Course Info


BSS

The Title of the Degree Program: Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)-B.S.S. (Honours).

Duration of the Program:

The B.S.S. Honours Degree in Economics will be of 4 (four) academic years consisting of 3400 marks. Every academic year will consist of 36 (thirty six) weeks of which 26 (twenty six) weeks for class teaching, at least 3(three) weeks break and 7(seven) weeks for holding the year final examination.

Eligibility for Admission:

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or Equivalent;
Other conditions for admission will be determined by the Academic Committee of the department and the Academic Council prior to advertisement for admission in each academic session.

Aim and Objective of the Program:

The main objective of the curriculum offered by the Department of Economics is to provide students with a broad liberal-arts-based multidisciplinary education as well as in-depth specialized knowledge of economics. With this goal, a multi­disciplinary and ICT based Economics curriculum has been introduced. For that a two-day’s workshop on ‘Development of Course Curricula’ was organized by the HEQEP sub-project, facilitated by renowned professors in economics as well as curriculum specialists. It has helped us tremendously in selecting new courses, course titles and as well as in preparing format for course outlines as per requirements and justification of our objectives. Allied courses on business, statistics, mathematics and other related subjects have also been incorporated in this curriculum.

Curriculum of the ‘first year’ and ‘second year’ are specially designed to provide students with a strong grounding in the basic knowledge mainly in economics to pursue their advanced level studies. Besides foundation courses on economics, courses on mathematics, statistics and introductory core allied courses have also been offered during this time.

The third and fourth years focus on specialized courses in economics such as economic history, economics of financial sector, population economics, labor economics, economic planning, economic development, quantitative economics, international economics, econometrics etc.

Degree Requirements:

For the B.S.S (honours) in Economics degree, each student requires:

successful completion of 32 full credit courses of total 132 credit hours;
successful completion of one non-credit course known as university course subject to obtain pass marks (50%) in the non-credit course within early two yearly examinations;

to earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5;

to obtain a minimum Letter Grade of C+ (GP-2.5) in the 4 (four) viva-voce examinations in 4 (four) academic years;
to complete the program in maximum of six consecutive academic years from the first admission into the program.

Recommended Courses and Marks Distribution:

Year-wise Distribution of Courses and Marks:

Year

No of Courses Marks Distribution
Written Internal Evaluation Viva Total
1st Year 7 7 x 80 = 560 7 x 20 = 140 50 750
2nd year 8 8 x 80 = 640 8 x 20 = 160 50 850
3rd year 8 8 x 80 = 640 8 x 20 = 160 50 850
4th year 9 9 x 80 = 720 9 x 20 = 180 50 950
Total 32 32x 80 = 2560 640 200 3400

Note: In addition there will be two non-credit courses of 100 marks each, one for the students coming from College streams (Course: 108: Islamic Studies) and another for the students coming from Madrasha streams and Non-Muslim students (Course:109: Bangladesh Studies). Students are required to obtain pass marks (50%) in the non-credit course within early two yearly examinations. A student will not be promoted to third year class unless he/she clears up the non-credit course.

Total Number of Credit of BSS (Honours) in Economics Program:

Courses No. of courses Marks Credit/Unit Total Credits
Theoretical 32 3200 04 128
Viva-voce 04 200 01 04
Total Credits 132

Credit Hours & Academic Year:

One credit means equivalent text of lectures/effective contact/academic task of 15 hours. Each academic year will consist of 36 (thirty six) weeks of which 26 (twenty six) weeks for class teaching, at least 3(three) weeks break before final examination and 7(seven) weeks for holding the year final examination.

Each course contains 4 credits. For each course, there will be 2(two) lectures of 60 minutes each in every week (i.e. 26*2= 52 class lectures in each course) and a minimum of 8 hours tutorial/open academic discussion in every academic year and thus a total of 60 hours of class work/lectures in a 26-week period (one academic year).

Assessment and Evaluation:

The following is the assessment system for Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) program of Islamic University as per Examination Rules and Regulation:

A Student for the Degree of Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics Program is required to satisfactorily earn 132 credits completing 32 full credit courses and one non-credit course and taking viva-voce examination.

