June 10, 2024

School of Science & Technology (SST)

School of Science & Technology (SST)

School of Science and Technology is one of the six schools (faculties) of Bangladesh Open University. The main objectives of this school are to provide a platform for teaching, learning and research in the field of science and technology and to create scientifically and technically skilled manpower in the country to meet the growing demand. The extended activities of this school are scientific awareness, degree awarding and advance research. After receiving a degree, learners will integrate well in society and enable to work efficiently and effectively.

Ongoing Academic Programs

  1. Diploma in Computer Science and Application (DCSA)
  2. B. Sc in Nursing (BSN) (at present enrollment has been held up)
  3. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (B.Sc in CSE)
  4. Master of Disability Management and Rehabilitation (MDMR)
  5. Master of Public Health
  6. Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound (PGDMU)

Upcoming Academic Programs

  1. Diploma in Community Health Care (DCHC)
  2. Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm)
  3. M.Sc in Software Engineering (MSSE)
  4. B.Sc (Hons) in Food Science and Nutrition
  5. M.Sc in Pharmacology
  6. Online Diploma in Health Professionals Education (ODHPEd)

Ongoing Academic Programs at a glance

1. Diploma in Computer Science and Application (DCSA) (Click here for details)

Program Code50
Title of the DegreeDiploma in Computer Science and Application
Number of Semesters03 (Three)
EnrollmentOnce in an Academic Year (January)
Semester Duration (each)06 months
Total Credits35
Duration of the Program1.5 years
Registration Validity5 years (since admission)
Minimum Requirement for AdmissionHSC (Any group)
Required FeesAmount in Tk
Learners Guide and Admission Form Fee    100
Academic Calendar Fee         50
Registration Fee (each semester)     200
Course Fee (each course)      850
Laboratory Fee (each course)350
ID card fee200
Reexamination Fee (for each course)           250
Program Transcript Fee         200
Testimonial fee50
Main Certificate Fee  400
Provisional Certificate Fee    200
Marks sheet   200

2. B. Sc in Nursing (BSN) program

Program Code51
Title of the DegreeBachelor of Science in Nursing
Number of Semesters06(Six)
Each Semester Duration06 months
Total Credits100
Duration of the Program3 years
Registration Validity6 years
Eligible CriteriaDiploma in Nursing and Midwifery with 3 years of professional experience.
Required FeesAmount in TK
Learners’ Guide and Admission Form   100
Registration (each semester)100
Digital ID card200
Course Fee (each course)      870
Academic Calendar50
Field Visit (required course)2000
Program Transcript   300
Semester Marks Sheet           70
Main Marks sheet400
Provisional Certificate300
Main Certificate400
Re-examination (for necessary course)300
Testimonial50

3. B.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering (Click here for details)

Program Code52
Title of the DegreeB.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering
Number of Semesters08
Each Semester Duration06 months
Total Credit148
Duration of the Program4 years
Registration Validity8 years
Eligible CriteriaHSC (Science) or 4 years Diploma under Technical Board or DCSA from BOU
EnrollmentOnce in a Year(January)
Selection CriteriaAdmission Test
Required FeesAmount in TK
Learner’s Guide and Admission Form Fee600
Course Registration Fee (Per credit)600
Digital ID card200
Semester Registration Fee (Each semester)500
Examination Fee (Each Course)300
Reexamination Fee per course (if applicable)350
Academic Calendar Fee50
Program Transcript Fee (per semester)100
Program Transcript Fee                                  400
Provisional Certificate Fee 300
Original Certificate Fee 350
Graduate Ceremony Fee500
Testimonial Fee100

4. Master of Disability Management and Rehabilitation (MDMR) 

Program Code54
Title of the DegreeMaster of Disability Management and Rehabilitation
Number of Semesters04
Semester Duration06 months
Total Credit72
Duration of the Program2 years
Registration Validity8 years (Since admission)
Eligible CriteriaGraduation in Physiotherapy/Disability Management/ Occupational Therapy/ Speech and Language Therapy/ Medical Science/ Biological Science/ Health Science with at least 50% marks or GPA 2.50 out of 4.00 from a recognized University and S.S.C and H.S.C./ equivalent examination result GPA 6.5 with Biology/ Bachelor of Science Nursing with S.S.C and H.S.C./equivalent examination result with at least one first division or second division in S.S.C and H.S.C./equivalent examination result or GPA 2.5 out of 4.00 from recognized university.
EnrollmentOnce in a Year (January)
Selection CriteriaAdmission Test
Required FeesAmount in TK
Learners Guide and Admission Form Fee      1000
Academic Calendar Fee         50
Registration Fee (each semester)     1000
Digital ID card200
Course Fee (each Credit)       1000
Reexamination Fee (for each course)           350
Program Transcript Fee          400
Testimonial    100
Main Certificate Fee  500
Provisional Certificate Fee     300
Marks sheet   300
Semester Marks sheet           100

5. Master of Public Health (MPH)

Program Code53
Title of the DegreeMaster of Public Health
Number of Semesters04
Each Semester Duration06 months
Total Credit60
Duration of the Program2 years
Registration Validity4 years (Since admission)
Eligible Criteria
EnrollmentOnce in a Year (January)
Selection CriteriaApplicant must be Graduates from any discipline;Preference should be given to whom possess MBBS, BDS, MD, B.Sc.-in-Nursing degree and/or a three (03) to four (04) years Bachelor degree holder with a grade point average 2.5 or more on a scale of 4 and having experience in the health sector; Eligible foreign learners can also be applied through online.Proficiency in English is essential for pursuing this program.
Required FeesAmount in Tk
Learners Guide and Admission Form Fee      1000
Academic Calendar Fee         50
Registration Fee (each semester)     1000
Course Fee (each Credit)       1000
Reexamination Fee (for each course)           350
Digital ID card200
Program Transcript Fee         400
Testimonial    100
Main Certificate Fee  500
Provisional Certificate Fee    300
Marks sheet   300
Semester Marks sheet           100

6. Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound (PGDMU)

Program Code57
LevelPost-Graduation
Number of Semesters02
Each Semester Duration06 months
Total Credit72
Duration of the Program1 year
Registration Validity2 years (Since admission)
Eligible Criteria
EnrollmentOnce in a Year (January)
Selection CriteriaAdmission Test
Required FeesAmount in TK
Application Form and  Admission Guide1000
Each Course Fee (5 Course/Learner’s)6000
Registration Fee1000
ID Card Fee200
Examination Fee (Each course)1000
Library Fee100
Semester Mark Sheet100
Provisional Certificate0
Main Certificate0
Transcript0
Final Mark Sheet0
Academic Calendar Fee100
Seminar Fee3000
Others500

Research Activities and Publications 

The faculty members of the School of Science and Technology publish their research work every year in renowned national and international journals and conference proceedings. The research works are motivated by the academic interest and socio-economic development at the national level as well. The school publishes a research journal named “Journal of Scientific and Technological Research (JSTR)” bi-annually. List of research activities of SST are given below-

  1. Challenges in Providing Support Services to the Distant Learners of the School of Science and Technology at Bangladesh Open University.
  2. Quality Assurance and Quality control of distance education.
  3. Prospects and Challenges of Health Education through Blended Learning for the Professionals
  4. Implementing Online Courses in Bangladesh Open University (BOU): Challenges and Prospects
  5. Antimicrobial activity screening of selected medicinal plants of Bangladesh against antibiotic-resistant human pathogens
  6. Analysis of Examination Question Papers According to Blomm’s Taxonomy: A Case Study on Bangladesh Open University
  7. Bioassay guided discovery of new medicines and agrochemicals from natural sources such as plants, fungi, actinomycetes, sponges, seaweeds, etc.


Laboratory Facilities of SST 

SST, BOU has set up different labs related with computer science (software, networking, digital hardware and electronics labs), physiotherapy (physical wellness lab) and biological science. Teachers, researchers and Learners of BOU can use state of the art instruments of these labs for tutorial class, training class, practical class, academic and research purpose.

List of Faculties:

Name and Designation 
Contact InformationResearch Interest
Dr. Sharker Md. Numan
Professor (Medical Science)&Dean, SST 
Off: 9291111, 09666730730 Ex.685, 687Fax: 9291111, 9006141(Res), 01727210110(cell),
sharkermd_numan@yahoo.com
Public Health, Epidemiology, Bio-Statistics, Instructional Design, LMS and ODL
Dr. K. M. Rezanur Rahman
Professor (Physics)

09666730730 Ex.686, 8922871(res), 01726202060(cell)
drkmrezanur@yahoo.com
Opto-electronics, Modeling, Fabrication and Characterization of Optical Wave Guides.
Dr. Farida Easmin Shelley
Professor
(Medical Science) 
09666730730 Ex. 688, 01733452222 (cell)
farida@bou.edu.bd
Public Health, Early Marriage and its Hazards.
Dr. Md. Abdul Mojid Mondol
Associate Professor (Pharmacy) 
09666730730 Ex.689, 01712943214(cell)
drmojidmondol@gmail.com
Natural Products Chemistry, Functional foods, ODL
Mohammad Mamunur Rashid
Associate Professor(Computer Science) 

09666730730 Ex.690, 01716115139(cell)
mamunbou@gmail.com
Software Engineering, Information Retrieval &Security, Data Analysis, Software Developing, Educational Technology, E-Learning
MS.Saria Islam
Assistant Professor(Computer Science and Engineering) 
09666730730 Ex.143 01717124676(Cell)
saria_islam@bou.edu.bd
Artificial Intelligence, Neural Network, Web Engineering, Image Processing, E-Learning.
A.S.M Mahmudul Hasan
Assistant Professor(Computer Science and Engineering) 
09666730730 Ex.691 01717499984(Cell)
mahmudul_hasan@bou.edu.bd
Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing, Cryptography and Network Security, ODL
Md. Moshiur Rahman
Lecturer(Computer Science and Engineering) 
09666730730 Ex.845 01748987282 (Cell)
moshiur@bou.edu.bdmoshiuriut@gmail.com
Data Mining, Bioinformatics, Network Security, Artificial Intelligence, LMS and e-Learning
Dr. Mohammad Habibur Rahman, PT
Lecturer (Physiotherapy)
09666730730 Ex.846
01919902188
sumonpt1983@gmail.com
Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Conditions, Disability and Rehabilitation

Officials:

Name and Designation 
Contact information
MS Nazida BegumDeputy Director 
09666730730 Ex.142 01816267679(Cell)
MS Sabina YesminAdministrative Officer 
09666730730 Ex.847 
Md. Shariful Islam MridhaAdministrative Officer09666730730 Ex.848 
01763721777 (Cell)

Contact to the School:

Dr. Sharker Md. Numan
Professor
 (Medical Science) & Dean
School of Science and Technology (SST)
Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur-1705.
Phone   : 9291111 (Direct), 09666730730 Ex.685
Fax       : 880-2-9291111

Mobile   : 01727210110
E-mail   : deansst2017@gmail.com

               sharkermd_numan@yahoo.com

School Website: www.bousst.edu.bd

School Facebook page: www.fb.com/sstbou