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B.A. (Hons.) in Bengali

The Objective of the B.A. (Hons.) in Bengali program is to provide studentds with sound foundation in Bengali language and literature and develop their academic knowledge and skill in the field of Arts and literature to prepare them to adjust to the reality of contemporary world facing multi-dimensional issues.

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Entry Requirements

For B.A.(Hons.) in Bengali program, the entry requirement is minimum 2nd Division or GPA 2.5 in both S.S.C and H.S.C or GCE 'O' Level in 3 subjects with GPA 2.5 or above and 'A' level in 2 subjects with GPA 2.5 or any other level of education recognized by the competent authority.


Admission into B.A.(Hons.) in Bengali program is highly on a competitive basis. Applicants will be required to sit for an admission test designated to judge their abilities and aptitude for the program. Candidates are selected for admission on the basis of past academic records, a written test and a viva examination.

Degree Requirements

A student will have to complete at least 120 credit hours (total 40 courses) for a four years B.A. (Hons.) in Bengali , out of which 90 credit hours (30 courses) for core courses while the remaining 30 credit hours (10 courses) for inter-disciplinary courses.

A student must get at least a 'C' grade to pass an individual course and maintain a minimum GPA 2.00


The fee structure for the B.A. (Hons.) in Bengali program is as follows:

Fees (for total 120 credits) Amount
Payable per credit Tk. 540
Payable (approx.) in each subsequent semester(12 Semesters) Tk. 6,780
Total cost for the entire program Tk.68,400


Compulsory: 25 courses (75 credit hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BEN 1101 History of Bangladesh 3
BEN 1102 History of Bengali Literature I 3
BEN 1103 Old and Early Middle Bengali 3
BEN 1104 Middle Bengali Literature I 3
BEN 1105 Middle Bengali Literature II 3
BEN 1206 Middle Bengali Literature III 3
BEN 1207 Middle Bengali Literature IV 3
BEN 1208 Middle Bengali Literature V 3
BEN 1209 Bengali Folk Literature 3
BEN 1210 Manuscript Study and Editing 3
BEN 2311 History of Bengali Literature II 3
BEN 2312 Modern Bengali Epics 3
BEN 2313 Modern Bengali Poetry I 3
BEN 2314 Modern Bengali Poetry II 3
BEN 2315 Modern Bengali Poetry III 3
BEN 2416 Modern Bengali Poetry IV 3
BEN 2418 Modern Bengali Katha-sahitya I 3
BEN 2419 Modern Bengali Katha-sahitya II 3
BEN 2420 Modern Bengali Katha-sahitya III 3
BEN 3522 Bengali Drama I 3
BEN 3523 Bengali Drama II 3
BEN 3626 Literary Forms, Rhetoric and Prosody 3
BEN 3628 Comparative and Historical Linguistics 3
BEN 3630 Phonetics 3
BEN 4731 Grammar 3

Elective: any 5 courses (15 credit hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BEN 2417 Modern Bengali Poetry V 3
BEN 3521 Modern Bengali Katha-sahitya IV 3
BEN 3524 Translation of World Classics 3
BEN 3525 Modern Bengali Essays 3
BEN 3629 Descriptive Linguistics 3
BEN 4732 Post '30s Literature I 3
BEN 4733 Post '30s Literature II 3
BEN 4734 Literature of Bangladesh I 3
BEN 4735 Literature of Bangladesh II 3
BEN 5312 Translation Work 3



Compulsory: 6 courses (18 credit hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BBA 1201 Principles of Management 3
ECON 2308 Comparative Economic Systems 3
GP 1205 Comparative Political Systems 3
IS 1207 Islamic Ethics 3
IS 4845 Comparative Legal Systems 3
SOC 1103 Comparative Social Systems 3


Elective: any 4 courses (12 credit hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BBA 3702 Bangladesh Economy 3
BBA 4129 Interest-free Banking 3
GP 1101 Introduction to Political Science 3
GP 3623 Political Development in Bangladesh 3
IH 1105 Islamic History 3
IH 2114 Islamic Civilization 3
IH 5212 Socio-economic and Cultural History of Bengal (1200-1765 CE) 3
IS 1101 Introduction to Islam 3
IS 3333 Islam and Science 3
SW 1101 History of Social Welfare and Social Work 3




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