Distribution of Marks of Each Course:

Each course offered should be composed of 100 marks. The proportion of the total marks of a particular course shall be distributed as follows:
Sl. No. Nature of Examination Marks
i. Internal Evaluation 20
ii Year-end Final Examination 80
iii Total 100

Duration of Written Examination:

The duration of written examination (80 marks) of each course shall be of 4 (four) hours. A student will answer 5 (five) questions out of 8 (eight) and each question will carry 16 marks.

Internal Evaluation:

Marks allocated for internal evaluation (20 marks) shall be distributed as follows:
Sl. No. Nature of Examination Marks
i. Two In-course/Tutorial/Mid-term test (5*2) 10
ii. Class Performance/Participation/Case study/Quiz/Assignment/Class test without notice 05
iii. Class Attendance 05
iv. Total 20

Class Attendance:

The marks allocated for class attendance shall be given as following proportion:
Sl. No. Attendance Marks
i. 90% and above 5
ii. 80% to 89% 4
iii. 70% to 79% 3
iv 60% to 69% 2
v. Less than 60% 0

Class Attendance Requirements to Appear in the Final Examination:

A student shall have to attend 75% of classes held in a course. If class attendance of any student at any course is below 60%, but in the range of 50% to 59%, she/he will be allowed to attend the examination only with the recommendation of the course teacher and the approval of the Academic Committee of the department. In such case the student will have to pay a fine as fixed by the authority/department.

A student with class attendance of less than 50% in any course will be debarred from appearing in the final examination.

The Award of Grade:

The grade in the B. S. S. Honours in Economics Examination will be awarded to the students on the basis of aggregate marks obtained by the students in all the Compulsory Courses at the 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year and 4th year taken together. The award of grade will be as follows:
Numerical grade Letter grade Grade Point Interpretation
80% and above A+ (A plus) 4.00 Outstanding
75% to less Than 80% A (A regular) 3.75 Excellent
70% to less Than 75% A- (A minus) 3.50 Very Good
65% to less Than 70% B+ (B plus) 3.25 Good
60% to less Than 65% B (B regular) 3.00 Satisfactory
55to to less Than 60% B- (B minus) 2.75 Below Satisfactory
50% to less Than 55% C+ (C plus) 2.50 Average
45% to less Than 50% C (C regular) 2.25 Below Average
40% to less Than 45% D —– 2.00 Poor
Less than 40% F —– 0.00 Fail

List of Courses and Credit Hours:
Course No. Course Title Credit
EC – 101 Microeconomics–I 04
EC – 102 Macroeconomics–I 04
EC – 103 Mathematics for Economics–I 04
EC – 104 Statistics for Economics–I 04
EC – 105 Basic Sociology 04
EC – 106 English 04
EC – 107 Computer and Information Systems for Economics 04
EC – 108 Islamic Studies 0
EC – 109 Bangladesh Studies 0
Viva-Voce 01
EC – 201 Mathematics for Economics–II 04
EC – 202 Statistics for Economics–II 04
EC – 203 Islamic Economics 04
EC – 204 Agricultural Economics 04
EC – 205 Public Administration and Human Resource Management 04
EC – 206 Business Economics 04
EC – 207 Structure of Bangladesh Economy 04
EC – 208 Patterns of Economic Development 04
Viva-Voce 01
EC – 301 Microeconomics–II 04
EC – 302 Macroeconomics–II 04
EC – 303 History of Economic Thought 04
EC – 304 Natural Resources and Environmental Economics 04
EC – 305 Labor Economics 04
EC – 306 Poverty and Microfinance 04
EC – 307 Money, Finance and Banking 04
EC – 308 Population Economics 04
Viva-Voce 01
EC – 401 Public Finance 04
EC – 402 Economic Planning 04
EC – 403 Research Methodology 04
EC – 404 Quantitative Economics 04
EC – 405 International Economics 04
EC – 406 Project Analysis 04
EC – 407 Basic Econometrics 04
EC – 408 Economics of Development and Under Development 04
EC – 409 Rural and Urban Economics 04
Viva-Voce 01
Total Credit 132

Years Required for Completing B.S.S. (Honours) Program:

A student admitted into the B. S. S. (Honours) in economics, he/she has to complete his/her total courses within 6(six) years from his/her first admission into the University.

Provision for Renewal and Modification of the Curriculum

Academic Committee of the Department of Economics can make minor changes in the course contents of any course and update references.

