Faculty of Social Science & Humanities

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Language & Literature

Admission Requirement

The minimum qualifications for admission to this under-graduate programme are

  • GPA of minimum 2.50 in both Secondary level and Higher Secondary level or equivalent exams.
  • A level with GPA of minimum 2.00 and 0 level with GPA of minimum 2.5 in three subjects according to the scale of 5 (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2 8: E=1).
  • USA high school diploma or equivalent.

Application Form

Application form is available for BDT 250/ - at the office of the Department of English Language & Literature. To receive application form by mail students will have to write to the office of Registrar, USTC alongwith a bank draft of BDT 300/ - in favour of University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC). Candidates willing to have admission form are directed to print their name and address on the envelope.

Submission of Application Form

Completed application forms must be submitted to the office of the Registrar. A complete application comprises

1) Application Form
2) Four copies of passport-size photographs
3) Clean copies of certificates, transcripts or mark sheets
4) Two letters of recommendation from teachers of institutions previously attended.
Admission Test

Candidates will have to take a two hour written test consisting of multiple choice and essay type questions for 80 marks and a viva-voce for 20 marks. Only successful candidates are supposed to complete admission procedure by a specific date.

Admission & Eligibilities

Acceptable score in USTC admission test is not sufficient for admission. Applicants must fulfil all academic and financial requirements to obtain admission into USTC.

The admission fee is fixed by the authorities but not very high and easily affordable by middle class people and it is always non-refundable. Only Bank Draft or Pay Order in favour of USTC IS accepted by USTC Accounts. Cash and personal cheques are not acceptable.

# Applicants must appear in person and complete admission by the particular date. After necessary paper work and document check, students are assi ed roll numbers and directed to USTC Accounts to pay the admission fee.

# At the time of admission candidates must show their original certificates, marksheets and transcripts and submit clean photocopies that will be received and attested by University Officers. They must submit two letters of recommendation along with four recent stamp-size photographs for identification card and official use.

Academic Advising

Students passing the admission test of USTC will be considered by the faculty to advise them regarding courses they are expected to take in a semester. They will be welcome for advice on a particular date to be notified and announced. After being registered into the university, students are assigned academic advisers by the particular department. They can have aid from them in planning their semester work. They are to keep close touch with their advisers all the time at USTC.


With the documents of payment the candidates will have to complete their registration in the recommended courses. Candidates must complete their registration procedure at least 10 days before the commencement of the semester they want to enroll.

Academic Calendar

USTC maintains semester system in its academic year. Every academic calendar comprises two consecutive semesters. Each semester will cover 14 weeks of lecture period and 2 weeks of semester final examination period.

Academic Set-up

In consonance with the international standard USTC will follow open credit hour system based on the proposed curriculum whereby a particular number of credit hours is assigned to each course. Students will be required to successfully complete the total number of credit hours stipulated in the programme requirements in order to be a graduate. A course carrying three credit hours will normally have three lectures per week.

Grading System & Course Curriculum

The performance of a student in a given course is made through Continuous Evaluation that comprises Class Test, Class Attendance, Homework/ Assignment and a Semester Final Examination. Letter Grades and Grade Points are used to evaluate the performance of a student in a given course. A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C & D are the passing grades while F is the failing grade. The numerical equivalence of the grades as used in calculating the CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average).

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