and minimum GPA 2.50 in both S.S.C and H.S.C level; or must have minimum 5 subjects including mathematics in O-level and 2 subjects in A-level and among them a minimum grade of B in at least 4 subjects and a minimum grade of C in the other 3 subjects from science group.
  2. Must appear in admission test and become qualified for admission.
  3. Must have a minimum score in English in the admission test;

Degree Requirement

To obtain the BA in English degree a student has to complete 132.0 Credit Hours and must pass all the required courses, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.20. The Student must also meet all the financial obligations to the University to become qualified for the degree. If any student fails in any course he/she will get the opportunity to improve the grade by retaking the subject in the subsequent semesters like other regular students.

Academic Year and Semesters

English calendar year is the academic year for the program. The academic year is divided into three semesters as under:

Semester                                                            Duration (months)

Summer                                                             January to June

Fall                                                                     July to December

Teaching Method

For promotion of high level of teacher student interaction, each student is to be assigned an advisor and the student is free to discuss all academic matters with his/her advisor. One adviser is to be normally appointed for a batch of students. The adviser advises each student about the courses to be taken in each term by discussing the academic program of that particular term with the students. However, it is also the student’s responsibility to keep regular contact with his/her adviser who will review and eventually approve the student’s specific plan of study and monitor subsequent progress of the student.

Assessment Methodologies

The total performance of a student in a given course is based on a scheme of continuous assessment. For theory courses this continuous assessment is to be made through class tests, class evaluation, class participation, homework assignment and a term final examination. For each course four class tests shall be taken and out of them best three will be considered for grading. The assessment in laboratory/sessional courses is made through observation of the student at work during the class, viva-voce laboratory hours and quizzes. Student’s performance would be evaluated through class test, assignments, class performance, quizzes or viva, attendance, mid-term exam and final exam.