This Exam Code of Conduct (the “Code of Conduct”) is issued by the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University (BDU) and is applicable for all candidates appearing for examinations. All examinees must read the Code of Conduct prior to the commencement of the examination and are bound to follow the same. Along with this Code of Conduct, examinees are also bound to follow the instructions in the admit card, instructions given by the invigilators and/or the officer-in-charge. Violations of any of the provisions hereunder or the aforesaid instructions will entitle BDU to take necessary legal action (civil or criminal) under the applicable laws of Bangladesh and/or as per the internal rules and regulations of the BDU at the sole discretion of the University.
The following conduct(s) shall be considered as gross misconduct or violation which will entitle the University to take any legal measure (civil and/or criminal) along with the following punishments:
1. Communicating or trying to communicate in any way with fellow examinees or attempting to view examination papers of others. If anyone is found doing so, the following actions will be taken against him/her: a) first-time offender will be warned or get his/her seat changed if necessary, (B) second-time offender will face 5% cut from total obtained marks in that particular subject and (C) third time offender will face expulsion from examination hall and 10% cut from total obtained marks of that particular subject.
2. Possession of any written document, cheat sheet and electronic device (mobile, digital diary). If a student is caught copying from such sources – (a) the written paper or electronic device will be confiscated, (b) he/she will be immediately expelled from the examination room, (c) will be debarred from attending all other exams of that term or semester, and (d) will be suspended from the university for two to four terms/semesters.
3. Attempting to receive question paper or exam script before the start of an examination will lead to (a) expulsion from all exams of that term/semester, and (b) suspension from the university for two to four terms/semesters.
4. Unruly behaviour, use of offensive language or attempt to intimidate instructor/invigilator will lead to (a) expulsion from all exams of that term/semester, and (b) rustication from university for life.
5. Possession of any paper unrelated to exam and/or electronic devices (mobile phones, digital diary, tablets, smart watches, etc.) will lead to (a) seizure of those materials and (b) issuance of warning to the examinee about possible consequences of such act in future.
6. If any student is found attempting to influence an examiner, his/her exam script will be marked as cancelled.
7. Preserving answers to any question in written format or in electronic device and attaching them with exam paper is a gross misconduct. It will lead to the examinee being (a) disqualified from appearing in all examinations of that term/semester, and (b) suspended from university for two to four terms/semesters.
8. Impersonation. If someone sits for an exam or makes such an attempt on behalf of an examinee, the examinee will be (a) suspended from appearing in all examinations of that term/semester and (b) rusticated from university for life.
9. If an examinee tries to get his/her exam script written by someone else in the examination hall or tries to show answers to fellow examinees, he/she will be (a) suspended from appearing in all examination of that term/semester and (b) rusticated from university for four terms/semesters.
10. Having any sort of inscription related to the exam on examinee’s body parts, or on his/her chair, desk, instrument box, scale etc. is a gross misconduct. If such writings are found, the examinee will be (a) debarred from appearing in all examination of that term/semester, and (b) suspended from university for two to four terms/semesters.
11. If any student is found possessing a calculator or other electronic device containing or which has a calculator installed which are not approved by the examination committee- (a) it will be confiscated and (b) he/she will be debarred from taking the test and expelled from examination hall.
Expulsion from an exam will result in the examinee receiving grade F in that particular subject of that particular term or semester.
The Code of Conduct is subject to the laws of Bangladesh and any directives by the relevant Government authority issued under such laws shall be deemed to be an integral part of this Code of Conduct.