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19 universities to hold admission test in single cluster

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:10 PM, 1 December 2020  

19 universities to hold admission test in single cluster

19 universities to hold admission test in single cluster

Admission test of 2020-2021 academic year in 19 general, science and technology universities of the country will be held in single cluster system. The vice-chancellors of these universities have decided to hold entry tests on humanities, commerce and science subjects.

Admission test will be conducted directly in these public universities and question papers will be prepared based on the syllabus of higher secondary.

The universities are – Islamic University, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Khulna University, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Jagannath University, Comilla University, Jatiya Kabi Nazrul Islam University, Jashore University of Science and Technology, Begum Rokeya University, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, University of Barisal, Rangamati Science And Technology University, Rabindra University, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University, Sheikh Hasina University and Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science and Technology University.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the vice-chancellors of general, science and technology universities on Tuesday. 

Earlier, on February 26, a decision was taken to conduct three batches of admission tests in public universities.

UGC member Professor Md. Sajjad Hossain, Professor Muhammad Alamgir, Professor Biswajit Chand, and Professor Md. Abu Taher were present in the meeting chaired by Bangladesh University Grants Commission Chairman Prof. Kazi Shahidullah.

The joint convener of the general, science and technology universities and the vice-chancellor of Jagannath University, Prof Mizanur Rahman, said, "The central admission test committee comprising the vice-chancellors will decide on the admission test procedure for this group. It will give students scores after tests."

"The universities of this group will publish advertisements in newspapers regarding admission of students mentioning their respective conditions and demands. Universities will admit students after getting scores. Therefore, no separate admission test will be held."

Joining the meeting virtually, UGC Chairman Prof Kazi Shahidullah said there was no chance for the universities to withdraw from admission tests in a cluster system due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

He urged the vice-chancellors to prepare for holding the tests in a direct and easy way considering the situation of students and parents.

Last year, admission tests were held in a batch system in seven agriculture universities.

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