UGC urges PSC to extend 43rd BCS application deadline
Published: 09:37 PM, 21 January 2021
The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday requested the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) for extending the deadline of submitting applications for the 43rd Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) preliminary examination till March 31.
The UGC sent a letter signed by its secretary to the BPSC requesting the commission’s chairman to extend the deadline, said a press release here.
The UGC, in the letter, said that academic activities of all educational institutions of the country have been suspended since March 18, 2020, as per the instruction of the government due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Therefore, the universities could not arrange the examinations at the graduate and postgraduate levels in due time.
The vice-chancellors of public universities held a meeting in this regard with the UGC chairman in the chair on December 13, 2020.
According to the release, in that meeting, a decision was taken to hold the semester final examinations of graduate and postgraduate levels maintaining the health guidelines while the vice-chancellors requested the UGC to take initiatives for extending the application submission deadline for the 43rd BCS examination.