Major changes in the course curriculum, degree requirements, assessment system including grading system etc. shall have to be proposed by the Academic Committee of the Department of Economics and approved by the Committee of Courses and the Academic Council of the Islamic University.

Overall renewal and modification of the curriculum, when needed, shall have to be initiated by the Academic Committee of the Department of Economics and approved by the Committee of Courses and Academic Council which shall be duly accorded by the syndicate of the Islamic University.

MSS

The Title of the Degree Program: Master of Social Science (M.S.S) in Economics.

Duration of the Program and Examination:

Courses leading to the degree of M.S.S in Economics shall extend over one academic year and the course-end written examination of all courses shall be held at the end of the year.

Academic Year & Credit Hours:

Each academic year will consists of 36 (thirty six) weeks of which 26 (twenty six) weeks for class teaching, at least 3(three) weeks break and 7(seven) weeks for holding the year final examination. One credit means equivalent text of lectures/effective contact/academic task of 15 hours. Each course contains 4 (four) credit. For each course, there will be 2(two) lectures of 60 minutes each in every week (i.e. 26*2= 52 class lectures in one academic year) and a minimum of 8 hours tutorial/open academic discussion in every academic year and thus a total of 60 hours of class work/lectures in a 26-week period (one academic year).

Oral Examination:

Student shall sit for the Oral Examination (Viva-voce) at the end of final written examination.

Eligibility for Taking Thesis:

A student who will earn CGPA 3.25 in BSS (honours) in economics examination be considered eligible to take the thesis in lieu of one (7th course) teaching course to be approved by the academic committee of the department. Student allowed to take thesis shall belong to ‘Thesis Group’.

Distribution of Marks, Courses and Credit Hours

The Total Marks for the M.S.S Program shall be 800 of which:

General Groups: 700 marks shall be for 7 teaching courses units, 50 marks for comprehensive and 50 marks for Oral examination (Viva-Voce).

Thesis Group: 600 marks shall be for 6 teaching course units, 50 marks for comprehensive, 50 marks for oral examination (Viva-Voce) and 100 marks for writing a thesis on issue/topics approved by the department

Distribution of Marks: A Total 800 marks shall be distributed as under:
Group

No. of

Courses

Marks

(No. of CoursesХ100)

Comprehensive

Examination
Viva-Voce Thesis

Total

Marks
General 7 700 50 50 — 800
Thesis 6 600 50 50 100 800

Distribution of Courses and Credits: Courses and credits of the MSS program are as follows:

A: General Group:
Courses General Group (Group A)
No. of courses Marks Credit Total Credit
Theoretical 07 700 04 28
Comprehensive 01 50 02 02
Viva-voce – 50 02 02
Total Credit 32

B: Thesis Group:
Courses Thesis Group (Group B)
No. of courses Marks Credit Total Credit
Theoretical 06 600 04 24
Thesis 01 100 04 04
Comprehensive 01 50 02 02
Viva-voce – 50 02 02
Total Credit 32

List of Courses with their Marks and Status:

There are nine (09) courses out of which three are compulsory, and six (06) are optional out of which 4 (four) must be chosen by the student of non-thesis group and 3 (three) must be chosen by the thesis group student. List of the courses offered by the department of Economics with their marks and status are stated below:
Course No. Title of the course Marks
EC-501 Advanced Microeconomics 100
EC-502 Advanced Macroeconomics 100
EC-503 Economic Development 100
EC-504

Research Methodology &

Computer Applications
100
EC-505 International Economics 100
EC-506 Econometrics 100
EC-507 Population Science 100
EC-508 Industrial Economics 100
EC-509 Health Economics 100
Marks Distribution:
A. Compulsory Courses B. Optional Courses
i) Written 5 X 80= 400 i) Written 2 X80=160
ii) Internal Evaluation 5 X 20= 100 ii) Internal Evaluation 2 X20= 40
Total 500 Total 200
Award of the Degree
C. Comprehensive examination 50 Viva–voce 50
Grand Total Marks 500+200+50+50 800
Grand Total Credit 32

Assessment and Evaluation:

The following is the assessment system for Master of Social Science (MSS) in economics program of Islamic University as per Examination Rules and Regulation:

For the Degree of Master of Social Science (MSS) in Economics Program a general group student is required to satisfactorily earn 32 credit completing 7 credit courses (700 marks), comprehensive (50 marks) and viva-voce examination (50 marks).

