Graduate Admission Requirements
The conditions for the eligibility of an applicant for admission in Master's degree program:
(a) Completion of the baccalaureate degree from a university or an accredited institution of higher education.
(b) The applicant must have the CGPA of 2.6 or above (in a scale of 4.0), or at least high second class in the baccalaureate degree.
(c) She/he must have completed the enlisted prerequisite courses or their equivalent.
(d) Applicant, fulfilling the requirement (a) and (b) but not having completed the enlisted prerequisite courses or done them partially, will be admitted on condition that s/he will complete these courses in one or two extra semesters.
Evaluation of applicants for admission is based primarily on the student's academic record with particular attention being given to past performance in relevant undergraduate coursework. Applicants are expected to have sufficient knowledge in undergraduate level mathematics and familiar with common computer software packages. Provisional admission can be given to an applicant awaiting the result of his/her baccalaureate.
Application to graduate programs of the university would be directed to the Registrar, IUB within the deadline as announced. After the completed application is received, the application would be forwarded to the school of the graduate program. The school would decide whether the student would be able to meet the standard of the graduate program as set by the school. The school has its own method for determining the acceptance of an applicant. The decision would mainly be based upon last academic records of the students, but may also require personal interview with the student. After the school has determined that the student would be acceptable to them, the school would inform the Registrar about their decision. The office of the Registrar would complete the admission procedure to the graduate program.
- A 'Regular' admission would be granted to a student if the student meets the minimum admission requirement set by the academic unit where the student wants to pursue the graduate program.
- A student may be granted a 'Provisional' status if the student does not meet the minimum admission requirement set by the school. In this case the student, generally, has to undertake certain number of prerequisite courses, as determined by the school, to meet the deficiencies. The admission would be made 'Regular' once the school has determined that the student has fulfilled the deficiencies identified by them.
Graduate courses completed elsewhere may be transferred for a Masters degree program at IUB. Such graduate courses must be completed at an accredited institution with a program similar to that of IUB. Generally a maximum of nine credits of graduate work completed elsewhere may be transferred towards a Masters Degree at IUB. Thesis credits must be completed at IUB. Transfer credits would not apply to any Masters degree if the course credit is more than five years old at admission. Credits completed by
correspondence, extension education are not transferable to graduate courses at IUB.
All students accepted to any graduate program of the University is expected to be enrolled in the consecutive Autumn and Spring semesters until the program is completed and the degree is awarded. However, student who cannot enroll for any reason must apply to their academic unit for a leave of absence.
Each graduate program has one or more members of faculty who serve as graduate advisor/counselor.
All courses with course number 500 and above are considered as graduate courses. Courses at 400 level would apply to graduate degree requirement if they appear on the approved program of study. However, the school does not ensure the transferability of 400 level courses taken as Graduate courses.
All students enrolled in the Master program at IUB must complete a minimum residency requirement for the degree, which is 15 credits of coursework and the eight credits of thesis works.
Program of Study
All graduate students must file a program of study with the school after completion of at most nine credits of graduate studies. The program of study must be duly approved by the academic unit.
Oral Examination Commitee
The academic unit would set up an Oral Examination Committee for each student. The Oral Examination Committee for Master's degree program shall consist of at least three, but not more than five, members. At least one member of the Oral Examination Committee shall be from outside the academic unit of the student. The Oral Examination Committee would conduct the final oral exam of the thesis.