Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree:

For admission to the courses leading to a Ph.D. degree an applicant
a) must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 out of 5.00 or a first division or equivalent in any one of S.S.C. and H.S.C. or in equivalent examinations and must not have a GPA less than 2.00 out of 5.00 or a third division or equivalent in any of the aforementioned examinations.
b)must have at least 50% marks or a minimum GPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent in B.Sc. Engg./ four-year B.A. or B.Sc. or B.S. degree/ M.A. or M. Sc. or M. S. or MSS degree/ B. Arch./ BURP in the relevant branch.
c)must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 or its equivalent in M.Sc. Engg./ M.Engg./ M.Phil/ MURP/ M.Arch./ M.Sc.(WRD)/MBA/ M.Sc. (Thesis) / M.S. (Thesis) degree in the relevant branch.

d) For Chemistry,the minimum qualification for admission shall normally be a four-year Bachelor’s degree plus three- semester M.Sc./ M.S.degree with thesis / four-year Bachelor’s degree plus two semester M.Sc. / M.S. with thesis /M. Phil. degree in Chemistry/ AppliedChemistry/Biochemistry /Pharmacy/Food and Nutrition or its equivalent from any recognized Institution.

OR
M.Sc.Engg. in Chemical/ Materials and Metallurgical/ Electrical and Electronic/ Mechanical/Civil/Environmental /Textile Engineering. A candidate enrolled in the Ph.D program having two semester M.Sc./M.S. degree with thesis
have to complete additional courses of 12 Credit Hours with minimum GPA of 2.75 out of 4.
A student already working for an M.Sc. Engg./ M.Phil/ M.Sc./ MS/ MURP/ M. Arch./ M.Sc. (WRD) degree at this University and showing excellent progress and promise in thesis work may be provisionally transferred to the Ph.D. degree program after completion of M.Sc. Engg./ M.Phil./ M.Sc / MS/ MURP/ M.Arch./ M.Sc.(WRD) course work with a minimum GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 on approval of the Committee for Advanced Studies and Research (CASR) on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Post Graduate Studies (BPGS)/Research and Academic Committee (RAC).
Admission Requirements for Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Degree:
For admission to the courses leading to a M. Phil degree an applicant
a) must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 out of 5.00 or a first division or equivalent in any one of S.S.C. and H.S.C. or in equivalent examinations and must not have a GPA less than 2.00 out of 5.00 or a third division or equivalent in any of the aforementioned examinations.
b)must have at least 50% marks or a minimum GPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent in B.Sc. Engg./ four-year B.A. or B.Sc. degree/ M.A. or M. Sc. or MSS degree in the relevant branch.
c)Specific requirements for different departments are spelt out in the following sections:
For admission to the course leading to the award of M. Phil degree in Chemistry, an applicant must have obtained a four-year B. A/ B.Sc. degree (or equivalent) or M. Sc. degree with Honors in Chemistry (Organic, Physical, Inorganic) or Applied Chemistry or B.Sc. Engineering degree in Chemical/ Mechanical/ Electrical and Electronic/ Materials and Metallurgical Engineering. An applicant with M. Sc. degree but not having a Bachelor (honors) degree in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry should have a first class (or equivalent) in the M. Sc. degree.
Admission Requirements for Masters Degree Programs M.Sc (Chemistry):
For admission to the courses leading to a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) an applicant
a)must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 out of 5.00 or a first division or equivalent in any one of S.S.C. and H.S.C. or in equivalent examinations and must not have a GPA less than 2.00 out of 5.00 or a third division or equivalent in any of the aforementioned examinations.
b)must have at least 50% marks or a minimum GPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent in four years B.A./B.S./B.Sc (Hons.)/B.Sc Engg./B.Tech./MA or M. Sc. or MSS/ B. Arch./ BURP in the relevant branch.

c)For admission to the courses leading to the degree of M.Sc (Chemistry), an applicant must have a four years B.S/B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Chemistry having a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4 or at least 50% marks of its equivalent from any recognized university.

More Information:

An M.Sc. is generally of one and half years duration. An M.Sc. student is required to complete 6 courses of 18 credits in Chemistry. Besides these courses, a student has to submit a dissertation equivalent to 18 credits on his/her research findings.

An M. Phil. is generally of two years duration. An M.Phil. student is required to complete 6 courses of 18 credits in Chemistry. Besides these courses, a student has to submit a dissertation equivalent to 30 credits on his/her research findings.

A student of Ph. D. program normally takes three to four years to obtain a Ph. D. degree. A Ph. D. student is required to complete 3 courses of 9 credits in Chemistry. Besides these courses, a student has to submit a dissertation equivalent to 45 credits on his/her research findings.For further information please seach for Postgraduate ordinance in the BUET website.

We welcome applications from prospective students with relevant qualifications to be part of the member of chemistry family.  Aspirants’ candidates are requested to keep your eyes open to know further announcement from the authority.