Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Program

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a multidisciplinary technology that has already been established as an inseparable component of our social, economic, commercial and all other sectors of life. The noble aim of the Institute of Information and Communication Technology (IICT) in KUET is to fulfill the national and international demand of ICT. One of the major objectives of the Institute is to promote and provide Post-Graduate Diploma in ICT (PGD (ICT)) to develop skilled professionals and to create scope for professionals and researchers for higher studies to meet the demand of mid-level experts. This ordinance is the guidelines for PGD (ICT) that includes: Admission Requirements and Procedures; Registration Procedures; Academic Regulations; Grading System; Conduct of Examination; Qualifying Requirements and other related matters.

Duration: 3 Terms (1.5 year)

Admission Requirements:

a. The candidate must pass B.Sc. Eng. degree from a recognized University/Institute; OR Three/Four year Bachelor degree in Science Subjects (with mathematics as one of the courses); OR Master degree in Science Subjects (with mathematics as one of the courses); OR BURP/BBA/MBA degree (with mathematics as one of the courses).
b. The candidate must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the scale of 5.00 or equivalent in any one of SSC and HSC or in equivalent examinations.
c. The candidate must have CGPA 2.50 in the scale of 4.0 or its equivalents in B.Sc. Eng./Three or Four year Bachelor degree in Science Subjects /Master degree in Science Subjects/BURP/BBA/MBA.
d. The candidate must not have a GPA less than 2.50 in the scale of 5.00 or equivalent in any one of SSC and HSC or in equivalent examinations.

Course Registration:

The numbers of the terms of the program will normally be two in a year. Formal course registration on payment of fees will maintain in each individual term. A final examination will be contacted at the end of a term.

The courses to be offered in any term shall be determined by the ARW.

Student will register courses in a term with consultation with his/her advisor. Student will complete the course registration on payment of prescribed fees and other dues as per the Institute rules before the commencement of each term.

All course registration must be completed within two weeks from the start of a semester. No late registration will be allowed after two weeks of designated dates of registration. Students will be charged a late registration fee which will not be waived whatever be the reason for late registration.

If a student is unable to complete the final examination of a term due to serious illness or serious accident or official commitment he/she may apply to the Registrar in a prescribed form through ARC for total withdrawal from the term within a week after the end of the term final examination. The application must be supported by a medical certificate from the Medical Center, KUET or relevant Official documents. The Academic Council will take the final decision about such application on the recommendation of the ARC.

Academic Regulations:

1. The minimum duration of the PGD (ICT) program shall normally be three terms. A candidate must complete all the requirements for the PGD (ICT) course within three academic years from the date of his/her first admission.
2. Academic progress shall be measured in terms of credit hours earned by a student. The number of credit hours for each subject shall be as specified in the syllabus of the Institute. One credit hour subject shall normally require 12 hours of lecture in a term; while one credit hour for project/ laboratory should normally require 18 hours of work in a term. A student must earn a minimum of 36 (thirty six) credit hours for the PGD(ICT).
3. A student on the recommendation of the ARC may be allowed to transfer a maximum of 18(eighteen) credits of the courses completed by the student at a recognized institution provided that the courses were not taken earlier than five calendar years from the date of his first enrolment at KUET. The courses must be equivalent to the approved courses of KUET and student must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the scale of 4.0 or its equivalent.
4. There shall be two categories of students, namely, full-time students and part-time students.
4.1. Full time students must register for a minimum of 9 (nine) credit hours and a maximum of 15 (fifteen) credit hours per term. A full time student shall not be an employee of any organization. However, they may be employed as Teaching/ Research Assistant at the University. If a full time student becomes an employee of any other organization in the middle of term, he/she may, with the approval of the Director of the Institute and his/her Employer, be allowed to continue as a full time student for that term.
4.2. Students, serving in different organizations, may also be admitted as part-time students with a written consent of the employer. A part-time student may be assigned a maximum of 9 (nine) credit hours of course work in any term.
4.3. A student may be allowed to switch from part-time to full-time or vice versa on the recommendation of the ARC before the commencement of a semester.

Summary of the Courses

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCreditHours/Week
Lecture + Lab
1.ICT 5000Project6.000 + 6
2.ICT 5101Programming Concepts3.002 + 2
3.ICT 5102Data Structures and Algorithms3.002 + 2
4.ICT 5103Database Design and Management3.002 + 2
5.ICT 5104Web Programming3.002 + 2
6.ICT 5105Information System Analysis and Design3.002 + 2
7.ICT 5106Data Communication and Computer Networks3.002 + 2
8.ICT 5107Communication Technology3.003 + 0
9.ICT 52**Optional I3.00 
10.ICT 52**Optional II3.00 
11.ICT 52**Optional III3.00 
Total Credit36.00

Optional courses will be selected from the courses below.

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCreditHours/Week
Lecture + Lab.
1.ICT 5201Computer Organization and Architecture3.003 + 0
2.ICT 5202Operating Systems3.002 + 2
3.ICT 5203Digital Logic and Design3.002 + 2
4.ICT 5204Software Engineering3.002 + 2
5.ICT 5205Business System Engineering3.002 + 2
6.ICT 5206e-Commerce3.003 + 0
7.ICT 5207Web Applications and Protocols3.002 + 2
8.ICT 5208Multimedia Technologies and Applications3.002 + 2
9.ICT 5209Client Server Technologies and Distributed Database3.002 + 2
10.ICT 5210Data Mining3.002 + 2
11.ICT 5211Network Management and Security3.002 + 2
12.ICT 5212Embedded System3.002 + 2
13.ICT 5213VLSI System Design3.002 + 2
14.ICT 5214Digital Communication3.002 + 2
15.ICT 5215Optical Communication3.002 + 2
16.ICT 5216Digital Image Processing3.002 + 2
17.ICT 5217Digital Signal Processing3.002 + 2
18.ICT 5218Computer Aided Design3.002 + 2