Due to coronavirus, admission tests in 20 general and science and technology universities are not being held at the announced time. The admission test was to be held in three sections from the 19th of this month to the first week of next month. Now the new date is not going to be fixed.
Farid Uddin Ahmed, the vice-chancellor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet, told Prothom Alo that there is no way out of the admission test. Initial application work could not be completed. The time limit for the initial application will be extended to 10 days after the ongoing restrictions. Now if there are restrictions till June 18, it will still take till June 28 to make an initial application.
This time, for the first time, 20 general and science and technology universities are taking admission tests on a cluster basis. Last academic year, seven agricultural universities and agricultural-dominated universities started admission tests on a cluster basis. Through the group-based examination, an aspiring student will get the opportunity to get admission in any university according to his / her qualifications and seats with an examination in his / her department.
As per the previous decision, there will be a total of three examinations for 20 general and science and technology universities. One test will be for science students, another for humanities students, and another for business education students. The admission test was scheduled to be held on June 19 in the humanities department, June 26 in the commerce department, and next July 3 in the science department.
So far it has been decided that the admission test will be conducted in these universities and not online. Admission test questions will be based on the syllabus of the higher secondary. But when this test will take place is uncertain. It was decided to take admission tests on a cluster basis to reduce the suffering and financial cost of the students.
The 20 universities that have been decided for admission on a cluster basis are Islamic University, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Khulna University, Haji Mohammad Danesh University of Science and Technology, Maulana Bhasani University of Science and Technology, Noakhali University of Science and Technology, Jagannath University, Comilla University, National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Begum Rokeya University, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman University of Science and Technology, Barisal University, Rangamati University of Science and Technology, Rabindra University, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University, Sheikh Hasina University and Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Science and University of Technology.
At present, there are 49 government and autonomous universities in the country. Of these, National University, Open University, Islamic Arabic University, and four medical universities do not admit students directly. The direct admission test was conducted in the remaining 39 universities. They have a little over 60,000 seats.
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