For the Degree of Master of Social Science (MSS) in Economics Program a Thesis group student is required to satisfactorily earn 32 credit completing 6 credit courses (600 marks), comprehensive (50 marks), viva-voce examination (50 marks) and thesis writing (100 marks).

Distribution of Marks of Each Course:

Each course offered should be composed of 100 marks. The proportion of the total marks of a particular course shall be distributed as under:
SL. No. Nature of Examination Marks
i. Internal Evaluation 20
ii. Year-end Final Examination 80
iii. Total 100

Duration of Written Examination:

The duration of written examination (80 marks) of each course shall be of 4 (four) hours. A student will answer 5 (five) questions out of 8 (eight) and each question will carry 16 marks.

Internal Evaluation: Marks allocated for internal evaluation (20 marks) shall be distributed as follows:
SL. No. Nature of Examination Marks
i. Two In-course/Tutorial/Mid-term test (5*2) 10
ii.

Class Performance/Participation/Case study/

Quiz/Assignment/Class test without notice
05
iii. Class Attendance 05
iv. Total 20

Class Attendance: The marks allocated for class attendance shall be given as following proportion:
SL. No. Attendance Marks
i. 90% and above 5
ii. 80% to 89% 4
iii. 70% to 79% 3
iv. 60% to 69% 2
v. Less than 60% 0

Class Attendance Requirement to appear at the Final Examination: A student will not be allowed to appear at the final examination of each course if his/her class attendance is less than 50%.

Nature of Marks:

Total marks of a student in each course (final marks plus internal evaluation), comprehensive, thesis and viva-voce examination shall be rounded up.

Thesis Aspects:

Each thesis for MSS program shall be supervised by the teacher(s) of the concerned department. The Academic Committee of the department will approve the title of the thesis and appoint the supervisor/guide minimum 6 months before the final examination to supervise the student(s). Each student of the thesis group will select a topic in consultation with the supervisor/guide and throughout the time framework of 6 months, the students will build up the theoretical framework along with carrying out the prescribed courses. Within 90 days from the date of last course final examination, each student of thesis group shall submit 3 copies of the thesis (one copy for the supervisor, one for 2nd evaluator and another for seminar library/third evaluator-if necessary) to the chairman of the examination committee. The chairman of the department shall arrange to preserve a copy of each thesis in the seminar library of the department for future reference.

The Award of Grade:

The grade in the MSS Examination will be awarded to the students on the basis of total marks obtained by the students in all the courses at the final examination. Total marks obtained in each course, comprehensive, viva-voce examination and thesis shall be converted into LG (Letter Grade) and GP (Grade point) as under:

The gradation of result:
Numerical grade Letter grade Grade Point Interpretation
80% and above A+ (A plus) 4.00 Outstanding
75% to less Than 80% A (A regular) 3.75 Excellent
70% to less Than 75% A- (A minus) 3.50 Very Good
65% to less Than 70% B+ (B plus) 3.25 Good
60% to less Than 65% B (B regular) 3.00 Satisfactory
55to to less Than 60% B- (B minus) 2.75 Below Satisfactory
50% to less Than 55% C+ (C plus) 2.50 Average
45% to less Than 50% C (C regular) 2.25 Below Average
40% to less Than 45% D —– 2.00 Poor
Less than 40% F —– 0.00 Fail

Countable Marks:

A student securing less than Letter Grade (LG) C+ (GP-2.5) in Viva-Voce Examination and Thesis shall have no credit i.e. this marks will not be counted while determining his/her results.

Provision for Renewal and Modification of the Curriculum:

Academic Committee of the Department of Economics can make minor changes in the course contents of any course and update references.

Major changes in the course curriculum, degree requirements, assessment system including grading system etc. shall have to be proposed by the Academic Committee of the Department of Economics and approved by the Committee of Courses and the Academic Council of the University.

Overall renewal and modification of the curriculum, when needed, shall have to be initiated by the Academic Committee of the Department of Economics and approved by the Committee of Courses and Academic Council which shall be duly accorded by the syndicate of the Islamic University.

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