Uniform admission test from next academic session

Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com
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University Grants Commission (UGC) has drafted a proposal to hold uniform admission tests for all the public universities including BUET from next academic session(2020-21).

Three committees with senior teachers of the universities on them will be formed for combined tests under three streams –science, business studies and humanities, according to the proposal.

It said all the public universities will be used as examination centers. The candidates will be allowed to choose their centers. If a university is chosen as examination center by more students than its capacity, the extra students will be moved to a nearby center.

After the results are published, the universities will be allowed to add their own conditions for admission in separate notices, but not to take tests fresh, the proposal says. Only departments like architecture, fine arts and music will hold practical tests, it added.

The UGC sent the proposal to the media on Wednesday(Feb.12) after releasing a statement saying that all the universities agreed to launch the new admission test system this year.

The new central system will be launched with full confidence in the old systems and allow the universities to maintain distinction, the proposal says.

UGC Chairman Kazi Shahidullah said that the universities have been asked to respond within February if they have any objection to the draft proposal.

Different committees will be formed in the first week of March to find out the challenges the new system poses in the way of its implementation. They will make decisions after checking everything in detail.

The UGC meeting chaired by Chairman Dr. Kazi Shahidullah was attendede by UGC members Prof. Dr. Dil Afroz Begum, Dr. Sajjad Hossain and VCs of 12 universities including Dhaka university, Jahangirnagar, Chattogram and BUET.